Sunday, October 7, 2018

What Have We Just Watched?



The Left (and I am NOT taking about Democrats) is assured of a Blue Wave this November. They site everything they hold true from their paid for WAPO, NYT, CBS, NBC,CNN, hell.. Even FOX that they will take over the House and Senate. The problem with this current generation of Leftists is they promulgate everything based on belief and feelings. And this is why they will be proven wrong come Nov. 6th. In fact? It is this very notion where they will suffer the biggest defeat ever in the history of American Electoral Politics... Ever!

Ask any Millenial about facts and they will look at you like you have six heads. Ask them what they 'feel', what they 'believe' and they will pontificate on the camera with every ounce of politically indocrinated BS you have heard for the past decade.

Every once and awhile this disjointed methodology comes to a head. Kavanaugh was one such example. An entire industry was created based upon innuendo and falsehoods. The fact that this woman could never prove her case was irrelevent. Never mind that others (excluded) came forward to dis-prove her case. Facts no longer matter. Again, because this methodology comes to a head just proves the mental instability of Leftism.

What did we just watch?

What we watched is what I have been talking about on my show for the past year. The Left is becoming marginalized. Not by ignoring them (they are front and center in media), but by their own actions. People pay attention to examples. By example we are judged whether by groups or individuals. According to Leftism we should disregard this as well. Unfortunately (for The Left) Human Nature cannot divorce itself from this simple Darwinian postulation. The more they riot, the more they whine and cry, the more they invade Capitol Hill and 'occupy' offices; the more Americans see them for what they are and the more Americans turn away from them.

Let us look at Nixon 1968: What were we watching then? Riots. Leftists. Anti-Americanism. Usher in Nixon. Before the Bible was put away on his inaugeration the Left went after him (mmm.. sounds familiar). In hindsight, it was no wonder the RNC broke into the Watergate Hotel in order to find out what plans the Left had to destroy the President. I am not defending this but the internet was many years away. Today, all we have to do is click on any site, anywhere. Which makes this more insane.

So, what did we just watch?

Watch we have watched is a general insanity that has become the axiom of the Left. Simply put? Extremism. The Left is now a cornered animal. It has been seen for what it is, what it stands for, we know the indocrination, we have all read Saul Alinsky, we know who Soros is and we are firmly aware of the media control. We have the Left cornered. And, like an animal cornered, this is when they become the most dangerous. The rise of ANTIFA is nothing more than a militant arm of that cornered animal.

Violence is their only recourse.

Unproven Accusations are their only recourse.

Shouting down speakers is their only recourse.

Driving people out of restaurants with mobs is their only recourse.

The Left has lost all sense of Morality and Rationale'

Is it Rational to to deny free speach by violence? Is it Moral?

Is it Moral to create a fake Dossier? Is it Rational?

Is it Rational or Moral to pay people to lie under Oath in front of Congress to deny a person who has served their nation the highest court in the land?

Is it Rational and Moral to come up with anything every two weeks for two years that might stick to discredit a duly Elected President?

Evidence? YES!.. Barring that? NO!

At no point in time does any one from the Left come up with a cogent plan to restore the American economy. At no point in time does the Left come up with a cogent plan to defend the country, restore trade, negotiate with our enemies, balance the budget, restrict Illegals, make America YOUR FIRST reason to be in office! After all, isn't running for office to be a calling? A calling to serve your nation?

No. The entire purpose of Leftism is to destroy everything... Everything.

Leftism demands compliance under law. Law voted in under a Democratic Socialism. Majority Rule. Even though Leftism represents a small segment of our society the Press makes it seem bigger. Given power the Left will exploit that and force upon us that 1-5% of Extremism into Law. They will claim the watchword of 'Democracy' but it won't be.

Because, you see, the term 'Democracy' only works for them. The fact that 10-15,000 people show up organically at multiple Trump events over and over is nothing more than 'Nationalism'. And love of country? Leftist hate that! However, a few hundred Soros paid for protestors represents 'Democracy'.

It is here we must ask ourselves again. What have we been watching? If the last two years are any example we should be wary.

If what we have been watching is any indication: Then, what will happen when they take power once again?

When you go to the voting booth ask yourself one quintessential question that I have been asking thoughout this article:

What have you been watching?

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The REAL Trump Presidency. Legacies In The Making.

 

 Despite the constant 24/7 barage of Trump Derangement Syndrome from virtually every corner of the Lame Stream Media, every Democrat in America, the mal-informed, and the Russian Collusion Delusionists something is happening that is transforming America in a tectonic way not seen since Reagan. The return of Brinkmanship has ushered back into vogue traditional American foreign policy that dictates that a new Sheriff is in town and he is not taking any grief.

Subtle things are working in the background as well but are quite intrinsic to the events taking place in the for-front. President Trump's visits to Poland brought out tens of thousands of people not seen since Kennedy went to Berlin. The visit to Saudi Arabia witnessed a sea change in Middle East policy and a commitment from the Saudi's to combat terrorism in a pro-active way. The Press failed miserably in pointing out a key moment that occurred when the President arrived in Riyadh. For the first time in Presidential history since Roosevelt met the King during WWII the now aging King of the House of Saud walked down the red carpet to greet the 45th President not the other way around.

Joint operations between Iraq, Turkey and the US have captured ISIS leaders. Israel pounded Iranian Republican Guards in Syria responsible for launching rockets over the Golan Heights (remember that place)? The US Embassy is about to open in Jerusalem and the square in front is to be named in honor of Trump.

....Cuz, ya know? The guy is soooo universally hated...

Jack Hellner wrote in The American Thinker a few days ago that encapsulates this entire BizarroWorld thinking that has gripped the Left;
".... Democrats are acting as though they are morally opposed to Gina Haspel because of the intensive interrogation techniques after 9-11. Somehow, they weren't outraged when they voted for John Brennan even though he was higher up than Gina Haspel at the CIA at the time. They didn't seem concerned at all about waterboarding when they and John McCain voted for Brennan.

Selective outrage and selective morality indicate that they don't really care. They appear to be sexist because they are willing to vote against an extremely qualified woman while they voted for a man with the same history or worse...."

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/big_news_that_the_msm_downplays_and_ignores.html


Regardless of the two year old, $50 million, flailing, spasmotic Mueller investigation there is still no actionable evidence that points to any criminal activity concerning the 2016 election. The Stormy Daniels debacle has been seen as just that, a debacle. Her lawyer, Avenatti, owes the IRS $5 million, has sent letters to Cohen naming him in related suits only there was one small hiccup: In several of those letters he named the wrong companies to the wrong Cohen. What makes this even funnier is that the Lame Stream Media is now claiming every company that DID do business with (the actual) Cohen is somehow de-facto complicit in the Stormy Daniels pay off.

