Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Progressivism Incompatible with American Values

A big essay at Camp of the Saints, "When Mark Steyn Starts To Talk About The Break-Up Of The United States…." (Via King Shamus.)

This part is relevant to my recent experience:
Leftism is incompatible with American Values. It despises custom, morality, and Right Reason. It rejects the importance of tradition and, in fact, scorns and spits on it. Leftists seek not to learn from the wisdom of those who have come before them. They disdain the hard-won knowledge that politics is the art of the possible. They seek to remake the world in their image, to be as gods.

How can you deal with such people?
Well, actually you can't. Progressives (leftists) evince the mob mentality of violence and anti-rationalism. Anyone reading this blog over the last few days has seen the pure thug psychology at work among those who see themselves as enlightened. Michelle Malkin posted the violent death-wish hate mail yesterday, and I added a little reminder of the atheistic campaign of intolerance launched at my college last December. It's like a totalitarian regime with brownshirts beating those who think independently. According to TCOTs:
... there is no possible way normal reasonable people can deal with such people — nor should they because they will be outgunned every time because, unlike themselves, the Left will not feel any pressure to conform to the rules of Right Reason and civilization. The Right plays by a set of rules first forged by the hand of God on Mount Sinai; the Left makes up it rules as it goes along, believing the ends [Illumination, Heaven On Earth] justify the means [anything goes].
Anything goes. Absolutely. I'm living it. But I'm still standing to fight another day. And you have to fight:
The Left will not compromise in the ends they desire to force upon us — they are the most feverish and fervid and fanatical of believers, who are unbound to any sense of morality.
Gator Doug has more, "How can we live with the far Left? How indeed?":
There are those who will scoff at Bob’s belief that the Left are the true fanatics seeking to force their religion, Marxism, down all of our throats. But, nothing could be more obvious. The Left practices no tolerance, nor does it embrace, in the least, any diversity. The Left welcomes only those who march and speak in lock step with the Left. Those who do not are targeted for utter destruction.
Utter destruction. Sounds familiar.


Opus #6 said...

The left do not respond to reason. And that is why we cannot work with them.

Bob Belvedere said...

Well put, Donald. And thank you for the kind words and the link.

KingShamus said...

Thanks for the linkage. I appreciate it.

KingShamus said...

Thanks for the linkage, sir. I appreciate it.