Monday, September 27, 2010

No. 15: We The People

Over the next few weeks I will be performing my own little political countdown. It's more for my amusement than anything else, but I also feel that it's a good way to glimpse into the mind of the average Liberal. Such humorous creatures these Liberals, and yet so mysterious. This is my list of the top 20 things Liberals don't believe. We'll say it's in the interest of understanding one another.

"Again, because it's a stupid country with stupid people who don't pay attention.” - Bill Maher.

One thing that really irks the Liberal about America is the fact that We The People are in charge, or at least that's how it's supposed to be. John Kerry was recently discussing the Dems low poll numbers, and he attributed it to the voters being "uninformed".  It's not the policies we reject, nope.  We're just ignorant of the truth.  Number 15 on my list is, We The People.

When America was founded, our leaders wanted a nation that was free from the old European ruling class.  One that didn't involve nobility or royalty, where bloodlines didn't matter and titles didn't exist.  They rejected the notion that one man knows what's best for another man, and instead established a nation where the people govern themselves, and the ruling class had no power.  The elites, scholars and academians were pushed aside in favor of the common everyday citizen.  This was a unique concept, and is truly one of the things that makes America great. 

Well, Liberals hate it.  Liberals consider themselves to be open-minded, tolerant and enlightened.  They believe they are sensitive to others.  They are generally well-educated, so naturally they believe themselves to be more intelligent and wiser than the common sense American, which makes them suited to rule over us dumb hillbillies from middle America who don't know nuthin bout gubment.  They've spent plenty of time in lecture halls, and very little time in the real world.  The have read philosophy, and they think they know how the world "should" be.

So when they see the common sense American they look upon us with disgust.  We are middle America, with strong family values, traditional values.  We tend to be religious, which really makes them snicker.  They see religion as a collection of "fairy tales" that we all cling to like a security blanket.  Only the truly enlightened could free themselves from such a vice, and so they are proud to snicker at the religious folk.

They see our values as antiquated, old-fashioned.  Only a foolish person - a "reactionary"- would maintain those traditional values.  They have rejected the old-fashioned American traditions, thus transcending to a higher level of existence than us regular folk.  This also includes rejecting American exceptionalism and developing a certain dislike for this nation.  Only the wise, the enlightened could achieve such zen.

And, perhaps most important, is the self-loathing pillar of Liberalism.  To be a true Liberal, you must hate at least one personal characteristic.  Whether it be your race, your gender, your wealth, your religion, whatever.  You can't fully achieve true "sensitivity" until you learn to despise something about yourself.  And when us regular folk reject that idea, well that just proves that we're racist, sexist, homophobic, etc,etc.

Which brings us back to the Tea Party movement.  This is something that was spontaneous, generated at the grassroots level by common, ordinary everyday Americans.  A political movement of We The People.  And I can't recall anything attracting more venom and vitriol from the Left.  Boy do they hate the Tea Party.  And if there is anything they hate more than the Tea Party, it would have to be Sarah Palin, another common American who lacks the Ivy League degree or the ruling class pedigree, or the self-loathing that is required to be considered wise amongst the Left.  No, she's an idiot in their eyes because she is different from them.  And We The People are idiots too.

First, the Tea Party was called fake...or "astroturf" as Nancy Pelosi put it.  No way could anyone truly oppose the brilliance and wisdom of the ruling class.  Must be fake.  Then, we were called racist.  That was only a matter of time.  After all, why would people move against the brilliance and wisdom of the ruling class for any reason other than pure hate?  Now, the latest, we're just plain crazy.  Nuts.  Coockoo.  Loco.  We're a bunch of psychos out there running crazy, don't pay attention.  No one in their right mind could ever oppose the brilliance and wisdom of the ruling class.

The elites on the Left think they're better than us.  Plain and simple.  They think they're smarter, wiser, more understanding, more caring, more sensitive.  They know what's best for us, and they truly believe that we're just too stupid to take care of ourselves, too stupid to see that they're the answer for all that ails us.  The idea of We The People governing ourselves frightens them because they don't think we're capable.  Someone needs to take care of us, thank goodness they're here. 

