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The Cognitive Dissonance of the “Conservatives” and “Liberals”

This morning on “Feinburg and McPhee” on WRKO, a lady called in and stated that Barack Obama “should be impeached,” and he should be. (And George W. Bush should be retroactively impeached, if that were humanly possible.) But then the lady said, “I hope the CIA doesn’t get me now.” I thought that was very funny — it’s nice to have a good laugh in the morning. It’s the talk radio callers that provide that certainly more than the hosts these days. In the old days of talk radio, Jerry Williams, Norm Nathan and Larry Glick would crack me up.

These days on talk radio, however, most of them are conservative now, and they don’t have nearly as many segments of taking calls from listeners as before. And when they do, because most talk radio listeners are conservatives, the conversations are usually agreeable, patting each other on the back for being good little conservative sheeple, who aren’t even “conservative,” in the true sense of the word.

But nowadays, most of these talk radio hosts just do lengthy monologues, because, quite frankly, they like to hear themselves talk. And when they do take calls, if it’s from someone who disagrees with them, the caller rarely gets a word in edgewise. Perhaps Howie Carr lets lefty callers go on for a while. Jerry Williams was an old-fashioned “liberal,” so his callers were mostly conservative, and, while he let them go on, there was good back-and-forth discussion — those were the days of great talk radio. That is why Jerry Williams’s station in Boston during the 1980s, WRKO, was consistently #1 in the ratings. Now, not so much. In fact, none of the talk radio stations get good ratings here, I’m not sure about other radio markets.

Anyway, tonight Michael Savage returns to the airwaves and it begins at 9 PM east coast time, too late for me, oh well. Since Savage has been off the air, WRKO replaced him with Mark Levin who, in Savage’s words, sounds like “Groucho’s grandmother having a hysterectomy.” I just refer to Levin as “Fingernails-Against-the Chalkboard.” He’s one of those who goes on and on and on without taking any calls.

Last night, once again Levin goes on, expressing yet more cognitive dissonance, and he is totally unaware of it. He was citing an article in The Daily Beast, I assume it was this one, I didn’t listen to the whole segment (thank God). The article goes on about Obama’s bypassing Congress such as with the immigration issue, and Levin is expressing concern about Obama’s unconstitutional Executive Orders, and other unconstitutional acts, for which supposedly the article states Obama could be impeach, but shouldn’t be. And also the article quotes some people who show concern that the unprecedented unconstitutional orders by Obama could then be used by subsequent Presidents.

Levin is actually saying things like, how about “following the Constitution, and the rule of law,” this coming from the guy who supported the unconstitutional Patriot Act, an Act that was rushed through Congress with most Congressfelons probably not even reading the bill to see how ghastly is it, whereas Levin and others of his ilk were criticizing the Obama Democrats in Congress for rushing the unconstitutional ObamaCare bill through without reading that!

And, while Levin is citing people who are expressing concern about unconstitutional Obama Executive Orders that might be used later by different Presidents, Levin is totally unconscious of the fact that the unconstitutional and anti-liberty, un-American policies of Bush and Cheney that Levin supported would then be used by subsequent Presidents, such as Obama, and for devious purposes! (Obviously, Levin did not read my article in March 2010, Tea Partiers May Need the ACLU Soon.)

Therefore, the cognitively dissonant Levin doesn’t really believe in these criminal government bureaucrats “following the rule of law,” or “following the Constitution.” But I don’t believe he is being dishonest or knowingly hypocritical, he’s just very short-sighted, as are most of his fellow communist-like neocons.

You see, this short-sightedness that we see from the statists of both left and right is a direct consequence of the system of dependence on central planning and the system of democracy that we have had in America. This majority-rules, mob-rule, government-confiscation of private wealth, and government-trespassing into private lives, property and businesses through criminal regulatory intrusiveness is a system destined to cumulatively result in a society of immediate-gratification-oriented, short-sighted morons like Levin and Limbaugh on the neocon side and the Pelosi-Obama left.

One further aspect of our society that has worked its way to reinforce and strengthen those traits of evil and mass criminality has been the TV-watching-staring-hypnosis addiction. The TV is the one invention that has worked against us and toward the de-civilization of our society, and our culture. And now the addiction to cell phones, texting, constantly having to check email and messages every ten seconds is making people even worse off, psychologically. These things are already destroying our youth, in addition to their being force-fed poisonous and deadly prescription drugs, and so many additional yet unnecessary vaccines.

Because of all those things, we live in a society of zombies, led by zombies in Congress and the White House, and all the zombies who will vote for the two major zombies, and the third-party zombies Johnson, Stein, et al.

