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Posted on 07/17/2008 1:43:25 PM PDT by AreaMan
July 17, 2008
Call Me a Proud, Scared Conservative
By Kyle-Anne Shiver
Since the day I visited Barack Obama's church home in Chicago last January, listened to Jeremiah Wright, read a slew of the books in the "church" bookstore and then most of what I could find on the abbreviated history of this candidate for the Presidency, I have believed that America as we now know it could completely cease to exist within a very short time under his leadership, especially with the bonus of a packed, liberal House and Senate. This is not an out-on-a-limb, slim possibility. It is, I believe, a strong probability.
Now Barack Obama is quite fond of disparaging what he has derisively labeled, "the politics of fear." Well, I'm a Mom, who has stood face to face with hordes of defiant teens and lived to tell about it, and I must say that I believe good ole fashioned "fear of God" to be one of the most beneficial and primary motivators of the human spirit.
Fear of God, fear of unpleasant consequence, fear of losing one's iPod, fear of failure, fear of taxpayer revolt, fear of public humiliation, fear of dire illness, fear of breaking one's neck, fear of prison, fear of dying. Fear of losing one's liberties. Fear of a sworn enemy. Fear of going to hell.
In its more positive form, this is called simply:
This very positive force that innately urges all human beings to guard themselves from disasters, big and small, is one of the strongest protections we all have, and I'll not give mine up just because some fancy-dancy, highfalutin "talker" comes along and tells me it's a bad thing. And as far as I'm concerned, anyone who does bow to this Obama idiocy is fit for the loony bin and a tight-fitting straight jacket.
Or, put in another context, the former Barry Obama can have my safety-first fear when he pries it from my cold, dead hands.
What's so scary about Barry?
Well, to be honest, some of what scares me about Barry and Michelle Obama in the White House does, in fact, have a little to do with the grains of truth in that now infamous New Yorker cover, showing Obama in Muslim garb and Michelle as a black militant with a machine gun, and the American flag burning in a fireplace.
Ah, where to begin?
Let's start with the flag. Who would have ever suspected that Barack Obama holds America in less than perfectly high esteem, if he had not, in very fact, been so chummy all his years in Chicago with one of the most infamous, flag-burning, bomb-throwing, unrepentant domestic terrorists in United States history?
One Billy Ayers, who lives in Obama's neighborhood enclave of the rich and infamous, who served with him several years on the Woods Fund board, who channeled monies to far left, anti-American causes. Lest we forget, Billy Ayers is also married to one Bernadine Dohrn, who won a high leadership role in the SDS, claiming to be not a bland, mere socialist, but a revolutionary communist. The luminaries of America-hating, revolutionary communist groups that are backing Obama are myriad.
If Barack Obama has never been seen burning an American flag, he clearly doesn't hold it against any of his companions, who most certainly have burned our flag and done just about everything else they could to destroy this Country. In Ayers' book, Fugitive Days, which came out, by disgusting coincidence, on 9/11/01, he writes of the day he bombed our Pentagon in 1972:
"Everything was absolutely ideal. ... The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them."
Who is Ayers speaking of so derisively here? Why, that would be us. The people of the United States of America.
So, if Barack Obama has so much difficulty understanding why an increasing number of Americans question his love for America, his patriotism, perhaps he should begin to question his own judgment when it comes to the company he keeps, instead of continuously questioning our judgment when we ask the questions.
Then, there is the New Yorker's portrayal of Michelle as a black militant, sporting an Afro and giving Barack the fist bump.
Wasn't it Michelle Obama, who proclaimed not very long ago that "for the very first time in my adult life, I'm really proud of my Country"? And wasn't it Michelle Obama who says that Americans have become "cynical" and "mean," and that we have "broken souls"? Yes, actually Michelle Obama has said all these things while campaigning for her husband. And Mrs. Obama has said that her husband is our "only rational choice" for President. If all of these things do not imply a superiority to and condemnation of America, which have been the hallmarks of black militancy since the late 1960s, I simply do not know what would.
