In these pages recently we offered a guide to Black Americans for how to have the best chance possible for success in America. We knew that our little common-sense guide would mightily tick off the left, as it did, because it encourages personal and intellectual independence.
That kind of thing also produces some illustrative reactions by leftists doing their best to heap scorn on an argument, without actually addressing any of its points.
If you go here, you find the first response, one by a card-carrying member of the Race Grievance Industry (RGI), to our guide. The headline to the post gives the hint as to how the rest will read. The headline is: “Conservative blogger whitesplains how Black America can be successful“. Note how the blogger — one Brothawolf — assumes that our post was written by a white person. This despite the fact that there’s no indication whatsoever anywhere in our post as to the race of our writer.
This is Characteristic #1 of the Left: Magical Thinking — They think they know all about someone based only on one or two salient facts. In other words: our little guide went against RGI orthodoxy, therefore it had to have been written by a white Conservative, thereby, they think, immediately invalidating the content of the post, because of the evil nature of the poster. The nifty thing about this characteristic of the Left is that it permits them, in their own echo chambers, to avoid entirely addressing the ideas contained in a post, by suggesting that the commenter himself is illegitimate.
We addressed Brothawolf’s impassioned, vein-popping, scorn-drenched, but basically empty(1), response to our post (here). However, as I mentioned above, the Left operates in an echo chamber. In other pages of this blog, we called it “Fortress Thinking,” and it refers to the fact that they assiduously exclude from their midst, from their blogs, their broadcasts, their movies, universities, publications, newspapers and bands, anyone who dares to think or express himself differently from their orthodoxy. Demonstrating that abundantly, Brothawolf banned us from his site.
This is Characteristic #2 of the Left: Cowardice — They’re just flat-out afraid to engage in a straight-up debate with anyone on the right. The ranks of the Left are stuffed to the gills with cowards. Take a look at recent events on college campuses. The “protests” preventing Conservative speakers from giving speeches on their campuses are acts of cowardice. If you are supremely confident in the strength and correctness of your thinking, then you embrace eagerly a debate, and the opportunity to annihilate your opponent. I know, because that’s how I am. Needless to say, I find very few leftists who actually have the courage of their convictions, who actually believe what they say, and aren’t merely mouthing things they’ve been fed in their echo chamber.
Brothawolf’s response to our post generated other responses that equally well demonstrate the Left’s unwillingness, and inability, to debate people on the Conservative right.
Below is a post by a commenter who calls herself lkeke35. lkeke35 is a virulently racist woman who has fully ingested the toxic poison of the RGI. When you read her post, you’ll see that she’s effectively incorporated all the defenses she needs in order never to have to disturb the comfortable cocoon of left-wing racism that she’s allowed the RGI to spin around her. She’s unwilling to debate, because she can’t, and she knows it. So, she turns tail, like all bullies when confronted, and flees. The Left is stuffed to the gills with cowards. Here’s lkeke35’s post. We’ve added our own comments [inline, and in square brackets and red font].
Its gotten to the point where I pretty much just dismiss this White male gibberish [Don’t forget: lkeke35 has no idea what race I am, yet concludes immediately that I’m a white man.] for exactly what it is: the delusional natterings of men, who were once sought after for the answers to all life’s questions, but who are now stuck in the past, as the world moved on without them. [Not sure what all she means in the larger picture — about “once sought after for the answer to all life’s questions” — but the crux is that (1) someone disagrees with her, and (2) she dismisses it immediately with a ready selection of automatic excuses]
As a librarian, whose job it is to find the truth of things and give it freely to those who want it, I have no patience for illogical foolishness. I’m a black woman, a scholar, and a librarian. [Plainly, she’s not a scholar. She’s a fraud. No actually educated scholar would unburden herself of such half-wittery as in her post.] I’ve been engaged in critical thinking my whole life because I’ve had no choice but to do it, if I wanted to understand how the world worked, and now I get paid to do just that. [lkeke35 engages in a little bit of chest-thumping by a fraud who wants to be seen as a “scholar.” This is Characteristic #3 of the Left: Overweening Vanity — they desperately want to be taken as serious, consequential, deep thinkers. Without doing the work of actually thinking. And that leads directly into Characteristic #4 of the Left: Intellectual Laziness. The decision never to challenge one’s beliefs isn’t anything admirable like principled tenacity, it’s simple, tawdry laziness.]
Such men desperately want to be consulted for their opinions on subjects about which they know nothing, but think they do, because they’ve given it a little bit of thought. To them, every problem is a simple one, with clearcut rules. Theirs! They have never engaged in critically thinking about anything in their lives, as they’ve never needed to do it, have had no practice at it, and hence are extremely bad at it. They’ve done no research, no reading on the subjects in question, or even watched a documentary about it, but they’ve got opinions. [And this is Characteristic #5 of the Left: Filibustering — When they have no answers to something, they simply drown out the dissenter or dissenters in a torrent of verbiage consisting of vaguely substantive-sounding bluster. The so-called protests on college campuses are a form of filibustering. When they filibuster, you can’t get a word in edge-wise, so your arguments don’t see the light of day, so they don’t need to be addressed. Filibustering is a tactic that the Left’s laziness and vanity absolutely require. And this leads directly to Characteristic #6 of the Left: Authoritarianism — To support all their other characteristics, they absolutely must be the boss, to control the narrative, the conversation, the “debate,” to control society. Absent control, other, potentially dissenting, beliefs can come out and be heard, and real debate can happen.]
