There may be another rare mutation taking place on the Left. Wow, someone dares to call out the dogmatic Left for its behavior. And it is coming from within the Left.
The Campus Left Begins to Implode
Mar 26, 2015 • By JONATHAN V. LAST | Weekly Standard
“High on their own supply, activists in these organizing circles end up developing a crusader mentality: an extreme self-righteousness based on the conviction that they are doing the secular equivalent of God’s work.”
Then, one of the Leftish academia faculty issued a similar decree, chastizing the radical Left as if it were intolerant and out of control. (well, because it is after all)
“The same cannot be said of liberal students. All it takes is one slip-not even an outright challenging of their beliefs, but even momentarily exposing them to any uncomfortable thought or imagery-and that’s it, your classroom is triggering, you are insensitive, kids are bringing mattresses to your office hours and there’s a twitter petition out demanding you chop off your hand in repentance. . . .”
Whoa someone is spouting the truth about the Ivy Liberal Tower. I suppose the Left will be outraged by these revelations. There are lots more examples in this critique. It may lose a little in the translation, from Liberals on liberals, but nevertheless is criticism.
It appears it is not enough to be a card-carrying Leftisit, but one has to be a radioactive Leftisit radical or be treated like an otherkin. So someone has just kicked the snake nest. Oh, this could ignite. One shall not challenge the sacred tenants of the Left. It is heresy, find those heretics!
But hey, you knew it was only a matter of time until the left evolved to this point of ultimate bigotry in Leftdom that some would inevitably find intolerable. (it just isn’t something any Leftist should discuss, publicly anyway) So if you don’t stand, I mean march, with us you might as well be against us. The defrocking will begin.
Allow me to fan those flames a little, especially because it is happening on campuses — those incubators for liberaldom. First, are these merely disagreements on tactics or strategies? No, they are more foundational criticisms going to the ideology.
Second, say what you will about the Right, we frequently have disagreements and air them publicly. On the Left, that is forbidden fruit. The first rule of the Left is you don’t criticize other Leftists or the sacred ideas of the Left. And every rule thereafter would refer back to that one. So this is a unique situation here.