Thursday, March 03, 2005

Emotional Blackmail

Ann Coulter writes about the deplorable hypocrisy of the Left when it comes to Gays:

Democrats tried working out their frustrations on blacks for a while, but someone – I can't remember who, but it probably wasn't Sen. Robert Byrd – must have finally told them it really wasn't helping to keep disparaging every single black person in a position of authority in this Republican administration.

So now liberals are lashing out at the gays. Two weeks ago, the New York Times turned over half of its op-ed page to outing gays with some connection to Republicans. There is no principled or intellectual basis for these outings. Conservatives don't want gays to die; we just don't want to transform the Pentagon into the Office of Gay Studies.

By contrast, liberals say: "We love gay people! Gay people are awesome! Being gay is awesome! Gay marriage is awesome! Gay cartoon characters are awesome! And if you don't agree with us, we'll punish you by telling everyone that you're gay!"

In addition to an attack on a website reporter for supposedly operating a gay escort service and thereby cutting into the business of the Village Voice, another Times op-ed article the same day gratuitously outed the children of prominent conservatives.

These are not public figures. No one knows who they are apart from their famous parents. I didn't even know most of these conservatives

I have written before about the Left's "Rainbow Hypocisy" (i.e., their tendency to equally sneer and condescend to all minority groups, while at the same time claiming to represent their "best interests").

This is a particularly repellant example of how the Left holds minorities hostage and use them to further their agenda. Anyone who doesn't "toe the line"--or in this case is born into the "wrong" type of family-- is sacrificed to that agenda. As Coulter notes, this type of emotional blackmail is on the totalitarian's agenda.

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