The Left has a long history of latching on to worthy issues, ending slavery, ending segregation, raising awareness to stop sexual harassment, unfair labor practices, etc. to push for radical changes in our nation.The issues I listed above are a few examples. The Left used those issues to destroy state sovereignty, create a perpetual racial divide in America, which the Left exploits for electoral victories. they used them to create unions that have morphed into Left wing anti-Capitalist thugs. And they have created work environments where so many rules exist employees walk on virtual minefields of political correctness where any joke that offends, no matter how innocent could cost you your job.
I could also talk about how the Left has bastardized “zero-tolerance” policies in schools to create the insanity of kids being punished for have aspirin, or drawing a picture of a soldier. The Left has done similar damage to freedom of speech and worship. Where their unquenchable thirst for “tolerance” and “inclusion” have created things like a war on Christmas, and all public displays of religion, and speech codes on college campuses.
The Left cried for an income tax, that was, initially one percent. Yes, one percent! Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid are also great examples of how the Left uses issues to instill more Socialism into our nation. No matter how noble, or worthwhile an issue is, once the Left latches onto it, it begins to, as Dennis Prager says, to metastasize, and the results can be seen in every issue the Left has championed.
Why is this? Many reasons could be listed. The inherent greed and thirst for power that afflicts the Left are two reasons. The Left’s disregard for Individualism, and natural rights is another reason. I bring these up because there is another issue now, the issue of Gay marriage. Whether or not you agree with allowing Gay’s to marry, you must admit that the Gay activists, who are Leftists. are using this issue to further change our country.
Allowing Gay’s to marry bothers me not. But, this issue will be used, and in fact IS being used to both radically change how we define marriage. It is being used to force not just tolerance for Homosexuals, but to force businesses like wedding photographers, and bakeries to do their business with Gay couples wanting to marry. That is not about liberty, that is about the Left forcing their will onto everyone. Again, the Left’s appetite for power knows no bounds. Evidence of this can be found at American Power, where Donald Douglas links to a piece at Front Page magazine by Daniel Greenfield
From Daniel Greenfield, at FrontPage Magazine:
And yes. Turning gay marriage into a thing paves the way for legalizing polygamy. As everyone with a brain predicted. Polygamy, unlike gay marriage, was actually a thing. It has thousands of years of history behind it. So this was bound to happen.
If we’re not going to have any standards for marriage except “People in a relationship of some kind” then there’s no reason not to recognize polygamy. Or any of the crazier stuff coming down the pike. And that was why the left pushed the gay marriage scam to begin with.
Can’t say we didn’t warn you.
This is the problem with the Left, they can never be trusted to not use every issue to “reform” America “reeducate” our children, or to “redefine” American traditions and culture
We need more Pragers
That would be my advice to the douche nozzle with the Twitter handle @BurkelyH. The Other McCain is slightly tougher on the stupid Communist starter kit
Burkely Hermann describes himself:
#Socialist, citizen of the world and college student who fights for global justice and works to challenge the powers that be.
In other words he an idiot who has never picked up a serious history book, or studied the evils of Marxism. If he had, he would understand that there is no “justice” in Marxism, only oppression. suffering and death. McCain sums him up pretty well as I would
Burkely Hermann is neither honest nor intelligent, however, and yet supposes himself both intellectually and morally superior to anyone who calls attention to the obvious facts about Zinn.
This is how it always is with leftist punks: They imagine that their ideology confers on them a special insight, providing them with access to esoteric truths which no one outside the Cult of the Enlightened can understand, so that if you disagree with them, the very fact of your disagreement is proof (to them) that you are “ignorant,” etc.
Facts and logic that contradict their arguments are dismissed as somehow tainted because they don’t come from reliable (i.e., leftist) sources, whereas any specimen of counter-factual lunacy is acceptable to them, so long as it supports their anti-social worldview. There is therefore no point in trying to reason with such fools.
You can go over to The Other McCain and read it all, but, Burkley, do yourself a favor. Educate yourself, read some history, read how Communism has done nothing but slaughter and imprison hundreds of millions of people. No one who seeks to fight for “justice” would ever embrace Totalitarianism Burkley. Go study the men who founded this nation and their wisdom. Study our founding principles. Those embrace liberty, and equality of opportunity, because you can not enforce equal outcomes Burkley. Study Thomas Sowell, Dennis Prager, and Walter Williams writings. Better yourself son, learn to think outside the Leftist indoctrination that has stunted your intellectual growth.
