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The Self-Censorship of Liberals: It's Too Scary to Look
American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2009 | James Lewis

Posted on 10/13/2009 5:56:21 AM PDT by neverdem

When the BBC finally ‘fessed up last week to the Global Warming Fraud  -- without admitting how much they aided and abetted the scam over ten years or more --  a liberal gent I know was shocked. He had sort of gritted his teeth and tolerated my skepticism over the years, but he never wanted to judge the whole fraudulent business for himself, although he had plenty of qualifications to do so. But this fraud was obvious. You had to want to close your eyes not to see it. I say that with all appreciation to the scientists and bloggers like Anthony Watt, who doggedly did the hard work of double-checking the fraud.

The global warming fraud is a lesson in the self-censoship of liberals, their fear of finding out the truth. It's even worse when you see that same self-inflicted blindness over and over again. Millions of liberals  didn't want to know about Obama before the election. They sleepwalked into that voting booth, like an old Disney cartoon with Donald Duck holding his arms out in front and with his eyes firmly shut. But they do that a lot, just shutting out sizable parts of the world and not exercising basic adult intelligence in the minefield of politics. They are sucker-bait, user-car-salesman-bait, and I assume that somewhere in Nigeria a whole sweatshop of con artists with PCs is sending out thousands of emails to American liberals, and just raking in the dough. I mean, liberalism is a guarantee of gullibility, and how else do con artists earn a living? You gotta go where the suckers are. Maybe they just go for Sierra Club members, on the theory that people who are willing to believe in cute little polar bears that are desperately stuck on a melting ice floe will fall for anything.

If the Left had the simple integrity to open their minds they would have found out exactly what you and I knew a long time ago about Mr. Obama -- and the country would have averted a real risk of a catastrophe. It wasn't hard to find out. Even Obama Himself said he wasn't ready to run for Prez a couple of years ago.  A lot of smart people did real journalism on Obama's background -- but none of them work in the media, of course.

Obama Himself is not to blame for his gargantuan ego. Chances are that he's been flattered outrageously by all his mentors from toddlerhood onward, most of them being whacky white liberals. That might be why he surrounds himself with all those Leftocrats: They are the best sources of ego fodder. They share his fantasy life, where's he's always the Hero. He doesn't need any achievements. Obama is Nobel Prize material just by being Himself. By accepting the Big Prize without a blush he made his endless self-love obvious to the whole world. All the political jackals are laughing up their sleeves, because now they know the key to this White House. Watch ‘em operate on this guy in years to come.

This is not new. Courtiers used to surround little child princes and princesses with years of flattery, resulting in Roman Emperors like Caligula and Nero, and French Queens like Marie Antoinette and Dominique de Villepin. Human beings drift out of touch with reality when they are constantly poodle-licked with flattery. They become easy to manipulate, which is why all the cynical courtiers constantly polish the egos of their little princes. They still do.

Those five Norwegians on the Nobel PC committee acted perfectly in character. They wanted to shower love and glory on Our Guy, and by gum, they sure did, and made themselves look like priceless fools in the process. With any luck they may have destroyed whatever credibility the PC Prize had left, after Planet Gore flamed out. Obama's preemptive Nobel Prize made even the New York Times a tad defensive -- I've never seen that happen in the whole Glorious Reign of Chip.

It all goes back to psychological denial. In psychiatric lingo "denial" -- blocking out big chunks of reality -- is considered to be a "regressive" defense. People in denial are childlike, and have a hard time telling the difference between truth and lies, especially when the lies are delivered by a black man with an Obamanesque baritone.  When adults in positions of power and responsibility regress so profoundly, this country is in real danger. And it all happened because millions of liberal voters were just not willing even to Google "Obama." They took him at face value, and swooned. Nine months later some of them woke up. It's those voters who deserve the blame, and all the teachers and professors who taught them to be as blind as they are.

Now the Nobel PC Committee finally jumped the shark, and a real sense of shock seems to ripple through the Left. Even the pundits were baffled, and for once in their lives they didn't all say exactly the same thing in perfect harmony. They were shocked by a momentary bump into that ole' brick wall of reality, but  it will be a long time before they admit it. Remember how long it took for the Left to dump Bill Clinton? They needed a "transitional object," in psychiatric lingo, a new comfort blanket -- Obama -- before they could junk their previous one. Bill Clinton with his voice cracking with maudlin emotion and saying "I Caaayyyr For You" was good enough to keep them hooked for a couple of presidential terms. But then he got white hair (for real, not a tint job) and they had to find another Blankey. Obama is It. He's the One.

