The public mugging of Juan Williams and the subsequent despicable comments made about him by his former employer, Vivian Schiller, the CEO of NPR, offers a teachable moment for all of those middle-of-the road moderates and their liberal-leaning sidekicks. Williams’ abrupt and very public termination from NPR, accompanied by the arrogant sneers of its CEO, has provided a propitious wakeup call for the guileless do-goodies clustered just a few degrees Left of the political median strip.
Certainly it was a very loud and clear clarion call for Mr. Williams, who seemed shocked and dazed by the venom spewed forth upon his character by a leading representative of the elite progressive politburo. But as many of us former Lefties could have told you, Juan, the American Soviet Socialist Empire has no place for the likes of a passe liberal like you.
It’s not often that America gets a glaring glimpse of the pro-regressive establishment all decked out in their au naturale. The preening Progs prefer to enter stage Left in full phony plumage, complete with their happy, harmonious, hands-around-the world grease paint smeared garishly across their two-faced facade. But when NPR’s Ms Schiller addressed her adoring audience to relay the rigorous rooting out of a ‘racist’ from within the NPR feathered nest, she couldn’t conceal her utter contempt for this liberal black man who dared to fraternize with the detested infidels at Fox News.
Juan Williams’ crime was not only that he gave voice to a very human feeling, but that he did so while in the company of The Other. By consorting with a conservative network, Williams validated the right of these heretics to voice their opinions and proclaim their values in violation of the Gaia-sanctified truth that has been handed down to the progressive chosen ones. Humanizing the Other and breaking with the lock-step groupthink of the NPR propaganda machine were heinous crimes that could not go unpunished.
So take heed all you middling moderates out there and those of you who prefer to drink a liberal lite brew. The progressive purge is in full swing. Dare to disagree with even one of their pet precepts, and make no mistake, you will be eliminated. There is no compromise with these smug, self-righteous fanatics. Like John McCain’s appeasing conservatism, Juan Williams’ brand of ‘let’s make a deal’ liberality is of another place and time. For if this morality play teaches us anything, it is this simple lesson: ‘Crossing the Aisle’ is dead.