Category Archives: Leftism

The West's Turning Tide Toward Conservatism

David Mamet
David Mamet

FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE STARED into the soul-gnarling lies, generalized apathy, distortion, and social cannibalism the vast wasteland that Hollywood and its imperialist camps scattered across this once great nation prop up in celebration of diversity to mock purported failures of conservatism and its time-tested platform, and not its own bankrupt utopian visions (for others less talented than them), we can once again embrace a brief respite from the horrors of this cultural war. The turning tide now includes former lefty artist extraordinaire, David Mamet. Pulitzer Prize winner and Oscar nominee David Mamet, who in the eyes of many is America’s greatest living playwright as well as a successful screenwriter and movie director (his better known plays and films include Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, Speed the Plow, The Verdict and House of Games) has published an important book called The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture, in which, in a no-holds barred approach, he expounds his political and cultural beliefs on the world in general and America in particular.

Mamet, like many in the US today, though probably less so among the usual Hollywood and Broadway types, has in recent years come full circle from starry-eyed liberal to determined conservative, giving short thrift to most of American liberals’ “sacred cows,” in particular ridiculing many of the programs and policies of the current administration with regard to education, economics, health-care, multiculturalism etc.

Liberalism is understood in the US in a very different way than in Europe (and Israel). While in the Old World liberalism is a political philosophy which argues for freedom of the individual in all his activities, including economics, religion, etc. and in particular espouses limited government – in America it is nearly the exact opposite, connoting, among other things, a major role for the state in most of the above. In effect, American liberalism has a much closer relationship with European-style socialism than with classical liberalism.

But while some of Mamet’s polemics about the American political and social scenes may, in the view of some, be debatable or exaggerated, what makes his new book especially important, certainly for Jews, and what sets him apart from some other Jewish intellectuals, is his straightforward, clear-headed and clear-eyed approach to all things Jewish and Israeli. A proud and committed Jew, he closely identifies with the State of Israel, referring to its enemies as “our opponents.”

Read it all in the Jerusalem Post.

Post-Modern Racism: A False Flag of Manufactured Sanctimony

Jeremiah Wright
Jeremiah Wright
WHILE MANY OF US POST-BECKSNIFFIANS are familiar with the shocking news that great things and great people of color have participated as free men in this nation since its beginnings, among his many impoverishing 20th Century shaping deeds, President Wilson fired all the blacks who had found a niche in the US Postal Service. He attempted the same with the Navy, where blacks had found a place as ship's stewards. Astute American Thinker J.R. Dunn continues:

Millard Tydings is a liberal hero for opposing the monstrous Joe McCarthy. He was also a racist of the type who couldn't bear having a black individual enter the same room. Tailgunner Joe financed his defeat at the hands of a political neophyte who ran on a civil rights platform—something the libs never see fit to mention.

While never die-hard crusaders for civil rights, the GOP did strive to act fairly when opportunity presented. It was Eisenhower who enforced the Brown decision in 1954, and it was Eisenhower who attempted to pass a civil rights bill in 1956, which went down to defeat at the hands of the segregationist Dixiecrats. When the Democrats did get around to offering a civil rights bill eight years later, it was Republican minority leader Everett Dirksen who got the bill passed after liberal Democrat Hubert Humphrey failed.

This is the outfit that has set itself up as judge, jury, and lord high executioner of American racists. Which means simply "Americans," since the vast majority of them, like Rick Perry, the GOP rank and file, and the Tea Party members, are not racists at all.

But are instead, honest folks who refuse to be cowed by the true racists, those who see nothing but race agitation in the perfunctory colors of a rather natural rainbow.

Engaging Muslims In Our Own Sphere of Influence

Public Muslim Prayer
Public Muslim Prayer

Here's another thoughtful article from Citizen Warrior revisiting the question on how we are to treat Muslims living in our midst, now that we are familiar with what confronts both them and us in the everyday bustle of life, and life's enemy they, and now we, must call jihad:

"Living among us, we have many Muslims who are undoubtedly as innocent of terrorism, political subversion, and Islamic supremacism as we are. But we have a problem, don't we? These innocent fellow countrymen—and the terrorists, subversives, and supremacists—all call themselves "Muslims."

