March 26, 2010
Every Crowd Has Its Silver Lionizing
In the midst of the eldritch, trancendental, Lovecraftian horror of ObamaCare being foisted upon us by a monomaniacal "Democratic" Congress, some pearls of great price have been unearthed as unearned grace. One such is the best column by Dennis Prager I've read in a half-dozen years or more. Bookends:
A terrible thing happened to America on Sunday, March 21, 2010.
The country took its biggest step ever down a road diametrically opposed to its original intent of keeping the state small so that the individual can be free and great.
Therefore, in this unprecedented crisis of values, this is what needs to be done....
7. Acknowledge that we are in a non-violent civil war.
I write the words "civil war" with an ache in my heart. But we are in one.
Thank God this civil war is non-violent. But the fact is that the left and the rest of the country share almost no values. The American value system and the leftist value system are irreconcilable. If the left wins, America's values lose. If American values prevail, the left loses.
After Sunday's vote, for the first time in American history, one could no longer confidently believe that the American system will prevail. And if we don't fight for it, we don't deserve it.
Dennis, who I've met many times but who wouldn't know me from Adam Ant (or Adam Schiff), succinctly presents seven positive steps we can (must!) undertake in response to this, if not unprecedented then at least obnoxious and infuriating infringement of our sacred liberties. An E-ticket ride, no bout adout it.
Then there is this impactful drawing together of many threads anent "political violence," defined in this limited case as "Democratic whinery about controlling only 99% of government power, instead of the 112% they expect and demand to control."
Offered for your approval, Wolf Howling's recent post on political violins -- sorry, violence -- allegedly directed against alleged Democrats. Here is Mr. Howling's back-of-the-thumbnail summation of the current state of play:
[The Left is] now making a concerted effort, helped by an equally "progressive" MSM, to portray that there is some new level of violence, racism and homophobia in America, and further, that this violence, racism and homophobia is synonymous with the Tea Party movement who protested Obamacare at the capitol over the weekend. There is no doubt that this is a collateral attack on all of those who protest the passage of Obamacare and an attempt to delegitimize them. It is also just so incredibly hypocritical as to be jaw dropping.
Just reading these two internicine intercourses back to back should buoy the spirits and calm fears better than trancendental meditation, chocolate, or a stiff belt of Tullamore Dew. So do be a do-bee, and read them both to their utmost.
Consider this a Big Lizards PSA.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, March 26, 2010, at the time of 12:40 AM
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The following hissed in response by: JSchuler
You talk about non-violent civil war, but how long will that last? We can learn from the Europeans that, when a rational and legitimate concern held by most of the population is dismissed as racist and fascist by the elites in government and the media, the population begins to believe that those racists and fascists may not be such bad guys after all. Apply that to the US, where the left is dismissing the rational and legitimate concerns held by most of the population as violent, and maybe people start believing violence isn't such a bad thing after all.
In short, there are two ways to win an argument: one is to convince the other side that your conclusion is correct. The other way is to convince the other side that a previously held premise needs to be re-evaluated to avoid adopting that conclusion. The left increasingly provokes the later.
Still, I will say, the Democrats brought violence into this in the first place, by insisting that the violence of the state be front and center in any health care matter.
The following hissed in response by: BlueNight
I said something of this sort to myself the other day, that we are in a cold war with American socialists and communists. It came as a cold shock to me.
The above hissed in response by: BlueNight at March 26, 2010 10:26 PM
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