Guilty By Reason of Insanity: Why The Democrats Must Not Win
a book by David Limbaugh
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that "Today’s Democrats are pushing policies that are simply insane, and David Limbaugh proves it in his terriffic, and tremendously important, new book, Guilty By Reason of Insanity: Why The Democrats Must Not Win." — MARK LEVIN
"Few pundits can match David Limbaugh for research, depth of knowledge, and political insight, and in this book, perhaps his best political book, he shows how the Democrat Party has completely lost its mind." — SEAN HANNITY
The left has truly lost its mind. The party out of power used to be “the loyal opposition.” No longer. Now it’s “the Resistance.” The left, abandoning any pretense of fairness and decency, has declared political war on President Trump.
The left, abandoning any pretense of fairness and decency, has declared political war on President Trump
Waged by a stunningly broad array of militants—the Democratic Party, countless left-wing interest groups, radical academics, the liberal mainstream media, Antifa shock troops, Hollywood, and the tech oligarchs—this political war is aimed not only at conservative ideas but also at Trump supporters, even teenagers wearing MAGA hats.
In his shocking new book, Guilty By Reason of Insanity: Why The Democrats Must Not Win, national #1 bestselling author David Limbaugh explains how the left lost its mind—and the threat it now poses to us all. No book you read this year could be more important. See Resistance is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind.
Let's see: it was Democrats, not Republicans, who favored slavery, who caused the Civil War, who pushed for Jim Crow laws, and who started and filled the ranks of the KKK. The American people, in the Left's view, are crawling with racists—and it is the Left, guilty for all the grevious harm they've caused to our country! There are also a few white supremicists that are racists, but this is self defense, seeing as how the Left has decided to worship blacks on a pedestal and consider whites lower than dirt. Most whites, as well as Trump and his base, disagree with this ugly racism, and to restore white pride they form white pride groups, and 80% of our citizens reject the political correctness ugliness entirely—which explains Trump's victory. See Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture.
The American people, in the Left's view, are crawling with racists who want to resurrect Jim Crow. Thus, Americans need systematic indoctrination through every conceivable lever to disabuse them of their backward mentality
As Limbaugh says, "The American people, in [the Left's] view, are crawling with racists who want to resurrect Jim Crow. Thus, Americans need systematic indoctrination through every conceivable lever—the education system, entertainment, the media, corporate America, and social media, to name a few—to disabuse them of their backward mentality. Every element of American society must be politicized with this goal in mind. Every American must be shamed, publicly and vehemently, for any utterance that strays beyond rigid ideological boundaries. Rejecting the principle of equal opportunity for all, the left pits Americans against one another according to race, class, gender, and other categories in a grim struggle for power . . . The left is emboldened by its cultural dominance and cloistered in its own echo chambers where opposing views are demonized and excluded. Leftists have grown dangerously extreme, dogmatic, and intolerant. Regarding their views as the only acceptable ones, they are increasingly disillusioned with the principle of free speech and seek to suppress ideas they consider offensive—a category in which most conservative expression now belongs."
The left is emboldened by its cultural dominance and cloistered in its own echo chambers where opposing views are demonized and excluded
As Limbaugh says, "The Democratic Party is a vehicle of leftist extremism that poses an existential threat to America as founded—because it is at war with our first principles and traditions. It is anti-capitalist and rejects equality of opportunity in favor of a hierarchy of privileges for identity groups ranked according to their levels of alleged historical oppression. . . . Progressives have weaponized race to discredit and silence conservatives and to enhance their own power. They are consumed with avenging wrongs allegedly committed by certain groups against other groups. . . . Having once campaigned for civil rights, they now seek victims to leverage for partisan gain."
Regarding their views as the only acceptable ones, they are increasingly disillusioned with the principle of free speech and seek to suppress ideas they consider offensive—a category in which most conservative expression now belongs
Leftists care little for freedom—they wish to control our thoughts and ideas. They are happy being thought police who censor anything and anyone they can so that their warped idea of political correctness is maintained. They are determined to control our government. Trump represents the lesser of evils when compared to the radical Leftists and their fascist shock troops. Waged by a stunningly broad array of militants—the Democratic Party, countless left-wing interest groups, radical academics, the liberal mainstream media, Antifa shock troops, Hollywood, and the tech oligarchs are indoctrinating our young in universities as well as the general public in movies and TV shows and in fake news from the mainstream media.
