Back in the early to mid 1990s when I was in college, graduating in 1995, my chosen major of political science with a minor in history meant that even at a cornfield surrounded Midwestern school like Bowling Green State University my professors were overwhelmingly leftist. In fact the only openly Republican prof I had was a relatively young black guy. One professor I liked a lot had worked tirelessly on the McGovern campaign as a youth and another was an unstable Marxist who spent summers with the Maoist Shining Path. Despite my youth and inexperience we often got into spirited debates in class and my senior year I was asked to write a regular column for my school paper. While the powers that be in charge of the school were liberal to the core, they accepted and in many ways encouraged debates.
If anything I would describe liberals from my formative years in the 80s and 90s as people who wouldn’t shut the hell up. Ever. Just endlessly yammering but at least they were engaged in debate. They also claimed to be against war, distrusted The Man and be on the side of working class people but that’s a different topic.
That has been changing, starting slowly I would say under the W. Bush regime where they were convinced W was literally Hitler until his later rehabilitation in their eyes and really accelerating when Orange Man Bad announced his candidacy for the Presidency. Contemporary leftists have no interest in debating you, they only wish to silence you via any means necessary.
In many ways I don’t blame them. If my position was that a dude putting on lipstick and stuffing his junk into panties magically turned him into a woman, I wouldn’t want to have to defend it either. Or that even though we all know most violent crime is committed by blacks, they would have us believe that “White supremacists” are the greatest danger to our society. It reminds me a lot of “apologetics” from some of the more fundamentalist sects of Christianity “The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it!”. Modern “liberals” are not only anything but liberal, they are as simplistic and goofy as a snake handling Eastern Kentucky Primitive Baptist.
Just yesterday some goofball on Faceberg was screeching at me that he reported my account for being a fake account and giddy that I would have to do some sort of ID verification. I guess he figured that by getting my account suspended I would somehow be silenced, as if I couldn’t make another account in about 30 seconds and as if I didn’t already have a back-up account. I used to report obviously fake accounts, usually some chick with huge tits in a skimpy outfit from a foreign country who wants to be “friends” and their current friend list is full of African dudes, dudes from India and creepy old White men who leave them suggestive comments, but I stopped bothering because Faceberg doesn’t care if your account is “fake”, they just want lots of accounts. But as a rule I don’t try to silence weirdo lefties on social media for one simple reason:
The most compelling argument that can be made by /ourside/ is simply allowing the other side to speak as often and freely as possible.
Libs of TikTok made an enormous impact not by putting out three hour podcasts or 10,000 word essays but instead by simply showing what these maniacs are already publishing publicly. It isn’t secret Project Veritas style stuff, these nuts put these videos out hoping people will watch them but then got mad when normies saw them and were outraged. A meme of Richard Levine wearing his girlie “admiral” uniform does more to make my case about trannies than a dozen blog posts.
The difference is enormous. I want people on the Left to speak, openly and loudly, about what they believe because I am confident that I have the better argument. People on the Left don’t want people like me to speak because they also believe I have the better argument. The last thing you want to do is interrupt your enemy when he is defeating himself.
Then this morning I saw a clip from Tucker talking to Lauren Southern. Lauren is an e-thot who did some good work but mostly got paid by thirst Boomercons who watched her videos in the hope of seeing the outline of a nipple through her shirt. She stopped being relevant a few years ago but They never forget, and recently her parents were informed that they were not welcome to use Airbnb because they were related to Lauren, who is also apparently banned from the service.
This isn’t really new, I have been getting threats for a long time from various loons that wander the internet, often referencing my family. I guess they think that will silence me, but as you can see it has not. Quite the opposite actually.
On the other hand you can count on one hand and have four fingers and a opposable digit left the number of times I have threated the family of some leftist online. In his video I referenced a few posts ago Paul Waggener made similar comments.
And that is exactly true. I don’t want those simpering soyboys to suffer any violence at this point and I am certainly not going to hunt down and harass their family. But the flipside? Yes, they really would love to see Paul and his family destitute and his new baby boy starving to death. They would have no problem harming you or your family, partly because they can’t debate our ideas, partly because terrorizing the families of dissidents works and largely because they are malevolent, ugly people who are aroused at the idea of harming someone, with their political ideology simply providing them with a twisted justification.
Whatever your belief, whether it is political or cultural or religious, if it will not stand up to intense scrutiny and opposition it is certainly a false belief. I’m willing and eager to test my ideas in the rhetorical Thunderdome. Their refusal to engage proves their beliefs are false. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean they will surrender, it just means they will resort to intimidation and actual violence to silence their opponents. The saying has never been more true: it is time to harden the fuck up.