Category Archives: Statism

Volume Three, Chapter Seven: American Ideologies

“When the praises go up, the blessings come down!”

“If we get more ‘role models’ on television, people will think because I look or act like them in public, I’m a good person, too.”

“I could never be friends with people that don’t tell me what I want to hear.”

“If we just elect the right politicians, they’ll pass the right law. Then, people will do what we want them to do. They’ll see us the way we want them to.”

“I’m different than others, so people MUST accommodate and acknowledge my uniqueness.”

“I only support celebrities who publicly (key word) support me.”

“If I make enough money, I can buy the friends I want.”

“I cannot share this country with people who don’t share my views.”

“If people would treat me the way I wanted them to, I wouldn’t act like a b!tch.”

“We must destroy those who don’t celebrate us.”

What are the common links in these quotes? For one, they are all the most common mindsets in America. And secondly, they all require the intervention of, if not absolute dependence on, others to make them work. The adherents are actually pretty passive in their own redemption. In short, they all seek a savior.

For more information on these and other popular ideologies, simply turn on cable news, any activist/religious website… or Elliot Roger’s manifesto.

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Volume Two Finale: Vince/Austin 2016

In this, the finale of Volume Two, I’d really just like to add more perspective to many of the things I’ve witnessed.

I never, ever feel bad for mocking Afrocentrism. First of all, not everybody Black engages in it. Secondly, seventy percent of its apologists live in middle-class and mostly White suburbs. And they support Afrocentrism to keep inner city Blacks “in their place”. If you really want to know what White liberals think of Afrocentric culture, look no further than who they elected as the so-called First President: a biracial man raised everywhere but the “hood”. Even worse, look at the virtually any statistic for Black people since 2009.

A lot of my LGBTetc. activist animus stems from my experiences with Afrocentrism. Credit should always be given where it’s due; their rise to prominence happened pretty fast. But they, like Afrocentric peddlers, tend to exalt the lowest common denominator in their community. That’s why there’s so much “gift-giving” and domestic violence in a very small community. And allowing it to go unchecked can undermine any progress made. And no, people do not have to others solely because of who they sleep with. Hell, you don’t, so why should anybody else?

Presidential Candidate and former Illinois Senator Barack Hussein “The Long-Legged Daddy” Obama is, in my view, one of the greatest campaigners of all time. But as the 44th President of the United States, he’s one of the worst Affirmative Action hires in history. You know how AA works: find the first non-White you can, promote him like hell, set him up as a figurehead… and let everybody else lead from behind. As author Shelby Steele points out, “President Obama is more of a cultural phenomenon than a political one”.

Even when the Republican Party did not have a sitting President, they were often the steady, trusted, fiscally responsible hand in Washington. The terms of both Presidents Bush killed that notion. The re-election of Obama has sent them absolutely into chaos. The days of riding the coattails of Ronald Reagan and the Christian Coalition are no more. The Tea Party, touted as a return to the old school GOP, have proven to be anything but. They’ve been relegated to mostly state and local  politics, with their most prominent national figures just kicking back. Why not? They’ll be re-elected out of brand loyalty, anyhow… with the Tea Party in tow.

The Religious Right called Mormonism a polygamist cult for years, then claimed that a Mormon elder, as President, could “bring America back to God”. The same fundamentalist who condemns homosexuality can be found all over GayPatriot comment sections, and letting their near-nude preteen daughters hustle grown men at a church car wash. With no sin left to rail against (the same-sex marriage issue is summarily decided), the religious right is rapidly evaporating as a key force in society. 

And since Gay Conservatives seem to be the only ones giving religionists any sympathy, one has to ask: with same-sex marriages federally recognized, is refusing to get one with your lover make you “living in sin” and “shacking up”?

A young guy from Canada recently pointed out something about most American “atheists”. They are actually not atheists, who do not acknowledge an absolute final sovereignty. Because their worship is ultimately either their culture or, more than likely, an all-powerful government that protects them from their ideological enemies and themselves, they are, by definition, Statists. All religions and the main two political parties have embraced it as of late. And much like those who worshiped the Austrian house painter or the Chinese rice farmer, they’ll bring a whole nation down in the abyss.

