Friday, January 13, 2006

Illiberal Liberals

When is a liberal not a liberal? All the time, I guess. A Washington Post article this morning validates my theory that today's conservatives are the real liberals, while the liberals of today are really just fascists with a socialist veneer.

The article covers the forced politeness of the residents of Seattle, Washington in the context of the upcoming playoff game between the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. This line, to me, really says it all:
To Raban, the city's eagerness to legislate nice behavior suggests what he calls "the deep authoritarianism of the liberal mind." He added: "Liberals like to think they are on the side of liberty, but actually they are on the side of authority."
It's pretty ironic, when you think about it. Today's lefties constantly hurl epithets like "fascist" and "Nazi" at conservatives, when in reality, it's the left constantly cramming new legislation down our throats regulating every aspect of our lives.

To be sure, there are religious conservatives on the right who advocate over-reaching legislation on morality issues. But it's generally not the right devising things like hate-crime (read; thought-crime) legislation or college campus rules muzzling non-PC speech.

Today's conservative (I refuse to use the "neo-con" label, but I'm willing to entertain the use of "neo-lib"), believes in free trade, limited government and equal opportunity (and responsibility) for all. We recognize there's no constitutional protection against being offended, and just want everyone to quit whining and assume responsibility for their own well-being. We believe the constitution guarantees us the freedom to pursue happiness, but that the attainment of it is our problem to solve, and not that of the government.

So tonight at happy hour, raise a glass and toast the dawning of the age of neo-liberalism.

5 comments:

Rancher said...

That is not right think! You must report to your nearest government office for re-education and sensitivity training! Have a good day.

DA said...

You Wrote:

"It's pretty ironic, when you think about it. Today's lefties constantly hurl epithets like "fascist" and "Nazi" at conservatives, when in reality, it's the left constantly cramming new legislation down our throats regulating every aspect of our lives."

Really? You're kidding, right? What are you smoking?

Did you get that junk from Lush Bimbaugh, maybe?

Or maybe from the whimpering Lindsey Graham? Is "Lindsey" a man or a woman, by the way? "Lindsey" sure SOUNDED a bit feminine in whining about Alito the other day. Lindsey WHINED, Alito's wife cried, and Laura Bush went on the campaign trail ... Lindsey even LIED ... he said Dems had called Alito "racist" ... no they didn't ... not ONE did. Just some more lying spin from Conservatives .. if they did, you show me the transcript source that proves some Democrat said that did ..."BRING-IT-ON".

Let's see, YOUR Conservative gov't wants to control State's Rights in Oregon (Death With Dignity Law approved by a majority VOTE of Oregon CITIZENS).

Let's see, YOUR Conservatives want to violate the recommendation of founding father Ben Franklin who said:

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Ben Franklin

Let's see, your Conservatives want to give up all our privacy rights [unrestricted monitoring of American citizens] because you're AFRAID ... so scared that you believe any junk one AWOL coward, and one draft-dodging fat-cat feed ya ... Conservatives are pathetic ...

Let's see, Conservatives want to tell everyone who can have sex with who ...

Let's see, Conservatives want to tell women they have no right to choose an abortion ...

Let's see, Conservatives want to tell ALL of us that we can't celebrate anything but "Christmas" because AGAIN, Conservatives are AFRAID that to do so will cause them to loose their own version of the celebration. We left England over much of the same issue.

Let's see, Conservatives cash Social Security checks each and every day while TALKING a lotta smack about "entitlement programs" ... if you REALLY believe your own BULL, send the checks back and stop cashing them hypocrite ... conservatives are a hot air JOKE.

Let's see you wrote that attaining wealth was up to the individual [paraphrasing] but after thousands of them work their butts off for 30-years, Conservatives think that it's OK for their Corporate idols to blow workers off and default on the pensions they promised at the start of those 30-year careers ... why? Here is why that is true:

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." --John Kenneth Galbraith

Meanwhile Conservative robber-barons thing that the LAW is 'whining" when Bush-bud Ken Lay is investigated (and buying $6,000 shower curtains & giving his wife a $2Mil B-Day party with monies STOLEN form employee retirment funs, NOT earn) or GOP Congressional types plea-bargain out for being outright crooks (and buying $15,000 toilets on taxpayer tab). Or, GOP Jack-ass Abrahoff rolls over like the wuss he is when the prospect of spending a few years as the cell-block punk sets in on him ... yeah, Republican earn their funds the old fshion way ... they STEAL IT.

