Powerline on Blankley on Secession

November 10, 2004

Powerline blog discusses the difficulty Democrats are having coping with the presidential election results and that some of them, including lib Lawrence O’Donnell have actually talked about secession. They cite Tony Blankley’s excellent column on this phenomenon. In the piece, Tony focuses on the Democrats’ contempt for the nearly sub-human Bible-believing Christians “who believe in the teachings of Jesus as described in the inerrant words of the Bible.” Blankley, quoted by Powerline, raises a disturbing question:

If they (the libs) were in the majority with no need to secede, what would they do? Their bigoted and absolutist view of religious people is at least a second cousin to the Nazi view of the Jews.

This is especially interesting to me.

I took a considerable amount of heat for the title of my book, many suggesting the “Persecution” was over the top. It’s a fair charge, in the sense that I chronicle discrimination against Christians and the intolerance and mistreatment to which they are increasingly subjected in this country. I don’t talk about Christians being massacred and some historical cases of persecution involve harsher mistreatment. On the other hand, the Blankley insight reminds us, as I responded to my critics at the time, that the type of treatment Christians are getting today is in a sense similar to the way Jews were treated leading up to the Holocaust. Who can deny that the secular Left has palpable contempt for the believing Christian community today?

It’s not just Tony Blankley. The liberal editorial pages have been filled with this type of anti-Christian bile since the election. Maureen Dowd, in her last scathing column, wrote:

W.’s presidency rushes backward, stifling possibilities, stirring intolerance, confusing church with state, blowing off the world, replacing science with religion, and facts with faith. We’re entering another dark age, more creationist than cutting edge, more premodern than postmodern. Instead of leading America to an exciting new reality, the Bushies cocoon in a scary, paranoid, regressive reality. Their new health care plan will probably be a return to leeches.

America has always had strains of isolationism, nativism, chauvinism, puritanism and religious fanaticism. But most of our leaders, even our devout presidents, have tried to keep these impulses under control. Not this crew. They don’t call to our better angels; they summon our nasty devils….

The new evangelicals challenge science because they’ve been stirred up to object to social engineering on behalf of society’s most vulnerable: the poor, the sick, the sexually different….

Back in 1994, Newt Gingrich said he wanted the government to mold the moral character of Americans and wipe out remnants of the “counterculture McGoverniks.” He got derailed, but now he and his pious friends are back in full cry, messing with our psyches and excluding themselves from the rules they demand others follow. They’ll eventually do themselves in, but will they do us in first?

Juan Williams said last night on Fox that libs think Christians are trying to create a theocracy in this country.

The examples are endless and I’ll supplement this when I have time. But just remember, the intolerance and the totalitarian tendencies spring from the Left, not the right, and not the Christian right. And these embittered Lefties think we’re scary?