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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Road Ahead

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have.”  Pres. Gerald Ford

Tonight was just the beginning for the Tea Party candidates. Whether actual Tea Party candidates won, or whether stronger conservative Republican candidates head for the elect ions in November, we’ve got a lot of hard work to do.

It’s not just a matter of putting up strong candidates. That’s the easy part. Here in New Jersey, it’s convincing the voters – especially those in the weed wacking, beer binging, moderate younger generation who’ve swallowed the Liberal fairy tales – that America is in trouble and needs to get back on the Conservative track.

We have generations’ worth of damage control to do on the Conservative brand. The Liberals have been hacking away at it for years, painting people who care about freedom and free enterprise, not free lunches, as country club snobs sipping martinis as they read the Wall Street Journal and live off their trust funds. That kind of portrayal came as a surprise to my working class parents at the time, let me tell you.

Conservatives allowed themselves to be branded when they shouldn’t have and now all we have is a weak-willed generation that prides itself on its moderate stance. “Can’t we all just get along?” Liberal Lite. Someone needs to douse them with cold water and make them understand just what liars the Liberals are.

This is a pampered generation that has no concept of deprivation. So they fear it and will do anything to avoid it, even to surrendering all their freedoms to a nanny state government who scruples not to blame “robber barrons” for the problems the government caused.

As long as they feel good about themselves, who cares? Oh look, we’ve helped the poor, the underprivileged, the environment. Helped them to do what, exactly? About ten years ago, I participated in a community rejuvenation project. We planted a community garden.

As the volunteers worked and toiled, the residents stood on their steps, watching. Finally, one of the volunteers rather sarcastically invited the residents to help out. The residents refused. They said that it was a dangerous neighborhood and that the drug dealers were watching. Anyone caught “helping” – in their own neighborhood – could expect retribution after we left.

The local police, standing guard over us as escorts, confided to us that they expected by morning that all the greenery we had planted would be uprooted and resold on the black market.

One of the history lessons this generation failed to learn was that of the 19th century immigrants and of the Great Depression. The European immigrants came here with nothing. There was no Social Security back then to bolster them. They were expected to have a sponsor, a trade, and some command of the English language before they were allowed to enter the country.

These same poor immigrants found success in America through no other means than their own toil and perseverance. They formed communities, but even within those communities, help only extended so far, because everyone was in the same boat. Slackers would be thrown overboard.

That same work ethic doesn’t exist today. In its place is welfare and Social Security. Political correctness and social justice, maladies that are eating away at the fabric of our American culture and replacing it with a new tyranny, a new feudal system.

If someone doesn’t wake the Mod Generation out its drug-induced stupor, shake them out of their socialist dream, and teach them that freedom is a privilege, we’ll all be enslaved with them.

That means countering every blithering idiot socialist blogger, every newspaper editorial defending unions, multiculturalism, and the welfare state, every environmental fairy tale movie out of Hollywood.

We need to return to reality if we are to save America and in order to do that, we’re going to need some really loud alarm clocks. Rodney Frelinghuysen is headed for the general elections. Luzzi just didn’t have to war chest to challenge him.

A friend and I were discussing the matter. He voted for Frelinghuysen. He said the Congressman seems to have re-discovered his conservative roots. But for how long? The tendency towards moderation is still there. Now that he’s secure in his nomination, will he return to pandering to the Moderates?

They’ve got the bit in their teeth, the numbers, the “Power”. The fact that they’re enamored of that word speaks volumes. Nothing but disaster, hitting bottom is likely to awaken them to the damage they’ve done – and then they’ll simply follow Obama’s lead and conveniently blame the other party. They may just be too brainwashed to wake up.

So what the Tea Parties have done in the last year or so is stage an intervention. It’s literally the last stand. We’re teetering on the brink. The Liberals laugh in their sleeves at our menace of repealing Obamacare. It won’t happen as long as he’s in office and Moderates are swayed by Liberal rhetoric, marginalizing anyone who shows an ounce of spirit as angry and bigoted.

We may be screaming in the wind, though. Like the Linda Hamilton character in Terminator 2, we shake the prison bars and yell at the top of our lungs, but those we try to warn continue on their oblivious course. Frustrating and futile as it seems, we must persevere, though, and demonstrate to these blockheads, like the little children they are, the dangers of drinking the government Kool-Aid.


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