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It’s time for the Democrats’ Resistance Movement to die. It’s time for the Evergreen College intolerance to stop. Both movements are built on intolerance and hostility. Bret Weinstein, the professor at the heart of the Evergreen protests, was reviled for telling Tucker Carlson “They imagine that I am a racist and that I am teaching racism in the classroom. And that has caused them to imagine that I have no right to speak, and that I am harming students by the very act of teaching them.”

The truth is that it’s time to set aside disagreements while elevating the debate on both sides. This is a teaching moment for both political parties. For instance, Republicans need to learn when to accept three-fourths of a loaf in negotiations rather than insisting on the entire loaf.

The Democrats have a tougher task. They’ve lost the ability to make rational policy arguments. The other problem that the Democratic Party has is that their most amped-up activists think people who don’t agree with them essentially as infidels. They don’t see conservatives as just wrong on policy. The hard left that James T. Hodgkinson was part of thinks of conservatives as evil. Hodgkinson himself was part of a far left organization that called for violence against Republicans, including President Trump.

These speeches, by Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi need to be the starting point in changing the culture in DC:

This has to stop, too:

An upstate New York congresswoman already in shock at the shooting of her colleagues at a baseball practice also received a chilling email entitled “One down, 216 to go.” Claudia Tenney, a freshman representative from the Utica area, received the message Wednesday in the hours after her fellow House Republican Steve Scalise, from Louisiana, was shot in Alexandria, Va.

It’s time to declare a zero-tolerance policy on speech advocating violence. (Think hollering fire in a crowded theater.)

2 Responses to “The resistance movement must stop”

  • eric z says:

    Evergreen College is relatively new, dating to the 1960’s and former Washington Governor Booth Gardner [R] was instrumental in its founding. Gardner was in the Weyerhauser family, a multimillionaire, who died in 2013. He was a global trade negotiator after being Washington’s governor. GATT it was then; initials change, aims stay more constant.

    I know of one Evergreen alum who holds a professorship, I forget where. It from the beginning was an experimental institution. If the Weyerhauser clan still backs it, it survives; if not, it likely will lose enrollment and join Gardner as deceased.

    As to “resistance” as you write, do not forget, Gary, McCarthy and Roy Cohn were voices of intolerance and speech/association/belief challengers; with Cohn in his New York lawyering years being a mentor and crony of Trump. Intolerance and bias will persist as part of the human spirit; often in so-called Christians who want to raise a stink over bathroom usage and other dumb distractions from what’s truly wrong with the nation.

  • Gary Gross says:

    I won’t deny that Christians have been intolerant, though I’ll argue that it’s been because of Biblical principals, not political goals. Progressive intolerance has happened mostly because they don’t want to discuss issues. When progressives shut down conservative speakers, it was an act of fascism. When Christians disagreed with progressives, Christians didn’t try shutting down speech.

    That’s a major difference.

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