|I Want a President Who Understands the Value of the Nation State||The Liberal Christmas from Hell|
by Christopher Chantrill
December 15, 2015 at 12:00 am
I KNOW THAT all respectable people are supposed to be outraged at the racist, sexist, bigoted statement of Donald Trump on Muslims. Here is what he said, a week ago.
Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.
I have bolded the part that caught my eye. Really, how timid can the Trumpster get? How about “calling for a total and complete shutdown of” all government “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on?”
Our country’s representatives obviously don’t know what is going on with the economy, else we’d have 3-4 percent growth by now. In fact, we wouldn’t have had the 2008 Crash and the Great Recession if our country’s representatives had figured out what was going on with Fannie and Freddie. Ditto Obamacare. Ditto Affirmative Action, for which Justice Scalia just got a full pulpit load from our country’s representative Preacher Harry Reid.
But that’s not what I want to talk about. My worry is about you Muslims. Not about whether or not you will get to visit the US, or whether you will have to swear on the Koran that you don’t believe in Sharia law.
No. My worry about you Muslims is this: that liberals will tempt you into becoming their next little darlings, like the working class, like women, like African Americans. And my message is: Don’t. Don’t become the little darlings of the liberals. Don’t think that liberals are in your corner because they say they care for you. They don’t care about you; they only care about your vote.
But never mind about that. Let’s be practical. There’s another reason why you don’t want to become little darlings of the liberals. It’s because the little darlings of the liberals have not turned out too well: not any of them. Of course this is the usual fate of kept women, as any French novel reader will attest. But that is another story.
Like ordinary sugar daddies, liberals tempt their their little darlings free stuff: pensions, privileges, apartments, EBTs, baubles, bangles, and beads. But free stuff doesn’t prepare you for life after little darlinghood, any more than sugar daddies care a whit about the once-hot tomatoes whose young love they bought up and consumed.
Let’s review the victims of liberal little-darling politics.
Exhibit A is, of course, the white working class. The liberals larded up the white working class with so many benefits and privileges that, with the slow-motion end of factory work over the last 50 years, the white working class has no oomph left, so it is drinking and drugging itself to death.
What about African Americans? Liberals have helped them so much that they are getting killed, 50 years after the civil rights era, at 8 times the rate for whites, mostly by other black males. Their children are fatherless and their youths are jobless. Then, in the con-job of the century, blacks voted for a First Black President that did nothing to improve the lot of African Americans. No wonder African Americans are crying Black Lives Matter as liberals stand by and watch black gangs kill each other for turf.
How about women? Surely nobody can deny that women have benefited from their liberation from age-old patriarchy? As Sheryl Sandberg advises young women: you can date all the boys you like — bad boys, cool boys, crazy boys — just don’t marry them. But isn’t that precisely the misery of the special snowflakes like Mattress Girl? She doesn’t want one night stands with boys. She wants a relationship; she wants to be loved! So now she is angry. Some liberation.
Liberals are trying out the same number on Hispanics, trying to segregate them into a Latino ghetto where they can radicalize them with hate, but so far it’s hard to know how well they are succeeding. Gays and lesbians? Let’s talk about them some other time.
Surely you Muslims are smarter than the yokels that swallowed the liberal line and got sucked into the black hole of little darlinghood. You get the idea that politicians aren’t interested in you, just in your vote. So you get that the liberal Islamophobia line is just a cheap bid for your vote.
And you get that, you know that if moderate actions against Islamic crazies are not taken now then immoderate actions against all Muslims will occur later. What will today’s liberal line on Islamophobia be worth then?
This is not that hard, Muslims. When the liberal sugar daddy comes calling with honeyed words about Islamophobia and free stuff, you just tell him that what your real daddy told you: never vote for a politician that treats you like a little darling.
Buy his Road to the Middle Class.
When we began first to preach these things, the people appeared as awakened from the sleep of agesthey seemed to see for the first time that they were responsible beings, and that a refusal to use the means appointed was a damning sin.
Finke, Stark, The Churching of America, 1776-1990
In 1911... at least nine million of the 12 million covered by national insurance were already members of voluntary sick pay schemes. A similar proportion were also eligible for medical care.
Green, Reinventing Civil Society
We have met with families in which for weeks together, not an article of sustenance but potatoes had been used; yet for every child the hard-earned sum was provided to send them to school.
E. G. West, Education and the State
Law being too tenuous to rely upon in [Ulster and the Scottish borderlands], people developed patterns of settling differences by personal fighting and family feuds.
Thomas Sowell, Conquests and Cultures
The primary thing to keep in mind about German and Russian thought since
1800 is that it takes for granted that the Cartesian, Lockean or Humean scientific and
philosophical conception of man and nature... has been shown by indisputable evidence to be
F.S.C. Northrop, The Meeting of East and West
Inquiry does not start unless there is a problem... It is the problem and its
characteristics revealed by analysis which guides one first to the relevant facts and then,
once the relevant facts are known, to the relevant hypotheses.
F.S.C. Northrop, The Logic of the Sciences and the Humanities
But I saw a man yesterday who knows a fellow who had it from a chappie
that said that Urquhart had been dipping himself a bit recklessly off the deep end.
Dorothy L. Sayers, Strong Poison
I mean three systems in one: a predominantly market economy; a polity respectful of the rights of the individual to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and a system of cultural institutions moved by ideals of liberty and justice for all.
In short, three dynamic and converging systems functioning as one: a democratic polity, an economy based on markets and incentives, and a moral-cultural system which is plural and, in the largest sense, liberal.
Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
The incentive that impels a man to act is always some uneasiness...
But to make a man act [he must have]
the expectation that purposeful behavior has the power to remove
or at least to alleviate the felt uneasiness.
Ludwig von Mises, Human Action
[In the] higher Christian churches... they saunter through the liturgy like Mohawks along a string of scaffolding who have long since forgotten their danger. If God were to blast such a service to bits, the congregation would be, I believe, genuinely shocked. But in the low churches you expect it every minute.
Annie Dillard, Holy the Firm
When we received Christ, Phil added, all of a sudden we now had a rule book to go by, and when we had problems the preacher was right there to give us the answers.
James M. Ault, Jr., Spirit and Flesh
The recognition and integration of extralegal property rights [in the Homestead Act] was a key element in the United States becoming the most important market economy and producer of capital in the world.
Hernando de Soto, The Mystery of Capital