If you really want to see if things like MulticulturalismBalkanization, or any form of identity politics has ever worked here’s an idea. Ask your local gay, Black, fundamentalist, Muslim, “atheist” and moderate the best time they’ve lived through in their respective movement. NONE of their answers will match.

President Obama is the best thing to ever happen to talk radio. What else would Rush Limbaugh or Mark Levin do without him and the Democratic Party? The Advocate Magazine spends over sixty-five percent of its web space railing on Republicans or somebody else that hurts their feewings. But in the end their greatest and most prosperous weapon is… their biggest opponent.

The same people who swear by talk radio and MSNBC ridicule Vince McMahon and WWE. The funny part is, Vince is more honest than they are.When Vince McMahon and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin got done beating each other up, they both went out drinking, often to the same bar. But they both knew, and even now openly admit, they needed each other… to draw a happily paying audience. WWE fans know it’s scripted, too, but the whole point is to be entertained. Yeah, they get emotional at times, but eventually the match is over, and you’ve got to go home and get ready for the work week. (Shout out to Vince “Not McMahon” Smetana on that one) . And it’s fine to agree with people like Rush or Rachel Maddow, and buy their merchandise. But every so often, I think like other WWE fans. I can enjoy the spectacle, but recognize it as such… especially when it’s not on.

Volume Two, Chapter Seven: Charles Foster Kane vs. Jim W. Gettys

There has to be a specific reason for “minorities” to leave their birthright, the Democratic Party. Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT, repeat, NOT, because of “self-loathing”. Let me tell you what self-loathing looks like. It’s raising babies in poverty just long enough to send them to jail and/or the grave. It’s “Hoodie Marches” when a White Hispanic kills a Black teenager, but thinking it normal when Blacks kill Blacks. It’s screaming “Racism!” while living in a White neighborhood. It’s letting somebody spread AIDS in your community and not stigmatizing them. And any minority who excuses or profits from these things is definitely self-loathing. These are the reasons minorities leave the Democratic Party. It’s better to trust those who promise nothing than those who let you do yourself in. It’s predatory, it’s blatant, and nothing good has ever come out of it.

The Republican and Libertarian Parties have never encouraged such bloodletting. But the Republicans in particular are taking on some other Democrat characteristics. It’s not like people have a high standard for Democrats. But the Republicans are held to a higher standard, mostly because for years they’ve been able to meet it. Democratic traits are now commonplace in conservative areas. This has alienated loyal voters, who became conservative to escape these behaviors.

Brand Loyalty: John Sidney McCain is/was a longtime Arizona Senator whose often contradictory stances on issues kept him in politics, but nowhere near the White House. The established GOP members liked him. Voters, his opponents in the Republican primaries, and conservative radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, did not. When he became the 2008 GOP Presidential nominee, conservative media actually urged voters to support him. The Tea Party and conservative media constantly referred to former Massachusetts Governor Willard “Mitt” Romney as “Flip-Flop Romney” throughout the 2012 Election season. When Romney became the 2012 GOP Presidential nominee, it was the conservative media and Tea Party that declared him the “last hope for America”. The Republicans who wouldn’t settle for Romney have a lot more integrity than the two-faced brand loyalists who despised him six months prior. Brand Loyalty works great with Democrats, but seldom with more independent-minded adults, the majority in the GOP.

The Leader Lie: The concept of any politician as the “last hope of America” bothers me. America is a group of individuals, or even individual groups, able to coexist, with elected representatives working together when possible. North Korea is a dictatorship, where one man, through self-appointed officials, dictates his whims on the people. LGBTetc. and “Afrocentric” Black activists are constantly crying out for role models and leaders. When left to themselves, the results are usually those mentioned in the first paragraph. To think that entrepreneurs and successful capitalists would embrace such a philosophy is very troubling.

