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Hearding the Crimson Cats

It must be frustrating to be a Socialist in the United States right now…

So close!  So very close…

And yet there is fear.

While Democratic Socialism is imploding in Europe, the true believers continue to push forward.   While “austerity”, which used to be known as fiscal responsibility, is being proposed in order to save the EU from a complete meltdown the Socialists will have none of it.  (The Socialist Party will secure the majority in the parliament of France this week.)

The Left is determined to destroy the current paradigm in Europe (just as they are in the U.S. and elsewhere) but they are getting in the way of a much larger goal.

In their refusal to listen to (take orders from) President Obama they are giving the entire world a glimpse of what they really want.  The total and complete collapse of everything remotely resembling free-markets and individual rights.  It is desirable to them… it is their stated goal… not something to be avoided or concerned about.  Marxists will tell you that in order to rebuild you must first have a “clean” canvas.  Marx told us that the complete collapse of Capitalism is what must happen before the Social Utopia will be realized.

We (non-socialists) watch what is going on in disbelief.  We “can’t” (don’t want to) believe that there are people out there who wish to destroy our way of life so that they can design it the way they think is best.  It seems beyond our comprehension, but it is not… we just don’t want to confront what that really means.  And we don’t want to think of what that would require of us… how we see our friends who espouse liberal ideas… the energy we will have to expend in trying to stay informed and aware… the sacrifices and personal responsibility we will have to shoulder in order to protect our way of life.  It’s uncomfortable.

But no matter how we want to “feel” about it, there is an ideological war going on, and it has been for 100 years.  Free-market Capitalism has been incrementally losing for all of that time.  The European Social Democrats finally see their opportunity to seize the day and have fully committed.  The Free-Market Capitalists are nowhere to be seen.

However, President Obama sees clearly that the American people are watching.  The 24-hour news cycle, government caused housing catastrophe and individuals involvement in the markets through their 401k’s have provided them with a better understanding of trade and economics.  (Getting better everyday.)  This better understanding is leading them to see the conflict in front of them.  The conflict of two mutually exclusive ideas.  Socialism (the ideology of subjugation) vs. Capitalism (the ideology of individual freedom).

Here is the risk for the U.S. Left: The voters might come to their senses before we pass the point of no return.  This possibility has our homegrown Progressives concerned… if the “masses” in the U.S. wake up soon enough, through the election process they could begin rolling back some, most or all of the Socialist scheme’s foisted upon them over the last 10 decades.  From the point of view of Leftists like president Obama et al, this is very inconvenient.  The Left cannot allow this to happen.  Their dilemma is they control the public schools, mass media and an entirety of one, plus most of the other major political parties… what else can be done?  They are relying on you not getting up to speed fast enough to stop them… this is where we are.

(For Anti-Socialists like me…This is what makes the next series of U.S. elections so very important.  It goes far beyond voting for your favorite guy, or the most handsome or best speaker.  It goes far beyond “wasting your vote to teach them a lesson“.  It is really about the beginning, the first steps down the road, of returning to the rights of man and a country our founding fathers envisioned.)

For the Worlds Progressive Leftists it’s about the brass ring.  It’s about winning a war they have been fighting right in front of you since the day you were born.

But U.S. Leftists realize how important American participation in this “beautiful transition” is.  The problem remains getting the world’s Leftists in lockstep is like herding Crimson Cats… they remain red, but keep going their own directions.

In this there is hope.

There is hope… in personal education, and open discussion, of economics and individual freedom.  There is hope in demanding the press do their job and keep politicians in check whether they happen to like them or not.  There is hope in initiating cordial conversations which challenge your friends to explain their points of view out loud so they have to make an effort to think about what they think.  There is hope… if you don’t give up and give in.

The United States is the last country on Earth that is in a position to represent the individual.  The Socialists have control over all the other countries… and how is that working out for the self-proclaimed “smartest people” in the room?

Unfortunately, they would tell you “pretty well”.

Keep an eye on the cats.

(For any of you Leftists who suffered through this entire missive, let me ask you a question.  When has it ever worked out well for the Proletariat?  Pour yourself a cold glass of Moskovskya and think about that for a while.)

(Originally posted 061112)


What happened?

What happened to the Fiscal Conservatism message?

I just watched a reply interview with Jeff Sessions… and I had to set my scotch down.

Remember this;

We don’t have a Taxing Problem, We have a Spending Problem“?

It dawned on me… Seems like decades ago, doesn’t it?

The Republicans are reverting to the party of predictability. The party of John McCain…  where the only substantive difference from “their friends across the aisle” is in name only.

This is exactly why Romney can only garner 70% of the primary vote even when all the other candidates dropped out.  This is exactly the behavior that causes Republicans to find so much dissent within their ranks. (While the Liberals would like you to believe that this dissent will cause voters to turn to the Democrat party, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything it will cause conservative voters to migrate to “Independent” and “Libertarian” parties as most Americans have no understanding of the committee process and majority assignment of chairs. Either way, it works well for the Liberals.  And they know it.)
The Conservatives had a message that resonated, and now they are running away from it.  Why?
Could it be that they are afraid they might win?
What I mean by this is if they win they will be expected to deliver.
It’s one thing to posture as a fiscal conservative, it’s entirely another to act like one even when it hurts.
We are 90 days out of what I consider a turning point in American history. I have seen this very place many times over the course of time, across the world. This is a choice which will determine the fate of the United States as founded versus the United States in name only.  It is a choice between Social Democracy, and Constitutionally Limited Government combined with Free-Market Capitalism protecting our Freedom, Liberty and property rights.

This is not difficult to understand… nor is it difficult to communicate.
To once again watch the message of Bipartisanshitt being propelled by Senators and Representatives alike is a path to disaster. A path that takes one to a place of no return.
We need to get back to the message that won the House… and Governorships… and State House seats… and most importantly, the voters hearts and minds.
We need to get back to the concept of fiscal responsibility that every American deals with at their kitchen table… and at work… and all day, every day, every minute of their lives.
We need to get back to explaining our incredibly serious problem in terms that those with other things to do can understand…  and act upon in a positive way… and yes, expect their representatives to deliver on.

This is a winning message as proven when the chips were down and there was no sign of hope just 2-years ago.  It’s a message that gave us another chance in 2012.  It’s a message we are making every effort to squander.
What happened?

(Let me make one last point.  I suggested a few weeks back that Rice would be a good choice for VP.  I received some push back behind the scenes and I understand the reasons offered as to why she would not be… but what seems to escape some of those quick to support certain others is that a VP is as useful as teats on a mule.  VP is a throw away position that removes the useful from productivity.  A Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio are far more important where they are than going to funerals and waiting for the President to meet an untimely demise.  A “Rice” type as VP does not remove a person in a hard-fought position who is far more valuable ACTING like a fiscal conservative, not just posturing as one.  The Republican Establishment would like nothing more than taking a powerful Rubio or Ryan and emasculating them with a VP position.  The John McCain wing of the party would get to pretend they support such ideas for public consumption while getting what they want, which is more of the same.)