Toeing the party line
Mired in the worst recovery since the Great Depression, with unemployment near 8 percent, companies laying off workers over Obamacare, a $16 trillion debt and gasoline at double the 2008 price, America still re-elected Barack Obama. Being at a liberal university such as Rhodes one becomes accustomed to hearing all about how great Obama is, how he is moving America ‘forward’ – when one asks these ardent Obama supporters why he is so great, the answers boil down to the fact that he is honest , likeable and ‘progressive’ – apparently. The Obama re-election is a primary case of cult leadership and the desire for a ‘good’ image to look to, not of a concern for substance.
People often cite the fact that Obama publicly stated that he supporters gay marriage – well, I’ve got news for you: he will jettison that support as soon as he can, because it has outlived its usefulness. Last Friday, Obama told an MTV audience that he would not fight for gay marriage his second term, intoning that “it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform.” Here’s the kicker: realizing that some states are now endorsing gay marriage, Obama suddenly became a champion of states’ rights, asserting, “For us to try to legislate federally into this area is probably the wrong way to go.” When the states endorse Obama’s positions, he’s a states’ rights guy. When they don’t, he rolls over them with the power of the federal government. In May he raked in huge amounts of funding from the gay community and their supporters in May when he endorsed gay marriage. But before that time he had been flip-flopping on the issue, vacillating wildly to reach whichever position was politically advantageous at the time. In 1996, as a state senator in Illinois he supported gay marriage. Yet in 2004, when he ran for the United States Senate, he was against it, saying: “What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman … What I believe, in my faith, is that a man and a woman, when they get married, are performing something before God, and it’s not simply the two persons who are meeting.” The absolute fickleness of the man should astound everyone, but no one will talk about his flip-flopping thus the image of the ‘Great Leader’ remains untouched.
As much as I’d love to point out more and more flaws in Obama’s rhetoric and record, he is simply the embodiment of a larger problem. As I mentioned in my previous post, the American spirit, or character, appears to be changing, and it is now swinging towards safety instead of liberty and dependence instead of independence. The Republican message of free enterprise, self-reliance and individual initiative is a harder sell than the Democratic message of “Let the government take care of you” – despite the overwhelming evidence of history. All these liberals who go on and on about the Republicans’ ‘war on women’ should take a look at history: capitalism, the system which conservative Republicans defend and champion, enabled individuals, men and women, to pursue their own paths in life. Economic freedom freed countless more women than socialism ever did – hell, socialism, when taken to its logical conclusion in communism, killed 100 million people, men and women, over the last 100 years, in Russia, China and North Korea – but let’s not talk about that, let’s go on and on about how oppressive the West is, even when the vast majority of people in our own country elected the most upstanding moral leader, Jacob Zuma. If people really think that womens’ rights boil down to access to free contraceptives and free abortion services then they really need to question their own level of intelligence. I don’t want to get into the moral depravity of today’s culture right now, but how dare people presume that Catholic institutions in the States have to provide free abortion services? Haven’t you ever heard of the separation of church and state? When Christians get involved in politics and government and impose their view on others they are roundly shouted down, but woe betide those who argue against the state imposing its will on the church – besides, religious believers are all backward and need to move with the times, right? Well, take the times with you, because the way this world is going I don’t want to be part of those times. So ladies, don’t worry, government will take care of you and provide for all your needs, which according to the Democrats and liberals boils down to your lady parts.
On the subject of abortion and the hypocrisy of the left, CBS News contributor Nancy Giles believes that white people don’t like abortion because they are trying to “build up the race.” Read what she said over the weekend on MSNBC when discussing 2012 election voting demographics, “It’s been weird to watch white people report on this. You know when you just showed that graph of the decline in the numbers,” she continued, “I thought, ‘Maybe that’s why they’re trying to eliminate all these abortions and stuff. They’re trying to build up the race. How creepy.” Let me point to the real eugenicists over at abortion giant Planned Parenthood, an organization the left, including Giles, strongly supports. Giles, who focuses her attention on “white people” who are against abortion because they want to “build up their race,” is clearly ignorant about why Planned Parenthood was founded in the first place. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger believed in using abortion to rid the world of the “unfit.” In Sanger’s world, the unfit included blacks and she hoped they would be eliminated with the help of her organization. As she wrote in her autobiography, Sanger founded Planned Parenthood in 1916 “to stop the multiplication of the unfit.” This, she boasted, would be “the most important and greatest step towards race betterment.” While she oversaw the mass murder of black babies, Sanger cynically recruited minority activists to front her death racket. She conspired with eugenics financier and businessman Clarence Gamble to “hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities” to sell their genocidal policies as community health and welfare services. Outright murder wouldn’t sell. But wrapping it under the egalitarian cloak of “women’s health” – and adorning it with the moral authority of black churches – would. Speaking with CBS veteran journalist Mike Wallace in 1957, long after her racist views had supposedly mellowed, Sanger again revealed her true colors: “I think the greatest sin in the world is bringing children into the world — that have disease from their parents, that have no chance in the world to be a human being practically. Delinquents, prisoners, all sorts of things just marked when they’re born. That to me is the greatest sin — that people can — can commit.” People tell me Republicans and conservatives are cruel and backward? Right. Planned Parenthood receives $500 million from the government each year and funded millions of dollars worth of advertisements this year to get Barack Obama reelected. Sanger’s dream is coming true today as Planned Parenthood clinics are purposely placed in minority neighborhoods to target pregnant women.
Big government, embodied in the policies of Barack Obama, is the real threat to people’s freedom and independence, but the rhetoric of the left masks their true intention – power and control. Obama’s crushing policies and big government plans do not distinguish between men and women, white and black – everyone will suffer.
Keep your eyes open, especially those among you who watch the liberal media without question. After all, we are all supposed to be uber-tolerant of all views, so why not at least think about what I have to say? If you don’t, watch out – you might just offend me and then the world will end.
Finally, I salute the veterans of the United States Army, Navy and Airforce who have fought and died to protect the liberty of Americans and of those in freer countries around the world. Thank you to the men and women who have stepped up – I am eternally grateful.
“As government expands, liberty contracts.” ― Ronald Reagan