There’s a basic difference in the traditions of political science between “authoritarians” and “totalitaritarians.” People throw both of these words around, but as is so often the case, they’re using words they may not always understand. They have real meaning, however, and the difference between them is important.Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen; totalitarians are rare. The authoritarians are the guys in charge who want to stay in charge, and don’t much care about you, or what you’re doing, so long as you stay out of their way. They are the jefe and his thugs in a brutal regime that want you to shut up, go to work, and look the other way when your loudmouthed neighbor gets his lights punched out by goons in black jackets. Live or die. It’s all the same to the regime.
Source: The New Totalitarians Are Here
For those Americans who hoped the culture wars would finally end, the month of June reminded us they’re just getting started.Within hours of the Supreme Court’s resolution of the battle over same-sex marriage—the triumph of a generation of gay-rights activists—some were already calling for further steps to take tax exemptions away from churches, use anti-discrimination laws to target religious non-profits, and crack down on religious schools’ access to voucher programs. We learned media entities would no longer publish the views of those opposed to gay marriage or treat it as an issue with two sides, and the American Civil Liberties Union announced it would no longer support bipartisan religious-freedom measures it once backed wholeheartedly. A reality TV star pushed the transgender rights movement into the center of the national dialogue even as Barack Obama’s administration used its interpretation of Title IX to push its genderless bathroom policies into public schools. And we learned that pulling Confederate merchandise off the shelves isn’t enough to mitigate the racism of the past—we must bring down statues and street signs, too, destroying reminders of history now deemed inconvenient and unsafe.
Step 2: Left’s next target after ‘gay marriage’
Supporters of same-sex marriage may think they’re simply making the world a fairer and more equal place, but they are unwittingly helping the radical left destroy marriage and the family, according to professor and author Paul Kengor.“Those advocates of same-sex marriage have no idea that advocacy fuels and fits the much more radical left’s agenda, radical left being communist, socialist, radical secular progressive left,” Kengor told WND. “For the typical same-sex marriage supporter, they have benevolent motives. They’re aiming for what they call ‘marriage equality,’ for extending a new right to a larger group of people.“But for the radical far left, they have malevolent motives with this. I mean, they’ve been looking to take down the family for two centuries, and in same-sex marriage, they finally have the vehicle to make it happen.”Kengor, an expert on the history and strategies of the left, has spent his academic career studying communism, socialism, totalitarianism, progressivism and the Cold War. He recently applied his research to the current same-sex marriage debate by writing the new book “Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage.”
Kengor, an expert on the history and strategies of the left, has spent his academic career studying communism, socialism, totalitarianism, progressivism and the Cold War. He recently applied his research to the current same-sex marriage debate by writing the new book “Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage.”
After being fired for writing what’s been described as an “anti-gay” book, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran says he “absolutely” wants his job back.“In the United States of America, Americans should not have to choose between keeping your job and living out your faith,” Cochran told The Daily Signal in an exclusive interview. “And that’s the position the city of Atlanta actually has taken—that I have to have a choice to live out my faith or to keep my job.”Cochran was fired in January 2015 for publishing a men’s devotional book for a Baptist church group. In the book, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” Cochran addressed issues of homosexuality, gay marriage and premarital sex from a biblical perspective.