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THE CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON THE CULTURE WAR: “YEAH, YOU WON, PROGRESSIVES, BUT YOU CHEATED!”

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I am currently reading John Nolte’s article on 11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War at Breitbart.com. Simply reading this is making my day because I love to laugh in the morning. Millions of conservatives have likely read this today and more than a thousand have commented. Those comments will be covered by Fred Schwartz later in the day.

Nolte begins with same sex marriage which I see as a full faith and credit legal issue not a moral and religious one. I don’t think, however, that any shop owner has a right to refuse service to a gay couple anymore than they have the right to refuse service to a person based on their race, religion, gender or disability. The author feels that the “voice of the people” has been tossed out in favor of the rulings of “activist judges.” In a bizarre twist John Nolte points to a rise in “Christian entertainment” as proof that Americans really do not want people they do not know of the same sex to get married. The singular example is the film “Heaven is for Real” which has grossed nothing yet because the film is to be released today. Nolte’s point is that Sony TriStar Pictures has decided to release the film on a Wednesday in 2,417 theaters. This film and others like it are one point Nolte shows as proof that on the topic of same sex marriage the Right is winning. I will make a claim here: Heaven is for Real will not make more money between its premiere and the end of the box office weekend than “Transcendence” will make from its opening until Sunday night on a theater by theater basis.

The next Culture War issue is the legalization of marijuana. Both Washington state and Colorado have legalized the weed most notorious to conservatives and more states are moving to decriminalize small amounts. Most recently the state of Maryland did just that becoming the first state south of the Dixon-Line to decriminalize pot. Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also done so. Nolte does not address any of the medical reasons for pot use or even recreational ones as a justification for a victory here in the Culture war. Instead he states that abortion rights activists are on their heels quoting an article on Breitbart.com no less about a poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus regarding abortion rights. The Gallup Polling Service numbers show that those who view themselves as pro-Life vice those that are pro-Choice are nearly equal at 48% to 45%. The numbers of those seeing abortion as federally defined from the same poll vice those who do not believe abortion should be legal at all is 52% vice 20% as of May 2013. Nolte loses this battle as well.

Nolte sticks with entertainment decrying the amount of sex on television but reveling in what he calls the return of the masculine male on the National Geographic Channel. These shows according to the author “celebrate the working class and their traditional values.” What he really means is they celebrate being white, Christian and living in the woods or where it’s very cold. The next “reason” the Right is winning the Culture War is the ascendancy of Jimmy Fallon to the Tonight Show as a counter to Stephen Colbert stepping into David Letterman’s slot after his retirement next year. There is no rhyme or reason to this at all.

The next nugget reveals something about conservatives. They like strong male characters. Nolte point to Don Draper [Mad Men] Walter White [Breaking Bad] and Tony Soprano [The Sopranos] as examples of these. They are called “flawed” and “anti-heroes” and I imagine that takes the guilt away for all the nudity, sex, drugs and violence which conservative say they are against on TV.

More entertainment, really? Miley Cyrus is popular but unions are dying says Nolte. I fear conservatives may never come out of this irrational abyss. As if the weakness of unions in America is a good thing for those working class people they say they love?

Conservative media is on the upswing says Nolte. Well get back to me in 20 years when most Fox News viewers are either dead or senile or have slaughtered their family. There is a trend in there demographically if you just take the time to look.

Women are getting birth control but conservatives have their guns! This is awful. War on women much? The fear of the Other is oozing here.

Nolte sees more money in politics as a solution to what ails the Right politically. No John, the key would be to make your tent bigger. Oh, that’s right you can’t do that because you’d have to let in all those brown people, women and gay people on a level playing field.

Yes, Occupy is dead but given time the TEA Party will wither as well. I think the date on that tombstone will be somewhere around 1 February 2017.

What John Nolte needs is a time machine so he can return to that conservative era of his father the 1950s. Back then by conservative standards women were in their place (not barefoot and pregnant but seen and not heard), minorities were second class citizens and it was a crime to be gay. It must be awful for John Nolte to have to watch as all that unearned privilege is redistributed in the form of earned civil rights.

