Nobody here but us chickens

It used to be that you had to actually, you know, discriminate against someone in order to get yourself accused of discrimination. Not any more. Now you only have to say — or think — something that’s incompatible with leftist orthodoxy, and suddenly you are guilty not only of discrimination, but also of hatred. The very folks who are forever harping on the need for tolerance have shown themselves, time and time again, to be fanatically intolerant of anyone who fails to subscribe to their agenda. If you think that slicing and dicing unborn children and flushing them down the drain is a bad idea, you’re an intolerant theocrat who hates women. If you think racial quotas are bad policy, you’re an intolerant bigot who hates black people. If you think marriage should be defined as the union of one man and one woman, you’re an intolerant homophobe who hates gay people. And so on. The left always assumes that anyone who holds an opinion contrary to their own must be motivated by hatred; they are so deficient in imagination that they can’t conceive of any other reason anyone would disagree with them.

Which brings us to the brouhaha over Chick-fil-A, a popular fast-food chain that the left wants to put out of business because of supposedly homophobic beliefs allegedly held by its founder. As far as I can tell, no one has ever accused Chick-fil-A of discriminating against gay people, either in its employment policies or in the way it runs its restaurants — if they ever had, it certainly would have been front page news. No matter; actual discrimination is not required for the left to convict you of a hate crime. All you have to do is hold an opinion or belief that they dislike.

So the left is organizing boycotts and protests against Chick-fil-A, while the folks who still believe in freedom of thought and freedom of conscience are going out of their way to patronize them. I’d go out and join the latter group if there were a Chick-fil-A within easy driving distance of my house, but there isn’t…. so I’m doing the next best thing, and sharing these two songs by Tim Hawkins, wherein he expresses his deep, abiding, heartfelt love for the place:

4 Responses to Nobody here but us chickens

  1. Unbelievable what they’re doing in Chicago. Government telling business they can’t exist because they have an unapproved view. And Tim Hawkins ALWAYS rocks!

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  2. From David Burge’s Twitter Feed:
    300 murders since Jan 1, and SuperRahm leaps to action to save Chicago from Chik Fil A.
    “Chik-Fil-A values are not Chicago values.” – Congratulations, Rahm, you just coined Chik-Fil-A’s new advertising slogan.
    Is there a mayor of a US city with more than 500k people who isn’t clinically insane?
    1st Amendment Creepshow: elected officials vow to deny business permits based solely on owner’s political views
    @Alderman_Moreno: Do you plan to ask the Falafel shops along Devon their views on gay marriage? Curiously, a Chicago taxpayer.
    @Alderman_Moreno: What other political and/or religious questions should be added to Chicago business permit applications?

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  3. Fritz says:

    Archimedes said “Give me a lever long enough and I can move the Earth” (or something like that). The modern version: Give a minuscule minority government leverage and it can rule the Earth (or a goodly portion of it).

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  4. […] found a couple funny videos praising Chick-fil-A (predating recent events, I’m sure; HT: bluebird of bitterness), by Christian comedian Tim […]

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