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The Shock of Truth Is Blowing Minds
Washington Dispatch ^ | 4/7/03 | Patrick Rooney

Posted on 04/07/2003 3:19:28 PM PDT by abigail2

The Shock of Truth Is Blowing Minds

Exclusive commentary by Patrick Rooney

Apr 7, 2003

George Bush has done something remarkable—his relentless prosecution of the war on terrorism has had the effect of a hand grenade, tossed into the collective minds of the world’s doubters.

Some conservatives like myself have had our assumptions challenged. I once looked at the world as kind of a losing proposition. I saw the corruption and billowing federalism in America. Though I could see improvements on a small scale around me, our Founding Fathers’ vision of a shining beacon on a hill was slipping away: government and internationalists’ power constantly growing; social problems continuing to worsen. In short, victory on a worldwide scale for the forces of good seemed impossible.

I no longer believe that.

For the greatest force for good in the world is embodied in the United States of America. We have the wisest leader; and the strongest, best equipped military in the world. Most important of all, we have the American people, much more resilient and powerful than their enemies—or even they themselves—may have previously realized.

A spiritual equation has been proven—good is stronger than evil, and will always win when it is fully employed.

The forces of evil in this world have likewise been hit by the same concussive blast. They are disoriented and shocked. Saddam Hussein and his wicked cohorts are receiving their just desserts.

Enemies like North Korea, Iran, Syria, China, and others have now straightened up and taken notice—Bush don’t play.

Our most dangerous foe, the morally inferior enemy within, is in shock too—the rules of the game have changed and no one’s told them! The Hollywood left, for instance, used to routinely viciously attack conservatives or the president without penalty. That was then.

Now ask the Dixie Chicks what’s happened to their careers when they downgraded our president on foreign soil. Ask Susan Sarandon, whose kooky activism lost her a United Way gig.

Ask Peter Arnett, the Goebbels of Baghdad. After his recent traitorous comments which aided and abetted the enemy, NBC, facing viewer heat, fired him as quick as the networks used to dump politically incorrect folks like Jimmy the Greek.

Fox News Channel has been responsible for a lot of this—God Bless ‘em! The truth is finally being broadcast. Bill O’Reilly—a real journalist—is number one now, not “Mr. Softball” Larry King. There is a God!

Some of these media people still don’t get it. The anti-Bush Katie Couric still thinks we’re buying her phony “sweet as pie” persona. She’s going to be in for a rude awakening. Even the idiotic Michael Moore, he of Oscar’s speech infamy, will see his comeuppance. So will Madonna, who recently had to pull back her video showing the aging entertainer tossing a grenade into the lap of a President Bush look-alike. The negative blowback from this outrageous and desperate act will likely catch her unawares and unprepared.

The wholly unprincipled Democratic contenders have had their minds blown as well. First there was Tom Daschle’s ill-timed and partisan remarks against the president; now John Kerry has felt the wrath of the American people. What kind of man, himself in government, would make a statement in the whitest heat of wartime saying that we need a “regime change” in America, thereby likening our president to Saddam Hussein?!

Once upon a time, competing politicians at least had the decency and humanity to close ranks once we were engaged in foreign warfare. No longer. We are now in the age of classless ex-presidents like Carter and Clinton. The American people, and history, will not be kind to these fools.

The college knee-jerk anti-war crowd is shocked too. They had the Vietnam playbook, and merely plugged it in thinking it was a cookbook which would produce predictable results. Knock, knock, guys: Iraq ain’t Vietnam, pass it on!

The black community too is undergoing an upheaval of interesting proportions. The daily images of Secretary of State Colin Powell and Brigadier General Vincent Brooks, both handling their jobs with class, has had a positive effect on blacks viewers. I’ve even seen (gasp!) black preachers like Eddie Long voice support for the war effort.

There is truly a war within a war playing out now. A war in the homes…schools… media…Hollywood…music business…churches…in black and Hispanic America too. It’s a war for our hearts and minds, and it’s on!