They would've been very upset with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in the 1770s.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

No. 16: Equality

Over the next few weeks I will be performing my own little political countdown. It's more for my amusement than anything else, but I also feel that it's a good way to glimpse into the mind of the average Liberal. Such humorous creatures these Liberals, and yet so mysterious. This is my list of the top 20 things Liberals don't believe. We'll say it's in the interest of understanding one another.

"All men are created equal..." - Thomas Jefferson.  Number 16 on my list of things Liberals don't believe is Equality.

Common Sense Americans agree with Jefferson.  All men are created equal.  We are all born into this world with rights.  Those rights are equal in status.  One man's rights, regardless of circumstance or background, do not supersede another man's rights.  And one man's rights cannot be compromised for the benefit of another man's rights.  We ARE ALL EQUAL.

Liberals disagree.  Granted, if you ask a Liberal if they believe that all men are created equal, well of course they will say yes.  But you can't take a Liberal at his word.  Look at his actions.  When Liberals look at the world they don't see humans with equal rights.  No way.  Instead, they see victims and victimizers.  The victimizers are usually wealthy, successful capitalists.  Most of the time the victimizers are white male Westerners.  They are almost always Christian and heterosexual.  The ultimate victimizer is a white male heterosexual wealthy Christian westerner.  These people border on evil in the eyes of Liberals, that is if they actually believed in the existence of evil.

The victims are quite different.  Victims are always poor with some exceptions.  They are usually a racial minority.  More victims are women than men.  Homosexuals are basically across the board victims.  Sometimes Jews are victims, but that's rare.  Muslims, on the other hand, are always victims (see Major Nassif and the Fort Hood massacre).

So Liberals have this dichotomy.  Victimizers and Victims.  And they believe that victims have more rights than victimizers.  Equality is not at play here.  Ask your local Liberal:  Who has more rights, a white wealthy male Christian, or a poor black female Muslim?  The correct answer is neither, they are equal.  What would the Liberal say?

Why they believe this I don't know.  Maybe it's a political thing.  Yes, Liberal politicians raise a lot of money for their campaign by convincing victims that they have more rights than victimizers.  And certainly the more victims who believe this goes further in ensuring those politicians retain power.  So no wonder the Liberals expand their net of victims constantly.  But I'm not sure if money is the motivating factor for your average neighborhood Liberal.  I think some of it is guilt, or maybe just the fact that Liberals see a world where human OUTCOMES are unequal and feel that this somehow means that human RIGHTS are therefore unequal.  Twisted logic?  Yes, but I can't think of another reason why Liberals divide us up into victims and victimizers.

Take me, for example.  I am successful.  In the eyes of a Liberal, it's because of this demographic side of me that I have fewer rights than someone who doesn't fall into that demographic.  And it's up to them, by way of government power, to enforce the imbalance of rights.  So, I am forced to surrender a larger percentage of my income to the treasury.  The reason for this is because I am more successful, therefore I am not allowed to keep the same percentage of my labor as someone who isn't as successful.  And also, that person who isn't as successful has a RIGHT to things like education, healthcare, childcare, retirement, etc.  Those things must be funded and so they are funded by people like me.  My neighbor's right to healthcare thus supersedes any right I have to the fruits of my own labor.  Do any Liberals out there disagree?  Of course not.

President Obama has said that anyone who makes over $200,000 a year is doing well enough, and they can afford to pay a higher percentage of taxes.  He ignores the fundamental American principle of property and ownership.  No.  He believes that property rights end at a certain level of income.  If you have more property, then you have fewer rights to that property.  And if someone is in need, then they have more rights to your property than you do.  This is not equality.

The common sense American says that all men are created equal.  That we are born equal.  We have equal rights.  However, equal rights do not translate into equal outcomes.  Some people make the most of their rights and succeed.  Some become quite wealthy.  Others squander their rights and may not be as successful, may not be as wealthy.  These are outcomes and they are most definitely not equal, even though we all have equal rights.  The common sense American understands that equal rights and equal outcomes are two VERY different things, and if the government attempts to equalize outcomes then it can only do so by violating the rights of some of the citizens, thereby making their rights UNEQUAL in stature.  The only way to maintain equal rights is to understand that outcomes will always be unequal, and dependent upon the actions of the individual.  That, my friends, is a free society.  And that is what happens when you have equal rights. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Christine O'Donnell wins in Delaware. The GOP establishment has been dealt a major blow and they are all crying in their embroidered hankies.  Here are my thoughts:

The Tea Party is a genuine grassroots populist political uprising.  We haven't picked up pitchforks or tried to tar-and-feather anyone.  No, instead we have dug in our heels and decided to make a stand right here, right now.  There are a lot of problems in America and the two ruling parties are mainly the ones who created those problems.  The Tea Party holds no allegiance to the GOP.  In today's America there is very little difference between Republican and Democrat.  Even Bill Clinton said the Tea Party makes George Bush look liberal.  He's right, at least from a fiscal standpoint.

Washington is dominated by the political establishment.  Some have D by their name, others have R, but they all behave pretty much the same.  Gut the treasury, dole out gov't handouts to people and special interests in order to gain political favor, breed dependence and buy votes.  Obama says the GOP in the Bush years ran up record deficits.  He's right.  Yet, Mr. Obama chose to double-down on those efforts and show the GOP a thing or two about deficit spending and mortgaging our future.  That is unacceptable, so the Tea Party has taken a stand against both.

But the political establishment won't go down without a fight. They've been entrenched for decades, ignoring the will of the people, dating back to the 1930s (with a brief respite during the Reagan era).  They feel they are invincible, and they have a lot of money behind them.  O'Donnell, like Sarah Palin, was brutalized in this campaign.  Her personal finances were attacked, as was her character, as if the ruling class has any sort of record to stand on in those two areas.  She was called "unelectable", and now the GOP clan refuses to back her in  the general election.  Fine.

The same criticism was launched at Rubio, Angle, Brown and Morris.  The GOP's message was: Trust us, we can win, the Tea Party can't.  No thanks.  In our eyes, the GOP and the Democrats are all the same and we're tired of it.  We want people in Congress who actually REPRESENT the voters, will LISTEN to the voters and will ABIDE by the will of the voters.  So, one by one, the good ole boys of the GOP are falling.  Good riddance.

They said Castle could win, O'Donnell could not.  So they asked the people to vote for the less-appealing candidate simply because he could win.  No thanks. Things like that symbolize what's wrong in politics, namely voting according to what furthers your career, or keeps in step with your party and not according to what's right.  O'Donnell has her flaws, no doubt.  And she is certainly not a slick-tongued politician, but she does represent the people and pledges to protect the people's money.  If she doesn't then she will get booted as well.  Electable or not, a vote for her was right.  We may lose the general election, but we will not lose our integrity in the process just so we can take back the Senate for the GOP.  The GOP doesn't understand the wisdom behind that, which is exactly why we've abandoned them.  Why vote Mitch McConnell to replace Harry Reid when, in truth, the two really aren't that much different?  We are rejecting both, just as we rejected the aristocracy and nobility of the old-European ruling class of the 1700s that simply wanted us to just shut up and obey.

There is nothing the establishment fears more than a populist uprising, which explains the attacks.  The Tea Party has been called xenophobe, homophobe, Christian extremists and, of course, name it.  Most of these attacks come from the embedded politicians and the media that enables them.  So be it.  It will not weaken our resolve for change.  I challenge you to see for yourself.  We uphold the ideals of Dr. King, Susan B Anthony, Washington, Madison and Jefferson. That's a fact.  If Dr. King were alive today he would be marching with us, if not leading us himself.  We embrace immigration as a cornerstone principle of this nation. We treasure the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and we abide by them, fight for them and uphold them.  The attacks on us are not genuine.  Instead, they are an effort to retain power in Washington and retain control over the people.  Nothing more. "Just shut up and obey, or you will pay".  Well, we're not intimidated.

If Americans allow themselves to be influenced by the establishment and the ruling class, then they will reject the Tea Party.  But if Americans decide to form their own opinion through experience, I think they will be surprised at how appealing the Tea Party really is.  I encourage everyone to talk to a Tea Partier, attend a rally, listen to what we have to say.  Yes, there are some kooks, but they don't represent our movement.  You will agree with us more than you may think.  But if you listen to the neo-marxist media, the academians, or the political ruling class, then you will certainly hate us as they do.  Such is their strategy.  They are pinning their hopes on the general population remaining ignorant of this movement.

