Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lou Dobbs tells the truth about the bailout and ACORN

Voter fraud ... PC financial policy ... "community organizers". The Progressive Shock Doctrine. Put the pieces together. Even CNN gets it. Why can't mainstream "conservatives"?

James Simpson can see

Excellent stuff from James Simpson in The American Thinker - a site I was not previously aware of - which explains the entirely unconcealed Marxist-Democrat strategy of "shock progressivism":

America waits with bated breath while Washington struggles to bring the U.S. economy back from the brink of disaster. But many of those same politicians caused the crisis, and if left to their own devices will do so again.

Despite the mass media news blackout, a series of books, talk radio and the blogosphere have managed to expose Barack Obama's connections to his radical mentors -- Weather Underground bombers William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and others. David Horowitz and his Discover the Networks.org have also contributed a wealth of information and have noted Obama's radical connections since the beginning.

Yet, no one to my knowledge has yet connected all the dots between Barack Obama and the Radical Left. When seen together, the influences on Obama's life comprise a who's who of the radical leftist movement, and it becomes painfully apparent that not only is Obama a willing participant in that movement, he has spent most of his adult life deeply immersed in it.

But even this doesn't fully describe the extreme nature of this candidate. He can be tied directly to a malevolent overarching strategy that has motivated many, if not all, of the most destructive radical leftist organizations in the United States since the 1960s.

The whole article is excellent, and is utterly obvious to anyone paying any attention to the Obama movement, and today's "progressivist" Marxism. The coming "bailout" nationalization is only the beginning.

Figure 1: The ACORN Network, by James Simpson

"There truly are none so blind as those who refuse to see"

Continuing discussion from the post below, "Willless" appears baffled by the thought that Democrats don't like the free market. I respond:

Willess, of course over-regulation led to this crisis. Pull your head out of the NY Times. Here's a secret: Democrats do not like free markets. Free markets prove Marxism is a lie. They seek to undermine them. They do this through regulation. They seek to eliminate them. They do this through nationalization. This isn't some theory I made up. This is exactly what they are planning to do, out in the open, while conservatives argue amongst themselves and agree with Barbara Lee, Dennis Kucinich, and the farthest-left wing of the Democratic party. They intend to use the crisis to enact a socialist/communist agenda while the populace is in "shock" from the economic effects caused by their failed socialist program. Here is one of an endless number of examples:


The liberal blogosphere, liberal political magazines, and the liberal policy class are ablaze with this kind of talk, but most people can't even be bothered to notice. The Democrats do not want to save Wall Street, they want to devour it. So-called "conservatives", like yourself, find this too scary, so they ignore it, and pretend it makes no sense, despite the fact that it could not be simpler or more apparent. How could this possibly be simpler? How could they make it any more obvious for you? The point of Democrat economics is render capitalism non-functional, and eliminate it entirely, to absorb the economy into the State, which they will control. People who dare to look at things as they are, and who are interested in what the governing philosophy of the Obama/Ayers administration will aspire to should read Thomas Sowell's "Marxism: Philosophy and Economics", which is a very readable and illuminating treatment of the fountain from which Obama, his 60's radical friends, and the ascendant Leftist power structure of the Democrat party draw their ideas. Fake conservatives like the aptly-named Willless should continue to express open-mouthed astonishment at the proposition that the Sun will rise tomorrow morning.

Perhaps a bit harsh, but the blindness - the willful blindness - which has taken over so much of the conservative movement elite, and has even seeped down to weaken the usually stalwart base. We need a leader like Reagan to raise us to meet this challenge. We have ... John McCain, king of RINOs. We also have Sarah Palin, Reagan's likely heir, but the McCain campaign is afraid to put her out there, for fear of upsetting his secularist, liberal, champagne socialist "friends" in the MSM. We need faith and hope to feed our strength at this crucial, historical moment, but we are tested Lord. Lord, we are tested sorely.