An era is ending—the era of dominant evil. It has held power for so long. Too long. But alas, the light of day is coming. The old order and the emperor’s new clothes have been exposed. Yes, he is naked, and is he ugly!

This is why we see so much desperation worldwide. It is actually a good thing to witness because it has brought all of our enemies out into the cold light.

Everything the president has said about the Iraqi regime is showing itself to be true. These are brutal, wicked beings. There is no difference between Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein. Hitler just built himself more military means and public relations power and succeeded in murdering more human beings than Hussein. The only difference of note here is that George Bush is not Neville Chamberlain.

The minds of our one-time allies France and Germany, and even neighbors Canada and Mexico, have blown too. Where can they credibly position themselves after their public betrayal and our subsequent victory?

And what of the United Nations? The collective mind of the U.N. is in shock. The president has shown the world we don’t need them, that they are dead weight—or worse. I pray their days are numbered.

The shock of truth is blowing minds and changing the face of the world. It is bringing our friends closer, and scaring the hell out of our enemies. Here’s to it, and to a president who understands its necessity.

Patrick Rooney is the Director of Special Projects at BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Rebuilding the Family By Rebuilding the Man.”

For more information, please visit www.bondinfo.org , call 1-800-411-BOND (2663), or write to feedback@washingtondispatch.com.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bond; bush; evil; god; good; iraq; iraqifreedom; newnormal; patrickrooney
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Patrick...you are right on the money. Wonderful article!
1 posted on 04/07/2003 3:19:29 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: fabian; ALOHA RONNIE; Mercuria; AnnaZ; RonDog; janetgreen; daviddennis; goldilucky; DoughtyOne; ...
This is a wonderful article to read, because it is sooooo true. It is such a relief to see everything falling into perspective after so many years of spin and lies.
2 posted on 04/07/2003 3:22:09 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: abigail2
This is a bombshell! I think I will print it and frame it!!!!
3 posted on 04/07/2003 3:24:25 PM PDT by LouisianaJoanof Arc (Proud to be an American Republican)
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To: abigail2
Obviously, Patrick is not related to Andy.
4 posted on 04/07/2003 3:26:27 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: abigail2
Excellent Article! Bump!!
5 posted on 04/07/2003 3:26:43 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: abigail2; JZoback
Bump and a ping

6 posted on 04/07/2003 3:27:39 PM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: LouisianaJoanof Arc; MississippiMan; thoughtomator; isee; Sweet_Sunflower29
It is great isn't it. I feel like I can exhale now.....
7 posted on 04/07/2003 3:27:54 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: abigail2
Excellent article! Thank you.
8 posted on 04/07/2003 3:28:07 PM PDT by najida (Ignorance is temporary, but stupidity is forever.)
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To: abigail2
Absolutely outstanding!
9 posted on 04/07/2003 3:28:33 PM PDT by doug from upland (Send Al Sharpton 5 bucks so he can wreak havoc in his party)
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To: Senator_Blutarski; lilylangtree; plusone; Thinkin' Gal
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one to appreciate this!
10 posted on 04/07/2003 3:31:13 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: abigail2
The minds of our one-time allies France and Germany, and even neighbors Canada and Mexico, have blown too. Where can they credibly position themselves after their public betrayal and our subsequent victory?


11 posted on 04/07/2003 3:32:04 PM PDT by geedee
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To: abigail2
good article
12 posted on 04/07/2003 3:33:06 PM PDT by knak (kelly in alaska)
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To: abigail2
Excellent!
13 posted on 04/07/2003 3:34:58 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: abigail2
The Shock of Truth Is Blowing Minds

BLOW BABY BLOW!

14 posted on 04/07/2003 3:35:28 PM PDT by Ferret Fawcet
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To: abigail2
This is article is simply great. And you know, I have been watching and listening to General Brooks almost daily and, until I read this article, I did not even notice that he was black. All I've noticed about him was that he has a star on his collar. He's a General in the United States of America military.

15 posted on 04/07/2003 3:35:41 PM PDT by looois
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To: abigail2
Our most dangerous foe, the morally inferior enemy within, is in shock too?the rules of the game have changed and no one?s told them!

