Friday, August 03, 2007

Leftists worldwide are moving Right -- except in America

The excerpt below comments on European developments but it perhaps even more so in Australia -- where the Leftist leader (Rudd) sounds very conservative indeed on most issues. He even seems to be a genuine Christian

In Europe, reforms are in vogue. Though many special interests are fiercely resisting change, it is striking to see just how many European Social Democrats have come to recognize the need for structural reforms to welfare states.

Witness Gerhard Schroeder, the center-left former chancellor of Germany: in 2003, he called for a "change of mentality" in his own party, the SPD, as well as in German society as a whole. "Much will have to be changed to keep our welfare and social security at least at its current level," he added, as he argued in favor of reforms that would trim entitlements, and cut taxes. The chairman of the SPD, Franz Muentefering, supported Mr. Schroeder by saying that "we believe that things must be rearranged and restarted in Germany in this decade." Not long thereafter, Mr., Schroeder took the lead in making German labor laws more flexible.

In France, Socialist former prime minister Lionel Jospin shocked the left several years ago: When asked on TV what he was going to do to help laid-off factory workers beyond the public assistance already on the books, he said that "the state cannot do everything." It was not so much the truth of the statement that came as a shock; it was that a leader of the French left would say it so candidly. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Jospin privatized numerous state-owned companies, including Air France, even as he criticized capitalism.

Labour former British prime minister Tony Blair became famous for his "Third Way" philosophy, which he said moved "beyond an old left preoccupied by state control, high taxation and producer interests."

And in Italy, on July 20, center-left prime minister Romano Prodi announced a deal raising the retirement age to 61 from 57. Though the deal was a somewhat watered-down version of the pension reform plan originally passed by his center-right predecessor, Silvio Berlusconi, it shows that the Italian left is aware that structural reforms are urgently needed.

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Rushbo liked the above rendition of American "liberal" thinking.

There's a post here showing the complete empty-headedness of Andrew Sullivan.

Leftist Boris Reznick wakes up to Cesar Chavez: "Like so many other Americans, I cheered Hugo Chavez' early work to restore dignity to the people of Venezuela. I chuckled when I listened to Chavez express many of the same opinions of president Bush as many Americans have. I was deeply engaged when Mr. Chavez talked about education and health improvements and put the resources into programs to do so.... Today, to see the end of criticism, the end of the legislative progress, in fact the entire process of democratic give and take makes me feel like a fool for believing Hugo Chavez would be any different than any other leader. Hugo Chavez may have been a socialist democrat at one time ... but he has become a nothing more than the egocentric dictator Aleksander Boyd warned me about. God help the people of Venezuela."

The world's least favourite airline: "British Airways has been named as the worst performing of all Europe's major airlines, with its passengers more likely to face delays than those on any other airline. Between April and June, 35.7 per cent of short or medium haul flights did not arrive on time and 32.7 per cent were delayed on departure, according to a report by the Association of European Airlines (AEA). The airline's performance on long haul flights was even worse with 44 per cent of these arriving late and 36.6 per cent departing later than scheduled. The figures come after BA was fined almost 270 million pounds ($646m) for price fixing after colluding over fuel surcharges with Virgin Atlantic. AEA said that for every 1000 passengers travelling in the three months between April and June, an average of 28 bags were delayed on BA flights compared with around three bags for every 1000 Air Malta travellers"

Defeatism defeated?: "If victory in Iraq was oversold at the outset, there are now signs that defeat is likewise being oversold today. One of the earliest signs of this was that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said that he could not wait for General David Petraeus' September report on conditions in Iraq but tried to get an immediate Congressional mandate to pull the troops out. Having waited for years, why could he not wait until September for the report by the general who is actually on the ground in Iraq every day? Why was it necessary for politicians in Washington to declare the troop surge a failure from 8,000 miles away? The most obvious answer is that Senator Reid feared that the surge would turn out not to be a failure -- and the Democrats had bet everything, including their chances in the 2008 elections, on an American defeat in Iraq. Senator Reid had to pre-empt defeat before General Petraeus could report progress. The Majority Leader's failure to get the Senate to do that suggests that not enough others were convinced that declaring failure now was the right political strategy."

The empty vessel now wants to invade Pakistan!: "Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama issued a pointed warning Wednesday to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf by saying, as president, he would be prepared to order U.S. troops into that country unilaterally if it failed to act on its own against Islamic extremists. In his most comprehensive statement on terrorism, the Illinois senator said the Iraq war has left the U.S. less safe than it was before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and said he would seek to withdraw U.S. troops as president and shift the country's military focus to threats in Afghanistan and Pakistan".

