Monday, April 07, 2008


This comment from Glenn Reynolds says it all, doesn't it, about those who are hyping doom and gloom in the economy?

Actually, though, the unemployment rate in November 1996, when Clinton rode a soaring economy to victory, was 5.4%. That's right--three tenths of a percent higher than the "grim picture" of a "pink slip nation" painted by this month's unemployment report.

That was different, because back then a man from Hope promised Change.

The Democrats and the left are trying to sweep all of America up into their psychotic delusions; to make everyone believe that everything under Bush is far worse than anything that has ever come before.

They cannot appeal to fact, therefore they must appeal to emotion.

This is how a group psychosis (i.e., mass hysteria) is politically created and sustained--by a deliberate distortion of truth for the purpose of achieving political power. The flames of emotionalism and exaggerated outrage must be constantly fanned; and always, the truth must be hidden.

America, once the shining light of reason and enlightenment for the whole world, is slowly descending into the same psychopathology that has dragged down the culture of the Middle East; but it is not the policies of the Bush Administration that have resulted in such an outcome--it is the logical and inevitable consequence of the nihilism and the totalitarian dreams of the political left.

What matters most to the minions of the political left is not truth, or reality--or even "peace" and "brotherhood" and "justice"; what matteris is how effective is the language used to manipulate others.

Lies, distortions, ad hominem attacks; attempts to silence opposing views--all are strategies that are perfectly satisfactory if they achieve the desired effect. Ideas and reason must make way for reification of feelings; and freedom is replaced by the thought control of the compassionately totalitarian concept of political correctness.

They must have perfection--perfect thoughts, perfect motives, perfect human interactions, perfect peace, perfect war. The market must ALWAYS go up; if it goes down it must be a plot of the evil capitalists; if anything goes wrong in a war it must be because of the incompetence of a Republican Commander-in-Chief; if the economy has its ups and downs, it will be because of inadequate government controls; if humans behave like humans--well, they too must be perfected by the perfect ideology. As I noted the other day, when you are building a perfect utopia, it's necessary to eliminate the undesirables--but it is for the good of all, of course.

So, bring on the economic hysteria! Without it, the left has no hope of achieving power and imposing their utopian fantasies.

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