What Is The Political Philosophy Of The American Left?

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Our current miasma of constantly changing rules of political conduct and mushy language make it almost impossible to identify any coherent structure in the thinking of the current occupiers of the halls of power. In fact, it's difficult to figure out exactly who they may be? Is it Dementia Joe and his grasping harpy of a wife? Is it Susan Rice and her cabal of globalists? Is it Barack Obama the Hawaiian stoner pulling the strings?

Regardless of who they may be, what is important is the philosophy guiding their policy changes. And there's the rub, because there is no coherent philosophy or moral underpinning to their decisions. It is pure "The Ends Justify The Means" thinking, under cover of focus group pablum and Newspeak that would make Orwell scratch his head in wonder.

Look no farther than the website of the Democrat party...

Democrats believe health care is a right, diversity is a strength, the economy should work for everyone, and facts and truth matter.
Let's ponder these words...

If health care is a right, then by extension we are entitled to the work of others. Doctors can be compelled to provide care, because after all, they would be limiting our rights were they to choose to withhold that care.

Diversity is a strength? In what way? And what does diversity mean? That is a simple subterfuge for opening the borders of this country and flooding it with a diverse mix of people whose world view is in direct opposition to the concept of American Exceptionalism. It is code for changing the nature of America by destroying the concepts of self reliance, individualism and free markets and replacing them with dependence on government largesse and the central planning of our economy.

The economy should work for everyone is arrant nonsense; a word salad that means nothing. Economies don't work for anybody...it is the inputs and outputs and consumption of individuals that make up the economy. What they mean is that competition, free markets and the risk of failure is an unacceptable condition, and that the amazing results of free markets are secondary to a lower but less stratified standard of living for all.

Facts and truth matter. Ah...like the history of the founding and struggles of our country being systematically erased by roving packs of lunatics and fascists and totalitarian brute squads? Like the destruction of objective analysis of Wuhan flu therapies simply because OrangeManBad tweeted about it? That sort of truth?

The reality of the Democrat political philosophy is simple: the acquisition and consolidation of power is of paramount importance; all other considerations are secondary, including national pride, respect for history, the rule of law, etc.

Vaccine passports...universal basic income according to race...national security interests made secondary to political considerations...preferential treatment of illegals with active COVID...destruction of religious freedom...

Judge them by their actions, not their words, because they are masters of obfuscation; spouting nonsense is their stock in trade, and the less sense they make the tighter you should hold your wallets, your churches and your guns.

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Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 11:01 AM (Cxk7w)

2 I don't know they know except to destroy

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 11:01 AM (Cxk7w)

3 Absolute power at any cost -- that is their philosophy

Posted by: acethepug at April 04, 2021 11:03 AM (5faQs)

4 The political value of the left is codified hedonistic debauchery, and justified genocide.

Their every action is in service to one of those two goals if not both.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 11:04 AM (Lzpvj)

5 Democrat philosophy is very simple. "Destroy."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2021 11:04 AM (OU+8W)

6 Can't have diversity w/o perversity.

Posted by: BignJames at April 04, 2021 11:05 AM (AwYPR)

7 Who, if 1 person runs the Left. Not sure it's a single person as much as a hive mind of a handful. Maybe it's grown into a bigger conglomeration of like minded. But still a decision gets made where to go next by someone.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 11:05 AM (Cxk7w)

8 The political value of the left is codified hedonistic debauchery, and justified genocide.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 11:04 AM (Lzpvj)

No. Those are tools with which to acquire power.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 11:06 AM (Q9lwr)

9 Diversity is to strength what strength is to power.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at April 04, 2021 11:06 AM (3H9h1)

10 Democrat website should say :

Democrats believe the Ends Justify the Means,
you can hold two opposing views, history started yesterday, logical comparisons are not necessary and America is the cause of all the world's problems.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:07 AM (2DOZq)

11 The left has this truly bizarre belief that they are the party of science and truth.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 11:08 AM (lgiXo)

12 Let's rewrite that.

Health care is a right if you're a privileged member. Diversity is strength used to destroy our enemies. The economy should work for everyone on the Left. Facts and truth matter not one whit.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2021 11:09 AM (OU+8W)

13 The economy should work for everyone ... but previous bailouts went to the biggest banks, stimulus went to connected Dems (under Obama), teachers and other government unions get all sorts of special privileges. ..


First place to "diversify" would be by breaking up BigTech from its leftist monopolies. ... Instead they destroy any "diverse" competition (like they did to Parler). So even IF their phrases had some merit, they don't actually deploy them in a fair way.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 04, 2021 11:09 AM (Cus5s)

14
A part of some descriptions of the torment of Hell is continuous, endless chaos. Nothing stays the same from one minute to the next.

The constantly moving goalposts and changing rules of the Left, the Swamp, whatever this predatory entity is, mirrors this in the world.

A technique to seize power, perhaps in both cases.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 04, 2021 11:09 AM (2iDSr)

15 Think when a company, organization or a government wants the best personnel they disregard all identified sub markers of race, gender and the such. Once a decision is made that person needs to be from a particular sub group youve discounted the best person.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 11:10 AM (Cxk7w)

16 The left's political philosophy is "power, by any means".

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 04, 2021 11:10 AM (f6QIP)

17 Speaking of facts and truth has any CEO lashing out to punish Georgia for the election integrity law produced any evidence they've actually read the law?
By of proving their actions are based on truth.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 11:11 AM (lgiXo)

18 "What Is The Political Philosophy Of The American Left?"

Equality for all especially for those most qualified.

Posted by: Guy tat has extraordinarily bad ideas at April 04, 2021 11:12 AM (0xK7r)

19 What's your ESG score, comrade?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 04, 2021 11:13 AM (63Dwl)

20 Schumer offered the MLB to play the All Star game in NY which has stricter voting laws than the GA law. The Left doesn't care how how stupid they look because their are no consequences.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:14 AM (2DOZq)

21 Facts and truth matter...once they've been laundered sufficiently.

Posted by: Snopes at April 04, 2021 11:14 AM (W4eKo)

22 The reality of the Democrat political philosophy is simple: the acquisition and consolidation of power is of paramount importance; all other considerations are secondary, including national pride, respect for history, the rule of law, etc.

As I have stated before, the left has no true core philosophy. They operate strictly on strategy. This is one reason we are at the disadvantage of always being in the reactive position. The politician's are merely the storm troopers for those truly in power. If there is anything that resembles philosophy of those in power,it is Malthusianism.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at April 04, 2021 11:15 AM (sllfs)

23 their = there

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:15 AM (2DOZq)

24 If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

- President Calvin Coolidge, Speech on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 5, 1926

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 11:15 AM (mht8P)

25 Some recent article mentioned here I think, in a post maybe ... was about the usefulness of constantly changing the standards and terminology. They mentioned "people of color" is the current preferred term, but that is no different than "colored people", except they have deemed it correct .. for now.

If you are not part of their crowd, you get denounced, maybe even fired, for using old (but normal) terminology. The preferred pronoun "law" is another example of these constant (insane) changes to our established culture.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 04, 2021 11:16 AM (Cus5s)

26 Facts and truth matter...once they've been laundered sufficiently.

Posted by: Snopes at April 04, 2021 11:14 AM (W4eKo)

George Floyd has been acquitted.

