Progressives

Like many of my fellow Awakened Americans, I was blessed to spend time over the holidays with family and friends, some whom belong to the less informed or ill-informed among us whose only news sources are the alphabet networks or random conversations with know-it-all leftists parroting the daily talking points. These encounters mainly serve to reinforce what I already perceive about our left-leaning opposition but at times shed some light on otherwise unthought-of nuances in the mindset of many leftists who at times exhibit the mental capacity of your common house plant or the occasional bird bath, but perhaps I’m being too harsh with house plants.

The indoctrination from our education system and MSM is apparent in many of their statements and is ever difficult for someone like myself to dismiss without rebuttal, but at a family gathering and having dove headlong into the breach on many such occasions to no avail reminds me that it’s a pointless endeavor. One reason is the inescapable fact that leftists are often unaware of how far to the left their ideological pendulum has swung, if they are aware of their own ideological leanings at all. They live within a brilliant, albeit deceitful, curtain of disillusion the elitists have constructed atop the shaky foundation of feelings and emotion rather than intellect and reason. Having no solid facts on which to base their views, they revert to a sad whirlpool of circular thought and diversionary tactics whenever a verifiable fact is raised.

  • You’re a filthy Republican! (Not! I’m a libertarian/conservative!)
  • You want my Grandma eating cat food! (Yummm!)
  • But, but, but… Bush! (Yea, let’s complain about his spending by tripling it. Lets protest the Patriot Act by expanding it and passing the NDAA. You lose!)
  • Hey! Look at the pretty unicorn! (Utopia!)
  • Wait! You’re using Bullet Points! We must ban the use of high capacity Bullet Points!!!

And yet, even as they succumb to their feelings when justifying leftist imaginary projected outcomes, they will often cite a politician’s reported “intellect” as the reason for supporting their policies, as if the mere presence of intelligence precludes any malicious intent or illogical conclusions.

  • Bill Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar! (Yawn.)
  • Obama got a Nobel Prize! (Yawn.)
  • I wrote-in Hillary!  –  (?)
  • You’re using more bullet points!!!

This overwhelming need for hero worship, deserved or not is, I think, a confirmation of the analysis posed by Mark Levin in Ameritopia wherein he points to the Statist’s goals of a utopian world constructed for us by the educated elite. It points to a sheepish desire to not be forced to think but to blindly accept what one is allowed to do or possess simply because someone supposedly smarter said it is the right thing to do. After all, they are smarter than we are. They said so!

It is foreign to me that those who blindly follow this philosophy don’t fundamentally understand that such communal thinking is the antithesis of personal freedom. What these people have falsely been taught to believe is that utopian beliefs, aka: Socialism/Statism/Communism, can’t long exist within the same framework as the American Republic’s original form of government. The two ideas cannot be more opposed to each other. One cannot have just a bit of Statism, for Statism, like a cancer, must consume the entire host in order to succeed. And that success does not take into account the individual’s well being, only the well being of the State. Even at the end of such a progression, what does it benefit a State if, in the end it implodes to the detriment of all involved? Such is the proven outcome of any Statist government ever implemented.

And as long as I’m in rant mode…

Another fallacy I love to see ignored by my low (no) information brethren is the idea that the national debt and spending have no effect on our lives. They would love to believe that government budgets have no correlation to the household budget or corporate bank account or government’s manipulation of the value of our currency. Since government can simply print its own money doesn’t mean it is acceptable or ethical to do so. Quite the opposite, yet they continue to do so with little or no regard to what effect that has on your money’s worth, as if monetizing the debt will not lead to uncontrolled inflation or that if left unchecked has a very real chance of crashing the US and eventually the world  economy. I’m no economist but even a lowly robot can see the writing on the wall.

Why can’t they?

Why WON’T they?

I’ll tell you why.

Ostrich Syndrome, That’s why.

Because the indoctrinated leftists WANT to believe what they’ve been told is the truth. Because, hey, if those “smart” politicians and policy wonks don’t know what they are doing, then no one can possibly know or understand what to do and we are doomed because, again, the leftist sheeple don’t want to think for their selves. They’ve relinquished all decision making to the elites, remember? They CAN’T think for themselves. The elite have told them NOT to. According to the Statist, they aren’t capable of it.