In a May 11th article in Zero Hedge guestions are finally being asked: Just who is this Avenatti guy?
"... After appearing on CNN 59 times to claim the moral high ground over President Trump's alleged decade-old affair with Daniels, skeletons in Avenatti's closet are now beginning to pour out.

Questions have emerged over who's funding Avenatti, how he was privy to Trump attorney Michael Cohen's bank records - and how exactly did he obtain banking transactions for two men also named Michael Cohen, who he wrongly accused in a seven-page "dossier" released this week.

Other questions have come to light over a bankrupt coffee chain Avenatti left in smoldering ashes with $5 million in unpaid taxes to the IRS, an alleged $160,000 owed for unpaid coffee, and over 45 lawsuits filed in connection with the failed venture...."

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-10/avenatti-exposed-stormys-lawyer-may-face-disbarrment-legal-action-past-catches

Gotta admit, this guy is having his moment in the sun. What continues to amaze me is how the media is openly ignoring facts of the case. Of course we all know the answer to that question. He is going after Trump and that is all that matters. Hell, he could be a child sex abuser and that would be OK as long as he was gunning for Trump... Oh, what am I saying? The Left ALREADY excuses those people too..


The imagined economic collapse following the newly imposed tariffs never materialized. The correction of the Stock Market just after the announcement has been long forgotten due to record gains since then. Two shuttered steel plants are retooling as we speak. The tax cuts continue to reap benefits and some projected CBO reports forecast record revenues for the Federal coffers. Unemployment has reached a 40 year low of 3.9% and we are soon to see a problem we haven't seen in as long.. Finding people to do the work needed.

Our dependence on foreign oil is dropping as America produces more energy that rivals the days of Standard Oil. The exit from the Iran deal, Paris Accords, TPP and a hard line approach to NAFTA are re-aligning our global partners where the United States is no longer the whipping boy in trade or threats.

John Stone of The Independent (as proof that the Left has absolutely NO IDEA what they are talking about) opens his article with this gem:
".... The European Union has rebuked Donald Trump over his move to break the Iran nuclear deal, telling the US president he does not have the power to unilaterally scrap the international agreement.

’In a statement delivered on Tuesday night EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said the US should reconsider its position, but that it was not within the power of the country’s president to end the accord...."


... But it is perfectly within the power of the former President to make a deal unilaterally without Congressional approval? And just where did Obama get those billions on pallets? Does he have a key to the vault? No one asked when he requisitioned an unmarked cargo plane to deliver the money? And where does the EU Foreign Affairs stooge get the idea she can make such a claim?

..Easy...

As long as she is going after Trump she could trip on her own shoes drunk and the Press would love it.. After all, she is telling the world what the rules are and Trump is a bad boy! Trump doesn't give a shit what she thinks.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/eu-tells-trump-doesn-t-082500816.html


 

And this is the REAL Trump Presidency. A President who could care less about the global order of things. The worn out gameplan of constant war and crisis has met the President who wants peace in the world. Senator Shmuck Schummer's shameful statements on the Americans being released by North Korea should give pause to those so sure of a 'Blue Wave' in November... This is what you have to offer? Pelosi and Sanders' pledge to undo the tax cuts if they regain the House and Senate are doing the exact opposite of what the Press (and the Left) is convinced of. This is what you have to offer? More taxes? More regulations? More stagnant economy? And don't forget Climate Change..

And what is the plan if they do impeach the President? None... None at all.. The more misery and more hardship will convince people that Government is the answer. 2019 and 2020 will be two years of hearings, false accusations, more taxpayer money spent on bogus charges while the world descends into chaos, terrorism and an economic stall... But at least we finally got Trump.

The legacy of the Left is well written in history. We see what the Left is capable of every day we open our phones, the internet and CNN.

The Trump Presidency is a legacy in the making and he is making America Great Again.

.... And That Is The Diatribe....

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Five Points of Liberalism-Part VI- Acceptance of The Absurd. Contortions of The Mind.



 

As I mentioned in the opening of this series a few months ago one of the things that kept Soviet Union society cohesive and peaceful was NOT the KGB, Secret Police or the Gulag. What kept the day to day life predictable and even keel was the ability of the citizenry to plug away each day knowing the lines would be long, bread would run out, gas rations never lasted the month and the light was always broken on the street corner. It was an innate feeling that this is just how life is under Communism; that in time they would rise above, overtake those selfish Capitalist pigs and Communism would be the future of the world.

It is the ability of the human animal to endure the unendurable in order to survive. It is why camp fulls of Jews in 1940 went to the chambers under a few armed guards. It is why truckloads of Christians were slaughtered by a few ISIS holding AK-47's. It is why tens of thousands of Venezuelans are held at bay by a couple dozen police with water cannons and tear gas. It is why Soviet citizens would stand in line for hours waiting for bread.

If we revisit the Five Points we close the loop at this point. And if you remember? One can enter this closed loop system at any point and all Five Points fall right into place.

A Lack of Principle allows for a Cognitive Dissonance. This separation of reality and removal of foundational truths makes it easy for one to be Convinced of their Position on an issue regardless of how it may run counter to a related issue a Liberal may be for or against. This is Selective Outrage. (As I quoted in the last segment from Dr. RD Laing). The employing of all these points demands a contortion of one's mind in order to make sense.

It requires an Acceptance of The Absurd.

In the Westborough Mass. District Court House there is a plaque with an Orwellian inscription. "Obedience to The Law is Liberty". This is a constant reminder to the poor saps who have to stand before a Judge with no idea of their Constitutional Rights. George Orwell himself wrote in '1984' about the ability of the masses to carry on their assigned tasks, waiting in line, keeping quiet. Once and awhile being Selectively Outraged because one of them dared to rebel. In the movie version Winston meets his neighbor while in prison. He asks why his neighbor is there. The neighbor says his own son turned him in because he heard him uttering 'un-words' while in his sleep. Though fictional, in this one scene all Five Points are employed at once leading to the final Acceptance of The Absurd allowing this man's own son to turn him into authorities.

Today, our society is rife with oxymoron's and contortions of the mind. The level is palpable to the point where 1 in 10 average persons are clinically, yet functionally insane. (Cornell U.). Between 2012 and 2014 the amount of school aged children nationwide on SSRI drugs reached 17%. (CDC). With this emerged a side affect of that epidemic. The school shootings. Yet, our societal-wide Cognitive Dissonance to the growth of mental illness and Selective Outrage towards guns (an object) allows for the dismissal of one simple Principle.

