Friday, September 18, 2009

A Liberal for Today

I'm going to be a liberal today. I'm hoping it will help me understand the mindset of these people -- oops, or I should say "my people." At least for today.

As George Lakoff has taught us, we must frame our debate correctly. One example he uses is "Tax Relief." This is how conservatives sell this typical policy. But since we are not for a reduction in taxes, we must reframe it as "paying taxes is patriotic." It's paying your dues for living in a democratic country.

This is what we're doing by calling conservatives racist: Reframing the debate. Eventually everyone -- including conservatives -- will believe it. My sister does already. If you're Republican, you're racist. She wants be believe she's a Democrat (though voted for McCain) because of this label, which she has learned to believe. That way, you don't have to debate the issues. Sane, rational people don't debate racists.

"You've been in Texas too long," she tells me. You see, Texas is a conservative state, so we all must be racist. When I tell her we're no more racist than anyone else, she's skeptical. When I point out that Texas has lower unemployment, a budget surplus, no income tax, etc, it's not good enough because we're gun-toting, bible-thumping racists. Never mind the fact that she's never been to Texas, doesn't know any Texans.

Misdirection and marginalization are liberal tools that are starting to work. We've taken over the education system, so future generations will only know what we want them to know. Once we silence conservative dissent -- like with the Fairness Doctrine -- we'll be even closer.

Because you see, our way is the correct and humane way. Everyone will feel better, everyone will have the same resources. We're nicer and more intelligent so we know they way everyone should live.

It will happen soon.

But now, again as a conservative -- neo-Libertarian -- I'll continue to support smaller government, less taxes, and individual freedom and responsibility.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm a Racist. Of Course

If I'm against illegal immigrants -- whether they be from England or Senegal -- I'm a racist.

If I'm against nationalized health care, I'm a racist.

If the U.S. government screws up it's Federal Emergency responses, it's racially motivated.

If I disagree with the president's policies, I'm a racist.

And you know that minorities don't really have much opportunity in today's United States, being oppressed by the white man, and all. Forget the fact that the President of the United States is Black, as well as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

And on and on.

Frankly, I'm getting a little tired of liberals playing the race card. Yes, there are racists in this country (and the planet), and they are white, brown, black and yellow.

But when members of Congress start throwing it around -- I can excuse ignorant bloggers and media personalities -- I think it's gone too far.

But when you can no longer debate the facts about issues, all that is left is to attack those who disagree with you. Calling someone a racist -- or any other derogatory name -- because he or she disagrees with you is at the very least intellectual dishonesty, and quite possibly just cowardice. Are you afraid to debate the facts? Or do they get in the way?

The hypocrisy of the left is now so exposed that I think we'll have a conservative revolution. And if we don't, welcome to the third world, America.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Democrats step over the line again

Enough is enough. Congressional Democrats now want to discipline Rep. Wilson if he doesn't grovel in front of them, even though he has apoligized to just about everyone for his remarks (all two words of it) during Obama's address to Congress the other night.

While the Democrats can boo and hiss at George Bush during his State of the Union Address in 2005 with no consequences, let one Republican step out of line and the hammer is dropped without mercy.

I had to sit and listen to Democrats call conservatives and Republicans all kinds of things during the eight years of Bush, including Senators calling our troops killers and equating them will Nazis, etc. But God forbid if someone criticizes their President or their policies.

Not only did they at first support the war, then they didn't to the point of trying to get us to lose it. Well, I'm about to lose it.

Liberal groups can protest outside of Bush's ranch for months, act violently during international meetings, distrupt Senate hearings, and this is patriotism.

But when conservatives dissent, they are called all kinds of names, attacked personally, and generally marginalized.

This they way of the liberal, who is not liberal in his or her belief of democracy. They only like you if you agree with their attempt to control you.

I try to stay up with what liberals are writing and thinking, but it gets very tiring of reading personal attacks. Never address the issues. Just use name-calling. I gave that up in elementary school.

I wish they would too.