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Friday, January 10, 2014

Alive and Well: Class Warfare

by Sam Huntington
by Bob Mack

The American Communist Movement, also known as progressivism, is in full swing (again). This should be no surprise to anyone since John (The Commie) Podesta moved back to the White House staff. You may remember that Commie John created the Center for American Progress —an oxymoron of the first rank. Except for Monica Lewinski, the Center for American Progress has become the who’s who for anyone who ever worked for Billy Clinton. I must admit, however, that Commie John has made the most of George Soros’ money, putting together also the Progress Report (which hardly seems possible), and the other shills such as Climate Progress and Think Progress, which are equally incongruent.



In any case, this time the dividers, race baiters, and deceivers are involved in a new scheme, which they are referring to as this nation’s “income inequality” problem —starting with the creation of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Believe me when I say that this is the stuff of quality fiction. I have suggested fiction because the premise is false. Any economist who actually believes that there is a problem in this country with income inequality is a paid employee of the Soros Disinformation Institution —or belongs in one.

Oh, it is true that some people make more money than other people. The President of the United States makes more money than the Senate Majority Leader. Let’s see … a firefighter with 20 years of service to his community makes more money than a 17-year-old bagger at the local grocery store. I just wonder how this is unfair …

Key concept: this isn’t about income inequality; it is about selecting a new pile of guano to incite the natives. Truly, it is a tired old game. This new round of feigned outrage comes from the rather misguided notion that people at the bottom of the economic ladder are stuck there indefinitely. While I’m almost certain that the Obama administration wished that this were true, it isn’t. No more than the myth of George Bush’s hurricane machine, which we presume Obama ultimately inherited, and who used it in the creation of Hurricane Sandy.

The fact is that no one is “stuck” at the place where they were born unless being there is a matter of their choosing. A shopkeeper’s son can become a brain surgeon if that is what he wants, and if he is willing to do what it takes to achieve that goal. If there are people “stuck” on stupid, that’s their fault, not the fault of American society. Still, if we really needed someone to blame for this, we could begin with a serious examination of the leftist education system in this country, which seems to excel in making our kids dumber by the decade.

After acknowledging that America’s youth are significantly behind the rest of the industrialized world in academic ability, then we may be in a better position to analyze the garbled messages propounded by the communist left. I argue that the claim is false, but if there is a reason for concern—then we must look to the left. After all, they’ve created this mess we are in presently. In fairness, they are getting a lot of help from the RINOs in congress, too.

Then, according to the U. S. Census Bureau in 2011, “…blacks owned nearly 2 million businesses in 2007, an increase of more than 60% from the survey conducted in 2002 —triple the growth rate for all US businesses and the highest rate of increase for any minority.

"Marc Morial is the head of the civil rights group the National Urban League, which works to empower historically underserved communities. Discussing the foregoing data, he suggested that federal, state, and local policy makers should look to this growth in black companies when planning how to help American communities emerge from the recession."

Mr. Morial is right about that … so why isn’t the black president proud of the accomplishment among black business owners in America? The answer, I fear, is far more involved than political ideology.

A free market society doesn’t divide people up according to their economic status —it encourages people to reach out and take hold of realistic and achievable ambitions. The kid with an IQ of 82 will never become a brain surgeon. If we are providing young people with false expectations, shame on us. But the truth is that the not quite bright young man could become a well-paid, highly successful welder ... and achieve the American dream.

If anyone on the left or right wants to show compassion, put Americans back to work. Do this by implementing policies that encourage entrepreneurialism. Do this in contrast to the standard leftist fare of suggesting a $15/hour minimum wage for burger flippers —which is utterly asinine, and then blaming the opposition party when the idiocy doesn’t quite pan out.

Let us not be fooled: while the left talks about the American dream, they strive for statist policies that are anathema to that dream. It would certainly be convenient to the leftist cause if everyone were to accept the false notion that government knows better than everyone else. It would help to expedite the leftist cause if everyone else would just sit down and shut up.

