Saturday, November 05, 2016

The ends never justify the means

By definition, a democratic free society cannot be achieved through fiat nor imposition. A democratic, free society must be the result of transparent, open and fair processes. Paramount of these is freedom of thought, freedom of expression and freedom of speech.  The imposition, assertion and promulgation through dogma of predetermined outcomes is totalitarianism defined by the nature of its preferred vision of what society should look like.  Irrespective of which elite or what version of social justice or what religious tenets are used to wrap and disguise it, totalitarianism is easily recognized by its focus on the denial of the processes that define an open society, including: 
  • independent judiciary
  • an independent media wherein mutiple perspectives prevail
  • preservation of free speech
  • the promotion of independent thinking
  • education free from dogma and censure of divergent views
This sounds like a description of the enlightenment or at least a precis of its key tenets and principles, but it appears necessary as we head into the pending US election at a time when censure,conformity, political corruption and collusion are all manifest and reinforced by a MSM oligarchy, a plethora of SJWs and an apparent diffidence among millennials to reading, divergent thinking and an understanding that the end never justifies the means.

Today is the 5th of November and perhaps now more than ever the concept of blowing up the cesspit of elitist power structures has never had greater resonance. 

I hope Trump wins and I hope he wins in a landslide so that the US can begin to cleanse itself of political corruption, collusion and gross inefficiency.  My hope is that this political transformation is the catalyst to a resurgence in the implementation of the processes of free democracy. AT the same time, this will result in necessary and serious weakening in the "progressive" imposition of censure, conformity and compliance that has masqueraded as the "correct" narrative of political discourse for the last 20 years.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Intellectual Yet Idiot

Elites favor democracy only as long as it suborns their abuse of power. Any deviation they consider invalid or stupid. Brexit + the imminent election of Trump signify an electorate re-asserting control over democracy at the expense of a power elite abusing the power of office for personal advancement + profit. 

Trump never positions himself as a paragon of virtue. His appeal is his express willingness to hold the beltway cabal to account for all the collusion + corruption that the Wikileaks and Clinton scandals are revealing. The Clinton Foundation has clearly only ever been a vehicle for graft. If there is no malfeasance, why the illegal server, the deletion of email records and the clumsy intervention of the Obama + Lynch DOJ to obstruct the FBI investigations? Lastly, if the abuse of power is not indictment enough, people still want to find ways to excuse the cabal rather than amend their view or accept that a cleansing of the system is paramount. 

Not unsurprisingly, I find so many who are virulently anti-Trump are the same people who thought Trudeau as PM was a good idea, Wynne as Premier was necessary and that climate is actually a pressing political issue. IYI.