Sunday, March 13, 2016

Animals of the Liberal Left

By Douglas V. Gibbs

In my article, Chicago Protests Not About Trump, I refer to the liberal left Alinsky agitators as "animals."  That's what they seemed like to me - animals who have tossed aside their humanity to demand what they think they want, regardless of any level of human reasoning.

I am an avid reader.  I am always in the process of reading a number of books.  Usually, I tackle two or three non-fiction books, and one fiction book, at a time.  Of the books I am reading now, among them is a just-under-a-thousand-pages monster titled "The Evolution Handbook."  The book is based on the even longer (1,326 page, three volume) "Evolution Disproved" series.

As I navigated the early portions of the book challenging the scientific theory of evolution, this morning, finally cracking it open after finishing "God vs. Communism" by Walter L. Scratch, on page 17, at the very top of the page, I came across a paragraph that nailed it when it came to the riots, violence, and protests we have been seeing during the Obama administration that are obviously staged by hard-left revolutionaries and agitators.

"Morality and ethical standards have been greatly reduced.  Children and youth are taught in school that they are an advanced level of animals, and there are no moral principles.  Since they are just animals, they should do whatever they want.  Personal survival and success will come only by rivalry, strife, and stepping on others." Ferrell, Vance, "The Evolution Handbook", Altamont, TN: Evolution Facts Inc., 2001, page 17.

The copyright page indicates the text was first written in 2001 with the first paperback edition (and actually prior since it originally comes from that three-volume edition), so this was written long before the Ferguson riots, or the violent and dangerous protests we are seeing during the 2016 election season.

Removing God from our society is a part of the goal.  We are not God's creation, the evolutionists say.  We are nothing more than rabid animals who, since we can't be trusted with our "psychotic individualism," because we are vicious and angry, we must be controlled.

By working to remove moral standards established by God, the liberal left is creating a cultural condition conducive to their plans of centralized control, and authoritarian government.

Benjamin Franklin warned us against such things.  He said, "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." "The Constitution of the United States", Washington D.C.: National Center for Constitutional Studies, 2009, 2012, page v.

In the book I've just finished reading, "God vs. Communism," Mr. Scratch wrote, "I frequently heard the churches and religion in general ridiculed at communistic meetings.  About that time a new policy apparently had been laid down.  It was a long time before I grasped the reason for it.

"The answer came in January, 1950.  I attended a meeting which lasted all day Sunday and at which was organized a Southern California branch of an organization already described by the Department of Justice as communist.

"During the afternoon session the audience of some 500 persons broke up into panels.  At the one I attended the speaker was instructing listeners on the infiltration of Social Action Committees in the various churches.  Apparently an organized effort was under way to present the communistic viewpoint in the Protestant churches." Scratch, Walter, "God vs. Communism", Hollywood: House-Warven Publishers, 1952, page 37.

Is that not what we are seeing?  The results of leftism infiltrating the education system with godless theories like evolution, while slamming the churches with godless communism, are producing today's Alinsky agitators.  Remember, Barack Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright, is a proponent of "Black Liberation Theology," which is Marxist at its core.

The "animals," however, don't even truly know why they were protesting.  On the Fox News reporting of the Chicago "anti-Trump" protests two different protesters were asked what they were trying to accomplish, and they said the exact same thing, "I don't want to give my reasons."  One was a college age white male, and the other a Hispanic female with an accent of about the same age.  They don't know "why" because they were just doing what they were told to do by their handlers, and by the indoctrination throughout their young lives.  The protesters were acting like animals, angry and flinging their feces (in a figurative way) because they were told to be angry, defiant, loud, and disruptive.

While the elite ruling class tells them it is for the good of the community, in reality the agitators are trained animals acting to bring down their own society because they have been taught to.

In Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," Alinsky emphasizes the importance of convincing the agitators that the violence is about "community."

"People hunger for drama and adventure, for a breath of life in a dreary, drab existence. . . it's more than that.  It is a desperate search for personal identity - to let other people know that at least you are alive. . . When the organizer approaches him part of what begins to be communicated is that through the organization and its power he will get his birth certificate for life, that he will become known, that things will change from the drabness of a life where all that changes is the calendar.  This same man, in a demonstration at City Hall, might find himself confronting the mayor and saying, 'Mr. Mayor, we have had it up to here and we are not going to take it any more.'  Television cameramen put their microphones in front of him and ask, 'What is your name, sir?' 'John Smith.'  Nobody ever asked him what his name was before.  And then, 'What do you think about this, Mr. Smith?'  Nobody ever asked him what he thought about anything before.  Suddenly, he's alive!  This is part of the adventure, part of what is so important to people in getting involved in organizational activities and what the organizer has to communicate to him.  Not that every member will be giving his name on television - that's a bonus - but for once, because he is working together with a group, what he works for will mean something." Alinsky, Saul D., "Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals", New York: Random House, 1971, pages 120-122.

