Is This Really the Time to Be a “Staunch Moderate?”
by Karen Kataline
In a time when alphabet agencies are being weaponized for political purposes, open censorship of dissenting political opinions, and a media that now brands opponents of the Left as “extremists” and “terrorists” to justify what could be even greater abuses of power against targeted groups, is this really the time to sell the idea of being “staunchly moderate?
Greg Simmons founded a group called “Staunch Moderates” and still hopes to sell the idea of moderation and compromise. But compromise with what? Is it possible to compromise with Communism? Even if it were, would that stop the march to Marxism and authoritarianism we are currently watching in America or would it serve to hasten it?
Has history ever taught us that those who are willing to use force and coercion on their fellow countrymen are willing to compromise? Does the intolerance for dissent ever yield “tolerance” and moderation? How do you define an “extremist?” Is that anyone who voted for Donald Trump? One who flies the Gadsden flag? Wishes to preserve the Bill of Rights? Loves America?
Who gets to decide who are the extremists? Those who are working diligently to undermine America and “culturally misappropriate” it so it will be more amenable to globalism and Marxism?
Karen Kataline’s style has been described as “funny, feisty, but fair.” She hosts Spouting Off, a live, call-in talk show covering politics, pop culture, and social psychology. She maintains an active blog and her Op-Eds can be seen online at Fox News, Investor’s Business Daily, Western Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller, FrontPage Mag, and The American Thinker.