One of the biggest pet issues of the Left in recent years has been the trump card called bullying. A trump card because once they have convinced a willing populace that bullies must be eradicated by government edict, they can then classify any behavior or speech they do not like as bullying. Instead of teaching our children to be strong by standing up to bullies as Andy Griffith told his young son Opie to do, the Left has inculcated weakness in our youth and an instinct to enlist the help of government in any situation which makes them feel uncomfortable.
The bullying issue is just one more way in which the Left has limited free speech on issues that they do not wish to debate in the arena of ideas. It is why they created the destructive and oppressive practice of political correctness. Those who can not defend their beliefs must work to outlaw the beliefs of others. The Left has convinced many that bullying is worthy of government action, then they characterize many forms of free speech with which they disagree as bullying.
A case in point is the posture of the rioters and looters in Ferguson, Missouri. They have emphatically stated that if officer Darren Wilson is not indicted by the grand jury for shooting and killing the thug Michael Brown, they will engage in rioting that will make the Rodney King riots look like a Girl Scout meeting. If this is not bullying, I do not know what is. And this bullying by rioters and looters has been encouraged by no less a symbol of law and order than the Attorney General of the United States. This is what happens when the destructive force of the Left infests the timbers that support the edifice of Liberty.
Additionally, the bullying in Ferguson can also be classified as mob rule. They intend to visit upon officer Wilson the same kind of lynching in which Democrats engaged shortly after the Civil War against black voters. It is the same kind of mod rule that created an acquittal for O.J. Simpson after he brutally murdered his ex-wife and her friend.
It is not only in Ferguson, Missouri where the Lefts bullying tactics are evident, but in Washington D.C. for the last six years as well. This country has suffered at the hands of Barack Obama and his fellow bullies in the United States Congress on every issue from health care reform to the budget. A corollary to the Lefts bullying is a devolution of the culture and a corruption of the virtues of honest public debate. Thanks to the Left, gone are the days of disagreements of good will. There is only the Leftist position and there is the position that is racist, sexist, homophobic, and generally bigoted. It is this bullying through labeling that is a favorite pastime of the Left.
Not only is the Lefts entire persona built upon bullying, but without the practice their ideology would be exposed for the fraud that it is and fall into the ash heap of history. From global warming to political correctness, the only way for the Left to advance their agenda is through the practice of bullying. Any opposition to their oppression is silenced through some of the same kinds of bullying tactics that they say they deplore in others. But then I am sure just like the playground bully shaking down the other kids for their lunch money, those on the Left do not see themselves as bullies, but as somehow superior. And this feeling of superiority masks the weakness of a belief system that can only destroy everything it touches.