Wednesday, January 20, 2010

3 Cheers for Obama’s defeat-no cheer from the RINO victory

I can't help but look at Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts in the context of the larger strategy clearly being implemented by the RINO (Republican-In-Name-Only) clique that currently controls the GOP. Sean Hannity is the clique's bellwether media tool. It was no coincidence that he featured Mitt Romney on his program last night to revel in the Scott Brown victory. Scott Brown in Massachusetts is the advance guard for Mitt Romney in the White House (or vice-versa). He becomes the poster child for the RINO clique's archetypal GOP candidate who:

  • Has no differences in principle with the socialist minded Democrats;
  • Embraces the substance of Obama's socialist agenda, but "opposes" Obama by criticizing his implementation of socialism, especially when it comes to fiscal matters;
  • Agrees in principle with the Democrats on the fundamental issues of justice and morality but employs the deceptive rhetoric of personal opinion to evade the questions of public law and policy they involve. Such issues include child-murder and other abrogations of the unalienable right to life, as well as the rejection of the God endowed rights of the natural family.
As long as the RINO clique can gull the conservative base of the GOP into identifying with and celebrating the success of such candidates, principled conservatives will never (or very rarely) win elections; conservative policies will never be implemented; and the tragic decline of America's liberty will continue to its inevitably ruinous conclusion.

The RINO clique pushes the view that only candidates who focus on bread and butter pocketbook issues stand any chance of winning. Money and jobs are all that matters. But money is only a means. It represents the power to procure material effects, including of course the work (jobs) of other people. By insisting that political differences be reduced to disagreements about money and jobs, the RINOs tacitly embrace the notion that human political communities can be formed and maintained on a strictly materialistic basis. But this implies that the individuals who make up the community can also be dealt on a strictly materialistic basis. It further implies that for political purposes, human beings are no better than chattel. Therefore human communities are simply pools of human resources, to be built up or drawn down as administration requires. Like the use of gravel in landscaping, the arrangement and use of these resources involves no moral considerations, and therefore gives rise to no moral conflicts.

Both the RINOs and the socialist Democrats subscribe to these views.  They operate from a common perspective; one that makes politics, legislation and policy-making no more than different aspects of social engineering. By redefining every political contest to focus on money and jobs they encourage people to redefine themselves and their aspirations in terms that conform to their role in the administration of things. Pesky ideas of intrinsic worth and dignity are pushed into the background with a view to eliminating them altogether. Of course, this also eliminates the real basis for self-respect, replacing it with a false sense of self-esteem built upon the possession and enjoyment of things. Instead of identifying themselves with the moral substance of actions for which they can take responsibility, people are content to identify themselves with external things, which are at best empty, perishable symbols of their pride. Made hollow by their preoccupation with these things, their consciousness of the interior source of their dignity grows ever weaker, until it is entirely dependent upon the presence or absence of those external things.

At this stage, people become the ideal subjects of the corporate, socialist administrative state that is the ultimate goal of the RINOs and the socialist Democrats. They become dependency minded, unable to imagine life or action outside the government centered and fabricated framework the social engineers have constructed for their habitation. For them, freedom has no meaning apart from the sense of security they feel when all the government services they depend on seem to be in place. Of course,  they can never really experience this "freedom", as their sense of dependency is continually teased and manipulated to keep them in subjection to the masters of their state. Like drug dealers, the social engineers administer relief only in order to encourage dependency.

For many Americans the prospect of life under the completed dominance of this socialist, administrative state is repugnant. As they understand the Obama faction's open dedication to achieving it, they are rising to oppose such a fate. Sadly for them, the RINO political theatre is showing the same movie, with a less obviously offensive trailer and soundtrack. The RINOs accept the approach that redefines politics to exclude the moral issues that arise from the self-evident truth: human beings are not things. They are endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights arising from their responsibility for right and the actions they are obliged to take to fulfill that responsibility. Money and jobs are not the salient issues. The salient issues involve justice, responsibility, and respect for individual rights. The proof of this priority lies in the hard fact we are even now inescapably confronting: we shall find no solution to the economic crisis America faces unless we are willing to address the foundational moral crisis from which it springs. Come back for more on this point in my next posting.

20 comments:

gilbertabrett said...

People can't understand morality when they do not listen to GOD. Right now, there are organizations across this country having a FIT because a gun company imprinted Bible verses on guns sent to our troops in Afghanistan! Besides all the arguments for and against, it is RIDICULOUS. What a waste of time, energy and MONEY that could be spent on helping unfortunate children, vets and seniors IN THIS COUNTRY. We are such a spoiled rotten and NASTY nation.

And yet, when people are in trouble, who do they call on?

People in this country need to figure out WHAT they want and WHAT they are willing to risk to get it. WHY is it that we have no REAL people running for office in this country? And why do people wait until the last minute to run for office? No planning!

Until the American people REALLY wake up and READ THEIR REAL HISTORY, they will not know much of nothing except what the media and the FAKE government that has taken over OUR country tells them.

