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A Government Should Fear its People?

So recently I read someone posted that their favorite line from a movie was the following line from the movie ‘V for Vendetta’: “People should not fear their government, government should fear its people.”

That’s a nice and dandy sentiment and all, but it is meaningless… considering that these people who don’t want to fear their government, and want their government to fear them instead, continue to vote the same totalitarian jackasses into government positions for DECADES.

So yeah, it’s nice to pimp that line, but it’s meaningless without action. Want the government to fear the people? Then the people need to stop voting the totalitarian jackasses into government and continue voting the current ones out of government.

In other words, the problem is not the government, the problem is the people who voted to put such government in place.

August 15, 2011 , 10:49PM Posted by | Democrats, Fascism, Liberalism, Socialism | Comments Off on A Government Should Fear its People?

Dropkick Murphys, Apparently a Group of America-hating Socialists

So I went on iTunes last night to see if there were any new songs/albums out. I came across Dropkick Murphys, whose new album just came out today. I like some of their music and, like many others, am a big fan of their song Shipping up to Boston. So I decided to check out their new album.

I listened to the title track Goin’ Out in Style and liked it immediately. Next was Hang ’em High. Liked it. Next was Broken Hymns. Really liked it. So, I decided I was going to buy the entire album.

Well, while waiting for the download, I decided to go through the rest of the songs. I played Take ’em Down. Loved it! Thought it would be perfect for the TEA Party with regards to what we need to do regarding the America-hating socialists and Marxists in the White House and Democrat Party. But then came the ‘sucker punch’…

As I was searching for the lyrics, I came across this: Dropkick Murphys Stand with Wisconsin

Hey Everyone the Dropkick Murphys would like to take a moment to acknowledge the struggles of the working people of Wisconsin and to pledge our support and solidarity by releasing the song “Take Em Down” from our upcoming album. We think it’s appropriate at the moment and hope you like it.

We have also created a limited edition “Take ‘Em Down” t-shirt which will be available for sale shortly at MERCH. Proceeds from the “Take ‘Em Down” t-shirt sales will benefit Workers’ Rights Emergency Response Fund.

We’ll see you in Wisconsin in a few days,

The Dropkick Murphys Stand With Wisconsin !!!!!

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 9:05 am

UGH.

So I immediately realize that I just purchased an album from a group of ignorant douchebags who stand not with the people of Wisconsin — who voted Governor Walker into office to do exactly what he is now doing and who are against the Fleebagger Democrats who refuse to do their civic duty for the people of Wisconsin — but a bunch of America-hating socialists.

Brilliant. You MotherF’ing idiots.

Go HERE to see some of the many YouTube videos already made with the song dedicated to the America-hating socialist protests in Wisconsin. Here are the lyrics:

When the boss comes callin’ they’ll put us down
When the boss comes callin’ gotta stand your ground
When the boss comes callin’ don’t believe their lies

When the boss comes callin’ his take his toll
When the boss comes callin’ don’t you sell your soul
When the boss comes callin’ we gotta organize

Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down
Let them know
We gotta smash them to the ground
Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down

When the boss comes callin’ you’ll be on your own
When the boss comes callin’ will you stand alone?
When the boss comes callin’ will you let them in?

When the boss comes callin’ will you stand and fight?
When the boss comes callin’ we must unite
When the boss comes callin’ we can’t let them win

Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down
Let them know
We gotta smash ’em to the ground
Let em know

We gotta take the bastards down

We gotta take the bastards down

When the boss comes callin’ they’ll put us down
When the boss comes callin’ gotta stand your ground
When the boss comes callin’ don’t believe their lies

When the boss comes callin’ his take his toll
When the boss comes callin’ don’t you sell your soul
When the boss comes callin’ we gotta organize

Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down
Let them know
We gotta smash ’em to the ground
Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down

Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down
Let them know
We gotta smash ’em to the ground
Let em know
We gotta take the bastards down

So apparently the “bastards” that need to be taken down are not the America-hating socialists and Marxists, but conservatives who are doing everything possible to try to SAVE each State of the nation and the nation as a whole from financial collapse created by the liberals in the Democrat and Republican Parties.

Again… brilliant. You ignorant Motherf’ing tools.

Also, take note… the “boss” of the public sector unions is THE AMERICAN PEOPLE… THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER. So what Dropkick Murphys is endorsing is taking down the American people. The American people are “bastards” according to Dropkick Murphys.

