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Monday, November 19, 2018

The Progs Vs. Democracy, Part Million of a Zillion

I have prattled on at some length and frequency about the danger posed by the progs to our Republic and to Western civilization. I don't want to be a one-note musician but . . . . . .

The midterms. They are history now. The results as reported officially were a mild set-back for the Republicans and a mild set-back for the progs. Neither side got what they wanted.Note, however, that the prog side did what it always does: it sought to cast into question the verdict of the voters. First, of course, as we have discussed many times, they have arranged it so that we don't really know who is voting, where, and how often. How nice. They reject any talk of fraud and refuse to allow any meaningful investigations into the fraud that is so clearly going on. To ask that the voting system be protected and be a valid conduit for American citizens' views, gets you labelled a racist and a vote-suppressor. The progs roundly reject calls for voter id, and even where it does exist, they issue drivers' licenses and other official ids to non-citizens anyhow. But even that is not enough. The expansion of early and absentee voting has opened even more avenues for prog fraud.

The great failing of the Republicans and conservatives, in general, is that they have lost control of local institutions such as universities, schools, courts, and, more to the point of this little essay, local government most notably election boards. Hence, we see the immediate and loud calls for recounts and other such measures to overturn the announced results when all the other instruments of prog fraud have failed to produce the "proper" electoral winners and losers. The most dramatic example in the USA in recent times was the instant rejection of Donald Trump's electoral victory in November 2016. We saw the usual calls for the abolition of the electoral college, but beyond that calls for recount in those states where Trump was not supposed to win (the bricks in "the Blue Wall"), demands that duly elected electors of the Electoral College refuse to vote for Trump, and even before he had taken office, calls (which continue) for his impeachment, and/or the invoking of section four of the 25th amendment to the Constitution. Other progs have called for a military coup, and, of course, we have seen the mayhem on our streets by the Antifa thugs of progdom. It seems that only those elections which produce the right result are legitimate.

But, alas, it is not only in the USA where we see this prog adversity to elections that produce the wrong result. The ongoing Brexit mess in the UK is another prime example of how the progs and their global elite buddies seek to pervert the will of the voters. In a stunning victory for the principle of freedom and national determination, in June 2016, British voters decided they wanted their country back and expressed their clear will to leave the smothering EU. As noted in my post of June 27, 2016,  the opponents of the will of the people wasted no time in launching a counterattack. The vote barely had been tabulated when prog calls went out for a new referendum because the voters were too stupid to understand what they had just voted for. We saw all sorts of stories in prog media of how British voters didn't even know what the EU was, and on and on.

As predicted by this humble blog, that was only the beginning of the counterattack. The UK's PM, the inept and duplicitious Theresa May, never favored Brexit, as befits a member of the pampered elite, and engaged in obvious foot-dragging and desultory negotiations with the EU Mandarins. Instead of keeping it all simple, to wit, the UK had the upper hand, the May government did what prog elites always do in these cases, they made Bexit into a complicated mess, something which the great unwashed would never be able to understand.

The negotiations with the EU have produced a 550 page monstrosity of a potential agreement. We, in effect, see that Britain must seek the permission of the EU to leave. It must pay billions of pounds, comply with all sorts of EU norms, apparently surrender its border with Ireland, have no say in EU decisions, etcetera, etcetera. We'll see how the Leavers respond, but unless the Leavers can do something, this stinking turd of fake Brexit will be presented to the Parliament and probably to the people. It will be defeated, I think, and then . . . . well, "Blimey! We stay in the EU!"

Democratic norms are such a bore . . .


14 comments:

  1. I think it's time you had a holiday down here in Western Australia.

    It's peaceful and so far away from everything.

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    1. If you've never been to Oz, Mr Mad, you must go. Wonderful place to visit.

      I've lived there but have never been to W.A. My daughter has and likes it very much. My brother has. But not poor me. I was offered a job there once .... hang on, I'm rabbiting on about Oz like some old codger. Just because it's a wonderful place to visit. And because I am some old codger, I suppose.

      Top tip: don't go to Queensland in The Wet. Its dry season is lovely.

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  2. brexit was a neat fantasy. The reality is that there's too much control that would be surrendered by a true break off of britain from the EU. Nobody in power can reasonably let that happen. It would be a blanket call for people to start thinking for themselves.... ridiculous!

    - reader #1482

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  3. Reader 1482 has a point. But there's worse: what happens if Britain starts to grow at a much faster rate than the EU Zone? Look at what happened when Trump started cutting regulations! What do you think the main reason for ditching the EU is for the Brexiteers?

    I can see Britain growing at about 0.5 to 1 percent higher than Germany and France on a regular basis with Brexit. And with France now engaging in gender norming of salaries, it may well be much higher than that.

    Green Bear

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  4. "The negotiations with the EU have produced a 550 page monstrosity"

    I'd have a slight quibble with your analysis as written, and, as I understand it from my one authoritative source on these things ... I'd strike the "with" - and maybe go so far as placing asterisks surrounding negotiations.

    "The negotiation the EU dictated to Theresa is a 550 page monstrosity"?

    JK

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  5. Alas! It seems that female heads of state are not automatic winners ...

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  6. Head of Government. No need to blame Her Majesty.

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  7. Troubling times on both sides of the Atlantic. It is a strange world where I call myself a libertarian and the socialists call me a fascist. I think the US "Progressives" should be universally labelled "socialists" for that is what they are. Don't call them liberals for they are not. As for Brexit, yes you are correct, May has failed the people. She should have "negotiated" by saying "in two years we are out, we will pay you nothing. We would like to trade with the EU on WTO terms or better. Would you like to negotiate these new trade deals or not?". She has acted as a traitor to British self determination and a thousand years of (previous) independence.
    In former times she would have been ruthlessly removed 23 months ago.

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    1. My impression of her actions was that of a parent embarrassed by the decisions of her children. "I'm so sorry they voted for bexit... they really shouldn't have. Now I'm in such a bind, ya know? Can you please throw me a bone here? No? Ok... what can we do to 'get my kids back on track'?"

      - reader #1482

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  8. "Note, however, that the prog side did what it always does: it sought to cast into question the verdict of the voters. First, of course, as we have discussed many times, they have arranged it so that we don't really know ..."

    Sorry sorry if I seem to be gratuitously copying from your post but I needed something to call attention to a worthy post from a blog I don't visit regularly enough:

    https://havechanged.blogspot.com/2018/11/dont-play-their-game.html

    JK

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