The Anti-Democratic Party

In one of the curious ironies of history, the Democratic Party, in its present form, is animated solely by opposition to majority rule; an obsession that it attempts to disguise with insincere attempts at class warfare.

There is nothing that the Democratic Party fears so much as democracy, which is why it is far more comfortable ruling through judicial rulings and the unrestricted powers of an unelected bureaucracy. Obama’s two victories have given it a taste of a post-majority and post-American country ruled by a coalition of minorities, but its glee at that may be premature.

The Democratic Party has built its house of cards on locking in political and economic privileges for the different tiers of its coalition. From food stamps to government jobs, it is the old political machine gone nationwide, dispensing money and privilege to the different group of its coalition, as a remedy for the supposed privileges enjoyed by the majority.

It still talks about equality, now and then, but it has no interest in equality, because that’s too close to democracy. An equal population might start voting on economic merits, rather than the old game of special favors and privileged positions, and the Democratic Party, with its baggage train of professors who have never done anything more difficult than bore a class to death, bureaucrats who fear reform worse than death, and corporate and union bosses who expect special favors, would have nothing to offer them.

The coalition of the privileged underprivileged, united against the majority rule of the people who, unlike them, only erratically vote in their own self-interest, can achieve impressive turnouts, but that turnout is dependent on having something to gain from an election. And the closer the coalition of minorities comes to being the majority, the more unsustainable the payoffs become.

Liberalism has spent so much time working to destroy majority rule, that it has no idea what to do beyond that. Its only ideas involve suppressing majority rule through government power. It is incapable of meeting any challenge that cannot be oriented on the old familiar axis of oppressor and oppressed… and that makes it incapable of mature government.

Democrats with any economic sense turned on Obama after it was clear that he was incapable of having a serious conversation about economic reform. Those who didn’t, like Bloomberg, made it clear that they supported him for his social policies, not his economic policies. After the election, Obama justified their fears by going back to pushing tax hikes and cuts to the military as the solution for out of control spending and debt.

Cutting the military has long been a fond dream of the left and there’s plenty to cut. By the time Obama is done with the military, they really will be down to horses and bayonets. Raising taxes will bring in a little more money which will be thrown down the same old coalition hole as the money that came before it.

The Democrats are incapable of function as a majority party any longer. They have no solution to the country’s economic problems because they are unwilling to take responsibility for them. All their prescriptions involve looting the things they oppose and transferring the money to the things they support, substituting more radical redistributionism for responsible government, and then refusing to take responsibility for anything that they have done.

The outcome of this program can already be seen in the cities where Democrats collect the most votes; from the living and the dead. But the abandoned houses, the dead streets and the factories that haven’t made anything in fifty years do nothing to dissuade them from their course. Having ruined the country’s greatest cities, they are certain that they failed only because the pigeons fled the coop for the suburbs and for freer cities. Give them the whole country and they will have all the money they need to crack down on on the people who want to work for a living on behalf of the people who want to be taken care of by the big benevolent hand of the state.

Repeat the process nationwide and the country will go the way of the cities. Economic growth will stop, companies will flee and the Detroitization of America will continue apace.

America will have government jobs and jobs subsidized by the government. Everything will be affordable, but will cost more and be hard to find. And there will be no one left to pay for any of it.

The Democrats don’t imagine that they will end up here because it’s not supposed to happen. But their brief modern history as a party at odds with mathematics and reality is littered with things that were not supposed to happen, but did anyway. The old crooks of Tammany Hall had no more morals than a shark on a blood trail, but at least they could count. They knew that they were dirty rotten thieves and they gloried in it.

Tammany Hall men were thieves who pretended to be social workers. Their idiot descendants are thieves who believe that they are actually social workers and that their social programs make them immune from mathematics. Tammany Hall chiefs kept count so as to know when to grab as much of the loot as possible and flee the country, like Richard Croker who fled back to Ireland with millions of dollars to continue his hobby of buying racehorses, or Boss Tweed who made it as far as Spain before being taken for a child molester. Their latter day counterparts can’t count and imagine that they’ll be Solar Barons living high off their carbon credit investments in their offset flying cars. Their worst flaw may be that they don’t even know when to run away.

The Democratic Party was mildly respectable as a party of thieves. It is now a party of thieves tagging along behind a leadership that combines the best qualities of the Bolsheviks and the sensible management style of the Jacobins, engaged in a perpetual revolution against a power structure that consists of themselves, a dissolute upper class Republican opposition and a working class population that hates their guts, but has no idea how to get rid of them.

The Anti-Democratic Party functions in perpetual opposition, even when it is in power, blaming all its problems on their Republican predecessors, the way that their Bolshevik compatriots blamed the lack of bread on the problems inherited from the old regime. It never makes mistakes because it is never in power. It is hanging around Washington and representing the oppressed in between the Republican Administrations who show up to clean up its messes.

