Skip to comments.A Left-Wing America Stands Alone
Posted on 12/26/2013 4:13:49 AM PST by IbJensen
American progressives like to think of their country as backward and reactionary compared to Europe. And they have never been more right than now when Europe and the rest of the First World have gone right while America under Obama has been left back.
Recently Australia, Japan and Norway welcomed in conservative governments. Tony Abbott, Australias new prime minister, is a former heavyweight boxer who attended Oxford and is putting a spoke in the wheel of the Global Warming ecohoax. Japan is casting off its pacifism and standing up to the Peoples Republic of China and Norway gave its left-wing government the boot and moved in Iron Erma in a coalition with the libertarian Progress Party which opposes taxes and immigration and supports free enterprise.
Australia, Japan and Norway are not outliers. The majority of First World countries now have conservative governments.
Canada has embraced a patriotic foreign policy and energy exploration under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his conservative Likud party have continued to move Israels economy toward free enterprise. And even in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron, for all his follies, is a conservative, even if he is more McCain than DeMint, and has pushed for deregulation and welfare reform.
Swedens center-right coalition government has won re-election for the first time in a century. Norway and Sweden, countries that Americans used to consider the very embodiments of Socialism, now both have conservative governments.
In Germany, Angela Merkel will serve a third term as chancellor. The Netherlands still has a conservative government which has come out against multiculturalism and the welfare state.
In Spain, the center-right Peoples Party won the biggest majority of any party in three decades and is projected to win reelection. In Poland, the center-right Civic Platform continues to govern. In Greece, its the center-right New Democracy. In Portugal, its the Social Democratic Party and the Peoples Party (somewhat on the right, despite their names). In Iceland, its the conservative Independence Party and the Progressive Party (also on the right, despite its name.)
Even Europes left-wing parties have had to adapt to the new economic environment. Denmarks Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, has suffered a severe setback in municipal elections and is scrambling to hold her left-wing government together. And even Thorning-Schmidt only made it this far by embracing welfare reform, cutting corporate taxes and slashing unemployment benefits.
The rule of the radical left in the United States is very much an outlier in the rest of the First World where conservative and center-right parties predominate. The conventional First World response to the economic crisis has been to cut spending and reform welfare, while in the United States has spent more money than ever before and expanded welfare.
Much of Europe now favors less federalism and less immigration. The United States has expanded its federal government dramatically and both Democratic and Republican leaders support amnesty for illegal aliens at a time when immigration is politically toxic everywhere else.
The American left insists that historical inevitability is on its side, but it has lost nearly everywhere else.
America stands alone under the rule of the left, in uncontrolled spending, uncontrolled immigration and the iron hand of the welfare state.
Americas massive wealth and resources have allowed the left to act as if it could borrow against them indefinitely to finance its big government schemes. Smaller countries dont have the luxury of running up infinite debts and not worrying about how they will be paid back or pretending that impossible rates of economic growth will compensate for trillion dollar deficits.
America is the lefts economic fantasyland because it has so much that they imagine that it will take a long time to bankrupt.
Europe is dominated by parliamentary democracies where it would have been difficult for an executive to stay in office on popularity and racial guilt after his actual policies had been completely discredited. In a parliamentary democracy, the 2010 midterm elections wouldnt have just meant a Republican House of Representatives, but would have booted Obama out of the White House.
Conservatives denounce populist politics in America, but its actually the remnants of the system that safeguards political power from populist elections that has kept the Senate and the White House in the hands of the left while turning over the House of Representatives to the Republicans creating a crisis in which the populist body could do nothing, while Obama unilaterally ushered in an imperial presidency.
Another major difference is that America has a higher percentage of minorities than most other First World countries. In many First World nations, the left has assembled minorities into a welfare coalition. But such a coalition is much more potent in the United States because of demographics.
Finally, there is the Obama factor.
Hillary Clinton would probably have lost in 2012. Most Democratic hacks would have. But the cult of personality built around Obama by the news and entertainment industry has been very hard to breach. Only the If you like your health plan lie has finally put a serious dent in his likability and trust ratings.
Obama is something unique. Hes the end product of a venture by liberal billionaires from the financial and tech sectors to build a radical Trojan horse politician. They invested a great deal of money into their project and the dividends have been huge. No other First World country has been victimized by such a calculated scheme or had so many resources invested in hijacking its democracy.
Some 6 billion dollars were raised and spent in the 2012 election. Those are astronomical amounts of money and they are probably only the tip of the iceberg. Beating that kind of spending isnt easy.
While the rest of the First World moves on, America remains trapped in the defunct economic and political grip of the left. After dedicating enormous resources to taking over the Democratic Party and then the country, the left has turned the United States of America into its Soviet Union, a country out of time, its economy and society wracked by the discredited political and economic theories of the left.
