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The silver lining to the censorship of the socialist left

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The silver lining to the censorship of the socialist left

The purpose here is not to rehash some of the great articles from Don McCullen, Irina Tsukerman and Ray Fava presented on here on the state of the Conservative cause, but to point out some the hidden positive aspects of moves to censorship by the nation’s Socialist-Left. While the country is in dire straits to the point of recent events being reminiscent of the events leading up to the civil war in the states, there are some aspects as mentioned that we should consider in a positive light.

1. Censorship by the Socialist-Left indicates we have the better ideas.

‘Leftists wants Conservatives to be quiet and Conservatives want Leftists to keep talking.’

Often times, this is the sentiment expressed by the Conservative-Right on the issue of censorship. In general terms the Conservative-Right is imbued in the precepts of individual rights and limited government, and the Socialist-Left in the precepts of collective rights and unlimited government. This means that Socialist-Left places a priority on controlling all aspects of one’s daily existence, while those on the Conservative-Right eschew this control.

This mindset carries over to the issue of the marketplace of ideas as expressed above. To be blunt about it, we on the Conservative-Right can afford to have a free discussion of ideas because ours are superior, while the Socialist-Left cannot because their ideas suck.

Even they admit it to be the case in their literature:

When you can help it, don’t say conservative. As the polls above demonstrate, conservative is no insult. The word and the concept are both quite popular. This is because, while conservative policies are awful, Americans overwhelmingly support stereotyped conservative principles—small government, low taxes, free markets, strong defense, traditional families. It is very clever framing. Who favors a bigger government than we need? Who wants to pay more taxes? Who can oppose freedom, an effective military, or families?

So when one has inferior ideas as is the Socialist-Left, there are only two choices: Change those ideas or suppress the other side. They certainly can’t change their horrid ideas to that of freedom and liberty – that would make them Conservative and truly liberal [We’ll talk about that next..] So their only choice is to censor our ideas in competition with theirs since ours will always come out on top.

2. Censorship by the Socialist-Left means they cannot possibly lay claim to being Liberal or ‘Progressive’.

Consider one aspect of the how the Oxford English dictionary defines the word Liberal:

1Willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one’s own; open to new ideas:
1.1Favourable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
1.2(In a political context) favouring individual liberty, free trade, and moderate political and social reform

That hardly sound like folks that are running around suppressing speech now does it? Keep in mind that deception is a key aspect of the Left’s Socialist national agenda, and this begins with how the label themselves. The Socialist-Left’s obsession with shutting down debate is clearly averse to that label. As is their other deceptive label ‘Progressive’ given their ancient ideas and adherence to aspects of the past such as the present topic of censorship.

Mind you, many a Conservatives blithely interchanges the words Leftist and Liberal without a contrary thought. This means we on the Conservative-Right need to enforce some discipline in our discourse to win, but that is an issue for another day.

3. Censorship by the Socialist-Left also indicates they are the true fascists.

Yes, when the Socialist-Left plays their little label games, this is one of their favourite exploits. It’s either out of ignorance that they show the same characteristics that they project on others or a deliberate deception on their part. The fact is fascism is a phenomena of the Left, but true to form they incessantly muddy the waters with such schemes. Actions speak louder than words, and nothing speaks at a higher volume than having the same tactics and characteristics of those whose main priority was to suppress competing thoughts and agendas.

4. Their censorship proclivities is a good (rhetorical) weapon to use against them.

There are certain disciplines of the martial arts that teach that it’s always a good idea to use an opponent’s advantage against them. Leftists excel in the hurling of childish insults on social media, it is one of the primary reasons it is considered to be a sewer. This is the heckler’s veto in spades, the purpose of which is to drive the Liberty minded of the Conservative-Right away from such places so the nation’s Socialist-Left ‘wins’ by default. An easy way to take this advantage away from them is to ignore such childish tactics aside from pointing out that it shows their lack of intellectual capabilities. That illustrates this while disabling one of their weapon of choice. It also gives them no place to go since one can hardly climb up from the gutter and try an intellectual argument from then on.

It should go without saying that the nation’s Socialist-Left has an immense advantage in dominating the culture, media and Government indoctrination system (Public schools). Reminding people of this fact have several effects. One, it tears at the heart of the Socialist-Left’s fairness and equality arguments. Ask them if it’s fair that they dominate in these areas and stand back for a flood of self rationalization. They preach ‘diversity’ and ‘fairness’ but only for certain groups and areas of life. The bottom line is that this exposes their rank duplicity on their part, they call for a level playing field, but for them this means an overwhelming advantage on their part.

