Sunday, September 20, 2009

Statist Hypnocracy...

May be blocking your memory of this:



Is this about race? Are black Democrats racists for booing and calling President Bush a liar? President Bush was being booed for shining a light on the cockroaches and exposing the fallacy of the statist left agenda. In the real world, there is no such thing as reverse racism. However, the race baiters and poverty pimp demagogues love to divide us along racial lines.

Here is a fun fact: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican.

Here is another fun fact: Even if every U.S. citizen "of color" had voted for Obama as a block in the 2008 election, there is no possible way He would have been able to win without a significant number of white votes. Not every person "of color" voted for President Obama. Not every white person voted for McCain. That is not racism.

Obama won the election by a little over 52%. The President's approval rating is now down to about 40%. What happened? Did millions of white Americans suddenly wake up and realize they are really racists? White Supremacists? Perhaps members of the Sons of the Confederacy? No. They were caught up in the moment of HopeandChange, and the historical implications of voting for the first (half) black President of the United States. They now realize the bill of goods they were sold is just that: Worthless promises.

What did we get as a result of Obama and his statist left in Congress? A quadrupling of the deficit. An exponential increase in the power and scope of the formerly federal, now national, government. Wholesale violations and perversions of Constitutional authority, and a hostile attitude to those who would hold them to their Constitutional role. Rejection and destruction of our American heritage and traditions. Rejection of liberty and private propery. Rejection of the civil sociey and moral order. "Spreading around" of wealth. An unemployment rate (which was promised to be capped at 8%) hovering around 10%. A trade war with China. Abandonment of our allies Poland and Czechoslovakia. Embarrassing apologies to our enemies for our exceptionalism. A top-to-bottom Cabinet and administration of Corruption, to include 40 or so unaccountable "czars." Constant campaigning for this or that statist program. Endless appearances, speeches, and interviews (except for Fox News Sunday!). False charges of racism.

The country is going down the toilet under this administration, and race has NOTHING to do with it. The former Obama voters are realizing what conservatives have known for a long time: The President of the United States is a Marxist.

Conservatism is on the ascendancy. See you in November.

3 comments:

Smallholder said...

I can't see the video, but I'm assuming it was posted in response to our discussion re: whether Wilson's outburst had precedent.

If the video shows Democratic congressmen interrupting a joint speech to Congress by calling him a liar, I'll say you were right and I was wrong - on the issue of whether it had precedent.

And I'll condemn both for being childish and unprofessional. No hypocrisy here.

You wrote:

"Here is another fun fact: Even if every U.S. citizen "of color" had voted for Obama as a block in the 2008 election, there is no possible way He would have been able to win without a significant number of white votes. Not every person "of color" voted for President Obama. Not every white person voted for McCain. That is not racism."

No one is saying all white people are racist (well, no one with half a brain and not me). A huge number of white people voted for Obama. Either they weren't racist, or they set their racism aside because they were enraged over the last eight years of Bush.

Of those white people who voted against Obama, most of them aren't racist. There were plenty of legitimate reasons to oppose Obama. Some racists voted against Obama more because of his policies; his race was secondary.

Racism is a difficult thing to detect. Most racists now try to hide it.

But we didn't see the hysterical fear of Clinton metastatizing to the larger party - there were a few kooks, just like there were with the anti-Bushies. They never went mainstream. Obama's policies are pretty darn close to Clinton.

I'd also give the tea partiers a little bit more benefit of the doubt if they had been this hysterical over Bush's deficit spending, which prior to 2008 was more about winning elections (I'll give him a pass on the stimulus in 2008, which all the grownups understood was necessary, even if flawed). So why the new hysteria?

I don't think it is simply racism - to a large effect it is because the intellectual cripples created by right wing media (ignore all contrary evidence! It's just the liberal media). Of course, you won't listen to me, cause I'm a statist and liberal and socialist and all.

To deny that there is any racism at all in the counterprotests is delusional. The question is, to what extent does racism play a role, even if subconsciously.

If a guy is a member of the sons of the confederacy post 2002, that's an indicator.

If a guy only discovered the joys of balanced budgets in January 2009, that's an indicator.

If a guy believes Obama was born in Kenya, despite the evidence, one wonders what subconscious things are causing him to believe Orly Tate's silliness.

If a guy believes that Obama is going to kill baby Trig or old people, you've got to wonder what subconscious thoughts lead the person to accept such an outrageously unsupported libel.

If someone answers charges of racism by saying "It's not us! It's all the black people!" Dude, pointing out that there is racism on the other side doesn't address what is on your side. And if you lump all black people together, it's kind of an indicator, no?

We always see fears of the "other" increase in bad economic times. Folks who don't understand the cyclical nature of capitalism look for simple villains to blame. For Father Coughlin it was the Joooooooos! For Lou Dobbs it is the Illeeeeeeeeegals! For Glen Beck it's... somebody and everybody.

So some idiots are just looking for a villain to blame, regardless of skin color.

In the 1950s and into the 1960s White Southern Christians dug deep and opposed racial equality (as did some people in industrial areas of the North, particularly Pennsylvania and Michigan). Their children are the most vocal opposition to Obama. Things have changed since the 1950s and 1960s and many descendents of the arch segregationists are now ashamed of what Dad did. But do you really think that ALL of them fell so far from the tree that race isn't part of their consciousness?

Smallholder said...

You also wrote:

"Obama won the election by a little over 52%. The President's approval rating is now down to about 40%. What happened? Did millions of white Americans suddenly wake up and realize they are really racists? White Supremacists? Perhaps members of the Sons of the Confederacy? No. They were caught up in the moment of HopeandChange, and the historical implications of voting for the first (half) black President of the United States."

I would be pretty surprised if the 12% of people who voted for Obama and now are disappointed are the folks out at the tea parties and "Take our country back(to 1950?)" rallies. I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of people at those rallies did not vote for Obama in the first place. So that argument doesn't address the racism issue at all. You can't disprove the idea that "some white people are motivated by racism" by saying not some white people aren't.

Let me be clear.

I don't think that racism is a driving factor for most opposition to Obama. Principled, intelligent opposition is the lifeblood of the republic.

But of the hysterical people calling Obama Stalin or Hitler? That's not principled opposition. (Just like the leftist idiots who called Bush Hitler weren't principled - note the lack of hypocrisy - I condemn everyone who makes inapt, overwrought analogies).

Even then, most of it isn't race. You have a certain proportion of people who have been predisposed to ignore contrary evidence by demagougue's warnings about the lib'rul MSM. This makes them easy prey for the demogogues to say "Hitler gave good speeches so therefore Obama = Hitler."

Since the Jacksonian Revolution there have always been blocks of ignorant paranoid voters. (See Richard Hofstadter's classic analysis from the seventies). So the democratic truthers and republican birthers aren't new. But perhaps the age of the inernet makes it easier for the idiots to find each other and wave "Bush lied, people died" signs and Obama is a witchdoctor signs.

Polymath said...

Opposition to President Obama's agenda is not based in racism. I can't beive the number of times I have to write, say, or think this. Frankly, I find these baseless arguments repellent. A economic plan based on increasing taxes an increasig government power runs counter to our founding and our Constitution. I would vote for a little green man from mars (barring constitutional prohibition) if he upheld the Constitution.

The point is, conservatives don't give a damn that Obama is black, or half-black. Opposition to President Obama's agenda is based in rejection of tyranny.

The problem with a statist agenda is that eventually you run out of other people's money. Hard for a capitalist economy to be cyclical when no one has any money (of value) to spend. By eroding ordered liberty and the civil soiety, the Statist will eventually kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.