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Has A&E Awakened a Sleeping Giant?
American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2013 | Robert Arvay

Posted on 12/23/2013 1:30:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

While the Japanese were celebrating the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, the mastermind of that attack, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, had a sobering message for his countrymen. "We have awakened a sleeping giant," he said.

Even before the war began, the admiral had warned his emperor that Japan would enjoy early victories in any war with the United States, but that winning streak would last only six months to a year, after which American industrial might would inevitably overwhelm the small island nation.

He was right. For the first few months of World War II, the Japanese war machine steamrolled over the Pacific, humiliating and defeating the best that the United States and its allies (British Commonwealth and Dutch) could throw against it, winning battle after battle. To some, it seemed hopeless to resist.

Then came the Battle of Midway, where the Japanese Navy suffered its first catastrophe, and the long, bloody road to Allied victory began.

For years now, the gay lobby has steamrolled over the Christian conservative movement, humiliating us and defeating us in battle after battle. Then came the battle of "Duck Dynasty," and the gay lobby suffered a major backlash. Have they finally met their Midway?

For many years now, the drill has become familiar. Someone speaks out in favor of maintaining the traditions of marriage, and instantly the gay rights organizations are up in arms, making threats, filing lawsuits, and mobilizing protests. Then, instead of Christians putting up a serious resistance, there is apathy, apology, and defeat. The script was repeated over and again, time after time.

This time was different....

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; persecution; philrobertson
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1 posted on 12/23/2013 1:30:51 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not sure is the sleeping giant has awoken, but I am sure tired of 2% dictating how the other 98% are supposed to behave.

Once somebody stands up to them, they will blink and collapse. Maybe Phil is that person.


2 posted on 12/23/2013 1:35:05 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Awakened but needing a cup of coffee.


3 posted on 12/23/2013 1:36:59 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"This time was different...."

Cause Phil is a man not a wimp. . . . .

4 posted on 12/23/2013 1:37:53 AM PST by DeaconRed (FUBO & DUCK YOU TOO! ! ! ! and a very a special KMA to that queer organization GLAAD. . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think it is laughable to pin this on A&E. If they hadn't suspended Robertson, they would have been crushed themselves. It's ridiculous to ignore thew fact big business now overwhelmingly supports and enforces left wing ideology.

Conservatives are ignoring the fact that in 2008 California voted against gay marriage and every other stated voted against it before recent elections. The reason that voters are no longer against gay marriage is that big business threw their weight into it. I don't know that either side has grasped that. People know they can lose their jobs, their status, a lot if they don't toe the lines.

Conservatives have traditionally defended big business from the left. What will happen now that big business supports the full left wing philosophy and are using their resources and might to crush conservatism and Christianity?

5 posted on 12/23/2013 1:38:25 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Cowboy Bob

The majority of that 98% decided to go along with the 2%%.


6 posted on 12/23/2013 1:39:16 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

If the drunks, swindlers, gays, and adulterers were to all merge up...that might take up fifty percent of the nation. So far, I haven’t heard of some allegiance between the four lifestyle groups. You’d think that the drunks would all be all upset about being denied to any place....but they haven’t said much. The swindlers? They aren’t worried about denial of entry at all. And as for the adulterers? Well...they’ve got a ‘date’ this afternoon at the motel....so they just got no time for discussion at all.


7 posted on 12/23/2013 1:45:07 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Interesting Vet...while you saw an analogy with Midway in this DD imbroglio, I mentioned to someone yesterday that the reaction to A&E and the gay Schutzstaffel lifted my spirits the way the Doolittle Raid must have for people back then.
8 posted on 12/23/2013 2:03:05 AM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: VR-21
The Doolittle Raid is a good analogy for the DD incident.

Next Stop, Willoughby

That's my favorite episode of Twilight Zone. It's times such as these that make me long to get off at Willoughby myself :-)


9 posted on 12/23/2013 2:12:26 AM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Folks, it’s a trap! Cleverly set by the suits at GA & E.

This opens the way for the Robertson’s to accept the relative who comes out of the closet next season.

It is all scripted.


10 posted on 12/23/2013 2:16:08 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Bobalu

Thanks Bobalu. You’re evidently not alone in liking that Twilight Zone episode. I’ve had several comments and even a few PRs about it.


11 posted on 12/23/2013 2:19:26 AM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: nickcarraway

It is called corporatism and that is when the state and corporations conspire to implement fascism through dictatorial decree... America 2013... but things will change as consumers kill the beasts by attrition. Watch a&e... they will either eventually fire their homosexual leadership and clean house or go away. Ask Cracker Barrel. Ask gm. Millions of us will NEVER buy another gm product... after a lifetime of buying nothing but gm products.

LLS


12 posted on 12/23/2013 2:23:22 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: VR-21
And here's an image from another favorite Twilight Zone ..I'm sure you will recognize it.


13 posted on 12/23/2013 2:24:07 AM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

No, you are wrong. I know people that grew up with this family and have known them for many years. If they were from NJ then you would have a valid point.


14 posted on 12/23/2013 2:25:51 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not sure. We'll find out if we woke up next election.

