Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Long War Begins in Earnest

After publishing my initial thoughts on the recent unpleasantness, I had some further thoughts. Much of the day was spent in a real depression, not unlike Illeana Johnson Paugh at the Canada Free Press, who wrote a piece entitled The End of an Empire. I do take exception to calling the United States an "empire." We have seldom been imperial in our dealings with the outside world, though the Spanish American war, and Teddy Roosevelt's interference in Latin America to build the Panama Canal do come mighty close. After mourning the death of the United States of America as a Constitutional Republic, Ms. Paugh has this to say:
The communist motto “Forward” that resonated with so many ignorant Americans will plunge us into many years of darkness from which we will never be able to recover. We have proven our Founding Fathers right, they did give us a Constitutional Republic and we were unable to maintain it.
Why, of course, is another question.

Ignorance of our Constitution and its brilliance is part of it. At work the other day, one gentleman stated that he didn't know why we have an Electoral College to elect the President, yet it was one of the most brilliant, among many such ideas. The Electoral College forces candidates to visit a lot of the States, and make their case to the people of that state to get elected. If it were simple majority, then candidates could go to a few metropolitan areas, mostly on the coasts, ignore what they consider "fly over country," and win the election by pandering to those narrow interests.

Then there is the ignorant desire for "stuff." Most people, sadly, have the belief that government somehow has money. There used to be actual video of these people on You Tube, but the audio remains available. They don't question from where that money comes. Since many do not pay taxes directly, they have a sense that money magically appears, and that the failure to give them "stuff" is because the "big wigs" who are in control of this money are just too stingy to give them what they want. Democrats feed these beliefs and point to the evil rich guy Republicans who are keeping "stuff" from those in "need" because of greed. This is a childish way to understand how the world works, but then the Progressives have been infantilizing us for generations, so that comes as no surprise.
The welfare dependent Americans, unions, and illegal aliens have chosen for the rest of us the dark path of serfdom to big government and to socialist utopia.
Who would have guessed that Americans were as ignorant and irresponsible as to choose fiscal destruction over fiscal sanity for their children and grandchildren, secularism and communism over faith, dependence over personal responsibility and self-reliance?
Well, enough of mourning. I have had my share of dark thoughts, best left as mere thoughts. Today is a new day, and we must prepare for the long, generational war. Constitutionalists Conservatives must steel themselves, gird for war, and be prepared to speak truth to power at every turn. We must be prepared to make ourselves unpopular. We must be like the ancient Prophets of Israel, who risked life and limb to tell the people the truth.

Daren Jonescu has a good piece out today at the American Thinker entitled A Few Things I Never Want to Hear Again that lays out the outlines of the generational war we are now fighting. He makes the case that America is not a center-right country, a point Bob Beckel also makes. When, as Romney rightly pointed out, 47% of Americans are net takers, this is no longer a center-right nation, but has become a socialist nation. The election simply confirms this fact. He also makes the case that the Republican establishment threw everything but the kitchen sink at the other primary candidates to make them go away. Romney was not our nominee because of a "thin primary field," but because the gnomes in the establishment believed he was the only "electable" candidate. Just as socialism has failed wherever it has been tried, so conservatism has succeeded. But we never want to try it. The guys, and gals, on "our side" believe that nobody will vote for it. Look, if all you want is to get elected, you might as well be a Democrat. Republicans must take principled stands for liberty, property, self reliance, and entrepreneurship. The one I like the best is:
(4) "I know he's a good man, and wants what's best for America." I hope this is the last presidential election in which conservatives will have to hear this validate-your-opponent claptrap from their standard-bearer. Barack Obama is neither a good man nor one who wants what is best for America. He is a bad, conscienceless man, who wants to undo America in the name of a very foreign model of social organization. When we say this among ourselves, the mainstream media's dupes do not hear us. A conservative presidential candidate, on the other hand, is the one man who has the national microphones of the mainstream media at his disposal -- the one man, in other words, who has the ear of those dupes. To fail to speak truth to illegitimate power at that moment, and into that microphone, is nothing less than an act of cowardice.
No, he is not a good man. But the half of the country who voted for him will have to find out the hard way.

Update:  Also read Anthony Martin's Musings After Midnight says things that I have not, but felt like saying. Like him, I am not in forgiving mood. Half the population has just voted to send all of us into a Marxist state, with all the fearful dread such brings. If you are one such, how dare you? How dare you vote to destroy this Constitutional Republic, when there are a thousand other choices?  You could move to Greece, or Canada, or practically anywhere else. Instead, you took it upon yourself to destroy the one shining example of what mankind could achieve. I will close with a quote:

"... Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

I leave the quote unattributed, because patriots will recongize it, and the ignorant traitors will not.

1 comment:

  1. The current "administration", and its minions, did the classic Communist thing; they tunneled in, and ate us away from the inside.
    They dumbed down the populace via the public "education" system, cloaked under the guise of "fairness". They removed the proper study of American History in favor of their more 'enlightened' curriculum, and cut the legs out from under our children learning to think critically.
    it's going to take several generations to get our beloved country back, and I doubt if I'll live to see it.
    I pray my son will be strong enough to keep fighting for "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" after I'm pushing up daisies.