by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny
I don't often bring back and reprint articles published previously. However, after spending a fair amount of time in what is known as progressive blogistan (or more appropriately the stated... The Pit of Confusion) I decided to visit my own archives. Mostly to refocus my attention on the task ahead. Which of course is to debunk the vile rhetorical venom the left is so full of.
Before moving ahead I suppose I should explain to the more conservative and high Libertarian readers why exactly I decided to subject myself to the myriad of misrepresentations, as well as being called everything from a raaaaacist, to a anti Semite, to a bigot, to a drunk, to a child molester, and many other things the confused hate filled left has called me, with not one iota of proof to substantiate it.
The "tolerant" left, as they like to called (never mind that it is an erroneous description) has the most effective attack machine and evasive methods known to mankind. They were sure as hell not going to accept an outspoken conservative/libertarian in their midst. UNLESS of course I bought everything they said hook line and sinker. Something this independent thinker has never been willing to do, for anybody. In short, a lot of the left are nothing but hypocrites.
To be fair, using a word the left understands well, they would because it is a non concept, I must state, unequivocally, that there are indeed many left leaning individuals who are reasonable and present rational arguments. Many show no malice when you with them and do not attack you personally just because you disagree with them. They simply accept the disagreement and go on their merry way as do rational conservatives and Libertarians.
It is the elitist snobs that are in control of the progressive movement that we of the rational Libertarian and conservative movement must attack, and attack viciously. Attack by underscoring their lies and the tactics they use. Expose the politicians they control for the real dangers they present to all Americans. Americans of ALL races, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, ages, and socioeconomic standing. Remind the liberty loving people that it about control over the lives of the individual that the left is most hungry for. If anyone doubts this truth just look at all the regimes of the socialist totalitarian left of the past; The Soviet Union, Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Fascist Spain, Communist China, Communist Southeast Asia, add more if you need to.
Irrespective of what the leaders of movement left will tell you THEY want nothing less than to snuff out individualism, freedom of speech, and the liberties that past generations have fought and died to preserve for their posterity. I say, Enough is Enough! It is time to dismantle the progressive machine that is bent on destroying freedom and liberty in the United States of America.
Having said the above, as this site is really about liberty prevailing over tyranny, I must also point out those on the far right who support things such as the Patriot Act, Citizens United, that would deny the right of homosexuals the same freedoms and happiness as heterosexuals, that would deny women their reproductive rights, that demonize any religion but Christianity and Judaism, that attempt to restrict equal opportunity for all regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, that seek to demonize our black President on groundless accusations of not being an American, etc. are just as dangerous as the seething left I have described above. We of the Liberty Movement must be better. We must rise above our opponents on the left and on the neocon and socon right that would oppress us in a heartbeat were we to allow them.
This nations is in the throes of great and unsettling times. The decisions we make today, the politicians and bureaucrats we allow to run OUR GOVERNMENT will determine not only our liberties and freedoms, but the liberties and freedoms of yet unborn individuals for generations to come.
The question to be answered is this, are we willing to fight for the liberties that our Constitution guarantees us? Or are we going to march like good lemmings to the sea of oppression that the extreme left and neocon and socon right have in store for us if we do not resist them.
This site is not a supporter of either the Republican Party and Mitt Romney or the Democratic Party and President Obama. This site is a supporter of liberty for all, both political and economic, and a strong advocate for the candidacy of Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party for president of these United States of America.
Now, if you have stuck with me this long here is the article from the archives that I believe is truer today than when I wrote it. Certainly it will re-inspire me going forward to fight the insidious forces of tyranny and oppression. I hope that in some small way it might inspire you as well.
Long live truth and the American Republic!!!
by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
When you spend enough time in progressive collectivist blogistan, aka the land of the lost, it imparts a certain feeling of being lost in a fog. Sort of like the feelings you experienced on those foggy and dreary mornings waiting at the bus stop for the school bus to arrive. You just knew it was going to be another very long day when the teachers were going to expect you to learn something when you would rather bring doing something else. At least that's the way it was for me, and it's just how it was in progressive collectivist blogistan.
Really though, putting the analogy aside, there are similarities and differences.
One, I chose to subject myself to the the incessant kool aid of the left, whereas I had no choice but to go to school if I wanted to learn and some day be able to support myself. Two, I learned nothing from my experience in left blogistan other than ... nope, like I said nothing. Three, I learned a great deal from my school experience and for the most part was fortunate to have teachers that taught facts and allowed me to think for myself and draw my own conclusions.
That of course was back in the day when educators actually spent their time educating rather than indoctrinating. Having said that I must acknowledge there are many teachers who are dedicated and aspire to teach their students how to develop critical thinking skills. In fact, my baby sister is an educator and she does just that. She is a conservative with an open mind that teaches her students it's okay to think differently if you can back up your position with reasonable supporting arguments.
For all the talk you hear from the progressive collectivists about progressives being the true defenders of liberty and free thought it amazes me just how closed minded and fanatically adverse they are to anything that differs from their cherished and usually emotional viewpoint. For the most part they consider themselves to be the elite and thus have all the appropriate answers. If you don't believe it just ask them.
My time in the land of the lost also reminded me of the book Animal Farm. The book that pitted the animals (the working class) against their owners (the bourgeoisie) in what depicted the classic class struggle. After the animals threw their masters off the farm and ran it as a collective with all animals being equal things were okay for awhile. But before they knew it the pigs, who were the smartest begin to change the rules of the democratic collective and gradually installed themselves as the rulers of the people. They declared themselves more equal because of their superior intellect and knowledge.
By the end of the story the animals wanted their old masters back because they were treated by far better with them running the farm than with the pigs running the farm as progressive collectivist dictators.
The thing I noticed in the land of the lost is that if you agreed with the progressive line all was well. They all seemed to sit around in their fog and echo the same chorus line about how everything would be so much better if only the nasty, dirty, bigoted racist, homophobic, delusional right (as in republicans, libertarians, and conservatives) would just go away and let them play and romp in the nirvana fields of progressive collectivist thought.
As much as I would love to disclose the most virulent of these sites where anybody who dare oppose their views, or in any way make a curt disparaging remark about one of them will be threatened and intimidated so as to shut the person up. I know because I faced such intimidation. Yet on the pages of many of these sites all conservatives, Tea Party supporters, and republicans are maligned, called the most disparaging names, and mocked. However should I name any of these sights there will no doubt be more intimidation.
Progressive collectivist blogistan, aka the land of the lost is truly Animal Farm. And they wish to impose their elitism and world view on the rest of us. If you haven't read Animal Farm by George Orwell, I highly recommend it. The political ideology is still alive and well in the progressive collectivist movement. And that my fellow true defenders of liberty is where the danger lies.
Note: The term blogistan I borrowed from fellow RN USA writer Silverfiddle. Thanks and I hope you won't think of me as plagiarizer.
Editors Note: Graphics compliments of Left Coast Rebel.