Daniel Greenfield, one of my most favorite writers, has a post up that is a MUST READ for every Voter who believes in what this country stands for and wants to make sure we don’t lose her.
Finally, someone on the pro-America side of the political spectrum gets it.
A few highlights:
Every time people ask me why the left has such a grip on this country, my answer is because they worked for it. It’s the answer that most people don’t want to hear, but it’s true. The left has been planning this for a while. They have been playing the long game, building the infrastructure and indoctrinating generations. And to beat them, we will have to do the same thing.
The right is 40 years behind the left and it remains a disorganized collection of potentials seeking a compass point. The “right” that got behind Mitt Romney consists of millionaires who want fewer regulations and easier imports from China, of social conservatives who are mainly ignored, except when voter turnout becomes an issue, libertarians who want more freedoms, and the non-ideological small business middle class and the struggling working class sensing their country and way of life slipping away from them.
This is a cultural war and living in denial of that is senseless. Those social issues? They belong on the table. Because the alternative is that the table will belong to the left and we will be stuck arguing the level of regulation that is appropriate in a society whose entire moral imperative is based on the values of regulation.
Moderation does not win elections. If you think it does, go look at the smirking face of Barack Obama. And then imagine him running for office back when Bill Ayers was building bombs. America’s new rulers were once considered far more extreme and unpopular than the Tea Party. Embracing radical and unpopular ideas is not a losing strategy. It is a short term losing strategy and a long term winning strategy so long as your ideas can be used to build a movement capable of turning those ideas into an organizing force.
The left got this far by having a plan. We will either find a plan or we will be gone. America will go the way of Latin America, with gated communities, conservative oligarchs, violent ghettos and red politicians screaming about power to the people. There will be no law, just men with guns and newspapers, and generals in convenient positions, and suitcases full of cocaine in the right hands. If you like this system, it’s probably only a generation away. Given enough immigration from south of the border– maybe less. And then California turns into Brazil and America turns into California.
DO read the entire column here.
My biggest frustration with the conservative base is the naivete it holds regarding the left. Having sat with many a Socialist/Marxist/Leninist/Communist during my younger years, I understand they mean business. Hell, I did too at the time. We were going to remake America in Utopia’s image and everyone was going to be happy, cared for and prosperous. (Talk about naivete.)
And building bombs and blowing up (evil capitalist) buildings was discussed frequently as a viable tactic. Or destroying infrastructure that supported all those evil energy facilities. Yes, we were going to rid the world (eventually) of all the evil with which the fat cats and bourgeoisie infected us.
Ah, those wondrous nights of profound thoughts and planning and weekends spent in civil disobedience workshops.
Some of us took it more seriously than others ~ did you know that there were 9000 bombs set off between 1959 and 1970?
Some of us just like to protest anything that our parents believed in ~ and get laid.
I was somewhere in between.
The left have not given up on this goal. They just took off the love beads and put on ties.
I got clean and sober and realized I didn’t like being lied to ~ and the left lies about everything.
My brain cleared and I realized I could think for myself. The left doesn’t really like that in their followers.
It took 9/11 and my daughter enlisting in the Army for me to get my values and priorities straight. And…I’ll be damned if I didn’t find out I was really a conservative all along.
That’s why when Obama came out as a presidential candidate in 2007 and began to snooker all those people, I knew that the left had come a long way toward putting their well-planned agenda in play. And when he was elected by over half the country, I knew they had won.
Now, he’s won a second time and America lost - and lost big.
And the republican party just does not get it and probably won’t until we elect people who do.
It’s no holds barred and Katy bar the door time.
Please! Please read and share! Print it out and discuss it with friends and family.
Stop being afraid to say what you truly believe for fear of offending someone. Their ideas should offend you if they go against your values and principles. Stop being afraid of Not Being Nice. They aren’t, by a long shot. And it doesn’t matter how nice you are, they’re not going to like you anyway. Besides, all they care about is that they are the ones who win. They do not care at all how they accomplish this goal: lying, cheating, stealing, destroying people’s lives, blowing stuff up ~ it’s all the same to them.
We need every American to understand implicitly who and what they are up against in this fight for America and all we hold dear.
Liberty is precious and not many on this planet are blessed to live in it. We may just lose it and sooner than you care to imagine.
As Daniel Greenfield says at the beginning of his piece:
The lights have gone out in America now. They may come back. They may not. It’s up to us. No one is going to come help us do it. Other countries have America. We have ourselves.