I decided earlier today to do a post outlining the Rules of Leftism so everyone could come to grips with the undeniable truth about the evil I call Leftism.
1- When a Leftist says “by any means…” BELIEVE them! They have a moral compass guided by one thing. If it helps them win, it is moral.
2- Leftism is an ideology of convenience. A Leftist, or a Liberal (a Leftist in training) can change their stance on an issue depending on what party is in power. Just because Leftists wanted to kick Clarence Thomas to the curb over accusations of sexual harassment, did not mean far more serious allegations about Bill Clinton mattered to them.
3- Leftism is just another bastard child of Marxism. Leftists never wish to be called out for what they really are, which is Communists. Everything Marx believed in, they believe in. Never be fooled by their rhetoric.
4- Leftism is about one thing, control! Control of you, your earnings, your property, your kids, your rights, and certainly your thinking!
5- Leftists often use the term “power to the people”. Yet, everything they strive for seeks to dis-empower people. As Dennis Prager says the bigger the state, the smaller the individual, and the Left has yet to meet a state that is too big or an individual that is powerless enough,
6- The Left HATES your gun more than anything else. Why? Well because Leftism is all about Collectivism, and the ultimate enemy of Collectivists is Individualism. And nothing promotes Individualism more than the right to keep and bear arms. There can never be the Leftist Utopia as long as the right to keep and bear arms is in place. That right, given by the Creator, and protected by the Constitution our Founders gave us is the one liberty that all other’s hang on. The Left knows this, which is why they seek to destroy that liberty.
7- Leftists do not believe in God-given, or natural rights. They believe all right MUST come from, and be controlled by big government. God-given rights cannot be touched by government. They are as inherent to us as is our soul. The Founders listed such rights, and constrained the government from restricting those rights. The Left has been trying to undo that ever since the birth of America.
8- Leftists seek to allow government to control individual liberty for the “common good”. To the Left, individual liberty, be it free speech, self-defense, freedom of religion, is to be trampled when it becomes a detriment to that common good. And, of course, only a Leftist government can “properly” judge what the common good is.
9- Leftists love freedom of speech, as long it they approve of it!
10- Leftists are not racists, or sexists, they are Marxists. Yes a Leftist will use racist, and sexist attacks on women and minorities when it suits them, But their motivation is not to discriminate, it is to USE those minorities to gain electoral power. And that electoral power can then be used to “fundamentally change” America.
11- The Left divides, then labels people, so as to control them. The Left uses this tactic with great effect. They have used it with women, Blacks, Hispanics, Homosexuals, Asians, the old, the young. First they convince people in a certain group that EVERYTHING in their life revolves around their sexuality, or gender or race. This allows the Left to convince any group that they must THINK as a group, or they are a traitor to that group. Next, the Left convinces these groups that Conservatives hate them, and that the only hope for their gender, sexuality, or race is to vote against the Conservatives.
12- Ignorance is the fertilizer that fuels Leftism. Leftism thrives on the uneducated. And as well on those that have been indoctrinated rather than educated. This is why Leftists always want more focus, and money for education, mandatory pre-school, and for everyone to go to college.
13- Leftists hate powerful corporations, and powerful groups like the NRA, but worship at the altar of all-powerful government. It is horrible to the Left when a health insurance company will not cover you. But, if the government dictates who gets care, and what type of care, well that is Utopia. The Left hates it when gas prices are high, and the people suffer as long as “big oil” is profiting. But if the oil industry were nationalized, and the government made all the money, and gas prices were even higher? Yes, Utopia!
Take these rules, pass them around, and never ever forget them!
I ran across this piece about the power of Liberal intimidation by one of the greatest thinkers in America, Dennis Prager. Before I give you a taste of Prager’s column allow me to specify that Liberal, I might call it Leftist intimidation, is not new, nor does it come in only one form. Stacy McCain and others have been dealing with Leftist thugs like Neal Rauhauser and Brett Kimberlin, and their supporters for weeks now. The vile tactics of these miscreants have been well documented by this blog, and by many others. Their tactics might differ, but the aim is the same as the aim of many other Leftists who engage in character assassination by accusing anyone who disagrees with their Leftist ideals of racism, or sexism, or Homophobia, or a host of other “isms” and “phobias”. The end goal is to silence any Conservative who speaks up.