Many non-Muslims explain the situation to themselves that "there are extremists in every religion" and let it go at that. But those of us who have studied Islamic doctrine and Islamic history have discovered that "letting it go at that" would be a big mistake. And of course, those who simply look at the news can see that there must be something about Islam that produces more "extremists" than other religions."

We certainly do not wish to live in a perpetual state of fear nor do we desire to live in a world rooted in hatred and suspicion. But we can avoid neither by ignoring the harsh realities on the ground, and we cannot fool ourselves into thinking that everyone is our friend. So what do we do?

Read it all.

Here is one writer's compact rebuttal to this whole concept of trying to figure out who is a peaceful Muslim and to what limits his own responsibility to Muslims goes. Consider this:

I no longer consider it my responsibility to determine who is a muslim. If someone claims to be muslim then I assume they support the socio-political ideology of islam which is imperialistic, based on apartheid, decrees human chattel slavery as a legal and valid economic activity, and degrades all women as breeding and fornicating beasts in a man's personal bordello.

If a person who claims to be muslim does not support these tenets then it is his/her responsibility to leave islam and no longer be a muslim.

Bohemian Rhapsodi | September 4, 2011 3:28 AM

No middle ground left is what many are saying.

You Gotta Serve Somebody

The concept of Left verus Right has existed since the French Revolution. The "Left" self-identified with the goats of the Bible, and anti-Catholic MPs claimed the seats on the left side of the chamber. From the beginning, the Left excoriated the "Right" as sheep entralled to the Shepherd of Rome.
O UR DULY ESTEEMED ESSAYIST Clarice Feldman writing a piece n today's cluster of new American Thinker articles, describes the Left as people delighted...

"...in the absolute certainty of the righteousness and soundness of their views, and their right to have them automatically accepted as the approved model for all right thinking people."

Progressives hold about a dozen core beliefs plus variations. Half of their beliefs contradict the other half. With a little study, skewering them can be reduced to just a few chess moves. The corrective screeching that results is music.

We also welcome the contributions of American Thinker Robert McClain:

Saul Alinsky
Saul Alinsky in 1960s Chicago
The concept of Left verus Right has existed since the French Revolution. The "Left" self-identified with the goats of the Bible, and anti-Catholic MPs claimed the seats on the left side of the chamber. From the beginning, the Left excoriated the "Right" as sheep entralled to the Shepherd of Rome. This hatred of religion took on many forms over the centuries and is the hallmark of leftist ideology. In the 20th Century alone, Leftists sought, and very nearly succeeded, in destroying religious faith. In Lenin's Russia, Stalin's USSR, Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy, Mao's China, Pol Pot's Cambodia. The Left hates religion, but not all religions are equal. Judaism and its offshoot, Christianity, seem to be the main targets of the Left.

At their core, leftists despise God as well as anyone "dumb" enough to follow God's commandments against lying, stealing, murder—or promiscuously coveting someone or something. Leftists are not opposed to any of these especially if done to advance the cause.

There is more validity to Saul Alinsky's dedication to Lucifer—the first revolutionary—than probably anyone can imagine. Leftists proudly follow their father who was a liar and a murderer from the beginning. This is primarily the reason the Left attempts to control the lives and beliefs of every person on earth. They offer "freedom" to break God's commandments, but in exchange, they offer only slavery. Remember, impresario magnifique, Bob Dylan sings with no strings attached, "You gotta serve somebody."

Ronald Reagan was partially correct when he declared the Soviet Union to be the focus of evil in the modern world. His resolute belief in "We win, they lose" brought about the demise of the Left's Promised Land. But the Left is not vanquished yet. They have almost succeeded in having all expression of religious faith banned from the West. But they will fight to the last drop of your blood to make certain that Islam's belief in Allah flourishes. Hypocritical until one remembers the Left adheres to the dictum, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend."