Boy! do they have opinions! [And the authoritarian nature of the left can’t permit this!] On anything and everything! And we should all just shutup and recieve [ really this illiterate] their wisdom, while being told to reject the wisdom of the leaders of own race. [This is Characteristic #7 of the Left: Strawmen Fabrication — Needless to say, no one of any prominence in the country is telling anyone to reject the wisdom of the leaders of their own race. We did suggest that Black Americans reject the transparent folly of their so-called leaders. We even helpfully pointed out what that folly is. More to the point, though, we suggested that Black Americans don’t need leaders at all, and should choose to be their own leaders, and do their own thinking. lkeke35 pretends to be a “critical thinker,” yet her post is nothing but boilerplate leftist nitwittery. More importantly, her entire post is about why she’s avoiding the debate entirely.]
Men like that never have anything new, surprising, or insightful, to say. All they have are assertions and declarations without receipts. [“without receipts?” The incoherence of this last pretty well proves either that (1) lkeke35 is not a scholar, or (2) the level of what passes for scholarship in America today is abysmal. I’d sure be curious as to what credentials lkeke35 has to indicate that she can call herself a “scholar.” There’s certainly nothing in her dyspeptic, sputtering, barely literate post to indicate that she is.] And it never occurs to them to provide any because, in the past, a White man’s word was taken as gospel, even when he had absolutely no knowledge ofthe subject under discussion. [Oh? Tell Galileo that. Tell Einstein that. Tell Wilberforce, Cromwell, More, Solzhenitsyn, Sakharov, Kaspasrov, and on and on and on. Society long hasn’t accepted the counsel of white men at all, but rather that of leftist white men. lkeke35 doesn’t have any problem with white men, but with leftist white men. She’s just too ignorant, and too much of a blind follower to know it. Finally, tell Jesus that. Oops, I forgot, the one man whose word actually is considered gospel by white people … isn’t white. 🙂 Any person trying to upset the status quo today — whether he be white, black, yellow, man, woman or child, meets with resistance from those interested in keeping things the way they are, and that brings us to Characteristic #8 of the Left: They’re completely Reactionary — They are the establishment, the status quo, the ones in power. All laws, rules, policies and procedures implemented in the last 60 years have been either extremely, moderately, or a little … leftist-oriented. The Left have had power for the past 60 years. It’s just a question of to what extent. Periods like the Reagan Administration did little more than momentarily stop, or slow down the leftward drift of society. A drift that simply resumes the moment the next Democrat Party President takes office. Side Note: The reason the Left is so irrationally hysterical about Trump is that they think he might actually dismantle some of the slagheap of statist c**p they’ve imposed on society for so long.]
I’ve been done with White gibberish (since White women do this too) since yesterday. [And, finally, we come to Characteristic #9 of the Left: Racism. The Left is overflowing with the real racists. In the Black left, it’s out in the open, and it’s on full display in lkeke35’s post, herein deconstructed. ]
That brings us to Characteristic #10 of the Left: Active Stupidity. In the free world, if you’re of normal intellectual capacity, then stupidity is an option one must choose, as is intelligence. The first nine characteristics of the Left are, let’s face it, stupid. This should be uncontroversial. That means that they engage actively, aggressively in keeping themselves stupid. Conservative speakers envisioning accepting an invitation to speak on a college campus are completely familiar with this.
In summary, here are the 10 prominent characteristics of the political Left in America today:
- Magical Thinking – They pretend they can read others’ minds.
- Cowardice – They fear debate, because they don’t know what they believe, but simply repeat what they’ ve been told to think.
- Vanity – Yet, they still want desperately to be considered deep and consequential thinkers.
- Intellectual Laziness – They don’t want to do the real, hard work of actually thinking about things. This one is the main reason for many of the others in this list.
- Filibustering – It’t the tactic they need in order to shut down debate and deny others access to competing ideas.
- Authoritarianism – Related to Filibustering. They crave power in order to be able to squelch real debate.
- Strawmen Fabrication – In the guise of actual arguments, they invent strawmen so as not to have to address real ideas with real counterpoints. Why? Because they have no real counterpoints. Leftist thinkig has long been discredited in real, honest intellectual circles.
- They’re Reactionary – currently the ones in power, they do whatever they need to do to remain in power. The problem is that they arrived in power through fraud, lies and corruption, so they know they need to keep power through fraud, lies and corruption.
- Racism – the Black left is openly, unashamedly, unabashedly racist. The whte Left, while pretending to be on Black Americans’ side, is quietly contemptuous of them.
- Active Stupidity – In a free society, if a person of normal intelligence is stupid, then it is by choice. The RGI chooses to be stupid.
In one short post, lkeke35 has neatly demonstrated nearly all the characteristics of the Left that guarantee that they’ll always be ignorant, because they’re always actively, aggressively … stupid.
(1) In other words: quintessentially leftist.