The fist bump itself seems to be an adaptation of the Black Panther power salute, so prominent in the 60s and 70s. It might appear completely innocuous to some, but to others, it is a memorable remnant of a very explosive and, for many, frightening period of American history. There are probably not too many Americans over the age of 50, who do not remember the black power moment at the Olympics of 1968 and the fear those raised fists could evoke in the shadow of American cities inflamed by riots and uncontrolled violence.
Michelle Obama did sit with her husband in Jeremiah Wright's church for many years, listening unperturbed to racist diatribes aimed at every white-skin person in America. If I had sat listening to the rants of a David Duke for years on end and then gave my husband some form of the Nazi salute in public, I doubt seriously if it would be at all comforting to any decent American who witnessed it.
There may be only a tiny grain of truth to the black militant image of Michelle Obama on the New Yorker cover, but even a tiny grain may be too much for some.
Now to the Muslim garb, worn by Barack Obama on the New Yorker cover.
As even the New York Times has pointed out, whether Barack Obama has ever actually been a practicing Muslim, is of no real concern to us, as Americans. If he was, then it was under the authority of his parents, while living in a Muslim country, Indonesia, as a child.
On the other hand, Obama was born to a Muslim father, and this does, in fact, have some implications for Americans if he becomes our President. As the Times op-ed explains:
"As the son of the Muslim father, Senator Obama was born a Muslim under Muslim law as it is universally understood. It makes no difference that, as Senator Obama has written, his father said he renounced his religion. Likewise, under Muslim law based on the Koran his mother's Christian background is irrelevant."
And, as the same editorial goes on to confirm, this undeniable fact of Obama's birth religion, as seen by Islamists, does have a bearing, however slight, on this election, simply because we are still at war with Islamic terrorists around the globe.
Satire, like the New Yorker cover, can indeed be a powerful purveyor of ideas, and while the editors say they were intending to ridicule the unfounded fears of conservatives, it would seem to me, that all they have really done is add significant weight to the very grains of truth they have now highlighted for nearly every voter in the entire Country.
Better late than never, I say.
Contrary to Senator Obama's admonitions against the "politics of fear," healthy fear is simply a terrific old, wise motto: Better safe than sorry.
What public education has vomited.
If Obama wins with a Democrat majority in Congress, there will be no action on solving the energy crisis, triggering a world depression (we would be lucky if it were only a recession)and the sheep in the US will surrender anything to the government in return for empty promises to fix it.
Her personal website is quite good!
Thank you for the thread!
His goal in fact is to change America, and change it fundamentally away from the traditional values and fundamental principles that have created and sustained our free, propserous, morally-based way of life, to destory it's can-do, entrepreneurial spirit, and replace it with group think and an overseer, socio-marxist administration...with he and his cronies at the head.
I’d be satisfied if they could be more like Marines.
Okay, so Obama is Satan and McCain is Lucifer.
Yes, I've tried to not be distracted by the MILFy goodness of the author.
...must concentrate on words....
Obama Attended Hate America Sermon (NewsMax.com March 16, 2008)
Sandinista cutthroat endorses Obama (July 02, 2008)
Europe shows love for Barack Obama--George Galloway endorses Obama (June 06, 2008 )
Would you recognize your own country?
Now we sit back and try to make the best of the end of the Republic.
I grew up in the latter of times... I don’t even need to picture the 50’s to know that this sucks.
Agreed. I'm a conservative and I'm NOT scared. I've decided that I'll vote neither for Obama nor for MacCain but for a genuinely conservative third party candidate. I'm tired of always having had to vote for the lesser of two evils for the last twenty years.
I've made my decision. I know why I made it, and I am at peace with it.
"Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition."
You and I think alike. And that frightens me...
Agreed. Teddy Kennedy and Juan Hernandez are two major reasons MacCain will never get my vote.
