Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Real life is relentlessly Conservative. Fantasy is relentlessly Left Liberal and Radical.
Abraham Lincoln, the little known Conservative Republican and his explicitly correct summation of much of the MSM, academia, Hollywood, celebrity, the Democratic Party and the British and Australian Labour Party's et al ad nauseum. "The greatest dangers to liberty," wrote Justice Brandeis, "lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."
[Note: Hey, apparently Lincoln didn't say these words, but he definitely agreed with 'em. Jefferson, Washington and Lincoln WERE in favour of execution for treason.
Thus if the same held true today and it should, most of the MSM, academia, celebrity and plenty of our own authorities. If being wilfully incurious, ignorant, biased and incompetent reagrds Islam and the freaks who want to murder us is not treason? And into their bargain with the Devil, they attack those who empirically point out the bleeding obvious as er, you fill in the PC blanks.]
My very dear readers, Colonel Neville wishes you ALL a very, very Merry Christmas season and a Happy New Year! Hey, let's all download Mark Steyn's Christmas song Marshmallow World! It's a hoot.
Man, Mark Steyn is more fun and good value than sorting through an overstuffed Christmas stocking at 5:AM, wearing your new Batman pajamas, smoking a cigar and finding that the latest Atlantic Monthly you got, contains a very substantial article by P.J O'Rourke. [Atlantic link is Grove Atlantic.]
“Social justice, in the catechism of the socialist religion, is no more than an exertion of raw power to force people to conform to what liberal-progressives believe conditions ought to be.” Thomas E. Brewton.
Conservative values are empirical, proven, timeless, essential and for real human beings as they are and not for theoretical and entirely imaginary people. The values of Conservatism are precisely what have made us prosperous and free. Plus we bathe more regularly.
These are the values that even Left Liberals and Radical's actually live by day by day, for if they didn't, they would be financially bankrupt, which would match their current intellectual and moral bankruptcy.
"Buddy can you spare an expanded government aparatus?"
In fact the more morally and intellectually bankrupt a Left Liberal is, the more fabulously rich they usually are.
“The people will believe what the media tells them they believe”. George Orwell.
Their non-values and naturally the radical too, are invariably fantasy hobby's supported by the pragmatism of factual Conservatism. Like a donkey with legs of pastry, Liberalism can't support itself, thus the endless calls on more government, their favourite source of financial aid.
Lisa to Grandpa Simpson: "Didn't you wonder why you were getting checks for not doing anything?"
Grandpa: "I thought it was because the Democrats were back in power"
“To ERR is human, to FORGIVE divine. HOWEVER, neither is Marine Corps Policy.”
Dig this. The utter hypocrisy and venal fraud of Hollywood and the Super Phony Al Gore, are ENTIRELY elevated, supported by, and made rich through CAPITALISM and the free market etc, both basic Conservative ideas. The dominance of Left Libby junk scams is made possible by their relentless manipulation, indoctrination and control freakery via the media, education and entertainment etc. THESE are actual Left Liberal er, "ideas" on the ground.
By default, the same Lib and Rad boobs have trouble possessing any true values at all, as everything they profess to er, believe in, is by definition "up for grabs", and are always allegedly going to be a success in a future that never seems to arrive.
"I waited all in vain..." Leadbelly.
"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use". Soren Kierkegaard.
The bunko scams of the Left luvvie are invariably doctrinaire, fashionable, unproven, abstract, impractical and ALWAYS completely discredited "...if you simply wait long enough".
Sandal wearers and fruitjuice drinkers are passionate, and mostly all about the person who espouses it. Reality is relentlessly Conservative and just like the weather or the sun, it has nothing to do with you personally, except in protecting your autonomy, you ungrateful bastards.
Conservatism is simply reflective of the facts of human existence whether one agree's with them or not.
Conservatism can be proven in a million ordinary ways anytime and anywhere it is, or isn't. Left Liberalism can be disproven in a million ordinary ways anytime and anywhere it exists.
“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein.
Conservatism is by nature a stripped down thing, whereas Leftootleism is relentless in always being added to layer upon layer. I guess cos' it has no real centre beyond the idea that a Left Liberal will ALWAYS know better than you, how you should live your life.
Naturally a Libby automatically believes they have a complete and not to be questioned right to enforce their opinion on you and everyone else. Oh, except for them of course.
"In the 1960's I believed in anything. Now I believe in nothing". P.J O'Rourke.
Conservatism is what people turn to in a crisis and why they run home to their parents and not to say, a stand-up comedian. Unless your parents are stand-up comedians, and then all may be lost, unless they're Conservative one's.
It's also why not even a radical ever goes to a radical Dentist, plumber, electrician or mechanic. Nope, only a proven and qualified one and thus a Conservative practice by default, whatever the Doc may ineffectually yap yap on about.
"Oh yes, I always wanted to practive in Cuba for 'The Revolution!', but I don't have a suitcase".
Conservatism is very unsuited for screaming about itself. Left Liberalism is almost entirely ABOUT screaming about anything and everything, and "without any due perspective".
Radicalism is NOTHING without screaming.
Karacter on the Peoples Cube: As for Obama...I am still haunted by Ayn Rand's words in The Voice of Reason: "A culture is made or destroyed by its articulate voices."
Paradoxically, only a Conservative basis enables one to progress in the actual and positive. No, really. Could my life be any worse?
Left Liberalism uses the fraudulent term "progressive" as a cover. Left Liberalism makes it not only often impossible to progress but rather for stagnation, regression and failure to be inevitable.
Left Liberalism is phony. Usually only the control freak lust is real.
Conservatism is authentic. It really ain't nothin' special...
Left Liberalism and radicalism, are lies that require constant propaganda, indoctrination and money to believe in any of it. Curiously, the Leftoid Liberal is the least likely person to believe in any of it, because their biggest fake heroes never, ever live any of it. Thus the projecting, eh? And this is why a such a geek will often dump long held and trumpeted ideas like feminism and gay rights in an instant, when confronted with the fascism and laughs of Islam.
"Experts go through rigorous training. Upon obtaining a B.A. where they have obtained a broad spectrum of knowledge, they proceed to focus on a more narrow body of knowledge to get an M.A. However, to obtain a Ph.D, one must focus on a very selective body of knowledge and become adept at knowing more and more about an ever narrowing portion of knowledge.
Eventually, with post-graduate work, the person arrives at the point where they know everything about nothing". Townhall.
Conservatism is low to zero budget and requires only that one practices it's simple ideas, ideas that can be taken down to an absolute minimum. Left Libatootyism is about other people's money and not yours. It's about what the government should do and what other people should never be allowed to do or say according to a Left Liberal.
It is by default a maximisation of everything but the individual. Hell, it's crap. None of it's true. I dedicate this post to one of the books I am currently reading, Jonah Goldberg's [Left] Liberal Fascism.
An essential read, old sports. I recommended it to the local library and they got it in! Hey, hey. They also got Mark Steyn's America Alone and The Real Che [the child killer] Guevara by Humberto Fontova. So more than a few at Shortsighted Central are apparently NOT Marxist drones, thank God.
And finally, Conservatism is something I've rather regrettably only learnt and barely understood, [as with Left Liberalism] in the last ten years or less. Go figure.
Jonah on the Left Liberal and fascism "...they see it [fascism] everywhere-except when they look in the mirror".
Mark W. Johnson sent me a message via "the members of I'm Not Voting for Barack Obama Because..." It's a nice little piece on Conservative definitions.
So dig. Colonel Neville.
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Have a very Merry Christmas. I look forward to working with you all in 2009.
Best Regards, Mark W. Johnson".
“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” Adolf Hitler.