March 28th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
On returning from a business lunch in the early afternoon, I had just merged onto the freeway loop that circles around uptown Charlotte, approaching from the northern side. Flicking on the radio, there was a fifteen-year old from the rustic mountain town of Floyd, Virginia, speaking to Rush Limbaugh, on WBT, concerning America's free market economy and how it was quickly being eroded away into nothing much more than a collectivist experiment into poverty.
As the young man spoke, an image of the esoteric town of Floyd flickered across my memory, recalling small groups of bluegrass and folk musicians peppered all about the town, playing for any and all who cared to listen on a crisp early-autumn evening, both tie-dyed hippies and overall clad countryfolk co-existing meaningfully in the throes of both music and American culture.
Drifting quickly back again to the wise youngster's voice, his subjectivity reminding me a great deal of my own young son's of about the same age, he was highlighting a growing concern for America's future. As I listened to the two discuss America's current generational quandary on the radio, I glanced up at the Charlotte skyline, my vehicle describing a long, lazy arc around the metropolis; uptown buildings leaping from a lush canopy of trees. My gaze returned to the freeway long enough to verify where I and the other vehicles were. I glanced up at the sky scrapers again, consternated that something very familiar was missing. My eyes darted cautiously across the skyline trying to find this missing symbol that should have been embedded deep in the heart of one of America's largest financial centers, and yet the expected elements, long a familiar sight, simply weren't there.
I Applied a bit of logic and reran the mental sequence back through twice while quickly changing lanes away from an erratically driven car from New York. The big Dodge engine meanwhile grumbled at being impeded by some tiny little 2-Liter upstart. Reengaging my random access memory, I was trying to remember another time in the past when the reassuring icons of American industry had been absent, but was drawing a complete blank. You see, the things that were missing were the telltale skycranes that would normally tower out of the Cityscape, often even in multitudes, across the largest and wealthiest city in North Carolina.
Nothing of any note, it would seem, was being constructed for the first time in a very long slice of Charlotte's storied history, that being one of outrageous growth.
Literally unfortunate it is, it would seem, that ours is not the only city being unable to boast that ever-familiar symbol of growth, in America. This particular story in fact, is being repeated in city after major city all across America, even as those in power continually whisper soothing rejoinders of how things are getting better and will be great again, and soon.
But haven't we been hearing this fable for over three long years now, and will we be forced to yet hear this same mantra for another four years? Especially after also being repeatedly told that America can no longer be the world's economic engine that it was.
Change We Can Hardly Believe.....
After repeated and devastatingly radical administrative moves over the past three years, the defining note in the final year for Obama's term is the fact that there will be an election held in a relatively scant, eight months. This led us to wonder exactly how it is, after a decidedly miserable job of managing America's success as a nation, many continue to think that Obama will win the day at election, predicated only on the President's melanin content and a large number of dubious, at best, protestations of unfortunate good intent that went terribly awry.
So, indeed, why is it that we think both Obama and the Democrats face a scorched earth, uphill battle in the impending 2012 election, while many, many others seem to not?
Here are our Top-Ten arguments against the predominant belief that Obama will manage to rebalance the updated US crown as Leader of the Flee World upon his messianic cranium, even though it brims over with the overwhelming detritus of Progressive mush.
10 Obama's Saul Alinsky Radicalism
In 2008, the Mainstream Media completely failed in their duty to report on Obama and fully vet his past, so that America could make an informed decision on a candidate who could, admittedly, electrify a fawning audience with nothing much more than the crease in his pants. In fact, the Axis Press actually took extreme pains to cover up and defend the Senator from Chicago's many nefarious associations, including extreme-Left groups, unapologetic terrorists, several very shady business associations, and even avowed Black Racists, but it only started there.
America was much later to find, as its new President issued edict after authoritarian edict, that Obama had, in fact, been trained as a Left-Wing community organizer and had even helped to establish and bankroll numerous Progressive and Communist organizations. Those organizations included the Woods Fund, Midwest Academy and Citizens Action to name a few. Interestingly, Saul Alinsky's son, L. David Alinksy, wrote in 2008 of Obama: "I am proud to see that my Father's model for organizing is being applied successfully." You see, Saul Alinksy was a radical neo-Marxist who preached aggressive community organizing tactics, designed to destabilize Capitalism and bring a country to its knees, so that radical Leftist reforms might be accomplished--the final goal for Saul Alinksy and his radical adherents.
The powerful point that none should forget is simply this: Saul Alinksy wrote the book, "Rules For Radicals" and dedicated the book to Satan as being the first successful community organizer in human history. Which is about all most of us need to know with regard to who and what actually inspires Obama's fealties. Suffice it to say, the Conservative media has now done a thorough job of explaining Obama's radicalism to the American people, and just this fact alone would tend to weigh heavily against most candidate's presidential aspirations. However, this faulty footing then also points to the bellwether of the President's consistent failure on behalf of the American people....
9 Obama's Denial of American Exceptionalism
"America is different from other nations," a statement heard many times in Right-Wing circles, and while American Progressives will pooh-pooh the statement almost every single time, most nations across the globe would actually agree, if not for the same reasons. However, America is not different due to our DNA or intelligence, nor necessarily to our culture or even our wealth of under-utilized natural resources. Our landmass is lesser than many nations, our population ranks a distant third to super-populated India and China. So, what exactly is it that allows our nation to provide fully 1/4th of the world's economy with only 1/20th of the world's population?
There is but one easy answer to that question, and it's a very powerful one pointing to the US Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and a populace completely saturated in the cause of Liberty and the wisdom of Judeo-Christian ethos from birth. This Liberty actually bequeaths the foundation of governance, not to the pale and stunted functionaries of the political Elite, but rather into the people's robust but ready hands and away from a centralized core of an overbearing oligarchy.
