Now Is No Time For “Civility”

The left isn’t interested in fairness or civility in pursuit of their goals, so why should we be? Take the situation at Ole Miss (the University of Mississippi), 30 miles from my hometown. The press is blowing this situation out of proportion because the connection between Ole Miss, James Meredith and racism in the 50’s and 60’s is very easy for a lazy “journalist” at the Washington Post to make:

A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.

The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said.

It is a very, very easy calculation for a liberal, Obama supporting member of the “media” to make: Ole Miss+protest+Obama+James Meredith=(rednecks and racism)2…and they go right there in the third paragraph:

The incident comes just after the 50th anniversary of violent rioting that greeted the forced integration of Ole Miss with the enrollment of its first black student, James Meredith.

I also don’t get the dateline/byline of the article – it says Jackson, Mississippi – Ole Miss is in Oxford and Oxford is about a 4-5 hour drive down I-55 to get to Jackson.

But this is what we can expect. There is no mention of possible legitimate political protest – it sure isn’t the way that the teacher’s union protests in Wisconsin were covered. Let’s face it – the media won. They got their messiah re-elected. Every bit of criticism now is going to be racist, no matter what, 24/7/365.

I honestly thought about giving up and shutting down this blog – no loss to the world if it was gone, I told myself…and then I thought about it on the plane back to Scotland. The more I considered it, the more determined I became.

That is exactly what the left, the socialists and the proto-Marxists want – to stamp out the opposition, to quiet the rabble so that they can go about their job of creating the worker’s paradise that is a communist state.

I won’t do it.

I agree with Mark Levin:

We conservatives, we do not accept bipartisanship in the pursuit of tyranny. Period. We will not negotiate the terms of our economic and political servitude. Period. We will not abandon our child to a dark and bleak future. We will not accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we inherited from every single future generation in this country. We will not accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human beings. There are those in this country who choose tyranny over liberty. They do not speak for us, 57 million of us who voted against this yesterday, and they do not get to dictate to us under our Constitution.

We are the alternative. We will resist. We’re not going to surrender to this. We will not be passive, we will not be compliant in our demise. We’re not good losers, you better believe we’re sore losers! A good loser is a loser forever. Now I hear we’re called ‘purists.’ Conservatives are called purists. The very people who keep nominating moderates, now call us purists the way the left calls us purists. Yeah, things like liberty, and property rights, individual sovereignty, and the Constitution, and capitalism. We’re purists now. And we have to hear this crap from conservatives, or pseudo-conservatives, Republicans.

It is not time to become bi-partisan or conciliatory, not time to soften. It is time to harden the edge – and if that takes coarse language that the left seems to understand, then so be it. If it takes ridicule of their stupidity, then that’s what it takes. I will not go out of my way to be disrespectful but I will meet challenges aggressively and affirmatively…and at times that may entail being a little less polite than I have been in the past.

36 thoughts on “Now Is No Time For “Civility”

  1. MR. Smith….thank goodness you posted this…I will rejoin you in your efforts and pray that we will have an even larger voice to shout the truths of freedom and liberty.

    “Every bit of criticism now is going to be racist, no matter what, 24/7/365.” Exactly what I posted on Election eve when America was declared the looser and Obama and the People of Intolerance were declared winners. 93% of black voters voted for Obama. Now tell me that racism didn’t play a part in Obama’s Re-election.
    http://dryerreport.com/bitterness-yes-on-steriods/

  2. “and at times that may entail being a little less polite than I have been in the past.” In fact I no longer have the time not inclination to even discuss their tripe. I know that my position is true and the truth doesn’t require explanation. So don’t expect one.

  3. NOTICE:

    I heard Levin say this live last night, and I caution partisan Republicans to take heed. Levin’s monologue was aimed at Republican Party leadership, and there is a veiled warning to them in his words. Levin is basically making the case I have been making for years, he’s just not to the point where he is ready to leave the Party…yet.

