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Playing by the Rules

Posted by darthkeller on November 16, 2009

I was raised in a house with a simple thought when it came to sports: It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.  In my teenage years, I had amended that thought slightly: It’s only about winning or losing, who cares how you get there!

I’m now much older, and I realize that I was wrong.  I realize that it’s all about how you play the game.  It’s about honoring the sport you’re playing; it’s about honoring those that came before you.  I watch the NBA and the way players play the game, and I think, “How can you disrespect players like ….?”

Last August we watched NBC attempt to talk around the only issue that seemed to matter: The Chinese female Olympic team was underage.  They would say things like: Well, if they’re good enough to be here, why does it matter?  Why does it matter? Simple: Everyone who plays a game has agreed to a set of rules before participation.  It doesn’t matter whether they were good enough or not, they were breaking rules that they themselves agreed to follow.

If that’s the argument that’s going to be used, then why not get rid of penalties in football, or fouls in basketball, or throw out any reason for tossing a player out of a baseball game! They are all good enough to play in their respective professional sport, therefore, according to the talking heads at NBC, there should be no penalties for not playing by any rules!

I know, this sounds like a weird rant on sports, but actually, it’s not.  It’s about politics.  You see, the Left has applied this technique for years! Think about it: Whenever any politician on the Right has shown that they are human, and therefore capable of making a mistake, they are portrayed as the worst living human being of all time!  Mark Sanford, who cheated on his wife, an act that I find about as despicable as any offense a man can perform, was on my TV for a week straight! Nothing but dissecting his home life, his credit card receipts, going through his garbage looking for that next piece of evidence.  Not only that, but the Left began to attack his policy decisions.  I’m sorry, but I’m not sure how cheating on your wife relates to your belief on lower taxes… Could be me, but those two don’t seem to mix very well.

Where was all this when it happened to Bill Clinton?  Sure, they talked about his infidelity; they all asked how Hillary could stay with him, etc.  But, I never once heard about how this might affect his policy.

This is Alinsky’s rules straight out of the playbook.  #13 (#11 in some lists….): “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.”

The fact is, the Left will always try to personalize every attack.  Why? Because they know that if they were forced to have an honest debate on policy, the American people would choose the freer system every time, and that would almost always play to the Republican Party.  So, they choose, instead, to attack the individuals.  This isn’t just a Left/Right issue either.

Look at the way Hillary Clinton was treated in the 2008 Democratic Primary.  Wow!  The only person I have ever seen treated with as much contempt was Sarah Palin, and that was only after they had practiced on Clinton.

This isn’t just kept in current politics either.  I’m sure some of you have heard of Progressive History.  Progressive History is the idea that, in every lesson of history see how you can blame the US and embolden the enemy.  I’ve even heard that it was our fault for the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  They claim it was because of embargos placed on Japan that they Japanese felt the need to bomb Pearl.  Yes, we had embargos against Japan, there’s no denying that fact, but they were placed there because of increased aggression out of the Japanese mainland.

Furthermore, regarding the attacks on Pearl, please take a look at the words of FDR: “The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.”

We didn’t go to them with talks of peace, they came to us, and then, behind our backs attacked us.  Now, the Left, with their superior intellect, would tell us that it was all our fault.  They want nothing more than to denigrate all but the most Communist of societies, so for them, the atomic bombs dropped are more proof of the evil of America.

Let’s consider for a moment: We spent days giving warning to the Japanese that they bombs were coming, even going so far as to drop the famous “LeMay Bombing Leaflet” to give warning to the people of several cities that these “bombs have no eyes.  So, in accordance with America’s humanitarian policies, the American Air Force, which does not wish to injure innocent people, now gives you warning to evacuate the cities named and save your lives.”

Sure, the Left will probably take credit for this all the while blaming the bombing on the Right (though, it should be noted that Truman, along with FDR, were LIBERALS, not just Democrats…).  What the Left of today would rather have seen in 1945, was no atomic weapon and instead we send thousands, if not millions, of American soldiers to fight on the shores of Japan.

What they don’t realize is the honor of the Japanese people.  They would have fought until there was only one left standing, and that person would have died defending his home as well.  You see, the Left wants nothing more than the demoralization of their enemy.  They would send a million men to corner the Japanese, where we on the Right, would rather send a bomb and destroy the corner, thus allowing for a way out.

Sure, all of this sounds like one huge digression, but I assure you, it’s not.  The Left today is trying to do to the Republicans what they think should’ve been done to the Japanese, using the rules of the Chinese National Team: Humiliate our opponent, the rules be DAMNED!

