Conservative Refocus: When Rising Tide Becomes Torrent, The Tidal Shift in America Now Begins
September 16th, 2010
One has to wonder when the Media, along with the now daunted Liberals, will somehow begin casting aspersions on those of the "Right" for spawning yet another terrorist incident. The most recent attack came from an angry Leftist "environmental wacko" who was apparently suffused with issues. The terrorist in question, James Lee, who was summarily executed on the spot, was apparently angry at the Discovery Channel for mystifyingly spawning public antipathy towards global warming, overpopulation, energy misuse and many of the other typical elitist, hot-button issues of the increasingly misinformed Left.
We did, however, note that one particular CNN Anchorman seemed almost apologetic, regarding Lee's plight in trying to save the planet from the Discovery Channel, who was not quite so ingratiating when the shoe was on the other foot in the past as it regards Fox News and terrorism.
We were most relieved to understand that Lee must have utilized the dreaded "green bomb" which, in typical green fashion, failed in its designed function. Regardless, as with the IRS plane bomber, and the recent New York City car bomber, we Conservatives have been waiting to see how some ranting Progressive will somehow turn this incident, yet again, into an indirect result of the Tea Party's rise.
Media Champions Islam While Government Turns In Arizona?
Do Conservatives fault the Left for the tragic misguidance of their disciples? Certainly not! Although we should point out that terrorism seems now to belong predominately to the camp of either the radical Left or their ideological cousins, the Authoritarian Religious Sects (of which the Media has opted now to gallantly champion). Indeed, we will look forward to the updated Homeland Security watch-list as it regards this new and verifiable threat, which should point to many of its own ideological Leadership's supporters as suspect. But as we wait for the Government to A.P.B. this budding threat, we must also note that our fearless leaders have not been sitting back on their heels as the economy continues its tragic meltdown.
In fact, certain members of the US Government have been very, very busy creating unprecedented history--but in so doing, they have also maintained their seeming ultimate goal of refusing anything that might have any realistic chance to actually improve the US economy and get millions of Americans back to work.
This particular bit of history would be in reference to the US State Department's "reporting" of the State of Arizona to the United Nation's Human Rights Commission under the obvious approval of a sitting--or worse, vacationing-- President Obama. Most of us are now aware of this well-trodden fact; however, not many are actually talking about the various sub-implications of all of this.
So, what are the sub-implications, you might ask? Simple, never in the history of the United States has either a State Department or a sitting Secretary of State or certainly a US President ever even considered reporting their own country to a world governing organization such as the United Nations for any so-called Human Rights violations. Obama has now, rather comically, become the "Messianic Snitch" of his own people, and I am referring to Americans, not Kenyans, although according to Jay Leno, one in five disappointed Kenyans now believe that Obama was born in Hawaii.
Obama's Cherry Tree
This particular UN/Obama brand of self-flagellating impudence glares even further when one notes that the Arizonan Legislature was simply mirroring Federal law. Did the Federal Government also report itself, we should ask? Doubtful, for those who are walking the path of Governmentology Mysticism can certainly do no wrong.
So what does it all mean to we, the huddled masses of unwashed hayseeds? Well, to this individual it could mean all sorts of things, the first being that once this particular fact has saturated into the populace's consciousness, the President's polling numbers will, no doubt, sink that much further--not to mention Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's. And one must remember, those poll numbers are a measure of the President's mandate to both the Media and Congress.
Why did the United States essentially report itself? I have heard and seen a number of both plausible and implausible explanations as to the Administration's inexplicable rationale. One of the most plausible would be that the United States Government is trying to lead, by example, those other Nations of the world, who in a fit of introspection will also now report themselves and then immediately "repent" and mend their ways, and we shall all--then--live happily ever after "the world over." But of a secondary note, this does seem to repeat the stream of assorted Obama apologies on behalf of the US-- to the world--for our own bedeviled shortcomings as seen by the unapologetic left--to which we would rejoin: Speak for yourself Mr. Obama--you are certainly not speaking for your Countrymen.
Other explanations have run the gamut from an Obamaesque "temper tantrum" to an even bolder and yet still subtle move towards the, often cherished by certain members of the Elite, "One World Government System." My personal feeling, en sarkas, would have to be that Obama has now shifted his Presidential affinity from Abraham Lincoln to George Washington and has discerned a bellwether way to do it.
Remember the famous myth of Washington's assertion that he could not tell a lie, that he did chop down the fabled cherry tree? Well, maybe Obama's cherry tree is the state of Arizona, an allusion that can be discerned in all sorts of interesting ways.
"The Presidency for Dummies"
But the historical fact, in this case, would have to be that the Federal Government was designed to act on behalf of its own States with regard to matters of State--certainly not against as in this case. Perhaps the Prez forgot to read that section of the book, "The Presidency for Dummies/Matters of State" when he took office. Hmmm...all of the available evidence to date would seem to back up this particular contention. But this does also speak to the subject of what an increasingly troubled civil society is learning about its Government and how they plan to dutifully react in November. One news item, which seems to have a majority of both Americans and New Yorkers continually steamed, is the Gound Zero Mosque issue.