This is by design.

Here is a quote I found while taking Hillsdale College’s Constitution 201. I think it speaks volumes about today’s situation.

Woodrow Wilson said of the European States in “The Study of Administration” Nov. 1886:

“They sought so to perfect their machinery as to destroy all wearing friction, so to sweeten their methods with consideration for the interests of the governed as to placate all hindering hatred, and so assiduously and opportunely to offer their aid to all classes of undertakings as to render themselves indispensable to the industrious. They did at last give the people constitutions and the franchise; but even after that they obtained leave to continue despotic by becoming paternal. They made themselves too efficient to be dispensed with, too smoothly operative to be noticed, too enlightened to be inconsiderately questioned, too benevolent to be suspected, too powerful to be coped with. All this has required study; and they have closely studied it.”

Paternal Despotism is the current condition of the American experiment.

We have a language barrier, an impasse to communication born from necessity of the left to continually deny their penchant for the utopian dream. Or, in some instances, if not deny the wish for utopia, to deny they are leftist at all. For them, the confusion of terms must ever remain a fog of understanding; for once the curtain is drawn back, once the light of reality shines upon the mind of an independent, the spell is broken. Because the truth is that socialism must, by design, segregate the individual into classes and factions in order to divide and conquer, must infuse distrust, dissent and hatred for our fellow men to subjugate a free and civil society to those who know better, to the elite, and once that realization dawns on a person, their argument for socialist solutions for an improving society breaks down. It is for the greater good, we are told. And it is the greatest lie ever propagated on a free people.

The free individual must, under leftist thought, subjugate himself unto such a regime for their plan to work. It is not compatible with America as founded and so America must be transformed.

I am ever reminded of this lie masquerading as language barrier when conversing with some who are offended to be labeled a leftist but ascribe to policies that are clearly socialist and it causes me to ponder – At what point on the line between left and right can one legitimately be labeled a leftist? Even if no such line exists, say their philosophy is so scattered across the spectrum as to defy category, what positions must they support to attain the Leftist label?

How many leftist policies would someone have to agree with in order to legitimately earn the “Leftist” label?

Do any carry more Leftist weight than others?

To help answer this question, please take this entirely scientific and utterly meaningless poll.

Consider the policies in the list below. Please choose only the ones that, when put in combination, would place the person who ascribes to them in the category of Leftist. But pick only as many as required to qualify. If only one will break the leftist barrier, then choose only that one.

The question also arises; can a leftist be absolved of the label by supporting some other libertarian or conservative principle? Can one cancel the other out?

What combination might that be?

Feel free to discuss in the comments.

Note: Image found at Flopping Aces – It’s Time for Leftists to Get Real About Taxes

Praise the Lord? Or praise Obama? Given the Government is the only thing that we all belong to” theme of the DNC conference in Charlotte, NC this week and the “non-sanctioned” posters being hawked by vendors outside the DNC, I think it’s obvious who the Democrats would like us to bow to, and it isn’t the Lord Jesus Christ.

An Obama calendar, obtained by Fox News, features two religious images of the Commander-in-Chief.    

The month of August includes a photograph of Obama’s birth certificate with the words “Heaven sent.”

The president was born on Aug. 4th.

The entry also includes a photograph of Obama along with a passage of Scripture from the New Testament.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” the entry read — referencing John 3:16.

Read the rest: FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes Artwork Likens Obama to Jesus | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes.

This is a continuing tactic used by the Obama team and their supporters. It is offensive and disturbing to Constitutionalists and Christians alike. Americans do not worship our president, nor should we be encouraged to. It’s also telling that the DNC Platform removed references to God and Jerusalem while mentioning Obama by name 38 times and referring to him around 200. See – Democrats Remove ‘God-Given’ From Platform, Remove References to Jerusalem

 

The corruption in the Republican Party can no longer be ignored. I recieved a message today and a link to the video evidence from Heidi Thiess concerning the Republican Rules Committee fight that occurred during the first days of the recent RNC convention:

Calling all Conservatives: watch this UPDATE ON REPUBLICAN FLOOR FIGHT. The real story is getting out. Please help spread the word. Have you seen this video of Boehner’s SCRIPTED response to the floor vote? Unfettered, incontrovertible corruption! Please help share his video everywhere because folks still don’t understand the impact of these changes nor the corruption that the RNC and top Republican officials engaged in to shove this down our throats.

