This past Wednesday would have been Christopher Hitchens 68th birthday had he not lost his battler with cancer. If you’re not familiar with Hitchens, he was an atheist but one of the few intellectually honest ones. Unlike a leftist, he opposed all religion, not just Christianity. Like a right-leaning Bill Maher (see Bill Maher Schools Idiot Leftists Who Say Christians ‘Just as Bad as Muslims…’ and Bill Maher Schools Idiot Charlie Rose for Comparing Christianity to Islam).
Here’s an interview Hitch gave in 2009. Eight years later, the accuracy of his warning is jarring…
This is very urgent business, ladies and gentlemen, I beseech you: resist it while you still can and before the right to complain is taken away from you, which is the next thing.
You will be told, you can’t complain – because you’re Islamophobic. The term is already being introduced into the culture, as if it’s an accusation of race hatred or bigotry, whereas it’s only the objection to the preachings of a very extreme and absolutist religion.
Watch out for these symptoms… The barbarians never take a city until someone holds the gates open to them. And it’s your own multicultural authorities who will do it for you.”
Scary. He just described eight years under President Obama at the start of his administration.
In 2017 we’re faced with exactly what Hitchens warned us about: the infection of PC culture, the shaming of anyone who disagrees with that culture, and the attempted silencing of anyone who dares question it. The left is constantly fighting us, trying to alter our reality for the sake of political correctness, and in many cases, it’s actually killing people. Read Dear Liberals: Political Correctness is Now Torturing and Killing People. Happy Now?
Let us take Hitchen’s message to not just our hearts, but our minds. It is not racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic, Islamophobic or transphobic to call out any attempt to alter reality for the sake of political correctness, feelings, or social justice.
Stand strong, friends.