Luckily, that isn’t how things work in America.

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"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." ~Thomas Edison

50 comments:

  1. These proposed "Promise Zones" are to put a couple of key GOPers in a fix. To vote against it will put their careers at risk. Clever, these Chicago folks. Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell to name a couple. There they were, sucking up at Obama's announcement.

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    1. Ellie Rosenfield said

      I'm glad you recognize superior intellectual power when you see it. the president and his assistants can't help it if the Republican opposition is lacking basic intelligence, and has no idea what it's doing or where it wants to go..

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  2. "But the truth is that the not quite bright young man could become a well-paid, highly successful welder ... and achieve the American dream."

    Yes, but as long as it is made less difficult to be without a job don't expect to see a rush to prepare for one!

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    1. Yes, Jon. The D'Rats never seem to understand that it is the excessive demands of Big Labor for more compensation than their bosses could reasonably afford, and their constituents could honestly deserve, and the heavy-handed methods government adopted that reduce opportunity to get ahead, discourage and cripple initiative, while hugely raising costs of production, all the while punishing success and insulting real achievement with increasingly heavy taxation that has caused all this "outsourcing."

      Because of the Labor Movement and the Rise of the accursed Welfare State "Internationalism" and the "Global Economy" were born -- developments that triggered the Death Knell of American economy.

      Collectivism KILLS the rare Geese Who Lay Golden Eggs.

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  3. "Marc Morial is the head of the civil rights group the National Urban League, which works to empower historically underserved communities. Discussing the foregoing data, he suggested that federal, state, and local policy makers should look to this growth in black companies when planning how to help American communities emerge from the recession

    What are you, some kind of Communist? The triple growth rate was achieved through legislative "set-asides" and "mandates". I, for one, am SICK of COMMAND ECONOMIES.

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    1. Could you explain that, please FJ? I don't know what you mean about growth through set-asides. But uh, no. I'm not.

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    2. Sam, I think FJ is talking about laws that protect black businesses at the expense of white-owned businesses. Both the federal and state governments do this on an ongoing basis under the sham of SBA rules and the never-ending quest to level the playing field, even if it means driving white businesses persons out of business.

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  4. Ellie Rosenfield said

    “The American Communist Movement, also known as progressivism ...”

    “John (The Commie) Podesta ...”

    People who know what they’re talking about will tear you to shreds on this, because neither the Progressives nor Podesta have ever identified themselves as Communists, and were never members of the party.

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    1. Ah, c'mon, Ellie. You sound like Ducky. Those purely academic distinctions don't matter. In reality liberalism, progressivism, the Democrats, as they are today, all really do want to impose basically communistic ideas on us. Denial is useless, so please don't bother trying.

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  5. Ellie Rosenfield said


    “ ... Monica Lewinski ...”

    It’s Lewinsky. Her name was spelled with y not an i. These things matter if you want to be taken seriously.

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    1. What a nitpicker you are. It's an honest mistake. Only a D'Rat would try to make hay with a little thing like that. Shesh!

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  6. Ellie Rosenfield said


    “ ... the dividers, race baiters, and deceivers are involved in a new scheme, which they are referring to as this nation’s “income inequality” problem ...”

    The use of hate terms instead of proper titles damages your credibility, and makes you sound like a bigot. Just call them Democrats, and let others draw their own conclusions..

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    1. Here, I have to admit you do have a point. I've been trying to encourage my fellow conservatives to tone down their charged rhetoric for a quite a while, But, no matter what any of us did, Eliie, none of you would ever be satisfied. Total surrender is the only thing any of you would accept, and in that way the destruction of whats left of our freedom dies. I'd rather be free than polite. You would too, if you had any idea of what freedom really means.

