Exposing the Left’s Agenda

Lemon: “If Joe Biden wins, Democrats can stack the courts and they can do that amendment and get it passed.”

Cuomo: “Well, you need two-thirds vote in the Congress and three-quarters of the state legislatures.”

Lemon: “They may be able to do that.”

Does the electorate have any doubt as to what are the intentions of the leftwing base of the Democrat Party? The Dems have been trending Marxist/Socialist since the 1950’s.

I doubt that John Kennedy could even win the party’s nomination as candidate for president of the United States. JFK is more similar to Ronald Reagan than Bernie Sanders who unabashedly promotes a new brand of Progressivism which he calls Democratic Socialism.

By any other name it is still Socialism. The subsets of Socialism — Fascism and Communism — were defeated in the 20th century. What makes Sanders think that his version will succeed?

Socialism has to be imposed either by force of arms or legislative edict. It is opposed to the fundamental tenets of freedom and liberty. In America, the Left has had to depend on Congress and the courts to implement their agenda.

That’s why elections matter.

With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republicans have an opportunity to confirm a conservative successor. Why is that important?

  • Democrats have a problem with the Constitution because it spells out what government can’t do rather than what it can do.
  • Democrats don’t like the electoral process which is why they want to abolish the Electoral College.
  • Democrats don’t like capitalism nor the principles and traditions of America’s founding which they consider to be the source of all the nation’s ills.

Following his landslide reelection in 1936, President Roosevelt proposed the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937. The initiative would have expanded the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges and forced those over the age of 70 to retire. The average age of the justices in 1937 was 71 so Roosevelt clearly intended to stack the court with friendly judges who would rubber stamp his Progressive agenda which had been struck down as unconstitutional by the high court in his previous term.

The president also appoints judges to the court of appeals and district court where liberal appointees tend to make law rather than interpret law — this, by design, in order to enact Progressive initiatives that fail to pass Congress.

When Lemon talks about fairness, is it fair that a district court in San Francisco can rule against the will of the people? There are many examples of this including the marriage referendums in California (Propositions 8 and 22) that were struck down by the court.

The Democrat Party’s long game is to stack the courts, abolish the Electoral College, gain control of both houses of Congress, grant statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico — thus adding four additional Democrat seats in the Senate — and effectively instituting one-party rule.

President Trump is the only person standing in their way. That’s what the “witch hunt” was all about. Democrats never accepted the results of the 2016 election though they are quick to declare that Trump won’t leave if Biden wins.

The resistance was initiated in the Obama White House before and after the election. Democrats sought to overthrow a duly elected president simply because they held disdain for the man, and believed they were entitled to win.

The unwarranted impeachment was payback to tarnish the man’s legacy. Said Nancy Pelosi, “Whatever else happens, history will record that this president was impeached. He will always be impeached.”

Sounds like the petty frustrations of a bratty child who throws a temper tantrum when they feel they haven’t been treated fairly, or as Don Lemon complained, “It’s not fair.”

Nothing is fair when you embrace a sense of entitlement. That’s why the Left is perpetually gloomy and angry. They believe everything should be handed to them on a silver platter — and the Democrat Party, in order to gain and hold power, is all too willing “to blow up the entire system” in order to implement their socialist agenda.

Beware, not only did they attempt to overthrow the president, the Left is seeking to overthrow America.

 The blog author, a lifelong conservative, holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Finance, and a Bachelor’s Degree in history and political science. He has written about politics, society, culture, and economics for half a century, and has posted on Blogger and WordPress since 2007.

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Blacks Don’t Have to Vote Democrat

The blog author, a lifelong conservative, holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Finance, and a Bachelor’s Degree in history and political science. He has written about politics, society, culture, and economics for half a century, and has posted on Blogger and WordPress since 2007.

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Not All Lives Matter

This post was a response to a young woman who entered college a Conservative, but came out a Progressive. She detailed her social activism borne out of life experiences including her support of Black Lives Matter (BLM). 

The anecdotal evidence suggests that BLM is largely supported by white, suburban, college educated, Millennial women. That certainly comports with what I have observed in my city.

We have to ask ourselves why this is true.

I have seen in local marches, and around the country, white women being confronted by blacks demanding to know why they are marching.

On the street, outside my home, a black woman railed against a white woman who was chanting and carrying a sign. She asked the young woman,

“Why are you here? What do you know about racism? Ain’t no matter that you’re a woman — you got white privilege.”

I read a university research paper from William and Mary — echoed by Psychology Today — that suggested women are marching because they have their own underlying issues, and have adopted BLM to express deeply rooted frustrations seeded by decades of feminist activism.

What disturbs me is that people who believe that all lives matter are shouted down, smeared, fired from their jobs, or labeled a racist.

There have been over 430 homicides in Chicago this year of which 75% were blacks. Does anyone know their names? Who will march for the unknown and forgotten? It’s mostly black on black crime. In fact, a black man has a higher risk of being killed by another black man than a police officer.

Overwhelmingly, blacks in the inner city do not want the police defunded. Imagine the murder rate if that were to happen.

