The Descent Into Fascism Is Being Illuminated By CFL Light Bulbs (Hat Tip To Mark Levin)

Got this notion listening to Mark Levin.

How far is it from “we’re smart enough to elect our own leaders but we’re not smart enough to pick our own light bulbs” to “We’re not smart enough to elect our own leaders”?

Seriously, if we’re not smart enough to pick our own light bulbs, or our own energy sources or cars, or our own amount of sodium, etc. etc., how far are the people who have decided all of that from deciding that we’re not really smart enough to pick our own leaders and that “the wise” should choose them for us?

In Ameritopia, Mark Levin makes the point that Utopias have ALWAYS been based on the notion that some elite intelligentsia should be entrusted to run everything for us in order to achieve the societal perfection that human civilization has never quite reached.  And if we simply surrender more of our freedoms and more of our ability to choose, the “experts” can make better choices for us.

And the obvious question (at least to a guy as brilliant as Mark Levin) is, “Just what is the suicidal instinct that makes us believe that a community rabble rouser (his word choice talking about the book on Sean Hannity) is going to be able to push all the buttons and run our lives better than we can run our own lives?

I haven’t read the book, but it just moved to the top of my “to do” list.

Btw, I noticed upon linking to Amazon.com that Ameritopia is either loved or hated.  Out of 399 so-called “customer reviews” – you do NOT need to buy the book in order to review it on Amazon – there are a total of seven two, three, or four star reviews.  All the rest are either five-star (238) or one-star (154).  That tells me that about 240 or so of the people who reviewed the book actually bought a copy; the rest are liberals who are characterized by vileness and bitterness and dishonesty, which, along with hypocrisy, are the sine qua nons without which a liberal could not be a liberal. 

Liberals are as likely to buy a copy of Mark Levin as I am likely to buy a copy of Michael Moore.  Which is to say there’s about a zero percent chance because any fool knows where both of these guys are coming from ideologically.  But when you look at reviews of Michael Moore on Amazon, what you see is that the conservatives who aren’t stupid enough to buy a copy are honest enough not to review it either.  Unlike the incredibly vile, bitter, dishonest and hypocritical left.

Only someone who would burn books they hate would falsely review books they haven’t read.  And what a coincidence: the political left has been responsible for 99% of all the book burnings in the world.

Call that the “Occupy” movement of stupidity and fascism.

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3 Responses to “The Descent Into Fascism Is Being Illuminated By CFL Light Bulbs (Hat Tip To Mark Levin)”

  1. jono Says:

    Maybe liberals actually do read the things they review. Mark Levin is very far right, I’d argue way more so than Rush or Hannity. In any case Levin sees Reagan as god despite the Reagan administration scandals. And if you listen to his show regularly you’d see that he’s clearly a fanatical nut case. I don’t think all conservative values are crazy, in fact I agree w with a lot of their economical ideas. People like Mark Levin do little to help the conservative appeal amongst educated people.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    jono,

    I’ve enjoyed reading every one of Levin’s books that I’ve purchased (which has been three books). I don’t particularly enjoy listen to him on the radio. Because he tends to rant and he sounds like me when I get worked up. And why should I listen to somebody who sounds like me when I can listen to myself 24/7?

    Anyway, re: Reagan. Reagan was my commander-in-chief. I was proud of my country and yes, I was proud of my president. He won the Cold War that had gone on since 1945 and which Truman, Eisenhower Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon and Carter could not win. He turned the economy completely around such that we went from a decades-long economic slide to a good twenty years of economic growth which lasted through Clinton and into Bush II. A very different time than now. The funny thing with the “scandals” is how relative they are to the political ideology of the media propagandists who cover them. You tell me, was Iran-Contra worse than a president using the IRS as a “revenge service” against his political opponents??? I would call YOU the fanatical nut case if you think it was. It sounds like you are at least willing to entertain the conservative worldview.

    This isn’t a defense of Levin or even Reagan, but according to Gallup, Ronald Reagan is THE greatest president in American history. He was just a human being and human beings are flawed. But Reagan holds a very special place in the American heart and deserves to hold a very special place.

  3. jono Says:

    Comparing how the media covers scandals is a red herring. Just look at the facts of the scandals of the Reagan presidency. I’m not saying they’re more serious or less serious than things that have happened in the Obama presidency. I was simply talking about Reagan. And Gallup saying Reagan is the greatest president in American history is just a measure of his approval rating among the general population. I look at things a little deeper than that. I think you’d agree with me that most of the general population is under educated and not terribly capable of critical thinking.

    Levin does tend to rant and I really don’t see that helping the conservative cause. People who may stumble on his show on the radio probably think “Who is this lunatic?” And if they were maybe leaning towards the right don’t want to be associated with people like that. It’s just my opinion on his radio show, he sounds like a nut-case.

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