Last Saturday, members of the “Proud Boys,” a group of men pledged to refusing to apologize for creating the modern world, were protested out of a Los Angeles bar by a group of democratic socialist protestors.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a decidedly liberal organization focused on calling out hate groups, lists the Proud Boys among it’s inventory of “alt-right” hate groups. But ironically, this is what the democrat socialists, along with two other liberal/socialist groups, had to say as they were running them out of a bar in which they were peacefully meeting:
“*uck you fascist!”
“Get out of here, Nazi!”
“Fascist pigs, squeal – you’re all swine!”
The Democratic Socialists of America proudly tweeted that they ran the Proud Boys out of the bar. They said, “The bar knew about it, and the manager defended them, but we shut it down, anyway. Don’t let nazis convene in your city!”
To recap, the Proud Boys were peacefully meeting, and the Democratic Socialists, who hate hate… a lot, ran them out of the bar shouting things like “*uck you, fascist!” and “Fascist pigs, squeal.”
Mean people suck, right?
As an aside, I’d love to put this whole fascism thing to bed once and for all. Here’s the definition from Merriam-Webster:
“a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”
Ok, who’s constantly talking about our population as demographic groups (by race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.)? Liberals or conservatives? Who tends to talk about individual rights? Liberals or conservatives? Who’s philosophy espouses a strong central government? Liberals or conservatives?
Who wants to consolidate power at the federal level, and who wants the states to have more power so they can’t be told what to do by a central government? Liberals or conservatives? Who routinely attempts forcible suppression of the opposition? Liberals or conservatives?
Would Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Chairman Mao, and Fidel Castro align with liberals or conservatives?
Obviously, not all liberals take it to this extreme, but all the facts point to one conclusion: fascism is just left of liberalism, and a long way from conservatism. It’s about time we all got this straight.