Silencing differing viewpoints is not progress

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The silent majority might still exist.

We will find out on Nov. 3.

If you go by President Trump’s recurring tweets they are “STRONGER THAN EVER.”

But they are also quieter than ever.

Can you blame them?

Liking a tweet from the President might feel good in the moment, but is it worth losing your job?

Ask Michael Korenberg.

The UBC Board of Governors chairman liked a variety of pro-Trump tweets that were deemed hurtful and unacceptable by his peers.

It also came to light that Mr. Korenberg had worn a MAGA hat to work in the past.

Needless to say, this boomer rube never stood a chance.

And just to put the icing on top of his canceled cake, Michael tweeted a groveling apology statement to the Twitter trolls who now act as America’s HR department.

“Today I stepped down as Chair of the Board of Governors of UBC. I owe all students, faculty and staff and all those who stand against all forms of discrimination, an apology. I do so with all my heart.”

I’m sure the mob will forgive you Michael. They seem like a reasonable bunch.

So while I’m tempted to say that more conservatives need to speak up, there is no denying that doing so in 2020 comes with major drawbacks.

But what price will the country pay if we continue to say nothing at all?

There is undoubtedly a major divide in America today.

And only the “tolerant” left feel comfortable enough to share their opinions on said division.

Burning stores and decapitating statues is perfectly permissible in this evolving politically correct world.

But red hats and thin blue line flags are cause for outrage if not termination.

Most people who disagree with the “activism” taking place across the country are left wondering (to themselves of course), am I crazy if I don’t think some of this is right?

So rather than ask aloud and run the risk of social ostracization, they just watch it unfold on their screens and keep themselves on mute.

No one dares question the mask-mandates or the monument desecration unless they are speaking to a tight circle of trusted confidantes.

Donut shops remove their discounts for police officers, “Gone with the Wind” critics put a disclaimer at the beginning of a movie that is more than 80 years old, and AirBnB sends out constant emails assuring you that they are the most anti-racist of all your rental options.

Then we all sit around, nod our heads, and tell ourselves that this virtue signaling somehow equals progress.

Of course, actual progress would require conversations.

But the only people who openly discuss their conservative opinions, for the most part, are people who get paid to share their views.

For example, if I worked at a startup in Boston or as a schoolteacher, I would not be writing this on my Facebook page.

It’d be too risky.

One schoolteacher told me she wouldn’t dare wear her pro-police shirt to school, even though plenty of other teachers proudly wear political (often anti-Trump) garb.

And that’s not all.

“It is a K-5 school and every single president’s picture was hung in the school lobby until Trump was elected.”

She thinks this is wrong. But she only thinks it.

But when taking a political stance is your job and livelihood, it takes a lot less courage to do so.

With their silence, the so-called majority is letting the radical left take over.

There is no pushback.

There are no consequences.

We are at a fork in the American road.

If the people who don’t like this destruction and fear-mongering don’t speak up soon, there might be nothing left to speak up for.

We have been told since inauguration day that Trump’s America is very reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984.

The stale comparison has inspired endless think-pieces from the blue-check social justice warriors.

But Ben Shapiro recently brought to light a quote from the novel that is undeniably applicable to the radical left’s current agenda.

“Every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered… History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

The Democrat Party isn’t always right. But they are always heard.

Maybe it is time for the other side, whether they are the majority or not, to step up to the mic.

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