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The Ludwig von Mises quote that exposes the rank hypocrisy of the Socialist-Left

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The Ludwig von Mises quote that exposes the rank hypocrisy of the Socialist-Left

We look at how a quote from Ludwig von Mises perfectly summarises the Left’s hypocritical nature.

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement.

They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty.

They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship.

They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent.

They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!”

Ludwig von Mises

The quote from Ludwig von Mises perfectly epitomizes the duplicity of the Socialist-Left. These are people who are incapable of being honest about their fraudulent base ideology of socialism. Using a number of deceptive labels that mean the opposite of their true nature. They have only recently dropped the mask as being gun confiscators and socialists, but now they are desperately searching the floor trying to put it back on before anyone notices. Their exploitation of the word Liberal while they work overtime to destroy Liberty is the most prominent of them all. However the rest of them aside from Socialist-Left also peg the deception meter.

Two of the most infuriating tactics of the Socialist-Left: Word deception and Projection

Word deceptions and projections are two of the most infuriating aspects of dealing with our comrades on the nation’s Socialist-Left. Their tried and true tactic is to use certain words or pejorative to at a minimum set the debate favourable to them or simply ‘win’ the argument with one word or phrase.

The parody video ‘How to debate right wingers(satire)’ illustrated this quite nicely. Showing the all too common tactic of the Left accusing anyone who disagrees with them as being ‘Racist’, ‘sexist’, ‘Transphobic’, ‘Homophobic’ or any one of the plethora of one word retorts or short phrases with the singular purpose of discrediting the opposition while shutting down debate.

The second all too common tactic of the nation’s Socialist-Left is to accuse others of what they are doing-in spades. The projection tactic is meant to knock back the opposition into a defensive posture that also suppresses an open and honest debate of the issues. This is also coupled with their aggressive use of setting the terms of the debate favourable to them.

A prime example of Leftist projection

One prime example is a new publication making reference to an online ‘civil war’ replete with Leftist tropes on repealing the 2nd amendment and questioning whether or not we should have rich people while others are starving. With one of the Leftist review making the absurd presumption that the Pro-Liberty Right is somehow dividing the nation, denying science, and most infuriatingly, destroying civil liberties.

Does it have to be mentioned that it’s the pro-Liberty Right that is in favour of the scientific method or even acknowledging that there are only two genders? Or that it’s the Socialist-Left that is pitting certain groups against each other in their victimhood Olympics.

To claim that it’s the Pro-Liberty Right guilty of these actions would almost be the pinnacle of projection. Except that even those tropes are topped with the assertion that we’re trying to destroy Civil Liberties a claim that is mind-boggling in it’s scope. That is the point of such tactics, an offensive [in more ways than one] attack that sets the opposition into an immediate defensive posture.

The false claim that the Pro-Liberty Right is trying to destroy civil liberties

This is the kind of projective attack by the Socialist-Left that is breathtaking in sheer insolence given its recent actions. Aside from a few RINOs such Marko Rubio (R-FL) or Lindsey Graham (R-SC) working to destroy due process, helping along a bill to encourage Gun Confiscation SWATing [aka Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) or “red flag laws”] on March 26th. It is primarily the Socialist-Left working overtime to destroy the common sense human and civil Right of self-defense, due process, free-speech and a host of other civil Liberties.

The Socialist-Left attacks against free-speech

These are but a few examples meant to illustrate the point, with Leftist assaults against free speech being the most egregious. After all, we have people on the Socialist-Left claiming that they are ‘Liberal’ while going after Liberty whenever they can on Twitter or YouTube. Banning certain personalities for unspecified offenses while ignoring far more damming examples from the Socialist-Left. But listen to someone on the Left, somehow those of us on the Pro-Liberty right are the culprits in this case.

The Socialist-Left attacks against the right of self-defense

Aside from the above examples, it’s been the nation’s Socialist-Left that has been conducting a full frontal assault on this basic human and civil right. With national and local efforts that simply renew their efforts after each incremental restriction on freedom. Everything from trying to carry out government control of private property to the wholesale banning and confiscation of almost every firearm. Not to mention a new effort by the Liberty grabber Left to repeal the second amendment.

