Posted: August 10, 2009
By Jerry A. Kane
Given that the propagandists in the mainstream media have beguiled enough Americans to entrench the Progressives in power, they will not relinquish the power without a fight. They do not follow rules and laws because they don’t have to; after all, they are the privileged elite who tells everybody else what to do, therefore, the laws and rules don’t really apply to them, which of course makes them lawless.
The population today is divided into three political groups: those who support individual freedom and liberty; those who opposed it; and the great uncommitted who go whichever way the wind blows. The population in the American colonies during the Revolutionary period was also divided politically into three groups: Whigs or rebel patriots (about 20 percent), Tories loyal to England and King George (20 percent), and neutral fence-sitters (over half the population).
The American Revolution was as much a civil war as it was a quest for independence. It not only separated neighbors and friends, but it ripped apart many families and communities. The patriots succeeded in gaining the support of the neutral fence-sitters through controlling the debate and subjecting loyalist Tories to public humiliation and violence. “Woe to the citizen who publicly proclaims sympathy to King George and England.”
Today the Progressives are in power because they control the propaganda war through their allies in the mainstream media. Their media allies control the debate through fear and intimidation. The vitriol and personal attacks levied by political pundits and personalities of major media outlets against Sarah Palin or the people in the vanguard of the birth certificate squabble typify attempts to control discourse through public humiliation. The use of strong arm tactics by union and ACORN thugs against Americans voicing concern over Obamacare exemplify attempts to control discourse through violence. “Woe to the citizen who publicly agrees with Sarah Palin or makes inquiries about Brother O’s official birth certificate or his 1981 trip to Pakistan while it was a country on the banned travel list for US Citizens at a time when all non-Muslim visitors were unwelcome unless their embassy sponsored them for official business.”
The following exchange between Treasury officer Eliot Ness and beat cop Jim Malone, from The Untouchables movie provides important guidelines for dealing with Chicago-style thuggery:
- Malone: You said you wanted to get Capone. Do you really wanna get him? You see what I’m saying is, what are you prepared to do?
- Ness: Anything within the law.
- Malone: And “then” what are you prepared to do? If you open the can on these worms you must be prepared to go all the way. Because they’re not gonna give up the fight, until one of you is dead.
- Ness: I want to get Capone! I don’t know how to do it.
- Malone: You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. “That’s” the “Chicago” way! And that’s how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? I’m offering you a deal. Do you want this deal?
During his campaign for the presidency, Brother O designated his minions as “ambassadors” and charged them to argue and “get in the face” of the opposition, and just recently spokesmen from the Bread and Circuses Administration told Democrats to “punch back twice as hard” when confronting those opposed to Obamacare. Such expressions are uncharacteristic of a public servant, sworn to uphold the Constitution; they are more suited to the alarming, inflammatory rhetoric regurgitated by some ruler or despot, operating outside constitutional dictates. If Brother O is allowed to exceed the parameters of the role of a public servant with impunity, he will become a tyrant, for tyranny follows absolute power, absolutely.
In The Fellowship of the Ring movie, Frodo offers the ring of power to Lady Galadriel who refuses to take it saying, “In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair!” Lady Galadriel discloses how absolute power leads to absolute corruption and tyranny.
An old watering hole acquaintance often divided bar patrons into the following three categories: sh*t heads, sh*t for brains, and pieces of sh*t. The first two designations are actually terms of endearment for well-meaning good ole boys who are too often beguiled and intimidated by evil and foolishness. The third designation applies to the truly wicked, sinister among us who strive for power to control others and who possess a deep-seated hatred for those opposing their desires and schemes.
Currently the “fly in the ointment” in the Progressives’ plan for iron-fisted rule over America comes mainly from the Internet, albeit talk radio and Fox News make for some residual excrement. However, based on the amount of legislation being fast-track through Congress, it won’t be long until the Progressives borrow a page from the Chinese and Chavez playbooks to shut down Internet services and crack down on ‘media terrorism’ to silence the voices of opposition. What gives the Progressives pause is that they don’t yet know how many liberty-loving patriots remain in America who are prepared to go all the way to stop them.
I am an American. I will not be ruled by tyrants!
Jerry A. Kane works as a technical writer and editor. He has spent almost two decades as an adjunct English professor and over a decade as a journalist. His commentaries have appeared in the Canada Free Press, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker and other Internet publishers. He has also had articles published in daily and weekly newspapers in western Pennsylvania.
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