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Best of times, worst of times

Unbearable thoughts.

Anti-Americanism has the same psychological dynamic as anti-Semitism. When the anti-Semite launches into his harangue, we instinctively recoil. We recognize that he is a troubled soul. We understand that he is obsessively tracing the inner contours of a mental cage that exists beyond the reach of rationality.

The insights of Revel and Rangel suggest that the Americans who suffer from anti-Americanism must also be afflicted by an unbearable thought.

What unbearable thought? The answer is ready at hand. The Progressive project has gone from strength to strength politically in America – and everywhere it has brought ruin in its wake. Detroit was once an economic powerhouse, and San Francisco was once America’s most beautiful city. Decades of one-party rule according to the Progressive project have wrecked Detroit, and San Francisco is becoming something truly strange, a modern city overwhelmed by human excrement in public places.

Hm. Must be a coincidence, right?

How did these three beautiful and prosperous American cities morph from the best of cities to the worst of cities in only a couple of generations? Let’s look at who is in charge.

San Francisco has not had a Republican mayor since 1964, the height of Motown music in one of the other cities we are discussing. For the past fifty-plus years, San Francisco has been led by a procession of Democrats.

Detroit’s last Republican mayor finished his term in 1962, around the time the Supremes were singing “Where Did Our Love Go?” Now they would be singing, “Where did our city go?” Since the early 1960s, Detroit has had a succession of Democrat mayors, including Coleman Young and their famous hip-hop mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, now serving a long prison term. Michigan, similar to Illinois and California, has two Democrat U.S. senators.

Anyone see a common thread here? Cities run by liberal Democrats, implementing liberal policies, with predictable results. These are certainly not the only American cities ruined by Democrat governance – there are also Newark; New Orleans; and Washington, D.C. to name a few others.

Back to my first link for the only rational conclusion:

The Progressives’ failure is not a failure to enact their agenda. They have dominated America politically for the past century. FDR gave us really big government, and the federal government has become a scandal of fraud, waste, and abuse – a scandal that even the Big Government Press cannot keep hidden from us. LBJ declared War on Poverty – and that war was lost. Instead of eliminating poverty, the War on Poverty has made poverty more pathological, creating an underclass, often now described as “permanent,” living on government handouts. Even the Progressives’ anti-Americanism was given free rein with the election of Barack Obama, who shared their obsession with “fundamentally transforming” America. Yet wave after wave of electoral victory has not made American Progressives happy.

Whenever the voters put the Progressives in charge, the result is governmental metastasis and social catastrophe – by necessity. The left is simply wrong about how things work. It is easy to come up with programs that defy common sense. It is also possible to use governmental power to impose those programs on society. But the power of government can’t make them work.

As I always say: their argument isn’t with us. It’s with reality.

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5 thoughts on “Best of times, worst of times

  1. I must respectfully disagree with the premise that anyone who advocates ‘anti-semitism’ is beyond the pale or fit to live in our galaxy. You can not solve a problem, until you recognize and call out the problem. In America, our main problem is the Jewish Problem. Their control and influence is second to none. They are behind all of America’s problems and short-comings. I could write for the next hour to convince anyone of this, but I think that most Americans are so cucked on the ‘poor, persecuted, put-upon jew and Holocaust Narrative’ that there is no way to make these people see the light.

    1. I would only note in return that Pelosi is Catholic. Kerry is Catholic. Biden is Catholic. Bergoglio is Catholic. And on and on. So we clearly have not merely a “Jew” problem, but a Catholic problem as well.

      Yes, many of Davos and the Bilderbergs are Jews. But many are not. I give you the Koch brothers as just one example. I have no doubt you can find many more. And most of the Rove Republican swill who suck them are not Jewish.

      The REAL problem is the One World Government maggots, regardless of which “religion” they profess. Because after all, according to your “Jews”, Kabbalah is “Jewish”. I suspect most real Jews would disagree.

  2. I have to disagree that Progressive politics is the cause of all the misery. Detroit and dozens of other manufacturing cities were wrecked by the free trade ideology pursued largely by Republicans. Now admittedly, the Republican Party is a center left party controlled by its liberal wing. And, the original Progressive movement of the 19th Century was a Republican movement. You can even argue that up to the realignment of the 1970’s, the Republican Party was to the left of the Democrat Party. But modern Progressivism is a product of cultural marxism, and it is most decidedly not a part of the Republican Party. Detroit’s economic base was destroyed by free trade Republicans.

    The immiseration of Detroit and its people, however, has another cause: black genetics. The black underclass in the ghettos has an average IQ in the 70’s, is uneducable, impulsive and violent and capable of nothing other than brute manual labor. Once the Civil Rights movement allowed middle class and upper class blacks to escape their degenerate relatives, black dominated cities were doomed to cultural and economic collapse. And there is no recovery from Black Ruled America.

    I will grant you San Francisco. The current mess there is entirely the doing of the cultural marxists. In some cities like Boston and Manhattan, gentrification drives out the criminal lumpenproletariat that infest San Francisco. But the ultra rich Rulers there can escape the consequences of their delusions, and there will be no recovery.

  3. A Virgin Bride On Her 4th Wedding

    A woman who had been married three times walked into a bridal shop and told the sales clerk that she was looking for a wedding gown for her fourth wedding.

    “Of course, madam,” replied the sales clerk, “exactly what type and color dress are you looking for?”

    The bride-to-be said, “A long frilly white dress with a veil.”

    “Please don’t take this the wrong way, madam, but such dresses are usually more fitting for the first time bride who is more innocent in the ways of life, if you get my meaning.”

    “WELL!” replied the customer, a little peeved at the clerk’s directness, “I can assure you that a white gown would be quite appropriate. Believe it or not, despite all my marriages, I remain as innocent as a first-time bride.

    You see, my first husband was so excited about our wedding, he had a heart attack due to an unknown congenital condition as we were checking into our honeymoon hotel.

    My second husband and I got into such a terrible fight in the limo on our way to our honeymoon hotel that we had that wedding annulled immediately and never spoke to each other again.”

    “What about your third husband?”

    “That one was a Democrat”, said the woman, “and every night for four years, he just sat on the edge of the bed and told me how good it was going to be, but nothing ever happened.”

  4. Bob.. you need to go read some history. The repubs weren’t the only ones selling us down the river. Here is a little known name to start you off: William Jefferson Clinton. You may also want to go back and see what hizzoner Coleman Young said about chasing whitey out of the D (mid/late ’60s). While you are at it check out how the UAW refused to work with the Big 3 to change with the times and killed the golden goose. Of course the union hall staff made their $$ while their ‘brothers’ got laid off. All the while they were running a nice little operation and stealing the employers blind. I’m sure it is still the same.. if you want something illegal go talk to a UAW guy. The repub arm of the uniparty was and is not innocent but they aren’t the only ones whose names should be on the warrant for the murder of Detroit.

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