Skip to comments.Colorado: The New China
Posted on 08/07/2013 7:21:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Again, I offer my back yard as an asylum to anyone in Colorado who still wishes to breathe free air. Bring your own tent, RV hookups not provided.
If you are tired of looking at Cuba under Castro, China under Mao, Russia under Stalin, or (insert the name of a power-crazed fascist here) for examples of what will happen when ersatz dictators get completely beyond the pale, you can always turn to Colorado. If you follow the news at all, you know that Colorado is not far from going completely over the edge into some kind of tie-dyed dictatorship. Whether it is banning fracking in places where frankly there is nothing to frack, to efforts to creating firearms laws guaranteed to make anything with more firepower than a lawn dart illegal, the people running the Centennial State have come up with a maneuver right out of the playbook of every socialist/communist regime that ever stained history: Indoctrinating the young into The Party.
Now growing up liberal (Sounds like a good book title, doesnt it? Well, maybe someday.) My elders made sure I was well-schooled in all tings Left. And yes, I know that every media outlet these days is cramming their unformed minds full of everything progressive. The problem is, many of these agitators are not as young as they used to be, and in order to maintain a leftist grip on Colorful Colorado, they need a good strong base of zombies to carry on the fight after they themselves age out to the point they can once again follow Jerry Garcia on tour. Somebody has to vote against the Second Amendment and fossil fuels and for higher tactics after the current crop of dinosaurs have moved on.
To that end, the great minds of the apparatchik in Colorado have taken a page right out of every dictatorship in the history of the world, not that the history of the world is taught in schools anymore.
According to the Denver Post, a new law goes into effect on Wednesday. House Bill 1135 will permit people in Colorado that have reached the ripe old age of 16 and 17 to preregister to vote. Similar bills were defeated in 2011 and 2012, but since progressives have the run of the place, it sailed right through and the Governor put his John Hickenlooper on it.
True, it sounds good on balance. They wont get to vote until they are 18, but they are only preregistered. This will get them excited about participating in the process, right? This will get them all fired up to vote, right? Cmon people, this is a good thing!
You can bet its a good thing, if you are a progressive who wants to make sure that your values and no one elses hold sway. It is a good thing if you want to make sure that Colorado stays blue and only blue forever. It is a good thing if you want to make sure you and only control the media, and control the government.
Who will be giving these pre-voters their civics lessons? State-run schools. Who will be giving them their information? The Leftist media.
I was 16 once. And 17. I was rash, I was passionate, and I was incredibly self-centered and vain. Words that also accurately describe progressives. I know. I was one for 41 years.
And yes there is precedent, and reason to worry. Totalitarians have used this method throughout history to swell their ranks.
What hasnt been addressed to my knowledge is what will happen when the time comes to address any issue in Colorado that might require a partisan headcount. Will all of these preregistered voters suddenly become Democrats? Anybody want to give me odds?
The odd thing is, and the scary thing is that much of Colorado has not submitted to the Great Liberal Lobotomy. The people fighting to get the man out of office that pushed his anti-Second Amendment laws through have been harassed, and intimated on every front. One part of the state even wants to secede because it is so fed up with California refugees dropping the same guano that ruined that state all over the place.
The time worn mantra is First they came for the Jews, etc. Well in Colorado, they are coming for your kids.
Good luck with that, guys.
Yeah. Lawn darts are illegal too.
Lowering the voting age to 18 was a huge mistake.
“Progressives” can turn a place into a sewer in a heartbeat.
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
“One part of the state even wants to secede because it is so fed up with California refugees dropping the same guano that ruined that state all over the place.”
California has been exporting progressive anti America terrorists posing as citizens for decades to Oregone, New/old Mexico, and Colorado.
They take over the big cities and the cities with universities, and the media in those areas. In a couple of decades, they control the legislature and governorships. Their shock force/ground troops are eco terrorists pushing to ban anyone from making an honest living farming, ranching, forestry work and anything else use the good earth and its resources.
Idaho, Wyoming and Montana citizens need to pull the plugs on these evil progressives before they run their states.
“When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side.’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’”
~ Adolf Hitler
“Progressives can turn a place into a sewer in a heartbeat.”
Yup, a liberal in your government is worse than a t*rd on your rug.
However, the “change” is coming....just give it time.
pffftt..truer words never spoken.
You can bet its a good thing, if you are a progressive who wants to make sure that your values and no one elses hold sway. It is a good thing if you want to make sure that Colorado stays blue and only blue forever. It is a good thing if you want to make sure you and only control the media, and control the government. Who will be giving these pre-voters their civics lessons? State-run schools. Who will be giving them their information? The Leftist media.
Why not give the underage a six-pack of [empty] beer cans, while they're at it? Get them prepared/excited for the responsibility of age
18 21 drinking.
Sounds like Agenda 21 is being implemented there.
Wonder how many cities in Colorado are on the ICLEI list?
Gunnison County, CO
La Plata County, CO
Brenkeridge Town, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Manitou Springs, CO
San Miguel County, CO
It is not just California. The northeast had so many people flee their states lost congressional seats. Lots of them came here. Californians make better neighbors than Yankees.
