Friday, July 02, 2004


Fascinating study: Australian Leftist politicians are way to the Left of those who vote for them but conservative politicians are about the same as those who vote for them: "While 89 per cent of Coalition candidates wanted lower taxes and 77 per cent of their supporters agreed, only 11 per cent of Labor candidates wanted tax cuts, compared with 55 per cent of their voters." The Left are the least democratic, in other words. No big surprise there!

Surprising to see a Leftist admit this: "The twisted truth is that gay men have been at the heart of every major fascist movement that ever was - including the gay-gassing, homo-cidal Third Reich. With the exception of Jean-Marie Le Pen, all the most high-profile fascists in Europe in the past thirty years have been gay". I have myself pointed that out. In fact, even in the Australian neo-Nazis that I studied over 30 years ago, there was a distinct homosexual element. And even Mussolini (who was himself a dedicated Italian family man) referred to Hitler as a "pederast" in one of his speeches.

Dave Huber has a fun account of the twists and turns by a far-Left professor as he endeavours to deal with the issue of Leftist bias in the academy. The one thing that shines through his whole performance is his elitist contempt for the students. There is a fun bit at the end where a smart conservative student used post-modernism against him. Since Leftist professors are such great preachers of their beliefs, you would think that they would have to be brain-dead to say that there is no such thing as right and wrong but they do!

Prophecy: The Left are going to agree with what Saddam says at his trial. Such as this: ``This is all a theater by Bush, the criminal.''

The "moral" United Nations: "The Left's dogmatic insistence that the answer to all of America's foreign policy questions lie within the hallowed halls of the United Nations continues to bewilder the clear-thinking. The persistent belief that the UN is somehow the world's 'moral compass' is due more to hopes and dreams than fact and reason. The UN's record of incompetence and corruption is truly mind-boggling, and it seems to grow every day."

An insider's view of the U.N.: "A new book by three experienced United Nations staffers provides an unusual and candid look at the incompetence and corruption that has plagued the organization?s peacekeeping efforts over the last twelve years. ... The powerfully written book chiefly describes their individual journeys from their first days with the U.N. to the present."

Buchanan: "Perusing the Washington Post on Sunday, two stories leapt out that suggest that America may have passed that point beyond which the growth of government can never again be reined in. The balance of forces in this city has turned against fiscal restraint, and deficits ad infinitum may be our future, until we go the way of the great commercial republics of the past: Holland, Spain and Great Britain."

William F. Buckley, Jr. goes libertarian on marijuana: "Conservatives pride themselves on resisting change, which is as it should be. But intelligent deference to tradition and stability can evolve into intellectual sloth and moral fanaticism, as when conservatives simply decline to look up from dogma because the effort to raise their heads and reconsider is too great. ... And although there is a perfectly respectable case against using marijuana, the penalties imposed on those who reject that case, or who give way to weakness of resolution, are very difficult to defend."

You cannot force respect: "As a 23-year U.S. Navy serviceman, Vietnam War veteran, former official in the Reagan Defense Department, and lifelong Republican, I revere the flag and that 'for which it stands.' I still get a lump in my throat when I see the flag raised or lowered. Nonetheless, I unalterably oppose the constitutional amendment prohibiting its desecration that is scheduled to be sent to the Senate floor soon. During my years of military and government service during the Cold War, I believed I was working to uphold democracy against totalitarianism. I did not believe then, nor do I believe now, that I was defending lines on a map; rather, I was defending a way of life. If this amendment becomes part of the Constitution, this way of life will be diminished. America will be less free and more like the former Soviet Union, Iraq under Saddam Hussein, or Afghanistan under the Taliban."

One of my non-religious readers, however, makes a case in defence of flag laws, loyalty oaths and public Christian observances. See here.

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Leftism is more popular with young people than with older people largely because Leftism is itself juvenile: They criticize what they don't understand. Which makes it ironic that "We know best" and "It's for your own good" are the basic Leftist messages. Leftists have never got past the simplistic thinking or the arrogance that are the characteristic limitations of youth

"Created" equal in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence is a religious way of saying that people are NOT equal but start out with the same rights.

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