Shocked at that.
This a follow up to the last post. I made a comment I wanted to clarify that may seem contradictory:
How far the Left has come. (the brown-shirts are coming …)
They have turned into what they once claimed to decry about dirty politics, entrenched power and corruption. They now own the store. And “Mr. Establishment”-man ain’t the guy they see from afar anymore, it’s the man in the mirror. What the left once stood against is everything they represent today.
I thought I’d flush out what I meant. ‘Its the claim, stupid’.
Some people might be a little confused and say, “it appears contradictory. Aren’t you always saying Democrats and their powerful interest are the power-hungry, big-government ones? Now you say they were opposed to that?” Well, it makes sense though to Dems and their liberal colleagues. It’s true, the progressives have always craved and depended on power. Its their thing, or in mafia lingo, the Cosa Nostra (“our thing”). Yes. But their brochure doesn’t line up.
I know, many have documented progressives for a century. They had control of congress for decades. They built big government ‘with a little help from their friends’. But that’s where the lie comes in. They promote themselves as the party of the little guy, the working class, the downtrodden, even the anti-establishment, and even the freedom lovers. And most of those claims still survive. (hard to believe how, but they do) It’s their gimmick. It is how they attract folks, students, and youth. But it’s a bait and switch.
Sure, the real truth is they have always been exactly what we see acting out right in front of us, unapologetically. But the sales pitch was the righteous “we are for everyone” mantra – against the powerful . It is how they get people and keep them active. The other is by demonizing to the point that they believe Republicans are coming to take them in that wheelchair to the nearest cliff, just for a few laughs.
Who would want to say: “come join us, the Party of the big, bad, federal government at its worst. We stand for the power and by the power. And we take our politics seriously because it is all about power — not you, our power. Power that we need and power is all what we’re about”? No, that would not sound too attractive to some people. (some might be drawn to the message) So they don’t want to admit what they are about.
Hence, the lie that “we are for the little guy not the rich bastards. We are for the working guy…blah blah” All you have to do is listen to them talk. But it’s the big lie. In reality the groups and people they use are only ammunition, the cogs in the wheel, the fodder, and just the fuel needed to make their machine run. A.k.a the blacks, Hispanics, Latinos, illegal, unions, public employees unions, immigrants, gays, environmentalists… You name it, or the leftist cause, and they have a bumper sticker slogan for them. They are only fuel, to be expended and extorted as such.
Well, the sales pitch is “bring ‘em all to the ranch.” But the ranch just leads back to the big federal government. It’s the progressive ranch. Causes are only fodder to keep up their “little guy” ranch illusion and keep them in power. They say its diverse but not in ideology. It stands for one thing, big-government and more of it.
Now for the new twist.
What is new about the modern left is that the illusion is disappearing. They are giving up the ghost. They say the same things as usual. But now they call out the goons and minions, Brown-Shirts et al, to defend their entrenched power by whatever means necessary. Their real “cause” IS the entrenched power. They are not fighting ‘the man’, they are fighting for ‘the man’.