Keep sitting around watching and waiting and see what that gets us...

gilbertabrett said...

Oh, and by the way, just for the sake of getting it out of my system here at the time when we are forced to worship "MLK, JR." - did ya know his REAL name was Michael. We are worshiping a "man" who did not even use his REAL name. What a joke has been played on us... And THAT fact is just the beginning of the fake history of that person I was taught in the 70's/80's by US run "educational" system.

MaryAnnH said...

Gilberta, I feel your frustration. But the liberal groups who are having fits about guns with Bible verses would not likely do something as caring as helping children, veterans and other aid.

I'm looking forward to Dr. Keyes next post. :)

drewK said...

We have come to the crossroads of American survival. We have a failed two party system. We are now asked to vote time and time again for the "lesser of two evils". This continues the stranglehold the parties have. I'm tired of being told that you have to vote to "block" one politician or the other or your vote is wasted. IT'S WASTED ANYWAY! I can not stand voting for people who do not protect the Constitution of The United States of America. If both Dems & Repubs don't start defecting, all is lost anyway. We are headed down the path of destruction with the status quo.

MaryAnnH said...

Certainly I agree that we have created or allowed this debacle called politics to evolve into choices for the lesser of two evils. However, in the MA race, all you had was evil--3 pro-abortion candidates. Is there room for the strategy that a win for the RINO would shave one vote off the democrats filibuster-proof majority? As typical politicians, you can't believe anything they say anyway. I just hope he doesn't turn out like Olympia Snowe.

Tom Hoefling said...

Today, Scott Brown said that his election was not a referendum on Obama.

He's also already campaigning for John Judas McCain, whose wife came out today publicly for gay marriage. The robocalls started this morning.

The self-deception that is going on among Republicans right now is breathtaking.

Dawg_em said...

I'm trying to come up with a more accurate acronym for Republicans. RINO just doesn't make sense anymore because it's who they are. Traditional Republicanism no longer exists and therefore the GOP needs to go the way of the Whigs.

Think about this: 51% of Massachusetts voters say they are Independents. I believe they are ripe for a second political party to emerge. One made up of blue-dog, Reagan Democrats and Conservative Christians (if only they stop being afraid and quit licking the boots of the establishment).

One way is to call shows like Savage or Limbaugh and tell them to use their bully pulpits to stump for a repudiation of the status quo. Forget Hannity. When people call and ask pertinent questions he cowers, hangs up on them and says he "doesn't know anything about that".

We need to make our voices loud and clear and demand they start putting America first, even before their own careers. Actually, I think they are in a position to vastly increase their popularity. The present system is unsustainable for a democratic Republic and for Liberty.

And speaking of pulpits, a better place to start is in our churches. Oh, wait. Alan is right. With the emphasis on money being what it is, we can't expect preachers to risk their tax exempt status for fear of the fascist feds.

On second thought, I shouldn't be tempted to commit the sin of hopelessness. Prayers of supplication for the courage of our convictions and those of our spiritual leaders is as good a place to start. If not THE place to start.

Chiu said...

There is hope if you keep faith.

But let your faith not be in the things of this world.

Answer not to the laws of men, but to the laws of God.

Then it shall be well with you.

ZionFulfilled said...

"As long as the RINO clique can gull the conservative base of the GOP into identifying with and celebrating the success of such candidates, principled conservatives will never (or very rarely) win elections; conservative policies will never be implemented; and the tragic decline of America's liberty will continue to its inevitably ruinous conclusion.ented; and the tragic decline of America's liberty will continue to its inevitably ruinous conclusion."
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Alan Keyes has articulated my take on Scott Brown's win. Yeah, it's a victory for healthcare legislation, but in the long run, Mr. Brown is going to prove to be very fickle. I thought the point of this so called hell-raising against Washington was to restore conservative values. Why do we continue to embrace a perverted form of how Obama managed his campaign? We choose candidates who are phycially attractive, very articulate, and very symbolic. I was talking to a group of my friends and one really caught me off guard by saying, Mr. Brown gave conservatives the path to victory in Washington....(DRUMROLL PLEASE)...by distancing himself from social conservatives. Why is it that whenever the Republican party thinks that it is resurrecting itself, it immediately runs from the very values that it claims to embrace. So, here we are again...lets distance ourselves from our moral stances. Lets distance ourselves from the ideas of liberty. Sickening..

MaryAnnH said...

Chiu, I was wondering where you were. :) You are right to bring the focus back to God.

To others, I detect a double-standard here. While campaigning, we were told you couldn't believe anything Brown said because he was a RINO. Now that the campaign and election are over, you believe everything the man says, and then some. So, was he lying then...or now...or both...or you're not sure...or all the time?

MaryAnnH said...

Alan stated on CPNLive earlier this week that if Brown should win he would work with him to bring him around to true conservatism. Isn't this the proper Godly response? Rather than breaking down any hope of future relationship or burning bridges?

drewK said...

