Well, you all know ScottO (@gscottoliver), right? Well, he wrote in recently.
|O Dread Czar,
In your excellent recent piece “Academia Becomes Aware”, you stated one reason that leftist arguments lose to the right, and went on to hint at what I believe to be an even more compelling reason, but left it unstated. That reason is, that leftist beliefs argue against human nature. The left’s goal is to control people and make them behave a certain way, that is contrary to natural human behavior. When an argument is presented that says, “You want A, but people will want to do Z,” and they realize you’re right, what can they do?
That’s right. Call you a bad person for pointing out the truth.
Regards and trembling,
One thing we’ve learned over the years is that it’s pretty tough to “win” an argument with the Left, because conservatives tend to argue from logic and reason, and Leftists tend to argue from feelings and emotions. Even if you produce a salient, solid point, they simply dismiss it with “Yeah, but that’s just wrong.” In other words, “you’re right, of course, but I can’t accept it.”
Interestingly, in your example, you do not state an interesting flip side: Although the left’s goal is to control people, the right’s goal is not… because going along with human nature (as opposed to going contrary to it), there’s nothing to control!
The Left needs to control people because their ideas are contrary to human nature. People won’t cooperate with them unless forced to do so.
We enjoyed your set up there.
Another thing that’s got the Czar torqued up today is that the media keep reminding us how utterly dumb they are. Check this out:
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— Matt (@munkimatt) December 19, 2016
Okay, today’s stupid media circle jerk is the news that the outgoing Republican governor of North Carolina has totally shat upon the incoming Democrat governor. What a terrible, terrible guy: apparently, he made all these last-second changes in the law to screw over the new guy.
Except, of course, this is exactly what didn’t happen. Republican governor Pat McCrory was unhappy with the state’s General Assembly, who forwarded some bills that would have given him too much power. So he signed a reform bill into law that restricts his own power.
However, in the mean time, he narrowly (and we mean narrowly, lost his re-election attempt to challenger Roy Cooper. McCrory conceded the race after a very close re-count, and then signed his bill into law.
Boy, the media hate that he did this to Cooper, and CNN even produced some infographics to show you what a dirthole McCrory is. Basically, they boil down to this:
- Election boards will go from three republicans and two democrats to four of each, balancing out the board. Why is that bad? Because it means that Cooper, a Democrat, won’t be able to put three Democrats in over two Republicans, which is unfair…or as CNN put it, this merely “may seem balanced.” Yes, the Democrats won’t be able to stack the deck in their favor. Of course, Republicans can’t either, but CNN hates them. No, CNN, it does not “seem balanced.” It is balanced.
- State Supreme Court justices are elected by the people in North Carolina. Henceforth, candidates on the ballot will have their party affiliation listed after their name so the voter will know whether the candidate is a Republican or Democrat. And CNN hates this, because we all know that if voters discover who the Democrats are, they won’t vote for them and now you have a Republican state Supreme Court.
- University school boards could have up to 66 members appointed by the governor, beholden to him. This seemed wrong to McCrory, whose reform now eliminates the governor’s ability to control the University of North Carolina. CNN hates this, because now it means Cooper can’t appoint loyalists either. And that means that instead of a school board system loyal to Democrats (or Republicans), they become independent. The horror.
- Reduced staff count from 1,500 personal staffers for the governor to only 425 is bad to CNN, because it means that a Democrat governor will be able to appoint less cronies to key positions. Shameful. It’s not the McCrory reduced state spending, it’s that he eliminated jobs that could give more power to the governor, who will now be a Democrat.
Let us summarize: McCrory made four decisions to remove his influence from state affairs. He did this, by the way, expecting to win re-election: McCrory only conceded the election a little while ago. However, because a Democrat won the gubernatorial race, CNN has transformed this into a McCrory-screws-over-Cooper story. And CNN’s rationale explains exactly why any governor should have done what he did: they fully expect Cooper to abuse this power and are upset that he no longer can.
The Czar is saddened that some CNN hack named Max Blau tried to pass this blatantly partisan temper tantrum as news; he is more saddened that an editor read it, and not only approved it for publication, but had the graphics department make up artwork for it. CNN, which has done a fair amount to improve its naked partisanship, took a step backward with this mess.
If CNN still wonders why it cannot convince Americans it is a credible news source, we can always submit this as evidence. Also, if you’re wondering why states are continuing to purge Democrats from elected positions, you can use this evidence there as well.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.