Predictable Ignorance

Okay folks I get it. You’re fired up, it’s convention time. Emotions get the best of you? Got some rhetorical competition going on there at the old DNC?

The Nazi reference count is now at three. Paul Ryan as Goebbels, Nikki Haley portrayed as Eva Braun in the bunker and of course Paul Ryan compared to Hitler. Really folks, is it not possible to have discourse absent the Nazi references? Each and every Nazi reference is a dramatic demonstration of ignorance.

The context of the Goebbels reference is the accusation of “The Big Lie” aimed at Ryan. However, if you know your history you’ll discover that ‘The Big Lie” is a product of the radical left. Georges Sorel, a philosophical marker for Marxists, Socialists and Fascists alike in the 1920’s and 30’s (Mussolini credited him with ‘making him who he was) held that “Marxist ideals didn’t need to be true, people just needed to think it was true.” He expanded the point by contending that any idea that can be successfully imposed, with violence if necessary, becomes good and true. He also addressed the execution of those ideas; “you need good liars”.

Then there is Johann Gottfried von Herder, argued by many to be the father of Nazism argued for a “civil religion” whereby faith in the State precluded faith in God, enforced by an all powerful God-State. Mussolini stood on the shoulders of Sorel, Sorel stood on the shoulders of Rousseau and Robespierre’s Jacobins, as did von Herder. From the French Revolution to Hitler’s Germany, the philosophical underpinnings of an all powerful state with violence and terror at its core are the result of Leftist thinking.

Aspects of that thinking survive: the centrality of government, the need for an elite ruling class, the ignorance of masses that must be led by lies if necessary, central planning and the elevation of a single strong leader unencumbered by Constitutional, religious or moral restrictions.

Anything sound familiar here?

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  • Bill Hedges

    Another kind of “Predictable Ignorance”

    Before election of Nov. 2010 Democrats knew they would lose. Few ran on voted for bumcare. They passed NO BUDGET for good reasons. One reason ___ which can not be denied ___ is DEBT IS TOO DAMN HIGH. When we cut our family budget we must do without. Hamburgers not steak. Jello not chocolate Moose. Home eats not eating out.

    Democrats wants to give NOT TAKE AWAY. Let US do that.

    WE are portrayed as RADIALS. We want qualified home buyers who are able to repay their loan. NOT what lawyer obama and Acorn wanted. They carried Jimmy Carter’s housing plan to NEW HEIGHTS.

    I WOULD like to know the rationale of buma agreeing with extension of Bush’s tax cuts. Yes CBO confirms (as proven in past 60 years and before) that tax cuts FOR RICH increase tax revenue through investment in America thus creating JOBS. I BELIEVE THE FACTS substantiate that if McCain & Palin had been elected the dye had been cast and the effects of this recession would be just a memory and longest BULL MARKET history for U.S.A. caused by tax cuts for rich would be bouncing back our economy awhile back.

    Now I HEAR from the left Bush CAUSED recession. They think what I just wrote is B.S.. In recent days I gave link that in 2008 Bush WARNED of recession 18 time. Bush started warning first year in office. Also recently gave link showing lawyer obuma & Acorn started sub-prime mess that was one of the main ingredients in Recession. ON liberal web site I NEVER had a liberal give GOOD REASON on how BUSH caused recession. I have amassed large volume of PROOF how Democrat DID cause recession.

    The bills rushed through Congress & passed (most of which the polls were against) HAS prolonged this recession. Investors must think about the atmosphere he goes into with his plans. Growth of current business is studied HARD and many times postponed. Cost of this scared COW bumcare is scary.

    Democrat _ phi·los·o·phy _ is DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO & IGNORE THE FACTS:

    1. Raising taxes on rich WILL increase revenue but as buma says IN FAIRNESS we must increase. THAT IS idiot reasoning. Hurt the rich and cut jobs for OTHERS. THAT helps the poor in any sense even theirs ?:

    “According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Bush tax cuts actually shifted the total tax burden farther toward the rich so that in 2000-2004, total income tax paid by the top 40% of income-earners grew by 4.6% to 99.1% of the total”

    2. They raised taxes on smokes to help stop smoking. Raising the tax DID NOT increase revenue.

    “Why Cigarette Tax Increases Are a Bad Idea”

    “In 2009, Washington D.C. raised cigarette excise taxes from $2.00 to $2.50 a pack. According to the city’s Chief Financial Officer, DC will collect $15.4 million less revenue than projected and $7.6 million less than the previous year. (Washington City Paper, February 2010) ”

    3. Quoting Nancy Palosi is a TEA wet dream. SHE KEEPS GIVING. “Pay as you go” passed under bum-bum. Long before the Anointed one Nancy dreamed that dream FIRST. HOW ironic NITHER keep their promise. In her speech when becoming Speaker of House she gave her word:

    “After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go; no new deficit spending”

    When looking for cuts Democrats found LITTLE. LEADER of Senate Harry Reid WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO with funding being denied to ___ Cowboy poet Society ___ in his home State… But Harry will let passed bills in House gather dust in his watch…

  • Bill Hedges

    Not “NITHER” but neither…