It’s too bad the Boondock Saints don’t really exist, because I’d like to enlist their services to kick the ever living crap outta the America-hating, Socialist-supporting douchebags of Dropkick Murphys.

March 1, 2011 , 10:50PM Posted by | Democrats, Economy, Fascism, Hollywood, Liberalism, Socialism | 27 Comments

The NAZIs Were Statists, Just Like All Leftists (Fascists, Communists, Socialists, ‘Progressives’)

Great comments left in response to this Big Hollywood post: The Wachowski’s ‘Cobalt Neural 9′: Bush Assassination Porn

BronxZionist:

From the National Socialist Platform:

10. The first obligation of every citizen must be to work both spiritually and physically. The activity of individuals is not to counteract the interests of the universality, but must have its result within the framework of the whole for the benefit of all. Consequently we demand:
11. Abolition of unearned (work and labour) incomes. Breaking of debt (interest)-slavery.
12. In consideration of the monstrous sacrifice in property and blood that each war demands of the people, personal enrichment through a war must be designated as a crime against the people. Therefore we demand the total confiscation of all war profits.
13. We demand the nationalisation of all (previous) associated industries (trusts).
14. We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.
15. We demand an expansion on a large scale of old age welfare.
16. We demand the creation of a healthy middle class and its conservation, immediate communalization of the great warehouses and their being leased at low cost to small firms, the utmost consideration of all small firms in contracts with the State, county or municipality.
17. We demand a land reform suitable to our needs, provision of a law for the free expropriation of land for the purposes of public utility, abolition of taxes on land and prevention of all speculation in land.
20. The state is to be responsible for a fundamental reconstruction of our whole national education program, to enable every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education and subsequently introduction into leading positions. The plans of instruction of all educational institutions are to conform with the experiences of practical life. The comprehension of the concept of the State must be striven for by the school [Staatsbuergerkunde] as early as the beginning of understanding. We demand the education at the expense of the State of outstanding intellectually gifted children of poor parents without consideration of position or profession.
21. The State is to care for the elevating national health by protecting the mother and child, by outlawing child-labor, by the encouragement of physical fitness, by means of the legal establishment of a gymnastic and sport obligation, by the utmost support of all organizations concerned with the physical instruction of the young.

What part of “Socialist” and “Workers'” in “National Socialist German Workers’ Party” are not clear?

Bohemond:

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.” —Adolf Hitler

The Nazis were Statists, just like all Leftists. Fascism, Communism, Socialism, Progressivism: they all represent the same foul objective: the enserfment of man to the Almighty State. Leftism is all about coercion and represents the antithesis of liberty.

PatrickII:

What can I say regarding fascism and it being left-wing that BronxZionist hasn’t laid bare? The myth that fascism was right-wing was laid bare BEFORE WWII EVEN ENDED in the book “The Road to Serfdom,” by F.A. Hayek. He wrote the book because, as an Austrian who watched the rise of the Nazis, who fled to the US and then to the UK, and as an economist surrounded by Brits who thought socialism was an “answer” or “cure” to fascism, Hayek thought it important to show that the National Socialist German Workers’ Party was, indeed, yet another spawn of Marx. Not only did BZ quote directly from the Nazi platform, but you can find early speeches of various Nazi leaders (pamphlets, to be more accurate) that clearly illustrate that the Nazis thought socialism would work, just not the *internationalism* of the Soviet Marxists. The battles between the Soviets an the Nazis were battles between siblings over the remote control.

Your “it’s a semantic trick” argument is worthless. You see, as someone who believes in absolute Truths, I can take the position that there are actual definitions/meanings in the world and that everything is NOT just a matter of “perspective.” Thus, I have no problem saying that someone who “believes” in the free market is someone who understands the free market. Doing whatever you want with your money is NOT the definition of someone who “believes” in the free market. Otherwise, we could say the same thing about the left-wing enviro-nut who shot up the Discovery Channel offices. Though he openly declared he hated things like the free market in his rambling declarations, some months before he had caused a stir by throwing his money around as he crossed a street in front of the DC’s offices. Hey, he was making a statement with his money!

Clearly, this has nothing to do with the free market, just like making this movie would have nothing to do with the free market and everything to do with their egos.

