Debunking Political Correctness
by Lewis Loflin
Truth is not hate speech, reason is not racist, and facts are not racism.
I have been updating the following for 2013:
Progressivism as Democratic Totalitarianism updated and revised March 2013 on what Hillary Clinton really meant when she called herself a "modern Progressive."
What is political correctness?
Political correctness is the proposition that a pile of feces can be picked up by the clean end. It's an outgrowth of destructive collectivism, a fanatical pseudo-religion that seeks to inflame racial tensions to create discord and societal breakdown the political Left hopes to exploit to gain power. It's about lies and censorship, it's about promoting the irrational as rational. By inciting racial hatred against white people for political gain it has become itself racism.
Both sides of the political spectrum have their version of political correctness, not just the so-called Left. The mass media that practices PC censorship every day and has their collective nose in President Obama's fan club is owned-controlled by a few large corporations. So why do I say what I present is politically incorrect? Because left/right is a myth - both sides are the same on most things.
Trying to get a Definition
Most people on the left are not opposed to freedom. They are just in favor of all sorts of things that are incompatible with freedom...Freedom ultimately means the right of other people to do things that you do not approve of. Nazis were free to be Nazis under Hitler. It is only when you are able to do things that other people don't approve that you are free.
What a person or group believe or doesn't believe is not as important in my opinion as how that relates to the broader society. For years I was in a literal war with Christian (Religious Right) fundamentalists. While a non-Christian (more heretic than anything) I had no problem with their theology as such. They are free to believe what they want - don't enforce it on me.
At the same time I find myself defending their right to be left alone and not have their freedom and rights trampled on. The big failure for Christianity and I'd say for many religions in general is their involvement in politics. The faith becomes hostage to politics and is often poisoned by it.
A good example is Spain in 1492. Both the Spanish Crown and the Catholic Church were engaged in a parasitic relationship with each other. They both derived legitimacy and power from each other and in the process the enemy of one became the enemy of both. The Spanish State expelled Muslims and Jews by the thousands even though it did a great deal of damage to Spain in the loss of its most educated and productive citizens.
The Catholic Church as such never murdered anyone - the State acted in their behalf. The State enforced a form of collectivism both religious and ultimately social just as much as any communist would in the secular Soviet Union. This would ultimately lead to the demise of both the Spanish and Soviet empires.
But I'm equally at odds if not more so with the secular left which I was once a member of. I once thought they stood for individual freedom and fairness for all, and as much as I hate to admit it I was wrong. They in fact act worse than even the Religious Right. In their attempt to "help" whomever needs whatever, they make matters worse for others. While secular for the most part they seem to behave more like the Religious Right than what I once believed.
I'm well aware of those that hijack other groups issues to further their own ends. Many disgruntled Marxists for example now babble on how capitalism is destroying the planet and to save Gaia we must rid the world of capitalists. Don't believe me? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eco-socialism.
Here we have the problem I face in writing on these issues is how many environmentalists are truly concerned for Gaia versus those using it for political power? How come so many solutions for so-called climate change oddly are the same political agenda's prior to this issue becoming such a panic? Same problem with Islam in that a sizable but minority faction do advocate violence and are religious fundamentalist' fanatics, versus those that are not.
Sorry no political correctness from me. It's simply not unfair to assume the extremists represent the entire group if those that claim this isn't so refuse to publicly renounce by name those extremists and the causes of those extremists in their ranks. They have only themselves to blame.
Progressivism is hard to define today. Try "definition Progressivism" in a search engine and the answers are all over the place. Glenn Beck says Progressivism is socialism, yet President GW Bush was also "Progressive" on many issues and was no socialist. Liberals use terms such as "reactionaries" when describing conservatives, a Marxist term. In the past it was the view that society somehow "evolves" (drawn from social Darwinism and evolution) and the State must change (evolve) with changes in society.
I will venture my own definition in that "the State guides changes in society for the common good."
It seems to me that liberalism, Progressivism, socialism, and neo-Marxism share so many of the same beliefs their labels are almost interchangeable. Labels have become so meaningless so I use the term Leftism a term coined I believe by Dennis Prager. They seem to treat secular political causes as a substitute religion - often with the same tendency towards bullying and social control of a religious fundamentalist.
Instead of preaching salvation of one's soul via Christ (and by empowering them to help lead the way) the secular version will save you and society from you through the State whom they seek to control. Secular-Left tyranny is the same as Religious Right tyranny - tyranny is still tyranny.
The following was asked, "What are the elements of collectivism that are common to all of these seemingly opposite forces?" Collectivists on the so-called Left and Right agree that:
1. Rights are derived from the state;
The banner at the top page illustrates the situation as we have it today. The modern Left is not the Soviet Union nor is the Religious Right anything like Catholic Spain. The Republican Party is just as collectivist as the Democratic Party. GW Bush was just as much a Progressive as President Obama in believing government can better society - they differ only on how they view the roll of Government in society.
