Monday, August 22, 2005

Does the Left Know What Oppression Is?

I don't normally repost my comments from another blog on this site. But, in this case, I will make an exception.

I left the comments below on a Leftie's blog (who will remain nameless) in response to his post bemoaning the new "Bush Fascism."

I see this type of cavalier hyperbole more and more from today's Democratic Party and feel compelled to call them on it. (The picture left is linked to a site that does more to trivialize the holocaust than any Nazi denier.)

Is there any wonder as to why they see our soldiers as the forces of evil?

My Comments below:


It seems the Left has an undergraduate fixation for the term "fascist." I wonder if anyone knows what it means anymore. I challenge you to tell everyone, now, about the oppression you're suffering.

Please share...

Would you dare to compare your struggles (or any American's) to that of a woman living under the Taliban?

Or that of a Kurd in pre-Invasion Iraq?
Or that of a Christian in Nigeria?
Or that of a Jew in Belarus?
Or that of a homosexual in Saudi Arabia?
Or that of a black man in Apartheid South Africa?
Or that of a pro-democracy student activist in China?
Or that of a petty thief in Iran?
Or that of a disabled person in Hitler's Germany?
Or that of a starving child in Sudan?
Shall I go on..?

Much like flag-burning, casually blogging about oppression when you're free to do so, is no statement at all.

More disturbing is the manner in which you and the Left trivialize actual oppression in your eternal quest for victim status. Worse, you dilute the meaning of the words used to describe oppression by those who have actually encountered it and lived to tell.

This type of self-indulgent exploration can be afforded only by the truly free.


He was not swayed.

7 Comments:

Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

This comment placed here for the same purpose that a bartender puts a couple of his own dollars in the tip jar at the beginning of his shift. Comments beget comments.

8/22/2005 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Raymondo B. said...

Does the Left know what oppression is?

Sure they do. They've been fighting it for decades: the U.S. Civil Rights movement in the 1950s/1960s led by the Left; the fight against Fascists in Spain in the 1930s, led by the Left; the fight for rights for Gay and Lesbians in the U.S., led by the Left; the fight for prison reform in the U.S. in the 1970s, led by the Left. I could go on and on.

The real question is why do some on the Left go rhetorically overboard. It's because the current crop of Republican leaders are scary to a lot of Americans. Case in point - Former Republican Presidential candidate and evangelical leader Pat Robertson. He's at it again -- below is one single example of his rhetorical excessiveness.

This time the follower of Jesus Christ is calling for a specific individual to be killed [Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - who may be far out but is he really a threat to the U.S.?]. What's scary is that this time I wonder if there is anyone in Dick Cheney's office who might agree with Pat on this point. Haven't we got our hands full with Iraq?

Pat Robertson is the kind of Republican (right-wing Christian nutcase who along with the Rev. Jerry Falwell blamed 9/11 on gays and others they feel aren’t up to their Christian standards) that give Republicans a bad name and make people like me weary of the Republican Party which embraces them. I think that's important so I will repeat it. Pat Robertson and his ilk in the Republican Party makes people like me weary of the Republican Party which embraces nut jobs like him. The Republican Party is going to be a minority party if it keeps shifting to the extreme right.

Republicans aren’t fascists -- but I wouldn't want to live in Pat Robertson's version of America!

[From an item on saw on Drudge's site on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005]:

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson called on Monday for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him a "terrific danger" to the United States.

Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition of America and a former presidential candidate, said on "The 700 Club" it was the United States' duty to stop Chavez from making Venezuela a "launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."

Chavez has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of President Bush, accusing the United States of conspiring to topple his government and possibly backing plots to assassinate him. U.S. officials have called the accusations ridiculous.

"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it," Robertson said. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmrepublicans!

8/23/2005 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger Overlord said...

"Sure they do. They've been fighting it for decades: the U.S. Civil Rights movement in the 1950s/1960s led by the Left; the fight against Fascists in Spain in the 1930s, led by the Left; the fight for rights for Gay and Lesbians in the U.S., led by the Left; the fight for prison reform in the U.S. in the 1970s, led by the Left. I could go on and on."

You need a history lesson my friend, it's because of the republicans that the civil rights movements were succesfull. Look up the voting records. Fascists in spain? What's that got to do with...anything in BLY's post? Prison reform....I could care less...

"It's because the current crop of Republican leaders are scary to a lot of Americans."

And yet America still elected him...

Ok, you've identified one right wing nutjob. I can name about 40 left wing nutjobs...you've got some catching up to do.

And FWIW, I can't really see why the left hates GWB as much as they do. Most real conservatives don't really care for him much....he is after all just a borderline RINO.

8/23/2005 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous raymondo b. said...

huricane scrawled:

"You need a history lesson my friend, it's because of the republicans that the civil rights movements were succesfull. Look up the voting records. Fascists in spain? What's that got to do with...anything in BLY's post? Prison reform....I could care less..."

There were a few Republicans in the Senate who voted for the Civil Rights bills of the 1950s/1960s but the bills were led by people like Humphrey and Johnson as President -- let alone the Left who supported the protests and sit-inns that led to those bills being considered at all.

There are things called books, please read them.

But I see you are a fan of Toby Keith so reading isn't much of an option is it?

ha!

8/23/2005 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

I think there used to be many Democrats interested in fighting real oppression.

But, they've been hijacked by monied Left wing Socialists who actively work against this country and its interests.

Democrats bemoan the divided state of our union, but make no mistake, Conservatives want NOTHING to do with today's Left wing. Write this down: we're not looking for consensus with the Democrats who follow Howard Dean.

8/23/2005 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Toby Keith is a Democrat

8/26/2005 06:57:00 AM  
Blogger Overlord said...

Again, you need a history lesson.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=5436

The fact is the civil rights movement of the mid 20th century was NOT led by the left. Leave it to a far left liberal to start calling names rather than do a little research.

BTW, Bohemian, I just realized I forgot to give you the trackback on this post...my apologies.

8/26/2005 03:00:00 PM  

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