Time was, the Socialist-Left would deny their final solution to the Liberty problem or get what they could with the occurrence of a ‘serious crisis’. These days, they push through freedom restricting legislation and the come around again to see what else they can get. In the meantime, they maintain the fiction that they don’t really want to ban and confiscate guns while making demands to ban and confiscate guns.

The ultimate in Leftist assaults on civil Liberties with Gun confiscation SWATing

These could rightfully hold the record [for now at least] for violating the most human and civil Liberties in one fell swoop. It should be understood that these violate the 2nd, but they also infringe on the 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th amendments. Then there is the issue that 1st is also on the chopping block since speech on the subject of firearms could deem on to be dangerous. The Left has already bandied about the idea that gun owners are ‘terrorists’, what’s to stop them from deeming every gun owner as dangerous, requiring a ‘dynamic entry’ with a SWAT team in the middle of the night?

The Takeaway

If the Socialist-Left had a practical system instead of a fraudulent ideology, they would have no need for deception and projection. They could have simply announced what they were and lived with the electoral consequences. But then again, if their collectivist system actually worked, they would have no need to impose it by force and deprive the people of their commonsense human and Civil Liberties.

The fraud of socialism has been a failure for over 400 years, thus it can only be foisted on a people by at first deception and then later by force. That is why they cannot abide the precepts of Liberty and honesty.

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  1. Gene Ralno

    March 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Everyone should be concerned with how far off the tracks socialist-democrats have veered. Clearly, self-respecting Black and white citizens no longer will vote for them and they’re now dependent on Latino and illegal alien voters. But even Latinos now recognize the fact that only race baiters believe this issue is about skin color, bigotry, racism and hatred. Latinos plainly see that socialist-democrats are well known liars who profit from divisiveness, bigotry and hatred.

    Regardless, illegal aliens count on support from Latinos because they share ancestry. But anyone can see that motive is as thin as Anglo Americans supporting the UK in its disputes with the US. Or Chinese Americans supporting China in its disputes with the U.S. Seems the socialist-democrat has few alternatives, one of which is to divide and trigger — as in hostility. Since they’ve lost in the civilized arena, they’re being forced into violence where their chances are better.

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Why Tomi Lahren’s abortion view harms American conservatism

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Why Tomi Lahrens abortion view harms American conservatism

Democrats are unambiguous and united in their view of abortion. It wasn’t always this way. As recently as a decade ago, there were a good number of pro-life Democrats winning elections and expressing their views as pundits.

Today, they don’t exist.

Republicans aren’t so repulsed by the pro-abortion people in their midst. It’s understandable that as a party that’s less focused on individual issues, one can be a Republican without checking off all the various boxes. This is fine. What’s not fine is for breaks in the ranks of conservatives. There are certain things that must remain universal among those who claim to embrace conservatism, especially among those who speak for conservatives.

Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren is one of them. She claims to be a conservative, but she’s pro-choice. That fact, by itself, is understandable because the issue is a polarizing one in which people can be swayed to one side based on personal experience. It’s not like taxes which warrant universal scorn from conservatives. There are gun-toting, tax-hating, pro-choice conservatives.

But there’s a bigger problem with Lahren’s perspective. She’s not just attacking the Alabama abortion bill and pro-life perspectives in general. She’s doing so with an argument that flies in the face of reality.

Do we think government is the answer? No. In fact, one of the most appealing parts about the Alabama abortion bill is that it represents the first true opportunity for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. When it reaches the Supreme Court (and it almost certainly will) it gives us the first glimpse of how the current makeup of the court will react. In fact, the makeup of the court could actually be better if one of the left-leaning Justices retires soon.

Once Roe v. Wade is out of the way, we can finally express the truly conservative aspect of federalism that should have never been taken away – the states’ rights to determine their own healthcare laws.

If Tomi Lahren doesn’t like the abortion ban, that’s fine. Her choice. But to defend her choice by insinuating a challenge to Roe v. Wade is somehow an attack on limited-government tenets is false and harms conservatism.