Media centric culture? Critique? HA!! They’re the ultimate propagandists who use *entertainment* in an attempt to influence the weak-minded and intellectually vapid. And the simple story behind the “Matrix” only makes sense if you understand what THEIR views are. After all, we could say it’s the rebels against left-wing propaganda (since the left-wing controls the media and the educational system) and a libertarian fight against the oppressive control of a bloated government. Or we could say that it is a little more than a homosexual masturbatory fantasy picture starring (of course) Keaneu Reeves and a butched-out “love interest” where the homosexual ideal is a “god” fights against everyone who won’t recognize his sexiness. Or, whatever number of mindless, deconstructionist b.s. exercises you want to engage in. That isn’t the point.

When we understand what the *creators* of that entertaining but overly serious movie believe (ESPECIALLY given the bloated, pseudo-philosophical jabber of the sequels), it becomes easier to come up with views of the movies that are actually likely and not just mental masturbation (deconstructionist blather).

The hipsters? You’re just using circular semantics blah, blah, blah . . . Again, you’re assuming absolutes (that there is some standard that individuals can be held to in determining whether or not their criticisms of a subculture are legitimate) that just begs the question – why are *those* standards the ones we should use? How ’bout a little common sense? How ’bout this: self-involved is self-involved, and it happens in every generation and in every subculture, some more than others. When a subculture defines *itself* through its own sense of self-importance, then I think there is more than enough reason to laugh at it.

And, sometimes, it doesn’t take a rocket-scientist to figure out a subculture is just plain stupid, even if it does produce some cool stuff here and there.

the sinner,

Patrick

Also, these commenters ask good questions:

Bohemond:

Seriously: what is it with the Left and the impulse to violence? Why do they find it pleasurable to imagine those they disagree with being silenced brutally and permanently? Or for that matter, trying it in real life, as Kenneth Gladney and others have learned to their cost?

jimmythetulip:

And what’s with liberals and all their murder fantasies lately? Machete, the 10:10 “No Pressure” video, and now this. They have all the political power right now, yet they’re still so angry that we’re not all marching in lockstep with them that they’re making movie after movie in which they get to murder anyone who disagrees with them.

Guess what liberals, if you have the White House and both houses of Congress, and things still aren’t working out for you, then you’ve got no one to blame but yourselves.

RELATED: Actually, It is Blatantly Obvious that Hitler was a Leftist

October 4, 2010 , 3:50PM Posted by | Communism, Democrats, Fascism, Hitler, Liberalism, Socialism | 1 Comment

My Futile ‘Debate’ with a Liberal Professor of History

Well, if one could even call this a “debate”.

A conservative Facebook friend of mine yesterday had posted a status message regarding the latest health care legislation tragedy. Some liberal jumped to respond to it with the usual nonsense. I checked out his profile and saw that he has a degree in History and was a current “Adjunct Professor” at Oakland Community College. I stupidly thought that meant he could debate logic and facts on issues. Boy was I ever wrong. The following is our back-and-forth, wasted time in my life I shall never get back:

Friend’s Status Message: Prager: “The Left corrodes everything. The Left is toxic. The Left destroys. The Left is useless. But they think they’re wonderful. It is another religion… People don’t understand. The vast majority of people have been destroyed in the 20th century, enslaved, tortured, and murdered by Left-wing regimes. But it doesn’t mean anything to anybody. They’re never called that… The Left is never blamed for this.”

LIBERAL PROFESSOR: Utra-right wing = fascism and Nazism. Far-left socialism and marxism. Both have killed their fair share of people. Get it right.

FACEBOOK FRIEND: Get it right…? You might want to check what “Nazi” was shorthand for. Also, don’t forget the communists…

MICHAEL IN MI: Wonderful. Another professor of History calling NAZIs “right wing”. Brilliant.

LIBERAL PROFESSOR: Nazi were the definition of far right. The name does not define their policies. Many business leaders in the US were admiriers of Hitler and the Nazis (ie Henry Ford) In fact some (conservative) business leaders (ie Rene DuPont) were planning to overthrow FDR in 1933 and establish a Nazi regime. You don’t know that marxists are communists.

MICHAEL IN MI: I didn’t know that “far right” people are socialists. The NAZIs’ policies were socialism. No one on the Right endorses socialism. “Far right” is basically libertarian, which is small government. NAZIs were about big government control of industry. No one on the Right wants government control of industry.

So, again, NAZIs were not “far right”.