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DAWN PATROL: DOW DOWN NEARLY 200, WORLD’S OLDEST FLAMINGO DIES, JAMESTOWN ASSOCIATES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CLUB FOR GROWTH

Posted in CLUB FOR GROWTH, DAWN PATROL, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, JAMESTOWN ASSOCIATES, TEA PARTY with tags , , , , , on 31/01/2014 by Majordomo Pain

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On fears of falling values in emerging market currencies coupled with the end of quantitative easing by the American Federal Reserve, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 186 points to 15,662. Carlton Pryor, Lead Economist at TED-OG feels the drop in the Dow is “a necessary correction that will allow for some profit taking prior to the hiring wave of Q3 2014.”

Greater, Terra’s oldest flamingo has been put down in Australia at the age of 83 at the Adelaide Zoo. The large bird had suffered an attack by youths in 2008 and recovered but now was blind and zoo workers feared it had no quality of life.

Jamestown Associates, a conservative political consulting firm, which targeted Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on behalf of TEA Party candidates, that was banned by both the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, has struck a deal to work on behalf of the Club for Growth. The move assures a deepening rift between Establishment members of the GOP and their reactionary TEA Party faction.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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HOW PROGRESSIVES CAME TO ELECTORAL POWER IN AMERICA

Posted in BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN AMERICA?, CIVIL RIGHTS, CLASS WARFARE, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, DEATH PANELS, DEBT CEILING, DIVERSITY, DREAM ACT, FASCISM, FEARSPEAK, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HOW HELL WORKS, HOW THE RIGHT SEES THE 47%, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUNTER S THOMPSON, IN HINDSIGHT, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, LAAL HETHRI, NAACP, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRIEST SEXUAL ABUSE, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, REBUT BLOGSFORVICTORY, REVISIONIST HISTORY, SARAH PALIN, SCOTUS, SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO, TEA PARTY, THE CANCER OF HATE, THE CULTURE WARS, THE DEMOGRAPHICS FAVOR PROGRESSIVES, THE GOP GENDER GAP, THE GREATER FOOL, THE HELLAC BILL OF RIGHTS, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, THINGS THAT MAKE CONSERVATIVES ANGRY, WE DON'T HAVE TO MAKE THIS SHIT UP, WE SEE YOU, WELFARE REFORM, WELFARE REFORM LIES FROM THE RIGHT, WHITE LIKE ME, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WILLIAM J LOGAN JR, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, WORLD NET DAILY with tags , , on 26/01/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Amazona there is a difference between taking a short cut to the Moral High Ground and actually looking out from the Moral High Ground. I’ll give you this point you are absolutely right that it is as simple as voting for Progressive or Liberal candidates to get your moral superiority biscuit. As a group Progressives do stand for good things. Being against poverty, torture, corruption, misogyny, bigotry, abuse aren’t simply things that Progressives are against though. Conservatives are also against many of these societal scourges.

This is where things get confusing and clearly why conservatives are tripped up and find themselves unpopular both electorally and in general. Progressives don’t require a purity test, a loyalty test, or a religious affiliation to walk into our tent. Conservatives with their messages about tax rates being too high should, on that issue alone, have had a way in to the minds of the moderates and independents out there but for some reason they have a social agenda that is more important to them than the economic agenda.

Issues like same sex marriage, abortion and immigration are where conservatives fail simply because their tent is not as inclusive. I’m not going to be so closed minded as to say that this is because of some grand bigoted conspiracy but it is what it is. Conservatives offer little to blacks, Latinos, members of the LGBTQ community, single mothers or the non religious. The coalition that has been built by conservatives since the fall of Nixon of working class whites in the rural West and South and a few upper middle class and wealthy whites who have an agenda driven by heredity and inheritance. This coalition had a majority during the Reagan era and had the Moral High Ground in the dying age of the Cold War. This coalition drove America forward to a conservative vision that likely thought that with political power would come the power to change society; to pull it back from the brink. At this point in Reagan’s second term no one would have imagined that 18 states and the District of Columbia would recognize the marriage rights of same sex couples.

