Recent events have shown that the nation’s Left only has contempt for Liberty, it is no longer Liberal by any stretch of the imagination.
Quite often that which is concealed is already well-known, and when the pretence is dropped, it signifies a new phase with horrific implications. It’s not the revelation of what’s behind the mask that is shocking but the act itself.
Until this point it should have been patently obvious that there are portions of the nation’s Left that have no interest in Liberty. This was just a ruse by some of them to deceive many an acolyte to their cause on the pretence of their being ‘Liberators’. Their use of the term ‘Democratic’ along with an ideology that is it’s antithesis is following along the same lines.
It’s always the glaring discontinuities or inconsistencies in logic that gives up the game in these matters. Those who disparage liberty cannot be at the same time considered to be Liberal, no matter what kind of linguistic legerdemain employed in the cover-up. Just as it’s not really “Progress” to go back to the ancient ideas of collectivism.
One cannot be a ‘Liberal’ while being an enemy of liberty.
If one cannot explain how that which is defined as ‘favouring individual liberty, free trade’ can suddenly be transformed into collectivism [the antithesis of individual Liberty], then there is something logically incorrect in the supposition. This can be easily illustrated with the question: “Was Stalin a Liberal?”. This was clearly not the case, but he was only a few ideological steps away from certain Leftists, those who still cast themselves as being ‘Liberal’. This logical discontinuity should make obvious that cannot be the case.
The Authoritarian Socialist-Left is dropping the mask.
Now that we’ve all made the first tenuous steps onto the slippery slope of censorship, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CN) is celebrating the event happily running about with a virtual can of WD-40, all in the name of ‘The survival of our democracy’. This from a man who has made his disdain for the common sense civil right of self-defense entirely obvious. Both are assaults on Liberty, no matter what surrogate terms are utilised in the process.
Then there is the story reported in National Review that the advert for Elizabeth Heng, Republican contender for the 16th Congressional District of California was blocked by Facebook because it contained references to a historic event. Apparently, the authoritarians at Facebook though that referring to the Cambodian Genocide was beyond the pale. Of course, we could also ask: “Was Pol Pot a Liberal?”
Then there is the story of a politician in Santa Barbara who had to walk a comment that was far too revealing of the mindset of the Left. In the discussions over a ban on plastic straws, Councilman Jason Dominguez stated that “Unfortunately, common sense is just not common,” he said. “We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
Let’s set aside the issue of whether or not the government can assert that level of control, and consider the autocratic mindset of someone who would even think of stating that out loud in a public forum. Later on the Councilman walked back those comments, but it should be obvious that Left’s actions belie it’s collective mindset.
It should be clearly evident that the Socialist-Left is coming out of the authoritarian closet.
Most embracing socialism have little use for the precepts of private property. They no longer view the individual as having any value with their demands for gun confiscation. Lastly, recent events have shown that they have little use for free-speech. Taken together, it should be readily apparent that the Left no longer has a use for Liberty. For them, this was just a ruse to attain power just as they bolted on the deceptive label of ‘Democratic’ onto their collectivist ideology.
The reason for the emergence the Left’s authoritarian tendencies are hard to discern, perhaps it is frustration at being removed from the control over everyone’s life they consider to be their birthright. Never the less, these events should provide a preview of what they will do if they ever attain the power they crave.
So where do we go from here?
Oftentimes Leftists will use a two-step process in attacking Freedom, starting out will the initial demand meant to ‘solve’ the problem at hand. Then implementing part two in calling it ‘a good first step’ followed by resetting the process. This is the case with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CN).
So who will be next to lose their right’s in the Left’s culture war on Liberty? Who will be silenced based on their indefinable standard of ‘Hate speech’? Does anyone think that this will the last we hear about this issue?
Ken Ham on how science confirms the Bible
One of my biggest pet peeves is the attempt by atheists to use “science” to disprove the Bible. It’s unfortunate on many levels, not the least of which being Pascal’s Wager, but the strangest part is how much of science must be ignored in order to make the claim a Biblical worldview runs counter to modern science.
Some may object to this topic being part of mostly political news site, but it’s been more widely covered in recent years by liberal sites attempting to paint the Biblical worldview in a negative light, so it’s good to give equal time to the counterarguments.
There are better videos than Ken Ham’s discussion on the topic, but few are more easily understood. It’s well worth the hour.
Bettie Cook Scott is a racist politician. And she’s a Democrat.
Racism is owned by the Republican Party. That’s the narrative the press and their handlers, the Democratic Party, wants America to believe. Someone forgot to get that memo to Michigan state representative Bettie Cook Scott.
