Quote of the day—Anonymous Conservative

Liberalism is a totally different thought process. Inherent to it is a drive to ignore reality and shift mental focus toward metrics that are, to any sane individual, totally irrelevant to the questions at hand.

Anonymous Conservative
October 11, 2015
Liberals are Socially Focused on Group Dynamics
[This reminds me of a conversation I had with an admitted Marxist after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He said the U.S. shouldn’t have invaded because we didn’t have the support of “our friends” France and Germany. I was confused. Why should this matter? And it was known at the time that France and Germany had been selling Iraq supplies for building WMDs which the U.N. was trying to find and being stymied by Iraq. As far as I was concern France and Germany were aiding an enemy and even if they weren’t, since when does the determination of right and wrong depend on whether your “friends” agree with you or not? He insisted it did but could not explain further than “it just does”.

The “progressive” mind is an example of mental defect.—Joe]

11 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Anonymous Conservative

  1. My mother was right! And I quote, “If your friends all jumped off a cliff, would you?”

    • My mother’s version was, “Would you jump off a bridge just because all your friends did?”

      My answer was, “Yes! My friends aren’t stupid, and if they are jumping off the bridge it’s because it is on fire or there is a train coming or …”.

      Somehow that made me a smart-ass.

  2. With this mindset, any atrocity is okay, as long as somebody agrees with you.

  3. Building on Defens…Nazi Germany was supported by fascist Italy and Imperial Japan, so does their support justify the Holocaust.

    Right and Wrong are distinct. Liberals lack a moral compass since they deny God and worship themselves and the State. Their worldview permits almost any atrocity (e.g. abortion).

    • The authoritarian world view (government as husbandmen, molding, shaping and directing society as though people were livestock) does not merely permit atrocity, it demands it.

      Progressives are villains. Since no man is a villain in his own narrative, denial of reality is the only option. Referring to that phenomenon as “mental problems” is a bit tricky. In any authoritarian system, whether it be a family, your local public school or some theoretical galactic empire, there are always the perpetrators (those who know they’re making shit up for the purpose of manipulation) and the duped (the idealogical believers or Useful Idiots).

      Which one has “mental problems”? The cynical liar or the believer/lover of lies? The bully or the coward? Both are problems, and one cannot sustain without the other. I suppose they are two side of the same coin then.

    • It turns out, Jesus addressed ths directly. There was a strife among the disciples, which of them should be accounted the greatest. And Jesus said to them;
      “The kings of the Gentile exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so; but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

      “For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.”

      You have to get past the Old English translation and let go of any baggage it carries with it, but there he is, clearly differentiating between the authoritarian system, which he associates with the Gentiles of the period, and the libertarian/American system.

      • I always love the asinine arguments that say Christianity requires all the gov’t social programs and the boot on neck that goes with them. I’ve read the NT front to back several times and nowhere in it does Christ, Paul or anyone else say “Go have Caesar take from your neighbor at spearpoint to give to the poor.” In contrast in several places it say “You. Personally and individually go take care of the poor.”

        • Agreed. But I like having friends so I don’t bring it up very often. Only some of the closer ones have a pretty good idea where I stand.

    • Actually, I don’t think it requires belief in a god to be a moral person. I’m an atheist, but am far from a statist or progressive. But even without some deity providing stone tablets with laws on them, certain behaviors are counterproductive to society – and having a bunch of your buddies claim that those behaviors are OK, as long as you’re all in agreement on them — does not make them less counterproductive. Case in point – “gun violence is bad, too many people are dying of gun violence – so let’s kill all the gun owners.”

      • Agreed. While religion may help provide a compass, it may be a false compass. Consider ISIS. And it isn’t required. The non-aggression principle works fine; it isn’t based on religion.

  4. If, hypothetically, you value the U.S.’s relationship with Europe more than whatever you think the U.S. will get out of invading Iraq, then it makes perfect sense that you would cite that as a reason not to invade.

    However, it really helps to be able to articulate that to others. If you ever say “it just does,” you’ve lost your audience and the argument.

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