Now, you will never hear this President speak, to any length, on the virtues of American Exceptionalism, and there is definite reason for this, which leads us to number eight:
8 Obama's Belief in Globalism
Obama actually believes in a New World Order in which America would surrender its sovereignty to a centralized world government where all the former national rules would not necessarily apply. In fact, America is seen by most Globalists as the final impediment to a one-world government, capable of dominating all the other nations, an impediment due only to the dual-pronged strength of the US economy and unmatched military might. Obama fully believes himself to be the first post-American President and fully intends to redistribute America's great wealth, ad infinitum, until very little of it remains.
When actually speaking on America to the world, Obama will tell you that America is exceptional, however, "only in the same way that Great Britain is exceptional to the Brits, or Greece is exceptional to the Greeks."
Not exactly the words of a dedicated One Nation Leader, it should be noted, and the American people are beginning to finally see this fact, even while Obama, mindful of his patriotic deficiencies, still can't adopt the language of the Right to any meaningful degree, which leads us to his next great problem:
7 Obama's Identity Crisis
Quite frankly, Obama can often be seen to vacillate across a wide range of subjects simply because his belief system is built upon the leaky framework of a specific disbelief in American values. For instance, prior to the Gulf disaster, Obama had actually stated that he intended to pursue an intensification of America's oil-drilling activities, only to accomplish a complete 180 degree "knee-jerk turnabout" and shut most off-shore drilling down right after the mysterious Gulf disaster.
Obama even disregarded a Federal Judge's order and was held in contempt, to immediately vacate his decree that drilling by private US companies cease, even while foreign oil companies continued to plunder oil from beneath US-Gulf waters. Obama's mandated US loan of billions to Brazil's oil company, Petrobas, also raised eyebrows, even while Obama fought against US government aid via tax relief and other measures to US oil companies for exploration.
But it doesn't end with Obama's energy/comedy skits, because on virtually every campaign promise, Obama has reneged on his earlier and far loftier visions. His three year attack on Capitalism has only been surpassed by a fascist favoritism to certain high-end Left-Wing capitalists subject to favorable Union affiliations or future Campaign donations. His views on ending America's wars were quickly co-opted by an expensive attack on Libya, where no American interest exists. Obama's flip-flopped Egypt policy resulted in the Egyptian government's fall into the hands of Islamic sectarianists, only destabilizing the region even further and placing one our closest ally, and the only true Mideast Democracy, being Israel, in extreme peril.
A promised "new transparency," attributed to the future Obama White House as having been laid out during both the campaign and subsequent inauguration, has been but an opaque wall of misdirection and as shrouded as any in America's history, which defaults to:
6 Obama's Crisis in Political Affiliation
These spasms of a failed identity have culminated in Obama's US birth being questioned, his ID cards being investigated, and his avowed identity as a Christian being doubted. Many firmly believe that Obama is actually a Muslim, based almost certainly on Obama's past statements and current actions in loving deference to the faith of Islam at an expense to all other faiths. As to Obama's politics, many believe to this day, based upon Obama's actionable policies and affiliations with the Workers Party and other Collectivist sects, that he is, politically, a Marxist at worst or a European Socialist at best.
Obama's ongoing crisis of identity can be fully accredited to his primary function of resisting essentially all things Conservative and logical. His politics are built, not on rock-solid principle, but rather on the faulty foundation of American revulsion, if not aversion, which leads us into a root identity that promises to be the failed key of this Pandora's-box-Presidency:
5 Obama's Eco-Marxist War on American Energy
Ironic, isn't it, that While Obama largely sees the free market as an impediment to his overall goals, he will often use facets of the free market to elevate his own rather obtuse agenda items. From loans to Brazil's Petrobas, so that "America will become one of Brazil's biggest oil buyers," to Obama's failed energy loans to Solyndra Solar and others to the tune of billions wasted, Obama will continually make such outrageous decisions in furtherance of his imbecilic "Green Energy For America" policy and his pursuit of the ever elusive Imagifuel. Obama's Energy Secretary Chu was recently drilled in front of Congress on his stated predilection for a European-styled $10 per gallon gasoline for America. When pressed, Chu stated that he had, at one time, held those beliefs, but now believed that he was mistaken. Ah yes, when caught under the bed, it's best to feign repentance, as they say.
Indeed, Mr. Chu's repentance doesn't end with gasoline, Obama fully intends to continue the shutdown of coal mines, restrict oil drilling on public lands, and halt or slow permitting for American oil rigs in the Gulf. One of Obama's biggest energy mistakes was his "NO" decision on the trans-Canadian XL oil pipeline. While virtually every Republican and most Democrats in the House were all for limiting our dependence on Mideast oil by approving of the XL pipeline, Obama nixed the program as "needing more research."
Ah yes, the dreaded "research" decision, which can only begot more negative research decisions, as America's economy teeters ever closer to the edge. However, Obama was quick to run to the extreme southern leg of the already started "US portion" of the pipeline, as America's gaze turreted sternly in his direction, noting the loss of up to 20,000 jobs. Obama's vow to clear out the red tape and get the pipeline going immediately left many of us to wonder if perhaps one of Obama's multiple personalities was close to giving in to the American people and allowing the pipeline to go through. One of him is, in fact, the only one blocking it in the first place, which therefore leads us to the next sin, being:
4) Obama's War on Common Sense and the Truth
But as gasoline quickly moves its way to $ 5 per gallon, Obama's energy policies have been laid bare for everyone to view, along with most of his agenda, and the consensus is increasingly not too good for the President. From the Cap and Trade "global warming" fiasco, to the failed GM "Fred Flintstone" Ya-Volt, over-regulating banks, to quantitative easing, you name it, Obama has shown himself to be about as effective as chicken-poop on a pump handle when it comes to solving any of America's real problems.
