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Speaking of revolution, America has been suffering one at the hands of Marxian progressives. Read my essay, “Rush Limbaugh is a Kook”:
50 Years of Marxian ‘Progress’ in the U.S.
“We must hate,” said Lenin. “Hatred is the basis of Communism.”
I have alwyas suspected that. Thanks for the confirmation. The motivating force of socialism is hatred justified by envy.
And I think fear plays a major role. I studied research in advertising a few years ago and discovered that the only emotion that spurs viewers to action in an ad is fear. Politicians and the media enrich themselves through the power of fear by exaggerating threats. Meanwhile, knowing that politicians and the media desperately need threats with which to frighten people, socialists feed them a constant stream of threats in the form of greedy, evil corporations, like Wal-Mart. They turn economic issues into moral ones and what is more natural for people than to hate evil?
I have argued for a long time that the debate between freedom and socialism is an emotional one, not an intellectual one, which is why freedom almost always loses.
“I have argued for a long time that the debate between freedom and socialism is an emotional one, not an intellectual one, which is why freedom almost always loses”
sadly, i’m in total sympathy. it’s amazing how evil and stupid crowds can be. i think arthur miller said it all in “the crucible”, though “the simpsons” also does a pretty good job on crowd dynamics. (springfield townsfolk occasionally rally together, and some mindless chant goes out. beautifully satirized).
in “1984″ there was the ritual “two minute hate”, as well as “hate week”. orwell’s epiphany about socialism earned him the hatred of many his erstwhile comrades.
I agree that hatred and fear bourne of envy fuels the fires of Socialism. But there also seems to develop an inherent laziness among those who, rather than take personal responsibility for improving their lot, seek to have the playing field leveled for their benefit.
I have seen this happen repeatedly in the workplace. There are many who resent and harass individuals who get promotions. Rather than make the same investment in time and money; i.e. college education, as those who are better qualified, they expect the more highly qualified individuals to teach them what they know. Refusal to do so frequently results in the lazy employee behaving in a hostile manner.
They can’t stand the idea of someone doing better than them, but won’t lift a finger to help themselves. It sickens me.
I forgot to mention that I found the article to be a real eye opener. FDR was a master manipulator. I wonder how many terms of office he might have managed had he not passed away when he did.
IMHO- Even one was too many!
I saw a great series called ‘Warlords’, about the major leaders of WW2. Roosevelt came across as the perfect politician! He was always trying to keep his options open, and would send a telegraph to Stalin seeming to promise one thing, whilst sending another to Churchill seeming to promise another. Both Stalin and Churchill were left with the impression that Roosevelt was solidly behind him, for instance, in the matter of what to do about Poland.
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