Story Must Be Told, Pt 17: Changing the ‘Normal’ and Bringing Catastrophe

In a Marxist, Communist, or Fascist state, the system inevitably fails to thrive because the notion of a single, man-made idea directing, ordering, and planning the lives of vast numbers of people is an absurd one. Human beings are simply too independent to be herded around like cattle – not to mention the fact that human beings aren’t cattle. Some on the Left seem to forget that little detail – with the results often leading to catastrophe.

Yet, the Left continues to allow extreme views, like those of the The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to often dominate their platform. Of course, they can do this – now – because enough Americans have been indoctrinated since WWII through the school systems, higher education, the media, Bozo the Clown, you name it, to believe that Socialism/Marxism/neo-Marxism, and a great boatload of other isms are just dandy, and, oh by the way, you shouldn’t be afraid of a little Socialism in your life.

Well, I’m here to say that you should be afraid of it. You should be afraid because it has a decidedly corrosive effect on society.

We see it in an entire generation of black people from the inner-cities who have lost nearly all hope, in most cases, of becoming what I like to call “fully actualized human beings.” In other words, programs like President Johnson’s “Great Society” have turned an entire section of the population into something apart and separate from mainstream society — I realize that Blacks were separated from the “mainstream” long before any of this occurred, but that’s another issue entirely. These people now live in a virtual welfare state that they cannot escape from, and in many cases, don’t even see a reason to try.

So, there they are – stuck. And the Democrats actually perpetuate the situation because they’ve created a sort of feed-back loop that says: “Take care of us (the politicians) and we’ll take care of you (the under-privileged class).” So, why would someone in that situation ever give someone like Mitt Romney, or anybody else remotely like him, a chance to try something different. It’s impossible. It’s too scary. Plus, “He’s white, and he can’t have our interest at heart.”

Ever since John Dewey gave the “intellectuals” of the Frankfurt School a virtual lock on Columbia’s Teacher’s College, the slow but steady influence of Marxist and neo-Marxist theory has all but taken over the very idea of Liberalism, in my opinion. No longer satisfied with pushing the envelope on issues that society may or may not be willing to adopt, instead they have opted to dismantle society – brick by brick. Of course, they’ll holler “Bulls**t” when you say that, but look deeply into the agenda, as I believe I’ve done in this paper, and you’ll come up with a similar conclusion.

The accompanying graph illustrates the “mechanics” of how the New Left operates on the political spectrum (left to right, Liberal to Conservative). As those on the Left push the political agenda farther and farther to the left, yet act as though this is “normal” behavior, they then become the new de facto “normal.” In other words, although the actual center of the political spectrum occurs in the center, Liberals see the “center” as being “Wayyyyyyyyy over here,” shifted well to the left of the actual political center. Therefore, they’re quite comfortable saying and doing the most outrageous things because they can claim that they’re acting within the bounds of “normal” political thought. However, unless you’re a screaming Communist “revolutionary,” they’re not! “Look … we’re right here, near the middle! Can’t you see that?”

And, here’s some food for thought. Liberals, by their very nature, are more willing than Conservatives to try new things — which is natural. Because they are more willing, they’re also more apt to make mistakes simply because they’re trying things that Conservatives might not try. In a normal political climate this would be an unavoidable and unfortunate by-product of a healthy political process. In this political climate, it’s catastrophic.

It’s catastrophic because the “solutions” that Liberals are trying to bring to the table aren’t really pragmatic solutions at all: Instead, they’re political dogma, wrapped up to look like solutions.

Next week, we hear what Cicero had to say about people like Barrack Obama, and much much more.

About the author: Clark Howell

Clark Howell is a 50-something, former Liberal who, sometime in the mid 1980's, began to take notice of Ronald Reagan and the positive policies that he and his political allies brought to the table of American life and politics. Since first leaning about Barrack Obama and his ambitions in 2004, he has begun a quest to understand the motivations behind modern "Liberalism" and "Progresivism." Mr. Howell is a professional Marketing Consultant in Central Massachusetts.

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