Brooklyn Reformers Invoke Goldwater in Challenging Local GOP Hate Blogs, Target Merlin of Malice O’Brien
Well, the revolutionaries and reformers are at it again.
Our newest addition to the blogroll, the Brooklyn Revolution blog, has been busy targeting the self-proclaimed Brooklyn GOP hate blogs, ones which we have not advertised, given their irrelevance, falsehoods and direct genesis as a response to this blog’s creation (one of these blogs even has a name that includes ours–childish).
What we now see is a rising front of Brooklyn reform blogs standing up to the do-nothing establishment of our party and the controversial figures that have been involved with them.
Here is the Brooklyn Revolution blog’s newest piece:
As the Brooklyn GOP continues to delegitimize itself in the face of adversity, we see a new side to Craig Eaton, Clorinda Annarummo, et al.
An awfully unpopular GOP blog has this subheader valiantly emplaced on it’s website:
“Wanna Join the Brooklyn GOP Hate Blog?”
Here’s a picture of it for posterity:
So what does this tell us about the Brooklyn GOP? It has evidently gone mad. A political party, an entity that is supposed to uphold principles and fix government, has successfully prostituted itself into… a “hate blog”?
Is this how they want to be remembered as Republicans? The colloquial “leaders” of the Brooklyn GOP are essentially self-professing hate and malice to the people of Brooklyn. I don’t care if you’re a political party or an individual, I think it’s abhorrent to publicly profess “hatred” or any kind to anyone. “Hate” is such a strong word to use in a such a fragile society and again, these Brooklyn GOP “leaders” have prostituted politics into malice.
Republicanism and conservatism at heart are the epitome of individualism, civil liberty, and societal tolerance. Read William F. Buckley’s Flying High: Remembering Barry Goldwater, and George H. Nash’s The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America. You’ll find that both books recognize libertarianism as being the root and cornerstone of modern conservatism. Both of these writers were also conservative ‘godfathers’. In fact, Nash’s book begins: “Chapter 1: The Revolt of the Libertarians”.
The point I’m trying to make here is that conservatism goes beyond mainstream blogging by GOP, hate-induced racists. Conservatism and Republicanism are philosophies and principles of governance. And now that the Brooklyn GOP’s mantra is officially, “Brooklyn GOP Hate”, then we, as concerned citizens should want nothing to do with an ignorant platform of degenerates destroying American values.
And Bay Ridge Interpol has called out the Joe McCarthy-like tactics of Gerry O’Brien, a man that we have called on to be investigated for nearly a year.
Also included on their blog is a recent letter of a concerned Brooklynite meant to address one of the Brooklyn GOP hate blogs:
“I want to start an I.A.D. for local politics – be they Democrats or Republicans, I wanted to keep them all honest and accountable. I wanted “accountability” and “transparency” to become more than simply campaign buzzwords. I want politicians to return to their roots of helping people and serving their constituents -not making secret deals to protect and prolong their power.
Like you, I wholeheartedly agree that politics is not a spectator sport and citizens need to get actively involved to help make politics work for them. This is a non partisan issue.
Like you, I agree that the founding fathers never envisioned American government as a special permanent class of officeholders.
Like you, I believe that regular citizens should step forward to serve in office, make a contribution to their community and their government, and then make way for someone else to serve.
While I personally have no political agenda (meaning: I have no plans to ever seek public office), as an educated and connected “prime voter”, I have become close with some of our elected officials as well some of our aspiring Dem & Rep candidates and they are all wonderful, sincere people.
But the hate and vitriol which spews from these other self-acclaimed sidelines “hate blogs” is very disturbing.
I happen to have studied psychology and I know a thing or two about Gestalt’s introjection and deflection. I also know a thing or two about Freudian’s psychoanalytic theory and identifying defense mechanisms.
After spending a few days reading these blogs I could immediately identify all three of Vaillant’s categorizations of psychological defence mechanisms. In George Vaillant’s categorization, defenses form a continuum related to their psychoanalytical developmental level.
Level I – pathological defenses (psychotic denial, delusional projection) – check, check
Level II – immature defenses (fantasy, projection, passive aggression, acting out) – check, check, check, check
Level III – neurotic defenses (intellectualization, reaction formation, dissociation, dsplacement, repression) – check, check, check, check aaaand check
Level IV – mature defenses (humour, sublimation, suppression, altruism, anticipation) – no, no, no, no and no.
Then one day I woke up and realized… These people aren’t Conservative Republicans, they’re fascists!! And they are giving true Conservative Republicans a bad name.
These people don’t want what I want; they don’t long for integrity and accountability, they long to crush their competition.
These people don’t believe in democracy, they want a dictatorship; in fact sometimes I honestly feel as if they’d be fine with an autocracy!
These people don’t believe in America, these people are communists whose natural instinct is to crush those who don’t fall in line.
These people ARE the very same things they accuse others to be! And that’s psychology.
Then I turned on my computer and I see them trying to besmirch and blacken an innocent man because of his religious (or in this case secular) beliefs and I got chills.
For the sake of full disclosure I must reveal that a dear friend of mine from college fled her homeland because of religious persecution. She was being punished for not believing in her god and so she had no choice but to run away. And she came to America and she found home. A place where she could be herself and be accepted to speak her mind without being tortured; a place where she could believe or not believe in whatever she wanted; a place where she could speak her mind and speak out against things she did not agree with without fear of exile or censure. And this was 30 years ago. And yet, in 2010 we still have people looking to lynch a man because he doesn’t believe in their point of view and he spoke out against it.
And yet in 2010, we have blogs looking to squelch a man because he is non-religious but believes in peace and spoke out against the absurd idea of killing in the name of a religion.
First off, the last time I checked the playbook, religion had nothing to do with politics. At least where I come from, which is the United States of America, we have freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
These blogs (read: two or three losers who post under myriad aliases) that are trying to run a lifelong resident out of town (the funniest thing I’ve ever heard) because they do not agree with his opinions is akin to McCarthyism.
These blogs trying to defame an innocent man and have him “fired” from his position as a “volunteer” at a civic community organization is akin to Nazi Germany.
Now, with all due respect, sir – I do not know your own religious beliefs but as a Roman Catholic myself, I have learned to love and accept and respect everyone. And this includes those who do not believe in the same things I believe. Being of a different creed or race doesn’t make someone less of a man. And furthermore, with all the unfortunate events over the past years with the Catholic church and all the scandals and perversion, not to mention the atrocities and tragedies in the post-9/11 world, one can certainly understand why someone might lose their faith – especially those from a younger generation.
I am calling on the leaders of the GOP to reign in these self-acclaimed hate blogs because they are hurting EVERYONE. The authors and the subjects are all wrestling in the mud and it reflects quite poorly.
I care enough about politics to see that this comes to an end and I want to help however I can.
Is it just me, but do I sense a Brooklyn reform movement rising?
Do I feel a burgeoning uprising against the tyranny of ignorance and vitriol in the Brooklyn GOP and the Democratic Party?
Yes. And will reform win the day?
I believe it will.