Thursday, September 17, 2015



[NOTE: The following appeared at Diary of a Right Wing Pussycat otherwise known as Kid’s blog on Sunday, September 13, 2015. We reproduce it here with Kid’s permission in edited form - FT]



Our wise, no-nonsense friend Kid




DEFINING TERMS

Because the Left in an unholy alliance with its slavishly devoted Propaganda Machine, often described  here as The Enemedia, have redefined and thus obscured the meaning of the terms Conservative and Liberal we must elaborate on their true meaning.




Conservative  

Conservatives believe in following the Original Intent of the Constitution. Do you think the Constitution is an outmoded old rag? Read and understand the Bill of Rights before you send it through the shredder.

The writers of the Constitution were true libertarians. Today we prefer to call them social liberals.  The Founders should best be known as Classical Liberals.  See if you could find anything of significance today in the Constitution that was meant to restrict anyone from doing anything on a personal level.  There was no mention of entitlements, drugs, date rape, marital rape, homosexual activity, prostitution, etc.  Our country was founded on the premise of allowing people to do whatever they wanted, unless their activity became abusive or damaging to others.  If you define yourself as a Liberal and believe in this premise, you might really be a Closet Conservative.

Yes, terrible things were considered acceptable regarding the African Negro race held in bondage in early America, but our thinking evolved, and we wound up fighting the bloodiest, most destructive war in our history first to stop slavery from spreading to newly opened U.S. territories, and to prevent the Southern Slave States from leaving the Union. During that war Republican President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves forever. 

We should realize today that the Democratic Party of the Reconstruction Era was responsible for establishing strict segregation and institutionalized discrimination against the recently freed blacks in the form of the now-infamous Jim Crow laws.  

The Republican party was created as a party of reform. Republicans were the social activists of their day. Many were outright Abolitionists. Remember too that Andrew Jackson, a Democrat and the first “Man of the People” to be elected president, was directly responsible for the theft of Cherokee Land and the Persecution and near massacre of the Cherokees known today as The Trail of Tears.

This is not to taken as an endorsement of today’s Republican Party, which appears to all intents and purposes to lack the courage of its convictions and is, therefore, unwilling to give meaningful opposition to the increasingly oppressive Liberal-Democratic Agenda. In this regard the modern GOP may be every bit as destructive as the Democrats have always been –– but especially since they were taken over by the Progressive Movement early in the last century.  Our current government is broken.

Conservatives are not racists, religious fanatics bent on forcing their beliefs on others, neither are they people interested in controlling other people at all outside of expecting obedience to reasonable laws designed to respect the individual rights and freedoms of all as outlined in the Constitution.

Please note that many Republicans are not Conservatives.

Liberal

If you think things like world peace, social equality, gender equality, economic equality, clean air, water, and soil, humane treatment of animals and all the other similar sane concepts are important, there is nothing wrong with your thinking, unless you believe Conservatives are opposed to these things.  We are not.  

All of that is essential to a sane decent society.  We start with these concepts in Kindergarten, then refine the methods of achieving them based on what we must meet in the real world. 

Show me someone who is not for any of these things and I'll show you a sociopath.  For example, the megalomaniac in charge of North Korea has no interest in our ideas about how things should be. Tell me how you're going to change this.  Talk to me about the hundreds of millions of Moslems around the world who rejoice every September 11, as they chant “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” What can and should be done to change their sick behavior?

If you have been subjected to federally-supervised public education and the university system, you have probably been dominated and thus indoctrinated by liberal progressive thinking. In which case you probably still want to believe Socialism is a fair-minded, enlightened alternative to exploitative and abusive Capitalism. If so, you are likely to accept all or most of the tripe dished up by the Enemedia-Government Alliance and the Washington Cartel. If this is the case, as it is with far too many these days, you simply have not developed a capacity for critical thinking.  Instead, you are immersed in a fantasy environment created by wishful thinking.  Now, you may have a good reason for this like being young and wanting to spend your time enjoying life, the freedoms afforded you and even working hard for your future, but sooner or later you are going to have to realize that building a better world is up to you. It cannot be achieved by ceding your freedom to make choices to a supposedly all-wise, all-powerful Central Government.

