Rights on the Left and Right.

Liberty, Freedom, Tolerance Rejected by Progressives

by Lewis Loflin

Tri-Cities, Bristol Virginia-Tennessee will not only have among the lowest growth in the nation, but the lowest in Tennessee and Virginia. The region already suffers a 20 percent plus real poverty-unemployment rate. Oddly liberals and Progressives work with big business Republicans to destroy labor, drive down wages, and hurt people of color - simply to exploit for political gain. Where do I begin?

The dismal future of the working poor in this community is tied directly to a job structure hostile to working people. The same thing that happens to black Americans also happens to far more white people. The results are the same: high levels of drug and substance abuse - and massive numbers in jail.

Lack of economic opportunity is not a racial thing but system wide planned policy cutting across all demographic groups. Mass immigration has pushed millions out of the job market - yes in disproportionate numbers black Americans are pushed out. Meat packing for example was once heavily black and white paying $18 an hour - today illegal alien Hispanics and some Asians now dominate the factory floor with dismal working conditions and abuse while wages have fallen below $12 an hour. How is that diversity working for you?

If business went in and fired their black workers as they did here and replaced them white workers there would be howls of 'racism' in the press - yet black leaders cheer this on.

Take a hard look and tell me how many blacks get jobs from Hispanic and Asian immigrants - they hire their own people and relatives - not native born Americans in most cases.

Who are the enemies of liberty? To answer that we must first define liberty: "the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views."

The enemies of liberty by far is the Progressive left. The Progressive left believes government "guidance" in all aspects of life will create "progress" towards a "social mandate to help create a thriving, ethical and civil society."

The ruling class or political class derive their power and livelihood largely from the state and seek to grow government for the sake of growing their own power. Their attempts to engineer unrealistic egalitarianism and utopianism they trample the liberties of most citizens.

Crony capitalism abounds be it defence and government contracting to outright government subsides to non-economically viable industries such as solar, wind, and electric cars. Public-private partnerships and shifting business costs onto the public is another example. Allowing millions of illegal aliens into the country allows business to cut the throat of labor (in particular the least skilled-educated such as black and Hispanics) then shifting social costs of crime, jails, welfare, etc. onto the general public.

This is not left or right or Democrat or Republican. It's the same isolated and alienated ruling class on a national scale we suffer with here in Bristol Virginia. It's very difficult to define even what a Progressive is. Progressives in all forms are always on the lookout for something to fix and promote progress - the reality it's about growing their own power. They simply hate the culture of working class America. Progressivism is not Nazism, Communism, nor fascism but they borrow parts from all of them. They are all forms of statism.

Everything they do are lies and contradictions. They talk about equality, but demand different groups be treated differently. No bigger example of lies and contradictions is Oprah Winfrey. Oprah Winfrey has net worth of $2.9 billion and earns $300 million a year. ( Yet celebrates her hope older white people die off because they are an obstacle to the racial socialism she craves.

She can be as racist even hinting at white genocide peddled by the Progressive racists on the Left. Yet for all her billions earned in an America she sees as white and racist she does nothing with that vast fortune to help poor black children down the street.

See Even Blacks Consider Blacks more Racist than Whites

Critical Theory the Pseudo-Religious Dogma of Progressives.

Oprah will never be held accountable for anything - under critical race theory whites are always racist - even if they don't know it or act it! While Progressives tout so-called "anti-racism" this is really inverse Nazism - singling out the majority for cultural if not racial elimination.

Their tactics are right out of the Nazi playbook where the target group is culturally and socially marginalized - before the full implementation of the final solution. Nazism wasn't worked out in a day, but force fed to an entire generation before it became possible.

Critical theory and it's off shoots was concocted by a collection of self-hating Jewish-Marxist refugees known today as the Frankfurt School. Giving up on discredited economic Marxism, they believed the problem was Western Culture and it had to be destroyed. So they apply Freud with Marxism to culture - shockingly their methods parallel the tactics used against Jews.

