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What’s Up With This Election?

Posted in Big Government, conservatism, Culture, Enemies, General Discussion, Obama, Politics, Progressivism, public policy with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by McKinley Pitts

Blaise Pascal wrote in his Pensées, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. But then that was written long before the invention of socialism. Same difference but the socialists are even more efficient when it comes to modern death culture that has become much of the left. But I digress.

The JokerDennis Prager recently summarized the 2012 election as the values of the American Revolution versus the values of the French Revolution. The values of the American Revolution may be articulated thusly: Liberty, In God We Trust, and E Pluribus Unum. Conversely, Prager pointed out, “The Democratic party seeks to replace liberty with equality. Not equality before the law — that we all believe in. Not the equality of human worth — all Americans believe that all men are created equal. But the Democratic party and this president believe in material and social equality — and for them this equality is a greater value than liberty. That is why they seek to control more and more of Americans’ lives — in other words, take away more and more of our liberty — for the sake of some Utopian ideal of equality.”

A dear nephew of mine suggested that I see conservative Republicans as a persecuted minority. I don’t. I don’t think of the Republican Party — or the Democrats, for that matter — as a “persecuted minority”. That moniker makes no sense as those of any real persecuted minority are not typically in the position of being part of the ruling elite. The cognitive dissonance many feel when attempting to reconcile the two parties philosophically no doubt arise from the implicit notion that there is some form of moral equivalency between the competing philosophies, between the competing philosophies of the Republicans and Democrats. But while the Democrats are united in their disdain for those traditional values articulated above, those us from my sector have to force the Republicans to espouse a few of our values. That is the fundamental difference between the actual two groups: those in power and those outside demanding accountability from the ruling elites we suffer.

Given the current administration, the establishment mindset in Democrat Washington, DC, the current ruling party and their lapdog press, and moderate Republicans, the persecuted minorities stand out as Traditional Christians, Taxpayers, Small Business People, and the like. All done while Barry’s minions foment violence against conservatives and play race cards left and right. Viva Class Warfare!

The left on occasion tries to engage in honest debate but very rarely. They would like to more effectively respond, I am sure. But to do so means they have to own up to a number of things that the left are horrified by. The whole debate revolves around redistribution. The left will not debate that fact. They merely attack anyone questioning them as de facto evil and will excoriate rather than accommodate even when the least of us dares to exercise our simple fundamental First Amendment rights. The left ever attempts to squelch free speech and dissenting ideas. Today it is haughty disdain. Tomorrow it will be denouncing one’s own family during a show trial culminating in a mandatory guilty verdict and then a “tenner” a decade strapped to plow at a re-education camp located in California’s Central Valley, harangued by loud speakers blaring Obama speeches and other propaganda 24/7. Can’t happen here?

Occupy Wall Street

Progressivism is presented as a sanitized term for Marxism and has taken the Democrat party, the national media, the academy, the arts, and the courts by storm. It has succeeded precisely because the people in fly-over America are too polite and willing to accommodate different points of view because that’s what we do. American’s do not quake in the face of dissenting opinions. The left is always horrified by dissent from their default politically correct positions. Compare the horror the lick-spittle Obama press expresses anytime a conservative dares to say almost anything to, say, Joe Biden’s insane ravings on any given day of the week. Candidate Aikin is a monster versus Joe Biden’s just a little silly sometimes, that’s all, when he suggest Republicans want to put all black Americans back into chains. And this slander from the party of slavery directed at the party Lincoln, the party of slavery’s abolition.

A simple litmus test is appropriate at this point. Merely ask the average leftist hack their opinion of the wonderful and sweet Che Guevara and then ask them what they think of Armando Valladares, one of Che’s inmates in his Cuban gulag. If they don’t tell you how great Che was regardless of how many people he personally murdered and in turn how evil Valladares was, who’s courage led Amnesty International to name him a prisoner of conscience; who, following his release in 1982, wrote a book detailing his torture at the hands of the Cuban government and its chief jailer; and who was appointed by Ronald Reagan to serve as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, then they are lying. American’s accommodate dissenters; the left kills them and is proud of the fact–they believe it shows courage to shoot someone in the back of the head while their hands are tied behind their backs. The only answer for those who carry the water for murderers like Che is mockery and scorn. Che supporters might just as well be fans of Himmler. Same role, same sentiments, same system.

The core belief of Amerikkka’s left is that America, the United States, that is, is intractably evil and is a terrible influence on the world. We must be stopped. We must be attenuated. We must be taxed into oblivion. Our borders must be opened so that any and all can come here, except for well educated Christians or any studious Asians, unless, of course, they are the welcome agents of the Communist regime in Mainland China. Our military must be weakened. Our children need to be exposed to contraception and sex ed in kindergarten. Sex of any perversion must be legalized. Traditional marriage needs to be laughed at. We will only be good when we become a dependency lapping welfare population along the European welfare state model. We need to have rampant inflation and rampant unemployment because that weakens the foundation of this evil nation, one of the few nations on earth that regularly goes off to war to fight for the freedom of others, to sacrifice massive blood and treasure, to go home when the job’s done, and that has the audacity to dare ask for a little land to bury our dead. We need race baiting, class warfare, and hate. Chris Matthews, Louis Farrakhan, Reverend Wright, Al Shaprton gooooood! Mark Levin, Rush Linbaugh, Sean Hannity baaaaaaad!

Administration Moonshine

The all powerful moonshine god, Eaac (Equality At All Costs), describes the explicit but veiled opinion of the American left’s ruling elites, including the inner circle of the current administration. To deny it and the true motivations behind these beliefs is duplicity of the highest order. Their positions are simply un-American, traitorous, and evil. To suggest otherwise is folly. That is not to say the vast majority of their adherents believe they are doing evil for its own sake; they believe they are doing good. What tyrant ever believed their intentions to be anything but of the purest kind?


Victor Davis Hanson on National Review Online

Posted in Obama, public policy with tags , , on November 25, 2009 by McKinley Pitts

Victor Davis Hanson on National Review Online discusses the Prophet Obama’s war on reason.  Just superb writing and makes me long for the days when people would appeal to reason to make political arguments.

Thomas Sowell, My Man In the Clutch

Posted in Politics, public policy with tags , , on September 29, 2009 by McKinley Pitts

The Hoover Institute’s Thomas Sowell says, “There is usually only a limited amount of damage that can be done by dull or stupid people. For creating a truly monumental disaster, you need people with high IQs.”

Sowell’s talking about the geniuses in the Obama administration as The One begins to turn the United States into the banana republic that he has always dreamt of.

Go HERE for the full article on National Review Online.