PODCAST: Social and Bureaucratic Violence Against Children and Conservatives

Written by Laurie Higgins

The meme featured above has been circulating on social media, passing as wisdom in the dystopian Upside Down in which “progressives” live and move and have their being. How is violence defined by those who are sharing this meme? Are they using it in the sense of bodily acts of violence or in the sense of “the abusive or unjust exercise of power”?

If the latter, was Amy Coney Barrett a victim of violence on the second day of the Senate confirmation hearings for her Supreme Court nomination? Was she a victim of an abusive exercise of power when the sanctimonious U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)battle-axe-splained to Judge Barrett that the term “sexual preference,” which Judge Barrett had used, is “offensive” to homosexuals? Clearly, Hirono was trying to coerce Barrett into using terminology that leftists invented and which embody their leftist assumptions.

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