Posts Tagged ‘Left’
China Rising

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.” Napoleon Bonaparte

China is sowing the seeds of its own stagnation:

  • President Xi Jinping removing term limits
  • The one child policy induced decline in the workforce
  • The longer-term consequences of its negative return infrastructure led growth.
  • The censorship of thought is creativity crushing, free thinkers will think freely.

China has clearly awoken and is moving the world. Unfortunately in doing so it is also ushering in new models of despotism. Ones which enable democracies to transition to tyrannies with minimal fuss:

China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year.

Twitter, Facebook and Google are already embracing authoritarianism and crushing free speech. Big business and government working hand in hand to steer the masses. What does that remind you of? Fascism is alive and well and its foundations are being built by our technology companies and their academic ideological enablers. Technology enabled fascist national socialism will be as damaging as international socialism has repeatedly proven to be.

The benevolent dictator model is great, as long as the dictator is great. Lee Kuan Yew is perhaps the best example, but for every Lee Kuan Yew there are multiple Mugabe’s. Democracies elect incompetents, but they also constrain how much damage they can do. The intensity and duration of the damage done by despots’ dwarfs that of elected leaders. Over the long term democratic systems trump despotic ones. Something the EU ought to have taken into account as it designed its undemocratic governing systems.

Deng Xiaoping learned from Lee Kuan Yew’s example in Singapore. He transformed China. China may have another good or even great leader in Xi Jinping. Removing his term limit is, to my mind, an ominous sign. Better to be further embedding a culture of peaceful regular and regulated transition.

Better also if the institutions of Western Civilisation propagated an understanding and appreciation of the building blocks its way of life, of progress and prosperity. These act as an immune system to repel destructive ideologies. Political correctness has much to answer for.

 
A brave new world

How are you enjoying your brave new world:

 “TONY BLAIR promised yesterday (1999) to abandon the caution shown in his first two years in power by sweeping away the “forces of conservatism”… that the party’s “new radicals” would “set the people free” by creating a New Britain based on equal opportunity for all.

Gee, how can we oppose it? After all:

What’s an individual or group of individuals worth compared to the good of everyone forever?”

So, are things better? Cameron made the British Conservatives Party progressive, how’s that working out for the UK? How about Australia under Gillard? or the USA under Obama? No need to ask more.  If sound government is not restored things will be grim – have a look at Jesse’s post:

 
For the Greater Good

Oh, the progressive left and their charnel houses. They’re so sanctimonious with their cry “it’s for the greater good, only a foul heartless monster could oppose it”. After all, what’s an individual or group of individuals worth compared to the good of everyone forever? How can we let the Kulaks or capitalist class stand in the way of equality, of an end to the exploitation of man by man?

Jesse nails so much with this post. While it is not for the faint hearted, it should never be forgotten. But it also must be understood. We must see through the Orwellian newspeak of the chattering classes.

The left accuses others of its own sins. It calls black white and good evil. Not for nothing have they persuaded many that discrimination and judgement and wrong. Good riddens to good judgement and the ability to discriminate between right and wrong. Better by far if people just do as they are told, by their progressive left masters.

Hand in hand with the assaults on reason and the Western civilization way is the jihad against free speech. A willingness to speak out and say what you think is verboten. Doing so could undermine their politically correct nostrums. Better to make it illegal on the grounds it might offend someone or make them feel discriminated against.

The left are evil. They advocate ideologies which inevitably lead to mass murder and misery.