Jan 06 2006

The Left’s New Motto

Published by at 10:26 am under All General Discussions

This one has to go down in the history books as the most accurate motto ever bestowed on a group. A Powerline reader coined this for the left:

the Left has its own version of this slogan: “We Deserve to be Trod Upon.” It’s stated explicitly by Ivy League professors and big-paper columnists, and implicitly in the relentless efforts of people like Kos and Congressional Democrats to forestall virtually all attempts to protect ourselves as a nation.

We Deserve To Be Trod Upon….

Yes you do!

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2 Responses to “The Left’s New Motto”

  1. Larwyn says:

    “WE ARE THE GHOST DANCERS” will beat that one hands down,
    as it encompasses ALL OF THE BEHAVIOR of CRISIS CULTS:

    “non-rational belief systems that cultures develop when under severe stress and faced with breakdown.”

    A MUST READ – Promise you will see the “CRISIS CULT” at
    work in every LEFT output – Hear the Ghost Dance drummings
    as you read or hear the latest LEFTY meme.


    End-Time Panic and The Liberal Ghost Dance

    The great psychoanalytic anthropologist Weston LaBarre wrote extensively of “crisis cults,” which involve non-rational belief systems that cultures develop when under severe stress and faced with breakdown. Similar to the neurotic individual, at the core of every crisis cult is a welcome but false “noble lie” which “is defended with the same religious fanaticism as neurosis.” As he writes, “Crisis cults are notable for their foolishness and unreality, because they tend to deny and misapprehend the real situation surrounding the society. But they all promise relief from unendurable current catastrophe.” In fact, as irrational as they may appear on the surface, the crisis cult is “the would-be therapy of the traumatized culture.” It doesn’t do anything in the real world, but it comforts those who cling to the beliefs of the crisis cult.

    In his book The Ghost Dance, LaBarre describes dozens of crisis cults. In fact, the book takes its title from one of the most famous crisis cults, the Ghost Dance of the late 19th century, when American Indians were facing the complete dissolution of their way of life–loss of their hunting territories, near extinction of the once vast buffalo herds, a series of disastrous military defeats, multiple droughts, and new and fatal diseases. The Ghost Dance was a fantasied solution to all their problems, involving the widespread idea that “a new skin would slide over the old earth, covering up the whites and all their works, and bringing upon it new trees and plants, great buffalo herds, the ghosts of the dead, and the great departed warriors and chiefs.” This utopia would come about if only each person in all the tribes danced the elaborate Ghost Dance.

    Another famous example is the “cargo cult” of early 20th century New Guinea. There, the natives couldn’t help but notice that they had to work very hard, while the white colonialists seemed to sit around a lot, and received great stores of goods simply by sending out little scraps of paper. They reasoned that this had something to do with the mysterious cargo ships that left with native products and returned loaded down with all of the machines and other items that seemed to make the white men so powerful. The New Guineans developed the idea that these powerful objects were fashioned by their ancestors in a far-off volcano and were actually meant for them. But in order to ensure receiving them, they would have to imitate the behaviors of the white men by “sitting solemnly and speechlessly around tables,” waiting for their ship to come in, so to speak.


    Click here: One Cosmos: End-Time Panic and The Liberal Ghost Dance

    Once you have read the entire essay you’ll give kudos to Dr. Robert Godwin for painting these vivid word pictures.
    Visions of FDR, JFK fill their heads and set the beat – with absolutely
    no understanding.

    “a slow withdrawal will look like victory” John Murtha – need I say

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