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Fascist Democrats .. Or is it Stalinist?

Posted by DNW on 2013/09/27


 

The news headlines are recently filled with references to political partisanship and hard feelings in this country being elevated to a level not seen since the Civil War or its aftermath.

I think that any such characterization amounts to a modest overstatement.

But I also think that the reaction of those on the left to having their status quo , their notion of a settled situation challenged, leaves both some reason for thinking it so and for little doubt as to the fact that many on the left do see it in those terms, and speak as though some kind of social violence is immanent if anyone dare continue to offer them political resistance.

Of course when they regularly subverted the system using the formal liberties and procedural rules afforded to them by that very same system, they were exercising a sacred political right.

Now however, when the elected legislative representatives of some section of the people with whom they are not in sympathy, exercise their parliamentary rights, and do their duty by their constituents, the progressives cry “Treason!”

Conservatives, many years ago during the Cold War did label certain communist subversives and sympathizers as treasonous. In doing so they were morally and sometimes legally indicting them for cooperating with foreign powers in the active subversion of our regime of liberty; in the subversion of our constitutional polity, as the defenders of our freedoms would have described it.

Now however, “treason” has been redefined by the left as political and parliamentary opposition to their aims and “accomplishments”; and charges of treason are leveled at those who merely persist in defending our principles of limited government through normal and constitutional channels of political participation.

If then, there is anyone escalating us toward a mood of violence, it is the progressive class in this country, which plainly feels that although anything may be done or undone by them to anyone else with perfect moral and political legitimacy, nothing they do politically may be undone or even devalued by anyone else, lest a charge of treason – traditionally a capital crime you will recall – be leveled.

This astounding casualness with which they invoke treason and invite violence would be breathtaking to behold if we hadn’t been all along expecting them to  do something like this once they got to the levers of political power; and, when in reaction to their consistent overreach, some portion of the population, morally contemptuous of their collectivist liberty killing schemes, refused to be quieted and to roll over politically.

Jennifer Granholm, Harry Reid, and many others in the Democrat Party mainstream casually level charges of treason and terrorism, not at persons who conspire to betray their country and the lives of its people into the hands of a foreign and hostile power, but at persons who merely wish and work to preserve their natural rights, and their heritage of liberty.

Thus, much as the Stalinists’ once did, present day Democrats charge those who merely do not cooperate sufficiently as being treasonously guilty of “wrecking” or “reaction” or “sabotage”.

That this is in fact what their more ardent rank and file followers do also think, can probably be fairly represented through this quote from someone many of us already know – a certain Mr. Perry Hood, a self-described political activist and “progressive” from Delaware.

According to Perry, Senator Cruz is guilty of “sabotaging a law”.

I for one did not know that such an act on the part of a legally acting legislator was even possible.

But there you are. To them the defining axiom is apparently that “What the Progressive Will hath enjoined upon your back, let no man put asunder”. Or be judged treasonous.

Observe further. Rallying the mob for a little extralegal action, Hood rails regarding Ted Cruz,

Let us run this Senator out of the country back to where he came from, Canada, both literally and figuratively.

We presume Mr. Hood knows what “literally” means when he uses the word. And also what literally running out of the country a citizen and elected legislator who has the enthusiastic support of millions of his fellow citizens might mean in the way of civil violence.

Nonetheless …

Murderous hatred, groundless and unprecedented charges of treason over perfectly legal and parliamentary privileges having nothing whatsoever to do with foreign powers or allegiances, a cynical and hypocritical nativism, incitements to violence and extrajudicial lynch mob activities: But you see it’s ok when it’s progressives are promoting it. All in a credentialed progressive’s day’s work.

The irony of progressives additionally going on to morally indict Cruz on the grounds of some supposed physical resemblance he bears to their bete´ noire´, (puns intended) the Cold Warrior Senator Joe McCarthy, is almost too precious to even contemplate.

