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Easy Question

Posted by V the K at 8:44 pm - April 4, 2017.
Filed under: Arrogance of the Liberal Elites

The (Democrat-Media Complex Organ) Atlantic wants to know: Why So Many Americans Are Saying Goodbye to Cities.

And I answer: What political party runs all of America’s large cities?

This did not occur to them as a reason.

They mention the high cost of living and the lack of affordable housing, but it never occurs to them to go to the root  cause of these conditions. Moving out is largely a middle class phenomenon because cities provide generous welfare to the poor and opportunities to the wealthy and connected, but nothing to the middle class.

Urban Democrats get their money from the rich and their votes from the poor. The concerns of the Middle Class are irrelevant to them.

The constant stories about how great city life is, how Detroit/Buffalo/Cleveland/Milwaukee is perpetually on the verge of a comeback as “young professionals” move in and “pulse with energy and vitality” are pretty much written by young urban journalists and older urban editors who know that sucking up to the urban elite and reaffirming their prejudices is what keeps revenue flowing in.

It’s Good to Have a Patsy

Posted by V the K at 7:31 am - April 4, 2017.
Filed under: Obama Watch

Would any of those who said PDT was nuts for claiming that Barack Obama’s Government was spying on him care to revise their previous comments?

Former President Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice asked for the names of Trump transition officials to be unmasked and made public in raw intelligence files, according to media reports, a move apparently carried out to harm the incoming Trump administration.

One doubts that Susan Rice did this on her own initiative; but she seems like the perfect Patsy for the Obama Administration, she’s not very bright, incredibly ambitious, and willing to tell any lie that’s fed to her.

The ironic part of this is that if the Democrats had accepted Hillary’s loss with dignity and maybe some introspection, none of this would have been revealed. It’s only because they insisted on pursuing a crazy conspiracy theory (“It were Russians what hacked the election!”) that this perfidy has come to light.

Points to Ponder

Posted by V the K at 7:16 am - April 4, 2017.
Filed under: Transgender Issues

Camille Paglia to genderbending social activists who have anointed themselves the Pronoun Police Gestapo:

“But this political agitation to change everyday, common speech, are you kidding me? People shouldn’t be putting up with this for one second. What kind of nonsense is this? Absolute nonsense.”

“These people who are searching for their own identity, and want to impose on others. That is not my philosophy as a libertarian; that is an invasion, an intrusion into other peoples’ personal rights. The English language is owned by everyone. It was created by great artists. Shakespeare and Chaucer. Wordsworth and Joyce and so on. How dare you, you sniveling little maniac, tell us how we’re going to use pronouns. Go take a hike!”

And a blogger called the Z-Man wonders whether the Social Left’s Gender-bending theatrics isn’t a massive Orwellian game of forcing people to profess that 2+2=5. Either as a means of expanding authoritarian control of society as the natural end-state of progressivism.

A society in which no one knows the rules, except the rulers, is a society that cannot self-organize. It must fall into authoritarianism. In fact, it must embrace authoritarianism, because there must be order. Even the madness of North Korea beats anarchy, where it is a war of all against all. To no small degree, the people pushing the denial of biological reality are doing so in order to expand their authority over the rest of us.

There’s another angle here though, one that is not reductionist. Progressives have been in control of America since the Civil War. The great industrial wars of the early 20th century, then the long Cold War, worked to restrain some of the worst impulses that are let loose when a person or group has unchecked power. Those restraints are gone so all of the reckless tendencies of Progressives can be indulged, seemingly without consequence.

In other words, this reality denying madness we see going on with Progressives, has a late phase degeneracy vibe to it. Most of this nonsense is happening in well insulated compounds like the college campus. The Progs have total control so all of their worst instincts are free to run riot. It’s not some new phase in the long civil war, but the final burst of maniacal lunacy before there is the knock on the door and reality bursts in.