And yet, thirty years later, here you are in an America that seems nearly alien to you. Looking up at people like me who are standing on top of the mountain of Morality. What happened? Is the question most of you are asking and that is the smartest question you can ask and it has an easy answer. Three decades ago, the Greatest Generation were the electoral force in America. They were more conservative than even you Amazona having never dabbled in the experimentation of the 1960s and 1970s with Liberalism as you have said you did. These men and women who were adults in the 1940s and 1950s were around your age now in the 1980s and Reagan was an ultimate relief to them. Hey were afraid the Greatest were that all of their hard work to secure freedom and liberty for the coming generations of THEIR CHILDREN was going to wasted by the creeping Socialism, Diversity and Depravity that they saw in Liberalism.

The answer is obvious what happened. Those from the Greatest Generation had children, the Baby Boomers, and those Boomers had children in the 1970s. Those Generation X children had children Generation Y, or the Millenials. Being born now to the Generation Y women are the Digital Natives of the information age or Gen Z kids. The easy answer to the question of what happened to fear of authoritarian religious, political or corporate power is the last generation that never questioned them has nearly died entirely and has been replaced with an ever more questioning set of grandchildren.

Those grandchildren continued the trend of questioning all authority that began in the 1960s into the new Millennium. I’ll be the first to admit that the War on Poverty was a failure because it simply threw money at a problem that could not be solved so simply. However, in that time the Greatest Generation still held sway on all matters social and the ground was not yet fertile for the sort of change that one sees today.

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In Hindsight
On my side of the great political divide Progressives worry about the pendulum swinging back toward conservatism on a daily basis. Maybe the generation that will be born to young girls that are infants now in America in the 2030s and 2040s will hearken back to the nostalgic days of the 1940s and 1950s. Who knows? By the time they go to the polls for the first time they will live in an America so saturated in information both for the good and the bad that the messages that resonated with 21 year olds in 1945 will seem as archaic as silent movies do today.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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REPUBLICAN INFIGHTING IN BROWARD COUNTY FLORIDA MAY BE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS with tags , , , , on 03/12/2013 by sarahbloch

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Broward County, Florida is important to the establishment GOP because if it can thrive there, in a county which has seen a dizzying rise of Latinos and blacks migrate to the county in the last decade, it can deliver both its message and members to Congress from nearly anywhere else in the United States. The Broward Republican Executive Committee has been plagued over the past half decade with its share of battles with TEA Party elements led by Fort lauderdale TEA Party activist Danita Kilcullen. The actions of Kilcullen since 2009 are a single component of why Progressives have very little to fear from the TEA Party but why the establishment GOP needs to jettison these people from their ranks. The only way for the GOP to remain a viable national party is to separate from the TEA Party, take their lumps in local and state elections for a few years and come back nationally in the hopes of reversing the success of Progressive policies during a two term Hillary Clinton administration.

I know that sounds like a heavy lift, but as time goes on I am beginning to side with my colleague Fred Schwartz who feels that if the TEA Party is allowed to remain a cancer in the belly of the GOP it eventually will kill the party leaving a new massive and powerful Democratic Party to rule unchecked possibly for the remainder of the 21st Century. There are dangers in that eventuality that are well known and have been viewed in Human history many times in the past. A loyal opposition is a security requirement for any representative democracy and I still hope the GOP will come to the center in the next few decades if they can shed the reactionaries in the TEA Party.

Now back to Ms Kilcullen for moment. Many of you are aware that she was arrested and found guilty of a drunken attack on a police officer in the fall of 2010. She has also accused people of “hacking” her Facebook account. Kilcullen recently drew the ire of both Progressives and establishment GOP members in Broward when she sent an email detailing how the county GOP was being taken over by “gay thugs”.

We can expect more of this sort of infighting until the GOP cleans up its own house.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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PROTESTS IN KIEV AND BANGKOK

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I have been debating, I use that term loosely, Amazona at Blogs4Victory over the past few days about what course is right for America politically. I have been watching the events in both the Ukraine and in Thailand closely over the past few days in context with Amazona’s staunch conservative values. This leads me to clear conclusion, and trust me I am as shocked as you are that I have had this moment of clarity. I understand fully now what conservatives need to do to get their way politically in America. They must do what the Ukrainians and the Thais have done– take to the streets.

