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Parasitocracy
American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu

Original Article

Posted By:SpeedMaster, 10/9/2013 4:32:15 AM

Tyranny, being as endemic to the human condition as other similar privations of the human good such as ignorance, vice, or sickness, is as old as mankind. What may be new, however, is the uniquely intractable form of tyranny that is currently metastasizing throughout the world, namely the rule of an authoritarian plurality of societal parasites. Our next thousand years of darkness, if such be our fate, will begin under the governance of a "parasitocracy." The modern West has defied ancient wisdom on so many fronts, introducing new modes of existence and coexistence, spreading prosperity and promise in hitherto inconceivable measures,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Shucky, 10/9/2013 7:52:05 AM     (No. 9557125)

The only ethic of a leftist is self-interest, which is how they can excuse people like Michael Moore, Al Gore and George Soros, but would spit on someone starving in the gutter if that person disagreed with the leftist´s ideas.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steph_gray, 10/9/2013 9:23:53 AM     (No. 9557262)

This is a wonderful article in defense of reason and liberty against collectivism. Ayn Rand said much the same thing - her "looters" are the parasites this author describes.

Wish there were room on the Must Read list!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rightproud, 10/9/2013 9:51:27 AM     (No. 9557298)

Excellent article!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 10/9/2013 9:52:07 AM     (No. 9557299)

In short, leftists suck.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/9/2013 10:59:25 AM     (No. 9557416)

Big, powerful and rich has always been a recipe for parasites.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Arby, 10/9/2013 10:59:28 AM     (No. 9557417)

Yes. They can´t get enough of other peoples´ things and they believe they´re somehow entitled to do so. Fauxbama is their god.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lonestarm3, 10/9/2013 11:23:32 AM     (No. 9557473)

If you haven´t read the "Original Article" go back and do so.
Best article on current problem I have seen anywhere.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: smcchk, 10/9/2013 11:59:34 AM     (No. 9557569)

The violent purgation might be necessary.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: squid, 10/9/2013 12:01:59 PM     (No. 9557577)

Probably one of the most disturbing articles that I have read in the last 5 years. It reminds me of an article I read 15 years ago called "Victoriosa Loquacitas: The Rise of Rhetoric and the Decline of Everything Else." In short Daren Jonescu has just given us the formula for the creation of the next Dark Ages.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/9/2013 12:34:53 PM     (No. 9557647)

Not sure what the greater motivation is, wanting what others have or wanting others to have nothing. Maybe an equal measure of both.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 10/9/2013 12:41:45 PM     (No. 9557660)

Parasite is a word I have been using for years in referring to the Feds. The produce nothing and we must pay for it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/9/2013 1:21:15 PM     (No. 9557716)

An excellent article. The only thing I would amend would be to more precisely call it "Predatory Parasitocracy".

Ordinary parasites merely attach themselves to hosts on the basis of random convenience. There is no targeting of specific types of hosts, and no hostile intent. By contrast, the parasitocracy that has emerged here is in fact predatory. It seeks specific types of hosts. It targets them. It attacks them with malice. It enjoys ravaging them.

Predatory parasitocracy. Obamacide.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lencu255, 10/9/2013 1:26:17 PM     (No. 9557720)

This future is described in Ira Levin´s This Perfect Day.
I am always amazed how some people can intuitively see that deep and that far!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/9/2013 1:32:22 PM     (No. 9557733)

