Because STFU Is Why

I have often pondered why Democrats do the things they do. This article at American Greatness by Karin McQuillan is as good an explanation as any I have seen:

Why Nothing Biden Says or Does Matters to Democrats

Presidential candidate Joe Biden has catastrophic problems that would hobble any candidate in ordinary times. His mental capacity is failing so badly that he appears senile and lost in many of his public appearances. He is too mentally and physically tired to campaign. He has been exposed for raking in multimillion-dollar payoffs from China, Ukraine, and Russia when serving as vice president, using his son Hunter to launder the bribes. This is the worst level of corruption, and with the country’s worst enemies, ever seen in America.

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None of Biden’s problems matter to Democratic voters. They don’t wish to hear about it and if they do by mistake, they plug their ears.

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They have a perfect defense. They are protected from unwanted information by a media cone of silence, and united as members of the Superior Tribe.

When you have superior values and ideas, you don’t need reality checks. You certainly don’t need to listen to your opponents, the Stupid Racist Tribe.

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The beauty of it is that these self-interested Democrats are dreamers. It’s not comfortable to admit you’re out to get all you can from the authoritarian, corrupt, and destructive Democratic Party. So instead, they dream of making the world over into a never-seen-before beautiful and fair and peaceful place, all through the power of government.

Utopianism is dangerous. It blinds Democrats to the real world and justifies their supposed right to power and control. It leads them to atrocities like woke mob rule—online, at work and in the streets. They feel justified in destroying people for having opposing views and values. They are willing to trash everything good in America—they are superior to all the wisdom of the ages.

Democrats reject religion as backward, but they assign their own ruling liberal elite god-like powers to fix every problem. Unlike religion, their road to utopia requires that individuals have little liberty and less responsibility.

Victory for the Democrats is so virtuous, nothing must stand in its way. Noticing that Biden is senile and corrupt would be a problem in this election, so they do not notice it.

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The Democrats’ sanctimonious urge to power will brook no limit. That is as dangerous as it gets.

When I was in college I took a course titled “Hitler and the Nazi Era.” One of the required books was “Why Hitler Came Into Power” by Theodore Abel.

In 1934 Theodore Abel went to Germany and offered a prize, under the auspices of Columbia University, for autobiographies of members of the National Socialist movement. The six hundred essays he received constitute the single best source on grassroots opinion within the Nazi Party, and they form the empirical foundation for Abel’s fascinating yet curiously neglected 1938 book

Note the date of publication. 1938 was before WWII and the Holocaust. In 1938 Hitler had a lot of fans here in the USA as did Mussolini, General Franco, and Fascism. The bad stuff came later. One quote from the book that stands out for me was a guy talking about how he was moved by “the warmth and love in Herr Hitler’s eyes.”

It is a difficult concept for some people to grasp that the Nazis did not see themselves as evil. Hitler did not come into power by telling people he was going to start the biggest war in human history and that it would result in 25 million people dead, Germany utterly defeated and the rest of Europe devastated. Nor did he tell them that he would methodically exterminate another 9-12 million people (including 6 million Jews) in what they called the “Final Solution” but we now call the Holocaust.

It’s hard to believe that the Nazis saw themselves as the good guys, but they did. At least initially. That is human nature – “Our tribe good, their tribe bad.” And we should all want to be good. But true goodness requires humility and self-doubt.

Lord Acton said “Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Our Founding Fathers understood that concept. That is why they designed a system of limited government where power was spread around and there was a list of things that the government was forbidden to do. (“Congress shall make no law . . .”)

The FFs were learned men who had a low opinion of mankind. They knew that sooner or later (most likely sooner rather than later) someone would abuse the power of government. And they knew from first-hand experience that power surrendered voluntarily is rarely given back without force. So they spread power around between the states and the federal government, and within the federal government, splitting power between the branches, with one branch split into two parts.

The history of our nation shows a constant struggle between those who want to centralize power and those who fear giving the government too much power. Since 1933 the statists have been winning. But until recently we were able to remain friends with the other side.

