Skip to comments.Lefties Poison Conservatives for the Greater Good in “The Last Supper”
Posted on 02/08/2011 4:30:25 AM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
Nope, not this one.
Last I checked, we were supposed to be heading towards a new Golden Age of Civility in which everyone will respect each others views, police their own sides misbehavior, and, above all, make sure to never, ever, ever say anything that could possibly be misconstrued as a call to violence. Well, apparently some lefties in Madison, Wisconsin didnt get the memo; the Mercury Players Theater is putting on a play about a group of young leftists who decide to start murdering conservativesand not metaphorically:
Five lefty graduate students in Iowa City gather for weekly dinners to revel in their shared (and sometimes smug) world view. The first dinner we witness ignites a surprising shared mission when one of the students invites the truck driver who offered him roadside assistance to join them. This young man, a patriotic Desert Storm vet, first startles the group when he insists on saying grace before the vegan meal and then goes on to praise Hitler, alarming and repulsing the other dinners. Threats and violence ensue, and one of the hosts stabs him.
As he lies bleeding on an area rug, the quintet, after some debate and initial hand-wringing, decide that they have done society a favor by eliminating him and silencing his dangerous words. They also decide that since participating in protests and sit-ins has been a futile way to fight the power, this new dinner party/murder method may be a more effective technique in coping with right-wing adversaries.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...
[Saul].....Alinsky scolded the Sixties Left for scaring off potential converts in Middle America. True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.
While his ultimate goal was nothing less than the radicalization of the middle class, Alinsky stressed the importance of learning to talk the language of those with whom one is trying to converse. Tactics must begin with the experience of the middle class, he said, accepting their aversion to rudeness, vulgarity, and conflict. Start them easy, dont scare them off.
To appeal to the middle class, Alinsky continued, goals must be phrased in general terms like Liberty, Equality, Fraternity; Of the Common Welfare; Pursuit of happiness; or Bread and Peace. He suggested, for instance, that an effective organizer discovers what their [the middle class] definition of the police is, and their language [and] he discards the rhetoric that always says pig [in reference to police]. Instead of hostile rejection he is seeking bridges of communication and unity over the gaps . He will view with strategic sensitivity the nature of middle-class behavior with its hang-ups over rudeness or aggressive, insulting, profane actions. All this and more must be grasped and used to radicalize parts of the middle class.
A related principle taught by Alinsky was that radical organizers must not only speak the language of the middle class, but that they also must dress their crusades in the vestments of morality. Moral rationalization, he said, is indispensable to all kinds of action, whether to justify the selection or the use of ends or means. All great leaders, he added, invoked moral principles to cover naked self-interest in the clothing of freedom, equality of mankind, a law higher than man-made law, and so on. In short: All effective actions require the passport of morality. ...
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Hmm, I distinctly remember the last time I heard a staunch conservative say that Hitler's policies were actually pretty good, he just went a little overboard in implementing them.
Oh, no, my bad. The person who said that is just about as far left as they come.
I get a tad tired of conservative "rhetoric" being blamed for murderous violence, while leftists openly push and encourage murder.
Leftist Faith, Ecstatic Moral Inversion, and the Substance of Nothing
Mankinds deepest problems are universal and existential. But solutions to these will problems vary from individual to individual and culture to culture, based upon insight, emotional maturity, depth and breadth of intelligence, spiritual perception, and other factors.
It is a truism that ideas have consequences, but even ideas must take a back seat to the unexamined values that shape the ideas one is capable of thinking. As Camus once said, no one became a communist from reading Marx. Rather, first they had an emotional, psuedo-spiritual conversion, then they read the unholy scriptures in order to deepen their faith. And as Tom Sowell writes (quoted in today’s outstanding diagnosis by Dr. Sanity http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2007/08/progress-is-not-their-most-important.html ), progressives don’t really have any genuine interest in actually helping the poor, since victims are their most important constituency. Quite simply, fewer victims means less power for leftists:
“Despite whatever the left may say, or even believe, about their concern for the poor, their actual behavior shows their interest in the poor to be greatest when the poor can be used as a focus of the left’s denunciations of society.... When the poor stop being poor, they lose the attention of the left. What actions on the part of the poor, or what changes in the economy, have led to drastic reductions in poverty seldom arouse much curiosity, much less celebration.”
One is reminded of St. Augustine’s comment that while to err is human, “to persist in error out of passion is diabolical.”
One of the greatest benefits of a proper religious grounding is that very early on you internalize the value that your problems are largely your own fault, and that it is wrong to externalize blame onto others. This is one of the sharpest divides between classical liberals and leftists, the latter of whom propagate the doctrine of victimology, i.e., the systematic shifting of blame to others. For the leftist mind, to the extent that your life — or country — is a wreck, it is never your fault, but because of racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, white European maleism, whatever.
The point of this exercise is not to identify any real cause (and therefore, cure) but to create a locus of blame, so that ones existential problems may be externalized and spuriously relieved. The more mature culture is the one that produces individuals who locate existential problems within, and who can both tolerate and transcend them — for example, tolerating instead of acting on the constitutional envy we discussed a couple of days ago. There is no way to eliminate envy from the outside, which, after all, is why it is addressed by one of the Commandments. The Commandment does not say, you shall try to eliminate envy by empowering a massive government to coerce the envied to give to each envious person according to his insatiable needs.
