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‘The Hatchery of Stalinism’ (2014)

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Since I wrote this little essay, we’ve had five years to fix this problem; and we haven’t so much as lifted a finger to do it.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/02/26/the-hatchery-of-stalinism/

Our, ahem, colleges and universities are being used against us, purposely used to alienate young people from their country, to turn them into willing, brainless tools for would-be tyrants. And we let them do it.

Freedom is not natural to fallen man. It is rarely achieved and only maintained with difficulty.

Defund the colleges–before they put freedom out of business.


China’s ‘Social Credit’ System: Coming to America?

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Is your score high enough to allow you to eat at  decent restaurant?

How would you like to be punished for something without even knowing what it was, without a trial, without a chance to defend yourself, without even a chance to say anything about it? And because the punishment is not administered by the legal system, there’s no way to appeal it, no way to get it lifted.

Welcome to Red China’s “social credit” system. There, Big Tech closely monitors everything that everybody says and does and helps the government “rate” citizens according to their “trustworthiness”… as defined by the government. You run up points for doing things the government likes for you to do; and if your score is too low, you can’t shop at the nicer stores, can’t sent your kids to a nice school, can’t hold a good job, can’t travel on a plane, can’t ride the choo-choo train.

Here, Big Tech’s mouth is watering as they dream up ways to impose a similar system on the increasingly less “free” world (https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/08/26/fast-company-silicon-valley-is-building-a-communist-style-social-credit-system/).

Some of the big corporations–banks, insurance companies, Facebook, Uber, and Lyft, and even Amazon–are already rating their customers, and some are banning people for having “wrong” opinions. (Note: I got banned by Facebook yesterday.) Say the wrong thing on the social media, and maybe next time you need a ride from Uber, the algorithm will say you can’t have one.

This is a liberal’s dream come true. Why go to all the trouble of passing a law against Climbit Change Denial, and maybe have a judge just strike it down, when Big Tech is ready, willing, and able to do your dirty work for you? And your victim won’t be able to go to court and get his punishment lifted. You don’t even have to tell him why he’s being punished.

Remember a book called Beyond Freedom and Dignity by B.F. Skinner, vintage 1971? Freedom and dignity, argued the father of behavior modification theory, are outdated and “unscientific,” obstacles to a utopia designed by Scientists and the kind of government that’ll kill you as soon as look at you.

“Social credit” is behavior mod for the entire country, administered by private entities without the consent of the governed–but certainly with a sly wink from the Democrats.

Please! Do not, under any circumstances, vote for any Democrat anywhere! Next year is our chance to put them out of business… before they put our country out of business.

 


‘Your Tax $$ at Work: the Columbia U. School of Climate Change Hysteria’ (2014)

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This is what’ll happen if you don’t give the government fantastic new powers to control your lives!

Far Left Crazy will never drop the ball on “Climate Change.” It’s their ticket to ride, the blanket excuse for extending the strangling grasp of government in every direction. And the colleges and universities help them do it. Like so:

https://leeduigon.com/2014/06/25/your-tax-at-work-the-columbia-u-school-of-climate-change-hysteria/

Yeah–when you’ve got no facts, got no logic, there’s always hysteria.

I really hate this Save The Planet preaching from the same shysters who are busy paving over every square inch of it. You should see what liberals have done to New Jersey.

“Educators” and tyrants–perfect together.


My Newswithviews Column, March 28 (‘Freedom–An Endangered Species’)

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It’s so much more scientific to control people rather than letting them run free. C’mon–free-range human beings? Can’t be allowed!

https://newswithviews.com/freedom-an-endangered-species/

For sure, Britain is farther down this road than we are. But Democrats drool with envy when they see some of the speech-restricting laws that Britain’s got. Oh! Wouldn’t it be just so gratifying, to force people to say things they know are total lies, and throw them into prison if they won’t!

Why do police enforce those laws? Beats me. You’d think they’d be ashamed.


Is Freedom Our Natural State?

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In a word, no. In a fallen world populated by sinners, where you can win applause by rejecting God, freedom is a plant very easily shriveled.

The Romans frittered away their republic and wound up with an emperor.

The English beheaded King Charles and wound up with a Parliament that assigns sovereign power to itself and ignores the result of a supposedly binding referendum because it didn’t like the way the people voted.

The French beheaded their king and wound up with first a lot of little creeps who were beheading everybody, and then Napoleon.

The Chinese tossed out their emperor and wound up with warlords, Mao, and the mob of tyrants who succeeded him.

