The Muslims Aren’t the Only Ones with a Fervent Ideology

In the wake of the Nice terror attack Hillary Clinton had this to say:

Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatever to do with terrorism.

Yes. Let’s be clear. Clinton’s statement, which is the default position of the regime ever since at least 9/11, is now, as they said back in the 1970s, “inoperative.”

In his commentary on the above Hillary Clinton fatuosity, Andrew C. McCarthy goes on to talk about the importance of recognizing the fervor of the Islamists’ ideology. Says he: “Because we don’t believe in much of anything anymore, we discount the pull of ideology.” We don’t understand that “everything about this enemy… is all about ideology.”

I beg to differ. First of all, our ruling class does too believe in ideology, their ideology. And their ideology is that they are wise, evolved overlords that have everything under control. Their ideology, as I discussed on my blog last week, is that they have brought the benighted masses up from “traditional values” based on religion and superstition to a “secular-rational” culture that is “open to change, progress, and social engineering.” You probably won’t be beheaded or run over by a truck for challenging the ruling-class ideology, but the ruling class has ways to make you wish you had never been born, you racist, sexist homophobe.

How’s that ideology working out down in the inner city, ruling class? Better and better in every way, on every day?

If you are a leader of the Democrat regime party you believe fervently that you and your operatives are geniuses that are deftly managing all the groups in your Coalition of the Fringes to bend the arc of history towards justice. Rile up African Americans against the police, tell gays that they are lovers and straights are haters, and when the day is over you will have awed all the rubes into touching their forelocks every election in return for their entitlements.

If you are a leader of the Republican regime party you go along to get along with the reigning ideology, otherwise you will never get to work in this town again.

The regime party fervently believes that the Muslim problem is just like the race problem, or the woman problem, or the gay problem. Here’s a marginalized group that can be managed with the usual menu of patronizing rhetoric, coopting of community organizers, government benefits, and the silencing of opponents, as in: you are all racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic bigots.

I would say that our liberal friends believe in this ideology with a fervor that would make an average Muslim blanch. So what could go wrong?

Hey, let’s ask a different question. Let’s ask: what has already gone wrong? Probably the one thing that your average ruling class does well is blinding the people to the truth of history as one stupid ruling-class disaster after another.

I like to think of our ruling class has having two factions, the revolutionary faction and the administrative faction. The revolutionary faction, that believes in the overthrow of capitalism and its replacement with charismatic revolutionary activists, brought ruin to Russia and China and is, right now, in the process of ruining Venezuela. What was the driving force behind all this misery? The fervent ideology of the revolutionary faction of the ruling class.

Then there is the administrative faction of our ruling class. Its record includes stumbling into World War I, a stupid Peace of Versailles followed by a credit boom and bust, with a ten-year Great Depression ending in another world war. Compared to that its 1970s inflation and its Crash of 2008 were penny ante. What was the driving force behind this century of stupidity? The fervent ideology of the administrative faction of the ruling class.

Really, the Muslim problem has come along just at the right time to show to us all that Hillary Clinton is a truly clueless poster girl of our clueless ruling class, as the terrorists demonstrate to us all that our rulers, whose only real job is protection, are clueless when it comes to the job of protection. And so, in the wake of each successive terrorist outrage, the little Muslim boy is telling us that the emperor has no clothes.

What should we do? Where should we go? Don’t worry, we will work it all out in due course, and then the brainless Hillary Clintons of the ruling class will finally get it and start tweeting the new conventional wisdom.

But a good start is for all of us all to start acting on the fervent ideology that America is the best country in the world; Americans are the best people in the world; and American business is the best business in the world.

Christopher Chantrill @chrischantrill runs the go-to site on US government finances, Also see his American Manifesto and get his Road to the Middle Class.

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