That he, whom they accused then and still today accuse of being morally shameless in the pursuit of his political ends, is left looking like the altar boy he once was when seen in comparison to them,  is both predictably, and tellingly, lost on them.

The sensitive Chris Matthews for instance, whose very legs tingle to the sound of Obama”s voice, speaks ominously regarding what he imagines is the appeal of Cruz’s ultra-male “black Irish looks” … to those fanatics addicted to individual freedoms.

Ryan, Cruz, and possibly even Rubio, condemned by progressive political activists as being “Guilty by phenotype”.

What can be next? An open “Kill the Boer” campaign cheer-led by Chris Matthews,  Harry Reid, and David Axelrod?

If this unhinged rhetoric were atypical of the left it could be shrugged off. But unfortunately, this insane vitriol has increasingly become their mainstream voice in recent years.

Thus, no observations will be offered up here today about the difficulties of living cooperatively with people having fundamentally differing or antithetical value systems and life ways. No ringing of alarms today about what is quite possibly upcoming if these progressives don’t somehow get a grip on themselves and their emotions. And no need for me to extensively document the explosive malice and homicidal resentment they emit like projectile vomit when frustrated. The mess is everywhere you look.

I just want to say, “God help us, truly, with what we are likely to face in dealing with these people in the not too distant future …”

 

10 Responses to “Fascist Democrats .. Or is it Stalinist?”

  1. […] Delaware Online Headlines […]

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  2. AOTC said

    these people are “literally” ruthless.

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  3. Perry said

    The ruthless people are Ted …[Editorially deleted due to hectoring repetition without substantive argumentation.]

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  4. Observer said

    The literally ruthless people are those who would shut down our government instead of governing, and those who would hold our country hostage by refusing to raise the debt ceiling, preventing us from paying our bills already incurred. These people are also enemies of America!

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  5. DNW said

    “Observer said
    2013/10/01 at 10:12 e

    The literally ruthless people are those who would shut down our government instead of governing, and those who would hold our country hostage by refusing to raise the debt ceiling, preventing us from paying our bills already incurred. These people are also enemies of America!”

    Histrionics aside, let’s look at a couple of facts.

    1. Government will not shut down. The Federal Government, not the states, not the municipalities, has come up against a spending wall erected by law.

    Congress may fund, or defund, as it chooses. What can be legally done by ordinary acts of a legislative power, can equally well be legally undone by a succeeding Congress. This is a well known principle of law. And unlike here, in those Parliamentary democracies which so many collectivists claim to esteem, there are not even any Constitutional limits on what the law making bodies may do.

    2. The hostage characterization as you present it is deeply flawed and is in fact, quite dishonest. The legislative representatives of a large section of the American citizenry, are merely doing their constituent’s will in trying to preserve the historic freedoms of those same citizens against collectivist trespass. It is their constituents who do not wish to be held hostage: to unprecedented interpersonal obligations incurred in their name by former representatives who no longer in fact serve. Deeply flawed in principle, collectivist legislation like this does in fact make every man a life hostage to the imbecility or hereditary disorders of those sharing the same political space.

    These Republicans are therefore doing exactly what I and nearly every member of my family want them to do, which is to cut the chains of social obligation moral imbeciles like Harry Reid have tried to drape around our necks.

    I back, and my parents back, and my brothers and sisters and our spouses and children back, what Cruz was doing. We ask that he do what he can through congressional action to preserve us from the prospect of being existentially shackled to the human garbage that recognizes no limits to its claims on others.

    If you believe that that makes me – from a family 300 years and more on this continent – an existential enemy of your will-to-power-in-America, then we obviously have a situation in place wherein you are likely to escalate your demands and rhetoric until ordinary political solutions are of no avail.

    Better think carefully about what it is that you really do want.

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  6. Observer said

    “These Republicans are therefore doing exactly what I and nearly every member of my family want them to do, which is to cut the chains of social obligation moral imbeciles like Harry Reid have tried to drape around our necks.”

