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January 16, 2007

On The Insanity Of the Democrats, Their Topsy-Turvy World-View, And Some Recent Solemn Celebrations.

Lately, frenzied like ravenous wolves by the smell of the blood of the fresh kill of their November victory, emboldened rabid Democrats have shamefully availed themselves even of the most solemn occasions, such as the passing of our 38th President, President Gerald R. Ford, and the commemoration of the 78th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and made mockeries of them by, as Fox News Chief Washington correspondent Jim Angle pointed out in his reportage on Dr. King yesterday, "appropriating" the message and the legacy of such men, and latching unto it their own perverse agendas.

Such was the case when at the recent passing of President Ford, Bob Woodward, of Watergate infamy and notoriety, and other of his colleague hacks, could not even wait for "rigor mortis" to set in, before they began to eagerly publicize and scandalize comments made by the former President, confidentially to them, in recent interviews, in which he criticized some of Bush's policies in Iraq and his handling of the war.

This, amazingly, completely oblivious to and with total disregard for, the grief of his widow, First Lady Betty Ford, and of the Ford family, and indeed, of the entire nation in mourning at his passing; even as the body of our former President Laid in State in the Capitol Rotunda, and the nation honored him in solemn funeral ceremonies.

Add to this the unsavory comments made by Columnist Maureen Dowd of The New York Times (surprise?), even as Ford Laid in State, berating his legacy for having being a "Mentor" to both, ex- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and Vice President Cheney - who happen to be the foremost "nemeses" of the left and the Democrats after George W. Bush - disingenuously wishing in some tenuous way to make the deceased President somehow partly responsible for the war in Iraq, for simply having taken Rumsfeld and Cheney under his wing in their youth! Now, how absurd is that? What is more, how totally insensitive, vulgar, and crass is such petty, partisan, political mongering, even as the President Laid in State and was being mourned by the nation?

Apparently Senator Barbara Boxer's incredible crassness of insinuating to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to her face that she was a barren woman, in a recent Committee attended by both, since Miss Rice has dedicated her life to her career and has no children, and thereby unqualified, according to Ms. Boxer, to make policy decisions on sending our young men and women to war because she has no "stake" in the matter unlike military mothers do, is not the appalling exception to how low and dirty the Democrats will stoop in order to advance their traitorous agenda of defeatism and surrender to our enemies, but rather, sadly, representative of the present Democratic norm for decency, civility, and values.

And then came all the lunacy unleashed on account of the Dr. King celebrations.

Defeated 2004 Vice Presidential candidate, and 2008 Presidential hopeful, John Edwards, speaking yesterday at the Riverside Church in New York where Dr. King often spoke, in an impassioned speech said that: "...silence is betrayal! Speak out and stop this escalation now..." referring to President Bush's plan to redeploy 20,000 more troops to Iraq in order to secure Baghdad.

How asinine is that? Not "speaking out," in other words not being an "activist" hell-bent on cutting-and-running and achieving our surrender and defeat in Iraq as the Democrats will have us do, is a "betrayal"? To whom? To the Jihadists that attacked us on 9/11 and killed 3000 innocent American people? To the insurgents in Iraq tearing the country apart, bombing innocent men, women, and children on a daily basis, torturing captives by drilling holes into their heads and throwing them all mangled into the Tigris, kidnaping and cutting-off the heads of innocent foreign nationals, and carrying out suicide bombings? To the Islamists that vehemently chant "Death to America" daily and wish to annihilate Israel off the face of the earth and kill all Americans in a nuclear orgy?

Certainly not to the men and women of our military now fighting them!

It would seem self-evident that the Jihadists and the insurgents are the ones that we will be "betraying" if we keep "silent" and not condemn the war effort as Edward wants, and do not become instrumental activists in achieving the defeat and surrender in Iraq the Democrats seek! I am sure that Bin Laden, Ahmadinejad, and the terrorists, are in complete agreement with Mr. Edwards.

It is utterly unbelievable that in their sick, twisted, logic, and perverse reasoning, Edwards and the Democrats would call surrender and retreat a "victory," defeat a "success," humiliation an "honor," and to boot accuse anyone of "betrayal" who is not actively aiding and abetting them to achieve their heinous goals, or that opposes them altogether.

