Why Liberals Attack America

Here is another wonderful and insightful post from my Conservative friend Mr. Alan Caruba! His great blog can be read here: Warning Signs

Why Liberals Attack America

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By Alan Caruba

Have you noticed how liberal intellectuals are drawn to various dictators? Largely unknown to most Americans is the history of many intellectuals who expressed their disdain for “the masses”, all those millions who work in manufacturing, have small businesses, and hold onto the American dream of success, having a home of their own, and other elements of a good life based on hard work.

Those ordinary Americans don’t worry about “income inequality” because there has always been income inequality and because America provides income mobility. You can earn more if you want to. You can change jobs. You can open a business. You can acquire wealth. There were 53,000 new millionaires in America last year. We have a President who criticized “millionaires and billionaires” throughout his first term.

In his book, “The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class” by Fred Seigel (Encounter Books), he provides a history of liberalism that dates back to the early years of the last century and the rise of communism; particularly in the Soviet Union that collapsed in 1991 from its implementation.

You may be surprised to learn that authors like H.G. Wells (1866-1946), the famed science fiction writer, were early advocates of socialism—communism-light. “Liberals thought themselves smarter than other people because they had seen through the supposed Victorian verities to a future not yet born,” says Seigel, noting that one of his books, “Anticipations”, was described by Wells “was designed to undermine and destroy…monogamy, faith in God, and respectability, all under the guise of a speculation about motor cars and electrical heating.”

The “success” of liberalism has given us a nation where a million unborn are killed every year, where marriage is subject to a 50% divorce rate, where same-sex marriage is now law in several states, the middle class is heavily taxed, and—not surprisingly—an increasing number of Americans regard Big Government as the biggest threat to their liberty and freedom.

It is also a nation that has twice elected a Marxist named Barack Hussein Obama who is now openly equating any criticism of his failed policies as a form of racism.

The early liberals “looked to a new elite, a separate caste with the wisdom to lead society to social salvation by breaking with the conventions of middle-class Victorian morality.” It was an early liberal, the literary critic Van Wyck Brooks, who coined the terms “highbrow” and “middlebrow” to demarcate the levels of taste in American life. America’s entry into World War I put the liberals into high gear as they regarded the war years as revealing “American society and democracy (as) agents of repression.”

Seigel writes of liberals that “They had no doubt that the American masses were culturally diseased people, playthings in the hands of America’s philistine plutocrats. For the critics of mass culture, World War I had discredited not the Kaiser and German militarism, but democracy.” Those attitudes from the 1920s persist today.

So now we have a President who daily reveals his contempt for the Constitution and wants to rule by executive order rather than work with the Congress. We have a President who disdains the U.S. military, has been engaged in a purge of many top generals and admirals, and whose view that America is not an exceptional nation, has triggered and supported a growing disrespect of America, contributing to its declining influence on global events and trends.

By the 1940s and 50s, liberals—often Soviet agents—had infiltrated the U.S. government to such an extent that many Americans became concerned, but Sen. Joseph McCarthy who tried to expose them was attacked by liberals who have turned “McCarthyism” into a term for anyone who seeks to expose them.

The intellectuals who led liberalism had a deep disdain for the masses and the egalitarianism of American democracy which they regarded as a degraded form of government that in one’s description discouraged “respect or esteem for superior individuals.” That, too, remains a major theme among the current generation of intellectuals. Obama’s administration is filled with people who never ran a business or worked in one. Government for them is the ultimate means to control Americans, not serve them.

Over the course of the 1960s, “national income had doubled. The poverty rate was cut in half as unemployment dropped to only 3.5 percent and inflation-adjusted personal income grew by nearly 40 percent. Home ownership reached record highs that have been difficult to surpass.” Yet it was the 1960s in which Lyndon Johnson launched his “War on Poverty” saying that the “days of the dole in this country are numbered.”

Under Obama, the most liberal President ever to hold the office, unemployment is estimated to be over 13 percent and millions are on some form of government dole. Liberals still do not make a connection between liberal policies and actual outcomes. Facts do not concern them.

The 1960s also marked the takeover the American system of education and what we are witnessing today has much to do with the indoctrination of socialist values in the generations that attended schools and universities since then.

The 1960s also saw the beginning of the environmental movement. Now don’t get me wrong. America needs clean air and clean water, but it does not need an out-of-control Environmental Protection Agency whose real agenda is to undermine the provision of energy and the entire economy. It is environmentalism that led the government to ban incandescent light bulbs, to mandate a reduction in the amount of water in your toilet seat, and generates countless other idiotic regulations whose real purpose is to control all aspects of your life.

In 1962, a baseless screed against the pesticides that protect human health and property against the onslaught of many pest insect species was published. It was Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring.” The establishment of Earth Day followed in 1970 and ever since liberals have corrupted science to claim that humans were destroying the Earth and to advance the greatest hoax of the modern era, global warming.

The liberal disdain for humanity—the masses—was reflected in Paul Ehrlich’s “The Population Bomb”, published in 1968, that claimed that “the battle to feed all of humanity is over.” Like environmentalism, it was a fear-mongering theme designed to influence public policies. Liberals not only disliked humanity, they disliked the industrial societies that gave them the opportunity to live better lives with innovative technologies.

As Seigel notes, “Before the 1960s, government regulation was aimed at specific industries. But with the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1964) the Environmental Protection Agency (1970), the Consumer Products Safety Commission (1972)m and the vast expansion of the Federal Trade Commission, government asserted its influence over the entire economy.”

Now the nation is sharply divided between liberals and conservatives. The problems encountered in the decades since the 1960s have not had any impact on the views of liberals. As Seigel says, “Liberal interests never examined their assumptions, even when faced with social and political failure.” They turned to the courts to achieve their goals and have been successful in transforming the nation through them.

The greatest transformation is the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—that has seized one sixth of the nation’s economy while depriving millions of Americans of their personal health plans, forcing many to give up their personal physicians, and is negatively affecting the entire economy. The fact that it is such a disaster is the only good thing that can be said for it because it will likely force many who favor such liberal programs to rethink their views. It will likely have a major political backlash toward more conservative candidates.

The lesson is clear. It is liberals who have been working very hard to undermine the U.S. Constitution, our democracy, and our freedoms.

© Alan Caruba, 2014 Warning Signs: Why Liberals Attack America

Alan Caruba is one of the most astute writers today. He has an excellent grasp of current events and the news of the day. Additionally, Alan is a staunch Conservative and a great American.

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7 Responses to Why Liberals Attack America

  1. Alan Caruba says:

    Being posted on your blog is a high honor among bloggers so please accept my thanks. As longtime friends, I can assure you that I have been a fan of yours, so the feeling is mutual.

  2. I see Alan swatted another one right out of the park!

    Good show, Fred!

    JDL

  3. dekare says:

    I have often wondered why liberals were so intent on destroying the country they too have to live in. It’s like passengers on the Titanic intentionally steering the ship into the iceberg thinking it to be a good thing as it will shake up the crew running the ship and this will result in a vast improvement to all. Of course, they will discover that all this does is sink the ship and kill most of the people aboard it…including themselves and their friends and families too. The iceberg and the icy waters, just like the communist government, will not care about those that helped steer the ship. Once they have served the purpose of giving them power, they are no longer needed and will be sacrificed for the greater cause.

    I have said it before and I am still convinced that those that elected obama are the truly ignorant voters who have their heads in the clouds (up their ass), racist blacks (niggers) who back their own and are happy to do anything that hurts whitey and takes from decent people to benefit themselves, and finally, actual communists. I see no other party but these three groups, and all American who voted for obama fit into exactly one of these three.

    Sadly, these useful idiots, save for a few who have real power or money, will not be saved from the ravages of communism, if it takes completely over in America. And, finally, this is no test. If communism is allowed to take over, there is NO GOING BACK. Unless of course, nourishing the liberty tree occurs…and there will be vast bloodshed.

    If war between the idealogies does happen, it will not be just between the idealogies of two Americas. It will involve the enitre world. The moment America become embroiled in a civil war, outside forces, other countries, other governments will seek to use this moment to come in and take over. If obama and is ilk are successful, the road back to what our Founding Fathers envisioned will be tough, with a very small chance of being successful.

    We can NOT let communism go any further. We can NOT let a tyrannical federal government gain the power it seeks. If we do, life in America will be vastly different, and America really will be no better than any other dictatorship country.

    I can say this, if it goes that direction, I will give no quarter, share no food, have no sympathy for anyone who has voted for obama, and allowed this to happen to my country. If the SHTF, I bet all of us, upon meeting someone knew, will ask, “Who did you vote for in the LAST election America held?” And that answer will be all we need to know about that person.

  4. the unit says:

    Liberals, another depends on what is is. It’s the progressives/communists in charge.
    Plans. Bill Gates says by 2035 there will be almost no poor countries. That’ll take massive wealth redistribution. And poor will be how to define what is is.
    Somewhere I saw where someone asked how to you explain Obama supporting Al Qaeda rebels in Syria , overthrow of Al-Assad, and relaxing embargo and nuclear restraint on Iran? Some Sunni, some Shite. Duh? Just more communist chaos in the world. He may lean toward Muslims, but he is communist first and foremost.
    More liberal against more conservative, Sunni against Shite, all religions against each other, and takers vs producers Communist atheist always playing one against the other.

  5. Waynew says:

    Great read, thank you Mr. Caruba. I read W.S. . There is another post on Am. Thinker today that is well worth reading. Among the quotes are two that I consider most noteworthy; Marx said that one man with a gun can control one hundred without one and Stalin said that it is enough that the people know there was an election. The people that cast the votes decide nothing. The people that count the votes decide everything. I didn’t use quotation marks because I went on memory. Thank you Fred for putting this up. To me,our elections are theater and until we have serious reform regarding who is counting the votes, we are subject to whatever the lamestream emdia reports as the truth.

  6. BARR says:

    Thanks for the insight Al!

    What Americans need to realize is that communism did not die with the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is alive and well, with ties that run deep today with Barack Obama in the White House and the radical leftist Democrats serving in the halls of Congress.

    Another Related Important Book To Read!

    Communists in Congress? Just count `em
    Book names names, details strategies to `transform’ U.S.

    01-25-14

    NEW YORK – New Zealander Trevor Loudon has just published an encyclopedic new 689-page volume, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” to accompany his 668-page 2011 book, “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within.”

    It is impossible to read “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within” without being convinced that Obama’s education in communist ideology stretches from the extracurricular education he received from Communist Party mentor Frank Marshall Davis in Honolulu to his recruitment as a New Party candidate in Chicago, with strong ties to the Democratic Socialists of America.

    Similarly, Loudon documents how the Communist Party of the USA itself has adopted a stealth plan to achieve revolutionary goals by decisions made in the 1970s to infiltrate and manipulate the Democratic Party. The plan is to form alliances with the radical elements in organized labor in conjunction with radicals in the African-American community and the feminist movement to establish a progressive coalition on the left that could dominate the national political agenda for decades to come.

    The congressional profiles of current members of Congress provides extensive evidence of radical leftist ties in the backgrounds of top Democratic Party legislators, including Democratic Party Sens. Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, Barbara Mikulski, Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, Debbie Stabenow, Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Patty Murray and Tammy Baldwin.

    In the House of Representatives, Loudon profiles the radical left background of Democratic Party Reps. Nancy Pelosi, Louis Gutierrez, John Conyers, Charles Rangel, Marcy Kaptur, Peter DeFazio, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jim McDermott and dozens more.

    Loudon’s profiles of the radical lawmakers is extensively footnoted, complete with photos, news clips, website screen captures and quotations from published sources that leave no doubt as to the authenticity and accuracy of his allegations.

    SEE:
    THE ENEMIES WITHIN: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress Paperback – July 24, 2013
    by Mr. Trevor Loudon (Author)

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