The Futility of Reasoning with the Progressive Socialist Left


Allen West


September 7, 2022

Last week Thursday Joe Biden took to the stage to deliver a prime-time address from Independence Hall in Philadelphia. This is the place that we shall remember this month, September 17, 1787, where our US Constitution was signed establishing the longest-running constitutional Republic that the world has known. You would have thought that in that moment it would have been imperative of the leader of this great Nation to rally us, bring us together and talk about the beginnings of this Republic, our respect and regard for the rule of law and individual rights, freedom, and liberty . . . personal sovereignty.

The Constitution of the United States of America, signed there in Independence, or Constitution, Hall is a restraining document on the powers of the federal government. As well, it was not ratified by the respective States until it included an individual Bill of Rights, our first ten amendments. Funny, ol’ Joe Biden once quipped that no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.

It is time we stop seeking reason from the progressive socialist left. So many articles, social media posts, and commentary have been published in the aftermath of Biden’s quite disturbing rant. However, the progressive socialist left fully believes it was a great speech. Never mind the ominous and eerie choice of color backdrop on Independence Hall, or the use of two US Marines standing in the background. Never mind the direct targeting of a portion of Americans and their demonization as fascists while declaring them a threat. Biden could have also directed comments towards groups like Antifa and BLM who have been responsible for some of the worst violence, destruction, and death in America.

Joe Biden took the political path of least resistance and squarely placed a target on some Americans–mainly those who disagree with him. Think about it; every time a Republican in recent years has been elected President he has been declared by the left as illegitimate. And even on Donald Trump’s inauguration day there were violent protests in Washington DC. Remember the ensuing women’s march where Madonna admitted to wanting to blow up the White House?

Joe Biden stood there before the place where our Constitution was signed, and he is in violation of Article IV, Section 4 of that document. Yes, his open borders policy is a clear violation of the Guarantee Clause. But I am speaking of reasonable issues which have little to no meaning for the leftists. History is sadly repeating itself in a very disconcerting and dangerous manner in America. Leftists, Marxists, socialists, communists must have a target. Even Saul Alinsky referred to such in his rules for radicals. This targeting process gives them a deranged perceived right to destroy the declared opposition. Sen. Schumer says Gorsuch and Kavanaugh shall reap the whirlwind and next thing you know there is an assassination attempt against Justice Kavanaugh. The Congressional GOP is demonized so someone takes to opening fire upon their baseball team practice. Churches and pro-life centers are firebombed, vandalized, Trump supporters are beaten in the streets, some in Portland, Denver, and Milwaukee are even murdered . . . no big deal to leftists.

The time has come when we must realize that we cannot reason with those who believe that their designed ideological ends justify any means they use.

The progressive socialists do not care that America has a drug, human, and sex trafficking issue–they want open borders. The leftists do not care that violent crime is out of control because of their bail reform agenda—they just blame Republicans. The leftists will starve our children of lunch if schools do not teach their gender dysphoria agenda–they don’t want to educate our children.

There is a saying, “Come, let us reason together.” Tyrants and totalitarians do not seek reason, they seek power and control, and demand obedience, conformity, and subjugation…abject surrender. Joe Biden spoke of fascists. Tell me, who is running about in America censoring free speech and freedom of expression? Funny, Antifa stands for “Anti-Fascists,”but these idiots go about beating down people who speak in opposition to their leftist beliefs.

Joe Biden crossed a Rubicon from which there may be no reconciliation. Under the quite demonic aura presented on Thursday night, he spoke not of unity, but of punishment for non-conformity. Hence why the federal government needs 87,000 new IRS agents who must be comfortable with being armed and the use of deadly force.

Biden and his terrorizing flying monkeys believe that the Thursday night speech was phenomenal, brilliant, and spot on. They are indeed what drill sergeants refer to as “stuck on stupid,” and the ol’ drill sergeants would say, “you can’t fix stupid.” We have come to a point in America where you cannot reason with it either. Despots and dictators demonize their opposition to make their destruction more palatable. When you seek a discussion based upon truth, then again leftists do not believe in objective truths, and you’re only met with frothing screaming emotional invectives . . . there is no opportunity for reason.

There is no opportunity to seek compromise with those will not participate in good faith. They must be beaten at the polls. And then Republicans must have the guts to beat them back with public policy that promotes individual liberty.

I am not saying give up. I am saying as Thomas Paine stated in his pamphlet The Crisis, “THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”

Steadfast and Loyal.


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