Posts Tagged ‘Statist’

The Road to Hell

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

How "Good" Were Their Intentions?

All of my life, I have heard liberals go on about their good intentions despite the facts and laws of nature that confound them, and all along the way, I’ve heard conservatives lament this situation and chastise the liberals with the well-worn retort: “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”  I’ve always politely listened to this and nodded in agreement, considering all the ways in which the welfare-state has failed despite the alleged character of the intentions of those who had built it.  More recently I have realized that I had been mistaken about the value of the statement, in part because I now doubt whether the intentions of liberals had been good, but in greater measure because I now know the road to Hell is paved with broken, beaten, bloodied, human corpses, and yet the road to Hell is merely a sample of what statists intend.

There are those who will assail me for attacking the sincerity of the intentions or motives of our statist enemies.  In fact, there are those who would run from the notion of our political opponents as enemies.  “Say ‘Adversaries,’ Mark. ‘Enemies’ is much too inflammatory.”  Damn me to Hell, but I will not conceal it further:  The people against whom we now fight for control of this nation are not adversaries, or opponents, because what they intend is to overturn the system of government we had created in our former wisdom to protect us…against them.  What you have been witnessing is the slow-motion counter-revolution that intends to destroy the liberties our founders had enshrined.  Let’s not pretend any longer that these statists are like the opposing team in a football game, and that win, lose or draw, at the end of the game they’ll shake hands and say “good game” in an act of sportsmanlike conduct.  They will never afford it to you, and you should never afford it to them.

Our Congress voted to control your physical being in 2010, and your president happily signed the bill into law.  With this law, they will now control you, your body, and more of your income, as if the latter matters any longer given the former.  Under Obamacare, you will have become the property of the state inasmuch as they will control the manner in which you seek healthcare, at what price, from whom, and where.  Is this the action of an “adversary” or an “opponent?”  The manner of the implementation means that you won’t know it until after you’ve re-elected him, at least not by virtue of what it will deliver or demand.  Do you think such an implementation was born of good intentions?  If so, good by whose standards?  Yours? Or theirs?

Our so-called ‘opponents’ don’t play by the same rules by which you have been accustomed to playing.  It’s much like the matter of the Geneva conventions, the so-called “rules of war,” to which the United States has customarily and scrupulously remained in observance, but which our ‘adversaries’ frequently ignore.  The rules many of us were taught as soldiers tell us that we must observe these rules, even to our own tactical detriment, even when our enemy commits gross violations of them.  It has cost us dearly, in lives and treasure, and it has done nothing to improve our moral standing in the world, that now regards us as fools and suckers.

In politics, the rules are even more muddled, but once again, we conservatives feel duty-bound to observe the rules irrespective of the crossing of these not-so-bright lines by our so-called adversaries.  Does it ever hurt them?  Do they ever pay a penalty?  Do they ever face some sort of comeuppance?  No.  What does it benefit us to make peaceful overtures to them when we know already that they view us as their enemy?  None other than Chris Matthews told us after Obama spoke at West Point to the cadets that he had “gone to the enemy camp.”  Matthews came out with an apology, but who believes his apology given his record?  Who thinks Chris Matthews doesn’t view West Point cadets as the enemy?

Meanwhile, we are told to understand that so-called “liberals” have the best of intentions even if they’re occasionally misguided.  After all, they only want “what is best for the most people.” Best?  By whose accounting?  Well, theirs, of course.  How many among my admittedly conservative-leaning readership believe that when the left constructs their welfare programs, they have the “best for the most” in mind when they design these programs?  Do you instead believe, as I do, that the left intends to use these programs in order to increase their power and hold over the lives of the people?  Do you believe, as I do, that their first and last motive in every issue is the acquisition, enlargement and maintenance of power over the lives of most people?  If you believe the latter propositions, then how do you propose to argue that their intentions had been good?

Do you instead argue that while their leaders clearly exhibit an ill will toward liberty, that the ran-and-file are merely pawns, or “useful idiots,” who bear no evil intent?  This particular fallacious argument bothers me because it imbues them with an innocence their behaviors simply don’t warrant.  Can you tell me which among these “dupes” or “pawns” or “useful idiots” don’t think they will gain unearned loot or benefit from such a system?  Put another way, how many of these do you suppose go to the polls with any idea except how to carve another slice from your pie?  Are these the good intentions of which you would convince me?

You might ask me about my claim that the road to Hell is paved with human corpses.  After all, you might argue, they haven’t killed anyone yet.  Are you certain?  After all, these are the people who look at the notion of governance and conclude that “if you want to make an omelet…”  Tell that to the 46,000 or more people who have been killed on America’s roadways as a result of their CAFE standards for vehicles.  I suppose it’s far easier to write off those deaths, and the even more numerable serious injuries as long as it hadn’t been you or somebody you loved.