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I understand that this is easier said than done. Americans in the past few decades have grown moribund in their desire to rock the boat politically in the form of mass protests. I large part of this is that protests in America are generally astroturfed events that are born in the minds of those who have too much political power already and far too much money to throw around. The TEA party has staged several events for politically profitable reasons just this year and the causes they “fought” for have been quickly forgotten and the right has moved on to their fallback positions of bigotry and pushing wealth up the hill to the 1% who care very little about the bottom 50%.

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The left has done no better. The Occupy Wall Street movement too is less about informing voters or agitating than it is about shouting at the wall that is runaway capitalism and greed simply for greed’s sake. These things have to change in America no matter which side wins this major ideological war in American politics. Too much time is being wasted debating people like Amazona who while she admits that she was a Liberal in the halcyon days of her youth and admits as well that she had “bad experiences” and not invested in informing the American people that they actually have choices and don’t have to listen to the loudest voices shouting in the theater that is actually not on fire.

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If America were as a ablaze as the conservatives believe it is things like the Knockout Game would be wider spread events instead of random acts of violence. Real issues like the constipation of the job market would be sources of outrage to both Liberals and Conservatives instead of brickbats they use to place blame. The goal really shouldn’t be who wins the grand debate about abortion, gay rights, gun control quantitative easing, the national debt or even what happened in Benghazi last year. The goal is to find a way to renew the power that the middle class held firmly in their graps for the better part of the 20th Century.

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Now I know that sounds terribly nostalgic coming from a guy who regularly pounds conservatives over their desire for the good old days but in this case it fits. If the American Right wants to make their belief that America isn’t being run according to the Constitution they need to push away from their computers and smartphones and take to the streets. They need to cast off FreedomWorks and Rush Limbaugh and speak for themselves and let the rest of the nation hear their voices clearly. In doing this they do not need a united front but a united spirit like that being displayed today in the streets of Kiev and Bangkok. Only then will those in the political middle and the young take them seriously. A great man once said, “politics ain’t beanbag” and that witticism still rings true today.

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Personally, I doubt if people like Amazona are going to do this because in the end they don’t want life to be better for all Americans because the only people they feel are “true Americans” are those who share their wish to have more power than they deserve under the terms and conditions that they can accept because of their moral, religious or political beliefs. As a Progressive, I feel that if Americans have a bit more skin in the game, and if the wealthy were to dip their toe in the pool of wealth redistribution just a bit the government could back off a little and allow for a new age of technological prosperity unseen in the history of Terra. There is a lesson for everyone here– if you want change, real change, you have to willing to risk everything.

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MY REPLY TO AMAZONA ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR AMBITION

Posted in BLOGS 4 VICTORY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CRIME IN AMERICA, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN CONTROL, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HOW HELL WORKS, IRAN with tags , on 10/11/2013 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Amazona,

I’m not ignoring anything that Iran has done or is planning to do but you are ignoring history. In America’s blind drive to get where it thought it would be in 2013 the American government overthrew m any governments. It is very likely you were alive when the US CIA overthrew the Mossadegh government in 1953 over the product of oil. This was okay because America wanted an ally in the region to fight communism and access to the petroleum riches in Persia. The return of the corrupt Pahlavis was the cause of the Iranian revolution just as America’s support for Bin Laden was the eventual cause of 9/11. None of that matters to you as a modern far right conservative you simply choose to ignore all of this history and fact because it doesn’t fit neatly into what your fathers thought the world would be today.

Ahmadinejad is no longer the President of Iran and I do not believe the ultimate goal of the Shi’a Iranian government is anymore unreasonable than the ideals held in the minds of religious Americans that they need an Israeli state to exist so that they can be raptured. Both are ridiculous and irrational notions especially when you consider that I am a Jew. My question is what happens to my people if your people are the “chosen ones?” The triumph of Christianity? The triumph of Islam? Why not the triumph of defeating poverty? Of defeating illness? Of defeating war with a triumph of Peace?

Mental patients can get guns in most places in the United States. This is one of the things that actually does make me angry about the state of my former country. I have to go back to the creeping fear that lies in the minds of the children of those men who could not stand a world that had men like Mossadegh and Allende in power and let’s not even mention Castro or this comment will get far to detailed for you to tolerate ideologically. You see communist and socialist aren’t slurs to me and never will be. I honestly do believe that America would be a better country if you solved problems with diplomacy and language vice shooting someone in the head even if that someone is your ex wife kids and dogs.

