By Alden L. Benton
Dictionary.com defines venom as 1) the poisonous fluid that some animals, as certain snakes and spiders, secrete and introduce into the bodies of their victims by biting, stinging, etc., or 2) something resembling or suggesting poison in its effect; spite; malice.
The dictionary fails to mention a more recent phenomenon which should be included in the definition. This new phenomena could be categorized as a derangement; a disconnect; an unhinging from reason and rationality. It is threatening and has a high potential for actual violence and is practiced almost exclusively by extremists and radicals of the political left.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, when someone disagreed with another, the dispute was normally settled in some sort of civilized manner. I know those on the Left fringe will immediately challenge this by referring to fist fights and duels, but neither are “civilized” solutions.
However, today when anyone disagrees with the group-think mantra Kool-Aid of the Left, they are immediately deluged with hate and threats of physical violence, even death.
Don’t believe me? Check the news. Oh wait. Unless you watch Fox, read CNS News, or listen to conservative talk radio, you won’t ever hear or read these stories. The Los Angeles (Palestinian) Times, the press releases from the Democrat Party and the Obama White House that masquerade as the New York Times, or the Washington Post will never tell you anything that might tarnish the halo of their anointed one and his cadre of crooks, cronies, incompetents, and communists.
That, however, is the reason for this blog and thousands of others of like mind. To bring the whole truth, and nothing but the truth into the light of day is my mission.
Over the past week, the Left has unleashed its deranged venom in all its vile ugliness several times.
The unabashedly Christian owner of Chick-Fil-A fast food was threatened and harassed for openly (gasp!) supporting and expressing the tenants of his faith. His fast-food stores are never open on Sundays and he does not support the idea of gay marriage, so the Left’s rabid attack dogs were unleashed.
Comedian John Lovitt chastised the president in his comedy act, in his own comedy club, and now has a body guard when he leaves the club thanks to the threats of violence and death unleashed by the Left. And Lovitt is a Democrat!
Then there is the most repulsive, repugnant episode imaginable. A video featuring a six-year-old boy telling us the reasons we should not vote for Obama was released and almost immediately the boy and his family began receiving threats ranging from suggesting the little boy needed to be raped by Jerry Sandusky to the murder of the boy and his parents.
It is hard to take the moral high ground on freedom of expression when this kind of pornography is unleashed on individuals expressing their personal opinions on public matters.
Thomas Paine once said, “Each man must protect even his enemy from oppression for if he fails in that duty, he will set a precedent that will one day reach to himself.”
I agree with the words of Thomas Paine and I try to live by them. However, the Founders believed that people were basically civilized, capable, and good.
After 100 years of “progressive” education, social policies, and their control of government and the media, however, one must question their polices, pogroms, and programs, if this uncultured, violent and uncivilized behavior is the end result.
This is one of the primary reasons this election is not about the candidates, but rather it is about what type of people, people of what character, will rule our country and our future.
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