September 19, 2009

Neo-Racism, The Left, and Opposition to Obama

~ “LETTERS FROM AMERICA” - by The Metaphysical Peregrine ~

Political discourse has reached a vile and disgusting low. The view from Conservatives is that Obama and the Democrats are fully ramped up to have the government take over every aspect of the lives of American citizens. In just a few hundred days, huge segments of the insurance sector are now controlled by the government, including the auto industry and banks. The last piece of the puzzle for total control is health care. A majority of Americans don't want nationalized heath care, or nationalized anything.

A battle raged over the summer, especially in August. The Democrats tried to push through HR 3200 which would totally usurp all individual health resources, before their August recess. (They of course deny it would do any such thing.) The reason is because they knew there would be hell to pay when congressmen went back to their districts. They were right. Town hall meetings were packed. Apparently these elected politicians forgot they are the employees of the people. They began yelling back at them and insulting them (attendees only started yelling and booing when the politician told a blatant lie). People would read directly from the bill about some usurpation of choice and freedom, and the politician would still deny it was in the bill.

Now it’s come to this. If you oppose Obama on any issue you’re a racist. Some of the other things people opposing him have been called are ‘domestic terrorists’ and ‘Nazi’. These are being hurled at the political opposition by all the Main Stream Media (MSM) and the leaders of the Democrat Party. So much for objective reporting and good leadership qualities.

There have been “Tea Parties” since about April of this year. They started as anti-tax increase rallies, and grew in size every month until there are millions. They have been called ‘teabaggers’ which we learned was a homosexual sex act. Who knew? Then the terrorist, Nazi, and the rest.

It comes down to this. If you oppose the nationalization of health care, “ObamaCare”, you are a racist. If you oppose the nationalization of the banks, you are a racist. If you oppose the nationalization of car companies, you are a racist. If you oppose the nationalization of the insurance industry, you are a racist. If you oppose his decision to not provide missile defense in Central Europe, you are a racist. From a personal attack on me for defending myself from the charge of being a racist, it turns out that if you say you have friends and family of many races and love them, and had friends of many races that died in combat at your side, then you are using “race credentials” and shows that you’re even a bigger racist. Charles Krauthammer has a great observation about all this here. (He's a psychiatrist as well as a columnist.)

Obama said with his election, we will live in a post racial America. He has not said one thing to stop these vile, hateful attacks on his political opposition. Sure glad to live in a post racial Amerika.

Speaking Ill of the Dead

~ “LETTERS FROM AMERICA” - by The Metaphysical Peregrine ~

Traditionally it shows poor form to speak ill of the dead. In the case of Ted Kennedy, it’s necessary. Statists of course love him. This is the guy that was born into wealth and privilege and spent his life legislating taking money from some people to give to others. He started his career being drunk, driving off a bridge and killing a woman; then running away and hiding for about ten hours. No punishment. He was a drunk all his adult life until he was too sick. He was expelled from Harvard for cheating (allowed to return later). He claimed to be a Catholic yet supported state financed abortion, and promoted homosexual behavior. My view is that if you don’t agree with the position of an institution or organization, why belong to it?

When Robert Bork, one of the most brilliant jurists of the late 20th Century was nominated, Kennedy had this to say, "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens." That and other vile things were said about and to Judge Bork, so we now have the adjective, ‘borking’. Since then every Republican judicial nominee to any level has to some degree been borked. The idea is to destroy both the life and career of the nominee. Nice.

In 1983 he worked with the Soviet Union, at the height of the Cold War, to undermine and defeat Ronald Reagan. This information is from letters released when the KGB opened its archives. In the letters he blamed the Reagan Administration, not the Soviet Union, for increasing hostilities. Nice.

He passed legislation that benefited him and friends. He’s for wind energy, but not off the coast of his beach front mansion, so he stopped offshore windmills even though they were over the horizon and couldn’t be seen. He used legislation to cramp major oil companies while making millions from small oil companies protected by his legislation.

He did not personally sacrifice for the poor, time or money. He never curtailed his conspicuous consumption.

I’m sad for the family and loved ones that will miss him. We do miss those we love when they die.

America though, is better off without him. As the magazine “National Review” noted: “The bad news for Ted Kennedy is that it’s not the press that will be judging him now.”
(They are still praising him in the Main Stream Media here.) RIP

Against Anti-Americanism

“Ours is a better world because of America. The world is safer because of the American soldier. The world is wealthier because of American enterprise. The world is healthier because of American technology. No nation is perfect, but imagine the world without America. I reject anti-Americanism. I declare myself a friend of the United States of America.”

That’s what is stated in the Global Declaration Against Anti-Americanism, issued by, the website of the London Centre for the Study of Anti-Americanism, a cross-party organization—which was launched and funded in October 2008 by “supporters of America”—aimed to “increase understanding of America, to debunk some of the leading myths about the United States, and to make a positive case for a continuing leading role for America in the world.”

The Declaration can be signed here.

“Anti-Americanism,” as the organization’s manifesto states, “is not just America’s problem.” And that is undoubtedly true. I have just signed up.