Posted by: BignJames at April 04, 2021 11:16 AM (AwYPR)

27 20 Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:14 AM (2DOZq)

We need to outcheat the democrats, it is the only way to knock them off the ball.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 11:16 AM (Lzpvj)

28 Democrats were the Party of White Nationalism and Personal Aggrandizement in 1861, and have not changed one single spot in the intervening 160 years. Case in point - Evanston, Ill. Reparations to "victims of housing discrimination." They fund it with the tax receipts from legalized pot...which is sold to people who are essentially immobilized by the stuff and keep buying it, using money siphoned from productive society and simply handed over to them...a very agricultural approach to what are essentially Vote Farms. Think about that.

FWIW, I've never been to Illinois (except for stop overs at O'Hare) and will never go to Illinois. It might as well be on another planet. But for Dems to claim that their wonderful "democracy" is a triumph for all mankind is sort of ridiculous.

Posted by: No Longer Amused at April 04, 2021 11:17 AM (vTW2/)

29 Destruction of religious freedom strikes at the heart of it all, and will always be an end-point. Because when you deprive a man of his conscience, you deprive him of observing what is right and what is wrong. No longer does he have an ingrained moral code. What he has is what the state allows. No more or no less. If the State says that euthanization of the elderly is for the common good, he has no right, or no reason, to protest. Matters of conscience are confined to the prevailing winds of politics. It takes only a few generations to obliterate conscience whatsoever. This is why religion must be either outlawed, or neutered into a mouthpiece of the State.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 04, 2021 11:17 AM (45fpk)

30 Easy: the State is God, and the government should be unitary so no one can escape its grasp.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 11:18 AM (49Dnm)

31 They are adherents of the original radical: Lucifer.

The Father of lies.

Posted by: Minuteman at April 04, 2021 11:18 AM (sl8p+)

32
Some recent article mentioned here I think, in a post maybe ... was about the usefulness of constantly changing the standards and terminology.

A "living" dictionary similar to the "living" constitution.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 04, 2021 11:18 AM (63Dwl)

33 If diversity were a strength, bridges would be made of wood, recycled plastic, cotton, vegetarian hotdogs, wombats, water, and sunlight. And maybe some steel.

Posted by: Bridge On The River Kawaii at April 04, 2021 11:18 AM (wkrYC)

34 They mentioned "people of color" is the current preferred term, but that is no different than "colored people", except they have deemed it correct .. for now. ------

Heh that reminds me of Bill Burr's bit on racist statements that can be corrected by simple changing the placement of the adjective.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:18 AM (2DOZq)

35 1) Health Care Is A Right = Welcome to the County Health Clinic!
2) Diversity Is A Strength = Whites Out!
3) The Economy Should Work For Everyone = Layabouts and Welfare Queens Get Paid!
4) Facts and Truth Matter = Smoke and Mirrors!

Democrats/Liberals/marxists are all bullshit, all the time.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2021 11:19 AM (R/m4+)

36 The Left doesn't care how how stupid they look because their are no consequences.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:14 AM (2DOZq)

This, right here, X1000. Right now there is outrage on some YT channels I follow over Heidi Heitkamp calling Gina Carano a Nazi and a white supremacist. It's VERY simply why Ms. Heitkamp did that - she will face exactly ZERO consequences. So she can do what she will damn well please. Only, and ONLY, when the Left learns what "consequences" are, can we expect better debate, political discourse, and civility. Not until then.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 11:20 AM (49Dnm)

37 Happy Easter to the Horde!

Be reactionary: pray and keep the Faith.

The left hates truth, faith, and God Himself. So if faith and prayer worked at Lepanto, it can work for us!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma - Almost 5 months later and still feel like I got hit with a 2x4 at April 04, 2021 11:20 AM (8/7u2)

38 Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:14 AM

Certainly no Democrats Propaganda Ministry outlet will call them on it

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 11:21 AM (Cxk7w)

39 Destruction and erasing everything that has to do with Western Civilization, especially the United States. Literally any word that has been coined by white European males is bad. A day ago at a site that has nothing to do with politics people were melting down over the word "oriental" to describe perfumes/fragrances.The only people that objected to the idiocy that the word is a slur or derogatory were Asians.
Stupid white people from Aus, UK, United States of course pissing themselves. Because the word "oriental" was coined by white European males to describe an area of Asia/orient it is seen as condescending and supremacist. We are not going to co-exist with these people unless we conform. If you do not conform they want you dead. We know this because they say so and by their actions in the streets.

Posted by: JROD at April 04, 2021 11:22 AM (0jZnq)

40 My view of the current situation. There is a committee that tries to set policy and direction. These are all the usual Deep Staters who have been in government service for years. Above them is an executive committee that works somewhat like the UN, a number of individuals that have veto power. The executive committee has no interest in the day to day work, that's more effort than they are interested in. They do, however, require the ability to say NO. The Executive committee is people like Obama, Clinton, Zuckerberg, Soros, Dorsey and the like. All of them are too busy with their own enterprises to bother with the day to day stuff but they still need the ability to stop anything that might cause problems for their other interests. That explains why they start off in one direction then swerve off in another direction for no apparent reason, someone on the executive committee said NO.

Posted by: JB1000 at April 04, 2021 11:22 AM (A6JKa)

41 I think that leftys have some crazy idea that imperfect man can form a perfect society and they are justified in doing whatever it takes to get there.

Posted by: f'd at April 04, 2021 11:22 AM (0xK7r)

42 - President Calvin Coolidge, Speech on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 5, 1926
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

My favorite President.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2021 11:22 AM (E0OEG)

43 Way more thought given here, to the words, when I don't believe the words matter. At all.

There is no philosophy. There is only power. Even those who think they have a philosophy, they don't. The drive is to usurp the perceived white male cisgender ableist hetero Judeo-Christian Western Capitalist.

Or to put it simply: Daddy.

And even then, the drive for power, at some point, eventually gets beyond whatever dragons there were to slay in the first place.

Whatever gets you there, that's where you go.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2021 11:22 AM (qPu/Y)

44 29 Destruction of religious freedom strikes at the heart of it all, and will always be an end-point. Because when you deprive a man of his conscience, you deprive him of observing what is right and what is wrong. No longer does he have an ingrained moral code. What he has is what the state allows. No more or no less. If the State says that euthanization of the elderly is for the common good, he has no right, or no reason, to protest. Matters of conscience are confined to the prevailing winds of politics. It takes only a few generations to obliterate conscience whatsoever. This is why religion must be either outlawed, or neutered into a mouthpiece of the State.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 04, 2021

I agree, but let me add that organized religion is also one of the pillars of civil society as they do much to alleviate the suffering of others. The Left HATES this because taxes ARE charity in their world, and if civil society is thoroughly destroyed - be there no doubt the government ACHES for this - the ONLY place people will be able to turn to is government. If this means religion gets destroyed and people lose the freedom of consicence? Well, so be it.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 11:23 AM (49Dnm)

45 35 1) Health Care Is A Right

This is where you ask if they can go to a grocery store, and take what they want without paying for it. Most of us do not require a doctor every day. But we DO need to EAT every single day.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 11:25 AM (49Dnm)

46 @41 The Leftys are concerned with personal wealth and power and recruit lazy, arrogant, and stupid people to do their cause with an oleaginous combo of greed, envy, and loot. They don't give a crap about the perfection of anything or anyone. their "eschaton" is a McGuffin.

