A good friend of mine, Clay B., sent this to me as a statement on the current state of politics and the political landscape. It was such a great read, I asked him if I could publish it here and he agreed.
Since my political awakening in the early 1980s, when I realized that the big three nightly news programs and my ‘news’ magazine subscriptions were all slanted against Ronald Reagan, I have generally stayed away from political characterizations, being happy to follow and vote my views and observing others with the same privilege without comment.
However, with the extreme importance of this year’s presidential election and my own highly vested interest in a stronger economy, I have taken to reading numerous websites and blogs of various political leanings. Albeit there are a few nonpartisan pundits, I have discovered, to no one’s surprise, that liberals espouse liberalism and conservatives espouse conservatism …… with some pointed and vast differences.
Somewhere in a liberal blog or website you invariably find commentary or posted rhetoric proclaiming that conservatives want to destroy the entire planet and everything in it or on it except for ‘rich’ people and ‘corporations’. No use arguing that the kind of destruction they envision the political right desiring would destroy the right themselves.
There are several other examples of subject matter found in liberal blogospheres without corresponding opposing rhetoric in conservatism but I want to identify something that I think almost the entire conservative body has missed.
Have you noticed that the people who call for liberal idealistic laws and changes (I’ll include socialistic ideals here to reduce the repetitions I will have to make later) never argue for changes that will affect themselves?
OWS was about, or against if you will, ‘corporations’ and ‘banks’. Was there a single corporate or bank officer, stockholder or even employee in any of the OWS groups around the country? Would any of the OWS protesters be affected by the changes they advocated?
Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. How many rich democrats are promoting increased taxes on themselves? (Warren Buffet doesn’t count here. Just look at his reported personal income. Everything he uses or owns belongs to his corporations so he pays almost no personal taxes.) The OWS and groupie protesting crowds don’t pay taxes.
Rent controls, free housing, free utilities. Which one of these advocates owns anything? Which one owns real estate, works at a utility company or works at all? Will they suffer the financial losses they proscribe for others or will they live in the free housing they advocate others to live in?
Union leaders want this and that and that again but not for themselves. When was the last time a union boss lived off union subsidies during a strike? When did a union boss work the assembly line or dock or coal mine (oh yeah – coal miners are persona non-grata now). Yet union bosses want the working masses to pay for their opulent lifestyles.
Liberal advocates, pundits, talking heads and ‘reporters’ will use language and verbiage banned from the conservative mouth lest there be a spontaneous uprising over its hatred, bigotry and racism. Yet when a liberal espousing the tiniest conservative thought uses the same phrase or snatch of text reserved for the devotee, they are excoriated, expelled and demonized.
There are many more, almost endless examples. The vocal left mouthpiece only wants change for the right and the masses of the powerless left. They themselves want no part of the changes. So fearful are they of the changes impinging on their lives that ordinances, rules and even legislation is crafted to exempt the liberal petitioners and leaders. The left hates the right so prodigiously that they are willing to impose socialism upon their own followers while at the same time exempting themselves from participation. In their efforts to force the overwhelming majority of societal contributing workers into taxed submission, they will repress and subjugate the majority of their own voting base – those who subsist on government munificence.
Why would any leadership want and even force more and more people to be dependent on the work and product of others unless they hated and despised those masses to the point of tyrannical subjugation?
I can only conclude that liberalism, in its purest forms of socialism and communism, or rather the liberal ideological advocate and champion, hates the masses he hopes to ensconce in poverty and dependence on the government whilst insulating himself from those very masses and the conditions they live in.
Putin lives in exorbitant luxury without ever fearing to live as the masses he governs; as does Castro, Chavez, Jaibao, Kim Jong-il, and every other extreme example of liberal and socialistic government in the world. I can only assume they hate, despise and loathe the liberal masses they govern.