THERE ARE, generally speaking, two political factions in the [United States]. One, the right, believes that America is a great nation and wants to preserve and continue its experiment in ordered liberty, limited government and free-market capitalism. The other, the left, believes America is racist and oppressive and yearns for some form of socialism.
The left has dominated . . .
cultural institutions -- show business, journalism and higher education -- for decades and has used that domination to convince itself and others that conservatives aren't simply wrong but bigoted and vicious. Because they believe this -- and in service to making others believe it -- the interpret practically any remark by a conservative as bigotry and viciousness, whereas even the most bigoted and vicious remarks by leftists are forgiven., forgotten or overlooked.
This leftist project has been so successful that it has created a kind of cultural cringe on the right. We censor language, we cull our jokes, we debase ourselves after the slightest misstep. Even those politicians who were elected to promote our policies have often apologized for them, offering "kinder, gentler" or "compassionate" conservatism -- as if the principles of governance that make us free and prosperous are heartless and brutal.
It becomes clear why whose of us who believe in freedom would select a leader who will not apologize for anything -- a product of vulgar leftist culture who will fight back on the left's own terms and will institute conservative policies and ignore the opposition's shopworn insults -- "racist," "sexist" and all the rest.
That leader may not be nice, or even good. But as the [Rosanne Barr and Samantha Bee] situation shows, the cultural left has made it impossible to speak for conservatism without being simultaneously condemned as indecent and assaulted by indecency. It takes an indifference to decency to stand up against the opprobrium and do the right thing.
Do leftists dislike being held to the cultural rules they created? As a polite and decent man who believes that America is the least racist and oppressive country on the planet, that socialism is a moral atrocity and that ordered liberty is a gift from a precious God, I find it hard to feel their pain over getting Trumped
(Andrew Klavan," "A Tale of Two Indecencies Shows How We Got Trump," The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2018)