Posted by: No Longer Amused at April 04, 2021 11:25 AM (vTW2/)

47 Philosophy? Total Control

Posted by: It's me donna at April 04, 2021 11:25 AM (Zmnko)

48 Destruction of religious freedom strikes at the heart of it all, and will always be an end-point.

Destruction of the individual is indeed, their end game. They will not stop when they have achieved the destruction of our nation.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at April 04, 2021 11:26 AM (sllfs)

49 "their "eschaton" is a McGuffin"

Well I didn't say they didn't want a first class seat on the ride to Utopia.

Posted by: f'd at April 04, 2021 11:27 AM (0xK7r)

50 "Miasma" is a highly under celebrated word.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 11:27 AM (MVjcR)

51 Want to know what is going on in the world? Look no further than Romans 11:8


HE is Risen!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 11:28 AM (Ijr8Q)

52

Kill ALL Utilitarians.


Honestly, it is a tossup on who I'd like to go back and beat to a more ignoble death; Mill or Hegel.


Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:29 AM (kjiYp)

53 George Floyd has been acquitted.
Posted by: BignJames at April 04, 2021 11:16 AM (AwYPR)

I haven't been watching any of this, but there are people I sorta trust who say it looks like Chauvin is going to be acquitted.

There's a headline I saw, some Kop lieutenant who got on the stand and said something like Chauvin shouldn't have knelt on his neck.

Did he? Did he kneel "on" his neck? Or around his neck? Seems to me it was policy to kneel around the neck.. until they changed the policy shortly after the incident. So, LT., maybe it's YOUR fault George Floyd died. If kneeling around someone's neck is bad policy.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2021 11:30 AM (qPu/Y)

54 The reality of the Democrat political philosophy is simple: the acquisition and consolidation of power is of paramount importance; all other considerations are secondary.

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Exactly. The people in charge of this circus have no principles, just the naked will to power. It really is that simple.

Collectivist authoritarianism remains the best conduit for total power, so to the extent these monsters "believe" anything, it's that. And it also gives them a convenient means of exploiting hatred, greed, and envy as an added bonus. But no, it's not a philosophy they believe. They believe in nothing further than the face in the mirror.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 11:30 AM (Uh2oA)

55 The European leftists, at least the ones I interact with, consider the American progs to be incoherent dumbasses.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 04, 2021 11:30 AM (y7DUB)

56 What we sometimes forget is the Left will eventually eat their own. It's happened every single time.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:30 AM (2DOZq)

57 Only, and ONLY, when the Left learns what "consequences" are, can we expect better debate, political discourse, and civility. Not until then.

They will understand consequences delivered with lead. There will be no discourse or debate only winners and losers.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at April 04, 2021 11:30 AM (sllfs)

58 Silent Cal learnin' the masses. Like it.

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:31 AM (kjiYp)

59 Destruction of the individual is indeed, their end game. They will not stop when they have achieved the destruction of our nation.
Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at April 04, 2021 11:26 AM (sllfs)

I don't think they think the nation can be destroyed. They think they can beat the ever loving crap out of the golden goose and the eggs will just keep on coming, and if for whatever reason it stops, they'll just beat the crap out of it even harder. Consequences do not exist on the Left, especially for their policies.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 11:31 AM (49Dnm)

60 >>The European leftists, at least the ones I interact with, consider the American progs to be incoherent dumbasses.


They would know.

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:32 AM (kjiYp)

61 Just finished watching Jesus Of Nazareth (1977)

hadn't seen it in many years- outstanding miniseries

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 11:32 AM (iTXRQ)

62 When does Ashli Babbitt's family get $27 meeyun? How about Justine Damond's family?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 04, 2021 11:32 AM (y7DUB)

63 To answer CBD :

Will to Power

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:32 AM (kjiYp)

64 The European leftists, at least the ones I interact with, consider the American progs to be incoherent dumbasses. ----

To be fair they think everyone except themselves are dumbasses ,especially Americans.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:33 AM (2DOZq)

65 53 Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2021 11:30 AM (qPu/Y)

The Chauvin trial is a microcosm of lots of societal wrongs: 1) Chauvin suffers little man complex to a degree and some persons of color are QUITE happy to point out he was too small to cop effectively-true if so what can a 5'3" woman do who weighs less?, 2) the barbarians at the gate are demanding the verdict they prefer lest they sack the town, 3) the prosecution arguments are largely in support of allegations that are not being litigated.

The entire procedure here is a deconstruction of cornerstones of American jurisprudence.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 11:33 AM (Lzpvj)

66 The political philosophy of the left is power for power's sake, by any means necessary, because only they are fit to wield it

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 11:33 AM (iTXRQ)

67 A Facebook friend of mine has long been active in the Tea Party down there (not sure if they still call it that), and worked at getting this law passed (he and a few actually met with the governor). He thinks the intense lies about the law are all about Stacey Abrams, and pushing her for governor in 2022. He says he has never seen so much lying ... especially from her. ...

The propaganda machine is turned to eleventy also to help push their "Cheating is Legal Forever" voting laws in DC.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 04, 2021 11:33 AM (Cus5s)

68 Exactly. The people in charge of this circus have no principles, just the naked will to power. It really is that simple.

Collectivist authoritarianism remains the best conduit for total power, so to the extent these monsters "believe" anything, it's that. And it also gives them a convenient means of exploiting hatred, greed, and envy as an added bonus. But no, it's not a philosophy they believe. They believe in nothing further than the face in the mirror.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 11:30 AM (Uh2oA)

Yep, and it must be said, paying attention to what they say is to miss the point, and indeed, it is to buy into the sleight of hand routine they have, of letting your fight them in the weeds, while they go and occupy the Big House.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2021 11:34 AM (qPu/Y)

69 Honestly, it is a tossup on who I'd like to go back and beat to a more ignoble death; Mill or Hegel.

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What, no hate for Bentham? That twisted old fruit should definitely get a vicious and fatal time-beating once you get the machine.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 11:34 AM (Uh2oA)

70 So what do these assholes think is going to happen when they've torn everything down? Do they think nobody is going to object along the way, or take advantage of that little fact? Or are we content to go along into a haze of marijuana smoke, fentanyl, and crappy Oprah Winfrey TV shows? Jeez, that's a future worth fighting for. Or will an even more cynical, even more thuggishly efficient, even more ruthless culture arise that is capable of some genuinely awful things? The outlines, the shapes, the foreshadowing are there to see.

Posted by: No Longer Amused at April 04, 2021 11:34 AM (vTW2/)

71 Great quote from Silent Cal. Probably the last president who understood cutting government, rather than raising taxes, was the correct course of action.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 11:34 AM (Ijr8Q)

72 62 When does Ashli Babbitt's family get $27 meeyun? How about Justine Damond's family?
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 04, 2021 11:32 AM (y7DUB)

Who?