    What you and your family want is done at the ballot box, not by your political TEA Party minority holding the rest of us hostage by threats of literally bringing down the federal government. Instead of democracy, your idea seems to be to promote uncertainty and fear by your demands. This rule by minority is not what this country has traditionally been about, therefore I label it as not being in the American tradition. The current 10% approval rating of Congress should tell you that your radical-right politics is out of tune with the overwhelming majority of Americans. We defeated those with your totalitarian persuasion in WWII. Perhaps you and your family should be seeking to live in another country more consistent with your views.

    And by the way, your family’s 300 year history in this country makes you no more of a citizen,with no more privilege or leverage than the rest of us citizens have. It happens that on my maternal side, the Edwards side, our family goes back as well to revolutionary times, over 300 years ago. Certainly I am proud of that, but have never felt that this history conveys any special privilege to me and my family, contrary to your implicit claim of privilege you seem to have made regarding your own family.

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  7. DNW said

    Perry/Observer writes,

    “What you and your family want is done at the ballot box, not by your political TEA Party minority holding the rest of us hostage by threats …”

    Your initial thrust was that Congress was not doing what the people wanted them to do.

    I replied that some portion of them were doing exactly, and well within the process, what some portion of the people wanted them to do.

    You now contend “What you and your family want is done at the ballot box”

    But Ted Cruz was elected at the ballot box, as were the Republican members of the House of Representatives.

    Obamacare was not passed by referendum.

    It was passed by Congress, just barely, and by many members who have since been sent packing because of what they did.

    What makes “Progressives” imagine that those citizens whom they have burdened through Congressional maneuvering cannot be equally well be unburdened through Congressional processes, is a mystery that logic itself seems incapable of solving.

    “And by the way, your family’s 300 year history in this country makes you no more of a citizen,with no more privilege or leverage than the rest of us citizens have. “

    After all you have been through in being expelled from board after board, you seem determined to retain your practice of replying to strawmen of your own creation.

    In response to your earlier comment which had read in part , “These people are also enemies of America!” and which I had more extensively quoted,

    I had replied in part,

    “If you believe that that makes me – from a family 300 years and more on this continent – an existential enemy of your will-to-power-in-America, then we obviously have a situation in place wherein you are likely to escalate your demands and rhetoric until ordinary political solutions are of no avail.

    Better think carefully about what it is that you really do want.”

    Had you therefore quoted the passage which you are now ostensibly replying to, [and I shall expect you to do so in future if you expect the continued dispensation of the temporary privilege which allows you to comment here] it would have become instantly obvious that your remarks were non sequitur; and were in all probability deliberately intended to falsely characterize my statement.

    You are going to have to learn to argue honestly, or go elsewhere … again.

    Consider yourself as having been advised to correct your practices. It’s the only warning you will receive.

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  8. Observer said

    Typically, the right wing blogosphere cannot tolerate those with opposing views, as demonstrated in my experience with a half dozen of them who have chosen to shut them out. DNW here is no exception. What is it that you fear, DNW, the exercise of free speech?

    Here is some truth with which you and yours need to internalize: http://www.gapbridging.com/?p=1299

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  9. DNW said

    Observer said
    2013/10/05 at 10:34 e

    Typically, the right wing blogosphere cannot tolerate those with opposing views, as demonstrated in my experience with a half dozen of them who have chosen to shut them out. DNW here is no exception. What is it that you fear, DNW, the exercise of free speech?

    Here is some truth with which you and yours need to internalize: http://www.gapbridging.com/?p=1299

    No thank you, Perry. I’ve had enough of both your stridulation and of looking at your recycled piles of frass for now.

    To anyone else reading:

    I’m going to leave Mr. Perry Hood’s [Observer’s] remark above for now as an illustration of the practical impossibility of communicating with the left.

    We, wish to argue our natural and political right to be free; whereas they wish to argue us, for daring to insist we have both natural rights, and an unalienable political right to be free of their boundless claims.

    I’ll respond at greater length in a new blog entry.

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