America's financial situation exponentially is much worse than that of the City of Detroit. Our nation is in a financial hole that is unrecoverable.
We all started down the path to the “nanny state” when laws were not enforced to the fullest extent.
When we (the people) were indoctrinated by the liberal news and lying politicians that people always had some type of social malady that caused them to violate the laws of society.
I call it “the little Johnny theory” whereby no matter what the law is, along with the fact that little Johnny knew perfectly well that he was breaking the law, there was always some liberal shouting that we were being too harsh in his punishment. It didn’t matter if it were a home rule, state or federal rule, or any rule...it was never Johnny’s fault.
This syndrome accelerated drastically in the mid to late 60’s and now all laws (the Constitution too) are never enforced as written due to the blameless society we have created.
We have created a society in which the work ethic has mainly been destroyed, children are not allowed to work and gain experiences that will fuel their future advancements, criminals are coddled, politicians are elected solely on platforms that give “free stuff” and special rights to different colored skinned people while the white race is forced to pay for it in both money and liberty....and the list goes on and on and on.
This is not the America of the 50’s and we have come to the Rubicon of freedom and liberty. The next election in 2014 will determine whether we “sink or swim” in the waters of freedom, liberty, and life under the original Constitution our country was founded upon...not the new “living Constitution” based upon feelings and international laws.
Once we cross that river there is no turning back.
"Conservative" in those countries is someone like Michael Dukakis.
Even Michael Dukakis is to the right of the Democrat cabal that we currently have in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
What else is new. Jesus was born and homosexuals and pedophiles ruled. America is in grips with evil.
I hope we’ll begin to tack back to the right in 2014 with a majority in the senate.
It might; if they had a Leader.
We all started down the path to the nanny state when laws were not enforced to the fullest extent.
When we (the people) were indoctrinated by the liberal news and lying politicians that people always had some type of social malady that caused them to violate the laws of society.
I call it the little Johnny theory whereby no matter what the law is, along with the fact that little Johnny knew perfectly well that he was breaking the law, there was always some liberal shouting that we were being too harsh in his punishment. It didnt matter if it were a home rule, state or federal rule, or any rule...it was never Johnnys fault.
You have some very good points and for the most part I agree with them. For myself though I think the big turning point was the first ‘Gas Crunch’ and the asinine rule of ‘Drive 55’ as the national speed limit.
Why that particular instance is important I think is because it made nearly every adult in the U.S. a law breaker nearly everyday they drove to work. And it’s just a small thing too, but like a small stone can case an avalanche a bad law can cause a nation to start ignoring other laws and it just gets bigger and bigger.
And so here we are today...
An America a 1950’s or 60’s time traveler would barely comprehend and wonder ‘How did this all happen?’
When the diagnosis is SIN; NO political 'medicine' is going to cure the patient.
America = corporate cronyism run a muck. With the worst politicians you can buy.
Greenfield is brilliant, as always, in this article, typically correct in all of his analyses, and never more so than in his statement above. The left has turned this country into a western version of the Soviet Union, without the violence against its people. So far.
“Some 6 billion dollars were raised and spent in the 2012 election. Those are astronomical amounts of money and they are probably only the tip of the iceberg. Beating that kind of spending isnt easy.”
It goes beyond “not easy.” Try “not possible.” The uniparty is completely entrenched and will not be dislodged by an electoral system that they control.
I hope we can elect conservatives in 2014 and cast away Marxism in 2016 by electing someone like Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz or one of our govenors, like Scott or Nikki.
Tony Abbott is a hero in the fight against the Climate Change hoax!
I hope the US gets some politicians that are are bright as he is on this topic.
"Sinful" behavior is much more prevalent in Europe than the USA, yet they are "making the turn" in the right direction.
A more likely explanation is that it took longer to move an entity the size of the USA "leftward", so it will naturally take a bit longer to re-align "rightward", and that the USA started that "leftward" turn much later than Europe.
Fat chance unless we get a Tea Party candidate that is far right and uncompromising on his principles.
Right. This will be this nation’s last chance to get a strong right-wing candidate that will extract this poor nation from the sink hole.
It took a Republicrat to edict the 55 mph limit and another Republicrat to sign the Chinese light bulb into law.
How I loathe the lefties and what they are doing to America.
The electorate is going to give us the “dictatorship of the proletariat”, with the help of the media.
“Historical inevitability” only works if there is a G-d running things. In the mouths of atheists it is nothing but insanity.
Then he hits hard times and the friends are no where to be found.
We are that guy. Dry wallet, no friends. Funny how that works.
Europe isn’t exactly a broad shield of conservatism, although it may be better than it was because of the developments mentioned in the article. That “selfie” Obastard was taking (that PO’ed his wookie so much) was with David Cameron, a Conservative, and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who is an extreme leftist (possibly even to the left of Obastard himself, if that’s possible).
