The Left is really confused.
They spend lots and LOTS of time accusing the Right – of things the Left does. Often of things only the Left does. Often of things that are antithetical to being Right – so the Right would never, ever do them.
Or perhaps the addled Left is engaged in Psychological Projection:
“Psychological projection is a defense mechanism in which the human ego defends itself against unconscious impulses or qualities…by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.”
The Left has spent decades accusing the Right of being racist. Of being separatists/segregationists. Of being Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members.
Except the KKK was founded – by the Democrat Party. To try to keep – often murderously – members of the Republican Party from registering blacks to vote and getting them further engaged in the political process.
Except all the separatists/segregationists – were Democrats. From George Wallace on down – all Democrats.
“We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…”
“I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan… I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”
And Leftist Sanger’s vision – is being delivered by her Planned Parenthood.
Blacks – are only 12% of the population.
Racist movie “Birth of a Nation” was screened in the White House – by Democrat President Woodrow Wilson.
American citizens of Japanese descent were during World War II locked up in internment camps – by Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Today’s Democrat Party has the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses. Separatism.
Today’s Democrat Party has grievance groups like the NAACP and La Raza (translation from the original Spanish: “The Race”). Separatism.
Of course, it is Leftists who look at people as members of various groups. They are collectivists – on everything, including race.
But the smallest minority of all – is the individual. Rightists – who are actually Rightists – look at people as individuals. Which is antithetical to collectivist-racist thought.
The Left is really confused. Or projecting.
The Left is constantly accusing the Right of being fascists. Of being Nazis. Republican President Donald Trump is alleged to be Adolf Hitler. This after Republican President George W. Bush was alleged to be Hitler. This after….
The Left even has Antifa – short for “Anti-Fascists.”
Except Antifa is…ummm…a bunch of uniformed thugs beating up and beating down Rightists. Like the Nazi SS. Like the Italian Fascist Brown Shirts.
And like the Soviet KGB. Nazism and Fascism are sibling ideologies – and both are of the Left. Nazi is, after all, short for “National Socialist.” And Nazism and Fascism are also siblings – of Socialism/Communism. Leftists all.
All three sibling ideologies demand an increase in government centralization. All three demand an increase in government power.
All of which is right in line with the Left. All of which is antithetical to the Right.
The Left is really confused. Or projecting.
Speaking of the Left’s confusion. Or projection. Or both….:
What this also is…is the Left’s acknowledgement that on more things than not, We the People want less government – not more.
So the Left attempts to frame less government policy – as more government policy:
“In the wake of the president’s complaints about how Big Tech treats conservatives, the Trump administration is reportedly developing an executive order that would make a mockery of Republicans’ supposed reluctance to regulate the internet….
“The order’s target is a 1996 federal law that shields online companies from liability for the content uploaded by their users. Significantly, the law – known informally as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act – allows companies to block or remove uploads that they judge to be ‘objectionable,’ as long as they act ‘in good faith.’
“According to CNN’s Brian Fung, who obtained a summary of the order, the administration wants the Federal Communications Commission to restrict the availability of that shield.…”
Section 230 – is much MORE government. It imposes huge, sweeping immunities from the likes of libel, slander and Intellectual Property (IP) enforcement – for huge Internet companies like Google and Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Extra protections – no other companies have. Extra protections – granted to companies that are hugely, overwhelmingly Leftist.
This government-granted protectionism – may the hugest cronyism in the history of huge cronyism.
These hugely massive Internet companies got to be so hugely massive – largely thanks to these huge, sweeping, government-protectorate immunities.
And these Leftist crony companies have spent the entirety of their existences – abusing the living daylight out of Section 230s “in good faith” censorship exemption. Acting over and over again – very much in bad faith. So they can time and again censor the Right.
These massive Leftist companies finding Righties objectionable – doesn’t meet the Section 230 legal standard of objectionable.
These massive Leftist companies have been in chronic, incessant violation of Section 230. Not holding up their tiny end of the bargain – pledged in exchange for their HUGE legal-protectorate cronyism.
So these massive Leftist companies – should lose their huge legal-protectorate cronyism.
The law should apply to these massive Leftist companies – in exactly the same way it applies to everyone else.
This would be a HUGE reduction in government.
And a restoration of adherence to the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment. Which reads in the relevant part:
“No state shall make or enforce any law which shall…deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Which the Left is trying to say – is more government: “Hands off the Internet, President Trump.”
Because the Left is really confused. Or projecting.
Ok – it’s probably both.
This first appeared in Red State.