Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MARK LEVIN KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE PARK: 12 Ways Progressives and Americans Differ on Public Policy

I paraphrased a few, knowing that some progressives' heads might explode without a proper warmup:

  • We believe in the Constitution, they believe in centralized government.
  • We believe in individualism, they believe in conformity.
  • We believe in private property, they believe in collective ownership of material goods.
  • We believe in prosperity, they believe in redistributing wealth with them determining who gets ripped off and who gets the drips remaining after they've taken their cut.
  • We believe in separation of powers, they believe in a monolithic, all-powerful, administrative state.
  • We believe in eternal truths, they believe in ideologically meandering social engineering.
  • We believe in cultural stability, they believe in never-ending transformation of our society.
  • We believe in real science, they believe in social science (e.g., "environmental justice").
  • We believe in the rights of man, they believe in the power of centralized government.
  • We believe in the moral order, they believe in situational ethics.
  • We believe in individual liberty, they believe in authoritarianism, with no limits ever defined.
  • We believe in education, they believe in indoctrination.
  • We believe in civil society, they believe in the federal leviathan.

You can find Mark's latest bestseller here: Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism. Once you read it, there's no going back.
 

15 comments:

Woudy Treez said...

Then why do we lose so often?

Even when we win the Presidency, the left forwards their propositions and we corrupt ourselves.

James Land said...

Amen. The Rino's always lead from behind. We have to vote them out.

Anonymous said...

Heretofore, due to the power of the Progressive Press aka Fake News.
Coupled with the collapse of primary, secondary, post-secondary schools, as well as the destruction of civil society and moral behavior, starting in the homes, and the hoods of underachievers, and thugs, aka "useful idiots"!
On Watch~~~
"Let's Roll"

william couch said...

Levin is sooooooo on target here..

Anonymous said...

I'll say it forever. I wish Mark Levin, or someone LIKE him, would run for president. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Yea, but who would ever believe that Zuckerberg and Rand Paul share the same hairpiece.

william couch said...

Agreed!! I was upset Giuliani didn't want the job of AG.. Maybe we can get him into the SC..... When Roberts retires.. I'm all for term limits,, 10 years for SC, 6 yrs for senators,,, con gressmen....Roberts will be 88 if The "DON" gets reelected.. Ginbug will be dead,, she's 82+..

william couch said...

L O L !!!!! Yes,, but one uses a mouse, and the other hasn't got the smarts..

Anonymous said...

Socialism by its very nature, at its heart and core, is a system of lies. That society will have more equality is a lie, That the economy

will grow faster and be give the average worker more prosperity is a lie. That government will be competent, efficient, evenhanded and

careful to obey all of its laws and regulations is a lie. In order for the socialist society to function, it must create and support a

myriad of overlapping lies. But it is a truth about human nature that government imposes a type of morality on its citizens. So, when

government is built on lies, telling lies and believing lies permeates society. Thus, one of the hidden costs of socialism is how corrosive

it is to personal character and morality.

This is not my own theory, but comes from someone who lived it.   

Václav Havel was a playwright, author, the first president of the Czech Republic (1993–2003) after the Czech–Slovak split.

He wrote a

famous essay, The Power of the Powerless on the social and spiritual consequences of socialism.


"The principle involved here is that the center of power is identical with the center of truth." Havel warns that socialist regimes create

and enforce their own truth to maintain power. As time goes on, this truth diverges from factual truth and it increasingly forces those who

support and depend upon the power of the regime to corrupt themselves to sustain the artificial truth. 

In the end, people not only lie to

each other, but they start to lie to themselves.



see:

Václav Havel: The Power of the Powerless
http://www.vaclavhavel.cz/showtrans.php?cat=clanky&val=72_aj_clanky.html&typ=HTML



-- theBuckWheat

Anonymous said...

Sorry, let me try that again, and this time fix the newlines::



Socialism by its very nature, at its heart and core, is a system of lies. That society will have more equality is a lie, That the economy will grow faster and be give the average worker more prosperity is a lie. That government will be competent, efficient, evenhanded and careful to obey all of its laws and regulations is a lie. In order for the socialist society to function, it must create and support a myriad of overlapping lies. But it is a truth about human nature that government imposes a type of morality on its citizens. So, when government is built on lies, telling lies and believing lies permeates society. Thus, one of the hidden costs of socialism is how corrosive it is to personal character and morality.

This is not my own theory, but comes from someone who lived it.   

Václav Havel was a playwright, author, the first president of the Czech Republic (1993–2003) after the Czech–Slovak split. He wrote a famous essay, The Power of the Powerless on the social and spiritual consequences of socialism.


"The principle involved here is that the center of power is identical with the center of truth." Havel warns that socialist regimes create and enforce their own truth to maintain power. As time goes on, this truth diverges from factual truth and it increasingly forces those who support and depend upon the power of the regime to corrupt themselves to sustain the artificial truth. In the end, people not only lie to each other, but they start to lie to themselves."


see:

Václav Havel: The Power of the Powerless
http://www.vaclavhavel.cz/showtrans.php?cat=clanky&val=72_aj_clanky.html&typ=HTML



william couch said...

for some reason the youngsters have this fixation with socialism..

goucgr said...

For some reason the youngsters have this fixation with socialism

Peace Quarters said...

A very nice and informative post thanks for sharing!

The Triguy said...

As far as I am concerned, I think the bottom part of the comments section on this page says it all with regard to socialism:
I AM NOT A ROBOT! Best, Dr. Bill

American Patriot said...

Mark Levin is spot on, great contrast between the two ideologies. Can't wait to read his new book.