The Principle that society is totally fucked up.

Social Media has expanded upon this 1 in 10 concept. The billions of people who are logged in on the multitude of platforms are primarily narcissists, antagonists, trolls, angry and more than willing to shut you down. The algorithms from these companies are set up to allow the antagonist while censoring the person who speaks out.

Insanity is institutionalized.



You can argue facts all you wish. It won't matter. There are too many people Convinced they are right in how they 'feel'. A perfect example is the Anti-Trump hysteria gripping the Left, and many Republicans. It has become an anchor of their 2018 and 2020 election season. Where this comes from God only knows but one thing is for sure: It is based on an absolute falsehood.

This is textbook Acceptance of The Absurd. A fake dossier (admitted so by the author) becomes the basis of an investigation. This launches a nationwide, governmental witch hunt. Still 20 months and $50 million later no evidence has surfaced. It has gone so far badly that a former porn star from 2006 is now the focus. Sadly, the same people who are convinced of a failed Russian Collusion accusation are as convinced this porn star has all the answers. Just as every Congressional Hearing from witnesses where the media was convinced this was the smoking gun, none of this has presented the evidence that President Trump is guilty of anything.

None of this matters. An entire media industry and scores of Americans are sure that President Trump is guilty of.... Something. And this Acceptance of The Absurd fuels this societal-wide psychosis.

It may have deep and lasting political ramifications our Republic wont recover from.
As we always see.. The Left thrives on crisis.. A crisis (as Rahm Emmanuel once said) should never go to waste. In fact it has become so commonplace with the Left to protest everything and anything that it is losing it's ability to mean anything anymore. People get tired of this crap after awhile.



In the book, 'The Tea Party-Three Principles', Elizabeth Price Foley puts forth her premise:

1; Limited Government

2; Unapologetic American Sovereignty

3; Constitutional Originalism



If you take these three 'principles' then all "feel-good" arguments lose merit. The entire Convictions of Position (as I posit in my blog) of beliefs and feelings hold no bearing on what is rooted in our Foundation.

The entire Leftist mantra is lost in it's own (as Jefferson said) "..foggy field.." Outside the preview of these these principles. Outside the purview of our Constitution. Sure, we can claim 'rights', we can claim 'demands' but as Alvin Toffler said in his book 'Future Shock' those voices become sub-groups all clamoring at the teat of our Republic.. Demanding this.. Demanding that.. All the while destroying the very pillars on which our society is based upon.
The Bible states clearly about a house built upon sand. That, as political winds shift that house cannot stand. However, a house built upon rock (principle) can weather any shifting sand (or, political wind).

And it is this Acceptance of The Absurd that we find ourselves today. Always shifting. Always holding a wet finger to the wind to see which way we should go. Outside that prevue, in that, "..foggy field.." Our foundation has become lost.

Recently we have become fixated upon the rhetoric from a 17 year old who has become the poster boy for gun control. David Hogg is now the point person who has the finger on the pulse of America that demands more gun legislation.

Now, before you blindly accept his rational you must first look back at simple principles that you enact upon every day in your lives as parents: And those principles are,

When have you EVER taken advise from a 17 year old on anything? Is it NOT your job as a parent for the child to listen to YOU (the parent)? Are you NOT the protector and educator of said child? Sooo, then why is this kid now become the be all and end all of the conversation around gun control?

Would you take marriage advise from a 17 year old? Investment advise from a 17 year old? So, why is it we are putting this kid up as the arbiter of the 2nd Amendment?

Because we Accept the Absurd.

The Left is calling out Laura Ingraham because she had the audacity to call this child and his Leftist Media sycophants out. Immediately cries of boycotts swirled around social media. Meanwhile Leftist Media outlets called Laura a "Nazi pig'.. Perfectly OK.. But her challenging the legitimacy of this person was considered worthy of censure and boycott.

This is Absurd. Yet we are Accepting of it. We are Selectively Outraged by one person's rhetoric while ignoring the rhetoric of the other side. We, Cognitively Disconnect to fit the Conviction of our Position because...

.. We are Lacking in Principle..

Rush Limbaugh was sure that the Feminists would call this out. How dare you call a woman a 'pig'.. No, this does not fit the narrative of The Absurd. No Feminist came to the defense of Laura Ingraham. As a bumper sticker once displayed ".. Its not that she is a woman, she is a Republican.."

Lets visit more Absurdity as we go further down this rabbit hole; If you are proposing that you cannot own a weapon until 21 then why would we listen to a 17 year old on guns? On that same level of Absurdity why then would you claim that a person is unable to own a gun, drink, rent a car until the age of 21 yet demand that the voting age be lowered to 16 (Gutteriez/Braude). How do you you square this round hole? How does one rationalized this?

Liberals don't.

It does not matter how it is rationalized it only matters that you get enough Cognitively Disconnected people without Principles to champion your Convictions who are Outraged at what the current outrage is all about. As Dr. Hacker explained; they ACT before they think.

Liberalism demands reactionary-ism. Liberalism demands a constant manufacturing of anger, separatism, victim-hood, class warfare, a constant barrage of the 'have's' and the 'have-not's'. This is why Communism never survived. It was always a struggle between classes and ideology. Capitalism over Collectivism. Conservatism knows none of these bromides. Liberalism is constantly indoctrinating the youth of America to supply a fresh generation of 'useful idiots'. A fresh generation of the disenfranchised.
How has Republicanism and Conservatism 'stolen' from the poor? We wish only for the growth of economy. The growth of and expansion of Freedom and Liberty. Let everyone rise and be who they want to be. Get Government out of the way.. Get all of the Advocates out of the way.. Leave everyone the F alone..
This is probably why Hillary Clinton still has traction. She presents herself as the woman scorned, the stolen election.. The victim of a misogynist, white male dominated society. This is also why the homosexual community must indoctrinate youth and demand laws to be accepted (absurdly) as normal. Homosexuality is not a 'natural order of things' (Dr. Scott Lively). It cannot exist on it's own merits. It is NOT principle based.

2014 and 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate for Massachusetts Dr. Scott Lively was so gracious to come onto my radio show. We spoke about this very subject.



His thesis was simple; that God has set into motion certain laws and these laws are immovable. Our human interpretation of these laws has lead us to our Judeao-Christian roots that which our nation is founded upon. These laws are also found in the Torah, 10 Commandments, many Buddhists texts, Hindu texts and our Constitution. What we are experiencing now is a complete repudiation of all we have known for over two millennia. It is as if all the laws of God (and science) are now up to interpretation.

