Skip to comments.Why the left is always wrong: Craige McMillan details why socialists, Democrats confused
Posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:58 PM PST by JohnHuang2
Why the left is always wrong
© 2001 WorldNetDaily.com
Enough of living laws
That Adam and Eve have left.
Hustle old history's horse
Left! Left! Left!
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
The political left is like a television weatherman who never seems to get it right. Day after day, they shout their pronouncements in our ear, and demand that we take note of their fancy maps, which they broadcast for all the nation to see. Day after day we alter the way we dress and act, taking into account their pronouncements. And day after day, they are wrong.
The results of their political jet streams, creating pockets of highs and lows across the nation can be amusing, confusing or downright dangerous. It depends on how much we listen to what they say. Here are some good reasons to take their forecasts with a grain of salt.
Feeling over fact. The left is ruled by their emotions. While empathy is commendable in our relationships with others, and sympathy is often warranted, it is a disastrous recipe for national policy. Our humanness the very thing that separates us from the beasts of the field is our ability to think and reason. Dominated by oftentimes conflicting emotions, the left disdains thought because it undermines their position on almost every imaginable issue. An example? Even after 9-11, pro-immigration groups are arguing for more porous national borders, and recommend against further scrutiny for applicants coming from Arab and Muslim countries. The reason? It might make those subjected to such scrutiny "feel" bad. Whether the rest of us "feel" alive or dead doesn't seem to enter into their equation.
Historical ignorance. History is the fossilized record of human experience, engraved in the words and deeds of the past. Through history, we learn how great nations became that way, and how insignificant nations faded from view. We learn what good government looks like, and what bad government feels like. We learn how businesses, charities and institutions have succeeded and failed. And we learn how individuals overcame what seemed insurmountable handicaps to rise above the crowd in both their accomplishments and their gifts to humanity.
Each generation typically reexamines history for itself. Yet only the leftist academic concubines of the ivory tower start with the premise that history is wicked because it doesn't support their views and then fashion their "research" to destroy its relevance for the rest of us. One example: gun control. Michael Bellesiles' "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture" relies on research by the author into early American firearms ownership that has been shown to be a complete fraud. Even his ivory-tower neighbors have now asked that he support his "evidence" or retract his "findings." One suspects this is less because he was wrong and more because he got caught.
Cause and effect. Because the left is dominated by volatile emotions and disdains the past, they are unable to connect the dots of cause and effect that permeate society. Leftists live in the world of perpetual present, their actions informed by immediate emotions and chemically-induced mood swings. Ignorant of the past and oblivious to the future, they have no reason to examine the chain of events known as cause and effect. Thus their decisions and policies fluctuate wildly, zigging and zagging across the national landscape as they chase feel-good solutions to momentary disruptions in the ether. As good-hearted as they appear, the well-being of future generations never appears on their radar screens.
These are three powerful reasons why the left is almost always wrong. You probably know of others. But there is one final reason: They ignore the one true God, who has revealed himself and his son, Jesus Christ, and explained the workings of his Holy Spirit through the historical record contained in the Bible. Since God is by definition all knowing, all powerful and all present, we cannot understand our past, our present or our future without understanding what He has said about us and Himself. Western civilization is based upon this record, contained in the Bible. No society has ever transcended its religious foundations. The events of 9-11 have given each of us a vision of a society based on another holy book. We should give serious thought to what that means for our future.
Regards, Mark Davis
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[Excerpt] Robert Conquest points out that Western defenders of the Soviet Union were "always more anti-American than they were pro-Soviet"; so it is in the case of Cuba. Jeane Kirkpatrick finds it astonishing that "some of our elites are actually proud of their indifference to Cuba's victims, or China's, or Burma's. It is in bad taste, intellectually, to give much thought to these victims." And "frankly, there is something perverse about the hostility to anti-Communists." We saw in the Elian affair, she says, that Cubans in the United States are close to a pariah community .
Valladares has a ready answer to this business of "good things," given with patience and weariness: Say these things have been accomplished (which is laughable, but leave that aside). Could they not have been accomplished without torturing people? Without imprisoning them? Without denying them all rights? Is material well-being incompatible with human freedom? Besides which, few people go out of their way to stress the material achievements of other dictators; autobahns and so forth. The likes of Jose Serrano do not pause to acknowledge Chile's economic explosion. And then there is the matter of Castro's sheer longevity as dictator. Says Valladares, "I was talking to an American, A Democrat, the other day. I said to him, 'How would you like it if Richard Nixon got to be president for over forty years?' The man almost shrieked in horror."
The oppositionists and their supports are extraordinarily, even disturbingly, grateful for any sincere attention they receive. They are accustomed to being snubbed or defamed. Another exile writes, "Prisoners cling to newspaper articles about human rights in Cuba as their only hope against being abandoned and forgotten. The sense of helplessness, that no one is listening, that no one cares, is what kills their souls. I've known many such people, including within my own family."
Back in the Reagan years, Jeane Kirkpatrick became a heroine in the Soviet Union for the simple act of naming names on the floor of the U.N.: naming the names of prisoners, citing their cases, inquiring after their fates. Later, in Moscow, she met Andrei Sakharov, who exclaimed, "Kirkpatski, Kirkpatski! I have so wanted to meet you and thank you in person. Your name is known in all the Gulag." And why was that? Because she had named those names, giving men and women in the cells a measure of hope. Kirkpatrick says now, "This much I have learned: It is very, very important to say the names, to speak them. It's important to go on taking account as one becomes aware of the prisoners and the torture they undergo. It's terribly important to talk about it, write about it, go on TV about it." A tyrannical regime depends on silence, darkness. "One of their goals is to make their opponents vanish. They want not only to imprison them, they want no one to have heard of them, no one to know who or where they are. So to just that extent, it's tremendously important that we pay attention." [End Excerpt]
Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet Gonzalez , Rene Montes de Oca Martija, Jose Orlando Gonzalez Bridon, Vladimiro Roca, Jorge Luis Garcia Perez, and Maritza Lugo Fernandez Bernardo Arevalo Padron, there are thousands of others and it is important to say their names.
The Left doesn't care about the lives left in their wake.
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