Perfect Example of “The New Totalitarians”

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When actress Candace Cameron Bure defended the Christian owners of an Oregon bakery who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding on “The View” Tuesday, an apparent audible gasp from one of the co-hosts immediately followed.

Discussing the divisive case, the former “Full House” star revealed she doesn’t think what the bakery did amounts to “discrimination.” It quickly became clear she was outnumbered on the issue.

“This is about freedom of association, it’s about constitutional rights, it’s about First Amendment rights,” she added. “We do have the right to still choose who we associate with.”

Bure argued the owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa didn’t refuse to bake the cake simply because the customers were lesbians. In fact, she said, “they baked cakes for them previously.”

“They had a problem with the actual ceremony because that, the ceremony, is what conflicted with their religious beliefs,” Bure said.

Co-host Raven-Symone strong disagreed with the actress, claiming the bakery discriminated against the couple based on their “sexual orientation” and likened the case to past discrimination of black people. The bakery has been fined $135,000 and hit with a gag order for refusing to bake the cake.

Bure ended her argument by saying, “Here’s the other thing that I really wish we could do as a society, as a culture, as a country, is to respect that we have opposing views.”

[Note: If video doesn’t play here, go to Youtube]:

Candace Cameron Bure & Raven Symone on Lesbian Couple’s Wedding Cake

Hat Tip: The Blaze

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Copy of previous post that explains why “the majority” on the leftist leaning panel at “The View” exhibited The New Totalitarian views that Tom Nichols, who is a professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College and adjunct professor in the Harvard Extension School, wrote about in his The Federalist essay entitled, “The New Totalitarians.”

 

I wasn’t planning on doing a post today, but after hearing Rush Limbaugh on the radio this morning, discussing “The New Totalitarians,” I decided that I needed to share the marvelous insight of Tom Nichols, who is a professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College and an adjunct professor in the Harvard Extension School.” He wrote this piece at the website called The Federalist and it’s titled “The New Totalitarians Are Here.”

Excerpts:

He said, “There’s a basic difference in the traditions of political science between ‘authoritarians’ and ‘totalitaritarians.

Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience,” they just want you to agree with them, “while totalitarians … want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen.” Your average boss is an authoritarian. “Totalitarians are rare.

These are the people who have a plan, who think they see the future more clearly than you or who are convinced they grasp reality in a way that you do not. They don’t serve themselves — or, they don’t serve themselves exclusively — they serve History, or The People, or The Idea, or some other ideological totem that justifies their actions.”

There’s always some grand cause justifying their totalitarianism.

“They want obedience, of course. But even more, they want their rule, and their belief system, to be accepted and self-sustaining. And the only way to achieve that is to create a new society of people who share those beliefs, even if it means bludgeoning every last citizen into enlightenment. That’s what makes totalitarians different and more dangerous: they are ‘totalistic’ in the sense that they demand a complete reorientation of the individual to the State and its ideological ends.

Nichols writes, “Americans Are Getting Too Comfortable With Thought Control. I’ve gone down this road of literary and academic exposition –” meaning he’s written this piece and all those other things. “– because I fear an increasing number of my fellow Americans are, at heart, becoming totalitarians.

[I] mean that ordinary people, and not a few opinion and thought leaders, are adopting the same insane belief that human minds can be molded and shaped and made to think in new ways by sheer force.

[Now], you remember George Takei (imitating Thomas), “Clarence Thomas is just a clown in black face. He has no business being on the Supreme Court.” How many times have I pointed out no matter how much the left wins, they’re not happy. No matter what they get, they’re never happy. No matter what they get, they’re never satisfied. The reason is that there’s always dissent. They’re going to be miserable as long as there are people who disagree. Just the fact that there is disagreement depresses them, angers them, outrages them. That is intolerable. That’s what totalitarianism is.

It’s not enough that Clarence Thomas’s side was defeated in that gay marriage case or in the Obamacare case. No. What mattered was that he dared write his disagreement. And what mattered was his disagreement it was an affront to what we think. How dare he? And so Clarence Thomas is going to be punished and everybody like him is going to be punished until they see the light and stop disagreeing with us. You will support gay marriage some day and you will love it. And furthermore you’re going to end up thinking that it is superior to traditional marriage. And if you don’t, we are going to continue coming after you.

It doesn’t matter what you think. If it disagrees with us, you’re finished. They make it plain in all of these very public efforts they make of destroying people. The new totalitarian is terrifying because it means that for a fair number of people in what’s supposed to be a democracy, winning simply isn’t enough. They are not really trying to capture something as pedestrian as political equality nor are they satisfied that if they get it. They’re not really seeking a win in the courts or a legal solution. Those are all just merit badges to be collected along the way to a more important goal and that is you will agree and you will love them and you will believe them and you will support them and you will recant your dissent. And we’re going to keep pounding you until you do, and that is what is happening.

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Explains a lot…doesn’t it? George Orwell’s “1984” was written like a prophecy! And we are living in such times right now!

It means that the people on the Left taking bakers to court, de-Africanizing Justice Thomas, and making Young an accomplice to rape will not be satisfied with winning. For the new totalitarians, prevailing in the courts or at the ballot boxes isn’t enough if there’s still a suspicion that anyone, anywhere, might still be committing thought crime.

Tom Nichol’s subtitle tells it all in one sentence!

Totalitarians want their rule, and their belief system, to be accepted and self-sustaining – even if it takes bludgeoning every last citizen who disagrees.

Hat tips:

Rush Limbaugh.com

The Federalist.com

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5 Responses to “Perfect Example of “The New Totalitarians””

  1. Cry and Howl Says:

    Christine, you’ve won an award. Please stop by when you can to pick it up.
    http://cryandhowl.com/2015/07/09/the-2015-cry-and-howl-top-20-conservative-blog-award/
    Thank you for all you do.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      Thank you so much Steve! You are so kind to include Talk Wisdom on your top 20 blog award list! YOUR blog certainly deserves to be on that list too! Make it “Top 21 Conservative blogs”! 🙂

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  2. christinewjc Says:

    This is a serious topic and issue that will need to be dealt with constantly…now and in the foreseeable future.

    But while reading through some of the comments over at The Blaze, the following one really made me laugh!

    SATX1864
    You’re given the choice to burn a rainbow flag, Confederate Battle Flag, and a Koran. In what order do you do this to get the biggest heart attacks from a Leftist vegan?

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  3. Former Atheists Speak. 44 Quotes. | Talk Wisdom Says:

    […] The New Totalitarians label themselves as “liberals,” “progressives,” “leftists,” etc.; and also proclaim their ideology to the world via political activism, leftist propaganda on the news, progressivism in social media, and of course, the most totalitarian-oriented mindset of the anything-goes Hollyweird crowd. The result of such pressure being pushed into the minds of young people in this way is proof that the goal of the new Totalitarians is to wrongly proclaim that the things of the world that are evil as “good,” and the things of God that are good as “evil.” […]

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  4. Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil. | Talk Wisdom Says:

    […] The New Totalitarians label themselves as “liberals,” “progressives,” “leftists,” etc.; and also proclaim their ideology to the world via political activism, leftist propaganda on the news, progressivism in social media, and of course, the most totalitarian-oriented mindset of the anything-goes Hollyweird crowd. The result of such pressure being pushed into the minds of young people in this way is proof that the goal of the new Totalitarians is to wrongly proclaim that the things of the world that are evil as “good,” and the things of God that are good as “evil.” […]

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