If you’re looking for a safe bet these days…here’s one.
I bet none of your Progressive friends or mine are reading the excerpts from Journo-list being exposed on the Daily Caller.
I know why too. Because they like the RESULTS of having a vitriolic, devious partisan Elite Media…but none of them want to be burdened by the details. Kind of like the old gangster movies…”Just get it done, but don’t tell me how.”
Today’s Progressives want no debate and brook no contrary discourse. They want an imposition of thought, a forced acceptance of their viewpoint. Today’s Left is extremely intolerant…and yet…tolerant at the same time.
How? Well, because they are deadly “intolerant” of any mind not in lockstep with their metanarrative…they must then be “tolerant” of tactics that might otherwise seem unseemly. For example, on Journo-list…Dean Baker argues for the merits of ignoring Obama’s dishonesty in this post:
“Dean Baker, at the time a blogger at the American Prospect, agreed the policy was dishonest, but defended it anyway. “Sure, some of the things they are saying are not true (the jobs story first and foremost),” he wrote, “but the industry groups have this town blanketed with lobbyists and own a large portion of Congress outright. … There has to be some counter-force to the industry groups and that is the populist rabble. It might not be pretty, but that’s Washington.”
In other words. let’s lie when we have to, and support lies when we must…and blame the Other because…”the devil made me do it.”
Therefore…Obama has been allowed to lie about the cost and consequences of many of his programs. For example, he has lied about the Health Care Bill. But the progressive Media Elite allow this because because Progressives can not tolerate the very people that Bill is to be IMPOSED upon…that would be the “populist rabble”…having any truth, knowledge or input into their own fate.
THEY WANT WHAT THEY WANT.
End of story.
Likewise, Progressive Climate scientists must “hide the decline” because climate science has now taken on religiosity that must be believed, accepted on Progressive Faith, and…certainly not scientifically proven.
Progressives understand these positions are lies…but in the arrogance of the Left, anything can be excused to achieve THEIR objective. Americans must come to understand this about Obama and his Progressive backers. They are not engaged with us…they intend to deceive and IMPOSE their WILL upon us…because of the confidence they have that they are superior to us.
There have been other regimes like this many times in History.
Our Progressive media is welling to lie to keep a Progressive President in office…to impose his agenda on the public that they will deliberately keep unaware. The MSM no longer exists to inform the public and encourage our participation…they exist to confound and convert the public to the view of the Leftist state. They are not “watchdogs” in our interest…they are “attack dogs” for this administration.
If lies don’t work…some suggest fear to silence debate.
Please understand…making other Americans FEARFUL to disagree.
In this article today…we find this example:
“While Journolist members were discussing strategies for suppressing news about Obama’s America-bashing pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., during the presidential campaign, Spencer Ackerman, then of the Washington Independent and now of Wired magazine, suggested this:
“It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically.”
Oh, “rhetorical fear?”
But fear none the less. The objective remains to make anyone with a dissenting thought hesitant to speak against Obama and the State.
Yes, and of course, Black Panthers at a polling place fit this scenario. The spin is that their presence never kept one single soul from voting. But, how do they know? Does that even make sense? Eric Holder and the Progressive Media Elites would have us believe that we all enjoy pushing past Thugs with clubs yelling racist epithets to assert our citizen’s rights. Especially if we must live in the neighborhood and attend street fairs where the same Black Panthers are screaming about the necessity to kill white children.
Obama sees no obstacle any single person in this. Imagine that!
Perhaps the polling places will be proliferated with “benign” paramilitary thugs in November. (Hey, no biggie! As long as they aren’t White keeping Black Dems away.)
Progressives would never stand for that. They have their principles.
Progressives are also comfortable with the Random Smear too. This is the flip-side of the Necessary Lie. It’s the Ultimate PC Silencer. If you try to oppose their programs or ideas…prepare for decimating personal attack. Truth being no detriment.
On Journo-list…other discussions concerned choosing someone, anyone on the Right and smearing them across the MSM as “racist”…once again blase about the damage such a lie might do to a real person or his real Family.
Day after day, we see Obama and his Progressive administration deceiving us about racial quotas put surreptitiously into Financial Reform Bills…deceiving us about costs, deceiving us about new taxes and burdensome job-killing paper-work to come.
But what alarms me the most is the Boot-on-the-Neck of Debate.
How far will they take it?
Progressives have embraced dishonesty, fear, and random smear to advance their objectives. Progressives have convinced themselves that anyone who disagrees has no right to be heard. no right to be treated fairly, no freedom from fear or freedom from the tactics of personal destruction.
All for our own good , of course.
Our Progressive friends shrug and look away. They WANT WHAT THEY WANT…and apparently, along with Obama…will support stripping others of THEIR rights to get there. They style themselves as the People of Empathy…but the rest of us must educate ourselves to where that empathy stops. They will lie to you and about you. They will condone smear and fear to keep you in your Box. They have no empathy for my right to my opinion , or my right as a citizen to debate theirs. In their arrogance of having every answer, they turn a blind eye to the most blatant abuses of MY freedoms. Progressives are the party of intolerance and imposition.
And, somehow, as they do this…they look at the Tea Party and conjure up “Brown Shirts.”
Ironic, isn’t it?
Maybe it’s the cosmic mirror of history trying to show them what they have become.