Alaska Gulag, here we come, if Mark Tushnet gets his way - and he probably will:
A Harvard law professor has proposed dealing with what he calls conservative "losers in the culture wars" with a hard line similar to what was done to Germany and Japan after World War II.
His suggestion comes in a blog post at Balkanization outlining what he says should be an abrupt change in mindset of liberal thinkers to finally abandon "defensive-crouch constitutionalism" in a desire to shape the courts and their rulings.
"Defensive crouch"? What robed oligarchy has HE been watching?
"Professor" Mark Tushnet says now that the courts are dominated by those appointed by Democrat presidents, it is time for judges to stop worrying about reversal by the Supreme Court if they take aggressively liberal positions.
Given that the fall of the SCOTUS is now inevitable as well, I don't think he has anything to worry about on this score, either.
In the blog post, Tushnet, one of the more controversial figures in constitutional theory, writes:
i.e. More open, honest, and transparent in his tyrannical extremism.
"For liberals, the question now is how to deal with the losers in the culture wars... My own judgment is that taking a hard line ("You lost, live with it") is better than trying to accommodate the losers, who — remember — defended, and are defending, positions that liberals regard as having no normative pull at all.
i.e. Conservatives and Christians no longer have any rights and are about two steps from their worldview being redefined as "mental illness" requiring forcible "ideological reorientation treatment" - again, if "Professor" Tushnet gets his way.
Which he probably will.
"Trying to be nice to the losers didn't work well after the Civil War....
What Reconstruction was HE watching?
....nor after Brown (And taking a hard line seemed to work reasonably well in Germany and Japan after 1945)." [emphasis added]
Remember mandatory "de-Nazification"? That's what he's referring to. Only in this case, it will be government-enforced "de-Christianization," "de-Constitutionalization," and "de-conservativization" at the point of a more than metaphorical gun. And any of us that refuse to cooperate will simply be "disappeared".
This is how leftism works. First, they demand equality; once they have it, they claim it still isn't enough, and demand superiority while calling it "equality"; Once they have superiority, they call it "equality," denounce any opposition as an "extremist" threat to it, and go for total dominance. And once they have total dominance, dissent, and dissenters, are eliminated, and totalitarian conformity becomes mandatory.
Or, as I've pointed out on many an occasion, at the end of leftism, whatever its label - liberalism, socialism, "progressivism," fascism, nazism, populism - lies the mass grave.
We are in that penultimate stage. "Professor" Tushnut has come right out and declared it.
I wonder how many of us realize it.