A friend was recently kicked out of a café in New Orleans. The owner asked him to leave and never return.
My friend’s offense? Being an outspoken patriot.
He was stunned when the owner explained his actions: “My employees fear you,” he said.
My friend was a regular patron of the restaurant and had developed a friendly rapport with the employees.
Something had changed.
He was a vociferous defender of Confederate monuments in New Orleans. As such, he was interviewed numerous times by local news outlets. The employees at the café, of course, recognized him when they saw and heard him on local television newscasts.
They hated him because of his patriotism. These hate-filled bigots wanted him kicked out of the café. However, rather than admit their hatred, they called it “fear”.
First, casting their hatred as “fear” demonized my friend. Although he was the real victim of their hate, he was cast as the bad guy; a man so vile that he evoked fear in the hearts of the employees.
Second, casting their hatred as “fear” created the false illusion that the employees were somehow victims of this fine patriot.
Take note: Cultural Marxists always project themselves as victims. Those they oppose are always cast in the role of oppressors.
Third, using fear as a cover for hate shields leftist bigots from possible liability. Liberals who ban a patron because they hate his political views are obviously guilty of discrimination. But by employing the “fear” guise, they can usually avoid being held liable.
Here’s another example.
You may recall shortly after the 2016 presidential election, the mainstream news media reported that a pale of fear resonated across the nation. One newscast reported that little Muslim children were hiding under their covers at bedtime, fearful that Donald Trump would deport them.
In reality, it was a pale of hatred for Donald Trump that resonated across the nation. The media cast their hatred as fear for the reasons mentioned above: It made the haters appear to be victims and the victim (Donald Trump) appear to be the hater.
That raises a question: Should patriots use this same strategy against cultural Marxists?
Cultural Marxist strategy: They marginalize their opponents by stigmatizing them with hate labels
Liberals expand their ruse through name calling.
If you’ve ever been called a racist, Uncle Tom, or a [fill-in-the-blank]phobe, you’ve been the victim of this horrific — yet very effective — strategy.
Why is this strategy so effective?
First, we tend to believe what we hear. If the label on the bottle reads “catsup”, we seldom question it. Likewise, if we hear that someone is a “racist”, we seldom question it.
Second, most of us will go to extremes to avoid being labeled.
Remember when you were a kid? Your friends dared you to do something unbelievably stupid — like jump off a roof. If you refused, your friends called you “chicken”. Most of us would rather risk life and limb by leaping from a 12-foot high roof than be stigmatized as a “chicken.”
Likewise, we go to great extremes to avoid the dreaded “R” word.
To be stigmatized is to be ostracized.
Once we bear the stigma of being labeled a racist, we will find ourselves abandoned by almost everyone. Some have even lost their jobs due to false labeling.
What’s more, cultural Marxists find labeling to be a convenient alternative for thinking.
Ever tried to debate a liberal? Seldom do they respond with logic. Rather, they retort with name calling. You’re a racist, homophobe, Uncle Tom, xenophobe, Islamophobe, Aunt Jemima, Nazi, house negro, etc. No logic is required from their perspective; just nasty labels.
Most devastating is the willingness of patriots to be shushed by name calling. We dare not speak out against the evils of Islam, lest we be labeled “Islamophobes”. We choose to ignore the epidemic of violent black crime, lest we be labeled “racists”. We shy away from noting the health risks of homosexuality rather than be labeled “homophobes”.