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I was in a conversation with a friend who posts here at Conservative Utopia quit often. He and I don`t always agree but I enjoy our posts back and forth as we hash out the issues of the day. In our last conversation we were arguing about “jobs being shipped overseas” and who or what was responsible for that fact. The progressives are always making the moronic statement that the Republicans shipped jobs overseas. This statement is illogical, the Republicans don`t have the power to tell some CEO “hey buddy, move your company overseas we don`t want you here”. What benefit would any American have with doing that, Republican or Democrat? The companies which have moved have done so because: A) labor unions are too expensive in the US, and B) The corporate tax rate in the US is among the highest in the world (35%) second only to India (30-40%)
If you were a corporate CEO and you had to answer to stockholders and keep your profits at an acceptable level to entice investors to stay; you would move over seas as well. The government is the problem people not the solution, how is it that Americans continue to trust anything the government says? Progressives in both the Democrat and Republican parties have fought tax cuts to corporations for years. As soon as the conservative start talking about cutting corporate tax rates the progressives start using the age old Marxist class warfare rhetoric “ tax cuts for the rich”. If we Americans were smart enough to look at our free market economy like a business instead of a social welfare system we would see that we want to be the most competitive country in the world. If we cut corporate tax rates not only would these companies come home but foreign companies would come as well.
The progressives have been masterful since the 1960`s cultural revolution at brainwashing the American public with “class warfare” rhetoric. They have taught Americans to hate the rich as if they were some sort of enemy of the state. They have convinced a large portion of the population that America is economically unjust; while never seeing the true injustice of tyrannical governments across the globe and throughout history. If you look at the world in terms of being a neighborhood, America is the rich kid on the block; everyone is jealous and covets our accomplishments. These same citizens who envy America don`t have the intestinal fortitude to change their own forms of government. It is reminiscent of the old story of the crab bucket. When a fisherman is catching crabs he usually puts them in a five gallon bucket. There is no need to put a lid on the bucket because if one crab tries to escape, the other crabs pull him back down. Jealousy, greed, covetousness, and fear are the tools of the progressive ideology.
The progressives are masterful liars and they do so because they believe that their mission, their intellect, and their morality is so far superior to the great unwashed; that the ends justifies the means. That is to say that they will justify their lies because they think their policies are the answer to all problems period. Progressives can never seem to hold a majority in this country to get their agenda passed; this is why they work so hard to get their judges in place in appeals courts and on the Supreme Court. In this way they can legislate from the bench rather in the state and federal legislatures. I can hear the drones out their saying that the GOP or conservatives believe the same thing, that their ideology is superior. To that I would answer; history proves that the experiment called America works; it also proves the experiment called Marxism does not. This is an undeniable fact; Marxism has been responsible for millions of deaths of innocent civilians in the name of so called social justice and economic equality.
The once great Democrat party made its mark in the industrial revolution by standing up for the working class against crony capitalists and progressive Republicans who used their power for greed. There was at that time a need to organize and help defeat corrupt and powerful businessmen and politicians. The country pulled together in the 40`s and 50`s and the free market capitalist system flourished to produce a magnificent society of free and independent citizens. The only problem was not all citizens were allowed to participate. The colored peoples and women were held back by a racists and bigoted Supreme Court who was beholden to southern white democrats like Robert Byrd and Albert Gore.
In the 1960`s along came the civil rights movement which was sorely needed in this great nation and Dr. King and others where hero`s of our country. The Democrat party was absolutely in the tank with racists to hold back the civil rights movement of that day. During the 1960`s and 70`s the progressive movement which had lost its appeal during WWII was again in search of a home. It found its home in the Democrat party and they haven`t looked back since. The progressive movement is the new name for the same old tyranny of European socialism which has held that part of the world back for centuries. The ruling class mentality of European countries goes back to the very foundations of human history. One nation was founded to finally give men the freedoms to totally self govern. America was an experiment in men`s ability to live under equality of opportunity; all men would be equal under the law with the freedom to become who they so choose to be. No more would the Kings, Queens, and tyrants of the European ruling class make decisions with men`s lives; the law would be king and all would bow to its rule.
The same mentality of the ruling class of Europe can be found in the modern day progressive movement. The Democrat party no longer has the right to claim any so called “conservative Democrats” and the proof is in their own voting records. The Republicans have seen the growth of a new conservative movement in the “Tea Party” and the progressives in the Republican Party hate them. The only hope for America is for the conservative movement to defeat all progressives in the Republican and Democrat party. Conservatives need to fight the media and their constant propaganda promoting class warfare which turns one citizen against another. The American people need to understand that government and progressive politicians create the very problems they then tell us they will fix. We the people can self govern and we do not need Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Bush, or any other progressive elitists from the ruling class to run our lives. They work for us damn it! They are supposed to be servants to our nation not tyrants who throw us crumbs while they spend like drunken sailors. Wake up citizens!
