Friday, November 21, 2008

How Listening to the Crowd Leads to a Nanny State And Anarchy

The rising tide of liberalism is what destroys every civilization.

This is because liberals see only the individual, not the world at large, and so demand unreasonable things.

In addition, their addiction to the individual makes them have low self-esteem and often make disastrous decisions, further increasing depression.

Just like illusion kills us as individuals, illusion kills nations. Liberalism is that illusion.


To hear the media tell it, arrogant corporate chiefs failed to foresee the demand for small, fuel-efficient cars and made gas-guzzling road-hog SUVs no one wanted, while the clever, far-sighted Japanese, Germans and Koreans prepared and built for the future.

I dissent. What killed Detroit was Washington, the government of the United States, politicians, journalists and muckrakers who have long harbored a deep animus against the manufacturing class that ran the smokestack industries that won World War II.

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Japan, China and South Korea do not believe in free trade as we understand it. To us, they are our "trading partners." To them, the relationship is not like that of Evans & Novak or Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It is not even like the Redskins and Cowboys. For the Cowboys only want to defeat the Redskins. They do not want to put their franchise out of business and end the competition -- as the Japanese did to our TV industry by dumping Sonys here until they killed it.

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In the 1950s, we made all our own toys, clothes, shoes, bikes, furniture, motorcycles, cars, cameras, telephones, TVs, etc. You name it. We made it.

Are we better off now that these things are made by foreigners? Are we better off now that we have ceased to be self-sufficient? Are we better off now that the real wages of our workers and median income of our families no longer grow as they once did? Are we better off now that manufacturing, for the first time in U.S. history, employs fewer workers than government?

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Our politicians and pundits may not understand what is going on. Historians will have no problem explaining the decline and fall of the Americans.

TownHall


I never thought I'd agree with Pat Buchanan -- I grew up a good liberal in a good liberal household, where he was considered a cross between Satan and Hitler -- but he's dead on here.

America is in decline. We sit around buying and selling things at our desk jobs, and make nothing of value, then become politically obsessed with dividing up the spoils equally -- instead of making more wealth, which benefits everyone.

People feel self-important for helping pitied groups and individuals, but they're doing it to make themselves seem better to others. They are oblivious to the consequences, which are a long slow decline into third-world status.

We can reverse this but it requires calling liberals out on their game: uniting the disillusioned underachievers against those who can produce, in an effort to share in the value of that production without having achieved it. As Nietzsche says, a reversal of natural selection that leaves a society awash in idiots and parasites.

We can see what liberal civility is -- nonexistent:


The 25-year artistic director of the California Musical Theatre, who also happens to be a Mormon, was muscled to resign because of his $1,000 donation to the campaign to ban gay marriage in California.

A pro-homosexual, pro-anarchy organization named Bash Back marched into the middle of a church service and flung fliers and condoms to the congregants. They also hung a banner from the balcony that featured two lesbians in provocative positions at the pulpit.

And lastly, the tolerance-preaching activists also have taken their anger to the blogosphere, where posts have planted ideas ranging from burning churches to storming the citadels of government until our society is forced to overturn Prop. 8. You even can find donor blacklists online. The lists include everyone who financially backed Prop. 8 -- even those who gave as little as $46 -- with the obvious objective that these individuals will be bantered and boycotted for doing so.

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What's surprising (or maybe not so) is that even though 70 percent of African-Americans voted in favor of Proposition 8, protests against black churches are virtually nonexistent. And everyone knows exactly why: Such actions would be viewed as racist. Yet these opponents of Prop. 8 can protest vehemently and shout obscenities in front of Mormon temples without ever being accused of religious bigotry. There's a clear double standard in our society. Where are the hate-crime cops when religious conservatives need them?

There were many of us who passionately opposed Obama, but you don't see us protesting in the streets or crying "unfair." Rather, we are submitting to a democratic process and now asking how we can support "our" president. Just because we don't like the election outcome doesn't give us the right to bully those who oppose us. In other words, if democracy doesn't tip our direction, we don't swing to anarchy.

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Regardless of one's opinion of Proposition 8, it is flat-out wrong and un-American to intimidate and harass individuals, churches and businesses that are guilty of nothing more than participating in the democratic process. Political protests are one thing, but when old-fashioned bullying techniques are used that restrict voting liberties and even prompt fear of safety, activists have crossed a line. There is a difference between respectfully advocating one's civil rights and demanding public endorsement of what many still consider to be unnatural sexual behavior through cruel coercion and repression tactics.

TownHall


I never thought I'd agree with Chuck Norris, either, but those are his words.

His point is clear: those who use moral self-righteousness to deny reality soon join an increasing cycle of denial of reality, to the point where they become fanatics.

Norris should read some Plato, especially the point where he shows how democracy leads to pluralism which leads to an inability to agree on anything, which creates the kind of infighting that tyrants need to take over.

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