Posted on | March 11, 2012 | 34 Comments
I concur with Don Surber here, particularly where issues such as birtherism are concerned:
One truism from the Internet is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of crazy. Unfortunately, many conservatives are driving themselves crazy over Barack Obama’s past. This did not work in 2008 and it will not in 2012.
In 2008, there was more and better ammo against Barack Obama. If his association with the Weather Underground and Jeremiah Wright could not sell him as a radical how can a video that shows him hugging a college professor prove that he is some sort of Manchurian Candidate for the Black Panthers now that he is in the fourth year of his presidency?
This won’t work. Derrick Bell did not throw bombs, not even verbal ones. He was a college professor with wild ideas. Einstein was a college professor with wild ideas, too. Shouldn’t colleges teem with college professor with wild ideas? The purpose of college is to expose young people to ideas — and the crazy people who have them.
However, there is a growing, non-tinfoil-hat understanding that Western Civilization in general, and the United States in particular, is under attack. The ideas of Derrick Bell and his ilk are not merely ‘wild ideas’: they represent an assault on History and truth itself. Now, I am by no means advocating censorship here. However, a vigorous, public review of everything this sad pack of jackwagons on the Left have been up to for the last half century is long overdue. Pretending that this is a distraction, and already was covered in 2008 is just giving #OccupyResoluteDesk a booster shot on the immunization he received from the media.
But the bigger point remains: the media deliberately and systematically worked to foist this fool upon us. The media itself has to be judged in the court of public opinion, not just #OccupyResoluteDesk. In passing, we voters, asleep at the switch these decades, have to be reminded that no one holds the media accountable except us.
The alternative to grinding out the history, exposing risible tools like Soledad O’Brien, &c, is to leave the Ruling Class with the impression that all they have to do is be patient and run out the clock to win. Our task is to prove them wrong.
Update: Bill Quick links, with a pessimistic note. I see his pessimism, and raise him a “So?”. Anyone can sit around and offer the Full Allahpundit. But, after we have collectively been kicked, in the face, while we are down, by the iron boot of Progressivism, we still have to do something. Or else we are tacitly concurring with the Commies.