LIBERAL PROFESSOR: Really, then WHY are they so popular with the business leaders in the US in 1930s?

MICHAEL IN MI: The same reason the current crop of Communists in government are so popular with many business leaders today (ie, GE, Microsoft, Google, which all are HUGE supporters of the current crop of far left radical Democrats)… because some business leaders of the 1930s were NAZIs themselves. The common theme is consolidated control and power. They wanted it back in the 1930s and they want it again here in 2010. But government control is a NAZI/Communist ideology, not a conservative/libertarian ideology. Conservatives and libertarians want small government and as much free market as possible. NAZIs and Communists want the opposite… they want large government and as little free market and as much government control of industry as they can get.

LIBERAL PROFESSOR: Interesting arguement with one flaw, Communists and Nazis hated each other. Why were the Nazis rounding up the communists and putting in concentration camps, if they had so much in common? Where do you get your information from? Conservatives only want a government who supports them. Its only socialism when the government helps the people.

MICHAEL IN MI: Every government which has had socialism has not been to “help the people”, but to keep the people down. Socialism helps government control the people. It spreads the misery around, it does not help the people achieve or provide them opportunity to achieve.

And just because NAZIs did not like Communists does not mean they were opposites. I’m a conservative and I don’t necessarily like or agree with the policies put forth by libertarians. But that does not make a libertarian the opposite of a conservative. Socialism and Communism have much in common, similar to conservatism and libertarianism having much in common.

Socialism (NAZIs) and Communism are both about government control of industry. The only way they differ is in the magnitude of control.

The fact remains that government control of industry is not a conservative principle, it is a principle of Communist and Socialist ideology.

And conservatives want a government which gets out of our way and allows us the opportunity to succeed on our own. Conservatives want small government, with limited regulations. Conservatives believe in the free market to be more successful than government control. And history proves that free market systems work better than government-controlled systems. That’s why China has risen over the last couple decades as they have worked in more Capitalism into their Communist society.

LIBERAL PROFESSOR: That’s a lot of Glenn Beck propaganda.

MICHAEL IN MI: Okay, if you’re not going to actually address anything I stated, I’m done with you. You’re supposedly a History professor, yet when you’re challenged on something, the best rebuttal you have is to bring up Glenn Beck? Brilliant.

Take care. I pity anyone who expects to learn history from you at Oakland Community College.

LIBERAL PROFESSOR: Because I know his propaganda when I see it. How typical that you end it by insulting me. I teach my students to think for themselves. Something that you seem unable to do. That’s sad.

FACEBOOK FRIEND: PROFESSOR, how do you see Nazis as the “definition of far right”? I also am unclear how you make the argument that business=far right and some business leaders supported the Nazis, therefore Nazis=far right. Michael points out numerous examples of businesses supporting the far left today. How then do you account for that?

Socialism is “government helping the people”? Like the government helps the people in Cuba? China? Venezuela? As it helped the people in the Soviet Union? Come on. You’re not Sean Penn, for Pete’s sake.

LIBERAL PROFESSOR: Majority did. Site some examples of them supporting the left. What I said was if a govt helps the people that its called socialism. Helping businesses is deemed as good for everyone. Perhaps bussiness support who. Ever is in office because they help put them there. Don’t like the fact that your buddy got personal. How did he know I taught at occ?

MICHAEL IN MI: “Because I know his propaganda when I see it. How typical that you end it by insulting me. I teach my students to think for themselves. Something that you seem unable to do. That’s sad.”

Yeah, I’m gonna bet you don’t even watch Glenn Beck and have no idea about his “propaganda”. You just don’t have a response to any of the points I brought up, so instead you decide to throw out a worthless ad hominem, in order to avoid answering me. Then whine that I “insulted” you. Typical liberal. Get challenged, can’t respond, pull out the good ol’ “that’s just right-wing propaganda from FNC/Beck/Rush/etc” and then whine about insults.

What is sad is that I know how to defend my facts about history better than someone who actually teaches the subject. In case you missed the fact, I responded to all your comments with rebuttals, while you responded with blaming Glenn Beck.

MICHAEL IN MI: “How did he know I taught at occ?”

I took 5 seconds to click on your name and saw the info on your profile, that’s how. I was curious as to your background. I do that with everyone with whom I ‘debate’ on here to get an idea of the ideology I am facing. I check people’s ‘groups’ and ‘fan of’ pages to see if they are fans of say Barack Obama or Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow, etc. It gives me an idea of whether or not I should waste my time discussing politics with them.

