Above Image: Bodies lying on the ground after the My Lai massacre
The Democrats claim to love and value humanity, human rights and justice. While the Republican Party is currently saddled with the entirely justifiable label of 'War Party', the history of liberal/progressive/Democratic views on humanity are grotesquely contrary to its mantra as the Party of Peace and Love.
After all, it was progressive liberal Democrats who got us into WW I, WW II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Balkan Wars - Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson and William Clinton, all progressive icons.
Let’s Do War by the Numbers Because We Love to Kill
WW II, At least 50,000,000 dead
Since the end of WW II, another 20,000,000 to 30,000,000 folks have died as a direct result of U.S. foreign interventionism.
The Vietnam War Memorial lists the names of 58,195 dead Americans. Millions of south east Asians were outright slaughtered in the Vietnam War, a Democrat and LBJ war.
The Department of Defense acknowledges the death of 36,574 Americans in the Korean War, here. It's been estimated that at least 2.8 million died in Harry Truman's War.
Post WW II, the German people were forced to face the bitter truth of Nazism and its role in slaughtering at least 50 million folks. That's a massive load for any conscious and its a horror and shame that Germans will live with forever. The years may pass but history lives on.
While Germans have been exceeding remorseful, as they should be, you will never ever hear a Democrat fess up to its own responsibilities for actively participating in some of the worst wars and worst death tolls in the 20th century.
Instead, Democrats actually brag about the virtues of their totalitarian liberty slashing accomplishments while totally ignoring their own role in vaporizing over 100 million folks.
The Huffington Post aka Puff Post is a progressive circus that publishes an abundance of liberal braggadocio.
Barack Obama Promised A New Kind Of Politics, But Played The Same Old Game
The Puff Post piece is critical of Obama for not being progressive enough, despite passing Obamacare and a nearly a trillion dollars in stimulus. While Democrats are indeed rattled that Obama just hasn't delivered on the progressive agenda, the Puff Post elevates LBJ to the status of a progressive deity.
Johnson surveyed the legislative landscape and knew he had to shake things up.Bludgeon the GOP? Those are incredibly strong words of praise for a man who bludgeoned millions with American bombs while sending over 58,000 Americans to their graves. In the language of progressive speak, it doesn't matter what any progressive does so long as he/she promotes and implements the progressive agenda. The body count? Collateral damage!
Rather than negotiate with Congress, Johnson turned the goodwill of the nation into a force with which to bludgeon the GOP and expand what was politically possible. He took his case to the American people, reminding them that the GOP was the “Party of Lincoln,” and flooded Washington with religious leaders who lobbied Congress....
Barack Obama could have learned something from LBJ. As a candidate Obama promised to change the way Washington works and he rode a wave of global support into the White House. His first two years in office have repeatedly been compared to the New Deal under Franklin Roosevelt and the Great Society under Johnson, with historic achievements on health care, Wall Street reform and other domestic priorities.
But Obama’s first term has also left many of his supporters wondering whether those accomplishments could have been bigger in size, scope and impact.
LBJ and the progressives also wiped out the money in the Social Security Trust Fund to fund his progressive murder fest, a murder fest that cost $784 billion, here, and money that was scalped off the hides and futures of ordinary Americans that progressives claim to love. Now that's so progressive! Social Security was so broke that Reagan was forced to impose the biggest SS tax hike in history to replenish it after the progressives plundered it to kill millions. That's also quite progressive.
Progressives also gave us a dollar with rapidly declining purchasing power, something that really hits the poor and middle class quite hard. That's so progressive!
The purchasing power of the dollar in one graphic picture:
Of course it was progressive Woodrow Wilson who gave us the Federal Reserve and with it the absolute power of Wall Street Banksters to destroy the dollar and the middle class.
Imagine that! Try telling the Occupy Wall Street folks that progressives are guilty as hell for putting America under Bankster tyranny.
What's really tragic is that Republicans who once stood for limited government and peace somehow managed to link up with the progressives on the road to tyranny and joined them. Not only is America now stuck with 2 evil War Parties, those progressive moralists that bashed Bush/Cheney on foreign policy were suddenly all quiet when they won power in 2008 and their party was doing the killing.
Love humanity and value peace, liberty and prosperity? Then don't vote Republican or Democrat.