Friday, May 14, 2010

If Elena Kagan Isn't a Radical Socialist, Jeremiah Wright Isn't a Race-Baiting Conspiracy Theorist


As Media Matters persuasively explains, Elena Kagan walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, but she is clearly not a duck:

Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck have falsely suggested Elena Kagan's college thesis shows she is a socialist or radical. In fact, Kagan's thesis did not express support for socialism or radicalism...

Rather, she explored the historical question of why socialism did not become a major political movement in the United States as it had elsewhere in the world. Specifically, Kagan discussed rise and fall of socialism in New York City in the early 20th century, with a particular emphasis on why the movement collapsed.

I report, you decide. Here's the conclusion of Kagan's 130-page thesis:

Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force?

...Through its own internal feuding, then, the [Socialist Party] exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism's decline, still wish to change America. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one's fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope.

You see...she's not a supporter, she's just a cheerleader.

In a crude thought experiment, let's change a few words in Kagan's statement, and let's imagine that these are the words of a Supreme Court appointee, nominated by a GOP president:

Why, in a society by no means racially pure, has a radical White supremacist group never attained the status of a major political force?

...Through its own internal feuding, then, the KKK exhausted itself forever and further reduced racism in West Virginia to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after the Klan's decline, still wish to change America. White supremacists have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one's fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of the Klan shows anything, it is that American racists cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope.

I think the left-wing statist media would conclude that these words are not those of a dangerous radical white supremacist, don't you?

Count me among those who believe that Lindsay isn't a milkaholic, that Jeremiah isn't a racist, that Barney doesn't have a boyfriend, and that Elena "is about the furthest thing from a socialist. Period. And always had been. Period."

12 comments:

debra said...

Liberals and especially Liberal bloggers such as, Shaw Kenawe, and Sue over at http://theleftinme.blogspot.com/ don't give a damn about facts, they make their own...Look at what the left, including much of the media, is attempting to do to the Tea Parties. We even have some on the left accusing them of sedition for supporting the original intent of the Constitution, while those in power now don't give a damn what it says!
The religion of Progressivism gives its believers permission to lie. The morality of Progressivism allows its adherents to do whatever is necessary in order to advance the causes of Progressivism - even lie. They have no qualms about knowingly saying things they know are not true for they are doing the god of Progressivism's work. It seems though that the more they lie, the more they come to believe the lies they are telling..
They lie because they're Democrats.

I love being Right said...

Wonderful post - you never disappoint!

I hadn't seen this info - truly scary, but you know it will be ignored or twisted!

WomanHonorThyself said...

ugh..more tools! Have a beautiful weekend my friend!!

JINGOIST said...

Great post RK! She's a RADICAL leftist for sure. But there's something even more revealing in her writing. I can't shake the feeling that we're dealing with an average intellect at best, and that she's striving desperately to conceal that in her musings.

It's not that I think we need intellectual giants on the court, we don't! I'd take an average person who ADHERES to the Constitution any day over a leftist busybody who holds the Constitution in contempt.

Lastly, I couldn't care less whether or not she's a carpet muncher. LOL!

JINGOIST said...

Good point debra! Leftists lie ALL THE DAMNED TIME! In his pamphlet "Barack Obama's Rules for Radicals", David Horowitz makes the point that lying is actually a purposeful tactic. It serves the needs of the left in two ways;

1. Some people will believe that lie, and they will adhere to the left. Like ticks, if you will. :-)

2. A torrent of lies serves to upset the masses. Radicals feed on unrest. Either way, they win.

I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to PUNCH some left-winger right through the TV screen. It's infuriating to watch them lie through their teeth and get away with it.

Open Mouth Insert Foot said...

. Obama's reference to the law and ordinary people is another manifestation of his determination to incite class warfare anywhere he can. Now the United States Supreme Court itself is to become a tool to wage such eternal war against the oppressors, whether they are economic or race and gender villains. The vision is one of perpetual strife, grievance, vengeance and reparation, a comic book morality play featuring the neverending war of Good against Evil. Though she has no judicial experience or, indeed, any other special qualifications, Ms. Kagan is a perfect pick for such a role. She has already shown her willingness to abuse her authority as Dean of Harvard Law to impose her personal political beliefs on others by her disgraceful refusal to follow the law in the case of military recruiters on campus. This is a woman who is ready, willing and eager to put ideology above the law any chance she gets. Giving someone like this a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court would be a serious mistake

Amusing Bunni said...

Obama is stacking the court for years to come with radicals and jerks. What else would we expect.
This woman is bad news.....like everything else he's done to us. I'm just trying to keep my good mood, despite reading more horrid news every day.

Great post, RK, I hope your spring is fun so far.

The Right Way said...

She is all of the above!

Conservative Scalawag said...

Didn't think there was anybody to the left of Justice Stevens, but was proven wrong with this nominee.

commoncents said...

THANK YOU for posting this! I love your blog!!

Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

ps. Link Exchange???

Z said...

no wonder Obama picked someone with VERY little paper trail...if anybody saw more than this that Kagan's written, any thinking, pro America senator would NEVER consider her nomination!
On the other hand, many of them ignored Obama's lack of paper trail and what we DID know about him, so....

I guess "thinking" is the operative word in my sentence above!?

Dapper Dan said...

RK, First, I love the way you present this. Putting Kagan in there with the milkaholic is great sarcasm!

As for the socialist Kagan herself, she didn't just inhale a little of the stuff, she ate the whole bag. That explains that s--- eating grin in her pic beside the Obumma.