A 'Short & to the point' article by my good friend Jim 'The SEAL' O'Neill
We have been, and are being, manipulated by globalist social engineers who have foisted on us a humorless demand that we live our lives their way...or else
Progressive Chains and “Liberating Tolerance”
Slow and methodical over the last century was the march of socialists / communists / fascists / progressives / collectivists / liberals (they have so many names it is even hard to keep up with that), until Obama’s election when the gears went into overdrive.
...Prior to now it has been incremental, the slippery slope, the inch by inch erosion of unalienable rights. Like a slow developing disease, they have gradually weakened the main body of country, so as now the disease can just finish it off in big bites at a time; socialized health care, energy restrictions, political correctness, executive edicts without the consent of the governed, continual reductions of property rights, illegal immigration - amnesty, etc. The centralized power of the Federal government is in full tilt, while individual rights to pursue life, liberty and happiness are becoming a distant dream.—Cheryl Pass “Classical Progressivism Vs American Exceptionalism”
“Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”—Samuel Adams (1722-1803)
Sometimes I feel just like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
Sometimes I feel just like I’m almost gone
A long… way…from my home
Richie Havens (1941-2013) “Freedom” (“Motherless Child”)
It is an obvious truism that the larger the government, the smaller the amount of personal freedom. When I recently wrote that I concur with Thoreau’s axiom “That government is best which governs least,” it was simply another way of saying that I value my freedom. That government is best that robs you of the least amount of freedom.
It’s not rocket science folks—the bigger your government, the smaller your freedom. As a government’s bureaucracy grows, so does the amount of concomitant rules and regulations that constrict freedom—as night follows the day.
POLL: Do you believe the United States government is beginning to resemble a totalitarian regime?
That is why America’s Founding Framers (who valued freedom) created the US Constitution. It was designed specifically to rein-in and control government, and thereby protect the freedom of “we the people.” The Framers saw the form of government that they invented as being a necessary evil—a compromise between the chaos of anarchy and the oppression of tyranny. Today we find ourselves far, far removed from what they intended for us, and what they intended our government to be. Our government “representatives” (and military brass) consistently ignore their oaths to “protect and defend” the US Constitution, and treat their “solemn” oaths as if they were irrelevant jokes.
The social engineering types that favor big government have zero interest in freedom. They are interested in forcing you to live your life their way, and only their way. If you value your freedom, then you must, as a matter of course, stand in opposition to them.
Those of us who were shocked out of our “boiled frog syndrome” daze by the stunning overreach of the Obama Administration, were often dismayed by how far along “the road to serfdom” we awoke to find ourselves (“When did this happen?”).
If you have done your homework, you know that it didn’t happen overnight. “We the people” find ourselves in our current predicament because we were asleep at the wheel (at least many of us were—all too many still are). Also, of course, the longtime tireless efforts of the enemies of freedom must be taken into account.
This article is not so much concerned with the chains that have been oh so cleverly, slowly, and gently laid on “we the people” over the last century or so. It is mainly about one particular link in those chains.
I am speaking of “liberating tolerance” (also called “partisan tolerance”). “Liberating tolerance” is a term coined by Frankfurt School Marxist extraordinaire, Herbert Marcuse.
He meant for it to be used as an antidote to tolerance. That is, as an anti-tolerance stratagem hidden in plain sight under an innocuous (even uplifting) sounding name. It was designed to replace classical (i.e. “repressive”) tolerance.
“Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left.” Herbert Marcuse [emphasis mine]
“Liberating tolerance” is actually the height (or depth) of hypocrisy and intolerance—and it is increasingly being used to silence dissent and steal our freedoms.