An economics lesson delivered in an entertaining way. Enjoy.
I found this quote from David in today’s NewsReal Blog. I think it is an enlightening view of the mindset of Progressives and their goals. Of course, it is just his opinion. But since David is a former liberal Progressive, I believe he has significant insight that should not be ignored. I am reprinting the entire post here.
“But Bill Clinton is not like those who worship him, corrupting himself and others for a higher cause. Unlike them, he betrays principles because he has none. He will even betray his country, but without the slightest need to betray it for something else – for an idea, a party, a cause. He is a narcissist who sacrifices principle for power because his vision is so filled up with himself that he cannot tell the difference.
But the idealists who serve him — the Stephanopoulos’s, the Ickes’s, the feminists, the progressives and Hillary — can tell the difference. Their cyncism flows from the very perception they have of right and wrong. They do it for noble ends. They do it for the progressive faith. They do it because they see themselves as gods, as having the power — through correct politics — to redeem the world. It is that terrifyingly exalted ambition that fuels their spiritual arrogance and justifies their means.
And that is why they hate conservatives. They hate you because you are killers of their dream. You are defenders of a Constitution that thwarts their cause. They hate you because your “reactionary” commitment to individual rights, to a single standard and to a neutral and limited state obstructs their progressive designs. They hate you because you are believers in property and its rights as the cornerstones of prosperity and human freedom; because you do not see the market economy as a mere instrument for acquiring personal wealth and stocking political war chests, but as both means and end.
Conservatives who think progressives are misinformed idealists will always be blind-sided by the sheer malice of the left — by the cynicism of those who pride themselves on their principles; by the viciousness of those who champion sensitivity; by the intolerance of those who call themselves liberal; and by the ruthless disregard for the well-being of the poor on the part of those who preen themselves as their champions.
Conservatives are surprised because they see progressives as merely misguided, when they are, in fact, morally – and ontologically — misdirected. They are the messianists of a false religious faith. Since the redeemed future that justifies their existence and rationalizes their hypocrisy can never be realized, what really motivates progressives is a modern idolatry: their limitless passion for the continuance of Them.
– How to Beat the Democrats
After you recover from ROTFLYAO from reading the prior post (FYI, that means rolling on the floor laughing your #@& off), then you must zip on over here and read this report on the H1N1 flu progress.
It seems that sometime last night, in the night, or whenever, Barack Obama issued a national emergency report about the swine flu, declaring that it is now a national emergency. I have been wondering when he would get around to that and I find it intensely interesting that he did it last night, in the night, or whenever. You know what they say about those Friday afternoon news releases….well, they just don’t get much notice. I mean this sounds really big and scary. Most of the reporting I have heard this morning is that this is really just preparatory to bypass some Federal requirements so that things can run smoother and quicker.
But if you go read the item I linked to above…CBS news and the CDC are contradicting each other. Huh? I find this to be an interesting little conundrum. You read it…then you decide. Who do we believe? I’d like to know what is really going on.
I followed a tweet on Twitter to find this article at Flopping Aces (and they said the same thing my title says):
Democrats Allow ACORN To Have Authority Over Financial Institutions
“During consideration of H.R. 3126, legislation to establish a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee voted to pass an amendment offered by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) that will make ACORN eligible to play a role in setting regulations for financial institutions.
The Waters amendment adds to the CFPA Oversight Board 5 representatives from the fields of “consumer protection, fair lending and civil rights, representatives of depository institutions that primarily serve underserved communities, or representatives of communities that have been significantly impacted by higher-priced mortgages” to join Federal banking regulators in advising the Director on the consistency of proposed regulations, and strategies and policies that the Director should undertake to enforce its rules.” Continue reading...and full article here at tradingmarkets.com.
Is this the most intensely insane Democrat congress we have ever seen in our lives? ACORN, with investigations going on in I don’t know how many states for corruption and voter fraud, will actually be given advisory status alongside of banking institutions with this amendment. Of course, if one looks at all the investigations into Democrat congressman that the Dems DON’T want to do (think Chris Dodd, Charlie Rangel, Countrywide Mortgage and all their VIP friends in Congress), this is nothing. Our Congress is a laughingstock. Last Thursday, Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee were poised to force a vote on subpoenas at a committee mark-up meeting. Countrywide Mortgage will release records, but only with a subpoena. Democrat congressmen (and women) sneaked out the back door and didn’t show up for the meeting, not wanting to issue subpoenas on their fellow Democrats, no matter how despicable their unethical behavior might be. What are they afraid of? I’ll tell you…they are afraid of the truth…and you, the taxpayers, finding it out.
Watch this punchy little video that was recorded of the Dems sneaking out a back door.
This video hitting the internet is what prompted these same committee Dems to subsequently lock the Republicans out of the room. Oh that’s mature.
Feel free to spread this one around. It’s a great story.
Everyone needs to see this. Barack Obama is poised to sign a treaty and it sounds like it will give away the whole country.
“On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change skeptic, gave a presentation at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. In this 4 minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty, scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009. A draft of the petition can be read here:
Lord Monckton served as a policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher. He has repeatedly challenged Al Gore to a debate to which Gore has refused. Monckton sued to stop Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” from being shown in British schools due to its inaccuracies. The judge found in-favor of Monckton, ordering 9 serious errors in the film to be corrected. Lord Monckton travels internationally in an attempt to educating the public about the myth of global warming.”
Huh? The Telegraph U.K. has report of an interview with BO’s adviser on Muslim affairs. Read it and weep here. Can we really say the president’s sympathies don’t lean in a Muslim direction? Let’s hope his daughters don’t ever have to go through female genital mutilation as a result of their daddy’s policies.
I have no problem with reaching out to Muslims and being inclusive. I do have a problem with moving into their camp of radical laws and proclaiming them good, then forcing that on the rest of the country. We already have a Constitution of laws in our country that no one seems to be paying attention to any more…at least not in Washington, D.C.
Is there any doubt that our own elected representatives want to hide things from the American people? Watch this video as Michelle Bachman, representative from Minnesota exposes their newest con job concerning defunding and the re-funding of ACORN with taxpayer money. This is outrageous.