Post #6 -- October 8, 2017
The enemy within is a person who accepts a particular political philosophy. It is “within” because it’s a false premise embedded in his mind and held either consciously or subconsciously. This false premise motivates his every thought and action. It is basic to his character. It boils down to his belief that others must live for him, doing what he says they should do.
If you wonder how and why Retrogrades (AKA “Progressives”) continually urge totalitarianism upon us, three (3) significant factors show us what keeps him going. Keep in mind as you read that the Retrogrades have been active in their efforts to kill this nation for over 100 years. Only a major confrontation will stop them. It is why they fear President Trump and have formed what they call #resistance. They believe he represents that confrontation.
1. Collectivism – In an economic/political context, there are only two ways to view man: (a) either he is an independent consciousness capable of looking after himself and his loved ones, in which case government is his servant and required not to interfere in his choices and decisions OR
(b) he is a dependent consciousness incapable of looking after himself and his loved ones, in which case government is his master and shall set the terms and limits of his choices and decisions, dictating what he shall and shall not do.
In an economic/political context, collectivism in action is socialism. Both are expressions of the political philosophy known fundamentally as totalitarianism, identified by Hannah Arendt in her classic work of that name.
2. Socialists money – Money donated by Sorors and other omnipotent government advocates and socialists. For example, The Gates Foundation. A multitude of similar foundations is seen on any PBS evening News Hour that lists dozens of wealthy foundations that have been taken over by many if not all Progressive views. For instance, The Rockefeller Foundation, once a bastion of Republican views, now has been almost entirely infiltrated by Progressive views, as witness the sort of ideas and programs they support and advocate.
3. Union support – By oral support in the national and state legislatures, and by financial donations comprising union dues, many of which are forced. Unions are by definition totally committed to collectivism. Holding such a view of man, they necessarily advocate and support all programs, laws and proposals that interfere and circumscribe individual’s rights, freedom of choice and speech. Consequently, they, like all Retrogrades, oppose limited government and free markets.
Of these Retrograde basic motivators, the one fundamental is collectivism. It is collectivism that guides and shapes a Rino. For example, if otherwise well-respected Republicans suddenly support minimum wage laws you can be sure their premise and motive is collectivism. If an acceptable Republican, such as Dan Lewis, elected to the City Council by genuine Republicans, suddenly abstains from voting on an issue that is obviously omnipotent-government oriented, you can be sure his premise and motive is collectivism. Although some will say he abstained in order to solicit the union and non-thinkers’ vote in the campaign for Albuquerque Mayor, such an observation while true is actually less fundamental.
He is basically a collectivist and should be shunned. In fact, since he now faces a Democrat opponent for Albuquerque Mayor, I recommend his opponent, Tim Keller, be voted for. We would know what to expect from such an administration and could fight it. Dan Lewis’s administration would be shadowy and contradictory. We would not know what to expect. And he would further denigrate the Republican name. His being Albuquerque mayor will not be helpful to genuine Republicans. He has chosen to be a Rino. He should be treated as such.
That said, it is important we become aware of the number of Progressive and progressive-affiliated organizations in New Mexico. You can be sure the next Mayor will pander to them. To know the names of these organizations will make us aware of those who advocate omnipotent government and the enemy they hold within: collectivism.
The following list I put together from a mailer supporting the sick Ordinance.
Presumably, these are exclusively NM Progressive organizations.
Center For Civic Policy – Box 27616, Albuquerque, NM87125 –
A non-profit organization.
Healthy Workforce ABQ
OLÉ Education Fund
Strong Families New Mexico
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
On the net, a number of Retrograde sites offer a variety of information.
The following is a FaceBook page. I leave it to those who enjoy FB to check out this organization.
Program Now www.facebook.com/ProgressiveVoterAllianceOf...
Progressive Voter Alliance of Central New Mexico, Albuquerque, . . .
Following is a list from Google, of 4 Retrograde sites:
1.ABOUT US | PROGRESSNOW NMprogressnownm.org/about-us http://progressnownm.org/about-us/
This site wants you to take a survey. I saw the questions. None had a box for comment. So that’s all I know about this site except they claim they are the “hub of progressive news and action.”
2.New Mexico Progressive Politics: News, Causes and Bumper Stickers irregularnews.com/states/newmexico.html Directory of political information, news, organizations, campaigns and resources for progressiveNew Mexico grassroots activists
The above site has a lot of info about Retrograde organizations around the state and other things like “Progressive News Sources.” There is no doubt about the infiltration of Progressives into the Democrat Party, as witness it tops the list of these NM Progressive organizations.
Progressive Organizations in New Mexico
New Mexico Democratic Party
New Mexico Green Party of New Mexico State
Progressive Student Alliance
New Mexico PACE - Progressive Alliance for Community Empowerment
Common Cause New Mexico
Pro Albuquerque Network
Peace Action New Mexico
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
Nuclear Watch of New Mexico
Citizen Action to clean up Albuquerque's nuclear waste dump
Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
Los Alamos Study Group
New Mexico Environmental Law Center
1000 Friends of New Mexico
New Mexico center on Law and Poverty
Amigos Bravos - Friends of the Rivers
New Mexico Audubon Society
Center for Wildlife Law
New Mexicans for Science and Reason
Humanist Society of New Mexico
The UNM Humanist Society
As for their listing of Mainstream News Sources, it strikes me as suspect.
KUNM Public Radio
Roswell Daily Record
Santa Fe New Mexican
Truth or Consequences Herald
Progressive Sources of News and Information from New Mexico
Irregular News from New Mexico
New Mexico Progressive News
New Mexico Independent Media Center
Southwest Research and Information Center
Gay Life New Mexico
Health Security for New Mexicans
Stop the War Machine
New Mexico Network for Nonviolent Communication
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
New Mexico Solar Energy Association
3.Progressive Insurance Claims Office in Albuquerque, New ...www.yellowpages.com/albuquerque-nm/progressive...