The Democratic Party defines itself by opposition, opposition to property, opposition to values and opposition to any and all structures that predate its latest revelation from the Angel of Political Correctness. It is constantly tearing things down and takes no responsibility for building things up again. Even its building programs are a destructive tearing down of something. It tears down coal and oil to build unworkable solar and wind stations. It tears down private enterprise to add more draining government jobs. It tears down freedom to build up government.

As a party in perpetual opposition to its own disasters, the Democratic Party is free to take power without ever taking responsibility for the uses of that power. As an Anti-Democratic party, is it not meant to be accountable to the voters or to the unfair system that they stand for. It is determined to build a system that will exist only to tear down their power and that is the gloriously dysfunctional system that we have now. The perpetual revolution for perpetual revolutionaries who are only working within the system to blow it up and then collect a nice fat pension from the system.

Such a state of affairs cannot go on forever. The Democratic Party has gotten what it wanted and that is to fundamentally transform America. But aside from a brief spurt of gloating, it cannot accept that either because it would mean ending its way on the majority that is a minority and bending down to the business of good government. And that is a little too much like having a real job with real responsibilities and real accountability.

The Democratic Party has become the left and the left does not know how to govern a country, only how to oppose the government of a country. That is why the left is invariably purged by the more sensible members of its own movement once the revolution is complete. It’s either that or be stuck with them. The left knows that the only way to get anything done is to get rid of the left. It’s the rest of the country that has yet to learn the same lesson.

  • clarespark

    I would say that the Democratic Party is nothing like the Left, but that social democrats have lopped off those factions that attacked the notion of private property. It is well known that social democrats shouted "No one to our left!" What we have now is a rather populist program that harnesses class resentment at big business for electoral gains. Its worst sin is inflicting the double bind on everyone: see http://clarespark.com/2009/08/09/what-is-a-corpor…. "What is a corporatist liberal and why should they frighten us?" We are immobilized and confused by the current progressive culture.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    And leftist dogma is the same world over, regardless of all their back flips and spins. And they are as concerned about the average man as a thief is to his victims – even less so.

    It is way past time to admit that the Dem Party has more in common with Castro's Cuba and Hugo's Venezuela than anything remotely American. Of course, there are Dems in Congress who are trying to resurrect the party of true liberalism, but they are in no way relevant to the decision making. They are beating a dead (and buried) horse. Get over yourselves.

    And all manner of filth is propagated/tolerated at the Dem's doors – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/06/27/anti-semitism

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel -www.adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

    There is much to like in the piece here, although I think the point could have been made in less space, and add that Republicans share in these problems we face and have their own capacity to be no less incompetent or malicious when it comes to running the country and ingratiating their constituencies.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "and add that Republicans share in these problems we face and have their own capacity to be no less incompetent or malicious when it comes to running the country and ingratiating their constituencies."

      Wrong. As people, Republicans are just as flawed, but their ideas are usually closer to realistic and helpful to the nation and it's values. That makes all of the difference in the world. Obama is the epitome of the delusional idiot who's breaking things whether intentionally or not. Comparing him to Bush for example as though there are relevant parallels is just stupid and simple-minded, but you hear this all the time.

      • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

        That is your view. I said nothing about ideas, but since you mention it, I think they are both unrealistic and unhelpful to the nation. Neither has a monopoly on values either, in theory or practice. I am particularly wary when someone claims others are delusional.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "That is your view. I said nothing about ideas, but since you mention it, I think they are both unrealistic and unhelpful to the nation"

          I know you do. It was implied.

          "I am particularly wary when someone claims others are delusional."

          Should anyone care when you're the one who's delusional?

          To continue with my case, let's look at Obama's execution of his policies. He wants to encourage fossil fuel independence, and he has some other ideas that are fine as visions, but his execution is not just flawed, but corrupt. Any Republican who did this would be jailed if he wasn't lynched before trial. I just can't imagine any Republican getting away with such a thing. Why? Because everyone knows that it's corrupt, except for liberals, who are so delusional that we can only expect their grand visions to work out through intense sincerity. Incompetence is never held against them. Even other liberals don't expect liberal politicians to have any business savvy so when Al Gore accidentally becomes rich from his advocacy, who will see that as corrupt? But George Bush has friendly relations with the Saudis and a family history in the oil business. This is seen as far more controversial than anything Gore ever did, and we know how much Gore made directly from his explicit political positions. Not only this, but Obama was part of ensuring he made truckloads of cash. Corruption? Of course not. What do you think, these are Republicans? No, they're just Democrats trying to help the world and things fell their way. Whatever.

          That's just ranting off the top of my head. Get a grip. Refusing to see important real facts is one definition of delusion.

          • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

            When the insults fly, that is when I get off. Have a good time arguing with yourself.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You're right, I am arguing with myself because you never presented a case in the first place.

          • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

            I am not required to make a case, particularly in the face of your insults, to support my view. You may come here looking for an argument, but I come to express my views, and do it with respect and less certainty that those who differ are delusional.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "I come to express my views, and do it with respect and less certainty that those who differ are delusional."

