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"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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This is the same tactic they used back in the 1960s. They marginalized conservatism and treated conservatives as if their opinions were lesser than those of the enlightened progressives. The John Birch Society was practically killed off (certainly with the help of foreign "conservatives" like William Buckley). The whole South was portrayed as heinous racists. Environmentalism was en vogue. The Warren Court was busy inventing rights for liberals (birth control) and striking down conservative ones (minority protections in state legislatures, prayer in school). Media such as television and popular music were used to infiltrate the culture (moreso in the 1970s for TV).

These days, it's much the same. Instead of the Birchers, it's the Tea Party. Instead of racism, it's anti-gay. The Court's now inventing rights to coercively tax people into buying health care. The environmentalists are still here, this time with global climate change and fracking. The media manipulation is now through Facebook and Twitter, which is even more dangerous seeing that now it has the illusion of coming from friends.

What did we get back then? The Great Society, which we're still paying for. Medicaid, Medicare, expanded food stamps, Community Action, and all those other feel-good programs that do nothing but spend money we don't have.

As Santayana once stated, those who do not learn from the past will be doomed to repeat it.

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As Santayana once stated, those who do not learn from the past will be doomed to repeat it.

Liberals can never learn from the past since they always rewrite history to match to cause de jure.    Actually, causes are meaningless to them except that they further weaken the fabric of the country.  Their "causes" are Machiavellian in that the outcome is far more important than the means. >:D
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 02:10:47 PM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
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This is the same tactic they used back in the 1960s. They marginalized conservatism and treated conservatives as if their opinions were lesser than those of the enlightened progressives. The John Birch Society was practically killed off (certainly with the help of foreign "conservatives" like William Buckley). The whole South was portrayed as heinous racists. Environmentalism was en vogue. The Warren Court was busy inventing rights for liberals (birth control) and striking down conservative ones (minority protections in state legislatures, prayer in school). Media such as television and popular music were used to infiltrate the culture (moreso in the 1970s for TV).

These days, it's much the same. Instead of the Birchers, it's the Tea Party. Instead of racism, it's anti-gay. The Court's now inventing rights to coercively tax people into buying health care. The environmentalists are still here, this time with global climate change and fracking. The media manipulation is now through Facebook and Twitter, which is even more dangerous seeing that now it has the illusion of coming from friends.

What did we get back then? The Great Society, which we're still paying for. Medicaid, Medicare, expanded food stamps, Community Action, and all those other feel-good programs that do nothing but spend money we don't have.

As Santayana once stated, those who do not learn from the past will be doomed to repeat it.

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As I've said many times on this site and on others, the Progressive Left recognizes no honest disagreement with its ideology or agenda. To do so would necessitate discussion and argumentation, which it cannot abide for fear of stalling or reversing the Progressive agenda.

Instead, taking its cues from Alinsky, the Left freezes, personalizes and polarizes a chosen target, employing both a Manichean worldview and straw man illogic.
Liberalism isn't really about making the world a better place. It's about reassuring the elites that they are good people for wanting to rule over it.


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