All he could get excited about was the chance to play basketball with Obama... I'm seriously NOT impressed. And THEN threw in we differ on SOME issues when on the phone with Obama. I trust him as far as I can toss my car. Pretty much like all politicians today.

Spudnuts said...

Whenever I read Keyes, my brain cells feel as though they have been massaged back to life. His intellect is so natural and refreshing. I am not one to worship a mere man, but I could sit and listen to this guy for hours and hours, or more to the point - I could READ his writings for hours and hours, and that is what amazes me most because, as you well know, I become restless when I try to read. I hope that he is able to run for president once more. I know the process is a costly one, but he is a true statesman. He has my vote.

Dawg_em said...

And this just in...

Guess who said, we are going to fight FOR the people and AGAINST politics as usual?

You guessed it. That fearless feminist; that hope of the hollow; the Princess for President...

Sarah Palin, as she announced she was campaigning on behalf of...drum roll please...John McCain.

Is there a word for that feeling where you want to laugh AND cry at the same time?

And thanks to Joe Farah for helping the neo-cons like Glenn Beck and Palin hijack the Tea Party movement. Looks like it's back to the drawing board.

After some much needed prayer time, of course.

Oh, and lets not forget.. May God's blessings be showered upon on those making the pilgrimage to D.C. on behalf of our preborn brothers and sisters. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Dawg_em said...

MaryAnnH said,

"Alan stated...that if Brown should win he would work with him to bring him around to true conservatism. Isn't this the proper Godly response?"

I would agree. We are instructed that if one is in error we should admonish them not once, but twice. But if they should persist, go and have nothing more to do with them.

Problem is, either Christians are not proclaiming the Gospel truth in its fullness, and with love. Or we make alliances with those who are in league with the devil and hope against reason we can accomplish our goals. That somehow by compromising our core values they, too, will compromise. Never seems to work out that way does it?

I believe both are the case. With exceptions, of course.

Peace.

MaryAnnH said...

Yes, Dawg 'em, You have made my point more succinctly than I ever could. Make no mistake, Mr. Brown will be fickle at best. I would not normally ever vote for someone like him (he certainly doesn't represent my mid-west values). However, because the choices were so dim, I thought the strategy of hoping to shave one vote off the democratic majority might be a valid alternative to not voting at all, or writing in the name of a friend. I have long chaffed under the democratic super majority in the senate. If the republicans can control Brown, then the balance of power will have shifted. If not, well then it is business as usual.

Christians have been intimidated for some time, allowing atheists and others to keep them from proclaiming the gospel loudly and boldly. That's why we are where we are, and you hit the nail on the head with both your posts.

I loved Dr. Keyes article on World Net Daily today. Dr. Keyes has such a good, analytical mind--and I'm more than a little jealous, lol.

sidesalad1234 said...

Dr. Keyes I wish you and Ron Paul would run on a ticket together! You two are the only politicians I trust.

Stan Johnson said...

Sadly, all of this has been prophesied of. Sadder still is that we *still have the option to avoid it* but either are not aware, are too timid to act, or simply don't care to change it.

I'll admit that I often feel powerless to effect any real change beyond my four walls, but even with that in mind, I still think we can empower ourselves to make places of stability in our nation by ensuring that our families are as strong and stable as we can practically get. That's no small order, by any means--and there are plenty of efforts being made to destroy the family (certainly, turning people into "things" undercuts the need and value of families)--but I think we can still make a difference on a very fundamental level.

Bohemian said...

Mr. Keyes,

I have been a follower of your for several years now, have watched your debates and I am asking you to run for the U.S. Senate Seat in Illinois if you are able; I have found you to be a staunch supporter of the Constitution & the Second Amendment and we really need somebody like yourself in Washington, perhaps the U.S. Senate will pave you for a successful run for President in the future...
Obviously as a U.S. Senator from any State you can have national impact on our country in the positive way I know you can.

Its terrible to hear Mark Kirk is leading the republicans in the polls for the Illinois race right now...

Mark Kirk is absolutely terrible, as early as 2008 H.R. 6257: Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008, along with 4 other RINO's...
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-6257

Like you Mr. Keyes there are many Americans that are sick to death of RINO's & Moderate Republicans...
We are tired of the lesser of two evils choice at the voting booth...

I am a U.S. Born Citizen, a USMC Veteran, VFW, I Vote, and I am far from alone in my view.

Rocky2 said...

Obama's desire to repeal "Don't ask, don't tell" can actually help to fulfill the "days of Lot" (Luke 17, cf. Gen. 19), the fulfillment of which will hurry up the return of the Heavenly Commander-in-Chief who will make all things straight (pun intended)! Interesting Google articles include "Obama Supports Public Depravity," "Obama Avoids Bible Verses," "Separation of Raunch and State" and "David Letterman's Hate Etc." - required reading for the "Obama 101" course.
PS - You're invited to use these new pro-life slogans: "Unborn babies should have the right to keep and bear arms - and legs and ears and eyes etc.!" and "Unborn babies should have the same right to be born alive that abortionists had!"

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