Posted by: Hero In Blue at April 04, 2021 11:35 AM (49Dnm)

73 On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
So stomp your feet and clap your hands
Our feet are on the rock

Posted by: Sock Monkey * el Lobo solitario at April 04, 2021 11:36 AM (sllfs)

74 The European leftists, at least the ones I interact with, consider the American progs to be incoherent dumbasses.

Wow. That bar was already dangerously low.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 04, 2021 11:36 AM (W4eKo)

75 72 Posted by: Hero In Blue at April 04, 2021 11:35 AM (49Dnm)

Yeah I know right, right around the time the black kid I shot has his family get a payday!

//USCP Hero

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 11:36 AM (Lzpvj)

76 >>What, no hate for Bentham?

True. But he doesn't get the play that Mills and Hegel do.

But.

I will definitely put him on the list and maybe we can stop by, pick up Hobbes and gift himm a Tire Iron?

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:36 AM (+EUst)

77 70 "So what do these assholes think is going to happen when they've torn everything down? Do they think nobody is going to object along the way, or take advantage of that little fact?"

Silly things like "cause and effect" and "consequences" are thoroughly rejected by the Left. Even if they don't go away just because they don't like it. Besides, they do not think things will be destroyed. Everything is permanent and nothing will change. They can do what they can to the golden goose; it will keep laying golden eggs no matter how viciously they abuse it.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 11:37 AM (49Dnm)

78 What we sometimes forget is the Left will eventually eat their own. It's happened every single time.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:30 AM (2DOZq)

Sure, but how many tens of millions of people die waiting for that to happen?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2021 11:38 AM (qPu/Y)

79 You guys want to see how f'ed we are, go to Youtube and look up Beau of the Fifth Column. This cat will make your skin crawl and it's a-holes like him that cause me worry. This dude is a good ol' down home southern country boy that is a full blown leftist and he is good, really good at pulling off the harmless lefty thing. Doesn't have the subscribers Crowder has but he is picking up steam. Try to engage in the comment section even being polite you will get nixed immediately. Not kidding, someone must monitor his comment section 24/7. You will find no challenges or disagreements whatsoever.
Word of warning though it'll either make your blood boil or depress you or both listening to this guy because he is honestly really good at what he does.

Posted by: JROD at April 04, 2021 11:38 AM (0jZnq)

80 To be fair they think everyone except themselves are dumbasses ,especially Americans.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:33 AM (2DOZq)


Not really. Brexit drove a wide wedge through them with a lot true believers forced to confront how much they want to be ruled by Brussels. Lumping people into a monolithic mass is a mistake.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 04, 2021 11:38 AM (y7DUB)

81 Mill or Hegel.

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:29 AM (kjiYp)

Tough choice. I'm going with Hegel, but after a couple of beers I would happily beat Mill to death.

But Gramsci might be #1 on the hit parade.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 11:39 AM (Q9lwr)

82
There are two concepts of the Separation of Church and State. The first is the one we've been familiar with until recently, a benign separation. That is, no religious test for office, no established church, a broad interpretation of the First Amendment on religious liberty, the freedom not to believe at all.

The second is the one the Left is pursuing, a hostile separation. That is that one's religious viewpoint can have no place at all in the public sphere. Where religion and an increasingly expansive government collide, the government always wins. You can have your silly little rites in some obscure place but you better bake that cake and abort that baby, or else.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 11:39 AM (mht8P)

83 Silly things like "cause and effect" and "consequences" are thoroughly rejected by the Left. Even if they don't go away just because they don't like it. Besides, they do not think things will be destroyed. Everything is permanent and nothing will change. They can do what they can to the golden goose; it will keep laying golden eggs no matter how viciously they abuse it.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 11:37 AM (49Dnm)
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Leftists were raised in a consequence free environment and think that's the way the world works.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 11:40 AM (Ijr8Q)

84 What Is The Political Philosophy Of The American Left?

Same as Obama, Rev Wright, and Iran


Death to America!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2021 11:40 AM (yrol0)

85 The second is the one the Left is pursuing, a hostile separation. That is that one's religious viewpoint can have no place at all in the public sphere. Where religion and an increasingly expansive government collide, the government always wins. You can have your silly little rites in some obscure place but you better bake that cake and abort that baby, or else.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 11:39 AM (mht8P)

"Nor the free expression thereof" got shunted aside it seems.

Posted by: Count de Monet Super de Duper Straight at April 04, 2021 11:42 AM (4I/2K)

86 See, Gramsci came so late and so far down the line of retards that I never really dug into his work.

His predicessors had already gotten so indelibly lost that I couldn't stand to read his nonsense.

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:42 AM (k5r8H)

87 Not really. Brexit drove a wide wedge through them with a lot true believers forced to confront how much they want to be ruled by Brussels. Lumping people into a monolithic mass is a mistake.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 04, 2021 11:38 AM (y7DUB

Sorry I disagree with you based on the non leftist Europeans I've dealt with and deal with. They seem to agree with me. Americans continue to be the scapegoat and looked down upon by most Europeans. Former Eastern bloc countries being the exception.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:43 AM (2DOZq)

88
"Nor the free expression thereof" got shunted aside it seems.
Posted by: Count de Monet Super de Duper Straight at April 04, 2021 11:42 AM (4I/2K)

_________

All government interests are compelling now, it seems.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 11:43 AM (mht8P)

89 All government interests are compelling now, it seems.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 11:43 AM (mht8P)
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Government is a jealous god.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 11:45 AM (Ijr8Q)

90 Jacobins

Posted by: Jak Sucio at April 04, 2021 11:45 AM (jvt6t)

91 Simple. Govt knows best if you disagree you are a white supremacist.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 11:45 AM (wyszq)

92 https://thepostmillennial.com/calgary-police-told-to-get-out
Might pass Pixy, anyway that priest wasn't having it.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 11:45 AM (Cxk7w)

93 >> Silly things like "cause and effect" and "consequences" are thoroughly rejected by the Left.


It's not really that inasmuch as they refuse to posit a reality in which they are ill-informed (much less uninformed) on ANY subject matter. And thus, are happy to assert outcomes that are impossibilities. When this occurs, they blame the process and not themselves.

'It's never TRULY been tried' is a common retort when you point out the failures of their systems.