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Conservative Media, we need to blacklist Trump-Russia story and move on

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Conservative Media we need to blacklist Trump-Russia story and move on

To The Daily Wire, One America News, Washington Times, Blaze Media, and all others to the right of Fox News,

There was no collusion and no obstruction. It took over two years for this narrative to search under every stone and exhaust millions of dollars to, in the end, find nothing. The leftist media will not make many concessions, especially as it relates to obstruction for a crime that was not committed. We cannot as conservatives prove beyond an unreasonable doubt that Trump did not collude or obstruct. As Democrats in Congress keep the narrative on life support, the Conservative media needs to pull the plug.

The average American is fatigued by the Trump-Russia collusion/obstruction narrative. Meanwhile our effort is playing defense against a leftist narrative rather than reporting on issues both our base and the politically uninvolved care far more about. When the economy is strong and the border crisis is pressing, why is so much of our attention directed towards the soap opera clown show that takes place? Instead of countering this narrative, conservative media should starve the narrative of as much attention as possible.

An area which Conservatives have long failed, but have made great improvements towards, is controlling the narrative, the language and Overton Window of society. If we continue to counter the leftist narrative of the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory, we will continue to feed their power in controlling the narrative in the American political and cultural arena. Instead, let us make an effort to not only counter the narrative but set the narrative.

In our friendly rivalry as Conservative outlets, let us come together and collectively move on from the Trump-Russia story, discarding it as if it were a flat-earth conspiracy and move on.

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Conservatives cannot be afraid to press the culture war

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Conservatives cannot be afraid to press the culture war

There are many reasons Conservatives have been reticent to press the culture war. Many of them were acted upon by Mitt Romney only for those conventions to be blown away by Trump winning in 2016. The Republican Party hates running on culture issues instead wanting only to use issues like abortion as shiny objects for show votes. But we must remember, Trump won and Romney and McCain lost. Trump ran on a culture issue: immigration. He won. And in my opinion, Trump made it highly difficult for him to win, not because of the issues he was running on, but because of his personality. So let that be encouragement.

For a Rainbow jihad fatwa will come after you if you aren’t attracted to a man in drag. They will pass legislation to make possessing certain guns illegal. You will be called a racist. They are already passing legislation protecting infanticide. If we do not press these issues, we will lose. If we stay silent, as Erick Erickson so famously said, we will be made to care.

But Wait! The economy is doing great

Republicans will want to focus on the economy and there is nothing wrong with that. To quote The Road to El Dorado, “both is good.” There is no reason we cannot do both. Reasonably speaking, it means we are going to have to sacrifice certain talking points. I nominate the Russian Hoax, as people are already tired of hearing about it, whereas, cultural issues such as Brian Sims dominated Conservative news cycles. People are motivated by cultural issues. Guns, illegal immigration, and abortion are among the top single issue voting groups. In 2012, Republicans ran on jobs, jobs, jobs and lost, lost, lost.

Trump can press the economy in 2020 and use it to get people to reelect him as they would any other incumbent. But reelecting Trump to maintain the economy is not a win so much as it’s not a defeat. Because let’s be honest, if the Republicans pass a balanced budget with a plan to pay off the debt in say twenty years, the economy would contract. We would undoubtedly go into recession and unemployment would rise due to a reduction in public sector jobs. Are we, as Conservatives, willing to bite that bullet? I hope so. If so, the message of austerity contradicts the message of the economy, why should the economy be our main focus? Recessions are temporary and a natural part of the business cycle as our economy evolves. The Great Depression only lasted as long as they did because of the intervention from progressives like Herbert Hoover and FDR. The Republican Party is unwilling to bite this bullet. They aren’t fiscally responsible. Coincidentally, they aren’t willing to defund Planned Parenthood, despite how they donate to candidates who run against them. Let me take that back, it’s not a coincidence. If we look at the Liberty Score of Republicans, you will see that the most socially conservative are also the most fiscally responsible as well. I am hardpressed to find an exception. Socially liberal fiscally conservative doesn’t exist in the real world today. Why? Because being fiscally conservative requires a socially conservative worldview. My evidence for this assertion is Congress.