You might want to offer that their various welfare programs haven’t killed anybody, but in this too, I disagree. It kills both those taxed to provide it and those who become addicted to it, though by different means.  Money is a store of value for future expenditure under as-yet unknown conditions.  Each unit of money and value you are able to save is one more moment of life you can enjoy for your own pursuits. It’s one moment fewer that you must take orders from somebody else.  It’s one moment more of sleep, of dreaming, of relaxing, of discovering, or whatever it is you do that makes you happy.  It’s one more nice dinner to take your beloved, or one more family outing to share, but in all ways, money is used to purchase more of what you want to do and less of what you don’t.  In this sense, money really is time, and it’s yours, because you’ve earned it.  Each penny the government strips from your pocket is one more dollar you won’t have in forty years time.

The recipients of your money in all the various forms the welfare state delivers it also pay a penalty, because it permits them to stagnate and become comfortable in conditions you had been wise enough to avoid, or escape.  Their children are not burdens, except to you, and their poor decisions and judgments exact no immediate toll in the form of the natural relation between cause and effect.  In all ways but a few, they are indemnified against their own errors, because you carry the costs.  Still, with all of this, they suffer from obesity and all attending diseases at a higher rate than you.  Despite all you are compelled to provide, it turns out they’re being killed with kindness.  Do you say these are the ends achieved by the alleged good intentions, but despite knowing all of this, the purveyors demand still more?

I contend to you that the statists know all of this, and more, that the results one hundred years of “progressivism” have wrought nothing but misery at all levels.  Educational results are poorer.  Unemployment is higher. Poverty is more widespread.  Corruption is more frequent, and more severe. The measures by which our society has fallen are numerous, and those areas in which we have made actual progress are those less-regulated by government, but they will not remain that way for long as governments at all levels look to exploit the Internet.

You can claim that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, but I submit to you that the evidence is precisely contrary to that claim:  There are no good intentions on the part of the statists, and what paves the road to Hell is the broken dreams and lives of generations of Americans.  The next time somebody offers you that old phrase, you might tell them otherwise.  Part of our error has been to project our good intentions onto their motives, despite all the evidence in controversy.  They tell us what they want is moral, but according to which moral standard? Whose?  Not ours, surely.  Too many among us have fallen into the belief that all morality equates to our morality, and they happily encourage the same among their flock, but the morality to which they adhere has no common ground with yours, and it’s long past time to realize it.  Good intentions?  By whose standards?

Not mine.


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:

The Radical Left Aims to Complete “Fundamental Transformation”

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Beginning of the End?

The radical left is working at a fevered pitch to overturn our constitution, and our way of life.  For a long time, we’ve mocked them as irrelevant and shrill, but since the rise of Obama, these statists have become more radical, more vocal, and more frequently violent.  They now openly plan to overthrow the country by destroying our economy, and it’s hard to ignore the fact that Barack Obama’s economic and fiscal policies seem to be aimed at that same end.  We can no longer afford to ignore these people as mere “kooks.”  They have been ratcheting up the rage and vitriol, and this is no longer an insubstantial movement of fringe types.  It’s begun to go mainstream, and there’s a continuing effort on the part of left-wing activists to cause division, mayhem, and unrest on the basis of alleged class differences in the populace.  The labor unions have often been involved, but now they’ve been infiltrated by a number of thugs at the leadership level who are more frequently using violence as a tool. Don’t kid yourself:  This is a campaign aimed at destroying the country as Obama’s game has been discovered, the left sees this as their last chance for a generation,  and they intend to seize the day.

Violence is being encouraged all over the country, as the drive to create anarchy as the trigger to tyranny is being pushed along by left-wing activists. It’s happening with flash-mobs and similar, and much of it is being directed by community organizers who are expert at agitation.   They’re openly planning it, and one of their target dates on which to start trouble is September 17th.   It’s an anti-capitalist movement.  One might wonder what it is with which they seek to replace it , since these agitators think capitalism is bad.  The answer is communism.   Let me state this again:  These people aren’t anti-establishment as they would have you believe, but instead the useful idiots who will ultimately serve the government monopoly in the form of a tyranny they’re trying to build.  The best analog in history is to be found in the Bolsheviks who dominate pre-Soviet Russia and ultimately created the Soviet state.  They’re mostly violent ignoramuses who follow the direction of a small core of intellectual Marxists who are best described as community organizers and policy wonks.

