Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

But She's Not Done Anything Wrong!

So apparently today Lois Lerner appeared again before the House Oversight Committee and, again, pleaded the 5th Amendment against self-incrimination, and her lawyer says she fears for her life if she testifies.

Fears for her life? Fears whom? And if she gets immunity, will she still be in fear for her life?

How not?

You know, I've been reading David Horowitz's autobiographical Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey, and I'm a bit over halfway through it. One of the key things I've noted so far is that what disenchanted David was the murder of an acquaintance by a group he thought of as "part of The Struggle™" - that is, the Black Panthers. And as he moves along after being shocked out of his complacency, he notices more and more that a characteristic of the Far Left is their willingness to not only ostracize, but literally kill people they think of as "traitors."  He fears it himself - enough to buy a .38 revolver for self-protection.

A second key thing I've noted so far is the ubiquity in the 60's of really radical people going into government bureaucracies, either as employees or elected officials.

The IRS scandal has the hallmarks of the Far Left - targeting of perceived right-wing groups, lack of concern over such targeting being discovered, coverup, obfuscation and passionate declarations of innocence.

I have to wonder how high up in the bureaucracy the True Believers go. And how far down.

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