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Laboratories of Democracy
American Spectator, by Peter Ferrara

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Posted By:garnet, 11/21/2012 10:28:49 AM

The lesson of the 20th century is that Marxism was tried and tried and tried, and failed and failed and failed. But that lesson is lost on the true believer Barack Obama and his Democrat Party. Supposedly a forward looking progressive, Obama is dragging America back into cutting edge ideas from the late 19th century, already proven wrong to everyone except those in Obama’s freeze dried corner of American culture. What else can we make of the spectacle of our re-elected, conquering, Democrat hero president -- the cultural progeny of a 1960s radical American rejectionist mother

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/21/2012 10:53:51 AM     (No. 9027560)

Dogmatic political rationalists are True Believers whose faith in reason -as they understand reason- is no whit less sincere than that of zealous religious believers in their religion. They will never change. The situation is made more complex and intractable by all of the secondary rewards of faith in political rationalism, e.g. inflation of self-esteem, fantasy ideology, rejection of reality and human nature in all their frequently ugly details, the convenient rationalization and projection of personal malice, envy and greed etc etc etc. Taken all together, advanced political rationalism is the sickness unto death for which no cure exists.

But only a handful, a mere cadre of True Believers exist. Many are hiding out in the universities and the media. There are not many True Believers. There don´t need to be. As Lenin famously remarked, if a handful of noblemen can rule Russia, a small number of Communists can do the same.

The True Believers, then, are not the fundamental problem. The fundamental problem is the American electorate, which consists to a dangerous degree of thoughtless and information-challenged dopes with an average emotional age of 14 years. They have execrable tastes, no knowledge of history, little acquaintance with the Classics, and are the captives, serfs and slaves of capitalist consumer culture for whom the main things in life are new versions of iPhones, vulgar and shallow celebrities, sophomoric humor and bad entertainment. These are the people who put Obama in office. These are the people who returned him there another four years. They are not True Believers but clueless dopes. This is good news, actually. True Believers can never learn, while clueless dopes, though it is a struggle for them, have been known to profit at times from painful experience.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jimmiet, 11/21/2012 11:30:53 AM     (No. 9027660)

Excellent post #1. The left has killed countless millions in their past attempts. The question that remains is; how many will have to be killed this time before only the True Believers remain?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/21/2012 5:10:23 PM     (No. 9028199)

"Failure" is too mild a word for the deaths of 100,000,000+ people caused by Marxism in the 20th century. "Evil" is more apt.

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