Don't let them grind you down: "An Italian politician whose party represents Christian values has been embroiled in a scandal involving two prostitutes, a hotel room, and a large amount of cocaine. Cosimo Mele, 50, a Christian Democrat UDC MP, was caught out when he had to call an ambulance to the hotel in Rome after one of the girls suffered breathing problems.... Mr. Mele said, "I did nothing other than go to dinner with a friend who introduced me to this girl. Since it was late, she came to bed with me. How many politicians go to bed with young girls?" He said he had nothing to do with the other girl who had "taken drugs or something else." She had felt ill, and he had called reception. He added: "So politicians in the UDC do not make love? Of course, I recognize Christian values. But what has that got to do with going with a prostitute? It is a personal matter. This affair has nothing to do with family values. I cannot be branded a bad father and a bad husband simply because after five or six days away from home, an occasion presented itself."" [Having a mistress as well as a wife has a long history of acceptance in Italy]

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"Why should the German be interested in the liberation of the Jew, if the Jew is not interested in the liberation of the German?... We recognize in Judaism, therefore, a general anti-social element of the present time... In the final analysis, the emancipation of the Jews is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.... Indeed, in North America, the practical domination of Judaism over the Christian world has achieved as its unambiguous and normal expression that the preaching of the Gospel itself and the Christian ministry have become articles of trade... Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist". Who said that? Hitler? No. It was Karl Marx. See also here and here and here.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch) and the full name of Hitler's political party (translated) was "The National Socialist German Workers' Party".

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I went to graduate school in the early 1990's, we had a case study of British Airways. One comment was that BA, before the reforms mentioned in that case study, stood for "Bloody Awful". Looks like it's back to "Bloody Awful".

Lisa Richards said...

IT’S ALL JUST RELATIVELY NIETZSCHE

BY LISA RICHARDS
July 28, 2007

The greatest danger to the western world is the perspective of relativism; it’s all just relative. The term has nothing to do with family relations; relativism translated simply means everyone and everything is meaningless, therefore there is no right or wrong, no accountability and no one to be held accountable to. That makes things relatively nice for criminals; they can rob rape and murder and never be responsible to higher authority or God, because God is relative; he does not exist unless the person chooses to believe God exists.

Out of relativism comes the entire belief system of liberalism.

Criminal action is nothing new, neither is the idea that one can get away with whatever one wants, but relativism was fostered to greatness in the nineteenth century by a German philosopher whose writings are said to be the main inspirations behind Hitler’s Nazism; Friedrich Nietzsche, a man who completely rejected the belief of God, embracing his ideas that “what we call truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphimisms,” and what we believe to be “truth” is nothing more than an illusion we create in our mind to serve the purpose of our imagined belief that evil exists in the world and God can over come evil.

To Friedrich Nietzsche all human beings were weak with nothing more than the desire to “will the power” over other people. Nietzsche was a relativist and Freudian proto-type; he denied all absolute truths, including God; he claimed knowledge was nothing more than “useful fiction” created by the human mind to suit human needs; people believe whatever they want to believe, and what ever people see, people can perceive it the way they want. Nietzsche claimed God was nothing more than some imagined “idol” making human beings victims of “wishful thinking.” The doctrinal belief in God and following a religion based on him was completely unreasonable to Nietzsche who claimed God is nothing more than “the effect of what is believed true is mistaken for truth,” and believing in such a figment of the imagination is a psychological error that needed reevaluation for its value.

Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy is the concept behind relativism.

St. Thomas of Aquinas wrote: “And so it is evident that as to the general principles of reason, whether speculative or practical, there is a single standard of truth and right for everyone which is known by everyone. However when it comes to the specific conclusions of the speculative reason, the truth is the same for everyone but everyone does not equally know it.”

According to the relativist Nietzsche, Aquinas was essentially crazy; it is completely impossible for any human being to “observe outside” such a phenomenon as God, life, creation, etc.; God is simply relative psychology, and whatever we do is simply fine if it is what makes each individual happy.

Atheist enthusiast and Godless Jew Sigmund Freud agreed 100 percent with the anti-Semite German Nietzsche, claiming “the truth is the same for everyone,” and the belief in God is dangerous to the whole of mankind; God is nothing more than an “illusion” created in the mind of a child seeking a parent figure and a way to make good on all the bad things one does in life.

I’m surprised Hitler didn’t erect a statue in honor of the Godless, Atheist Jew loved by the anti-Semite who fostered Hitler’s Nazism.