            That's the problem with liberals. You think you can have your own views even when the facts aren't on your side. That's precisely why I replied to you, whether or not I like to argue, I hate lies.

            You're less certain because you have no practice in searching for objective facts and reason. Thank you for completing my case for me.

            Please don't take it personally, it's not. You seem nice enough. Your ideas however, are deadly. It leads to the circumstances we have today, and I'm not talking about the state of medical research, I'm talking about the state of politics in medicine as just one example.

  • Spider

    I wonder what all those rappers are rapping about now that the Man is Black ?

    • Mary Sue

      don't worry, those decrepit major cities are still run by White Men, and that's good enough for Jay-Z.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Usually these days, they say, "'The man' is stopping 'the one' because he's black."

  • Johnconrad

    But at least Republicans allow the economy to grow.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      EXACTLY, even the worst ones! That is my point. Not just this, having higher expectations from them means we get more effective leaders on a more frequent basis. The Democratic Party is anti-American and must be destroyed and replaced with a true opposition party that respects rule of law, the constitution, things like that. Is that too much to ask?

      Is it?!

  • JakeTobias

    Beautiful summation. But I would change one line: "…a dissolute upper class of Republican opposition and a working class population that hates BOTH their guts, but has no idea how to get rid of them."

  • marios

    anyway with all Rep's gaffes and faults they are Americans who are for Funding Fathers America incomparably with Dem's who are socialists who thristy for Power for ever and don't care about our country at all. We cannot equat them.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "anyway with all Rep's gaffes and faults they are Americans who are for Funding Fathers America incomparably with Dem's who are socialists who thristy for Power for ever and don't care about our country at all. We cannot equat them."

      The mainstream media got you to buy in to the supposed moral equivalence of the two parties.

  • Danny

    10 bucks to anyone who can translate this incredibly incoherent rant into English.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Let's go paragraph by paragraph. Did you understand the first one? If yes, tell me where your confusion started. If not, I'll "translate" the first one in English you can likely understand. We'll go as slowly as you need to.

      • Danny

        Let's see if I understand. The Democratic party is anti-democratic and anti-majority rule because it was voted into power by the majority of the voters which is actually just a coalition of minorities that slyly pose as a majority by being greater in numbers than the real majority. Not only that but the representatives of this bogus majority that's really a minority want to work within the system so they can later blow it up and then collect a pension from the system they just blew up.

        OK, I get it now. Just had to rearrange the furniture upstairs.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Let's see if I understand. The Democratic party is anti-democratic and anti-majority rule because it was voted into power by the majority of the voters which is actually just a coalition of minorities that slyly pose as a majority by being greater in numbers than the real majority."

          You're missing the fact that bribery, fraud and deception was used. That is what falsifies it as a true democracy in the Western sense. There are definitely facts not stated explicitly in order to come to this conclusion. That's why I offered to help.

          "Not only that but the representatives of this bogus majority that's really a minority want to work within the system so they can later blow it up"

          Correct.

          "and then collect a pension from the system they just blew up."

          No. They expect to collect as part of the process of destroying it, and furthermore they are deluded in thinking that economics and energy theory are the parallel. They believe that wealth exists the way that energy exists. It can't be created or destroyed, but it can be managed. They'll collect more from the "replacement" of capitalism.

          Where have you been?

          "OK, I get it now. Just had to rearrange the furniture upstairs."

          Well, OK. Don't forget the biggest fallacy that is applied to this criticism is thinking it is invalid because the theories are bad. We know the theories are bad, that is a major reason for the criticism. It won't work, but they believe they will come out meeting their objectives. If they added it all up logically before trying to sell it, we wouldn't have any problems with these radicals. If it did have any chance to work, we wouldn't be so upset.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'd like to correct one bit of misinformation in the article. I read about this when I was in junior high and high school. Boss Tweed wasn't brought back because he was a child molester. He was brought back because the Spanish authorities thought that he kidnapped two children from the U.S. One of the main reasons that Tweed and his pals were brought down was because of the cartoons of Thomas Nast,the German-born cartoonist who often attacked Tweed and his activities. One of his cartoons aided in the aforementioned return of Tweed to America.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      That's the common story in any case. It's not 100 percent clear if it's true or just a great story.

      But in any case that line was a reference to a Spanish policeman reportedly believing Tweed was a kidnapper or child abuser based on the Nast cartoon.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Democratic democracy these days is defined by mob rule, as long as they control the mob. See the "Occupy <this>" movement. It's why they love jihadis, because they think they control the "grievance resolution" process. It's why they create class victims. They want to create angry mobs who see them as the solution.

    Democracy? Not by any Western tradition or standard. Only the most cynical definition of democracy can be used. Yet they do, and they apply it to sharia too, so what does that tell you? I'm not joking that Saudi Arabia has been described on PBS as a "kind of democracy" because on occasion, the men sit around together in one room and beg the king for favors.

    I'm not joking. They are so dim. All of them. You can't be bright and also go along with this stuff.