  4. Whites are never allowed to show any kind of racial unity. We aren’t allowed to gather for the purpose of promoting rights for ourselves based on race. We aren’t allowed to complain about institutionalized racism such as affirmative action programs. You are right, it doesn’t matter if we actually have a point to make, we are immediately shut down and labeled racist for doing the same thing that other interest groups are doing such as blacks and other minorities, gays, or even gender related groups. Right now I can’t think of a solution to this problem. There are not enough people out there who have the guts, and visibility to take on this problem. We can talk all we want on blogs. We can write all the letters we want. But unless someone in power shuts down this brand of racism, it will continue until the day we die.

    • IS,

      Thanks for that comment. I was wondering whether or not anyone else understood that, by implying that only people of color can run society “justly,” the Left is meeting the dictionary definition of racism. I see I am not alone in this observation.

      That then leaves to this question: how the heck do we get past this PC club of silence and censorship if one side doesn’t even see it because they have convinced themselves it is impossible for a minority to be racist?

      WM, any thoughts on this one??? 🙂

      • Joe, the comments are all over the place from what I’ve read. It’s mostly a lot of frustration. I could answer a few of the pointed questions but it wouldn’t do any good. It’s kinda like we said with Greg and Dusty. Take this for example:

        “93% of black voters voted for Obama. Now tell me that racism didn’t play a part in Obama’s Re-election.”

        Ok, we can pretty much without a doubt say that some blacks voted for Obama simply because he was black. But we can also say since 1984 the Democratic candidate has never gotten less that 83% of the black vote with Al Gore getting 90% in 2000. Now we could take it a step further and get actual numbers but I think you see where I’m taking this. There are other various factors that come in to play but not necessary to get the point across.

        How do we figure the number of people that voted for Romney because he was white? Would that be racism? Maybe, depending on the reasoning, but don’t we all vote for someone that we have something in common with? Beliefs, values, principles? Looks like, now, race too.

        The 3% is minimal in the grand scheme of things and not even close to being a determining factor. Hockeydad may not agree, but it’s the truth. In voting, the non hispanic white population is still top dog. That population elected Obama in 2008 and reelected Obama in 2012. We’ll be able to see how race factors into presidential elections better if we ever have 2 black candidates.

        “We aren’t allowed to gather for the purpose of promoting rights for ourselves based on race.”

        Sure you are. Whites generally haven’t had the need to do so in the past, though. If you feel like it’s a need now, that you’re being discriminated against due to your race then by all means have at it. Who’s gonna stop you?

        “There are not enough people out there who have the guts, and visibility to take on this problem.”

        There’s your answer right there. Ask yourself, why not?

        “Whites are never allowed to show any kind of racial unity”

        Again who’s stopping you? Are you being afraid of being “labeled” racist. Would that mean that you are? I’ve commented on the blog for a while and have read where blacks or organizations that call themselves proponents for a certain groups civil rights called racist many times. When you start your group, be prepared to accept the same criticisms that those groups or races get. You’re just the other side of the same coin.

        No one needs special rights. Just natural God-given ones. Those guaranteed by our constitution. So if you feel that government is granting a certain group advantages over others, your beef is with government not the group.

        • WM,

          Thanks for the input. Insightful as always. I think you answered some questions by other readers, as well. Where my questions are concerned, I trust you recognize I was asking them in a general sense. They do not necessarily reflect my personal positions.

          However, there is one question I would like to ask you to make a specific comment on:

          If a person is already pre-disposed to think this way, they likely will not notice it, but there is a general sense, or feeling or explicit implication on the American Left that, when it comes to politics and “fairness,” “white = bad and colored = good. This just seems to be taken for granted among their circles: treated as though it were a foregone conclusion of fact.

          What I want to know is does THAT ATTITUDE constitute institutional racism within those political factions that compromise the political Left in America?

          Thanks and, as always, you know I am listening 🙂

          • “on the American Left that, when it comes to politics and “fairness,” “white = bad and colored = good.

            Well Joe, we both know that racism is leftist behavior and I’ll try to answer this best as I can.

            From what I’ve studied, yes, it does constitute institutional racism because it’s assumed that all it takes is a black person in power to cure all ills. Unfortunately, for those that think that way, it’s not the case. Those people are “slaves” to the liberal left that promises them things and keeps them dependent. Now I’m not saying all black democrats are like that, but in some way, they do enable it. Keep in mind that those people are in both parties.