Sadly, too many “Conservatives” are cowed by these bullies. These folks who cave are cowards and fools. Their weakness in the knees does not buy them any slack from the Left of course. The next time they speak up, they will be vilified again, most likely in even harsher terms. And their cowardice makes easier targets of all of us. This is why we all, every one of us, every Conservative mus vow NEVER to cave in to these Neo-Marxist thugs. They do not seek reconciliation with us. They do not seek common ground, they seek our silence, period!
We MUST stand up to them! WE MUST fight them. We MUST NEVER allow them to silence us. We MUST see them as they see us. And that is as the enemy! We might not see political differences and debate as war, or as a winner-take-all game, but the Left does! And the price of losing this “game”? Our very liberty!
Now that I have flapped my gums, allow Dennis Prager to lay out the case as only he can.
Given how many more Americans define themselves as conservative rather than as liberal, let alone than as left, how does one explain the success of left-wing policies?
One answer is the appeal of entitlements and a desire to be taken care of. It takes a strong-willed citizen to vote against receiving free benefits. But an even greater explanation is the saturation of Western society by left-wing hate directed at the right. The left’s demonization, personal vilification, and mockery of its opponents have been the most powerful tools in the left-wing arsenal for a century.
Since Stalin labeled Leon Trotsky — the man who was the father of Russian Bolshevism! — a “fascist,” the Left has labeled its ideological opponents evil. And when you control nearly all of the news media and schools, that labeling works.
The liberal media even succeeded in blaming the right wing for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy even though his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was a pro-Soviet, pro-Castro communist. Similarly, just one day after a deranged man, Jared Loughner, attempted to kill Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and murdered six people in the process, The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that it was right-wing hate that had provoked Loughner: “It’s the saturation of our political discourse — and especially our airwaves — with eliminationist rhetoric that lies behind the rising tide of violence. Where’s that toxic rhetoric coming from? Let’s not make a false pretense of balance: it’s coming, overwhelmingly, from the right. . . .”
Krugman made it all up. But what matters to most of those who speak for the left is not truth. It is destroying the good name of its opponents. That is the modus operandi of the left.
Go read it all. Prager lays this intimidation at the feet of Chief Justice John Roberts’ cowardly ruling on Obamacare, as he should. As I said, and as Prager opines, these people are bullies, and all I need to know about bullies I learned in 7th grade. A bully picked on me, tried to pick fights with me. I wanted no part of fighting, I just wanted to go to school and be left alone. Yet, my peaceful demeanor failed to impress this kid. Then, one day, my temper, which was much longer at the age of 12 than it is today, snapped. He pushed me, and I beat the snot out of him. leaving him crying, and with a bloody nose and split lips. Want to take a guess how many times he picked on me after that? Yep! ZERO! Now, I am not suggesting resorting to fists to best the Leftist bullies. But I am suggesting we never give an inch to them, EVER!
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Prager is a wise man. Video lifted from Protein Wisdom
Prager is a national treasure! He nails it here. America IS the least racist nation, despite what the Left tries to tell us
In light of the tragic killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin — and the manufactured hysteria surrounding it — one thing needs to be stated as clearly and as often as possible: The United States is the least racist and least xenophobic country in the world. Foreigners of every race, ethnicity, and religion know this. Most Americans suspect this. Most black Americans and the entire Left deny this.
Black Africans know this. That is why so many seek to live in the United States. Decades ago, the number of black Africans who had immigrated to the United States had already surpassed the number of black Africans who were forcibly shipped to America as slaves.
Members of other races and nationalities know this. Even Muslim and Arab writers have noted that nowhere in the Arab or larger Muslim world does an Arab or any other Muslim have the individual rights, liberty, and dignity that a Muslim living in America has. As for Latinos and Asians, vast numbers of them from El Salvador to Korea regard America as the land of opportunity.
