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Monday, April 2. 2012
If a foreign country tried to impose upon Americans what the Democrats have done over the past few decades, Americans would fight a war to stop it, and be proud of it.
A reader, in a comment here at Maggie's
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It's definitely a testament to the country's underlying strength. But how much endurance is enough?
Its been the Leftists playbook to both cowl and numb the citizenry to prevent realization of what is actually happening.
From lowering education in the schools, to the constant drum-beat of 'progressivism', union activities, 'what is wrong is good and vise versa', corruption of the pillars of society (moral standards, demeaning faith, undermining the family, promoting bastardization, dependance upon Government handouts, increase of the dole, etc), and the outright lethargic attitudes that have been well groomed by media, news organizations, 'intellectual' betters, monotonic politicians, its no wonder we question the nations endurance and fortitude.
Where as, say, prior to WW2, this would have never stood. Today, its the well fertilized rot that is hallmarked, not the 'boy\girl makes good despite the hurdles they faced' that used to be.
Personally, I think its both laziness due to our technological progress, the 'Me First' attitude, and our ambivalence to the Nations defense - maybe even the pollution-device called 'TV'.
--good selection, but on each of them there is still a deeper level --after identifying each problem we need to ask why it is a problem, how did it become a problem, would the boys of Pont du Hoc or Missionary Ridge have succumbed to TV ?
I wonder if the 'smirk' or the rejoinder 'whatever' could have existed before 'critical theory'?
That's right, we did. Called it the cold war and won it. You're welcome. Now, we are losing it from the inside. I have a nice tree all picked out, you bring the ropes.
--read up on the Tambov Uprising, or Tambov Rebellion, sometime. Organized urban units pacify the countryside by holding family hostage --leveraging the low-density population --a family with a missing son is in for hell, until son surrenders.
Search [ bolshevik atrocities tambov uprising ] --the Comanches at their worst could not hold a candle to the Cheka.
And if we hand over Smallville, Kansas, the Cheka will be back, in Smallville, Kansas. Different name, of course.
I always wondered why we spent decades, trillions and hundreds of thousands of lives fighting these scum bags around the globe, only to welcome them into our country, gov't, schools, police and fire depts.
There's a reason why McCarthy has been vilified.
--beats the hell outta me --i'll never understand the appeal of a movement with such a foul history.
Re Sen. McCarthy, there certainly is a whole lot more to the story than the version we all know. Here's a little piece of it:
Now to the Communist version of the word "McCarthyism," which they had just coined. It was to be a dirty, hateful, disgusting word meaning frightening attacks on innocent people, destroying their lives, character assassination, a vicious witch hunt. The first time I actually saw the word in print was in the Daily Worker newspaper. This was the Communist Party newspaper published in New York City which carried orders to American Communists from the Soviet Union. They would, of course, follow the instructions which Lenin had given them to use language to sow hate, revulsion, scorn, and the like toward anyone who disagreed with them.
Now the Communist attack on Senator McCarthy came into full swing. Following Lenin's instructions, every effort was being made to smear and discredit his life, his character, his work, and particularly his method. Because some people did not understand what the Communists called his methods and the press continued using the Communist's meaning, Senator McCarthy wrote a book explaining all that he was doing. He named it "McCarthyism, The Fight For America." I will tell you later how you can get a copy of that book, which is very, very interesting. Senator McCarthy did warn the American people to take a long look at what had happened to the Russians when the Communist Bolshevik terrorists took over their country. All of a sudden their freedom was completely gone, millions murdered and many millions of their farmers were starved to death. It was a frightening picture, and McCarthy knew the true aim of the Communists was total world domination. When you think about it, the Communists have never denied that ultimate goal. Back in 1946, one of the Soviet leaders, Dametre Namreleske, told his Communist followers to be patient. He told them that war to the hilt, between Communism and Capitalism, is inevitable. "Today," he told them, "They are too weak to strike; their day will come in thirty to forty years." But first he told them "We must lull the Capitalist countries to sleep with the greatest overtures of peace and disarmament known throughout history. And then when their guard is dropped, we shall smash them with our clenched fists."
I think we need to remember that was in 1946, and nowhere have we seen any indication that they have changed their ultimate aim.
In the early 1900s, another important name appeared in Russia. Vladimir Ilich Lenin was gradually rising to prominence in Russia's Social Democratic Party, which Marxists had founded. Lenin gave Marxism a whole new interpretation. In his view, the revolution couldn't happen spontaneously, because the European working class had been sedated by what the bourgeoisie had offered them and in any other countries was no working class worth mentioning. To this problem, Lenin offered a militant solution: Marx's predicted revolution wouldn't be carried out by the workers (the proletariat, in Marxist literature), but by surrogates—a Communist Party of professional revolutionaries with military training, acting on the workers' behalf. By using armed intervention and propaganda, "the Communist Party" would bring about a political revolution. From the moment their authoritarian regime seized power, it would establish what Lenin called the "dictatorship of the proletariat." It would clear away opposition, abolish private property, and ensure society's advancement towards a Communist order.
With Lenin's theory, Communism would become the ideology of a group of armed terrorists. After him, hundreds of Communist Parties (or workers' parties devoted to bloody revolution) sprouted throughout the world.
What methods did the Communist Party intend for its revolution? Lenin answered this in both his writings and his actions: The Party would shed as much blood as possible. In 1906, eleven years before the Bolshevik Revolution, he wrote in Proletary magazine:
The phenomenon in which we are interested is the armed struggle. It is conducted by individuals and by small groups. Some belong to revolutionary organizations, while others (the majority in certain parts of Russia) do not belong to any revolutionary organization. Armed struggle pursues two different aims, which must be strictly distinguished: in the first place, this struggle aims at assassinating individuals, chiefs and subordinates in the Army and police; in the second place, it aims at the confiscation of monetary funds both from the government and from private persons.
In another historic first, President Obama's backers are actively whipping up mobs. Not just the Occupoopers of Wall Street, but also Twitter mobs, Facebook mobs, and flash mobs.
Every active conservative should spend some time on social media sites to see liberals whipping each other into a frenzy. Know your enemy -- and if you don't like the word "enemy" (I don't), consider what Saul Alinsky calls you. You may not consider yourself their enemy, but that's how they think about you. Ignore it at your peril.
(end eggs urpped)
...and we wonder why the economy is stuck --it's Waiting for Go Bo (sap ologies to S. Beckett)
(1) --one who follows Lenin, particularly the revolutionary need for mass murder to terrorize opposition.
(2) --what Obama self-identified as, back before he started standing for elections.