How Can You Love Big Government But Fear Big Brother?

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From Steven Den Beste via Ace of Spades HQ:

Deep down, progressives (i.e. socialists) are not populists. Deep down, progressives despise the majority of their fellow citizens, and don’t trust them at all. They love America but hate most of the Americans. Progressives are entranced with the possibilities presented by a benevolent dictatorship. They ignore the peril, that it can mutate into a malevolent dictatorship because they believe in their own virtue. They’re sure it won’t happen if they’re in charge. As to Democracy? It’s a burden, a barrier; it gives the vote to all the rednecks and knuckle-draggers who have been mislead by the evil capitalists (remember the Doctrine of False Consciousness? Pernicious claptrap, that one, but it has a lot of currency on the left) and will resist the Progressive program even though it’s Obviously the right thing to do.

If only Progressives, as an enlightened elite, had the ability to impose their program on the rest of us, eventually we’d come around to their point of view. But that means they need dictatorial power, and Democracy prevents that.


That pretty much nails it. Scratch a Vile Prog, find an authoritarian. Seriously, how can you love big government but fear Big Brother? It’s just two names for the same thing.

But Den Beste explains the reason that Vile Progs don’t hesitate to cheat and lie to win elections. It’s for our own good.


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14 Responses to How Can You Love Big Government But Fear Big Brother?

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Via Ed Driscoll:

    If President Obama had spent more than two years in the Senate before taking a leave of absence to run for president, he might have come to understand just how important “nuance” is in diplomacy, how every word spoken by the president is parsed and weighed in chancelleries around the world. He might know how small slips can have big consequences. George Bush was savagely criticized after 9/11 for using the word “crusade,” without regard for how sensitive Muslims are about that word. In 1962 President Kennedy was very careful to call his deployment of the navy to prevent more missiles being delivered to Cuba, a “quarantine,” rather than a “blockade,” for the latter is, explicitly, an act of war.

    This would seem to be more evidence that the Obama presidency is in trouble. That “senior officials” in the White House are willing to talk under a cloak of anonymity, about how the president blew it diplomatically and the most liberal major newspaper in the country to make a big deal of it, is not good news for the president.

  2. Screw Obama. Screw the Vile Progs.
    SOOOOO glad I am leaving tomorrow for my sojourn in Yellowstone. I need time away from the nonsense that is Washington DC, the repukes and the Dims.
    BLECH!

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  4. myiq2xu says:

    I am going over my First Born Son’s this afternoon to see Grandson #1 and Grandson #2 while I try to talk their dad out of going to law school.

    You’re a young man with so much to live for! Don’t throw it all away!

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Good Luck. :)

    • yttik says:

      LOL, law school isn’t so bad. It’s not like he decided to go into politics or something.

    • HELENK says:

      you know you are prouder then a peacock that #1 son wants follow his dad. Pat him on the back , give him some tips and tell him you will help him with some of the law arguments and enjoy the time together

      • myiq2xu says:

        Truthfully, I think he’s insane. He already makes more money than most lawyers around here. But as usual I can’t talk him out of it.

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