Laws are made, they should be made to better Society as a whole not to reinforce the beliefs of the majority. Those outside the majority have rights as well. You want guns to hunt? Fine You want guns to kill innocent people and steal from those who have more than you? Not so fine. I have no idea why guns are so important to Americans simply because a document says you can bear them. But, whatever, keep your guns and keep killing each other off because of divorce, or drugs or stupidity or the moral decay of inhumanity that creeps in to your mind when you realize you’ll never rise to be a second class citizen in a first class nation. Yes, I would take your guns away. Lucky for you I don’t make the rules. Yet.

So what makes your rights, sovereign, to have an arsenal or firearms any different from another nation wishing to have weapons either offensive or defense to protect their own national interests? Would you be keen on the idea of the Swiss determining that gun violence is a threat to global commerce and thereby demanding that China, France, England and Russia sit down with a delegation of American diplomats to figure out how to disarm the American people? Oh and let’s just throw in the sanction that would cripple America—no more oil imports until the problem is resolved. I bet you’d be crying from the top of your barn for green energy solutions then.

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I get that someone like you is appalled by the facts of my own social life and that I am not “ashamed” of what I am. Sorry for your bad luck in that because you are simply one Human Being among seven plus billion and your opinion while it counts out to several decimal places has no bearing in power on how I live my life nor should it. I work for Liberal ideals of Peace and Freedom not the Conservative ideals of Control and the Power that can be accumulated from that Control. The language of my homeland? Really? Why do you care? Who I sleep with? Why do you care if not to want to use it as an archaic means by which to shame a currency that is losing value more and more among the two demographics that conservatives can never win back in your dwindling lifetime—the young and women. It is you Amazona not me that is living in a fantasy world one driven by religion and ideas that have long since been cast aside in the new digital technological age. Sit down and talk to an 18 year old from a place with more people in their suburbs than you have in your county and you’ll see what America has become while you worshipped Reagan’s method and knew nothing of his means. That conversation will wipe the scales from even your eyes if you can put aside your fear long enough to listen.

As always I’ll sign off in Hellac:

Profexus ut Liberj [Progress and Liberty]

Puerje futurux [The children are the future]

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil! [May you never suffer!]

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WHY DO YOU NEED THE DEVIL WHEN YOU HAVE LIZ TROTTA?

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I’ve heard some really stupid things come out of the mouths of overpaid pundits for this ideology or that over the last few years but this one from Liz Trotta at Breitbart.com really takes the cake. Trotta’s commentary states that since people don’t believe in the devil anymore society is just going to keep getting worse and worse. That really means that conservatives are going to keep losing culture war battles over things that the young people and moderates, you know the folks who really make the decisions about society in America, find fully acceptable. As you, loyal reader, know, I am a citizen in good standing, gainfully employed in the breathtaking capitol city of Hell, Dis.

If there’s one thing I know about, with a personal certainty it’s what the state of Old Scratch is. The tyrant who once ruled all twenty city-states of Hell, what you Living folks call the Afterlife on its own special plane of existence with its own cool new rule book, no longer exists having been cast into Oblivion just over 14 Terran standard years ago. Now I know there are conservatives and their most vitriolic bigoted fringe of white male Dominionists that will never accept that this is the case because it doesn’t play well with their end time needs. To them all I can say is sorry for your bad luck pal. Yet and still these people believe in talking snakes, talking fiery bushes and a rapture that isn’t even in the Bible but was made up nearly out of whole cloth in the 1830s. That aside for the moment at least I have to admit that Trotta is moving in the right direction when she says, “Our need to be shocked, though, has spiraled out of control, and death surrounds everyone, especially the children.” The thread is lost when she doesn’t go into why all the guns? Or why not decriminalize marijuana and cocaine? Or why do conservative pundits have to push the fear button every time? Instead Liz Trotta starts to whine and drone on about things in popular culture that she finds annoying or offensive. Liz Trotta does not care about what children see or do her job, her only job is to put a seed of fear in the minds of middle aged white men and women who already feel that the country they are living in is somehow less free, less safe and less prosperous simply because Barack Obama is president and his face is not white.