There seems to be nothing wrong with Marxian Ideals on the surface, but if you fall for the Socialist Utopian Dream Vision, eventually you will be forced to come to the realization that your country and all the good things she once stood for have been taken away from you, and you now live in servitude to an almighty, ever-living, increasingly oppressive, tyrannical State.  

"A government powerful enough to give you everything you want, is powerful enough to take away everyth8ng you have."

Please remember that early on the vast majority of Americans were Classical Liberals (Libertarians).  Most whom we call conservative today were socially liberal at our Founding and for a long time beyond.    Preserving and enjoying Freedom was uppermost on their minds. 

Conservatives today realize that in order to fulfill the great potential implicit in our Constitution they must  be willing to take risks and work hard within the confines of Reality in order to deal effectively with today's very complex environment.  

Not as many as you like think want "world peace."  It may surprise you to find out how many don't. Nothing worthwhile can be achieved instantly, as if by magic. Fundamental Improvements take a long time, because all factors involved must somehow remain in balance. In attempting to combat one sort of evil through the revolutionary application of main force we too often cause worse problems. For instance, motorized transportation caused air pollution and traffic jams. Solar and Wind farms are killing massive numbers of birds.  

There are no  easy solutions.  If it were easy, we'd already be doing it.  Do you honestly want to believe, “greedy business people” sit around rubbing their hands together chortling with glee over the toxic effects their demonically-conceived products are having on the environment, and how adversely they affect the lives of individuals?  Try again.

When I was a kid in the Pittsburgh of the 1950's and 60's when all the steel mills were still flourishing, you could see the particulate pollution drifting down on you with your naked eye.  The Ohio River in Pittsburgh was a toxic, chemical stew.  Chemical plants and many other manufacturers simply poured their waste into the river.  You can't believe how much cleaner everything is today compared to then.  It didn't happen overnight.  It happened over decades. Doubtless the EPA would like you to believe that no clean up of environmental pollution would ever have taken place were it not for their existence, but that is not true. The famous London Fog and vile pollution of the Thames in Victorian England and the poisonous state of New York’s Hudson River below Bear Mountain disappeared largely through enlightened volunteer effort. Pittsburgh’s atmosphere may have improved mostly because the steel mills closed and all those jobs were exported. A modern history of Pittsburgh woud make an interesting study.

Liberal Progressive 

No matter how you may wish to describe or define yourself you are sympathetic to Marxian-Communist-Socialist objectives. My advice to you would be to emigrate please to a Socialist Workers Paradise of your choice, and leave US the hell alone.

Epilogue 

In closing there are huge things happening in America right now and you will regret not getting involved in trying to shape the direction they may take.  This is reality.  We will have to do our own research and get involved sooner than we probably want to.  

For example, if you think watching and reading the “news.” or the last 30 days worth of election debates means you have performed your due diligence in understanding where candidates and political parties stand, you're sadly mistaken.

Because so many swing voters are uninformed, people running for political office are forced to lie just to be allowed to stay in the race.  They have to rely on polls and marketing demographics to attain the number of votes they are looking for in the region where they are running.  For example, John McCain in his last election talked about border security as though he wanted to build a wall one-thousand feet high made of Neutronium on the Southern border.  A nano-second after being re-elected he started talking about Amnesty for all illegal aliens! 

Can you see this?  Do you realize how politicians see the vast majority of the voters as gullible, malleable dupes who gladly let their elected representatives get away with promising the moon, while delivering a dirty latrine? Do you want to be one of those dupes?

