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Don't Call Me Right-Wing

May 13, 2011 7:53 AM

The self-described "Left" used to call their enemies "reactionaries," "counter-revolutionaries," "class enemies," or "fascists." They still throw around such names once in a while, but currently, they prefer such epithets as "extremists" and "racists" for those whom they seek to destroy. However, they have reserved one adjective above all to smear those they hate: "right-wing." It is my goal in this blogpost to demolish the destructive power of that term once and for all.

It seems, however, that there are many good Americans (which means Americans who are unreservedly in favor of the Constitution, of the strength of our currency, the US dollar, and of the capitalist economic system based on private ownership of the means of production) who have started to call themselves "right-wing" to distinguish themselves from the self-described "Left." Those who do that include some popular and effective talk show hosts.

My opinion is that whenever Americans proudly call themselves "right-wing," they are emulating the behavior of Black American youth who proudly call themselves "niggaz," and of Americans who have sexual passion for members of the same sex, who express pride by labeling themselves "queer." They are taking a vicious pejorative label and reclaiming it for themselves. I have no big problem with Americans boasting of being "right-wing," except that in my opinion, there is nothing queer about being in favor of restoring the Constitution, and I'll be damned if I'll be Chuck Shumer's, or Nancy Pelosi's, or Barney Frank's, or Barack Hussein Obama's "nigga."

One of the tactics that the "Left" has used since before Lenin hijacked Russia is to change names and labels constantly whenever they view it to their propaganda advantage. Recently, for example, ACORN has ceased to exist under that name, but still exists under a bouquet of obscure titles. Clearly, the term "Communist" has fallen out of favor in the USA, although there are some Communists who still use the name proudly. The term "Bolshevik," which was the name Lenin gave to his Russian revolutionary political faction, is my favorite, as I have written before. These days, however, the Bolsheviks prefer to call themselves "Progressives," or even preferred, "Leftists," "The Left," or (could it be cuter?) "Lefties." Since they are the Left, the class enemy has become the Right.

I will continue to use the term Left because it is a concise four characters of print, and everybody these days knows that it stands for redistribution of wealth, radical revision of the Constitution, and sympathy to Fidel Castro, Kim Jong-Il, Hugo Chavez, and their ilk.

Where, however did these terms come from, and why would I prefer to see them replaced by "Bolsheviks" and "Americans?" Read on.

The original Left-Wingers were a revolutionary French political club better known as the Jacobins. Four years after the US Constitution was ratified, the Jacobins perpetrated a coup in the parliamentary body called the National Convention, and began to purge that body of their political enemies through the use of a violent rampage known as the Reign of Terror. By this blood-drenched action, the Jacobins accurately stood as the template for leftist parties all over the world.

The radicals such as the Jacobins customarily sat to the left of the parliamentary president's chair beginning in 1789, and by the time the term caught on decades later, a "right-wing" opposition seated on the other side had arisen whose goal was to restore the French monarchy and other pre-revolutionary instruments of tyranny. The two main "right-wing" factions were called the Ultra-Royalists and the Legitimists. It is precisely for this reason that I object to the inaccurate use of the term "right-wing" to the advocates of the American Revolution. (Beware leftist-hijacked Wikipedia articles on the Left-Right meme which attempt to lump conservatives with royalists.)

At the time of the Declaration and the Constitution, there were American royalists, loyal to the Crown in opposition to our Founding Fathers. After the American Revolution, one out of five of these royalists fled to Canada; one of the most famous was Benedict Arnold, a turncoat military officer. The Founding Fathers were in no way, shape, or form royalists, unlike the French "Right Wing." In fact, they could have been labeled leftists but for the fact that they supported individual rights and dissent, unlike the French Jacobins and their leftist progeny today.

In my opinion, use of the term "right-wing" by neo-Jacobinite leftists is clearly an attempt to smear those who want to restore the innovations made by the Founding Fathers, by deliberately confusing Americans with wacko European royalists and other opponents of individual rights. It is particularly ludicrous to call conservative Republicans "right-wing" when Barack Hussein Obama, exploiting executive orders and "czars," is appropriating for himself the powers of a king. In fact, Obama already has much more power that George III had at the time of the Declaration.

As for me, I prefer to call myself an American, and if there is any confusion as to what that means, I refer the reader to one of Ayn Rand's pamphlets, known as the Textbook of Americanism.

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