The envious person unconsciously says, if I cant have it, then no one can. Therefore, I will destroy the object of my envy. Thus we can see how unhinged envy is at the basis of pure nihilism, and why our enemies are so frightening. Think of Hitlers scorched earth policy of destroying every square inch of land as his armies retreated. If he could not rule the world, then he would take the world down with him. This is what is so frightening about the prospect of Islamic nihilsts with weapons of mass destruction, for they truly do not care about the world so long as the world does not comport with their fantasies of how it ought to be.
Clearly, the Islamists operate by this principle, and one naturally worries about the extent to which normative Islam is informed by the same toxic attitude. For even if we were to disregard all of the hideous violence that emanates from the Religion of Peace, we would still conclude that this is a religion of perpetual outrage and compulsive lying, based upon the behavior of its most visible and risible spokesholes such as CAIR or Juan Cole.
The constant perception of victimization — even amidst the outrageous and widespread victimization of others — must emanate from something deep within Islam itself, unless this is merely a modern deviation. Despite it all, I am still open to that possibility, although I havent been able to find a single example of a truly interior Islam outside Sufism (which in my view is more Vedanta than Islam). In proportion to the billion or so normative Muslims, there are only a handful of Sufis, and frankly, even many of them tilt toward the dark side.
The gaspiel of nihilism is in fact a war against truth and therefore a war against the Creator, even though it is fair to say that few nihilists are aware of this fact. But the only reason we have a word called truth is because it is a reality that is over- and underwritten by God. Being that we are in the image of God, we are informed by an intellect that may know truth, a will that may choose the good, and an interior eye that may perceive beauty. The leftist attacks and undermines all of these things, and in so doing, destroys both man and God. Leftism is ultimately a program of radical immanence that cuts us off from our transcenent roots — which, as expressed in the Upanishads, are aloft, not below.
For to say that absolute truth does not exist is to say precisely that human intelligence does not exist. To say that morality is relative is to say that anything is permitted and that man is therefore nothing, for he has no essence. And to create new forms of merely human art that celebrate ugliness, depravity, and naturalism is to sever mankind from the higher planes that distinguish us from the beasts and make us human. It is to reduce man to his animal nature — except he becomes a pathetic animal with no nature, truly a nothing. (Excellent piece yesterday at American Thinker on Diversity, Nihilism, and the Anti-Rational Mind. http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/08/diversity_nihilism_and_the_ant.html
In this regard, the existentialists were correct in drawing out the radical implications of their “esoterism of stupidity.” To return to our original point about values, every man is faced with two, and only two, choices that will determine everything else: essence or existence. For the spiritually inclined “interior” man, essence, or real being, is prior to, and determines, existence. But for the hexteriorized leftist, existence determines essence. You are a cosmic fluke. You have no a priori transcendent essence, much less purpose. Rather, your essence is determined by contingencies such as race, class and gender. For example, this is why the left is obsessed with race, whereas it is irrelevant to the conservative classical liberal.
It is no coincidence that the largest constituents of the left always include the young and unmarried. As one matures, gets married, and has children, one naturally tends to evolve away from leftist ideas, obviously not everyone, but a clear majority. This is because concrete reality has a way of clearing aside so much abstract intellectual theory. There is a reason why Marxism only exists in universities, and that you will never find a businessman who operates his business along the lines of Marxist doctrine. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, “liberals read Marx. Conservatives understand him.”
It is one thing for an adult to believe such leftist claptrap. If they want to ruin their lives in their adolescent rebellion, thats fine by me. But to ruin a childs life by inculcating him with their dysfunctional values really is an unforgivable sin. For example, to raise a black child in contemporary America to believe that this is a racist country, that white people hate him, that he is a victim from the start, and that his efforts will be for naught, is soul murder pure and simple.
Likewise, to brainwash an Arab child into believing that 15 million Jews in the entire world are the cause of a single problem among the world’s billion Muslims — let alone all their problems — is an outrageous form of abuse, because when you create a victim, you create a nihilist. Why? Because once victim status is secured, then you are no longer burdened by a conscience. You are sanctioned to abandon yourself to your most primitive instincts, because the order of the cosmos is unfair and illegitimate, so anything you do to set things right is inherently moral, no matter how immoral. And the violence will not end until the Old Order is overthrown and the New Man is created, free of the existential categories that define man to begin with.
Meaning has been vanquished. Man is liberated from himself. The Triumph of the Will and the Reign of Nothingness are complete. God and man are dead. Long live the Beast!
And whoever must be a creator in good and evil, verily, he must be an annihilator and break values. Thus the highest evil belongs to the highest goodness: but this is creative. —Nietzsche
Nothing makes me more certain of the victory of our ideas than our success in the universities. —Adolf Hitler
The above link was also posted here yesterday:
Exactly!!! They’ve been pushing abortion for years, now they are going to start pushing the anybody that doesn’t agree with us. hmmmmm....sounds like Islam.
Check out the film version with Cameron Diaz. Worth watching, in its own way.
Keep talking that kind of adolescent horse crap, libs. I don't think most middle of the political road Americans are going to buy it.
I wonder what the response would have been if the tables were turned and conservatives were depicted murdering liberals for the good of society?
Somehow, I don’t think Freepers would like it, but the Liberals would be howling, claiming it was accurate depiction of conservative intentions AND demanding it be banned...
“This young man, a patriotic Desert Storm vet ... then goes on to praise Hitler”
Because all conservatives are really closet National SOCIALISTS in these idiots’ “minds.” Hurl.
The Left-O-Crats are always quick to toss that moniker about trying to land it around the necks of any conservative within reach.
But aside from the hating our great Nation, what are the differences between the goose steppers and the positions of the current lot of lib brain surgeons?
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