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Could You ‘Never Forget’ Folks Choose Not To Remember Until, Say, Feb 2013?

Posted on | September 15, 2011 | 6 Comments

by Smitty

Drudge’s headline puts the question front and center:But is this phenomenon just Jewish? Is there any constiuency that still thinks the dampness on their back is rain?

Without drawing any line connecting the dots between this century and the last, one wonders to what degree the leadership of other communities, as a sin of omission, let ‘things’ go too far?

Enough of that. Let us be positive. The citizens of the U.S. are in at least the early stages of coming to grips with the wreckage of Progressivism. The ones arguing against liberty are fairly well-known crapflooders. We just have to be willing to return government to its proper, Constitutional role of managing events occuring above State level (i.e. federal), and emancipate the people from the Progressive noose about the neck, hand in the wallet, crap in the culture. Yes, there is some cruft that’s built up during the decades of federal over-reach, but: is it self-justifying? Can we look at that debt and say it was worth it? Does a tradition of economic folly since FDR somehow lock us into perpetuating the folly?

These are the sorts of things I hope go through the minds of the leaders of every constituency that supported BHO in ’08. Don’t let me do more than encourage you both to think and to vote.

Shifting the topic slightly, Zycher is worth quoting:

Class warfare is not pretty, and I see little evidence that it works politically, but there is a more fundamental issue that arises in the wake of the president’s ongoing demonization of millionaires, billionaires, oil companies, owners of private jets, ad infinitum. To wit: The constitution — the basis for the preservation of American liberty — is antidemocratic, that is, it is structured to defend unpopular minorities against the whims and passions of political majorities. No public official, far less the president of the United States, can campaign against unpopular groups that have broken no law, without undermining the fundamental principle that the rule of law shall prevail over political lynch mobs, and that the rights of the least popular or powerful are an essential component of the rights of all. This general point seems rather obvious, and I am surely not the first to make it. But I have not seen it elsewhere, perhaps because I have failed to look in the right places.

The other aspect of class warfare is that it runs contrary to the idea of private property. I’ve no interest in your wallet. I may be a little less materialistic about my wallet than some, but this is not an open invitation to pilferage. The Tenth Commandment about not coveting should answer the mail for those of any serious Judaism or Christianity, as far as I can tell.


6 Responses to “Could You ‘Never Forget’ Folks Choose Not To Remember Until, Say, Feb 2013?”

  1. Matt Lewis
    September 15th, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    A big problem is that so many people simply don’t pay much attention to the government or politics.  This is a big reason IMHO why stuff like media bias can be important, no matter how subtle.

    One of the most subtle, of course, is simply the choice of language. Even many conservatives (I’ve caught myself, too) wind up saying things like, “paying for tax cuts,” or “giving money to [fill in the blank] via tax cuts.”

    General ignorance and shallow appeals to emotion are the progressive’s best allies.  Also, Bush did it.

  2. Barack Obama
    September 15th, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    Jews, don’t leave me now.  Who are you going to believe, Ed Koch and your lying eyes and ears, or the mantra of Hope and Change! 

  3. Adjoran
    September 15th, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    Obama didn’t invent class warfare; it has been the essence of the Democratic Party since 1972.  Everything the Party has done since then has sought to divide Americans by class, ethnicity, religion, and sex, and pit them against each other by convincing certain subsets of the population that their compatriots were the cause of all of their problems.

    Obama is both the purist practitioner of this policy and the first to be able to hide it well enough to gain wide public support for his election.

    It is, as you point out, diametrically opposed to every principle upon which America was founded.  It is Marxist in origin and in intent.  It seeks to undermine the foundations of our society, to weaken it and eventually to topple it, to be replaced with a leftist Utopia.

  4. Anonymous
    September 15th, 2011 @ 8:45 pm

    That ultimately will be their downfall. The democratic party is a coalition of grievance groups and keeping them in the fold requires funding. All of these groups from poor minorities to the echo wackos to the labor unions require that there be some evil enemy for them to have an identity and there must be a high level of acceptance of those characterizations to continue that funding. Progressives have literally run out of peoples money. If they try to maintain that funding through borrowing, taxation, confiscation or printing more money the system will collapse.

  5. elaine
    September 16th, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    I’m reminded of the former Yugoslavia, in which all the various ethnic groups lived in relative peace during Tito’s reign, but when he died, all the old animosities flamed back.

    What I mean is this: ever since MLK, Americans’ attitudes about black and white have changed, for the better.  We’d actually gotten past color and could judge people solely on the content of their character.

    But now we have the left, led by Obama, fanning those antagonistic flames again.  This won’t end well, unless they step back from the edge of the cliff.  Somehow, I don’t see that happening…

  6. Red
    September 16th, 2011 @ 2:30 am

    “The democratic party is a coalition of grievance groups and keeping them in the fold requires funding.” Best I’ve ever heard it put. FTW Adobe!