Communism. It´s all about communism. Jonescu, a fine writer, goes into too much detail skirting around this simple issue of the power of the collective over each powerful individual, the sovereign, always right, consumer. The collective destroys the free market and whenever dictators destroy free choice, they fail .... ALWAYS. So, keep the the democrats, socialists, fascists, RINOS, commies OUT of the decision making, keep the magic of the market OPEN, for each individual, and all is well. Why is everybody afraid to use the word, "communism" ? Simple fear of saying the word out loud. Stealth communist
influence is running Washington, controlling
all major Diane Sawyer fake media. And, like Daren writes, even academe is totally distorted. Andrew Breitbart started to talk about cultural Marxism in academe, and he died suddenly. There is great fear about, fear to explore, the horrors of Salinist Soviet communism. Hollywood won´t touch it .... EVER, so the masses who don´t read, know nothing about the horrors of Gulag Archipelago enslavement, famine, endless warring aggression, te murder of millions. Not one American made movie
even uses the word, communism. "The Rule of
Silence", keep the masses ignorant of the terrors to come through creeping socialism
turning into the madness of communism.
Parasite, schmarasite.. it´s Leninist, Marxist communism (and throw in a little Hitlerian-Feinstein-Schumer-Reid-Holder gun confiscation for good measure).

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Reply 15 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/9/2013 1:44:38 PM     (No. 9557760)

Daren is right: calling them parasites, too, is another way to nail the bastards.
So, the next big question, why are the loudest, most energetic, defiant media friends like Rush, Ann Coulter and O´Reilly
STILL CALLING THESE PARASITES the lovely,
totally inaccurate name of "LIBERAL" ??
Why ? Why ? LIBER LIBERAL means FREEDOM !
Are they afraid to call them communists, or even, parasites?(but never liberal, please)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: seamusm, 10/9/2013 2:05:23 PM     (No. 9557799)

Our founders worried about the tyranny of the majority. Voting rights were limited to property owners and there did not exist direct election of US senators or the presidency (still true via electoral college. Frankly, this reader thinks they had it right. The mere presence of a pulse at least 18 years since birth is no rational legitimacy for the right to vote. The movie ´Starship troopers´ had an interesting idea on the concept of citizenship - one had to EARN it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/9/2013 2:28:17 PM     (No. 9557853)

FTA: (T)he rise of the parasites as a political faction gave birth to something quite different. We now face a systematic effort to unravel reason itself -- to deny the metaphysical and moral primacy of individual minds -- and to disabuse men of the idea of private property.

Unraveling reason starts by undermining the language, by redefining well understood words to mean the opposite of they used to mean. #15 makes the essential point by identifying the inversion of the word liberal (formerly, classical liberal), which in the Nineteenth Century described those who adhered to the founding principles, which are now conflated into equal parts of conservativism and libertarianism (which are related but not identical, and are upheld by the wrongly maligned group called the Tea Party.

Over the past century, starting with Woodrow Wilson, a similar redefinition of the word progressive has been underway by those whose understanding of real progress is quite upside down. As a writer and a lover of the language, I am unusually sensitive to offenders who attempt to twist it into antiseptic meaninglessness and substitute their own paralogistic hallucinations for reason. The Zeitgeist´s Queen of Spades sits in judgment of all wrong, ready to cry, "Off with their heads!" We´re in a cultural Hundred Year War, and time´s running out. The idiots have taken over the asylum like Robert Lowell´s skunk mother in "Skunk Hour":

"I stand on top of our back steps and breathe the rich air--
a mother skunk with her column of kittens swills the garbage pail
She jabs her wedge-head in a cup
of sour cream, drops her ostrich tail, and will not scare."

It´s past time to put the fear of the Almighty into those who are undermining this great Republic.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/9/2013 2:37:15 PM     (No. 9557888)

We are at a Turning Point.
FTA The parasitocracy is unquestionably dominant. The question is whether the host´s vital organs are yet in a condition from which a recovery of health -- preceded by an inevitable period of violent purgation -- remains possible."
Farr Not!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/9/2013 2:46:24 PM     (No. 9557907)

Fear not!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: OhMy, 10/9/2013 3:27:16 PM     (No. 9557965)

In the animal world a parasite is an organism that lives off of another. In some cases the parasite is actually useful to the host organism and in many cases the parasite will not harm the host organism. In the political equivalent we have parasites that are not mindful of their own best interests and will suck the life out of the host ( nation ) thereby destroying themselves and the host that they depend on. If all men are created equal then parisitism is as wrong as slavery - it is a modified form of slavery that is worse than slavery. Slave owners understood that a dead slave will be no help to them and at least let them live. We can only wish that the parasites that are sucking the life out of the nation were as enlightened as the slave owners of the past.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/9/2013 4:05:54 PM     (No. 9558026)

This is also a hypocracy.