And when any of these people come here, they are accepted as Americans the moment they identify as such. If someone — from anywhere, speaking any language, looking like a member of any race — becomes an American, he or she will be regarded as fully American. This is not true elsewhere. A third-generation Turkish-German, whose German is indistinguishable from the German spoken by an indigenous German, will still be regarded by most Germans as a Turk. The same holds true elsewhere in Europe.
Be sure to read it all
RS McCain has the video, and I think the clip illustrates everything that is wrong with the useful idiots that allow their minds to be seduced by the empty promises of Marxism. Here is the transcript. Note the hyper-emotionalism, the lack of common sense, the complete lack of appreciation for Western values that allows this moron to speak freely, and the addiction to the notion that these miscreants are ” building a new world”.
“I spent the last three weeks building this library into a place where people could come together, where they can just share ideas, where they can meet each other, and where they can just be in peace together. And now it’s all being torn apart for no good reason. We’re not hurting anybody here. We’re not hurting any one. We just want to be here and meet each other and learn together. We just want to try and build a new world.”
I suppose this walking brain donor never thought that he and his hippie friends, CAN do all those things without living in tents, and while actually practicing hygiene as well. But, I suspect this overgrown child only cares about being the center of attention. It is all about him. Leftism is ultimately all about selfish people who wish to mooch off the successes of others.
What this hippie, like all Leftists, really needs, is a kick in the ass.
Gun control is right there at the very top of the Worst Liberal Ideas Ever! You see, the Left refuses, it seems, to ever learn from their mistakes. They embrace ideas like gun control (what they actually seek is to disarm the people, but they call it gun control because they cannot be honest about their totalitarian designs) despite the fact that the evidence does not support their claim that outlawing guns will somehow decrease gun violence. So, the Left twist the stats, and if that fails, they lie through their teeth about gun violence.
In fact, take the term “gun violence” or the term “firearm deaths”. The Left throws those around a whole bunch. What they do not tell you is that they lump EVERY death, or violent incident involving a gun together. So, if a policeman shoots a gang member, or if a homeowner shoots an intruder, the Left lumps that in the “gun violence” or “firearm death” category. It inflates the number of what I call bad uses of guns (that is guns used by BAD people for BAD purposes) and also diminishes the actual number of times guns are used for good. A good use being a law-abiding citizen using a gun to defend themselves, loved ones, their property, etc.
The Left also lies in that they often only talk of incidents where a gun is actually used to shoot someone. The fact is this, well over 90% of defensive gun uses, do not involve an actual shooting. So, back in October of 1998, when some punk tried to rob me in an alley behind the restaurant I ran, my defensive use of my Colt .45 does not count in Leftist logic. See I did not shoot the bad guy, he turned and ran when I pulled my gun. As in MOST cases of defensive gun uses, I only brandished my weapon, so the Left wishes not to talk about such cases. If the Left were to be honest, and include ALL the times a law-abiding person used their gun to thwart a crime, including the times the gun is never fired, they would be forced to admit that their vision of gun control would drastically INCREASE violent crimes in America. So, instead of pursuing an honest approach, the Left lies. After all, Leftism, like all the Bastard ideological children of Marxism justifies ANY means as long as the desired end is reached. The desired end, of course, being greater degree of State control over the individual.
The Left, not satisfied with simply lying to achieve their Statist Utopian Ideal, also loves to use raw emotionalism to make people scared of guns, and to look at those who legally own guns as twisted, or dangerous. Take the oft-used Leftist line that allowing States to have concealed carry licenses, or open carry permits, will lead to “Wild West shootouts” or “Blood in the streets”. These are intended to stir panic and dread into people. The Left loves to use such tactics to shut off your thinking and emotionalize you to the point that you will beg your legislature to do something to save you.
The Left wants you an emotional wreck because it will prevent you from thinking and reading the facts. And the facts are this almost every state in this nation has concealed, or open carry permits, and in every one of those states, violent crime has gone DOWN, not up! Yes, despite the claims of the Neo-Marxist Gun Grabbers, the presence of more law-abiding citizens with guns does not increase crime. It tends to do the exact opposite.