More frighten?

Adulteration.

If we are able to negate God we can negate our individualism. We negate our sovereignty. We can negate our principles. Everything becomes interpretative. It becomes how one 'feels'.

We even adopt the idea that our self absorbed man-centric absurdity is what we 'believe'.

This is also how we have lost all semblance of rational thinking and old fashion Common Sense. In a brilliant article written April 8th 2018 by Dr. Michael Hurd he opines with this perfect assessment of society today:


" Common sense used to be a great concept. Unfortunately, it has been co-opted and abused by irrational people. Today’s culture is FULL of irrationality and irrational people, more than ever before."
"What is common sense? It refers to the self-evident based upon the fairly easily provable. The way we use the phrase common sense today is not that way.


At its best, common sense is not a substitute for highly technical or specialized knowledge. It’s a way of coping with the limited knowledge most of us have in a highly specialized world. It’s a way of insisting we reason and think about both what we do know and do not know."

" People who say "common sense", in today’s context, often want to bypass the reasoning required to make their claim about something highly questionable, radical or untenable."

" Increasingly, common sense is a tactic of intimidation.... The purpose of such shaming is to arrest or obliterate dissension or discussion. It’s intellectual dishonesty or fraudulent elitism at its worst...The death of common sense was inevitable in a culture where reason has been slowly perishing for some time...."
https://drhurd.com/2018/04/08/67665/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook



    This leaves us only with Absurdity. There is an old saying that goes; "In a world of insanity, insane becomes the only way". In a conversation with one of my Liberal nemesis' on Social Media I found myself astonished at his interpretation of our Constitution (surprise-surprise). He described the additional Amendments as an expansion of Rights and the First Amendment as protection of speech from Government intrusion. I hardly see the 16th and 18th Amendments as 'expansions of Rights'. And he fails to grasp the simple concept of ".. shall not be infringed". In fact he fails to grasp the entire concept of our Constitution all together. He angled his argument from the idea that the Constitution 'gives us rights'. If this were true then a sweep of the pen and all those rights disappear.


And trust me! There are plenty of activists out there openly campaigning for such an idea!

It became impossible for me to get through his thick skull (and this is an educated man in radio and media himself) that rights simply exists. They are not 'given' to us by any man or government. They are (as Jefferson pointed out in the Declaration) ".. self evident..". Or, as Dr. Hurd would posit; 'Common Sense'.

This lack of collective (common sense) understanding of our Constitution further erodes our collective (common sense) understanding of our system of government. Nothing grinds my gears more than the use of the word 'Democracy' when talking about The United States. It dates back to Detouqueville. Though his observations of early American life are eloquent, his basic understanding of a Constitutional Republic was lost in his well steeped European mind. In the very early days of our Republic we lacked sufficient Professors in the few colleges so we imported Academics from Europe. Again, these people (though highly educated and esteemed in their circles) lacked basic understanding of a Constitutional Republic.

It has been ever thus as my mother would say. Franklin was correct when he remarked to the woman outside Independence Hall; ".. a Republic, if you can keep it.."

Today people react with incredulity when you claim that we are NOT a Democracy. This is why Progressives constantly turn to Hillary winning 'the popular vote' as reason why she should be President. They are convinced of this and no amount of factual, historical precedence will pry them away from such Absurdities. The term is bandied about with no thought at all. The concept has filtered to our public offices and schools where Biblical quotes are removed because it violates the absurd notion of '.. separation of church and state..' No such thing exists. It manifests itself in equally absurd notions that America is ".. a Nation of Immigrants..". No! We are NOT!

This from a woman who slept her way into political office; Kamal Harris:
https://www.facebook.com/IJRBlue/videos/1982269788696243/

    In a stunning display of dysfunction one of the characters from the Parkland shooting Emma Gonzalez openly admitted she bullied and taunted Nikolas Cruz for years. She is now one of the spokespeople for national disarmament. Her challenging of Dana Loesch was seen as brave but it was the way her question was perfectly scripted to fit the narrative and how CNN posted the question on the screen. Watch..


 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwHVAWDamvQ

    In the realm of the sublime, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has proclaimed there is ".. no need to carry a knife..". London has instituted a 'Stop and Search' Policy.

In London there has been a concerted effort to reign in Knife Violence. The rise in crime from knife related incidents has skyrocketed. There is now 'Common Sense Knife Regulation' in London. Of course real criminals have neither observed this law or care to. What has resulted in is regular people being labeled as criminals. We all know that this policy will only apply to white, male, citizens. Because, targeting black, African, refugees will be considered 'racial profiling'.. Regardless of the preponderance of crimes committed by black, African refugees.

It takes a contortion of the mind to Accept the Absurd. The purposeful disregard of Common Sense and the adoption of Cognitive Dissonance fractures normal thinking. Is it any wonder why mental illness is on the rise? Why so many people are prescribed psycho-active drugs by the millions?

An entire media industry promotes, extols upon and insists that The Absurd is the paradigm. Any challenge to it is summarily singled out. There is no more rational behavior, let alone moral behavior. The FBI gets away with whatever it wants, The Elite gets away with whatever they want. Murder, rape, human trafficking, rigged elections.. The attempted take down of a Presidency...

"... And if that wasn't evil enough. We get the drunken and passionate pride of the citizen along for the ride..." Rush.

I have played a piece many times on my show titled "The Story of Your Enslavement". We are so afraid to see the cage we are born into. We are so afraid to see the farm we are forced to work in. We Accept the Absurd because it keeps life steady, keeps life.. Quiet. It is the reason why nothing ever gets done. Nothing gets solved. Diseases never cured. People still poor. Entire nations wrenched with war. Religion and Ideologies at each other's throats.. Constantly.. All of it... Always.. Constantly..

To lose your Principles you become Cognitively Dissonant as you Selectively Outrage, Convinced of your Position (however Impossible) until you find yourself one day Contorting your mind and....

.... Accepting the Absurd..

To see the cage is to be free....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A


....And That Is The Diatribe....

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Five Points of Liberalism- Part V.- Selective Outrage

1; Trump is NOT my President!

President Trump needs to ban assault weapons!

How can President Trump ban assault weapons if he is NOT your President?

2; Defy the Federal law on Illegals, Sanctuary Cities and Marijuana.

We need tougher Federal Gun Laws.

How can we enforce tougher gun laws if you won't enforce other existing laws?