Heightening energy woes, economic woes, racial problems, class envy, housing woes, banking woes: Throw a stick, hit a problem, and you will find Obama's name etched across the problem in either large or small letters. And if it wasn't him, it was one of his Progressive minions acting on his behalf.
Rather than being the one working to solve these problems, Obama simply complicates the problem. Take for instance energy, again. When trying to explain our expanded need for inexpensive and plentiful energy, Obama will complain that America uses 20% of the world's energy resources while only producing 2% of the world's oil, which is a total lie. In fact, America ranks first overall in world energy production, producing fully 10% of the world's oil while providing 1/4th of the world's total economy, and once again, with only 1/20th of the world's population.
The actual truth in America's energy reserves tells another story altogether from Obama's. In fact, America holds within its borders over one trillion barrels of accessible oil, easily capable of fueling America for the next 200 years. From the ANWR and north Slope in Alaska, the US outer continental shelf formations, the Green River formation in Wyoming, the Dakota's Bakken formation and many others, some yet to be discovered, America has no true energy problem. America does, however, have an Eco-Marxist energy problem in accessing the oil and penetrating though the lies, and Obama is the Titular Head of both, leading us to the next big problem being:
3 Obama's War on the US Constitution
"What's frustrated people, is that I haven't been able to force Congress, to implement every aspect of what I said of 2008" "Well, you know, it turns out that...Uh...our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change, that I would like sometimes" ~Barack Hussein Obama, February,2012
Indeed, the proliferation of Constitutional attacks by Obama could fill volumes, and could easily spill this column over into a epic rivaling "War and Peace" in the volume's thickness and scale, and in only a scant three years. But reading the embedded meaning within the words above points to a President who sees the US Constitution as an impediment to his notion of radical change. Obama, rather than having a US Constitution predicated on Negative rights aimed at what the government can't do, which is good, would rather have a list of positive rights indicating what the government can do for you, meaning what it can also do to you. This hearkens back to Reagan's famous quote of the nine most dreaded words in the english language:"I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help."
The question, therefore, is "what has Obama done that actually stays well within the bounds of the US Constitution?" Here is where this line of thinking bears scrutable fruition on a scale that is not insurmountable, sad though it is, and its rooted in Obama's transformational values, pointing to:
2) Obama's War on American Culture
On the eve of Obama's winning of the 2008 Presidential election, Obama stated this:
Little did America know the form of change Obama had in mind for it at the time. During Obama's entire term, his Presidency has been nothing if not a grand Leftist orgy dedicated to the distant drumbeats of class warfare, class envy and even race warfare. Concerning racial inequality, Obama's stealthily contrived angst has highlighted a concerted soft-war on racial harmony in America. When most Americans naively thought that their elevation of the first black President into office would signal an end to racism in America as it had been known, little did they understand that one of the primary tools of a Community Organizing Radical was the Left-Wing artifice of race baiting.
Obama, in fact, was not at all about recognizing how a large number of non-ethnic Americans elevated him into his office, but rather Obama seemed to seethe in anger at the injury of those other Colonial racists who failed to vote for him. From an Obama Department of Justice, whose impetus would drop all Federal cases against Blacks who participated in the voter intimidation of non-ethnics, to actually suing States for failing to coddle illegal aliens according to Federal law. The ostensible reasoning, in this case, being that the states in question harbored a racial bias against Hispanics. The Obama White House has, in truth, been anything but blind to the question of melanin content in the Civil Society.
However, the war on American culture didn't stop there, the ridiculous Stimulus act, as proffered by George Soros, was not an economic tool designed to stimulate American business and create jobs, as touted, but rather it was a US Government engineered effort at propping up Unions, State Government employees and the Workers Party in one of the darkest hours of economic blight since the Great Depression, to the tune of $ 1 trillion dollars. In addition, while adding more debt, to the tune of $ 5 trillion dollars, which is more than all other US Presidents combined, Obama also presided over the first time in US History that America lost it triple-A bond rating.
The simple fact is that short of volume whose size of Obama's crimes against America could easily compare to that of the 2,700 page 2010 Affordable Healthcare Act, which leads us to Obama's number one reason for being unelectable in 2012:
So, what happens when you take the number one healthcare delivery system in the world and deliver it over to an outrageous grouping of ideological Marxists and Socialists Democrats? Obamacare is the unfortunate answer. Despite Obama's having run against a single payer mandated system in 2008 in order to disingenuously avail himself of the Presidential election, the President did a complete and telling 180 degree turnabout after his election, in order to put the authoritarian healthcare mandate in place.
Passing a bill that few had read and even less fully understood, even to this day, the affordable healthcare act would finally mark the Obama administration's main Presidential calling card in 2012, that being an executive branch wholly dedicated to governing against the will of the people. The simple fact of healthcare totalitarianism, even outside of all of the other damaging evidence, points to an authoritarian Obama prefecture being saturated in the ideals of Marxism and economic lunacy. The Axis press and Obama's minions will tell us that, despite nearly two-thirds of an angry America being completely against Obamacare, the President remains popular and will probably be re-elected, to which we can only say: Indeed, he might.
This, despite the carnage of Obamacare's having been ravaging an unsure economy for two long years now, while already being re-tabulated as to the costs, which have doubled to over 1.76 trillion from the earlier estimates, laying the porn of Obamacare waivers deftly aside, even. Far worse for Obama, and despite whatever findings the Supreme Court arrives at, America is already seeing a vast receding tide of American healthcare quality across a wide range of fronts. This recession of quality far too much resembling that of the telltale signs of a figurative tsunami setting up to crash onto an already wounded America, the impending crisis to be laid at the feet of the man whose name it balefully bears.
Obamacare will most likely fail, as will Obama's re-election. Disregard all of this evidence as presented only in deference to the fiction that is Obama's American legacy.
And watch out for those increasingly elusive skycranes.....
