I miss knowing who the enemy was.I really hate the whole "Deplatform the Badthinkers!" thing that Leftists do. Leftists spent the first half of the 20th Century trying to get the Hayes Code and Comics Code undone, railing against censorship that was designed to keep "immoral filth" out of public spaces. Filmmakers developed creative ways to "slip crap under the radar", putting thickly veiled references to homosexuality and oral sex into Noir films and championing social causes that wouldn't come out into the open until the 1960s.
But once the floodgates opened, and everything was freed, the Leftists began working tirelessly to usher Conservative Speech and values out of the public realm, shutting the gates behind them. The Leftists became the very pearl-clutching Church Ladies the Conservatives had once been, only now said Church Ladies were screeching against frog memes and calling anybody who wanted America to have a functioning border a racist. Leftists today have no self-awareness - no conception of the idea that, one day, the pendulum might swing back and it'll be Conservatives who will once again decide what's allowed to be in the public sphere. And this time, the Conservatives will know that the Leftist's consequent bleats about "Muh free speech! Muh freedom of expression!" are nothing but a cynical ploy to get the reins of control back into their hands so THEY can be the ones pulling the Censorship strings.
Once upon a time, the enemy was the televangelist in the three piece suit and Coke bottle glasses. He railed against the immoral degenerates and demanded filth be removed from newsstands—in handcuffs if need be. "I know it when I see it!" he grumbled. Meanwhile, he embezzled money and got caught with hookers.
That was the era of Reagan and the Moral Majority. Before that it was Nixon, ushering in an image of conservatives as racist, National-Guard-as-lethal-private-army Fun Police that lasted decades. The Leftists were the ones building caricatures out of that (see: the rich white evildoer behind the desk in every '80s comedy you can think of) while promoting a general attitude of "Leave people alone as long as they aren't hurting anyone." The enemy was ever-present but easy enough to dismiss. Despite grass roots efforts and organizations of Religious Right nutters on school boards and in political offices, we still had Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, and thanks to Larry Flynt, a legal right to parody handed down by SCOTUS.
There was this idea that the enemy would forever and always be over on the Right. Except when we handed the keys of power to the Left, we learned a harsh lesson that on BOTH ends of the spectrum, there exists a a desire to control and rewrite the Matrix. Thus, despite a government full of Republicans in 2019, we're having our culture flipped over and turned inside out.
It's much harder to tell who the 'enemy' is. They aren't on CBN shouting and drawing attention to themselves. They get inside the system and slowly turn the knobs, until you wake up one day and everything around you has changed overnight. Unless you adapt, YOU are the enemy. Conform or get called a Nazi in clickbait articles. Virtue signal or prepare to be hunted, alt-right bigot. This new breed mocks free speech ("Freeze peach, lol") and expression. Words are violence.
And the funny thing is, they still insist the enemy is the '80s comedy villain behind the desk.
And on topic, Spoony is an idiot for railing against his bogeyman from 30+ years ago, unaware of what he himself has become.