Leftists care little for freedom—they wish to control our thoughts and ideas—they are happy being thought police who censor anything and anyone they can so that their warped idea of political correctness is maintained
The new popularity of socialism among radical Leftists is based on a sick reinterpretation of America's founding principles that are now about ensuring equal outcomes as opposed to equal opportunities which are the actual founding principles direct from the Founders' mouths. The Founders would turn over in their graves if they heard about this equal outcomes nonsense. Misguided, confused Leftists portray our history as a morality tale of evil white men oppressing blacks, native Americans, and women: America is drenched in evil and born in hell.
The Founders would turn over in their graves if they heard about this equal outcomes nonsense
Hillary's 2016 campaign slogan was "better together." Democrats talk a good game of biprtisanship and unity, but their actions speak louder than their words. They purposely divide us into suspicious, balkanized, jealous, competing groups at one another's throats. Some "better together" that is! Martin Luther King said its our character, not our skin color that counts. The Leftists' actions fixate on skin color only, ignoring character completely. Like the Founders, Martin Luther King is turning over in his grave as well.
Misguided, confused Leftists portray our history as a morality tale of evil white men oppressing blacks, native Americans, and women: America is drenched in evil and born in hell
The political correctness-obsessed radical Leftists, who've traded their bibles for the liberal narrative, love to express their emotions by removing or destroying monuments and statues of not just Confederate figures but also Founders since the latter owned slaves; will the Washington Monument be next? See Erasing America: Losing Our Future by Destroying Our Past
Nearly everyone in the world accepted slavery as a fact of life in the Founders' time. Slowly the U.S. started reexamining this practice, so that by the middle part of the 1800s, there was a chorus of protest, then a civil war. Since 20% of the country's population was slaves, and they were an important factor in the country's success, there were many slave-dependent farms and plantations that were hesitant to rock the boat and change the status quo. The Civil War (1861-1865) was fought to settle the matter. But the end of slavery didn't give blacks the freedom and rights they wanted, because the Democrats kept empowering Jim Crow and even the KKK, an American white supremacist hate group. (As of 2016, the Anti-Defamation League puts total KKK membership nationwide at around 3,000, while the Southern Poverty Law Center puts it at 6,000 members total.) So blacks were mostly kept segregated and oppressed until the 1950s and 1960s when civil rights for blacks evolved.
"Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States. All were enacted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by white Democratic-dominated state legislatures after the Reconstruction period. The laws were enforced until 1965 when the civil rights act was signed by LBJ." (Source: Jim Crow laws, Wikipedia)
Jim Crow laws were southerners, mostly Democratic, saying that they were not ready yet to change their ideas and laws about blacks. They were hoping to postpone the emancipation of blacks forever because they viewed blacks as inferior and they did not wish to have them around. Jim Crow laws allowed them to keep their biases because the idea of changing them was unacceptable to them. All this racism, which was going on in the rest of the world as well, was simply a testament to the fact that societies don't change overnight, nor do values, ideas, or biases. It takes generations to process new values and assimilate them. Blacks had every reason to be upset that the Civil War had accomplished nothing at first. But it laid the groundwork for a slow, century-long change in values and biases and by the 1960s the changes began happening in the areas of voting, segregation, and civil rights in general. Blacks got their rights, upsetting many southerners, but they mostly had to suck it up, although a few KKK members kept preaching hate for blacks, Jews, Catholics, gays, lesbians, and nonwhites in general. That's a lot of hate!
The white European male—the evil, vile, nasty, corrupt monster who started the oppression and enslavement of blacks—oops, never mind, it turns out it was Muslims in what is now Iraq and Syria and other blacks in Africa that started it
Progressives project themselves as morally superior guardians of various victim groups like blacks, browns, Native Americans, gays, women, etc., all groups the evil conservatives oppress. Of course, this is just more liberal propaganda that is true about KKK members or even alt-right members, but NOT true about conservatives. But truth has no meaning to Leftists—only achieving "social justice" counts, and achieve it by any means necessary (which means they don't feel limited by laws, rules, morals or religion, because they are so very very right and righteous that nothing else matters but "social justice"). The liberal narrative—where truth goes to die.
