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THE UNADORNED, NAKED LEFT IN ALL ITS GLORY


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THE UNADORNED, NAKED LEFT IN ALL ITS GLORY

You just couldn't find a better collection of everything that the left stands for these days and how they stereotype those who disagree with them by using the same-old tired marxist rhetoric. Andy Singer has collected all their dogma in one astute cartoon (though I don't think he meant it to be interpreted that way) :

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Let's recap the key points that are in this lovely psychological projection above, with its overt paranoid fantasies about Republicans, shall we? We can safely conclude that if this is really what the left thinks are the basic constituents of the Republican party then, going from left to right...

· The left enthusiastically supports and shills for all the wonderful socialist/collectivist dictators who abrogate personal freedoms and persecute dissidents, and send their country's economies into the toilet; all of which lead to incalculable human misery and despair--i.e., thugs like Fidel Castro; Hugo Chavez; Evo Morales; Mahmoud Ahmadinajad; Kim Jung Il etc. etc.

· They believe that anyone who opposes illegal immigration must be a Nazi (do they even realize that a "nazi" is a socialist, I wonder??) ; and furthermore, that only whites oppose illegal immigration and, while they are in favor of "multiculturalism" and "diversity"; and firmly believe that all cultures and people are equally good-- the one exception to this moral relativism is Western culture (and their predominantly white male members) which is uniquely evil and is absolutely responsible for all the evil in the world;

· They are rabidly anti-business in the true Marxist sense; because anyone who goes into business is determined to exploit those weaker than themselves and oppress them by paying them wages and allowing them to earn a living (therefore, it is necessary to supress any positive economic news which might make people begin to think about how wealth is created; and that poverty and misery have a cure--and that it is not by following their ideology)

· They are the ones who believe that birth control, abortion and gays are the only important social issues; the litmus test of ideological purity; and if you don't agree with their position on these subjects then you are a bigoted religious fanatic;

· They are fiercely anti-capitalist (see "anti-business" bullet) because in their view, capitalism "exploits the poor" even though it magically creates wealth that improves the lot of all people--"magically" because the left can't understand that wealthy originate from free minds and free markets;

· They are "principled" anti-semites, because it is clear to them that all Jews who are not on the left, or who support Israel are "ultrazionist" monsters who exploit the poor Palestinian peoples (see multicultural bullet) ;

· They must really despise the fact that the Saudis have been funding Jimmy Carter for decades-NOT. But this particularly onerous contradictory discourse is exactly the sort of everyday hypocrisy thatflows naturally from the mouthpieces of the left on a regular basis;

· They really really hate the military and those who enter military service and disguise this hatred (as they have done since the 1950's) as some sort of principled opposition to business and capitalism (see previous bullets); and, no matter what the military does, or in which direction they change--it's wrong. But, don't forget that the left supports the troops; the little guys, not the officers ; except of course when they portray even the little guys as evil, torturing "oppressors";

· And last but not least; they really really hate anyone who dares to abandon the whole marxist world view where you can only be a "victim" or an "oppressor";and, thinking for themselves, begin to realize that they are not being oppressed by the capitalist system, take responsibility for their own life and success--thus leaving the ranks of "oppressed victims" that are essential to keep the left's house of cards standing.

Does all this sound vaguely familiar to you? It should. It is the same old Marxist/socialist/communist bull**** we've been innundated with for decades by the proponents of that pathetic ideology who simply won't go away and leave the human race alone. These people are so out of touch with reality they will cling to their socialist fantasies even if it kills us.

Which it certainly is doing.

This perversion of intelligent thought--which has resulted in more human death and misery; more suffering and oppression; more subjugation and destruction of individual freedom; and more poverty and hopelessness than is even remotely conceivable under the auspices of it's arch-enemy, capitalism--remains like a lingering malignancy that hides in the bloodstream and plagues the human species long after its necrotizing tumors have been surgically excised. This cancer of socialism drains away all the vital energy that makes us human, and perverts all the goodness of which humans are capable.

It feeds on envy and greed and all those aspects of human nature that civilization works to control. Yes, capitalism needs those aspects of human nature to function, too. But capitalism allows the transformation of all those same negative human traits into something positive for each individual as well as for all of humanity; while socialism institutionalizes and encourages the acting out of all that is destructive in human nature.