I’m a firm believer that: “An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind”, as a Christian, I do not believe that it would be in the GOP’s best interest to resort to the despicable tactics of the Left, and I don’t think we need to, in order to win elections.  But, there is a time in every fight, in every war, in which one party must stand up, draw a line in the sand, and say “NO MORE!”, and that time is now.  If not now, when, if not us, who?

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Happy Birthday Red China

Posted by darthkeller on September 30, 2009

On this day, 60 years ago (a day that the Left is so excited to celebrate), under the leadership of Mao Zedong, the People’s Republic of China was born.

Let’s PARTY!

On second thought, let’s take a look at what the Chinese communists have accomplished in the last 60 years:

  • Restrictions on freedom of speech
  • Restrictions on advocacy of independence
  • Restrictions on where you can live
  • Strict apartheid
  • Murder

But hey, that’s what the Left wants in this country, right? They have, for years, tried to shut-out the conservatives of this country, made every effort to implement socialism, cordoning off parts of American cities where conservatives are not welcome and requesting that presidents, with whom they don’t agree, be killed.

Sounds eerily similar to me…

Then there’s the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 which left hundreds dead. After the death of pro-democracy and anti-corruption official Hu Yaobang, millions gathered for his memorial. During that memorial, disillusioned Chinese Communist Party members, Trotskyists (those who followed Leon Trotsky’s idea of socialism), and free market reformers seemed to join forces in a protest against the Chinese government. From all accounts, from May 15 though May 20, there were no incidents of violence, but on May 20th the Chinese government implemented martial law. Though they were held back, on June 1 they returned, and this time marched into the heart of Tiananmen square. The exact number of deaths has never been reported.

And how about Mao Zedong? Let’s look at some of his quotes.

In class society, everyone lives as a member of a particular class, and every kind of thinking, without exception, is stamped with the brand of a class.

– “On Practice” (July 1937), Selected Works, Vol. I, p. 296.

Wow! That sounds awesome! Like, once you’re born, either poor or rich, you’re stuck in that class! No chance of rising up the ladder! That’s pretty much the exact opposite of America! But hey, the Left wants SOCIALISM!

Our educational policy must enable everyone who receives an education to develop morally, intellectually and physically and become a worker with both socialist consciousness and culture.

– On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People (February 27, 1959), 1st pocket ed., p. 44.

Hmmm… How about some education with your indoctrination? That sounds great! Almost sounds like “The Story of Stuff” that was recently shown to our kids in public schools. Or, how about teachers forcing their kids to sing songs about Obama (their reasoning: It was Black History Month… Ever hear of George Washington Carver, Martin Luther King, Jr, Harriet Tubman? How about we study those people? And, by the way, “learning about” and “singing praises to” are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!) .

We could talk about the Hundred Flowers Campaign… A period from 1956 until 1957 when the Communist Party of China allowed open dissent against the government. The idea was to have intellectuals discuss the country’s problems in order to promote new arts and new cultural institutions. However, in July 1957, Mao changed his mind, stating that many of the letters had violated the idea of “healthy criticism”, and that they had reached a “harmful and uncontrollable” level. The final result of the Hundred Flowers Campaign: Persecution of intellectuals, students, artists and dissidents labeled “rightists”. Over 550,000 people were imprisoned, tortured, or killed.

As I read this, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Hillary Clinton proudly proclaiming in 2005: “We are Americans, We have the right to participate and debate any administration.” Follow that with the words of Nancy Pelosi: “Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American” in reaction to the town-hall protests

Then there was the Great Leap Forward, which was intended as an alternative model for economic growth, a period in which private food production was banned for a more communal system, and peasants were forced to work on massive infrastructure projects and the small-scale production of iron and steel. During this time, Mao and other party leaders ordered the implementation of a variety of unproven and unscientific new agricultural techniques by the new communes. This led to a 15% drop in grain production in 1959, and another 10% drop in 1960, with no recovery in 1961.

This drop in food is indirectly linked to the deaths of tens of millions of Chinese peasants, and thought to be the cause of the Great Chinese Famine. This program was so bad that the Party leadership forced Mao to end it a year earlier than planned

All in all, Mao’s policies have been attributed to the deaths of between 40 and 70 million people

So, while the Left are out partying like it’s 1949, I’ll do my part to ensure that this type of government never takes hold in the United States!

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