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HERITAGE FOUNDATION: "How Modern Liberals Think" U-Tube
You-Tube ^ | March 5, 2007 | Evan Sayet (video)

Posted on 03/27/2007 10:58:58 AM PDT by n-tres-ted

This is a video of a 48-minute speech plus Q&A at Heritage Foundation by Evan Sayet, a former liberal. Very insightful in explaining the leftist mindset today.


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Take a look. He gets pretty close to the core of how the liberals got to where they are. But he doesn't get to how we extract them from their destructive path.
1 posted on 03/27/2007 10:59:00 AM PDT by n-tres-ted
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To: n-tres-ted

Great video. I love his wife-hater analogy that illustrates how those on the left treat America.


2 posted on 03/27/2007 11:05:31 AM PDT by Lusis ("Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.")
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To: n-tres-ted

"But he doesn't get to how we extract them from their destructive path."


Never give up. Never surrender. Ever.

After years of thinking about this, that is the best I can come up with.




"And remember, when things look bad, and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad dog mean, 'cause if you lose your head and give up, then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is." -Josey Wales




Ping to watch later.


3 posted on 03/27/2007 11:05:32 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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But he doesn't get to how we extract them from their destructive path.

Euthanasia?

4 posted on 03/27/2007 11:37:16 AM PDT by scooter2 (The greatest threat to the security of the United States is the Democratic Party.)
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To: n-tres-ted

http://www.heritage.org/Press/Events/ev030507a.cfm

It starts 7:30 minutes into the stream. Better quality video.


5 posted on 03/27/2007 11:48:50 AM PDT by Excellence (Vote Dhimmocrat; Submit for Peace! (Bacon bits make great confetti.))
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To: n-tres-ted

GREAT video. Well worth watching the whole thing.


6 posted on 03/27/2007 11:53:13 AM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("left unchecked, Saddam Hussein...will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." Sen. Hillary Clinton)
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To: Excellence

Bump.


7 posted on 03/27/2007 11:55:52 AM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: n-tres-ted

This guy is working without notes. This is all from his clearly powerful mind and heart.


8 posted on 03/27/2007 11:58:30 AM PDT by Excellence (Vote Dhimmocrat; Submit for Peace! (Bacon bits make great confetti.))
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To: Famishus

Bookmark


9 posted on 03/27/2007 12:03:35 PM PDT by Famishus (North of the equator, the Death Spiral is clockwise.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

"And remember, when things look bad, and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad dog mean, 'cause if you lose your head and give up, then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is." -Josey Wales

I love it!


10 posted on 03/27/2007 12:05:01 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: n-tres-ted

This is an outstanding speech!

promote it to as many folks as you can.

Libs may initially recoil, but this speech cannot help plant seeds in their minds, whether they will admit it or not.


11 posted on 03/27/2007 12:10:11 PM PDT by AIM-54
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To: n-tres-ted

ping-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling


12 posted on 03/27/2007 12:17:46 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: n-tres-ted

Awesome video, definitely worth the 45min. Liberals are more John Lennon these days than Vladimir Lenin, and not in a good way.


13 posted on 03/27/2007 12:19:15 PM PDT by JHBowden (President Giuliani in 2008! Law and Order. Solid Judges. Free Markets. Killing Terrorists.)
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To: AIM-54

I want to memorize it. I want his book. It's coming out soon?


14 posted on 03/27/2007 12:20:04 PM PDT by Excellence (Vote Dhimmocrat; Submit for Peace! (Bacon bits make great confetti.))
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To: AIM-54

I want to memorize it. I want his book. It's coming out soon?


15 posted on 03/27/2007 12:20:08 PM PDT by Excellence (Vote Dhimmocrat; Submit for Peace! (Bacon bits make great confetti.))
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To: AIM-54

Sorry about the double post.


16 posted on 03/27/2007 12:20:39 PM PDT by Excellence (Vote Dhimmocrat; Submit for Peace! (Bacon bits make great confetti.))
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To: n-tres-ted

Very good.


