“I have a feeling these guys are being blackmailed or something.”
There’s a herd mentality that dominates busy people. They see the herd run in a certain direction and they don’t fight it. If McClintock had seen the actual B.C., then he’d have an important opinion. If he can discredit John Jay’s interpretation of Vattel, then he has an important opinion. Most “legitimizers” are just skimming surface buz, intellectual lightweights on this issue.
Elites and politicians do that all the time-—they “share” their wisdom with the masses, yet there is no substance of philosophy or thinking behind it. Thomas Sowell and Darymple write about the arrogance of elites who have no experience of practice with their “theories” yet treat them as fact. Their “theories” weather like Marx and Bentham’s always destroy societies—they don’t work. Yet textbooks keep quoting the inane theories—like Keynsian economics as fact which is workable, and the only acceptable method which is a lie. Useful idiots always believe it because they have no intellectual knowledge of philosophy...where ideas come from and the causes of history—so they can not discern between the good ideas (like the Founders) or the dysfunctional ones, destruction of all happiness and agency, like Marxism.
But the arrogant elites vote themselves the power, and, they think with it, the mass of serfs. It is all about power and egos. But it only works with the unthinking masses—the ignorant—and that is why our public schools quit teaching and educating in the 30’s. They wanted a populous who couldn’t think, and only acted on “feelings” like Marcuse wanted and the Ayers wanted when they wrote curricula which the Foundations put millions into to brainwash the masses (so tricky!!!!)—so they had their mob Thugocracy—their SIEU, their ACORNS, chicago mafia, so that they could force a fundamental change from our Founding documents.
I do think that opinion is stifled and controlled by the Alinskyite methods of the “free” press. They use it to destroy those who go off the plantation.
They used it to destroy McCarthy—to destroy the “masses” opinion by lies and innuendoes splashed with a little truth. Most people like McClintock have an instinct to avoid pain.....and he is just avoiding the pain of being attacked by MSM and the mobs. He should of just kept quiet on the subject and retained some integrity. How politicians can think they can retain integrity and God’s love by allowing this country to be destroyed by Satanic ideas is beyond me, though. They will have to live with themselves and their children’s loathing when their children discover their acquiescence to evil—the Truth ALWAYS rises to the top—eventually. May be too late for most of us.....but then God always has a plan and will win.
The only reason we still have a modicum of freedom is because of the internet and a few legal brave scholars that fight for the meaning and intent of our Constitution. But even that document would be unrecognizable to all the Founders.
I do agree with savagesusie (one of the best names!) - they've been threatened and/or blackmailed, just as the Canada Free Press said all the media outlets and talk people etc were threatened. We are in the midst of a coup and the supposed good guys are like neutered bunny rabbits wetting their pants.
(Wildfire, yours is good too but I can't remember what it means - you told me once though.)