The Left is the enemy of God, believers, and liberty. They despise the United States and everything we stand for. For the Left, we are the focus of evil in the modern world, and we must be destroyed.

Raging against the dying of the light? More like raging against the light dawning in this nation and in other western nations. We, the People of the United States, will be free or we will die fighting against tyranny. The Left has held sway over our institutions for many decades. Yet, they are losing the war on freedom and faith. They have reason to rage. Let it be their last act of desperation and impotence. After all, this life is all they have.

Yes Virginia, That's Why We Vote

Yes Virginia
Yes, Virginia...this is why we vote.
HEY BRIGHT PATRIOTS. IT'S TIME WE TAKE ANOTHER hospitable blow to the cheek from the always spot-on Ranger Joe, in a comment of his we discovered over at the stalwart American Thinker. The RJ comment really requires no other introductory context than a quick memory flash to the "permanent record" the current administration denies we have witnessed play out so far. Thanks to the snippy corporate media, a rather portentous and lawless organism which lives and dies by the snappy snippet, there is still ten percent of the population who haven't caught a clue.

Let's whittle, however, that context down to a glance at His BO Majesties debt ceiling theatre—played to an audience suffering in type after Ben Franklin's own Paradise Lost, patients, few of which seem very happy over this deal of a republic gone fiscally, and thus existentially mad, except those knaves who were spinning us for all we've got in our pockets, constitutions, and nerve:

Why can't people get it through their thick skulls that The Great Obama Decline is deliberate social engineering. Wake up and smell the coffee. We are supposed to be insecure and worried about the future. It's the manipulation of a street con artist to extort protection money from a nervous fruit cart vendor...aka...community organizing. The Leninist left are masters of mass psychology. They've studied us like lab rats. Ivy League social scientists are engineering this whole debacle. All the angry conservative pundits on FBN can't shame these fools because they love the media exposure. From private individuals to the government we are in irretrievable debt up to our eyeballs. As prices slowly go up and income stays the same...people break out in a cold panic sweat. The collapse of the free market is the ancient goal of the Marxist Cult. An economic depression will cause Greek-style unrest and the imposition of Martial Law will follow. It was Hitler's successful modus operandi to found the 1000 Year Reich with his 1923 Munich riots (BTW...today's the anniversary of his 1933 landslide election victory). They are all diabolical sadists. We are being punished and plundered as a bourgeois criminal class. Chairman Barry gloats and chuckles when he sees his prospects...

Shall we whisper it? Should we instead SHOUT IT from every room top in the cities, barn rafters in the rural heartland, parking lots of all the anemic businesses from sea to shining sea?

Yes, Virginia. President Barack Whateverhisnameis and Uncle Joe Biden MUST be sent to teh showers in 2012...

Noting The Rebirth An Ancient Ideology

Death Skull
Death Skull
IT SEEMS IT WAS SOMETIME in the mid-1980s, that I first read a rather long article in the Washington Post about this budding ideology called political correctness that had began creeping out of the liberal university system of these very United States, and had now begun to infiltrate the public space, not that it was an American invention, by any means. But it was being hosted by college students. I don't recall any condemnation of the professors who were teaching these 1980s kids, but it the author seemed persuaded that the movement was being driven by grass roots youth. We now know that was a lie.

This is not to say that this new, improved liberalism, still clinging to the rotting corpse of communism, was anything new. But with a fresh new name and a prime directive to assimilate all before it, PC & MC suddenly and quickly spread into the trendy mainstream, indoctrinating our youth, and other grievance-rich identity groups where it pretends to reign today.

But multiculturalism ain't all it's cracked up to be, either.

The Norway Massacre and Europe's War on Free Speech
by Soeren Kern

July 28, 2011 at 5:00 am

….But in recent years, the secular purveyors of European multiculturalism have moved far beyond their initial objective of creating an American-style "melting pot." European socialists now view multiculturalism as a means to eliminate the entire Judeo-Christian worldview. This is certainly the case in Spain, where socialists have joined arms with Islam in a "Red-Green Alliance" to confront a common enemy, Christianity, as represented, in this case, by the Roman Catholic Church....