“What I said was if a govt helps the people that its called socialism.”

Socialism is not “government helping the people”. Socialism actually has a definition, you don’t just get to define it yourself to suit your own purposes, professor. Socialism is about government control of industry and taking wealth from those who produce and spreading it around to those who do not produce. And, as the saying goes, socialism fails because eventually you run out of other people’s money. Socialism is not about “helping the people”, it is about making people dependent upon the government for their livelihood. It is about encouraging people to remain at their status in life and mooch off those of higher status. This then discourages people from working hard to achieve higher status, because they won’t get to keep the fruits of their labor, as, instead, the fruits of their labor are redistributed to those who are not working as hard as they are.

MICHAEL IN MI: “Site some examples of them supporting the left.”

I already did, professor. GE (and all its subsidiaries), Google, Microsoft all fund Democrats and left-wing issues and organizations.

LIBERAL PROFESSOR: There were no facts! Since I realized where all your information came from, you got very defensive. If you presented that as a paper in my class, it would have gotten a c at best. I’ve read beck and he’s full of shit. I read evey side of an issue, unlike you

MICHAEL IN MI: I didn’t get “defensive”, I got annoyed, because I was wrong about you. I assumed you were an intelligent person who could debate facts and logic, but turns out you’re just an ignorant jackass who can’t debate, so you just throw out stupid accusations. I stopped watching TV news in 2004, professor. I don’t watch Beck, nor Fox News, nor any other mass media outlet. I do my own research.

I’m sorry I wasted my time with you, professor, and sorry that I actually thought you had the intelligence to have an actual debate of ideology and ideas, instead of taking the cowardly liberal way out of a debate and smearing your opponent.

And you may read every side of an issue, but you obviously lack the capacity to actually UNDERSTAND every side of an issue. Reading does not = comprehension.

As I said before, I pity your students.

As you should know, from being a History professor, a proper rebuttal to presented ideas is to respond with “you said X, that is wrong, because of Y”. Unless you run your classes by allowing your students to respond to one another by saying “you’re wrong and it’s obvious you’re just spouting liberal propaganda from Keith Olbermann” and “no, YOU’RE wrong and it’s obvious you’re just spouting conservative propaganda from Rush Limbaugh” and “no, YOU’RE wrong and spouting liberal propaganda from Rachel Maddow”, etc etc ad naseum.

That is how you have ‘debated’ here, so I assume that’s also how you handle your classes. Which is why I said I pity your students, because if that is the kind of education they are getting, god help them.

March 23, 2010 , 12:19PM Posted by | Communism, Debating an Obama-Lover, Fascism, Liberalism, Public Education, Socialism | 1 Comment

Hey Lefty A$$holes, Your Day of Reckoning is Quickly Approaching

I agree wholeheartedly:

Speaking of Insurrection… I certainly am not advocating it as I’m too lazy and complacent and accustomed to the comforts of my life as I’ve gotten older… but there is something refreshing and ironically healthy in talking about it. And there’s only one reason I say that and the reason is to potentially give pause to the fascist, intolerant tactics of the Left that I’ve observed for most of my life.

The Left has deliberately shut down and pretty much destroyed civil discourse in this country. And they have done this with the aid and support of the media as well as the overall culture. And when you shut down civil discourse, when you shut down the possibility of the other side getting a fair hearing or ability to make their arguments you are playing with fire.

Because the other side doesn’t just go away. Any more than a parent will just go away when a 5 year old is having a tantrum. Even a pateint parent will tolerate only so much and then smack the shit out of the little bastard.

And in similar fashion, conservatives won’t just shut up and go quietly into the night. They are seething. They are boiling. And a reckoning is coming. The Left needs to understand this.

And getting back to my being lazy and complacent – while that is true and I dread unpleasantness, I dread more the loss of my country to a bunch of totalitarian, collectivist control freaks. And I remember the oath I took long ago to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Like anyone I have limits and they are getting pushed pretty fucking hard.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 17, 2010 06:59 PM

February 17, 2010 , 11:46PM Posted by | Conservatism, Fascism, Liberalism, Media Bias | Comments Off on Hey Lefty A$$holes, Your Day of Reckoning is Quickly Approaching