It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again

Recent headline:

Retired NYPD Cop Attacked By Woman For Wearing Birthday Hat Mistaken For MAGA Hat

The guy was out celebrating his birthday. He was wearing a red hat his wife gave him as a gift that said: “Make Fifty Great Again.” A woman came up and sucker-punched him.

The only thing that makes this story unusual is the fact that it wasn’t an actual MAGA hat. Attacks on people wearing MAGA hats have become commonplace. The reason they have become commonplace is that Democrats are afraid. As Yoda said, “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Bruce Thornton at Frontpage Mag:

Trump Battles the Progressive ‘Fear Society’

“Fear Society” is Natan Sharansky’s term for a socio-political order that flunks the “town square” test: People are too frightened to speak their mind in public spaces because they fear retribution. A victim of Soviet tyranny before emigrating to Israel, for Sharansky the consequences of free expression could be arrest, imprisonment, torture, and death. For us, the regime of political correctness, “cancel culture,” “microaggressions,” and “woke” commissars reinforces a similar repression, a “softer” one, as Tocqueville called it, but effective nonetheless in silencing dissent and promoting an illiberal progressive ideology.

Sharansky goes on to describe the consequences of living in a fear society, which typically comprises three groups: “true believers,” those who sincerely believe in the regime’s ideology; “dissidents,” those who oppose the regime and speak out against it; and “doublethinkers,” the majority who oppose the regime yet do not publicly express their opposition, particularly to outsiders.

Donald Trump’s political success has emboldened the conservative and Republican “doublethinkers” to express their opinions in the “town square” and challenge the domination that for several decades the progressives have enjoyed over political speech.

As we have often noted in the last few years, the Democrats are becoming more and more hysterical. The reason for that is they are being told to be afraid. And it is the Democrat leaders who are responsible for it.

“Be afraid of global warming climate change.” “Be afraid of Russia.” “Be afraid of Nazis, Republicans, and other fascist white supremacists.” “All men are rapists or rapist enablers.” “All white people are racists.”

The recent attacks on Trump supporters reminded me of something but I couldn’t remember what it was, I was pondering ponderously about this stuff when it hit me. The way that Democrats are acting now reminds me of the way Southern Democrats acted during the Civil Rights Movement.

As the Civil Rights Movement gained momentum and strength there was an increase in racial violence in the South. It reached a peak around 1963 when a black church was bombed, killing four little girls. People across the nation were horrified, and support for segregation evaporated.

1963 was a tipping point in America’s history. The pressure for change had been building for decades, then suddenly in a short span of years change happened. But some people don’t like change. They don’t like it because they are afraid of it. They feel threatened by change. Some of them will react violently.

In the 1950s and 1960s, unscrupulous Democrat politicians whipped up fear to win elections. Over half a century later they are still doing it. Alas, I fear that it will get worse before it gets better, and I have a sense of foreboding telling me that 2020 will be the year it gets a lot worse.

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27 Responses to It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again

  1. helenk3 says:

    make everyone your enemy. Trust no one. That guy does not think like me so he is the enemy.
    I have a question why do the dems fear and hate the American citizen? Some of the really crazy things they are promoting and doing, no outside enemy would get away with.
    I believe it became more open under backtrack, he gave them permission to take off the mask. Trump shed a light on the crazy and they do not know just what to do about it. The BS is not flying anymore and more people are awake.just not the awake the dems want.
    just my opinion

  2. helenk3 says:

    off topic and I did not know this

  3. SHV says:

    ” sense of foreboding telling me that 2020 will be the year it gets a lot worse.”
    ******
    A replay of 1967-68 would be interesting but it’s a lot of work to riot and burn cities and work is toxic for Snowflakes.

  4. helenk3 says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republicans-bill-drivers-licenses-illegal-immigrants

    dems not liking this at all. who is going to vote for them if they don’t this?

  5. swanspirit says:

    2008, was the first time, I can remember, being afraid to have a political bumper sticker on my car, or a sign in front of my home, or wearing an article of clothing supporting my candidate.