... Folks who are honestly confused as to how Democrat over-regulation caused this mess should watch this video:

(The video I linked to earlier, which is substantially the same, was pulled from Youtube "due to a copyright claim by Warner Music Group". Warner has also forced the McCain campaign to pull many of its videos. Coincidence, or in the tank? That's one crowded tank.)

Although some have suggested it, I personally doubt that the Democrats planned this wwhole thing out. (I mean, if they were that smart, why would they be Democrats?) But they are cunning and devious enough to use every failure to their advantage, and the Republicans - and especially McCain and the sleepwalking Bush - are lost and confused. You can't trust them to do the smart thing, and you can't trust the MSM to tell you the truth. Educate yourselves, for your country's sake.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Willmoore Kendall, out and about

A (too-long) comment I left at the Confederate Yankee's blog:

Unfortunately, I fear that the defeat of this bill plays into the hands of the radical Leftist wing of the Democrat party, a wing which has grown larger, angrier, and more radical over the past 8 years of their humiliation. Now, as they blame "free market failures" for the catastrophe wrought by *their own failed multi-culti/socialist policies*, they seek to expand and deepen these mistakes, regardless of the damage they do to the country. Today's record drop on Wall Street, blamed entirely on Republicans by the MSM - is hardly the limit of what they are willing to do. (Much more, for the interested, on my blog.

Does anyone honestly think that the Democrat plan is really just to give money to save private enterprises? Come on. Listen to what they say, openly, even now. Marx said that the first step towards Communism "is to raise the proletariat [modern Leftist translation: the elite Leftist bien pessant] to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy." First you take the elections - under cover, and, with ACORN and the NAACP's help: by any means necessary - then you tear down the "imperialist" free market economy. They have the House and the Senate, and the White House is nearly in the grasp of the closet radical Obama, and his openly anti-American, pro-Communist supporters. Already, supposedly mainstream "liberal" economists are discussing nationalizing the entire financial sector. Why bother raising taxes when you can just take over all the banks?

Ninety-plus of the most extreme Leftist Democrats in Congress voted against this bill. Now they have the upper hand. Any bill still has to get through the Senate, and the President (who sometimes remembers he is a Republican), slo we won't see the worst for a few months yet. But if Ayers' great comrade Obama takes the White House, the Socialist, or even - this seems extreme, but I use this word advisedly - Communist program of the "moderate" Democrats will be pushed far, far beyond anything which timid, establishment conservatives dare to imagine.

Sorry for the long post - I'm normally not so wordy - but it is terribly important for we conservatives to understand the big picture here. These people have been seething from their defeats when Bush and the Republicans were strong, and have grown terribly bitter, radical, and unhinged. I've been watching politics, and involved in politics, for well over 20 years, and I've seen a lot of moonbat Leftist nonsense in my day. But I can't recall anytime when so many people, so radical, so angry, and completely without principle, have been so close to the highest power in the land. The MSM is oblivious, by choice, but it seems that far, far too many conservatives are unable or unwilling to see what is happening right in front of them. We've only got a few weeks to head off this catastrophe. we can't do it with our heads in the sand.

It is frustrating reading conservative blogs and newspapers, and listening to conservative radio, these days. They have all the pieces, but they can't put the puzzle together. We have lost our sense of purpose, and we can't see the stakes of the game we are in. America, as we know it, is at risk. Our most dangerous enemy is not in the Middle East - those people are hopelessly backwards and content to blow each other up, and can never truly challenge our military, economic, spiritual, or cultural superiority. Our deadliest enemy is right here at home. "As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide," said Abraham Lincoln. If we hand the White House to Obama in 2008, we will have helped to murder the free market and personal responsibility and freedom bequeathed to us by our forefathers.

On the bright side, while McCain is the ultimate unprincipled MSM-lapdog RINO, Sarah Palin may be the most perfect conservative candidate since Ronald Reagan. (And, no offense to the Gipper, but she's easier on the eyes, too!) I must believe she can rally us to victory. Nothing is over until we are dead, but the damage Obama and the Democrats plan to do on every front could take generations to undo. We must be strong. We must fight.

