Saturday, March 27, 2010
Something for Democrats to Ponder
I haven't been in the mood to post too much these days, as you can probably see. With the ongoing tussle over so-called health care reform, I find myself alternating between hilarious amusement and stroke-producing fury.
One of the things bringing out such wild mood swings is the sheer hypocrisy of the left over the alleged violence and "hateful rhetoric" aimed at Democratic lawmakers and their acolytes. I've been around awhile, and from what I and many others have witnessed, few can match the radical left in hate, venom, invective and Goebbels-like propaganda. They'll rail at conservatives for supposedly engaging in it, with loving help from a fawning media, and even with confronted with concrete, provable examples of their side doing it, they'll look right into the camera and lie, denying that they do it. Oh, some of them might come close to admitting that it happens on their side, but for the most part they keep parroting the talking point like automatons.
Other Democrats look mystified. They just can't admit that the American public is really, really angry at them. With hectoring tones, they disdain the public and their anger, and make the false connection that voicing such anger at protests is tantamount to inciting violence. They're supposedly afraid of things "getting out of control."
I am certainly no advocate of violence. We shouldn't have to make this point, but because of the left's love of false moral equivalence and demagoguery, we must -- loudly and repeatedly. The media certainly won't help bring any balance. I don't think things have gotten to where that is necessary. However, I think it would behoove the Democrats -- and for that matter, all elected officials -- to remember a bit of American history.
What provoked the American Revolution? Was it not a growing sense among the Colonists that the British parliament (elected lawmakers) was not listening to them? Did not the British government of the day insist on ramming legislation and taxes through and imposing them on the Colonies without heeding the "will of the people?"
The Democrats today say they don't want violence. They don't want a societal explosion. They certainly don't want a revolution, at least we hope not. As an aside, there are some radicals in the government who would probably love a serious social explosion, because that would permit draconian steps to suppress it that they can't justify right now. But that's my ultra-suspicious side talking.
The lesson for the Democrats is this. If you don't want the pressure cooker continuing to build and eventually explode, learn the lesson that the British parliament should have learned. Don't give the American people the middle finger when they're trying to tell you something. Elected officials are public servants, not masters.
If Congress keeps blowing off the American people, then the American people are going to get madder, and madder and madder, and madder. Then one day, boom!
I hope and pray the Rapture of the Church takes place before then, because I don't want to have to go through such a nightmare. And there's something else to ponder about any potential "revolution" touching off.
The painting I used to illustrate this post is the famous "Spirit of 1776." I am afraid that very little of that spirit exists in the country, i.e. devotion to our founding principles and a Judeo-Christian consensus. Decades of lefty indoctrination in schools, the media and theological decay in our churches has done more damage than people realize. We might indeed get a "revolution," but the country that rose up from the ashes might be much, much worse. Think of the days of Noah before the flood, or Sodom and Gomorrah before judgment fell.
Maybe I'm overly pessimistic, but I don't like what I'm seeing. Not by a long shot. We'd better pray for our country.