Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010: The Year of The Citizen

Joan Swirsky's latest commentary: "Brown Victory Signals Second American Revolution" is the kind of essay that you keep, re-read, and pass around to friends and family.

The article is filled with so much good information, it is difficult to choose an excerpt. For me, the following part is priceless:

But it didn't take long for the cold harsh reality of this nice young man's radical agenda to set in and for Americans of every political stripe to recoil at:

* His irresistible compulsion to bow and scrape to foreign despots
* His serial apologies on foreign soil for big bad America's sins
* His reflexively siding with racists like Harvard professor Skip Gates and the ACORN thugs
* His egregious flouting of the U.S. Constitution vis-à-vis the nearly-40 czars he has appointed to run our country, many of them admitted Communists and Maoists with extreme and frightening viewpoints. In fact, Laura Hollis writes quite persuasively, they are all Communists.
* His intrusive and damaging meddling in our banking, automotive, energy, and healthcare industries
* His doling out billions of dollars to foreign nations without Congressional approval
* His destructive manipulation of free markets
* His attempts to control the media and curb free speech, take away gun rights, and give our hard-earned tax dollars to terrorist nations
* His bizarre preference for significantly increasing visas for Islamic terror-sponsoring nations, as reported by Pamela Geller's site, AtlasShrugs.

And this is the short list!

Then there is Obama's schoolmarm finger-wagging to tell the rest of us not to jump to conclusions about the American-born Muslim terrorist who murdered 13 of our soldiers at Fort Hood; and his waiting three full days to speak out - with chilling iciness - about the Muslim terrorist who plotted nearly 300 mid-air deaths on Christmas, and then calling this savage an "alleged" extremist.

This kind of behavior does not sit well with Americans, who have increasingly doubted if Obama is an American at all or if he has even a micrometer of sensibility about what it means to be an American.

By now it seems clear that Obama is a surrogate for powers much smarter and more politically experienced than he. His almost pathological reliance on a teleprompter and his by-now predictable lapses in decision making - even months when it came to increasing troop levels in Afghanistan - appear to be a function of his simply waiting it out until his bosses - Soros, Ayers, the Saudis, et al? - make up their minds.

Publisher and writer JR Dieckmann thinks he knows exactly who is calling the shots for Obama."We have to look at who supported and funded the Obama campaign," he says.

It is foreign investors. It's the World Bank. It's the IMF (International Monetary Fund). It's the Federal Reserve Bank. It's Ban Ki-moon and the UN. It is the European Union. It is the Skull & Bones Society and the Bilderberg group. It is even King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the Palestinians to some extent.

But the ideology that Obama subscribes to is global socialism and communism. He takes his cues from many different special interests that all share his Marxist ideology and desire for global socialism.

His objective is the same as the U.N,'s objective - global socialism and the destruction of capitalism and the American value system...I should also include the domestic components such as: SEIU, ACLU, the Soros funded Apollo Foundation, the UAW and AFL-CIO, ACORN, AIG, Bear Sterns, etc. They are all part of the global socialist cabal and led by liberal Democrats.

Joan goes on to describe "to what end?" such Marxist policies would bring us if not stopped in their tracks. In a nutshell (pun intended!) she writes, "[their goal] is to deconstruct America, the better to reconstruct it into their Utopian fantasy of [what they think would be] a perfect world" Then, she includes a fabulous quote from Erik Rush:

As journalist and author Erik Rush elaborates upon, in speaking about the terrorist William Ayers and his pal Barack Obama, it is amazing that...

...that ilk are not laughed out of lecture halls for the profoundly juvenile temperament of their political philosophy. Indeed, though couched in intellectual trappings and mock sagacity, [their message] is little more than the expression of deep spitefulness and envy. The more I am exposed to the insipid, toxic mouthings of far-left icons, the more they come off like spoiled children who believe they have a right to what another other child has simply because they desire it." To them, Rush continues, it is all about "...attaining power that they never could have attained in a reward-based system. Their rhetoric - preaching parity and equality while fomenting class envy - was just a device by which they obtained your cooperation; a selfish, schoolyard ruse employed to best another kid and take his stuff.

Indeed, the Leftist's worldview is essentially that life is not fair because some people have more than others, and so it is incumbent upon the haves to treat the have-nots like, well, children! Don't expect them to meet adult standards, to work, to sacrifice, to do well in school, to obey the law, to pay their mortgages and fair share of taxes, to weather disappointments, to fail and then try again. That hard stuff is for grown-ups, not for the perpetual victims the Left counts upon to keep them in office.

Isn't that so true?? I can't tell you how many of my like-minded friends have stated that it feels like extremely dangerous teen aged children with their radical ideas and mindset have taken over the White House! Others have stated that the "lunatic fringe" have taken over. Either way, America has suffered one terrible year in 2009!

Joan hits the nail on the head describing the left's failed policies:

After decades of abject failure, after every one of their schemes and plans and philosophies and policies failed, it was clear to all but the starry-eyed, hate-American liberals that they had no clue about improving society. Of course admitting to their history of colossal failure is unthinkable to them, actually psychologically impossible. To acknowledge that everything they've stood for and spent their lives believing in was just plain wrong - and dumb - has never been a part of their limited repertoire.

Joan concludes with another dead-on great quote:

As writer Carol Platt Liebau has written: "Certainly, 2009 was a dark and disheartening year for lovers of economic and individual liberty. But if next year shapes up in accordance with current trends, the tide is about to change. With a growing recognition of the preciousness (and fragility) of liberty and a renewed appreciation of our founding principles, America is poised for a rebirth of freedom. Hail 2010: The Year of the Citizen."

Hat Tip:

Right Side News

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