Again, it’s all relative; do unto others as you wish, because they’re nothing but matter and don’t matter one, damn bit. Relativism is the concept that has been motivating violent criminals in America to commit the most heinous crimes, knowing all along they can commit these crimes, be imprisoned a short time, be paroled, recommit their crimes and be declared mentally insane because they had no understanding of their relative actions.

Thus we come to the latest relative act of nothingness.

On July 23, 2007, two 20-times convicted criminals broke into a Cheshire, Connecticut home and proceeded to torture, rape and murder an innocent family Manson-style. Why, because they could; because the actions were relative; because human beings are nothing more than matter and God does not exist to atone to on judgment day.

At 3 A.m., Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes broke into the home of Dr. Petit and his family while the family slept. Waking Dr. and Mrs. Petit, the two men beat Dr. Petit with a baseball bat, tied him up and threw him down his basement steps; then the two men spent the night repeatedly raping Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters Michaela 17 and Hayley 11. In the morning on July 24, 2007, one man forced Jennifer to drive to the bank to withdraw $15,000 dollars, and then forced Jennifer to drive to a gas station for a container of gasoline.

Jennifer alerted a bank teller to the violence taking place and the teller phoned police. But it was too late. By the time police arrived, the Petit house was in flames, Dr. Petit was laying on his front lawn after managing to crawl out of the basement, Jennifer was found strangled inside the burning house, and her daughters were found tied to their beds where they died from smoke inhalation. The two men were caught as they tried to rush a police barricade.



The two monstrous freaks have been arraigned on charges of assault, sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping, robbery, larceny, and risk of injury to children, and are being held on 30 million dollars bail.

Police say the men could face the death penalty, but prosecutor Michael Dearington is not sure if that is the avenue he wishes to pursue even though “it’s public consensus to wish to fry these guys.”

I know a good avenue Mr. Dearington, the street the two non-human specimens committed their vile acts—the Petit’s street. Let the neighbors and relatives of the family have the criminals for one hour.

As for the death penalty, there will be many who decry this form of punishment as inhumane treatment which serves only to lower ourselves to the level of the criminal. I’m perfectly happy with lowering the switch on the electric chair. Death penalty opponents insist killing murderers does not prevent violent crime. If that’s true, why was there less crime in the 1950’s before liberal activist Supreme Court Judge Earle Warren released tens of thousands of violent criminals in America who went on heinous murder sprees which continue today?

Could God have been on to something when he said “Thou shalt not murder” because it’s wrong, and “an eye for an eye” must be dispensed to those who break laws, because justice must be enacted to “give unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.”

The Connecticut Parole Board claims the Petit murder case is so shocking because it simply does not fit the mode of the two criminals who viciously murdered. The two men never raped and murdered before, according to the state of Connecticut, so why would repeated offenders suddenly decide to go on a killing spree.

Give me a freaking break; you don’t know why criminals suddenly decide to kill? Because they’re criminals and have no belief of right and wrong; they believe they can kill because life is worthless and human beings are nothing more than innate objects to use for obliging one’s means. And for the record, if someone has been arrested and imprisoned 20 times, the odds are that someone is going to up the ante the next committed crime.

The two non-human pieces of crap are Nietzsche proto-types. Everything those two men did to an innocent family was simply relative; it never actually happened unless people wish to perceive things as true. That is what Friedrich Nietzsche claimed, and that is why the world’s justice systems are so liberal—no one is doing wrong; wrong is in the eyes of the beholder; we’re all equal and must treat criminals as equal, humane beings deserving of respect we give all other; what you call deviance is wrong only to you unless of course you become the victim, then you’ll scream like a banshee for justice.

This too is how the Connecticut Parole Board views crime—its relative, just let the bastards go; they did their time; all people are fixable.

Connecticut’s justice system truly believed two freaks of Satan were rehabilitated because they spent the past year in a half-way house. How sweet. They reported to their parole officer weekly, they were nice to the parole officer, they bathed daily, combed their hair, brushed their teeth, flossed, wore deodorant, shaved, they even used hair product; they pet the neighbor’s kitty cat and waved to the Postman daily; they couldn’t possibly rape and murder horror movie-style.

If our justice system does not throw Nietzsche sociology and psychology down the toilet and replace it with God Almighty and his Ten Commandments, the violence perpetuating throughout America will continue on a downward spiral out of rejection of God and the indoctrinated religion of relativism. Without the belief and knowledge there truly is a God who holds us all accountable for right and wrong, humans will continue to look at others as illusions toward which we can do unto others as we so please.

How relatively Nietzsche.

copyright 2007 Lisa Richards
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