The liberal narrative—where truth goes to die
Leftists believe morality is not determined by behavior but by political views and identity group. They are willing to burn our Constitution because Founders that wrote it had slaves. So that made them "evil." Slavery was accepted practice then and no one gave it a second thought. Liberal progressives have minds full of PC thoughts and neither conservatives nor the Founders had minds full of PC gunk, which proves the Founders were evil and so are conservatives. This means to Leftists that nothing any conservative writes, says or does has any value, so they want to replace the Constitution with PC horsepucky and deny all conservatives the right to be seen or heard. The fact that all this is illogical and irrational is irrelevant to these insane progressives. ALL that matters is achieving "social justice." This is how crazy people think!
Leftists want to replace the Constitution with PC horsepucky and deny all conservatives the right to be seen or heard—in just a few decades they've evolved from democratic to fascistic
French historian Fernand Braudel noted that slavery was endemic in Africa and part of the structure of everyday life. Slavery started in ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia. Greeks, Romans, Muslims—everyone was doing it. At least ten centuries of slavery for the benefit of the Muslim countries (from the ninth to the nineteenth) were taken from Africa. During the 16th century, Europe began to outpace the Arab world in the export traffic, with its slave traffic from Africa to the Americas. The Dutch imported slaves from Asia into their colony in South Africa. In 1807 Britain, which held extensive, although mainly coastal, colonial territories on the African continent (including southern Africa), made the international slave trade illegal, as did the United States in 1808. The people of Africa have engaged in slavery in various places in Africa for centuries, and it is still widespread in the 21st century. From ancient times until today the whole world was and is awash with slavery, peaking in Colonial times. Slavery has continued until today, only the U.S. and Europe have much less of it than they used to, since it is illegal.
The British used slavery as a tool in empire building, as did the American colonists and later the United States, as did every other empire building effort for thousands of years. "Everyone else is doing it" doesn't make any part of slavery right or just or fair. But it was an accepted part of life in the world, like spitting on the sidewalk which was done then but not today. 2020 liberals would be right to complain about slavery occurring now, or in the 20th or 21st centuries. But putting down our Founders for it occurring in the late 1700s is simply anachronistic.
Children as virtual chattel, with no restrictions on how parents treat them, was a license for murder, sadism, rape, and brutality, and this wasn't that different from owning slaves that you could treat how you wished. It was hoped in both cases that religion and character would enter into the decision of treatment, but it was years before this was legally prescribed. The Bible mentions slavery as an established institution. Apologies on behalf of African nations, for their role in trading their countrymen into slavery, remain an open issue since slavery was practiced in Africa even before the first Europeans arrived. Some of President Obama's ancestors may have been slave owners.
In labor-scarce American colonies the services or wages of a child over ten was one of the most valuable assets a man could have
In labor-scarce American colonies the services or wages of a child over ten was one of the most valuable assets a man could have. Thus fathers, without dispute, had almost unlimited authority of custody and control over their natural, legitimate children, leaving almost no room for maternal authority. In addition, a master could not injure the servant, while an owner (i.e., slavery) theoretically might dispose of his chattel in any manner, including extermination.
Childcare experts have known spanking children is a serious error since late last century even though most people spank their kids anyway in 2020
It is naive for 2020 Leftists to look back centuries and criticize Founders for values that simply hadn't had time to evolve yet. The criticism was an anachronism. We would not be surprised if a few centuries from now citizens look back at the crude, primitive practice of spanking children, considering it what it is and always has been: child abuse. Their criticism would not be misplaced, since childcare experts have known this is a serious error since late last century even though most people spank their kids anyway in 2020. But, a few centuries from now, they would be unlikely to believe this was a reason to negate everything 21st century people learned about life, starting over from scratch. This is analogous to Leftists anachronistically vilifying the Founders and wanting to redo the Constitution and laws, inserting the ugliness of political correctness everywhere and anywhere even though Americans have rejected PC and the idiocy that goes with it. As Guilty By Reason of Insanity: Why The Democrats Must Not Win clearly demonstrates, only liberal elites seeking power want these things—the citizens do not!