It's a plan

Jeff G. sees what is going on:

Did Pelosi intentionally sabotage the vote so that the media, already in the bag for Obama, would have cover to blame the Republicans for the bill’s failure?

And if so, is there any more transparent ploy to put power over the welfare of the country — if in fact the Democrats truly believe that we need this bail out?

Congress has a 10% approval rate. Time for the McCain camp and the rest of the GOP to put out ads that lambaste the Dems for their craven ploys. Otherwise, we may as well kiss classical liberalism goodbye.

That is the plan. I'd say it's a "secret plan", but it's all out in the open. Do conservatives - and the Republicans who still have jobs - have what it takes to stop them? Or are we going to go the safe "McCain" route, selling out our principles so Leftists and Media Elites will pat us on our heads?

Where is our Reagan?

Jeff Jacoby is a true conservative

Even in the Boston Globe, he will not weaken:

'THE PRIVATE SECTOR got us into this mess. The government has to get us out of it."

That's Barney Frank's story, and he's sticking to it. As the Massachusetts Democrat has explained it in recent days, the current financial crisis is the spawn of the free market run amok, with the political class guilty only of failing to rein the capitalists in. The Wall Street meltdown was caused by "bad decisions that were made by people in the private sector," Frank said; the country is in dire straits today "thanks to a conservative philosophy that says the market knows best." And that philosophy goes "back to Ronald Reagan, when at his inauguration he said, 'Government is not the answer to our problems; government is the problem.' "

In fact, that isn't what Reagan said. His actual words were: "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Were he president today, he would be saying much the same thing.

Never trust a Leftist quoting Reagan. Really, never trust a Leftist anyway. Because what are Leftists saying today? Former Clintonite, current quasi-Communist, Brad DeLong:

Bring Congress Back into Session After the Election...

...and go for the Swedish plan: nationalize the insolvent large financial institutions: dare Bush to veto that after the election.

Socialist Sweden, which is poorer than Mississippi, is what they hope to get past a Republican president. Please try to imagine what they will go for if Obama wins for them "the battle of democracy". Please do not wait until after the election to ponder.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bainbridge embarrasses conservatives

Prof. Bainbridge tries to play "reasonable conservative" so that elite liberals like Matt Yglesias will pat him on the head. Lonewacko shows him where he is wrong.

The financial crisis is being portrayed as a "free market failure" by closet Marxists like Yglesias, Krugman and DeLong, but it is anything BUT. The failures are failures of do-gooder closet Marxist legislation - including, but not limited to, race-based "affirmative action" aka "reverse racism" - of the sort that have been imposed by Democrats since Carter, and which Democrats now propose as the solution to the problem THEY CREATED.

Conservatives need to stand up for their principles, not stand up and beg for liberals to pat them on the head. As bad as the Democrat-crafted bailout bill is, it is nothing compared to what they'll do if they get the White House. And when it all unravels, they'll blame it on "free market failures." Remember the true Marxist's credo: "Marxism can never fail, it can only be failed."

A religion of peace

My favorite liberal, Marty Peretz, thinking about Somali pirates, offers an observation one just can't offer too often:

Isn't there some real sense that Arab countries and Arab societies provide the world with too much of its news? [emphasis mine.]

Like today's: 17 people were killed in Damascus in a car bomb attack. A state-run news service, Cham Press, said it didn't "blame anyone else for this satanic attack apart from Israel."

You can't observe it too often because it never, ever stops. Everything is the fault of the US and Israel. Everything. A thousand years of cultural decay and nothing of substance or value created, and that's all Israel's fault, too. They are so satanic that they can ruin things centuries before they existed, those devious Yanqui imperialists and Jooooooos.

And we're supposed to wonder "why they hate us". Anyone wonder why I hate them?

Rantburg has more on the bombing. Allah really blesses you guys.

