There was a time when British journalist and former CNN host Piers Morgan was about as contemptible as anyone else on that network.
His Left-wing stances on every political issue from immigration to taxes to gun control were difficult for pro-America, pro-liberty, pro-constitutionalist individuals to watch, let alone agree with.
But something has happened to Morgan in recent months: He’s realized that yesterday’s “liberal Democrats” have been transformed into today’s “Democratic Socialists” who shun liberty, embrace tyranny, and are decidedly “illiberal.”
In an interview with sometimes-contemptible “conservative” Ben Shapiro, Morgan noted that he remains a liberal at heart but lamented that the Democrat Left has become intolerable, politically.
“Populism is rising because liberals have become unbearable, Okay? And I speak as a liberal… Liberals have become utterly, pathetically illiberal and it’s a massive problem,” he said, as reported by The Gateway Pundit.
“What’s the point of calling yourself a liberal if you don’t allow anyone else to have a different view? You know, this snowflake culture we operate in, this victimhood culture that everyone has to think in a certain way, behave a certain way. Everyone has to have a bleeding heart,” he added.
No doubt that Morgan is correct, and frankly, the Democrat Left has been trending towards irrationalism, tyranny, and an authoritarian mindset for years. We used to call it being “politically correct,” but Democrats have gone from ‘requesting’ compliance and conformity to demanding it and punishing anyone who disagrees or strays from the ‘accepted’ mode of thought.
“You say a joke 10 years ago that offended somebody you can never host the Oscars,” Morgan continued. “So what’s happening around the world? Populism is rising because people are fed up with the PC culture. They’re fed up with the snowflake culture. They’re fed up with everyone being offended by everything… They just want to tell people, not just how to lead their life but if you don’t lead it the way I tell you to, It’s a kind of a version of fascism.”
Piers Morgan: "The Left Have Become Unbearable".
— Turning Point UK (@TPointUK) August 19, 2019
Indeed it is. In fact, Left-wing extremist groups like Antifa claiming that they are ‘fighting fascism’ by opposing President Donald Trump, his supporters, and all conservatives is a sick joke. They are the ones who employ the Nazi Brown Shirt tactics of violence and intimidation against political opponents.
In the 1930s as fascism was rising in Italy and becoming more mainstream in Hitler’s Germany, Brown Shirts would beat opponents, burn books, and attack institutions. Clearly, the Left is responsible for doing very similar things today. (Related: Left-wing VIOLENCE has created a ‘new normal’ for GOP Congress: Dramatic increase in THREATS.)
While Antifa and other Left-wing extremists don’t burn books, they work to deplatform conservatives and Trump supporters from social media, the “public square” of the 21st century. They seek to deny them a voice in public. They attempt to beat them into silence, and when that doesn’t work, they appeal to others to shut down opponents’ voices by banning them from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other modes of communication.
All the while, their allies in the “mainstream” media denigrate, insult, and lie about conservatives and Right-leaning Americans who favor constitutionalism, the rule of law, open dialogue, gun rights, and President Trump’s “America first” policymaking mentality.
How is all of this violence and political intimidation playing out around the country? Well, there are enclaves like Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., where such anti-conservative attitudes are not only acceptable but required. And yet, some believe that the Democrat Left is pushing too far, that it has become too extreme, and in doing so has become a destructive political and social force.
And frankly, if Piers Morgan senses a big problem on the Left, then you can be assured one exists.