But take heart, America: Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister before Ronald Reagan was elected here, so maybe certain parts of Europe will lead the way again.
Yep! You are 100% correct in that,
What way too many whites fail to grasp. No matter what you think about race it is used and will continued to be used against whites as a battering ram. Until we say uncle or we start pushing back.
The USA keeps going left(big government etc) because
1. the democrats have imported tens of millions of 3rd world immigrants who democrats use in a game of racial marxism. they set the races up against each other, telling newly arrived mexicans they have to be democrats as Republicans are racist and for white men and they won’t give them freebies
2. the U.S. news media is the worst in the world , most biased etc
3. Obama has rigged the election by sicking the IRS on conservatives, Republicans anyone opposing the democrat party
However , the threat which no one names , controls all the institutions in the USA except for 3% of the votes in the House
The enemy of the American people is the democrat party. The democrat party controls
1. the news media
3. the presidency
4. The senate
5. the gov bureaucracies
5. the unions
7. the universities
8. the public schools
9. soros , Lewis,zuckerberg, msny other billionaires are democrats.
10. Obama the main tyrant is a democrat
11. silicon valley, Google etc. are democrats
12. Pelosi, REid, fienstein, Shumer, Durbin , Lois lerner r democrats
13 . the rest of the media
14. IRS , EPA, DHS, HHS, TSA, FBI, etc.
15. liberals control the supreme Court( they approved Obamacare)
15 . Democrats control all the political money .Soros, tides foundation,gov grants,Zuckerberg,Lewis (another billionaire. moveon.org,unions etc.
16. most minorities and immigrant organizations are democrats,NAACP, hispanic orgs etc.
17. the mainstream media
19. most non- profits that get gov grants for socialist goals
20. lawyers and lawyer orgs
21. the courts
Democrat party controls all this and more
Democrats want to makes slaves of all Americans, turn us into cattle with less rights than a cow or farm chicken for them to manipulate.
Every election feels like “now or never.” It definitely felt like that in 2008 and 2012. But it’s not over until God says it’s over. From the beginning, America wouldn’t have survived but for God’s intervention. So it is now and I look for His miraculous help once more. Elections are not the deciding factor in America’s fate. The spiritual health and awakening of the American People are the keys to America’s future.
The beauty of the U.S. is that continued liberalism will mealy melt the bonds of the states to each other. As blue states grow fat under big government they will sink while the more conservative ones will continue to float.
We are still, after all, 50 semi-autonomous nations, most of which are actually center-right.
And Mr. Taylor controlled a lot; until Jeff Smith got finished speaking!
Europeans, however, do have one big advantage over Americans. They tend to walk, so that if they find themselves at the edge of a cliff, they can stop. That’s what’s happening, and why they’re going right. Americans tend to gallop on horseback, shouting “yahoo!” Harder to stop. Here’s the precipice. Slow down. Woaah! Oops. Now we’re f@#$ed with left-wing nany-statism.
remember all the names they called “Go it alone” Bush with his many allies.
That is a gigantic load of horse manure! America has all these factions that huddle together and listen to the most amazing imbeciles that purport to speak for each of these fractured segments of our population.
There is much hatred in this nation directed towards those citizens who have descended from European stock. Some of us are descended from those who immigrated centuries ago. It's too bad that our forefathers who settled in the south didn't chant over and over again these five words:
'LET'S PICK OUR OWN COTTON!'
They learned well from their Liberal Party bretheren in Canada. Fortunately, at least some our populace realised the manure spread by the Liberals and turfed them. One can hope that the same thing will happen in the US, though with people like ‘Boner’ in charge of the GOP, a change is not likely.
Sadly for Canada, our next PM may be ‘Junior’ Turd-owe; who makes 0.00 look like a statesman!
about 2 million legal 3rd world immigrants per year
another 2 million illegal 3rd world immigrants
the immigrants vote for democrats/socialism
The model of modern European liberal, all inclusive government exists only because those governments were subsidized by the U.S. for almost 70 years.
European economies draw much of their strength from the massive U.S. economy and its myriad markets. Trade with the U.S. has always favored Europe.
The other form of subsidy is the U.S. defense umbrella protecting Western Europe since 1945. By stationing troops and arms in Europe the U.S. allowed European nations to neglect defense spending and experiment with the progressive institutions cited by American liberals as a sign of European superiority.
In fact, now that the U.S. teat is drying up Europe has been forced to reconsider its whole vision of government.
America loves left wing governments. Because they give other peoples money to them.