Someone (not Hollyweird) needs to produce a new version of the movie Pleasantville, but without the Liberal BS, where someone living in Obambi’s socialist America gets transported to the ‘50’s and discovers what freedom really means.
You’ll never find them. Don’t you realize that “Celebrity Dancing with the American Idols who Want to be Millionaires on the next Oprah with Regis and Kelly” is on right now?
Heck, someone needs to make an ACCURATE movie about the founding of this country, portraying the Founding Fathers as what they were: limited government, anti-central banking, pro-liberty, respectful, moral, and in most cases religious. Not to mention patriots to the very inner core of their body, with bravery entwined with every fiber of their being... if only.
Probably, except in my case I really wouldn't call it "thinking"...
The Republic will not die without a fight.
“Our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” - now THERE’s a pledge.
It certainly will not, but I fear that far too many Americans are too ignorant of the Constitution to support it till the end.
You remember the Star Trek episode (no, I'm not a "Trekkie," but thanks for asking) where the crew from parallel universes confront each other? A good crew and an 'evil' crew?
I'd like to make a film of parallel universes where the Left institute Socialism and the Right strengthen and maintain a strong Republic with democratic principles - two opposing futures. We walk through a doorway between the two. We get thrown in re-education camp (prison) in one for not walking the socialist walk, then (somehow) discover a portal between parallel futures and escape into the other future where our hero falls in love, makes a self-determined choice to assist suppressed nations find freedom, nations given hope and inspiration by America's courageous leadership and unwavering example.
Or something like that.
Hey, thanks for that link! I really enjoy the way this lady thinks. Quite refreshing.
You've got two major parties each of which could satisfactorily portray the left. But, you're going to have a harder time finding politico's who can credibly portray the right.
Since this is a movie (were I to actually do it), I can fabricate politicos on both sides. This means, of course, that while the Left will pretty much be identical to those currently on the Left, the Right will be created out of 'whole cloth.'
So yes, you're absolutely correct.
It incubated with the 60's "sex revolution" and the "counter-culture" and matured (in the finance sense) with Clinton's BJ.
An actual quote from a pre-teen: "If it's good enough for the President (Bill Clinton), it's good enough for me."
Thanks Bill, for leaving us with the bill!
L. Neil Smith
I just may check that out :^)
I live in the Denver area, so a lot of familiar places.
(His novel “Pallas” is maybe closer to what you proposed. Marxism area surrounded by free areas. UN mixed in, too.)
If Timothy Leary hadn't discovered LSD?
If the government hadn't invented AIDs in order to wipe out blacks. Er, I mean, if the queer movement hadn't got any traction?
If Nancy Pelosi's family had never left Italy?
If we fence California (and Mass-of-two-$hits) in now, we might get a chance to see that.
If we can send the Boulderites , too, it’s a deal!
Too bad we can't deal with Socialism (and it's carrier, Leftism) like an infectious disease: isolate, contain, inoculate.
Would be interesting if we could... (though that sounds a bit like re-education camps - yet, the problem IS one of education)
If McCain wins, I plan to go about my business. If Obama lama ding dong wins, I plan to quit my job, cash in my retirement and investments, and live off the land. My house is paid for and there would be absolutely no incentive to work and pay taxes for a living. In fact if Obama wins , there is a HUGE DIS-incentive to pay into his regime. I will then have plenty of time to spend my last days on earth being the biggest pain in the ass to his administration that I can be. You may think me not serious, but there ain’t nothin’ to it but to do it. All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is for good men to do nothing.
Might I suggest John Lithgow for Janet Reno, Danny DeVito for Helen Thomas and/or Madeline Albright and Janine Garofalo for Hillary Clinton?
I'd be curious to know how...
Full time activism and infiltration of leftist groups for nefarious reasons, you know stuff from the liberal play book.
That is quite possibly the best plan I’ve heard in a long time. Sir, I wish you well on your endeavor. Good Luck! And may you be the government’s biggest pain in the ass!
GIVE EM HELL!
Thanks, God forbid it should come to that.