Do you not understand what it is supposed to mean to have a government Of, By and For the People?  If everyone just lounges around doing whatever he wants after each election, and fails to hold his congress critter accountable, how can you defend that as a valid political system?  I'm not telling you how to vote.  I'm just telling you to put some effort into it, and to follow through afterwards by persistently demanding that your congress members respect and do everything in their power to obey the mandate you were partly responsible for giving them.

25 comments:

  1. Kid is Lou Reed!!!

    "For example, John McCain in his last election talked about border security as though he wanted to build a wall one-thousand feet high made of Neutronium on the Southern border. A nano-second after being re-elected he started talking about Amnesty for all illegal aliens!

    Can you see this? Do you realize how politicians see the vast majority of the voters as gullible, malleable dupes who gladly let their elected representatives get away with promising the moon, while delivering a dirty latrine?"

    I can see how Republicans pander to rabid nativists.

    JMJ

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    1. These people like Mr. Jersey here make the old flat-earthers look like brilliant, scientific geniuses. Just like the Slime-Stream media and the political hacks, and the eco-fascists.
      Good work Mr. Jersey, you made my day!

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    2. Instead of merely insulting JMJ, why didn't you help make KID's point, which was to offer an example of how politicians CONSTANTLY act contrary to the wishes of the voters who put them in office?

      It doesn't matter WHAT the issue, it's the violation of PRINCIPLE that should rankle ALL so-called "thinking people."

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    3. Jersey loves to play the Beautiful Soul for open borders... but deep down inside, he's happy that the Republicans are keeping the swarthy apes out. :)

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    4. The boarders won't be secured as long as Obama is the President... You can take that to the bank.

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    5. More fussing over the border. You cons really are suckers. We've had net-zero illegal immigration for years. Most have been here since the Bush administration. The flood came a long time ago and long since tapped out. The problem has nothing to do with the border, and everything to do with the millions already long since here. Yet, all the silly little cons want that border pandering. Meanwhile, the GOP firmly controls most all the farm states, and farming is a 75% immigrant worker business. Idiots.

      JMJ

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    6. Hey Moron! Jersey! See all them kids busting the border? What farm are they going to work on, mallet head?

      The only reason immigration slowed down at all, doofus, is because the OBamaEconomy is crap, even compared to Mexico.

      Freakin left wing loon Dembulbocrats need to learn to think for themselves.

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    7. Jersey's right. America's economic problems aren't because the liberals are offshoring all the good jobs to China and/or because the Conservatives are farming out all the remaining sh*t jobs to Illegals. What we REALLY have is an entertainment problem...

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    8. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Why do we even care? Democrats have the solution! Bernie just need to print more money!

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    9. stomp, snort, and gruntSeptember 17, 2015 at 5:58 PM

      It doesn't matter WHAT the issue, it's the violation of PRINCIPLE that should rankle ALL so-called "thinking people."

      Exactly. Sad but not at all surprising. Both parties, in the interest of preserving their own power and control have not put the interests of the people (all people) ahead of party power lust.

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    10. But, Redfish, the B-O-R-D-E-R-S were not secured by G.W. Bush EITHER in the years immediately following 911.

      In fact our borders have NEVER been secured at any time in our relatively short history.

      Please try to keep a sense of perspective. Many of the crucial issues of our time are not inherently PARTISAN in nature.

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    11. The border is a porch light, and you cans are all moths. Meanwhile, all the illegal aliens are already long since in the house.

