• Piers Morgan Blasts Fellow Liberals for Their ‘Illiberal’ Way of Dealing with Opposition

    Surge Summary: TV figure Piers Morgan takes it too fellow Liberals for being “illiberal” and too intolerantly sensitive toward anyone who disagrees with them.

    Truth is truth, no matter who is presenting it and it seems like amidst all today’s societal nonsense, outbreaks of reasonableness are emerging from all kinds of unlikely sources …

    In a recent interview with conservative pundit Ben Shapiro, liberal television personality Piers Morgan admitted his feelings that the Left has become “unbearable.” He bashed a “snowflake culture” that has become as intolerant as what liberals denounce.

    Morgan volunteered his observations while discussing the broader issues of Brexit and populism in Europe. He diagnosed populism as rising because “liberals have become unbearable.”

    Ouch. And touché!

    Trading in a bit of biting irony, the British-born journalist/broadcaster snapped,

    “Liberals have become utterly, pathetically illiberal. And it’s a massive problem.”

    “What’s the point in calling yourself a liberal if you don’t allow anyone else to have a different view?”

    “[In] this snowflake culture … the victimhood culture, you know, everyone has to think a certain way, behave a certain way. Everyone has to have a bleeding heart and tell you 20 things that are wrong with them, and I just think it’s all completely skewed to an environment where everyone’s offended by everything and no one’s allowed to say a joke.” [The Political Insider/Lifezette.com]

    Morgan complained that extreme political correctness now prevents comedians from hosting awards shows due to past misspeaking and the like. He specifically mentioned actor Kevin Hart who was disinvited from hosting the Oscars.

    “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,” Morgan said. “No thanks.”

    “So why are we surprised? I’m not surprised,” Morgan went on. “It doesn’t mean to say I agree with all of it, but it means I can understand it, and I understand why the liberals — my side, if you like — are getting it so horribly wrong. They just want to tell people, not just how to lead their lives, ‘but if you don’t lead it the way I tell you to, it’s a kind of version of fascism. If you don’t lead the life the way I’m telling you to, then I’m going to ruin your life. I’m gonna scream abuse at you. I’m gonna get you fired from your job. I’m gonna get you hounded by your family and friends. I’m gonna make you the most disgusting human being in the world.’”

    The fifty-four-year-old television personality pointed out today’s Liberals are different from those of yesteryear, who pushed big government, true enough, but also believed in basic civil rights for others, noble concepts like freedom of speech and association, and a multitude of other positions that made clear our society valued genuine diversity of viewpoints.

    Today’s “illiberal” liberals are clamping down on free speech – maybe wanting to shut it down altogether. Their attitude is: Conform purely to our worldview — or be shunted aside

    There’s a word for that: authoritarianism.

    It’s zero freedom. Anti-diversity. Any genuine, unrestrained exchange of ideas is ruled out.

    And here I’ve been told freedom, diversity and open discussion were values progressives cherished …

    (H/T The Political Insider/Lifezette.com)

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