Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh's "The Rebirth of American Resolve" (an excerpt)
Posted on 11/26/2001 10:27:04 PM PST by Mudboy Slim
I've been a long-time subscriber to The Limbaugh Letter and the November 2001 issue had an excellent article called "The Rebirth of American Resolve," of which I will transcribe a short, yet poignant, excerpt...
"Except for travel and mail and whatnot, life in America has pretty much returned to pre-September-11 mode. People are engaging in their daily routines, going to work or school, shopping, participating in all the usual necessary and leisure activities. But bubbling just below the surface, undetected (save for various poll numbers) and misunderstood by the national media, is something enormous. It is quiet, but angry. It is channeled and disciplined, but has the taste and feel of revenge. It is determined and focused, but passionate. There is a word for this new (to us) national character trait: resolve. American resolve is something wonderous to behold. It actually has deep roots in our history, part of the fabric of the nation's almost-lost traditions and past. Many thought we had outgrown it, or had become too sophisticated and jaded and secular and materialistic and blase to ever again express it. To my generation, the Baby Boomers, and to the two generations that followed, Gen X and Gen Y, the mention of "American resolve"--if it was mentioned--brought to mind sepia-toned images of 40s-era war posters or grainy documentary footage of Allied soldiers in Europe. It was a long-forgotten age, the remnants of another nation altogether.
"Then we were attacked."
(The article goes on to explain the resultant unabashed patriotism that is much more Substance than Symbolism, and the Effete Elite's utter disdain for this raw emotional Love of Country, which the HateAmericaFirst Leftists in the Vast, LeftWing Medyuh Whore'd and the DemoncRAT Party LOATHE!!)
Then, the article continued...
"In fact, the elites among us continued to behave as they always had, banning the flag from workplaces, demanding that "God Bless America" be removed from signs. They were stunned at the vociferousness and vehemence of the anger that came back at them. Ordinary Americans, for the first time in my memory, decided to tell the elites to shove it. Without apology or hesitation. I have seen dozens of stories now, where some idiot stood in the way of an American's desire to express his or her love of country. In almost every instance, the idiot has backed down, shaken by the force of will that says, "We put up with your PC nonsense for years. Here's where it stops!!"
I've said it before, but I'll say it again...and again and AGAIN...Bill Clinton and his shameless Sycophants and Defenders on the Left are every bit as responsible for 9/11/01 as bin Laden and the Taliban itself. Osama bin Laden, a grad school buddy of Der SchleekMeister, came to Hate America for exactly the things that William Jefferson Clinton represented. Then, after watching eight years of the American Sheeple allegedly giving their blessing to the Felonies, Rapings, Murders, and even the Treason and Tyranny of the Clinton Administration, Osama bin Laden made a calculated decision that a majority of the American Sheeple would also give their blessing to the senseless SLAUGHTER of over 4,000 of our fellow citizens!! Slick Willie Clinton has even gone so far as to imply that America got what it deserved because of our ancestors' unfair treatment of African-American slaves and Native Americans!!
Allowing bin Laden to escape Justice would be an unforgivable sin were we to ignore his Murderous anti-American Acts...IMHO, the same goes for William Jefferson Blythe Clinton!!
RE-IMPEACH. CONVICT. DETHRONE.
DISBAR. DE-PENSION. DELEGITIMIZE.
INDICT. CONVICT. IMPRISON. DISCARD KEY.
Thanks Mud---I needed this---a lot. A perfect word at a perfect time.
(I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SICK of lawyers and yet another day of questioning that goes on and on and on and...)
Discipline. Focus. Passion. Resolve.
LOL, Sidekick LGE
Good, er, afternoon, Mudboy Slim!!! (BUSY day at work today.) Great stuff!
Reminds me of the report that Hilary Clinton, ever loathe to say the Pledge of Allegiance, allowed that she could say the Pledge after all -- but only to the America that can be, not to the one we've actually got (i.e., a constitutionally-based system of ordered liberty).
The biggest con game the Left plays is to say they want to give us a "perfect" society. It doesn't matter that Cuba tried, the former USSR tried, and PRC is trying -- and not a one of those bankrupt societies has produced anything worthy of human dignity, let alone was/is able to supply their people's wants and needs in peace and freedom and justice.
But just trust these Lefties anyhoot, and they'll deliver on their promises (eventually...oh, and plan to be real patient now!). They aren't interested in making gradual improvements, or small adaptations in the order of society to gradually "improve things"; NO. They want to wipe the slate clean and just start over, in the direction of their lunatic pipe dreams.... Opposition is not tolerated, and questions are forbidden to be asked. Just trust them.
As for me, I'm happy to settle for a good society -- like the one we've got, for all its "warts" and "blemishes." Especially when the so-called "perfect society" of the Left's dreams denies the most fundamental thing about human nature -- the love of and profound desire for Liberty. You can see it "on the ground" in the newly "liberated" people of Afghanistan. You can see it in oppressed peoples everywhere -- the yearning to break free of totalitarian planning and controls.
My husband observed that, post-9/11, the political Left in this country is "dead" -- they just don't know it yet. (I sure do hope he's right! He's very intuitive and perceptive as a rule....)
We'll have to make a point of letting the Left know that it's finally time for them to "get a life" by "getting off our backs" -- as often as possible. We don't need a pack of self-selected, deranged, antirational ideologues with a God complex running our lives for us, thank you very much.
And thank you, Mudboy -- I truly appreciate the post and your astute remarks. best, bb.
All solutions are deeply rooted in leftist ideology couched in conservative rhetoric.
And you think that people shouting down people who are trying to stop patriotic displays is an indication that the left is being crushed?