17 posted on 03/27/2007 12:27:22 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (To have your eco-sins forgiven, just buy Carbon Indulgences!)
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To: n-tres-ted

SAVE


18 posted on 03/27/2007 12:29:41 PM PDT by sinclair (When they come down from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Whupped em again, eh Josey?


19 posted on 03/27/2007 12:32:16 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: Gelato

ping


20 posted on 03/27/2007 12:34:32 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (To have your eco-sins forgiven, just buy Carbon Indulgences!)
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To: n-tres-ted
He is a brilliant man (and a Freeper).
21 posted on 03/27/2007 12:51:46 PM PDT by WackySam (Just say no to Rudy McRomney)
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To: n-tres-ted

Wow! Outstanding. I listened to it once, have bookmarked it for another hearing.

After some 30 years of trying to understand the liberal mindset, this guy, a former liberal - and who better to give us an inside look on it - really spills the beans. Liberals, he says, are driven by a certain nihilist-utopianism (a sort of pseudo-progressivism). In doing so, good and evil are reversed.

He sounded almost prophetic in this regard...reminded me of the words of Isaiah, another Jew:

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20


22 posted on 03/27/2007 1:06:35 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: n-tres-ted

Absolutely brilliant! Sayet for POTUS!


23 posted on 03/27/2007 1:11:21 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: nutmeg; RaceBannon

Hi guys, thought you'd like this video...enjoy!


24 posted on 03/27/2007 1:12:45 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: n-tres-ted

Bump


25 posted on 03/27/2007 1:29:16 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: n-tres-ted
I finally came to the realization that Liberals are nihilists. Rush Limbaugh has it all wrong in saying that Liberals want power above all else. Liberals want the complete destruction of society, humans, and the planet itself.

From m-w.com:

Main Entry: ni·hil·ism Pronunciation: 'nI-(h)&-"li-z&m, 'nE- Function: noun Etymology: German Nihilismus, from Latin nihil nothing -- more at NIL

1 a : a viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless and useless

b : a doctrine that denies any objective ground of truth and especially of moral truths

2 a : a doctrine or belief that conditions in the social organization are so bad as to make destruction desirable for its own sake independent of any constructive program or possibility

b capitalized : the program of a 19th century Russian party advocating revolutionary reform and using terrorism and assassination

- ni·hil·ist /-list/ noun or adjective - ni·hil·is·tic /"nI-(h)&-'lis-tik, "nE-/ adjective

26 posted on 03/27/2007 1:41:32 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: n-tres-ted; wagglebee; KC_for_Freedom; the invisib1e hand; Melas; auboy; T Lady; Richard Poe; ...
Bookmarked. Ping.

The speaker discusses "capital L" Liberalism, and describes its modern incarnation as "indiscriminateness as virtue" - leading not to a lack of correlation between "Liberalism" and right but to a positive coherence between "Liberalism" and policies that are certain not to forward their stated purposes. "Liberalism" as the rejection of reason and rationality.

My own analysis of claims of "journalistic objectivity" lead ineluctably in the same direction: to claim to be objective is to claim virtue, and to shut off debate. It is sophistry, plain and simple - and Liberals actually know that, and adhere to it anyway.

Why Broadcast Journalism is
Unnecessary and Illegitimate


27 posted on 03/27/2007 1:49:10 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: n-tres-ted

It's on Drudge and I'm listening to it now.

Bump!!!!


28 posted on 03/27/2007 2:20:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All

Bump!


29 posted on 03/27/2007 2:21:29 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: n-tres-ted

POTD!


30 posted on 03/27/2007 2:35:49 PM PDT by Keyga8tor
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

BTTT


31 posted on 03/27/2007 2:46:36 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: n-tres-ted

bump


32 posted on 03/27/2007 3:18:02 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: n-tres-ted

bump


33 posted on 03/27/2007 3:49:06 PM PDT by OriginalIntent (Undo the ACLU revision of the Constitution. If you agree with the ACLU revisions, you are a liberal)
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To: WackySam
He is a brilliant man (and a Freeper).

