The Soul-Sick Leadership Elite in America
Mass movements are always full of stupid fatheads who are easy to exploit, gullible, and vain, who then circle around, pat each other on the back and make each other feel good. It's the whole point of the mass movement.
"It’s the indirect costs that are high; if anyone wonders why so many of our career politicians are cynics with deep contempt for the public they serve, years of fawning over dumb rich people, pretending to take their silly ideas seriously, assuring each of them that you aren’t like the other stupid rich people, no, you are special, you are smart, and our ten minutes a year friendship punctuated by check writing is deep and sincere—all this tends to corrode the soul. Having a political class who subsist on exploiting the character weaknesses and insatiable narcissism of dilettante plutocrats isn’t the best way to cultivate an ethos of responsibility and patriotism at the highest levels of government.
The fatheaded stupidity of rich liberals is the subtext of the hacked emails: how easily they are exploited, how gullible their vanity makes them, how pathetically eager they are for the hollow satisfaction of a seat next to the powerful. In one sense it’s refreshing: great wealth does not in fact make a nincompoop powerful. Also, it suggests that the real problem with our republic is that what should be our leadership elite is soul-sick: vain, restless, easily miffed, intellectually confused, jealous…
The sense that people like this—a mix of knaves and fools—are running both parties has a lot to do with the anger that fueled both the Sanders and the Trump campaigns. There’s a spiritual disease at work in this, and over time it has the ability to wreck not just individual souls, but our free institutions and the rule of law itself."
This is one of the pleasures of living in Portlandia. So many people are liberal, and wealthy. A night of listening to the silly ideas of this crowd is deeply disturbing. In any moment, these chuckles heads are laying out well intentioned plans to destroy the lower class, sabotage the economy, or tax the productive out of existence.
Election Justice USA Study Finds that Without Election Fraud Sanders Would Have Won by Landslide
Because Hillary, and the DNC burned you big time.
As Zika arrives in U.S., Dems who blocked funding over Planned Parenthood demand action - Hot Air\
Good, these yammerheads need a comeuppance.
Wikileaks Releases Nearly 20,000 Hacked DNC Emails
I expect this will leave a mark, once the hoi polloi find out what the Democrats actually think about them!
Cook County is destroying wealth one tax increase at a time
Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois more generally are bankrupt. The progressives who run these governments have run them into the ground.
Blog: Liberal Logic: Free press applies only to quill pens and hand presses!
"Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman, Democrat from New Jersey, claims that the Second Amendment applies only to muskets, and as such, citizens don’t have the right to own various and sundry other weapons. That delusion is based on her understanding that the Framers were specifically addressing only muskets.
Of course, that would also mean that the First Amendment’s freedom of speech does not apply to radio, television, recordings, electronic media of any type, and anything other than speaking or shouting with or without an eighteenth-century bullhorn. That the First Amendment’s freedom of the press would not apply to text created using other than a quill pen or a hand-cranked press. Use of a keyboard nullifies the right!
For well over a half-century, I have been assured again and again that liberals are the smart people, against all evidence to the contrary."
She doesn't know what a musket is, or whether the musket was even the "elite" weapon of the day. Pro tip: it wasn't. Here is one design for a repeating rifle which actually saw service in the Austrian Army. This was the machine gun of the era, and was legal for anyone in America to own. Obviously, this means we should all be able to own machine guns today, at least under the Democrat Brain Trust's argument.
What a doofus.
Girandoni air rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When it comes to factual issues, progressives are commonly at a loss. They shine when it comes to belief.
Progressives are fascists who hate liberty, they will always seek to limit liberty of others, and seek to control others through authoritarian political policies.
Hillary's First Priority If She Wins? To Shut Up Her Critics
Yes, Hillary is a fascist. She detests the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, and, well, the entirety of the Bill of Rights.
More below the fold.
Glenn Reynolds notes that running a mendacious, felon for office might damage the politician/voter trust relationship
The Question of Campaign 2016: Where Have All the Fascists Gone?
Please read this piece, it is necessary to understand the lay of the political land in America, and in Europe. The left has spend decades confusing the fact that they are the fascist, hiding the ball as they say.