Trump forcing people to choose

From Derek Hunter at Townhall:

We live in a world where leftists police speech with Nazi-efficiency. Say anything their twisted liberal minds can distill as racist, classist, homophobic, etc., and no holds are barred. Say the word “crusade” on a college campus – those who don’t flee to the safety of their coloring books and Play-Doh will call the police to report a hate-crime.

The context doesn’t matter, nor does the fact the Crusades were a response to Muslim barbarism. The word is verboten by leftists as anti-Muslim hate-speech. Yet, jihad can mean anything, and thinking it may mean one particular thing, especially when uttered by someone with a radical anti-American ideology, is the highest form of bigotry.

Meanwhile, President Trump delivered a passionate speech defending western civilization and its accomplishments, which have benefited all mankind, and progressives proclaimed it problematic. More.

Reality check: If it is safe to say we do not want to live in a world run by progressives but we do not speak up and vote against it, we are cowards who deserve our fate.

See also: Whose baby is Charlie Gard?

  • tom_billesley

    The word “crusade” had a positive connotation in the 19th century.

    In an 1840 article entitled “Chivalry and the Crusades,” the American periodical The Knickerbocker asserted that “The chivalrous spirit . . . instead of having gone long since to its cemetery, yet lives and abides in every young mind”
    “……. the crusades, unlike these secular inter-European conflicts, could be justified on both religious and humanitarian grounds: these were “justifiable” wars, aimed to “wrest from a barbarous race a territory which they held only by the right of the sword, and roll back from Europe the encroaching tide of aggression, by a people whose invariable alternatives to the conquered were the Koran, bondage, or death”

  • Abu Nudnik

    Good one!

  • tom_billesley

    I guess today the US Navy wouldn’t call a fighter aircraft the “F-8 Crusader”.

  • Shebel

    It used to be that you told the kids—-
    ” Stand up to Bully . Punch him in the nose ”
    He will STOP bullying you.

    Not any more.

    The BULLY has become the Victim
    It is a Tipsy Topsy Turvy fucked up World.

    The BULLY only bullies you because you are Privileged
    and deserve it – to be beaten because sometime in the last 1,500 years his ancestors were offended.