Thursday, February 21, 2013

Larwyn's Linx: Democide

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Democide: Bracken
Enforcing the Liberal Media Omerta: RSM
That Could Never Happen Here: GSL

Cruz: They Oppose Rubio Because He’s Latino: Patterico
Hispanicked GOP Elite: They'll Respect Us in the Morning: Coulter
Rubio Establishes ‘Victory Committee’ With Eye Towards 2016: Shark Tank

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!: RSM
Guns Prevent 3,600 Rapes per Day: Extrano's Alley
STL “Knockout Game” Thug Shot After Break-In of Armed Citizen's Home: WZ


Media ignores GAO report: Obama policies unsustainable: Breitbart
Obama’s Cowardly Mendacity Over Sequestration: RS
The RINO establishment’s astonishingly bad message on sequester cuts: York

Rand Paul blasts Obama for Sequester "Histrionics": STACLU
Cost of Obama's vacation could have saved 160 teachers' jobs: Dossier
Rioting Across America: NoisyRm

Scandal Central

Columbine survivor to Obama: Start gun talks with Fast & Furious: Times
Jackson Graft Case Further Indicts Black Caucus: IBD
Liberal logic: it's not "vote fraud" since Obama won: WyBlog

BUSTED: Team Obama Directly Implicated in Major NC Voter-Registration Fraud: Reaganite
Why Are We Not Talking About America’s $123 TRILLION Liability?: RS
Chris Christie Sums Himself Up: RWN

Climate & Energy

Coal Industry Regulations Were A Laughing Matter to the EPA: CNS
It’s the Sun stupid – The minor significance of CO2: Flopping Aces
EPA’s Coal Purge Claims Latest Victim: CFP


Al Gore’s $500 Million Trojan Horse: AmSpec
Ratings-Killer @Soledad_OBrien Fired by Obscure Third-Place Cable News Network: RSM
Newtown Shooter Lanza Had Sensory Processing Disorder: ABC

Debate Commission Co-Chair: Candy Crowley "a Mistake": Breitbart
Joe Biden’s Felony Self-Defense Advice: Owens
Daily News Reporter Admits: Breitbart 'Friends of Hamas' Story 'Accurate': Breitbart

Lib Reporter to Obama: Fair or Not, You Own This Mess: GWP
A Lapdog Media Tactic: Pushing An Agenda With Misleading Headlines: Sooper
Rape Survivor: A Call Box Above My Head While I Was Being Brutally Raped Wouldn't Have Helped: Pavlich


Obama's Contempt for our Allies: Camp o' the Saints
Islamist Threat Spreads from Mali into Nigeria, Threatening U.S. Energy Security: Foundry
U.S. to strike back against China cyberattacks: Navy Times

Hagel Blocks Access to His Archive of Files at U. Nebraska: Breitbart
CAIR: War on Terror is Creation of Money-Seeking FBI: Mauro
Report gives new details of Mugniyah assassination: JPost

Sci-Tech (courtesy

Google's electronic eyewear gets 'OK Glass' voice commands: CNet
The world’s first 3D printing pen: Yours for just $75: ExtremeTech
Pinterest Completes $200 Million Funding at $2.5 Billion Valuation: AllThingsD


Alec Baldwin’s Capital One Percenter RaceCard Commercial!!: Sooper
How eight fake cops stole $50 million in diamonds in 5 minutes : The Week
Liberal Logic 101: Rape Prevention Kits: RWN

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Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: Saturday is the Day of Resistance

QOTD: "It is one of the great ironies of modern history that socialism, which promises a more humane, caring, and equitable society, has consistently delivered a more oppressive and mismanaged one. Socialism’s motto— Muravchik optimistically offers it to us as socialism’s “epitaph”—turns out to be: “If you build it, they will leave.”

If, one must add, they are allowed to leave. As Muravchik reminds us in this excellent survey of socialist personalities and socialist experiments, encouraging dissent is never high on a socialist’s agenda. The socialist pretends to have glimpsed paradise on earth. Those who decline the invitation to embrace the vision are not just ungrateful: they are traitors to the cause of human perfection. Dissent is therefore not mere disagreement but treachery. Treachery is properly met not with arguments but (as circumstances permit) the guillotine, the concentration camp, the purge."

...I see little evidence that socialism’s fundamental tenet—namely, the ideal of equality—is on its way to the dustbin of history. The wheels of egalitarianism may grind away more slowly in liberal democratic countries than in Communist ones, but grind away they do. It would be pleasant to think that in leaving history’s bloodiest century behind, we have also left behind the passions that sparked its unprecedented carnage. But time and again history has taught us that the hunger for equality is among mankind’s most brutal passions. It is for this reason that I believe the philosopher David Stove was correct when he identified “bloodthirstiness” as a central ingredient in the psychology of egalitarianism. Socialism will be conquered to the extent that egalitarianism is conquered. In the meanwhile, I fear that Stove is correct that “very far from communism being dead, as some foolish people at present believe, we can confidently look forward to bigger and better Marxes, Lenins, Stalins, Maos, Kim Il Sungs, Pol Pots, Ceausescus, Baader-Meinhofs, Shining Paths, and all the rest.” --Roger Kimball

1 comment:

Joe Kidd said...

I'm sharing the following as one post:

This powerful video and essay are from Matt Bracken.
They go together. Please share. Thank you in advance.

DEMOCIDE: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns And Freedom -- "This video highlights the relationship between socialism, tyranny, the right to keep and bear arms and American freedom from 1776 until today."

Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom

"About Matt Bracken"