In the 20th century, tyranny bloomed like kudzu. It would take up too much space just to list the perpetrators. there were so many tyrants in that century, you could have had them in a boxed set of bubble-gum cards.

Our own country’s founders tried their level best to avoid these errors and create for us a republic ruled not by tyrants, but by laws that were the same for all. A terrible civil war rid us of the curse of slavery. But as the Bible teaches us, if we won’t serve the true God, the only author of our liberties, we will surely wind up serving false ones.

All over the world today, freedom is under attack. Even here, we have elitists, we have Democrats, who believe in, and try their damnedest to create, a government colossus to rule over virtually everything–for our own good, of course, and with themselves doing the ruling. And because our education establishment is fully committed to that course, it trains young Americans to be ignorant of civics, ignorant of history, ignorant of God’s word, terrified of Global Warming and a host of other made-up boogeymen, and receptive to the idea of unlimited government.

By Almighty God’s decree, all of this is doomed to fail. He will not yield His place to a lot of grubby little puffed-up bugs who went to Harvard.

But it would be good for us, good beyond words, if we would only just stop voting for them.

 


Loony Lib Deletes Green New Deal from Her Website

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Well, that was fast!

Twenty-something Congresswoman, former bartender, and all-around yonk Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lit up the national chat room last Thursday, Feb. 7, by posting a “Green New Deal” that was certainly one of the most bizarre documents ever to seep out of American politics. After a day of incredulity, mockery, and concern for the bozo’s mental health, the post was deleted from the page on the night of Feb. 7 (https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/why_was_the_green_new_deal_yanked_from_ocasiocortezs_website.html).

Among the provisions that got the most flak was 1) to pay a guaranteed income to persons “unwilling to work,” 2) to abolish air travel and replace it with “high-speed rail” [to Europe?], and 3) to tear down every building in America and replace it with a new one.

Well, yeah, that’s pretty crazy stuff, all right. Rubber room material for sure. Cuckoo for cocoa puffs.

So they wiped it off the website and are trying to pretend it was never there, or maybe it was but Republican hackers planted it, or it was just a rough draft that wasn’t supposed to be published, blah-blah-blah. Ocrazyo-Cortez reminds us that “the real one”–apparently there’s a “real Green New Deal” somewhere that doesn’t include any howling at the moon–has “70 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives” and has been endorsed by every single one of  a dozen Democrat presidential candidates. I guess “the real one” only confiscates our cars, brings back Obamacare, and makes us all Citizens Of The World, subject to United Nations supervision… ‘Cause we’re just deplorables and we all need supervision, dontcha know.

So they reached out to steal a marshmallow and got their fingers burned: snatch ’em back, put ’em in your mouth, and try again a little later.

A little bit here, a little bit there, and eventually they’ve got us where they want us–pressed face-down to the floor, with their boots on our necks.

But it’s all To Save The P*L*A*N*E*T! So that makes it necessary.


Why Have They Stopped Pretending?

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At the moment it seems better to look at some of God’s stuff than man’s. Winter will pass and spring will come, and life will bud forth again.

The more I think of it, the more it troubles me.

Why have Democrats stopped pretending to be human?

Oh, now, what makes me say that! Well, suddenly they want to kill babies as they’re being born. That’s pretty unnatural, don’t you think? They can’t get enough of Drag Queen Story Hour in all their local libraries: who can imagine a reason for that? And now they’ve got their Green New Deal, which proposes to destroy the economy, wipe out every freedom we have (except for the freedom to fornicate: they want to keep that), and which has already won the endorsement of every Democrat who wants to run for president next year. Can it be true? They’re all champing at the bit to forbid us to have our own cars? Can that be possible? ‘Fraid so.

For years and years liberals pretended to be ordinary folks whose ideas were just a little more advanced. Suddenly they have cast off all pretense and stood up straight and tall for infanticide, moral anarchy, and the overthrow of our country as a free republic. Why? Why have they stopped pretending?

Has God simply given them a delusion that they’ll follow off the cliff, and trouble us no more? If only! He could, you know. He could. But has He?

Or are they convinced there are enough lazy and immoral bastards in this country who’ll vote for them no matter what, as long as some free money is part of the deal?

Maybe they think public school and the colleges have done their job, and programmed millions of young Americans to want their country to be like Red China in the 1960s. Programmed them and totally dumbed them down.

Have they mastered the arts of voter fraud to the extent that they now believe they’ll never lose another election, no matter how odious or ridiculous their platform, no matter how revolting their candidate, no matter how disastrous their policies?