3; Women must be allowed access to unrestricted abortion.

The Death Penalty is cruel and unusual punishment and must be banned.

It's OK to kill an innocent child in the womb but not OK to execute a convicted murderer.

4; President Trump is an idiot, moron, etc

President Trump colluded with Russians to win the election.

How can POTUS be a complete retard yet still be intelligent enough to conspire with a foreign government to alter the votes of over 120 million people and an entire Electoral College?

5; Christianity must never be taught in public schools. It violates the separation of church and state.

(Even though no such 'separation' exists)

Islam must be taught in public schools as part a larger program of 'diversity'.

( I am not even going to expand on this lunacy).

6; Former President Obama signs an UnConstitutional EO concerning DACA.

President Trump refuses to renew it and has referred it to the proper Constitutional role of Congress to decide. A Circuit Court Judge rules against the decision as (you guessed it), UnConstitutional..

Speaking of Executive Orders..

7; During the Iranian Hostage crisis in 1979 President Carter signs an EO banning Iranian students from entering the US. No one disagrees.

President Trump bans specific people from 7 specific countries known to harbor terrorists and are also known to be failed states. He is a racist.

8; At a recent appearance by Sen. Warren in Massachusetts she spoke of the importance of everyone being allowed to partake in ".. our Democracy."

Former Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton recently Tweeted of the dangers Social Media poses to ".. our Democracy."

(Side Note: We are NOT a Democracy)

9; Corporations are not 'people' and should be banned from donating to campaigns.

Corporations should be taxed at the maximum amount.

If corporations are not 'people', why are they being taxed?

10; "Military style weapons have no place on American Streets." Pres. Obama.

After the Boston Marathon bombing Military style vehicles, weapons and uniforms patrolled American streets.

Each of these examples could easily be 'explained away' by any Liberal. The simple act of doing so is not only an example of the expansion of Selective Outrage it is also an example of Acceptance of The Absurdity. But that is for the next segment of this series.

In the 1977 book, "Crusaders, Criminals, Crazies" Dr. Frederick Hacker writes on page 145 this on Selective Outrage: How it it constructed and how it manifests.

" In.. compulsery thought.. established internalizations are first dislodged of their anchorage.. by denunciation of the sources and content of the former introjected values... then persons and symbols are offered as recipients of that ..ego.. to act in lieu of and on behalf of that individual.."

Essentially, the idea is that one is subjected to being pissed off about what is happening right now. None of it based on 'content' or 'principle', but rather, what is current and the crisis 'de-jour'. Always acting out. Never being pro-active aside from pro-acting upon one's 'acting out'. Subject to change as the political winds blow.

This current debate on gun control following the Florida shooting is prime example. Always reacting at the moment but never taking into account 'content' (as Dr. Hacker explained). Always 'dislodge' the anchor of our Constitution in lieu of a new axiom as it pertains to the crisis de-jour.

This is dysfunctional.

In 1964 Dr. R.D. Laing wrote; " The social adaptation of a dysfunctional society may be dangerous.."

We are at that point today The entire dysfunction of our society is displayed on social media every single day. We are outraged at whatever comes across our screens at any moment. This is 'GroupThink'

Dr. Hacker goes on to say; " Full membership in the...group is granted only in the.. Submitting to.. and induced to perform actions with and for the group..he will be firmly welded into the unit because his internal demands for consistency will compel him to to talk and and think as he has acted..."

One must always be Selectively Outraged at that which one is programmed to be outraged by. Content, context means nothing. Current Convictions of Positions must apply. Cognitave Dissonance exists on this compulsion because there is a Lack of Principle. ER-go. You Accept The Absurd.

All Five Points of Liberalism come once again into play.

Look at the Vagina Hats, Millenials, ANTIFA. None of what they say or protest is based on principle or content or context. It is always 're-actionary'. Based soley on how outraged they are. Compelled to talk and think as they act.

I had a great conversation with Dr. Scott Lively on my show about the ability of the Left to be who they are and act as they do. He explained how the Left accepts 'random-ness'; that everything is hap-hazard and there is no God and everything just comes about as it does. This is why men can use a woman's bathroom or why abortion is perfectly acceptable because everything today is totally random. This is why the Left is able to act upon whatever happens NOW and project that into action for whatever cause they 'feel' is important at that moment.

But, as Dr. Lively explained on my radio show, there is a natural order to things. There are 'principles' that have defined centuries of civilization. Regardless of your religious beliefs one must admit that there must be an order to things. There are certain behaviors of society. If I might adopt a Socialist axiom here? Are we NOT (as a society) supposed to be working together for a greater good? The betterment of mankind?

If not? Then why are the Five ponts of Liberalism I have explained in the past blogs so much the hegemony of our society today?

Because..

We are all Selectively Outraged. Conservatives as well. Angered at what we see and re-acting as such. Our mindset is based on what we are convinced of.

Dr. Hacker, "... very difficult, yet very principled to distinquish between legitimate and illegitimate aggression.."

Dr. R.D Laing, " We begin with the children... catch them in time... thorough and rapid brainwashing.. we shall turn them into imbeciles.. with high IQ's.. if possible.."

So they may be all vapid yet reactionary at how Selectively Outraged they are tonight, tomorrow and the day after that..

....And That Is The Diatribe....

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Five Points of Liberalism- Part IV- Conviction of Position/The Impossible



 

George Barnes wrote an interesting piece in the Telegram and Gazette on Jan 27th. 2018 on welcoming the world to our melting pot. He opines on the altruism of unfettered immigration to our country. He employs the commonly used Conviction of Position that the United States is "..a nation of immigrants.." This is an utter falsehood.

First of all, we are a Soveriegn nation. As far as our history of immigration is concerned we are NOW the descendants of immigrants. Actual documented and adjudicated 'immigrants' who take the Oath and join as Citizens number only a few hundred thousand a year. This hardly qualifies in a country of 350 million (or so) as a nation of immigrants.

What we are?

Is a Soveriegn nation with a serious border control issue!

This is the reality; but Liberals are convinced of their position, outraged at the idea of any discussion on this issue and accepting the absurdity that we actually ARE a nation of immigrants.

Dictionary.com defines 'Conviction' as;
noun.

1. a fixed or firm belief:

4. the act of convincing a person by argument or evidence.

5. the state of being convinced.
I left out 2-3 because it dealt with criminal convictions.