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:46 AM (hvfLk)

94
whatever they copy from the Soviets, the National Socialist workers party and the CCP-Mao

Posted by: will choose a nic later at April 04, 2021 11:46 AM (r4bSV)

95 https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=CNmnmdtcdcg

Imma just leave this here.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2021 11:48 AM (E0OEG)

96 'It's never TRULY been tried' is a common retort when you point out the failures of their systems.
Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:46 AM (hvfLk)
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It always amazed me that leftists can so blithely overlook the 100 million plus deaths that have occurred when their so-called "perfect" system is tried

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 11:48 AM (Ijr8Q)

97 Sorry I disagree with you based on the non leftist Europeans I've dealt with and deal with. They seem to agree with me. Americans continue to be the scapegoat and looked down upon by most Europeans. Former Eastern bloc countries being the exception.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 04, 2021 11:43 AM (2DOZq)


We don't have to agree on this because I'm sure our experiences are different.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at April 04, 2021 11:49 AM (y7DUB)

98 The left is trying to cancel Dave Ramsey. Im not a huge fan of his and think some of his advice is horrible. But I agree with his general advice on not spending money you dont have and you should live a moral life. In America 2.0 that is heresy. So he is a target. First step was to remove his company from Best Places to Work lists. Cuz....racism and sexism and Xtianist.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 11:50 AM (wyszq)

99 His predicessors had already gotten so indelibly lost that I couldn't stand to read his nonsense.

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:42 AM (k5r8H)

True, but Gramsci understood the modern world and bridged the gap between pure political philosophy and street-brawling and murder to achieve progressive ends. Of course his hands were clean, but his ideas? Filth.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 11:51 AM (Q9lwr)

100
You know, I sometimes wonder if following the ideas of someone can lead you to adopt their mindset and personal preferences eventually even if you don't originally have those proclivities.

For example, Foucault the Patron Saint of Post-Moderism is said to have been a pedophile rapist of Arab boys.

Post-Moderism is perhaps the most widely used tool in the Left's arsenal to undermine and destroy Western civilization and America.

The Left is awash in Post-Modern thought. The Left is also awash, to all appearances, in pedophilia.

Did using Foucault's mental tools lead to Leftists' pedophilia?

Wouldn't it be weird and not at all a surprise, if all the Leftists' effort to destroy society were simply in the service of producing pedophilic rapist society?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2021 11:52 AM (dWwl8)

101 I got into a debate once with someone who said communism wasnt so bad. I said oh really, 100m people killed wasnt so bad? To which he replied that capitalism has killed billions of people. Yes, billions. I mean how do you have an intelligent conversation with people who believe this shit?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 11:52 AM (wyszq)

102 The American Left is so much darker than their European counterparts. They all suck dick enthusiastically, but our guys are positively Satanic. Stalin and Hitler were boy scouts by comparison to the writhing evil that animates the American commie.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 11:53 AM (Uh2oA)

103 Progressivism is best thought of as a focus on eliminating all perceived inequality in society. Various strains of leftism focus on different areas of inequality. Hence feminism is a strain of progressivism which focuses on perceived inequality between the sexes. The Gay Rights movement focuses on perceived inequality between heterosexual homosexual individuals in society. Various racial advocates focus on racial inequality, etc...

"The left" consisted of various progressive groups, balanced against blue-collar conservatives who were sympathetic, and willing to back them when it was beneficial, but were more concerned with policies which promoted social stability.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 04, 2021 11:53 AM (jOcSX)

104 "Miasma" is a highly under celebrated word.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 11:27 AM (MVjcR)


I believe it is a byproduct of the Matmos.

Posted by: Javems at April 04, 2021 11:53 AM (8SSHh)

105 The Democrat's fetish with "Diversity!" is nothing more than a scam by which they place women, people of color, queers and trans-people as the "front man" for all their leftist, unAmerican policies , thus daring people to criticize the policies at the risk of being called racist, sexist or homophobic.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 04, 2021 11:53 AM (dR6lV)

106 @101 and this is why the left thinks it "wins" arguments, because, beyond a certain point, one realizes it's useless to argue with them.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 11:55 AM (Ijr8Q)

107 When I saw white kids cozying to rap and hip hop, I took that as a very bad sign

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 11:55 AM (6iURM)

108 A close run race that came down to 327 votes in Florida is why Algore wasn't President on 911.

In retrospect that would have been better.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2021 11:56 AM (JPUh6)

109 Gramsci can't be underestimated. He thought of precisely nothing new in philosophical terms.

But he devised the blueprint for the successful takeover of the West by authoritarian collectivists. He was the application guy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 11:56 AM (Uh2oA)

110 The left is good at marketing its ideas. An economy where you can work as much or as little as you want and still have as much stuff as the guy working 80 hour weeks? Fuckin eh sign me up!! Tax those rich assholes and give me their money. I deserve it bitch.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 11:56 AM (wyszq)

111 diversity


a bunch of people who all look talk dress sound smell and fuck different from each other, but all believe the exact same political philosophy

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 11:57 AM (iTXRQ)

112 >>To which he replied that capitalism has killed billions of people.

B U T ....

Capitalism is not a Theory. It isn't a system that can be adopted. It is the natural state of man and the -ism we apply to it is mostly a misnomer.

These people have a fundamental grasp on stupidity and little else.

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:57 AM (ybXmV)

113 537 votes.
But yeah Gore as prezzy means no Obama. On the whole would have been a better outcome.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 11:57 AM (wyszq)

114 Stacey Abrams in the defacto Governor of Georgia and the Democrats are hellbent on getting her somehow, someway, by hook or crook into The White House.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 04, 2021 11:58 AM (dR6lV)

115 >>Stacey Abrams in the defacto Governor of Georgia and the Democrats are hellbent on getting her somehow, someway, by hook or crook into The White House.


PRO TIP : You are gonna have to remove a Picture Window.

Posted by: garrett at April 04, 2021 11:59 AM (ybXmV)

116
Back when I was social, I would reply to those Progs who asked about the separation of church and state, "Can we agree on the size of the state the church should be separate from?" A question that usually got me in trouble.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2021 11:59 AM (mht8P)

117 Right on, bro.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 04, 2021 11:59 AM (umBCo)

118 I guess I should have said "shouldn't be underestimated." He certainly can be.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2021 12:00 PM (Uh2oA)

119 Gore as Dictator might have started the path to Socialism that much quicker just as I believed the early night of election day 2016 a Hillary as Dictator would send us on the path we are on now.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 12:00 PM (Cxk7w)

120 The entire procedure here is a deconstruction of cornerstones of American jurisprudence.
Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 11:33 AM (Lzpvj)

That's real retarded Sir!

Posted by: Rachel Jeantel, Fake Witness at April 04, 2021 12:01 PM (R/m4+)

121 But still a decision gets made where to go next by someone.
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 11:05 AM

Exactly. Some people decided to run the massive Transition Integrity Project to "fortify"the vote in 2020.
Someone made BLM and Antifa riots stop with election day.

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 12:01 PM (HCeRP)

122 105 Posted by: JoeF. at April 04, 2021 11:53 AM (dR6lV)

You got it.

If we do not stop them eventually a triple amputee tranny polka dotted President by Declaration for Life will order is all to commit suicide.

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 12:02 PM (Lzpvj)

123 Trump was a speed bump.

Posted by: BignJames at April 04, 2021 12:03 PM (AwYPR)

124 I do see that Capitalism has killed billions crap, I would start very small and see if the Leftist can keep up - Katyn

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 12:03 PM (Cxk7w)

125 The fundamental premise of the left is shared by a good deal of the right: bolshevik governance and superiority. Extreme hostility towards the Kulaks, with an aim towards suppression if not elimination. Kulaks being synonymous now with White and Christian. Look around the world, you think this is all a coincidence? A coordinated takedown of all White and Christian nations? Wake up. Our Satanic enemies are on the march.

