The most RADICAL LEFTIST POLITICAL OPERATORS AND IDEOLOGUES in American History are exerting more influence than ever through the Presidency, Senate, House, U.S. Supreme Court, University Humanities and Social Science Professors, EPA, Labor Unions, Major City Governments, Main Media, District Courts, Appellate Courts, State Supreme Courts, Trial Lawyers, Lobbyists, State Department, Justice Department, NEA, CIA, FBI, United Nations, Popular Culture, and Public Schools.
Do you have any counterpoint to my fear that our democracy is being undermined by activists imposing their concept of fairness and secularism?
Not only are the underpinnings of our society crumbling, but the national conversation is tragically hampered by the way the Left disregards coherent argumentation. They dominate all forms of media that don’t rely upon intelligent debate. That tells you why they want to handicap Conservative talk radio (reimposing the “Fairness Doctrine”) because they cannot compete in that medium. They also hamper debate by stripping the historical meaning from crucial concepts such as marriage, family, community, morality, equality, fairness, choice, constitution and freedom. If they reduce the nation’s ability to verbalize and criticize they can accelerate their aphonic agenda far more easily.
They’re doing a good job of intimidating some of those who disagree with them.
Everyone knows their views are based more on emotion than logic. You can’t use sound reasoning when you are reengineering the future and dismantling the past. They’re opportunizing the current financial crisis which has provided them an FDR and Saul Alinksy golden opportunity to reinvent America (not that this isn’t an opportunity for sound financial reform). They believe in catastrophic global warming, not because of any evidence, but because it fits so perfectly with their collectivist vision as transnationalist saviors of the world. They would even delude you into believing most scientists agree with them. I question any Liberal or Conservative’s intelligence who doesn’t realize that global temperatures have been decreasing for the last 19 years as dictated by the delayed effect of normal cycles of solar flaring, sunspots and cosmos radiation, with insignificant increases in CO2 levels over the last century (over 95% of which is not anthropomorphic anyway, url=http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/global_warming_bring_it_on.html).
Conservatives understand both sides of issues far more than Liberals do because their counterparts are sheltered inside intellectual bubbles. Progressive have thoroughly persuaded themselves that their intentions are superior to self-reliant, realistic, independent thinkers, who don’t believe “it takes a village”. That’s why they can’t imagine anyone who holds an opposite viewpoint isn’t a bad person!
But Liberalism is not a courageous choice anyway. That’s why it’s the default preference of those clamoring for government largess. Most leading Progressive spokesmen restrict themselves to the groupthink of university social science departments, mainstream media and the Progressive Beltway / Manhatten / Los Angeles / San Francisco “intelligensia”.
Not long ago it wasn’t so seriously consequential when the Democratic party gained power.
There wasn’t as much urgency for Conservatives to counteract the effects of Liberalism. Most Conservatives are loath to do this because they aren’t as radical and are very uncomfortable with the tactics directed towards those who contradict the Liberal party line, like the way they kneecapped Joe Lieberman, filibustered and vilified numerous extremely qualified federal judicial nominees who weren’t politically correct, tried to destroy President Bush, Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork and Sarah Palin, derisively scorned those who want a fair hearing for intelligent design, vandalized thousands of yards and vehicles with McCain/Palin signs, assaulted many Californians who supported Prop 8 (even some who voted against Prop 8 because they were black and were assumed by the thugs to have voted with the majority of blacks who opposed Prop 8) and brutalized 18-year old Minneapolis Augsburg College freshman Annie Grossmann for wearing a McCain-Palin pin Nov 4 (assaulted by three black women who perhaps were inspired by Obama’s encouragement in September to argue with neighbors and get in their faces).
The Democrats didn’t previously promote historical amnesia (see today’s government school history texts) and weren’t hellbent on secular humanist social reengineering as they are now. The last Democratic president commited to American exceptionalism and liberty was John Kennedy (hardly an esteemed President otherwise). The mainstream media didn’t completely adulterate themselves to the Democrats as they now have done shamlessly since Obama became their hero.
How will we stop the holocaust, perpetrated by Liberals, of the unborn, and restore wisdom and moral absolutes in a culture that worships “choice” (licensed narcissism), insists on values-neutrality and relativism; a society that rewards failure (financial bailouts) and punishes success (progressive, corporate, family estate and capital gains taxation). It’s not so difficult to undo the “harmful” effects of Conservatism (even though Progressives deeply fear becoming victims of a religious inquisition)!
But it’s extremely hard to undo the New Deal, the Great Society, the current bailouts, the massive repercussions of an entitlement culture, the millions of students brainwashed in public schools and colleges (e.g. showing the movie “Inconvenient Truth” to 4th graders), the 45 million aborted babies, the coercive socialist labor unions impoverishing both corporations and public eduction, the gigantic vise grip of pervasive political correctness, the redefinition of marriage, the welfare state and the widespread stigmatization caused by affirmative action.
Fortunately the Left hasn’t yet eradicated America’s Judeo-Christian foundations, the Military, New Media, Churches (Biblical ones anyway), non-profit organizations, Conservative Colleges, University science programs, some state governments and courts, private high-schools, 150 million still upholding traditional values and 2 million students being homeschooled!
If you prefer rose colored politically correct glasses (meaning you don’t embrace truth if it offends anyone) then Ben Franklin is reminding you that the Founders birthed the only Constitutional Democratic Republic that exists, whose fragile liberty requires YOUR extreme vigilence!
