Kirsten Powers has a good column in USAToday this morning dissecting the mob mentality we've got going in this country right now, especially the shouting down of people who chosen to be graduation speakers.
"Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences.
How ironic that the persecutors this time around are the so-called intellectuals. They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The touchstone of liberalism is tolerance of differing ideas. Yet this mob exists to enforce conformity of thought and to delegitimize any dissent from its sanctioned worldview. Intolerance is its calling card."
I always find Powers to be a thoughtful thinker, admittedly liberal, but not partisan...if that makes sense. She can see the cracks in the arguments on both sides of issues.
"As the mob gleefully destroys people's lives, its members haven't stopped to ask themselves a basic question: What happens when they come for me? If history is any guide, that's how these things usually end."