There is polite society, there is the left wing nutty extreme, and there is the right wing nutty extreme. Naturally, most of us wish to be regarded as belonging to polite society. We never utter the word nigger or faggot. We never compare the President to Hitler, unless he’s a Republican, and even then only in moderation.
We don’t question Obama’s birth certificate or who were the real perpetrators of 9/11. We are reasonable, civilized, moderate people. You can even be a Republican and still be grudgingly accepted, as long as you are a David Brooks, Peggy Noonan, Christopher Buckley kind of Republican who reluctantly voted for Barack Obama.
Staying within the boundaries of polite society, David Brooks-like, may be a cowardly denial of the obvious, but we are social animals and nobody wants to be sent into exile. I am constantly surprised at the strength of this evolutionary imperative. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly necessary to deny more and more obvious facts, in order to remain a member of the nice people club.
There are, regrettably, strong correlations between race and IQ.
It is lamentable that the Koran calls for the extermination of the Jews, and the subjugation of all non-Muslims. It’s a shame, but Al Qaeda is right about that.
It is unfortunately true that, for the most part, people don’t like to associate with those of a different race or culture. This is especially true of all cultures and races other than white, Christian, middle class Americans, the most tolerant people in human history.
It’s a bummer, but war is, always has been, and will be for the foreseeable future, endemic to human nature.
A nation unwilling or unable to wage war, is a dying nation.
A nation unwilling or unable to control its borders is a dying nation.
A nation unwilling to allow its citizens to participate in the free capitalist market is a dying nation.
A nation that denies its citizens the right to free speech and freedom of religion is a dying nation.
A nation whose people expect their government to provide them with free health care, free education, free retirement, free housing, free food, or free anything, is a dying nation.
You can be for this or against that. The real debate is not about expanding or shrinking government at the margins. It is about whether the current size of government is grossly, brutishly, thuggishly, blatantly, way, way too large, or whether it needs to grow massively more. Whether the free enterprise, capitalist system has gotten out of hand and needs to be drastically reined in, or whether it has been so egregiously suppressed that it can barely function. These are statements of extreme views. They are also the real polarities of our current political debate.
The federal government, and some of the larger state governments like New York and California, are bloated, gorged, parasites feeding on the fear of being seen as extreme, and the desire to be absolved of personal responsibility.
Last year, our public federal servants spent $13 billion, billion with a “b”, on trips that doubled as vacation junkets. They flew first class. Where did you go on vacation this year? Is there any question in anyone’s mind whether or not these trips, that we (the 53% percent of us who still pay federal income tax) paid for, served the public good?
There is a current attempt by the Democratic Party to smear dissenters who object to Obamacare, as violent racists. Obama is black. He was black before he was elected. He was elected by a majority of voters. He is now disapproved of by a majority of voters. Did they suddenly become racists? Violent? Most of the charges of violence have no evidence. Andrew Beitbart offers a $100,000 prize to anyone who can give video proof of even one of the 15 allegations of someone hollering, ‘nigger’, that was claimed. Even without video proof, he or she wins the prize if they can pass a lie detector test.
I am hereby announcing my going over to the dark side. This is no longer the usual give and take of the two party system of our republic. There is a confrontation looming between those who wish to progress, as quickly as possible, beyond the Constitution and those who wish to redeem it.