If a liberal is compassionate and cares more than conservatives and is full of good intentions, a program's results are irrelevant—however, recall that the road to hell is paved with good intentions
Liberals are in denial about their numerous policy failures. They consider them successes since they all rate A+ measured by the only true liberal criterion: intentions. If a liberal is compassionate and cares more than conservatives and is full of good intentions, a program's results are irrelevant.
Leftists are not religious but think science can solve things. Here Limbaugh tells us that conservatives know they need to be saved by Jesus Christ our savior because they simply are not capable of saving themselves! (Didn't see that one coming!) It would have been nice if the man kept his private life and religious beliefs to himself . . . but he did not. (Sigh . . . ) At least he should have qualified his bold statement to read the actual fact that "HALF of conservatives know they need to be saved by Jesus Christ" rather than misrepresenting the facts.
Limbaugh should have qualified his bold statement to read that 'HALF of conservatives know they need to be saved by Jesus Christ' rather than misrepresenting the facts
"Republicans are more likely (45 percent) to be born again, compared to Democrats (27 percent) and independent voters (26 percent). The survey also found that 51 percent of political conservatives met the born again criteria, compared to only 27 percent of moderates and 19 percent of liberals." (Source: Born Again Christians Continue Declining, Only Minority Believe They Must Share the Gospel: Survey, Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post)
Limbaugh tells us that conservatives know they need to be saved by Jesus Christ our savior because they simply are not capable of saving themselves! (Didn't see that one coming!)
The upcoming 2020 election will decide whether we exit onto the dark road of socialism, cultural Marxism, and eventually totalitarianism, or head back to the Founders' freedom and democracy tradition. Obsessive victimhood is the worst possible stance for minorities to take for their personal growth and maturity. And those who foist it upon others via the insidious propaganda of the Leftists (e.g., Obozo, Hillary, the mainstream media, Hollywood, and the universities) deeply harm our country and our people and our future.
A school of untouchables in India
Karl Marx divided people into oppressed and oppressor, with his zero-sum class ideology. Today, neo-Marxists have adopted his ideas in ways that Marx was too wise to attempt, so that instead of the economic class struggle, the Leftists (PC neo-Marxists) are substituting race and gender for economic class. This pits identity groups against one another with hierarchies of oppression in which transvestite black females are at the top and white straight males are the despicable subhumans at the bottom, like the untouchables of India. Marx found a way of creating socialism out of the chaos of class warfare, while the modern politically correct liberal finds a way of creating socialism out of the chaos of privilege warfare, racial warfare, gender warfare, and identity warfare in general.
What about equality of outcome trumping equality of opportunity to liberal fanatics? Any effort to cause equal outcomes would necessarily and unfortunately involve coercion by government. Milton Friedman wrote that striving for equality of outcome leaves most people "without equality and without opportunity." Karl Marx's famous maxim on the subject is "To each according to his contribution." The economic systems of socialism and communism are sometimes misconstrued as being based on equality of outcome, but they are not. The "equality" in a communist society is thus not about total equality or equality of outcome, but about equal and free access to the articles of consumption. Marx argued that free access to consumption would enable individuals to overcome alienation. The most insistent proponent of equality of outcome in modern political discourse was Fabian socialist, political thinker and dramatist George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950). (Source: Equality of outcome, Wikipedia)
In the novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the Dodo tells Alice that "everybody has won and all must have prizes." One analyst suggested that this quote describes the controversial concept of equality of outcome. It touches on the Participation Trophy Debate in which kids get trophies for participation so their feelings are not hurt for losing. This is bad psychology since part of learning is learning to deal with disappointments and these trophies undermine such learning. The rewards and punishments of behaviorism are effective incentives if your goal is merely obedience. But, if your goal is nurturing—a superior goal—then you need to avoid rewards and punishments and employ authoritative parenting and/or teaching. See Authoritative and Democratic Parenting Programs.
