Posts Tagged ‘willful blindness’

The Willfully Blind

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the ability of people to deny what is right in front of their eyes, is nothing short of extraordinary. It goes back to my glittering lies versus ugly truths article. People would rather believe a glittering lie than recognize an ugly truth, but in this case, it is far more diabolical. Hate is blinding. Those who’s hearts are empty must fill them with something, and hate is tangible, it fills a person and gives purpose. It allows a person to pick and choose what to believe, don’t like the ugly truth of the Holocaust, deny it, don’t want to follow Jesus, deny he existed, want to abort babies at will, deny they are human beings, seek to oppress those that disagree with you, deny their humanity, etc… To deny that which is in front of your own face, is a form of blindness, and only the blind are able to deny what is in front of them.

I recently watched a video about the Second World War, and upon reading the comments, I was flabbergasted at the number of people convinced the Holocaust never happened! Those that claim not to believe in the Holocaust, despite the ample historical evidence, testimony of witnesses and even the stories of the survivors, are people that would allow such a thing to happen again. The only way someone could deny such a crime against humanity is if their hearts are filled with hate. Hate that blinds them to reality, hate of people they have never met and hate of humanity itself. I don’t bandy the word hate around like progressives, as a catchall for anything they disagree with, but as a means to point out the quality that makes such evil possible. To willfully blind oneself can only lead to severe consequences.

Another video about disproving the resurrection of Jesus had similar comments. Most of the comments denied Jesus even existed at all. I find it saddening that so many would blind themselves to truth. Some claimed the morality Jesus taught only came about during the Enlightenment! Talk about ignorance! Such people cannot be reasoned with. How can you have a conversation with someone who gaslights you? It is impossible. Their hearts are so filled with hate for Christianity, over perceived slights, done in many cases centuries ago, by people born in Christendom but were barbarians. A person can claim to be anything they want… but if my cat had kittens in the oven, I wouldn’t call them biscuits.

Abortionists have to deny that their victims are human beings… because otherwise they are murderers. It must make it easier to slaughter innocents by the millions if you deny their humanity. Even the Totenkopf Schutzstaffel, had to be transferred back to Germany, because of the toll it took on them to murder so many innocent Jews and Slavs. Yet Abortionists slaughter babies with glee. They don’t seem to have any human hearted sympathy whatsoever for their victims. They have the uncanny ability to deny that which is right in front of them. The Nazis murdered around six million Jews, abortionists in the US alone have murdered over sixty million human beings, an order of magnitude worse.

The singular lesson of the Twentieth Century was that socialism doesn’t work. From Stalin’s purges and mass murder that killed between thirty and sixty million people, through Mao’s Cultural Revolution that claimed the lives of nearly one hundred million, to Pol Pot who killed so many so fast he ran out of bullets, so he had little girls using plastic bags to suffocate people all day long, and little boys clubbing people to death, socialism has proven itself to be a humanitarian disaster. Only the willfully blind are able to overlook such atrocities. Today zealots for socialism control our schools, government, legal firms and media. They have blinded themselves because it makes it easier to believe a glittering lie than admit an ugly truth.

We can only advance morally, philosophically and scientifically if we stride into the future with our eyes open. Today our culture and society is running blind with scissors. Many have put out their own eyes to feel better about who they serve and what they do. In their minds they fancy themselves Zatoichi, blind to what is in front of them but have a superhuman ability to fight, which means they are fooling themselves as well. Those who see, are denigrated today by the blind, because it is much easier to remain blind and ignorant than to admit the ugly truths they create. Reality cannot be long denied however, and those that deny it, sooner or later will pay the price. There is an old saying, “In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king…” but in the land of the willfully blind, the sighted are hated for their vision.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Progressive Excuses for Detroit

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me willful blindness is the most dangerous form of blindness there is. Those who turn their eyes off, intentionally, subject themselves to every form of invasion of their rights and liberties imaginable, moreover, their willful blindness puts all of our rights and liberties at risk. No amount of goading, will get someone who has turned off their ability to sense truth from fiction, to restart their sense of perspective. This can only lead humanity to ruin.

