The following is the seventh of Bill Whittle’s excellent videos from a few years ago that sets forth our basic principles:
What We Believe, Part 7: American Exceptionalism
The GOP can either chose to go the way of the Whigs or make the principled choice.
For 6 long years we were told that the GOP would rid the nation of the vile socialist monstrosity of Obamacare.
- The GOP said they needed the House to get it done and it came to pass.
- The GOP then said they needed the Senate to get it done and it to came to pass.
- The GOP then said they needed the White House to get it done and it came to pass.
Now, with it in control of all of the government, the GOP now claims it cannot accomplish a task it has promised for 6 long years.
With a continence very much like a toddler having a temper tantrum, the GOP has decided it just doesn’t want to do what is has promised for all this time.
So, what are we to conclude from all of this?
Were they lying to us all these years or have they just gone wobbly?
Do they stand on principle or are they merely lusting for power?
Do they really stand for liberty or are they just a more efficient version of the Left?
Do they really stand for liberty or are they just another variation of the left promising to run it’s grandiose schemes more efficiently?
The GOP has one of the great opportunities of history, a reversal of another progressive constriction around the cause of liberty.
The time period could either be a short respite from the socialist left’s inexorable quest for power. Or it could be a change in direction heralding the end of line from the modern world’s hideous experiment in collective ideology.
The GOP can either bend to the temporary vicissitudes of a political life and the false promise of power of running a bureaucratic behemoth more efficiently or it can return the limited government principles that lead it to greatness in the first place.
It can take this window of opportunity for greatness or sign it’s own death warrant, for most the choice should be obvious.
The following is the sixth of Bill Whittle’s excellent videos from a few years ago that sets forth our basic principles:
What We Believe, Part 6: Immigration
For those of you scientifically minded [And leftist lore decrees this is always the case with you folks]
We should apply the scientific method to the functionality of your base ideology as a test of efficacy.
This method consists of observation and the creation of an hypothesis, this is then experimentally tested in many different conditions and circumstances. In the case of socialism [or it’s many variants] this has been done in myriad conditions and circumstances down the centuries.
The hypothesis is then rejected, modified or accepted depending on the ‘collective’ results of these experiments. The experiment of Socialism has been run in myriad places and conditions for 500 years with the same result each time: Epic Failure (to the tune of Millions dead and oppressed in most cases)
Thus to be truly scientific about the situation, one must reject the hypothesis and the basic concepts of Socialism. And we all know how you folks on the nation’s socialist Left take pride in being scientifically minded, right?
So isn’t it time for you people to reject these failed ideas from 500 years ago?
For you to truly recover and once again become the loyal opposition you must look at the fundamental belief systems that you hold and make some major changes. Other nations and entities have rejected the dead end of socialism, why can’t you?
You can spare me the protestations that your national party isn’t Socialist, that red train Left the station years ago. This truth was most certainly was cemented in the people’s minds with your flirtation with Socialist Bernie Sanders as a possible nominee. That and the fact that there is little difference between your national agenda and that of the Marxists, Communists and every other fellow traveller on the block.
You people on the Left love to play your little word games to deceive people as to who you truly are. Someone is a “Liberal” one year and a “Progressive” the next and who knows what deceptive label you will apply to yourselves in the future. Take a look at the definition of the term Liberal, do you people honestly think you even get close to meeting that ideal? Does it sound like ‘progress’ to move forward to ideas that are 500 years old?
If your were honest, you would simply admit to your current base ideology of socialism and refrain from trying to play with bizarre definitions of it’s true meaning. The fact that you and your comrades still attempt at denying the truth of the matter should speak volumes about what is truly wrong with your party.
Even your attempts at escaping this epic failure pretending that randomly selected nations are somehow socialist emphasises it’s inability to function. The adage that it’s the dosage that makes the poison comes to us from the science of chemistry and pharmacology. In this case the poison is the amount of your base ideology present in a society such that the higher this dosage of socialism, the higher the detrimental effects.
