Monday, March 27, 2017

Why We Cannot Negotiate With The Left

It dawned on me a couple of years ago but finally crystallized in 2016 and has been reconfirmed in 2017: The conflict between The Cult of Leftism and the patchwork coalition that opposes the Left is not so much a clash of values but rather, a conflict stemming from incompatible mental processes. 
The Left is anti-rational. That cannot be understated. They might seem unprincipled or ill-informed but they are committed to Leftism and to leaders who will advance The Left. We want a courtroom battle fought under strict and unyielding rules. The Left wants to delay and disrupt proceedings, replace the judge with one of their own, tamper with the jury and rewrite the transcripts. Where is our middle ground?

Democrats have become radicalized by the left. This doesn’t just mean that they pursue all sorts of bad policies. It means that their first and foremost allegiance is to an ideology, not the Constitution, not our country or our system of government. All of those are only to be used as vehicles for their ideology.
 That’s why compromise has become impossible.
Our system of government was designed to allow different groups to negotiate their differences. But those differences were supposed to be based around finding shared interests. The most profound of these shared interests was that of a common country based around certain civilizational values. The left has replaced these Founding ideas with radically different notions and principles. It has rejected the primary importance of the country. As a result it shares little in the way of interests or values.

Greenfield's analysis is profound. It also disturbing. We are in a cold civil war that could turn hot with every tick of the clock. A genuine flesh and blood civil war might be inevitable. 
We can only negotiate with rational forces who share some common values. The Left's only objective is to conquer America. Brace yourself for what is coming.

1 comment:

John H said...

"History repeats itself" - Thucydides

...with irony and twists.

The 1828 Presidential election had plenty of mudslinging. As national politics polarized the nation two parties grew out of the old Republican Party--the Democratic Republicans, or Democrats, and the National Republicans, or Whigs.

In the words of one historian, the election of 1828 boiled down to: do you want to vote for someone whose wife is a whore or do you want to vote for someone who pimped for the czar of Russia?

President John Quincy Adams (Whigs), the son of one of our founding fathers John Adams, lost re-election to Andrew Jackson, the first elected Democrat President.

After losing re-election, Adams would stay in Washington, as a congressmen in the House of Representatives, and became an outspoken abolitionist.

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." - John Quincy Adams

President Donald Trump admires the first Democrat President Andrew Jackson whose dictatorial regime opposed and nearly destroyed our constitution.

Ironically, the U.S. Treasury, under President Obama, had plans to remove Jackson's image from the $20 bill and replace it with that of Harriett Tubman, a famous abolitionist.

Barack Obama had enormous respect for Abraham Lincoln, the first elected Republican President, a fellow Illinoisan who ended slavery and saved the Union.

The Republican party was formed in 1854 and gleaned massive support in the Northern states. The first Republican candidate to run for president was John C. Fremont in 1856. The Southern states greatly opposed the new party and said they would secede if the Republicans won the presidency.

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great and true principles." --August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan - Abraham Lincoln

"Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much." --December 10, 1856 Speech at Chicago - Abraham Lincoln

In 1860, just weeks after President Lincoln's victory, South Carolina left the Union.
April of 1865 marked the end of the American Civil War, led by Jefferson Davis the former Democrat U.S. Senator from Mississippi and the first Republican President of the Unites States Abraham Lincoln. This conflict that wiped out 620,000 men, nearly an entire generation, was brewing years prior that continues through today with the Left's continued objective to conquer America.

Will the "War Between the States" break out again in our generation? Instead of North versus South will it be the Coasts versus the center of the country? Will it be brother against brother? Liberal versus Conservative? Where will the battle lines be drawn?