By Brandon Smith
Of all the social drivers in history the concept of freedom is the most powerful and fascinating. There are many observable objective truths in the world and it’s always important to recognize them, but the idea of freedom is more rare because it is a universal SUBJECTIVE truth. Meaning, it exists inherently in the majority of individuals; we don’t learn it, we just know it instinctively. Most of us share the experience but there is no microscope or telescope in existence that can observe that experience. We just have to trust it, or perhaps, have faith.
Freedom is not taught to us, we are born with the idea already hardwired. If anything, it has to be conditioned out of us.
We can see the aftereffects of the human experience of freedom in the great upheavals that occur when our societies become too rigid, too controlled and too authoritarian. Some will argue that tyrants have no concept of freedom and this debunks the notion that it’s an inherent psychological quality, but this is a misconception. Many tyrants love freedom, but only for themselves. Like an obsessive compulsive, when the average authoritarian sees free movement within the rest of society all he sees is chaos that needs to be micro-managed. He is so mentally unhinged by the existence of independent activity that he is compelled to crush it and impose his brand of “order.”
If you want to understand the thinking process of the political left today, this is where you need to start. They believe only certain special people deserve to have freedom (or deserve to live), and they are of course part of that group. The rest of us can’t be trusted with freedom because we “think the wrong way,” and so we need to be corralled and fenced in.
This is not to say that some structure within society is wrong, it can be a good thing, but not when it is imposed by an elitist minority of psychopathic people. There will never be any justice within such a system, no fairness and no true progress. Authoritarianism is the opposite of progress; it is the antithesis, and yet these people call themselves “progressives.”
Freedom requires boldness and courage because it demands personal responsibility. When you are free to make your own decisions you are also free to fail, and only you can be blamed for your own failures. This is a terrifying notion for most leftists and collectivists because they believe that they are owed a positive outcome regardless of their actions or merit. They believe it is their “right” to be taken care of by others if they are incapable of taking care of themselves, but this is not equality, this is “equity.” This is stealing wealth and opportunity from more worthy people in order to artificially inflate others that put in little or no effort.
Meritocracy is the most equal system in existence because it is freedom based; equality of opportunity is the epitome of fairness; equity of outcome is the epitome of injustice.
Leftists hyperfocus on race, skin color and sexual identity for this very reason. They are desperately searching for a way to circumvent the obstacles of freedom, merit and individualism. If everything in society can be reduced down to race, then personal accomplishment and responsibility are no longer relevant. In the mind of the leftist, if certain people are inherently oppressed and others are inherently oppressive, then equality of opportunity is not enough and equity of outcome must be enforced.
Making everything about victim group status thereby erases freedom and meritocracy cannot function. All a person needs to do is say “I am oppressed, therefore I am entitled,” and if they meet the broad leftist criteria then they are handed a livelihood or success simply because they exist.
I saw a commercial on YouTube a week ago for yet another social justice documentary titled ‘Everything’s Going To Be All White,’ once again attempting to pontificate on our supposed reign of dominance across every facet of the globe and I could not help but think this entire narrative is nothing more than a cowardly attempt to deflect responsibility. Yes, it’s also an attempt to divide and conquer western nations but how many people are actually watching these race hyped documentaries and TV shows un-ironically? According to the stats and reviews there aren’t very many.
Nearly every claim made in these productions is based on previously debunked social justice misrepresentations of history from books like ‘White Fragility’ and movements like the 1619 Project. If you really want to get an accurate representation of US history in particular and the limited role slavery played in terms of modern social outcomes, then I suggest reading the works of Thomas Sowell, a brilliant black American economist and historian with no bias in his analysis.
Slavery is a mere footnote in our past, not an all encompassing determinant of our present and future as leftists like to argue. There is no legal slavery in America, and there is no one alive today in America who has experience race based slavery or that has been affected by it. Slavery and racism were far more pervasive in nations of brown and black people in history. In fact, some of these countries still engage in various forms of slavery today. If you want to experience actual racism as a black or brown person then travel to a country like China and see how long it takes before you are kicked out of an establishment for your skin color.
White people are not the problem, people who disrespect the benefits of freedom are the problem regardless of their skin.
What we need to understand is that race and oppression propaganda is not really rooted in race and oppression. It appeals to a certain subset of our population because it offers them a way to rationalize their lack of merit and their fears of freedom and consequence. If you can blame white people for all your problems and have this be believed, then the temptation to fail is increased because there are no consequences. Why work hard to make something of yourself if you can do nothing and be rewarded anyway?
By extension, the racism blame game is alluring to many in society because it can be used as a weapon to harm political enemies. When leftists complain about the evils of “white people” what they are really talking about are the “evils” of conservatives and others that do not conform to the leftist ideology. They rarely come right out and say it, but one day the documentaries will switch from “Dear White People” to “Dear Conservatives.” The fight has never been about race, it’s always been about ideals and principles and eliminating the ideals that contradict the leftist mission. This is why they are consistently hostile to anyone conservative, even more so if that person is black.
