Thursday, June 1, 2017
Conservatives Strike Back
Fire With Fire: Conservatives Finally Launch Boycott Against MSNBC/CNN Advertisers
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It is imperative we begin emulating the left in its tactics.
A couple of years ago, I suggested a completely different strategy: I wanted to pursue a kinder path. I wanted an end to the speech wars and social media mobs and boycotts and all the rest of it.
But that path has been tried, and it has failed. Passive resistance -- moral resistance -- can only work when dealing with opponents with morality and honor, or who, at least, see you as more than subhuman.
Gandhi's tactics would not have worked had India been colonized by, say, China.
Many on the right, or even liberals who lean to the left but who still hold to classic liberal traditions, have called, endlessly, for an end to the Speech Wars.
In the immortal words of the legendary philosopher James Dalton, "I want you
to be nice … until it's time... to not be nice."
And according to my watch, it is time to not be nice.
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