[Side note – you ideology has killed Millions over the years, so spare me the hysterics for daring to compare your base ideology to poison ]
Becoming a viable political movement once again
Unfortunately, you are politically inveterate with regard to solving the problem. You seem to think that you only have two options – easing off the Marxist mantra or doubling down. And, it would seem that rejecting the wiles of collectivist thought is tantamount to heresy amongst your comrades.
Thus you think your only option is to insanely double down on decline. Insane in terms of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results such as making cosmetic changes with new labels on the same old ideas.
This will only accelerate your destruction, even now it’s become bloody evident that more and more people are seeing through your deception. And if you think that controlling the media, culture and indoctrination system will help, then you probably haven’t been paying attention.
You should instead reject the fossilised 500 year old of ideologies socialism and embrace liberty and freedom. To be blunt about it: I mean REALLY embrace these concepts – not just pretend to as you have been doing all these years.
So here is your 12 step program (well, it’s really just 8 but you get the picture)
1. Eliminate any and all vestiges of Socialism. This is THE most important step in your recovery.
2. Purge those within your ranks that still cling to the worn-out and deadly ideology of Socialism. In other words, get rid of the Reds.
3. Espouse the mankind enhancing liberty of the free-market whenever and wherever you can. On a sincere basis instead of just playing word games.
4. Reject the shackling of business with tons of onerous regulation and taxes.
5. Get rid of the ‘watermelons’ and their
Global Cooling…. er.. Global warming.. er.. Climate change scam. Most likely they were the Reds ejected previously, but you never know.. The tend to hide their true nature behind Gaia worship and weird “ecosexual” tendencies.
6. Stand up for individual freedom and liberty. Keeping in mind that the world’s smallest minority is the individual.
7. Embrace the government limiting precepts of the founding documents. These new ideas (in comparison to yours of ½ a millennia ago) protect the individual against the onslaught of the collective.
This is also the reason behind American greatness and exceptionalism – but don’t let that stop you from supporting them.
8. Did I mention that rejecting the 500 year old ideas of Socialism?
Most assuredly there are more steps you will need to take, but these are a few first steps in your growth as a political movement.
Those who cannot accept the newer ideas of freedom and liberty can tottle off and form their own decrepit and soon to be extinct party embracing old ideas. They can all join a fringe national party imbued with the severely discredited concepts of socialism.
They can hoist a red flag and sing ‘The international’ and pretend they are still relevant in modern, free society. If they choose they can mimic the actions of the Cheka in the old soviet union knocking down people’s doors in the middle of the night and send them off to the gulag for not recycling or something. Hopefully the people they harass won’t exercise their common sense civil right of self defence and respond with a friendly blast of gunfire…
Were you to do these things Freedom would be enhanced and you would be in serious competition for the Liberty loving space currently occupied by the right…..
Better yet, why don’t you forget all I said and keep going the way you have.. it should do something for you sometime.. look how it’s working in ‘Utopia’ after all..
Forgive the bluntness, but you folks on the left have had a free-ride for decades.
You possess immense advantages over the right in controlling most of the news and media outlets. You also control most of the vestiges of cultural – music, movies and even what’s on the tele every night. You people have an incredible influence over what is considered to be the important topics of the day. In the winter you decree that winter weather is the result of ‘climate change’ and in the summer that it’s ‘Global cooling’ or ‘Global warming’.
You can unleash your Socialist Justice warriors over some perceived slight or utterance made by those on the wrong side of the political aisle and ignore the same on your side.
Democratically run cities lay in ruins due to your policy blunders, and no one blinks an eye. Public debt is out of control and the number of taxpayers who actually foot the bill is shrinking.
Grandiose extravagances born of your party’s desire to have more people dependent on your good graces are imploding and you have people more concerned about ‘politically incorrect’ Christmas songs.
You’ve gone so far as to think you can alter the reality of your failed ideology with absurd definitions of the term ‘socialism’ to essentially credit socialism for everything from the existence of civilization to sewer systems. You’ve tried to use bizarre and twisted logic that turns reality on it’s head to once again sell a new generation on an ideological dead end.