Capitalism uses human nature to advance civilization--which benefits all of us.

What we see in this snapshot of the unadorned, naked left is human nature unencumbered by civilization, progress, or even reality.

Why do you think they insist on calling themselves the "progressive", "reality-based" community?

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That's a rather good posting there.

I should send that to my brother who works in the Alice-in-Wonderland film industry, and has no comprehension whatsoever of how real money is made and how real people live their lives. That makes him a perfect Democrat.

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I'm not sure I can say with a straight face that Left Wing politics are related to Communism or Socialism. However, I do think that this cartoon, and other media like it, are slanderous. I'm willing to bet that this Andy Singer guy is a "shock cartoonist." He probably makes a living off of stuff like this and it's very easy to denature Conservatism into something extreme, thus providing the shock.

I think our society has devolved into a vindictive State. Our politics are not focused on bettering America; we try to hold opposite views of the opposing party. It's all about winning and stomping a mudhole into the other candidate. It's as if our election campaigns and elections have turned into the Iron Bowl. Honestly, I'm sick of it. I'm sick of Left Wing media, Right Wing propaganda, the lack of a true Christian voice, and the lack of anybody actually getting anything done. What happened to our democracy? Do the people really have a say-so in what our government is doing? We have the technology to survey every single American, or at least a majority of them. We can find out what the American people wants and figure out ways, collaboratively, to solve problems.

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Well, I think why the article hits home is that so much of the Democratic Party still clings to discredited rhetoric and ideas.

Socialism? It's failed everywhere it's been tried. And the more a country embraces socialism, the worse its economic condition gets.

Militant Labor? Just ask how labor unions have helped the Big Three stay competitive. What's more, workers in non-union plants make more on average than workers in union plants.

White Supremacists? Let's see. Which party was the party of Jim Crow Laws, Segregation, George Wallace, etc.?

Business for Cheap Labor? Again, the more fully employed a workforce is, the more wages rise. In Birmingham, McDonalds is paying 10.50 an hour for fry chefs. Not exactly an exploitive wage if you ask me.

Conservative Christians? Hey, I'm against abortion like most Republicans. But I don't know any Republicans who are against birth control. We'd have a lot fewer people in the welfare system if people were more skilled with latex.

Ultrarich Capitalists? Ah, the politics of envy writ large. Somebody has a great idea, goes out on a limb, mortgages their house, works 20 hour days, and gets super rich. Yet I'm suppose to resent this guy? Also, given how tax cuts, free trade, and deregulation are all engines of the economic boom of the past 25 years (yes, the anniversary comes up this August), how somebody can argue in favor of high taxes, closed markets, and straightjacketed industry is simply beyond me.

Ultrazionist Jews? Ah, seems like Democrats aren't above playing the race card, either.

I don't have time for the rest. But, simply put, the Democratic Party needs to have an idea beyond some nostalgic look back at FDR and LBJ. Because a statist economy benefits nobody, business owner or worker alike.

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That artwork is more than vaguely Communist Art Deco in format. Evrryone is a low brow moron type. All the eyes look criminal. I guess when you have only the lowest common denominator to deal with you have to do what you have to do.

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What's sad is that some Left wing dolt copied the infamous *'Chick tracts' , but only adapted the brainless idiocy for the Left.

And this is suppose to drive folks away from the Right ? I submit the cartoon is so ridiculous and laughable that it's self evidently a swipe NOT at the Right, but at the inane things the Left says about the Right. It's meant to make fun of the Left. . Has to be!

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Wow. You guys are amazing. Even Otter's in on this one. All this ranting from a cartoon? You guys act as if you are responding to a lengthy, detailed manifesto instead of a cartoon, which by their very nature, tend to be simplistic, one dimensional and overly broad. The simple point of this cartoon is that the Republican party has become a pretty broad array of disparate groups. It's an interesting mish-mash. Good luck holding it together this time around, especially if Rudy doesn't totally self-destruct and makes a real play for the nomination.

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Rosie O'Donnell drew that cartoon.

FWIW? This kind of thinking is why the left will never be able to get it together. Look at today. Bush -- due to a relentless (lying) media assault -- is vulnerable. The Republican Party is, as a result, vulnerable. If there was ever a time for a visionary democratic leader to step into the void and capture the country's heart and soul this would be it.