Statism/Identity Politics: This whole tear I’m on right now came from an interaction with a conservative statist. You know the type: he’s all about “LESS GOVERNMENT!” when it comes to business, but wants to use the government to decide who’s rewarded federal goodies based on their personal lives. Less government can’t just be less in certain parts, and more in others. The “LESS GOVERNMENT!” shout is just like the Democrats’ “EQUALITY!” or Ric Flair’s “WHOOO!”: it’s familiar, stimulating, and, after watching the government’s size explode under both parties consistently for decades, actually pretty pointless. The Democrats have mastered using politics as a platform for “social justice” and “identity politics”. The GOP may claim otherwise, but they’ve just tried it with the DOMA-supporting Romney, and lost big time. The 1990’s welfare reform, devised by House Speaker Newton Leroy Gingrich and signed by President William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton, is an excellent example of how well a conservative plan can work when executed with class and respect.

Hustlers vs. Hypocrites: In Orson Welles’ most famous film, Citizen Kane, the protagonist, Charles Foster Kane, ran for New York Governor. His opponent was the incumbent, Jim W. Gettys. Gettys was a lot like President Barack Hussein “the Long-Legged Mack  Daddy” Obama. He was a true hustler: you knew what he was, and he never really hid it. He also knew the virtuous Kane had some shade about him, too. And by the time Election Day arrives, the voters know it as well. As in real life, the hypocrite Charles Foster Kane ultimately lost to the hustler Jim W. Gettys. In modern terms, the hypocrite in GOP circles is not necessarily the candidate, but those promoting him after destroying him for months prior.

Since the biracial Obama is the “first Black President”, there will be no novelty for Republicans to compete with (unless Hillary Rodham Clinton runs). But politics has become less about policy and more about ideology. A candidate’s stances, supporters, and detractors, now shape them. That’s why Ron and his obsessive PaulBots with their Obamaite antics tanked. Independent and discerning voters turned on MSNBC or FOX News. They also looked at the progressive and conservatives websites and the comments left by their respective sycophants. Many saw no major difference between them, and therefore saw no reason to vote for either. With the Tea Party crowd ripping two consecutive Republican candidates, promoting them a short while later, and cursing those who didn’t join in on the about-face, what was the voter to do? They stayed home. It wasn’t voter massive fraud. It wasn’t Satan. It was the fact that intelligent people don’t vote for just anybody; they don’t settle for whatever their party sets out for them. They don’t vote for leaders; they lead themselves. They don’t need the government to validate them.They validate themselves. And they know hustlers and hypocrites when they see them… and reject them both. If your strongest case for a candidate is he’s not his opponent, you don’t have much more to offer.

In closing, I’d like to thank Canadian Rattlesnake for bringing conservative statism up, Minister Derrick “TMOT” Grayson for the “Leadership Lie” video, and you for reading.

TMOT- White People: Victim to the Leadership Lie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn4fK5fYUoA

Volume Two, Chapter Six: Marriage and Statism

I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard all I want to regarding same-sex marriage (SSM). I’m at the point that I truly couldn’t give a damn about it. This has been one of the most lucrative battles in American history. At least one billion dollars has been raised either fighting it or promoting it. And with the issue going before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in a few weeks, the matter will seemingly be resolved once and for all, and maybe the economy will FINALLY be a top priority. It really only faces one major hurdle…

