Thursday, July 26, 2007

What the Left Truly Fears

Actually, politicians in general are uncomfortable with it, but it is a much bigger threat to the left.

The liberals for years depended on their absolute control of the media and academia to control what the public knew and believed. CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS and NPR were (and still are) in thrall to the left.

That monopoly, while still fairly strong, is not as absolute as it was.

Sadly the alternatives aren't always that good either.

Fox News is "right wing" only compared to the lunacy of the other networks.

Rush Limbaugh was once a great man but, in my opinion, his success has caused him to become a parody of himself. Still we owe him a debt of gratitude for breaking the liberal stranglehold on the media.

The real threat is when the ordinary people know what is really going on. Be it by talk radio or the blogs, the people of America are getting news the elitists don't want us to have. They allowed us as a group to shut down the "shamnesty" for illegal aliens. It caused congress to recently back down on eliminating the "John Doe" protection laws and will hopefully do the same thing to the fairness doctrine. The elitists of both parties are squawking, but the populists are gaining traction in both parties. For years the liberal populists have been drowned out by the liberal elitists who have had total control of the Democratic Party (while the GOP too often ignores the populists except at elections and when they are forced to listen.)

The real threat to their power is the access to information by the internet.

It was blogs that destroyed Dan Rather when he tried to pull a fast one on America. Other blogs have posted and published stories that the powers-that-be wanted hushed up. While I will probably never post an earth-shattering post, others will and it will make a difference. When the media and the government realizes that we are no longer like the sheep in Animal Farm mindless bleating "Liberal Good . . . Conservative Ba-a-a-ad!" (or the other way around) they will be forced to listen to us.

The only real danger is if they start to effectively patrol and censor the internet.

They will try. As the printing press revolutionized the world, the internet has taken it one step further, and to the elitists, an informed public is a dangerous public.

It is ironic that in 1984 Big Brother used something similar to the internet to control the public while in reality, the net gives us our best weapon against Big Brother.


Blogger Angevin13 said...


Here via Burkean Reflections.

That's an interesting comment on Rush Limbaugh and one I often thought myself.



9:10 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

This is absolutely true, Shoprat. Let's all applaud Al Gore now for having invented the internet! LOL!

It's fairly certain that I will never write an earth-shattering post either, but we do make a difference and that's good enough. Have a blessed day! :)

11:14 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...


You have HIT, sir, the PRECISE ELEMENT that is the root cause of hate, discontent, consternation and the consideration of the abrogation of our very civil rights -- that is to say, a more educated and OPINIONATED populace which has ACCESS to information in a more cogent and coherent fashion than ever before, unlimited in political stance.

YES, it is with information that the amnesty bill was defeated; YES, it is with information that the John Doe bill was discovered and exposed to the light of day and pushed.

It is this information access which imperils, in my opinion, the Left, the RINOs and those politicians who exist only to pad their own lives.

You are PRECISELY correct.


11:22 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

Bravo! Often thought what I would be thinking without the alternate source of information.

And by the way, while Rush is still a good source of information, it is painfully obvious that he is pretty full of himself these days. Success hasn't been good in that respect...

8:09 PM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

here here ....well said sir.....

8:46 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

You mean CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS and NPR are not reporting the truth?

As the printing press revolutionized the world, the internet has taken it one step further, and to the elitists, an informed public is a dangerous public.

Wise words, Shoprat. It has revolutionized the world, and the elitists are worried. We must be ever vigilant to how they will try to remove access to information - or the distribution of information.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Very good post! A lot of truth here.

When Rush speaks from his heart with sincerity and passion, he is still the very best. Also, he has learned how to take ridiculous allegations against himself and turn them around to his advantage. For example, when Trent Lott recently said that talk radio people were running America, Rush picked it up and called himself "the man who runs America"!

12:38 AM  
Anonymous Seth said...

Spot on post, well thought out and supremely delivered!

To say any more would only be a repetition of BZ's comment.

3:00 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

angevin13 Thanks for visiting and I will pay you a visit.

gayle But you're posting and if something comes up that only you know about you will be here to post it.

bz The left is frightened of the internet and they WILL try to regulate it, probably by banning "hate speech" which will be defined as anything opposed to them.

tom and bob Rush does tell the truth and I appreciate that, but if his egotism is only a schtick I for one find it very distracting.

Jay We need to fight them as hard as they fight us.

d_m and seth Thanks.

9:21 AM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Very good post, Shoprat.
And the irony is rich...

10:50 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I don't agree with you on the Rush comment but otherwise extremely well said and all so true!!

11:55 PM  
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