Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism (Hardcover)
by Jack Cashill
Also available in digital format here.
Like its namesake, "Scarlet Letters" addresses the hard truths of life in an increasingly “progressive” America where the irrational prejudices of a group can crush the soul of the individual. In both the old and new Puritanism, worshippers achieve a sense of moral worth simply by designating themselves among “the elect” – no good works required. To validate that uncertain status, they feel compelled to heap abuse upon the sinner lest they, too, be thought guilty of the sin. Rather than simply cataloguing the neo-Puritan assaults on reason and liberty, "Scarlet Letters" illustrates how the progressive movement came to mimic a religion in its structure but not at all in its spirit, while profiling those brave individuals who dared to take a stand against this inquisition.
In the neo-Puritan world, all conservatives are an awkwardly worded tweet away from being branded homophobes, racists, sexists, Islamophobes or worse. Progressives force assumptions upon anyone who disagrees with their political and social agenda. Those who dare suggest a violent attack was committed by someone of Islamic faith are Islamophobes. Those who identify the race of even a wanted criminal are racists. Those who don’t support gay marriage are homophobes with a capital “H.” In the eyes of the progressive neo-Puritan, that word – that letter – becomes all that a person is.
With real-life examples from "sexist" Clarence Thomas to "Islamophobe" Ayaan Hirsi Ali to "racist" Paula Deen to "homophobe" Phil Robertson, author Jack Cashill explains how a person’s identity is reduced to the cruelest of stereotypes. Falsified narratives and manufactured outrage perpetuate the neo-Puritan goals, whether they be affecting a presidential election or simply undermining an individual’s personal appeal in order to drag him down.
Discover how progressive forces have eroded traditional American values and how the movement became inquisitional and vengeful. Find out how individuals and organizations have found the courage to resist this movement – and what you can do to successfully fight back.
About the Author
Jack Cashill, a regular contributor to WND, is an Emmy award-winning independent writer and producer with a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue. He has also written for Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard and AmericanThinker.com. He is the author or co-author of numerous books including “First Strike,” “Officer’s Oath” “Hoodwinked,” “Sucker Punch,” “Deconstructing Obama,” “What's the Matter With California?” and “If I Had a Son.”
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: WND Books (August 4, 2015)
- Language: English
- Dimension: 6 x 9 inches
- ISBN-10: 1935071920
- ISBN-13: 978-1935071921