Defeating The Impulse…

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    ….to be radical, to hate, to be taken care of by others.



    Defeating it requires education, and resisting indoctrination.



    1.Over the door of the high school from which Bernie Sanders graduated is this James Madison quote:
    Education is the true foundation of civil liberty.
    I believe that Madison was correct, and if one is to ask Liberals, Democrat voters, to name the books they have read that fueled their political beliefs, the usual response is a puzzled look.




    2.And, the result of the lack of understanding, here:
    POLL: Democrats More Positive About Socialism Than Capitalism
    Posted by Kemberlee Kaye Monday, August 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

    Only 47% of Democrats view capitalism positively
    A new poll released by Gallup shows that for the first time in over a decade, Democrats are more passionate about socialism, viewing it more positively than capitalism."
    Republicans are still heavily enamored with capitalism, with no noticeable change since polling conducted in 2010.

    Notably, only 47% of Democrats view capitalism positively, a drop of 9 points (from 56%) in only two years.”
    POLL: Democrats More Positive About Socialism Than Capitalism


    a.And, when not given what they demand, not feted, these government school grads-raised on the ‘self-esteem regimen,’ often move from Leftist indoctrination on to anarchism, violence, Antifa.
    These are not Republican voters, and we've seen the pattern for decades:
    KKK.....SDS....The Weathermen.....Antifa





    3. Tucker Carlson interviewed a former anarchist, who explained the antidote.
    He wrote an insightful exposition of his journey away from the Left......and I'll quote from it extensively in this thread.

    Former anarchist explains the 'rise of violence on left'






    From his insightful essay…..next.
     
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    To understand these people.

    Just read a history book about the 1917 radical Bolsheviks who destroyed Russia society and murdered millions in order to create the perfect Communist utopia.

    Or the barbaric murdering Chinese communist hoards of the 1940-60's that totally eradicated everything and everyone connected to China's past and culture, and replaced it with a mindless ideology that worships the state.

    The one successful example that leftists, progressives, liberals, Antifa, and other radicals who want to change America into their vision of the perfect state can proudly point to is North Korea. ..... :thup:
     
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    4. To recognize whether you are being indoctrinated, rather than educated, examine the doctrines and examples, question them, and see if you can explain both sides of an argument.
    Democrat voters accept, but can't defend nor explain what they vote for.



    Here's why:

    Generally, one leave the public schools at age 18…..and the result is often not very different from this:

    “When I became an anarchist I was 18… ready to save the world.

    I protested against student tuition, prison privatization, and pipeline extensions. I had lawyer’s numbers sharpied on my ankle and I assisted friends who were pepper-sprayed at demos.

    While my radical community was deconstructing gender, monogamy, and mental health, we lived and breathed concepts and tools like call-outs, intersectionality, cultural appropriation, trigger warnings, safe spaces, privilege theory, and rape culture.

    What is a radical community? … a community that shares both an ideology of complete dissatisfaction with existing society due to its oppressive nature and a desire to radically alter or destroy that society because it cannot be redeemed by its own means.”
    Sad Radicals - Quillette


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    Our former anarchist, Conor Barnes, describes the source of many current social problems.




    There is hardly a gap between what the Communist Party stood for, and what the current Democrat Party does…..and since the Democrat Party owns and operates the school system…..well:

    5. “there is a mild totalitarian undercurrent not just in call-out culture but also in how progressive communities police and define the bounds of who’s in and who’s out.”

    …toxicity in radical communities is not a bug. It is a feature. The ideology and norms of radicalism have evolved to produce toxic, paranoid, depressed subjects.



    Commentators have accurately noted how social justice seems to take the form of a religion. This captures the meaning and fulfilment I found in protests and occupations. It also captures how, outside of these harrowing festivals, everyday life in radical communities is mundane but pious.

    As a radical activist, much of my time was devoted to proselytizing. Non-anarchists were like pagans to be converted through zines and wheatpasted posters rather than by Bible and baptism. When non-radicals listened to my assertions that nazis deserved death, that all life had devolved into spectacle, and that monogamy was a capitalist social construct, they were probably bewildered instead of enticed.

