George Orwell perfectly summarized the logic and philosophy behind the Democratic party of today when he wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. It is imperative to remember why the Democratic party apparatus must continue its assault on the truth. Orwell notes:
“the party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy.”
Democrats, Progressives, and so-called Liberals see themselves as social redeemers. They don’t approach social problems pragmatically, looking for ways to improve this situation or that, except as a political expedient – a means to a greater end.
To understand what their philosophy means, look to the words spoken in 1993 by Hillary Clinton. She defines the goal of the Democratic party by claiming:
“Let us be willing to remold society by redefining what it means to be a human being in the 20th century, moving into the new millennium!”
The situation need not be improved if the human being can be made to believe that their own influence cannot improve the given situation. This is what Hillary meant by redefined and remolded. The Democratic party follows lock-in-step.
David Horowitz notes that “the party apparatus feeds off the entitlements of the welfare state: social workers, university intellectuals, trial lawyers, bureaucrats, and government unions are all clients of the big-government programs the party promotes”. The more the individual is given entitlements, the longer the individual is kept dependent upon the program in which the party promotes.
Yet, to question the logic of their position is to be demonized as enemies of progress, of social justice, and of minority rights. “Marxism may be dead”, notes Horowitz,”but a Marxist moral imagination provides the ordnance for the Democrats’ political attacks”.
The validity of experience teaches us that the agenda behind their philosophy is nothing more than control and power. They consistently sell their repackaged philosophy to the public by instilling fear of their opponent based upon an imaginary threat.
This statement made in 1996 by Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York, sums up the fear mongering in which the Democratic party projects as “the real threat”.
“Ladies and gentleman, brothers and sisters, the Republicans are the real threat. They are the real threat to our women. They are the real threat to our children. They are the real threat to clean water, clean air and the rich landscape of America. They are the real threat to fairness. They are the real threat to equality.”
Cuomo’s statement is identical to the rhetoric delivered by Democrat’s today whom use the zeal for the rights of the people to mask their true intentions by persuading their party followers of the “threat” posed by Republicans.
What is truly happening under the intentions of the Democratic party is not to improve the lives of women, children, and the environment itself, but rather use these groups in order to accumulate more power in the form of government programs.
Alexander Hamilton warned of what Democrat’s are doing in noting that:
“A dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people, than under the forbidding appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.”
The dangerous ambition Hamilton is referring to is that of a party or person whom uses the zeal of the rights of people while masking their true intentions. In other words, they place their party agenda above their duty to the country while simultaneously masquerading their true intentions of circumventing the rule of law. Moreover, they demonize and divide anyone who opposes their agenda regardless of the external reality.
Those who oppose the individual freedoms championed by Western civilization are considered heroes, while those of us who uphold Western values are looked upon as the enemy. The divisions the Democratic party has created under Barack Obama is unprecedented.
The haves against the have-nots. The illegal aliens against hardworking middle-class families. Liberals who hate the Second Amendment versus lawful gun owners. Climate activists against those who understand the effect of human activity on the climate. Anti-Christian organizations versus god fearing families. The world as it is versus the world as they’d like to see it. Politics versus policy.
On November 19th, 1863, four and a half months after the battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln utter the infamous words of the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln stated “That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”.
On the 150th anniversary of the battle that began the end of slavery, our first African-American President was found at a Four Seasons hotel delivering a speech to a roomful of CEO’s about his economic policies. This should serve as a reminder to the American people of the philosophy behind the Democratic party, mainly in that it pretends to care about things until it is no longer politically expedient.
It is a problem that Orwell alluded to which has so often been overlooked. For those “in our society, who have the best knowledge of what is happening are also those who are furthest from seeing the world as it is.”