Totalitarianism

This is the Left: “Trans Conference Celebrates Getting People Fired For Not Calling Men Women”

by Skip March 20, 2017

That’s the title over at The Federalist where “Anonymous” posted up what he/she saw at a conference.  Heck, I’d be doing the same thing if I had gone for it proves ONE thing – The Left hates EVERYONE that do not ascribe to their outlook and would love to have another Brendan Eich type scalp […]

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“2016 should prove to send a strong message to every candidate running their campaign on gun control.”

by Skip April 10, 2016

“One thing is for sure, this country believes in crime control, not gun control.” State after State has been announcing either a moving to or passing legislation that brings their State back to more in compliance of “shall not be infringed” of the Second Amendment on the Right of a citizen to keep and bear […]

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Martin Luther King on Marxism / Communism / Socialism / Progressivism

by Skip January 19, 2016

For in the end, they are pretty much aligned to the same end – The Bigger the Citizen, the smaller the citizen (emphasis mine): During the Christmas holidays of 1949 I decided to spend my spare time reading Karl Marx to try to understand the appeal of communism for many people. For the first time […]

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Notable Quote – Tom Nichols

by Susan Olsen July 13, 2015

“Totalitarians want their rule, and their belief system, to be accepted and self-sustaining – even if it takes bludgeoning every last citizen who disagrees.“

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Notable Quote – Aldous Huxley

by Susan Olsen June 29, 2015

“[T]he quaint old forms—elections, parliaments, Supreme Courts and all the rest will remain. The underlying substance will be a new kind of nonviolent totalitarianism. All the traditional names, all the hallowed slogans will remain exactly what they were in the good old days. Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every broadcast and editorial […]

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Progressivism – was never about being “Liberal”; cozying up to Totalitarianism

by Skip April 8, 2015

An observation from Steven Hayward on RFRA, Indiana, Memories Pizza, the tipping point of the absorption of the private sector by Government – and the unmasking of the Left for who they really are (emphasis mine): The “end of liberalism” can be taken to have two meanings, reflecting the ambiguity of both “end” and “liberalism.” […]

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I don’t think I’ve seen Chan this torqued up in a long while…take my 1st Amendment, I’ll show you my 2nd!!!

by Skip March 3, 2015

From his “Thoughts on a Sunday“: The totalitarians-in-training at Clemson University are calling for stripping everyone on campus of their First Amendment rights, making sure no one can voice opposing viewpoints they may find offensive, or worse, true. What shocked the Clemson community was the professors’ support of the students’ first demand, which called on the […]

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“Caucasians” – I’m supposed to be offended by this white Chief Wahoo? Ha!

by Skip August 2, 2014

Let’s get right to the nub of this – the Progressive Left’s attempts to force a name change of the Washington Redskins (and college / high school teams and their mascots) is simply Political Correctness (aka, really Cultural Marxism) run amok. It is “groupthink” under the rubric of “politeness” – you WILL think like us about them or we […]

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Notable Quote – David Marmet

by Skip July 27, 2014

Hayek calls this utopian vision The Road to Serfdom.  And we see it in operation here, as we are in the process of choosing, as a society, between Liberty – the freedom from the State to pursue happiness, and a supposed but impossible Equality, which, as it could only be brought about by a State capable and empowered […]

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OUR State Project: With Progressives, there’s no such thing as “Small Government”

by Skip May 26, 2014

Hilarious! You know, the posts almost write themselves: @ourstateproject Looks like it's the Granitestaters versus the Freestaters. Small Government versus No Government! — North_Of_Boston (@Charles_1944) May 25, 2014 But of COURSE, if your vision of Government is that it must be in charge of everything as Progressives believe, a pronouncement that they are for “small […]

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Notable Quote – Dr. Ben Carson

by Skip April 23, 2014

(emphasis mine) …The massive show of federal force in the Bundy case is frightening because it gives us a brief glimpse of the totalitarian regime that awaits a sleeping populace that does not take seriously its voting responsibilities, and places in public office (and returns them to office) who do not represent traditional American values. […]

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We’ve seen the result of totalitarian thinking before…

by Skip April 6, 2014

In the Land of the Free, how free are we?  Once again, the sorry story of Brendan Eich is a great object lesson.  Over at Patheos, the Anchoress has a good piece on this growing intolerance of groupthink (emphasis mine, reformatted): If the headline strikes some as offensive, it will nevertheless remain, because that’s the […]

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Social Justice is neither Social or is a manifestation of “Justice”

by Skip April 1, 2014

Jonah Goldberg does a short video on the true meaning of “Social Justice” – and those that love Social Justice hate the philosophy of Individual Freedom / Free Society given to us by our American Founders.  It means a removal of any and all Freedoms necessary to accomplish a Redistributional endpoint (aka, Socialism).  some of […]

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Progressivism really is Totalitarianism

by Skip January 28, 2014

Like I said:  DCE’s (Weekend Pundit)  “Thoughts on a Sunday” is a mandatory read for me every week; this week was one of his best.  Next – he does a riff on what Tom Perkins said that today’s 1% are the new Jews facing a Kristallnact, given all of the class warfare that Obama, Occupy […]