Moonbat Economics

"Serious liberal economist" - an oxymoron if ever there was one. Two morons - Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman - endorse nationalizing the entire banking industry. These are two guys who could have serious pull in an Obama administration, and they are openly endorsing the end of the free market system. People think I'm overreacting when I say that the Democrats are planning on skipping over Euro-Socialism and going straight to pure Communism.

I'm not overreacting. I'm just paying attention.

-- And if you think "they can't be Communists! They believe in elections!" Try telling that to Karl Marx:
[T]he first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy.
The abolition of private property is the central goal of the Democrat party. And I don't trust John McCain to stand up to them.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

John Mark Reynolds understands our moment

Folks like Rod Dreher and Kathleen Parker want to to throw Sarah Palin - the one vibrant, true conservative we have on the '08 ticket - overboard. John Mark Reynolds does not.

If Palin bows out, millions of Americans will not vote for McCain. Palin is, I believe, more popular in the Republican Party than McCain . . . something that the nature of fund raising emails from the McCain camp (all Palin all the time) indicates astute Republicans know.

If Palin leaves it will be assumed to be involuntary, and McCain will lose.

This was always a hard year for Republicans and Palins’ strengths (some of which Parker listed) made this a race. McCain may lose, but my guess is it is more likely in the long term that Parker will vote for Palin for President than that Palin will sit with Parker on her front porch composing her thoughts.

It is difficult for conservatives in the media, academia, and other generally "liberal" (read: "leftist") professions to stay true to there principles. There is always the temptation to give in to the group consensus, and try to be a team player. But you can't be a team player when they aren't on your team! The goal of a conservative is not to be a team player, it is to be Right, and to stand up for the Right against the Wrong. Sarah Palin is a brilliant and Good woman, and the hysterical, spitting, vulgar fury she provokes in Leftists (and closet Leftists like Andrew Sullivan) is certainly not all the proof of this, but it is all the proof you need. To toss her overboard would be a slap in the face of stallwart conservatives, and one that would not easily be forgiven.

And never forgotten.

I could do without the language, but I do appreciate the sentiment

Right Wing Rocker says what many of us are feeling:
President McCain will not be able to truly win that title if he keeps this sh*t up. This campaign is going to be won by the candidate that does and says the fewest stupid things, and Oblahma is scr*w*ng up royally.

But when the amnesty bells toll, both candidates are on the same page and dead wrong, so why even bring the issue up? This is what I mean, Senator McSh*tbag, when I say you will win this hands down if you just keep your monkey-trap shut and let your opponent make all the mistakes. This was a major blunder on your part.

In all honesty, though, this isn't anywhere near a big enough deal to lose, since everyone already pretty much knows President McCain is pro-amnesty. His position pretty much matches his opponent's, so why not just let Oblahma be the one to remind everyone he's wrong? ...

Would be nice to see both candidates go down in a puff of smoke and have a conservative win, wouldn't you say?
It would be nice. There are a lot of problems with Republicanism and so-called "conservatism" these days, but all these problems have a common root: a willingness to trade principle for the promise of political gain. Ronald Reagan said: "Evil is powerless if the Good are unafraid." Not "... if the Good hide behind the guy who polls best with so-called "independents" and the media elites". I'm pretty well committed to voting for McCain, because the alternative will certainly be socialism, if not outright communism. But the fact that he is the best choice available says something damning about the state of conservatism today.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New home

Life, medical issues, too many books - it leaves no time for blogging! I have forgotten my log on information for the old site, so I have started a new one, which I shall endeavor to post to more frequently than before.

I have also been recalling the lessons of my dear mother, who was always instructing me, if I could find nothing pleasant to say, to say nothing. It has become progressively (pun not intended, but noted) difficult to say something pleasant about the current state of conservative politics, locally or nationally. I'll have to resign myself to saying things which are unpleasant but constructive, and see if Mom will accept that.

It is always darkest before the dawn, they say.

We shall see.