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    2. @ Ellie

      Hate terms my ass. You aren’t going to silence thinking Americans by calling them haters and racists, and Islamophobes, or whatever BS you think is appropriate after twelve seconds of half-baked contemplation. The FACT is that communism is an observable behavior. If the Democratic Party adopts the ideology, if it employs the clich├ęs, regurgitates all the talking points, if they employ all the policies of its brand of fascism, then guess what … Democrats are communists. If that hurts their feelings, tough sh**.

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  7. Ellie Rosenfield said


    “ ... … a firefighter with 20 years of service to his community makes more money than a 17-year-old bagger at the local grocery store. I just wonder how this is unfair? … “

    The opposition will tell that all people need to make enough money to enable them to pay for food, clothing and shelter, which is true. So your argument doesn’t hold water. “From each according to his ability. To each according to his need.” That’s the only way to have a fair and just society. How could you refute that claim?

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    1. First, it is no more than a platitude. It hasn’t actually worked, anywhere, since first uttered to convince morons to support the communist movement. Second, if anyone actually believes that garbage, they should immediately go out, find a homeless man, and give them their house … and if the level of dedication of the person who says such things is less than that, then they should be taken out and shot for failure to support mother Russia.

      Rance

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  8. Ellie Rosenfield said


    “ ... This new round of feigned outrage comes from the rather misguided notion that people at the bottom of the economic ladder are stuck there indefinitely. ...”

    What makes you think the outrage is “feigned?” Lots of people really are stuck at the bottom, because no one at the top wants to have anything to do with them, and would never have give them any chance even to survive let alone prosper, if it weren’t for the dedicated work of Progressives, whom you openly despise. What do you think that makes you?

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    1. I would be interested to read any fact you have to support your contention. I presume you know the difference between facts and opinions, right?

      Rance

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    2. Please, tell us you're kidding, Ellie. You don't write as though you could be that intellectually challenged. But then, so many of our "best minds" have been craftily persuaded by Cultural Marxist professors descended directly from The Frankfurt School and Alinskyite aggression to accept this stuff. It's as though persistent liberal propaganda has short-circuited their brains. Anonymous is right. This is an assertion that may sound "nice," but it has no basis in fact. Life just does NOT work that way.

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  11. Sorry. I'm so preoccupied with the new scandal ginned up by democrat operatives to destroy the chances of the only Republican candidate who could possibly win against Her Heinous I can;t think straight this morning. All I wanted to say was this "Ellie Rosenfeld," whoever she is is quite a piece of work.

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  12. If anyone on the left or right wants to show compassion, put Americans back to work. Do this by implementing policies that encourage entrepreneurialism.

    Your suggestion makes perfect sense IF it is the goal of beltway bandits to fix the problem. You see, if everything was working like a well-maintained machine, there would be no real reason for politicians. So if those who love working in Washington want to maintain their jobs, they have to convince nitwits like Ellie (who I suspect is really Enema) that keeping blacks enslaved to the good graces of big government is our only course of action.

    But Sam, small business growth must come from free market policies, not those proposed by Morial.

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    1. Good ol' Ema has always been more than direct, Mustang. I doubt it's she. I know it's hard to believe, but there really are a whole lot of others -- many of them intelligent and articulate -- who think that way. If it weren't true, we wouldn't be in such a mess of trouble.

      HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, by the way.

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    2. Thank you, FT ...all my best to you throughout 2014!

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  13. Ellie Rosenfield said


    “ ... the myth of George Bush’s hurricane machine, which we presume Obama ultimately inherited, and who used it in the creation of Hurricane Sandy. ...”

    You just can’t get over the fact that Hurricane Sandy came along at just the right moment to push President Obama over the top, can you? The president’s handling of the situation was elegant, and Governor Christie’s enlightened attitude in embracing the president on the eve of the election was a great help too. That’s why the Right can’t possibly claim this current bridge problem has been engineered by the left to hurt Christie’s chances of getting his party’s nomination. We love Governor Christie. He’s one of the few Republicans we feel we can work with successfully.

