Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The New Radicalism of the Democrats

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi going against standing foreign policy in meeting President Assad of Syria, there's more evidence of the Democrats shifting from Social Democracy to far more radical positions.

I hesitate to typify them as simply Leftist. There's much more to it that's generally overlooked. A more accurate epithet to describe the mind-set would be Postmodern. Democratic candidate Barack Obama is a typical exponent of the movement.

Postmodernism is the current incarnation of eighteeth century reactionary anti-modernism, rooted in Kantian and Hegelian philosophy. It eventually morphed into all varieties of Marxism on the Left, and on the Right Fascism, ethic Nationalism and National Socialism.

Contemporary strains are radical feminism, anti-human environmentalism, multiculturalism, militant animal rights activism, anti globalism and anarchism. In their stance against Western values of Capitalism, limited government and liberal democracy they take up positions originating in Kantian relativist philosophy: anti-reason, anti individualism, and pro collectivism.

Anyone reading Fascist tendencies in the way some of the followers behave, is a keen observer: it is the winning combination of pragmatism (will, activism) and dogma (true belief), no questions asked. Add to that, admiration for revolutionary tactics as a means to the collectivist end, and we have a powerful cocktail for which any reasonable person should shrink.

One wonders what is going on: has the Democratic party been taken over by shady organizations and are they too dim to understand? Or have they been taken on a ideological ride? (The consciousness altering influence of relativist philosophy cannot be overestimated; eventually even the most straight thinking person will hold black to be the new white)?

All that's standing between this brand of ideas becoming official policy in an Obama tenure, are the upcoming Presidential elections. The vote for Obama or McCain truly is a choice of historical proportions!


CNN: "Chavez interested in nuclear help from Russia"

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday said he was interested in working with Russia to develop a civilian nuclear power program. His statement at a televised political rally in Caracas, Venezuela, followed a trip to Russia, where he met with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev.

"We certainly are interested in developing nuclear energy, for peaceful ends of course -- for medical purposes and to generate electricity," Chavez said, noting that Brazil and Argentina have such programs. He said Russia offered to help Venezuela develop a nuclear program, though CNN could not immediately verify his claim. (...) >>>

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