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To Ignore, or Not To Ignore; That Is the Question

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Lights on; No one home…

Many conservatives are quite concerned about the appeal and rapid rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY,) the freshman Representative from the 14th District in New York.  Others believe that the non-stop coverage she’s receiving is driving that rise. The reason there’s so much concern about arresting her growth in popularity is that for some reason, she seems to have become a sort of Messiah for the youngest activists, and it’s causing distress to those who worry about the general direction of the country.  She’s a communist, all else being equal, and she’s dangerous in the same sense as Hugo Chavez was dangerous: If she gets too much momentum, she’ll become a dictator in this country.  On the other hand, there is a school of thought that she is a creation of the media, such that if the media decides to wreck her, she’ll be finished just as quickly as she started.  There’s definitely truth in both sentiments, but should we be concerned?  My answer may not please either group, but it’s my answer nonetheless: I will treat her exactly in the same fashion as every other leftist numbskull mentioned on this site: I will lavish her with my undying, unflinching contempt.  Besides, she’s likely to be put down by the DC establishment, an event that will only enhance that “Lights on; No one home…” look in her eyes.  If they fail, and they might, we may be in more trouble than we would have dared to imagine.

She doesn’t know it yet, but the leadership in both parties in Congress is preparing to clamp down on her like a vise.  After spending a whole day last week running all over the Congressional office buildings, and throughout the Capitol and grounds hunting for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-KY,) and you can be certain the McConnell was apprised of her antics.  If you think McConnell is taking this lightly after the last two incidents in which he and his wife, Elaine Chao, (also secretary of Transportation,) then you don’t understand Mitch.  He may be a RINO, and he may hate the conservative base of his own party, but he truly hates the sorts of tactics that protestors have been using when going after him, and he’s apt to use all the power of his position to squash her like a bug.

Nancy Pelosi(D-NY) isn’t going to put up with much more, either.  The time is coming when Pelosi is going to hammer this twit, if only because Pelosi does not permit dissent within her caucus.  Any who voted against her speaker-ship will learn in short order, when committee assignments aren’t so kind to the dissenters.  It will also become evident when Ocasio-Cortez offers up a bill.  The former bartender is going to need a stiff drink.  Cortez has made the mistake of seeming to bad-mouth leadership, and Nancy, Steny, and the rest of the old bull Democrats aren’t going to sit idly by and be supplanted by this know-nothing child.  Even Chuck Schumer, over in the Senate, isn’t long going to tolerate her antics.  Together with Pelosi, Schumer may together make Ocasio-Cortez regret her early brashness.  My point is that media may be making a big deal of this poor, dumb, ignoramus, but in Congress, she’s a small fish in a huge pond, and the bigger fish are already eyeing her as supper.

There’s one reason to be concerned about Ocasio-Cortez, and it’s this:  She is being taken seriously by equally ignorant young people, (and here I use the word “ignorant” in its most precise meaning – lacking specific knowledge,) whose college educations have taught them as precious little about the real world as their heroine has apparently learned.  This is where the adults in the room can make the biggest impact, and it won’t be on a mass scale.  We need to take the time to explain to young people why Ocasio-Cortez is utterly wrong about almost everything.  She’s wrong about economics.  She’s wrong about history.  She’s wrong about climate change.  She’s just utterly, abysmally wrong.  She actually compared “climate change” to World War II, for Pete’s sake.  Part of the challenge lies in the fact that some of us have been less than diligent about educating the young people around us.  We’ve left it to the schools, so that there’s very little useful education remaining there.  We’ve left it to the institutes of higher learning, where questioning the orthodoxy is prohibited.  Worse, we have paid for the whole thing!

Part of maintaining our society that many otherwise perfectly sane adults tend to neglect is that they must exhibit and practice the same virtues in sustaining a civilized society and advanced economy that their forebears had practiced to build it.  If we fail now to steer our young well clear, and if we’ve been too late in realizing the necessity of that guidance, we will bear the cost when they join together and become the foot soldiers of this bug-eyed moron.  We will have earned the disaster she will inflict on America if she and he ilk ever rise to power.  For now, she’s an aberration, but as time passes, it’s becoming clear that she will have company, and what might have been an aberration will have become a trend.  That’s the real fear expressed in this argument as to whether Ocasio-Cortez should be ignored, or instead watched carefully:  Is this what’s coming? Is this the end?

