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Why We Fight March 19, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, General Catholic, Society.

I kind of hate doing this, but I have to.  There’s no time left to avoid the issue.  I don’t know if any of you who read my site, read http://proteinwidsom.com, but you probably should.  IF not for the dedication to classical liberal values, at least for the occasional bizarro humor.   Jeff Goldstein has encapsulated what’s going on right now in Congress, and where it will take us as a nation.  This has been the goal of the left for 70-80 years, folks.  They are near end game.  Unfortunately, since Jeff doesn’t allow links to individual posts on his site, I’m ripping him off and putting it here:

And if it passes — and then somehow withstands the legal challenges — it’s game over for this American experiment.

And that’s not hyperbole. What we’ve been witnessing is a kind of ideological coup — decades in the making — that will culminate in a takeover of a vast portion of the US economy. This takeover will lead to a proliferation of government unionized labor, which in turn will lead to a perpetual progressive majority wherein Democrats will be able to redistribute wealth in exchange for votes, essentially trading money for power in the form of legalized theft and bribery.

That’s why a short-term defeat in mid-term elections doesn’t much bother the leftwing ideologues driving this “reform” debacle (to the point where we are all of us now daily counting votes for what we all know to be a cowardly and unconstitutional procedural gambit); because in the long term, the left has set itself up for a checkmate: as the economy moves more and more toward government-run jobs, competition will die out, and the left will have a stranglehold on the means of production. They will control you — in exchange for the promises of cradle-to-grave “protections.”

For those who have read Edward Bellamy’s socialist “utopia” Looking Backward (and its sequel, Equality), the maneuvering is familiar: ultimately, “the nation is the sole employer and capitalist,” having taken over industry on the way to becoming the economy. Or in other words, liberal fascism on the way to socialism.

For the last 8-years or so, I’ve been writing here about how the takeover of language has provided the epistemological cover for the strategies of the left; and now that they are so close to winning the culture wars — the end game being a fatal blow to the horrid notion that all men are created equal and so deserve equality of opportunity, and the freedom to make their own way in the world — they are no longer much concerned with keeping up appearances: this is, we all now know, a bald attempt to overthrow the US government as it was initially envisioned in favor of a soft socialist state, run by an “elite” political class, using nothing more, ultimately, than the weapons a perversion of language and meaning provide. By infiltrating and re-forming our institutions — itself made possible by institutionalizing certain ideas about language that (by way of epistemology) led inevitably to the reinforcement of progressive ideals — the left has been able to invert core classical liberals ideas, to the point where “tolerance” is now synonymous with “giving no offense;” individual identity is only “authentic” once approved by an identity group and its official narrative; and “freedom” is only possible by way of government provision, with Natural Rights shucked off as a quaint byproduct of Enlightenment thinking — the kind of thinking that has been replaced by the postmodern lie that, because we are created and prescribed by language, and because language is man made, truth itself is an invention of mankind, and so has no permanence other than mere consensus.

I hope our grandchildren enjoy potatoes, and don’t mind standing in line for toilet paper.

Because let’s face it: this has been done before. And unless we stand up and so no right now, it’s going to be tried again.


The OUTLAW! bit is a running joke on his site, but the rest is very heartfelt and I think dead on prognostication.  If you can, call some of those wavering congressmen, you can find their names at Ace of Spades HQ.  If you can’t call, pray pray pray.  If you value individual liberty and the free market, pray all you can between now and Sunday.  If you oppose abortion and the rank devaluation of human life, pray. 

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