The acceptance of the unacceptable, like the threatening behavior by members of the New Black Panthers outside a Pennsylvania voting center in 2008, by liberals, Coulter postulates, can only come from a mob-mentality in which the crowd becomes an organism that reacts, not to reason or ideas, but to images and slogans. "Bush Lied, Kids Died," "No Justice No Peace," "Hope and Change," (pg 6) are examples of such slogans which seem to have the power to whip the Liberal mind into a frenzy.
In Part 2 of the book: "The Historical Context of the Liberal," Coulter uses the events of the French and the American Revolutions to demonstrate the contrast in approaches and outcomes used by mobs vs. statesmen and Minutemen. The mobs which rampaged through Paris, and in the end had executed some 600,000 Frenchmen, are contrasted with the Revolutionaries in the English Colonies who pushed back against a tyrannical king, not with pikes and guillotines, but with documents, pamphlets, and a citizen militia. Reason and action vs. mobthink and death.
The tactics used by the Jacobins of the French Revolution are compared with those of modern liberals. Mobs would be incited through slogans and fear mongering. The policies and governing style of the rulers were not argued but their characters and reputations were smeared through widespread rumors. The Christian Churches of France were targeted in an effort to destroy the faith of its citizens. The physical structures were secularized, and the leaders of the Church were mocked and defiled. Religious marriages and funerals were discouraged and citizens were forced to drop their Christian names. (pp 119-120) "This," says Coulter, "was not the American Revolution. This was the revolution of a mob." And she compares this history with the efforts by atheist groups and the ACLU to remove religion in America from the public square.
Coulter traces liberalism in "Part 3:The Violent Tendencies of the Liberal," through its transformative years and the radicalism of the 1960s and '70s. She connects the Marxist-Left tactics of organizations such as The Weathermen, with the preeminence on college campuses and the mainstream media of radicalized professors and pundits. William Ayers, for example, was a mastermind in the Weather Underground movement which sought to create chaos and conflict on college campuses through extreme and violent mob activities. They were responsible for bombs which were set at the Chicago Police Headquarters and the Pentagon, among others. (Several of their members died as their homemade explosives detonated before they could be placed in public areas where they would have caused the deaths of many innocent people.) Ayers is one example of how liberals have accepted the violent, mob-like behavior of people who promote their leftist ideology. William Ayers is now a retired professor at the University of Illinois and a close friend of President Barack Obama.