The bottom line: these rules would have crushed Reagan in ’76 and if left unchanged mean we’ll never get a conservative choice (like a Reagan) again. We must fight back!

Watch the TelePrompter that PROVES corruption:

Thanks to Heidi and to Ben Swann for following this story.

Background -

Michelle Malkin: Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots;” RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declare”no objections” over massive boos on floor

and: RNC power grab: the aftermath

Freedomworks: Romney’s “RNC Power Grab”: What Really Happened

Right Scoop: Mark Levin explains the RNC rules change and why we must defeat it

Texas Conservative News: Thoughts on the #RNCpowergrab

Heidi Thiess is a Constitutional Conservative candidate for City Council in League City, Texas.

Crossposted at Texas Conservative News: Proof #RNCpowergrab Floor Vote was Scripted

Nick Taxia, aka Duh Progressive, penned a great piece that should be a companion to the latest movie, 2016 Obama’s America. It’s an eyes-wide-open look at how Obama possibly views America and the world and the roots of that perception from before Obama’s birth.

A brief sample:

Obama proclaimed during his 2008 campaign that he seeks to “fundamentally change” America. In truth, Obama and his ilk are out to do much more. They seek to eliminate callous Social Darwinism and its economic Siamese twin, capitalism, throughout the entire world, replacing them with a global paradise where there is no chance for exploitation, violence, discrimination, or even judgement based upon racial, cultural, religious, sexual, or any other human differences; where there can be no inequality of any sort, and where no one can rise above another in any regard, be it fair or not…a world where everyone gets a trophy. The same trophy.

The President wants to tell us “stories?” Well this is it. This is the story of Barack Obama’s macro world view; a sad, massive case of reflexive overreaction to hundreds of years of perceived white male dominance, economic exploitation (capitalism), enslavement, genocide, and the lifeblood of all those things, a cruel dog-eat-dog mentality (Social Darwinism) perpetuated by Earth’s primary rulers of the latter half-millennium. I would proclaim Obama a Marxist if it was not for the fact that based upon this view of human existence and the American experience, Barack Obama, well, out-Marxs Marx!

I’ve added Nick’s piece to the Prime page because I found it to be a great piece of writing and because I believe it fills in more than a few holes in the president’s hidden past. Please take the time to read the op-ed in its entirety. I think you’ll find it worthwhile.

Duh Progressive – Murder, Rape, Repression, and the ‘‘Real Story’’ Barack Obama Would Love to Tell

In perhaps the most important op-ed published in my lifetime, Thomas Sowell perfectly describes Barack Obama and the slow erosion of our rights that we in the blogoshpere have been crowing about for years.

The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration, during the process of dealing with particular issues.

I don’t think that can be emphasized enough.

He goes on to say:

If laws passed by the elected representatives of the people can be simply over-ruled unilaterally by whoever is in the White House, then we are no longer a free people, choosing what laws we want to live under.

When a president can ignore the plain language of duly passed laws, and substitute his own executive orders, then we no longer have “a government of laws, and not of men” but a president ruling by decree, like the dictator in some banana republic.

I’ll not waste your time or sully his words by trying to add to them here. Professor Sowell’s article deserves to be read in it’s entirety.

Barack Obama And Ruling By Presidential Decree

Hat Tip – Mark Levin

UPDATE: Further thoughts can be found at TCN: Obama Seizes and Congress Cedes Ever More Power… while the band plays on.

Her parents must be so proud.