More than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to apologize for a series of racial slurs sources say she used to describe her primary election opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).
Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as “ching-chang” and “the ching-chong” to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday’s election. She’s also said to have called one of Chang’s campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”
There are two important takeaways here. First is the hypocrisy surrounding Scott, a (formerly) rising star in the Michigan Democratic Party. If the comments she made were spoken by anyone other than a Democrat, the calls wouldn’t be for an apology. The press and social groups would be calling for her to step down and jump into a hole somewhere.
The second point is that in the real world, the one not seen through the lens of liberals and the media, racism exists everywhere. It is not owned by Republicans, conservatives, old people, white people, or any other classification. One can even make a valid argument that it’s no more prominent in the Republican Party than it is in the Democratic Party that supports groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
Racism must be eliminated from society. That will never happen as long as so many people naively believe it only exists in the minds of certain people on the political right. It exists everywhere. Accept that and we can work to make it stop.
Our List of Demands for the Conservation of Liberty – Part II
Leftists incessantly issue lists of demands for the restriction of Liberty, It’s time to reverse the trend towards freedom.
This is our second part of our series of what we on the Pro-Liberty Right want for the preservation of Liberty. Part I is here.
6. The Left needs to stop trying to control private property with Intergalactic Background Checks. [aka ‘enhanced’ or ‘Universal’]
If there is one constant in the Liberty grabber universe, it’s that half of them are incessantly calling for gun confiscation while the rest deny they are calling for gun confiscation. They also love to parrot the line that it would be impossible to round-up everyone’s guns as a way of deflecting the issue. Except that those on the Pro-liberty side thought the same thing in the UK and Australia. Their Liberty grabber nightmare began with gun registration, under the solemn promise that it wouldn’t lead to gun confiscation. [Sound familiar?] Then of course at the next occasion of a serious crisis, this registration data was used for gun confiscation.
The fact is gun confiscation takes several precursor steps, the most critical being the assertion of government control over private property with Intergalactic Background Checks. Curiously enough, the Liberty grabbers tend to want language inserted into these laws mandating the reportage of lost or stolen firearms. Those types of rules are of primary importance only if the point of these measures is to turn them into a registration scheme.
7. The Liberty Grabber Left needs to stop pushing for even more controls on freedom.
It is also axiomatic that Leftists will exploit any opportunity to start ever-expansive controls over Liberty. The Left is a virtual fountainhead of new and more creative ways of clamping down on freedom. Having run out of new and improved ways of making it difficult, embarrassing and expensive to buy a firearm [While also lying about it at the same time] the Left has moved on to imposing controls over the purchase of ammunition. Then of course they also are making demands on how these are stored.
8. Stop attacking those who only wish to defend themselves.
There is nothing more loathsome than Leftists who excel at hurling insults at the country’s estimated 150 Million innocent gun owners. We’ve been labelled with almost everything from being Terrorists to baby killers for wanting nothing more than to be able to defend our families and ourselves.
Those who incessantly work overtime to demonize the innocent should keep one word in mind: Deterrence. The widespread ownership of weapons in most areas deters criminals since they don’t know who can fight back. This also explains why places with tight controls on Liberty tend to have higher crime rates. Curiously enough, for people who love the term ‘Commonsense’ they certainly don’t seem to well versed in it.
9. The Left needs to become educated about that which they want to control.
Granted, it might be too much to expect the Liberty Grabbers from knowing the difference between a direct impingement and gas piston actuation, but they should at least know the difference between a semi-auto and select fire. Nothing screams uninformed more than someone who confuses a clip with a magazine or some who uses them interchangeably in a claim that one can fire off 30 rounds in half a second.
Lack of knowedge is usually a negative in most cases, but in the realm of Liberty Control, the Leftists wear it as a badge of honour.
10. The Left needs to stop lying about guns.
We made these two separate items to prove a point. While some gaffes of the Liberty grabber elite are relatively harmless, there are those that are a danger to Liberty. It should go without saying that we live in an age in which the knowledge of the world is literally at one’s fingertips. There is no rational excuse for a lack of knowledge on the most rudimentary aspects of certain subjects. By the same token, there is no excuse for the propagation of deliberate false impressions and Lies particularly on the subject of self-defense.
One of the most infamous examples stems from the creation the phrase “Assault Weapon”:
The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.
The nation’s Left has gone on for years demanding compromises on the part of the Pro-Liberty Right. It is time that they step up to the plate and show they can be ‘bi-partisan’ for once. These steps aren’t really that extraordinary, in fact they merely bolster Liberty. Some Leftists still purport to be Liberal, supporting these items would go a long way in showing that is truly the case.