What about Black Lives Matter? I mean, who would disagree with the message as a slogan, or even as a civil rights movement?

The problem is that the organization, Black Lives Matter, was founded by self-proclaimed Marxists and socialists. Millions of people have supported the movement both morally and financially, but also unknowingly.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton University African American Studies professor said,

“There are definitely socialists within the movement, as there have been in every single social movement in 20th century American history and today. But that does not make those socialist movements.”

However, as Machiavelli noted, the ends justifies the means. So, yeah, the end goal is socialism.

That most of its supporters would not identify as Marxist is irrelevant to BLM’s stated mission which includes the “disruption of the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure”.

Who would agree with that?

I would posit that feminists and LGBTQ activists have been at the forefront of dissolving the traditional American social construct which is rooted in the foundation of the nuclear family.

Alicia Garza, one of the three women who founded BLM, described herself as a “queer social justice activist and Marxist”.

Social Justice, organically speaking, is an International Communist Movement dedicated to disarming, deindustrializing and destabilizing the West. It surreptitiously recruits what one author described as “useful idiots” to carry out its sinister and subversive mission. Antifa solicits idiots from American universities. (I learned this from a professor and former Marine who conducted clandestine operations for our State Department.)

On the surface, social justice and Black Lives Matter seem noble enough, that is, until you peel back the layers of the onion.

The hypocrisy of the movement is clearly displayed on the backs of NBA players who proudly wear the slogan, Black Lives Matter, on their jerseys.

Where was that outspoken support for the protestors in Hong Kong when Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted, “Fight for Freedom, Stand with Hong Kong”.

Morey was raked over the coals because his tweet enraged Beijing. Everybody in the league got on their knees and apologized to China which threatened to pull the plug on the NBA. That would have cost the Association, its players, and its sponsor (Nike) billions of dollars.

China told the players to shut up if they wanted to play an exhibition game in Shanghai back in October. LeBron James and the NBA towed the line and spoke glowingly of their hosts:

” We have great respect for the history and culture of China.”

Does that include the millions of people exterminated by the Communists?

So, I guess, when it comes to the people of Hong Kong, all lives don’t matter.

#Boycott the NBA

The young woman detailed how her beliefs evolved though she didn’t attribute the transition to her education.

The transition from Conservative to Progressive is not uncommon. My neighbor’s daughter went away to college straight and conservative, but returned home liberal and lesbian. She left the family home in Los Angeles and attended classes somewhere down South to learn how to treat BLM marchers suffering the effects of tear gas exposure.

Her father, who has threatened to disinherit her, simply refers to her as “the individual” because she has adopted a gender neutral identity. He is totally stupefied and bewildered as to his daughter’s metamorphosis. My advice was that he shouldn’t have had a child or, at the very least, not sent her away to college. She has sought the support of her mother, but to no avail … Mom voted for Trump.

Like a frog in boiling water, college students don’t realize they’re being indoctrinated. My political science professor was an avowed Marxist. He displayed, on the walls in his office, posters of Castro and Karl Marx. Required text included Das Kapital, The Communist Manifesto, and Mao’s Little Red Book. The entire class absorbed his lectures like a sponge.

As an aside, the professor was the adult adviser of the local Young Democrats. Most of my classmates went into journalism and teaching which probably explains why universities and mass media are predominantly left-leaning.

I was amused when Hillary Clinton decided to identify herself as Progressive rather than Liberal. She thought that the word “liberal” had become sort of a pejorative which, by the way, is the reason why Progressives, in the 1930’s, decided to call themselves Liberal.

Author Jonah Goldberg, in his book Liberal Fascism, described the Progressive movement as the American version of European fascism.

I am older and have seen the changes. America is not the same. The Constitution and Bill of Rights have been under assault since FDR attempted to stack the Supreme Court in 1937. He wanted the judiciary to simply rubber stamp his liberal agenda.

The problem that the Left has with our founding documents is that they specify what the government can’t do rather than what it can do.

Well, yeah. That was the intention of the Founders … or, as in the words of the Gipper,

“Government is best that governs least.”

Anything more is socialism, or one of its variants, communism or fascism.

Progressive judges don’t interpret the intent of the law — they make law. It is the only way the Left can implement and enforce their agenda. What Democrats can’t pass through Congress, they codify through the courts. That is what Goldberg meant by “Liberal Fascism”. It totally undermines our “Republican” form of government.

May we never forget that the Democrat Party is responsible for slavery, Jim Crow, Ku Klux Klan (think of the Grand Wizard and Senator Robert Byrd, mentor of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden’s hero), and that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would not have passed without the support of Republicans — the party of Emancipation. President Johnson did not have enough Democrat votes to enact the legislation.

Historically, black lives did not matter to the Democrat Party — only and except as an indentured constituency — and, lest we forget, George Floyd was murdered in a city run by Democrats.

The blog author, a lifelong conservative, holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Finance, and a Bachelor’s Degree in history and political science. He has written about politics, society, culture, and economics for half a century, and has posted on Blogger and WordPress since 2007.

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