Thursday, November 19, 2009

The State of the News and Other Observations

There was an AP article this morning about a ruckus in Moscow between a group labeled “anti-racist” and another group called “neo-NAZI” in one place and “right-wing” at another point. Since NAZI is the acronym for a particularly perverse form of socialism, how did we ever let the mainstream press get away with calling NAZI supporters “right-wing”? The real definition of “right-wing” is “freedom-loving supporter of the Republic form of government”, a precious possession left to us by our Founding Fathers. Left-wing, on the other hand, is a term properly applied to statists, those who want to give up freedom for the supposed security of an intrusive government, operating under the banner of Naziism, communism, socialism, or something approaching one of those isms.

Where left-wing forms of government always break down is that they cannot work at all unless the central planners have control over the production and distribution of goods and services – and there are always those stubborn individuals who refuse to conform and must be dealt with – usually at gunpoint. This is the legacy of Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro and the ongoing crimes being committed against the Venezuelan people by the Chavez regime. Even when they work they don’t work, hence the current reports of toilet paper shortages in Cuba and blackouts and water shortages in Venezuela, a country blessed with immense natural resources.

In between these left-wing forms of government and a Republic like ours is pure democracy, which always starts out fine but always slides into a chaotic situation that is rescued by an oligarchy type of dictatorship of the left. The reason that this happens is due to human nature. Without specific prohibitions (like our Constitution), those who work and produce and give are always eventually overcome by those who won’t work and only take.

The Tea Party protestors are mainly composed of people some of whom may not be able to articulate the slippery slope from a Republic of free people to a socialist form of government, but they recognize the signs and want to stop it from happening. They are being maligned by the statists with every kind of foul epithet (like teabaggers), but they, like Sarah Palin, will not be easily defeated.

I can hardly watch the news anymore because of the number of outrages that wash over us on a daily basis. We can hardly assimilate the meaning of one outrageous policy initiative before there is another one – policy initiatives that are directed at driving us from this precious Republic form of government to one closer to socialism. My reaction to this has been to write blog post after blog post criticizing the policies and criticizing the man, Obama, who is behind them.

I am a conservative, but sometimes someone like me will say something I feel I must counter, because it goes too far. In this vein I feel like those opposing Obama must also be getting tired of reading about his many warts, even though they agree with the sentiments being expressed. It’s like not wanting to hear the news anymore or even seeing polls – even encouraging ones. I am therefore going to try to concentrate on policy reviews and on publishing good stuff – like the heartwarming reception Sarah Palin is getting:

1500 wait in freezing weather to meet Palin on book tour

November 18, 2009 (Excerpt)

"In case anyone needed an example of the drawing power and political energy that Sarah Palin wields, the Detroit Free Press report on the start of her book tour should fill the gap nicely. Despite freezing temperatures, people gathered by the hundreds early this morning to greet Palin in person at a Grand Rapids bookstore.

By 5 am, five hundred people stood outside the Barnes & Noble — and two hours later, the numbers had swelled to 1500:

And that’s 4:55 this morning when the thermometer had dipped into the 30s. But the 500 or so people in line didn’t mind the sleepless night or the onset of winter.

“What she represents is what we’re standing in line for,” said Robin Case, 44, of Traverse City, who set up a chair and sleeping bag at 9 p.m. Tuesday to make sure she got the chance to meet Sarah Palin, former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate. “She’s real and she’s standing up for what we believe in.”

Palin was scheduled to begin her “Going Rogue” book tour at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers in suburban Grand Rapids.

By 7 a.m., the line had swelled to more than 1,500 people as Barnes & Noble wrapped orange wristbands around Palin fans’ wrists.

Most authors would be pleased to get 1500 people in total to show up for a book tour. (Heck, most authors would kill to sell 1500 books.) Even the Lord of the Rings openings didn’t attract 1500 fans for a 7 am show. Star Wars didn’t get this kind of response."

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At 8:28 AM, Blogger patriot-4-eva said...

"She's not retreating, she's reloading!" ~Sarah Palin's father~


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