“Long as I remember, the rain been coming down. Clouds of mystery pouring, confusion on the ground. ...Five-Year plans, and New Deals, wrapped in golden chains. And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain?”—John Fogerty “Who’ll Stop the Rain”
“Five-Year plans, and New Deals”—yeah buddy. Where do I sign up—not.
The Far Left always has a plan—a plethora of plans. The fact that their plans ultimately never work does not dissuade them in the least. They are always prepared to “go back to the drawing board,” and begin tweaking some new variation of the same old stuff.
If it’s true, as the saying goes, that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results,” then the Far Left is certifiably insane. No surprise there.
In fact the insanity of the Left is so pervasive, so blatant, and so historically evident that it is amazing that more people haven’t seen it. Long-term proximity to nihilism will do that to you—ask Nietzsche. Having the abyss stare back at you, for any extended period of time, is just bound to warp a person’s psyche.
Actually, it’s not so surprising that more folks aren’t aware of the depraved nature of the Far Left They are extremely clever, in a reptilian way, and have been very successful at hiding their screwups, or (and this is one of their favorite ploys) blaming them on conservatives.
There are so many areas of life, culture, and society, that the Marxist/Fascists have damaged or ruined, that it’s hard to know where to begin.
Because the issue of race has been in the news lately, why don’t we start there.
Would it surprise you to learn that the Klu Klux Klan was revived, and given its virulent racism by the left-wing? Are you aware that Progressive icon, Margaret Sanger, was a closet racist, and that the Planned Parenthood organization that she started, was conceived of as a vehicle for racial genocide against blacks?
Seeing as how the Left is so fond of calling conservatives racists, let’s take a look at those two topics, and a few others. We’ll see who has been chiefly responsible for keeping blacks “on the plantation.” You might be surprised at what we find.
Last month, long-time US Senator, and “liberal lion,” Robert Byrd, passed away. His days spent as a proactive “heavyweight” in the Klan, were largely swept under the rug by the media. One can be forgiven for wondering how he transitioned so smoothly from the Klan, to the Democratic Party—purportedly the party of, and for, the blacks. Well, wonder no more.
First a few facts. An article by Stacy Slay, lays some of the more pertinent facts out nicely: “What party was founded on a pro-slavery platform? Who was the party that supported and enforced [Jim Crow] laws from 1876 to 1965? What party voted against the passing of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, not to mention voting against every single piece of civil rights legislation up until 1965? The Democratic Party!”
The Democrat party has a long history of racial bigotry of the vilest sort. No wonder there’s such a thing as “liberal white guilt.” I’d feel guilty too if the political party I associated myself with had a history like theirs.
Sen. Byrd merely was following a path blazed long before he came along.
Revered Progressive icon, Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, was an especially rabid racist and white supremacist. His enthusiastic endorsement of the cockeyed racist film, “Birth of a Nation” (ostensibly about the Civil War) was largely responsible for the films popularity, and an especially brutal revival of the Klu Klux Klan.
The movie, which was silent, used several quotes from Wilson, that it flashed onscreen. Here’s an example of one:
“The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation… until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.”
The Progressives were emphatically anti-black for several decades, and heavily promoted eugenics—especially the extermination of “inferior races.”
Jonah Goldberg points out in “Liberal Fascism” that “In 1934, when the [Nazis] had sterilized over fifty thousand “unfit” Germans, a frustrated American eugenist exclaimed, ‘The Germans are beating us at our own game.”
Indeed, Hitler “took notes” from the eugenics teachings of American Progressives.
Left-wing “saint,” Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was another Progressive racist—and eugenicist. The organization, MAAFA-21, has produced a first-rate DVD, exposing the Progressive eugenicists as the genocidal racists that they were.
Another Progressive icon, FDR, appointed Klansman, Hugo Black (D-AL), to the Supreme Court. You should check out the short video concerning Hugo Black, made by Kevin Jackson (BlackSphere.com)—it’s excellent.
Michael Zak notes that, “In the 1950s, the Klansmen against whom the civil rights movement struggled were Democrats. The notorious police commissioner Bull Connor, who attacked African-Americans with dogs and clubs and fire hoses, was both a Klansman and the Democratic Party’s National Committeeman for Alabama.”
The list of Progressive/Democratic racist behavior is long, lurid, and loathsome, but in the 1960s they underwent a sea-change. What happened?
A lot of things happened, but mainly Lyndon Baines Johnson (D-TX), the 36th President of the United States, happened.
Sensing the way the wind was blowing (due primarily to civil rights efforts made by conservatives), LBJ (himself a racist) decided to co-opt the black vote. In a typical left-wing ploy, the Democrats positioned themselves to “solve” a problem largely created by themselves.
LBJ famously (infamously) boasted, “I’ll have those nig—rs voting Democratic for 200 years!” He started a series of domestic programs aimed at erasing poverty and racism, and named the effort “The Great Society.”
The welfare programs initiated under FDR, were massively expanded under LBJ, and the modern “welfare state,” as we know it, was born.
The result of several generations living under the governments thumb has been devastating to black communities. Check out the number of one-parent families with no decent male role models, and the dropout rates in the inner-city schools. (Link)
Their thinking has been so twisted and warped by Far Left propaganda, that instead of valuing freedom, and their right to succeed, they clamor for handouts, and their “right” to be enslaved by a “nanny state.” “Wrapped with golden chains,” they suck from the teat of big government and consider themselves “entitled.” (Link)
“We the people,” work to support them, as the Far Left continues to exploit them (and us).