Exactly one year ago, on March 28th, 2011 , we posted this article, were we right?
March 22nd, 2012
By Barry Secrest
"Obama is not a Marxist, that's simply ridiculous!"
These are the words that have continually rebuffed those of us who are adamantly referred to as being Conservative radicals for criticizing the Obama Administration's ongoing war on capitalism and of course, energy. And yet, a recent story that came to us from Fox News, seems to prove our contentions outrageously correct, and in spades. You see, one of the most basic theories of Communist Marxism is the fact that Karl Marx, the originator of Marxism, felt that the State should take whatever it needed from the people in order to pay for its costs of providing services to the proletariat, in this case healthcare services to US Citizens, as a Collectivist economic necessity.
Once all of the expenses had been paid by the State or the entity under the State's authority, whatever was leftover was mandated to be directed back towards the people and redivided amongst the workers according to each individual's efforts or initial investment.
In Marxist theory, one of the repeatedly illustrated quotes is this one:
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"
Which might seem noble enough, to some, until typical human nature takes over and recognizes that no matter how hard one works or creates, that same individual gets back what some other arbitrary individual decides, who is located in a centralized labyrinthian bureau in the heart of the State's seat. Once that "Eureka" moment occurs, all bets are off as to the final dispensation of the shared poverty that once upon a time was shared wealth. Look at North Korea, if you have any doubts. So, how does all of this Marxist talk apply to Obamacare?
|Part II of The Battle For America Series: 10 Reasons Obama Won't be Re-Elected|
Well, the answer can be found in the article further below, which states that non-compliant insurance companies will be required to refund any money not used for medical purposes or administrative expenses, as deduced by the State. So, is the government now telling an industry how much money it can make? You betcha! As Sarah Palin would say. The Federal Government has now decided how much money is enough for corporate insurers.....(Pshhh!....whatever you do, don't tell the insurance company stockholders; they're gonna be really pissed when they hear that Uncle Sam just threw out their reason for investing in the first place).
Now, the one thing to remember is that many companies in the US voluntarily redistribute excess funds via dividends or in the form of Co-op's or Mutual Companies, often enough, and are even glad to do so. However, once again, these companies do so voluntarily and as part of their reasoning for attracting and keeping customers in the first place. However, when such refunding is mandated by the state, in this case the Obama White House, and against the various companies' wishes, this is Marxism at its most basic, with an artful Obama twist.
Therefore, wildly proving that Obamacare is modeled off of basic Marxist theory. The story below, gives us the details, as written by Judson Berger of Fox News.
Oh....and....Welcome to Marxism America!
Millions of Americans stand to receive insurance company rebates by the end of the summer, as a result of a new requirement in the federal health care overhaul that strictly governs how insurers spend their cash.
The insurance industry, along with a slew of state officials, have been fighting the policy. Based on rules that were issued at the end of last year, Washington will require insurers to spend between 80 and 85 percent of premium dollars on medical care. Insurance companies that violate the rule will be required to effectively refund their customers.
March 15th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
I was at one of those corporate meetings where a significant amount of back-slapping camaraderie goes on. The executive, a man from further north who commands a very large fortune five hundred company, stood peering at me, eyes almost squinting, probably not sure of what exactly to make, either of me or of some of the things that he had heard about me within the political realm and outside of professional circles.
I get that sometimes, no doubt, the "he's very Conservative" whisper, despite an often bawdy sense of humor, very outspoken, too, perhaps a little over the edge on the boldness scale regarding the southern political pedigree, a radical possibly, being the likely concern of what the high-level officer was thoughtfully musing over: Ergo, one of those fiery Southern guys that fired the first cannonade at Ft. Sumter. This, despite my actual feelings on race, being in sharp contrast to what he might have been thinking. Right about that time, another executive, a better known associate to me, walked up and a political conversation ensued, as if on cue.
After a brief round of light political regaling, another employee in the loose circle asked if I were one of "those" Republicans, smiling ingratiatingly while verifying that I actually wrote a legible book, despite the intonations of a legitimate southern drawl (he obviously had not read Conroy or Frasier). The second executive grinned in return and responded entertainingly that I, indeed, had. He then stepped into a ram-rod straight position on the floor and, looking down, loafers proudly gleaming, stated," let me tell you something about Barry, if this is the center," and then he briefly glanced at me, eyes questioning. Understanding what brand of mirth he was after, I laughed, my brows, with a shrug, letting him know that it was fine. He then, after marking the center, set to walking across the room about 15 feet away.
Upon stopping, he raised his voice, cupped hands over mouth, and yelled, "then Barry is way, way over here on the Right." I laughed sheepishly, not at all hurt or wounded as the executives burst into nervous laughter, angularly glancing at me to verify my reaction. It was, in fact, a compliment; well, at least to me it was, although to some of those present it may have not been. Good thing I wasn't wearing my overalls.
(esp. of change or action) Relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.
A person who advocates thorough or complete political or social reform.
adjective. fundamental - drastic
noun. root - radix
adjective. fundamental - drastic
noun. root - radix
But I can also remember thinking, at the time, "well, I signed up for this when I became publicly outspoken," while simultaneously realizing that, even in a world dominated by capitalism's corporately moderated Field Generals, the paradigm of ideological battle was yet a deep mystery to many of these "Inc. professsionals," numerous among them, not always stopping to consider the strategic terrain in which they operate. It is not at all an uncommon thing, that those who often profit the most from capitalism's bounty, rarely, if ever, do the necessary tactical groundwork to inform those around them, along with those they serve. Understanding how it is that everyone has a job--and even why, in fact, that job exists, and how it may be lost or multiplied in the future, is not always common knowledge.
