The Hate Is Out There: ‘X-Files’ Actress Gillian Anderson Spoke Nice About Margaret Thatcher. Leftists Triggered. [Daily Wire headline]
Another SJW hate storm swirled into the Twitterverse [writes the Daily Wire] on Saturday when “X-Files” actress Gillian Anderson said something semi-nice about former conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
According to Variety, the actress forever remembered as Agent Scully has been tapped to play Thatcher in the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series “The Crown.” Following actor John Lithgow’s turn as legendary Prime Minister Winston Churchill in seasons 1 and 2, Anderson’s inclusion among the season 3 cast will mark the second time that Netflix has tapped an American to portray a British figure.
Shortly after Netflix announced the big news, leftists began scolding Anderson on social media because she dared to admit her guarded admiration for Margaret Thatcher as a person and as a political figure.
“I am so excited to be joining the cast and crew of ‘The Crown’ and to have the opportunity to portray such a complicated and controversial woman,” Anderson said in a statement. “Thatcher was undoubtedly formidable, but I am relishing exploring beneath the surface and, dare I say, falling in love with the icon who, whether loved or despised, defined an era.”
On Twitter and elsewhere, leftists raged, shrieked and screamed. I haven’t followed up on this story — and honestly don’t want to do so — but I expect a full-blown reversal from the actress any time now.
The interesting part here? Not what celebrities think. It’s the way self-described “progressives” argue their points. It’s all emotion, for sure. But the emotions they seek to bring up are all about intimidation.
The unstated premise of the leftist point-of-view is that so long as you can INTIMIDATE people into silence or even phony expressions of agreement with them, all is well. Reality doesn’t matter.
You would think that people who endorse socialism and leftism would be bothered that they must intimidate or coerce so many people into at least pretending they share their views. I know I have strong views, and I know I wouldn’t like it if people only pretended to agree with me. Sure, when people reveal themselves to be mindless, unthinking and evasive dolts — on any subject — I have less respect for them and generally don’t want anything else to do with them as friends or associates. But it never for one second occurs to me to WANT someone to be intimidated into PRETENDING they agree with me when they obviously don’t.
The sickness underlying the “progressive” point-of-view is the thing we have to face. Because only in facing that sickness will those of use who still value freedom, reason, individualism and truth be able to know what we’re up against. It’s not good. But it’s so incredibly weak, childish and naive that is HAS to be beatable. Once we see it for what it is.
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