Andrew Klavan: “The Sky is Blue; The List is Black”
Over the last forty years, leftism has failed in every particular but one: it has succeeded in demonizing the opposition.
Leftists will blacklist you—then if you complain, they’ll attack you for whining. They will call you racist and compare your leaders to Hitler—then if you return the insult, they’ll scream about the decline of civility. They will do everything in their power to cut you off from media and artistic outlets—then when you create outlets of your own they will savage them for their bias. Like the mobster in a Raymond Chandler novel, they will beat your teeth out, then kick you in the stomach for mumbling.
As a result of their success in marginalizing dissenting opinions, nothing now creates a greater commotion in modern American discourse than speaking the obvious truth.
Last week during a stop in Washington DC, I gave a five minute interview to an extremely nice reporter named Peggy Star from CNSNews. I pointed out that, while leftists speak their political minds openly and aggressively in Hollywood, conservatives are forced to meet in secret and speak in whispers to avoid insult and tacit blacklisting.