Fascism comes to America.
June is “Pride Month.” Liberal Fascism month might be a better title.
CrossFit Infiltrate was a CrossFit gym in Indianapolis. The operative word here is, was.
CrossFit Infiltrate was scheduled to do a “Pride” workout as a part of Pride Month, in support of the LGBTQ community. How this event originally was set up is not explained in media reports, but what is clear is that it conflicted with the beliefs of the owners, who cancelled the event.
Enter Russell Berger, who had the title of CrossFit’s “Chief Knowledge Officer.” He tweeted his support for Crossfit Infiltrate’s decision. Mr. Berger included two jewels in his tweets. The first one said, “The intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing.” And he followed that up by saying, The tactics of some in the LGBTQ movement toward dissent is an existential threat to freedom of expression. The lack of tolerance for disagreement, which has been replaced with bullying Twitter mobs promising ‘consequences,’ should be a concern regardless of your political stance.”
The liberal fascist mob responded to Mr. Berger’s tweets. He was first suspended, then fired. On June 6, immediately after tweeting about Mr. Berger’s suspension, CrossFit tweeted, “CrossFit is a diverse community in every way, and that’s what makes us strong. No matter who you are, how you’re built, what you believe, or who or how you love — we are proud of you.”
Apparently that is not true for Christians. Mr. Berger is out of a job and CrossFit Infiltrate is now shut down. This is the new liberal fascism in America. Now, tolerance is not enough. You must be forced to participate, regardless of your beliefs.
In the new liberal fascism, there can be no accommodation. On June 9, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted a promotion for a product called Boost. This product allowed him to save money on some purchases. Unfortunately for Mr. Dorsey, the purchase he showcased was a purchase from Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A is the fast food franchise the fascist left loves to hate. The excuse they use to hate Chick-fil-A is the position the CEO took a few years ago against homosexual marriage. The reality is they despise Chick-fil-A, not only for their Christian beliefs, but because Chick-fil-A is the only fast food franchise whose workers don’t act like DMV rejects.
Not only does Chick-fil-A have delicious chicken sandwiches, but its employees act like they want to be there and always greet you with a smile, and a “my pleasure,” instead of the surly snarl you get at other franchises.
Soledad O’Brien, the former CNN anchor who has nearly disappeared into obscurity, tweeted back at Mr. Dorsey, “This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month.”
Mr. Dorsey immediately went into full liberal contrition mode, saying he, “completely forgot about their background.” No dissent is allowed in liberal land. The left has tried to boycott Chick-fil-A for years, claiming that because leaders of the chain are christian, they are “homophobic.”
This is the same chain that opened its doors on a Sunday, providing food for emergency workers and blood donors after the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando.
Facts don’t matter to the left. Only the narrative matters.
But for real Americans, there are some facts that better be considered. The fact is freedom and liberty are unknown concepts in the American left today. The left is more radical than it ever has been. Dissent is not tolerated. Contrary opinions are not allowed and must be destroyed.
As radical as the left is, while it is out of power, one can only imagine what will happen if they ever get into power again. In December 1975, Ronald Reagan told the TV news magazine “60 Minutes,” “If fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism.
• Judson Phillips is founder of the Tea Party Nation.