And from a liberal black law professor at an Ivy League school!
I'm reading Stephen L. Carter's The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln -- it is a great alternative history book that has Lincoln surviving the assassination and speculating on what would happen later. Last night I came across a rather cutting line.
"Like so many people of liberal persuasion, they value their own progressive opinions more than they value the people they hold those opinions about."
It referred to abolitionists who really knew (or cared) little about blacks -- but certainly knew they were superior and their opinions were better than those held by anyone who disagreed, and that those who did needed to be pulled down.
It really does present an interesting parallel to the Chick-Fil-A situation today. One cannot merely treat people who are gay decently but disagree with some element of the progressive agenda regarding homosexuality -- in particular regarding same-sex marriage. Failure to conform must result in punishment of some sort -- and public failure to conform must result in significant sanctions due to one's deviation. Thus we have mayors and city council members and others seeking to destroy Chick-Fil-A for the "crime" of not being all-in on the "gay agenda" -- and at least one celebrity has wished death on consumers who eat there (and suggested that parents who give their kids Chick-Fil-A are child abusers).
But hey -- their hate-filled attacks on those with different beliefs are righteous. After all, their position is the correct one, and those who disagree deserve what they get. As it was in the 1860s, is now and ever shall be, progressivism without end. Amen.