One would like to be able to say “no” emphatically, but given the course of our nation, and the manner in which leftism has been institutionalized over the last three decades, it’s hard to say that with the certainty one might have preferred.  This may be the trend now building, but if so, there’s still time to stamp it out.  We may need another more serious talk about how that’s to be managed.  All those who ever intoned “Never again!” ought to see in all of this the signs that the old evil is rising again, in part because we failed to completely smother it, but also in part because the one most devastating frailty in human nature is the temptation of the path of least resistance, and we’re condemned to endlessly make war with this ugliest side of our primitive nature.

To ignore, or not to ignore; that is the question, but I wonder if we ask it too late.  I wonder if the time to have paid attention to Ocasio-Cortez was when we permitted the radical left to seize ownership of education, government, media, and the wider popular culture.  We should have anticipated that she and those like her would necessarily arise to fill the moral vacuum we’ve left by abandoning our institutions to the left.  This may be why I’m somewhat annoyed at the debate over how to contend with her: The fact of her existence may be all the evidence we need to know that it’s already too late to save our republic, and that to rebuild anything like the nation we had known, we’ll now need to fight a second civil war.  Yes, it is as serious as that.  We have permitted our own children to be turned against us, just as the Stalinists had done in the Soviet Union.

Another problem we face is that we’ve permitted the earning of credentials to become a viable substitute for actual knowledge.  This is part and parcel of our education system, in which credentials mean everything, but actual accomplishments are seldom achieved.  Getting a graduate degree in Women’s Studies is now more important than the question: For what is such a degree used, apart from teaching it?  Does it represent actual knowledge?  This is how we have arrived at this moment in history in which we have the glowing spectacle of a 29-year-old Representative, with a degree in economics(!) who clearly doesn’t understand the first thing about the subject.  This is how she can rail about “Climate Change,” and yet only a bare few in our culture even bother to question the legitimacy of the bodged-together “scientific consensus” that isn’t.

If you wonder how such a monument to ignorance could manage to rise so high in our society, remember that this is what the Democrats have been proposing as a virtue lo these last one-hundred years.  She is the pinnacle of their philosophy.  Now she agitates for higher taxes, socialized medicine for all, but guns for none but the moon-bats like her who will impose it all upon us.  She isn’t the sad result of the inevitable failures of socialism. She is the pinnacle of everything they believe; every pestilent nugget of their incongruous, inconsistent philosophy is spat into the public arena in the form of its perfect human representation: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.  Fact-less, thoughtless, regurgitating statist bromides, and howling at the moon while she promises to gang-rape the progressive movement, amid promises that she could “give zero f*cks” about push-back from senior Democrats, she is the perfect representative of the mindlessness the left has always favored, and she is here to “run train” on you, too.  Don’t beg that she now be ignored.  Mourn the fact that when the rise of her ilk might still have been prevented, our “conservative” politicians did nothing, but worse, we didn’t demand it of them.  Don’t worry, however, because long before she is able to do serious harm to you, she will need to demolish Chuck and Nancy and their ilk, who are not yet apt to go quietly.  She’s banking on doing to them what Barack Obama did to Hillary Clinton in 2008.

While it is true that the media created her, and that they yet retain the power to destroy her also, you should know that the media is largely comprised of her ilk, who care nothing for facts, but only lay their concern on the side of their own propaganda, as the teenagers from Covington Catholic School learned this weekend. I don’t think we should give her more attention than she’s due, because as an individual, she’s not clever or thoughtful or even original.  She’s another clone of a type, but the fact of her rise is the more serious thing to consider.  How do we have so many young people who are so thoroughly detached from reality, logic, and the wisdom of the generations who came before them?  I say it is dereliction. Whose?  Ours.

Those who support her seem to do so with a sort of religious fervor; they’ve found their new Messiah.  This really is a substantial part of the reason why Ocasio-Cortez could so easily rise to fame despite knowing so little and having accomplished even less:  The generation in question was left in a moral vacuum, by the culture, the schools, and most importantly, their parents.  That moral vacuum is the space into which demagogues like Ocasio-Cortez are always pulled, and it’s a space they enjoy.  Watch her antics to understand that she enjoys pushing the limits.  She wants conflict. She has been able to get away with it her whole life long, posturing as a learned person while demonstrating an ignorance immediately recognized by all but her followers.

