Monday, June 26, 2017
Outside The Beltway (OTB):
A Liberal and Progressive Hangout
After a few
years of dwelling and posting on outsidethebeltway.com, 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:
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.
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.
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
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
i. Hostile to Hillary Clinton, and the
whole Clinton clan, you will be chastised
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
m. Not very adept at writing, spelling,
and punctuation, you will be chastised
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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