You people expect to just metaphorically walk on stage and scream RACISM! at the top of your lungs and then drop the mike as though you made a cogent argument. You attempt to shut down debate on environmental issues with pejoratives such as ‘climate denier’.
Intellectual laziness has atrophied your argumentative musculature to the point that you have to argue based on clichés and intellectually vacuous pejoratives.
Leftist losing streak
And yet, with all of these overwhelming advantages mentioned in part I, you’ve been losing the past several years:
Over Obama’s eight years, Democrats went from controlling 28 governor’s mansions to 18; they went from controlling 25 state legislatures to 12; they went from controlling 60 Senate seats to 48; and from controlling 257 House seats to 194.
And of course, they lost the White House too.
Our wins came about without the benefit of your immense advantages you hold on the nation’s socialist Left
We don’t control most of the news media that decides what is vitally important and what can be omitted. A news media that applies one standard to those on the right who are preserving liberty and one for you people on the left trying to destroy it.
We don’t have a media arm, willing to blare whatever meme of day suits our purposes. We don’t have the benefit of controlling the cultural direction of the nation to undergird our agenda.
We don’t have the ability to force the children in governmental indoctrination centres imbibe in socialist studies on the taxpayer dime. We cannot attempt to recreate the meaning of common words to further our agenda or hide it’s abject failure in operation.
We don’t have the advantage of using one word arguments designed to shame and silence our opponents.
Despite most of our best efforts, we cannot disconnect ourselves from your Marxist media onslaught. No matter where we find ourselves most assuredly there is some Leftist-Socialist entity ramming your agenda down our throats.
And yet with all of the advantages we don’t possess, we have managed to win most of the time in the past few years.
You socialists on the nation’s left need to ponder why is this the case? Why is it that you hold most of the cards and are still losing the game?
I submit that these immense advantages you possess have been to your detriment. They have masked your decline such that you people think you should still be winning. You’ve tied your side to a failed ideology that cannot work, and has Left the bodies of 94 million dead in it’s wake to prove it.
But you don’t see this, you just exist in a leftist bubble of delusion thinking that one more repackaging or relabeling of the same old ideas will work. And you think that ramming these ideas down the throats of children or obscuring your oppressive agenda with cutesy #hashtags will somehow rescue your failure from stark cold economic reality.
I realise that you love to play the blame game and project you issues on others with regard to the last election. Or try minor changes that will leave your fundamental principles intact. But the fact is you been losing for years now – and it wasn’t just the last go around.
This points to the fact that your underlying socialist principles are at fault, so it is time to put them out to pasture once and for all.
500 years of failure
Your current fundamental belief system of socialism traces its roots back to ancient times, but were first expressed 500 years ago in Sir Thomas More’s book “Utopia” published in 1516.
Oddly enough, the word utopia literally means ‘no place’ – that alone should tell you something. Referencing the Oxford English dictionary:
Origin Mid 16th century: based on Greek ou not + topos place; the word was first used in the book “Utopia” (1516) by Sir Thomas More.
And just for the record, even the Marxists confirm this fact in a publication from 1949
“The first theoretical expression of a genuinely socialist position came in Thomas More’s Utopia, written in the early years of the 16th Century.”
Despite the falsehood you people like to foster about your ideas and ideology being fresh and new helped along with myriad self-labeling variations of your base ideology, the reality is that to use the term, colloquial they are ‘old and busted’. Were you honest with yourselves and research the history of your own ideology you would know this and you would know that those 500 years have never seen it function properly.
In our next installment, we will lay out the scientifically based argument on why you need to change – it’s your only hope.
This is a timely message to those on the nation’s Socialist Left on what you need to do to once again become a viable political force. You and your comrades should not have to be reminded of the stunning defeat you suffered in the last election. Aside from the personality cult success of Obama, your party has been beaten like a rented mule the past few election cycles.
