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Meet The New Tyrant, Same As The Old Tyrant

29 January 2013 @ 14:36

In a very good column over at The American Spectator, Jeffrey Lord, offers an insight into the Leftist Mindset:

But there was something else going on during this time period [1770-1775] than just the issue of guns and a tyrannical government. A something else that is evidenced, in fairness to Piers Morgan, not just by a British TV host for CNN — but is seen everywhere today by all manner of Americans.

Back in 1943, Stanford’s Professor Miller called it the problem of “The English Mind.” In fact, Miller found the problem so striking he devoted an entire chapter to the point.

What was the problem with the English Mind? Writes Miller:

One of the convictions most firmly planted in the minds of eighteenth-century Englishmen was the superiority of true-born Britons to the American colonists.

This is, in conservative eyes, the precise problem demonstrated by the English mind of Mr. Morgan. But alas, this laughable sense of intellectual and moral superiority that Miller once described as part and parcel of the English mind in the 1770s is today a defining characteristic not simply of Piers Morgan but of modern American liberalism. Whether found in the phrase disdainfully describing the America that lies between New York and Los Angeles as “fly over country” or candidate Barack Obama’s description of those small-town Americans who find themselves jobless that:

“…it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

However it is exhibited, superiority, both morally and intellectually is assumed by liberals today as the Brits of the 1770s once did in relation to their colonists.

A brilliant observation [I wish I had made the connection…damn].

The Left In America today are conducting themselves near-exactly like the worst of the Brits did in the 1770’s. They’re arrogant, haughty, contemptuous and disdainful of anyone who disagrees with them, and, most of all, Hubristic.

Unlike the British of the latter part of the 18th Century, however, the Left will not produce any Edmund Burke’s to counter the modern Left’s attitude. This is because, unlike the Brits of old, the Left does not allow anyone who believes in Morality and Absolute Truth to be one of it’s leaders. It’s whole Ideology is based on the rejection of such things.

In their raging Hubris, the Left In America has laid the path for the coming of Nemesis — and this time she’ll be dressed in the clothing of Lady Liberty.


Nemesis, winged tilter of scales and lives,
Justice-spawned Goddess with steel-blue eyes!
Thou bridlest vain men who roil in vain
Against Thy harsh adamantine rein.
Great hater of hubris and megalomania,
Obliterator of black resentment,
By Thy trackless, churning, wracking wheel
Man’s glinting fortunes turn on earth.
Thou comest in oblivion’s cloak to bend
The grandeur-deluded rebel neck,
With forearm measuring out lifetimes
With brow frowning into the heart of man
And the yoke raised sovereign in Thy hand.
Hail in the highest, O justice-queen

Nemesis, winged tilter of scales and lives,
Immortal Resenter! I sing Thy song,
Almighty Payback on proud-spread wings,
Lieutenant of fairness, Requiter of wrongs.
Despise the lordly with all Thine art
And lay them low in the Nether-dark.

—Mesomedes of Crete [translated by A.Z. Foreman]

  1. M. Thompson permalink
    29 January 2013 @ 19:05 19:05

    For a more modern variation on the same thing. . . .

  2. indyjonesouthere permalink
    30 January 2013 @ 11:46 11:46

    Only Ones Syndrome.

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