Repealing the 13th Amendment

Recently an addle brained MSNBC commentator proposed the idea that the “community” (read STATE) rather than parents ought to bear the primary responsibility for the care and raising of children.  In the video below Zo gets it exactly right, what is being proposed is  slavery.  Only it is a higher form of slavery because now the slaves are not privately owned but are owned by the government.  If the Left had their way we would all be Gulag bait.

Judicial karma

It seems that Obama’s been a little slow about nominating judges to various federal court benches, which is a good thing, given his radical Leftist proclivities.  And it seems that the Republicans in the Senate are gumming up the works for those he has nominated, also a good thing.  So much so that Harry Reid is complaining of Republican obstructionism and threatening to unleash the ‘nuclear option.’

Wait . . . Where have I seen this before? No! It couldn’t be . . . ! Yes, it is! This is the same thing that was happening during Bush’s administration. He’d nominate judges and the Dems would stall to make sure the courts didn’t get conservative judges while the Republicans complained about Democratic obstructionism. I seem to recall lots of noise about invoking the ‘nuclear option’ then too.

What goes around comes around, Harry.  Ain’t it a beach?

 

Watermelons

Watermelon activists are out in force during Earth Day and Earth Hour.  A Watermelon is  green on the outside and red on the inside, and is a term of derogation for environmental activists with socialist principles.  After the fall of the Soviet Union thousands upon thousands of dedicated Socialists were cut adrift from their allegiance to the USSR and Comintern.  Their Church of Communism had collapsed, and they were cast out into the night wailing and gnashing their teeth.  Many quietly lost the Faith and committed the ultimate apostasy by Selling Out and rebuilding their lives without their subscription to The Socialist Worker.  Many more, however, never lost their convictions and simply transplanted themselves into the burgeoning environmental movement where they agitate for the destruction of Capitalism and Western Civilization in the name of a new deity, Gaia, in place of Marx, Dialectical Materialism and the Worker’s Paradise. This is why the Sierra Club, once a serious and sane environmental group, has devolved into lunacy.  Probably the most outre among these is the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, save_the_planet_kill_yourselfwhich argues that humans should voluntarily refrain from procreating until Homo Sapiens Sapiens is extinct.  Logically, this cannot be justified as being done for the benefit of the children, so it must be a voluntary human sacrifice to Gaia.  I am not certain whether the makers of this banner are serious or being merely ironic, but I do notice that those who promote these kinds of ideas never lead by example.

And it is, as you would expect, all backwards.  Matt Ridley explains:

Administrative state metastasis

Back in the day, Mrs. Black, my PoliSci 101 prof, elucidated the real rules for bureaucracies.

  1. Perpetuate its own existence.
  2. Extend its power and influence
  3. Defend and increase its budget and turf
  4. Complexify its internal operations
  5. Perform the function it was created for.

Obamacare regsSenate majority leader Mitch McConnell has put out a picture of what that looks like in practice.  On the right, 1,600 pages of Obamacare; on the left, 20,000+ pages of Obamacare regulations so far.  In the words of the prophet Pelosi, “We have to pass it find out what’s in it.”  Indeed.

This is a business killer, which is exactly what it was intended to be.  Obamacare was from the start intended to nationalize the entire medical insurance industry and establish a Federal health management system as a sinecure for supporters of the Party of Socialism.

Shocker – Left wants to ban ALL guns!

As if we didn’t know it.  From Breitbart:

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of the Democratic Party’s leadership in the House of Representatives, suggested to Jason Mattera at a Feb. 13 women’s rights rally that plans for an assault weapons ban and private-sales background checks were only the beginning of a broader gun control agenda extending to handguns as well.