Humanistic Presidential Suicide Cult Protected by "Journalists" as US Torn Asunder
Obama’s Treason & the Disgraceful Intellectuals Obscuring his Anti-American Mission
By Kelly OConnell June 29, 2014 | Comments| Print friendly | Subscribe
What exactly is it about socialism that attracts such illogical, undying, uncritical, and blind devotion—even in the face of overwhelming evidence this theory is utterly flawed? Or, is there some universal rule which dictates that intellectuals, Hollywood players and so-called journalists must be liberal, socialist, Marxist or communists?
And, why does America create such waves of revulsion in these same liberals? Finally, why must these progressives do everything in their powers to obscure the agenda and acts of other Marxists, even those in high office harming the traditional interests of the US?
In the absence of a better theory, one must deduct that in many important ways, leftism acts like a godless pseudo-religion, or cult. For it seems to have all of the burdens of a religious worldview, without any of the benefits. Most alarmingly, Marxism has been the single most destructive set of beliefs in world history.
America staggers from one contrived disaster to another, as Barack—god of chaos—cackles up his sleeve while pretending to be an icon of rectitude, restraint and moral probity. Meanwhile, the stable of mainstream journalists cheer as if Obama just cured cancer. The list of president-made debacles swells daily. Today it’s the sea of illegals surging across domestic borders, quickly whisked into the country, whereas overseas we’re informed the world’s first terror-state is being implemented between Iraq and Syria. Yesterday, it was the trading of 5 Taliban generals for an army deserter. Tomorrow it could be any number of currently unfathomable decisions by Barack, knowing full well the GOP does not have the stones to impeach him.
Judge Richard Posner, in Public Intellectuals, A Study in Decline, claims that a large problem in the failure of public intellectuals is their overspecialization at the university. But more important than this is Julien Benda’s claims that intellectuals must refrain from bias when disseminating information. Yet the most obvious aspect of most public intellectuals is their very obvious affection for Marx’s ideas.
What exactly was it that made America such a horrible place that Barack was sent by the dark lord to destroy us? The Emotivism of the intellectual class, the emotional decision making of progressives dressed up as the fruit of hard-minded analytic philosophy, is a key problem. Not just because Marxism can only be supported by childish infatuation, but because it is bred-in-the-bone, and delivered as if like mother’s milk to these young, intellectually deformed progressive drones. So, it’s cherished like a family myth or religious rite.
Or as Paul Kengor describes in The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor, Obama was raised by, and is communist, and needs a phalanx of Fellow Travelers to help obscure his journey to destroy USA. American intellectuals and journalists are these Fellow Travelers.
I. Opium of the Intellectuals: Intelligentsia’s Failure to Value Truth
One of the truly strange and disquieting aspects of the modern West is the juvenile default towards leftist ideology in every conceivable setting by liberals occupying positions of trust. Add to this the sad presumption of these defaulted leftists that their audience is not astute enough to detect this liberal bias, but will be essentially corrupted into the progressive worldview with barely a whimper.
Idea of Clerisy
Ben Knights, in The Idea of the Clerisy in the Nineteenth Century, outlines the foundation for the modern intellectual. In 19th century England developed the notion of a secular intellectual elite, or ‘clerisy’. These educated writers sought to be freed from former constrictions. Instead, like the members of a new, secular priesthood, they sought to find transcendent values and the very best in national culture and then pass it on to the society at large. The phrase itself was coined by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Opium of the Intellectuals
Raymond Aron’s Opium of the Intellectuals, gives a devastating review of modern intellectuals wholly given over to ideology predetermining their conclusions, and makes redundant any actual work on their parts. The title is borrowed from Simone Weil, directed at Marx’s own dismissal of religion, who wrote “Marxism is undoubtedly a religion, in the lowest sense of the word. Like every inferior form of religious life, it has been continuously used, to borrow the apt phrase of Marx himself, as an opiate for the people.”
Communism is a degraded version of the Western message. It retains its ambition to conquer nature, to improve the lot of the humble, but it sacrifices what was and must remain the heart and soul of the unending human adventure: freedom of enquiry, freedom of controversy, freedom of criticism, and the vote.
It is a simple fact of the 21st century media that most intellectuals, writers, and media workers are far to the left. A recent study revealed over 90% of journalists consider themselves liberals, and vote democrat. How can this possibly be healthy for America when, in our pluralistic society, we supposedly start every day seeking the truth on any number of issues? Aron observes, “Intellectuals suffer from their inability to alter the course of events. But they underestimate their influence. In a long term sense, politicians are the disciples of scholars or writers.”
How is it possible so many prominent intellectuals are ignorant or dismissive of history? No Marxist nation has ever prospered except in lawlessness and murders. Aron writes, “Despotism has so often been established in the name of liberty that experience should warn us to judge parties by their practices rather than their preachings.” Further, these intellectuals are illogical and immoral, being “merciless toward the failings of the democracies but ready to tolerate the worst crimes as long as they are committed in the name of the proper doctrines.”