Posted by: Laslof at April 04, 2021 12:03 PM (ej3nJ)

126 A close run race that came down to 327 votes in Florida is why Algore wasn't President on 911.

In retrospect that would have been better.
Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2021 11:56 AM (JPUh6)


No, it would not have been better. It would have been a disaster. He would have continued the Clinton policies of disarmament and weak, symbolic strikes that led Bin Laden to believe that the US could be struck with impunity. Displaying weakness in response to 9/11 would have been disastrous for the US and the rest of the West.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at April 04, 2021 12:04 PM (jOcSX)

127 @ Joe Xiden
The left is trying to cancel...insert name here...

Posted by: Novadog at April 04, 2021 12:04 PM (x8pNI)

128 It seems the princpled conservative neverTrumpers have no regrets about their role in the destruction of the United States.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 12:06 PM (lgiXo)

129 BignJames that what I'm saying too

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 12:06 PM (Cxk7w)

130 What Is The Political Philosophy Of The American Left?
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By Any Means Necessary

I know a few already covered it, but it's the answer and it's worth saying again.

Posted by: ... at April 04, 2021 12:06 PM (jBRLB)

131 BignJames that what I'm saying too

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 12:06 PM (Cxk7w)

I gotcha' Skip.

Posted by: BignJames at April 04, 2021 12:07 PM (AwYPR)

132 If some leftist were to tell me capitalism has killed billions, I'd immediately ask if they knew who Norman Borlaug was and to get back to me when they found out.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 12:07 PM (Ijr8Q)

133 128 Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 12:06 PM (lgiXo)

Why it looks like I am embracing my inner Chekist!

TOOT TOOT!

//CPT Billy D Kristol

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 12:08 PM (Lzpvj)

134 Heading out to first larger family get together in some time, be back during Food thead

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 12:08 PM (Cxk7w)

135 108 A close run race that came down to 327 votes in Florida is why Algore wasn't President on 911.

In retrospect that would have been better.
Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2021 11:56 AM (JPUh6)

I have my criticisms of Bush XLIII, but not even I will go that far.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 12:09 PM (49Dnm)

136 Heading out to first larger family get together in some time, be back during Food thead

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 12:08 PM (Cxk7w)

Remember to socially distance and wear a mask...or two!
j/k

Posted by: BignJames at April 04, 2021 12:09 PM (AwYPR)

137 In retrospect that would have been better.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2021 11:56 AM (JPUh6)

Eight years of a Gore administration would have been brutal.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 12:10 PM (Q9lwr)

138 The left is trying to cancel...insert name here...

Posted by: Novadog at April 04, 2021 12:04 PM (x8pNI)
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Pastor mentioned this am cancel culture was coming after us, make no mistake about it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 12:10 PM (Ijr8Q)

139 Heading out to first larger family get together in some time, be back during Food thead

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 

I'm pretty sure I told you not to do that.

Posted by: Biden at April 04, 2021 12:10 PM (ncE1D)

140 Stacey Abrams in the defacto Governor of Georgia and the Democrats are hellbent on getting her somehow, someway, by hook or crook into The White House.
Posted by: JoeF. at April 04, 2021 11:58 AM (dR6lV)

I noes dats right!

Posted by: Tank Abrams, Fat democrat at April 04, 2021 12:11 PM (R/m4+)

141 Will the Democratic Party survive the fire storm they've unleashed?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 12:12 PM (lgiXo)

142 Pastor mentioned this am cancel culture was coming after us, make no mistake about it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large

He speaks the truth, bravely.

Posted by: Novadog at April 04, 2021 12:13 PM (x8pNI)

143 Will the Democratic Party survive the fire storm they've unleashed?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 12:12 PM (lgiXo)

Sure, they've got a handy scapegoat...us.

Posted by: BignJames at April 04, 2021 12:13 PM (AwYPR)

144 106 @101 and this is why the left thinks it "wins" arguments, because, beyond a certain point, one realizes it's useless to argue with them.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 11:55 AM (Ijr8Q)

Except no, some people never seem to stop getting goat roped into these arguments.

People like Ted Cruz have me wondering. Do you just like getting into your little spats, does it entertain you? Because I'm not sure I see any purpose to it... unless you're being a good Washington General, to the Globetrotters running circles around you.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2021 12:13 PM (qPu/Y)

145 134 Heading out to first larger family get together in some time, be back during Food thead

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2021 12:08 PM (Cxk7w)


The Mrs had her seven sisters over last weekend. First time they have all been together in over a year. Much hugging went on I can tell you.

Posted by: Javems at April 04, 2021 12:14 PM (8SSHh)

146 Power is just a means to an end, the power to destroy.

Posted by: Max Power at April 04, 2021 12:15 PM (QCc6B)

147 Will the Democratic Party survive the fire storm they've unleashed?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at April 04, 2021 12:12 PM (lgiXo)

Ummmmmmm....Yes.

They will just blame the republicants and the FSA will eat it up like gravy on a biscuit.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2021 12:15 PM (R/m4+)

148 "Capitalism kills 20 million people a year" is the next lie we will all be forced to accept.

Posted by: ... at April 04, 2021 12:17 PM (jBRLB)

149 >> Power is just a means to an end

It's hard and it's sudden
it can be cruel sometime

Posted by: Huey Lewis at April 04, 2021 12:17 PM (C24LX)

150 148 Posted by: ... at April 04, 2021 12:17 PM (jBRLB)\

Well as noted above capitalism is the innate state of man, people invariably die, ipso facto all death is by capitalism.

//Perfesser D.I. Pshit top adviser to Joseph Bai-Dan

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 12:18 PM (Lzpvj)

151 @burt, good point.

Anyway, time to sign off. Phone battery is dying. Later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker at large at April 04, 2021 12:19 PM (Ijr8Q)

152 Al Gore would've terrible as Preezy. He and Clinton were already selling US space, sub, and military tech to China thru companies like Laurel IIRC.

We'd've been in thrall to the Chinese like now only much earlier.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2021 12:20 PM (EERbD)

153 I saw a headline the other day, the Gopes are going to introduce legislation to remove MLB's anti-trust exemption.

Oh shut the hell up. You aren't going to introduce squat. Except maybe your wife to her new boyfriend.

The time to introduce legislation was four years ago. Now you're just jacking off into your donors' hats.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2021 12:21 PM (qPu/Y)

154 Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2021 11:52 AM (dWwl

Ah, so my little theory that Leftism is as often as not an excuse for sexual deviancy looks more and more like a fact. Foucault; heard the name, never did the research.

Posted by: No Longer Amused at April 04, 2021 12:23 PM (vTW2/)

155 153 Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2021 12:21 PM (qPu/Y)

"We are going to make a pointless gesture NOW, and if you give us power back we will promptly forget about it forever."

//Paul Ryan laughing while doing P-90x

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 12:23 PM (Lzpvj)

156 Al Gore would've terrible as Preezy. He and Clinton were already selling US space, sub, and military tech to China thru companies like Laurel IIRC.
We'd've been in thrall to the Chinese like now only much earlier.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2021 12:20 PM (EERbD)

Al Gore's fatal mistake was his running mate. He could have picked that old crook Bob Graham from Florida and the pillbillies down there would have voted for him in spades. Bob was stealing from the public trough from 1979-2005. I think the old bastard is still alive and stealing somewhere.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2021 12:24 PM (R/m4+)

157 What's the deal with MLB selling out to the Chinese? Is there even an audience over there for MLB?

Posted by: That Guy What Always says Yeah Buddy TM at April 04, 2021 12:24 PM (aBd8m)

158 Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 12:18 PM (Lzpvj)
To paraphrase Rush - all people born in Capitalist countries between 1851 and 1900 are now dead. Millions upon millions of them.