The leftist agenda is all about diminishing freedom and societal respect for freedom by whatever means necessary. Everything is about management, everything is about centralization, everything is about control. Conservatives and many moderates stand in direct opposition to this.
The most common mistake among newbies in the liberty movement is when they try to explain away leftist actions by bringing up the “false left/right paradigm.” These people don’t understand what this actually means. The left/right paradigm exists at the TOP of the social and political pyramid; top political and corporate leaders pretend to be in one party or the other while in reality they are all working together and implementing the same policies. At the bottom of the pyramid among regular people there is no false left/right paradigm – There is a very real left/right division.
This is undeniable now in the face of the covid and vaccine mandates. For the longest time I have heard people claim that when the push for authoritarianism in the US arrived many conservatives would simple go along with it. Yet, today numerous conservative red states are fighting the mandates tooth and nail while leftist blue states have been suffocated by them. In fact, red states have acted as beacons of rebellion for the world – Without them it is unlikely that the Supreme Court would have dropped Biden’s federal vax mandates. The threat of war is tangible if such mandates are ever instituted, and the Supreme Court knows this.
I have had people ask me in the past why there haven’t been any major actions on the part of conservatives in the US against the mandates and I have to break it to them that there ARE NO MANDATES in conservative places and there haven’t been for at least 18 months. None. Zero. Zip. We don’t need to protest because we stopped the mandates before they could take hold.
As I have said from the very beginning of the pandemic response, if even a handful of states or countries can remain free from covid controls they will inspire people around the world and act as proof that the mandates are pointless. Today, as America continues to beat back the covid agenda there are mass protests in Canada and the UK has cut most of their covid restrictions. Freedom spreads like wildfire once the flames are sparked.
Leftists hate this. Covid, like the fantasy of “institutional racism,” is a tempting vehicle to forward their ideology. If you can convince the public that they are a constant threat to themselves and each other, then it is a small matter to convince them that government needs to step in and protect society from itself and from notions of freedom that might put society at risk. Without covid as a foil the political left has nothing, and so they continue to perpetuate the lie that the virus is an imminent threat to the majority of people when the average Infection Fatality Rate is a tiny 0.27%.
At about 30% of the electorate, the Left doesn’t have the numbers to force their rule.
Now that we’ve seen how far they will go (committing treason on our own President by spying), we can begin the process of cleaning and reforming our bloated agencies, making our elections safe and secure.
The high-water mark of the Covid bioattack and the installment of a dictator has passed.
We’ll get this cleaned up, legally.
Trump will most likely be our 45th and 46th President.
Don’t forget, 30% is about all the Nazi’s and Bolsheviks had but they were quite successful at implementing their reigns of terror. We are headed down the same path if the vermin here succeeds.
They are creating a highly dangerous group of people, those that only just want to be left alone. See Canada they are only steps ahead of the USA. That protest has spread world wide non violent peaceful resistance, being broadcast live for all to see.
Tear gas in France, arrests in Australia freezing bank accounts, the protestors have nothing left to lose, they have taken jobs, freedom of movement, and being able to see a movie, shop for groceries. treated like lepers, social outcasts.
Crime in downtown Ottawa has dropped 90 %
Not exactly the situation when BLM/ANTIFA rolls into town.
The left opposes crime reduction. Without crime victimization and indentified oppression can not exist.
Especially when they are major criminals.
A free nation exists and survives because the citizens realize the value of their freedoms and, though they may have different views and opinions on various topics, all support the protection of their freedoms. Those who see socialism and totalitarianism as a means to align everyone’s thoughts in a single, common ideology so that no one interrupts the goals of the State use freedom to undercut the freedoms and rights of the free people.
Trudeau is a devotee of Communist China and chooses to ignore the atrocities necessary to sustain a totalitarian dictatorship. Thus he is chomping at the bit to Tiananmen Square the truckers. Idiot Biden, controlled by the radical far left, will do the same, if given the chance. Those who prefer socialism and totalitarianism (as long as they get to be a part of the ruling elite) know that people thinking freely cannot be allowed, as this will ultimately lead to people realizing there is a better way to live life and may go out and tell others. We can actually see that mindset in action today.
Leftists could easily leave and go build Venezuela back better, but that’s not their goal. Venezuela is a lost cause, one of many, so forget it; the goal is to convert the United States because as long as the Constitution exists, all other oppressed, totalitarian socialist countries have something to look to for hope and freedom. The US must be brought down to the level of the failed socialist nations so that there IS no hope of anything better; “this is as good as it gets”.
Because, as we have seen, the left will cheat in elections until they have enough power to eliminate the freedoms and rights. No, coexistence is not an option and I, for one, have grown tired of respecting the beliefs of those who have no regard and respect for MY beliefs.
Great post DM, you nailed it
The democrat party must be electorally destroyed in order to reform and reconstitute our country in the manner which it was intended. The Federal government must be reduced to what the Constitution proscribes it purpose. The Federal government was created by the States becasue the power was intended to remain in the states. The leviathan that has matastisized must be reigned in.
The political power must be restored to the people. President Trump represents this and we know why the forces of evil are aligned against him.
They are protecting their interests, not the interests of America and the American people…
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