Charles Krauthammer on the the totalitarian instincts of the Left

Charles Krauthammer comments on the Mozilla case where they sacked their chief executive for having donated $1000 to a lobby group against same-sex marriage more than six years ago:

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: One of the sound bites you had earlier, someone saying this is a kind of intolerance entering into the culture. I think it’s narrower than that. This is the culture of the left not being satisfied with making an argument or even prevailing in an argument, but in destroying personally and marginalizing people who oppose it, in the same way that proponents of climate change declare the issue closed. It’s over. There’s no debate. It is settled science. 

Therefore, anybody who is skeptical of that is considered anti-science and is called a denier, a conscious way to echo that there’s some kind of moral or intellectual equivalent of a denier of the Holocaust. In the same way, people are now declaring the national debate we have had for a decade or two on gay marriage is closed, and anybody who opposes gay marriage is a bigot and should be written out of polite society, ostracized and lose their jobs.

And I think Andrew Sullivan, who not only is a gay activist but is the intellectual father of gay marriage, he wrote a book proposing it 15 years ago or so when it was considered weird, and he’s argued for the normalization of gay life. That’s been his cause. He calls it disgusting. He’s absolutely right. This is totalitarian discourse, and it shows a level of intolerance, it should be unacceptable, and people ought to be — ought to get what they’re giving out and feel a counter boycott.


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