In a speech about the gay marriage decision by the Supreme Court, Obama said:
Opposition in some cases has been based on sincere and deeply held beliefs. All of us who welcome today’s news should be mindful of that fact; recognize different viewpoints; revere our deep commitment to religious freedom.
But today should also give us hope that on the many issues with which we grapple, often painfully, real change is possible. Shifts in hearts and minds is possible. And those who have come so far on their journey to equality have a responsibility to reach back and help others join them.
That’s right, this is land of many viewpoints and this has to change now. There is a word for this kind of thinking.
Tom Nichols explains it in a post on Federalist.com titled “The New Totalitarians Are Here: Totalitarians want their rule, and their belief system, to be accepted and self-sustaining — even if it takes bludgeoning every last citizen who disagrees.”
It is no longer enough to win, as in the gay marriage ruling, everyone must embrace the precept in their hearts and minds — reject thoughtcrime.
“Totalitarians are a different breed. …” Nichols writes. “They want obedience, of course. But even more, they want their rule, and their belief system, to be accepted and self-sustaining. And the only way to achieve that is to create a new society of people who share those beliefs, even if it means bludgeoning every last citizen into enlightenment.”
Dare to speak a contrary word about the liberal agenda and you will be bludgeoned unmercifully.
Learn to love Big Brother or else.