The Obama administration is loaded with such people, from Jon Holdren to Cass Sunstein to Ron Bloom, who famously said “The free market is nonsense,” and “We kind of agree with Mao, that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.”  In short, these are the nuts who are directing the policy of the United States under this current administration, but they have dark ties to worse characters like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn. If these people weren’t entrenched in the Obama administration, they would be widely regarded as extremist kooks, but the truth is that they are dangerous, anti-American ideologues. Some of the are simply plain, old-fashioned criminals, like Information Czar Vivek Kundra, who was busted for shoplifting from JC Penney in 1996.  Ed Montgomery, the Auto Recovery Czar who resigned in 2010, was a board member of ACORN and a member of the communist DuBois Club.  You can read up on these people and others at your leisure, but the fact remains that they are a dangerous collection of radicals given the legitimacy of official power through Barack Obama’s authority, and they’re using their positions and power to change the nature of American government to a form that is entirely Soviet in character.

If you wonder how this could happen under your noses, consider that the media maintains a veil of silence between these people and you.  They don’t want you to know what these folks are doing, or how they’re destroying your country.  When these people inevitably become embroiled in some controversy, like Van Jones, they’re ejected, and then beat feet over to Soros’ Center for American Progress.  When they’re replaced, they’re replaced by somebody no different, coming from the same well of leftist “talent.”  This revolving door between the extreme left’s intelligentsia and the Obama administration needs to be understood as the method by which these people control the government and develop new policy initiatives with which to continue their assault upon capitalism.

The simple truth is that they understand that America is more or less ripe for the picking.  Back in the 1930’s, in the depths of the Great Depression, the ideological fore-runners of this school of Marxist thought made their last big push to seize power.  In much the same way as now, Franklin Roosevelt’s administration was littered with socialists and garden-variety communists, but also with some thoroughgoing radicals.  They were known as the “Brain Trust,” and they were of a similar character to today’s Czars in the Obama administration.  Their aim is always the same:  To increase the speed of change and chaos until the President, who may or may not be fully aboard with this conversion, is pushed into more tyrannical actions.

“We are on the inside, we control the avenues of influence. We can make the President believe he is making the decisions for himself … soon he will feel a superhuman flow of power from the flow of decisions themselves, good or bad. “(John A. Stormer, None Dare Call It Treason, pp. 186-188)

This was written not about Barack Obama, but instead about the Roosevelt administration, for those not familiar with the book.  The people who now surround Barack Obama see him in much the same way: He is a tool which can be replaced at any time as their movement may require.

In short, we’ve been through this before,but something happened to put the brakes on it to a certain degree: Pearl Harbor.  The sneak attack and the subsequent declaration of war by Hitler against the United States intervened to curtail the revolutionaries, because the economy finally saw some improvement and patriotism was running high, and besides, the Soviet Union, while an ally, used these connections more for the support of their country than for continuing revolution.  In short, the United States under the Lend-Lease Act had become the arsenal for the Soviet Empire, and no communist wanted to interfere with that.  More, they could no longer afford to continue damaging the US economy, which had been their intention throughout the 1930s.

The same sorts of policies are now being undertaken, and this administration is part of the problem.  Barack Obama, for all appearances, seems to be a largely empty suit and a sock-puppet for the radical left.   This isn’t accidental, and it’s not benevolent.  As the coming season arrives, it will be their intention to destroy the nation by insurrection and violence on the groundwork these official hoodlums have already laid.  They believe you’ve had far too much freedom for far too long, and they want to change all of this.  They are intent upon dominating you, and if they can’t, they have other ideas on how to handle you.  They hate the Tea Party most of all because it is effectively the first sign of a counter-revolution on behalf of the Republic the leftists mean to destroy.   Whether you believe in “conspiracy theories” or not, all of this is being done in the open, and has been for a long, long time.  It’s not really a conspiracy, because free speech has provided to them the legal cover they need to agitate and associate in pursuit of their treasonous cause in the open.  They’ve dominated higher education for decades, recruiting and converting your children to their belief system.  They now firmly own the public schools too.  They control virtually every institution of government.

It’s coming to the time in which there will be no escape for the American people, and they won’t be able to pretend this hadn’t been happening to their country all along.  In part, that is the foundation of the Tea Party movement, as people who have come to realize their country is under a serious assault from those who would prefer to destroy it.  It’s time to understand that these people mean it, and they intend to subvert and replace your original form of government, which is part of why they’ve chosen Constitution Day as the target for their first massive protests and worse.  This is going to continue until they have reduced you to the state of destitution, and you’ll have no choice but to submit, or starve.   Many Americans have adopted the wrong-headed belief that everybody holds the same basic values.  This isn’t true, however, and it’s important to recognize just how far we’ve fallen already.  It can still be prevented, and we can still save the country, but it’s going to be possible only if we are able to stand up, and that’s only possible if we first recognize what all of this really means.  Nobody likes to consider the truth, because it’s hard to imagine we could lose it all so quickly and at once, but if we’re to stop this march to a tyrannical state, we will need to admit first that it exists.

Not all Americans love America, and for once, it’s become your job as a matter of vigilance to determine the difference, and sadly, your time may be running out.