In order to get these ends, we need to engage in the culture war as a means. Increasing spending does not earn a Republican a primary challenge. But being soft on illegal immigration will. Marco Rubio didn’t win the nomination in 2016. So it’s safe to conclude that illegal immigration is a more energizing issue than national debt. Once again, going back to 2012, Mitt Romney floated self-deportation in the primary but steered clear of illegal immigration in the general. He said he was pro-life, but ran ads to assure people he wouldn’t act on his pro-life stance. But enough using Romney as a punching bag for being a loser. Ron DeSantis in Florida ran on a Trump platform in Florida, without the Trump personality and upset Andrew Gillum in what was supposed to be a blue wave. Kim Reynolds, in swing state Iowa, signed a heartbeat bill into law in May 2018. She went on to pull perhaps the most surprising upset in the 2018 Midterm Elections in what will be a swing state in 2020. Meanwhile obvious RINO Martha McSally couldn’t beat one of the most overtly anti-American candidates in Kyrsten Sinema, in a mild red state.

But let’s look at this from the Left’s perspectives. Indiana and Texas are roughly comparable in terms of the GOP’s advantage. Beto O’Rourke came close while the “moderate” Democrat in Indiana got owned, double digits despite polling ahead, against who in my opinion was a shaky candidate. Back on the right John James ran a solid campaign in Michigan, despite losing, meanwhile the Republican in Wisconsin got trounced. Energy is the name of the game and when Conservatives bring it, we perform better. Conservatives bring that energy by fighting the culture war.

Minority Report

Are minorities more socially conservative then the Democrat Party? Yes. Do these same minorities tend to economic liberals? Yes. So which is the best way to reach minorities, by emphasizing the issues we have in common or by arguing that we need to roll back entitlements. I’ll take the former, because the Democrats are a confederacy, and social conservatism stands a better chance at weakening the confederacy.

Politics Downstream From Culture

The Andrew Breitbart quote is beyond true. Previously I wrote that our society was fiscally irresponsible, therefore why should we be surprised that this same society elects Lindsey Grahams and Mitch McConnells. The ideals of the American Revolution were preached in churches years before 1775. The 2nd Great Awakening preceded the abolition of slavery. Progressive theology preceded progressive policies. Cultural leftism has so far preceded socialist policies. Look at Marianne Williams who was a thought leader for a new age cult long before she was a socialist candidate. So what am I saying? Socially conservative policies will precede fiscally conservative policies.

A Caveat of Trump and State Governments

Now the first objection to this claim is that Trump has implemented some socially conservative policies. Let’s take immigration, for example, where Trump is most willing to make a bad deal with Democrats to resolve the issue. A border wall is not worth amnesty. DACA should not be kept under any circumstances. Furthermore, Trump is far too easily swayed by Ivanka and Jared Kushner who will only lead his governance astray. But if there were a Congress full of Conservatives, we would see far fewer weaknesses in the President. Congress is supposed to be the most powerful branch. If they sent Trump a balanced budget, Trump would undoubtedly sign it.

State governments, by their smaller nature, are often times ran more fiscally responsible and have balanced budget requirements in their constitutions. In fact, many legislatures either meet every other year or session that is a segment within the year. These relics of a more agrarian culture that placed high esteem on limited government are hard to undo. But legislatures like that in Annapolis will do their damage within their session.

Final Thoughts

Conservatives shouldn’t cater to people who don’t exist, rather they should fight the culture war because there are gains in this war that will lead to a culture more willing to accept austere measures. We can only win the culture war if we fight for it. We can only end abortion if we fight for it. We can only end illegal immigration if we fight for it. Play offense. Make the left defend infanticide and ask the average uninformed American: do they want that person in office? Make them uncomfortable by sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities, so that they will feel the cost of their own ideology. Make them admit that they believe black Americans are less competent than white Americans. Have them explain the difference between a semiautomatic and fully automatic firearm. Maybe then we can finally eliminate policies such as the outdated and cost burdensome Social Security or end the long failed war on poverty.

If politics flows downstream from culture as American history has long shown, in order for Conservatives to win, we must win the culture war.

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