"Fascists", "Brownshirts", "jackbooted stormtroopers" - such are the insults typically hurled at conservatives by their liberal opponents. Calling someone a fascist is the fastest way to shut them up, defining their views as beyond the political pale. But who are the real fascists in our midst?
According to Goldberg, if the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist, the greatest trick liberals ever pulled was convincing themselves they’re not ideological. Today “objective” journalists and academics and “moderate” politicians peddle some of the most radical arguments by hiding them in homespun aphorisms.
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Today’s “war on Christmas,” which has become for cable news an annual ritual, is merely another one of those metaphorical wars, like the wars on women, poverty, cancer, global warming, history, energy, religion, and science. Of course “metaphorical” doesn’t mean fictional. The "war" on poverty is - or was - a real thing; it just wasn’t a war. Of course, the Left has always loved its metaphorical wars, ever since William James announced the pressing need for the "moral equivalent" of war.
The New York Times story that Donald Trump might not have paid any federal income taxes for a very long time puts this #NeverTrump columnist in a bind. While it may have been wrong for Hillary Clinton to say half of Trump’s supporters are “deplorable” people, I firmly believe that 100% of his supporters are rallying to a deplorable candidate (though many of them are doing so because they find the prospect of a Clinton presidency even more deplorable).