So anyway, in addition to  being tortured by hearing Levin last night, earlier that day I heard Howie Carr, who was interviewing Ann Coulter for the millionth time in one week. I think he likes her, if you know what I mean. But during their conversation, Carr played a sound-bite of Congressperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

In the sound-bite, the DNC Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked about differences between Obama and Romney in foreign policy, and she embarrassingly couldn’t think of any (because there aren’t any — they’re both warmongers, imperialists and Big Government expansionists and interventionists). And Coulter was making fun of Schultz as though there actually were differences (only in terms of their rhetoric, which means nothing). You see, Carr, Coulter, Levin, et al. all these sheeple and their listeners and readers really believe all the rhetoric of our government bureaucrats, regarding the “war on terror,” “terrorists,” and U.S. government foreign policy.

But one reference that Dumbo Wasserman Schultz made was to the Republicans’ “Backwards Cowboy Justice,” totally unaware that her guy, the current Murderer-in-Chief Obama is one of the worst war criminals when it comes to “backwards cowboy justice,” in his acting as judge, jury, and executioner, totally obliterating the idea of due process and presumption of innocence.

During Howie Carr’s interview with Ann Coulter, he also had U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte on, who, laughably, criticized those who wanted to “read the Miranda Warning to terrorists.” You see, because of the cumulative effects of our short-sighted way of life in Amerika, the idea of due process and presumption of innocence is merely a footnote. Ayotte is apparently incapable of distinguishing between a “terrorist” (convicted in a court of law) and an alleged or accused terrorist.

I’m not even saying anything for or against the reading of Miranda Warnings. But I am saying, if you want to give the government the ability to detain indefinitely or execute someone, you had better require that those government bureaucrats — military general or President of the United States, doesn’t matter who it is — show evidence against the accused. The people who founded America before it became Amerika knew that this was necessary. That is because, in a society that values freedom — freedom from tyranny — we  can’t just trust the rulers with those powers. The rulers need to have requirements, restraints, they need to be kept in check. The so-called Founders were well aware of that, even though Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, Kelly Ayotte, and Bush and Obama are not.

Stated or not, and regardless of the “anti-terrorism” propaganda of the rulers, the bureaucrats, and the MSM, the sole purpose of due process-denying, anti-liberty, presumption-of-guilt legislation like Patriot Act and NDAA is to stifle, suppress and silence political dissent. That is the way it has always been and that is the way it always will be.

Statist rulers don’t like being questioned, challenged or criticized, and they will arrest, indefinitely detain, and murder those who threaten their power-grabs, as I mentioned here, here and here.

One recent example is Obama’s murder of Muslim radical cleric Anwar al Awlaki, in which Obama went by the word of a “secret White House panel,” but never actually presented any evidence against accused terrorist supporter al-Awlaki. It was much more likely that al-Awlaki was murdered because his religious sermons included criticism of U.S. government foreign policy, criticisms and sermons totally protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a document so proudly defended by the ignoramus Levin.

But to show what a zombie culture we live in now, totally under the rule of zombies, in the following video Debbie Wackerjob Schultz shows her total ignorance of the Obama “kill list” that is the very example of the Backwards Cowboy Justice of which she accused Republicans.

First, here is what Glenn Greenwald wrote regarding the widely-reported and discussed Obama “Kill List”:

On 29 May 2012, the New York Times published a remarkable 6,000-word story on its front page about what it termed President Obama’s “kill list”. It detailed the president’s personal role in deciding which individuals will end up being targeted for assassination by the CIA based on Obama’s secret, unchecked decree that they are “terrorists” and deserve to die.

Based on interviews with “three dozen of his current and former advisers”, the Times’ Jo Becker and Scott Shane provided extraordinary detail about Obama’s actions, including how he “por[es] over terrorist suspects’ biographies on what one official calls the macabre ‘baseball cards’” and how he “insist[s] on approving every new name on an expanding ‘kill list’”. At a weekly White House meeting dubbed “Terror Tuesdays”, Obama then decides who will die without a whiff of due process, transparency or oversight. It was this process that resulted in the death of US citizen Anwar Awlaki in Yemen, and then two weeks later, the killing of his 16-year-old American son, Abdulrahman, by drone.

The Times “kill list” story made a huge impact and was widely discussed and condemned by media figures, politicians, analysts, and commentators. Among other outlets, the New York Times itself harshly editorialized against Obama’s program in an editorial entitled “Too Much Power For a President”, denouncing the revelations as “very troubling” and argued: “No one in that position should be able to unilaterally order the killing of American citizens or foreigners located far from a battlefield – depriving Americans of their due-process rights – without the consent of someone outside his political inner circle.” …

And here is the Chairperson of the DNC, Florida Congressperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

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