While the rest of the country is struggling with a real unemployment rate of +16%, the unending attacks on working class Americans in the forms of Obamacare’s coming tax hikes in 2013 and beyond and Obama issuing an unconstitutional Executive Order allowing illegal immigrants to steal American jobs by granting amnesty in the form of deferred deportation passports, I’m sure we, as Texans can all be proud of state representative Mary Gonzalez’s latest announcement that she’s decided that she is gender neutral or “pansexual” or something.

What. Ever.

Get out of our congress, you self-servicing, pubicity-hound. Why in the world would you wait until AFTER the election to announce your self-proclaimed androgynous perversions unless you were aware of the repulsiveness of your lifestyle to the people you supposedly represent?

What, exactly, do you mean by “better” or “families,” for that matter? Does “it” think that announcing the choice to be perverse in some way actually improves the family unit? I’d like to see the study on that. Wait, don’t get any ideas. We don’t need government wasting more money we don’t have funding another useless report on such reprehensible activities.

Christian News Network reports:

A Democratic woman that was elected to the Texas House of Representatives earlier this year has announced that she is a pansexual.

Mary Gonzales, 28, who was believed to be the first openly lesbian state representative, befuddled many when she divulged the information in a recent interview with the Dallas Voice. Gonzales stated that she is not only “sexually-oriented” to both men and women, but also transgendered men and women. She explained that a pansexual is a person who does not believe in a “gender binary,” because “gender identity isn’t the defining part of my attraction.”

Gonzales said she kept the term in the closet while she ran for office and rather allowed people to classify her as a lesbian, but after beating out two challengers in the primaries and currently finding herself running unopposed by any Republican challengers, she wanted to clarify the matter.

“During the campaign if I had identified as pansexual, I would have overwhelmed everyone,” Gonzales stated. “Now that I’m out of the campaign, I’m completely much more able to define it.”

She advised that when she was 21 years old, she first characterized herself as a bisexual, but then changed the term to pansexual after having relationships with transgendered persons.

Normally, I would not care what your activities are behind closed doors, but you, dear lady(?), since you are in position of legislative authority and have used your platform to proclaim and promote your lascivious lifestyle, force my hand to expose the activist use of your office for what it was not designed.

You have also assisted in exposing the democratic party as the association of reprobates they are. Thank you. I think.

I hope the people of El Paso remember your dishonesty and misuse of your office when it comes time for re-election.

Self explanatory:

It’s the economy, stupid.

Thanks to Bobby for the email.

…I take a break from the campaign trail to submit who I believe to be the winner of the contest. For if it is, in fact, a contest, our Fearless Reader: Barack Hussein Obama, is indeed the winner due to the fact he has declared war on every living soul in America and the free world for that matter. That the world just happens to contain a super-stretchy, pant-suit load of those feministic type people is not just a coincidence, it is a crucial part of the plan to divide and conjure. It also matters not that said feministas are clueless to Obama’s chicanery. In fact, it makes the offense ever more – um – offensive.

To illustrate, I give you the ultimate example of brain-washery.

Big tip of the tin chapeau to The Tree of Mamre from where I gleefully swiped this magnificent work of art.

For those uninitiated with National Offend a Feminist Week, please visit The Other McCain, Three Beers Later or The Camp of the Saints for your introductory materials, mandatory lampshade and sippy-cup.

Blog note: Originally posted on 5-9-12.

And by blast, I mean in a bad way, as in the Constitution blown all to hell.

I found this little gem of a Pelosivator while rummaging through the Robo-Memory Banks last night. Not sure why I chose to post the others and not this one. Well, here you go, ’cause we need to be reminded of the arrogance, contempt and corruption on display back in 2009 and 2010 during the ObamaCare debate and passage. Remember when a million people took to the streets ad held peaceful protests against it and all they did was scoff at the TEA Party?

Yea. Me too.

Remember in November, folks.

Blog note: Originally posted on 5-2-12.

Remember the Socia.List?  That menagerie of miscreants comprising the 1000 State Legislators who signed the PSN letter urging passage of Obamacare? Don’t think for a minute they’ve been eradicated. In fact, they’ve recruited quite a few more to their ranks. See, these new recruits recently signed on to be surrogates for Captain Apology under the guise of…

[Queue ominous, badly played, western diminuendo...]

