I think he gets it

Liberty Blitzkrieg has two very thought-provoking articles that are well worth your time.  The first is titled “Lunatic Politics (Part 1) – Russiagate is a Religion“.

The mental disorder colloquially known as Trump Derangement Syndrome is widely distributed throughout society at this point. Baseless accusations of treason were thrown around casually by all sorts of TDS sufferers, including sitting members of Congress.

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… it’s become increasingly clear that Russiagate has become something akin to a religion. It’s adherents have become so attached to the story that Trump’s “wholly in the pocket of Putin,” they’re increasingly lobbing serious and baseless accusations against people who fail to acquiesce to their dogma.

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Calling someone a traitor for stating obvious facts that threaten the hysteria you’re trying to cultivate is a prime example of how this whole thing has turned into some creepy D.C. establishment religion. If these people have such a solid case and the facts are on their side, there’s no need to resort to such demented craziness. It does nothing other than promote societal insanity and push the unconvinced away.

There’s more at the link.

The second article is titled “Lunatic Politics (Part 2) – It’s Becoming Impossible to Have a Conversation“.

When Gallup recently asked Americans what the most important (non-economic) problem facing the country today is, the amount of people saying Russia was so low they couldn’t even attribute a number to it.

Think about that. We’re being divided into two camps of increasingly insane and angry people because of hysteria surrounding an issue nobody even cares about. As usual, we can thank mass media for turning this topic into its singular obsession as well as promoting an environment of cultural insanity and stupidity.

As a result, people aren’t having intelligent conversations with one another. They’re just yelling at each other. The dialogue feels more like a political hunger games where people see everything as a linguistic competition of kill or be killed. Language itself has become debased as individuals try to one up each other with name calling and hyperbole. Demonizing and dehumanizing the other side appears to be the primary goal, which will only lead to a very bad place if we don’t take a collective deep breath.

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A major problem with today’s charged political environment is too many people have become too attached to outcomes. Whether that outcome is removing Trump from office, or reelecting him. If you’ll do anything to achieve your goals, anything to grab power, or deploy any tactics to prove your point then you will become the monsters you claim to be fighting.

Again, more at the link.

Finally, check out this article too:  “Americans have forgotten what ‘treason’ actually means — and how it can be abused“.  It always helps to know what we’re talking about.

Peter

4 comments

  1. As Det. John McClane sagely observed, “Welcome to the party, pal!”

    “If you’ll do anything to achieve your goals, anything to grab power, or deploy any tactics to prove your point then you will become effective, and immune to the made-up taunts of the Mean girls on the other side, after years of stupidly following Marquess of Queensbury Rules, while the other side has been allowed cost-free and unilaterally the sort of lopping off heads rhtetoric, both metaphorically and actually, that very nearly cost us the House Majority Whip just a few months ago.”

    FIFY, Krieger.
    If all that causes you the need to retire to the fainting couch, push George Will and Max Boot off it, and have a quiet nap. Maybe put on your footie pajamas, and have some warm cocoa, while mommie tells you soothing stories about the wonders of diversity, the charm of single-payer healthcare, and amnesty for DACA dreamers, instead of nightmare stories about what happens to missionaries practicing civility in the face of bloodthirsty savage headhunters.

    Meanwhile, actual grown-ups are fighting fire with fire here, and since it’s escaped your notice, it’s working beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, thankyouverymuch.

  2. I’ve been using the Marquis of Queensbury metaphor for 20 years, but it”s even more apt when comparing it to boxing. We enter the ring determined to fight by the rules, while the Marxists/Socialists/Democrats/Progressives/liberals (but I quintpeat(tm) myself) enter with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, with the ref (the media) and the judges (the judges) in the pocket of our opponent.

    Meanwhile, under Obama the Gramscian march through all our critical institutions neared completion, and Hillary’s anticipated 8 year reign would have put it in concrete with the elimination of borders, the 30-40 million illegals granted citizenship and the right to vote Democrat. I don’t like Trump, but he has exposed the media, academia, the entertainment industry and the bureaucracies as owned by the left for all those muddled minds of the moderates to see…finally.

    The left is now desperate. Obama/Holder packed the upper levels of the DOJ/FBI/NSA with radicals and leftists and their perfidy is being revealed drip by drip, So far their soft coup is failing, and they’re increasingly advocating violence. Will they push it to Civil War II?

    However, if they do, it will be premature, because they haven’t accomplished what all totalitarians do. They needed to disarm us first.

  3. Once again the great 1943 movie Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is relevant: Theo telling Clive about the problem with being a gentleman in a fight against Facists.

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