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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Let us not become a country to be “loved and pitied.”
From the Clay Pots Song Collection
Charlie Rangel, bless his heart, may have marched for civil rights with Dr. Martin Luther King in the Sixties, but the manner in which he now commits verbal and civic violence against his fellow citizens, using the fire hose of the mainstream media, gives me pause to wonder why he has forsaken the teachings of Dr. King and to mourn his abandonment of the principals he once so bravely defended.
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You can run, but you cannot hide. Recently the Boston Children’s Hospital web page listing their corporate donors suddenly became unavailable:
I wondered if this might happen, so I decided to make a pdf copy of the entire list:
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Biomarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
Boston Scientific Foundation
Citizens Bank Foundation
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Fisher Wallace Laboratories
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
John Hancock Financial Services
J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
Liberty Mutual Foundation
Mead Johnson Nutrition
NeuroTherapeutics Pharma, Inc.
New Balance Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation
Nutricia North America
People’s Federal Savings Bank
Pioneer Investments Charitable Foundation
Cause Marketing Supporters
Alltown Convenience Stores
Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
Hyatt Regency Boston
Kidz B Kidz
Kohl’s Department Stores
Legal Sea Foods
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Roche Brothers Supermarkets
Rue La La
UNO Chicago Grill
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
American Care Car Center
Marriott Boston Hotels
McLane Company Inc.
Meineke Care Care Center
Miss American Organization
RE/MAX of New England
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Walmart Stores Inc./Sam’s Club
Marriott Boston Hotels
Champions for Children’s
Milagros para Niños Gala
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NSTAR’s Walk for Children’s
Texas Hold ‘Em
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As expected, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, together with Senator Mike Lee and a band of brave House Republicans had about as much chance of success in their battle to put a stake into the heart of ObamaCare as did Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and the 180 or so defenders of the Alamo. But let’s remember how that war turned out.
Now that the political looting and desecrations have begun, what can we learn in the post mortum of the “Great Government Shutdown of 2013”?
- The true face of the GOP establishment showed itself. Notice anything? No, John Boehner does not count as a “person of color.”
- When believers in the Constitution and government fiscal responsibility are no longer welcome, the Republican Party abdicates any pretensions to having a “big tent” and under the current management is destined for permanent minority status. Sheesh, just hang out a sign that says, “White Males Only” already. (David Frum: It would be a “blessing” for Republicans if the Tea Party left the party.)
- “GET OUT!” It is now confirmed that the GOP is as incompetent, success-averse and curmudgeonly as Bernard in Black Books. See the election results from November 4, 2008 and, especially, Republican voter turnout November 6, 2012.
- Democrats now irrefutably own ObamaCare lock, stock & barrel and they are pointing that gun directly at the heads of Americans. (Eek, why the hate speech?)
- We now know exactly who is for the government and who is for “We the people.”
- Democrats are stone-cold, mean-ass SOBs who will steam roll senior citizens and cancer-stricken kids to get what they want (see ObamaCare above). If I ever need a heart transplant, I would want Barack Obama’s or Harry Reid’s, because I want a heart that’s never been used.
- Oh yeah, the battle for “immigration reform” is next.