…and for my money, you can cut out the “allegedly.”

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...and for my money, you can cut out the "allegedly."

I would hear my friends on the left say how evil and hor­ri­ble and racist and impe­ri­al­is­tic and oppres­sive Amer­ica is and I’d laugh to my self ‘ah they always say that they love Amer­ica’ and then on 911 we were beaten up and I grabbed them by the caller and jumped up and said: ‘C’mon let’s help her lets help Amer­ica’ and they say No she deserves it. and at that moment I real­ized they really DO hate America

Evan Sayett March 2007

Let’s go a lit­tle deeper into my thoughts con­cern­ing the professional/​activist left from my last post.

I’ve been research­ing some old posts at Stacy McCain’s pre­vi­ous site for a project and one of the mile­stones was Smitty’s first post as a co-​blogger on March 3rd 2009. This post linked to a speech by con­ser­v­a­tive come­dian Evan Sayett called How Mod­ern Lib­er­als Think at Her­itage that five years later is still not only still worth lis­ten­ing to but is eerie in its rel­e­vance today.

I thought of this after an exchange on twit­ter last night. The has been a side­line to the Brett Kim­ber­lin story a clash involv­ing Ali Akbar & Ladd Ehlinger where the lat­est punch was thrown last night. It’s my opin­ion the entire busi­ness sim­ply empow­ers those try­ing to change the sub­ject and last night a tweeter of the left using the Pseu­do­nym P. J. Nico­la­tore with the twit­ter account [email protected] (no it’s not the actual lady Anthony Weiner was tweet­ing his junk to)

I was sur­prised to be included in this tweet as to my knowl­edge I’d never tweeted this fel­low but want­ing to keep things focused where they should be I countered:

And then tweeted out Stacy McCain’s lat­est not­ing that it received yet another Insta­lanche mean­ing tens of thou­sands of peo­ple will see it. This is the tweet that came back:

Now lets me remind you again. Robert Stacy McCain is an Amer­i­can Jour­nal­ist who for their own safety found it nec­es­sary to remove his fam­ily and him­self from their home and state for exer­cis­ing his first Amend­ment rights. To me that’s a blas­ph­mey against the prin­ci­ples of Amer­ica and it’s con­sti­tu­tion, to the mod­ern left, it’s a laugh line.

There was a time when the media/​left would have been out­raged over try­ing to silence a reporter for report­ing a story.

There was a time when the media/​left would have been out­raged over fir­ing of a Whis­tle Blower by the gov­ern­ment.

There was a time when the media/​left would be out­raged over the death of a bor­der agent due to a gov­ern­ment program.

…or declar­ing Nobel Peace prize win­ner Lech Walesa too polit­i­cal for a medal of free­dom ceremony.

…or a Car­toon­ist forced to go into hid­ing over a fatwa

…or attempts to silence blog­gers that might get them killed

…or attempts to intim­i­date a black polit­i­cal activist into silence (back­ground issues not withstanding)

…or protests AGAINST groups fight­ing child trafficking

…or a call for the destruc­tion of places of wor­ship of a reli­gious minority

…or guide­lines for women’s behavior

These posi­tions are not acci­dents, let me remind you of the words of left­ist Stan­ley Fish:

I know the objec­tions to what I have said here. It amounts to an apol­ogy for iden­tity pol­i­tics. It ele­vates tribal oblig­a­tions over the uni­ver­sal oblig­a­tions we owe to each other as cit­i­zens. It licenses dif­fer­en­tial and dis­crim­i­na­tory treat­ment on the basis of con­tested points of view. It sub­sti­tutes for the rule “don’t do it to them if you don’t want it done to you” the rule “be sure to do it to them first and more effec­tively.” It implies finally that might makes right. I can live with that.

It is not an acci­dent that dur­ing the cold war it seemed what­ever side the US was on, the left was on the other. These peo­ple are a machine that is only about power.

Now I know plenty of peo­ple on the left, like my Arch Enemy friend Chris, my friends Mike and his wife, com­menter Foible who this would cer­tainly not apply to and I see some oth­ers online such as Dominic Nanni who are young mean well and have the poten­tial to fig­ure things in the end who this would not apply to out even­tu­ally. I sus­pect each of them would be prop­erly upset at all the things above. Unfor­tu­nately the only peo­ple who can say that about left’s lead­ing lights are those not pay­ing attention.

Update: BTW let me point out that while the left is attempt­ing to intim­i­date and silence Robert Stacy McCain, I never said they’ve suc­ceeded.

In attempt­ing to dis­cover the iden­tity of “Randy Hahn,” the #Sto­pRush boy­cott leader Shoq sought the ser­vices of Demo­c­rat con­sul­tant Neal Rauhauser, the e-​mails obtained by The Trenches show. Rauhauser pro­vided the group with exten­sive doc­u­men­ta­tion about a Hous­ton man named Jason, whose sur­name was redacted in the ver­sion posted by Bayne. Rauhauser then mused about expos­ing the man to harass­ment by send­ing his per­sonal infor­ma­tion to online groups.

If Shoq’s claims are accu­rate, the lat­est reports may sug­gest mul­ti­ple con­nec­tions between the Lim­baugh boy­cott, MSNBC, the Obama cam­paign, Demo­c­rat oper­a­tives like Rauhauser, and tax-​exempt groups like Media Mat­ters and Kimberlin’s Vel­vet Revolution.