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I was thinking what it must be like to be a progressive; believe me it is hard to relate to these people and their horribly depressing world view. I was wondering what it would be like to hate capitalism, to wake up every day looking for what’s wrong instead of what’s right with America. Imagine thinking everyone that isn`t a democrat is a racist, homophobe, or bigot. Imagine waking up every day thinking that all corporations are evil, greedy, and corrupt. Wow……..I know it’s very hard to stomach, but that is a partial look into the world view of a liberal.
These people think everything is unfair, corrupt, and racist. They think somehow that in this imperfect world we owe them perfection in every area and if it’s not perfect; it must be because of greed, racism, homophobia, capitalism, and Christianity. They somehow think that America is a detestable example of white supremacy and corporate greed with no ability to see the examples of failure within their own ideology. The progressive sees all the mistakes of capitalism and the free markets without seeing any of the horrible failures of socialism, Marxism, communisms, or any other nasty ism. The progressive hates the limits placed on government by the founding documents; which is why they call it a “living breathing” document. The progressive cannot understand basic economic principles or the simple way free markets works. The progressive is a generally angry individual who hopes to use the police power of government to right the world’s wrongs; they are never quite able to grasp the concept of that same power turning back on them. They never see that tyranny is no respecter of persons or race.
The progressive holds a simple and very naïve belief in the power government can wield upon citizens. They somehow trust their lives, freedoms, and liberty to the cult of personality or the ruling class. They see much more danger in self governance and freedom then they do in an all powerful centralized government. The progressive places enormous trust in the ruling class to be fair to its people; even if world history shows no example of this in any society. Our founding fathers ran from the very tyranny these progressive fools believe in; they pay no attention to history as they arrogantly believe they can somehow do it different, they somehow have all the answers. The progressive ignores the historical successes of America and chooses only to look at her failures and magnify them. The progressive ignores the blatant historical realities of socialism, fascism, Marxism, and communism; and chooses to believe that it has not quit been implemented correctly in other societies. The American people are not interested in your social experiments at the tremendous cost of liberty and private wealth.
The historical realities of human suffering and death under these progressive philosophies are breathtaking and horrifying; yet the progressive philosophy marches on in our academic institutions. Young minds full of mush are brainwashed by old 60`s liberals who still believe in the cultural revolution. Countless millions of innocent and precious human lives have been terminated and destroyed without judicial review or legal recourse by madmen who believed that Karl Marx was right. Millions more still live today under oppressive, tyrannical regimes that have no respect for human life or God given rights. The progressive is a selfish, ignorant fool who would have everyone smothered under his/her social belief system without regard to its historical consequences; all in the name of so called fairness and equality.
This progressive philosophy can be boiled down to one simple selfish character flaw on the part of Karl Marks and his followers; it all boils down to covetousness and envy. The progressive hates all who have succeeded on their own. The progressive has no faith in the individual to make his/her own decisions and certainly has no stomach for the consequences of free choice. The progressive lives by emotion and detests logic. The human brain is a powerful and amazing creation which gives the human being the power to reason and discern fact. The progressive thinks in bumper sticker statements which have emotional significance; however, when put to the test of logic or critical thinking, are easily debunked. The progressive cannot debate on factual issues and quickly spirals down into personal insults and worthless generalizations of racism, homophobia, and bigotry. The civil rights movement has been bastardized by race warlords such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton; these men have made the word “racist” completely ineffective and unimportant. Dr King had a vision of men being judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin; Jackson, Sharpton and others have seen race as a way to enrich themselves at the expense of the civil rights movement. The black people of America should be outraged at the way they have been used by these men.
The simple laws of nature show that this world is imperfect and sometimes unfair. The cheetah is faster than the antelope and pulls him down with brutal force to become the meal of the day. The world is full of accidental deaths, murder, sickness, crime, and brutality from one human toward another. No man has been able to fix all of life’s ills and no man can. Not one leader in human history has been able to create total human equality and no leader will ever reach this unattainable goal, because it does not exist. The American capitalistic system is not perfect nor will it ever be perfect; however, it has proven to be the most perfect and fair system in an unfair and imperfect world. Capitalism has allowed more freedom, liberty, private wealth, and innovation in the market place, than any other system known to man in history. The progressive will never understand this or believe this. The progressive will always look for some new leader to worship who promises a utopian society. This society has only one requirement; the total surrender of liberty and individual rights.
Liberty has been defended by many throughout human history; bloodshed will always follow when the ballot box no longer works. The progressive somehow believes that those who love freedom, capitalism, liberty, and individual rights, will stand idly by as tyranny is forced down his throat. This is a foolish and naïve belief for the progressive to hold. Freedom loving people will always be willing to shed blood for their God given rights, and if the ballot box fails to be uncorrupted; bloodshed will soon follow my progressive friend, history never lies.