Imagine the reaction from Americans if an illegal alien or Muslim were to appear on a national radio program and call for death to America while making comparisons between Americans that seek to end the brutal and violent practices of terror groups like ISIS to “rabid dogs” and calling for their deaths. Then imagine how the left would react when such an individual suggests that anyone that opposes ISIS or Al Qaeda should be shot between the eyes in an effort to rid the world of their evil.
Seems like that is pretty much what we do hear from ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and others like them on a regular basis. Yet the left insists this violent rhetoric is not indicative of an entire people group or that these people did not really mean it. Or worse, they act like it never happened and simply ignore it altogether. Worse yet, many on the left routinely and actively advocate for violence against conservatives and other right-leaning individuals much in line with the likes of ISIS and others like them. Some have even gone so far as to act on such threats such as James Hodgkinson who shot Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-R) and wounded four others at a Republican baseball practice. To many, this is perfectly acceptable.
Yet, when conservative musician and NRA board member, Ted Nugent, speaks of needing to eradicate the cancer known as liberalism by using imagery from the beloved classic family movie Old Yeller, a story about a beloved family dog that is infected with rabies and must be put down by the boy who loves him, it is apparently a problem for the left.
Nugent stated while speaking with InfoWars founder Alex Jones – “I don’t care why he’s foaming at the mouth, I don’t care how he got rabies, he’s rabid, get rid of the damn dog. When Old Yeller brings us slippers, give him a biscuit; when he foams at the mouth, you shoot him between the eyes. Any questions? You got to do it. America, you got to cleanse this country.”
Don’t ask why. Just know that evil, dishonesty, and scam artists have always been around and that right now they’re liberal, they’re Democrat, they’re RINOs, they’re Hollywood, they’re fake news, they’re media, they’re academia, and they’re half of our government, at least. So come to that realization. There are rabid coyotes running around. You don’t wait till you see one to go get your gun. Keep your gun handy, and every time you see one, you shoot one.”
Naturally, the left stops there and cue inaudible screeching and selective “fact” recital while they blast Nugent on every mainstream media platform and all over social media without context or further explanation.
Nugent goes on to say in the SAME interview – “No, I’m not talking about shooting anybody. I’m talking about dealing with an outrageous condition that is painful and traumatic and frustrating, but if you don’t face the beast, you’re dead, and that’s what’s going on.”
Frankly, Nugent makes some very valid points. One must face the disease that is killing America head-on. It must eradicate this disease if it hopes to survive and perhaps even thrive again. Conservatives need to understand that we are battling for our very survival against communist elements deeply entrenched within our country and they wish nothing more than our downfall. In our ongoing fights to combat these ideological foes whether it be in media or in public forums there is a lot more at stake than just simply trying to change the minds of the leftists themselves.
Most cite skewed stats, faux facts, and outright falsehoods in an effort to make their points, interested more in entertaining an audience and shaming their conservative and libertarian counterparts with ad hominem attacks and strawman arguments. Progressive radicals are little more than bullies at their core and nothing is off limits. There is no such thing as “too low” or “too taboo” when it comes to waging an attack on those they deem to be the opposition. They are not interested in a discussion nor are they truly interested in any sort of exchange of ideas.
Your facts do not matter to these zealots, regardless of how true they may be. It is about raw power and silencing the opposition be it through shame or brute force by any means necessary. Therefore, it is vital to expose these shameful lies and abusive tactics when they are put forth and used. Many times they will mock and personally attack rather than providing any true facts or counterpoints.
Conservatives need to recognize that a combative approach does not mean ideas will not be shared. However, they do need to recognize their inherent advantage in that their ideologies are consistent with history and reality. Therefore an argument based on facts will expose errors, thus revealing the truth for all those that read or listen.