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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: October 6, 2018, 14:45
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We should never forget that the left has not gotten over losing power after Truman. They controlled the Executive Branch, thus the courts, for twenty years straight. There were plenty of communists in the USA government during this time. Even Truman's administration did their best to cover up the fact. Whether because they didn't wish to be embarrassed or for another reason, I don't know.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: October 6, 2018, 17:26
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Mr. Kung, I do think there are old grudges not forgotten. It’s not hard to believe given that the orientation of the Left is grievance.

Another take away is this, and it’s a deep philosophical point. Those not used to deep philosophical points should sit down first:

When you are an indecent movement, you are repelled by decency like Dracula reacts to the cross. Kavanaugh is a decent man. Therefore he must be destroyed. There are always shorter-term and more specific causes and motivations. But this backdrop is always there. It is why all of those Democrat Senators and the media could sit back and say nothing — if, in fact, they weren’t contributing first-hand to the indecency.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: October 6, 2018, 17:39
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Very good points. It is indeed natural for grievance-seekers to hold grudges. Indeed, much of the hostility over Justice Kavanaugh was intended as revenge for Judge Garland, even though by their own logic justifying their rejection of due process ("it's just a job interview") they have no grounds for complaint: Garland applied for a job and didn't get an interview. Most applicants don't, though the Demagogues may not realize that due to their unfamiliarity with private enterprise.

Note that leftists also respond to the cross and other religious symbolism just as Dracula does. (The actual Vlad Dracula was another matter no matter how monstrous he could be.)

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: October 6, 2018, 19:09
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When you are an indecent movement, you are repelled by decency like Dracula reacts to the cross.

Yes, Kavanaugh's mere existence is a rebuke to these morally-foul-scabrous lepers.

Like the old saying goes, "Misery loves company." These scoundrels know their own moral standing and wish to destroy anyone whose example shows these scum for what they are. They need the darkness of lies and innuendo around them as, like cockroaches, they must scramble to hide from the light of truth.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: October 6, 2018, 19:39
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Misery loves company indeed. One point I've made occasionally in blogging is that leftist trolls are really pathetic people. They seek to make people hate them (or express such hate) to justify their own politics-based hatred. Just think of what sort of person lives to be hated in order to hate. This is why I rarely respond, especially to the worst.

Of course, sometimes you just have to. One of the more detestable trolls has been doing "predictions" of Kavanaugh's next case (appearing with Judge Judy). In one he had someone or other v. Billie Joe McCallister. So I just had to point out that this was ridiculous because Billie Joe jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge decades ago. (One person responded by pointing out that it was on the 3rd of June. I upvoted him, naturally.)

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: October 6, 2018, 21:59
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As a rule, a regime perishes not because of the strength of its enemies, but because of the uselessness of its defenders.

- Lev Tikhomirov, Russian conservative theorist, 1911. (Quoted from "Stalin: Vol. 1, Paradoxes of Power" by Stephen Kotkin.

We would do well to remember this. We had a taste of this with the Kavanaugh nomination and confirmation. In the end, the Republicans were not totally useless, but they have been close to useless over a long period of time. The decline of our country is proof of this. They/we had better buck up.

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on: October 6, 2018, 22:12
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A regime falls because its enemies are stronger than its defenders. This can happen because the enemies so powerful, the defenders are so weak, or a combination of both. It's possible that weak defenders may be the most common of the three. But the fall of Russia in 1917 was partly a result of incompetent military leadership (a problem in most countries during the Great War) and mainly the strength of both internal and external enemies.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: October 8, 2018, 10:18
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Jazz Shaw of Hot Air made a fool of himself today with his eagerness to say "both sides are equally guilty" on SCOTUS nominations. He noted that Slimy Harry Reid started it with his nuclear option decision to get rid of filibusters for lower court nominations (and the Demagogues saying they'd do the same thing to SCOTUS if Slick Hilly won and they needed to, not that anyone expected anything else). He neglects to mention the Demagogues' routine use of judicial (but not judicious) filibusters against (e.g.) Miguel Estrada and for that matter Brett Kavanaugh (nominated in 2003, confirmed in 2006 after the Gang of Whatever made their deal).

In mentioning Merrick Garland, he fails to notice that according to Demagogue sophistry over Kavanaugh and their effort to deny him due process, Garland was merely a job applicant who (like most applicants) failed to get a job interview. And he never mentions Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. For anyone who wants a good laugh, it can be found at Hot Air (I wasn't able to give the link).

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: October 8, 2018, 12:14
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A regime falls because its enemies are stronger than its defenders.

That's a bit like saying that a regime loses because its enemies win.

The context of the quote cannot be forgotten. It is dealing with the problem of Russian governance in the early twentieth century, but it could equally be dealing with France in the late 18th century, China of the late 19th century or the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in 1989 and 1990. It each case, the system had deteriorated to an almost senile state. Thus, each was relatively easy to topple.

Compare that to China and Tiananmen Square 1989.

Tikhomirov's statement somewhat reminds me of the oft heard observation that America can never be conquered by a foreign power, rather it could only be brought down by an internal enemy. Such a state of affairs could not happen if the ruling elites maintained the standards of the Constitution.

As the 1917 Revolution, Kotkin points out several facts which contradict the idea that the Russian Imperial Army was so bad. The Russians handed the Austro-Hungarian forces some devastating defeats. The Russian Imperial Army fared much better against Ottoman forces than did the Brits. The Russian Imperial Army took more POWs than the French and Brits combined. Yes they lost to the Germans, especially at Tannenberg, but both the Brits and French also took some terrible thrashings from the Germans.

From what I can gather, Kotkin's opinion is that the 1917 Revolution came about (mainly) because of the contradictions in Tsarism and modern governance which resulted in a total lack of a legitimate governmental structure on which a new government could be built. It helped that Nicholas II was completely unfit for his position, but Kotkin believes Nicholas' father Alexander could not have done much better. The tradition was the Autocrat held all power in his hands and that every area of government was his to command. Political parties were not accepted, even those which supported autocracy.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: October 8, 2018, 12:24
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Alexander II was about to set up some sort of Duma in 1881. The People's Will finally got him (possibly with assistance from the police, in Edward Radzinsky's opinion) before he could put it in place. I suppose one could say that they were ultimately successful in that they prevented reforms that might have saved the Romanov dynasty. Lenin thus could thank a tiny band of self-important terrorists for his victory.

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