She is the future toward which we are now galloping, unless at this very late date, we vanquish the failed ideas of which she is now the clearest public representative.

 

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Obama and the Convention of Zero

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Joining the Collective

In mathematics, it’s known as the empty set.  It’s a grouping with no constituent parts, and if the Democrat National Convention proved anything, it was that this is a party with no heart, no soul, and no intellect.  One of my concerns has long been that the Republicans seem determined to follow in the footsteps of the Democrats, and it is clear that the GOP establishment has its tendencies in the direction of the void, but this week, the whole world was treated to the meaning of what it is to be a Democrat in 2012, and it is horrifying.  One might feel badly having watched the grotesque spectacle of a clear majority of the delegates screaming their contempt for the State of Israel, never mind their dismissal of faith.  Among the sea of screeching voices, there were some who voted for the platform amendments at issue, and it is for them we might have a small measure of pity.  They succeeded strictly because it had been commanded from the top, but you could see it in their faces:  They knew they had lost to at least a simple majority of the delegates.  This is the fruit of three generations of Democrats who have sold their souls to an unerringly anti-American, anti-existence faction that is now an irreducible majority of their party.  Barack Obama stands now as the spokesman for a dead ideology that is both massive and empty at once.

In physics, a singularity is an object of infinite density, exerting a force of gravity from which there can be no escape. One may be pulled into a black hole, one’s very atoms being accreted onto its mass and subsumed into the whole, but one can never escape, and having arrived there, is reduced to approximately nothing.  Nothing escapes.  It is impossible to discern anything about a singularity, because we can’t see them. In this sense, they are nothing.  Not matter, in any form we know. No energy exists there, save for that generated by its gravitational attraction.  No light can escape its grasp, and nothing new is born there.  It is a place to which energy and matter disappear, never to be seen again.  This is the Democrat party, and those faces looking bewildered before the cameras as they realized that despite winning “in the opinion of the chair,” the majority of their party had condemned them to the blackness of their ideological singularity, thus pulling them in.  Those who still wanted Israel’s capital at Jerusalem to be recognized as such were confronted by a mass of people who did not.  Those who still wanted the simple but significant three-letter word “God” to appear in the platform realized they were a minority.  Like the stellar flotsam and jetsam whirling about the event horizon of a singularity, it was too late, and the look on their faces revealed the horror of their situation: The Democrat Party has become a party of death, destruction, and depravity, and drawn in too close, there can be no escape.

Bill Clinton was fetched-in to mount a defense of the indefensible.  As ever, Clinton did what he always does: Lie. Perhaps the more mortifying part of it in this instance is that he too had become part of the flotsam and jetsam, and while he offered one distortion after the next on behalf of a President who he doesn’t like, and who has ravaged the country by design, with malice aforethought, Bill Clinton waggled his finger at the American people just as he did when he said infamously: “I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”  As he lied then, so too did Bill Clinton prevaricate with vigor at the convention.  He attempted with the feigned sincerity of  the ages to tell the American people that they are better off today than they had been four years ago.  Ladies and gentlemen, there can be no forgiveness for this.  There can be no rationalizations.  When a former President of the United States tells a whopper of this scale, what can possibly redeem him?  Naturally, the media loved him, but that had been a predictable result based on an ideology they share.  Once subsumed within the singularity, there is no escape.

Michelle Obama told us she loves her husband.  Forgive me, but I think she lied.  I think Mrs. Obama loves the idea of her husband, but what love is expressed in such a manner?  The entire focus of this speech was to answer Ann Romney, but if she held that as her goal, she failed.  She concocted stories of the early poverty of the couple, but those tales of woe do not match the record.  To say Mrs. Obama had fibbed to the convention, and to the American people would be a gross injustice.  She lied, and under the harsh lights of the convention stage, she did so with practiced, perfected gusto.Again, the media extolled her virtues, couching much of their praise in terms of the quality of her delivery, but seldom noticing the first thing about the shoddy set of alleged facts she presented.  We knew this would happen too, because once inside, there is no return path.