    The fear didn’t start with Trump. It started with Obama. It started with calling people racists, for disagreeing with Obama, politically. It has escalated since then, and the Democrats have amped it up with every subsequent election.

    The Democrats never denounce any violence directed at their opponents. They give it their silent approval, because they want people to be afraid. Ultimately, it is backfiring and will continue to backfire on them. Having to live in fear, always generates anger and resentment, and reprisal. I will never vote for another Democrat .

  6. DandyTIger says:

    I remember a prog friend mentioning he could never have an SUV because he feared it would be vandalized. That was right around the Obama election cycle. The eco terrorists where very active around then, and going to car lots vandalizing vehicles. I didn’t understand why he’d be afraid. But now I do. He was already programmed into the progressive mainstream to fear deviating from acceptable behavior in all things.

  7. helenk3 says:

    Short poem you won’t forget

    Do you recall President Obama referring to the Benghazi incident as “a bump in the road?”
    Recently, I heard an ex-Navy SEAL being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives.
    At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi and, of course, the anchor said “yes.” He then thanked Fox News for keeping the Benghazi story in the news, since other news organizations are not.
    He said the SEALs who died deserve the public knowing the truth about the whole affair.

    The poem was written by an anonymous Marine Corps officer:

    “THE BATTLING BOYS OF BENGHAZI”

    We’re the battling boys of Benghazi, No fame, no glory, no paparazzi.
    Just a fiery death in a blazing hell, defending our country we loved so well.
    It wasn’t our job, but we answered the call, Fought to the Consulate and scaled the wall.
    We pulled twenty countrymen from the jaws of fate, led them to safety and stood at the gate.
    Just the two of us and foes by the score, but we stood fast to bar the door.
    Three calls for reinforcement, but all were denied, so we fought and we fought and we fought ’til we died.
    We gave our all for our Uncle Sam, but Barack and Hillary didn’t give a damn.
    Just two dead SEALs who carried the load, No thanks to us…we were just “Bumps in the Road”.

    So, will this reach every American with a computer?

    Or do we act like the press and give a pass to the people who literally sat there in the White House and watched the SEALs’ execution on live streaming video and did absolutely nothing?

    “What difference does it make?”

    And she wanted to be the next President!

    I had to share this. We must never forget or forgive

  8. lateblum says:

    I have been inundated with Bloomberg commercials and ven a Bloomberg campaign phone call. It’s odd because Illinois is nothing if not Democrat run and ruined. Even g-baby #1 has said she wants Bloomberg to win. When I asked her what convinced her, she said it was the commercials! She’s just 9. And they hardly allow tv to the girls. They don’t allow the news on tv while the girls are awake. And I think they watch Prime or Netflix rather than tv. I can’t imagine where. She has seen the ads, but she has. His ads are insidious.
    Interesting threadroll…

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1227976156936171520.html

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      They keep airing Styer (spelling) and Bloomie ads. So if they are getting space there – I imagine they have invaded everything. I usually mute them. They seem to run at the end of programs. If only Perry Mason wold take on the case of the annoying candidates.

      MeTV said the ads are included in bundles and they do not pick and chose – I think they are getting a lot of complaints on their various channels. They are owned by weigel out of Chicago.

    • helenk3 says:

      when I watch on my Roku prime station there are bloomberg with backtrack ads. Turn my stomach

      • 1539days says:

        Every streaming channel is filled with them. I’ve seen 4 Bloomberg ads in a row on Tubi. Basically, ads on these channels and apps are cheap and Bloomberg has a lot of money to buy them.

  9. westcoaster says:

    Ben Stein on Bloomberg and Trump (I love the last sentence): https://spectator.org/bloomberg-now-seems-a-shoo-in/

  10. votermom says:

  11. threewickets says:

    Yoda is Peter Lorre who is George Soros’s dad.

  12. Myiq2xu™ says:

  13. Dora says:

    Weren’t they embarrassed? The party is hopeless!

  14. John Denney says:

    Both fear and anger cause blood vessels supplying the frontal lobes of the brain to constrict, inhibiting one’s ability to think.

    Fear and anger are stupefying; they make one stupid. Take slow deep breaths to combat it.

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