The notable thing about Culture War 4.0 is its consistent rejection of tolerance in favor of government enforced morality. Remember your Muad’Dib: “When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles.” - Ben Domenech, The Federalist
Ed Driscoll succinctly summarizes the emergence of the new liberal fascism in his recent post, and provides an example:
REID: I don’t regret that at all. The Koch brothers — no one would help me. They were afraid the Koch brothers would go after them. So I did it on my own.
BASH: So no regrets about Mitt Romney, about the Koch Brothers. Some people have even called it McCarthyite.
REID: Well… [shrug] … they can call it whatever they want. Um … Romney didn’t win, did he?
And there it is, in a nutshell – the difference between conservatism and progressive liberalism:
Barry Goldwater: I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
Harry Reid: Extremism in the Defense of Fascism is No Vice i.e., “We won.”
So as you go about your day, wondering who made the mess we find ourselves in Occam’s Razor may prove itself a useful theory:
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network