Cato Institute publishes a freedom index for all 50 states based on various personal, economic and governmental factors. Not surprising, every top ten state is either red or purple, and every bottom 15 state except one is blue, Democrat, leftist. This is why there is currently mass migration.
The America of The Constitution and our founding fathers, the World Wars won and the freedom, liberty and opportunity that leads millions to want to come here. The creator of more prosperity than any country ever. Still the greatest country in human history. Not the America that the far-left Marxist Democrat Party wants to create. Celebrate our freedom patriotically today and tell a leftist to stick it.
Remember, as Aristotle said: “Masculine republics give way to feminine democracies, and feminine democracies give way to tyranny.” Canada our neighbor to the north is already there, sadly.
You know, the black background with their little rainbow colored text like “black lives matter”, “love is love” and “science is real”? By the way, those last two statements have no meaning. Well, if you are looking for some comebacks, here is my lawn sign:
All lives matter
Babies’ lives matter
Aborted black babies’ lives matter
Babies’ rights are human rights
Women’s rights do not include the right to kill
Water isn’t “life”, it is necessary for life
Freedom and liberty are life
The Constitution is the greatest document ever produced by a government
Capitalism is by far the best economic system ever developed
Leftism (socialism) is tyranny and servitude
“Science is real” is meaningless gibberish
Science is the constant testing and challenging of a hypothesis or theory – THAT is science
Walls and fences make good neighbors
A country cannot exist without a border
A person in a country illegally is committing a crime – this may not make them “illegal” but it sure makes them a criminal
“Love is love” is meaningless gibberish
Homosexuality is a sin and is counter to nature…. you know, “science”
Transgenderism was defined as mental illness until about 15 minutes ago – the definition still holds for most cases
Let me preface this with a definition of leftist. Liberals are not leftists. They may place value on social programs run by government but more than anything real liberals believe in free speech. That is perhaps the biggest hill they will die on.
A leftist is a person who wants a single totalitarian government to enforce ALL of his/hers beliefs on ALL people. This person opposes freedom of speech, religion, expression and association. He or the government he runs has all the power to enforce “laws” and is the sole source of commerce, welfare and protection. He uses violence, propaganda, censorship and intimidation to get his way. Leftism has taken its form over the years in various types of government including socialism, fascism, Nazism and communism. Sounds a lot like the Democrat Party these days.
This brings me to the one fundamental difference between leftists and the 70% of people in America who are “normals”: liberals, centrists, independents, conservatives. Leftists want EVERYONE to do only as the leftist wishes, while everyone else just wants to be able to do as THEY and they alone wish and be left alone. This is very important for everyone to understand. For example, the leftist will demand all religions accept his view of morality and tolerance while any normal religious person just wants to practice his religion in peace and could not care less if the leftist starts his own alternative religion. So you get the persecution of Christians for opposing the entire LGBTQ agenda. Leftists do not create or build anything, they only seek to destroy. About the only exception I can think of when it comes to intrusion in personal matters is abortion, something that billions of people around the world view as a moral issue in that it at minimum is the taking of a life and at worst is murder. Isn’t it strange that the only freedom leftists want people to have is the freedom to an abortion? Well, in actual totalitarian communist countries like China of the past this “right” to an abortion actually became a state mandated procedure.
American leftists have more power now than any time since the 1930’s. They are trying to destroy the country. The sad reality is that real leftists probably represent only 30% of the country’s adult population if you believe polls, which I generally do on this topic, and probably only 10-15% of the country can be described as “hard-core” leftists: the communists, Marxists, the AOC and BLM types. Why is this small minority now running Democrat policy and gaining power in everything from academia to big business? Because they are militant, violent, intimidating and far too many reasonable people have tried to appease them hoping they will go away. But they won’t. You can’t appease the mob bully….you have to proverbially “punch it in the mouth”. They have also used the lies of “systemic racism”, “hate speech” and various fake “phobias” to intimidate and silence opposition. Everyone who opposes this totalitarian, freedom-destroying ideology must fight back. The ideology of the left cannot win in the marketplace of ideas. That is why it relies almost solely on censorship. I sense a majority of the country has had enough and is starting to do that, but taking the country back from the left will take years.
Remember when Democrats and leftist media told us last year that everything would be OK if the country only got rid of the bad orange man for Joe Biden? He would unify and bring peace. Well, how is that working out? Things are demonstrably every bit as bad in primarily Democrat cities and feckless Joe and his clownish administration do nothing, too busy are they blowing trillions of dollars on leftist vanity projects, promoting transgenderism, flooding the country with illegal aliens, fanning racial tensions, trying to corrupt future elections and pack the Supreme Court. The country is in serious trouble. This has to stop.
Let me get this straight. The company that pulled American flag shoes off the market when their clown-boy spokesman Colin Kaepernick wet his pants is now marketing a shoe inspired by Satan. Great, got it. Nike has chosen its side, I will choose mine.
Update: Nike has sued the creators of these shoes, claiming they were not authorized and that their brand has been damaged. Well, good. I suspect Nike is only doing this because of the outrage caused but still, good for them.