It would be a mistake to underestimate the left. One thing they do very well is stick around where they're not wanted, like Herpes.

Just when you think they've been so humiliated & discredited that they'll never dare show their face again there they are, more obnoxious than ever.

16 posted on 04/07/2003 3:37:18 PM PDT by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: abigail2
Teeeeeeeeerific article. Thanks a bunch!
17 posted on 04/07/2003 3:37:35 PM PDT by Cobra64 (REMOVE)
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To: looois; BMCDA; bondserv; NYer; Romulus
That's great-you did not even notice he was black!!-thats so true...
18 posted on 04/07/2003 3:37:53 PM PDT by abigail2
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bttt
19 posted on 04/07/2003 3:38:13 PM PDT by GretchenEE (We export freedom)
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To: geedee; Celtman; marbren; Bessellieu; TradicalRC; Ff--150; Samurai_Jack
Yep, I'm afraid they are in for a rude awakening.
20 posted on 04/07/2003 3:40:40 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: geedee
"...even ...Canada..."

Canada may be near the brink of political upheaval because of the Liberal Government's atrocious judgment.

Thank God and G.W. Bush!
21 posted on 04/07/2003 3:41:48 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: headsonpikes; the-ironically-named-proverbs2
Choosin' sides, choosin' sides for the big one.
22 posted on 04/07/2003 3:44:16 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: abigail2
Me thinks this may also be the end of the Dashle/Kerry regime!
G.W. could use John Thune in the Senate come Jan. 2005.
23 posted on 04/07/2003 3:46:24 PM PDT by G Larry ($10K gifts to John Thune before he announces!)
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To: abigail2; MJY1288; mtngrl@vrwc; ohioWfan
In short, victory on a worldwide scale for the forces of good seemed impossible.

I no longer believe that.

Here is one of GWB's legacies.

24 posted on 04/07/2003 3:46:32 PM PDT by lawgirl (Running from the Grand Ennui)
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To: abigail2
We helped accomplish this...

>Thank you Jim Robinson<
25 posted on 04/07/2003 3:46:42 PM PDT by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: abigail2
Great post! I'm not calling it victory just yet, as the pendulum swings back and forth. But...it's nice to finally see the pendulum swinging to the side where good is winning out over evil. The evil of the Clinton years was so discouraging!
26 posted on 04/07/2003 3:46:50 PM PDT by GBA
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To: abigail2
BTTT! Great article.
27 posted on 04/07/2003 3:49:07 PM PDT by thatdewd
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To: abigail2
I think this is bookmark-worthy. Great article.
28 posted on 04/07/2003 3:50:43 PM PDT by 2Smart2BLiberal (I'm the nicest lady you'll ever meet. Really.)
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To: abigail2
I have been oh so cautiously feeling this way since Bush got into office. But kind've like the Iraqi's must be feeling right now, I am so afraid Hitlery, Dashole, Pelosi, and the rest of that putrid garbage will just lay in the shadows and sneak attack again. I am praying that doesn't happen, and morals and respect will once again make our country even stronger than ever. lilmsdangrus
29 posted on 04/07/2003 3:51:17 PM PDT by lilmsdangrus
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To: Anomaly in Illinois
Great article *ping*.
30 posted on 04/07/2003 3:52:34 PM PDT by Chi-Town Steve
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To: abigail2
The world is begining to see that our ELECTED PRESIDENT, GEORGE BUSH, is not willie the pervert klinton.
31 posted on 04/07/2003 3:52:45 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: abigail2
My late father used to tell me "You'd be amazed to what this country can do when it pulls together." Hey Pop, I'm amazed.

For the greatest force for good in the world is embodied in the United States of America.

And that why he believed the way he did. (Prideful snif)

32 posted on 04/07/2003 3:54:35 PM PDT by oyez (I'm an old fool, but..)
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To: abigail2
Excellent Post. You've managed to turn a crappy Monday into a pretty good day.

And I thank you.

Pax-Aye.