So, why does the Left loathe guns, and your right to own, and defend yourself with them so much? I mean isn’t it the Left which always shouts “power to the people”? The answer is simple. The Left are Statists, Collectivists. To them, ALL liberties come from government, and naturally, if government can grant rights then it can rescind those same rights, you know, for the “common good”. As Dennis Prager has said, the larger the State, the smaller the individual. Therefore any right that defends the individual over the “greater good” must be crushed if the Left is ever to achieve their dream of creating a Marxist State.
No right more strongly supports the individual over the State or the Collective, than the right to own a firearm. Thus the Left detests that right most of all.
The ultimate folly of the gun grabbing Left is this. They refuse, to their very core, to admit that rights do not come from government. Our Founders were wise, They realized that man’s right are natural rights, we are BORN with them. They come as a birthright. The only correct thing any government can ever do is to recognize those rights, and to defend them bitterly. That is that IS the type of government our Founders gave us. And the left has been waging a war against that principle for decades upon decades now.
The Left will, of course, lose this war, because they are not fighting against the individual, or the Constitution as much as they are fighting against the One that gave us those natural rights, and our Creator unlike the Neo-Marxist fools, does not make follies.
Bob Belvedere, a normally fun guy is, in his own words despondent over then future of America
We have pissed away the greatest experiment ever conceived in self-government. And watching helplessly as the left moves us ever closer to the rule of man — where government is all-powerful and can determine our rights for us, granting them or removing them at a whim based on a clearly farcical “reading” of, eg., the Commerce Clause — should remind us just how precious liberty is.
We shan’t go down without a fight. Once this country is unrecognizable as this country, the time will come once again to declare our independence.
We are a people who were born in freedom. Let the rest of the world suffer in servitude to the state. That ain’t us. And it won’t be — at least, not so long as we still have a voice and a will and the desire to be free. And those who wish to do us harm had better stop underestimating our resolve.
As for myself, I have lately become more despondent, seriously questioning if we can hold The Union together. There’s just too many differences between us. Short of exiling of all Leftists, I don’t see how the Right and the Left can continue to live together much longer. The two side have totally different views of Life and Reality. If, by Divine Providence, we were to get the Progressives out of government at all levels and reconstitute said governments under the Founding Principles, you know the Left would immediately begin scheming to get back into power and, since they live by the philosophy of ‘by any means necessary’, since they have no moral sense, they would do whatever it took, twisting the law and usurping it, to regain power — because that is what they care about the most.
Leftism is incompatible with American Values. It despises custom, morality, and Right Reason. It rejects the importance of tradition and, in fact, scorns and spits on it. Leftists seek not to learn from the wisdom of those who have come before them. They disdain the hard-won knowledge that politics is the art of the possible. They seek to remake the world in their image, to be as gods.
How can you deal with such people?
You can’t because they believe they have found The Answer — that secret knowledge that the man of the Right believes can only be known to God. The Left believes mankind can be perfected, whereas those on the Right know that Human Beings are, well, human, in the purest sense of the that word — they err and will always err, they are flawed and will always fail.
Thus, the Right seeks to craft governments and institutions that put checks on the damage erring men can do. The Left, on the other hand, believing that people can be perfected, sees no reason for such restraints. Their faith in the idea that the Eschaton can be Immanentized, leads them to brook no opposition because, well, how can you oppose the Illuminated Wisdom they have discovered unless you’re an idiot or a fool? It is a torturous logic they follow and it leads, inevitably, given the frustrations they will experience imposing it on their flawed fellow Human Beings, to them torturing their fellow Human Beings. And it has in every single place it has been tried.
So, there is no possible way normal reasonable people can deal with such people — nor should they because they will be outgunned every time because, unlike themselves, the Left will not feel any pressure to conform to the rules of Right Reason and civilization. The Right plays by a set of rules first forged by the hand of God on Mount Sinai; the Left makes up it rules as it goes along, believing the ends [Illumination, Heaven On Earth] justify the means [anything goes].
It is inevitable that the two sides will clash and that, eventually, the chances are very good that this clash will escalate to the battlefield. This is especially true in The United States, where the belief in constitutional government is the strongest.
The Left will not compromise in the ends they desire to force upon us — they are the most feverish and fervid and fanatical of believers, who are unbound to any sense of morality.
We on the Right must not compromise because we have an obligation to those who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor that we might be born free, and to the American children born and those to be born to hand them what was given to us.
