The Liberal Movement is a Joke.
I guess I risk losing half my readers to my blog based on this headline, but please hear me out.
When I came to the U.S. back in 1987 I voted with my feet. I thought this was a great country, filled with opportunities. Still do.
When I immigrated I considered myself a right-wing republican. Still do.
Oops. That was wrong. But it is hard to see yourself in a new light.
The whole political spectrum has changed ninety degrees to the right, so today I find myself agreeing with liberals on virtually every issue. I guess that makes me a liberal, by definition.
And that is something which has taken time to get used to. It’s kind of like going to bed as a man and waking up a woman. Perhaps that wasn’t a great analogy, but it’ll have to do. It is a real weird feeling is all I can say.
What changed my mind was reality.
I saw, from the inside, how corporations have taken complete power in this country and how they’ve taken over the Republican Party. It doesn’t represent the people anymore, just the corporations.
To read more about this you ought to read David Sirota’s book, Hostile Takeover.
And the big corporations don’t have your best interest at heart, nor do they have my best interest at heart. They don’t mind if we buy SUV’s and waste gas, they don’t mind if we buy lot’s unhealthy food that makes us inflate like balloons, they don’t mind if we get sick and need drugs and if we waste every available resource on earth.
After all, those things mean they sell more gas, metal, junk food, drugs, and anything else out there.
They have long ago taken over the Republican Party, and they’ve tried to make people believe that “What is good for GM is good for America,” since the 1950s.
To counter this self-interested movement of robber barons, we have something called the Democrats. Or liberals.
To be a liberal is to basically believe in freedom. According to a Google search the definition of liberal is "having political or social views favoring reform and progress tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition and a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties."
I also note that another definition, from Wikipedia, holds that liberalism “typically favors the right to dissent from orthodox tenets or established authorities in political or religious matters.”
But based on my personal experiences, liberals are the first to sell out, and I think this is one reason the liberal movement will not gain traction.
Let me give you a couple of examples.
When the enigmatic billionaire, libertarian, environmentalist, animal-rights activist, Mrs. McCaw, who is the owner the 105-year old newspaper Santa Barbara News-Press, started squashing news stories she disagreed with, many of the journalists resigned and publicly protested a gag order. (Picture.)
Read the story in the New York Times today.
So what happened when one blogger revealed that the technology manager was heckling bloggers and there was a possibility for rigged rankings at the (fake) liberal bastion, the Huffington Post?
One blogger stood up for liberty on one large online website. What happened?
He’s fired, and only one non-liberal blogger, Greg Gutfeld, out of seven hundred liberal bloggers, come to his defense.
Those seven hundred bloggers wouldn’t have risked their jobs if they had spoken up, they wouldn’t have lost money, the way the journalists at the Santa Barbara News-Press do when they disagree with their liberal owner.
What is that saying again?
"Those willing to sacrifice liberty for security soon lose both, and deserve neither" - Benjamin Franklin.
The security to blog on the Huffington Post, was worth more to those seven hundred than to stand up for liberty itself. Only other liberal websites defended what that blogger had done, feeling safe that they couldn't be fired.
In short, many of these liberal bloggers are simply full of sh-t. First smell of gunfire they drop their pants and run. And that gives you the true nature of the very liberal blog movement.
But let’s have some more fun.
Let’s look at some of the people who donate money to the liberal movement.
You’d expect that if you found a group of people working together, in which one person had given money to Democrat Van Hollen, the next one on the team had given money to John Kerry for his presidential his bid, the next one also had given to Kerry, and so did the fourth one. You’d expect this would be a highly principled team, right?
These are four lawyers working at Covington & Burling, defending Bush Ranger Hank McKinnell and his company Pfizer against the suit I filed against Pfizer.
One more example. One of the most famous liberals is Senator Lieberman, who so famously supported the Iraq war. Who famously was Gore’s vice presidential candidate. Who famously was hugged and kissed by Bush.
According to a recent article in the New York Times, “Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and one of Mr. Lieberman’s closest friends in the Senate, called him “one of the most decent men I have ever known” and simply shook his head when asked about his friend’s situation. “I hesitate to say anything nice about him, for fear that it would be used against him,” Mr. McCain said”
But there you just have it! Bush is embracing and kissing this “Democrat,” and Republicans hesitate to say anything nice about him, for fear it will hurt him! Don’t they want to hurt him; he’s a Democrat for pete’s sake!
No they don’t.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is now kissing and making up with the drug and healthcare industry.
According to New York Times, “As she runs for re-election to the Senate from New York this year and lays the groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2008, Mrs. Clinton is receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from doctors, hospitals, drug manufacturers and insurers. Nationwide, she is the No. 2 recipient of donations from the industry, trailing only Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a member of the Republican leadership. Some of the same interests that tried to derail Mrs. Clinton’s health care overhaul are providing support for her Senate re-election bid.”
So a leading Democrat, a possible presidential candidate, is the No. 2 recipient of donations from the healthcare industry.
And you don’t think the liberal movement is in trouble?
These are all armchair liberals. They put a few dollars in the collection box, they talk nicely, but in real life what they do supports the republican movement, so much that some even get a kiss on their cheek by Bush himself and others get a shower of money from the most right-wing of all companies.
With such Democrats, do we even need Republicans?
And that’s the reason I don’t see much hope for the liberal movement.
It is on a path to self-destruction, and the only help it gets is from Republicans so arrogant and stupid that they hurt themselves.
Many of the powerful liberals have already been bought and paid for and it will not matter one iota who comes to power in the end. It’s all a shell game. Now you see it, now you don’t, and it sure doesn’t matter which party you pick.
Well, maybe it does matter who you pick, a little.
But not that much. Not in this country.
One day, far, far ahead, the people in this country will rise and demand representation that represents them, and there will be a new beginning.
But that time is very far ahead.