A strategic concern it is, within this nation, and now most especially, as many mischaracterize the free market as something greedily contrived and filled with excessive fault, when in fact, it is simply the most natural order of things when it comes to human socioeconomic interaction and the service of others. Many would even further assert that its high time the balance of our corporate leaders began realizing this to the point of voicing it, and yes, to even those self-acclaimed wiser beings who populate the corporate Media news jungle. So far, this labor of love has largely been left to the Academians, and we all know where that road to serfdom leads.
But, as true Capitalism, within its very essence, has been under concerted attack for at least five long years now, it stands to reason that even in an atmosphere of artificially braced markets ( i.e. quantitative easing and Statist bailouts) those markets will yet have isolated, untreated areas of extreme decay and rot, slowly spreading into other areas that continually impair what many see as an economic non-recovery. This largely because of the symptoms having been powerfully treated rather than the root injuries mended. Say what you will, US unemployment and GDP growth are at their historic worst. Not since the Great Depression has the US economy seen such a miserable bag of consistently jumbled economic data.
In other words, as it is with a fractured bone, so it is with industry. Before the healing can begin, the fracture must be immobilized and set, and this step should take place first, not last. However, repeatedly administering powerful pain-killers to the injury--in the form of copious taxpayer dollars stabbed at the wound--only hides the injury's pain and causes healing to take much, much longer, while certainly not correctly repairing it, nevermind the future economic limp.
The thing to also remember is simply that we Conservatives can always verifiably end, and stunningly win, virtually any argument on American Capitalism versus European Socialism and its various stunted cousins, by simply pointing out that no other nation in the history of man has ever produced either the wealth or the upward mobility, regardless of social class, or the ability to defend and quickly project power, or the miraculous accomplishment of providing fully 1/4th of the world's economy, while innovating on a massive scale, even with only 5% of the world's population. This last being a thing that the Messianic Marginalizer-in-Chief never mentions when postulating on how much energy a horrid America wastefully consumes. And all of this simply because of our Constitutionally-based Federal Republic's having been birthed and raised in a stunningly proper manner--well, properly except for the last generation or so, it should be noted.
But as with all things that function properly, there are always those who, while languishing cluelessly within the realm of wealth that we as Americans have created, over time, will seek to correct what is simply uncorrectable, at least not by collectivist means. In fact, the morass of problems that America is now facing are a direct result of diluting, via soft-Socialism's meddling, what once was, and can be again, a very successful formula.
Unfortunately, though, now in America, as things progress downwards, especially within industry, rather than the Federal Government seeing its own contrived impediment as being the actual harm, that same government will, more often than not, double-down on the regulations and the meddlesome monitoring, making survivability all but impossible.
In essence, rather than freeing up the industry in trouble, the Government plops itself down directly on the industry's chest, the attitude being, "I'm here now, so what's the problem," thereby asphyxiating it with the governments own terrible weight, while at the same time paradoxically wondering why all of a sudden breathing has for all intents and purposes ceased, even while the industry's being crushed underneath.
Yet, as I and others try to explain why so many things are amiss in our nation, my Conservative thought process, and the fact that I am voicing it, automatically places me within that ragtag grouping of resolute individuals known as Radicals, alas.
A fact to remember, if you're a Liberal and you're outspoken, your an Activist or even a journalist, however, if your Conservative and outspoken, you are a Radical, and possibly even dangerous.
But here, it also must be explained, that the vast amount of misunderstanding and misinformation bred from the ignorant media, learning institutions, and leftist politicos, while often appearing sound, will be the very thing that brings our industries down into failure and disrepair, while media contrived appearances seeming the exact opposite.
Look at healthcare as a prime example, now, before quality withers any further on the vine. Medical care has already begun to suffer, and super injury claims are increasing at an astounding pace. But this also speaks directly to those Conservatives, and otherwise, who, being weaned from birth on Capitalism, understand almost innately how a free market functions and operates most efficiently.
We tend to assume that everyone else has also learned these same lessons. When, in fact, they have not, quite frankly, and not at all, in many cases. Which is where, I come in, as I am often told by my editor and college academian textbook writer, with a ruler to the hand, stating, "Stop assuming that everyone knows what you know! They Don't!" My reply, being always, "But this is just common sense, right?" "No" is often the outraged response. But this very point that my editor constantly makes was also made tangibly by none other than the sometimes Conservative , Harvard Grad, Bill O'Reilly recently, as he continued his simpletonian attack on American oil companies, sounding much like a very tall Barack Obama clone on steroids.
He's Looking Out For Free Market Training-Wheels, (and Us)
During the show, O'Reilly was raising absolute hell at energy producers for the fact that oil and fuel prices have risen meteorically again, in America, and was blaming those dastardly oil companies, for artificially raising oil prices and then heinously selling the refined product to the highest bidder on the free market. In fact,watching Mary Katherine Hamm, A Daily Caller Conservative expert and regular on Bill's show, exasperatingly try to explain why Bill was totally wrong on his points, comically reminded me of trying to explain to one of my children, when smaller, the differences between toothpaste and shampoo. The difficulty in that they both promote cleanness, both are used with water, both used on the body, both come in some form of attractive tubing, however, the interchanging of the two will produce largely miserable results each and every time.
O'Reilly, who I often enjoy by the way, is moderately outraged at oil companies for exporting refined gas out of the US, for Heaven's sake, and is yet under the impression that a nation can heavily utilize imports via the free market, but then should consume the imported oil only inside the US in a closed loop market, thereby somehow keeping prices low. Which is more or less the miraculous loaves and fishes approach to energy usage within any given market. In fact, buying in an open market and selling in a closed loop market is the very essence of a highly controlled Marxist-Statist approach to energy consumption, which fails miserably every time it is tried--just look at the old USSR and Cuba now, for numerous valuable lessons on the subject. But trying to explain this in any equitable way to most basic Liberals will get you the oil company-loving Radical Capitalist label every single time. You might as well yell, "Let the puppies burn! " at a PETA seminar.
