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This is wrong on so many levels…

24 Apr

She recounts screaming “Zero! You get a f*cking zero!” at the computer screen as she graded the student’s two-page paper, saying that she also felt that simply by writing the paper, he had undermined her authority as an instructor.

Of course, there is the overweening narcissism. The very idea that a student should be both aware and solicitous of the professor’s personal history is nothing short of breathtaking. Is she a professor and yet so unbelievably sensitive? Unreal.

And then there is the force. Of course this has a very strong issue about force. The professor says outright that because someone wrote something that offends her she will give him the worst grade possible. Not mechanics, but “wrongthink.” In other words, she will use force to “punish” someone who offended her. And immediately she talks about seeing this as an affront to her authority. She is the King and the student is the peon.

Wow. Leftism in action. Violence and authoritarianism wrapped up together. Yep, that is Leftism in a nutshell. In this (to quote that great philosopher Monty Python), “Now we see the violence inherent in the system!” We also see the gross authoritarianism.

Vee haff vays of making you wish you had complied…

 

 

Leftism and Lefties have NEVER been

20 Apr

real defenders of free speech. Remember, NAZIs were hard Left (mindless propaganda notwithstanding), and today’s hard left uses the exact same force that the Gestapo applied. It really is important to understand that this violence and coercion is at the very heart of Leftism. It is not an unfortunate by-product, it is the core. It sounds good, but of course the road to Hell is famously paved with good intentions.

If you value moral agency, you are NOT a Leftist. But you might be an ignoramus who assumes that one can be both a person who is on the Left and a person who values moral agency, but in point of fact you are a person who doesn’t actually value it. You can say all the right words in sweet tones, but it is ruse–it is a second language to you. And you speak it with a distinct accent.

You are a Dolores Umbridge, who has photos of cute kittens all around but who is totally fine ordering the gruesome and painful death or torture of those who don’t agree with her. A person would be lucky, indeed to escape with merely scars on the back of their hand. Like her, you are a toady (as expressed by her looks) for someone with more power and status. Understand Dolores Umbridge is the prototype for Leftism.

And as the prototype, she undoubtedly felt all morally superior. Yep, that is characteristic of the species.

See, the battle about moral agency has always been and is still raging. Eventually, you gotta stand up for what you believe. I know not what path others may take, but as for me, I am firmly on the side of moral agency.

 

Well,

13 Apr

this is very important.

It should be noted that the closer one gets to the people, the more Conservative the philosophy. THAT is far from an accident.

 
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I gotta say,

13 Apr

I sure hope so.

We need to return to the wisdom of the founders. We have gone far off course in following Lefty stupidity.

 
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It is high time for

03 Apr

Venezuela to dollarize.

Is there a better demonstration of how Leftism is totally an economic tragedy than Venezuela? Those poor people are suffering because of a coercive Leftist government (is there any other kind?).

Folks, wake up and smell the coffee! For Pete’s sake! Leftism doesn’t work. It is a dog that don’t hunt–it looks like it would, but it just doesn’t. I know you were fooled by all the unicorns and rainbows and fairies that were used to sell this dog’s breakfast, but it just doesn’t work! It sounds good on the surface, but it is not actually sound.

Lots of decent people have been fooled by all the Lefty happy talk. But they were indeed fooled. Come to grips with that reality. It is immoral, sure, but it is also economically stupid. It is a clown car that keeps belching forth misery.

 
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I really hope

02 Apr

we have all learned from recent events (can you say, “Venezuela?”) that Leftism sucks. It is criminal and produces despotism and it causes misery among regular people. It is a sure recipe for corruption, graft, and economic pain for anyone but the privileged “nobility” such as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez.

And this is NO accident. That is at the core of Leftism itself. It has been this way always and from time immemorial. Leftism promotes misery and crime, and it works to minimize moral agency. It produces a sort of Nobility that is exempt from regular human requirements. That is what it is. It is the foundation of Leftism. Any fool knows the gig, here. Leftism is not just a crappy system–it is not just ineffective, it is fundamentally immoral.

I’m sorry, I don’t pray that way…

 
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So what do we know

27 Mar

from the Goresuch hearings? Well, several things.

I think #4 is really important, at least for me. And maybe for others.

The bald truth is that Lefty carping just cannot stand toe-to-toe with rational argument. It simply can’t survive rational debate. See, in the past there could be a fairies-and-unicorn approach from the Left that sounded good, at least on the surface–and the superficial take was the only explanation even available. It gained adherents the way a weight loss program that promises drastic and immediate weight loss from eating candy does. Gee, sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, it is a sham.

Yeah, I would like a pancakes and candy bar diet that would turn me into a buff 25-year-old after only 2 days, but that is, again, the fairies-and-unicorns bullcrap. And such is Leftism.

Leftism is just not rational, and it can’t remain for long. We are seeing that, now. Of course, I’m willing to bet that something worse will come about, but Leftism is an old, tired philosophy from last century whose days are numbered.

Well, a Cockatrice will emerge from the Asp’s hole…

 
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Don’t kid yourself,

27 Mar

THIS is the destination of ALL Socialism. Yes, Leftism is a more modest form of it, but it is the same in philosophy, if not in degree. As P.J. O’Rourke so memorably put it (paraphrase), one wants to force people to live in Hell, while the other just wants to coerce you to live there in the winter–because it is nice and warm.

Either way, it is the philosophy of the damned. It is based fundamentally on coercion and abolition of moral agency. It is “mandatory fun.” It is, “You have fun, damn you!” And stripped of all the Lefty happy talk, stripped of all the rainbows and unicorns, we see the brass fist within the velvet glove.

 
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A couple of

20 Mar

great ones from Powerline’s “The Week in Pictures:”

and

 
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Yes there

16 Mar

is optimism in the air. And for good reason.

The question I have is why the doofy Left wants to kill such optimism! Are they freakin’ nuts? They do all they can to damage Trump and any Conservative policy. Why on earth?

Look, people are far more optimistic than they have been for the last decade or so. The economy has been going gangbusters (so much so that Yellen is raising the interest rate). Businesses have started to move out of the defensive crouch that Obama and his crappy economy caused. Things are just much better all around.

So why would Democrats want to undo all this? There is ONLY 1 reason: They would prefer that we all suffer in order for their cherished beliefs to go unchallenged. They simply can’t afford for Conservatism to work–it would totally discredit them. So they must strangle it in its cradle.

In short, they don’t have the best interests of the country as the ultimate priority. No, their political/religious beliefs and their overweening narcisism take precedence. I’m not saying they don’t care at all about the country, at least in the abstract, I’m saying it is not primary for them. When faced with the choice between Leftism and the country, they choose Leftism. Just so you know where they stand…

 
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