Some people say that Leftism is a religion. I’d say it is more like a cult. They are (mostly) good people who lost their minds or been brainwashed. But short of chaining them all up in the basement and beating them with a dead fish, there isn’t anything we can do to bring them back to sanity. We can’t stop Thelma and Louise from driving off a cliff, but we don’t need to be in the backseat when they do.

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Unless President Donald J. Trump pulls a hat out of a rabbit real soon, on 1/21/21 I will wake up in a socialist banana republic.
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89 Responses to Because STFU Is Why

  1. DeniseVB says:

    We shall see …….

    • Ann says:

  2. lyn5 says:

    Glenn Greenwald resigned from The Intercept.

    “The same trends of repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity plaguing the national press generally have engulfed the media outlet I co-founded, culminating in censorship of my own articles.”

    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/my-resignation-from-the-intercept

  3. Woke Lola says:

    I think there’s a story to be told about how “progressives” have always been a force for discord, brinkmanship, violence, and war in our nation. They are our national asshole younger brother who is cantankerous about seemingly EVERYTHING. Through moral crusades these people have led us to bickering and violence time and time again and to what end. Just because the system allows for every voice doesn’t mean every pair of ears has to listen. I think we need to go back and repair this national kink in our system, ferret it out and reshape it. The how is the question.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Waiting for Leftism to fail and then saying “I told you so!” won’t work because Leftists would decide that the reason it failed was sabotage by us. We would then be purged.

      Leftists are always one or two purges away from utopia.

  4. Dora says:

    HUGE BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden Has a PornHub Account Where He Uploaded His Personal Porn – Including with Family Member

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/huge-breaking-exclusive-hunter-biden-pornhub-account-uploaded-personal-porn-including-family-members/

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  6. Dora says:

    Selfish Hypocrite AOC Poses in $14,000 Clothes on Vanity Fair Cover to Push Communism and Cuss Out Trump… Will Twitter Censor Her Lies?

    The left’s favorite communist Alexandria Ocasio Cortez appears in outfits worth $14,000 to grace the cover of Vanity fair and push government control in its latest issue.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/selfish-hypocrite-aoc-poses-14000-clothes-vanity-fair-cover-push-communism-cuss-trump-will-twitter-censor-lies/

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  11. 1539days says:

    I had a German relative who was a Hitler Youth. It was basically compulsory. The people who control school regulations and curricula have a lot of power. If you look at the US today, a very small number of parents even put up much of a fight against social engineering in classrooms, mostly due to apathy.

    An the Nazi party was a socialist organization at a time when socialism was the “new” fad in government. The rest of the world was looking to Germany to see if that new model of economics and culture would work. Hitler was the freaking Obama of his time.

  12. Myiq2xu says:

    • 1539days says:

      The media is already trying to tell everyone they should feel bad about voting for Trump and vote for Biden instead. Now, the people who feel bad about voting for Biden are basically being told to vote for him anyway, because they’re a racist if they don’t and Kamala Harris will be the real president when Joe Biden dies at the Inaugural Ball.

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  14. lyn5 says:

    Banned by CNN.

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  16. lateblum says:

    Unrelated to the 2020 election. At least it is purported to be unrelated . . .

    • jadzia1971 says:

      We came back from vacation a bit early to get all the confinement preparation done in advance, and for the last six hours or so before curfew it was GRIDLOCK here. In a town of only about 150,000.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I hope you enjoyed your trip and am glad you git a breather in between lockdowns. I suspect swampland dc will be looking at stringer restrictions again before Thanksgiving regardless of the election. If PT manages to beat the cheating a second time it will be more difficult to go full lockdown as the progs will want to fund riots. Opps, i mean encourage peaceful protests.

      • lateblum says:

        I hope returning a bit early worked out well for you. The GRIDLOCK looked s out as bad as it could be. 💕

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  18. Anthony says:

    The Robert Heinlein quote reminds me of my first day Freshman year in my piano/composition class. Our prof started out with a flowery “Welcome to this years crop of budding composers! How romantic to have chosen a career where you can hole up in some attic, annotating all of your musical creations while living the glamorous life of a bohemian artist!” speech before he threw a bucket of cold water on us.