Bing.com does it one better..
a firmly held belief or opinion:
synonyms: belief · opinion · view · thought · persuasion · idea · position · stance ·


the quality of showing that one is firmly convinced of what one believes or says:
synonyms: certainty · certitude · assurance · confidence · sureness ·


 
Notice none of these definitions have anything to do with facts. The ability to convince someone of something is alot easier than you would think. All it takes is a day to day, slow, methodical inserting of words and phrases over a period of time and soon it becomes a social lexicon.

I mentioned how the use of the term 'American Democracy' is now rooted in our lexicon. We are not a Democracy.

Every time we have a heat wave, hurricane, blizzard it is now the absurdly accepted Conviction of Position that it is all because of Anthropogenic Climate Change.

These are just small examples. Just perk up your ears and listen to the way people and pundits maximize the use of such phrases.

It matters not the presenting of alternative facts. In fact if Conservatives adopted the concept of Liberalism and presented how opposing people 'felt' or, 'believed' or, were 'convinced' of they would be laughed out of cable news!.. But that is Selective Outrage and will be discussed in the next blog segment.

Conservatives are always held to facts, yet are disregarded anyways. Liberals have the finger on the pulse of society.
In an old Rush song the line goes; ".. we get the drunken and the passionate pride of the citizens along for the ride.."
Getting back to George Barnes and his opine in the T&G. He writes further to talk about his Irish heritage.

Look.. Every one of us has an anectdote. We all came from somewhere and from some one. Liberals want to segregate and define our individualism. It is the only way Liberals can to steal that last vestige of our intrinsict and birthright fact that we are Americans.

By accepting the absurd that we are a 'nation of immigrants' can Liberals further define us and label us separate as.. Simply... Americans.
 
So, how is it Liberals are so easily convinced of their positions?
Pete Townsend of The Who once wrote; ".. cuz ya know that the hyptnotized never lie.. Do-Ya!"

It comes from indocrination. It comes from years of the same metaphors, worn out songs on the Hit Station! Teachers using textbooks written by Liberal revisionists. Eventually we get masses of millions completely devoid of critical thinking and easy, empty vassals (not vessels). And don't they all just agree on the Absurdly Accepted mantra?

Mark Dice does great video expose's where Liberals pontificate on positions they know nothing about. They do so because they are taught to regurgitate predetermined answers to everything and anything. Ami Horowitz did the video blowing the lid off the myth of voter ID being racist. Here is the link;

https://www.dcstatesman.com/filmmaker-shows-liberals-really-think-black-people/

What is thoroughly entertaining about this video is the reaction of the black Americans he interviews. The white Liberals he interviews are so dyed in their convictions the boiler plate explanations roll off their tongues with little effort and even less thought! Whereas the black's reaction runs the gammit of incredulity to outright laughter. Sadly, what is not mentioned in the video is the underlying premise that Liberals think blacks are stupid, lazy and generally poor.

Convictions are difficult to alter. There are entire safeguards in place to reinforce these convictions in the minds of the empty vassals. Television plays an important role and is an important tool. What we see and hear is carefully choreographed to fit a narrative, promote that narrative even justify it's existence.The talking heads of most major networks are the mouthpieces of an editorial board that hands them the talking points. This, in turn, is read from the teleprompter to an eager audience. The advent of internet media and alternative news sources would make one think that the likes of CNN or MSNBC would alter their tactic or risk losing more of their audience share. Instead, they double down on the narrative. This is purposeful.

The audience these outlets have chosen to cater to are the extreme Left. The 1% population of trans, gay, Socialists, Anarchists, Enviro-wackos, Militant Feminists, ANTIFA and the easily 'Triggered'. Better known as Millenials. Tactically this is ingenius. Reinforce a narrative to a specific audience receptive to said narrative. An audience convinced of their position and unlikely to be swayed from that conviction.

Unfortunately, conviction of position stymies growth. Having a set idea of something that is unwavering shuts out the ability to see and understand a position that differs from your own. This is why the 'tolerant' Left tends to become very intolerable when faced with opposing viewpoints. The rioting at Berkely over Milo Yanopolous, the recent ANTIFA crowds at the two Boston Free Speech Rallies, the shouting down of speakers at college events. There is no lack of examples. Seattle Washington was the latest in rioting by the tolerant Left because some one came to excersise their Constitutional Right of Free Speech.

Shortly after the Charlottesville riot I went on air to discuss the event. I repeatedly remarked how I was not defending the Nazis but that they have every right to practise, speak and peacably assemble. As difficult as this may seem to the reader how I felt about the First Amendment had nothing to do with the facts of the First Amendment. I don't like the Nazis any more than you do but that has nothing to do with facts.

More of the lexicons used to reinforce the conviction of position are the 'phobics'. Homophobic, xenophobic, transphobic. Every description under the sun to showcase an imagined unreasonable fear of one group or another. What is always missing when these terms are tossed around is Oikaphobic, the unreasonable fear of oneself or one's own culture.

When the principle that children should not be exposed to homosexuality is presented the term homophobic is thrown at you. When the principle that no matter how many body parts you alter you cannot change the X or Y chromosome is presented the term transphobic is thrown at you. It is all well and good that a person feels this way or, believes these things it is just a position that is being taken and has no impact upon the facts presented or the fact that these facts are factual.

Finally, one last thing that is hardly mentioned anymore is the old adage that one person's rights end where another person's rights begin. The conviction of position throws this out. A certain position becomes the lexicon and therefore any one who disagrees with it therefore must have something wrong with them. So, a George Barnes who insists that we are a nation of immigrants is simply carrying the water for the already convinced and becomes legitimate in his position. They have every right to feel this way. Whatever facts are presented to the contrary are irrelavent and whoever holds to those principles have no rights at all.

I am convinced of it.
 
.... And That Is The Diatribe....

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Five Points of Liberalism, Part III - Cognitive Dissonance

Wikipedia defines Cognitive Dissonance as; In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. The occurrence of cognitive dissonance is a consequence of a person performing an action that contradicts personal beliefs, ideals, and values; and also occurs when confronted with new information that contradicts said beliefs, ideals, and values.[1][2]



The actual mental disorder is supposed to be discomforting. A cognitive person would recognize this and seek to avoid it or at least recognize it and dismiss one of the two opposing thoughts as false. This is what normal people do. Not Liberals. Liberalism demands that you hold fast to both contradictory thoughts at the same time while defending both of them at the same time.

