World
Tim Kirby
September 5, 2019
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Another nail in the coffin of American stability may have been driven in just a few days ago as Alabama Republicans adopted a resolution trying to get Representative Ilhan Omar to be expelled from Congress for her statements on Israel i.e. non-criminal actions. Omar’s associates within the Democratic Party have for quite some time demanded the impeachment of Trump even before he had the chance to commit any crimes as President. This growing acceptance of trying to remove enemy ideologies from power without having committed any provable crimes could be a step towards a Trump-era form of lustration that would result in an “all or nothing” battle to remain in office while expelling “the enemy” and this would have dire consequences for the US.

One “exceptional” aspect of the United States is that that, besides the Civil War, the battle between political views in America has been shockingly gentlemanly. One could attribute this to the American passion for free speech, which although violated often is at least striven for, but the real core reason is the fact that American political discourse has always been between two flavors of the same idea. Both the American Left and Right, Dems and Reps, have believed in Liberalism – a system where all that matters is the individual and their rights as an individual.

Sharing this key core value makes it easier to have civil debates as to what this Liberalism should look like and how it should be played out. During the Cold War any Western nation with an actual functioning Communist party would be under threat of systemic collapse if the Reds were to win an election with authority taking power. The Communists have a vision that is completely incompatible with Liberalism and thus friendly dialogue with them was not an option, because tolerance of them would eventually lead to the intolerant starting a revolution that boots out the tolerant. When the Marxists got enough legal/electoral rope from you they planned to hang you with it.

Thankfully for America any radical opposition has never been able to get over 1% of the vote for President and has been utterly hapless upto this point. This civil debate between versions of Liberalism plus America’s fantastic geographical location have granted this civilization the ideal climate for stability and thus wealth and growth. Sadly there are people in Washington who do not see or understand this.

The American Left of old which used to fight for things completely in line with Liberalism and the US Constitution has evolved into something different, and so different that it is a threat to this grand American stability.

The Left of old fought for the rights of Unions – the freedom of individuals to associate with whom they want to make a free choice to collectively bargain with an employer in a Capitalist system. They used to fight against racial discrimination – placing the individual regardless of ethnicity as the central pillar of society, which is a cornerstone of Liberalism. They used to fight against censorship and other forms of unseen force that violate the Bill of Rights etc.

Today’s Left wants forced wealth distribution – although they never define this concretely, it is certainly a violation of the sanctity of private property and Capitalism. They also want reparations for slavery and other forms of punishment for the conduct of one’s ancestors based on race. They also believe that violence is perfectly acceptable when they do it – i.e. “punching Nazis is okay”, which is a rather hateful policy since nearly every enemy to their movement is considered to be a Nazi. They promote “safe spaces” as a means of segregation and believe that men are guilty until proven innocent when it comes issues of sexual harassment and/or rape. The list of Progressive insanity goes on for pages but you see the point. The big shift has happened.

These Progressive Democrat positions are not a different flavor of Liberalism, they are something born of Liberalism but mutated into another system entirely. The SJW/Progressive movement is something like a Dark Anti-Fourth Political Theory combining the worst aspects of the great political theories of the 20th century (Liberalism, Communism and Fascism) into one writhing mass and this is where the danger to American stability comes in – these are not the classical American Left with whom the right can politely argue. They are more like the Communist Parties of Cold War Western Europe hungry for overthrow only faking civility while they lie wait. Their objective is not a customizing of American Liberalism closer to their hearts.

This could seem like Alarmist journalism and screaming about the end of America serves no one’s interests and is 99% of the time false. This is not written to be alarmist but a realistic view of something with possible dangers that is evolving before our eyes.

What is written above is a warning of a possible slippery slope event that mirrors what already did happen in Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism. One side or the other could engage in an American Lustration of all opposition thus marking the end of America’s great stability. The forced removal of Omar and her other three horsewomen of the apocalypse, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley or the fraudulent impeachment of Trump will be the first domino in America turning into Ukraine. It is something that must be avoided for the future of the USA.