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In Hindsight

This commentary by Trotta ought to be must see TV for every Progressive young person who gives any thought to what the real motivations of the Conservative movement are. I like the analogy that the GOP is on its way to becoming a “zombie party” having been infected with the TEA Party virus they are now running around foaming at the mouth like the crazed undead from the Resident Evil movie franchise. [Note to Milla Jovovich: I know these movies pay you a shitload of money but I'd really like to see you "act" again.--V.D.] The chief reason for the concentration of this virus among a single nearly homogeneous demographic is because of delivery systems like Liz Trotta. Why do moderates and Progressives not fall for this nonsense? Well for the most part we;ve built up and immunity to the Limbaugh strain, the Coulter strain and the Hannity strain after many years of constant exposure. But wait! There’s hope! For any conservatives out there hoping they could cure themselves of possibly save their children from becoming political zombies as well I hear a little drug called Reason works every time and has a double effect it relieves the symptoms of bigotry brought on out of anger that one is simply middle class and middle aged.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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WHY THE CONSERVATIVES ARE DOOMED

Posted in CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN on 17/10/2013 by Majordomo Pain

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Amazona at Blogs4Victory posted this comment yesterday:

We got so caught up in the idea of nominating people with the right ideas, we forgot that they also needed the right skills. And we became so dogmatic that the only thing that mattered was the illusion of ideological purity, even though this was often inarticulate and based on issues more than on political ideology.

I think we can find strong candidates, many of them already in the party, maybe already in office, if we narrow down our criteria to simply fighting to return to Constitutional government.

Yes, in a perfect world our governors and senators and representatives would be faithful wives and husbands, members of acceptable Christian churches, devoted to the sanctity of life, modest in demeanor, devoid of bad habits such as smoking or profanity, without enemies, without defects. But in our world, I would take a smoking, drinking skirt-chaser who will fight to the bitter end to defend the Constitution, if he is good at what he does, over a ditsy Angle type with ideal creds and nothing else.

Without the foundation of a strong Constitutional government every other issue we claim is of the utmost importance will become moot, as a tyrannical government will trample those issues into the ground.

These words are the key that locks conservatives in their box for many generations to come. Their options are for their dream of eliminating politically everyone from power who does not think, act and worship as they do. This is the recipe for their failure especially when they go back on this most visceral desire and choose to have “damaged” candidates that will tell them what they want to hear. Simply because the right cannot have what it wants socially they feel the Constitution has been abandoned. While, We, Ourselves of the Collective are aware of the inherent dangers of a permanent majority, no matter the ideology, in this case and at this time there is no better political means to move America forward than with the cause of the Progressives.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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THE MEDITATORS SPEAK: A RESPONSE TO RON MAPES OF CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Yesterday Ron Mapes of Concord, New Hampshire wrote the following letter to the editor of the Concord Monitor:

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”– Sen. Barack Obama, March 2006

I think this statement by Obama, failed leader of this nation, pretty much explains to all honest, true red-blooded American patriots who love God and country what exactly is wrong with the United States of America right now. The time for Obama’s impeachment is now; the proof is there many times over. It’s time to get rid of those we elected last time and bring in honest, faithful political leaders who have the guts to get the job done and get it done right the first time.

It’s obvious those we elected last time were bought and paid for, not elected. Wake up and get it right this time.

Mr Mapes selectively quotes then Senator Obama’s speech of 16 March 2006 on the floor of the United States Senate. The full text of that speech is archived here at Snopes.com. The point the letter writer is trying to make is not a simple one, however, We, Ourselves, see the message as very clear. President Obama, to Mr Mapes and millions of other like minded Americans, is not an honest person. To the conservative element bent on having its way despite being a retrograde minority view sees the 44th President of the United States as the antithesis of a “true red blooded American patriot.” The leader of the free world therefore to the far right does not love the G-d that all conservative white Americans worship on this very day. And most definitively this man that was twice elected President does not love the country despite garnering 135 million votes in those two elections and presiding over the most difficult economic recovery in American since the Great Depression.

