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The Democratic Party is the Party of the Mindless: Blog by Branehart

The Democratic Party is the Party of the Mindless

By Branehart

 

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The media incessantly try to portray the Democratic Party as something it isn’t.  It has been described as the party of “compassion”, the party of “the poor”, or of “the working man” or “the little guy”.  It is thought of as the party that “cares about others”, that wants to “save the planet”, that believes in “other than just trying to make a profit”, that is “for the children”, that wants us to be “citizens of the world”, that wants “sustainability”, etc.  It is none of these things; in fact, these are just rationalizations to hide what it really is.  What it really is, is the party of the unthinking, or the party of the mindless.

I said in my post “How we get our Values: The Thinking Process” (October 2015) that thinking is how we live because it is how we get the values we need to live. Thinking, however, is not automatic. Much of thinking is self-evident for concrete concepts that can be understood perceptually like cars, food, clothes, etc.; consequently almost everyone can figure out how to take care of relatively simple matters such as what to wear or have for dinner. For understanding abstract concepts, however, like morality, individual rights, romantic love, or financial solvency, thinking is not self-evident and the technique of reducing abstractions to concretes must be learned. If it isn’t, people will not be able to understand abstract concepts correctly or be able to use them properly to achieve values that require an understanding of abstractions, like romantic love or successfully managing a business.

Non-thinkers are people who haven’t learned how to understand and use abstract concepts correctly, and thus are unable to achieve values that require an understanding of abstract concepts.  The inability of non-thinkers to think and achieve certain values leads them to have contempt for human nature overall. I mean, what kind of animal must we humans be when our means of survival isn’t learned automatically or self-evidently? (This is why they love lower animals so much and give them “rights”; according to non-thinkers lower animals, because they learn what they need to automatically to live, have it made compared with us humans.) They also end up in a constant terror of a reality they can’t understand, relate to or be productive in, in which they believe if left on their own they’ll starve to death. (This is why they holler about masses of “people dying in the streets” every time someone wants to cut some government welfare program.) They respond by wanting coercive control over people who do know how to think, to be able to seize and “redistribute” what the thinkers produce to themselves so they won’t starve.

The Democratic Party caters to (or should I say, panders to?) this constituency, exploiting it to augment its power. The Democrats’ platform consistently consists of measures to take control over productive people: higher taxes on people with greater incomes, and always more regulations on businesses. If you want a tax break or relief or an exemption from the myriad of rules they place in people’s way, you have to make a deal with them – in which you have to give them what they want.

But the Democrats don’t act with control as their only aim; they act out of contempt towards everyone…  even their own constituents.  The Democrats’ modus operandi is as follows: they use high taxes and regulations to extort wealth from those who can think well enough to produce it, and then use this booty to buy the votes of gullible, ignorant, poorly educated or just dumb constituents.  Then, once in power they screw their constituents. When the constituents complain the Democrats blame the constituents’ condition on the actions of the Democrats’ political opponents, projecting onto them the Democrats’ own contemptible characteristics.

The Democrats’ treatment of African Americans is an excellent example. Democrats tell them that America is too racist for them to succeed without the Democrats’ largess, which includes welfare payments from the proceeds of taxes ‘on the rich’, and a ‘leveling of the playing field’ with regulations that are allegedly in their favor.  So African Americans vote for Democrats in dizzying percentages.  The Democrats then implement policies that since 1932 have been destroying the African American community.

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has been a major destroyer of black neighborhoods nationwide. Created by FDR in 1934 as part of the New Deal allegedly for the purpose of kick-starting housing construction during the Great Depression, the FHA insured private lenders’ mortgages on homes that met its underwriting criteria.  Part of the FHA’s criteria was that a home could not be in a neighborhood that had any black residents; it kept this policy for over thirty years until the mid 1960’s. The FHA would draw a red line around any neighborhood with one or more black residents, creating the dreaded practice “redlining”. This caused banks to stop making mortgages there because, without free FHA mortgage insurance, banks absorbed the risk of the borrower defaulting, while they could lend risk-free in all-white neighborhoods. [1]

The consequence of redlining was that, if people wanted to buy a house in a neighborhood that had any black residents, they couldn’t get a mortgage; they had to buy for all cash or with a very high down payment. This made homes in these neighborhoods virtually unmarketable and caused their owners, to avoid getting stuck with a worthless house on their hands, to flee to suburbs where restrictive covenants (which the FHA encouraged the use of) kept blacks from buying property (so-called “white flight”). Businesses followed and neighborhoods became ghettos, creating the rift between blacks and whites existing in the culture today.

Yet when blacks complain about the condition their neighborhoods are in, the Democrats don’t accept responsibility for creating the FHA or causing redlining; instead, they blame private banks – who may have hated redlining but still had to follow the FHA or bear an unnecessary risk of their borrowers defaulting – for discriminating against them. (And, if anyone dares to expose the real truth and explain it to anyone, according to Dr. Ben Carson they get smeared as an “Uncle Tom” sellout.)

The FHA is far from an isolated case.  Democrats have told blacks their neighborhoods will receive all sorts of new economic activity from Urban Renewal – which did nothing except tear down people’s homes and businesses, leaving them with nothing but vacant lots.  They told blacks they’ll receive good housing with public housing, which left them with housing that was often worse than that they left.  They slated black neighborhoods for interstate highways which displaced even more people.  And they left black neighborhoods with public school systems that are so awful at teaching children anything they would be an act of war had they been imposed by a foreign country.  And for these results Democrats have blamed real estate developers, Republicans, car companies, oil companies, ‘the rich’ – anyone other than the Democratic Party which supported all these measures. (And yet, despite this track record, if you try to address African Americans – by making a speech to a group such as the NAACP or at a black church – and you dare to criticize the Democratic Party, the conversation’s over.)

The Democratic Party has equivalents in other countries.  Often they are called the Labor Party, the Worker’s Union Party, the Socialist Worker’s Party, the People’s Party, the Social Democratic Party, the Socialist Party, the Communist Party or virtually anything else with a “power to the people” theme to it.  And these power to the people parties have the same modus operandi as our Democrats.

The “People’s” parties of communist countries like China, Cuba, the Soviet Union and East Germany are  excellent examples of other countries’ Democrats.  These parties all told the ignorant, gullible or poorly educated the same thing: with Communism, “the people” will own everything, not just rich businessmen, leaving the implication in their minds that “everybody” would own everything.  What the ignorant, gullible or poorly educated didn’t understand: that “the people” meant only the government as a “representative” of “everybody”, and not actually “everybody” – and that everyone, except a small party elite would have nothing, at least as far as any kind of indicia of ownership is concerned.  And when under Communism these countries’ governments became tyrannical and their economies collapsed, their governments were quick to blame who – the “rich”, the “bourgeoisie”,  the United States, etc. – everyone but the responsible party, the Communists.

So, in this 2016 election season, are you planning to vote Democratic?  If so, are you mindless??

[1] David Wilens, Bight Ideas: How Statism is Destroying America’s Cities (Oakland, Oregon: Elderberry Press, 2006), pp. 159-64.  Mark I. Gelfand, A Nation of Cities: The Federal Government and Urban America 1933-1965 (New York: Oxford University Press 1975), pp. 215-220.  Kenneth T. Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (First Edition) (New York: Oxford University Press 1985), pp. 197-238.

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