The elephant in the American political living room is that today’s Democrats do not want any elephants in the room — only donkeys. Political scientists have long cautioned about the threats to democracy of a two-party system. Is it rocket science to comprehend the problem with the left’s monolithic effort to become the sole political party in America?
In the current political climate, the following one-side-only mantras have cropped up on the left:
There is only one possible political view permitted. Anyone who questions that the Earth is going to shrivel up in a decade is an enemy to life itself; no alternative political voice allowed.
Social justice in racial “equity”
Anyone who demurs is by definition a racist. The Martin Luther King (and Frederick Douglass) view that the Constitution offers hope and equality for all, is now verboten. All suffering by blacks is a product of implicit racism in white people (throwing billions of dollars at the urban problem in the War on Poverty exacerbated the situation by creating dependency and dysfunction, but never mind). Black people are all poor because white people hate them, not because liberals have coddled and undermined their families and skill sets. No competing opinion will be tolerated — the One Party System seeks to dismantle and eliminate the white supremacist Constitution.
Transgender “rights” for children
This bizarre launch did not wait for science or law to “affirm” the partisan political view that gender is mutable and not biologically fixed, that those suffering gender dysphoria are healthy and to be affirmed (not unwell and requiring counseling). No dissent from the affirmation of gender transition even in young children will be permitted — all children will be instructed in the moral certitude of affirming 5-year-olds’ gender selection, and any biological parents who disagree are unfit to care for them.
The tragic situation where young women are traumatized by intrusive abortions they were told were as routine as a dental appointment, and the killing of babies by “choice” just prior or even at birth, those are not issues about which right-wingers should be permitted opinions, per the New One Party Left. In fact, men who voice concerns for the “life” of unborn children are silenced by men who idiotically claim that only men who support women’s rights are entitled to an opinion.
Guns must be eliminated, according to the New Left. There is zero acknowledgement of even the possibility that a Donald Trump or Joe Biden would ever attempt to thieve Americans’ Bill of Rights — after all, if they did, we “couldn’t fight the federal government,” so surrender of all liberties is a done deal. Anyone who disagrees is a gun-nut who hates children. No alternative views will be respected.
Anyone who insists on constitutional recognition of existing rights is denying science and killing vaccinated people. Masks in schools are unquestioned. Destroying the economy, undermining drug and alcohol counseling, and traumatizing children with fear who are at near-zero risk of COVID, are all par for the One-Party course. The trusted government that can never again be opposed with guns (because it has been acknowledged as all-powerful ruler) need not respect rights not to be vaccinated; it invokes the right to vaccinate (or at least discriminate boldly against any who resist coercion).
Efforts to “ban hate speech” blunder headlong into established free speech protections, which the left seeks to eliminate — there is no “right” to freedom of expression or thought. Rights themselves have been inverted by the New Party, which claims the right to tyrannize others in the name of its unilateral moral vision, imposed with the full thiggery of an “established” religion. The One-Party-Left’s new religion says no speech is allowed that deviates from the official party line. Challenging CRT is domestic terrorism, questioning climate change kills polar bears, doubting Fauci is like insulting the New High Priest. Dissent on any “Party” issue is to be stifled using all government and Big Tech tools — to “save democracy.”
The term “woke” is used to describe this radical shift into stupidity. Perhaps today’s far left (and the silent “moderate Dems” who seem to lack the moral courage of a pebble) forgot that America is created on the basis of a contract (the Constitution) that fashioned a balanced Republic where varying sides could still coexist. This push to throttle down dissent with a one-party, dehumanizing, toxic ideology will fail. It will either fail politically, or it will fail spectacularly, with a complete unraveling of the economy, and the fabric of society. Those on the left who claim they embrace that path exhibit both the extremism and the ignorance of this new one-party tyranny, and will be the first to cry in shock when the foundation they viciously chipped away falls beneath their feet.
Will they then call for civility, order, respectful dialogue and critical thinking? At what point will the right join this collapse and say, “OK, you broke the contract, now we can embrace the New Hell.
I attended a rally in support of the liberty not to be vaccinated on Oct. 16 in Burlington. While there was much support, the sheer hatred and murderous contempt of those (mostly young people) who screamed at us that we deserve to die — despite preexisting health conditions, natural immunity, Constitutional law, or acknowledgement that Vermont is experiencing an “epidemic of the vaccinated” — was shocking. The expletives, middle fingers and gnashing teeth were coupled with red faces and high blood pressure — this is not good for the One-Party cult’s health. Such vitriolic, ignorant hatred is on the rise in America, justified by dehumanizing contempt for all things “conservative.”
Some of us are not prepared to eviscerate the Constitution and join the One Party. We will die free rather than submit our necks to this moronic yoke. I call on conservatives to embrace the MLK message of “Love not Hate.” It worked for Gandhi — maybe a peaceful effort will have an impact here in America, where tyrants of the New Ideology are oppressing anyone who will not comply. And maybe some Democrats who comprehend the disaster within their party will wake up and oppose the hateful, one-sided disgrace that the Party of Biden has become.
John Klar is an attorney and farmer residing in Brookfield, and the former pastor of the First Congregational Church of Westfield. © Copyright True North Reports 2021. All rights reserved.