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Ayn Rand’s Answer to the Left’s Bullying

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Smug, self-righteous leftists bully anyone who dare disagree with their doctrinaire suppositions. This is a cynical but effective ploy that is socially castrating millions of sane, but otherwise intimidated potential critics. Rational, logical, and clear-thinking Americans are silencing themselves for fear of being ostracized by the true believers of various marxian faiths.

The leftist Thought Police wield the weapon of political correctness to silence any and all criticism of the left’s campaign to hijack the U.S. government to accomplish its authoritarian ends. The best way to counter-act such shameless political correctness is contained in an excerpt of Ayn Rand’s non-fiction work “The Virtue of Selfishness“:

In our political life, the Argument from Intimidation is the almost exclusive method of discussion. Predominantly, today’s political debates consist of smears and apologies, or intimidation and appeasement. The first is usually (though not exclusively) practiced by the “liberals,” the second by the “conservatives.” The champions, in this respect, are the “liberal” Republicans who practice both; the first toward their “conservative” fellow Republicans – the second, toward the Democrats.

All smears are Arguments from Intimidation: they consist of derogatory assertions without any evidence or proof, offered as a substitute for evidence or proof, aimed at the moral cowardice or unthinking credulity of the hearers.

The Argument from Intimidation is not new; it has been used in all ages and cultures, but seldom on so wide a scale as today. It is used more crudely in politics than in other fields of activity, but it is not confined to politics. It permeates our entire culture. It is a symptom of cultural bankruptcy.

How does one resist that Argument? There is only one weapon against it: moral certainty.

When one enters any intellectual battle, big or small, public or private, one cannot seek, desire or expect the enemy’s sanction. Truth or falsehood must be one’s sole concern and sole criterion of judgment – not anyone’s approval or disapproval; and, above all, not the approval of those whose standards are the opposite’s of one’s own.

Let me emphasize that the Argument from Intimidation does not consist of introducing moral judgment into intellectual issues, but of substituting moral judgment for intellectual argument. Moral evaluations are implicit in most intellectual issues; it is not merely permissible, but mandatory to pass moral judgment when and where appropriate; to suppress such judgment is an act of moral cowardice. But a moral judgment must always follow, not precede (or supersede), the reasons on which it is based.

When one give reasons for one’s verdict, one assumes responsibility for it and lays oneself open to objective judgment: if one’s reasons are wrong or false, one suffers the consequences. But to condemn without giving reasons is an act of irresponsibility, a kind of moral “hit-and-run” driving, which is the essence of the Argument from Intimidation.

Observe that the men who use that Argument are the ones who dread a reasoned moral attack more than any other kind of battle – and when they encounter a morally confident adversary, they are loudest in protesting that “moralizing” should be kept out of intellectual discussions. But to discuss evil in a manner implying neutrality is to sanction it.

The Argument from Intimidation illustrates why it is important to be certain of one’s premises and one’s moral ground. It illustrates the kind of intellectual pitfall that awaits those who venture forth without a full, clear, consistent set of convictions, wholly integrated all the way down to fundamentals – those who recklessly leap into battle, armed with nothing but a few random notions floating in a fog of the unknown, the unidentified, the undefined, the unproved, and supported by nothing but their feelings, hopes and fears. The Argument from Intimidation is their Nemesis.

In moral and intellectual issues, it is not enough to be right; one has to know that one is right.

The most illustrious example of the proper answer to the Argument from Intimidation was given in American history by the man who, rejecting the enemy’s moral standards and with full certainty of his own rectitude, said:

“If this be treason, make the most of it.”

(Ayn Rand, July, 1964)

The Politically Correct Guide to Racism for Idiots

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Conservatives may be unaware that the Democrat Party has passed new legislation redefining the rules of logic and political discourse regarding racism. For those who have grown used to such concepts as “hypocrisy,” and “logical inconsistency,” they need to eliminate these from their thinking and vocabulary.

Everyone must get hip to the new rules of civility and tolerance, or else face serious penalties. The following are some examples that should get you racist wingnuts up to speed on the “New Discourse.”

Clear cases of Racism against Black Democrats:

  • Criticizing President Obama’s ineptitude
  • Criticizing President Obama for black unemployment and poverty going up, wages and political influence going down during his presidency
  • Criticizing the girth of domineering health food activist Michelle Obama
  • Criticizing UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s less-than-honest statements about the Benghazi scandal
  • Criticizing Reverend Al Sharpton for anti-semitism
  • Criticizing Reverend Jesse Jackson for dropping the N-bomb and saying he wanted to cut Obama’s n*** off
  • Criticizing Jesse Jackson Jr. for allegedly trying to buy a Senate seat
  • Criticizing Maxine Waters for telling the tea party to “go to hell”
  • Criticizing Hank Johnson for saying the island of Guam could “capsize”
  • Criticizing black caucus chair Emanuel Cleaver for calling debt compromise a “satan sandwich”
  • Criticizing Keith Ellison for obvious ties to Islamist organizations
  • Criticizing Diane Watson for opposing interracial marriage
  • Criticizing randomly elected Al Green for saying “take back the country”
  • Criticizing Sheila Jackson-Lee for championing women’s rights, like in Rwanda, China, Algeria, and Afghanistan
  • Criticizing Bobby Rush for describing his meeting with communist dictator Fidel Castro “almost like listening to an old friend”
  • Criticizing Barbara Lee for characterizing voter ID laws (which they have in Europe) as a racist plot

Clear false claims of Democrat Racism:

  • Criticizing the Democrat Party for never renouncing its racist past of supporting slavery and segregation
  • Criticizing Senator Robert Byrd’s history as a KKK recruiter and Kleagle who filibustered the Civil Rights Act
  • Criticizing Woodrow Wilson for screening racist, KKK-glorification film Birth of a Nation
  • Criticizing the KKK past of FDR-appointed Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black
  • Criticizing FDR for his forced detainment of Japanese-Americans
  • Criticizing President Harry Truman for paying $10 to become a member of the KKK
  • Criticizing Lyndon Johnson for saying, “I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
  • Criticizing Jimmy Carter for writing the book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” which was praised on numerous white supremacist websites
  • Criticizing Bill Clinton for once saying of Obama, “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”
  • Criticizing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for describing Obama as “light skinned,” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
  • Criticizing Hillary Clinton for faking a “negro dialect” (as Harry Reid put it) in front of a black church audience
  • Criticizing Joe Biden for once saying to an Indian-American voter, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”
  • Criticizing Joe Biden for saying Republican Mitt Romney wanted to “put y’all back in chains”
  • Criticizing Joe Biden for saying of Obama, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Statements that are Not Racism or Reverse Racism made by Democrats against Republicans:

  • Criticizing former RNC Chair Michael Steele, like Steny Hoyer did, for his “career of slavishly supporting the Republican Party.”
  • Criticizing Condaleezza Rice like left-wing radio host Neal Rogers: “Is you their black-haired answer-mammy who be smart? Does they like how you shine their shoes, Condoleezza? Or the way you wash and park the whitey’s cars?”
  • Criticizing former Representative Allen West, like Andre Carson did, for aligning himself with the tea party, which “would love to see us as second-class citizens” and would love to see blacks “hanging on a tree.”
  • Criticizing Republican convert Artur Davis, like Gary Franks did: “I do not believe it is healthy for Americans to go around looking for blacks to put in a congressional district.”
  • Criticizing General Colin Powell, as Harry Belafonte did: “In the days of slavery, there were those slaves who lived on the plantation and [there] were those slaves that lived in the house. You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master…”
  • Criticizing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, like Spike Lee called him, “A handkerchief-head, chicken-and-biscuit-eating Uncle Tom.” Leftists commonly call Thomas a “House N*gga,” but that’s not racist.
  • Criticizing rising Republican star Mia Love as a “token” and an “Aunt Tom”
  • Criticizing conservative media personalities like CDN’s Kira Davis, or Alonzo Rachel, “News Ninja”Wayne Dupree, blogger Sister Toldjah, Crystal Wright and many others using racial epithets
  • Criticizing Republicans for allowing numerous diverse speakers at their convention by playing a popular Twitter game called, “#Negrospotting.” (This would be tough to play while watching MSNBC, which refused to air minority speakers at the convention.)
  • Criticizing any black Republicans in the party as pure “tokenism”
  • Criticizing minorities in the way journalist Mike Wallace did: Blacks and Hispanics are “too busy eating watermelons and tacos” to learn how to read and write.

Racist code words about Black Democrats:

Simply put, if you are a conservative who is for Constitutionally limited government, free market capitalism, equality under the law, and freedom for all Americans, then you are a racist. If you are for unlimited government and increasing dependency on the Democrat Party, then you are not a racist. Any questions?