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The World Turned Upside Down by Melanie Phillips
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Jul 30, 2010

really liked it

Some would call the coercion of virtue a form of tyranny; "but to the progressive mind, tyranny occurs only when their untopia is denied. Virtue thus has to be coerced for the good of the poeple at the receiving end. Progressivism is all about creating the perfect society and is therefore inherently and incontestably virtuous. Progressives feel justied in trying to stifle any disagreement with their agenda on the grounds that the people they are are trying to stifle are 'fascist,' a term they employ without irony. Dissent is labled as pathology, with phobia, or irrational fear, used as a synonym for prejudice.
Calling today's conservatives 'fascists' is particularly absurd since such poeple tend to believe in limiting state power and giving more freedom to the individual. Nevertheless, leftists see the alternative to themselves as 'fascist' by definition.
Any fact that challenges the worldview of the left is ignored, deneid or explained away. Anyone who objects to the falsehoods of the left and points out the truth must be right-wing, and thus 'fascist.' In this way, truth itself is demonized...."
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