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Thursday
Mar072013

A Message To The 'Left' From A 'Right Wing Extremist'

This is a must read.

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Message To The 'Left' From A Former Democrat

Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.

Some discoveries are exciting, joyful, and exhilarating, while others can be quite painful.  Stumbling upon the fact that you do not necessarily have a competent grasp of reality, that you have in fact been duped for most of your life, is not a pleasant experience.  While it may be a living nightmare to realize that part of one’s life was, perhaps, wasted on the false ideas of others, enlightenment often requires that the worldview that we were indoctrinated with be completely destroyed before we can finally resurrect a tangible identity and belief system.  To have rebirth, something must first die...

In 2004, I found myself at such a crossroads.  At that time I was a dedicated Democrat, and I thought I had it all figured out.  The Republican Party was to me a perfect sort of monster.  They had everything!  Corporate puppet masters.  Warmongering zealots.  Fake Christians.  Orwellian social policies.  The Bush years were a special kind of horror.  It was cinematic.  Shakespearean.  If I was to tell a story of absolute villainy, I would merely describe the mass insanity and bloodlust days of doom and dread wrought by the Neo-Con ilk in the early years of the new millennium.

But, of course, I was partly naïve...

The campaign rhetoric of John Kerry was eye opening.  I waited, day after day, month after month for my party’s candidate to take a hard stance on the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I waited for a battle cry against the Patriot Act and the unconstitutional intrusions of the Executive Branch into the lives of innocent citizens.  I waited for a clear vision, a spark of wisdom and common sense.  I waited for the whole of the election for that man to finally embrace the feelings of his supporters and say, with absolute resolve, that the broken nation we now lived in would be returned to its original foundations.  That civil liberty, freedom, and peace, would be our standard once again.  Unfortunately, the words never came, and I realized, he had no opposition to the Bush plan.  He was not going to fight against the wars, the revolving door, or the trampling of our freedoms.  Indeed, it seemed as though he had no intention of winning at all.

I came to see a dark side to the Democratic Party that had always been there but which I had refused to acknowledge.  Their leadership was no different than the Neo-Cons that I despised.  On top of this, many supporters of the Democratic establishment had no values, and no principles.  Their only desire was to “win” at any cost.  They would get their "perfect society" at any cost, even if they had to chain us all together to do it. 

There was no doubt in my mind that if the Democrats reoccupied the White House or any other political power structure one day, they would immediately adopt the same exact policies and attitudes of the Neo-Conservatives, and become just as power-mad if not more so.  In 2008 my theory was proven unequivocally correct.

It really is amazing.  I have seen the so-called “anti-war” party become the most accommodating cheerleader of laser guided death and domination in the Middle East, with predator drones operating in the sovereign skies of multiple countries raining missiles upon far more civilians than “enemy combatants”, all at the behest of Barack Obama.  I have seen the “party of civil liberties” expand on every Constitution crushing policy of the Bush Administration, while levying some of the most draconian legislation ever witnessed in the history of this country.  I have seen Obama endorse enemy combatant status for American citizens, and the end of due process under the law through the NDAA.  I have seen him endorse the end of trial by jury.  I have seen him endorse secret assassination lists, and the federally drafted murder of U.S. civilians.  I have seen him endorse executive orders which open the path to the declaration of a “national emergency” at any time for any reason allowing for the dissolution of most constitutional rights and the unleashing of martial law.

If I was still a Democrat today I would be sickly ashamed.  Yet, many average Democrats actually defend this behavior from their party.  The same behavior they once railed against under Bush.

However, I have not come here to admonish Democrats (at least not most of them).  I used to be just like them.  I used to believe in the game.  I believed that the rules mattered, and that it was possible to change things by those rules with patience and effort.  I believed in non-violent resistance, protest, civil dissent, educational activism, etc.  I thought that the courts were an avenue for political justice.  I believed that the only element required to end corruption would be a sound argument and solid logic backed by an emotional appeal to reason.  I believed in the power of elections, and had faith in the idea that all we needed was the “right candidate” to lead us to the promise land.  Again, I believed in the game. 

The problem is, the way the world works and the way we WISH the world worked are not always congruent.  Attempting to renovate a criminal system while acting within the rigged confines of that system is futile, not to mention delusional.  Corrupt oligarchies adhere to the standards of civility only as long as they feel the need to maintain the illusion of the moral high ground.  Once they have enough control, the mask always comes off, the rotten core is revealed, and immediate violence against dissent commences. 