In 1996, Democratic President William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton, facing a re-election year, signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It is a federal mandate that defines marriage as a man and a woman. It also prevents same-sex couples from receiving federally sanctioned “rights” (of which some are actually additional taxes) available to heterosexual couples, such as beneficiary claims or income tax reductions. This followed Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy regarding sexuality in the military in 1994. He was re-elected widely by moderate voters he aimed to win over with the laws (and still got over 70% of the LGBTetc. vote). By 2004, several states were recognizing “civil unions” for same-sex couples, and Massachusetts became the first state in the Union to recognize same-sex marriage. Many other states soon either passed legislation or voted against it. Clinton’s elected successor, Republican George W. Bush, was facing re-election. His use of DOMA won him over with moderates, just like Clinton, and he was re-elected. On Election Day 2008, Californians voted against same-sex marriage and for the so-called first Black President, Democrat Barack Hussein Obama. Obama repeatedly stated that he felt marriage as a heterosexual construct, but still got the vast majority of the LGBTetc. vote. President Obama would repeal DADT, and cease using DOMA. On May 9th, 2012, the day after North Carolinians voted against SSM, Obama became the first incumbent President to openly endorse SSM… on a state by state basis. This “historic announcement” was deliberately worded to appeal to moderates. On Election Day 2012, not only did Maryland and Washington legalize SSM via a public vote, but Obama won re-election. Ironically, his Republican opponent was… Willard “Mitt” Romney, who signed the Massachusetts SSM law into effect. He vowed to use DOMA if elected, which turned off voters this time around.

Despite the upcoming SCOTUS hearings, the Republican Congress, led by House Speaker John Boehner, continues defending DOMA. Other prominent Republicans signed an amicus brief with the SCOTUS to allow for federal recognition and benefits for same-sex couples, which DOMA prohibits. They feel that DOMA is unconstitutional. It is. As are the bulk of the federal “rights” married couples enjoy.

The U.S. Constitution does not have a single mention of marriage in it, let alone one of federal benefits. And in all cases where something is not mentioned, such as SSM, marijuana legality, or alcohol, the matters are to be decided by the individual states, and NOT the federal government.

At weddings, couples exchange comments and vows. Then, the preacher (or ship captain) will say something like this: “By the power vested in me, by the state of Tennessee, I now pronounce you …whatever. You may kiss the…” And off the couple goes. The preacher does not say, “By the power vested in me by the”: federal government, the President of the United States, or even the U.S. Constitution. The individual states decide their own marriage parameters. Or at least, they used to.

ANY attempt by the federal government to “define” marriage via federal benefits is “social engineering” from stem to stern. It is also “identity politics”, one of the foundations for leftist statism. Thus, ethnic minorities should have Affirmative Action and/or the DREAM Act due to their race; as a woman, Sandra Fluke gets federally subsidized contraception; and both the supporters and opponents of DOMA should get certain stipends… solely because of their relationships. They all want to use the federal government and Supreme Court to subsidize their identities and ideologies. In other words, they’re all statists. Somebody might say, “Well, Douglas, if it wasn’t for federal intervention, slavery would still be intact.” Equating human beings to mere cattle is wrong, especially in a constitutional republic, where all men are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit (NOT the guarantee, mind you,) of happiness. These are the only “rights” any American citizen is entitled to.

Barack Hussein “The Long-Legged Mack Daddy” Obama could have lost to Clifford the Big Red Dog. But the prize for the leftist Obamaites, and the leftists in disguise Romneyizers, was not that of non-statists: economic recovery. No, the prize for the statists was the power of the federal government to advance their own ideologies. Many vital voters in both parties saw this, and either stayed home or voted libertarian. When ideology wins, pretty much everybody loses. You’d think conservatives would step outside themselves and reflect on what went wrong. Brand loyalty doesn’t work as well for the GOP as it does for Democrats. If they continue to excuse or overlook when any Republican elected representative does something wrong, they should lose Congress. And if they try to win the Presidency by using leftist statism for a third time, the GOP will rightfully get the cowboy hell beat out of them in the next several Presidential elections. The party of “LESS GOVERNMENT!” has proven to be anything but since at least 2004. This is an excellent time for the GOP to strip things down, deal with the basics, take care of business, and to purge the leftists in disguise, the identity politicians, and statists from their party, regardless of the cost. Somebody has to be the adult in the room; state after state has shown that often to be a Republican. Hell, it’s not like they have that much to lose. Or do they?

Recommended additional articles:

Canadian Rattlesnake: Leftists in Disguise http://canadianrattlesnake.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/leftists-in-disguise/

Forbes Magazine: http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2013/02/20/as-country-club-republicans-link-up-with-the-democratic-ruling-class-millions-of-voters-are-orphaned/