Bans, Blacklists and Smears, oh my!

Apparently Bruce Willis is going to be starring in a remake of the Charles Bronson shoot-em-up “Death Wish.”

And Liberals are apoplectic over it.

So they’re smearing it – calling it “Alt-Right”

Whenever they don’t like a movie, they don’t just decide not to spend money on it. No, instead, they demand theaters not carry it. They try to get it banned. And they smear anyone who might want to see it.

It’s just what they do.

But not just for movies.

They didn’t like what Milo said on Twitter, and instead of just blocking him or muting him, they reported him to Twitter in order to ban him.

And since Twitter is run by likeminded, thin-skinned fascists, they were happy to oblige.

Whenever they disagree with a television or radio host – be it Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh – they work tirelessly to drive them off the air.

And they smear them as racist or sexist or fill-in-the-blank-ophobic.

It’s all manner of ironic, isn’t it?

I’m old enough to remember when it was Liberals who fought against censorship.

When Tipper Gore got on her moral high horse about profanity and violence in music, they howled like wounded beagles.

And Tipper didn’t even try to ban it. No. She just wanted a warning label put on the content.

When people complained about Howard Stern and demanded he be taken off the air, these defenders of Free Speech would simply say, “If you don’t like it, change the channel. You don’t have to listen to it.”

But that was back when Liberals were still somewhat classically liberal.

They’re not anymore.

Now, if they don’t like a movie, they don’t want it released.

And if they don’t like a Fox News host, they try to force him off the air – either by blacklisting his advertisers or making threats and smears against him.

If they don’t like an opinion voiced by a private citizen, they destroy him – taking away his livelihood, driving him from his home.

For Pete’s sake. Lena Dunham wanted two flight attendants fired for having a private conversation she didn’t agree with.

Just changing the channel and not watching is no longer enough for these people.

No. Now it’s bans, blacklists, and threats.

Instead of classically liberal, they’ve become insanely fascistic.

I’ve said before that the Left doesn’t really hate blacklists.

They just want to be the ones who make them.

In my earlier post I said that the Left is losing in the arena of ideas.

And rather than step up and have an honest debate, they seek to simply ban the arena entirely.

They’ve dropped the “you don’t have to watch it” argument in favor of “we will see to it nobody watches it and your life will be ruined if you do.”

That’s not Liberal. That’s fascistic.

And the reason is obvious.

Their ideas, their worldview, their agenda are all being rejected.

And this effort to silence, ban or blackball anyone with whom they disagree is a sign that they know they’ve lost.

Let’s face it. If they believed the majority of Americans agreed with them, they’d leave Hannity’s show alone. After all, if their view of Hannity is the predominant view, his ratings would be in freefall without them issuing threats to his advertisers.

No, they’re trying to drive him off the air because too many people agree with him and disagree with them.

And if the majority of Americans agreed with them about a remake of “Death Wish,” the movie would lose money at the box office and go straight to DVD.

Take, for example, Al Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth.”

It’s floundering at the box office.

We don’t need to launch a campaign to shut down Al Gore’s movie. Why bother?

The Free Market is a beautiful thing.

And in a free market of ideas, if you don’t like his movie, you don’t have to pay admission to watch it.

The same can be said about “Death Wish.” If you don’t like the subject matter of the movie, don’t go see it. And if the majority of Americans share your view, the movie will tank.

But see, the Left can’t do that because they know their opinions are in the minority.

They know “Death Wish” will probably do very well at the box office.

In fact, because of their belly-aching, I think a lot more people will go see it.

So their only recourse is to try and ban it, to blacklist those who made it, and to smear those who would pay to see it.

Trust me. The Left knows they’re starting to lose the culture war.

And they’ve grown more manic and desperate by the day.

Why do you think YouTube is looking for ways to bury conservative content so nobody can find it?

Because conservative content is the most popular content on YouTube.

And the Left hates that. So they need to silence it.

If the Left was winning the culture war, YouTube wouldn’t have to do that.

Would they?

So they resort to bans, shadow-bans, blacklists and threats.

The Left cannot win in the free exchange of ideas.

So they have to shut down the free exchange of ideas.

These are not the actions of a winning side.

Instead, they’re the actions of petulant children whose response to losing isn’t just to take their toys and go home. But to also set fire to your toys on their way out the door.

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4 thoughts on “Bans, Blacklists and Smears, oh my!

  • August 7, 2017 at 5:49 pm
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    I’d read somewhere that all the thugs in the movie were white, because no one would believe there were black criminals in Chicago, but it looked like there was at least one black dude in the trailer.

  • August 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm
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    Gonna have to watch it at least twice now.

  • August 8, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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    One of the RARE times the lefties are right about ANYTHING,,, it IS a conservative fantasy !
    We need several hundred thousand Death Wish – Bruce Willis – Charles Bronson types taking out the trash a thousand times a day, 365 days a year, times about 10 years.
    That SHOULD get things under control PLUS eliminate several million democrat voters. (They don’t all vote)
    It’d be win win, win win, with a triple win, win win !
    Naw,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, not a fantasy at all !!
    Not a fantasy, just a majestic mile high by mile wide mountain of scumbag corpses and a big beautiful ROARING FOUNTAIN of BLOOD as far as the eye can see,,,,, whewww, that really relaxed me….. 🙂

  • August 8, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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    fill-in-the-black-ophobic

    Heh– blank

    Regular reader, rare commenter – keep on keepin’ on, Di!

    BTW, tech note: maybe it’s just me, but on PatriotRetort, links inside blockquotes are the same color as the background. I have to highlight the link to see what it says.

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