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  14. Ellie Rosenfield said



    “ ... America’s youth are significantly behind the rest of the industrialized world in academic ability ... America’s youth are significantly behind the rest of the industrialized world in academic ability ...”

    That may be true in those backward red states that don’t believe in adequately funding public education, but statistics show that enlightened, highly liberal Massachusetts leads the country in public education. Test scores there are much higher than those in any of the red states. How does that square with your theories?

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  16. Ellie,

    I suggest that you read, with all due introspect, "America's Useful Idiots" per this link:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/americas_useful_idiots.html

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    1. Ellie Rosenfield said

      Why would I or any other sensible person want to read right wing trash like American Thinker? Stuff like that and Faux Nooze exists only to comfort mean-spirited, intellectually challenged individuals like you. They're making money on you while they laugh behind your back I'm sure.

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  17. Poor Ellie is just using the same stilted talking points people of her persuasion alway resort to.

    Despite her critical tone, at least she hasn't resorted to calling us nasty names, and using four-letter words. It would be smart to treat her gently, because I believe she is just one of myriad "useful idiots" who mean well, but don't fully realize the implications of what they're saying. I'm sure that in her heart she means no harm.

    Remember that it says somewhere in the Bible:

    "A soft answer turneth away wrath."

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    1. Elli Roesenfield said

      Don't you dare patronize me. Just because you try to pretend you're a polite and reasonable person doesn't disguise the fact that you're nothing but just another right wing bigot. You're not fooling anybody. I've seen your blog. It's pompous, pretentious garbage for the most part. Your attempt to throw everyone off the scent by posting things you look at as culturally significant just shows your narrow Euro-centric bias and belief in white supremacy.

      And don't think just because you don't use typical hate rhetoric that your antisemitism has gone unnoticed, you fraud.

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    1. Ellie Rosenfield said

      Yes it is, very impressive. Always good to find someone who tells the truth, isn't it? You'll never find it in these right wing haunts, will you? Have you ever seen a worse bunch of bigots in your life?

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  19. "highly liberal Massachusetts leads the country in public education. "

    That may be true but if "highly liberal Massachusetts" is so [smart], why did it/they unanimously vote to reelect The Fraud-in-Chief? I submit that all of the academic achievement in the World is worthless if totally inhibits the application of common sense! The merits of "public education" is a further issue.

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  20. Ellie Rosenfield said


    “… blacks owned nearly 2 million businesses in 2007, an increase of more than 60% from the survey conducted in 2002 —triple the growth rate for all US businesses and the highest rate of increase for any minority. ...”

    How big a percentage of all businesses is that? If you don’t give that information, how could you not be accused of skewing your findings to fit your agenda?

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  21. Ellie Rosenfield said


    “ ... The kid with an IQ of 82 will never become a brain surgeon. If we are providing young people with false expectations, shame on us.“ ... The kid with an IQ of 82 will never become a brain surgeon. If we are providing young people with false expectations, shame on us. ...”

    Limiting the prospects of anyone on the basis of IQ tests, which historically have been racially biased in favor of whites, is not only cruel, it’s contemptible. Hasn’t it always been the primary claim of proponents of the so-called the American Dream that anyone can achieve anything he wants? So you admit that has been a fake all along. Good. It’s the first truly honest thing you’ve said.

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  22. “ ... a $15/hour minimum wage for burger flippers —which is utterly asinine ...”

    Again I would remind you that truly decent people understand how much we need to make sure that each persons gives “according to his ability” and gets what he “needs” in exchange in order to live a good, comfortable life. If you weren’t basically mean and stingy and scared to death you won’t have enough for yourself, why would you be against that?

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  23. Ellie Rosenfield said


    “ ... the left talks about the American dream, they strive for statist policies that are anathema to that dream. ...”

    I believe my arguments amply indicate how wrong you are.

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    1. Actually, your arguments merely demonstrate your lack of profundity.