Pompah

33 posted on 04/07/2003 3:55:18 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: lawgirl
runnin from the Grand Ennui

I had that 8-track! I loved that song.

34 posted on 04/07/2003 3:55:24 PM PDT by thatdewd
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To: abigail2
Excellent, excellent!
35 posted on 04/07/2003 3:55:43 PM PDT by blam
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To: abigail2
Unfortunately, those negative effects for the Lefties are only during war-time... and nobody wants perpetual warfare. (1984 strikes again!)

They'll be back to their usual unaccountable ways in no time flat.

36 posted on 04/07/2003 3:56:23 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: blam
Hi blam. It is great.
37 posted on 04/07/2003 3:56:51 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: chiefqc
Shock and awe ... YES --- not for me (( expected // not surprised )) !!

for the liberals (( smell // stench ))... schlock and puke --- always !
38 posted on 04/07/2003 3:57:02 PM PDT by f.Christian (( who you gonna call ... 1 800 orc // evo bstr ))
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To: Maelstrom
Patrick Rooney is a freeper too, in his spare time...rebuildus.
39 posted on 04/07/2003 3:58:57 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: Pompah
You're welcome, its nice to get kudos for doing nothin' but posting a good article. LOL!
40 posted on 04/07/2003 4:00:15 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: abigail2
This is one for the keeper file! Thanks for posting it!
41 posted on 04/07/2003 4:00:50 PM PDT by arasina (PRAY for our troops, our president, our journalists, the POWs and the innocents!)
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To: abigail2
We need to start a catalogue of pre-war quotes by leftists world-wide. Their unwillingness to grasp truth and good should be held over their heads forever.
42 posted on 04/07/2003 4:02:17 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Wheat is Murder! (Tilling slaughters worms.....))
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To: abigail2
Excellent Article!!!!

But as Rush always points out, the reason conservatives lost after Reagan was that we thought our job was done and that people had finally seen the light. I mean, we defeated the evil empire so what credibility could the left have? Enter Willie the Slickmeister. For the left politics is like breathing, and power is everything. These leeches may be beaten now, but they'll be back the minute we relax.

43 posted on 04/07/2003 4:02:42 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: oyez
Great article..good and evil brought out in the sunshine and with Bush's leadership we can join to fight against evil that is within and without.
45 posted on 04/07/2003 4:04:43 PM PDT by maranatha
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To: abigail2
I saw the corruption and billowing federalism in America... I no longer believe that.

Just because we are having military success over an incredibly inferior military power is no reason to be so optimistic. We are proving that Saddam's regime was full of evil intentions and hot air. That does not change the fact that our government is controlled WAY TOO MUCH by special interest money. We have lost way too much freedom in the name of a war on terrorism. We are spending way too much more money than we are taking in, thereby spending our children's money. The government is growing - in power and in cost. Beware of premature glee at military success. We still have some serious problems here at home.

46 posted on 04/07/2003 4:04:57 PM PDT by Semper
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To: abigail2
The daily images of Secretary of State Colin Powell and Brigadier General Vincent Brooks, both handling their jobs with class

How, how, how could the author forget Condi Rice!?!

47 posted on 04/07/2003 4:05:42 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: thatdewd
Really! Are you a Nez fan?
48 posted on 04/07/2003 4:07:57 PM PDT by lawgirl (Running from the Grand Ennui)
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To: looois

Brigadier General Vince Brooks is excellent, isn't he? He was the first American of African descent to be named the top soldier at West Point when he graduated in 1982. They interviewed the top soldier of the class of '03 the other night and he is the second and already very impressive. In the USA, the cream rises to the top, no matter what the shade. That should inspire our young people to do far more than they are led to believe by the victim pimps.
49 posted on 04/07/2003 4:09:08 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: abigail2
An era is ending—the era of dominant evil. It has held power for so long. Too long. But alas, the light of day is coming. The old order and the emperor’s new clothes have been exposed. Yes, he is naked, and is he ugly!

Ted Kennedy?
50 posted on 04/07/2003 4:09:48 PM PDT by PA Engineer
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