Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Whites of Their Lies

The Obama faction's drive to consolidate totalitarian, national, socialist control of key sectors of American life is stirring up some strong negative feelings in many Americans. The self-righteous, 'How-dare-you-question-me' tone in which many Obama faction pols have lashed out at critics has aggravated their resentment. So have the bully-boy tactics intended to discourage people from attending public meetings to voice their concerns.

If the Obama faction’s strategists thought these tactics would make Americans whimper and scurry back to their hidey-holes, they were sadly mistaken. Americans can be ferrets when it comes to truth, but some are more like mountain lions when roused to battle by tyrannical bullies. In the landscape of twentieth century history, pillars of smoke rising from the ruins of their would-be empires mark the burned out pyres of tyrant –isms and self-worshiping individuals who made the same mistake.

This history is so well known though, that I find it hard to believe the Obama strategists failed to take account of it. On the contrary, the deployment of SEIU blue-shirts and tax-funded ACORN rent-a-crowds is intended to provoke a John Wayne reaction. The ensuing brawl becomes their excuse to abuse the color of law in order to move against and criminalize their opposition. In their so-called ‘hate-crimes’ legislation they have already successfully positioned the logic of repression that will allow them to argue that any criticism of their actions or policies is part of a syndrome of violence that makes dissident speech as criminal as the actions they will claim it inspires.

The Obama Faction’s media claque is already preparing the way for this overt repression in their coverage of events. There are legitimate concerns about the implications of armed civilians in the vicinity of events involving the present occupant of the White House. But some reports have used blatant race baiting tactics, doubtless intended to stir up fear and anger among Black Americans. During a segment on MSNBC one anchor wondered “whether this has a racial overtone. I mean here you have a man of color in the Presidency and white people showing up with guns…” Now, as seen in the following video clip, the man who was the focus of the episode being discussed happened to be “a man of color” firmly opposed to the Obama faction’s proposed national socialist takeover of health care:



The MSNBC report has an aspect of ruthlessly contrived and deceitful manipulation, brought home when we notice the careful editing that made sure viewers were not allowed to see that the supposed ‘white racist’ was in fact a calm, self-controlled “man of color” well informed as to his constitutional and legal rights. I imagine the Obama media propagandists would also want us to forget the footage of a black t-shirt vendor as he described being physically assaulted by SEIU blue-shirts outside a town hall gathering in St. Louis. Once provocation has served its purpose, it best serves the strategy of repression that it be forgotten.

What those of us who care for liberty cannot afford to forget is that the Obama Faction’s strategy for repression creates a treacherous context for our efforts to defend it. Not everyone who appears to exercise their constitutional and legal rights will have the obviously sincere intention and demeanor of the civilian in the video above. People whose media henchman fashion deceitful contrivances are obviously of a mind to stage events intended to justify the repression for which they have so studiously set the scene. They are students of Alinsky, Stalin, Lenin, Engels and Mao. Following the advice of ideological strategists like Antonio Gramsci, they have studied the tactics of Hitler and Mussolini. They know what it means to “burn the Reichstag”, and “round up the usual suspects”. Given their fanatic following among the elites in the so-called news and entertainment media, they also have access to the expertise routinely deployed to make fabricated fantasies gleam with the hard edge of reality. Their productions could make Leni Riefenstahl’s “Triumph” a mere footnote in the history of manipulative propaganda. (Of course, if the tromp l’oeil, “burning of the Reichstag” effect is successful only future historians will know them for what they are.)

In the fight against slavery Frederick Douglas made good use of Byron's famous words "Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow." But as a free people striving to defend liberty against insidious overthrow, we will do well to study Abraham Lincoln’s statesmanship. History remembers the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter as the start of the Civil War. Sometimes those intent on defending liberty must carefully let the opposition be seen to strike the first blow. The arms bearing civilian in the video is certainly right when he makes clear that to keep our rights we must exercise them. But there are times when that exercise is best deployed as the punctuation mark at the end of a sentence that prepares free people to defend themselves, but advises them to wait, as America’s Founding patriots are said to have done, “until you see the whites of their eyes.” Though in our case it may be the (bought and paid for, fictional, ‘racist’) whites of the (Obama Faction's propaganda) lies.

16 comments:

United Citizens Council said...

Why is it so hard to find candidates that understand liberty? It should not even matter. Government was not suppose to ever get these kinds of power. We were supposed to be able to go about our lives without worrying what the government is going to do to us.

You, Alan, are the only person I have actually ever voted for. I have never felt anyone else out there has ever really cared about liberty.

Leslie said...

Just superb!!

As always . . .

chiu_chunling said...

Perceptive and acute, as always.

The coming storm serves our agenda, in the end. But that is no bar to my remonstration that you do best to avoid the fighting, widespread as it must become. We have no need of further reinforcements, whereas the thought that you might survive is still pleasing to me.

Derek P. said...

"Why is it so hard to find candidates that understand liberty?" (United Citizens Council)

They are not promoted. Nobody and nothing with promise is.

Sharon said...

I decided last week to quit watching msnbc when I heard an anchor talking about how right-wingers are telling lies about the health care bill to get gullible people all spun up about it. There is a lot of confusion out there, but to call people like you and other pro-life leaders with legitimate concerns "liars" is ridiculous and uncalled for. Thanks for standing up for truth. (That said, I do want to say I disagree with you regarding Obama's citizenship. I think we need to focus on the issues; we've got enough people angry us for opposing his policies. I'm confident that he is a U.S. citizen.) You give me courage! :)

gilbertabrett said...