But what do the democrats give us? Shrillary Clinton. Osama Bib Bobba. John Edwards. Are you @(#%$@& kidding me? THIS is the best the democrats have? THIS is the best shot the party can give at a time when they have an opening? :roflol:

Let's be honest here. If there was somebody on the democratic side who expressed some legitimate vision for the country, I'd be willing to listen. But "Bush sucks! Republicans are MEAN!!" is not a position or a vision. Like most, I'm not a republican. I'm not a democrat. I choose who I think best represents the direction I think the country should take. Since Reagan, that's been republican most of the time. I seriously considered clinton the first time he ran, but his moral compas seemed to be off and I didn't like the look in his eyes when he lied (which was often).

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Wow. You guys are amazing. Even Otter's in on this one. All this ranting from a cartoon? You guys act as if you are responding to a lengthy, detailed manifesto instead of a cartoon, which by their very nature, tend to be simplistic, one dimensional and overly broad. The simple point of this cartoon is that the Republican party has become a pretty broad array of disparate groups. It's an interesting mish-mash. Good luck holding it together this time around, especially if Rudy doesn't totally self-destruct and makes a real play for the nomination.

I'm sure the Jews would have liked for someone to rant about anti-semitic cartoons back in the late 30s and 40s. God forbid people take offense to media that depicts them as being one to blame for the problems in society.

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Wow. You guys are amazing. Even Otter's in on this one. All this ranting from a cartoon? You guys act as if you are responding to a lengthy, detailed manifesto instead of a cartoon, which by their very nature, tend to be simplistic, one dimensional and overly broad. The simple point of this cartoon is that the Republican party has become a pretty broad array of disparate groups. It's an interesting mish-mash. Good luck holding it together this time around, especially if Rudy doesn't totally self-destruct and makes a real play for the nomination.

No, YOU miss the point. That the GOP isn't the same heartless zombie like character only in different garb as this Mr Singer clown tries to portray, but that the Left will go to any lengths to distort the issues which face us all today for the sheer sake of demonizing their political rivals.

I could debunk each and every lame a$$ characteur that is represented in Singer's cartoon, but you'd ignore the facts and it'd be a huge waste of my time.

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Look at today. Bush -- due to a relentless (lying) media assault -- is vulnerable. The Republican Party is, as a result, vulnerable.

Poor Bush. He's a victim. See how far the Republican party has sunk? When I was much younger, the Republican party was far less likely to whine about being victims. If you can't see that Bush is responsible for his own state of affairs, well, you're vulnerable...to serious delusion.

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When I was much younger, the Republican party was far less likely to whine about being victims.

When you were younger, all ANYONE heard was from the viewpoint of the Left. Those were the days of The Fairness Doctrine. Now that the drive by media no longer has control ( thanks to the internet and talk radio ) and more information getting out. We no longer are simply told " ..and that's the way it is, according to the Left wing " . There's more objectivity and open debate on issues, and more people are seeing how things REALLY are for the first time.

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When I was much younger, the Republican party was far less likely to whine about being victims.

When you were younger, all ANYONE heard was from the viewpoint of the Left. Those were the days of The Fairness Doctrine. Now that the drive by media no longer has control ( thanks to the internet and talk radio ) and more information getting out. We no longer are simply told " ..and that's the way it is, according to the Left wing " . There's more objectivity and open debate on issues, and more people are seeing how things REALLY are for the first time.

Thanks. So you agree that they are seeing Bush for what he really is.

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When I was much younger, the Republican party was far less likely to whine about being victims.

When you were younger, all ANYONE heard was from the viewpoint of the Left. Those were the days of The Fairness Doctrine. Now that the drive by media no longer has control ( thanks to the internet and talk radio ) and more information getting out. We no longer are simply told " ..and that's the way it is, according to the Left wing " . There's more objectivity and open debate on issues, and more people are seeing how things REALLY are for the first time.

Thanks. So you agree that they are seeing Bush for what he really is.

This disasterous ' amnesty' bill, Harriet Myers, The Dubai Ports deal, Farm Aid, Perscription Drug program..... yeah, conservatives see all too well that W is full of flaws. Anyone listening to talk radio should be able to find that out in very short order.