But this, when utilizing the common sense, Conservative method, which tends to approach the various issues from a historical, real-life-lived context, rather than using some nutty Utopian concept predicated on how to achieve political and economic nirvana, makes those of us still within the unmoderated Conservative model a bunch of far-right-wing-nut-jobs virtually each and every single time, even as Rome burns. Attested to by the numerous columns and misguided rants by jaded opinionists that we are increasingly seeing these days. But are we True Conservatives so terribly radical in our stern admonition to follow the US Constitution to the letter and allow the free market to operate mostly unimpeded? Maybe we should ask this particular radical, He who stood remarkably erect on the stage while exuding a certain power, if not nobility.
His words, echoing those of his latter-day Tea Party counterparts, were a little alarming, if not completely radical to those who espoused a more controlled approach , especially to those who considered themselves among the highly erudite elitist class. To paraphrase, the radical extremist, who could easily inspire dread and not a small amount of loathing among his intellectual counterparts, was communicating the following words of wisdom:
People who are free should not only be armed, but should also be trained in the use of arms. Further, not only should they be disciplined in operation, but they should also have a well digested plan and be ready to use it, if the need arises. And if that need does arise, they should also have in place factories, and a plan to manufacture more arms as needed, in such a way that these, the armaments of defense, are always at the ready and independent from other other ventures, particularly for military supplies.
So, who is this gun-loving extremist radical who would obviously leave the Axis Press, along with many within the political class, gasping in shocked disbelief? Well, it was none other than the Father of our Nation, George Washington. The man, and first President being modernly paraphrased, who we, in grade school, also studied at great length in our formative years, and who might even be considered a militant pariah of the Right-Wing were he alive today.
So, what is is it, exactly, that has happened between this, our modern day of Liberally avowed Statism, and over two centuries ago, when this nation, saturated in Liberty, had just been birthed?
Well, that question seems to have been answered by another radical, whom we are once again modernly paraphrasing, and whom Obama would no doubt label a Tea-Bagger:
Wherever and whenever the true power lies within a centralized Government, the danger of both tyranny and oppression will always be present. America's government was initially structured so that the true power lies within the community of people and away from Government's center. Further, the invasion of an individual's private rights should be realized, not from the excess of government, which goes against the intent of the people, but rather from the intent of the people as enjoined by the people to the government.
Here, this particular radical, who warns of the dangers of a centralized or Statist government, and who was also the author of the Bill of Rights, being James Madison, was speaking his mind to another nutty radical in a letter. In fact, in speaking to the recently tackled issue of government's ability to compel upon religion, as in a forced provisioning and payment of birth control by the state against the Church, this same radical, Madison, wrote to above, stated this:
No individual can be compelled to frequent or support any religious institution or ministry in all of its forms. Nor will any individual be restrained, harassed or encumbered, either bodily or by seizure of personal property, due to their personal religious beliefs or opinions. Each and every individual will be allowed to profess or argue their beliefs in any manner; those beliefs which apply to their religion or belief system. These religious beliefs will further and in no way be held to diminish, enlarge or otherwise affect each individual's civic rights.
So, who was this religious nut-job who thought freedom of religious expression should not be limited in any way? Well, indeed, it was the same man who postulated on the merits of the separation of church and state, which the Progressives keep idiotically referring to, while never quite understanding the context. Thomas Jefferson had much to say on free beliefs, despite the fact that he was labeled a religious infidel during his campaign for President. You might also note that nowhere in the paragraph above will you find the words "except in the function of governance," because Jefferson never intended government to be a secular vacuum of agnosticism; ergo, the ever-brilliant Jefferson would be classified as a Right-Wing Nut, if ever there were one.
In fact, when we look back at each of the Founders, regardless of ideological disposition, the one all-encompassing theme, among many, which continually emerges is one of a wariness in big government, a fear for intrusion by the state upon any religious beliefs, and the importance of the individual and his or her rights as opposed to the tyranny of the majority or centralized power's tendency to dominate. The point being, these beliefs that most Conservatives still hold dear to this day are the same beliefs that propelled a nation unequaled in virtually any measurement one can conceivably make. A continued withdrawal away from these tenets would, therefore, by necessity, promote a change from the very things that have made us successful as a nation, to one that falters in failure, which tends to thoroughly explain why we are where we are today, as a country.
Applying the Definition of "Radical"
The thing to remember is simply this; if those who we label Conservatives are the same ones who still believe in the self-sustaining and continual application of the same wisdom the nation was founded upon and achieved outrageous success over 230 years, aren't the true radicals actually those who seek to move away from those traditional tenets?
When we look at what a "Radical" actually means, we will see the following: "a person who advocates thorough or complete political or social reform." Now, with that being the case, we outspoken and otherwise Conservatives are constantly fighting to keep the American system from being radically altered any further, from what is was intended to be, according to the Constitution and the Charters of Freedom. So, then, if the Conservative minded are actually the Traditionalists, as is obviously the case, then who are the actual radicals?
Once you arrive at the true answer to that question, then you may begin to see who the true radicals within this nation actually are, and they don't truthfully care very much for Conservatives, the Founders, Capitalism, Religion or even the US flag, for that matter.
March 5th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
Well.... at least we finally have something meaningless to dither about, rather than the truly ominous fact that America is going bankrupt, even while being crushed within the coils of an authoritarian Leftist Regime bent on radical mutation of virtually every institution in the US.
But that's not important....oh, no, indeed.
You see, the White House, it would appear, has successfully maneuvered our entire Fourth Estate, along with its hapless aficionados within the establishment political class, into a classic paradigm of perfidy on the apocalyptic, non-problem of birth control, no less, as stipulated by an avowed, if not proud, activist damsel in dubious copulative distress.