I don't care WHERE King Hussein's citizenship is... the man that sired him was from KENYA! HELLO? Can anyone read anymore? Or comprehend what you read? Have you read the Constitution? AND - Kenya is NOT in the USA people... my LORD in heaven what have these people done with the BRAINS you gave them? He does not even SHOW his REAL birth certificate! Every time I hear someone say they "think" he is a citizen of this country, I want to slap them in the back of their head and shout, "WAKE UP!" How DO you people make it through the day being SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO naive?!?!?!?!?!?

Mr. Chui, you are really ominous in some of your postings. I wish we could meet for coffee...

chiu_chunling said...

Mmmm...except that I don't drink coffee, and it's probably not really that good an idea from the perspective of avoiding...entangling alliances.

Sharon said...

Last time I checked, G. Brett, to be President you must be a natural-born citizen of the United States. This means you must be born in the USA, or overseas (like children in military families) IF your parents are both U.S. citizens. It doesn't matter that Obama's father was born in Kenya; our President was born in Hawaii. Hawaii is a U.S. state. That makes him a U.S. citizen.

Alan Keyes said...

Sharon:
The nub of the controversy lies in the fact that no conclusive evidence has been offered to prove that he was born in Hawaii. Obama has in fact gone to great pains and expense to make sure it is not open to scrutiny. When you say he was born in Hawaii you rely on what the lawyers call a "fact not in evidence." What is he hiding? Why is he refusing to abide by his oath to uphold the Constitution (by submitting the proof that he satisfies its requirements?) Though I do not agree with what I've seen of it so far, the argument that the phrase 'natural born citizen' means that both parent have to be citizens is a serious one that should be reviewed and decided upon by a proper Constitutional authority. Repeatedly asserting an opinion, even if ultimately backed with force, does not make it true. At present, that means that Obama's claim of eligibility is parlous at best.
Alan Keyes

Sharon said...

Mr. Keyes,

Thanks for your response. My assumption has always been, from what I remember from my 12th grade civics class many years ago, was that a person must be born in the United States in order to be President. After reading what you had to say today I poked around and discovered that it's more complicated than that; but it seems to me that there is some confusion and disagreement about what a "natural-born citizen" really is. Do both parents have to be citizens, or only one? Or, does this only apply to people born outside the U.S.? I also looked at Obama's Hawaii birth certificate, and although it is clearly not the original, I suppose my tendency to give people the benefit of the doubt leads me to trust that is authentic. (Although, I do wonder why his parents' ages and places of birth are not listed, as they are on the birth certificates of my own children, and on mine as well.) Your concerns about Obama's citizenship certainly seem valid, and I know there are many other people of credibility who share those concerns. Even though for me, the issues of health care reform and abortion seem more pressing right now, I will definitely think about what you've said and educate myself more on the matter. It's interesting stuff, to say the least! :)

Sharon

chiu_chunling said...

"Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"

Sharon, I fear that you are as naive as you seem. The issue at this hour is not a matter of policies and procedures (however appalling), but of how much longer your nation will survive. Note that I do not say "whether", but "how much longer".

The issue of Barack Obama's birth citizenship touches the matter, as does the Constitutionality of his designs and policies, but the real conflict is between unlimited tyranny and human liberty. The American people are not generally well equipped to understand how terrible it is to live under oppression, and yet they have largely forgotten what is required to maintain freedom.

You are about to be schooled in both, and nothing I say can really prepare you for it.

gilbertabrett said...

And unfortunately, MOST people, ESPECIALLY Christians in the USA, do not realize WHY this all has happened. They will follow the crowd, as they have been doing for almost 100 years now, happily bleating nonsense until they are slaughtered. My people parish for lack of what, says GOD???????? And even when we do have it, we do not COMPREHEND it or, in MOST cases, turn away from it to embrace OUR pride. And you know what goes before the fall...

I did not mention anyone's name so as not to offend, but I guess the old saying of the guilty pig always squeals first still works... sorry...

gilbertabrett said...

PS Mr. Chiu - I cook a mean meal and have a two smokers and a grill... love hot tea too...

chiu_chunling said...

A tea party! Combined with American style barbecue, no less.

Ah, some day, perhaps.

I am not about to claim some high-minded altruism on the subject, but such days will come again. Endure to the end.

gilbertabrett said...

Actually, I am quite fond of Mediterranean and Italian, but can cook several varieties. AND am now working at a Mexican restaurant. I love to cook (and eat) and love to cook for others. I cook a mean southern fried chicken dinner...

JESUS does say he who endures to the end shall be saved. I do my best to allow HIM to live through my sinful self. It is hard, but I keep looking up and forward and remember where HE has brought me from.

And just to revert to the topic of the post, I was glad to hear today MORE people across America sounding off on King Hussein and the congressional crooks and his unconstitutional; czars. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

Dawg_em said...

What was it Rambo said? Oh yes. "He drew first blood."

I'm just passing through. I have a destination. Just leave me alone. I intend no harm to anyone. I believe in the Golden Rule.

But, as of yet, I have not been called to go serenely into the showers. Therefore, pray God mutual civility will supercede bestial authoritarianism.

Peace.

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