The only problem with the analogy is that in WWII the entire homefront was strategically united to provide the logistics. Operationally, the Japanese flattops were defined: it was intuitive what needed to be destroyed in order to win the Pacific.

It is not so intuitive today. There are so many conservative PACs, and they dillute our strength. What A&E and Cracker Barrell should have taught us is that we can win big time. But we need to strategically unite and wage total economic warfare against the left. It needs to become the manifestation of our shared beliefs: refusing to do commerce with entities that are on the fence or against us. I will even go so far as to refuse to work for liberal organizations. Duck them.

If we can bring down A&E and Crackerbarrel in one week, we can certainly put CNN and MSNBC off the air, jam the transmissions of Hollywierd, and return our government to its constitutional framework. Only then can we address our educational and judicial sytems: so in the end we address American culture.

That my friend, is a heck of a tall order. What we need is a planning cell in FR to accomplish it. The mission is easy: refute and destroy liberal theology (yes, there's always a god involved somewhere).

I'm former 2nd MarDiv. :-)

15 posted on 12/23/2013 2:29:45 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hit my limit concerning all flavors of militant “activists” long ago. I fight back any way I can.

v/r
Joe


16 posted on 12/23/2013 2:29:48 AM PST by joma89
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“.....Christians putting up a serious resistance, there is apathy, apology, and defeat. The script was repeated over and again, time after time.”......

And, history will and does repeat itself. Unless we Chritians decide that enough is enough and DO rebel against the liberals attack, nothing will change and we will go right back to being persecuted. Me? I’m up to a good fight any day.


17 posted on 12/23/2013 2:33:19 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

“This opens the way for the Robertson’s to accept the relative who comes out of the closet next season.

It is all scripted.”.....

Ain’t gonna happen!


18 posted on 12/23/2013 2:36:31 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

“Ain’t gonna happen!”

I pray you are correct.


19 posted on 12/23/2013 2:41:58 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: nickcarraway

nickcarraway wrote in relevant part the following disinformation inserted in his post:

“The reason that voters are no longer against gay marriage is that big business threw their weight into it.”

FACT: Voters are still against Gay marriage. Nothing has changed. From Chic-Fil-A to JC Penny to Duck Dynasty, to the failure of gay themed media to mocking Obamacare ads. We are still strongly against it. Nothing has changed.


20 posted on 12/23/2013 2:43:21 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: nickcarraway

I think it is laughable to pin this on A&E. If they hadn’t suspended Robertson, they would have been crushed themselves. It’s ridiculous to ignore thew fact big business now overwhelmingly supports and enforces left wing ideology.
Conservatives are ignoring the fact that in 2008 California voted against gay marriage and every other stated voted against it before recent elections. The reason that voters are no longer against gay marriage is that big business threw their weight into it. I don’t know that either side has grasped that. People know they can lose their jobs, their status, a lot if they don’t toe the lines.

Conservatives have traditionally defended big business from the left. What will happen now that big business supports the full left wing philosophy and are using their resources and might to crush conservatism and Christianity?


Very interesting...How to slay that beast?


21 posted on 12/23/2013 2:51:07 AM PST by chasio649
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To: Progov

“I am Phil Robertson”

/Spartacus


22 posted on 12/23/2013 3:30:01 AM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amen!...This is spot on!...And we have just begun to fight!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 12/23/2013 3:31:02 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I suggested the same on the 20th: http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/3103741/posts?page=71#71 :)
24 posted on 12/23/2013 3:34:54 AM PST by Errant
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To: VR-21

And I had been thinking the past few days....like Vet.....They have awakened a sleeping giant.

We’re mad, fed up and not going to take it anymore


25 posted on 12/23/2013 3:34:58 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comments....Yeah I got a comment..the writer needs to be hung comparing this BS that is happening to Pearl Harbor and Midway.

People died in that battle

In this lil lovers spat two bunches of millionairs are pulling each others hair.

What a bunch of pu$$ies we have become in AmieriKA.

Give it a rest and go fire off some rounds. STay sharp.


26 posted on 12/23/2013 3:35:06 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

where is your sarcasm tag?


27 posted on 12/23/2013 3:36:38 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: DeaconRed

Phil has leverage. He doesn’t need the money.


28 posted on 12/23/2013 3:37:17 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The religious right helped Reagan win the presidency twice. He didn’t tell them to surrender to the left.

The GOPe should be watching and taking notes. If they want to win big don’t ignore the religious right or the 2nd amendment supporters.


29 posted on 12/23/2013 3:37:35 AM PST by RginTN
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To: eartick

You just don’t get it, do you.


30 posted on 12/23/2013 3:41:20 AM PST by Guenevere
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

American industrial might would inevitably overwhelm the small island nation.


What industrial might? We’ve destroyed our industrial might and shiver at the thought of fighting a new major war using slings and arrows....made in China.

Stop and think about it. In the event of a war with China or some other industrial might, where the hell are we going to get our military hardware and equipment? Hell, some of our electronic equipment for our military equipment is made in foreign countries such as CHINA!

