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November 27, 2012

Column: Progressive agenda is to divide and conquer America

Those who believe that progressives have brought progress to the remarkable, majestic idea that is America, are blind by choice, or very ignorant. Not just the election of Barack Obama, an enigma wrapped in lies and obfuscation rarely seen in leaders at any level, but the re-election of this same, somewhat anti-American person, marks the culmination of 100 years of attack against inalienable rights — our birthright.

America, proscribed and described in its Constitution, is a threat to controlling types, to “statists,” to socialists and to Communists of every stripe. To the ignorant, you should know that fascism and Nazism, are way-stations on the spectrum between liberty and tyranny. They are reached by heading hard-left, not hard-right as you have been told. Heading fully right brings one to Judeo-Christian “truths.” In other words, and the evidence is everywhere in history and in current events, heading to the left leads to increasingly anti-religious, and most specifically, anti-Christian attitudes, actions and litigation. Indeed, the priesthood of the far left is comprised of rationalist lawyers and psychiatrists who can somehow talk the rest of those willing to be blind, out of their religion, out of their absolute rights and wrongs, and out of their moral certitude — in fact, out of all of the qualities that constrain our animal instincts and make just society possible.

The Judeo-Christian ethic allows for free will and then provides thousands of words of guidance, carrots and sticks, to encourage believers to choose good over evil. This is perfect rightness and righteousness. Leftism, modern liberalism and socialism, allows for collective responsibility, as opposed to individual responsibility, and that always leads to group, rather than individual identity, and to group-devised moral codes. No God required.

The outflow of group identity is competition between groups, “winners” and “losers,” and victim status for those so-called “losers.” There’s big political power in groups feeling like victims. Someone is sure to convince you that your lack of success is the fault of the “winners,” who are to be called the “fortunate,” to enhance the feeling among “losers” that those with more have it not by dint of hard work, intelligence and practiced skills, but because the victims in that system don’t have it, instead. “Group-think” also enables projecting “group” status upon all others, and then imputing common attitudes upon them. This is where the racism industry is most profitable: claiming unrecognized racism motivates conservatives — indeed, all non-leftists. It is a business of carefully crafted hatred, masquerading as some form of sympathy. Political power quickly becomes tyranny, through the process of making things “fair” for “losers,” which may be achieved only by taking undeserved excess from the “fortunate.” This is the path the United States is on, now, and it is the process that is undoing the idea that was America.

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