However, Obama's assault on religious freedom has quickly been mutated by the ever conniving Axis Press, and its political acolytes, into what they are trying to term as "an attack on women and their right to contraceptives," for Heaven's sake, by Conservatives. When, in actuality, the Conservatives have only tried to defend the Church from a Dark Ages brand of tyranny being exactingly fomented by the Left and Obama against the Church itself.
In fact, the only thing that has changed from, say, a decade ago, is Obama's having forced a religious institution into delivering a particular service within a general service that the institution is not actually required to deliver in the first place. Looked at in an entirely different vein, it would be much like me offering to clean out your gutters, which I am not required to do, and then Obama
stepping in and demanding that I give you free cable TV in addition to the gutter cleaning. Now, you might say,"well, that doesn't really make much sense, but I do like the idea of free cable at another's expense," and voila, the crux of the point has been delivered. This whole paradigm really doesn't make much of any sense whatsoever.
The Other Birth Control...
So, with a building-sized asteroid, even now, hurtling towards earth, fuel costs spiraling out of control, a debt that has crashed over the guardrail and is still tumbling down the hillside prior to the cliff, the Mideast being destabilized by Extreme Islamic sectarianism, ally Israel on the verge of attack on an militant Islamic Dictatorship, tornadoes ripping through the heartland spreading death and destruction, and our troops being subjected to nutty, murderous, Islamofascists, we are actually worried about an activist Georgetown law chick whimpering about someone to pay for her copulatory expenses.
In mid-retrospect, perhaps we in America should, in fact, notify Guinness and go for the world record of an entire country's engaging in a marathon, synchronized session of National mass-turbation, would be the all encompassing explanation for this nadir of witless insanity.
But in addition, we have apparently now also found the true culprit in America's vexing problems; the man who halts factories from being manned, shatters energy costs with environmental edicts, forcibly redistributes payment for services by decree, single handedly fluffs transportation costs by artificially limiting fuel supply, and even makes onerous demands on religious institutions ala Henry the Eighth, while manufacturing other debacles too numerous to mention, that omni-malevolent man, espousing delivery Tea, coated strawberries and fresh-flowers is... drum roll, please?
None other than.... our own, "lovable little fuzzball," Rush Limbaugh (?)(?)
You see, Rush had satirically called out the fluke bimbo testimony before congressional anti-gestalts as being from a "slut and a prostitute who wanted to be paid for having sex" (to paraphrase), and most of us laughed, eyebrows careening upwards at Rush's comments, when heard, as aptly illustrating the entire over-the-top conversation being foolishly observed inside the bellicose beltway, by a functioning member of the elitist hussy class no less. Nothing new here, when we are deluged by the daily character assassinations being perpetrated by the likes of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and especially Bill Maher, among numerous others, which would make Rush's diatribe sound like the musings of an irritated Mahatma Gandhi.
Of Sasquatches, Strumpets and Menses Discomfit
But not everyone could see the satire at play, nor the big-tent circus stunt being parlayed on an increasingly mind-numbed America, by the White House and its groveling media. This is, in fact, nothing much more than a grand encore of misdirection, so that we might all look away from the carnage so far wrought in our nation, if only but for a moment.
Now, granted, it should be noted that I would never have called the dear strumpet a slut, at least not before, but this is more due to my ultra-high-testosterone early years in the US Navy, as being a deeply affectionate young-man-fan of the common tavern wench; you see one must engage in hypocrisy before one can be branded as being member of its ever-faithful, and now magnitudinally increasing, discipleship in America.
However, to meaningfully illustrate the point, it was the ever self-devouring Rick Santorum, who stated that Rush was "being absurd" and was but "an entertainer," ironically, not long after calling "the entertainer's" show to make a pitch to presidentially entertain Rush's entertainees' across America. Now, while Santorum didn't actually excoriate Limbaugh, he didn't exactly tender much of a wanton defense to Conservative sarcasm, either, especially for a man who has probably seen the fabled Sasquatch more times than He has actual birth control.
But not to be un-spectacularly outdone, Republican Speaker John Boehner, weighing in as the pro**, stated Limbaugh's comments were "inappropriate" --as if the other side of the argument actually were appropriate?
Similarly, Obama, The Magnificent Menses Multiplier, stated of Rush--" reprehensible, crude" and one from the Boehner cache, "inappropriate," while completely overlooking the slaying of Breitbart's name by politicos all across the Left, also while totaling ignoring floozy-boozing Bill Maher's R-rated onslaught of Conservative Sarah Palin and others. For another time, to be sure, maybe after Maher's $ 1 million campaign donation to Obama's super-pac's having been completely exhausted, alas.
Oh Beautiful for Specious Minds
But then the unholy host was just freshening-up. In fact the cacophony began emitting in stereo-ideological effect across both the Left and the Right of an increasingly confused, politically polarized, America, even while the heartland was laughing with Rush, at least if not for awhile.
Wicked witch of the west, Nancy Pelosi, who may even yet think that America is losing 300 million jobs a month, stated that Rush's "vicious attacks were uncivilized," while probably remaining undecided on whether or not to actually read the Obamacare bill,even after nearly two years.
NBC Slightly News actually initiated an effort to silence and impugn Rush, as did most Soros-connected media whore organizations, especially those detailed in an earlier article titled, The Battle for America, being our usual Marxist suspects. The list is long and getting longer.
To wit, we must now add the additional insult to Americans everywhere of having Conservatism's titular representative megaphone, in Limbaugh, being singed on the alter by the Messiah's worshipful Media. All because of the phantom menace of contraceptive costs being forced upon haplessly copulating buyers, ironically, being a problem that does not truthfully exist, to boot. At some point, I am beginning to wish that I could make all this stuff up, alas, but there be no need, we seem to now keep a comedy troupe of cunning clowns, manning both our government and our clueless media, in addition to various opinionist posts, throughout the increasingly unfruited plane.
