Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Friday, November 21, 2014
Posted by Chief Nose Wetter at 11:48 PM
It’s difficult to imagine a sadder state of affairs than political figures suggesting that any constituent group must adhere to a predetermined ideology without question, preaching that the flock should unquestionably follow a political party’s whims in lockstep. We all know such a thing be an anathema among free-thinking people, don’t we?
This is a trait of past civilizations that we often ridicule and lament, having the benefit of hindsight and the blessings of Western concepts of morality. How, indeed, did Germans fall under the Nazi spell? When, exactly, did the Khmer Rouge accept their roles as enforcers of party-line groupthink to the extent that they would murder their own countrymen for a lack of faith in the Communist regime? At what moment did Mao’s subjects sacrifice their own right to human choice such that millions perished under the yoke of communalist agricultural revolution called the “Great Leap Forward?”
These are all enduring questions in our effort to dissect political dysfunction and the nature of humankind. But I would offer this: we need not look at history. Look at our current First Lady to see such methods of indoctrination at work.
Before this month’s election, Michelle Obama beseeched an audience to vote along party lines, “no matter who’s on the ballot.” “It’s not about that person on the ballot,” she said. “It’s about you, and for most of the people we are talking to, a Democratic ticket is the clear ticket that we should be voting on regardless of who said what or did this, that shouldn’t even come into the equation.”
As the television audience to whom she directed these comments is primarily composed of blacks, we can safely infer that she meant blacks should think and act of one mind, and march to the polls and vote Democrat at her behest. Or at the very least, the color of their skin alone should compel them to do so. That is a suggestion that should be pretty ridiculous if you consider in most other contexts.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Monday, November 17, 2014
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