    Instead of developing a relationship to God and a recognition of one’s own imperfection, we wanted our non-anarchist families and friends to develop their “analysis” and recognize their complicity in the evil of capitalism.” Sad Radicals - Quillette



    To one degree or another, he faithfully....pun intended....describes many Democrat voters.
     
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    6. Should I prove what I've said about Democrats/Liberals/government school grads being unable to explain or defend policies they vote to support?
    Now, see if the following isn’t a valid description of the ‘reliable Democrat voter,’ who is unable to explain, or defend, the doctrines they vote for….e.g.:

    What benefit did America, or the world, accrue by guaranteeing nuclear weapons to the world's worst state sponsor of terrorism?
    Or this…..

    Under Democrat/Liberal LBJ, the law was passed that deprived pastors of their right of free speech.
    What possible compelling government interest could this represent????






    Barnes writes about Leftists/Democrats:

    “Deep and sincere engagement with opposing points of view is out of the question.

    Radicalism is like a clan too suspicious of outsiders to abandon cousin marriage, and, like incestuous offspring, radicalism’s intellectual offspring accumulate genetic load. Narrow theories must perform increasingly convoluted explanations of the world.” Sad Radicals - Quillette



    A close look at the above explains that, while said radicalism defines the Far Left, there is no such illustration of any Far Right.

    There is no Far Right in this country, only an attempt at equivalency by the radicals.
     
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    7. In its most simplistic form, we often see this: Liberalism is a mental disease.




    Here is our essayist putting into words what is the sense that indoctrination inserts just below the level of most students' consciousness:

    “When I became an anarchist, I was a depressed and anxious teenager, in search of answers. Radicalism explained that these were not manageable issues with biological and lifestyle factors, they were the result of living in capitalist alienation. For, as Kelsey Cham C notes, “This whole world is based on f**king misery” and “In capitalist systems, we’re not meant to feel joy.”

    “Radicalism not only finds that all oppressions intersect, but so does all suffering. The force that causes depression is the same that causes war, domestic abuse, and racism.
    … radicalism… is able to find oppression behind any mundanity.



    Where does this critical reflex come from? French philosopher Paul Ricœur famously coined the term “school of suspicion” to describe Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud’s drive to uncover repressed meaning in text and society. Today’s radicals have inherited this drive by way of Foucault and other Marxo-Nietzscheans.

    As radicals, we lived in what I call a paradigm of suspicion,…”
    Sad Radicals - Quillette



    Here is what is ignored by the government school system:
    "Marxism rested on the assumption that the condition of the working classes would grow ever worse under capitalism, that there would be but two classes: one small and rich, the other vast and increasingly impoverished, and revolution would be the anodyne that would result in the “common good.”
    But by the early 20th century, it was clear that this assumption was completely wrong! Under capitalism, the standard of living of all was improving: prices falling, incomes rising, health and sanitation improving, lengthening of life spans, diets becoming more varied, the new jobs created in industry paid more than most could make in agriculture, housing improved, and middle class industrialists and business owners displaced nobility and gentry as heroes."
    From a speech by Rev. Robert A. Sirico, President, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.
    Delivered at Hillsdale College, October 27, 2006
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    http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/file/archives/pdf/2007_05_Imprimis.pdf






    Ask a Liberal/Democrat to name the books he or she has used to hone their political views, and note the ‘deer in the headlights’ response.
     
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    So called capitalist that expect the US taxpayer to bail them out in tough times is not unfettered capitalism..
     
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    8. As a wise wonk once wrote, Liberals/Democrats seek reasons to be offended the way pigs snuffle for truffles.