I truly believe that traditional Americans: those that support freedom, individual liberty, capitalism, free will, and traditional American values are still in the majority with 60-70% of the country, but that doesn’t mean they have the power. It is clear that in institutions where the real power is: government, media, academia, technology and big business, the the balance of power has shifted toward leftism, tyranny and the erosion of individual liberties. The following article is very important and describes how we the majority must act to regain power:
Unfortunately it is too long for many people’s attention so I will summarize some of the most important points.
Liberty has been slowly eroded in the US for 100 years, it didn’t start in 2020. But the Wuhan Flu, summer rioting and the Jan 6 Capitol protest have super-charged calls for restrictions that only a few years ago would have been called tyrannical.
Institutions now have all the power, not people. We must work within these to retake power. Institutions are just things, not beings. Non-governmental institutions actually have greater power these days then does government.
There are multiple circles of constituents. Those of us who openly oppose tyranny are farthest away from power. Many more sit inside us who are either unaware or afraid, and can be converted to action. We must do that by questioning and educating them.
Many in “opposition” like us work in these large institutions.
We all have the same natural rights but government and other institutions have eroded these rights.
The dissident must question everything, make predictions, ask questions of those you know who may not be dissidents yet, keep track of martyrs, work within the system, recruit people who are currently passive but against oppression, focus on the future and realize it will take time.
Here is one example. There are many conservative, freedom loving people who are terrified of Covid and therefore very supportive of lockdowns. Simply ask them how on the one hand they can want freedom yet support lockdowns? And when they say “safety” ask what that means and at what costs and give them data on how the Covid risk has been grossly exaggerated.
For those who are “passive oppressors” ask them what “rights” they hold dear and then ask them if they don’t think those can be taken away?
An interesting though too long piece. The author makes some very salient points but at times gets bogged down in needless details and double speak. However, I think it’s an important and unique perspective. The biggest takeaways for me are 1) our large institutions are all hopelessly corrupt but have been for several decades – 2020 was finally the tipping point. The frog finally noticed it is boiling. 2) We are never going back to the way we conservatives want America to be. We must instead adapt. It dawned on me that what we conservatives are now experiencing must be no more jarring than what the WW2 generation experienced in the 60s…those who came of age in the 1930s to 1950s must not have recognized the country by 1969. We also can’t expect our kids to be as concerned with the state of things as their frame of reference is totally different, no matter how good a job we do educating them on the awful state of the country and the dangers of leftism. The only thing I really disagree with is the “you are powerless, everyone is powerless” sentiment….that it’s all in God’s hands now. I believe strongly in the divine but I also believe in the duty, responsibility and power of good, moral, ethical people to fight for freedom as will as the ability to succeed.
Nonetheless, this is a very important article.
Leftists, Marxists and Democrats, all one in the same now, seek to take over everything. They do it by slowly absorbing every aspect of culture and society. Despite much opposition, they are succeeding in education, entertainment, government, news media, sports, technology, business in general and now…the military. One of the new Defense Secretary’s initiatives is to root out “far-right extremists and hate groups” within the ranks. This false narrative has of course been created by Democrats and their corrupt media toadies. They are chasing a phantom, it does not exist. Nonetheless:
If you look hard enough for witches, you will find witches. This will only do one thing: damage if not destroy the US military. But then again, that is the goal.
I’m going to do a little thought experiment. Looking at the above key areas of society, I will rate from 0 (best – no impact) to 10 (worst – total control) how much the left has infiltrated and damaged each of them. 5 would be neutral.
Education – 7. Public education and the university system have indoctrinated a couple of generations of America-hating radicals. However, by many metrics they are now on the brink of failure, and private education is thriving as are other alternatives. There is hope. Still, leftists educators have cause untold harm. This is where it all started. Trending positive though.
Entertainment – 8. Pretty obvious.
Government – 5.5. The far-left controls the White House and Congress but the GOP controls a majority of states. The Federal bureaucracy is heavily left though. Still, there is hope. With all the effort the left puts into taking over government it is somewhat amazing that the country is split 50-50 by vote.
News media – 6.5. The media centers and print are bastions of leftism, but conservatives have much power on radio, the internet and has (had ) Fox.
Sports – 4.5. Sports used to be largely conservative. The far-left has tried to use race and the BLM movement to take them over. They don’t seem to be succeeding, as too much “woke” is turning off fans.
Tech – 8. This is the most alarming. Tech has swung far-left in the past decade and is now dominated by corrupt, anti-liberty companies Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter and Amazon. They have to be stopped.
Business – 6. Also alarming. Business used to be agnostic (other than liberal Wall Street) but is now being brow-beaten by the left to become “woke” and get in line.
Obama said he would “fundamentally transform” America. The Biden administration and the far-left Marxists who support it have an agenda to destroy America. If one Georgia senate seat had been held it could have been blunted. Now it will be much harder. I have made the ultimate leftist wish-list. I will be tracking it to see how much they get done in the next two years. It is likely that is all the time they will have but they can create a lot of damage in two years. Some items are not that bad and can be undone, others could destroy the country as we know it. I have listed them starting with the “most bad”.
DC and Puerto Rico statehood
Packing the Supreme court
Universal health care
Elimination of filibuster
Amnesty for illegals and open borders
Climate change regulations, carbon tax, or fossil fuel restrictions
Attacks on religious liberty
Stripping gun manufacturers of liability protection
Government funded abortion