Monday, January 25, 2010

Mao-ey Christmas?

"How many windows in a house do you have to see smoke coming out of before you realize that you can’t just explain it all away without using the word 'fire'?" - Me
Mao.  On the White House Christmas Tree.

Ok, so Glenn Beck ran a documentary of his Friday called "Revolutionary Holocaust" pointing out the admiration and sometimes even the glorification by the Left ... and it's leaking into popular culture ... of Stalin, Che, and Mao -- and the tens of millions killed by 20th Century socialism and communism (mostly thanks to Mao and Stalin.  Hitler's contribution was actually relatively light, to take nothing away from the horror.)

You've got White House Communications Director Anita Dunn with her "Go To" political philosopher Mao in public.  You've got Mark Loyd praising Chavez's "incredible Democratic revolution" ... that didn't take the first time because Chavez didn't shut media criticism down the first time. Where does Loyd work?  He's the FCC's Diversity Czar.  You look at the history in actions and words of the people the President has surrounded himself with and read and admired his whole political life ... Ayers, Alynski, Wright, Jarrett (back to Ayers with her), Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, even Rahm "First Amendment is Highly Overrated" Emanuel (with whom Mark Loyd and Cass Sunstein agree.)

You have a whole political movement, the Progressive Movement -- that has admired the likes of Stalin, Che, & Mao -- and Chavez .... for the past 100 years.  The big names in that movement in the last 40 years surround the man in the White House.

Beck exposes that.  And we get this in criticism:
Clemson University professor Steven Marks, author of "How Russia Shaped the Modern World," said that while Beck doesn't explicitly tie the left-wing totalitarian regimes of the past to contemporary liberals, that's what "he's hinting at here."
"No one in their right mind is going to defend Stalin or Mao or Che Guevara," Marks said. "The implication is that this is what's going to happen if Democrats get their way. This is just a complete lie."
No, the implication is that this is where that invariably leads, just as the Founding Fathers said it would.  20th Century Socialism/Communism proved them right.  It's not a "lie".  At the very worst it's speculation.  But it's very, very well-founded speculation.  You may have noticed over the last few years that lefties play fast and loose with that word, "lie".  About as fast and loose as they do with "racist".

Oh, and Andy Stern.  "We're trying to use the power of persuasion, and if that doesn't work we're gonna use the persuasion of power."

We saw thuggery used against the Tea Partiers  ... the same kind used by Unions over the years.  People in purple shirts.   That say SEIU on them.  The persuasion of power.  We've seen the White House trying to use the power of persuasion to marginalize Fox News, it's only real critic in a sea of media adulation.  The people don't want this Health Care bill, we're gonna cram it through anyway.  What do "they" know? Power and arrogance leads to crushing of dissent.  This is where it leads.  Bigger government = more power, power corrupts, arrogance takes over, violence ensues against anyone who dares to disagree.

Mao ornament on the White House tree.  "No one in their right mind is going to defend Stalin or Mao or Che Guevara".  Pictures of Che at some Obama campaign offices.  Pictures of Che all over progressive's clothing.  Anita Dunn's favorite political philosopher, the one she turns to most.

Who is living in an "Alternate Universe"?

How many dots is it going to take before the rest of America sees the picture?  How many of these little "coincidences" and "misstatements" and things where the context needs to be spun away is it going to take???????

In other words, like I said in the beginning:

"How many windows do you have to see smoke coming out of before you realize that you can’t just explain it all away without using the word 'fire'?"

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