Heads, I Win; Tails, You Lose

What the majority of voters fail to understand is that we are living in a so-called Postmodernist era. In the service of a global Collectivism (nee: Marxism) the Postmodernist’s long ago declared the non-existence of objective reality. Instead we have “relativism” as in “situational ethics”, “moral relativism” and related ethical ambiguities.

Thanks to the Leftist Postmodernism, God is dead and biblically-based morals are just fairy tale guilt trips cynically fabricated by feudalists to control their serfs.

Postmodernism says that there are no absolute truths, ethics, or morality - just arbitrary, equally valid choices left up to each individual. This is an interim “anarchy” needed by the Left to excise the remnants of our “white bread” morality and capitalist socioeconomic system. Anything goes, so our common law is only selectively enforced (Re: political correctness) under the Postmodern rubric of “social justice” or cultural Marxism. So too has the Constitution become an annoying anachronism which now “lives and breathes” in the arbitrary air of relativism which serves the radical Left’s political Agenda. This is the fetid air breathed by President Obama and his stooge judge Susan Bolton in her rigid-digit salute to constitutionality regarding Arizona immigration law.

That same Postmodernist salute has been proffered to the citizenry by the Obama Administration with its refusal to protect America’s southern border and our national sovereignty. Ditto health care. Ditto the pending amnesty and automatic citizenship for illegal aliens. Ditto the anti-white racism promoted by the Holder-led Department of Justice. So our Postmodernist Ruling Elite will let you know what their political Agenda permits you to do or not do. In the meantime they use the Constitution for toilet paper.

Re-read 1984. It's all there. It's called Tyranny.

Tags: Postmodernism, tyranny, relativism, Marxism, Political correctness, social justice, morality, immigration law, border control, national sovereignty

 

 

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 11:47AM by Registered CommenterMaxEntropy | CommentsPost a Comment

Poltically Correct "Wars" are Hell

It's way past time for the Media and our political class to recognize that what's going on in Iraq and Afghanistan is not WAR but NATION BUILDING. This is not a trivial distinction. The actions and objectives behind the two concepts are entirely different as should be the thinking involved. The use of the term war is a complete misnomer and should be dropped ASAP. War involves the utter destruction of a well-defined enemy and his supporting infrastructure. Neither applies in the Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan situations. On the contrary, we are deliberately expending the lives of our best young men and women in an effort to build, not destroy.

We are asking our military to do what amounts to social work in bad neighborhoods and that's not what they were trained to do nor should be asked to do. The Rules of Engagement are near suicidal. We are tacitly asking our troops to sacrifice their lives in order to spare indigenous civilian life in the specious interest of "winning hearts and minds". This is not war, it’s Political Correctness in the deadly absurd. Moreover, this distinction is not a petty issue of semantics but one of underlying psychology, purpose, tactics, strategies, organization and execution.

Either turn our military loose to eradicate the enemy with ALL available military means - no matter where or how he’s dispersed; no matter the collateral civilian damage - or just get the hell out and live with whatever the consequences may be. What we’re doing now is neither here nor there; it's not working and it's getting far too many good young Americans killed for dubious, unclear reasons.

Tags: wars, politically correct, nation building, rules of engagement, suicidal, collateral civilian damage

 

Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 04:07PM by Registered CommenterMaxEntropy | CommentsPost a Comment

Random Thoughts

  • It is easier to feel than to think and that’s what mostly separates emotion-driven Liberals from their more rational Conservative cousins.
  • “ Modern liberalism …is not a consciously understood set of rational beliefs but a bundle of unexamined prejudices and sentimental inexactitudes. (James Burnham, Suicide of the West).
  • If you combine a seriously flawed view of human nature with the bloated egos of some sheltered academics you have the mistake known as Liberalism. If you add a dash of neurosis-driven malevolence (something like the economic equivalent of penis envy? ) you get a marxoid “Progressive”. Far too many of these people enter the teaching profession as indoctrinators not educators.
  • “Social Justice” is an intentionally vague Leftist catch-all code phrase coined to surreptitiously advance totalitarian Socialism in an altruistic disguise.
  • The Left knows nothing about the creation of wealth but believes it has both the ability and the obligation to decide arbitrarily on its distribution - that is, who DESERVES what and how much.
  • “What is distinctive about government is its ability to engage in persistent failure.” (Arnold Kling)

Posted on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 12:43PM by Registered CommenterMaxEntropy | CommentsPost a Comment

It's All in Your Prefrontal Cortex

Of some interest is a recent article which appeared on American Thinker. Titled “Liberals Are from Mars, Conservatives Are from Earth”. The author notes, in a somewhat incredulous tone, the contrasting ways in which individuals from the two political pods interpret the same events. The writer (“Robin of Berkeley”), a self-described Liberal apostate, has now come to see the world more realistically through a newly-discovered Conservative lens. She offers this warning:

Conservatives can mistakenly assume that liberals think like they do, in a learned and rational way. This is an exercise in futility since liberalism is not based on logic.