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Wow. You guys are amazing. Even Otter's in on this one. All this ranting from a cartoon? You guys act as if you are responding to a lengthy, detailed manifesto instead of a cartoon, which by their very nature, tend to be simplistic, one dimensional and overly broad. The simple point of this cartoon is that the Republican party has become a pretty broad array of disparate groups. It's an interesting mish-mash. Good luck holding it together this time around, especially if Rudy doesn't totally self-destruct and makes a real play for the nomination.

Here's why I went off on this: Because this seems to neatly encapsulate fairly mainstream Democratic beliefs. Rather than simply view the Republicans as having a legitimate, if flawed, governing philosophy (the same as I think of the Democrats, if they actually had a coherent one), the cartoonist chooses to villify Republicans as nothing more than a bunch of halfwits who are self-centered greedheads at best, and evil repressive thugs at worst. What's more, the cartoonist elects to use discredited rhetoric from the loopy 60s to make his case.

And that's really the problem. Because the Democrats still can't seem to get past the notion that the policies they hatched in the 1960s were utter failures, and they'll stoop to any level to defend them. And, if you really believe in Democracy as a debate of ideas, base cartoons like this--along with the Rush Limbaughs of the world on the right--only contribute to the poisonous atmosphere in our politics today.

Quite frankly, I would love it if the Democrats had some basic philosophy beyond the discredited beliefs of Keynes and Galbraith. I really would.

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Even Hitchens and Louis Black say: "The Republicans have bad ideas, but at least they actually have ideas."

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Wow. You guys are amazing. Even Otter's in on this one. All this ranting from a cartoon? You guys act as if you are responding to a lengthy, detailed manifesto instead of a cartoon, which by their very nature, tend to be simplistic, one dimensional and overly broad. The simple point of this cartoon is that the Republican party has become a pretty broad array of disparate groups. It's an interesting mish-mash. Good luck holding it together this time around, especially if Rudy doesn't totally self-destruct and makes a real play for the nomination.

Here's why I went off on this: Because this seems to neatly encapsulate fairly mainstream Democratic beliefs. Rather than simply view the Republicans as having a legitimate, if flawed, governing philosophy (the same as I think of the Democrats, if they actually had a coherent one), the cartoonist chooses to villify Republicans as nothing more than a bunch of halfwits who are self-centered greedheads at best, and evil repressive thugs at worst. What's more, the cartoonist elects to use discredited rhetoric from the loopy 60s to make his case.

And that's really the problem. Because the Democrats still can't seem to get past the notion that the policies they hatched in the 1960s were utter failures, and they'll stoop to any level to defend them. And, if you really believe in Democracy as a debate of ideas, base cartoons like this--along with the Rush Limbaughs of the world on the right--only contribute to the poisonous atmosphere in our politics today.

Quite frankly, I would love it if the Democrats had some basic philosophy beyond the discredited beliefs of Keynes and Galbraith. I really would.

Nail? Meet hammer.

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Wow. You guys are amazing. Even Otter's in on this one. All this ranting from a cartoon? You guys act as if you are responding to a lengthy, detailed manifesto instead of a cartoon, which by their very nature, tend to be simplistic, one dimensional and overly broad. The simple point of this cartoon is that the Republican party has become a pretty broad array of disparate groups. It's an interesting mish-mash. Good luck holding it together this time around, especially if Rudy doesn't totally self-destruct and makes a real play for the nomination.

Here's why I went off on this: Because this seems to neatly encapsulate fairly mainstream Democratic beliefs. Rather than simply view the Republicans as having a legitimate, if flawed, governing philosophy (the same as I think of the Democrats, if they actually had a coherent one), the cartoonist chooses to villify Republicans as nothing more than a bunch of halfwits who are self-centered greedheads at best, and evil repressive thugs at worst. What's more, the cartoonist elects to use discredited rhetoric from the loopy 60s to make his case.

And that's really the problem. Because the Democrats still can't seem to get past the notion that the policies they hatched in the 1960s were utter failures, and they'll stoop to any level to defend them. And, if you really believe in Democracy as a debate of ideas, base cartoons like this--along with the Rush Limbaughs of the world on the right--only contribute to the poisonous atmosphere in our politics today.

Quite frankly, I would love it if the Democrats had some basic philosophy beyond the discredited beliefs of Keynes and Galbraith. I really would.

Nail? Meet hammer.

You are the nail guy. otter is the hammer guy, IMHO. Between the two of you, I may need to just take a vacation.

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