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The left and Religion
For Democrats, Politics Is the Only True God

http://www.americanthinker.com
By William L. Gensert
October 14, 2017

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The Democrats were once a political party. Today, they have metastasized from a political party into a religious movement and the beliefs of that movement are inviolable. As the Ten Commandments were the basis for Judeo-Christian religious tradition, the idea that politics transcend all things is the basis of the progressive mindset.

Democrats = Politics = God = the Progressive Movement

To the Democrat of today, all things are political and everything can be framed within their vision of how the nation, and indeed, the world should be run. That this country, in particular, should be run by them is at the core of their beliefs -- the identity politics, the idea that there are no legitimate leaders except their own, full control of the economy, where people live, where they go and how they get there, what they do, what they eat, and lastly what they think, are merely tools to facilitate their total control.

As Thomas Lifson said, everything is about "the state controlling more and more aspects of citizens' lives, while it consumes more and more of their income."

Climate control has never been about the climate. It is the perfect means of control. It is about forcing people to live in densely populated cities, without cars, in an ever-smaller living space, with everything within walking distance. To those that refuse to give up their cars they will make fossil fuels impossibly expensive, while passing laws to force them into electric cars, limiting the distance they can travel. They will monitor everywhere they go with EZ Pass, and mileage taxation made possible by GPS tracking. They will triple or even quadruple electric bills. A population without the funds and means to travel is so much easier to control.

Identity politics is never about identity. America is the land of opportunity and the poor performance of Blacks economically and educationally is more about culture and the welfare state incentivizing non-work and stifling ambition, than any kind of racial animus. The war against police is about reversing the gains made in the fight against crime because the Democrats can't let that happen. Any electoral chance they have depends almost exclusively on keeping blacks and other minorities voting Democrat at better than 90% in perpetuity. If minorities move out of the ghetto and realize how the Democrats have destroyed their lives and prospects, they will no longer vote for them.

Hundred-year-old statues of dead Democrats, erected by dead Democrats in protest of racial equality, never killed a black man in the projects. Sadly, statistically it is more than likely, it was another black man who did. Stop that and the Democrats' hold on the black vote will be weakened. That is how you get: "If I had a son he would look like Trayvon," and "Hands up, don't shoot." That's how we got Barack Obama as president, who spent his eight allotted years creating as much racial tension as was possible.

To the Democrats, the "Ferguson Effect," is a good thing. The result will be more crime in minority areas and that's good for getting out the Democrat vote. The fact that it costs lives is immaterial. If thousands of more young black men have to die to guarantee perpetual progressive governance then that is a small price to pay for the Democrats.

Critical Race Theory with its concentration on "white privilege," institutional racism, and the multidimensionality of oppression, as well as Implicit Bias, and the theory that equality of results is more important than equal opportunity are all significantly effective tools at stoking racial resentment to increase votes for Democrats. The key is to convince minorities that they are always oppressed despite any success they might have -- and to convince whites that they are somehow at fault for this and must vote Democrat to atone.

The smothering of conservative thought on our campuses and through media shaming is another very effective tool. If you want people to believe in a bankrupt orthodoxy, you have a better shot if you start training them when they are still young, instead of waiting until they are older and harder to brainwash. Of course, full control of academia is necessary and they already have that.

Media in America was never the epitome of "fair and balanced." Yet, there was a time when media at least maintained the facade of fairness. Today that is no longer true. For the eight long years of Barack Obama's royal reign, the media was on its knees, the customary position of fealty and obeisance, praying to the man who was going to halt the rise of the oceans and heal the plane
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http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/for_democrats_politics_is_the_only_true_god.html
The only problem with the world is that the idiots are cocksure and intelligent are doubtful.

Re: The left and Religion
Reply #1
dennis prager has repeated this about once a week for 30 years
leftism is the most dynamic religion of the past 100 years
I'd only add,,we now have a runner up,islam,leftists and  islamists agree on western religion its' heritage and traditions, public expressions ceremonies,along with the flag,all have to go,the islamists and the left are fellow travelers,
trouble is the left understands zilch that they will get eaten alive,and jihadi will enjoy their kids for dessert.

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Re: The left and Religion
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Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology
Published: Oct 21, 2017 7:22 a.m. ET
www.marketwatch.com

When Coco Layne, a Brooklyn-based producer, meets someone new these days, the first question that comes up in conversation isn't "Where do you live?" or "What do you do?" but "What's your sign?"

"So many millennials read their horoscopes every day and believe them," Layne, who is involved in a number of nonreligious spiritual practices, said. "It is a good reference point to identify and place people in the world."

Interest in spirituality has been booming in recent years while interest in religion plummets, especially among millennials. The majority of Americans now believe it is not necessary to believe in God to have good morals, a study from Pew Research Center released Wednesday found. The percentage of people between the ages of 18 and 29 who "never doubt existence of God" fell from 81% in 2007 to 67% in 2012.

Meanwhile, more than half of young adults in the U.S. believe astrology is a science...

source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-millennials-are-ditching-religion-for-witchcraft-and-astrology-2017-10-20
The only problem with the world is that the idiots are cocksure and intelligent are doubtful.