America’s Stability Is Worth More Than Ilhan Omar’s Silence

Another nail in the coffin of American stability may have been driven in just a few days ago as Alabama Republicans adopted a resolution trying to get Representative Ilhan Omar to be expelled from Congress for her statements on Israel i.e. non-criminal actions. Omar’s associates within the Democratic Party have for quite some time demanded the impeachment of Trump even before he had the chance to commit any crimes as President. This growing acceptance of trying to remove enemy ideologies from power without having committed any provable crimes could be a step towards a Trump-era form of lustration that would result in an “all or nothing” battle to remain in office while expelling “the enemy” and this would have dire consequences for the US.

One “exceptional” aspect of the United States is that that, besides the Civil War, the battle between political views in America has been shockingly gentlemanly. One could attribute this to the American passion for free speech, which although violated often is at least striven for, but the real core reason is the fact that American political discourse has always been between two flavors of the same idea. Both the American Left and Right, Dems and Reps, have believed in Liberalism – a system where all that matters is the individual and their rights as an individual.

Sharing this key core value makes it easier to have civil debates as to what this Liberalism should look like and how it should be played out. During the Cold War any Western nation with an actual functioning Communist party would be under threat of systemic collapse if the Reds were to win an election with authority taking power. The Communists have a vision that is completely incompatible with Liberalism and thus friendly dialogue with them was not an option, because tolerance of them would eventually lead to the intolerant starting a revolution that boots out the tolerant. When the Marxists got enough legal/electoral rope from you they planned to hang you with it.

Thankfully for America any radical opposition has never been able to get over 1% of the vote for President and has been utterly hapless upto this point. This civil debate between versions of Liberalism plus America’s fantastic geographical location have granted this civilization the ideal climate for stability and thus wealth and growth. Sadly there are people in Washington who do not see or understand this.

The American Left of old which used to fight for things completely in line with Liberalism and the US Constitution has evolved into something different, and so different that it is a threat to this grand American stability.

The Left of old fought for the rights of Unions – the freedom of individuals to associate with whom they want to make a free choice to collectively bargain with an employer in a Capitalist system. They used to fight against racial discrimination – placing the individual regardless of ethnicity as the central pillar of society, which is a cornerstone of Liberalism. They used to fight against censorship and other forms of unseen force that violate the Bill of Rights etc.

Today’s Left wants forced wealth distribution – although they never define this concretely, it is certainly a violation of the sanctity of private property and Capitalism. They also want reparations for slavery and other forms of punishment for the conduct of one’s ancestors based on race. They also believe that violence is perfectly acceptable when they do it – i.e. “punching Nazis is okay”, which is a rather hateful policy since nearly every enemy to their movement is considered to be a Nazi. They promote “safe spaces” as a means of segregation and believe that men are guilty until proven innocent when it comes issues of sexual harassment and/or rape. The list of Progressive insanity goes on for pages but you see the point. The big shift has happened.

These Progressive Democrat positions are not a different flavor of Liberalism, they are something born of Liberalism but mutated into another system entirely. The SJW/Progressive movement is something like a Dark Anti-Fourth Political Theory combining the worst aspects of the great political theories of the 20th century (Liberalism, Communism and Fascism) into one writhing mass and this is where the danger to American stability comes in – these are not the classical American Left with whom the right can politely argue. They are more like the Communist Parties of Cold War Western Europe hungry for overthrow only faking civility while they lie wait. Their objective is not a customizing of American Liberalism closer to their hearts.

This could seem like Alarmist journalism and screaming about the end of America serves no one’s interests and is 99% of the time false. This is not written to be alarmist but a realistic view of something with possible dangers that is evolving before our eyes.

What is written above is a warning of a possible slippery slope event that mirrors what already did happen in Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism. One side or the other could engage in an American Lustration of all opposition thus marking the end of America’s great stability. The forced removal of Omar and her other three horsewomen of the apocalypse, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley or the fraudulent impeachment of Trump will be the first domino in America turning into Ukraine. It is something that must be avoided for the future of the USA.

