Beloved FellowshipOfMinds member Muffin sends us this pic from an anti-Arizona rally on the commie May Day last Saturday. Caption by Muffin!
H-e-l-l-oooooooo. Earth to protester. Illegal means you ARE a criminal. DUH!
What part of “ILLEGAL” don’t they understand??
George Orwell had it right about the Left and this:
“Even the literature of the Party will change. Even the slogans will change. How could you have a slogan like “freedom is slavery” when the concept of freedom has been abolished? The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
— Nineteen Eighty-Four
A few years ago, in trying to develop a succinct definition that reveals what is at the very heart of the Left, I came up with this:
“Liberalism is marked by a denial of Objective Reality and the adherence to Dogmatic Subjectivism.”
Very recently I came across a wonderful article that deals with the Left/Right divide from a Christian perspective and within the context of “Was Jesus a Liberal or Conservative.” It’s fairly well written and offers good insight to the difference between the Liberal/Conservative minds that we know is there, but sometimes struggle to explain. Some excerpts (sorry so long, but this is so good):
“Perhaps the starting point to flesh out the meaning of the terms is to suggest that the conservative “conserves” or accepts certain permanent truths built into the nature of reality itself. By contrast, the liberal sees no such limitation as relevant to his proposals. The former lives in an already created universe, the latter continues to define the world anew all the time in the hope that reality itself would take on a different shape.”
“The modern liberal sees himself far more free from the form of the universe, from agreed definitions as well as from practical and moral limitations. He starts from the image of a future world of his own making and then works backwards. To him all things are (eventually) possible, all reality subject to change in order to produce an environment, that is good or will make human beings good. Wrong is only in one’s mind, a state of incompleteness now, to be improved with progress, programs and the will of ‘the people.”
“…Each generation invents anew what a human being is in his social, economic and legal context. There is no end to dreaming, no limit to hope, no restraint to self-realization. We never have to go beyond our adolescence.”
“Traditions, perspectives and values loose their reference to an objective world. Reality only exists as an historical personal perspective in light of the present. New realities can be invented, claimed and then actualized.”
“For there is barely any room within the liberal palace for a person with convictions of truth. He is in this way the modern Roman, for whom also all religions were allowed as long as they did not claim to be true. ”
“’Conservative’ implies that there are realities we cannot avoid. Some are even worth keeping, they should be conserved. We live in a defined, rational and created world with a fixed grid of certainties. While there are movable items, subject to change, invention and intervention, we fundamentally live in a world of order, definitions and lasting conditions in the form of the universe and the mannishness of man.”
“In practical terms, the conservative develops ideas and possibilities with respect to the limits of a world already there, real and unchanging. He acknowledges, for instance, that persons are always only born from a father and a mother, and therefore a marriage is only between a man and a woman. He understands that one can only eat what has been harvested.”
“The conservative view does not deal with values, but with morals. What is right is not a list of preferred or valued items, but an acknowledgment of having to live in an ordered universe. It does not counter with a dream, but with the facts of the real world.”
Thanks, Ted, for the excerpt. Most insightful.
Michael Savage pretty much nailed it when he said liberalism is a mental disorder.
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