‘We might have been a free and great people together’, wrote Thomas Jefferson, and he was right in speaking of the American Colonies and Britain, but the same does not apply to the Left and the Right in The United States — there was never a chance that we could coexist for too long with people who despise everything we believe and everything we, as Americans, are.
Great thoughts, I fear for this nation too, anyone who understands our founding principles does. Every year, we move farther and farther away from those principles, and every year we slide deeper into the morass of Marxism.
There are those who will scoff at Bob’s belief that the Left are the true fanatics seeking to force their religion, Marxism, down all of our throats. But, nothing could be more obvious. The Left practices no tolerance, nor does it embrace, in the least, any diversity. The Left welcomes only those who march and speak in lock step with the Left. Those who do not are targeted for utter destruction.
The does not seek compromise, or common ground. It seeks nothing but total control of our lives. The Collectivist Left believes to their very core that people are not fit, nor are they capable of self-determination. The Left loathes the Individual because an individual is a threat. A threat to the very ideal of Collectivism. Dennis Prager has said, quite correctly, that the larger the State, the smaller the individual. That is the certain truth. The Left believes that “rights” are to be given, or taken by the State according to whatever benefits not the individual, but the State!
History has shown that the Left will do anything to bring about their vision for mankind. Violence, intimidation, rigging elections, lying, and any other means are justified because the Left seeks to place their Utopian vision of State enforced Collectivism on all of us.
So, can we “get along”? Coexist? Work together? I fail to see how. two sides so divided can never work together because a common goal is needed for cooperation. The Left and Right have no common goals. They are, in the end polar opposites, and one will eventually win. Pray with all your heart that it is the Individualists that win, it is the only hope for America.
If I could have the chance to chat for awhile, maybe over dinner and drinks with anyone, who would that be? Well, forget about any celebrities for a moment, let’s look at bloggers, or political commentators, writers etc.
First of all I am not ranking the following folks this is not a top ten or anything like that. It is rather, just a short list of folks I would really enjoy getting to talk with.
Also some less famous, but equally fascinating bloggers
Smittty and Robert Stacy McCain of The Other McCain
Donald Douglas of American Power
Bob Belvedere of Camp of the Saints
John of Verum Serum
Chris Wysocki of Wyblog
Pat Austin of So it Goes in Shreveport
Click on host name to open streaming audio player. All times eastern.
Click HERE for a list of the best conservative talk radio FREE podcasts on the internet.
I always pondered how Stacy McCain retains his sanity, and now, his secret has been revealed. He does not listen to presidential speeches. Be sure to read his great piece on this at The American Spectator. Likewise, I tend to ignore most speeches by most politicians. I do so because they contain on average about 90% “talking points”, and I have an increasingly low tolerance for “talking points”, which is, of course, politicalese for bullshit! Talking points are basically sales pitches, and generally speaking bad sales pitches, designed to BS the American people. “talking points” are used to “stay on message”, in other words do not say anything that might be used against your party later. Talking points are just another part of the dumbing down of all things in America. Both parties use them, and to me, they are the biggest beatings to listen to, right up there with Marv Albert doing NBA games, and Bob Costas saying anything.
You know them when you hear them. Democrats, for instance, give us the “tax-cuts for the rich” talking point about every 1.2 seconds. Republicans respond with things like “fiscal responsibility” about every 1.6 seconds. To me, it does not even matter if I agree with the politician or talking head and their particular talking point. I am just burned out on the same people spewing the same things. I crave originality, sincerity, and BS-free speeches and debate.
This is why I prefer blogs to talk radio for the most part. Sure there are Dennis Prager and Rush, who are great, and their shows are NOT the usual three hours of “talking points”, but, face it, most talk radio is, well repetitious and monotonous. Blogs, though, are real, and original, well, at least most Conservative blogs are anyway. Blogs are, for the most part, good because they are NOT run by the talking head types, they are done by average folks, who are not part of the DC insiders club. Frankly, political shows, would be far better if they featured more bloggers as guests.
So, if you are tired of politicalese, and talking points, read this blog more, or check out my blogroll, lots of fine blogs are there. Want originality? Want fear-free political discourse and commentary? You are at the right place!