What was once the evil of national racial socialism under Hitler has become international racial socialism under Progressives. In this case white people and Jews (code name Zionists) are the target of cultural and racial destruction. What is so irrational is the number of leftist' Jews and whites that advocate the destruction of their own people - but are oblivious of the danger to themselves.

They believe they will rule the new world they seek to create and see fellow whites and non-leftist Jews as the only real obstacle. Remember Progressivism is a pseudo-religion to these fanatics and like all religious fanatics dogma overrules reason. Those that disagree are heretics to be either re-educated, silenced, or eliminated.

Liberals advocate the destruction of white people and even other Jews they disapprove wonder why blacks are attacking Jews in New York and anti-Semitism is so widespread among blacks and Hispanics.

Yet 99 percent of the ADL's rage is focused on white Christians who are among the least anti-Semitic. They always target religion while atheist-Leftism is real problem. They claim it's anti-Semitic to believe Jews hold "too much power", yet these are the facts with Jews as 2 percent of the population:

Three members or one-third of the Supreme (Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan) are Jews along with six Catholics.

The 113th Congress has 12 percent of the Senate and 5 percent of the House are Jews and are often the most leftist members. Source

So it's anti-Semitic to quote Jewish sources? While Progressives rail against whites and white culture they sure like to practice it, but are stunned when they are targeted by those they defend and cover up for:

"Many African American/Caribbean residents expressed a genuine concern that as the Jewish community continues to grow, they would be pushed out by their Jewish landlords or by Jewish families looking to purchase homes...I respect and appreciate the Jewish community's family values and unity that has led to strong political, economic and cultural gains.

While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success."

These were the words of Laurie Cumbo black New York City council woman. This relates to recent violence in Crown Heights and a violent game blacks use on whites-Asians in general called "knockout." She too will never be held responsible for her racist' views. Under critical theory (she is black) racial minorities can never be racists - they lack political power.

But the story is entirely different for Paula Deen, the Rodeo Clown, or Duck Dynasty. How exactly did Laurie Cumbo get elected to office and be a victim of white power? Progressives are not only liars and racists - they are irrational.

While the New York police are investing some of the attacks as anti-Semitic hate crimes - if the victims were simply non-Jewish whites there would no consideration of hate crime laws. Thus Jewish success is touted as white while as victims they are a special protected group. More double standards.

So I can go on all day with the lies, racism, and contradictions Progressives display - but definitions aside their actions define them. Anything is better than the system that rewards them with wealth and privilege most of us only dream of - and they hate it all.

My definition for Progressives is secular collectivists on the political left. When government practices double-standards and crushes individual liberty this undermines tolerance across the board. Treating people differently because of race is in fact racism and should be resisted.

Progressivism as Democratic Totalitarianism updated and revised March 2013 on what Hillary Clinton really meant when she called herself a "modern Progressive."

Truth is not hate speech, reason is not racist, and facts are not racism.

Letter to the Editor

Printed the Bristol Herald Courier December 27, 2013. Since then A&E backed off under public pressure, but is still pandering to the homo-fascists.

Re: Duck Dynasty - Lesbian feminist founder Susan Sontag says, "The white race is the cancer of human history." Celebrated Harvard academic Dr. Noel Ignatiev openly advocates the genocide of "whiteness" in the classroom and on his website

CNN anchor Tim Wise preaches similar hate across college campuses advocates the genocide of "whiteness" and "white privilege" while equating Christmas with "white racism." Liberalism today has been conflated into a reverse Nazi racism targeting the majority population for destruction. Success due to talent and hard work is now racism.

They're followers of "critical theory" seeing race as a "social construct" to be destroyed - but only for whites. Say anything unpopular with special protected groups - they are destroyed - free speech is trampled. Critical Theory among liberals is pure racism and hate.

Duck Dynasty is only the latest example. Remember the rodeo clown hysteria? Don't dare mock that black Messiah in public! This is not about "inclusion" but suppression of basic rights. As one that fought openly in this community against the placing of the Ten Commandments in the Sullivan County Courthouse I find liberals are a thousand times worse than the Religious Right ever was.

