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OPINION: On the Road to Idiocracy

idiocracy protest left liberalForget about the threat of socialism or even communism; the real threat comes from those who want to foist Idiocracy down our throats.  Merriam-Webster defines Idiocracy as “a form of government in which a country or territory is run by fools.”  And, the madness of anti-government protests that have swept the country since the election of President Donald Trump indicate that the fools are hell bent on taking over.

The opposition certainly has a right to voice opinions, but only idiots would go to the extremes that the Never-Trumper movement has gone since Mr. Trump took office.

A new Rasmussen survey shows that 59% of American voters fear that the opposition has become so intense it is likely to lead to widespread violence.  And, almost a third of respondents in that study said they believe the country is headed for a new Civil War.

Broadcaster Denis Prager, host of The Denis Prager Show, put it this way: “This Second Civil War, fortunately, differs in another critically important way: It has thus far been largely nonviolent.  But given increasing left-wing violence, such as riots, the taking over of college presidents’ offices and the illegal occupation of state capitols, nonviolence is not guaranteed to be a permanent characteristic of the Second Civil War.”

Meanwhile, strident liberal factions are now calling for the elimination of ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement component of the Department of Homeland Security.  Even many mainstream Democrats think that’s an ill-conceived notion; it would leave the country unprotected.  It would be a lot like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Hand in hand with the notion of doing away with law enforcers who protect our borders is the novel idea of opening our borders and letting in anyone who might care to come into the country uninvited.  Imagine the hardships that would ensue for those of us who already live here.  Authoritative estimates put the number of people who would move here from another country at 100 million to 150 million or more.  Where would they live?  Where would they work?  What would they eat?  What impact would it have on crime rates?

Opposition from the right against the reign of Barack Obama was admittedly widespread during his tenure, but it was a civil opposition.  There were no incidents that even approached the vicious magnitude of the attempt on the life of Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA] and fellow Republican Congressmen out for a night of baseball last year.   A lone shooter, James Hodgkinson, who harbored violent anti-Republican views, was out to kill as many Republican lawmakers as he could on the night of June 14, 2017.  He severely wounded Rep. Scalise and 2 Capitol Police officers, a congressional staffer and a lobbyist before he was shot and killed.

During Mr. Obama’s two terms in office, we didn’t have sitting Republican representatives issuing calls such as the one from Rep Maxine Waters [D-CA] last month.  You’ll recall that she told her constituents “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere,”

And, if you don’t think the media is wittingly or unwittingly culpable in distorting the truth in order to promote a new brand of socialist anarchy, you have another think coming.

Instead of reporting the facts of a news story the way a reporter with integrity used to do back in the day, they prefer to put a spin on their reportage.  And, more likely than not, they will spin the facts to suit ideologically liberal notions of how things should be, things such as how the country should be run.

Recently a scholarly report was published that focused on the reason public respect and support has declined for the venerable U.S. Supreme Court.  The report was researched and written by two university professors, Matthew Hitt at Colorado State and Kathleen Searles at Louisiana State.  Their conclusion was: “To know the Court is to love it, but to watch [TV] coverage of the Court is to dislike it.”

As commentator Michael Dempsey put it recently in a letter to the editor of the Echo Press in Alexandria, MN: “The greater problem is media bias and it’s absolutely palpable.  It’s about opinion disguising itself as news, not from rogue websites on the Internet, but from CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post.  Watching a network news program at 5:30 has become laughable.  Every night it’s an anti-Trump feeding frenzy with nothing to feed on but speculation regarding the so-called Russian collusion and outright lies, distortions and deliberate omissions, as in this most recent story of children being “ripped from their mothers’ arms” at the border.”

Idiocracy, indeed!

 

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Glenn
2 years ago

Yes. This is what I have been afraid of for a very long time. Sure seems like these radical ideologist out number the rational common sense people today. The country will be run by fools is an understatement if the uneducated, misled and lied to people get out and vote. The Democrat owned Social medias army….fueling devision and promoting conflict.

Kim Savino
2 years ago

How do we stop this madness ???

pete
2 years ago

I find the commentary from the Left is failed and incoherent. What I see is self-righteousness because “the end justifies the means!” There is no high minded morality here. These are the least moral among us.

Lawrence Greenberg
2 years ago

Over the last half century, The Democrat Party, never any friend to this nation or its citizens, has morphed into The New Communist Party of the USA, and as such, they share the same goal that all Communists have always shared: the destruction of this nation and the downfall of Western Civilization, to be replaced by a worldwide Communist dictatorship. And they are succeeding. People need to wake up to the reality of what is going on before we end up with a shooting war in this nation.

AFVET
2 years ago

That will never happen. If history has taught us anything is that evil never wins. Good always conquers evil.
Easiest way to defeat these idiots is to vote them out of office and fire/arrest those trying to destroy this country. United we stand divided we fall!