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THE Progressive Paradox

by Skip January 27, 2014

Oh yeah, WE”RE supposed to trust THEM, but they don’t trust US.  Got it.  Got a name for that, too: Totalitarianism (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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You don’t need a tank to hunt either…

by Skip January 26, 2014

(H/T: Protect the Second Amendment – Resistance New Hampshire)

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And it requires that Congressmen and Senators, you know – as role models, show that they respect the Constitution themselves

by Skip January 14, 2014

Last time I looked, “Speech Intimidation by US Senators” was not in the Constitution or Bill of Rights.  This is this, however (the First Amendment): Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of […]

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Why do Democrats never blame people – unless they’re Conservatives

by Skip January 11, 2014

California Democrats will push background checks for ammunition “Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions asked,” Sen. Kevin de Leon (D), the bill’s lead sponsor, said in an interview. “The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun […]

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Obamacare: forced Govt dependency built-in. Again.

by Skip January 6, 2014

Yet another sad story on the results of Obamacare on families.  Somewhere in here, I did a post where a single mom (grown daughter) had to buy a new policy as Obama & Sebelius decided that the healthcare policy that the Mom had was “junk”.  No, this Mom was not judged capable of picking a […]

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And if you don’t think that GLAAD is authoritarian or totalitarian in nature…

by Skip December 23, 2013

Up to this point, I’ve said little on the Duck Dynasty imbroglio – but I will as Rick is absolutely spot on.  We are in a culture war that has been a “hot war” for a few years now.  Government is now in the business of enforcing a secular-humanism religion in the public square and […]

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For US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH-Progressive), it has always been about getting to “single payer”

by Skip November 1, 2013

Steve’s post (“NH US Senator Jeanne Shaheen Was For It Before She Was Against It”) outlines her absolute perfidity: she talks the talk in “supporting the Middle Class” with her grandmotherly words, but in each and every action and vote she shows her disdain for the same set of folks.   All that is important […]

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Poke a stick in the Treehugger cage again: “I am an environmentalist, and yes I do want to limit your freedom”

by Skip August 10, 2013

My, aren’t we being a little totalitarian here, eh (you WILL change your life according to my beliefs)? Your heterodoxy might need tweaking, especially if all of the warmist predictions (and the climate change models are all being shown to be wildly out of whack with their predictions to actual temperatures seen).  And if this […]

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If the purpose of Govt is to legislate behavior, this would be OK with you, right NH State Rep Lee Webb?

by Skip June 17, 2013

OK, once in a while, it’s OK to chain these posts along, eh?  Like what I highlighted what Lee said (in the last post): Sidenote: just like NH State Representative Lee Leigh Webb who recently summed up his (and the Democratic and Progressive philosophy): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ Once again, in […]

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Doodlings – TreeHugger proves my point of my previous post

by Skip June 17, 2013

Update: Apologies to Leigh Webb for misspelling his name – posts are being corrected. That post is here – totalitarianism of the environmental movement. Yeah, I’m still banned over at TreeHugger (you can tell by its name, yes?).  I guess that I keep sinning – Strict Environmentalism heterodoxy cannot allow for any straying from the […]

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Notable Quote – George Orwell

by Susan Olsen June 11, 2013

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the […]

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Showing, once more, that Totalitarians have a very diminished sense of humor

by Skip May 12, 2013

We all know that NYC Mayor Mikey Bloomberg is both a sour puss and has a predilection to make choices for peoples’ lives (as opposed to letting Citizens do that for himself) that seems to be rivaled only by his billionaire wealth.  His outlook is that of NH State Rep Kris Roberts (“Government has to […]

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DNC: You Belong To The Government

by Scott Morales September 5, 2012

Democrats believe that “The government is the only thing we all belong to”.  Firstly, speak for yourself you crazy old man. Secondly listen to the way he says “Government”.  There’s something eerie about it.:

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OCCUPY WALL STREET FOR DUMMIES

by Rick Olson October 18, 2011

“In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists.”  —Larry Niven How does one become an Occupy Wall Street Protestor? A quest for understanding in a somewhat complicated topic. Why? Because there are some who seem to demonstrate a modicum of intelligence and articulate usage […]

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DOES THE GOVERNMENT HAVE YOU UNDER SURVEILLANCE?

by Rick Olson October 11, 2011

We now live at a time when government seems to be taking its liberties by parsing our constitutional protections where the overarching concept of the Fourth Amendment to the constitution. Despite the numerous legal challenges mounted in ECPA cases, the government fights hard to keep this ability. For that, I am lost on how our constitution continues to restrain what seems to be a slow and steady march toward arbitrary and oppressive governance.

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How Much Is Enough? (And Other Problems With Left Wing Policy)

by Tim Condon June 27, 2011

Taxation is a legalized theft with no limit; Ask Mark Fernald, the current titular class-warfare mouthpiece of the left in New Hampshire, how much property he needs the state to confiscate to end the class warfare he wages? What are the terms of peace Mark, or are they terms of surrender? Every month you go on and on with your class warfare but tell us, how long and how much? At what point is government large enough to solve all the problems you imagine it must confront?

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