Prop 8, the controversial California anti-gay-marriage-license (gays already have all rights of marriage in law in CA) Constitutional amendment recently was passed by the same voters who gave Obama the state’s electoral votes. The same basic proposition passed in all four states in which it appeared on the ballot. This is the second time CA voters have passed essentially the same idea; the last time a few liberal judges overturned the will of a 60% majority of CA voters – millions of them.
Whether Kos & Co like it or not, America remains a center-right country.
So is the response of the Left to accept the democratically-expressed will of the people?
Of course not.
Not only are intolerant “Liberal” hate-fests that resemble forerunners to Kristallnacht occurring in enclaves such as West Hollywood, now a hate campaign has begun by the left to publish the names and cities of, and destroy anyone who gave money to the anti-8 campaign.
Think about this. If you use your democratically-protected right to support the passage of laws of your choice – that the Left dislikes, the Left will publish your name and city and ask people to harass you and cease doing business with you.
Anyone still thinking that the Left in any way, shape or form actually believes in democracy needs to fundamentally re-think that position.
Anyone still believing that the Left in any way, shape or form is tolerant, or believes in diversity of thought – the only kind that actually matters, needs to re-think that view, as well.
The people of CA have spoke – AGAIN.
If the Left dislikes their answer they need to return to the hard work of convincing people of the rightness of their cause – not intimidate everyone disagreeing with them into silence. That isn’t how we do things in America. If you want to live in that kind of world, please consider moving to the totalitarian country of your choosing.
If you think that those supporting a political position ought to be demonized, followed home as in West Hollywood, raising a legitimate risk to their children and homes, then you should know that this is how the Fascists of the last Century – NAZIs in particular (the National Socialist Workers Party, for those who think the GOP is Fascist or NAZI, but who also support socialism and Labor) , and the Soviets after them, went about their daily business.
Should you agree with those illiberal positions, you may want to consider what happens when the tide turns – and the Right uses those same tactics against the Left. And should you agree, you also should use the list of donors publshed on their site as a filter of those with whom you ought not do business, which is why it has been published.
If, however, you believe in free speech – especially when it conflicts with your ideas, which is the only real definition of “free speech” that matters, then you may want to consider that expressing one’s opinion in a democracy is the height of free speech, is protected by our Constitution for a reason, is the First Amendment, not the 2nd or 3rd or 9th for a reason, and needs to be supported at all cost.
And if you agree with that, you should use the list of those who funded the anti-8 proposition as a list of people and businesses to support. If you need a new dentist, get one from this list. A new realtor? Get one from this list.
Support free speech? Support those on the list the anti-democracy, anti-tolerance, anti-diversity, anti-free-speech, anti-freedom group has published and asked you NOT to support.
It’s your choice – Free speech or “Liberal” ideology. They are polar opposites at this point in history.