            Hope that answers what you’re asking.

            • Yes, it does. Thanks.

              Unfortunately, those “conservatives” are not going to understand what you mean by racism being a “Leftist” behavior. Not sure if you actually meant it the way I see it, but I do agree. The catch is for those on the Right is that they do not understand how much “Leftist” ideology has crept into their own thinking.

              As long as that person isn’t harming them, no one who is truly on the Right should have any concern about who or what another person is or looks like: ,

              • “As long as that person isn’t harming them, no one who is truly on the Right should have any concern about who or what another person is or looks like”

                Absolutely.

          • Thanks Augger. Just keeping it real.

            I don’t need nothing from anyone but opportunity. This country has given me that. I’m not a 1% but that’s ok, too. I do well enough to live a good life. I won’t sit around and complain. I’ve heard the N-word so much from blacks, whites and hispanics I’m immune to it. Some one can be more talented that me, but they won’t out work me. If I get a door slammed in my face, I’ll keep knocking on door until someone opens one for me.

            Let’s all pray for good health and much success in the years to come no matter what road block society throws in our path.

            • You just said a mouthful there. I’m ready to lay down the hammer, and anvil of my profession. Let’s just hope my CPA agrees.

              • Good luck to you. I’m sure you’ll make the right decision. If you have a CPA, obviously, you haven’t made too many wrong ones.

  5. “The press is blowing this situation out of proportion.”

    Agreed. Just as some on the right have been doing for four years with two “threatening” Black Panthers, right?

    “It is not time to become bi-partisan or conciliatory, not time to soften. It is time to harden the edge.”

    Yeah, keep generating fringe Tea Party candidates, and maybe the Dems will continue holding the Senate majority that they should have lost this year and two years ago. Perhaps Allen West will make a Senate run. 🙂

    It appears that Boehner may disagree with you, though, and as a result may end up looking like a statesman while improving people’s opinion of Congress a bit. Who knows–Congress may even accomplish something meaningful, rather than having repeated votes over battles already won/lost.

    And speaking as a “leftist,” I have no desire to see right-wing voices disappear. I want to know what they/you are thinking.

    By the way, when are you Florida folks going to learn to run an election? 😉

    • “two “threatening” Black Panthers”

      Those two Black Panthers were sporting military style garb, while holding billy clubs, adopting menacing posture. Big difference.

      • Actually one had a club, though both obviously were moronic jackasses. Still, despite their best efforts, Fox News was unable to find even ONE person who said he or she been intimidated by those idiots–which hasn’t stopped right-wingers from acting for years as if the Black Panthers were on the verge of forcibly taking over America.

        • Yeah, and you can thank the Navy Seals later McPherson, or not at all.

          “Yeah, keep generating fringe Tea Party candidates, and maybe the Dems will continue holding the Senate majority that they should have lost this year and two years ago. Perhaps Allen West will make a Senate run”

          If you folks wouldn’t keep putting horse’s asses such as Harry Reid, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and Nancy Pelosi (all of which are fringe Liberal candidates) in Congress, then maybe there would not have ever been a need for a Tea Party.

          Right McPherson? Of course not. The Liberals aren’t radical, and hell, we cant even call them liberals anymore. They’ve/you’ve recast yourselves again this week. Now we have to refer to you as “moderates”.

          Yeah, hyperbole. Your witty word of the day. Hyperbole.

  6. And with that last comment, James confirms what we on the Right have known for some time:

    “Statesmanship,” “civility,” “compromise” and “bipartisanship” are ALL defined as agreeing with the Left — period.

    😦

    • “And with that last comment, James confirms what we on the Right have known…”

      And with his last comment, Joe confirms how little that many on the Right actually know–but how much they rely on kneejerk hyperbole.

      • Speaking of knee-jerk hyperbole …

        “He’s a first-class rat. He lied to Rouse, he lied to me, and he had a plan. He is a tool of the nuclear industry. A tool. Magwood was a sh*t-stirrer…”

        On the outset, that reminds me a lot of one Mr. McPherson’s posts, and if that was your initial thought, you weren’t too far off base.