Posted by: No Longer Amused at April 04, 2021 12:26 PM (vTW2/)

159 Happy Easter everyone. The site is ripping fast today. I wonder what that was yesterday.

Posted by: dartist at April 04, 2021 12:26 PM (+ya+t)

160 The gop is great at introducing legislation when they are out of power knowing it will never pass. Remember the 100 bills that repealed Obamacare they introduced while Obama was in office? Good times.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 12:27 PM (wyszq)

161 American Proggies are exceptional too, in their stupidity. But half of America is right there with them.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at April 04, 2021 12:27 PM (rFkTI)

162 The URLs were rejected by the filter, so go to a search engine and look up:

* Sabbatean-Frankism as the Paradigm of the Modern Left
* World Economic Forum as Saudi Da'wa front, at Militant Islam Monitor
* The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Road to International Cooperation by Mark Malloch-Brown
* The Guardian's Global development advisory panel featuring Lord Malloch-Brown, vice-chairman of the World Economic Forum
* Presenting the "progressive" (Guardian approved) group, Avaaz - astroturfing for Hamas, at UK Media Watch
* The articles for Demos and UN Alliance of Civilizations at GGWiki

The "American Left" is British MI6 working for other spy services.

Posted by: hyatt at April 04, 2021 12:28 PM (o3wF2)

163 I don't know how people deal with the present situation

I'm live a pretty sheltered life and I can't watch the news without the desire of chunking a brick thru the TV

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 12:29 PM (6iURM)

164 Bush was a disaster on so many fronts, hard to believe Gore would have been much worse.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 12:29 PM (wyszq)

165 What's the deal with MLB selling out to the Chinese? Is there even an audience over there for MLB?
Posted by: That Guy What Always says Yeah Buddy TM at April 04, 2021 12:24 PM (aBd8m)

I just assume it's one step removed. China isn't the dictator here, but the sponsors need Democrat Party approval, are bound to do their bidding. And the sponsors are all big into China imports and all that, so what's good for the goose (Democrats) is good for the gander (Papa CCP).

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2021 12:30 PM (qPu/Y)

166 The modern left doesn't believe in anything but power and victory, like the Sith code. They flip their positions at will and without shame, reversing themselves and condemning anyone who hasn't caught up with their sudden reversal. They have no core principles or ethic other than "win at all costs."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 04, 2021 12:30 PM (KZzsI)

167 If Al Gore had been president, he wouldn't have had time to invent the internet, ergo, no AOSHQ. Wouldn't that have been a sad state of affairs.

Posted by: That Guy What Always says Yeah Buddy TM at April 04, 2021 12:31 PM (aBd8m)

168 Well done, CBD!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 04, 2021 12:32 PM (YqDXo)

169 Dems have a single digit margin in the house and a 1 vote tie break in the senate. And they will give he left everything it wants.

In 2017 the GOP had a bigger margin in both the house and the senate and couldnt fucking reduce PBS funding.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 12:32 PM (wyszq)

170 EMTALA already compels providers to provide care. The original idea was stabilizing emergency care, but lawfare has expanded the parameters of " stabilization".

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2021 12:33 PM (ONvIw)

171 166 The modern left doesn't believe in anything but power and victory, like the Sith code. They flip their positions at will and without shame, reversing themselves and condemning anyone who hasn't caught up with their sudden reversal. They have no core principles or ethic other than "win at all costs."
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 04, 2021 12:30 PM (KZzsI)


And how do they get away with it? The MSM covers for them. Similar reversals of opinion by the GOP would be met with howling deprecation.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 04, 2021 12:34 PM (YqDXo)

172 The consolidated power is coming.

And on that day, many will cry out consolidated power. Consolidated power! We signaled virtue and passed laws and said many things on your name.

And the consolidated power will say Truly, I never knew you. Away from me evildoers.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 04, 2021 12:34 PM (aEeRI)

173 164 Bush was a disaster on so many fronts, hard to believe Gore would have been much worse.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 12:29 PM (wyszq)

Except Mr. Gore would have rendered America as weak and as whiny as possible. But I forget sometimes that quite a few people here think America is at its best when it it as weak and as whiny as possible.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 12:34 PM (49Dnm)

174 The peice loving peeple of Brattleboro wants to wish Presdent Bidum and Presdent Obama a Happy Eastor. We loves you both and keep up the good work to helps all the peoples and childin of coler.....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at April 04, 2021 12:36 PM (JLQTf)

175 157 What's the deal with MLB selling out to the Chinese? Is there even an audience over there for MLB?
Posted by: That Guy What Always says Yeah Buddy TM at April 04, 2021 12:24 PM (aBd8m)

Not China, but rather the urban audiences for the MLB like Chicago, NY, Boston, LA (NOBODY walkes there), SF (be sure to wear some flowers in your hair), etc. The MLB isn't interested in appealing to the nation at large anymore.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 12:36 PM (49Dnm)

176 170 EMTALA already compels providers to provide care

Providers of...what, pizza?

(See, kids? This is why that word is asinine to use in a language like English that demands exact precision from its users.)

Posted by: Question Provider at April 04, 2021 12:38 PM (49Dnm)

177 Hey Mary C!!!
Happy Easter to you and all the Brattleburo Hordelings!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2021 12:38 PM (axyOa)

178 You're looking for coherence in all the wrong places.

Their political philosophy is grasping for total political power. Their stated goals amount to engineering Perfect Humans and Establishing Utopia, but such cannot ever be achieved.

Yet infinite power over humans certainly can be achieved, and that's their real goal.

Posted by: PubliusII at April 04, 2021 12:39 PM (NCsa7)

179 174: sweip away all monsturs n deemons

Posted by: Communist Party of China, June 1966 at April 04, 2021 12:39 PM (49Dnm)

180 Yet infinite power over humans certainly can be achieved, and that's their real goal.
Posted by: PubliusII at April 04, 2021 12:39 PM (NCsa7)

Sure can. Ask me how!

Posted by: Mao at April 04, 2021 12:39 PM (49Dnm)

181 173

Gore might have opened the southern border wide open, encouraged mass immigration form Muslim countries, pushed for amnesty and signed a bill banning light bulbs. He would have been a disaster. And he would have created a new massive new bureaucracy called DHS with unlimited powers to spy on American citizens in the name of safety. And he might even have spent a few Trillin dollars on a useless war that also may have killed and maimed tens of thousands of Americans all in some bullshit attempt to spread democracy to savages who still live in the 8th century.

Thank God Bush won and avoided all that and made America super strong and shit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 12:39 PM (wyszq)

182 163: do it, man.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 12:40 PM (49Dnm)

183 Cruz on the campaign trail liked to engage people in dialog/debate. I just don't think the other side cares for logic. It's all about power, baby.