II. The Stillborn Journalist—The Canary in the Coal Mine Flew the Coop!
Only if US journalists tell the truth, to the best of their abilities, can Americans have any hope of understanding the complex detail of current events. If not, they are merely mute canaries in a coal mine. Sadly, these reporters are so beholden to the transcendent theories of Marx that they cannot dare do anything that would harm his dream. For example, no real background study of Barack Obama’s life was ever commissioned by any liberal media group before his election. We still have many major holes in his story.
Treason of the Intellectuals
Julien Benda, in his book The Treason of the Intellectuals (La Trahison des clercs), decried the modern habit of intellectuals, like the journalist class, abandoning an independent spirit and embracing an ideology. This caused them to enter into the fray of politics, which Benda—writing before WWII, claimed would help create an incredible new war.
Despite the incredible number of failures by Barack, we still have no real reporting out of the mainstream media. This is despite how much more dangerous the world has become since he took office. So the obvious question is what kind of failure would be enough for the mainstream media to abandon ship? Or is all failure which is seen as harming the US really acceptable to this pack of Marxist reporters? But then again, as Benda writes: “politics decides morality.”
Benda particularly cites Nietzsche’s Will to Power, which put control of the political over every other concern. Likewise, in America it has become a simple fact of ordinary life that so-called journalists carry water for every garden-variety liberal politician. But they specialize in deceit for the POTUS—lying, by omission or commission, about Obama’s most monstrous and destructive deeds. Nietzsche would certainly approve.
Benda’s book is described in Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom:
Benda argued that in past ages intellectuals (clercs) engaged in a disinterested search for universal truths; they searched for ideals that transcended the needs of the state or society in which they lived. In recent times, however, intellectuals have become more and more the handmaiden of political and national causes. As a result of this betrayal of the clercs, extremist political passions had recently become more universal, coherent, continuous, and preponderant.
Benda stated in Treason,
Our age is indeed the age of the intellectual organization of political hatreds. It will be one of its chief claims to notice in the moral history of humanity. Ever since these systems have been in existence, they have consisted in establishing for each passion that it is the agent of good in the world and that its enemy is the genius of evil. But today these passions desire to establish this not only politically, but morally, intellectually and aesthetically.”
Certainly modern journalists have for the most part utterly surrendered any commitment to keep their politics out of the “reporting.” What a scandal! This puts the impossible onus of having to fact-check the work of the supposed professional “reporters” for omissions, misstatements, false narratives, misleading ideas, and plain lying. For the average American this is an impossible task. So the unacceptable choice is either to avoid the news altogether or accept being misled in story after story.
III. Emotivism: Spirit of Modern Liberalism is Emotionalism
Is proper belief based upon passionately stubborn emotion that refuses to give in? Alasdair MacIntyre, in After Virtue, claims the spirit of modern political debate has degenerated into “emotivism,” or emotional claims pretending to be moral claims regarding truth and ethics. He defines emotivism here:
Emotivism is the doctrine that all evaluative judgments and more specifically all moral judgments are nothing but expressions of preference, expressions of attitude or feeling, insofar as they are moral or evaluative in character.
Modern liberals who embrace emotivism are merely claiming that what they prefer morally is also “true.” MacIntyre claims there are profound problems with this idea. Feelings are not statements about truth. There are many things in life that produce warm and fuzzy feelings, but which in hindsight turn out to be misleading. Yet, modern intellectuals are constantly smuggling their Marxist conclusions into their analysis, pretending the conclusions are inevitably the result of cold logic instead of bias. Yet, since many Marxists pick up their beliefs in school, it is closer to a religious affection than anything else, and therefore defies reasonable scrutiny.
The problem with literally the entire world of liberalism is that emotion has replaced logic, historical study, and common sense. In other words, entire lifetimes are wasted by these people arguing emotionally based beliefs which are utterly disprovable and disproved. For example, it hardly matters how much one “cares for the poor” if the policies one supports make their problems worse.
The upshot is that a theory like Emotivism is made necessary when the things which one believes are either patently false, or have been disproved by history. Both of these categories of disproof apply to Marxism.
It has come to the time for the People of America to stand up for themselves. We must march in the street, harass our representatives, and go to DC. But things appear so bad that we cannot turn it around without divine intervention. So, please pray daily for revival and a miracle of national repentance. We need Obama permanently removed and the spirit of evil and compromise swept from our great land.
Kelly O’Connell is an author and attorney. He was born on the West Coast, raised in Las Vegas, and matriculated from the University of Oregon. After laboring for the Reformed Church in Galway, Ireland, he returned to America and attended law school in Virginia, where he earned a JD and a Master’s degree in Government. He spent a stint working as a researcher and writer of academic articles at a Miami law school, focusing on ancient law and society. He has also been employed as a university Speech & Debate professor. He then returned West and worked as an assistant district attorney. Kelly is now is a private practitioner with a small law practice in New Mexico. Kelly is now host of a daily, Monday to Friday talk show at AM KOBE called AM Las Cruces w/Kelly O’Connell
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