Look at the vast new powers given to the FBI and the CIA. Look at the federalization of Airport security. There have been absolutely zero conservative legislative victories since 9/11. 60 Billion to bail out the airlines, 20 billion in aid to New York. Every single bill passed since 9/11 has been straight out of the leftist nanny-state handbook.
And America has been begging for more.
Ah. Just more "rhetoric over reality," huh DD? I suppose you're right. But when you boil it all down, a man can't live on rhetoric. Maybe it's too late and we have lost our American civilization. I don't know about that; I do know many today -- and I mean middle-of-the-road types here, not "Lefties" -- don't appreciate its values and virtues as much as necessary in order to keep it alive and well. Many just sort of take a whole lot for granted; as if a just public order is some kind of spontaneous natural growth that no one has to work at. That's the death of liberty right there.
The Framers knew there were two indispensable things for the maintenance of a system of ordered liberty: Virtue and vigilence. History tells us that civilizations rise on virtue and fall when a people lose their virtue. Our "American problem" is fundamentally a moral problem -- Specifically, a moral relativism problem, IMHO. And it infects both Left and Right.
But no man knows the future for a certainty, DD. So we'll just have to wait and see what "develops." Thank you for writing. best, bb.
Yer mama is Right...Limbaugh's been more of a blessing for Conservatism than anybody since Reagan, and I say that despite the realization that the words he says are far to the Left of the views I have developed within my WorldView. But what Rush does well is to engage the Sheeple with the Truth...folks listening to the radio in the office, at the jobsite, travelling in cars from sales callto sales call, folks just absorbing his words and realizing how much the Vast, LeftWing Medyuh Whore'd has been lying to them all along!!
IMHO, Goldwater gave Life and Principle to Conservatism, then he begat Reagan...then Reagan won and showed how Conservatism could be put into practice to a certain degree as he cut back on the shackles of the Federal Guv'ment and FReed up the Power of American Ingenuity and got the Capitalist Engine purring again, insodoing he begat Limbaugh...then Limbaugh began the ultimate Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the American Sheeple!! Limbaugh's been at it fer 14 years and in that time, FoxNewsChannel sprung up, as did the Internet and Drudge, Newsmax and Jewish World Review...and ultimately, the insatiable desire fer Truth led to the creation out of thin air of FreeRepublic.com.
Goldwater Begat Reagan Begat Limbaugh Begat....I almost can't wait!!
THEN DISCARD ROOM.
LOL...or fill it with lethal gas, wouldn't bother me none!!
BUMP for another day.
Thanks, my FRiend...I meant to FReep this post a lot more than I have, but have been way too busy lately. Still, this is the sort of topic that we can continue to come back to. Fact is, IMHO, 9/11/01 was the Paradigm Shift that America's needed since Viet Nam. It's a huge tragedy that over 4000 innocent folks had to lose their lives to wake the Sheeple up, but I believe it will be generations before we go back to ignoring the HateAmericaFirst Mentality of the Lib'ral DemonRATS!! Gone are the days where 1/3 of the Sheeple support the Right, 1/3 support the RATS, and 1/3 don't pay a lick of attention...and the Lib'rals can't even see it!! Americans are watching as the Clintons and the Leahys and the Daschles and the Gephardts and the Kennedys continue to work their backstabbing partisanship whilst Dubyuh and Rumsfeld selflessly work to get this Country back on its feet economically...it's absolutely amazing to witness!!
The Left is simply digging their own grave, and they are so blinded by their selfish Lust Fer Power that they can't see the Reality of their Demise...but increasing numbers of the Sheeple most certainly do!! In a few years, I believe we will look back on a National Day of Remembrance for the victims of 9/11/01 and realize that the "War on Terrorism" is much more about defeating the Evil that is Lib'ralism than it is about defeating the Taliban, Saddam Hussein, or Fidel Castro (although each of these Leftist Icons will be ancient history as well!!)
The America of our Forefathers was awakened on 9/11/01, and it's only a matter of time before Lib'ralism is SLAUGHTERED in our wake!!
When severely challenged, America--and Americans--have always risen above and beyond the Call of Duty...until the Lib'ral DemonRATS began to assume Power in the mid-60's!! Make no mistake, 9/11/01 happened because of Lib'rals and Lib'ralism...once again, the Left has the Blood of Innocents on their hands, but the Good Folks of America shall rise up and smite those on the Left who harbor such inexplicable Loathing for Liberty, Justice, and the American Way!!
The Taliban's about to be discarded to the Ashbin of History...and Osama bin Clinton's fate was sealed the same day his Loathing of America helped cause the tragic deaths of over 4000 innocent American citizens!!
RE-IMPEACH. CONVICT. DETHRONE.
DISBAR. DE-PENSION. DE-LEGITIMIZE.
INDICT. CONVICT. IMPRISON. DISCARD KEY.
Yer assistance in this mission is greatly appreciated, my FRiend...MUD
Yep...and Rush is GOOD!!
Did you hear him today hinting around the theory that the Effete Elite Leftists like Daschle and Leahy are playing the Victim Card regarding the Anthrax Attacks, then subtly touching on the Theory that those "attacks" were self-inflicted for the purpose of gaining political sympathy?! Rush may not have responded to my "An Open Letter to the Maja Rushie: 'Enviro-Whackos To Blame for Anthrax Terrorism!!'", but I'll bet Dollars to Donuts that he read it and didn't necessarily disagree with the theory. He's got to realize that it is well within character for the Vile Lib'ral Elite to justify the deaths of their lowly mail-openers to save the political hides of DemocRATic Royalty like Daschle and Leahy!!
Once we track down the low-level operatives who actually did the dirty work--if they haven't already been eliminated--wouldn't it be Sweet Justice if they rolled over on their Conspirators to Murder?!
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