This particular issue simply refuses to go away to the President's chagrin, which has both the Media and the Liberals in an uproar. Most of us confess to a largely consternating inability to understand the mindset of our ideological opposites. They, who are normally dismissive of any sort of belief in a Higher Power or Creationism or even organized religion, now seemingly rally around the cause of an extreme form of religious adherence that seems to go against virtually everything that the Liberals have stood for in the past.
Now the word being bandied about by the Media to a naively unsuspecting America is "Islamiphobia," for Heaven's sake. They just don't quite ever really get it, do they? Well, let's just take a moment or so in order to analyze what the conjoined Islam and phobia actually means to the Media as it is applied to Civil Society.
Islam or Islamic is defined as the civilization of Muslims collectively, which is governed by the Muslim Religion. Phobia is a term that typically means extreme or "irrational fear" of simple things or situations. The word Muslim, as differentiated from the word Islam, means a believer or adherent of Islam. There also seems to be valid schools of thought which speak of a difference among Muslims, which could be defined as Moderate Muslims, on the one hand, and Islamic Fundamentalists on the other--or Islamism. Islamism is the dangerous one--to put it mildly.
To explain further, Moderate Muslims essentially believe in the faith unto itself, while Islamism speaks to an ideology which opposes both Capitalism and Liberalism, often in explosive ways. Critics often note that Islamism and its practices are systemically rooted in the same ground as Fascism and Marxist-Leninism, which tends then to explain why Islamism is, at present, diametrically opposed to the United States and its free-market, free-will, Constitutional form of Government.
Phobia Means "Irrational Fear", So Media-lite Gets It Wrong Again
In other words, short of becoming a Muslim State replete with Shariah Law, the Islamists are, most likely, never going to be admirers of the Leader of the Free World's form of Government--to put it nicely--as opposed to moderate Muslims. So, after being attacked and killed in droves due only to the fact that one is an American, both in the US and abroad, by radical Islamists mainly over the past 20 or more years, those who are even now threatening to attack us in myriad ways may instill just a niggling bit of trepidation, or perhaps caution, if you will, as far as the American people are concerned.
Guilty as charged, then, but with qualification regarding Islamiphobia. For the Media to be stating, or rather accusing, that Americans exhibit "irrational" fear as it might regard radical Islam is a dreadful overeach by the Media. Even if we look only at the events of 9/11, calling this an "irrational" fear is, ahem, irrational. The American people are not stupid, but this does lead us to wonder about the Media, as far as that goes.
As a result of all of this surmounting incoherence, both the Liberals and the Democrats seem to be getting desperate as a new feeling continually seeps into the consciousness of most Americans. We have written of this quasi-revolutionary mindset before, and yet while often getting close to what is truly happening within the group-mind of Civil Society, we more often than not struggle to adequately explain and encompass the tides of movement that are happening all around us.
This is most likely due to the fact that one side of the paradigm seems to be going in one direction while the resistant forces of that same paradigm are moving in the opposite direction. When we take a look at nature itself, we can begin to, euphemistically at least, draw correlations in order to understand the actions that are at play. Many have often mused that all things both human and otherwise can be likened to nature's forces in one way or another. Despite what the radical environmentalists might preach, we are all, in fact, a part of nature. In this case, perhaps the best way to describe these forces at play is to draw a comparison from the earth's grand tidal basin itself.
The Rising Tide
We all love the ocean and being able to intuit the great power and mystery that are the seas, as we ruminate from the relative safety of the shore. But when we venture out into the water at the ocean's edge and, in a sense, become a part of the ocean, we can feel the forces at work around our bodies.
We can also both sense and feel a number of things happening all at once, a convergence of differing forces that, while sometimes seeming to work against each the other, ultimately work together as a natural part of the greater whole.
One part of that sensation is the power of the ocean flowing in, which can be likened to the power of our American Society moving back in, in effect flowing up against the waning power of the previous day's political tide. This opposing tidal movement, that being the ocean which is receding back from the shore, could be likened to the last two years of a Government that has tried and often succeeded at initially flooding and then incrementally seeping into every part of American life.
As this nearly exhausted kinetic power that is Statism has, for the most part, lost much of its impetus, it must now flow backward, propelled by nature itself, while the rising tide of Society flows in to take its place. But as we stand and feel these natural flows at work, we notice something else. As the ocean recedes back into itself from beneath our feet, the power of that flow destabilizes our footing. We can feel the temporary foundation of the base on which we stand become loosened and fragmented and carried away, even while the powerful incoming flow works to replace the old footing with a layer of new.
And so it is with the overall destabilization of American life from the concentrated power of Federal Statism under the leadership of the Liberal Democrats and Obama.
When we look into virtually every sector, every walk of our lives as Americans--our religion, economy, race, family, healthcare, income, housing...
Not one single part of our lives has been left untouched or unaffected in one way or another, a problem soon to be corrected by the People's mandate.
"The greatest threat to mankind and civilization is the spread of the totalitarian philosophy. Its best ally is not the devotion of its followers but the confusion of its enemies. To fight it, we must understand it."
~ Ayn Rand