A Turning Point
But then, just as we thought things would calm down, and as we paused to collectively throw yet another figurative media shtick in any direction chosen in order to hit yet another phantom problem, the entire comedic episode took on a decidedly bizarre series of twists and darkened turns.
First, on being completely shocked, if not crestfallen, from the news of Conservative Andrew Breitbart's untimely death on a Brentwood sidewalk on the previous Thursday morning, second, after hearing of a bomb-scare at the Limbaugh estate in West Palm beach, on the same Thursday evening, leaving most radical Liberals on the edge of their seats in dour anticipation. Third, in seeing multiple reports of a surprising exodus in radio advertisers for the Rush Limbaugh show on the following Friday evening. Fourth, on seeing Rush come out and actually have to apologize to Fluke, on his website, for his comments regarding her saintly character, on Saturday.
Overall, a decidedly rough stretch for raw American Conservatism, as a whole, and in only a three-day period.
The Limbaugh apology actually delivered a shock and not a little dismay to a large number of Rush's listeners. Not only because the Conservative Icon had been delivered a thorough thumping in the Axis Press, so harsh that he felt the need to deliver damage control before things got worse. But also because Rush had been dosed with a healthy measure of comeuppance by none other than those who have always gunned for his demise, at America's expense, in the first place. No one wants to see their champion apologize, well, unless of course you're an anti-American Obama fan.
But then again, the alarm for Rush must be recognized, as well, as it had not been so long ago that another Conservative Icon got stripped from the air, in the form of Glenn Beck. Beck, who has since dusted off and gotten back into the saddle on his own network, still lacks the overall viewership that he once held on Fox and, thereby, has suffered a considerable loss in voice strength, something that many might dread if the same were to happen to Limbaugh. But then there are also several other amorphous sides to this still-developing story. For one thing, Conservative fans all over America are now building a powerful coalition to come to Limbaugh's defense. Mark Levin, a big voice, powerful author, and fierce advocate of all things Conservative, has leaped furiously to Rush's defense, among many other prominent voices.
Newt Gingrich, also, a candidate looking for another resurgence, delivered a stinging, heartfelt, Conservative blow to the media for its efforts to help turn attention away from America's true problems on Limbaugh's aching back, on Meet The Press, no less. But even better, The Tea Party, playing the measuringly slumbering giant until the next main election period, is even now stirring to an irritated wakefulness, as one of its own has fallen under concerted attack. The Conservative Media, including this site, is in fact, swinging into outraged action.
The Great American Reformation
Few, if any, can actually boast the solid, affectionate backing of nearly 30 million people moved to mount a juggernaut defense, and yet Limbaugh can make that boast, and Rush is as far away from stupid as Obama is from balancing the budget. Limbaugh will, almost certainly, devise ways to advantage this particular setback as he regains his footing.
However, this episode could, in fact, turn on a dime into something that the Liberal Media and Obama could never have anticipated. This could, in all probability, be the spark that preemptively pulls the entire Conservative movement back together after the Republican fracturing elicited by a divisive and heated primary, and with the one powerful figure that delivers common ground to essentially the entire Right-Wing of America. Even now, the Conservative Media, along with millions of others, have turreted an angry gaze against those advertisers who have exited the program as Limbaugh's advertising support.
Below is a list of the Left-Loving evacuees:
- Mortgage lender Quicken Loans
- Mattress retailer Sleep Train and Sleep Number beds
- Online data backup service provider Carbonite
- Software maker Citrix Systems Inc
- Online legal document's LegalZoom
- Flower company ProFlowers
- The Cleveland Cavaliers
- Heart and Body Extract
- Tax Resolution Services
So, since these companies have chosen not to risk angering the minions of the Left by running ads on a Conservative show, they have also, by default, decided to unjustly anger those of us on the Right in their lack of support for our objectives. Very well. In the coming days, we will be displaying a special page on this site dedicated to companies who make these types of anti-Conservative decisions, along with viable alternatives to these particular services. We would urge each of those who dislike such anti-free speech shenanigans to email these companies and let them know that we Conservatives also have a bit of economic might at our disposal, and not a little determination to meaningfully use it.
Finally, this latest chapter of Obama drama vaguely reminded me of another chapter, in British history, in yet another assault on the Church by a tyrannical Monarch. It was 1534, and English King Henry Tudor the VIII, incited by yet another female of questionable repute, demanded that the Catholic Church dissolve his marriage to Queen Catherine of Aragon so that he might wed his mistress Ann Boleyn and know her legally.
When the Catholic Pope refused, a brand new chapter in the history of religious tyranny was fomented by a very angry Henry the Eighth known as the English Reformation. The Church of England was split off and formed from the splinterings of the Catholic Church, of which Henry the VIII, would be the Supreme Head of the Church in England in addition to being the King until death. This grab at power would yet foment even more tyranny; however, the tyranny of being approved as by God, rather than just an earthly bound ruler apart from the Church itself.
As the often tense politics of Catholicism and Anglicanism were continually played out over the following century, many of the Citizens grew restless and even weary of the postulations of the political class as mixed into burdensome religious decrees, which ultimately resulted in many fleeing to the new world, that being America, so that they could finally practice their various religions in freedom and as they so chose.
Fascinating, it is, that those 230 years of being free from religious control and compellance has finally found its way back to us again in the form of Obama's dictates to the Catholic Church in America.
Interesting it is that in each case, it all began with one Woman, one Ruler and One Church.
Editorial notes 3/13/12: Topix in which it was indicated that Philly radioman Marc Rayfield had axed the Rush Limbaugh show.
Note#2: We have corrected an earlier entry which was obtained from the website
CBS news and the Examiner advise us that this has been proven incorrect, we regret begatting an obvious error.