Even though I daily read and listen to many journalists / blogs / magazines / spokesmen / talk shows / publications (especially Victor Davis Hanson, Charles Krauthammer, George Will, Tammy Bruce, Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Laura Ingraham, Claudia Rosett, Diana West, Michael Medved, Bill Bennett, Michelle Malkin, Melanie Phillips, Mona Charen, Robert Samuelson, Jeff Jacoby, Thomas Lifson, Ed Lasky, Richard Baehr, J.R. Dunn, Thomas Sowell and Howard Kurtz, and admittedly to a lesser extent, Liberal resources) — James Lewis (AmericanThinker.com) tops them all with his lucid, skillful, hilarious dissection of the Progressive worldview. (Thomas Sowell is a very close runner-up to James Lewis!) Please read James’ article below.
What does it say about you If you don’t avail yourself of such a convenient wealth of intelligent conservative commentary? Are you willing to forfeit our liberty and heritage to the Progesssive radicals who are rapidly pushing America towards the already doomed Eurosocialist model? If you need to make up for years of not doing your homework, resolve that quickly by downloading my e-book, “The Progressives’ Triumph Of Hope Over Reality” at http://home.mchsi.com/~heartlife/wsb/html.
The authors above provide RSS feeds you can receive in your browser (the middle “S” stands for “simple”)! Don’t be technophobic or apathetic while the shining city on a hill is losing its brilliance (figuratively and literally)!
November 20, 2008
A DAMNED DEFEAT
By James Lewis
“Yet I … can say nothing — no, not for a King,
Upon whose property and most dear life
A damned defeat was made!
So said Hamlet the Prince of Denmark about the murder of the King, his father.
Well, we’ve just suffered a damned defeat, not as bad as the loss of a beloved father, but all the same a very bloody punch in the nose. American conservatism has taken a trouncing, and the country has itself a new King Obama.
Cardinal Stafford of Baltimore just declared in a published sermon that “On November 4, 2008, America suffered a cultural earthquake.” He called Obama’s campaign “aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic” and said he campaigned on an “extremist anti-life platform.”
On the matter of abortion the Cardinal is literally correct.
I don’t think the Cardinal meant to dehumanize the President-elect, the way that President Bush has been dehumanized so thoroughly by the Left since 2000. But telling the truth is the first step to recovery.
It is incumbent on us to tell the truth, without scapegoating, and without denying the new administration a chance to find the center of American political life. If they are so inclined.
However, judged by the open record, the coming administration will bring to power the most radical Leftist group of political operators in American history. Their unapologetic radicalism on the subject of abortion is only part of their story, but it is surely the single most lethal and irresponsible part.
Their entire campaign was built on lies and image-making, shielded by a solid stream of daily cover-ups by the Big Media, and supported by tens of millions of brainwashed followers.
So the Left got away with it. The Democrats won, but democracy lost.
And yet, all is not lost.
American conservatives can celebrate one historic triumph: The performance of the New Media in this election. We can’t lose sight of the fact that the New Media managed to expose Obama and his lifelong network. We did the job of real journalism.
Any American who wanted to know the truth was able to find it out with a few clicks on a keyboard. That is real journalism, not the phony imitation from the Old Media and its camp followers.
There is no secret any longer about the ideology of these people, or about their close alliances with Islamic radicals, destructive Leftist billionaires and Saudi influence buyers. There is no doubt about their deep and entrenched roots in the Chicago Machine. Chicago Mayor Daley is on the transition team, and Chicago hardball pol Rahm Emanuel is the White House Chief of Staff. This is the dream team of demagogues like J-Wright, Bill Ayers, Louis Farrakhan, and our sworn enemies abroad. About half the voters know it, and they will not forget it.
That simple fact — that tens of millions of Americans are not deceived — puts powerful pressure on the Dems to behave themselves, as least in public. Any dirty work will have to be done in the dark, where it can be exposed.
Telling the truth is the first step.
Between the web and talk radio the New Media did the job. A decade ago it would have been impossible. After a similar electoral loss, the legacy media would award itself Pulitzer Prizes in these circumstances. We should give the same kind of lasting recognition to brave and talented people like Stanley Kurtz, Andrew McCarthy, Jack Cashill, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Steyn, and a host of others who exposed the Left’s agenda, and kept us laughing in spite of the painful outcome for the country. Friends in the British and European blogosphere helped. Without the New Media, the truth about the Obamanoids would have been drowned in Lake Michigan — with concrete boots on, like Jimmy Hoffa.
We did our part. We will keep doing it.
Lincoln went through hellish defeats before saving the Union and freeing the slaves. George Washington had nothing but pain and trouble before beating the professional armies of King George III. Winston Churchill looked like a goner more than once. And our troops in every single war, including Iraq, have suffered much worse, and still kept their spirits up.
Churchill showed us how to survive defeat and come back stronger.
“… never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=423
Words to remember.
What comes next? We need to repair ourselves and prepare to be counted in the coming battles. We need to do it intelligently. No banzai charges, but nimble guerilla warfare, like the Minutemen against the Redcoats. And we need to remind ourselves that the Hard Left will try to lock in its control of this country, just as it has in most of Europe. That will be the biggest running battle, to stop the power grab that is even now taking hold silently behind the scenes.
And if you need to keep your bearings straight, remember Obama’s words on live-birth abortion, properly called infanticide:
“Look, I got two daughters … I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”
Bear that in mind when Obama’s famous charm is on display.”
And I might add, bear that in mind when you discover that Illinois Senator Obama three times voted against bills that would ensure life-saving measures to survivors of abortion (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_6899/is_/ai_n28758554).
James Lewis article above Printed from: http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/a_damned_defeat.html at November 21, 2008 – 07:30:23 PM EST