Wikipedia goes on to state; In A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance (1957), Leon Festinger proposed that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency in order to mentally function in the real world. A person who experiences internal inconsistency tends to become psychologically uncomfortable and is motivated to reduce the cognitive dissonance. This is done by changing parts of the cognition to justify the stressful behavior, by adding new parts to the cognition that causes the psychological dissonance, or by actively avoiding social situations and contradictory information that are likely to increase the magnitude of the cognitive dissonance.[1]



In the first part Festinger posits that normal people seek an equilibrium. Find the fact and disregard the absurd. The mental (and physical) discomfort experienced by some one who is cognitively dissonant will justify the psychosis. In many cases we have seen over the past decade Snowflakes resort to name calling, violence and a demand that the opposing thought that corrects the dissonance be silenced. Vagina Hats dress up as vaginas, gays march half dressed waving dildos at parades, actresses wear revealing dresses at Golden Globes while they decry sexual abuse yet Donald Trump is a serial sexual abuser and needs to be impeached. Trump (a tv celebrity billionaire with no political experience) is not qualified to be President. Oprah Winfrey (a tv celebrity billionaire with no political experience) is being pushed to be the 2020 Democrat Candidate. Another perfect example is the 'He is not my President' position. A cognitively dissonant person holds this as a truism in their mind while disregarding the tangible fact that Trump IS THE PRESIDENT! Cognitive Dissonance.

Lets revisit the 11 Commandments of Lie-Awatha Warren (talk about the personification of Cognitive Dissonance). This little gem is a treasure trove of CD.

"We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement.."

For what? There are already library cart loads of fine print 3" binders full of SEC rules and regulations. Is she stating that there are NO rules presently? Remember what I said in the last piece about politicians who want ".. to do more.."? The fact that she opens this sentence with '..we believe..' is axiomatic of a Liberal's position based rather than a principle based doctrine.


In a past blog I wrote years ago about how Congress and Senate people were involved in insider trading I proved that the main reason many of these hacks became multi-millionaires is because they own stock (perfectly legal). However, because they write and enact legislation they are front and center to know beforehand which companies are going to grow and which will die. (Obamacare is a one of many examples). If you don't believe me then read the book by Peter Sweisser 'Throw Them All Out'.

Of course, President Trump must divest himself from all his business dealings and reveal his tax records.

If you or I had this insider knowledge we would be in jail. These mobsters just get re-elected. But, because of CD this is perfectly acceptable (Acceptance of the Absurd). It is a closed loop system.
"We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth."

But there are 63 different Genders based on how a person 'feels'. Let that one sink in while I refresh my Irish coffee..BRB.


It is bad enough (if we accept the absurd that humans are destroying the planet) with two genders consuming limited resources. Now there are 63 that require we cater to each and every one of their demands. We need to rewrite textbooks, hang new bathroom signs, designate parking spaces, create new forms for applications, clothing, food needs, locker rooms and educational services.. The list is endless. The carbon footprint must be astronomical! But under CD this is a necessary to be a more tolerant and diverse society.

Science is never settled. The entirety of human history is rife with 'settled' science being debunked based on new discoveries. Interestingly, many of these new discoveries have come from accidents, catastrophes, and people who have more balls than brains pushing boundaries. At the turn of the 20th Century many of the early, failed experimenters of flight published articles in reputable periodicals that human flight was impossible. The public absorbed this and believed that the science was settled. Fortunately for us all two brothers who built motorcycles had a different idea. In fact, many acclaimed scientists at the time derided the Orvilles. How could two grease monkeys building motorized bicycles know anything about the intricacies of flight?
"We believe that the Internet shouldn't be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality."

At least here we see Warren claiming that free market Capitalism should be replaced by the all knowing, all seeing eye of benevolent Government. Corporations bad. Goverment good. Unfortunately Senator Warren is forgeting one, tiny fact. Government is ALSO a corporation.


This is the CD Liberals are afflicted by. While simultaneously claiming corporations are not people Warren wants to tax them to the fullest extent and then deny them access to representation. Net Neutrality is based on a 1934 law regulating communications under a Public Utility. It has no application on a 21st Century market that has exploded around the world. The repeal of The Fairness Doctrine under President Reagan unleashed the cable TV industry, internet, talk radio and people like myself. Under the Warren idea (while claiming we are are an 'equal' society) Net Neutrality would restrict or ban the plethora of diverse voices we now see on the World Wide Web. Even those we would disagree with or find most abhorrant. Net Neutrality runs counter to The First Amendment.

See? I told you this little gem is a treasure trove of Cognitive Dissonance.
"We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage."

Here is a perfect example of something I have said many times on my radio show. Under economically bad conditions the cry for minimun wage increases becomes the news de-jour. Under economically good conditions the natural rise of wages is inevitable. The need for workers becomes a demand. Companies are willing to pay more for qualified people. While this natural rise will lead to price increases the old adage of 'a rising tide' applies here. The Laffer Curve is a principle. It is based on a fundemental truth. More people working means higher wages, means higher prices, means more growth demanding more high paid workers.


Again, pointing to research and past blogs I have written; forcing an artificial raise in wages does not eliminate poverty (a principle). It only pushes that low skilled, low paid worker into a higher tax bracket (a position). The imagined raise in pay is taxed at that higher rate. Subsequently the prices of essentials rises also (to pay for that wage increase) and the low paid worker is no better off. What brings about a full and extensive economic rise for people is the unfettered growth of Capitalism and a standard of taxation that is representative, fair and equal. This is also a principle.

I could consume this piece with example after example from Chief Warren. Suffice to say, look it up and come to your own conclusions. Lets move on.

CD is ever present in our news feeds today. Almost each day one story contradicts a story from last week while at the same time holding onto both stories to explain whatever the hell it is the Liberal media is presenting to us. It matters NOT what facts are presented. Agenda is the main driver. It is point # 3, Conviction of Position, that is the be all and end all of what drives the Cognitive Dissonance.

Lets look at what is present today in the alledged statement that President Trump called certain countries 'shitholes'. A normal person would agree... Yeah, they are shitholes. Because a normal person dis-connects from the CD to accept the fact while disposing of the absurd. Liberals do not. Both thoughts exist at the same time. These countries are NOT shitholes despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The idea of it is racist while many of these 'immigrants' have no intention of assimilating and any demand they do so is (in and of itself) racist. It is not like we are importing the next Einstein or Fermie or DeSousa. Somehow America must change while these countries do not have to change. In fact, the entire concept of 'Sanctuary Cities' does not just apply to Illegals. It applies to to any group of people. Come to our cities to escape your shithole country and we will work to accept, assuage, adopt your culture thus turning our city into the very shithole you emigrated from. The adoption of Sharia Law in many communities to appear more diverse. English as a 'second' language (God forbid it should be first), no-go zones. Islamburg in upstate NY and Dearbornistan in Michigan. Kate Steinly murder in California. Islamic rape gangs in Oslo, Cologne, Paris and Nice.

