One of the major differences between liberals and conservatives is that liberals
are much more susceptible to group think. Most on the left are content to accept
the prevailing leftist talking points as their own without questioning any of the
intellectual underpinnings of said argument. (Think global warming..)
Conservatives, on the other hand, are more likely to rely on the substance and facts
of a debate instead of drawing their conclusions based on 'consensus' and 'feelings'.
At least that used to be so.
Enter Ann Coulter.
Author and commentator Bernie Goldberg, appearing on the Bill O'Reilly show, succinctly
summed up the conservative reaction to Ann's recent speech at CPAC where she dared
utter the word faggot. "She's giving the left ammunition to attack conservatives."
Other conservatives have chimed in, also decrying Coulter's inelegant joke. For
First of all, since when did leftists need a reason to attack conservatives? They'll
attack for any real or imagined shortcomings and nothing we do or say will change
that. My question is, since when have conservatives decided to play by the rules
as outlined by the left?
Consider: Grey's Anatomy star, under politically correct pressure from the left,
actually checked himself into rehab for having uttered the word 'faggot.' Hellooo
out there. Is this absurd reaction now deemed to be acceptable?
Has the left been so successful in imposing its' politically correct agenda that
they now have full rein to tell one and all what words are acceptable??? And the
ability to impose 'punishment' for daring to stray off the ever narrowing language
The most effective way to point out the complete absurdities of the left is with
humor and satire. As I see it, Ann scored a twofer. That it fell flat merely shows
that she is not 100% effective, 100% of the time.
For conservatives to start eating one of their own is exactly what the left wants.
It proves that they are right in their absurd concentration on 'feelings' (as opposed
to, say, national security) It proves that the left is indeed, controlling the agenda.
And he who controls the agenda, wins.
I can understand the need for presidential candidates to do a little dance as a
sop to supposed 'consensus' feelings (voters), but I'm disappointed that other conservatives
have so readily adopted the spin, as defined by the left, that Ann crossed the line,
is no longer credible, did it only for PR purposes etc, etc. Au contraire.
Ann is one of a handful of people who have the guts and the ability to say exactly
what she feels. I admire this no end, and try to emulate it. She doesn't allow the
left to set the rules of discourse. She has complete command of her facts and uses
humor and satire as a most effective sword against the legions of useful idiots
who would never dare think or feel anything that hasn't been validated by the current
There are hefty penalties involved for violating the arbitrary, ever changing 'rules'
that have quietly started to shape our behaviors. Being left out of 'polite society'
(as defined by the left) is enough to keep most useful idiots on the straight and
narrow. To me, it is reminiscent of the famous 'show trials' in the Soviet Union,
where it was actually a matter of survival to swallow whole, without thinking, whatever
the 'elites' deemed acceptable.Where comrades were forced to condemn their fellows
in order to maintain their membership in the pack. Which is what conservatives appear
to be doing now.
Good for Ann, for having the courage to be herself. Good for her to for having enough
confidence in herself that she has no need to pander for approval. Good for her
for being consistent, articulate (am I allowed to say that?) passionate and a true
individualist. Good for her for risking, every day, making just such a misstep and
being made to appear foolish. Think of how many of us decline all risk, decline
controversy so as not to incite the ire of the left. So as not to risk appearing
It's high time the left is told "We will not play by your rules. They are stupid
and ridiculous and I will not be constrained merely because you have decided what
words are or are not acceptable. I DON'T AGREE"
The fact that Ann can withstand the storms and still be effective in relaying basic
truths gives me hope that one day I will be able to be successful in doing the same.
She is a true individualist and an excellent role model. Conservatives should stand
behind her instead of pandering to the phony, manufactured 'outrage' ginned up by
leftists who seek to make their ridiculous standards and goals de facto.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not defending Ann. She has no need of defense, as she herself
has shown in the aftermath of this 'non-scandal.' I'm defending every American's
right to present their own views in their own ways, not just by the so-called socially
acceptable ways. I'm defending the right of every American to tell the truth, voice
an opinion, or relay their views without having to do so within the confines the
left has declared. The left does not and will not define me. I will not play by
their rules. And neither does Ann Coulter, which is probably why they hate her so