We find ourselves ruled by hypocrites.

"Do as I decree... or else."

O-Bomber the NO-Bomber is probably an Indonesian Muslim...
too bad his true status won´t be revealed until after it may already be too late.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: maryc, 10/9/2013 5:22:20 PM     (No. 9558157)

The parasite kills the host...eventually .

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Poobah, 10/9/2013 7:09:00 PM     (No. 9558296)

You simply can´t say it any better than this article does.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 10/9/2013 8:06:56 PM     (No. 9558367)

Parisitocracy. What an apt descriptive term for our current condition. What is even more depressing is the behavior which is increasing: adaptation. A useful operational definition for “intelligence” is, “an ability to successfully exploit the environment.” By that definition, it is adaptive (intelligent) to exploit an environment/system that presents itself as amenable to exploitation. End result? Parasitism will increase.

#1: Is it not the case that “enlightened self interest” is the basis of capitalism?

#9: I agree with you. This is frightening. We have gone beyond the choice point, I’m afraid.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: EQKimball, 10/9/2013 8:23:23 PM     (No. 9558388)

Imagine if a university were to inform its students that in the interest of equality and social justice, henceforth all grades would be redistributed, so that everyone would receive the grade of "B-." How could any good liberal object?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Jglas, 10/9/2013 8:25:30 PM     (No. 9558390)

A parasitocracy (also known as socialism, communism or just plain collectivism) like all parasites eventually kills the host. That´s a well known fact so it can only happen to really stupid populations.

There´s a very simple cure for it in a democracy: only allow those who produce as much or more than they consume (for example pay more in taxes than the receive in benefits) vote. That is, only the non parasites may vote. Problem solved.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 10/9/2013 8:49:31 PM     (No. 9558413)

#17 gets it right dating this back to Wilson. So much of our republic changed, fundamentally transformed shall we say, in 1913. Progressivism blossomed with the passing of the 16th and 17th Amendments. The Income Tax was passed under the cover of darkness on what, Christmas Eve...and then the structure of the states appointing their ambassadors to represent them in DC as senators was eliminated by the direct election of ´super´ representatives. I would go so far as to take this transformation back to that ´progressive´ Republican - Teddy Roosevelt. But for me, 1913 was the lynchpin year.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Tianne, 10/9/2013 9:37:29 PM     (No. 9558468)

It had always been my thought that the longer I lived, the more I would see the unfolding of a United States of America where the citizenry would enthusiastically embrace, and wish to expand upon, the foundations of freedom and liberty that our forefathers set. Instead I see, as the article explains, a nation where, “liberty based on a right to property rooted in self-ownership has evaporated in favor of coerced redistribution of every kind, right down to the redistribution of physical preservation, in the form of socialized medicine”. And where, “personal effort applied, and success achieved, without the helping hand of government – the underlying premise of all of mankind´s attempts to establish practical and spiritual freedom on Earth -- is so thoroughly antithetical to the spirit of the times that the leader of the so-called ‘free world’ casually mocks such effort and success as a foolish delusion: ‘You didn’t build that’.”

Our nation, as it exists today under the tyrannical rule of an autocrat and his cabal of progressive sycophants, is so morally and ethically vacant, so far removed from the intentions of its founders, that it is almost unrecognizable as the beacon for the, ‘huddled masses yearning to be free’.

The majority of us worked hard and sacrificed in order to pass on to future generations a nation where they could continue to succeed and flourish. Instead we are now faced with the option of an, “inevitable period of violent purgation” in order for us just to retreat to the values that we hold dear.

