Sikh Shooting, and the Big Lies in the Coverage

By now, we’ve all heard of the mass shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin.  And we’ve seen the coverage of the shooter, Wade Michael Page.  But, Bob Belvedere at TCOTS makes a significant point, and one that needs to be explored…

For nearly eighty years now, the Left has engaged in one of the most successful Big Lie campaigns in it’s history.

They have been able to get the vast majority of the people who have lived in this country [and in the other countries of The West] since the 1930?s to believe that Fascism is a Right Wing system of belief.  The Left has deftly convinced Americans that Fascism is nothing like Communism, that the former is crude, militantly nationalistic, and only interested in absolute power and brutal control [‘Deutschland, Deutschland, über alles…’], whereas Communism / Socialism is merely seeking to bring about Equality, Liberty, and Fraternity [‘Imagine no possessions…’].  Nothing, of course, could be further from the truth: Fascism is merely a transitional stage between mild Statism [Modern Liberalism] and Socialism.  In other words, it is decidedly a belief system of the Left — grown as it was in the sterile laboratories located in the minds of Leftists like Benito Mussolini. 

In it’s successful effort to distance itself from Herr Hitler and Il Duce, the Communist Propaganda Machine was able to get people to see Fascism as a Right Wing phenomenon, and this has the benefit of allowing them to label any conservative a Fascist at will — a very useful tool in politics, as we have seen.  The Progressives in America have adopted this practice, kept this meme alive.  Because of World War II, people have ever since associated Fascism with the Nazis, so, therefore, anytime you accuse a person on the Right of being a Fascist, a certain set of images enters the brainwashed mind of the hearer.

Knocked it out of the park!

I’ve made the point, many times, that Fascism is a leftist construct.  For example, I recently quoted this from the American Nazi Party website…

The American Nazi Part is extreme right wing, is it?  Here is something right from their own platform…

We demand the creation of an honest, self-sufficient, debt-free economy based solely on the productive capacity of the Aryan worker, which will guarantee conditions of full employment and price stability. We also demand public control of all banking and credit institutions as well as all utilities and all monopolies, confiscation of all conglomerate holdings, cancellation of all usurious debt, comprehensive profit sharing in all basic industries, and the institution of a national program of interest-free loans for families, farmers, and small businessmen.

We believe that the proper function of an economy is to serve the economic needs of the people, not to make profits for big bankers and huge multinational corporations. We must put an end to both economic freeloading and economic exploitation in America. There must be no place for parasites who draw their sustenance from society without giving anything in return. We also believe that HONEST WORK is the only legitimate basis for wealth – not speculation, usury, or money-manipulation – and that a sound economic system must rest, not on debt or some extraneous metal, but on the productivity of the Aryan worker alone. We believe further, that money is properly a medium of exchange and store of value, not a commodity like bread or steel, and that therefore money and credit should not be issued for profit, but to serve the legitimate needs of the people without interest. Finally, we believe that it is unnecessary for any rational society to suffer unemployment when there is work to be done and people who want jobs. We must have an economy based on the long-term interests of the man who works for a living, not the chronic loafer or the man who lives by renting out his capital.

Yes folks, this is a so called right wing movement.  This could come right from an occupod!

But, according to our leftist friends, these are right wingers. Because, as you all know, redistribution of wealth is a big right wing tradition, right?

Then, for the reaction to the big lie?  Bob quotes Stacey McCain…

 Stacy McCain describes the latter very well:

The timid defensiveness of some conservatives — who run away screaming the minute they hear the word “racism” spoken aloud — is the exact opposite of political wisdom. Having been so often and so unfairly accused of “hate,” they have internalized their liberal antagonists’ worldview to such a degree that they pre-emptively fear the smear:

“Oh, let’s denounce the crime, then move on and ignore it, because we might be targeted with a guilt-by-association smear attempting to connect us with this tattooed skinhead freak we never heard of until he killed six people.”

Not only is this reaction gutless — needlessly defensive — but it makes conservatives look like shameless political opportunists: If the guy who killed the Sikhs had been an Occupier or an Islamic jihadi, the right-wing blogosphere would have been raising hell. So when the shooter turns out to be somebody categorized as a right-winger, conservatives are not going to score any points for integrity and courage by whining that this is unfair and then trying to ignore it.

When the Left does this, we automatically notice it, don’t we?

Essentially, the left takes and attributes their bastard stepchildren, the fascists, on to us.  And, to complicate things, many on our side buy into the big lie!

History is there.  It is real, and it vindicates our side at every turn.  We have the facts, so there is no reason for us to hide.  If a fascist murdered a group on innocent citizens, it shouldn’t be politicized, but understood.  However, since the left makes up lies with which to spin their yarns, we are obligated to correct them.

The Gospel According to Barack Obama

The Kingdom of redistribution is at hand!

And in those days cometh John Kerry preaching in the desert of Massachusetts.  And saying:  Do taxes:  for the kingdom of Barack is at hand.  For this is he that was spoken of:  A voice of one crying in Massachusetts, Prepare ye the way of redistribution.  For now the axe is laid to the root of the capitalists.  Every Republican therefore that doth not yield redistribution and his fair share of taxes shall be cut down and cast into the fire.