No kidding? A Freeper?

34 posted on 03/27/2007 4:42:21 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: sasportas
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 Right on point. Thanks.
35 posted on 03/27/2007 4:44:29 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: OriginalIntent

Wow! I'm amazed that every response to this speech has been positive. BTW, I looked and didn't find it on Drudge, although it may have been there earlier.


36 posted on 03/27/2007 5:00:32 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: n-tres-ted; conservatism_IS_compassion

Outstanding post! Thanks. Thanks for the ping c_I_c. WOW, what a ping!

Evan Sayet is brilliant! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO!


37 posted on 03/27/2007 5:13:09 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: n-tres-ted

Excellent presentation.

I'd love to buy Evan a beer. Hell, make it a big steak dinner.


38 posted on 03/27/2007 5:16:48 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

A few months ago, I spoke with a friend who is a successful artist (contemporary paintings), with galleries in New York and California, and successful exhibitions elsewhere. He described in detail how the ten most successful contemporary artists in the world are devoted to an anti-art, anti-Enlightenment agenda. Their method is to insist that "art is whatever I say it is," and there is a significant audience of wealthy people who are willing to pay exorbitant prices for items that discerning individuals would term "junk." Even though the artists depend upon artistic ideals to define their life work, their objective is to pull those artistic ideals down around them. They want to destroy the Enlightenment and all that has flowed from it, so that we return to the Dark Ages. How is that for what GHWB called "the vision thing?"


39 posted on 03/27/2007 5:18:38 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
My own analysis of claims of "journalistic objectivity" lead ineluctably in the same direction: to claim to be objective is to claim virtue, and to shut off debate.

"Objective indiscriminateness" seems like an oxymoron that ultimately leads to irrationality (brain damage).
40 posted on 03/27/2007 6:34:27 PM PDT by Milhous
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To: n-tres-ted
Wow! Just... Wow!

Bookmarked, downloaded, and converted for later.

-Traveler

41 posted on 03/27/2007 6:46:22 PM PDT by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: n-tres-ted

Bookmark for listening tomorrow morning. Thanks!


42 posted on 03/27/2007 7:22:16 PM PDT by auboy
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Before this speech, ignorance; after it, knowledge.


43 posted on 03/27/2007 7:28:34 PM PDT by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: Andonius_99; dinasour; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; ...
Hi guys, thought you'd like this video...enjoy!

Evan Sayet is fantastic! We saw him do his stand-up comedy routine at CPAC and at the Support the Troops and Their Mission Weekend, September 22-23, 2006 in DC with Jim Robinson and the DC Chapter.

Thanks so much for the heads up on this one, Andonius_99.

44 posted on 03/27/2007 9:30:18 PM PDT by nutmeg (National Security trumps everything else.)
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45 posted on 03/27/2007 9:50:32 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, insects)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks nutmeg! Saving for later!


46 posted on 03/27/2007 10:01:30 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: n-tres-ted

I would love a transcript of this speech.


47 posted on 03/27/2007 10:10:54 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: n-tres-ted

>No kidding? A Freeper?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/user-posts?id=200422


48 posted on 03/28/2007 4:30:19 AM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: n-tres-ted; conservatism_IS_compassion

Morning BTTT for Evan Sayet!


49 posted on 03/28/2007 5:05:22 AM PDT by PGalt
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Thanks, nutmeg!

Support the Troops Weekend - After Action Report

See tgslTakoma's Part 6 - Evan Sayet 19 minute Google video.

Whenever anyone asks me "What is a good description of a liberal?" I point them there. I'll be sure to check out the one at Heritage.

50 posted on 03/28/2007 5:57:48 AM PDT by BufordP (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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