Liberals only understand two things coming from non-liberals. The first is losing elections. Notice that’s plural. Losing one election does little to them. Lose two and the self-doubt starts to creep in. If you want to really beat them back to the middle, it would take beating them for three straight elections and given the habitual incompetence of the Republican Party, that’s hard to pull off. Even if you do, there’s a lot of time between elections, which means that’s not always the most practical way of getting through to liberals.
However, there is one other thing liberals understand and that is: “This could happen to me, too.” Usually, they don’t worry about this much because they either live in liberal bubbles where they assume there are no conservatives or because despite all their rhetoric to the contrary, on some gut level they know conservatives are better people and won’t sink to the same level.
Because conservatives actually put thought into what’s good for society and what’s not, I’m sure the vast majority of us don’t want to get into a situation where people are harassing each other over politics at gas stations and people’s homes. However, liberals don’t put any thought into what’s good for anyone other than themselves and they’re half the equation. If they keep this up, then conservatives need to start playing the same game. That’s not good. It makes it much more likely that people will get hurt because screaming at people in front of their homes and at gas stations is much more likely to lead to that, but there is a worse alternative.
That is, allowing liberals to do anything while conservatives do nothing. If you think the American people will give us credit for being more virtuous and ignoring them, you are seeing what you want to see, not what the American public does. Moreover, when liberals feel like they’re pushing and not getting any pushback, what they inevitably do is push farther. We already have soy boys in black bandannas throwing bricks through windows and refusing to allow conservatives to speak at all on college campuses. The next step up will be bombings that will be winked at by most liberals. It’s happened before and you tell me: is unrepentant terrorist bomber Bill Ayers a pariah on the Left or a much-admired professor?
I certainly don’t think anyone on the Right should break the law, be racist or be evil. But, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. If a liberal reporter doxes someone on the Right, he deserves to be doxed. If a liberal politician calls for conservatives to be harassed in public, harass him in public. If a restaurant does what the Red Hen did, give it the Red Hen treatment. If it gets to the point where yowling mobs of liberal idiots bray at people in the Trump administration every time they go out, we may have to start applauding our own yowling mobs. That’s not good for anyone and it would be much better if we could just be civil, but as liberal icon Saul Alinksy liked to say, you have to “make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.”