Ben Shapiro Talks to Kevin Scholla About Bullying by the Left and the Need to Punch Back Twice As Hard
Posted by Dr. Fay on January 14, 2013
Video retrieved from sarahnettoo.
Ben Shapiro, editor-at large at Breitbart.com, talked to Kevin Scholla at SarahNet Radio about his new book, Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans, which was recommended highly by Governor Palin in a recent Facebook post.
In answer to Scholla’s questions, Shapiro made the following remarks (among many others).
The bullies he describes in the book are the left, the media, and those in the government who demonize the other side to shut down the debate and the discussion of the issues. They are the thugs and the racists that they accuse their opponents of being. They try to shut down everything that disagrees with their positions. Thy are the bigots and the racists. They want to silence the debate.
For example, they stand on the dead bodies of kids at Sandy Hook, and then they proclaim that if you disagree with them, you don’t care about the children of Sandy Hook. They have used this argument to attack the Second Amendment.
Governor Palin doesn’t buy into the narrative. She leads off by saying that people are trying to smear, so you have to take what they say with a grain of salt.
It is useless to talk policy with leftists like Piers Morgan and Chris Matthews because they’re not interested in talking policy, only in demagogueing. (Read more about his interview with Piers Morgan here and watch the video here.) So you have to punch back twice as hard. Some folks out there have forfeited their rights to civility by being uncivil in the first place.
The left has used race over and over again against those who oppose their positions. (Shapiro uses the Trevon Martin case as an example.) If you disagree with Obama, you’re a racist. A lot of them are just bad, nasty people. Liberalism at its root is not about evidence, it’s about feeling better than the other guy, trying to prove that they are morally right and the right is morally wrong. The left doesn’t want to have a rational conversation.
To win back the party, Republicans must begin with the Tea Party. The Tea Party says, call me whatever you want. I understand you’re demagogueing the issue.
The left is frightened of Gov. Palin because she is a woman who is a conservative. Conservatives who are members of any victimized minority group – the left hates them because it makes it very difficult to demonize them. If the left does not eliminate them, they lose by default. Shapiro used Sarah Palin as an example of a conservative woman and himself as an example of a conservative Jew.
Scholla mentioned that Bristol is giving away copies of Shapiro’s book on her blog, to which Shapiro responded that ” it is very sweet of them – I’m a big fan.”
Shapiro said that the theme of Andrew Breitbart’s life was fighting bullies. He knew Breitbart for well over a decade, and Breitbart always said that his main goal in life was to fight the bullies. He made it his life’s message to fight against the bullies. Breitbart said that it is vitally important that we walk toward the fire and fight the fight. We didn’t start this fight, but we’re going to end it.