We, who have refused to accept this ‘fundamentally changed’ nation, have become the new, “huddled masses yearning to be free”.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/9/2013 9:49:28 PM     (No. 9558476)

The Democrats have understood for some time that the key to political power is convincing these parasites (aka the Democrat Voting Base) that they are in fact "victims."



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Reply 30 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/9/2013 10:02:46 PM     (No. 9558489)

#9 ~ I´m guessing you think the last Dark Age had something to do with politics.

I´m much more inclined to believe it was a climate/weather anomaly that resulted in about 6 or 7 years loss of sufficient Sunlight in the Northern hemisphere for plants to grow properly.

Europe, Central Asia and much of China were simply depopulated. Civilization disappeared for hundreds of years and didn´t start up again until the Mongols reopened the Silk Road.

(Regarding China ~ although the archaeologists there are only now getting a good grasp on how many perished, they´d known that the Tang moved the capital to the South where it stayed for several hundred years.)

Forget the GW crowd a moment. We know we´re on the cusp of the next period of widespread glaciation. That will carry with it a very profound political signal!

There will be a DARK AGE unparalleled in modern human experience ~ although the Neanderthals survived about 4 of them in Europe and Asia.

I´m just guessing we´ll have something like a 98% depopulation event.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Elvira, 10/9/2013 10:43:14 PM     (No. 9558539)

First, as someone who deeply loves our country, and second, as someone who does and will have to live with actual parasites in my body (chronic Lyme) until a cure is found or until I die, this article is chilling. But, I´m not going down on either count without a fight.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 10/9/2013 10:51:51 PM     (No. 9558549)

The article didn´t quite make it to the point that the parasitocracy reaches a point of diminishing returns when its use of government as surrogate thief punishes the producers to the point of giving up and joining the mob.

I feel we´re now over the edge and headed into the black hole.

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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
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A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Sunk: Climate change threatens to
flood world´s largest Navy base
warns Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 4:08:01 PM     Post Reply
Recently elected Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is warning that global warming could raise sea levels high enough to flood the Hampton Roads region, home to the world´s largest naval base, without immediate and “smart decisions.” Addressing an environmental summit this week at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., McAuliffe embraced climate change, blamed humans for causing it, and said action is needed now to protect Virginia´s coast from rising ocean levels that will result from global warming. “The first big decision of course is to accept that climate change is real,” he told the group. “I happen to believe in

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

White House Denies ’09 Fort Hood Victim´s
Request for Meeting With Obama

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ABC News, by Lee Ferran    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 6:08:03 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama spoke of old "wounds” at Fort Hood this week, the White House declined a request from a survivor of the 2009 massacre there to meet with Obama for a few minutes so the veteran could explain face-to-face how he believes the government has mistreated and disrespected the victims of that attack. Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan’s admission that he carried out the attack on behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been

Jeb Bush defends ‘act of love’
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 12:53:18 PM     Post Reply
STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

Media-Suppressed Nevada Case History
Shines Truth on Government Ranch invaders

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Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 4/11/2014 12:08:32 PM     Post Reply
Coming clearly through the throbbing of helicopters and the roar of the SUVS of the feds harassing the Cliven Bundy Ranch, patriots there for Bundy should “tell it to the judge”. There is mainstream media-suppressed case history in Nevada the feds are desperately trying to keep under wraps. Chief Judge Robert C. Jones of the Federal District Court of Nevada smacked down high-handed, abusive feds, sending the pretend cowboys riding roughshod over Western ranchers and property owners back to their cobweb-laced offices in 2013. In spite of their 200 armed snipers with boy toys in tow, those Stetson-wearing feds hunkering down on Cliven

Obama decries ‘bogus’
voter fraud complaints

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/11/2014 8:18:44 PM     Post Reply
President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud “bogus” and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton. Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make “it harder, not easier to vote.” And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred. “So let´s be clear, the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud,” Obama said. Obama


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