 

Detroit is a perfect example of this in action. The example of Detroit’s downfall at the hands of progressives, can be extrapolated to any other city, state, country or even our entire planet. The results of progressive doctrines are empirically shown in the failure of the once most prosperous city in the United States. The nightly news programs, show the progressive faction in both parties going through logical calisthenics to divert blame from themselves, to anyone else, and the hope is enough of us are sufficiently blind to accept it.

 

They blame the faction that has not wielded power in Detroit for more than a generation. This argument is clearly sophistry writ large, but the total lack of critical thinking in the unbiased press, allow such nonsense to be spouted without so much as batting an eye or cracking a smile. That the media claims to be unbiased, while promoting an obvious agenda, has been known for a long time. Their complete lack of critical thinking, willful blindness, is not only a danger to their ratings, (statistics show the ratings, both in viewership and in trust, plummeting to new lows daily), but to our republic as well. Only a fool of the highest order, could possibly believe that the faction that has run a city, has no culpability in that city’s collapse.

 

Detroit was once the most prosperous city in the United States… and possibly the World. The automobile industry was started in Detroit and made that city great. Progressives promised the working people a better life if they voted them in. Once in, the progressives did everything they could, to drive all industry out of the city. At first, the emplaced manufacturing plants made it uneconomical to move to other more inviting cities, so the shell game went on. However, as plants needed to be upgraded and the cost of doing business in Detroit skyrocketed, plants and therefore jobs, moved out of the city and the state. The proof that it was the policies of progressives, and not the collapse of the auto industry, is the fact that the Auto industry still exists and is producing cars at a good clip… just not in Detroit.

 

Policies that undermine the ability of the market to function are the bread and butter of progressivism. Progressives are cut from the same cloth as communists. In fact, the only real difference between progressives and communists, is communist’s belief in the “revolution.” Progressives, as their name implies, believe they can progress society and government into communism, without the bloodshed of a revolution. The means are different but the ends are the same… a socialist nation where the goods of society are distributed by political favor, instead of merit. As such the policies of progressives have a decided anti capitalist slant.

 

What is certain, is that when a city passes a whole slew of anti capitalist policies, regulations and laws, it becomes more and more expensive to do business there. Companies don’t have the benefit of government’s monopoly on power however and must compete in the marketplace. As a company that is based in a progressive city’s costs go up, they are less able to compete with those firms in less expensive cities. The result is, either the company moves to a more business friendly city, or it goes out of business. This is a basic law of the market and only a fool is blind to it.

 

As the policies and regulations of Detroit’s progressives drove firms to other cities, and even countries, the income to fund the huge redistribution ideas of progressives dried up. This must become a downward spiral, because progressives never cut spending, they only raise taxes and regulations. Higher taxes and regulations increase the cost to firms, driving those that have toughed it out, because of their commitment to the city. As the funding for big welfare dries up, while the population that had become dependent on government services rises, due to the lack of jobs, the shortfall necessarily goes up. Again, this is basic common sense… but alas, it has become less and less common.

 

Nationally, progressives must believe that if only the entire country goes their way, firms will not be able to migrate jobs to less expensive cities and states. Obama being the poster child for this fallacy. What they lack in understanding however… is that firms must compete internationally. Those that are stuck in high cost countries simply cannot compete with those in less costly countries. So, despite the nationalization of stupidity, the economy will still suffer. The country that embraces progressivism, must fail economically, then culturally and socially. Perhaps this is why progressives seek World government. They believe that if their idiocy is made to cover the entire World, businesses will eventually all go away, and the starving populations will have to turn to socialism. This would progress the people of the world to total government, where there is no escape… except to space. Like I said, willful blindness is the most dangerous form of blindness there is.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin