Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another Great Liberal Lie Is Metastasizing

Another great misconception is on its way to becoming translated into a great, liberal lie that must be confronted before it becomes part of the political landscape of lies that are repeated over and over again – and believed by a body politic that doesn’t think for themselves.

Here are just a few of the backdrop of hundreds of liberal lies that come quickly to mind. I could go on and on, but you get the picture:

1. Gun control reduces violent crime. Fact: every state that has enabled laws for law-abiding citizens to carry firearms has seen a substantial reduction in violent crime and no increase in gun accidents.

2. Man-made CO2 emissions cause global warming. History revealed from ice cores shows innumerable warming and cooling cycles, and recent history shows a cooling period.

3. We want to count every vote. In fact, liberals try to deny votes from military personnel and from areas they do not dominate.

4. There is a vast right wing conspiracy. In fact, if there is any conspiracy, it is between liberal politicians and the press.

5. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewinsky. Enough said.

6. Trickle down economics does not work. The only successful stimulations of the economy that have occurred happen only when investors and entrepreneurs have been motivated to increase their efforts and their investments – through tax incentives.

7. The Swift Boat Veterans that spoke out against John Kerry were lying. In fact, these were men of high honor, and everything they said has been verified.

8. Bush 41 was a racist for allowing the Willie Horton ads. In fact, Horton, a convicted murderer and rapist serving a life sentence without parole, was set free to assault and rape again by the administration of Governor Dukakis of Massachusetts. This fact needed to be brought to the attention of voters unaware of the Dukakis record.

The particular mass lie that is now being put forth is that there was something almost criminally wrong with regarding home mortgages as safe investments – and investing in them. In fact, for a hundred years there has been no safer investment (other than US securities) than home mortgages – and the only thing safer than a home mortgage would be a diversified package of portions of thousands of home mortgages – something we call a derivative – now a dirty word.

Liberals want us to forget that until the housing bubble crash, almost everyone thought that the rise in the housing market was a good thing and that investments in mortgages were safe. Only a few, including President Bush and Senator McCain, warned that constraints were needed, and it was leading Democrats, like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, who resisted any changes.

Of real significance is the fact that sub-prime mortgages, the main culprits in the housing bubble and crash (and the subsequent credit freeze) were the result of laws and regulations pushed by liberal Democrats that forced banks to abandon time-tested procedures and make loans to dead-beats.

Certainly there was greed and fraud involved in the crisis we are in, but a wholesale condemnation of bankers and business-people in general is completely unfair and only serves to justify age-old liberal fantasies.

We must not allow them to employ these mischaracterizations to impose a socialist program aimed at substantial government ownership and/or over-regulation of banks, other financial institutions and automobile companies. What is happening now smacks of the demonization of certain classes of society that happened in Communist Russia and Nazi Germany and in other socialist nations like Venezuela and Cuba.

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At 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wouldn't know the truth, if it rose up and bit you. You're in such a fantasy land that you've lost touch with reality.

At 2:03 PM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

It looks like I have at least one liberal reader who, as usual, can't argue any facts, but resorts to name-calling and thinks its a discussion.

At 7:15 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

Hey Mr. Anonymous! If you think that you can counter these points, how about you giving us some facts? We can wait. After all, we're still waiting for John Kerry to release his military records as he said he would do.


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