I admit it: I’m scared that a major national political party has embraced positions ranging from the appalling to the preposterous, from the eye-rolling daft to the outright evil, with nothing in between. Why have they stopped pretending?

You’d think the American people would massively reject the Democrat program of socialism, censorship, late-term abortion, “Open Borders,” transgender, and turning every nook and cranny of America into the equivalent of San Francisco or Detroit. You’d think they couldn’t get a hundred votes for that.

But they don’t think so. And we need to know why.


They’re All Crazy

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Hey! Remember that “fundamental transformation” of America that Obama and his playmates wanted to do? Well, it’s baaaaaaaaack!

Yesterday we likened the Democrats’ “Green New Deal,” as pitched to us by first-year Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-The Twilight Zone), to a bubbling vat of pure lunacy. Now we discover that she’s not alone: the whole party’s diving in (https://www.yahoo.com/news/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-green-deal-195205387.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_index).

Tear down every single building in America, and rebuild it. Replace air travel with high-speed rail–damn the oceans, full speed ahead. Guaranteed government jobs for everyone. Guaranteed universal basic income. Medicare for All. All jobs to be unionized. No more privately-owned cars.

Would you believe it? Introduced to Congress as a resolution, not a bill, this bilge, this poppycock, this flagrantly unconstitutional horses***, now has nine co-sponsors in the Senate, 64 in the House of Representatives, and has been endorsed by all of the Democrats’ 2020 presidential hopefuls–repeat, all of them.

See, we’ve got “to transform the economy and combat the devastating effects of climate change” and “the danger of extreme weather events” and also get rid of “income inequality” while we’re at it… Yowsah, the government’s going to guarantee good weather!

They’re all crazy. They’ve all drunk crazy juice. The whole flamin’ party.

How about it, America? Are you happy now, that you’ve allowed these wack-jobs to take the House of Representatives? “Oh, well, as long as they tear down my house and take away my car last–!” I mean, do we really have to answer all this crazy crapola? You can’t see anything wrong with it? It doesn’t bother you that a whole national political party has signed on to it?

The scariest part of all is that for some reason, these people no longer feel the need to masquerade as sane. For ages they’ve passed themselves off as “moderate.” Now they’ve torn off the mask and thrown it away.

That scares me.


‘Seattle Will Inspect Your Garbage’ (2014)

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Forbidden!

This controversy has faded in five years, but one thing hasn’t faded: the whole idea that the purpose of government is to “change behavior.”

https://leeduigon.com/2014/09/25/seattle-will-inspect-your-garbage/

By “behavior” they mean anything and everything you say or do, in every aspect of your life. They don’t mean just making sure you obey the laws and don’t frighten the horses. This is more in the line of how much soda you can drink.

Uh, those jerks up there in the private jets–could we change their behavior first?

After sin itself, humanity’s biggest problem is the government.


You Only *Think* You Own Your TV Set

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If they call it “smart,” beware!

A writer for The Atlantic bought a brand-new Samsung “smart TV” set recently and has been having all sorts of problems with it (https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/smart-tvs-are-dumb/581059/).

“Your TV is now a computer, but not in a good way,” she entitles her essay. In addition to the TV crashing now and then, because it’s full of artificial stupidity technology, it comes complete with a CBS News app that can’t be deleted. So every few minutes, what you’re trying to watch on TV is marred by a nooze flash up in the corner of the screen. Heck, you wouldn’t want to miss the latest attack on Donald Trump, would you? And you can’t delete the freakin’ thing because it’s a done deal between CBS and Samsung in which the buyer of the set is not included.

Consulting a forum, the writer found a host of “outraged responses of other Samsung TV owners.”

Once again, the Pro-Choice crowd has made our choices for us. We’d just choose the wrong thing, don’t you know, just like we chose the wrong president.

I remember my father and my Uncle Ferdie, when our TV went on the fritz, taking it apart and testing all the vacuum tubes to find out which ones were shot and needed to be replaced. They replaced them, put it all back together, and it worked.

But this can’t be done anymore. We now have more technology in our lives than we can control or even understand–and I find something sinister about that. Who’s going to use our smart TVs–I’ve warned you to steer clear of anything that leftids call “smart”–to spy on us, and who’s going to get the information about our viewing habits, buying patterns, and whatever else they can dig up on us?

We don’t have a new TV set. Anything we want to watch, we watch on disc or on the Internet. We certainly don’t have a “smart” TV, we don’t want one, and we’re not going to get one.

Will technology make it finally possible for power-hungry loons to exercise total control over millions of people?

They’re working on it as we speak.


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