Sunday, November 22, 2009

We Have a Convert!!!

This article was posted at Libertarian Republican. It's the story of one man's odyssey from believing in Marxism to Conservatism. If anyone knows the truth behind the Dark Side, it's this guy.

Welcome to the party, dude!!!


Government retards, rather than Empowers the Individual

by Dave Salyers, California

I just sent in my voter registration to switch my party affiliation to GOP. This was quite a political journey for me. When I was in college, I considered myself a leftist radical - I studied anthropology and had Marxist professors and learned Marxist class analysis. When I got to the real world and found it difficult to make a living with a MA in that (didn't go on for the PhD), I had to go back to graduate school and get a second Master's degree in social work. (I work in the field of child welfare investigating child abuse and neglect.)

Now social work is an interesting job. For folks like me who have been around for a few years, it has a nasty eye-opening habit which causes a shift in political consciousness. This is not just from trying to empower the clients by getting them to accept the idea of personal responsibility to make productive choices, but also the dysfunctional nature of governmental systems in enabling clients to a sense of entitlement and learned helplessness, developing policies and procedures in reactions to political pressures and lawsuits (or by covering up and taking the blame for decisions by judicial officers), and by attempting to "re-parent" the children of society which should not be a governmental role.

Discovering the Republican Liberty Caucus

From Statement on Entitlements:

We favor individual, family and community efforts to relieve the burdens of those who have suffered misfortune and innocent injury. Every individual has the right to the fruits of their own labor and the responsibility to support themselves and their families. The only true charity is found in the voluntary efforts of every compassionate person, independent of any government entitlements, dictates, or programs.
The experiences I had caused me to re-examine the blinders and bias that I personally had been using on everything. So after a period of soul-searching, I went from the left to independent. (During my time on the left I actually knew CPUSA party members.)

I was formally involved with the Libertarian Party for a short while but had a problem with some of their more outrageous platform planks like liberalized immigration policies and open borders.

I now see more possibilities of working for libertarian policies within a major political party where there is at least lip-service to fiscal conservatism and more realistic positions. I strongly disagreed with the direction of the GOP under Bush and the neo-cons (and I would in no way be considered part of the religious right but support their right to their personal religious beliefs), but I like what I have read about the Republican Liberty Caucus and will be sending in my membership dues.



Amusing Bunni said...

This is good news! Now we just need to convert all the senate and congress creatures.
How you been B & G? Hope your weekend is nice.

blackandgoldfan said...

Amen, girl!

The weekend has me dragging my Steeler-clad ass. I gotta go in today, but the game will be on at work, so it's all good. I just hope I get home a little earlier today. I've got the next two days off, but I think it's gonna take both of them to recover.

Teresa said...

Awesome! I wonder how many more voters are seeing the light and switching their registration from Democrat to Republican. Have a great day!

I'm for sending all the congress creatures to a far away island to join their wildlife family.

Ran said...

Linked ya here, nice tie-in.

The Malcontent said...

The Democrat party is following the lead of Jim Jones and the faithful at Jonestown. It is chilling to observe so many politicians gulping cyanide-laced kool-aid in fanatical unison. Americans will never forgive the Democrats for this attempt to force gigantic government expansion and debt upon them. The Democrat leadership has destroyed the party for a generation or more.
The Democrats have voted in unison to debate the bill. It seems that they have absolutely no understanding of how enraged the American people will be at this attempt to change America into a socialist state.
The socialist/democrats have just drawn the line in the sand.
They own this grievous disregard for the American people's wishes. They have no idea the payback they will be receiving. And they will deserve every bit of it. And they will live to regret it. This is the last straw.
There is really something wrong with those responsible for this incredible political folly. Whatever is wrong, they have sown and soon will become their Waterloo.

blackandgoldfan said...

Teresa: If anyone's going to an island, it should be us, and the island should be in a tropical climate. If you truly want to send Congress to one, make sure it's an island above the Arctic Circle. Then we'll see if they buy into the whole "global warming" crap.

Go Stillers!!!

blackandgoldfan said...

Thanks, Ran. You're such a sweetheart!

blackandgoldfan said...

I agree, Mal. Unfortunately, the GOP is also following in the way of the Dems by abandoning their base and playing the Washington political game. It could also be their Waterloo.

Thanks for stopping! :-D