We are in a very dangerous situation whereby America has been slowly defeated from within and eventually we will stand as a victim of Political Correctness for the world to see.


31 posted on 12/23/2013 3:49:57 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

BS! BTW...Stuff your Urban Poverty up your Law Center.


32 posted on 12/23/2013 3:51:45 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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33 posted on 12/23/2013 3:53:31 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see what happens in the battle against amnesty and big business.


34 posted on 12/23/2013 3:58:35 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Progov

They probably “drug” that one way back into the swamp for some prime duck hunting and, at a convenient moment all stepped away from him. Hasn’t been heard from since.

He’s probably still crouching behind a duck blind wondering why Willie hasn’t come back with the snacks yet.


35 posted on 12/23/2013 3:58:40 AM PST by MarDav
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To: Salvavida
Total economic warfare - you are right. Boycotting a $4 latte at Starbucks is not going to do it. Think big, I spend $5,000 a year on auto and life insurance. Switched to USAA based in Texas from a New England company - for very little to me, that's a lot of money not flowing to Chuck Schumer's state. If you refinance a mortgage, choose a Southern based company. We need something along the lines of the Birmingham Bus Boycott - but on a larger scale.

And second, people need to step up at work and point out how the 'h-word' is a slur against traditional Judeo-Christian believers. Get Newsmax, Fox, and others to ban the use of the word Homophobic. That word is used to marginalize Christians, need to fight back.

36 posted on 12/23/2013 4:16:09 AM PST by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Bobalu

One of my faves, too. James Daly gave an emmy caliber performance.


37 posted on 12/23/2013 4:22:22 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Bobalu

“The Devil’s fooled a lot of people, but even the Devil can’t fool a dog!”

The angel leads the old man & his dog into Heaven where a square dance is just starting. He asks about his wife & the angel replies, “She’ll be along shortly”.

IF thta’s not my fave TZ episode, it’s because “A Piano in The House” is.

Anyway, A&E has sown the wind, and is reaping the whirlwind. The sleeping giant is awake and is filled with a terrible resolve, just as Yamamoto observed.


38 posted on 12/23/2013 4:22:39 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope so.


39 posted on 12/23/2013 4:24:14 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: eartick

Wow, you’re really analogy-challenged, huh?


40 posted on 12/23/2013 4:24:22 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: 11th_VA

The term “homophobe” has always amused me. My fear of homosexuals ranks just below my fear of being dragged into the ocean by seahorses.


41 posted on 12/23/2013 4:25:44 AM PST by joeystoy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When is Phil going to throw his hat into the ring? Everyone said a movie star couldn’t be President either. This would cause Rove to commit harikari.


42 posted on 12/23/2013 4:26:24 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Has A&E Awakened a Sleeping Giant?"

All signs point to America still being largely asleep. Obama has been increasingly flouting the law for five years, the USSC stepped on the US Constitution with a muddy boot on Obamacare, and Chick-fil-A saw a similar outpouring of support and outrage over homo-fascism, and America STILL didn't reject Obama, couldn't take the Senate, lost House seats, and lost marriage amendments.

And still the giant sits at home glued to irrelevant sports and Dancing With the Stars. No, America is comatose.

43 posted on 12/23/2013 4:32:41 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: chasio649

Starting just after world war 2, fueled in part by the GI Bill, it became near impossible to get a job of any kind in corporate america without a college degree. Then, almost all current employees were filtered thru the re education camps that were once america’s great learning centers. The result, corporate America is no longer a series of entrepreneurial outposts, advancing and celebrating the free expression of individual human energy. They are more along the lines of bureaucracies, advancing the cause of government.


44 posted on 12/23/2013 4:32:51 AM PST by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: Mechanicos
Voters are still against Gay marriage. Nothing has changed.

I wish it weren't so, but for the first time gay marriage started to win in recent elections. (Maine, Washington, etc.) Obama was forced to come out in support of it in 2012, and it didn't hurt him. I know people who didn't support gay marriage 2 years ago, and now think it's "mean," to be against it. People have been fired by their companies for being against gay marriage outside of work. They wore people down by attrition.

45 posted on 12/23/2013 4:34:12 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Mechanicos

Think about this... the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage this year, and it barely caused a ripple.


46 posted on 12/23/2013 4:34:54 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How quickly people forget Chick-fil-a. The sleeping giant just rolled over and went back to sleep, but not before voting for B.O. Or at least failing to vote for the alternative. American “Christians” are too distracted by their stuff to bear any fruit.


47 posted on 12/23/2013 4:35:27 AM PST by hopespringseternal
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To: Mechanicos

Gay marriage was legalized in Utah last week! And the opposition died with a wimper.


48 posted on 12/23/2013 4:36:43 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ask Chick Fil E


49 posted on 12/23/2013 4:38:47 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: hopespringseternal

Agreed. This will follow the same trajectory as Chik fil A. Which was still a “win” for us in a lot of ways, but really didn’t move the political ball forward ...


50 posted on 12/23/2013 4:39:16 AM PST by tanknetter (L)
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