Another nail in the coffin of American stability may have been driven in just a few days ago as Alabama Republicans adopted a resolution trying to get Representative Ilhan Omar to be expelled from Congress for her statements on Israel i.e. non-criminal actions. Omar’s associates within the Democratic Party have for quite some time demanded the impeachment of Trump even before he had the chance to commit any crimes as President. This growing acceptance of trying to remove enemy ideologies from power without having committed any provable crimes could be a step towards a Trump-era form of lustration that would result in an “all or nothing” battle to remain in office while expelling “the enemy” and this would have dire consequences for the US.

One “exceptional” aspect of the United States is that that, besides the Civil War, the battle between political views in America has been shockingly gentlemanly. One could attribute this to the American passion for free speech, which although violated often is at least striven for, but the real core reason is the fact that American political discourse has always been between two flavors of the same idea. Both the American Left and Right, Dems and Reps, have believed in Liberalism – a system where all that matters is the individual and their rights as an individual.

Sharing this key core value makes it easier to have civil debates as to what this Liberalism should look like and how it should be played out. During the Cold War any Western nation with an actual functioning Communist party would be under threat of systemic collapse if the Reds were to win an election with authority taking power. The Communists have a vision that is completely incompatible with Liberalism and thus friendly dialogue with them was not an option, because tolerance of them would eventually lead to the intolerant starting a revolution that boots out the tolerant. When the Marxists got enough legal/electoral rope from you they planned to hang you with it.

Thankfully for America any radical opposition has never been able to get over 1% of the vote for President and has been utterly hapless upto this point. This civil debate between versions of Liberalism plus America’s fantastic geographical location have granted this civilization the ideal climate for stability and thus wealth and growth. Sadly there are people in Washington who do not see or understand this.

The American Left of old which used to fight for things completely in line with Liberalism and the US Constitution has evolved into something different, and so different that it is a threat to this grand American stability.

The Left of old fought for the rights of Unions – the freedom of individuals to associate with whom they want to make a free choice to collectively bargain with an employer in a Capitalist system. They used to fight against racial discrimination – placing the individual regardless of ethnicity as the central pillar of society, which is a cornerstone of Liberalism. They used to fight against censorship and other forms of unseen force that violate the Bill of Rights etc.

Today’s Left wants forced wealth distribution – although they never define this concretely, it is certainly a violation of the sanctity of private property and Capitalism. They also want reparations for slavery and other forms of punishment for the conduct of one’s ancestors based on race. They also believe that violence is perfectly acceptable when they do it – i.e. “punching Nazis is okay”, which is a rather hateful policy since nearly every enemy to their movement is considered to be a Nazi. They promote “safe spaces” as a means of segregation and believe that men are guilty until proven innocent when it comes issues of sexual harassment and/or rape. The list of Progressive insanity goes on for pages but you see the point. The big shift has happened.

These Progressive Democrat positions are not a different flavor of Liberalism, they are something born of Liberalism but mutated into another system entirely. The SJW/Progressive movement is something like a Dark Anti-Fourth Political Theory combining the worst aspects of the great political theories of the 20th century (Liberalism, Communism and Fascism) into one writhing mass and this is where the danger to American stability comes in – these are not the classical American Left with whom the right can politely argue. They are more like the Communist Parties of Cold War Western Europe hungry for overthrow only faking civility while they lie wait. Their objective is not a customizing of American Liberalism closer to their hearts.

This could seem like Alarmist journalism and screaming about the end of America serves no one’s interests and is 99% of the time false. This is not written to be alarmist but a realistic view of something with possible dangers that is evolving before our eyes.

What is written above is a warning of a possible slippery slope event that mirrors what already did happen in Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism. One side or the other could engage in an American Lustration of all opposition thus marking the end of America’s great stability. The forced removal of Omar and her other three horsewomen of the apocalypse, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Pressley or the fraudulent impeachment of Trump will be the first domino in America turning into Ukraine. It is something that must be avoided for the future of the USA.

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The views of individual contributors do not necessarily represent those of the Strategic Culture Foundation.