In 2012 you don’t need a per­ma­nent home, just an inter­net con­nec­tion to write.

Update 2: And more of the left as they are:

Last Fri­day, an attaché of impor­tant gay peo­ple from Philadel­phia made a trip to Wash­ing­ton D.C. as invited guests of Pres­i­dent Barack Obama for the White House’s first-​ever gay pride recep­tion. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canapés; they hand-​delivered let­ters from con­cerned cit­i­zens like this 18-​year old who has had four peo­ple close to him gunned down, and noted rhyming racon­teur CA Con­rad; and some of them took advan­tage of photo oppor­tu­ni­ties to give the late Pres­i­dent Ronald Rea­gan the mid­dle finger.

Remem­ber these are the invited guests of the president

I’m sorry I can’t imag­ine a group of con­ser­v­a­tive Catholics doing that to Clin­ton or even Obama

I would hear my friends on the left say how evil and horrible and racist and imperialistic and oppressive America is and I’d laugh to my self ‘ah they always say that they love America’ and then on 9/11 we were beaten up and I grabbed them by the caller and jumped up and said: ‘C’mon let’s help her lets help America’ and they say No she deserves it. and at that moment I realized they really DO hate America

Evan Sayett March 2007

Let’s go a little deeper into my thoughts concerning the professional/activist left from my last post.

I’ve been researching some old posts at Stacy McCain’s previous site for a project and one of the milestones was Smitty’s first post as a co-blogger on March 3rd 2009. This post linked to a speech by conservative comedian Evan Sayett called How Modern Liberals Think at Heritage that five years later is still not only still worth listening to but is eerie in its relevance today.

I thought of this after an exchange on twitter last night. The has been a sideline to the Brett Kimberlin story a clash involving Ali Akbar & Ladd Ehlinger where the latest punch was thrown last night. It’s my opinion the entire business simply empowers those trying to change the subject and last night a tweeter of the left using the Pseudonym P. J. Nicolatore with the twitter account [email protected] (no it’s not the actual lady Anthony Weiner was tweeting his junk to)

I was surprised to be included in this tweet as to my knowledge I’d never tweeted this fellow but wanting to keep things focused where they should be I countered:

 

And then tweeted out Stacy McCain’s latest noting that it received yet another Instalanche meaning tens of thousands of people will see it. This is the tweet that came back:

 

Now lets me remind you again. Robert Stacy McCain is an American Journalist who for their own safety found it necessary to remove his family and himself from their home and state for exercising his first Amendment rights. To me that’s a blasphmey against the principles of America and it’s constitution, to the modern left, it’s a laugh line.

There was a time when the media/left would have been outraged over trying to silence a reporter for reporting a story.

There was a time when the media/left would have been outraged over firing of a Whistle Blower by the government.

There was a time when the media/left would be outraged over the death of a border agent due to a government program.

…or declaring Nobel Peace prize winner Lech Walesa too political for a medal of freedom ceremony.

…or a Cartoonist forced to go into hiding over a fatwa

…or attempts to silence bloggers that might get them killed

…or attempts to intimidate a black political activist into silence (background issues not withstanding)

…or protests AGAINST groups fighting child trafficking

…or a call for the destruction of places of worship of a religious minority

…or guidelines for women’s behavior

These positions are not accidents, let me remind you of the words of leftist Stanley Fish:

I know the objections to what I have said here. It amounts to an apology for identity politics. It elevates tribal obligations over the universal obligations we owe to each other as citizens. It licenses differential and discriminatory treatment on the basis of contested points of view. It substitutes for the rule “don’t do it to them if you don’t want it done to you” the rule “be sure to do it to them first and more effectively.” It implies finally that might makes right. I can live with that.

It is not an accident that during the cold war it seemed whatever side the US was on, the left was on the other.  These people are a machine that is only about power.

Now I know plenty of people on the left, like my Arch Enemy friend Chris, my friends Mike and his wife, commenter Foible who this would certainly not apply to and I see some others online such as Dominic Nanni who are young mean well and have the potential to figure things in the end who this would not apply to out eventually. I suspect each of them would be properly upset at all the things above. Unfortunately the only people who can say that about left’s leading lights are those not paying attention.

Update: BTW let me point out that while the left is attempting to intimidate and silence Robert Stacy McCain, I never said they’ve succeeded.

In attempting to discover the identity of “Randy Hahn,” the #StopRush boycott leader Shoq sought the services of Democrat consultant Neal Rauhauser, the e-mails obtained by The Trenches show. Rauhauser provided the group with extensive documentation about a Houston man named Jason, whose surname was redacted in the version posted by Bayne. Rauhauser then mused about exposing the man to harassment by sending his personal information to online groups.

If Shoq’s claims are accurate, the latest reports may suggest multiple connections between the Limbaugh boycott, MSNBC, the Obama campaign, Democrat operatives like Rauhauser, and tax-exempt groups like Media Matters and Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution.

In 2012 you don’t need a permanent home, just an internet connection to write.

Update 2: And more of the left as they are:

Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception. There, they danced to the sounds of a Marine Corps band; they dined on crab cakes and canapés; they hand-delivered letters from concerned citizens like this 18-year old who has had four people close to him gunned down, and noted rhyming raconteur CA Conrad; and some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.

Remember these are the invited guests of the president

I’m sorry I can’t imagine a group of conservative Catholics doing that to Clinton or even Obama