Unsurpised by Ideology


Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even specially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities. The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.” – Allan Bloom 

When Jill Stein calls for a crackdown on “oppressive comedians”, we all understand that she’s not talking about the ones who skewer conservatives, don’t we?
Aren’t we all unsurprised when supporters of Black Lives Matter, who rail against systemic racism they find inherent in the system, openly chant for the murder of police officers?
Does it ever really shock us when we read racist and classist vitriol, posted by progressives, in the comment section of a photo on Facebook showing a Trump rally audience?
And honestly – does anyone really expect any Republican shill, whether it’s Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or the millions of other dime-a-dozen ideological parrots, to ever mention the 22 million e-mails deleted by an administration that was responsible for some of the worst foreign policy decisions in American history, in the same breath as “Hillary Clinton”?
I hope not.