Clark Kent
2 years ago

And who elected said idiots? WE DID! ‘We have met the enemy and he is us’ – Pogo.

PaulE
2 years ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

That is of course obvious. The real question is what, if anything, are people willing to do differently in the way they assess candidates and then actually vote to change Washington for the better. Simply whining about how bad their Congressmen and Senators are, while then routinely voting the same hacks back into office over and over again, is simply proving where the problem lies.

Carol Hopkins
2 years ago

I don’t think we need NATO any more. It should be disbanded. Should we also disband UN? It doesn’t cover India or South America.

Liam
2 years ago

There is an old proverb that states: ‘Be careful what you pray for, you might get it.” These media idiots are praying for and promoting socialism, and they just might get it, but when it comes, they ain’t gonna like it. They will be controlled just like the media was controlled under Hitler and Stalin: ‘Toe the mark and report what we tell you, or risk that middle of the night visit from the boys and girls in the black trench coats’ Those visits usually resulted in the people being visited disappearing, never to be seen or heard from again..

Then under those regimes there was four or more families living in one small apartment. “Big Brother’ listening on every corner. Imagine with today’s technology compared to what it was back then, how easy that listening could take place/ Yes, folks be careful what you pray for, you just might get it..

Cheryl B. Urban
2 years ago

Idiocracy, indeed! Everyone should watch the movie by the same name from a few years back. It didn’t get the blessings of Hollywood or the mainstream media for obvious reasons. It didn’t, and still doesn’t, echo their left-wing mindset. It shows what will happen when we are all dumbed down to the level our government wants us!

PaulE
2 years ago

Yes, even though the movie’s writers probably never intended it to be anything more than a low budget summer movie, they inadvertently wrote a movie that fairly highlighted what a world systematically dumbed-down would resemble. No knowledge of history, science or anything else. A society unable to grasp even simple concepts and devoid of reason. In short, the ideal electorate willing to accept anything that sounded good at the moment.

Thomas Haj
2 years ago

Don’t worry! These protests will stop once the unbiased media flips all of DC to the (d) column by 2020. Think it can’t happen? Conservatives are staying home on election days because this media told them that their (R) candidate was unelectable. Only two more Senate seats and their side controls the future of the Supreme Court for decades to come! Want to get even with a liberal? Vote!

Doug Boyer
2 years ago

While I agree with Mr Weber, he suggests that ICE enforcers protect our borders; they do not. That is the job of our Border Patrol.

Ellen
2 years ago

Every day I shake my head and say “What is WRONG with people?!!?!!”

Marie
2 years ago

The nation that departs from God is turned into hell. That is what is happening in America right now just as the Bible states. God says I will give you over to a depraved mind. Depravity is running rampant in our society, just as the Bible states. It’s going to get worse, much worse, not better. People have no self control and are fueled by greed and power. But God has an escape plan for those that love and follow Him. In the blink of an eye, millions of true believers will be removed from the earth leaving behind all the godless rebellious haters who want to destroy this country and rule the world. Because they refused to bow down to the one true God who is Truth, they will bow down to their new godless leader, the Anti-Christ and believe his lies. In the end, everyone will get what is coming to them. It’s going to go down the way God says it will and none of us can stop it. So get right with God now so that you may escape what is coming upon the whole world sooner than you think.

cactusbob
2 years ago

We had an idiocracy for 8 years, and the Democrats want another one. Their slogan, according to Hillary, is that the end justifies the means, which means that laws or the Constitution should not stand in the way of pushing Trump and Republican control OUT! Lying is just fine with the Democrats, the liberal media (MSM) is withholding news harmful to Democrats, The Resistance is attacking everything good, and they are criticizing everything that Trump and Republicans in Congress are doing. They deny that our economic situation has vastly improved, and they refuse to acknowledge that competition and the freedom from Obama’s onerous rules and laws are enabling the economic growth. Patriotism is being welcomed again, and the hate-America crowd is embarrassed. Support Trump, vote for Republicans, and prevent another idiocracy!

Gunny Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  cactusbob

If we keep letting 18 year old’s vote we will get it for sure!

Arthur Illiano, Jr.
2 years ago

There are two activities that Americans celebrate that are destructive to any society. One is debate and the other is Democracy.

First debate. If you went to a baseball game, a football game or a basketball game would you expect the participants to come to some sort of agreement? Would you expect the fans of the losing side to then change their allegiance and become fans of the winners? Not hardly. The fans of the loser would shake their fists and say we’ll get you the next time. A debate is a verbal competition just as the other examples are physical competitions. The major difference is that in a debate there are no umpires, referees or book of rules that can be enforced. If you critically watch debates you will find that both sides lie, make false claims and use other techniques designed to play to their fans and win the debate. Debates are divisive, they always have been and always will be. Debaters promise the world and deliver what is expedient even if it causes harm. I stopped watching debates a long time ago. I pay little attention to what people promise and close attention to what they get done .

