How they became the fascists they’ve always been warning us about.

#ProTip: They’ve always been, and are not now, and have never been, liberals.

Speaking of which, Bob Zubrin wants to start a new political party:

America needs a new Liberal Party because both major parties have abandoned liberalism. Neither adequately supports international free trade or the defense of the West — the two pillars of the liberal world order since 1945. Both lack commitment to constitutionally limited government, separation of powers, free enterprise, and human equality and liberty under law. Each supports its own Malthusian antihuman collectivist ideology: for Democrats, it is ecologism, for Republicans, it is nativism.

Largely, yes, but for the latter, that’s mostly because of Trump. Who is also no liberal.

[Afternoon update]

Related: No Republicans need apply:

One of the less understood criticisms of progressivism is that it is totalitarian, not in the sense that kale-eating Brooklynites want to build prison camps for political nonconformists (except for the ones who want to lock up global-warming skeptics) but in the sense that it assumes that there is no life outside of politics, that there is no separate sphere of private life, and that church, family, art, and much else properly resides within that sphere.

…The people who close their doors against those who simply see the world in a different way, who scream profanities at Betsy DeVos or chant ‘You should die!’ at Jewish musicians, are people who cannot rise far enough above their own pettiness to understand that the thing they fear is the thing they are.”

Yes. The Left a) has no sense of irony whatsoever, and b) continually engages in psychology projection of its own pathologies on others.

[Via Ed Driscoll]

16 thoughts on ““Liberals””

  1. Funny thing….Bob wants to create a new political party but mocked Libertarians for voting for Gary Johnson…

          1. Since Johnson didn’t make it to the White house (thanks to the deities) we’ll never know.

            I just know he is a loony toons incompetent. So it’s entirely possible we could have more Aleppos from him.

  2. Reminds me of this quote from Robert Heinlein:
    “Political tags—such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal conservative, and so forth—are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”

  3. The brown-shirts of today are all of the Lefty variety, and have committed an astonishing number of (what would otherwise be termed by the mainstream media as) “hate crimes.” One of these days, they’re going to attack a Trump supporter who’s legally carrying a concealed weapon, and there will be several dead brown-shirts. I don’t look forward to that day, because the media will spin it into a gun control issue — unless we are fortunate enough to have had someone on the scene video the incident. It would be better if it just didn’t happen. Brown-shirts, for your own safety, stand down please.

    1. they’re going to attack a Trump supporter who’s legally carrying a concealed weapon

      That might have already happened at the UW Milo event a few weeks back.

      Aside from guns, those to the right and the Democrat’s militant activists have been using pepper spray. Sometimes, in self defense and in other times maliciously. Exclusively used by the Democrats since Trump was elected; staves, explosives, hammers, pry bars, and arson.

      For some reason the assaults, property damage, and hospitalizations at the hand of Democrats doesn’t get the same level of media coverage as the fake news hoaxes Democrats fabricate to rile their base.

  4. I’m going to take some time to digest Zubrin’s thoughts. I don’t think the problem is parties at all. The problem is education and the intentional dumbing down of people. Politicians want mob intelligence (propoganda) which includes the media.

    School should be a privilege that has to be fought for. To graduate from any tier should require a demonstrated ability to reason, comprehend and explain a subject matter. Grade levels as currently defined should be abolished. Schools should offer both academics and trades so students are job ready. The problem is most teachers couldn’t hold a real job.

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