        However, the quote belongs to Harry Reid.who was Reid castigating fellow Democrat Bill Magwood.

        Maybe the two are related. Just saying.

  7. On “racism.”

    There is nothing wrong with ethnic identity. If it matters to you, don’t feel like you have to hide it. Hayek talks about this, how Socialism is more dangerous than ethnic identity.

    Likewise, Levin often says there is nothing exclusively white about conservativism, and he chides Republicans for trying to out-do the Democrats in their appeals to Hispanics, etc. When Hispanics can see the two side by side, without the progaganda, they often choose conservative. I wouldn’t be surprised if many Hispanics favored strict border policies.

    • Side bar: We do not need Mark Levin to lecture any of us about race in conservatism. While the benevolent liberals cast our more famous minority conservatives such as Alan West, Herman Cain, Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Amy Homes, Angela McGlowan, Deroy Murdock, and 50 cent as “uncle tom”, maybe Mark Levin needs to head on over to the DNC and give them a lesson or two about racism.

      We on the other hand, are fine with our collective skin colors.

    • “When Hispanics can see the two side by side, without the progaganda, they often choose conservative. I wouldn’t be surprised if many Hispanics favored strict border policies”

      That’s true….to a certain extent. The Puerto Ricans and Cubans hate being grouped with the Mexicans normally because Mexicans, regardless of whether they are or not, are mostly assumed as “illegals. But when the shit hits the fan, they ALL stick together. I’ve seen where nothing more than speaking the same language gets you in. Not in America, we do everything we can to divide ourselves and separate ourselves. Check out the Puerto Ricans. They’ll have tattoos, car tags, flags, bumper stickers, etc of their flag. Very proud people on an island that has mostly what we give them. We used to be that way. Not anymore.

      But do they choose conservative normally? Fiscally, yes. Stricter border policies, maybe but doubt the Mexicans would.

      If our neighbor was out cutting his grass, we used to go and help him cut his when we finished ours so we all could sit down when it was done and grill a steak and drink a beer. Not anymore. I used to cut Ms Tina’s grass when I lived in Lynn Haven when I did mine because her husband died and she was a breast cancer survivor. Her kids were too sorry to do it but would show up to swim in her pool and eat her food. Now that I moved, I hope someone is looking out for Ms Tina. Maybe I should drive by this weekend. We all know a Ms Tina. We should all take just a moment to look out for one. I’m sure many of us do what we can.

      • For sure. Good neighbors are good to have.

        I am going to go out on a limb and talk about something I know very little about.

        Why do liberals howl when we talk about sealing up the border? What would be wrong with setting up checkpoints for legitimate migrant workers, and then just have a zero-tolerance policy everywhere else? Don’t most Mexicans disapprove of the drug trade? Wouldn’t you think after a while the Mexicans who are here wouldn’t want to shut the door behind them?

        You know what I am really starting to despise about Democrats? They are relentless. They have this campaign nonsense down to an art and a science, and they have succeeded in convincing legal Mexican Americans that they do not share common values with Anglo-Americans, like we are out to get them.

        Time to turn the tables on the liberal bozos.

  8. Wow Utah. you sound like a 7 yr old child. Taking your ball and going home. And possibly, no probably the most un-american thing I have ever seen you post…

    So…let’s see. First off- I would say neither side in this election received a mandate.

    Though I will say that liberal- and I would argue christian (in the jesus- not the vengful god of the old testament) ideals of acceptance, tolerance, and understanding did very well ( gay marriage, medical and recreational marijuana, openly gay congresswoman…). Some other ideas were more split resembling the nation- Euthanasia in MA, Repeal of the death penalty in CA…

    And I will say, since you seem to support the far right tea party/christian conservative ideals- they tended to fair rather poorly. Yes- they did “ok”, not great, in the house- which relies on very narrow districts within a state. But at the state (ie:senate) and federal levels they tended to get trounced.