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 12:41 PM (HCeRP)

184 The GOP has controlled the House for 20 of the last 28 years and the Senate for 16 of the last 28 years, what do have to show for it?

Ungatz on Pumpernickel, in fact less than Ungatz.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at April 04, 2021 12:42 PM (mnry/)

185 Tough choice. I'm going with Hegel, but after a couple of beers I would happily beat Mill to death.

But Gramsci might be #1 on the hit parade.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2021 11:39 AM (Q9lwr)


I'd go with Rousseau and his noble savage rubbish. Notice that the implicit perspective of leftists is uniformly that Man is intrinsically good, and only society makes him bad.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 04, 2021 12:43 PM (YqDXo)

186 yoeman test

Posted by: yoeman at April 04, 2021 12:43 PM (BYNHj)

187 Something must be understood about your everyday leftists. This is their religious calling, the purpose to their lives. The endgame is saving Mother Earth from man. The past is irredemially spoiled. For them, no sacrifice is too much. They sense this is their time and they must act now. They attack success because success is the enemy. They embrace mediocrity because they know mediocrity will die out and Earth will be saved. Now, the PuppetMasters pulling the strings, it is all about power. Nothing else.

Posted by: Future insurrectionist at April 04, 2021 12:43 PM (ITGtY)

188 Bravo, CBD.

Posted by: Sidney at April 04, 2021 12:44 PM (q6w0S)

189 And he might even have spent a few Trillin dollars on a useless war that also may have killed and maimed tens of thousands of Americans all in some bullshit attempt to spread democracy to savages who still live in the 8th century.

Thank God Bush won and avoided all that and made America super strong and shit.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 12:39 PM

You are fearful of China as your screen name implies but yet at the exact same time you are embarrassed and ashamed that the United States is a superpower. I guess you would have rather have this country respond to 9/11/01 with a whine and a promise to dismantle the military, eh?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 12:45 PM (49Dnm)

190 >The GOP has controlled the House for 20 of the last 28 years and the Senate for 16 of the last 28 years, what do have to show for it?


personal wealth

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 12:46 PM (iTXRQ)

191 I'm live a pretty sheltered life and I can't watch the news without the desire of chunking a brick thru the TV
Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2021 12:29 PM (6iU

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Me too. The news could be in another country. But what's coming? Taxes, influx of illegal immigrants" to yor neighborhood, gun control,

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 12:48 PM (HCeRP)

192 For those of you reading last nite, I am happy to report Operation Fudge Bag was a complete success!

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 12:52 PM (MVjcR)

193
Thank God Bush won and avoided all that and made America super strong and shit.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 12:39 PM (wyszq)

John Derbyshire made a similar point in 2008, before he was canceled. In effect, "What the hell did we bust our asses to support Bush for -- to get THIS?"

Posted by: JM in Florida at April 04, 2021 12:53 PM (HCeRP)

194 Diversity is strength?

When? Would it be when you listen to other ideas, opinions, and viewpoints that oppose yours? Nope! Can't have to those racist, sexist, insurrection supporting words being spoken or written or even thought.

You motherfuckers will cancel anyone who disagrees with your insanity and call us intolerant for pointing out the insanity.

Leftism is a disease. A nasty disease.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 04, 2021 12:53 PM (Vxu+H)

195 Operation Fudge Bag...hmmm, sounds like a code for something nefarious.

Posted by: That Guy What Always says Yeah Buddy TM at April 04, 2021 12:54 PM (aBd8m)

196 yeah I'm not going near that one

Posted by: DB- just DB at April 04, 2021 12:54 PM (iTXRQ)

197 189

Saudis attacked us on 9/11 and we bombed the fuck out of Iraq as a response. That there is some smart military strategery.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 12:55 PM (wyszq)

198 192 Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 12:52 PM (MVjcR)

headlines ripped straight from the desk of Petey Buttklieg

Posted by: sven at April 04, 2021 12:57 PM (Lzpvj)

199 Derb was right. And hen as a final fuck you to his base, Bush gave Wall St $700B in bailouts on his way out. You know muhJobCreators and shit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at April 04, 2021 12:58 PM (wyszq)

200 I am happy to report Operation Fudge Bag was a complete success!

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 12:52
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Congrats! What did you do? Get WW out of the house?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2021 01:00 PM (ju2Fy)

201 Nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 04, 2021 01:02 PM (kTF2Z)

202 The moniker "Diversity is Strength" the leftists always quote hides the fact that most of the "diverse" lifeforms they embrace are neither diverse nor strong.

Everything they say is a lie. Everything they tell you is actually the exact opposite.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at April 04, 2021 01:02 PM (3H9h1)

203 Well, ackshewallee, Oblabla requested that W give that money to Wall Street so, he, Oblabla could hit the ground running with his plans as the new Preezy.

W sucks though in this particular case he was being a groveling lackey to Oblabla.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2021 01:04 PM (EERbD)

204 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2021 12:45 PM (49Dnm)

Our country's "response" to 9/11 served the Uniparty and its allies. Everything else was an illusion.

Posted by: ... at April 04, 2021 01:04 PM (jBRLB)

205
Congrats! What did you do? Get WW out of the house?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2021 01:00 PM (ju2Fy)
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Yep! She just left to go deliver the Easter treats to the fam!

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2021 01:04 PM (MVjcR)

206 All of us in Brattleboro thank Vice Presdent Harrass is doing a grate job with border problem created by that criminal Trump. She be helping all those childrin of coler and making sure they gets food and shilter. She be shoulds sends theese children to states that did nots vote for Presdent Bidum and makes them pay there fair share in this county. We hopes she be Presdent in 2025.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at April 04, 2021 01:08 PM (JLQTf)

207 Great post, CBD.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 04, 2021 01:52 PM (J9wig)

208 >>I am happy to report Operation Fudge Bag was a complete success!

Sounds like something up my alley.

Posted by: Mayor Pete at April 04, 2021 02:15 PM (HQ9Sl)

209 Damn commies only have one concept: power at any cost.

Act accordingly.

Posted by: Doc C at April 04, 2021 02:21 PM (O+79J)

210 I believe that Milton used the word Pandemonium to describe Hell. Fitting that that word describes the philosophy of the Left perfectly

Posted by: Jmel at April 04, 2021 02:29 PM (bVhJi)

211 Philosophy of the Left:

"Does it give us power and loot? Then it's good."

That's...pretty much it.

Posted by: MW at April 04, 2021 03:05 PM (KXr4W)

212 coherent structure?

Posted by: Cappy at April 04, 2021 03:07 PM (b0jw/)

213 Their political philosophy is the same as Charlie Manson's. Provoke a race war because they expect to rule over the ruins.

Posted by: Paul at April 20, 2021 05:35 PM (PMxE5)

214 "Does it give us power? Then it is good."

Sorry, that's all there is.

Posted by: MW at April 20, 2021 05:59 PM (KXr4W)

215 Diversity is a strength?

The only diversity that improves any group is diversity of thought, experience, and opinion.

Of course, the Left has no interest in that.

Posted by: Brian at April 20, 2021 09:54 PM (eOiH4)

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