Sometimes the only solutions left in the face of tyranny are not peaceful.  Logic, reason, and justice are not revered in a legal system which serves the will of the power elite instead of the common man.  The most beautiful of arguments are but meaningless flitters of hot air in the ears of sociopaths.  Sometimes, the bully just needs to be punched in the teeth.

This philosophy of independent action is consistently demonized, regardless of how practical it really is when faced with the facts.  The usual responses to the concept of full defiance are accusations of extremism and malicious intent.  Believe me, when I embarked on the path towards the truth in 2004, I never thought I would one day be called a potential “homegrown terrorist”, but that is essentially where we are in America in 2013.  To step outside the mainstream and question the validity of the game is akin to terrorism in the eyes of the state and the sad cowardly people who feed the machine. 

During the rise of any despotic governmental structure, there is always a section of the population that is given special treatment, and made to feel as though they are “on the winning team”.  For now, it would appear that the “Left” side of the political spectrum has been chosen by the establishment as the favored sons and daughters of the restructured centralized U.S.  However, before those of you on the Left get too comfortable in your new position as the hand of globalization, I would like to appeal to you for a moment of unbiased consideration.  I know from personal experience that there are Democrats out there who are actually far more like we constitutionalists and “right wing extremists” than they may realize.  I ask that you take the following points into account, regardless of what the system decides to label us...

We Are Being Divided By False Party Paradigms

Many Democrats and Republicans are not stupid, and want above all else to see the tenets of freedom respected and protected.  Unfortunately, they also tend to believe that only their particular political party is the true defender of liberty.  The bottom line is, at the top of each party there is very little if any discernible difference between the two.   If you ignore all the rhetoric and only look at action, the Republican and Democratic leadership are essentially the same animal working for the same special interests.  There is no left and right; only those who wish to be free, and those who wish to control.

Last year, the “Left and the “Right” experienced an incredible moment of unity after the introduction of the NDAA.  People on both sides were able to see the terrifying implications of a law that allows the government to treat any American civilian as an enemy of war without right to trial.  In 2013, the establishment is attempting to divide us once again with the issue of gun disarmament.  I have already presented my position on gun rights in numerous other articles and I believe my stance is unshakeable.  But, what I will ask anti-gun proponents and on-the-fence Democrats is this:  How do you think legislation like the NDAA will be enforced in the future?  Is it not far easier to threaten Americans with rendition, torture, and assassination when they are completely unarmed?  If you oppose the NDAA, you should also oppose any measure which gives teeth to the NDAA, including the debasement of the 2nd Amendment.

Democrats Are Looking For Help In The Wrong Place

Strangely, Democrats very often search for redress within the very system they know is criminal.  For some reason, they think that if they bash their heads into the wall long enough, a door will suddenly appear.  I’m here to tell you, there is no door. 

The biggest difference between progressives and conservatives is that progressives consistently look to government to solve all the troubles of the world, when government is usually the CAUSE of all the troubles in the world.  The most common Democratic argument is that in America the government “is what we make it”, and we can change it anytime we like through the election process.  Maybe this was true at one time, but not anymore.  Just look at Barack Obama!  I would ask all those on the Left to take an honest look at the policies of Obama compared to the policies of most Neo-Cons, especially when it comes to constitutional liberties.  Where is the end to Middle Eastern war?  Where is the end to domestic spy programs?  Where is the end to incessant and dictatorial executive orders?  Where is the conflict between the Neo-Cons and the Neo-Liberals?  And, before you point at the gun control debate, I suggest you look at Obama’s gun policies compared to Mitt Romney’s and John McCain’s – there is almost no difference whatsoever…

If the two party system becomes a one party system, then elections are meaningless, and electing a new set of corrupt politicians will not help us.

Democrats Value Social Units When They Should Value Individuals Instead

Democrats tend to see everything in terms of groups.  Victim status groups, religious groups, racial groups, special interest groups, etc.  They want to focus on the health of the whole world as if it is a single entity.  It is not.  Without individuals, there is no such thing as “groups”, and what we might categorize as groups change and disperse without notice.  Groups do not exist beyond shared values, and even then, the individual is still more important in the grand scheme of things. 

As a former Democrat, I know that the obsession with group status makes it easy to fall into the trap of collectivism.  It is easy to think that what is best for you must be best for everybody.  This Utopian idealism is incredibly fallible.  Wanting the best for everyone is a noble sentiment, but using government as a weapon to force your particular vision of the “greater good” on others leads to nothing but disaster.  The only safe and reasonable course is to allow individuals to choose for themselves how they will function in society IF they choose to participate at all.  Government must be left out of the equation as much as possible.  Its primary job should be to safeguard the individual’s right to choose how he will live.  You have to get over the fact that there is no such thing as a perfect social order, and even if there was, no government is capable of making it happen for you.   

Democrats Can Become As Power-Mad As Any Neo-Con

I think it is important to point out how quickly most Democratic values went out the door as soon as Barack Obama was placed in the White House.  Let’s be clear; you cannot claim to be anti-war, anti-torture, anti-assassination, anti-surveillance, anti-corporate, anti-bank, anti-rendition, etc. while defending the policies of Obama at the same time.  This is hypocrisy. 

I have heard some insane arguments from left leaning proponents lately.  Some admit that Obama does indeed murder and torture, but “at least he is pushing for universal health care…”.  Even if it did work (which it won’t), is Obamacare really worth having a president who is willing to murder children on the other side of the world and black-bag citizens here at home?  Do not forget your moral compass just because you think the system is now your personal playground.  If you do, you are no better than all the angry bloodcrazed Republicans that bumbled into the Iraq War while blindly following George W. Bush. 

There Is A Difference Between Traditional Conservatives And Neo-Cons

Neo-Cons are not conservative.  They are in fact socialist in their methods, and they always expand government spending and power while reducing constitutional protections.  The “Liberty Movement”, of which I am proudly a part, is traditional conservative.  We believe that government, especially as corrupt as it is today, cannot be trusted to administrate and nursemaid over every individual in our nation.  It has proven time after time that it caters only to criminally inclined circles of elites.  Therefore, we seek to reduce the size and influence of government so that we can minimize the damage that it is doing.  For this, we are called “extremists”. 

Governments are not omnipotent.  They are not above criticism, or even punishment.  They are merely a collection of individuals who act either with honor or dishonor.  In the Liberty Movement, we treat a corrupt government just as we would treat a corrupt individual.  We do not worship the image of the state, nor should any Democrat.

Liberty Minded Conservatives Are Not “Terrorists”

There will come a time, very soon I believe, when people like me are officially labeled “terrorists”.  Perhaps because we refuse gun registration or confiscation.  Perhaps because we develop alternative trade markets outside the system.  Maybe because some of us are targeted by federal raids, and we fight back instead of submitting.  Maybe because we speak out against the establishment during a time of “declared crisis”, and speech critical of the government is labeled “harmful to the public good”.  One way or another, whether you want to believe me now or not, the day is coming. 

Before this occurs, and the mainstream media attacks us viciously as “conspiracy theorists” and traitors, I want the Left to understand that no matter what you may hear about us, our only purpose is to ensure that our natural rights are not violated, our country is not decimated, and our republic is governed with full transparency.  We are not the dumb redneck racist hillbilly gun nuts you see in every primetime TV show, and anyone who acts out of personal bias and disdain for their fellow man is not someone we seek to associate with.  We fight because we have no other choice.  Our conscience demands that we oppose centralized tyranny.  We do what we do because the only other option is subservience and slavery.   

Many of the people I have dealt with in the Liberty Movement are the most intelligent, well-informed, principled and dedicated men and women I have ever met.  They want, basically, what most of us want:

  • to be free to determine their own destinies.
  • To be free to speak their minds without threat of state retribution.
  • To be free to defend themselves from any enemy that would seek to oppress them.
  • To live within an economic environment that is not rigged in favor of elitist minorities and on the verge of engineered collapse.
  • To live in a system that respects justice and legitimate law instead of using the law as a sword against the public.
  • To wake up each day with solace in the knowledge that while life in many regards will always be a difficult thing, we still have the means to make it better for ourselves and for the next generation.
  • To wake up knowing that those inner elements of the human heart which make us most unique and most endearing are no longer considered “aberrant”, and are no longer under threat.

 

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DB here.  This video perfectly demonstrates Brandon Smith's point.  Obama supporters hate Obama's policies, but does the truth even matter anymore?

How to Punk an Obama Drone.

Simple.  Just tell them the truth.

Check out this AWESOME piece of work by Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change.  He asks Obama supporters about Romney's crazy policies (except they're actually Obama's policies). What happens next is a surprise.

 

 

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Reader Comments (11)

Brandon Smith speaks for me in so many ways. I too grew up a Democrat. Perhaps I was a bit ahead of his curve in that I voted for Ralph Nader in 2000 and 2004, then quit voting at all. Now I see the hopelessness and absurdity of cooperating with the "system" by voting or fighting the system in the courts. You must have money to play this game and I don't have any.

America has devolved into a rich man's playground.

I'm going to forward the link to this article to my "liberal" friends (who, of course, are not liberal at all.)
Jan 28, 2013 at 10:50 PM | Unregistered Commenterusurykills
I have never liked or trusted either party. I think it's a problem that afflicts both sides. Neither is willing to tell the truth about their side/behavior. Too busy keeping up appearances for the unwashed masses and no mainstream media willing to hold anyone's feet to the fire. And that really sucks because an honest media is our only salvation in a sea of bullshit.
Jan 29, 2013 at 3:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterThe Verve
" We are not the dumb redneck racist hillbilly gun nuts you see in every primetime TV show,"

Is it OK for me to get a second opinion? LMAO

I need to make a video & ask Republicans what they think about govt. employees who receive govt. checks,health care & retirement. Then I'll ask if Republican Senators & Representatives should be removed from the govt. dole.

In the last 5 mins. I found that there is a write-in line on my ballot. I'm amazed!

BTW, Fuck the DEMS & REPS. & all the other Political Theologist.
Feb 3, 2013 at 10:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterTR
Very well said Brandon. I agree wholeheartedly. Turns out, I'm in the same situation. I used to know "Democrats" and now, well, I don't know what these fools are on about.
Both the political parties have failed treasonously, the American people. Bravo sir.
Mar 7, 2013 at 1:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Nash
The Illusion

America shimmers, losing shape,
lost souls, The Weakest Generation.
Democracy stumbles, people awaken,
trouble on America's Plantation.

America stands, strong and free,
a land of life and liberty?
Indentured servants, ever on,
from sea to shining sea.

Laws for this, laws for that,
control of the air you breathe.
Nanny State, exploding prisons,
Stalinist tits, on which we teethe.

House and Senate, bought and sold,
mortgaged by corporate donations.
Court Supreme, selling their soul,
torture's cool, but do it in other nations.

Traitors act, as though elected,
a free and fair republic?
Lying thieves, electronic frauds,
in office to cheat the public.

Bankers steal, Pelosi jets,
stimulating this and that.
Leadership so corrupt, so brutal,
little need to trim the fat.

China profits, Brazil prospers,
around us the world grows.
Bush and Clinton, hold their power,
JFK? Oh, no one knows?

It's falling apart, not so funny,
at least I'm close to passing.
Before the riots, the martial law,
before Obama starts the gassing.

Long before the troops deploy,
during all the effing' confusion.
Lucky enough, simply to know,
our lives were just an illusion.

Regards,

RJ O'Guillory
Author-
Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family
Mar 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterRJOGuillory
Welcome home. You are about 15 years behind me.

I went through this already and wait for more people to "see" what I do.

I was raised a democrat, made the mistake of believing the republicans would be different, then thought clinton was a new democrat and would be different, then thought the republicans would change. Back and forth, all to nought.

On a national level, its all the same party.
Mar 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterESAU
Americans don't care about politics or issues. even ones that personally effect them. Life is one big sports analogy, as long as your team wins all is good.
Mar 7, 2013 at 5:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterMr. Mojo
How to Rule:


1. Keep the overwhelming majority of the population focused on carefully-crafted delusions, most notably effective is the oft-used and totally contrived "Left" versus "Right" paradigm;

2. Feed the population, constantly and consistently, outright lies and complete fabrications, all whilst totally convincing population, through any form of trickery, Convince population to believe things that are simply NOT TRUE; LIES.

3. Use so-called buzz words (such as "God," "Guns, "Patriotism," "American [Exceptionalism]" etc., etc.), while simultaneously using fear tactics ("Terrorism," "Communism," "Fascism," etc., etc.) in order to prop up or legitimize all conspired-confabulations;

4. No matter what, ADAMANTLY DENY ANY AND ALL FACTS; CONVINCE people that each of their now-strenuously-held "beliefs" (which actually, in reality, are delusions based on outright deceit, LIES) convince the people that their "beliefs" are TRUE, RIGHT, RATIONAL and WORTH FIGHTING FOR;

5. Blatantly pit separate groups of people against each other, heavily using all media, in order to keep each group insanely confused, hysterical and belligerent with increasingly irrational fear(s), as they become more and more preoccupied with their delusions and self-righteousness;

6. Feed the fire: Instill hugely inflated Sense of Rightness (self-righteousness) through wholly-manufactured "evidence;" This particularly useful form of trickery, by the way, is often found disguised as religion, in which any one will do;

7. Merely repeat the words "GOD," "GUNS," etc. etc. Ad Infinitum

And, with that, the Amoral robber barons have their whole voting base: an utterly deluded, insanely confused and totally brainwashed population, busily fighting tooth and nail directly against themselves and against their own self-interests, liberally fed with deliberate and outright lies and wildly inflammatory rhetoric.

The good news, however, is that TRANSPARENT OPPRESSION is NEVER FOREVER. NOT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD...Even here in "FREEDOM-LOVING," "GOD-FEARING," [WAR-MONGERING, GUN-TOTING] AMERICA...

On Balzac...
I now know beyond any doubt whatsoever that, as Balzac wrote, "Behind every great fortune, there is CRIME."

These cretinous billionaire "people" should be tarred, feathered, paraded around in dunce caps and handcuffs, and then summarily and unceremoniously EXECUTED, preferably HANGED, in a public square. They are, each and every one of these CRIMINALS, the true dregs of society; They offer nothing at all of value; Rather they suck away at society and everyone that crosses their vile, reprehensible paths.

As for Obama, I say to him: Listen up, MAN...If you don't hold the criminals accountable for their CRIMES, your precious "Legacy" will be pilloried by the FACT that YOU, SIR, are a LYING DEMON, cut from the very same cloth as your buddies in the Banks and on Wall Street that bankroll you.

Furthermore, you are, without any doubt, to quote Cornell West now,
“A black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats."

To further quote West on Obama, "And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.”

What a Disgraceful TRAVESTY.

And this:

Ruled by Psychopaths

Psychopaths (alternately Sociopaths) have utterly no conscience. Indeed, they will do absolutely anything under the sun to advance themselves in their narcissistic self interest, all with utterly no regard for any one else.

Sound familiar? It should!! They run our government; And they actively pass legislation for fewer and less regulations, all designed so that they have NO rules to follow, NO obligations to honor, NO accountability whatsoever. And we, the voters, have let this happen. In fact, Deep-Seated Character Disorders and other Dangerous Personality/Character Defects are now Pre-Requisites for Politicians!!

Obscene Greed, Pathological Lying, Impudent Cheating, Blatant Thieving and Outright Hypocrisy is the NORM today!! Whether Left, Right or Center, the Pathologically Ambitious Psychopaths, whether in Politics or in Business, will stop at nothing; They truly do believe that they are indeed Entitled to run the entire world. And, witness, having written all the laws over the last three and a half decades, they've ensured that there are no rules to follow, no legal obligations to honor, no recourse for anyone if they get trampled, and left to run amok.

The Psychopaths who've been HANDED the HELM, are nothing but a bunch of greedy, stingy, covetous, power-mongering and totally AMORAL people. NONE of these people CAN be TRUSTED. And, left unchecked as it is, there are NO boundaries at all for Psychopaths.

Politicians--those whom so fervently seek "control" over others--and I directly blame every last rotten one of them--They are so out of touch and out of control in every conceivable way; Life, it seems, has become nothing but a game; The power, the money, the fame; And whatever else they are constantly, pitifully, eternally and insatiably striving to attain.

But there is no foundation for these people; No scruples, No sense of basic decency, No moral compass, No knowledge, No Awareness...of anything really, except their own insane and insatiable desires. There is absolutely nothing good about them and they offer society nothing. Indeed they unseeingly ruin the entire world.
Mar 7, 2013 at 7:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterChristina Marlowe
There's only ONE party,and we're not invited!
Mar 7, 2013 at 11:11 PM | Unregistered Commenterrextrains
It's simple. Our "politicians" want the power, not the responsibility that comes with it. They are the first ones to sign up for war, dragging us into and then they go chill behind they're desks. Somehow we are getting the short end of the stick aren't we? In ancient times the kings led their forces into battle and actually participated. Now a days we got a bunch of chicken hawks that pick a fight with the biggest guy in the bar and then they will hold your jacket while they go flirt with the hot women. These Democrats and Republicans want to be superstars and celebrates, they are not interested in we the people. All they do is fill up their wallets with the corporations money. Hey Obama and future presidents, if you want to go to war overseas, why don't you get your butts on the battle field, strap it on for your country, and lead the charge against the enemy? That's what a true leader does, they did it in ancient times why not now? Instead these goons want to sit in the "control room" and look tough as our men and women die in useless wars, that are not fought to defend our freedoms, rather because of corporate interest. I'm sick of poor leadership in this country, so let's quit electing Democrats and Republicans. They are not the solution, they are the problem.
Mar 8, 2013 at 4:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid Alexander
Market anarchy, of course, is The Way (as in Lao Tzu).
Mar 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterVanmind

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