The above site lists a number of “Progressive” businesses. Whether they accept and act on the Progressive philosophy of collectivism and omnipotent government is questionable. Whatever the case the word “progressive” is in their name.
4.Albuquerque #MarchForTruthPROGRESSNOW NMprogressnownm.org/event/albuquerque-marchfortruth
The site announces events.
•Progressive Women related to: progressive organizations in albuquerque
I did not get the URL for this.
5.Top Progressive Websites - Big List with 12 Categories
A list of a “Major U.S. Organizations.” Once again the Democrat Party is listed first. OFA is unsurprisingly listed second. The site starts with the claim that “This page lists the top progressive websites plus many smaller sites. Progressives are also called liberals, activists, innovators, or reformers, but all of them have the goal of improving peoples' lives. Please note that this list is mainly intended for a United States audience.”
Major U.S. Organizations. These are some of the most influential groups engaged in promoting positive changes in American society, and in opposing entrenched conservative interests. Many of these organizations work on multiple issues, but some concentrate on making progress in particular areas such as fighting poverty, protecting the environment, and improving the healthcare system.The Democratic Party -- the oldest continuing political party in the United States, tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson
Organizing for Action
AFL-CIO -- coalition of labor unions
Move On -- has more than three million members
National Organization for Women -- this leading feminist group was founded in 1966
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
CREDO Action -- has four million members
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) -- a pioneering organization, founded in 1909
Young Democrats of America -- founded in 1932
Americans For Democratic Action -- founded in 1947, one of the oldest liberal activist organizations in the United States
Americans United for Change
Progressive Democrats of America
UltraViolet -- large women's rights organization
Center for American Progress
People for the American Way -- a leading activist organization
National Stonewall Democrats -- a voice for LGBT Americans
The Green Party of the United States -- a federation of state Green Parties committed to environmentalism, non-violence, and social justice.
Democratic Socialists of America -- has chapters in dozens of U.S. cities
Campaign for America's Future
Democracy Alliance -- major network of donors working for progressive causes
News and Opinion Sites
This category contains some of the largest and best-known progressive websites. Many of them have a newspaper style layout, with a mixture of news stories, opinion articles, and photos. Although every type of news is usually covered, the focus is often on U.S. social and political issues. A few of these sites specialize in investigative journalism, and some also include forums, podcasts, survey reports and other features. Some of the most prominent writers and bloggers can be found on these sites.
The Huffington Post
Alternet -- well-known alternative to the U.S. mainstream media
Raw Story -- extensive coverage of U.S. political news
Common Dreams -- excellent news coverage plus insightful analysis
Truth Out -- Buzzflash
The New Republic -- founded in 1914, but still very progressive
Vox -- popular site for both news and commentary
Mediaite -- covers many under-reported stories
The Daily Banter
Nation of Change -- extensive coverage of U.S. progressive activism
Mother Jones -- the original print magazine was launched in 1976
Progressive Review Online Report -- print magazine was launched in 1966
The Progressive -- one of the oldest U.S. liberal publications (1909)
The American Prospect -- founded in 1990
Jacobin -- this interesting website provides a historical perspective on current news events
McClatchy News -- the original newspaper began publication in 1857
Republic Report -- exposes corruption in government
The Nation -- website of the long-established print magazine
Talking Points Memo
Drudge Retort -- a good retort is better than a false report
Capitol Hill Blue
Jezebel -- U.S. politics as viewed by progressive women
UnderNews -- information you won't find in the mainstream media
Dissent Magazine -- founded in 1954, covers both U.S. and global politics
Anti-Fascist News -- in-depth articles
Black Agenda Report
Diversity Inc -- U.S. corporate news
Rewire -- covers news about healthcare in the U.S.
Earth Island Journal -- environmental news
Popular Resistance -- traditional firebrand progressivism
The Washington Monthly -- website of the well-known print magazine, founded in 1969
More News and Opinion -- These sites may be more combative:
Wonkette Liberal America Addicting Info Bipartisan Report PoliticusUSA
At the end is a box with a claim that’s like the claim “David Brooks is a conservative.” Fact is, that since President Trump’s election and Brooks' failure to keep his promise to move to Canada, he is showing more and more that he is a “progressive.”
I believe some of the organizations listed above are not wholly "progressive" but are being used by Retrogrades to flesh out how "big" they are. I don’t know who wrote any of the text for this site, including the following blurb.
The Problem of Bias in Mainstream News Coverage
Conservatives often accuse mainstream U.S. news organizations of having an intentionally liberal bias. Actually the opposite is true -- most mainstream news coverage in the United States has a distinctly conservative slant.
This conservative slant mainly stems from the business interests of the large corporations that own these news media. Other possible influences include the political views of top corporate executives and the concerns of advertisers. In these circumstances I want to give credit to some of the organizations that still retain a degree of independence in their reporting. Here are links to six of them.
New York Times
National Public Radio
Los Angeles Times
Comment: Clearly these sites are meant to force the conclusion that Retrogrades are everywhere, their numbers and influence immense, their presence an inevitable and over-whelming force that cannot be opposed or successfully confronted.
But the recent work of Carol Wight and her many hard-working individual volunteers and businesses show that is not the case. Her spear-heading of the actions to defeat the Sick Ordinance shows that Retrogrades can be confronted and “shown the door.” Their exit may not be permanent. They will continue to try to enslave us. But the point here is that a larger group than Retrogrades exist. Such a larger army can be reached and shown in reason what to fight and why that fight is important and of great virtue.