Skip to comments.Could Gore have been America's last gasp?
Posted on 05/05/2003 8:46:49 PM PDT by luv2ndamend
Peter Zhang has written on how some Chinese officials see America as in a state of terminal moral decline. Gore's electoral antics may have confirmed that dangerous delusion. (Of course, the president's resolve over Iraq and his subsequent actions may well have changed the Beijing regime's thinking on this matter).
In Gore we did not see the triumph of American liberalism but of nihilism springing from the corpse of liberalism. American liberalism failed. The wreckage of America's educational system is a sad and destructive monument to the follies and intolerance of liberal thought.
Rational people learn from their mistakes, particularly the painful ones. Liberals do not tend to learn from theirs because it is others who pay the price and endure the pain. That is why Hillary and Bill sent Chelsea to a wealthy private school while the little people had to endure crumbling school buildings and lousy teaching. But who are these little people? Many are blacks and Hispanics. Do they want their children to be educated. You bet they do. And yet they voted for a party that did more damage to their educational prospects than state sanctioned segregation ever did.
The Republican Party was originally built on one policy plank and that was abolitionism. But now the anti-slavery party, the party that Southern Democrats used to sneeringly call "the coloured people's party", has been transformed in the eyes of 90 per cent of blacks as the race party. How did this happen?
More than forty years ago I read George Orwell's brilliant novel 1984. As I recall, O'Brien tells Smith that he who controls the present controls the past, and he controls the past controls the future. And this is what has happened during the last forty years and not just in the US. The Democrats, along with their media mates, academic allies and power-hungry blacks like Jesse Jackson have rewritten the past. They have succeeded in turning the Republicans into America's "Emmanuel Goldstein, the enemy of the people" while America's mainstream media shamelessly plays the party role of the Ministry for Truth.
So successful has this tactic been that even conservative blacks, and many are, if not most, instinctively recoil at the thought of Republicans. So indoctrinated have they become by Democrats that much of their mindset seems to be automatically set against Republican candidates. This is not a mentality born out of the ghetto but out of a constant flow of propaganda from their own leaders who would prefer to see them ideologically enslaved rather than intellectually free. And why? Power. Nothing but power. This is how parasites that Jesse Jackson survive.
This brings me to the electoral map showing that Bush overwhelmingly swept the nation's counties, leaving most of the densely populated metropolitan area to Gore. Why? I suggest that the Bush counties are ones in which the liberal reach is weakest, while Gore's counties indicate it at its strongest.
Blacks are not the only ones who succumbed to the Democrats relentless propaganda machine. We have Jackson being applauded by a group of elderly Palm Beach Jews. The same Jesse Jackson that called New York Hymie Town. Jews overwhelmingly supported the Clintons despite the disaster they helped to bring upon Israel, and in defiance of Hillary Clinton's evident undercurrent of anti-Semitism.
How do we account for this situation? If I recall correctly it was the ancient Greek historian Thucydides who said: "Whom the Gods wish to destroy they first make mad." Although there is no madness here, ignorance does reign supreme. One of the Party's main slogans in 1984 was: Ignorance is Strength. And it has certainly given strength to the race-baiting Democratic Party. Of course, there are those few whose actions are not based on ignorance but stem from motives they never reveal. Warren Buffet, for example, supported Gore and publicly attacked Bush. Buffet sneered at Bush's proposed tax cuts, saying his marginal tax rate was lower than his maid's.
Now Buffet did not say that he paid fewer taxes than his maid, only that he could pay a lower marginal rate if he wished. Now I am in no position to ascertain the accuracy of Buffets' claim, but I should have liked for him to tell us why his maid did not deserve a tax cut just because he said he can use the law to lower his own income taxes. (To be frank, I think Buffet lied).
This is the same Buffet, incidentally, who has poured millions of dollars into birth control policies for Third World countries. Why not millions into helping them raise their standard of living? He does not and will not say. I do not know what motivates Buffet but I do know that though he is good at making money, when it comes to ethical or moral questions I would sooner have put my trust in the late John Gotti.
When I wrote that Gore could have been America's last gasp I was not engaging in hyperbole. If China's new mandarins are right, a Gore victory could have sealed the fate of American liberty. He would have successfully carried out the country's first coup. If he and his fellow Democrats had succeeded I believe the prospect of ballot rigging and judicial corruption on a massive scale would have been inevitable.
One only has to look at how the Democrats have torn up the Constitution with respect to the President's judicial nominees to see that they have only contempt for what they consider to be a dead white man's peace of paper.
Hardcore Democrats, the Party's Leninist clones, do not believe the Republican Party has a right to exist. They do not believe in the Constitution. They do not believe people should really have the right to choose. They do not really believe in rights at all and that is why their basic strategy is always one of divide and destroy. Every thing they do is motivated by hatred and a desire to divide. In fact, hate and malice are the two defining characteristics of the left.
This might sound corny, as Americans say, but it really is a battle for hearts and minds. The culture war, of which Gore was a central figure, is not a contest between groups with different visions for America. Quite the opposite. It is a struggle between those who want to preserve America and those who want to destroy her.
So what are the Republican to do? Im a street kid and as we used to say when things got rough: "Take off the gloves and put on the boots". It is time Republicans put away their kid gloves and put on their "bovver boots. Know what I mean, like?"
Gee, ya think?
It's easy to understand their misperception. The American people twice elected Clinton to the presidency, and there is a strong current of "Liberalism" (an Orwellian word meaning the opposite of free-thinking, freedom-loving, and "liberal" in the true sense of the word) in contemporary American culture, and "Liberalism" is decadence.
However, anyone who misperceived America as decadent--this current of "Liberalism" notwithstanding--overlooked The American Heartland--Bush Country!
The Second Amendment was the only thing that stood between us and Gore stealing the election in broad daylight.
During the EP-3 affair early in the Bush administration, I wrote the Chinese embassy and told them they would be making a serious mistake not to take our President Bush seriously.
I told them that our new President had been elected by the "sleeping giant" part of the electorate that lived in the towns and heartland of America, and who were not at all like the liberal degenerates in the cities who had elected the degenerate Clinton.
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