After pro-abortion activists forced Justice Kavanaugh to leave a steakhouse, after an assassination plot against him, lefties harassed the steakhouse and the media hosted a debate over whether conservatives have a “right to eat dinner”.
There’s no right to eat dinner. Lefties define everything in terms of rights and keep inventing new ones, like the right to kill your baby or have someone else pay for your house or your lawyer.
Eating dinner isn’t a right, it’s a civilizational norm to let people eat in peace even if you disagree with them.
Civilizational norms are self-justifying and reciprocal. You don’t need to think very deeply about them. If you can’t understand the moral justification, then the simple one is that if you don’t let other people eat dinner, they won’t let you eat yours.
And then you have to ask whether most people want to live in that kind of society.
Lefties have flagrantly broken those norms, one of the more famous photos from the Black Lives Matter race riots includes race rioters demanding that diners raise their fists in solidarity with their hateful cause. They have repeatedly harassed conservatives and just random people. And all this has taken place with the innate understanding that if a mob gathered outside a place where Ketanji Brown-Jackson was having a latte while sharing fun times going easy on pedophiles, the sky would thunder and the FBI would be on the spot in 3.5 seconds.
But counting on abuse of authority to protect blatant double standards is just tyranny. And a fragile one at that. Counting on the innate decency of conservatives is also a weak card.
The Left claims that it wants to burn everything down, but the masses of its upscale supporters have no sense of what that would feel like or look like.
They say things like “there’s no right to eat dinner” while believing that they do have a right to eat dinner. As the radicalism they have unleashed continues, they may find that there is indeed no right, only civilizational norms that they are destroying. And that those little things are the difference between civilization and barbarism.