Well Robin, glad to see that you’ve come in from the Dark Side. Welcome home! I say ’home’ because you’ve likely always been conservative you just didn’t realize it. You are probably a “left-brain” thinker who sees the world through a logical - in contrast to an emotional (liberal) - prism. Evidence accrues that our political attitudes are innate rather than conditioned by external events. In other words, you were born that way. There is some physiological evidence that this perceptional dichotomy is neurologically related to differences in dopamine neurotransmitter systems. Here's more.

While Liberalism may have a neurological basis, the revolutionary, radical Left (Marxism) has the characteristics of a faith-based (secular) religion. It’s counterproductive, murderous history suggests a neurotic pathology.

 

Posted on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 01:25PM by Registered CommenterMaxEntropy | CommentsPost a Comment

"Healthcare" and the Devious Left

It’s becoming clearer that Obama’s controversial healthcare program is less about health care than about expanding government (read: Democrat) control over the citizenry. Even on its face the plan is disingenuous - to put it politely. Obama’s assertion that greater coverage will be accompanied by lowered cost just doesn’t add up. Two aspects of the plan that prove the point are its lack of significant tort reform and (despite official denials) its deviously opaque inclusion of illegal aliens in the coverage.

First consider tort reform. This from Charles Krauthammer :

When a neurosurgeon pays $200,000 a year for malpractice insurance before he even turns on the light in his office or hires his first nurse, who do you think pays? Patients, in higher doctor fees to cover the insurance.

And:

Tort reform would yield tens of billions in savings. Yet you cannot find it in the Democratic bills. And Obama breathed not a word about it in the full hour of his health-care  news conference. Why? No mystery. The Democrats are parasitically dependent on huge donations from trial lawyers.

So political payback to the trial lawyer voting bloc trumps meaningful cost reduction in health care. Even Germany and other Euro’s have caps on payments to legitimately aggrieved patients which eliminates outrageously excessive jury awards and tends to limit the lawyer-enriching frivilous lawsuits that are notorious in America.

Then there’s the matter of coverage for illegal aliens which has been disingenuously denied by Obama. Read (quoting Rep. Michele Bachmann (R- MN) that

The real issue is, will illegal aliens have access to taxpayer-subsidized health care? Well, the answer is yes, they will. In the bill, 3200 has a section that says illegal aliens will not have access to health care, and that’s why President Obama is able to say that. But the practical effect is that illegal aliens will have access to health care because there is no provision for enforcement in the bill. In other words, someone could walk into a Health and Human Services office and say, ‘I’d like to have free health care for me and my family.’ And the Health and Human Services office wouldn’t have any ability to ask, ‘Are you a legal citizen of the United States?’ They would have no ability to ask, ‘Could you show me your documentation to prove that you’re a United States citizen?’ Without that law of enforcement, the practical effect is that illegal aliens will have health care.

There's absolutely no question that illegals will get full health care under Obama's bill. In any case it won’t matter because these illegals will later be "amnestied in" to full citizenship by the Democrats who now own the country.

What's going on is the creation of an imported "proletariat" that will provide the Democrats with millions of new voters and perpetual political power. This is all by design and started under Clinton/Gore with their "Citizenship USA" program. This was a hurry-up offense which even waived background checks on aliens to expedite them to citizenship so they could be registered as Democrats in time to vote in the then-upcoming election.

Under Soros/Obama we are witnessing the culmination of a slow-motion socialist revolution which started in America at Columbia University (ca 1938) by a Marxist group known informally as The Frankfurt School. Passage of Obamacare will officially plant the Socialist flag of America on top of the White House. Antonio Gramsci’s “long march through the [capitalist] institutions” is near completion.

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 03:23PM by Registered CommenterMaxEntropy | CommentsPost a Comment