Monday, June 26, 2017


Outside The Beltway (OTB):


                              A Liberal and Progressive Hangout

After a few years of dwelling and posting on, I have developed a number of opinions about OTB's usual posters, and the hazards of posting there for those who are of a center-rightist viewpoint. (it occurs to me that these thoughts apply to most other left-leaning sites as well!)  Not all of these posters exhibit such attitudes that I will list, but many of the main ones do in spades! So here are a few things to be aware of when posting on OTB:

1. All rightists, conservatives, Christians and Republicans are wrong by definition. The Constitution is to them seriously flawed and needs replacement, or serious "Living Constitution" modification--by them!

2, If you are identified as rightist, conservative, libertarian or Republican you will be slandered, mocked, told you are an idiot, and any other condemnation they can think of, never mind the quality of your writing.

3. If you post an authoritative comment, with nothing that can be attacked out of hand, you will be ignored, and possibly be called a troll.

4. If your post has one little flaw in thought or composition, you will be pilloried on that one point and the rest of your post will be for naught.

5. If you do not conform to liberal and progressive ideology in your post, you will be either attacked, ignored, or mocked and dismissed. The majority of commenters are liberal or progressive, and sometimes libertarian elites, and they do have considerable intelligence, if somewhat lacking in wisdom.

6. The tens of lurking audience members are also simply hostile to conservatives, Republicans and Christians, so expect many thumbs down.

7. Fallacious arguments, by count nearly 50 of them in the fallacy catalog, will be used to defeat you, especially ad hominem attacks. It is usually difficult to defeat such arguments instantly.

8. Particularly virulent responses will be made if you show that you are:

         a. A climate change denier.

         b. A gun lover, Second Amendment supporter, and against gun control ideas, but very much for gun safety in the home.

         c. Against Obamacare and against a single-payer approach for healthcare.

         d. Concerned about Islamic terrorism worldwide and the rise of the Muslim population in the US, with its real terrorist implications.

         e. Against much of what Obama instituted that violates the  Constitution, or arbitrarily regulates our environment by way of Executive Orders. Removing these provisions is to them idiocy.

         f. A Trump supporter, or support his planned actions, appointments to positions, revoking Obama Executive Orders, etc, you will suffer the indignities of being cursed at and called a  Neanderthal or worse.

         g. Hostile to the current witch hunt against Trump, wrath will come down on your head. Trump is the worst President ever in their estimation, and should be impeached immediately.

         h. For stopping illegal entry into the US, and deporting Illegals at all, such as by building a wall, punishing sanctuary cities, and enforcing current laws. You are inhuman and unworthy of a response.

         i. Hostile to Hillary Clinton, and the whole Clinton clan, you will be chastised or defamed.

         j. Against unconstrained behaviors. The list of unconstrained behaviors in the nation today are heralded by their catchwords and phrases, especially in OTB, and to show their invasive nature,  consider the following list: man is good not evil; there is no such thing as original sin; social justice; living constitution; global governance; political correctness; indiscrimination; multiculturalism; diversity; progressive constitution; free love; evolving morality; victimization;  redistribution of wealth; alternative lifestyles; LBGT rights; trial marriages; progressive education; and hate crimes.

         k. If you indulge in the game of "The Worst Liar", say between  Obama and Trump, you will lose even if you have proof, since Trump is in their eyes the absolute worst liar in history and they will not hold Obama to any standard of truthfulness at all. It is collusion to lie.

         l. If you state an opinion based on your observations, you will probably be challenged to provide a "link" to some "authority" on the subject, but watch out! The only "authorities" they will accept and consider are their own, so they win. This "Authority Game" is well-oiled on OTB, and conservative authors, such as Sowell and Hanson, are given short shrift.

         m. Not very adept at writing, spelling, and punctuation, you will be chastised and mocked.

         n. In short, I believe engagement with these radical, tainted dreamers is sheer folly, except in two places: the courts and the legislature, and we must resist the temptation to answer their drivel. Let them feed on their own nettles for now.

These are the hallmarks of progressivism, secular humanism and atheism that embody unconstrained behavior, and each one is an anathema to conservatives and most Republicans. Each one, and all of them collectively, is a fundamental cause for our degrading, amoral society. We must all work to erase this virulent concoction of radical ideas.

It  is evident from the above list of issues, that there is a very sharp divide in our nation between conservatives and progressive democrats, and between Republicans and Democrats in general as well. The population appears to be split too, just about 50-50, with the coastal populations of California, Oregon and Washington and in the Northeastern states very leftist or blue and the center and south of the nation very rightist or red. Cities and towns appear to be leftist and rural areas very rightist.  Civilized behavior and comity are in short supply.

Compromise on key issues seems to be impossible as the issues affect the central core beliefs on either side. The bellwether issues of this kind are abortion and same sex marriage. To spice the situation up, there are those operating in the nation's judicial system, especially leftist lower court judges, that are mucking things up for their personal beliefs and liberal political gain, most often in deliberate and direct opposition to the provisions of the Constitution and its amendments, and the common law, or even objective reason. Their judicial activism often bends our Constitution into a pretzel.

Today, one can observe in our leftist elites the workings of the thought processes of several adamant collectivists and enemies of the US, notably Saul Alinsky, Gramsci, and Cloward-Piven, all of whom appear to have championed atheistic Humanism, eliding to Socialism and eventually Communism as the wave of the future, and that the US Constitution, our laws, our Christian population and morality, and our institutions must be defeated and a completely new order imposed. Sounds just like Marx and his New Social Man. What we lose is Biblical guidance, the Constitution, freedom, liberty, and the body of common law, to be replaced by what?

Citizens must be willing to spend many years in chaotic, penurious darkness if these so-called reforms are carried out, and the historic outcome has been consistently an eventual totalitarian takeover, since man is inherently evil, not a goody-two-shoes, and power corrupts. The planned ten to twenty years in darkness somehow ran for 70 years in the great CCCP (Soviet Union) enterprise, and millions of anti-Communist thinking citizens were simply disappeared via pogroms and Gulags. Russia is still not out of the totalitarian woods.

This new order would consist of atheistic Progressive/Democratic Elites as the leadership, the Military, and the Rest of Us, and the prevailing religious orientation would be the atheistic beliefs of Scientific Materialism, while Christianity and other religions would be severely depressed. That we have a number of representatives in Congress who ascribe to even a part of these Utopian, collective thinker's ideas is disastrous. Witness Bernie Sanders socialistic approach and thought processes, for example!

President Trump appears to comprehend these critical issues and is taking effective action to do what he can to return us to Constitutionality and objective reason, and that is the main reason for the fierce opposition from the leftist Intellectual Elites to his presidency. More power to him!

Thank God he is our president and not a Progressive shrew that would not only reinforce the current liberal left agenda, but also amplify it in many objectionable directions.


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