Piers Morgan can be unbearable. But for all his leftist bluster, he’s not obsessed with ideological supremacy. The modern liberal catechism that states no one shall dare to have an opinion that is not theirs.
The punishments for evidence of intellectual diversity include intimidation, public humiliation, threats to occupation, family, body. Most commonly, an accusation of racism, bigotry, xenophobia, and the institutional assault on your right to free speech, assembly, and expression.
Morgan, a well known-leftist, has had more of that than he can stand.
“…liberals have become utterly, pathetically illiberal, and it’s a massive problem,” he said. “What’s the point in calling yourself a liberal if you don’t allow anyone else to have a different view? You know, this snowflake culture that we now operate in — the victimhood culture, the everyone has to think a certain way, behave a certain way … it’s all completely skewed to an environment where everyone’s offended by everything, and no one’s allowed to say a joke.”
College campuses have extended their prohibition against free-thinking, through the Ed Schools, down into the k-12 ranks. A problem that makes the snowflakes worse every year.
“The liberals get what they want, which is a humorless void where nothing happens, where no one dare do anything, or laugh about anything, or behave in any way that doesn’t suit their rigid way of leading a life,” he continued. “No thanks.”
Angry, unhappy, thankless, left-wing drones who are offended by everything and tolerant of nothing, including each other. The left regularly eats its own, on a scale with which the right – for all its self-defeating antics – can’t begin to compete. And that’s the thing. You can still disagree with a conservative or a Libertarian. Republicans, as the saying goes, have a big tent.
And that is about the ability to express and defend different ideas without fear of persecution or excommunication.
No such opportunity exists on the American left unless you mean differences of opinion on how quickly they can force their uncompromising worldview on everyone else.
It’s not whether or not we should have a totalitarian state but how quickly they can get there from here.
Here’s a quick excerpt from this excellent interview (re-exported to improve audio).