Mapes says the time for Impeachment of the sitting president is now. We, Ourselves of The Collective and the Meditators feel America, to use a popular colloquialism has bigger fish to fry. We believe that those who believe as this man does are fighting a war long lost on behalf of the memory of those long dead who reaped the benefits of generations of misogyny, bigotry and power concentrated in the hands of a tribally loyal few. The Collective understands that there is huge profit in telling people with closed minds exactly what they want to hear. Rush Limbaugh has made a career of doing just that. We, Ourselves, would ask you, the reader of this post, what has Limbaugh ever offered as a solution to any of the problems that America has today? Better, when his ideology ruled in Washington did he do anything other than to support his side blindly?

The Meditators often ask why people, no matter how tribally motivated do such things? We ask the same question in regard to minority violence in urban centers all across America? But unlike the far right which seeks only to blame others for its ills while offering nothing new as a solution, We Ourselves do strive to put measures forth to stem the suffering of the American middle class. Ron Mapes ideology is not the disease it is a symptom of the inability for a segment of America not to be able to let go of the need to have someone to struggle against vice joining the fight for Progress. Trillions have been wasted on the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty which were doomed without utilizing the proper tools. The solutions to both are legalization and education. To be a member of free society demands both responsibility and sacrifice and to that end ideological conservatives and thugs that want to hurt people and damage property are joined at the hip. Neither see what they are doing to their reputations as a group as harm because they are enjoying their moment in the sun.

Impeachment is not the solution to the problems that Ron Mapes sees that are a cancer in America, because Obama is not the problem. The problem in America now is that the conservative ideologues on Main Street USA have taken the Middle Class hostage piled them onto a train speeding toward a mountain tunnel where the poor are forced to roam and are smiling all the way to the bank with overflowing campaign coffers thanks to Citizens United. If you want more freedom and prosperity in America do not vote for the party that wants to send America back to back alley abortions, racial segregation and criminal prosecutions for LGBT persons; vote for a party that wants all people to be at least middle class and if you falter will be there with a safety net to allow you to reach for the brass ring. Bruce Currie who comments on the letter makes the obvious even more clear:\

This letter illustrates the extent to which some in this country are completely divorced from reality–when it comes to economics, politics, and virtually anything that requires coherent thought. That’s a summary description of those who identify as Tea Party members or their fellow travelers. Ted Cruz and his merry band of pranksters have led the Republican Party to the brink–and are taking the country with it. They’re getting hammered in the polls, and dragging the greater Republican Party down with them. Their recklessness is hurting millions of Americans who depend on the government, and yet we have some here who are cheering them on, and blaming the president and the Democrats for what is entirely the fault of a few extremist Republicans. Have they no appreciation for facts and the truth? Have they no shame?

Does this sound familiar?

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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WHITE FLIGHT

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN on 11/10/2013 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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As I sat last night waiting for my meal to arrive at my table at Vulca I was inspired twice by diversity. First, I was joined by Majordomo Pain who floated across from me enjoying vodka infused anchovies, as this is Its favorite aperitif and then by John FitzGerald Kennedy my friend of the more than a decade here in the Afterlife. The Majordomo opened Itself up to me a glimpse of two American futures, one of gridlock that leads to a terrible dystopian conservative fracturing of America and then the world in which you live and the other a prosperous world with less violence and poverty driven by the beauty and intelligence that grows from the warm fertile soil of diversity.

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I am not ashamed that both of these glimpses of an America, the former with Rand Paul in the White House and the latter with Hillary Clinton as leader of the free World, made me weep, though for wholly divergent reasons. They were mirror images; hate versus love, death versus life, greed versus generosity, blind faith versus the scientific method, inhumanity versus Humanity. I was wiping warm tears off my face with my black cotton napkin when I felt the warm strong hand of JFK on my shoulder who had been standing behind me watching Pain’s display of the possible futures of the world in which I was born, lived and died.

The 35th President of the United States sat down with his favorite drink, a bullshot, and smiled at me. “You know Blackie,” he’s called me Blackie since the very first day we met in the courtyard of the Arts and Sciences building at the Universitje di Dis in 1997, where he was the head of the political science department, “the more things change the more they stay the same. This thing going on in America is nothing new. When I was making my plans to go and visit Dallas, Texas back in mid November 1963 I knew I was going into a lion’s den. There were warnings that something would happen; that there would be protests and possibly violence from the far right. Now I didn’t think I’d be shot in the head and killed but I knew what I was doing was dangerous because I was the first President that could be ostracized and demonized in ways that were acceptable to the great mass of people who wanted the status quo both politically and racially in America. Now don’t take me wrong there was an equal amount of animus for me in places outside of the South but Dallas was the Ground Zero for the anti-Kennedy, anti-Civil Rights and anti-diversity movement.”