    So let’s face it. Yes, Romeny lost by only 3 million or so votes (the numbers still aren’t complete, but his loss has been growing by the day). But to even try and imply that the vote for Romeny = a vote for your far right views is, shall we say, disingenuous (to be polite). And to suggest, in light of the results, that compromise is out of the question- that ONLY your views have merit is not only unamerican, but treasonous.

    Sorry Utah. I am not an Obama supporter. I did not vote for him (nor for Romney). I would be pegged far left libertarian in the options we have in this country…. But I can’t even begin to your fathom your view, as a small (but loud) minority that you have some sort of mandate to override the bulk of america, and demand that your views, and only your vies, be followed.

    I hear your hero Beck is fantasizing about setting up a little commune Utopia for all those “true americans”. Have fun with that reality…

    • Utah, please allow me.

      Drugs, you call yourself a far-left libertarian. I don’t know what that means, but I’m sure it means you have no friends. Evidently it justifies standing for nothing and putting others down. Utah is a good man, and a smart man, so I don’t want to have to see him condescend to this tripe. Go clean yourself up, search your soul a little, and come back when you figure out how to behave yourself.

      • Too late, Justin. I’m jet lagged from getting back to Scotland and am currently sleepless, gassed up with massive doses of coffee and still a little pissed off about the election result.

        But you have to admit the fact that he believes that communism and libertarianism can coexist explains a lot.

        • But you have to admit the fact that he believes that communism and libertarianism can coexist explains a lot.

          Well, technically speaking — and, Utah, I know you know this — communists ARE libertarians. In fact, they are anarchists. But before Drugs starts crowing, communists are also an absolute impossibility where humanity is concerned. The concept is as alien to human nature as the earth stopping and spinning backwards of its own volition is to the laws of physics.

          • I agree – the dictatorship of the proletariat as envisioned by Marx stated that the end goal of communism is to have no government and no countries and in that sense, they are anarchists but they never seem to get past that “when the worst get on top” as identified by F.A. Hayek.

            I think it is funny that China’s communist leadership (that has been in place since 1949) just stated that the thing that it must resolve to survive is corruption. I didn’t think that was supposed to exist in a people’s paradise…

    • I hear your hero Beck is fantasizing about setting up a little commune Utopia for all those “true americans”. Have fun with that reality…

      Funny, that’s sort of how this nation was formed, and every State in it, as well.

      But then, Leftists don’t have to worry about making majorities or building a nation: they just takeover one that somebody else has already built.

      BTW: true to form for you straw man Lefties, that is NOT what Beck was saying. Just once, you might want to try listening to the man for a change. Maybe you wouldn’t come of sounding so ignorant all the time.

  9. First, there is no such thing as a “far-left libertarian” that was a tired trope that used to be called a “liberaltarian” and simply can’t exist unless you are a victim of cognitive dissonance…which apparently you are if you think you are not an Obama supporter when you voted for him.

    What does that mean? You want independence and individual liberty but you want someone else to pay for it? If that is it, you are a communist – there is nothing “libertarian” about you because you have to defeat liberty to be “far left”.

    In short, you are pretty f*cked up. Well and truly screwed, you are.

    So, in your lexicon for me to have strongly held views that don’t agree with yours is “treasonous”? What if yours are counter to the Constitution? Treason must be judged against the foundation of the country, not against the prevailing conventional wisdom. You sound like a member of the old Soviet politburo.

    I’m not talking about “overriding” the majority, I’m talking about making a majority. I’m tired of getting forced to suffer the tyranny of the majority in providing my tax money to pay for things that I philosophically disagree with and I do happen to believe that Christianity lays down a foundation for the correct respect for each other and the best way to good governance – it was for over 150 years until you “far-left libertarians” (neo communists) decided that God was dead and man was a better way to go.

    I’m not a Beck devotee but your weak attempt to mock me and my Christian faith indicates that he may well be right.

    Like I have said time and time again, let’s try a little true federalism – ditch the central government and you can have your little schizophrenic state somewhere, Beck can have his and I can go somewhere in between and live like an American is supposed to – free and independent.

    • “I am not an Obama supporter. I did not vote for him (nor for Romney).”

      “if you think you are not an Obama supporter when you voted for him”

      Huh?

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