Last week, I briefly outlined some of the many problems we are dealing with as a nation, as well as some that we aren't really dealing with at all. The two main questions we need answers to are, who should I believe, and what should I do? I'm talking about our role as citizens, and about the future of this entire nation, not just our own little part of it.
Part of the progressives' master plan, as I see it, has been to overwhelm the American people with the "Whack-A-Mole" approach; to hammer us with outrage after outrage in an attempt to keep us off-balance, to anger and frustrate us, and to provoke a violent reaction. This would give those in power the excuse to dramatically curtail all our rights (which, presumeably, would disqualify them as rights), to enforce authoritarian rule without the citizens having any peaceable recourse, and to "fundamentally change" the US for a long, long time. We must never forget that virtually all those in the top echelon of our government today are products of the 1960s and '70s radical student movement. Many of these people were schooled in Soviet-style tactics on how to infiltrate and overthrow governments for the purpose of installing a communist-style regime. However, they did not study how to build a new world that any of us would want to live in; they concentrated their attention on the mechanisms of disruption and destruction.
Again let me remind you, I'm trying to fill in some important details to a generation who has typically not been taught about the history of communism. A series of YouTube videos of a former KGB propaganda expert explains how the rot was introduced and nurtured in America, Britain and Western Europe. Many of the older folks have lived through the era where the spread of communism was highlighted daily in the news and was a legitimate fear. It is no less real now, but a lot less well-known, because it has been largely hidden from public view. We have become a culture of selfishness and ignorance. But as hundreds of millions of oppressed - and mostly dead - people would tell you if they could, ignorance is not an excuse.
I don't pay much attention to the party affiliation because one doesn't stand for the things I believe in, and the other has proven that it doesn’t believe in the things it says it stands for (I hope for their sake they learn from this election that they cannot afford to be the 'other party lite'. I don't particularly care for the libertarian line because they seem to put freedom ahead of responsibility, and independents can go either way, but they too often lean left. So, because I can't trust party affiliation, I look at their history. What have they supported; what have they opposed? What other groups or people are they affiliated with:
- Social groups - are they members of the Knights of Columbus or the Boy Scouts, or NAMBLA or ?the Fabian Society (note: the Left cannot really separate social from political)?
- Political groups - are they part of Americans for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU or the Sierra Club, or are they friendly with the US Chamber of Commerce or the National Right to Life Committee? Causes - do they back "a woman's right to choose" or same-sex marriage, or "save the trees" or do they favor right to life, return to the Constitution, the 2nd amendment?
- Who endorses them? - Are they supported by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), or the National Rifle Association? The National Federation of Teachers, SEIU or AFL-CIO, or Freedom Works, the John Birch Society, or the Tea Party? If they're unwilling to show these connections, they either don't have the political courage to stand on their beliefs, they're trying to hide their true beliefs, or they don't have any to stand on. In any case, they don't get my vote.