    He continued “Wake up! Music is a business. People have to buy your songs, and they’ll be on to you in the first three notes if you’re full of shit, so don’t wing it. The record buying public responds to one thing and one thing only: sincerity. If you don’t really mean every note you write, if your phrasing sounds hollow and inauthentic, don’t even try to shop your tune. The only way to be successful in this business is to be brutally authentic. That will resonate with both their soul and their wallet”

    I never forgot that, and think of my professor often. What I hear from President Trump is nothing less than brutal authenticity. You can feel that just by listening.

    • Woke Lola says:

      Great story, and truth as I know it.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      In the novel “It” one of the characters is a best-selling author. The author gets his start as a writer in college. His creative writing instructor is some SJW asshole who has never been published. The instructor gives the guy an F for a short story he wrote. So the guy sends it to a publisher who pays him $1000 for the story. The guy drops out of college and writes full time.

      Whether you write music or novels or whatever it’s a business. If you can’t sell what you write, it’s not a career, it’s a hobby.

      • Anthony says:

        True. I was lucky enough to have been published before college (co-published, actually. A stoke of luck and timing) In those days (70s), you needed a degree to be taken seriously, so my intended major was shelved on favor of pursuing a paying career. That first day lecture encouraged me to leave my guts on the floor with every product I created. My work was overtly autobiographical, and I did quite well. I decided to quit the biz 23 years later when the most salable genre became something I had no authentic connection to. Rap became a huge money maker, and although I knew the formula (120 bpm minimum and counter rhythmic click track), I wasn’t angry or impoverished enough to produce authentic material. So I quit 🤣

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  20. lyn5 says:

    Imma dyin’!

  21. lateblum says:

    Then there are the people who have been planning the “complete shut down of DC” if PDJT wins the election. If this ⬇️ tweet is to be believed.

  22. helenk3 says:

    this saddens me and also scared the hell out of me for the future of this country

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Even as small as our agency is and with a couple decades of practice at telecommuting at least part of every week, there are just some things that work better face to face. I go in two or three times a week and it helps me focus on my project planning. And prioritizing. That way my working from from is more organized. We already knew old fashion phone calls work better than virtual meetings unless you are doing webinar stole presentation with just interaction at the end and already had laptops and other equipment so We have actually not lost much momentum. But having to track covid data as our board expects it of us (even though we actually have no formal role) and the need to take took on extra small projects to cover losses in revenue as everyone has or will be cutting back budgets and are barely treading water. I can only imagine how far behind some people/companies will be by the end of the year.

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    Mollie @MZHemingway

    At the precise moment Donald Trump was impeached for expressing concern about potential Hunter Biden corruption in Ukraine, the FBI was investigating Hunter Biden for money laundering. Heckuva thing.

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    • Somebody says:

      That’s SOP to discredit genuine harmful information. Create fake documents, pictures and/or float a fake witness or insider that can quickly and easily be discredited. You discredit whatever it is and claim or at least insinuate everything is fake. Politics 101🙄

  28. Island Girl says:

    Great comments and links, thank y’all, see ya next Tuesday 🔥

  29. Dora says:

    So let them flip!

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    The left is flipping out over Brett Kavanaugh’s common-sense opinion on election rules

    https://nypost.com/2020/10/29/the-left-is-flipping-out-over-brett-kavanaughs-common-sense-opinion-on-election-rules/

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Well they have no truck with common sense so it follows that they find the use of such an alien concept revolting. Also shows why they have no real clue about the FF and just how smart, well read and pragmatic those who created the solid foundation were . Not to mention how well they understood human nature.

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  35. DeniseVB says:

    LOL, those not familiar with Melissa Bass, this is her beating up her “Nancy” alter ego 😀

  36. Dora says:

    Andrew is Rudy’s son. 🙂

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