Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Refuting the philosophy of Ezekiel Emanuel

Still think communitarianism is an obscure philosophy that's basically just communism? For $160.00 you too can know what the globalists know. All Palin supporters should throw in and buy her a copy of the "knowledge":

Communitarian International Relations: The Epistemic Foundations of International Relations (The New Internationalrelations) (Hardcover) http://www.amazon.com/Communitarian-International-Relations-Foundations-Internationalrelations/dp/0415335906

Laid awake in my bed for hours last night after I posted the new article. I decided I hate the opening graph (too much sarcasm and not enough intro) but mostly I was thinking about the last few quotes I added to it just before I published it. The sneer against Palin and Gingrich for not disputing Emanuel's philosophy is a key to understanding how disinformation agents work.

The article I posted by the former New York Lt. Governor that opened the topic of Emanuel's communitarianism was picked up by several writers and republished on more than one website. Somehow it ended up becoming a topic on Palin's facebook page. Just the fact that it was posted on facebook gave Palin's enemies ample space to target her credibility.

Emanuel is calling Palin's accusation of his Death Panels "an absolute outrage," and the comments are not about Emanuel's philosophy. A google search for "Emanuel Palin communitarian" brings up the same exact quote about what Emanuel "believes" on almost every return. No new sentences have been added that use the word communitarian. The word "communitarian" has been sucessfully removed from the debate: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/13/zeke-emanuel-on-sarah-pal_n_259155.html

My final thought before nodding off was the idea that Palin could be the only one "allowed" to debate the actual philosophy that Ezekiel Emanuel follows. It's almost as if she were groomed for the role... I'm curious now how she first came across the former NYC Lt. Governor's article. Maybe I should ask her to be my facebook friend so I can see her posts. :)

From Stanford Encyclopedia:
John Rawls (b. 1921, d. 2002) was an American political philosopher in the liberal tradition. His theory of justice as fairness envisions a society of free citizens holding equal basic rights cooperating within an egalitarian economic system. His account of political liberalism addresses the legitimate use of political power in a democracy, aiming to show how enduring unity may be achieved despite the diversity of worldviews that free institutions allow. His writings on the law of peoples extend these theories to liberal foreign policy, with the goal of imagining how a peaceful and tolerant international order might be possible.
So, to whoever sent Palin the link to Betty's article "Doctor of Death," here's another book Palin needs: http://www.amazon.com/Communitarian-Persuasion-Philip-Selznick/dp/1930365063


Patrick said...

National Health Insurance: The Socialist Nightmare

By Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.

One characteristic of the collectivist is that when a particular term becomes unpopular, such as the word socialism, they create a succession of more socially friendly terms. For example, in the 1800s they did not shy away from the term socialism, but as people began to understand that socialism was a form of social control and engineering, they dropped the term for more acceptable terms such as liberalism, progressivism and collectivism. The socialist promoting a government-run health care system did likewise. Knowing that the term socialized medicine was frightening to a great number of people, they began to use such terms as national health care, universal health insurance and now single payer system.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps the the reason why liberals do not descrive themselves as socialists is that liberalism has nothing to do with socialism. Liberals do not believe that the government should own the means of production. They do not even believe that government should own the major channels of commercial life - banks, utilities, key industries. So the terms really have litte to do with one another.

Anonymous said...

by the way, Dr. Emanuel, a distinguished oncologist, is right to feel outraged at the terrible slurs made against him by Governor Palin and others who have never read his writings.

Bobby Garner said...

The "distinguished" gentleman is a blooming communitarian. All the more to be outraged at the exposure, whatever the means or motive.