He took a long pull from the highball glass and my second Manhattan arrived and I took a quick sip, and Kennedy continued. “Today people aren’t as violent they were in ’63 but they are far more polarized which may be a portent to future violence as the far right loses. Back then LBJ and Ladybird got mobbed in Dallas by people who today would be respected as pillars of the community.”

“What?” I said having no knowledge of LBJ ever being mobbed.

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“There was a group of so-called upstanding citizens in Dallas known as the Mink Coat Mob who were for lack of a better comparison the TEA Party of the age. These were wealthy degreed white men and their wives who were staunchly anti-communist, Protestant, constitutionalists who felt their nation was under attack from a presidential candidate who was in league with outside elements who wanted to destroy their way of life. Sound familiar Blackie? There’s a book you need to read written by Bill Minutaglio and Steve Davis called Dallas in 1963 I’ll have my girl send a copy over to your office tomorrow. You’ll run through it in a morning I’m sure because Truman, as you know was correct.”

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” I said to Kennedy as he rose from the table his eyes sparkling I thought because he had planted a seed of inspiration in my mind. In reality he saw Marilyn coming in to the restaurant to meet him for dinner. Pain and I ate our meals in silence and then I went back to my apartment empty of the two women I love and sat and thought.

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This morning I read MitchEtheKid’s brilliant piece at AllpolyticsNow from yesterday. This man gets it and now I have learned something about history, politics and myself from the fountain of Reason. Conservative politics haven’t failed they have just simply refused to understand the tectonics of American society. They have refused to accept that the status quo of the 1950s no longer exists. Their defeat in the political arena comes from their inability to pivot toward the needs of the American society as changes. Wait a minute that is too facile. Their demise will come from a variety of cancers the chief among them is their need to be tribal in all matters. No to Jews unless it satisfied their Rapture fantasies. No to blacks because they should still be in the back of roaring bus that is capitalism serving drinks and being inhumanely servile to people who have crowned themselves superior. No to gays, transgenders and lesbians because these people despite the fact that they serve the nation well in all the things they do cannot fit into the small biblical box of of how gender and sexuality are defined. No to Latinos because they threaten the superiority that comes from numbers no matter how hard they work for the masters of capitalist greed to literally feed a nation where many of its citizens loathe them. No to a woman wanting the same inalienable rights that men have had since time immemorial to have sovereignty over their very own bodies.

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NO! This is the shout of a man who because a black couple moves into his middle class neighborhood; this is the self same shout of a TEA Party member that sees the first man of color elected president as “the Other.” I cannot say loudly enough that the right in America a mostly white, Protestant and male organ in the American political body that has begun to rot and harden against all organs that are unlike it and seeks to consume the rest of the body like a rabid pancreas. This cannot change because once conservatism was the leader in American life, society and politics. Today conservatism is seen as a backward and dysfunctional method of doing political business because it wishes at its very core to deny people the things they need to be free; jobs, health care, respect under the law as free citizens and above all the right to vote.

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In Hindsight
Conservatism now is fleeing the very center of American politics for the “safety” of a suburb carved out of a rural woodland where they can only see people who look like them, think like them and serve the G-d of Wealth they worship. Conservative leaders are no longer civil rights proponents or women’s rights proponents they are the new slaves of billionaire masters. They bring the sumptuous meals to the tables of the Adelsons and the Kochs and are satisfied making soup of napkins with which they wipe their drooling mouths and the bones that are left behind. Faith to them means waiting for some time after death to get their reward; in politics this cannot be the case. The real rewards of politics have to be making the middle class a force again, making people want to be a part of the political process vice trying to find ways to keep them out and truly having America be the nation that everyone respects rather than fears. No political movement can survive by making its base smaller and no community political or otherwise can survive by moving away from the central hubs of power, barricading itself behind walls of bigotry and refusing entry to anyone with new ideas.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
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