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17 April 2010 @ 12:31

Forget Dear Abby — she’s so yesterday.  We need a new advice columnist as we struggle to restore our freedoms and liberties and try to make it through each day in these dark times.

Dad29 is my candidate so far.  His advice of yesterday afternoon resounds with me:

Not for nothing do I recommend, regularly, that you


And occasionally shout:


Well reasoned and logical [and, any man who cites Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is my kind of guy].

In Dad29’s posting, he quotes from and links to a posting by Doc Zero.  He specifically quotes this very perceptive passage:

The Tea Party is the living incarnation of disobedience. It is driven by the words and deeds of people who refuse to submit. Its members demand the return of money and power appropriated by an out-of-control federal government. They won’t allow their lives to be sculpted by the knives and chisels of penalties and subsidies. They speak out against an ugly reality that President Obama’s supporters don’t like to confront: political control of the economy consists of directives, which require submission, which can only be assured through punishment. No matter how benevolent the stated goals of such a system might be, there is nothing benevolent about the methods it must use to attain them.

A Russian dissident once said that the gulags weren’t an unfortunate side effect of Communism – they were the point….

The gulags are an essential part of the functioning apparatus of every Leftist regime — a foundational pillar, if you will.  All such systems are a house of cards that retain their structure only by not being disturbed by opposing forces.  The regimes are in this condition because they were constructed in the laboratory of the mind and not in the real world.  They are the whimsies of men who cannot accept the world as it is and deal with it as it is [the art of the possible] and so they daydream and, from such reveries, devise systems of governance that bear no relation to reality, like unicorns and Honah Lee.  Because such regimes are so fragile in the real world, nothing that could disturb their tenuous and dainty structure can be permitted to survive.  The only solution to the disobedient peoples is to ‘re-educate’ them or murder them — the former is a the harder solution to achieve, the latter a final solution.  And the gulag can multi-task these two things with ease.

  1. Adobe Walls permalink
    17 April 2010 @ 14:44 14:44

    At the risk of being a little wordy here’s something I’ve been meaning to get off my chest.


    For the last century the left has been slowly and surely expanding the size and intrusiveness of government. While the pace of this process slows and accelerates as control of the White House and Congress passes back and forth between political parties it never stops. This is the failure of the supposed conservative party; it never repeals any of the socialist policies or entities created by the left. On occasion genuine conservatives gain temporary stewardship of the country and achieve some small progress reducing the size of our government but the decreases are small and only temporary. As soon the left regains ascendancy the inexorable growth of the state and diminishment of our personal independence and liberty begins anew.
    We have now entered a new and more dangerous phase of this process. The capture of the old Democratic Party by the radical Social Democrats is now complete. Their goal is not merely to create a European style Social Democracy here in America. The Social Democrats intend to create the socialist utopia that the European socialists have always aspired to but never achieved for various reasons. One of these reasons has always been the existence of an attractive viable alternative to socialism. That would be our Republic and our free market economy. Some say we are at a fork in the road or perhaps a crossroads. I submit that we are at THE fork in the road and time is short. If we do not expel these Progressivists from our body politic and keep them out forever starting in 2010 it may be too late. If freedom and democracy fails here it will ultimately fail everywhere.
    When, how and where does Liberty meet its end? I don’t know when Liberty’s demise will be complete but I am sure that the process has indeed begun. When enough of the people have traded their personal independence for dependence on Government entitlements. When enough industries and businesses are either directly controlled by government or indirectly through mandates and regulation that the regime in power can determine what the consumers of goods and services are entitled to receive. When governments determine how much profit is socially acceptable as dictated by “Social Justice” and determines what part of the fruits of our labor we deserve to keep and how much is owed to the “Aggrieved Interest Classes”. When the government determines what portion of what ”haves” have is owed to the “have-nots” by virtue of their suffering under the oppressive heel of free market capitalism’s tyranny. What but oppression could explain why some are better off than others? When government declares it’s right, indeed it’s duty to redistribute the wealth in the name of “fairness” and social justice it is at that point that rights and liberties of the individual will be sacrificed for the good of the “Collective”, for there will be those selfish individuals who refuse to embrace the needs of the many. There will be some who cling to the archaic notion that we are endowed by our Creator not only with unalienable rights but with free will and ambition to spur us to excel in our attempts to improve our material and spiritual condition. As the Social Democrat’s redistributive programs fail, as they must due to rising costs and falling revenues as more and more people are supported by fewer and fewer productive citizens the state must become more intrusive in the economic, and increasingly the social life of all citizens. The freedoms we take for granted will be deemed by the state to be socially divisive luxuries that have outlived their usefulness and are best discarded in the interest of societal cohesion. At some point we will be told by the state to shut up or else. When only some few brave souls refuse to be silent, then Liberty meets it’s end, hands bound… blindfolded in front of Adobe Walls.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      17 April 2010 @ 15:31 15:31

      Wonderful. Could I bounce this up to it’s own posting?

      • Adobe Walls permalink
        17 April 2010 @ 15:40 15:40

        You may do me the honour of disseminating as you see fit Thank You


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