The purpose here is not to rehash some of the great articles from Don McCullen, Irina Tsukerman and Ray Fava presented on here on the state of the Conservative cause, but to point out some the hidden positive aspects of moves to censorship by the nation’s Socialist-Left. While the country is in dire straits to the point of recent events being reminiscent of the events leading up to the civil war in the states, there are some aspects as mentioned that we should consider in a positive light.
1. Censorship by the Socialist-Left indicates we have the better ideas.
‘Leftists wants Conservatives to be quiet and Conservatives want Leftists to keep talking.’
Often times, this is the sentiment expressed by the Conservative-Right on the issue of censorship. In general terms the Conservative-Right is imbued in the precepts of individual rights and limited government, and the Socialist-Left in the precepts of collective rights and unlimited government. This means that Socialist-Left places a priority on controlling all aspects of one’s daily existence, while those on the Conservative-Right eschew this control.
This mindset carries over to the issue of the marketplace of ideas as expressed above. To be blunt about it, we on the Conservative-Right can afford to have a free discussion of ideas because ours are superior, while the Socialist-Left cannot because their ideas suck.
Even they admit it to be the case in their literature:
When you can help it, don’t say conservative. As the polls above demonstrate, conservative is no insult. The word and the concept are both quite popular. This is because, while conservative policies are awful, Americans overwhelmingly support stereotyped conservative principles—small government, low taxes, free markets, strong defense, traditional families. It is very clever framing. Who favors a bigger government than we need? Who wants to pay more taxes? Who can oppose freedom, an effective military, or families?
So when one has inferior ideas as is the Socialist-Left, there are only two choices: Change those ideas or suppress the other side. They certainly can’t change their horrid ideas to that of freedom and liberty – that would make them Conservative and truly liberal [We’ll talk about that next..] So their only choice is to censor our ideas in competition with theirs since ours will always come out on top.
2. Censorship by the Socialist-Left means they cannot possibly lay claim to being Liberal or ‘Progressive’.
Consider one aspect of the how the Oxford English dictionary defines the word Liberal:
1Willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one’s own; open to new ideas:
1.1Favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
1.2(In a political context) favouring individual liberty, free trade, and moderate political and social reform
That hardly sound like folks that are running around suppressing speech now does it? Keep in mind that deception is a key aspect of the Left’s Socialist national agenda, and this begins with how the label themselves. The Socialist-Left’s obsession with shutting down debate is clearly averse to that label. As is their other deceptive label ‘Progressive’ given their ancient ideas and adherence to aspects of the past such as the present topic of censorship.
Mind you, many a Conservatives blithely interchanges the words Leftist and Liberal without a contrary thought. This means we on the Conservative-Right need to enforce some discipline in our discourse to win, but that is an issue for another day.
3. Censorship by the Socialist-Left also indicates they are the true fascists.
Yes, when the Socialist-Left plays their little label games, this is one of their favourite exploits. It’s either out of ignorance that they show the same characteristics that they project on others or a deliberate deception on their part. The fact is fascism is a phenomena of the Left, but true to form they incessantly muddy the waters with such schemes. Actions speak louder than words, and nothing speaks at a higher volume than having the same tactics and characteristics of those whose main priority was to suppress competing thoughts and agendas.
4. Their censorship proclivities is a good (rhetorical) weapon to use against them.
There are certain disciplines of the martial arts that teach that it’s always a good idea to use an opponent’s advantage against them. Leftists excel in the hurling of childish insults on social media, it is one of the primary reasons it is considered to be a sewer. This is the heckler’s veto in spades, the purpose of which is to drive the Liberty minded of the Conservative-Right away from such places so the nation’s Socialist-Left ‘wins’ by default. An easy way to take this advantage away from them is to ignore such childish tactics aside from pointing out that it shows their lack of intellectual capabilities. That illustrates this while disabling one of their weapon of choice. It also gives them no place to go since one can hardly climb up from the gutter and try an intellectual argument from then on.
It should go without saying that the nation’s Socialist-Left has an immense advantage in dominating the culture, media and Government indoctrination system (Public schools). Reminding people of this fact have several effects. One, it tears at the heart of the Socialist-Left’s fairness and equality arguments. Ask them if it’s fair that they dominate in these areas and stand back for a flood of self rationalization. They preach ‘diversity’ and ‘fairness’ but only for certain groups and areas of life. The bottom line is that this exposes their rank duplicity on their part, they call for a level playing field, but for them this means an overwhelming advantage on their part.
They can perhaps mount the ‘objective’ journalist argument, but as of late, this is a laughable assertion and one only need to cite a recent example of the extreme bias in the Media. It also demolishes the Socialist-Left’s contention of incessantly being the ‘victim’ – the Cry Bully theorem. They can hardly complain of being disadvantaged when they hold all the cards.
5. And most importantly: Censorship by the Socialist-Left means they are on the losing side.
Nothing says losing more than screaming louder to stop everyone else from speaking. We on the Conservative-Right have no qualms over a fair debate on a level playing field. The comparisons of the various political philosophies will always see our emerge victorious because our ideas are superior. Consider that we have no need to make excuses for the past or present circumstances of the free-market.
Contrast this with the Socialist-Left and the steady decline of their base ideology. They were at the top of their game during the heyday of the Soviet Union, where outbreaks of liberty in Eastern Europe were crushed under the tracks of T-55’s along with many a freedom fighter. It’s all been downhill from there, supposedly there is an ‘inevitability to Socialism’, but that myth died when the Berlin wall came crashing down.
The 500-year-old ideas of collectivism are dying out to the benefit to free-people everywhere, and the weakness of this ideology is becoming clear to everyone. To quote ‘Data’ a character in the Star Trek, the Next Generation: “Do you consider your position so weak that it cannot withstand debate?”
Such is the case with today’s Socialist-Left, trying to hang on for dear life censoring competing ideas that put it to shame. It’s actions are against liberty and Liberalism for that matter put the lie to one the Socialist-Left’s favorite false labels.