Like kapos in the concentration camps, black “overseers” make sure that their charges stay on the plantation (in ghettos, on welfare), for “massa” (the Democratic Party). (Religious trappings seem to be favored by these “overseers”). (Link)
Increasingly, the Left is playing “the race card,” and increasingly, patriotic Americans aren’t buying into it. “We the people” refuse to be labeled racist, simply because we are voicing our non-racially motivated opinions. (Link)
You want some racial bigotry? Try this quote on for size. It’s from James Hal Cone, the founder of the Marxist, racist, doctrine of Black Theology. Cone was also a mentor of Jeremiah Wright (Obama’s ex-pastor).
“If God is not for us [the blacks] and against the white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community….”
Hmm—you don’t say? This is the same Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, in whose pews the Obamas sat for over twenty years, without noticing anything untoward? Hmm. (Link)
The Obamas must be more than a little dense, is all I can say—or if they’re not dense, then they’re…
As American patriots awaken from being in thrall to the insidious effects of Mao’s political correctness, they are noticing that the Democrats are still racists, but now the shoe is on the other foot. (Link)
Now the whites are discriminated against, and black bigotry is fostered and encouraged—via such channels as Black Theology and “social action”—and most recently, the DOJ (Department of Justice). (Link) and (Link)
I suppose now would be a good time to underline the fact that I am not prejudiced. I believe that we’re all God’s kids, and skin color is certainly no reason for negative feelings—or positive ones, for that matter (“content of character,” and all that). (Link)
I abhor racism; whether it comes from whites, or blacks, and I might add that there are a number of black conservatives that I have a lot of respect for. For example, I wish we could clone Lt. Col. Allen West (US Army Ret.), and have him run for office in several states, and not just Florida. (Video)
How I deal with left-wing folks who call me a racist has changed from what it used to be. Back in the day, I might have said something crass like “F—k off,” and then gone on to explain the racist nature of the Progressive Left to them.
I’ve mended my ways though, and these days, I just say “F—k off,” and leave.
I’ve learned that it never pays to get into a debate with one of these idiots, as they’re not interested in the truth—only in pushing their agenda. One does, occasionally, run into a liberal that is (gasp) open-minded, and therefore salvageable, but they are a rara avis indeed.
The Far Left are masters of misdirection, lies, and subterfuge—they have to be, because once their agenda is exposed, people overwhelmingly reject it; as a matter of course. (Link)
As mentioned earlier, one of their favorite ploys is to lay the blame for their more flagrant failures at the feet of conservatives. They have successfully obfuscated the truth about a thousand-and-one things—primarily through the venues of a compliant academia, media, and entertainment industry.
They sow lies, disinformation and confusion wherever they go like some deranged Johnny Appleseed. This helps to explain such paradoxes as Sen. Byrd’s racist Klan past, being so readily “forgiven” by the Democratic Party—or Hitler being both a “right-wing reactionary,” and a Far Left founder of Germany’s socialist worker’s party (NAZI).
The Far Left lies, cheats, steals, extorts, obfuscates, and misdirects—and then has the gall to claim the moral high ground. Jesus wept.
Professor Angelo Codevilla recently wrote an article for “American Spectator” that does an excellent job of explaining why liberals tend to be such smug smacked-asses.
Aside from the fact that they live in a delusional hothouse atmosphere, where they are constantly telling each other how wonderful they are, (and giving each other prestigious awards to “prove” as much), liberals suffer from a host of other factors that contribute to their irritating, and dangerous, hubris. I highly recommend Codevilla’s article, as an aid to finding out more about what makes them tick. (Link)
We need to know more. We need to know our enemy—and make no mistake, the Far Left, and to a lesser extent liberals, are every liberty-loving patriot’s enemy.
The hundred million deaths attributed to the Far Left in Harvard’s “Black Book of Communism” only tells the half of it. Add the deaths caused by Far Left fascist dictator, Hitler, to the list; add the deaths Mussolini was responsible for to the list; add the lynchings and burnings of the Klu Klux Klan to the list. Add all of the wrecked, poisoned, stunted lives that the Far Left has been responsible for—from the French Revolution, up to the present day.
The Far Left “storm” has been going on for some time—waxing and waning over the years. Many scholars trace its beginnings to Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), and the French Revolution. Others trace it back farther.
For example, in his book “Moral Darwinism,” Benjamin Wicker makes a convincing case that the “storm” is actually an ages-long war waged between spirituality and materialism—with its roots in the teachings of Epicurus (341 BC-270 BC).
Be that as it may, the storm has been with us for a long, long, time.
In closing, we should remember that it’s not just the left-wing that has problems; the right-wing has its own concerns, such as in-house Progressives, RINOs, and other issues—but that’s a topic for another article.
For now, I’m keeping a weather-eye on the Far Left and carrying my raincoat with me.
Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two. Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the United States. Worked overseas in the Merchant Marines. While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division. (The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from successfully suing a national newspaper for libel). Awarded US Army, US Navy, South African, and Russian jump wings. Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School, 1970). Member of Mensa, China Post #1, and lifetime member of the NRA and UDT/SEAL Association.
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