#WarOnLiberty [Darleen Click]
The “SHUT UP” charge that PW shouldn’t comment on the gheys “all the time” deliberately ignores the core issue of the Duck Dynasty post. It isn’t whether or not someone watches the show or even disagrees with Robertson’s opinions, it is the scorched-earth policy of Liberal Fascists against any real or perceived deviation from their dogma.
Camilla Paglia gets it.
“To express yourself in a magazine in an interview — this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, OK, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades,” Paglia said. “This is the whole legacy of free speech 1960’s that have been lost by my own party.” [...]
“I think that this intolerance by gay activists toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of immaturity, juvenility,” Paglia said. “This is not the mark of a true intellectual life. This is why there is no cultural life now in the U.S. Why nothing is of interest coming from the major media in terms of cultural criticism. Why the graduates of the Ivy League with their A, A, A+ grades are complete cultural illiterates, etc. is because they are not being educated in any way to give respect to opposing view points.”
“There is a dialogue going on human civilization, for heaven sakes. It’s not just this monologue coming from fanatics who have displaced the religious beliefs of their parents into a political movement,” she added. “And that is what happened to feminism, and that is what happened to gay activism, a fanaticism.”
Both gay and feminist movements were co-opted by Leftists long ago. The Grievance Industry is wholly owned by collectivists, who invent new victims and use groups in order to undermine and overturn America’s founding principles.
What we see in the Duck Dynasty kerfuffle to the use of the angry alphabet agencies of the Fed to punish the enemies of Democrats, is the installation and enforcement of not just policies, but of thought that will not question those policies.
Federal housing expenditures favor higher-income households. The bulk of homeownership expenditures go to the top fifth of households by income, who typically could afford to purchase a home without subsidies.
Now, look at those words carefully — expenditures and subsidies. Those words, most reasonable people would agree, mean the direct spending of taxpayer money from the Federal government to homeowner or renter.
But the Left is far from reasonable. Look at their accompanying chart:
Leave aside a moment the pernicious idea that allowing people to keep a bit more of their own earnings is a “Federal expenditure”, but try and wrap your mind around the huge chunk of money the CBPP claims is wasted on the evil rich labeled “Imputed Rental Income.”
In other words, when you own your own home, you are not paying rent to someone else. Hence, that not-paying-rent is counted (by collectivists) as income to you and you’re damned lucky the Feds benevolently not tax you on it! Indeed, the whole rationale behind the “imputed income” phrase is that any thing you own or do for yourself (e.g. mowing your own lawn, cooking your own meals) is untaxed income to you.
We all belong to the government.
And if the government says we don’t like the way you voted, so it doesn’t count, why should any one labor under the delusion that our children, our money, our property or even our thoughts are safe?
Tags: fascism, leftism, liberty