"Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values," said Chicago Mayor, and former chief of staff to President Obama, Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel defended Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno's threat to deny Chick-fil-A permitting in Chicago because its owner supports traditional marriage and family.Crack houses, on the other hand, definitely share Chicago's values. The best part about all of this is if any of these cities actually made good on their tolerance bluster, they'd be sued into oblivion for First Amendment violations. This case has devolved into another convenient way for PC-whipped ninnies to demonstrate to their homosexualist masters that they are ritually pure and not to be lumped in with those white people.
The essence of government is to tell people what to do, and to tell them good and hard. Once you buy into the liberal notion that the government's top priority is ensuring equal freedom for all, then you necessarily create a permanent villain class. If the essence of government is to tell people what to do, and its mission becomes creating equal freedom for equal and free atomistic individuals, then there must be - existentially there must always be - an oppressor class that must be overcome. Each and every one of us is somebody elses's subhuman oppressor.
The free thinking, self-created, liberal superman doing battle against the forces of obscurantism, bigotry, and superstition is one of our most common cultural tropes. The assumption that we've transcended the racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic past, and good riddance to it, is among the most commonly held of political worldviews. Progressive is a comparative for which we have not decided on the superlative as Chesterton said.
I almost feel sorry for the poor bastards. Their parents and grandparents did battle against state governments. What do they have? Hounding fast food grandees who hold an incorrect opinion on something that was until very recently a punchline.
h.t. Larry Auster