We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Anyone who had lived through the attempt by Soviet hardliners to take back the power and restore a Stalinist dictatorship would be astounded, just as I am, with allegations by today’s American “progressives” that George W. Bush is a dictator whose “junta” has usurped our freedoms and reversed decades of progress, turning America into a “fascistic autocracy.” Such people don’t even begin to know what “junta” really means nor what it feels like to live in a dictatorship. These pundits may think of themselves as enlightened “defenders of freedom,” but in reality they only expose their own moral blindness. By shooting in the wrong direction they are hurting the very cause they claim they fight for. Freedom cannot be attained by erasing the objective criteria of liberty and democracy. Dictatorship cannot be fought by misleading the nation about the true nature of tyranny and oppression.
Read the whole thing at Pajamas. The author of the piece is the creator of a humor site on our blogroll, People's Cube. Below is an image from Cube, and from the article:
I read both essays, parts 1 & 2, with grim relish. Guy's a top-flight writer. Probably--well, no doubt--in a secondary language, as English must be for him. The first-hand experience with what he calls "National-Bolsheviks" is invaluable, in assessing his opinion of the western left's shallowness of general political/historical comprehension.
From what I have observed, the left -Dems- have a terminal case of 'projection'. Whenever they make an accusation against a Repub or a Consevative you can bet that they are
doing whatever theyr'e accusing the Conservative of.
We have a Dem party leveling charges of corruption on the Repubicans constantly ( mostly manufacturered ) and you have Feinstein's conflict of interest on military contracts, Pelosi's exclusion of Guam from minimum wage rise to help her husbands business interests, Reid's land deals, Jefferson's freezer money (taxpayers), Murtha Abscam and on and on.
The Left has to have supernatural help to concoct their schemes because there too complex and effective for them to come up with by themselves. They are just not that smart. They have to of have had help from below.
One of the names for Satan is the Prince of the Air (waves ). The MSM is the main facilitator of the Left in their evil conspiracy. I know that I leave myself open to criticism - religious nutjob - but, I really can't see them, the Left, capable intellectually of such destructive and clever machinations without the Deceivers help.
I hope I don't sound too much like a reilgious rightwing tin- hat conspiracy type.
Nah, you don't. Not to me, anyway. It's no longer usual to personify the source of evil, is probably why you might feel a little conspicuous in so doing. However, not long ago (you know this), speaking of evil in such terms was the norm--and by many measures folks did a better job of keeping evil at bay, back then. So, I'll never criticize your way of putting it. If it's old-fashioned, to me that's "good-fashioned".
BD, Thanks for the heads up on the book. Sounds interesting. The reader review by Orin Judd was also interesting, but a little too heady for me at this late hour. I'll reread it in the morning.
I also want to clarify that I do not think that all on the Left are evil or Satanists. Most are willing dupes for their own self interested reasons just as I was many years ago. Most, if not all, are unaware of the plan to keep this world in constant flux.
Thanks for the pointer, BD. The reviews are indeed interesting.
Sean, tho I respect and admire--even envy--your faith, I'm just not sure a "plan" is even necessary, for man (more precisely, "a" man--or "a" woman, of course) to commit to a sinful life. It's in human nature. However, if you ask, "*why* is it in human nature?", then we're back on jump street again.