The left’s authoritarian face

It is always fun to watch the political left bluster and tie itself into self-righteous knots while showing the nation its true face.

The latest? The inane P.C. flap over Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s eating at a Chick-fil-A and then tweeting  a picture showing what he had bought.

It is gay pride month and Chick-Fil-A’s CEO, Dan Cathy, in the past has said he supports the definition of marriage as between and a woman. He described it as “the biblical definition of a family.”

After Dorsey’s tweet, the twittersphere went bonkers with criticism of Dorsey. Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien even fulminated he had sinned by publicly eating at a Chick-fil-A during gay pride month.

In a show of something falling well short of courage, Dorsey tweeted: “You’re right. Completely forgot about their background.”

So it is now in America. It has gotten so a guy cannot even eat a chicken sandwich without a hassle from his betters.

In the scheme of things, this entire wearisome episode is a nothingburger, but it illustrates the do-what-we-say left’s increasingly authoritarian voice. You can hear it this case. You can hear it in gun control demands backed by boycott threats. You can hear it in threats to boycott L.L. Bean because that company’s founder’s grand-daughter gave money to President Donald Trump’s campaign. You can hear it in threatened tourism boycotts against states and cities over almost anything, from gay rights to the Confederate Flag.

The left increasingly is the bailiwick of nannies, bullies and autocrats who demand Americans do it their way – or else. We worry what that “or else” might translate into someday down the road because there are only two kinds of people on the planet: Those who want to control others and those who do not.

It is good the left continually shows Americans what it is.







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