And OH YEAH, Conservatives TALK a good game about Capitolism and everybody making their own bucks but HEY, if you want to hear a Conservative CRY LIKE A GIRL, force 'em to COMPETE in OPEN MARKETS with competition, hehe ... Conservatives took care of their Corporate buds when the GOP (Get Old People) RIGGED the prescription drug legislation to DENY the Gov't the ability to NEGOTIATE lower drug prices based upon VOLUME purchases coz oh gee, those ladies would be forced to compete for the elderly bucks that way.

And the same prescription drug PRIVTIZATION deal truned into a completely mis-managed cluster in the hands of PRIVATE corporations .. so much so they make government employees look competent by comparison!

Look what a great job PROVATIZING FEMA did for this nation ... BushCo can screw-up train wrecks.

For 5+ years BushCo has controlled ALL 3 branches of government and STILL can't accomplish SQUAT. BushCo spend ALL his time TRYING to accumulate more and more power when he can't even use what he already has, becuase he is without doubt the worst Prez in the histry of the nation.

"MISSION ACCOMPLISHED"
DA

Eric said...

Oh, yeah...when I see incoherent babbling like this, I know I've struck a nerve and must be doing something right!

Anonymous said...

One paragraph of idiocy.

"For 5+ years BushCo has controlled ALL 3 branches of government"

Wait, I thought that the Supreme Court was going to become "right-wing" when Alito was confirmed. Go back to civics class, then maybe we can have a serious discussion.

"and STILL can't accomplish SQUAT. BushCo spend"

"Spend"? I think you mean "spends", dolt. Try MASTERING the English language before going off in an incoherent rant.

"ALL his time TRYING to accumulate more and more power when he can't even use what he already has, becuase"

"becuase"? It's "because", jackass.

he is without doubt the worst Prez in the histry of the nation.

A person that can't correctly spell "because" and "history" sure as hell isn't well versed in many subjects, including history and the Constitution.

Nice job, Eric. Da, you've been a bad moonbat, bad! No organically grown weed for you!

Rancher said...

Da

Are you saying leftist don’t call us Nazis on a regular basis? That there is no Bush Hitler BS thrown about? What are YOU smoking? I don’t know if any Dems actually said he was a racist but that is the brush they were trying to tar him with by bringing up the CAP article. In the tradition of Stalin they tried to convict him by guilt by association. I don’t for a minute believe you are so naive not to realize this so I think you are being a bit disingenuous here. States rights are fine up to a certain point. I can’t comment on the Oregon case because I’m not familiar with it. Your party however is equally against states rights when it comes to abortion so get off your high horse. Good quote from Franklin, a man I greatly admire. Here’s a few from our Republican leader Lincoln whom I also admire. “ Are all the laws, but one, to go unexecuted, and the government itself to go to pieces, lest that one be violated” and "If all do not join now to save the good old ship of the Union this voyage nobody will have a chance to pilot her on another voyage." In other words, if there is no United States then of what use is our adherence to principle. How many rights do you think you will have under Sharia? “your Conservatives want to give up all our privacy rights…” No, just your right to communicate with known Al Quida operatives without us listening in. “ Conservatives want to tell everyone who can have sex with who ... “ WTF? “Conservatives want to tell women they have no right to choose an abortion …”. No, if a state or even the country feels murder of innocent unborn babies is legal then it should come as a popular vote from the people rather than Judges legislating from the bench by finding “rights” in the Constitution that don’t exist. “Conservatives want to tell ALL of us that we can't celebrate anything but "Christmas”. Again WTF? Link please? Conservatives cash Social Security checks each and every day while TALKING a lotta smack about "entitlement programs". That is OUR money confiscated by the government from OUR checks each payday! Can you say FICA? I knew you couldn’t. I grow tired of this, let me just close by saying that your logic is flawed but if you truly wish any other of your ridiculous leftist talking points debated comment here again and maybe I will gather the energy to shoot them down also.

Rancher.