Skip to comments.What to Expect in 2014
Posted on 01/01/2014 7:58:18 AM PST by Kaslin
2013 was a year of revelations, a year of possible turning points. For nearly two decades, since Ronald Reagan left office, America moved steadily in the direction of the left, both culturally and politically. When the Soviet Union fell, optimistic scholars believed the world had shifted inexorably in the direction of free markets and liberal democracy. Instead, the West gradually embraced bigger government and weaker social bonds, creating a fragmented society in which the only thing we all belong to, as President Barack Obama puts it, is the state.
All battles for the soul begin with culture. And while the battle against Obama's unprecedented growth of government started with the tea party victories of 2010, the cultural battle against the left didn't truly take until 2013. The seeds were planted for this cultural battle in earnest in 2012, when Obama and his Democratic Party allies put race, sexual orientation and abortion at the core of his reelection campaign. Americans were told by the media that Obama's competence mattered less than the fact that half the country was mean, nasty, racist and homophobic. Todd Akin's absurd comments on conception via rape were the issue, Americans were told, not the imminent takeover of the health care system; Obama's sudden support for same-sex marriage was the issue, not his devastating regulatory state; George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin were the issue, not the destruction of entire swaths of the United States via leftist governance.
And it worked. Conservative Americans, bludgeoned into silence on cultural battles, decided to focus entirely on Obama's economic buffoonery. Unsurprisingly, it didn't work; culture, as my friend Andrew Breitbart was fond of stating, is upstream of politics.
2013 marked a turning point. From Chick-fil-A to "Duck Dynasty," conservative religious Americans found their footing: Whether you are for or against same-sex marriage, it is plainly un-American to override someone's religious beliefs in the name of your politics. Conservative Americans seemed to realize, for the first time in a long time, that the battle over same-sex marriage came wrapped in a larger battle over religious freedom. And they fought back, and won.
Meanwhile, conservatives began to fight back against the left's uncorroborated assertion of right-wing racism. While MSNBC focused laser-like on one Confederate flag at an anti-Obamacare rally, those same MSNBC hosts laughed at Mitt Romney's adopted black grandchild (Melissa Harris-Perry), suggested that someone ought to "p***" and "s***" in Sarah Palin's mouth (Martin Bashir), used anti-gay slurs (Alec Baldwin), shook down businesses over race (Al Sharpton) and labeled words like "black hole" and "Chicago" racist (Chris Matthews). Race, the right realized, was an obsession only for the left.
And in the aftermath of the left's successful 2012 "war on women" meme, the right began to fight back, too. Beginning with the left's attempted deification of amoral Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who filibustered for 11 hours on behalf of the murder of 21-week-old fetuses, the right refused to be cowed. Abortion is a real moral issue with real lives at stake, and no amount of leftist badgering could back conservative Americans off their attempts to protect the unborn.
The cultural battles gradually made their way into the political arena, too. Freed from the burden of the beige and blundering Romney campaign, conservatives stood up against the growth of government on moral, not merely practical, grounds. Obama's signature program began to collapse the moment Americans awakened to the deep immorality of government-controlled medical care. Sen. Ted Cruz's government shutdown strategy, right or wrong, highlighted conservative opposition to the state as cradle-to-grave caretaker. American distrust of government, for the right reasons, soared.
This does not mean the battles are over for conservatives. They're just beginning. The media have already geared up toward nominating Hillary Clinton in 2016 (The New York Times whitewash of Benghazi this week was only the beginning). The DC-run Republican Party has a disheartening way of crippling its own conservative base in order to cut deals. But 2013 could go down as the year that conservatives moved beyond standing athwart history shouting "stop," and began shoving in the opposite direction, which could make 2014 historic.
Obama’s buffoonery is the only thing one can expect for the next two years.
I might have expected something like that from you.
We Americans tend to think of WWII as a fight between good and evil, between Democracy and Totalitarianism. Actually is was more a war between National Socialism and Communism. When the Red Army rolled into Berlin, Communism had won in the eyes of many Communists of the world. They then set their sights on their other enemy, Western democracies. The fall of the Soviet Union was seen as the end of the Communist dream.
American communists like Barack Obama and his White House crime family are trying to reverse that defeat, but the real battle is what has arisen from the Ashes of Nazi Germany: National Socialism. The EU represents the triumph of National Socialism in Europe while here in America, the National Socialists have styled themselves Progressives. To be sure, they’ve denounced the uniforms and jack boots fashions, and they aren’t quite ready to start building the camps and the ovens; but they are remarkably similar in ideology and political behavior to their NDSAP (National Deutscher Socialistzer Arbeiter Partie) kissing cousins. They are Nazis in every sense of the word in everything except attire, but they seem different because they have adapted their message and methods to the technology and culture of our time. Don’t be fooled, their vision comes straight from the Munich beer halls.
Only the brown shirts have been replaced by blue.
The Nazis were quite fond of black, the color of SWAT.
You are exactly right.
Of course they aren’t going to follow lock-step (no pun intended) in the Nazi’s footsteps. That would be entirely obvious and there would be a huge outcry against it. Even the lofo voter would recognize a Nazi uniform. That’s about all they would recognize.
The tactic the progs are using, the tactic they must use if they want to get away with it, is to point the finger and accuse the opposition of Nazism. In order to achieve with their totalitarian visions of utopia, (which are really just desire for total power, no utopia involved), they must disguise what they are doing and pretend to be what they are not: compassionate, caring, concerned for the poor, the children, the individual.
They have to sneak in via Hollywood, voter fraud, MSM, government indoctrination centers (aka public schools), comedy, PSAs, and legislation that is far from what it purports to be. (You have to pass it to know what’s in it.)
As we all have observed, they are well underway in all of these strategies, most with very little opposition from conservative politicians.
I am highly qualified for the job of fake interpreter, do you know if there are any openings?
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