Don't let the media influence your opinion, and don't let the slick politicians define us.  We ARE the people.  We DEMAND accountability from our leaders.  We UPHOLD the values of the Constitution.  And we DO NOT CONSENT to the frivolous, reckless governance that we've been subjected to from both parties.  If you see us as anything different then you haven't seen the real Tea Party.  And if that is "unelectable" then America has no hope for survival.  Plain and simple.  If we choose the status quo - GOP or democrat - then we choose a perilous path of self-destruction.  This is our stand. We refuse to allow our nation to crumble without action.  It was our complacency and apathy that allowed the ruling class to entrench themselves in Washington and stray from our Constitutional foundation.  If that course continues it won't be because we remained complacent.

(Note: since this was posted the GOP has decided to help fund O'Donnell's campaign.  Prior to this announcement, O'Donnell's website was flooded with contributions, even to the point that the site itself crashed)

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Nine years ago a group of Muslim radicals murdered 3000 American civilians.

Despite what George Bush says, they did not do this because they hate freedom, hate liberty or hate what America stands for.

Despite what the Left says, they didn't do it because of America's involvement in the Middle East or our friendship with Israel.

Those Muslim extremists murdered 3000 American civilians because they believe their religion teaches them to do it.  They believe their god commands them to do it.  They adhere to a "convert or kill" philosophy.  They feel that all humans must convert to Islam, and any who refuse must die.  This is what they believe and that is why they kill.

They will continue to do it whether or not we're involved in Iraq.  Whether or not we're fighting in Afghanistan.  They will continue to do it whether or not a few whackos decide to burn the Koran. Whether or not we display tolerance and allow them to build a Mosque at ground zero.  Whether or not we reach out to them for dialogue and understanding. 

They will continue to do these things until:  1) We all convert to Islam, or 2) We are all dead, or 3) They are all dead.

There are no other options.  Until one of these three things happen, the radicals will continue to murder the innocent.  Plain and simple.

God bless those who grieve today.  May your loss never be forgotten.  May the reason for your loss never be distorted.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

More Leftist double standard

The intrigue about this idiot in Florida and all of his moronic followers who are calling for a "burn the Koran" day isn't that the guy's an idiot.  Or that his followers are moronic.  There's plenty of that nowadays in America to make this story rather boring.  He seems to be hungry for attention, hungry for fund-raising, hungry for controversy or whatever.  I don't know his motivation nor do I care.  People like him should simply be ignored.  That's how you deal with the foolish and ignorant.  Whether you're talking about people who spew racism, anti-semitism, stereotypical hatred or someone who wants to destroy the sacred symbols of another person's religion.  It's best just to ignore and marginalize them.  And, by the way, if this guy professes to be a Christian I would suggest he take a few moments to acquaint himself with Christianity.  There is nothing Christian about attacking someone else's religion.  This guy is about as Christian as Bin Laden.

But the real intrigue in this story deals with the Left's reaction to it.  The media is frothing at the mouth.  They can't get enough of it.  So much for marginalizing the foolish.  No, they're giving this guy exactly what he wants: attention and controversy.  Their giving him airtime, and I think it's a mistake. 

What I don't hear is the fact that this church has a Constitutional right to burn the Koran.  Interesting.  The same people who rallied around the ground zero Mosque are suddenly silent when this fool wants to burn the holy book of Islam.  Such is the world of relativistic liberalism.  There are no concrete rights and wrongs with these people.  Everything is relative and depends on the situation at hand.  Want to build a Mosque at ground zero?  Okay.  Want to burn the Koran?  Not okay.  President Obama said the folks have a right to build the Mosque at ground zero, that it's a fundamental American principle.  Robert Gibbs repeated this notion, as did Joe Biden.  Has anyone heard the President stand behind these dopes in Florida who want to burn the Koran?  Nope.  It's just the latest example of why liberalism never appealed to me.  It's too inconsistent as an ideology.  I prefer solid principles, unwavering, consistent.

Conservatives, on the other hand, are solidly consistent.  People have a right to build a Mosque at ground zero.  People have a right to burn the Koran.  But both are tasteless, offensive, disrespectful and provocative and shouldn't be tolerated.  Good luck finding a liberal to agree with me on that.

So the media will continue to slobber over this story, no doubt sharing culpability with any consequences that occur as a result of global Muslim outrage.  It's almost as if the Leftist media WANTS the world to hate us, WANTS the world to think we're anti-Muslim and are waging a holy war against Islam.  Hmmm.