by William Mann
Two stark Choices: The first choice is between Romney and Obama, the second choice is between civil war or submission to Serfdom
“The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
God Bless Joan Swirsky for her recent Canada Free Press article, “Bad Mommy.” It is wonderful compendium about how America missed or ignored the signals of a growing Marxist menace in America.
Radical Feminism was but one prong on a fork of efforts, coordinated generations long ago of subterfuge with which to overlay our Republic with Communism. Just as Ulysses men were nearly overcome by the effects of eating the Lotus on their way back for their victory over Troy, so Americans must reject the multicultural, Progressive vision of this faux Collectivist Utopia. Behold Ulysses’ task:
“I was driven thence by foul winds for a space of 9 days upon the sea, but on the tenth day we reached the land of the Lotus-eaters, who live on a food that comes from a kind of flower. Here we landed to take in fresh water, and our crews got their mid-day meal on the shore near the ships. When they had eaten and drunk I sent two of my company to see what manner of men the people of the place might be, and they had a third man under them. They started at once, and went about among the Lotus-Eaters, who did them no hurt, but gave them to eat of the lotus, which was so delicious that those who ate of it left off caring about home, and did not even want to go back and say what had happened to them, but were for staying and munching lotus with the Lotus-eaters without thinking further of their return; nevertheless, though they wept bitterly I forced them back to the ships and made them fast under the benches. Then I told the rest to go on board at once, lest any of them should taste of the lotus and leave off wanting to get home, so they took their places and smote the grey sea with their oars.” – The Odyssey by Homer
It was obvious to the American and International Reds early-on that America would never be won over to Communism by threat, intimidation, or war. Like “Mack the Knife,” Liberalism has erringly flashed its collectivist “pearly whites” at us once too often. The hard working folks of America are waking up. But back in the Depression only the wary, cautious traditionalists and conservatives saw the warnings, or manned the political barricades. In their day, Conservatism was slandered continuously for 50 years until the election of Ronald Reagan, himself a convert from the lies of the New Deal. Conservatism has only recently become a popular choice.
Read and understand what happened to the earlier alarm-bell ringers:
Franklin Roosevelt’s sycophants derided anyone who questioned the New Deal Statism. The New Deal was a rush to political gibberish. FDR, himself, could not even understand the Keynesian economic nonsense. But the Progressive Left [aka Marxists Socialists] forced it into mainstream political-economic thought by constantly calling into question “the failure of Free Enterprise” and supply & demand economics, and by blaming Herbert Hoover. In Foreign Policy, anyone who dared question the Fellow Traveler dalliances and sympathies of FDR’s favorite envoys, Harry Hopkins or Averill Harriman, were branded themselves as unpatriotic “crackpots” [a favorite derisive term of the Left then and now. In psychology that is called Projection].
Liberals were apoplectic over Ronald Reagan’s cooperation with Congress [as President of the Screen Actor’s Guild] to investigate Hollywood film-making. Oh … how terrible, that the average American’s Patriotism is so “jingoistic and fascistic” as to deny a multiplicity of visions in film for American Society! “Blacklisting” people who want to subvert and destroy America as founded is now a bad thing and this term is still constantly used by the Left against the Right [again ... Projection]
Then-Congressman Richard Nixon and his House Committee staff were vilified for decades by the Liberal and Progressive Left for going after, and convicting, the State Department darling [and Soviet Agent] Alger Hiss for perjury. Even after Hiss’ treason was confirmed through old KGB files after the fall of the USSR, the Left still denied that Hiss was a Communist. But the Left “got” their old enemies, Richard Nixon and Roy Cohn, in the end. It took them thirty more years, but the Left “destroyed” their old foes.
Similarly, the Press and the Establishment distorted, maligned and chewed up the likes of Whitaker Chambers, Senator Joe McCarthy and anyone else who dared to question infiltration of Cabinets and Agencies by “active and sleeper” Communist Agents in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. This time around, defending traditional American values was called Red-Baiting. Does this mean that what the Left does is “Patriot Baiting?” Joe McCarthy, by alerting the American Public to the intrusion of anti-Democratic ideas, methods and goals by Communist Agents, Dupes and Useful Idiots in Film, Society, the Media, and Public Service, was widely applauded by the public at first, until the Leftist Press decided enough was enough. Joe McCarthy “had to go.” So, the Progressive Machine turned its fury on McCarthy and drove him out of Public Service and into oblivion. Historical revelation since then has shown that McCarthy was largely correct in his assertions. Government was thoroughly infiltrated by Soviet agents as captured or acquired old Soviet Documents showed.
American Academia is a bastion of admirers of Comrades Lenin and Stalin. They teach that Communism has a Right wing and a Left Wing [guess which one is bad Communism]. Further they say Communism and Socialism fails only because it has not yet been used to transform a fully developed, bourgeois Capitalist Society like the United States. Their propagation of Communist methodology and theory, posing as collegiate higher education, has stripped education of its rigors. It has instead substituted slavish regurgitation of emotional utopian Socialist dogma. The hard, true academic work of reading, research, recall, assembly, evaluation, proposition and coherent expression of ideas is all but non-existent. Instead, they foist a flawed social science methodology called “Scientific Communism” [though Leftists would substitute the term “Progressivism”] which chooses desired outcomes and then forces data and evaluation to fit the thesis.
Fast forward to what is happening today to Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has dared to investigate the gaps and possible forgeries in Mr. Obama’s personal identity and public records. Obama’s Attorney General, the tainted Eric Holder [i.e., Ruby Ridge, Waco, Elian Gonzales, Black Panther Intimidation, Operation Gun-Runner connections] has charged Arpaio with profiling Hispanics as Illegal Aliens. What a convenient distraction and a lesson to all who would challenge monolithic Obamism. Now think about how weird such a charge is in Arizona, when the Feds will not secure the Border. This is now is the typical patter. Here is the Internationalist response by this Administration to securing our Borders and our National Security Interests: Persecute the Citizen, traditional American institutions, and American religions that threaten the Obama “Fundamental Transformation of America!”
The total demoralization of America has been well underway since the 1950s and 1960s when Moms were no longer “Rosie the Riveter” but transmogrified into the internationalist Feminist. Comedians like Flip Wilson started mocking and satirizing society by cross dressing and depicting the “Church of What’s Happening Now.” The Devil made him do it, after all. Perhaps Flip Wilson was more of the prophet than we might have thought. But I believe that the Left has erred. They have over-reached, and over-played their hand in the last 6 years and the worm is beginning to turn. I honestly believe that my faithful Australian Shepherd sporting an “I like Ike” button could be a successful candidate to send the dog-snacking Marxist in the White House packing.
I hear a lot of folks complain about the presumed GOP candidate, Mitt Romney. They say Romney is too soft, he is too Liberal, he has no core, he flip-flops, he supports dubious causes, he is elitist, he is phony, he is too milquetoast, et cetera, et cetera. I might even agree with some of these descriptives. But you know what? Jesus Christ is not running for President … and even if He were, He would not be elected. Barabbas or Pontius Pilate maybe … but not Jesus. So, how ironic then is it that the American People, in 2012, are being offered a choice of two men that is so stark that no one need slap their foreheads or display “buyer’s remorse” after they vote? Personally speaking, I campaigned hard for Governor Rick Perry. When he dropped out, I would have preferred Rick Santorum over the rest but I admit that I also liked Newt Gingrich for his pluckiness. And I frankly fail to see the Ron Paul magic … and for this, some would charge that I am unable to take a stand once and for all on the Constitution. Nonsense! My Oath “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic…” still stands.
My Oath does not require me to run out in the street and foment revolution to “restore America.” As a family member reminded me in an e-mail recently, “He who shoots first, loses.” Without getting into a debate over Patriot’s Day, may we all see the wisdom of considering this statement? Listen-up People: All sentient, traditional Americans have yet to do our jobs as patriots to inform the Country about who and what the phony-baloney rock-n-rollers on the Left really are. Pull out the stops. Do your duty as a citizen. Once we have won this battle, and only then, will we start to turn this country around. It will be too late if the Left wins again. Failing in our full, all-out efforts, we will be forced to actively resist, speak out against and counter the Left at every level of government and in every public forum. The choice is indeed stark and clear. Governor Mitt Romney may not be your cup of tea, but an Obama re-election will place the United States on the fast-track to Marxist-Socialist Serfdom. And that four year extension to his contract will result in growing and increasingly unstable friction and faction that may indeed lead to civil war.
Two stark Choices: The first choice is between Romney and Obama, the second choice is between civil war or submission to Serfdom. The first stark choice is easy to make. The second would be dreadful, but my Oath as well as your Pledge of Allegiance could well require performance.