This attitude permeates the press, academia, etc. peddling this racist' poison through censorship of racist' violence against whites, intolerance against Christians, and affirmative action making a mockery of equality under the law.

I'm forced to renounce liberalism in total. White people and Christians have their rights too, free speech is the law, and these threats will sooner or later destroy everyone. Want equality? Start practicing some of it!

Thomas Sowell

All Collectivists Hate Freedom

Most people on the left are not opposed to freedom. They are just in favor of all sorts of things that are incompatible with freedom...Freedom ultimately means the right of other people to do things that you do not approve of. Nazis were free to be Nazis under Hitler. It is only when you are able to do things that other people don't approve that you are free.

Thomas Sowell

In their hatred of decent society Progressives are still limited by laws and the Constitution - laws they either ignore or invent interpretations that legalizes their nonsense:

Disregard for the text of laws – for the dictionary meaning of words and the intentions of those who wrote them – in favor of the decider's discretion has permeated our ruling class from the Supreme Court to the lowest local agency.

Ever since Oliver Wendell Holmes argued in 1920 (Missouri vs. Holland) that Presidents, Congresses and judges could not be bound by the US Constitution regarding matters that the people who wrote and ratified it could not have foreseen, it has become conventional wisdom among our ruling class that they may transcend the Constitution while pretending allegiance to it.

Angelo M. Codevilla

It was Holmes that concocted the notion of a "living" constitution that doesn't mean what it says, but whatever the elite want to claim it means. This has since turned the Rule of Law into a joke. That is why there is so much fear of foreign treaties overthrowing the Constitution - this case did just that and was related to a migratory bird treaty.

It seems to me that liberalism, Progressivism, socialism, and neo-Marxism share so many of the same beliefs their labels are almost interchangeable. Labels have become so meaningless so I use the term Leftism a term coined I believe by Dennis Prager. They seem to treat secular political causes as a substitute religion - often with the same tendency towards bullying and social control of a religious fundamentalist.

But instead of the state evolving with society the state and the elite that control it change to society to guide an "evolution" they desire. Secular-Left tyranny is the same as Religious Right tyranny - tyranny is still tyranny. Social reform has taken on a fanatical religious undertone.

The following was asked, "What are the elements of collectivism that are common to all of these seemingly opposite forces?" Collectivists on the so-called Left and Right agree that:

1. Rights are derived from the state;
2. The group is more important than the individual;
3. Coercion is the preferred method to bring about reform;
4. Laws should be applied differently to different classes;
5. Providing benefits (redistributing wealth or power) is the proper role of government.


To quote America’s Regime Class, And The Perils Of Revolution by Angelo M. Codevilla noted that after World War 1 when so many Progressive scams had failed:

The cultural divide between the "educated class" and the rest of the country opened in the interwar years. Some Progressives joined the "vanguard of the proletariat," the Communist Party. Many more were deeply sympathetic to Soviet Russia, as they were to Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. Not just The Nation, but also The New York Times and National Geographic found much to be imitated in these regimes because they promised energetically to transcend their peoples' ways and to build "the new man."


As World War II approached, some American Progressives supported the Soviet Union (and its ally, Nazi Germany) and others Great Britain and France. But Progressives agreed on one thing: The approaching war should be blamed on the majority of Americans, because they had refused to lead the League of Nations.

To quote one of the above links:

One common approach, for instance, fails to specify the precise nature of either side, yet proceeds to place communism, socialism, and modern "liberalism" on (or toward) the left—and fascism, conservatism, and capitalism on (or toward) the right.

This makes no sense, at least in terms of the right. Capitalism—the social system of individual rights, property rights, and personal liberty—has nothing in common with conservatism or fascism...

Does becoming an atheist make one a better person?

This is the latest answer to my challenge on atheism. I'm not here to judge or attack, but believe everyone has a right to express a view. For the record I'm a staunch believer in God, evolution, and science. Shocked? By the way I had Bible classes in college and if I had to believe in the Bible I'd be an atheist.

See Debunking the New Atheists