“Poor old Colorado. Californicated to hell. “
Can’t find any of there current legislators who came from California. That said if your “handle” is any indication of where you live (or are from), I’d be careful of making untoward comments about California. You see, I’ve actually been to Tupelo, and in the scheme of things, the worst place anywhere else is wonderful by comparison to Tupelo. Tupelo is Mississippi’s answer to a ghetto. Home of “Old Coon Dog Cemetery,” and the place where the double wide and the outhouse are in great abundance.
Save your bandwidth, there are elements on FR who will spare no effort to bash CA and anyone or anything associated with CA.
Doesn’t matter that the vast majority of the problems are created by the locusts who came to CA from those states in the first place and are now returning to their “nests”.
No other state is responsible for spawning the libtards that emigrated to CA, destroyed it and are now returning to their “homes”.
It’s ALL California’s fault...everything. Accept that and you’ll “feel” better and become more enlightened about the superiority of all the other FReepers who are so privileged to live in other states and have a ready and steady supply of stones to throw.
Colorado, ironically from the title, also has a very uncomfortable relationship with all things Chinese. St.Vrain Valley School District is teaching Chinese in the schools now, they do all kinds of activities, art, etc of the Chinese culture. I asked my son’s teacher what gives last year, her answer...”well, because they are having a big influence on America in lots of ways”. Which was chilling to me. It was like a liberal passivist way of saying they own us.
That is scary!
California seems to export two types of progressives:
1. Ones, where there was no doubt re their liberal progressive ways. They just cranked it up when they moved to another state.
2. Chameleon progressives, who kept their progressive intentions under wrap until they took early retirement, often from a public paycheck like policemen, fire fighters, teachers and others living off our taxes and moved to another state. After a year or less in their new state, they shook off their chameleon cloaking and became full pledged liberal progressives.
Former Californians, from both group 1 and 2, became full blown progressives and usually moved into university towns like Eugene/Ashland Oregon or resort/art colony areas like Taos.
RE: St.Vrain Valley School District is teaching Chinese in the schools now, they do all kinds of activities, art, etc of the Chinese culture.
If they are teaching Chinese AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, I don’t see a problem with that. It will be like teaching French or Latin.
But, if they are teaching Chinese to the DETRIMENT of English <-— THAT is a HUGE problem.
It’s just as a second language but listen, I live here and let me tell you, something is not right with it.
I just returned from there. The downtown, which used to be nice, is overrun by homeless people.
So why are you here on FR when it is headquartered in the state you love to hate?
The Robinson’s are fine people. California is the home to Ronald Reagan, and there are more counties in this state that are conservative than liberal. You can get a concealed carry permit in more counties than you can’t. Mississippi is always at the bottom of the list of anything good that is measured state to state. And then there’s the humidity. So you can peddle your nonsense about California, but we’re still one of the best places in the world to live despite the $hit we have for a government, and that will change. Enjoy going out to your outhouse to read the Sears catalog!
Can you elaborate on that a bit?
I realize it's a gut feeling, but sometimes even vocalizing it can give some insight.
Ronald Reagan proved him wrong.
It really is just a gut feeling but Chinese? Why not Spanish? That seems far more useful given the huge Hispanic population in the country and in CO, especially Weld Co. where there are tens of thousands of Hispanics. It just strikes me as very odd that no Spanish is offered at the schools, at least not the schools in my town which is SVVSD and yet Chinese is. They’ve got Chinese teachers in every school. They are teaching customs, all sorts of things. But the thing that gave me real pause was the teachers response to the question. “They are going to be a growing part of our culture” or something to that effect. Why?
Given the Chinese own a lot of our debt it seems to me that this state or at least this school district is preparing for a culture shift.
The worst transplant progressives in the Denver area come from Massachusetts and Madison Wisconsin.
I should elaborate that I am speaking of the elementary schools. The middle and HS have Spanish.
Yes! The GovernMental EnvironMentalista Federale lovin Delphi Method "CONcensus Builderbergers" are working furiously on their Agenda 21, Arrested Development, NIMBY & BANANA techniques to subvert our economy and everyone's pursuit of happiness, but theirs!!!
They move out of here with missionary religious zeal to spread their pagan religion where ever they land. They infiltrate state and local governments with said paganism in the face of "seperation of church and state!" Their mission is to destroy the goose that lays their golden eggs... The Private Sector!!!
Why did you get me started with this rant, Dave? (spoken calmly, like the computer in the movie "2001 A Space Odessey.")
Colo went blue fast.
From +5 Bush in 2004 to +5 Baraq in 2008.
My idiot niece got priced out of NorCal and moved to Boulder.
above should read +5 Baraq in 2012.
2008 was an outlier everywhere.
RE: Colo went blue fast.
Well, so did the “Live Free or Die” State, NH.
The Massachusetts transplants made sure that NH choose “die” than “live free”.
Still no income tax up there, right?
RE: Still no income tax up there, right?
Count your blessings!
Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
Ronald Reagan proved him wrong.
Really? Take a look around . . . after decades of our public education system being run by red diaper spoiled brats and socialist loving liberals this country looks nothing like it was when Reagan was president.
To me we should have been fighting them in the classrooms as well as on the battlefields.
Ronald Reagan did prove him wrong, the Iron Curtain fell nearly 25 years ago.
“Californians make better neighbors than Yankees.”