You could be forgiven in not seeing this taking place given the uniqueness of the Obama cult and the overwhelming advantages you hold in controlling most of the culture, media and governmental indoctrination system.
The fact is the only way you can claw your way back to becoming a viable political force will be by taking a sober assessment of the extreme flaws in your base ideology of Socialism as well as how the overwhelming advantages you enjoy have masked those flaws.
For the most part your side has enjoyed enormous advantages the past few years. You control most of the culture, news and the rest of the media as well as the educational system. Young children can grow up in your socialist echo chamber without ever hearing a discouraging word of it’s negative and evil effects.
There was a time when you held all the cards in this realm. You had all three networks in your pocket as well as most of the major newspapers. With technological advancement you’ve maintained this superiority with CNN, MSNBC and the plethora of online news sources. Admittedly the right has been steadily increasing it’s influence in this space but this does not reconcile the enormous advantage you still hold in this regard.
One only has to look at recent events to prove this point. Take for example your media source Washington post and it’s nostalgic look at the old Soviet Union with nary a mention that it was Socialist [Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to be exact] and that after 70 years it failed to be the “Worker’s paradise” Lenin and the Bolsheviks promised it would be. It also failed to mention the Millions dead from this ‘paradise’ and barely mentioned the oppression for it’s state security apparatus.
In the past many of the nation’s Socialist media have taken what only could charitably described as to ‘gilding the lily’ as it were. And yet the new buzzword of “Fake news” is generally a condemnation of the right. The sheer irony of this appellation is quite extraordinary given that in it’s attempt to paper over Comrade Clinton’s myriad offences, and lies the nation’s Socialist media has become the biggest purveyor of “Fake news”. And its most likely a ‘happy accident’ that “Fake news” looks and sounds a lot like Fox news… but that’s merely a coincidence.. right?
And it not just that you control most of the news outlets, you also hold enormous sway over the rest of the media.
One only has to look at people’s perceptions of gun control or LGBT issues to realise how your media empire has distorted reality to your ultimate ends. Polls show that have people incorrect perceptions of gun violence and that far more people are homosexual than is the reality.
One can presume that there will be a short delay as you fall upon your fainting couches being ‘triggered’ by the truth….
It was said that one corporate entity had a ‘reality distortion field’ around their products, well those two examples show that is the case with your control of the culture and the media. Being steeped in an echo chamber means you can exist in your ‘safe space’ without have to suffer the ultimate indignity of hearing or be witness to a contrary opinion.
We on the right have the opposite circumstance in that our basic principles are regularly impugned and maligned with fact free vehemence. In our case we find it very difficult to stay in any sort of echo chamber. Even listening to talk radio provides no respite to hearing the opinions of the left given that most radio stations have news breaks at the top of the hour with a short segment of the leftist slant on current events.
But we aren’t the ones who rail against free-speech or contrary facts and opinions.
Governmental indoctrination (Education) system control
You don’t just have the media and culture at your beck and call but the nation’s education system as well. Most people are forced to send their children to the local governmental indoctrination centres – ‘public schools’. And they are forced to pay through the nose for the ‘privilege’.
Not only do you have this control over the indoctrination of the nation’s children, but you also can use this as a cash cow to finance your party’s efforts via the teacher’s unions.
The performance of the lower grade schools are dreadful but what takes place in the higher indoctrination.. er ‘education’ centres are particularly egregious. These are environs that pretend to protect free-speech by banning it from ‘safe spaces’
Your indoctrination regime attempts to sell the children a bill of goods on everything wondrous about your base ideology without informing them that the immutable laws of human nature instruct those willing to listen that it cannot and has never worked. Socialism’s non-functionality is only the beginning, since this requires governmental oppression to keep a lid on dissent with attendant deaths and imprisonment of millions.
On top of all of this you people have the audacity to charge incredible amounts for tuition and board to the point of highway robbery. And to top it off, you want to force the people who actually pay taxes to finance this monstrosity as well.