What I look for is a philosophical conversation that tries to find out what is right not who is right. An example of this is the following from philosopher Allan Bloom’s book, The Closing of the American mind.

“…the true friends, as Plato was to Aristotle at the very moment they were disagreeing about the nature of the good. Their common concern for the good linked them, their disagreement about it proved they needed one another to understand it. They were absolutely one soul as they looked at the problem. This according to Plato, is the only real friendship, the only real common good.”
From the Closing of the American Mind, Page 381

Democracy. I don’t know when the first democracy was established, but I do know that the idea of a democracy is more than 2400 years old. How do I know that? Because Plato wrote about it in his book The Republic. Book 8 of The Republic (the equivalent of chapter 8) is all about democracy and ends with the following statement: “Well, then, aren’t we justified in saying that we have adequately described how tyranny evolves from democracy and what it’s like when it has come into being?” If democracy is a great form of government how come no ancient democracy has lasted more than about 250 years? Virtually all of our Founders decried Democracy. Our Founders created a Constitutional Republic under Natural Law. You find no mention of democracy in any of the Founding documents.

Bit by Bit the Constitution is being shredded. We became a Democracy in 1913 with the passing of the 16th and 17th Amendments and the Federal Reserve act. Many Democrats are openly hostile to the Constitution the main purpose of which was to limit the Federal Governments impact on the lives of our citizens and confine it to international activities. The states were charged with domestic activities and Senators were appointed by state legislatures to represent the states.

Gunny Joe
2 years ago

The one true umpire is knowledge, that we have very little of now as the schools do not teach our history as it is only how the progressives write it, this is prevalent K-College. That coupled with the progressive teacher in all levels of education, and a progressive news media will allow an ill educated and much too young electret.

That is not taking into account the vast number of people that are suppose to immigrants that will not assimilate into American society. If not corrected, and it may be to late, all we as Americans stand for will fall.

radical-middle-of-the-oad
2 years ago

Join the discussion…Thank you for telling people the nation was actually destroyed in 1913 and we have been going downhill ever since. I will add the rumor that (Democrat) Wilson was paid a $25,000 (approximately $1.5 million today based on the prices of gold then and now) bribe to sign the Federal Reserve Act which handed the country over to an international system of corrupt bankers. He later said: I have unintentionally ruined my country. Let me add that traditional ‘democracy’ was never universal suffrage. People needed to be qualified to vote, if only by being property owners. Unless you think a know-nothing college student or a bum in the gutter drinking wine out of a paper bag should be deciding your fate.

Gail Engelhardt
2 years ago

The Extremists on the Left including the media are out to destroy our country which is suicial. They don’t think before they act. They are all guilty of inciting potential riots. Open borders with no ICE or Border Patrol will be disasterous to our safety and security from criminals, drug pushers, Rapists, Terrorists and more problems that will affect every person living in America in a detrimental way. Is that what they really want? Is their hatred do out of control, they will jeopardize the life of every man, woman and child in America including their own?
I pray I am wrong, but at the rate they are going, it doesn’t look good right now.
This must be stopped.

this is
2 years ago

We can help by going to the polling booths in Nov. and do our part by voting those who want our country to be destroyed, released from their jobs in Washington. They have been reduced to being idiots and that’s not what we sent to Washington originally, or did we? They must have been in “disguise” to fool us into voting them into office so they could unleash their idiotic policies…thus the problems this country faces today. Or, they could have been “seduced” by someone or some group with tons of money to turn “rogue” once in office, and do the dirty work of that person(s) who provided the money. Either way, we must put a stop to that and use our voting power at the polls to get rid of the “bad rubbish” clogging the halls in Congress and in any halls in Washington. The American people have been made fools of for too long and we need to fight back. People Power does work, folks, and we can be an example of that at the mid-term election in Nov. Good luck at the Polls and please vote wisely as everything we once enjoyed, is at stake!!!!

Gunny Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  this is

Be ware Dem’s will do or say anything to get elected/reelected, and then vote Schumer and good old Nancy to be their leaders!

Thomas Haj
2 years ago

Another of my predictions which will come true: And once the liberals finally bring our country down, they’ll simply have their media blame the (R)s for it’s happening, and people will vote them into power for good (ends justify the means, you know).

