Liberals Chafe Under Authoritarian Liberalism

In Authoritarian Liberalism and the Pyramidal Civilization I talked about what illiberal things liberals will do when they are in charge and must make things work. I noted this tendency was strong in New York, but not as evident in Chicago.

“Progressives”, noisy and nasty ones, are noticing this and don’t like it. Matt Taibbi notices it as he begins his article on subprime lending. He seems at least dimly aware that this involves maintaining occupiability of the city by people with money, but doesn’t understand that this is important, or why. David Sirota doesn’t get it at all. He attributes it all to the nefarious influence of various moneyed conservatives.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has dealt aggressively with the state budget deficit. The simple truth is, if you and only you are in charge, you are going to have to make things work whether you find what you have to do distasteful or not. Permissive liberalism is what liberals really want. But the chaos it creates can only be tolerated to a limited degree.

What conservatives want is irrelevant. They don’t have, and never will have, any power except a minimal ability to restrict and slow down leftist initiative. What is important is how liberals are going to deal with the problems they themselves have caused. They have reached the point in some places, and are getting very close everywhere else, where pointing the finger at the rubes and expressing horror at their idiocy is not a substitute for actually doing something.


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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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6 Responses to Liberals Chafe Under Authoritarian Liberalism

  1. mindweapon says:

    What is important is how liberals are going to deal with the problems they themselves have caused.

    Precisely. Liberals want power, but they are incompetent when they get it. Zimbabwe should be like Switzerland by now, the way the liberals were talking about it back in the 1970’s. If only blacks got the vote, it would be heaven on earth. The sun would shine brighter, the sky would be more blue, the birds would chirp more.

    After the liberals broke Rhodesia, they discarded it like a child discards a broken toy. And they moved on to the next project — South Africa.

  2. RVT says:

    I doubt that the liberal method of problem-solving will be distinguishable from the liberal method of problem-creating.

  3. Brandon says:

    Liberals….like the females that they are; whether physically male or female, do not believe in consequences of behavior, for they are at war against nature and nature’s creator, therefore all their policies/programs bring what appears to be chaos, which is the outward symptom of nature “trying” to right itself.

    Consequences of behavior are the “reward” which automatically comes to the individual who follows natural law or who violates it. The reward is good or ill (evil or misfortune) and takes place in the soul and on out into the physical body/psyche, for the physical body is the form that the soul becomes in this dimension.

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  5. nemesis says:

    Thrasymachus wow! I don’t know who you are, where you live, or how you came to be, but you are really out of touch with reality. Your copy-paste rhetoric has a basis in logic, your ideas are common, popular, and familiar, but you are just another lost and ignorant useful idiot. You fancy yourself as an intellectual, but you are nothing of the sort. Gathering from your references, I imagine you in your early 60’s, from a working class family, perhaps second generation European. You have a minimal college education, from a mediocre public university or perhaps a parochial college. You majored in something nebulous like business administration. You have been employed on the fringe of corporate America, probably a salesman type, but you never really broke into the good life. You have a professional wife who has really supported you. I’m guessing optometrist or dentist. You are childless. You are truly hopeless and simply harbor a lifelong resentment and ill will towards the successful. You lack associations of friendships, I might venture to guess a handicapped shut-in. So now you have found this technological soapbox as an outlet for your frustrations. Rather sad and pathetic actually.

    • So you think I suck, but you don’t offer any alternative argument or rebuttal. What are your observations? What are your ideas? If they were compelling, or at least interesting, I would be delighted to hear them.

      You’ve made an ad hominem attack. But whether a statement is true is entirely separate from the person who says it. On top of that you’ve linked my ideas with low social status. Leftist ideas have impeccable social status, but that does not make them true or functional.

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