“The Texas Truth Team”

Inspires confidence, doesn’t it? I guess maybe it could, if one ignored the party affiliation and the fact they are propaganda ministers for Dear Leader.

Hey. Guys. Seriously. Next time you decided to form a new band, for heaven’s sake call me for some name suggestions.

Here’s a few off the top of my tin-clad head:

Social Justice League

Reparation Station

The Projectors

Tools of the Tirade

Death Cab for Baby

Marxed-Out

The Keystone Keynesians

Foetus Non Esse

No Borders

Of course, you’re encouraged to add your own suggestions in the comments.

As an example of the dangerously misguided, wacked-out messianic complex the Dem’s have for their chosen one, I offer their own national Truth Team logo, spotted by Glenn Beck’s personal truth team, who astutely point out:

Usually a capitalized ‘He’ or ‘His’ would be reserved for 1) the first word of a sentence or 2) God so what is Obama saying…?

So, just for fun, what say we pay a visit to the Texas leader of these truth-telling vestiges of virtue, shall we?

Texas Democrat Party Chairman, Boyd Richie:

Mr. Richie recently announced his decision not to seek another term as TDP  chair in order to run for another office, or something. While making that announcement, Richie had no qualms issuing a few histrionic comments disparaging those with opposing viewpoints and encouraging his fellow lemmings to unite…

“…because a Republican political agenda that threatens to shut down government, schools and nursing homes is one that has turned its back on the people.”

Interesting wording, Mr. Richie. except for the fact that it’s hyperbole, innuendo and lies.

With all due respect sir, you’re a shameless demagogue and thus, accurately represent the rest of your party.

Leadership, indeed.

I submit that your statement does however, accurately describe the Democrat party and the Obama regime’s record.

Can you say projection? Sure you can.

It is the democrats who had control of both houses for the first two years of the Obama regime and it is with them that any blame lies for not passing a budget for the past three years. Three more “historic” firsts for those of you at home keeping score.

It was also the democrats who threatened to shut down government, withholding of Social Security checks, withholding of pay from active service troops, cutting healthcare services to veterans, cutting healthcare funds, and more. And they do so out of fear mongering.

The tools of tyrants and dictators throughout history is writ large in the democrat playbook and wielded against the people who’s rights they claim to protect, enslaving us all to exorbitant debt while the party panders ever more to their cronys, barely challenged by the sycophantic media.

Like Obama, Pelosi and Reid, these truth team surrogates must go. If for nothing but the fact they’ve turned the definition of truth on it’s head. They’ve jumped aboard yet another demagogue wagon instead of engaging in meaningful discussion about the constitutional restoration that Texas and America so desperately need.

The members of our merry band of misfits is as follows. Those with an asterisk are included on the Socia.list page. The 11 others are awarded spots on that list as well.

The Texas “Truth” Team:

TDP Chair Boyd Richie, (Good riddance)

US Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas),

Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso),

Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston), *

Rep. Roberto Alonzo (D-Dallas), *

Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), *

Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston),

Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth),

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Garnet F. Coleman (D-Houston), *

Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin), *

Rep. Joe Farias (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston),

Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), *

Rep. Marisa Marquez (D-El Paso), *

Rep. Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin), *

Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin),

Rep. Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston).*

Note: I’ll do my best to update this list with opposing conservative candidates for the upcoming election, just not today, it was too pretty outside and my tin can needed a tan.

For Liberty,

‘bot

UPDATE: Linked @DougRoss. Thanks!

UPDATE II: Linked @Theo Spark. Thanks!

I recently saw an image of President Obama exchanging a high-five with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from the black and white beyond.

After considering the image and what it represents, I think the photo-shopper got a couple of things wrong, so I fixed it.

There.

That’s more accurate.

Here’s the original.

While I’m sure that Dr. King would be happy to see a man of color inaugurated President, I cannot believe he would condone much, if any, of the actions of this unconstitutional president. Judging by content of character, I think he would be ashamed of the legacy Barack Hussein Obama leaves behind.

Happy President’s Day.

UPDATE: Awarded “Blog O’the Day” by the Jedi Princess! – Thanks! *blush*

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