Liberalism’s Fall: A dull, empty thud
I always though that the occupy movement would be the high water mark of American liberalism. Seems that the Wisconsin recall of Gov. Walker and the lefty temper tantrum is not going according to plan. A Republican gov wants to balance his state’s budget. Cuts off the gravy train from the public sector (gov’ment employee) unions that had been getting fat at tax payer expense. Left goes nuts…and (hopefully) loses. For the left it was almost occupy 0.1 (they were angry at Walker before anti-Semitic adbusters mag came up with “Occupy Wall Street”).
Maybe it’s just me, but I find it hard to believe liberals believe in liberalism anymore.
With the obvious global meltdown of Keynesian economics , how could anyone remotely intelligent support the continued deficit spending that is driving the Western World into bankruptcy?
–Is Liberalism Dead?
By Roger L Simon On May 25, 2012, pjmedia.com
The left likes to use humor, satire, phony vets, lies and propaganda to hide the Marxism under the hood of their world view. Witness the remake of Robocop. It was a socialist movie disguised as an action flick. The remake has a new character who “finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation.”. *sigh*
It’s no secret that leftist ideas on society and the economy don’t work. Look at Detroit. Europe has yet to pay the bill for decades of Keynesian policies. But the Europeans what their bread and paid vacations. Talk of the “99%” is a dog whistle for proletariat. Leaders on the left campaign on taxing the rich as they rake in donations for they very “1%” they claim to hate.
Senator Charles F. Meachum: There are no sides. There’s no Sunnis and Shiites. There’s no Democrats and Republicans. There’s only HAVES and HAVE-NOTS
— Shooter (2007)
The above quote from another shitty lefty film shows the left in a nutshell. It’s about getting their hands on money and power. It’s about making things “fair” (their version), justice (for their causes) and fuck you if you stand in their way.
Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia University, famously declared: “Diversity is not merely a desirable addition to a well-run education. It is as essential as the study of the Middle Ages, of international politics and of Shakespeare.”
Top five cliches that liberals use to avoid real arguments , By Jonah Goldberg. Washington Post.com
“Now, Elizabeth Warren’s current claim is that she had no idea Harvard was listing her as a Native American, and no idea where they might have gotten that idea from.”
Ace: “Boston Globe Takes a Tomahawk To Elizabeth Warren’s Fauxcahontas Claims”
Just like Ward Churchill, Warren claimed to be Native American because it fit her need and the lefty narrative. It wasn’t true for a fake Indian
professor and neither is it true for Warren.
Back when there were only three networks ( and PBS), newspapers and magazines and the internet was confined to colleges and DoD labs, the left got away with anything. They could come up with all kinds of bullshit. Now we live with +500 plus channels, internet and we can fact check their asses.
Liberals can protect themselves better against assaults from outside their cocoon. They can stay out of megachurches and make sure their remote controls never click on Fox News. They can stay off the AM radio dial so they will never hear Rush Limbaugh.
–Barone: Life in a cocoon dulls political responses: Michael Barone, washingtonexaminer.com
In their films, their media, blogs and occupy protests, it’s “haves” vs. “havenots”. Labels change, but they keep seeing themselves as the “havenots”. They can rage aganist Nixon, Regan Bush (Sr. and Jr.) and stay smug. Those right wing meanies are just fanatics, the “reality based community” speaks “truth to power”.
And thus liberalism is losing badly. Reality is not a shitty Hollywood film. Socialism is a hard sell to most Americans. Marx and Keynes have been overtaken by history. But the left fights on. Wrapping themselves in thought terminating cliches and emotional attacks, they hope to survive. But the truth is winning.
If Gov. Walker survives the Wisconsin Recall, if the Occupy movement continues to fizzle, I predict that the Marxist-Socialist crap we call “liberalism” will fade with time. They’ll join the ranks of 9-11 truthers, radical peaceniks, commies and hippes in the past.
I can’t wait.