They can perhaps mount the ‘objective’ journalist argument, but as of late, this is a laughable assertion and one only need to cite a recent example of the extreme bias in the Media.  It also demolishes the Socialist-Left’s contention of incessantly being the ‘victim’ – the Cry Bully theorem. They can hardly complain of being disadvantaged when they hold all the cards.

5. And most importantly: Censorship by the Socialist-Left means they are on the losing side.

Nothing says losing more than screaming louder to stop everyone else from speaking. We on the Conservative-Right have no qualms over a fair debate on a level playing field. The comparisons of the various political philosophies will always see our emerge victorious because our ideas are superior.  Consider that we have no need to make excuses for the past or present circumstances of the free-market.

Contrast this with the Socialist-Left and the steady decline of their base ideology. They were at the top of their game during the heyday of the Soviet Union, where outbreaks of liberty in Eastern Europe were crushed under the tracks of T-55’s along with many a freedom fighter. It’s all been downhill from there, supposedly there is an ‘inevitability to Socialism’, but that myth died when the Berlin wall came crashing down.

The 500-year-old ideas of collectivism are dying out to the benefit to free-people everywhere, and the weakness of this ideology is becoming clear to everyone. To quote ‘Data’ a character in the Star Trek, the Next Generation: “Do you consider your position so weak that it cannot withstand debate?”

Such is the case with today’s Socialist-Left, trying to hang on for dear life censoring competing ideas that put it to shame. It’s actions are against liberty and Liberalism for that matter put the lie to one the Socialist-Left’s favorite false labels.

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Hanging by a thread

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Hanging by a thread

Consider the horrifying implications for Liberty in the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

One can predict future events by considering the initial conditions at present coupled with the overall trends. This time around the event is primarily an accusation bereft of any circumstantial facts. The trend is the Left’s use of the axiom ‘The Ends Justifies the means’.  If successful, this trend will only expand in scope, with fewer and fewer facts being necessary to destroy anyone that raises the ire of the Left. Add to this the crass double standard rewarding those on the Left with special privileges, while punishing those on the right for the unpardonable crime of existence while being Conservative.

This is not on the issue of whether the accusation is true or not. There are so few facts here that it’s difficult to even begin to assess the veracity of the claims. This about the trend itself, not the specific circumstances of this case, this is about what the Left is doing to the cause of Liberty and the rule of law. Consider what will happen if this trend continues. Soon enough, anyone on the Pro-Liberty Right running for office or up for a government appointment will have this virtual sword of Damocles hanging over their head.

At any point, an accuser can sally forth issuing some charge of criminal activity or some other impropriety without any evidence or facts for that matter. It can simply be something along the lines that the target of the insinuation committed some crime in the distant past, disqualifying them from political office. Harry Reid, helped this process along with his false charge that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid his taxes. When confronted later on, Mr. Reid proudly asserted the end results of his means with the words ‘he didn’t win’. Meanwhile, it can be easily envisioned that those on the Left will be granted immunity from such charges for simply being on that side of the political spectrum.

The more indiscriminate the allegation the better.

For the Left, the lack of factual basis for an accusation will be a feature, not a bug. This will have multiple advantages for them. It will make it that much harder to investigate, insuring delays in the clearing of one’s name. It will also makes it far easier to fabricate a damming narrative.

The 5th and 6th amendments are now on the chopping block.

It should also be patently obvious that people who supposedly cherish Liberty are assaulting the government limiting power of the bill of rights. They’ve had the 1st amendment in their sights for quite some time, with ever more overt attacks coming forth with each passing day. It should also go without saying that the 2nd amendment is undergoing the same treatment, it’s almost a cottage industry for the Left to dream up new infringements.

They’ve also been going after the country’s culture of Liberty, working to steady undermine the 4th amendment encouraging everyone to belch forth word of every life event. Rendering personal privacy a thing of the past. The common refrain of ‘none of your business’ has been replaced with ‘if you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about’. Never mind that the standard for doing something wrong is incessantly changing thanks to the Socialist-Left.

What happened to due process?

Now with people who laughably label themselves as ‘Liberal’ working overtime to sweep away any and all constraints on government, they have a new way of destroying personal Liberty. We are witness to the present case where man’s career and reputation are being destroyed before our very eyes without any form of due process or evidence for that matter. Couple this with the latest trend in tyranny, the ‘Extreme Risk Protective Order‘ in which a person’s property can be seized and Life destroyed based on the slightest allegation that something is wrong.

Confronting witnesses.

Now in their ‘two for one’ liberty destroying special, the Left would like the 6th amendment to go by the wayside. The implications of what is taking place are akin to a ‘criminal prosecution’ so this aspect of the case has to be considered.

