The Burdens of Thought Policing

From gay weddings to Iran’s muscle-flexing, PC enforcers have a big job.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online
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12 thoughts on “The Burdens of Thought Policing”

  1. You’ve gone off the charts with this one, Victor! Ten thumbs up!!

    Can’t wait until white Western European descent males are in the minority again so we can have ‘rights.’ Oh, wait, maybe we are??

  2. Hoi Polloi Boy

    Dr. Hanson’s use of the term homophobic as in “…homophobic culture of the Middle East” serves to show the thought police are winning. The middle eastern cultures are not ‘homophobic’, which implies fearful of, but rather blatantly homomalevolent and will sentence them to death.

  3. Rick Bonsteel

    I agree with everything you said, Dr Hanson, but 1) Obama’s approval ratings are apparently going up, because of the success of his foreign-affairs legacy project, and 2) Clinton is going to be elected, because the same group of self-congratulatory “post-racists” who elected Obama and will hear no ill about him are also self-congratulatory post-sexists. The Republicans should have run Colin Powell back in 2008, and they should try to find a woman candidate now.

  4. I personally don’t see any hope for Western society today or in the near future. It’s been a long slow spiral downward over the last 40 or 50 years, that has accelerated rapidly over the last 5 or 10 years.

    My feelings are that it’s going to take a major upheaval to bring us back to a sensible place to totally change where we are heading. My greatest fear is there is now no turning back, just a total collapse before it can maybe be rebuilt.

    My fear isn’t for me (as I was probably a big part of this and deserve the results, I’m 60), my fear is for the mess my son and daughters and their children will have to live with. Is there really any way to change this without a tremendous amount of bloodshed?

  5. Meet the straight arrow, piercing thru the twisted thought-forms of the malodorous Left. “” Ted Cruz today show.”” The devoted wife was present.

    1. Maybe Ted Cruz will fail – or be ‘successfully challenged’ to ape the modern lingo.. However he will trail further toward March 2016 he will have pried open a lot of ears..Then, in 2020?, he will be the ONLY candidate with sufficient ‘Speech Facility’ to outdo another Democrat contender! Moneywise there are still donors with funds galore to keep him – and Rand Paul – going..
      PS. If masses of Americans will start to leave their once natural home of the United States..Where Do They Go After America?

  6. Correction, Google— “” exclusive ted cruz interview: white house run today. “” For the full 5 minute video.

  7. Obama’s thought policing and inveterate mendacity were already evident and in full force during his election campaign back in 2008, abetted by mass media complicity. But the general public’s gullibility, denial, and will to believe still carry the day, even in the face of current events and such harsh realities as those set forth here in this article by Dr. Hanson.

    Mass delusions are riding high, and nothing seems to make a dent in them. What can be done about it?

  8. Thought policing is one thing, it’s bad enough, but not as bad as Obama and the media forever telling lies that need no thought policing in order to take hold in peoples’ hearts and minds. Public ignorance, gullibility, and self-induced will-to-believe are the main problem.

    Policing works best on the highly educated, who know better, but are easily intimidated.

  9. Thought policing on such scale and scope is no early symptom, it’s a latter-day stage of totalitarianism.

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