Rather, it is they, the Democrats, Edwards and his sick, perverted, ilk who are the traitors, who would have us not only lose in Iraq and expose ourselves to the inevitable spilling of such Jihadist terrorist carnage, bloodshed, and violence, as we see in Baghdad - which will follow us emboldened by our cowardice an our defeatism - unto the very streets of our cities; but who by the ignominious defeat and retreat from the battlefield they so strive to make into a reality, would invalidate the sacrifice, and make a mockery, of the 3000 American soldiers that have given their lives in the conflict, and of the thousands that have come back maimed and wounded, in order for us to achieve the "victory" that these Democrat traitors so disdain, and now wish to give away to the insurgents and the terrorists.

What would the Democrats and Mr. Edwards say to these our fallen and injured Heroes and their families? Perhaps like his Vietnam traitor running mate, John Kerry, they would say something like: "Sorry guys, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well and stay here at home and smoke pot and wave Viet Cong flags like Clinton and I did. But you, with your quaint ideas about serving your country and playing the patriotic clowns, you put yourselves in harm's way by joining our hated military. Now you got stuck in Iraq and got killed or maimed. Well, you know what? You all died and or have destroyed your lives in vain! Guess what? We are pulling out! Tata!"

Will this be the Democrat's answer, if they have their way, to the sacrifices that our Heroes would then have made in vain, because of their petty partisan politics, their sick elitist internationalist leftist ideology, mendacity, banality, cowardice, and outright treason?

But John Edwards was not the only one to use the celebration of the life of Dr. King, in order to attach their insidious agendas to his legacy.

At the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King preached, all the speakers took turns berating the war in Iraq and savaging the President and the administration. Sadly it looked more like a leftist Marxist pep-rally than the services commemorating the memory and the achievements of a great man.

A lot of off-the-wall remarks and assertions were made by the speakers, disgracing the same pulpit from which Dr. King had preached, such as claiming we went into Iraq because of oil. But what was utterly insane, was the harangue by one Reverend Smith comparing the execution of Saddam Hussein - the "Butcher of Baghdad," a brutal dictator responsible for the deaths of over 300,000 of his fellow Iraqis, who used chemical and biological weapons against his own people, and personally murdered dozens of people - with the Crucifixion of Christ, saying Saddam had "hung in the gallows of our arrogance, and in such arrogance we have not turned to our God and said: 'Forgive us for we know not what we do.' "

My God! That has to be the most outrageous, twisted, insane comparison ever made; even for Democrat activists in their "Alice in Wonderland" topsy-turvy world where gay couples get married by women priests in front of downward pointing upturned crucifixes, the smoke from cigarettes is bad, but replacing it with the smoke of marihuana is good, alcohol is abhorred, but illegal drugs are fine, where "defeat" is victory, "humiliation" is an honor, and "betrayal" is patriotism.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great American, who at a time of prejudice and social injustices, had the courage to raise his voice from the pulpit of his Church to denounce them, when Afro-Americans had no public venue in which to make their voices heard, and who, with his non-violent movement for the civil rights of all Americans, regardless of skin color, verily changed the face of our nation. The merits of his accomplishments speak for themselves.

However, he has been lionized to such an extent, that one has to wonder if the true man, the Martin who undertook such accomplishments, with all his inherent human faults and virtues, has not somehow been lost in all the shuffle, the grandstanding, the manipulation of his legacy, and all the "deifying," by all of those who have, as Jim Angle said, "appropriated" his legacy to advance their own personal political ambitions and their agendas!

It is a common human trait that for some reason, perhaps closure, since time immemorial, we imbue our "departed," and idolize them, with many characteristics and virtues that perhaps in sooth they did not have in life. I mean no offense to the memory of Dr. King, but I wonder, how he would be perceived today, had not an assassin's bullet made him into a "martyr," and "deified" him as a secularist American god, but that he would still be alive? Would he have become by now another "Welfare Pimp" like those who marched on Washington elbow to elbow with him, were part of his civil rights movement, and partook of his struggle, such as Reverends Jackson and Sharpton?

That is one of those imponderables of life which will never be answered, yet in light of the trajectory of such as Jackson and Sharpton, and the blatant way in which Dr. King's legacy has been manipulated by such as Reverend Smith, one must entertain that it is a sad possibility.

I wonder how his "I have a dream..." would resound today had that been the case. It certainly would not have the impact it has now been given, had he ultimately turned out to be just another Jackson, Sharpton, Reverend Smith, or such as those that have made of Dr. King's "lionized" legacy their proprietary key to fame, fortune, and the fulfillment of their political aspirations and other worldly ambitions.

Cross posted from Hyscience

Posted by Althor at January 16, 2007 8:08 PM

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