Saturday, May 24, 2014

How Being Reasonable is Killing Liberals and Liberalism

Squeaky wheel gets the grease, and screaming rage-monsters get a pass on everything.

Kevin Drum:

Paul Waldman writes today about how lefty protest groups get treated differently from right-wing protest groups:
The latest, from the New York Times, describes how law enforcement officials around the country went on high alert when the Occupy protests began in 2011, passing information between agencies with an urgency suggesting that at least some people thought that people gathering to oppose Wall Street were about to try to overthrow the U.S. government. And we remember how many of those protests ended, with police moving in with force. 
....If you can't recall any Tea Party protests in 2009 and 2010 being broken up by baton-wielding, pepper-spraying cops in riot gear, that's because it didn't happen. Just like the anti-war protesters of the Bush years, the Tea Partiers were unhappy with the government, and saying so loudly. But for some reason, law enforcement didn't view them as a threat.
Maybe this is because lefties don't complain enough.
Read the whole thing.

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