“E pluribus unum” means “from the many, one”. Multiculturalism stands for preventing that process. Keep the Hispanics talking Spanish. Keep the blacks riled up about slavery and Jim Crow. Keep the Islamists assaulting infidels. E pluribus—scratch that. It’s in Latin, a dead European language—”min al katheereen, katheeroon. “From the many, many” (slaves?).
And even in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron, for all his follies, is a conservative, even if he is more McCain than DeMint, and has pushed for deregulation and welfare reform.
Cameron just may be closer to Obama than to DeMint. I doubt he'd be any closer -- could be any closer -- to a conservative Republican than he is to Obama. Not sure why that is, but Cameron wants to be Obama's best friend for some reason.
In a parliamentary democracy, the 2010 midterm elections wouldnt have just meant a Republican House of Representatives, but would have booted Obama out of the White House.
In a parliamentary democracy, you would never have elections two years after you'd won a big victory. You'd play out the clock and wait 4 or 5 years. By that time, the cycle would have come back around and you'd stand a better chance of winning.
Demographics are destiny.
The electoral college is almost already a Democrat lock - is Virginia really still a swing state? Iowa?
But more importantly - the Hispanic Texas voters that will make that state the next California are already here, they're just not old enough to vote yet.
IF we win the Senate back in 2014, and keep control of the House, the conservatives can do things to Obama and his marxists that we could only dream about a year ago.
We need a widescale series of indepth congressional hearings into WHO created, presided over, and worked on the failed projects of the Obama regime.
1. Fast and Furious - all names, then criminal charges and more lawsuits
2. Solyndra and other “green” frauds. Names, grand juries, trials, jail, assets seizures, including politicians.
3. The Carbon Dioxide Global Warming hoax. Same. and a purge of the top offenders from academia (alumni= stop giving to these damned leftist universities and make a statement about why you are doing so.
4. A complete review of the ongoing “purge” of the military, and getting fools like Dempsey, Mabus and other top girlymen in DOD to testify as to their failed policies including the Rules of Engagement which have killed hundreds of American military personnel in Afghanistan.
Criminal trials for the Manat and Op. Keating fiascos.
5. A complete investigation of the communist/marxist backgrounds of both past and present members of congress, White House staff, advisors, and the president. If you don’t believe me that the “Progressive Caucus” is really a Marxist Caucus, then go read Trevor Loudon’s two books “The Enemies Within” and “The Enemies Within: Marxists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress”, www.pacificfreedomfoundation.org.
6. Investigating the internal security failures of the FBI from 9/11 to the Boston Marathon Bombings.
7. Investigate the almost total failure of the TSA, Dept. of Homeland Security, and Secret Service/scandals.
8. A complete review of US - Russia/Red Chinese/Vietnamese military cooperation/operations. Why are we aiding our enemies? Who is behind this accomodationist policy, and why?
We need to totally clean out the Congress, the military hierarchy, and related organizations, including Soros’ fronts such as the Open Society Institute and Campaign for American Progress, two marxist fronts which were built, in part, on the older marxist Institute for Policy Studies.
Follow the money trail of Soros, Lewis, the Hollywood Leftists, corrupt financial corporation leaders, and the Clinton/Gore, Obama/Biden “kickback” groups.
This is the only way we are going to bring Obama down, hopefully for impeachment. Once the American people see the marxist and criminal rot that is the basestone of the Obama rule, then they will support a purge of the Left that has never been seen before in America.
Investigations into the media’s role in leaking our national defense/security secrets would be an eye-opener without violating First Amendment rights. You can expose without bringing criminal actions. Sometimes that is all you need to destroy evil. The House Committee on UnAmerican Activities did it in the mid-60’s, exposed the Ku Klu Klan on television, and helped to break its back in the eyes of the public.
We need that use of investigative hearings/televised hearings, to show the American people just how rotten our political system has become, from both marxist penetration, subversion and deception (Obama’s election), and criminal business companies (thru bribery, kickbacks, and buying ambassadorships).
We also need “bulldog” committee chairmen who are not afraid to tear into the Democrats with a vengeance.
Put pressure on the Congressional Left and never let it ease up. Destroy them through exposure. It will help augment what is now being revealed about Obamacare.
An awakened American electorate is the best weapon we have for keeping our freedom. If not, we are doomed.
And what are the 'righties' doing correctly?
...say the one's whose Mission Statement reads: Divide and Conquer
Being awake is only the FIRST part of the problem.
1. The alarm has to be set to go off at the right time; and...
2. The sleepy heads then need to be given the correct information.
Do NOT let Mr. Taylor control the information flow...
I hope well begin to tack back to the right in 2014 with a majority in the senate.
I pray you are correct, but I don’t have much optimism in the GOP Senate, especially looking at the senior leadership. We believe the votes are there to stop the outrage and they kick us in the nuts because most are progressive big government traitors.