In my latest book, Concepts of the United States Constitution, I explain statism in this manner:

"Pronounced stay-tism, statism possesses many names, and many faces. During the time period surrounding the framing of the United States Constitution, statism was called utopianism, communitarianism, and nationalism. The redistribution of wealth was called “schemes of leveling.” The early colonies, seeking a communal answer to combat the human trait of selfishness discovered early on that systems using a communal central storage quickly became poisoned by human nature, and hindered by those who refused to “pay their fair share.”

"Through researching history, the framers of the Constitution also came to the conclusion that a pure democracy, like communal systems, became a one way ticket to oligarchy – a statist system where a few political elites rule over the citizenry at large. Under such a system, citizenship and sovereignty are compromised, and the populace becomes mere subjects to the ruling regime.

"When the Framers of the United States Constitution debated over the document that would create the federal government in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787, among the considerations that greatly influenced their decisions was human nature. The natural tendencies of human beings inspired the Framers of the Constitution to follow Montesquieu's advice about a Separation of Powers, Polybius's call for a mixed constitution, and the Saxon concepts of a division of powers and of Natural Rights. Human nature guides the way we react, the things we desire, and the realization of the insecurities we possess within us. Self-reliance and liberty take a lot of work, so we naturally lean towards utopia (statism), seeking a leader to do the things we feel are out of our hands. But, those same characteristics of human nature can negatively influence political leaders, moving them in a direction towards seeking power and wealth while propping themselves up as the all-knowing ruling elite that must protect freedom by taking it away.

"Humans crave security, and we know that when left to our own devices without some kind of system to secure the rule of law, our rights are in constant danger. So, we create government knowing that without government there is no freedom. The Founding Fathers understood this reality, but also knew that limitations must be placed on government, for the application of too much government historically always limits freedom.

"Government cannot create. Government cannot keep promises. Government cannot be innovative if centralized and allowed to become powerful. Government is operated by man, which means that all of the frailties of man, all of his shortcomings, and all of the other negative aspects of human nature are a part of government.

"Government also does not possess the things that makes us special as individuals. Government cannot produce as a result of God-given talents or interests. Government does not have a drive to better itself, or to be personally responsible. Government does not have the self-interest to improve itself, or the desire to profit from its efforts so as to improve its line of business. The interests of government, in reality, are at odds with the interests of individualism.

"Since government cannot produce, to function it must confiscate. When government "takes" from society, and reduces what is left of the fruits of individual production, it hinders the production of individuals. Under the threat of taking more, the producers produce less to guard against losing more. The end result is a government that betrays the means of production, and ultimately driving whole civilizations into poverty as the leviathan of government takes more and more until eventually, there is nothing left to take; and only misery remains to be given.

"Government seeks to take more and more, and the production of individual ingenuity and innovative aspirations is reduced as a result. And as the wealth of liberty vanishes, the government is left with no other choice than to create perpetual debt in order to continue to operate. The debt increases as government expands, until there is no more value in the system to take. Then, still seeking more and more power, government begins to print fiat currency to fund its operations (and to manipulate the economy). As more money is printed and borrowed, the need to artificially hold up the economy increases. It becomes a vicious cycle that continuously devours itself in order to survive. Eventually, as the old saying goes, what goes up must come down.

"The reality of collapse is recognized by the power-brokers in government, but the system has become too big. The progression of the expansion of government is addictive, and impossible to let go of. Everyone becomes the enemy, even the members of the citizenry. The government becomes paranoid, and they begin to institute security programs to protect their interests, and their ability to continue to expand. Eventually, criminal activity among the leadership is considered a necessary step to protecting their power. The ends justify the means. The rule of law becomes nothing more than an obstacle, and national security becomes a tool that can be manipulated and milked in order to gain more and more power. The sickness expands until the population is completely dependent upon government, and the desire to be an individual producer is killed. Ultimately, bondage is achieved, returning a society to its beginning, when tyranny ruled over it, and a few idealistic revolutionaries were willing to put on the line their lives, fortunes and sacred honor. . . not only for themselves, but especially for their posterity. . . for those not yet born.

"The cycle is always the same. History is our guide. Tyranny always fails, and kills on its way to its own suicide. Such is the nature of statism." Gibbs, Douglas V., "Concepts of the United States Constitution", Murrieta, CA: Constitution Association Press, 2016, pages 167-170.

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