      Rance

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  24. Don't know if you have seen this yet but here it is ..Late Breaking News!

    U.S. deploys military advisers to Somalia
    The U.S. military has deployed a number of uniformed trainers and advisers to the failed state of Somalia for the first time since 1993, when two helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans were killed in the failed “Black Hawk Down” operation. (Washington Post)

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  25. All those cockroaches congregating at the White House. Time to fumigate.

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  26. The media is in areal quandary, they haven’t gotten to the bottom of Benghazigate and yet they are focused on Bridgegate!
    What I want to know is, who gave the order to stand down? Why is it acceptable to leftist that the president let people die for politics? That he lied and orchestrated a coverup? Why is their no media outcry about how he used the power of the American presidency to scapegoat an individual citizen because he needed someone to blame and the film-maker offended his religion,? Why is it acceptable for Obama to lie about them, setting them up for a death sentence?
    Seems that they've known who was behind the attacks for a while. First of all I don't believe a word that comes out of the Whitehouse, or out of that lying presidents mouth. . If in fact they knew who it was, why not go get them, or send a scud over there, since we know where they are hiding. And, why would we let go of a terrorist, when we had him in Gitmo. Not only did we let him go, but he went back to his old ways. This government amazes me, from the republicans, to the democrats. Our country is in trouble, and I think the only people that cares, is us, the American people, because the government sure in the hell don't care.
    way to go Obama & Clinton,, you two are two of the most incompetent socialist democrats that have ever had the pleasure to bring this much failure and embarrassment to America, but the media is focused on the damn traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge!
    But all I hear day and night on the radio , tv, on the blogs, and in the newspaper is all about the damn traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge!
    And The Times goes further in ridiculous assertions to protect Obama than even his own administration. Does anyone need any further evidence that the NY Times is a partisan rag than this?
    Seems pretty obvious that the liberals sold their ethics and their country in return for food stamps.

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  27. I keep wondering about something. AOW and Sam have this blog to express their opinions. For some reason, the monkeys on the left aren’t willing to allow AOW and Sam to have their opinions and so they show up almost every single day and behave like a bunch of rock apes at feeding time. So here’s my question: why don’t these monkeys get their own blog and then they can spout all their un-American communist crap they want in a safe, nurturing environment?

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    1. Ellie Rosenfield said

      Because you people need to be exposed to the truth, and not left to fester and rot in your ignorance and indecent prejudices. One thing good about this blog is the lack of censorship. I appreciate being able to speak my mind without being erased. If people like you never hear a responsibly stated opposing view, you have no chance to grow, widen your horizons, and become less hateful and destructive.

      I haven't called you or anyone else a "monkey" or anything like it. I have made a careful analysis of the article posted, and tried to address it point by point. Have you made such an effort?No. All you can do is complain about a progressive presence here. That's blameworthy on your part.

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  28. " One thing good about this blog is the lack of censorship."

    Of course, you are free to broadcast your nonsense. It only gives us more reason to understand why you are a psycho!

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    1. Ellie Rosenfield said

      Do you ever READ, or do you just EMOTE all the time?

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  29. Ellie Rosenfield said

    No one refuted a single one of the points I raised. The best you could do was demonstrate ignorance and severe intellectual limitations by calling me names.

    Has it never occurred to you that just because you don't want to hear what someone is saying doesn't give you a right or justification for being surly and unkind? Whatever happened to good manners? Isn't pokitneness supposed to be a traditional "conservative" value?

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    1. "No one refuted a single one of the points I raised."

      Perhaps because your "points" are ludicrous and not worthy of our time.

      Some of us do work for a living, you know.

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  30. I'm now convinced that Ellie is a fictitious creation of a very far right prankster. The sole purpose of which is to make the Lefty/Liberals look and sound even more ludicrous than a [real] one is likely to let on. Well, whoever you are you sure give me some good laughs! Keep 'em coming!

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