Not to be outdone, President Obama spoke about the things in which Democrats believe.  He lauded Bill Clinton, but he did not mention that Clinton had been on a path to a disaster similar to his own until the Gingrich revolution of 1994. He did not explain how more of the same would save the nation.  He did not offer an excuse so much as he begged for more time.  He appeared like the man whose car is being repossessed, begging the repo crew for more time, for one more extension, and for one last chance to make it right.  He might plead with the lenders, but they are tired of his excuses and want no more of them.  They simply wish to be made whole, or to minimize their losses.  They are not in the mood to offer more time, believing it has expired, and they have begun to suspect that to extend more patience will be rewarded only with more broken promises and a longer list of unrealized deliverables.

The President made more promises, vows about continuing a change begun with his election, but nevertheless being a change that has been disastrous for the country. The truth of Barack Obama’s “change” is akin to the spaghettification one would undergo on the way into a black hole: It might be change, but it won’t be pleasant, and it’s not what had been imagined. The “hope” also abounds, but it is baseless: There can be no escape and no coming back from this singularity.  These last four years, we have been fortunate in one respect, and one respect only: We have defied physics because we have been able to catch a glimpse what lies beyond the event horizon, and the American people, driven by self-preservation, simply do not wish to go there, knowing now in full what it will mean.

Clint Eastwood’s empty chair is an apt symbol of the emptiness of the President Obama, but it is also an expression of the fundamental problem of the ideology of the left.  The only source of their power is the gravity of their aggregated mass, but they have no energy, they create nothing new, and they offer nothing but death as an answer to all problems.  Consider the litany of issues in which Democrats and their cohorts offer solutions, and it is always in the direction of the zero.  Unwanted pregnancies?  Abortions. (Kill them!)  Profits?  Taxes. (Kill them!)  Increased longevity?  Death Panels. (Kill them!)  Civilization? Environmental regulations. (Kill it!)  Population growth?  Contraception. (Prevent them from living!)  Everything about the root ideology of the left is leveraged in favor of death, destruction, and depravity.  This is the hallmark of their message, but whether they succeed or fail is entirely your choice.  You have now been dragged to the edge of their event horizon, but unlike so many of their past victims, you know what lies beyond it.  You know that it’s a gargantuan, relentless, and crushing emptiness.  This election may very well be your last chance at escape.

Six billion subsumed voices await you inside.  After all, misery loves company.

Carville to Democrats: PANIC!!!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Time for Democrats to Panic?

In a piece that has wider implications for the 2012 election, Democrat strategist James Carville suggests that Democrats should be in utter panic over the drubbing they took in Tuesday’s congressional special election for the 9th District in New York, vacated by Anthony Weiner.  This particular election signifies the attitude of the electorate in a big, big way, and what it really demonstrates is the Obama has gotten the Democrats into serious electoral trouble.  Carville is sounding an alarm to fellow Democrats, but it may be coming too late.

Here’s what ol’ Serpent-head had to say in his lead-in on his article on CNN:

“People often ask me what advice I would give the White House about various things. Today I was mulling over election results from New York and Nevada while thinking about that very question. What should the White House do now? One word came to mind: Panic.”

Carville goes on to explain several strategies the President might employ if he wishes to save his Presidency, and win a second term, but the problem with his advice is this: The White House has painted itself into an ideological corner from which it cannot easily pivot without abandoning his fellow Democrats who have carried the water for most of his programs to date.

Democrats are quickly realizing the only way Obama wins is to scuttle his fellow Democrats.  At the same time, they’re looking around, noticing that in the name of their own self-preservation, they may well need to abandon Obama.  It’s a sticky situation, and Carville and others know it, but now it really is beginning to show.

The Democrats are in serious trouble, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that any Republican with executive experience can beat Obama next year.

Some may now wonder if Carville will now be reported to Obama’s AttackWatch.

You Don’t Deserve All Your Money

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

According to at least one leftist buffoon who has been elected to Congress, you don’t deserve all your money.  You should simply assume that it’s not yours at all.

That’s what Representative Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, thinks.

How do these Marxists win elections?

H/T to TheBlaze for the audio: