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Transcending the Illusion of Left Vs Right

Pacepa's Seeds of Knowledge, Part 6: Washed Clean of the Wicked Witch

Susan L.M. Goldberg


May 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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Editor’s Note: This ongoing series of interviews and dialogues with Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa began in the PJ Lifestyle section and will now continue at the PJ Tatler and in collections at the Say No to Socialism blog. 

The Introduction to Pacepa’s Seeds of Knowledge: Starting Down the Yellow Brick Road…

Part 1: The Mask of Marxism

Part 2: Getting to the Heart of Social Justice

Part 3: Who Needs a Brain?

Part 4: Are Conservatives Cowards?

Part 5: The Drug of Disinformation

One thing, though, would be certain for as long as the Russian motherland existed: “our gosbezopasnost” (the state security service). Whenever this historically Russian instrument of power had been badly compromised in the public eyes, the Kremlin changed its name and pretended that it was a new institution.

Lt. Gen Ion Mihai Pacepa

 …with both Ron and Rand [Paul], they really both are right wing versions of Barack Obama in a sense, in that they have continually changed and crafted their message to fit – to aim at different audiences, and that it’s a total con job with both of them. And that is very common in political movements.

David Swindle

The Wizard was a mere mortal hidden behind an illusory mask. He had no mystical powers; his magic was in the way he made people think about themselves and the world around them. Today’s intellectual wizards are masters of disinformation, working to build their own empire behind the mask of party politics on both the Left and the Right. We’ve already discussed the fact that the Republican Party has accepted Marxism into the political fold through its party manifestations on the Left. What kind of impact has this made on the Right?

In a recent Fightin’ Words podcast, Walter Hudson and David Swindle discussed retiring the term “Left versus Right” in favor of the context of “Good versus Evil” because, anymore, we are dealing with factions that do not agree with the rule of law. The Wizards of Disinformation have created a climate in which Marxist movements like the P.L.O. have been granted the same international political clout as America’s Constitutional republic. At the same time, the power of disinformation has given rise to an era in which political movments have become a way for “very clever people to make money.” In effect, certain politicians on both sides of the spectrum are the televangelists of the 21st century; political messiahs promising redemption through salvific policy.

Swindle argues that “we cannot beat them at their own game politically,” therefore, we must address our political arguments in moral terms, through the application of Biblical values. The litmus test for Swindle is a politician’s (or party’s) tolerance for antisemitism.

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"retiring the term “Left versus Right” in favor of the context of “Good versus Evil” "

Replacing a coarse over-simplification with an even coarser over-simplification?
Why not just admit that politics cannot be reduced to a dichotomy, to a "spectrum"? why not admit that even the the Nolan chart is a gross over-simplification?

"The litmus test for Swindle is a politician’s (or party’s) tolerance for antisemitism."

That is certainly a litmus test, but THE litmus test?
Remember that the Italian Fascist Party had disproportionately large Jewish support at the beginning; by this litmus test, Italian fascism would have been acceptable until the late 1930s.
Coming to think of it, all socialist parties (with the single exception the National Socialist German Workers' Party, i believe) have had disproportionately large Jewish support; so by this litmus test, almost all forms of socialism are acceptable.
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There's a huge difference between having Jewish supporters and supporting Jews. Just ask Natan Sharansky.
39 weeks ago
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Rand Paul...a Libertarian...I never did buy his BS nor his racist father's.

I ran across this yesterday.  I think it's instructive:

* The Libertarian Party would put the elderly into the streets with their entitlement shutdown.

* The Libertarian Party would legalize prostitution.  How will that look in front of your home, or in front of your child's school?

* The Libertarian Party would expand abortion services.  Who are we to tell others what they can do with their bodies?

* The Libertarian Party would pull our military away from their foreign posts.  Show me a time this led to improved security.

* The Libertarian Party would end the Fed.  Do we know what will replace it?

* The Libertarian Party would legalize a gateway drug.  Then they'd realize their arguments for legalizing Marijuana also work for Heroine, Cocaine and Oxycontin.  Any parents want to weigh-in on their ability to teach right from wrong in a Libertarian utopia?

* The Libertarian Party would restore America as it was at our founding.... (but without the religious and family values).

And you'll notice they shamelessly co-opt anything...

Another favorite co-opt of Libertarians (and a mistake) is Ayn Rand, author of my favorite book, Atlas Shrugged.  Do they know she sees Libertarians as hippies who attach themselves to the Right to gain more attention?  Do they know she sees them as anarchists? 

Ayn Rand:
All kinds of people today call themselves “libertarians,” especially something calling itself the New Right, which consists of hippies, except that they’re anarchists instead of collectivists. But of course, anarchists are collectivists. Capitalism is the one system that requires absolute objective law, yet they want to combine capitalism and anarchism. That is worse than anything the New Left has proposed. It’s a mockery of philosophy and ideology. They sling slogans and try to ride on two bandwagons. They want to be hippies, but don’t want to preach collectivism, because those jobs are already taken. But anarchism is a logical outgrowth of the anti-intellectual side of collectivism. I could deal with a Marxist with a greater chance of reaching some kind of understanding, and with much greater respect. The anarchist is the scum of the intellectual world of the left, which has given them up. So the right picks up another leftist discard. That’s the Libertarian movement.
Bless you, Ayn Rand. 

Two things impressed me with the Tea Party movement.  In 2009, thousands came together within weeks of Obama taking office.  It was true grass-roots.  The other thing that few see is that the Tea Partiers have stayed active in local politics.  This led to the 2010 Republican gains, but I believe the real impact of this organization's infiltration into the unseemly world of politics has yet to be seen.   

How do the Tea Party and the Libertarian Party differ?  In short, the Tea Party is focused on key reforms and is acting on those fronts.  The Libertarians just complain.

(source URL: ) Good, short read and right on the $$$
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I believe you when you say you did not buy it. Its clear you did not read it and you cetainly did not understand it.
38 weeks ago
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As to your libertarianism bullet-items, you sure don't know how the world works.
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Yup, another Leftist tyrant wearing Rightwing sheepskin.
Don't worry, he'll MAKE people 'better'.

Fool. You have built your own jails.
When they were done with us, did you not think you would be next?
39 weeks ago
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Gods forbid we should follow the original Constitution or allow people to be free, those sinners.

Go ahead, socabill. Cast the first stone, you obviously qualify.
39 weeks ago
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How about this: Rational vs. Irrational?

There's not a lot or rationality on either side of the left/right divide. One has a social metaphysics, the other has one based on primitive superstition.

Both have their ethics based in altruism (note: altruism is not to be confused with benevolence, though they LOOK the same.

Both have their politics based in collectivism and pragmatism, not any reasoned understanding of humane nature, and neither have anything more than a barf-back morality.

Modern education and state schools are based on irrational indoctrination by the left, which was a reverse of the indoctrination of the right.

Mellisa Harris-Perry is absolutely whacked out in her notion that children are property of the state, but so was this guy we've heard of:

"In 1786, Benjamin Rush, an early advocate of American independence who became known as the “father” of American psychiatry, wrote: “Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property.” “A system of national education,” argued Noah Webster (of dictionary fame) in 1790, will “implant in the minds of American youth…an inviolable attachment to their own country.”" -- George H. Smith, Roots of State Education.

In summary, there's about 90% overlap between the left and the right, and maybe 10% separation.
39 weeks ago
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Bah. Both want to have an audience.
Barking monkeys. Authority is a position adopted by alpha wannabees on instinct.
Competence or reason are tools of us dependable betas, you know, the ones that actually do all the work?
39 weeks ago
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I think you have it right and are also right pinning this around rule of law. This is not politics in the old sense. This is an ideology of racist and sexist hate by people who self-identify as intersectional third wave QUILTBAG feminists.

Politically correct liberalism stinks of their typical rhetoric, and is now the core philosophy of the Dem Party. Terms like, male gaze, patriarchy, white privilege, sl*t-shaming, fat-shaming, trigger warnings, ableisms, gender-neutrality, pie-charting literature, settler colonialism, white-savior, and much more come from that cult.
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Quite a short list, so true.
The new preisthood is barking mad.
The old preisthood, that they seek to replace, were merely a bit daft-
quite forgetful, somewhat blind, commonplace criminals, but at least they'd had time to settle down.
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Oh, and please... QUILTBAG? Sounds interesting.
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