In Norway, large sections of Oslo are being turned into Muslim enclaves subject to Sharia law and to the dictates of local imams. The citizens of Oslo are also struggling to cope with an epidemic of rapes. According to recent statistics, 100% of aggravated sexual assaults which resulted in rapes over the past three years were carried out by Muslim immigrants. Norwegians are now trying to deal with the large-scale torching of automobiles, which, as in France, is being attributed to Muslim youth.

In a Wall Street Journal essay titled "Inside the Mind of the Oslo Murderer," Bruce Bawer, an American analyst who lives in Oslo, writes: "Norway, like the rest of Europe, is in serious trouble. Millions of European Muslims live in rigidly patriarchal families in rapidly growing enclaves where women are second-class citizens, and where non-Muslims dare not venture. Surveys show that an unsettling percentage of Muslims in Europe reject Western values, despise the countries they live in, support the execution of homosexuals, and want to replace democracy with Sharia law. (According to a poll conducted by the Telegraph, 40% of British Muslims want Sharia implemented in predominantly Muslim parts of the United Kingdom.)"

Bawer describes Norway as a country that stands out for its refusal to confront any of the real dangers posed by Islamic radicalism. He also says the failure of mainstream political leaders to responsibly address the challenges posed by Muslim immigration has contributed to the emergence of extremists like Breivik. Pressure cookers without a safety valve eventually will explode.

Bawer writes: "In bombing those government buildings and hunting down those campers, Breivik was not taking out people randomly. He considered the Labour Party, Norway's dominant party since World War II, responsible for policies that are leading to the Islamization of Europe—and thus guilty of treason....

What Is It About Growing Up Leftist?

Just when liberals and leftists thought it was finally "their time" to lead center-right America, kicking and screaming, into a stifling socialist "utopia," a veteran psychiatrist is making a powerful case that the "hope-and-change" ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.

ACTUALLY. SEVERAL RATHER KINETIC FOLKS have repeatedly made this charge, but it never seems to stick. The exuberant and rather self-indulgent Michael Savage, with his book comes to mind. But it's a perspective that certainly requires revisiting for most of us still clinging to one fringe element, or another.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Lyle Rossiter, who received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago, has diagnosed and treated over 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist. Retained by scores of public offices, courts, and private attorneys as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist, he has worked more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases, both state and federal.

Rossiter explains with great clarity why the kind of liberalism being displayed by Barack Obama can only be understood as a psychological disorder.

"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Rossiter. "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

Which is a natural fall-back position for many children and young adults who in the course of normal socialization fail to attain a successful measure of self-confidence and independence in any of those choice personality-challenging realms of competition in the commonly ritualized marketplaces of love and business. Any parent, or long suffering woman dealing with a childish man can attest to this phenomenon. This childish man either seeks to hide under a woman's softer resources, or rises to become a bully, and woman hater, decrying the softness in his own failed nature.

It's easy to observe that the incredible demand of the economic component in past social structures informed both young men and young women, but with today's more open society, swift economic and environmental changes have complicated the traditional roles, and stunted the maturity patterns of both the men and women, a pattern which translates into a naive libertine, and ultimately, once one's own buoyancy has become problematic, as often it does, a corresponding helplessness or dependent worldview arises.

Author Kay Hymowitz has written a brilliant book tracing this phenomenon to the fallout from the successes of feminism. She doesn't blames women for this transition, but she effectively points out the often subtle impact on crowded job markets geared by alternative choices made available by the persistent assault on those traditional roles gender provided society as a whole.

"A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity—as liberals do," he says. "A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population—as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which overregulates and overtaxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state—as liberals do."

Dr. Rossiter asserts his position that the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

  • creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
  • satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
  • augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
  • rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.

    "The roots of liberalism—and its associated madness—can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."

    From WND: Leftists Are Mentally Ill.