If obedience is the goal of schools and teachers, they need to wise up—obedience is the correct goal when teaching dogs, but not when teaching children. See Beyond Discipline
Democratic socialism is a political philosophy that advocates for political democracy alongside a socially owned economy, with a particular emphasis on workers' self-management and democratic control of economic institutions within a socialist market, or some form of a decentralised planned socialist economy. Democratic socialists (e.g., Bernie Sanders) argue that capitalism is inherently incompatible with the values of freedom, equality and solidarity and that these ideals can only be achieved through the realisation of a socialist society. Also, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and embraces the democratic socialist label as part of her political identity. Limbaugh's right, the socialists are coming!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and embraces the democratic socialist label as part of her political identity. Limbaugh's right, the socialists are coming!
In NeoMarxist thought, people succeed not because of opportunity or efforts, but because of privilege. Only government can remedy the unfair privileges that capitalism confers. They are correct that capitalism is innately exploitative, but it is not related to privilege but to the capitalistic system being rigged from top to bottom reflecting oligarchic power, not democracy in action. See Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power.
In the above book, Noam Chomsky systematically documents the many ways the system is rigged from top to bottom
Limbaugh sees progressivism as defining sin as oppression and victimhood as the highest virtue. Their worldview sees man, via reason and science, marching toward enlightenment. Correct—man WAS doing that, but is currently evolving backwards. Victims have been elevated to a kind of sainthood. Here is a black Jesus:
Now, victims have been elevated to a kind of sainthood. Here is a black Jesus
Humans are regressing toward pre-Enlightenment thinking that depends upon "authorities" to guide them, rather than reason, logic, and knowledge. So life will be about two things: tyrants and religion. It's almost as though civilization is stuck in reverse and along with that it would seem that human evolution is stuck in reverse.
The chapter called the Victimhood Hierachy amply demonstrates the utter insanity of the left, tripping over each other to be a victim. The Democratic Party is a vehicle of leftist extremism that poses an existential threat to America as founded, because it is at war with our first principles and traditions. It is anti-capitalist and rejects equality of opportunity in favor of a hierarchy of privileges for identity groups ranked according to their levels of alleged historical oppression. The 2020 elections will be a referendum on everything we hold dear about this country. We must do a better job explaining our conservative position, especially to young people mesmerized by the seductive allure of socialism and the other social justice causes of the Democratic Party, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the radical left. (Source: LIMBAUGH: My New Book: ‘Guilty By Reason Of Insanity’, David Limbaugh, DailyWire)
The Leftists have turned the Founders on their heads—according to them, everything good about America is bad, and even the Constitution, and everything conservatives say, is racist propaganda
"They reject the American idea. They believe America was born in hell. They are against the fundamental concepts that drove the Americas founders, such as free enterprise, constitutionalism, limited government, and at the core, of course, is liberty. And everything they stand for is totalitarian, the end justifies the means. And so while they claim to respect democracy, and they don't know the difference between a democracy and a constitutional republic, but nevertheless, they claim that they respect democracy and yet they're doing everything to undermine it. They will not accept the results of the 2016 election.
"So they're doing everything they can to undermine it, to disqualify it, to weaken Trump and defeat him. And so what the book really points out is the horror show that would ensue if they ever did get power back in the major branches of government. . . . every place socialism has been tried, it has failed. And as I say, it has impoverished and enslaved. The good news about our young people who think that socialism may be okay, the good news is, corresponding polls show they don't know what the heck it means. . . . liberals should no longer get credit for compassion, and they should be judged on the results of their policies rather than their professed good intentions." (Source: David Limbaugh fears a 'horror show' if the left regains political power, David Limbaugh and Mark Levin, Fox News)
People don't value democracy like they used to—now, nearly 3 times as many are okay with authoritarianism since 1995, and only old people highly value democracy
The Leftists say we should view people in terms of their privilege and their oppression—or their lack of privilege and oppression, not as people or individuals but as part of group identity; here we have privilege-colored glasses
This man is white, therefore he is automatically a RACIST. You don’t look at the content of his character, you don’t look at his heart, you don’t look at his conduct. You look only at his skin color. White = RACIST. No exceptions.
Blacks are victims and whites are victimizers—this is PC 101, but the liberal ass-clowns that came up with this ugly nonsense know it's a lie—they use it to divide, balkanize, and polarize us so we're at each other's throats which liberals find is easy to leverage into power for liberal elites