For a number of months, I’ve been trying to find an example to illustrate how liberal fascists use force to deal with dissent. It came to me when I read that Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, is returning to television. The original series first aired on ABC-TV in 1977. “The series introduced LeVar Burton in the role of Kunta Kinte.”
The History Channel is airing a remake of the miniseries that will premiere on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. As I was watching the promotion for the new eight-hour miniseries, it hit me. There’s a scene in Roots where Kunta Kinte is being forced to take the name “Toby.” He refuses. He dissents. His name identifies him as a man stolen from his home and family. The United States is not his own. Taking a new name would mean that he had lost his identity, that he would be owned by another man. He resisted as long as he could.
Here’s the scene from the original series:
The irony here is great. President Obama, our nation’s first black President, is the man with the whip who’s forcing millions of people to comply with redefining gender.
Of course, liberals don’t use ropes and whips. They use draconian fines, court orders, censorship of dissenting opinions, boycotts, intimidation, loss of jobs, political blackmail, Executive Orders, the reinterpretation of settled law, mandatory re-education training, and anything else they can find to force dissenters to accept the new definitions.
Read related article: “Religious Freedom Voided by Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries.”
“Washington Post blogger Eugene Volokh revealed that the New York City Commission on Human Rights has issued guidance that employers, landlords, professionals and businesses can now be fined up to $250,000 for not using an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title, under the New York City Human Rights Law, ‘regardless of the individual’s sex assigned at birth, anatomy, gender, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on the individual’s identification.’” (Source)
President Obama has threatened to withhold education funding (money confiscated from wage earners in the form of taxes) if states don’t comply with his transgender bathroom edicts in his “Dear Colleague Letter.”
Extortion is his whip.
“Transgender” and other gender-bending definitions are liberal social constructs that have neither science nor reason on their side, so it’s no wonder that liberals must use the whip to enforce the irrational.
Read related article: “There Are No Homosexuals or Transgenders.”
Today’s political fascists define themselves as “liberals” and “progressives” in order to hide their true agenda. “
Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) defined fascism this way: “The Fascist State organizes the nation, but leaves a sufficient margin of liberty to the individual; the latter is deprived of all useless and possibly harmful freedom, but retains what is essential; the deciding power in this question cannot be the individual, but the State alone.” Of course, liberals don’t see their ideology as being fascist because whatever they believe is good, is by definition good, “and good things can’t be fascist by simple virtue of the fact that liberals approve of them.”1
How did American fascists get in power? They began by calling for “toleration” of dissenting opinions. They claimed that all they wanted was a place at the table to discuss differences. Once inside, however, they worked overtime to deny access to anyone with a differing opinion.
Look what’s happened: There can be no dissent when it comes to evolution, abortion, “climate change,” same-sex sexuality, and now transgenderism. You will be made to care. No, you will be made to care and comply or suffer under Obama’s whip until you take the name “Toby.”
Now is the time to dissent. It may not seem like a big thing now, but liberalism is relentless and never settles for one act of submission.
Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning (New York: Doubleday, 2007), 7. ↩