For those who are unfamiliar with the latest vestige of Liberty the Left would like to eviscerate:

6th Amendment
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

One has to hand it to the Left in their shotgun approach to attacking everyone’s basic human rights. One can almost envision their plan of attack based on a reading of these two amendments. Not only are they stalling to violate the first portions, but they are also only vaguely asserting the charge and playing games with the presentation of witnesses. Of course, in their continuous efforts against that which they pretend to support, they also are making a two fold effort. Not only are they going after basic Liberties but they are also working to lay the foundation for even future degradations.

Leftist propaganda has it that the accuser is making the supreme sacrifice in this instance. Never mind that people in these cases are forever lauded by the Left. This is supposed to somehow prove the veracity of the allegation while setting the future precedent of validity of anonymous accusations. The founding fathers knew that would be a death knell for justice and the reason it is spelled out in the Bill of Rights.

The Takeaway.

It should be obvious that if this abomination is allowed to fester and grow the trends seen today will continue to the point that anyone not in the orbit of the socialist-Left will be subjected to this kind of abuse. In many ways this is but a vestige of Left’s ideology of unlimited government. For them, government is a Swiss army knife that solves all of their problems, this weaponizes justice to be used against any and all opponents, we should take pause in letting them continue down this dead end road.

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Netflix spins “Reversing Roe” documentary to paint pro-lifers as ignorant, evil, or both

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Netflix spins Reversing Roe documentary to paint pro-lifers as ignorant evil or both

It shouldn’t surprise anyone anymore that the vast majority of mass media outlets, from news channels to Hollywood studios to political websites, are propaganda tools for the leftist agenda. One important component of their agenda is abortion. One of the biggest outlets of all, Netflix, was tapped to deliver the unabashedly biased documentary, “Reversing Roe.”

Here’s the trailer:

Even in the two and a half minute trailer, the intention of this documentary is clear. They want pro-abortion activists to seem like reasonable science-driven biological proponents of truth while making pro-lifers seem like backwards religious fanatics who are puppets of the patriarchy. The actual documentary itself, which I do not recommend watching, is even worse.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not against the filmmakers for shooting this documentary or even Netflix for distributing it. What unnerves me is the blatant attempt to draw in pro-lifers and make them feel stupid for their position. There are scientific, non-religious reasons to be pro-life. More and more people are coming around every day to the realization that a conceived human being is indeed an actual human being. This isn’t based on a religious conviction or conservative manipulation. People are simply looking at the scientific evidence and coming to the right conclusion. Abortion is murder.

Conspicuously excluded from the documentary are valid arguments or articulate pro-life activists. Instead, the pro-life arguments are ridiculed and the people they chose to represent the pro-life argument aren’t exactly major league heavy hitters.

Shame on filmmakers Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg for excluding the science behind the pro-life movement and shame on Netflix for deviously promoting this film in an effort to push their abortionist agenda.

As Live Action noted, the timing of the release of this documentary around the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings was intentional.

Netflix documentary “Reversing Roe” shows network’s pro-abortion bias

https://www.liveaction.org/news/netflix-reversing-roe-pro-abortion/Last week, Netflix released a documentary that aims to explain how abortion became a politicized issue. The 90-minute film “Reversing Roe” has been aptly described as “beyond-timely,” as the release coincides with the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the final weeks before the midterm elections.

Netflix filmmakers Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg present a narrative that legalized abortion is the logical choice, and any pro-life position likely has ulterior motives. As the Los Angeles Times notes, there’s no question about the pro-abortion bias of the filmmakers; the LA Times states,

“The inclusion of interviews with anti-abortion voices (some who appear scarily robotic) interspersed with reasoned, wary Planned Parenthood leaders seems more to make the history complete than present a both-sides sheen.”

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Democrats aren’t seeking justice. They’re stalling and Republicans are falling for it.

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Democrats arent seeking justice Theyre stalling and Republicans are falling for it

Brittany M. Hughes from the Media Research Center encapsulates the issues perfectly in her latest Reality Check Video.

Sometimes one comes across a video that frames the issues perfectly, and aside from conflating Leftist with Liberal (ahem.. ), she nails the point home in less than 5 minutes.

Democrats Aren’t Seeking Justice — They’re Stalling, and Republicans Are Falling For It

Here’s the bad news: Senate Democrats are willing to destroy a man’s entire reputation based on unproven accusations if it means buying time and stalling a Supreme Court nomination – all under the thinly veiled guise of seeking justice.

Here’s the worse news: apparently, Senate Republicans are dumb enough to fall for it.

 

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