That's what you get when race, gender and LGBT status become your sole standards for judging people. Simple honesty, competence and integrity are left behind. It happens wherever PC is spoken. Obama wasn't the only fraud running on the Democrat side. John Edwards and Hillary couldn't stand the light of day either. Dennis Kucinich was the only one with integrity, and he was disqualified for other reasons.

I'm sorry to say that millions of otherwise normal people, mostly on the Left, seem to be badly regressed. Don't ever let them cross the street without a trustworthy adult to hold their hand. Don't give ‘em a credit card, or too many lollypops, and for heaven's sake, don't ever let ‘em vote.

Who knows what might happen if they elect a nut job?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; liberals; selfcensorship

1 posted on 10/13/2009 5:56:22 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem
How will the "Global Cooling Deniers" spin this one?

BTW: I've been taking daily measurements and it seems that Global Darkening is the greatest threat facing our divine planet. What will become of us when photosynthesis is rendered inoperative by the GLOBAL DARKENING MENACE!

2 posted on 10/13/2009 6:01:36 AM PDT by joeystoy
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To: neverdem

Wow. Just wow.

Mr. Lewis sure doesn’t pull any punches, and the reading’s pretty enjoyable too.


3 posted on 10/13/2009 6:10:34 AM PDT by chrisser (Tweet not, lest ye a twit be.)
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To: neverdem
My favorite quotes on liberal self-censorship come from Orwell:

http://orwell.ru/library/novels/Animal_Farm/english/efp_go

I would encourage you to read it. See anything familiar?

Also, see Robert Louis Stevenson's “The Day After Tomorrow” if you want to really see an uncanny parallel to our current situation.

4 posted on 10/13/2009 6:10:55 AM PDT by madconservative (Obama is kind of right I guess; the ideas of Adam Smith are "older" than those of Karl Marx.)
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To: joeystoy
What will become of us when photosynthesis is rendered inoperative by the GLOBAL DARKENING MENACE!

OH NOES!!! The trees are all dying! Their leaves are drying up and falling off!! Saint Al save us!!!!

5 posted on 10/13/2009 6:12:04 AM PDT by thulldud (It HAS happened here!)
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To: joeystoy

It is not about “global warming” or “global cooling” my FRied, it is about money and control.


6 posted on 10/13/2009 6:12:17 AM PDT by sport
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To: neverdem
The leftist's stance on various disasters (many of their making) are in various stages of the disaster cascade, from cause to hardship to solutions. Just as astronomers can look at thousands of stars and deduce the life cycle of an individual star, we can look at many disasters, and deduce the stages of leftist approach to them.

On health care, they have no thoughts of having creating the messy side of health care over the years, but still want to forge ahead and "fix" it by breaking it even more. Its not their fault that its broken, but they know exactly how to fix it: pour trillions of our kids and grandkids money into it.

Physics scientists look at photographs to see the movement of muons, quarks and the like. The economy is in dire straights because of liberals, perfectly evidenced by the "particle photos" of Barney Franks doings over many years. Any glance of these photos shows his evil doings in the banking and insurance sectors. We've been setup for this current economic mess, and look who happens to have all the "solutions" for it!

7 posted on 10/13/2009 6:12:18 AM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: sport
It's about money and control,

and Global Warming Climate Change was such a
HANDY TOOL towards that goal.

They'll find something else if they have to abandon this tool, rest assured.

8 posted on 10/13/2009 6:14:12 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: neverdem

The poor endangered polar bears was a real funny one. They’re 5 times the population of 50 years ago. They’re only endangered by over-population.


9 posted on 10/13/2009 6:14:57 AM PDT by GeronL ("On my twelfth day in office, Nobel nominated me..")
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To: neverdem

What is worse is that “Respectable conservatives” live for the endorsement of liberals.


10 posted on 10/13/2009 6:20:18 AM PDT by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: joeystoy
I heard somewhere that it's coming to my neighborhood in just a few hours!

I'm at my wits' end!

Of course, these days that's a skip and a jump.

≤]B^)

11 posted on 10/13/2009 6:24:58 AM PDT by Erasmus (Barack Hussein Obama: America's toast!)
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To: sport

It is not about “global warming” or “global cooling” my FRied, it is about money and control.

Agreed.

I would add that the control part is about depopulation of the human race. That has always been the primary goal of the hard core left.


12 posted on 10/13/2009 6:25:23 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge
depopulation of the human race. That has always been the primary goal of the hard core left

And Satan. He HATES the people that God loves.

John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

13 posted on 10/13/2009 6:27:14 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: neverdem

Liberals are driven by a cowardice so profound, you can’t even imagine it.

No, you can’t.

Oh yeah? Then imagine sacrificing your wife, and your children. Then turn your business over to the State. Then thank the overseer for his destruction of your family. Then get on your hands and knees and lick his boots.