Sandra Harding
2 years ago

Yes, it is most definitely showing the childish behavior and language of this generation. Bullying is alive and well. If people would just stick to the facts, we might be able to see what is really happening. I am hoping that our country will inforce the constitution & laws laid out by our forefathers. This country did not get this way overnight. It is going to take constant work to make this country great again. I am happy to see our President fighting for our country. It’s about time we inforce the law. It is not fair that we pay more than the rest of the countries. There is an immigration law in place for a reason. It’s about time someone unforced it. Those people knew they were here breaking the law. They know all about Medicaid and how to work the system. It’s time to decrease our debts in this country. Medical care has skyrocketed and insurance cost is even worse. Those who have worked their whole life, are paying for those who don’t work or who are here illegally. It has been going on for decades and now that it’s being addressed, many are saying it’s
Wrong. Well, it’s the law.
Frustrated with news and shows trying to bad mouth the president, I say, put that energy into possible solutions . If you feed a fire with frenzy , it burns out of control, but if you water it and build a wall around it, then it’s becomes controlled. I am so tired of the bad mouthing and finger pointing. If you think you have a solution without all the drama, then write a letter to Mr. President, outlining the steps to take to achieve the goals.
This would be a positive experience for all involved.
Just Saying !!!!!!!!!!

Gunny Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Sandra Harding

And the Dem’s, the news media, and the schools will be pointing fingers to get the 18 year old to for sure vote the “right way”. I could not vote till I had a small semblance of common sense, at 21, and I was in combat before that time, why do we need 18 year old to vote now?

Gloria P. Sterling
2 years ago
Reply to  Gunny Joe

Ditto, Gunny!!!

michael failla
2 years ago

Saul alinsky must be so proud.

Gunny Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  michael failla

And all his followers, the Clintons, the Obama’s, most all the Senate and House Dem’s, and the news media, even some in FOX!

Gary Minder
2 years ago

You are right on with this article. Where do we go from here? How do we get factual unbiased news back?

Buddy
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Minder

FOX?
…and I’m even a bit suspicious of them from time to time! LOL!

Dan W.
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Minder

Try the Wall Street Journal.

Gunny Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan W.

Don’t trust the Wall Street Journal, they try but fall short.

Robert Sharp
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Minder

One America news is a truth telling news , that is where I get real news.

Arthur Illiano, Jr.
2 years ago
Reply to  Robert Sharp

Real news and real history.

Thomas Haj
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Minder

Simple – take back the media. You’re welcome.

Wanda Pope
2 years ago

Every member of Congress & every member of the media should take their responsibility to be civil, respectful & promote unity seriously, Congress needs to sanction members who do not conduct themselves in an ethical manner. How can there be respect within the general population when hatred is spread by member of the media & Congress. We can & should demand better. We can exercise our freedom to use the remote to shut off the liberal media.

this is
2 years ago
Reply to  Wanda Pope

Yes, Wanda, we can, at the mid-term election comes Nov. We the people have the POWER to vote for the right people to replace those who are not doing their jobs in Congress or in any other office in Washington. We need to send a message to all who are seeking re-election that if they are “sandbagging” and hoping for a lifetime career in Washington that we can surely change things for them. I have seen and heard enough of the “rogue” leaders in Washington and I will surely vote them out (as some are from my state), so how about you all in your different states? As a group of patriotic voters who want the best for our country, we can make that difference in November!!!! And at the future elections as well, as we can “help” drain that swamp with our voting power. MAGA!
Instead of just posting our views, we also need to get out there and make it happen at the polls!

Thomas Haj
2 years ago
Reply to  Wanda Pope

Unfortunately, a majority of my co-workers and neighbors believe every word the unbiased media says, and they are not going to look kindly on anyone telling them to ignore their chosen form of information. Oh… and they ARE getting out to vote against the “factual” Trump/Russia conspiracy.

Rik
2 years ago

I find it absolutely amazing that our school system doesn’t teach American History other than that Presidents Washington and Jefferson were slave owners. Or that President Lincoln was a Republican and that the Southern Democrats were the slave owners who fought to keep slavery. Of course, this is what happens when the Government gets involved in controlling our educational system.

PTY
2 years ago
Reply to  Rik

We are the Government. Parents have allowed liberals to hijack the education system! Unfortunately, this is what happen when parents do not take an active role in the education of their children. We send them to school never challenging the curriculum. It is my belief that every parent, since we are the tax payer, have the opportunity by appointment to sit in a classroom and witness their child being educated or indoctrinated? For a start do the students stand for the Pledge of Allegiance before starting class. Is there an American Flag in every classroom?
One proud veteran

Renee
2 years ago
Reply to  Rik

Well said and noted I have been saying that education of our country should be mandatory in schools as should the English language Betsy Devos has to implement
Thank you

Gloria P. Sterling
2 years ago
Reply to  Rik

I am and have been for years an advocate to rid the government of the NEA (National Education Assc.) Their policies have always been such as to take the good away from our education system. (Maybe not always, but for a long time, anyway.) I am not for federal control of our schools.

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