Want to keep what you earn? You’re an evil, greedy bigot. Think women are smart enough to buy their own birth control? You’re a rapey misogynist. Go to church? Why, you loathsome homophobe. Think the government’s getting too big for its britches? You deplorable racist. Wish they would just secure the border and enforce the law? Again with the deplorable racism.
Yes, the stupid is strong these days. Up is down and left is right. And worst of all, when you turn to the usual sources of information and relief – the journalists, comedians, artists, and intellectuals whom society traditionally tasks with exposing corruption and evil – the silence is deafening. It’s almost as though they’re in cahoots with the Progressives who’ve infected our cultural and leadership institutions.