It is here all Five Points come into play. It is a closed loop system.

Any attempt to point these out is racist and runs counter to the Acceptance of The Absurd. It Compartmentalizes the Outrage, Liberals are Convinced of their Position. It is Cognitive Dissonance. And none of it is based on any Principle.

 

.... And That Is The Diatribe....

 
According to cognitive dissonance theory, there is a tendency for individuals to seek consistency among their cognitions (i.e., beliefs, opinions). When there is an inconsistency between attitudes or behaviors (dissonance), something must change to eliminate the dissonance.
For more on Cognitive Dissonance and Leon Festinger,
https://www.simplypsychology.org/cognitive-dissonance.html

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Five Points of Liberalism - Part II, Lack of Principles




 
A quick Google Search defines Pinciple as: a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning... a rule or belief governing one's personal behavior... morally correct behavior and attitudes...


late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin principium ‘source,’ principia (plural) ‘foundations,’ from princeps, princip- ‘first, chief.’

 
The foundational principles this nation was based on are Judeo-Christian. These principles have been repeated for as long as I can remember. Mention that to any modern day millenial and they will have an anurism. Because we have lost the 'principle' of a well balanced education our young people are quick to relate their 'position' on an issue as a 'principle'. The two are unrelated.

Positions can change according to new data (or at least they should). Principles are unwavering. They only change if a monumental, colossal shift in a person's life occurs. Both Principle and Position are nouns, so they are things, tangible and usable. As stated a principle is foundational, fundamental. Position (if you do that same Google Search) is defined as more of a strategic place to be. However as the definitions are spelled we can see how position and principle are confused as one and the same: a person's particular point of view or attitude toward something.... (Logic) a proposition laid down or asserted; a tenet or assertion... synonyms: viewpoint, opinion, outlook, attitude, stand, standpoint, stance, perspective, approach, slant, thinking, policy, feelings.. "the government's position on the matter".

It is that last synonym that sums it all up. Feelings. Listen closely when some one tries to define their 'position' on something. They always ".. feel as if...", or ".. I feel that it was unfair..." Feelings have no place when it comes to principles. Our Declaration of Independence opens with these words, ".. We hold these truths to be self evident.." The Founders didn't 'feel' these 'positions' as self evident. That is an impossibility. Feelings and positions are by no stretch of the imagination self evident.


Issac Newton's Laws of motion were not based on how he felt. They were based on exhaustive inquiry, testing and a realization that there were certain things a person cannot change no matter how they felt about it.
Sir Isaac Newton first presented his three laws of motion in the "Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis" in 1686.


His first law states that every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force.
The second law explains how the velocity of an object changes when it is subjected to an external force. The law defines a force to be equal to change in momentum (mass times velocity) per change in time.

The third law states that for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Since Liberalism requires one to not have any principles then the first first law does not apply to them. No matter how hard one tries Liberals cannot be moved from their positions. Nor does the second law apply. Liberals never change their zeal, tactics or penchant for subterfuge to gain power. Possibly the only law that applies to Liberals is the third one. Usually when a person offers an opposing viewpoint, reaction or fact the Liberal usually loses their minds.

The abortion debate is a perfect area to begin this defining of what a principle is. People are always asked what their position is on abortion. I have NO position. My principle is that the Government should not be involved in people's private lives. If Government held steady to that 'principle' then the debate over taxpayer funded abortion would evaporate. And if it is your 'position' that women should be allowed access to abortions then YOU do it! Let Planned Parenthood come up a better way of providing abortions at the lowest cost possible. Maybe set up an easy payment plan for the poor. If the idea of Planned Parenthood is so fantastic then why can it not stand on it's own principle?

Most agencies, programs, entitlements are not principle based. They are there to provide assistance in regards to an ongoing societal problem such as poverty. In fact the vast majority of social programs are rooted in the position of alleviating poverty. Certainly not to eliminate poverty. If that were the goal of these agencies then after awhile that agency would cease to exist. This is the position that HHS, SSI, TANF, Welfare in general stand on. Never working towards a goal based on the principle of eliminating poverty.

Author and economist Loren Spivak (euphemistically known as The Free Market Warrior) has spoken eloquently on the concept of Progressives having no principles. In the video below he outlines a few principles that are held sacred by Conservatives. The first one is Free Speech. Under no uncertain terms is anyone to be denied the right to speak, publish, report or assemble to speak what they hold as a principle or a position. Liberals think decidedly differently on this subject. They have no problem employing the thug tactics of ANTIFA to shut down any group they deem offensive especially on college campuses where the Liberal Free Speech protests of the 1960's began. That is because ( as Spivak says at the 5:10 mark) ".. Liberals have no principles at all because they are a movement of power..."



If you google The 11 Commandments of Progressivism you will see the tenets espoused by Liberal Elizabeth Warren. The humerous part of all this is that none of them are principles. They are just feelings about various issues. The most interesting one being #11; "And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!"

That cannot be a principle because it is an oxymoron and none of what Warren states is even related. If corporations are not people then why do we tax corporations? And what do women's bodies have to do with Hobby Lobby? The other ten are just as all over the map as this one is. You see, a principle is simple, usually a single sentence. If you go through the Warren list every "principle" contradicts itself. She claims "..equal means equal.." but is going to deny Hobby Lobby and treat them as unequal. She claims to believe in science but wants Net Neutrality. The scientific and Free Market is what makes the internet great not government control.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/07/elizabeth-warrens-11-commandments-of-progressivism/455955/





Like the useful idiots of the Communist Revolution once a person is no longer of use to the Party they are discarded. Just as a position is discarded in favor a new one, especially one that gets you elected.

A common saying of the Left is; "Speak truth to power". This is a dubious statement. Unfortunately it is used ad-nauseum. It is substance-less. It basically states that whatever it is YOU believe should be championed. It claims that whatever your position is on an issue should be empowered. Not the facts of an issue but, your position on that issue.

Speaking to the power of truth is principle based. Truth (in and of itself) is very powerful. There is no way around it. It simply just is. If Liberals adopted this simple axiom their entire agenda would be in jeopardy. You can take any Liberal position, apply truth to it and the entire argument dissolves. This simply cannot be allowed because speaking truth to power allows flexibility. It allows you to hold two diametrically opposed thoughts in your head at the same time while accepting both of them. This is also known as a form of psychosis.

Principle based positions are unwavering. They are based on fundamental truths.

.... And That Is The Diatribe....