Then Barack was lead by the spirit into Chicago, to be tempted by the nonredistributioners.    And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights he was appointed a constitutional scholar.

And the evil Republicans took him up into the Sears Tower and showed him all the glory of Chicago.  And said to him:  All this I give thee if falling down thou wilt interpret the Constitution as the fathers intended.  Then Barack saith to them:  Begone. For it is written, the Federal Government shalt thou adore and him only shalt thou serve and enlarge the powers thereof.

And seeing the multitudes he went up to the John Hancock building and when he was set down public sector union employees came unto him.

And opening his mouth he taught them saying:

Blessed are the poor:  For the Feds have the power to take away from others and give unto thee.

Blessed are the meek:  For they know America is an evil country and they have no reason to brag.

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after social justice:  For the feds have the power to engineer equality of result.

Blessed are the merciful:  For they shall obtain redistribution of wealth.

Blessed are the peacemakers:  For Muslims shall like them and they shall be called children of the most High Prophet and enemies of the terrorist state of Israel.

Blessed are they when the revile you and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake.

Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in Washington D.C.  For so they persecuted the populists and progressives before you.

Do not think that I am come to destroy the law or the Constitution.  I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill and interpret the Constitution as a living, breathing document with positive powers of government.

For amen I say unto you, till my healthcare reform law and all its 1000 plus pages come into effect, the old slave-holder’s Constitution shall still be in place until all be fulfilled.

He therefore that oppose my healthcare reform, and shall so teach men, shall be called the least in the kingdom of Washington D.C.  But he that shall do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of D.C.

For I tell you, unless your social justice abound more than that of the scribes and Republicans, you shall not enter into my kingdom.

(To be continued.)

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Original Post:  Manhattan Infidel

Liberal Policies Tend to Backfire: Will Higher Taxes and Regulation Help or Hurt the Mythical 1%?

Some refer to the law of unintended consequences.  Others call it purposeful crony capitalism.  But the reality is simple; in a high-tax and high-regulation environment, large corporations and the wealthy flourish, and the little guy? Not so much.  Our contributor, Don, and I were chatting about that just last night.  Then, as I was checking out some news sites this evening, I saw that Don and I weren’t the only ones pondering that point.  Seton Motley, over at Big Government, was pointing out the same uncomfortable truth.  

In Reality, this Leftist policy disconnect happens with cringe-inducing regularity.  They push proposals that will have the exact opposite effect of their desired intent – and yet onward they press.

Oft it is unintentional – sometimes it is not.  Then soon-to-be President Barack Obama admitted that the inheritance (death) tax costs more to implement than it collects – but that he favored it anyway, in the interest of “fairness.”

Spread the misery around.

In Reality, bigger government and more regulations – which the Left (say they) implement to reduce the gap between rich and poor – actually widen it.

It goes like this:

Say we increase all regulations by a cumulative 50%.  The Rich, Big Companies have the money to absorb the abusive costs and keep going.  The up-and-comers do not.  The Rich, Big Companies hold on – the little ones go under.

So you end up with a few wealthy joints, and everyone else starving – the gap between widens.

Say we raise taxes to 50% of income.  The likes of Warren Buffett can afford it – they’re already rich.  But it dramatically damages the chances of people like us – the up-and-comers – from becoming rich.

So you end up with a few wealthy individuals, and everyone else starving – the gap between widens.

In short: The bigger the government – the bigger the taxes, the more the regs – the bigger the gap between rich and poor.

The outcome the Left with their policies seek to ameliorate – they instead exacerbate.

Hit. it. out. of. the. park!  The taxes, regulations, as well as the gigantic government needed to enforce them, will actually create the problem that OWS laments.  OWS blames the free market for the problems that we face, when in reality, we haven’t had a free market for decades.  During that time, government has increased it’s role, via the tax code and regulation, turning the free market into a crony capitalistic fur ball.  The results have been to make it more difficult for start ups and mi-sized companies to compete with the big ones.  Sending jobs overseas, or having many companies go out of business completely.  So far, the Obama administration has permanently killed over 2,000,000 jobs.  If OWS had their way, millions more would go down the tubes as well.

But, then again, the more jobs that are permanently killed, the more people that will require government assistance.  And, when people are on the government drug, they are more likely to vote for the dealer.

No Labels Steal Logo, Calls it a “coincidence.”

Even the ‘stealth left” believes in redistribution!

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No Labels Steals a Logo:  After all, Even Undercover Leftists Believe in Redistribution

Redistribution of the logo, that is. I thought I wouldn’t have to cover “No Labels” again for a while. I thought that eventually, they would do something that flops, or have a highly partisan, “non-partisan” event, and we could all chuckle at their failure. However, they are WAAAAAY ahead of the curve. Apparently, all of their feed money (over $1,000,000) did not cover the creation of a logo. So, like any good lefty organization, they stole what they could not create on their own. Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin, has the details…

No Labels” had their first conference yesterday, and Ben Smith from Politico noticed something similar — a distinct lack of Republicans (you’re not supposed to notice that, Ben, they’re not using labels). There were some GOPers in attendance, but mostly center-left Republicans who were swept from office by the Tea Party tsunami.