Elite leftist pinhead quote of the day
Posted by iusbvision on February 12, 2010
Joe Queenan in the UK Guardian:
The Tea Partyers are mostly pasty-faced middle-Americans, holding the sorts of smallish, grassroots, inbred gatherings that could easily be ignored in the pre-viral era before cable television and the internet. No more. Now 212 angry white people shouting down a rattled congressman in rural Idaho can command as much media attention as a roadside bombing in Iraq. An 18th-century political movement is using 21st-century technology to persuade America to return to its bedrock 19th-century values.
I love it when the progressive secular left outs themselves with a moment of honesty. Usually the far left is trying to fool the voter, trying to make them believe that they are not arch leftists who want to take the country from something that is free to something they can control; much like how Barack Obama couched much of his campaign rhetoric in a Reagan like style and critiquing the government under President Bush for too much government spending only to come to office and raise spending by a factor of eight.
Those who understand the mind of the statist, elitist progressive see that they believe that the ideals that America was founded on are bad ones. They believe that those ideals based on Christianity, scholasticism and those backwards ancient Greeks are nothing more than mysticism. Indeed, 6000 years of human experience and discovery through trial and error mean nothing now that they and their superior self-serving virtues are here to rescue us all. All we have to do to live in their created utopia is surrender our western culture and much of our economic and political freedom to them, our betters.
Queenan went on to say the following:
Democrats have been reluctant to wave the flag and are uncomfortable with anything that evokes the spirit of ’76.
I must say that I am shocked at the honesty of this statement, but then he goes on to say something dishonest in an attempt to mitigate the damage:
Words like “patriot” and “minuteman” unnerve them, not only because they have been co-opted by the right, but because they are used to christen nuclear weapons and vigilante groups along the Mexican border.
So I did a Google search on spirit of 76 and nuclear weapons to find a match and found none, but such a statement is yet another indicator that the progressive secular left, ashamed of American ideals and values, is uncomfortable with the idea of American military superiority; they are much more comfortable with the idea of UN military superiority and in the cold war made it clear that they were more comfortable with Soviet military superiority. As far as vigilante groups, I am not aware of any genuine vigilante groups along the border waving a flag. I am aware of the group that called the police and the border patrol when they saw people committing a crime. Of course it is the nature of the left, when reality doesn’t suit them, to redefine reality and the meaning of simple words to suit themselves when it is convenient. Their postmodernist philosophy embraces such intellectual dishonesty as a virtue.
Of course we live in a day when the New York Times and the rest of the elite media will publish five articles in a single day trashing Sarah Palin, while ignoring her record and demeaning traditionalists, libertarians and conservatives. In such a world the statist progressive feels perfectly comfortable pronouncing the most outrageous denials of reality and trying to make it all sound so good.