But this is today. Now. The only point of discourse is to plant a flag on your side and destroy the other. Anything the other says, by definition of being the other, means we already have Nazi/Hitler. And we all know Nazi/Hitler must be destroyed.
And so it is, but in typical form, it is done inconsistently. Those advocating for the Left can say, well, anything. At least you can say anything that doesn't challenge the dictates of political correctness, which is just a pithy way of saying liberal values. Otherwise, it's blank check. Call Sarah Palin a c[whoops]t and it's fine and dandy, if not worthy of polite disagreement. Rush Limbaugh makes an off color dig at Sandra Fluke, and it's weeks of outrage, with journalists calling for his show to be removed.
I think the best observation in the entire piece comes here:
The left plays by new rules. The right still plays by the old rules. The left laughs at us for it — but also demands that we keep to that rulebook. They don’t even bother to cheat. They proclaim outright that “these rules don’t apply to our side.”Yep. I've said the Left cheats. But I was wrong. It passed the point of cheating years - decades - ago. It hasn't needed to cheat for some time. It now can say it has no need to cheat, since rules simply don't apply. Rules only matter when it benefits the Left.
True, inconsistency in itself is not necessarily unique to the Left, or any particular side. But because of the monopoly of ideals that the Left has in popular culture, education and journalism, it can play this way without challenge. In fact, those same institutions are more than happy to use their craft to support the Left's claim that rules only apply to everyone else.