Then, feel good and calm and peaceful about what you’ve done.

Can’t imagine it? Liberals DO IT. Every damn day.

You DO NOT understand them.


14 posted on 10/13/2009 6:33:57 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: joeystoy
Bah. You global darkening shills are gonna get us all killed. Everyone knows that it's darkest before dawn. Just wait, you'll see, the days of the global illuminescence are upon us! We'll be saved about three weeks into December. My zorganthian calendar tells me so. Then we'll be really doomed as the light stretches to fill the days.


Until about June...
15 posted on 10/13/2009 6:53:52 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: thulldud
OH NOES!!! The trees are all dying!

LOL, it happens every year about this time, doesn't it?

"Jumped the shark" just about says it for the Nobels .... for me, they dragged their prize through the mud when they gave it to the likes of Le Duc Tho of the North Vietnamese Politburo and Yassir Arafat, just for coming to a meeting to talk about stopping doing what they were doing. Which they didn't.

Then there was the great PC liaress, Rigoberta Menchu, whose lies resembled and foreshadowed those of The Magic Negro.

Shame, the Nobel Peace Prize has had its moments, as when they gave it to Aung San Suu Kyi.

16 posted on 10/13/2009 6:55:14 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: IYAS9YAS
Until about June...

Until 2012. Fortunately, someone made a movie to warn us what that is going to be like!

Sort of like The Day After Tomorrow, only with less ice and tornadoes.

17 posted on 10/13/2009 6:57:43 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Talisker

I have made a point of understanding them.
Everything stems from their basic error of their view of the human condition.

They see humans as perfectible, not tragically flawed,
and therefore they put their faith in “supermen” who achieve
political power. These “supermen”, or elites, “know better”. And if they say that you must sacrifice your family and your business and lick their boots, you must, because it’s for your own good.

Conservatives, however, don’t believe in elitism. We know that humans are tragically limited, both in morals and in intellect, as well as in access to enough information. That’s why we don’t trust anyone outside of our family to make decisions about our day to day affairs.


18 posted on 10/13/2009 6:58:35 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: neverdem

Bump


19 posted on 10/13/2009 7:21:06 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: sport

couldn’t agree more.
I call them the Global Busy Body Cabal.
The human’s are Gods group think.
I know what is good for you and I now have power and YOU WILL SUBMITT, Fascist.


20 posted on 10/13/2009 8:42:02 AM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: madconservative
Also, see Robert Louis Stevenson's “The Day After Tomorrow”...

I can't find anything written by RLS with that title. Was it one of his short stories?
21 posted on 10/13/2009 11:04:29 AM PDT by Hiddigeigei (quem deus vult perdere prius dementat)
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To: neverdem
the Nobel PC Committee finally jumped the shark
Exactly what has happened.

"Nobel Peace Prize? Oh, that's what they gave Barak Obama after 2 weeks in office!


22 posted on 10/13/2009 12:00:39 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (SPENDING without representation is tyranny. To represent us you have to READ THE BILLS.)
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To: chrisser

Antbody who can use Poodle-licked and come away with dry feet is A-one in my book.


23 posted on 10/13/2009 8:36:12 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Hiddigeigei

Sorry for the late reply; it is an essay of his. It is about the English shirking individual responsibility in favor of socialism in Stevenson’s day.

Unfortunately, I can’t find it online either. I have most of his writings in my library. He’s one of my favorites.


24 posted on 10/13/2009 8:55:24 PM PDT by madconservative (Obama is kind of right I guess; the ideas of Adam Smith are "older" than those of Karl Marx.)
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To: madconservative

Found it at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext95/lamor10h.htm


25 posted on 10/14/2009 5:20:30 PM PDT by Hiddigeigei (quem deus vult perdere prius dementat)
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To: Hiddigeigei
Thanks!

Once you identified it in a book (my hard copy was in a collection of essays, not Lay Morals), I found it here as well (no download):

http://worldlibrary.net/eBooks/WorldeBookLibrary.com/lamor.htm#1_1_6

Did you have a chance to read it? It shocked me how similar this sounded to our own embrace of Socialism, and I can't help to notice it corresponded to the end of the British Empire. I thought some freepers might find it relevant.

26 posted on 10/15/2009 10:05:59 AM PDT by madconservative (Obama is kind of right I guess; the ideas of Adam Smith are "older" than those of Karl Marx.)
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To: madconservative

Yes, I read it. Then I gave it to my brother to read. We were both impressed at how perceptive RLS was (back in the latter part of the 19th-Century). Thanks for the reference. I will treasure it.


27 posted on 10/15/2009 7:53:45 PM PDT by Hiddigeigei (quem deus vult perdere prius dementat)
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