What do we learn from the Nov. 4 elections across America?
November 7, 2008
The Brits have a way with words...
"You have to pinch yourself -- a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it's considered impolite to say so."
-- Melanie Philips
The Spectator ( UK )
October 14, 2008
The Hamas terrorist group and the Cuban government both celebrated the results of our presidential election. And almost immediately, a shower of rockets attacked Israel. On Thursday, Iranian President Ahmadinejad congratulated Obama - a man who probably could not get an FBI security clearance under normal circumstances.
And then there's Obama's enthusiastic support for partial-birth abortion. And the fact that the founder of GLSEN, the homosexual activist group targeting children, left his job to raise money for our next President
People didn't seriously think it would actually happen. The reality of it hit pretty hard. We've rarely so many people so depressed.
What do we learn? Here are some initial thoughts:
1. The mainstream media has become more biased than ever before
The mainstream media has always been biased and one-sided, but this was something on an entirely new scale. It was breathtaking how nothing about Barak Obama's ever-unfolding past, or even the ACORN voter-fraud issues that surfaced right through election day, were as seriously investigated as, say, Sarah Palin's wardrobe expenses. It was unbelievable.
To get a just a small taste of the media's mindset, below is blog entry made by the editor of the Newton Tab of the Gateway Newspapers chain, Gail Spector (who's also a former Boston Globe reporter) the day before the election, on the newspaper's official blog. She's talking about her anticipation of an Obama victory. It captures the attitude of media people across America pretty darn well:
"I realized this morning that I'm feeling positively giddy about this election. The idea that 48 hours from now we may have elected a president who makes us proud of our country is thrilling. As much as I liked Bill Clinton, I don't think I ever felt this inspired.. . .I don't want to put out a newspaper this week. I just want to read the news blogs and talk politics all day."
Great. And she's considered one of the "moderates" in that newspaper company.
Over the last year we been seeing interesting articles on the death of journalism. We'll certainly be seeing more.
2. The Republican Party has become self-destructive
The ineptness and cowardice of the Republicans made it a perfect storm. The McCain campaign refused to expose any aspect of Obama's horrific past or his connections to unsavory people. Nor did McCain have many compelling programs or ideas of his own to offer in the face of the national economic crisis. Republicans stayed away from popular issues such as immigration and homosexual "marriage". That doesn't leave much left.
3. The electorate reflects the culture -- dumbed down
What do you suppose is the effect of thirty years of public schools and the popular culture teaching generations of students that: America is evil, western culture is decadent, capitalism is oppressive, religion is a lie, abortion is a human right, Israel is genocidal, and most of us are closet racists? And what about the erosion of critical thinking skills, replaced with political correctness and raw emotion? It shouldn't be much of a surprise.
We found that the reaction by most people to the suggestion that Barak Obama is a Marxist, or that he consorted with Islamic extremists, was: "So what?" (Even worse, many people these days don't even know what Marxism is!)
4. The conservative movement has become irrelevant
The Conservative "movement" in America has never been able to stand up to the Left in any meaningful way or affect the slide of American culture.
Unlike the Left, conservative organizations act like "the loyal opposition" instead of any kind of serious counter-revolutionary force. They want to appear decent, polite, and respectable. They spend time documenting, complaining, and holding conferences, but not confronting. They shy away from the hard-core issues of abortion and particularly homosexuality in any meaningful way.
The Left doesn't worry about any of that -- they go right for the jugular all the time. Many conservative institutions seem mostly dedicated to fundraising, not stirring up things. As a result, most of our movement doesn't accomplish very much. In the meantime, the Left has taken over our schools, our government, and our culture.
The current conservative movement isn't going to change. It's old and tired and ingrained. It needs to be just left behind.
5. We can only back our society with a new approach and attitude
These people who have now taken over are serious, and we've got to get serious, too. Good people need to start fighting back on a whole new level. It's not impossible, but it just takes an entirely different attitude. This isn't a dinner party. It's a counter-revolution. Very important things are at stake.
This will be a new battle in many ways. Obama has been pretty clear, in his speeches to special interest groups, that he intends to change America in some pretty radical directions. His background is steeped in radical ideology. His extremist voting record is there for everyone to see. And that will start to affect us all faster than we think.
We continue to believe that all this can and will be won. History is on our side, not on their side. We have more people than they do who care passionately about this. We just need a better approach. There's no reason the Left should have a monopoly on political confrontation. We plan to discuss this more over the next few months.