    Our former-radical puts it this way:

    We “saw insidious oppression and exploitation in all social relationships, stifling our ability to relate to others or ourselves without cynicism. Activists anxiously pore over interactions, looking for ways in which the mundane conceals domination. To see every interaction as containing hidden violence is to become a permanent victim, because if all you are is a nail, everything looks like a hammer.

    any action or statement can be shown with sufficient effort to hide privilege, a microaggression, or unconscious bias.Sad Radicals - Quillette



    Like this Liberal:

    “Principal Bans Candy Canes Because ‘J’ Shape Stands For Jesus

    According to Sinclair, the ‘J’ shape of a candy cane is for Jesus and the red and white colors represent his blood and resurrection.”
    Principal Bans Candy Canes Because ‘J’ Shape Stands For Jesus






    9.“Because one’s good moral standing can never be guaranteed, the best way to maintain it is to attack the moral standing of others.” Barnes, Op. Cit.

    Like this Liberal:

    Hillary Clinton, describing opponents: Speaking at a fundraiser, she said they were "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic - you name it".
     
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    10. The simplest of tests to determine if one has been co-opted by radicalism/Liberalism/Progressivism, is whether one thinks of individuals, or of groups, with group identities and group grievances.
    With the 32nd President, American took a wrong turn toward Marxist collectivism.

    " Franklin Roosevelt had pictured a place where citizens were joined in a collective enterprise ... Reagan pictured a more individualistic America where everyone would flourish once freed from the shackles of the state, and so the watchwords became self-reliance and small government."
    The Liberal Crackup



    Conor Barnes, former anarchist:
    “As an anarchist, I did not engage with individuals as individuals, but as porcelain, always thinking first and foremost of the group identities we inhabited.

    Minorities who question it have internalized their oppression, and privileged individuals who question it prove their guilt. The only thing radicals are not suspicious of is the need for relentless suspicion. As Haidt and Greg Lukianoff write of similar norms on campuses, “If someone wanted to create an environment of perpetual anger and intergroup conflict, this would be an effective way to do it.” Sad Radicals - Quillette





    For Liberals/radicals, all must bend the knee and bow the head to the collective:

    “Modern “liberalism” is strikingly illiberal; the high priests of “tolerance” are increasingly intolerant of even the mildest dissent; and those who profess to “celebrate diversity” coerce ever more ruthlessly a narrow homogeneity. Thus, the Obama administration’s insistence that Catholic institutions must be compelled to provide free contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients.”
    The Latest 2012 Straw Poll | National Review



    America was founded on a very different basis: individualism, free markets, and limited constitutional government.
    Notice what comes first.
     
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    11. Claims of victimhood become the road to higher status among Liberals, who have been taught to believe that the rest of the population is mean, nasty, and hateful, and victims of meanies represent purity and goodness.
    Victims must be believed!!!
    ....unless they are Republicans, or actual victims of Democrats, y'know, like Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend.



    Nothing could be further from the truth about the most generous people on earth, Americans.
    And once you believe the hype…..one can accept silencing, marginalization, and even violence against those ‘deplorables.’


    …radical communities also attract people looking for an excuse to be violent illegalists. The only gatekeeping that goes on in radical communities is that of language and passion—if you can rail against capitalism in woke language, you’re in.

    While norms such as “believe claimed victims” are important in families and close friendships where trust and accountability are real, they become weapons in amorphous communities.

    turning victims into judge and jury and shared friends into executioners is a recipe for injustice that satisfies no one. And in light of the instant truth-value given to claims of abuse, accountability processes are an oddly perfect weapon for actual abusers. As one writer for the zine the Broken Teapot says, “The past few years I have watched with horror as the language of accountability became an easy front for a new generation of emotional manipulators. It’s been used to perfect a new kind of predatory maverick—the one schooled in the language of sensitivity—using the illusion of accountability as community currency.”
    Sad Radicals - Quillette





    12. But, sometimes, Liberals, radicals, get a taste of their own medicine:

    “Entanglement with such an individual is what finally broke me from my own dogmatism. Having somebody yell at me that if I didn’t admit to being a white supremacist her friends might beat me up and that I should pay her for her emotional labor, was too much for my ideology to spin.” Ibid.

    What goes around, comes around.
     
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