To quote one of the above links:
One common approach, for instance, fails to specify the precise nature of either side, yet proceeds to place communism, socialism, and modern "liberalism" on (or toward) the left—and fascism, conservatism, and capitalism on (or toward) the right.
Or certainly corporatism. In the economic sense under fascism private property is retained on paper - but the State controls how it is used. Also known as corporate socialism or state capitalism is the idea that the State through a partnership with Wall Street and unfettered global capitalism will benefit the general society. To quote,
Corporatism (or corporativism) is the socio-political organization of a society by major interest groups, or corporate groups, such as agricultural, business, ethnic, labor, military, patronage, or scientific affiliations, on the basis of common interests. Corporatism is theoretically based upon the interpretation of a community as an organic body. The term corporatism is based on the Latin root word "corpus" (plural – "corpora") meaning "body"
How is this really any different between either party? Oddly both Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party are protesting much the same thing. In the recent effort by the Obama Administration to attack Syria the same forces of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street stopped that latest illegal war from proceeding as John McCain and President Obama were chomping at the bit to attack.
Yet President Obama with the Republican-Democratic elite have expanded this illegal drone war on mostly third-world peasants, attacked Libya and Yemen, and still hasn't got us out of Afghanistan or shut down Gitmo. They both expanded the police state with the Patriot Act.
Through government regulation and meddling the State destroys individual liberty, economic freedom, crushes competition, and undermines labor through mass immigration and destructive trade treaties. They meddle with interest rates via the Federal Reserve or currency manipulation practiced under both GW Bush and Obama that has destroyed savings and bloated Wall Street stock prices. Thank you President Obama.
And the Democratic Party does the very same thing - yes they do want to tax the rich - but also see these "private-public" partnerships as a way to engineer their vision of social reform/engineering.
Religion and History
Affirmative Action Housing Bubble
Nothing stands as a worst example of government meddling than the partnership between Leftism and corporate socialism that caused the housing bobble.
For an insiders view on this issue read The Great American Bank Robbery: The Unauthorized Report About What Really Caused the Great Recession by Paul Sperry, former Washington Bureau chief for Investor's Business Dailey. Buy it at Amazon. To quote one writer and he is right on target:
College Nondiscrimination Ban Protects Constitutional Rights Tennessee governor signs law putting an end to bigoted 'nondiscrimination' rules in public colleges. A victory for liberty!
Even Blacks Consider Blacks more Racist than Whites
Rasmussen reports on July 13, 2013 that blacks are considered the most racist - even by other blacks.
Liberal voters see whites as more racist than do conservative or black voters. The reason for this is simple in that they play up racial hatred and discord for political gain. Let's call them what too many really are follow - racial or cultural Marxism. Race has replaced class for those on the left even though their leaders are 95 percent white.
They are the big supporters of Marxist' racism under the guise of affirmative action and multiculturalism.
So-called "liberals" have a vested interest in playing up white racism while playing down minority racism and violence.
A look at 12 years crony capitalism in Appalachia.
Corporatism Is Not Capitalism
Both the Democratic and Republican Parties are corporatist in their view of the fusion of government and business - they differ in how they want to use it. In the economic sense it's fascism with democratic elections. The Democratic Party wants what dominates many European socialist nations and they are corporatist, so is China.
Quoting Michael Snyder ( http://endoftheamericandream.com ):
Before we point our fingers at the Republican elite which are in fact amoral corporatist hacks, so are the wealthy moral relativist of the Democratic Party. Both are Progressives in lock step in many social issues.
For example Silicon Valley is full of corporatists such Bill Gates of Microsoft, Google, Cisco Systems, etc. They support a number of "Progressive" causes while at the same time lobby for mass immigration in order to drive down the wages of the workforce if not replace them totally. They are right in lock-step with the Republican elite while voting and spending Democrat.
Another good example is the affirmative action housing meltdown that is still plaguing us today. Didn't hear about that one? All this came about starting under President Bill Clinton forcing banks to make loans to unqualified minority borrowers or else fact the wrath of racism charges from Washington and Janet Reno.
Never mind nobody was working on the problem of low income and the dominance of single parent homes in the Black community. This was applied later to illegal aliens and Hispanics.
Let's be clear I don't consider blacks, etc. at fault on this. They are simply poor people like most working class people today that lack real job opportunities and broken single parent homes. They have been the hardest hit by mass immigration designed to drive wages through the floor.
White Male Shot
August 19, 2013 An early morning home invasion in Washington County, Virginia, has resulted in the suspect being wounded and fleeing the scene. According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman, the incident occurred at a residence on Fiesta Drive at approximately 7:25 am this morning.
Crime Reports from Johnson City Area January - February 2012
Does becoming an atheist make one a better person?
This is the latest answer to my challenge on atheism. I'm not here to judge or attack, but believe everyone has a right to express a view. For the record I'm a staunch believer in God, evolution, and science. Shocked? By the way I had Bible classes in college and if I had to believe in the Bible I'd be an atheist.
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