      JMJ

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  2. Consider this, it is unconscionable that at a time when the Obama administration wants to cut the active duty US Army by 40,000 troops and allow entry of 10,000 Syrian "refugees", the DC liberal media is talking about a government shutdown. And over what? President Obama threatens to veto any continuing resolution budget legislation that does not include $550M to fund Planned Parenthood. It appears that President Obama cherishes killing babies and harvesting their body parts more than fighting and killing Islamic jihadists. If the House and Senate GOP leadership cannot make that simple point, they should be removed, and I would be happy to debate the issue. If Barack Obama wants to force the entire government to shut down over providing US taxpayer dollars to a private sector, not-for-profit organization that is running a $1B profit -- I want to hear the liberal progressive media explain that to the American people. The policy preferences for Barack Obama have nothing to do with upholding the highest moral principles and values, or protecting our Republic. It is about an ideological agenda that is the antihesis to who we are, these United States of America. The US federal government will continue to operate. Let the rich liberal progressive Hollywood elite and George Soros pony up the $550M for the evil we now know Planned Parenthood carries out.

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  3. In regards to the above comment, I often try to follow the old adage that says "Don't attribute to evil or malice, what is more easily attributed to stupidity.".
    Nuf Said!

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  4. Yes, Susan, that was a very stupid comment, indeed, and that is why I eradicated it. Besides being off-topic and stupid it was also insolent and devoid of substance.

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  5. That was a deeply profound blog post by Kid. I wish it could be widely published for all Americans to read.

    I tried to comment at his site when he published it, but I was at work and had technical issues.

    Wise words, Kid, and very well-stated.

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    1. Why don't you post it in YOUR blog, SF? Maybe it will start a trend and "go viral" in the blogosphere. Who knows? Certainly worth a try.

      Good Stuff is good Stuff and OUGHT to be SHARED as much as possible.

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  6. Let me tell you how bad the slide is....

    Hordes of young voters are enchanted with Bernie Sanders. Believe it or not, some of these Bernie supporters are graduates of Hillsdale College and Liberty University. Not many, but some.

    Lots of other voters of all ages vote for whomever because that candidate is a member of the political party which their parents support(ed).

    IMO, the capacity for critical thinking has yielded to the Cult of Personality. Why? In part because America is no longer a nation of readers; the consequence of that is that America is no longer an America of thinkers.

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  11. There are many good insights in this article and I agree with much of it. However the problem in one aspect of it is the stereotypical straw men erected, as is usually done, to portray the other side as the embodiment of evil more on the basis of politics. And this is the usual tactic used by both sides of the political divide. And this divide is manipulated and stoked by the puppet masters of the big media. Exacerbating differences and manipulating public political opinion allows most of the agenda of as globalist master plan to go forward by stealth unchallenged. Reciting and mouthing platitudes of partisan politics as usual plays directly into the hands of those guiding this larger agenda.

    It doesn't matter what your political party affiliation is if the larger agenda is to the distinct foundations of the country as envisaged by the Founders. And how much of their vision has already been undermined and replaced and/or destroyed? Those waving a flag of American patriotism pretend that it is that original vision of America that they support, even though that country and vision is not the country that exists today. And this is no accident but rather a deliberate long range plan to destroy that original vision and the country embodied in that vision.

    Crimes against the country and its people are committed in broad daylight and recorded live for posterity, yet hardly a voice is raised in protest and disgust at how this could happen. The only constant is ts the incessant political bickering, the political regimes change, but overall, not much changes except the names and faces. And this has been going on for so long it's hardly a breaking news flash, only 'business as usual'.

    Of course, there's a new circus in town to attract the attention of the public ever pretending that their political hero of the moment will be the shing savior that everyone hopes and pretends against all hope will lead all back to the promised land of yesterday.

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    1. Thank you, Waylon, for sharing your thoughtful criticism of the article. We really appreciate honest efforts to address the featured topic.

      I do not blameMr. Trump for the circus atmosphere surrounding him as much as I do the determination of the enemedia to promote triviality and farcical inanity while suppressing serous discussion at every available opportunity. Both Megyn Kelley's performance in the August 6th debate and the incisive antics of Jake Tapper and the ever-obnoxious, hatchet-faced Dana Bash, last Wednesday evening were frankly disgraceful.

      That said, Mr. Trump did little to help resist these despicable tactics, and managed to make himself look less credible and less intriguing by playing along with the gag, as it were.

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