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Glenn Beck is WRONG!

In truth, Glenn Beck is not so much wrong as he is not right enough, but I just couldn’t resist using a sleazy mainstream media headline technique. I’m sorry. Here’s a dollar.

US One Dollar -- Silver Certificate

Beck has lately likened the current “climate” of cultural “chaos” due to political correctness run amock as a harking back to the Fifties with its segregated lunch counters and black lists spawned by Senator “Tail Gunner” Joe McCarthy. But the situation is really far worse. The harsh reality is that, believe it or not, here in America there are Pol Pot-types amongst us who are willfully reeking havoc with their cultural “killing fields.”

You would think that Hollywood might be sensitive to this kind of thing — after all, the 1984 film about the Khmer Rouge’s “Year Zero” cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million “undesirable” Cambodian civilians, won eight BAFTA Awards and three Academy Awards — but sadly, no. Call it Triumph of the Witless.

It doesn’t matter what the outrage de jour is — take your pick: Donald Sterling, Michael Sam, Richie Incognito, Brendan Eich, White Privilege, Travon Martin, the Washington Redskins, Kill All the One Percenters, ad naseum — some Americans are intentionally, nay, gleefully threatening and actually harming fellow Americans for what they say and what they believe, the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States not withstanding.

And when politicians use our government itself and its not inconsiderable power to punish citizens for beliefs and opinions they may not agree with — say, like directing the IRS, OSHA, the BATF, and the FBI to audit, question, investigate, and fine groups and individuals in order to harass, oppress and silence those who dare to do their civic duty by taking an active role in what is supposed to be a government “of the people, by the people and for the people — we are not on a slippery slope, this is an Olympic luge run.

What color will the badge be that you wear on your jacket when you go to camp for re-education?

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Fortunately, a consensus of citizens agree that our country is on the wrong track, but it is not enough:

Resist the bullies and tyrants who would, by force, silence you and make you abandon the free exercise of your values, principles and beliefs.  It’s hard, no question about it, but history records again and again that the consequences of inaction are far more grim.

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Refuse to reward those who enable oppression: the people, the companies, the organizations and, especially, those media outlets who allow themselves to be a fire hose turned against fellow citizens. Oh well, the NFL used to be a lot more to watch when it was all about a game — you know, training camps, not re-education camps.

Bull Connor's Fire Hoses

Reaffirm that all, yes, all Americans — the ugly as well as the beautiful, the right as well as the left, the majority as well as the minority — have the unquestioned, inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Declaration of Independence

  Let us not become a country to be “loved and pitied.”



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