Skip to comments.The Left's war against America
Posted on 07/10/2003 6:51:12 PM PDT by luv2ndamend
Few people appreciate the power of ideas. When they experience the social and economic effects of intellectually inspired long-term trends, many tend to ascribe the process to a conspiracy of some kind. (If only that were so). More than 160 years ago J. S. Mill wrote of how the ideas of a few writers can eventually influence the thinking of a nation's intellectuals.
Keynes made a similar point when he wrote: "Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back. I am sure that the power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas. Not, indeed, immediately, but after a certain interval. . . . But, sooner or later, it is ideas, not vested interests, which are dangerous for good or evil."
The strength of the Left has, in my opinion, always lain in its understanding of the power of ideas. With few exceptions the so-called right has tended to treat ideas with disdain especially in Australia preferring to concentrate on traditional values, as if these were independent of ideas. This gross error by conservative forces has allowed leftist ideas to capture the media, universities, much of the school system and the entertainment industry, particularly in Hollywood. In a sense, its greatest triumph was the Clinton presidency, one of the most corrupt administrations in American history.
Once a nation's so-called elites begin to think alike, regardless of the content of their ideas, they will tend to direct the nation along a path that accords with their world-view. Once we understand this fact, even the most incredibly stupid statements will make sense. Let's take as an example former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott's publicly expressed view that the United States might not exist in its current form in the 21st Century because he believes that nationhood will have become obsolete. (A view not shared by the Russian, Polish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean governments, just to name a few).
Anyone with Talbott's views would not have found a position in a responsible and intellectually sound administration. But that was the sensitive '90s and Bill 'I-feel-your-pain Clinton was lounging about, among other things, in the Oval Office.
It took Peter Zhang, a Chinese columnist, to cleverly sum up the situation with the observation that America is being run by an "Arkansas Hick and his merry band of '60s dipsticks with their fairyfloss intellects and LSD-coloured view of the world [who] continue to pursue policies that puts the United States mainland at considerable risk."
And the '60s is the key. The likes of Talbott and the Clintons have their intellectual roots in the left-wing ideas that swept through American universities in the '60s. The malevolent fruits of that intellectual plague captured the humanity faculties and after 30 years of relentless Leftist indoctrination succeeded in thoroughly polluting the nation's intellectual environment.
The products of this intellectual pestilence now dominate the media and much of the legal profession, including the judiciary. The schools have been contaminated to an extraordinary degree as has the entertainment industry. Even corporate boardrooms have succumbed to this poisonous brew.
The basis of this ideology is a pathological hatred of America. Understanding this fact makes us realise that Talbott, a former journalist and college roommate of Clinton, did not really calling for a world government but the destruction of the USA, an oppressive, exploitative and racist society.
These were the ideas that the likes of Talbott absorbed during their college days and they have never renounced them. This is the principle reason why Talbott and the rest of Clinton's "merry band of '60s dipsticks with their fairyfloss intellects" were so light on China.
Everything that is wrong is really America's fault, meaning "white America". This lot and their supporters are so riddled with shame and guilt they are still prepared to sacrifice America's interests in order to atone for her alleged sins while exculpating their own. Naturally, progressives are completely free of original sin. They believe, and Teddy Kennedy is a graphic example of this, that they should be forgiven every trespass because their 'hearts' are good. This lot would be pathetic if they were not so damn dangerous.
Talbott is an interesting example of the political decay and hypocrisy of America's self-anointed political elites. He shared the radicals' enthusiasm for the 'peace movement' and their doctrine of 'moral equivalence' that not only equated America's faults with the totalitarian Soviet Union's atrocities but also accused Reagan of being provocative, of being the villain, but never the Soviets.
Talbott's ridiculous assertion in Time, for instance, that the collapse of communism proved the peace movement had been right all along served to demonstrate that this ideological moron is congenitally incapable of learning the lessons of history. The trillions of dollars the US had spent on holding Soviet barbarism at bay were, according to Talbott, a complete waste of resources. That Reagan's defence push finally precipitated the Soviet collapse does not even register with Talbott and his likeminded friends.
The Washington-based Institute of Policies studies has been at the nerve centre of the Left's relentless war against America. Established in 1963 by Richard Barnet and Marcus Raskin (both former government bureaucrats) and funded by the Rubin Foundation (Rubin was a thief, a Soviet agent and a member of Stalin's Comintern).
The IPS is a phoney educational organisation, registered with the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) organisation, that has waged a remorseless campaign of vilification against the US, supporting its enemies abroad, including Hanoi, the Marxist-Leninist Sandinistas, Castro, the defunct Soviet Empire, etc, and giving aid to its enemies at home. According Raskin the US deliberately started the Cold War as part of its plan to "reach for the brass ring: world hegemony."
The insidious and destructive influence of the IPS pervades the media and even reached into the Oval Office, with Clinton giving appointments to IPS luminaries like Derek Shearer, Anthony Lake and Morton Halperin, a former Kissinger aid and a character witness for Philip Agee, traitor and KGB agent. (Incidentally, Agee was also strongly connected to the IPS). Not surprisingly, the IPS also carried influence in the Carter administration.
These people are not even the tip of the IPS iceberg; hundreds of people with IPS links are now operating or should I say maggoting away through government agencies and departments. To these ideologues America is the real enemy. But to point out these facts only invites accusation of McCarthyism by leftwing patriots.
Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute provides an excellent example of the degree to which the Left has corrupted America's universities, turning them from centres of learning to centres for hating. The Institute encouraged Noel Ignatiev to launch "whiteness studies," the absurd basis of which is that "whiteness" is a "social construct that is oppressive and must be abolished."
Far from being amusing, disciples of this racist left-wing cult produce a magazine called Race Traitor. To this crowd to be white is a social cancer that has to be removed by violence. If you think there is not much to choose between these left-wing fanatics and Nazi's, you'd be right.
That these ideological thugs are preaching race hate and inciting racial violence seems to meet with the approval of the Harvard faculty and other universities, the mainstream media and most of America's publishing houses. Why? Because they too are infected with the America-hating leftist ideology of the '60s.
It should be patently clear that their ultimate aim is the destruction of America. It is their ideology that drove prayer from schools and devastated educational standards; it is the same ideology that foisted multiculturalism on the US and damns its critics as racists; this is the ideology that is subverting the country's Western cultural heritage by indoctrinating its children with a hostile view of their history and culture.
The Left's malicious nihilism is impacting on every aspect of the nation's culture. The almost farcical response of Clinton to the discovery of Kennewick Man is a sickening example of the pervasiveness of the Left's ideology and its contempt for scientific truth.
Kennewick Man is thought not only to be more than 9,000 years old but of Caucasian origin. If this is true, then a momentous scientific and cultural discovery has been made. But such a discovery does not fit the Left's ideological view of the US. In keeping with this view, Clinton ordered the site destroyed and the bones vandalised in the hope of destroying any possibility of determining the remains racial origins.
This was a calculated Orwellian attempt by the Left, through Clinton, to try and control the present, and hence the future, by destroying historical evidence. There is no clearer evidence of the Left's power, influence and malice, especially in the media.
The Left's campaign is not a culture war but a war against a culture by creatures who have nothing to offer but hate and malice. These ideologues and their media allies are the real enemy. These are ones who have to be confronted and defeated, not just in America but also in Australia.
Gerry Jackson is also Brookes' Economics Editor
That has the ring of a nail being hit dead center in the middle of the head.
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