Monday, April 19, 2010
A tale of two countries
"The American flag stands for hatred, warmongering, and imperialism."
"Our free-market system is responsible for killing and oppressing millions of people." From "Why The Left Hates America click here to learn more
This disturbing quote pretty much sums up the problem we have in America today. There are a large number of people in academia, the media, politics and everyday life who believe that America is to blame for the problems in this world today.
The quote above comes from one Daniel Flynn the author of "Why The Left Hates America".
Mr. Flynn goes on to ask the question "Is America really that bad?" and answers this question with the following..."It is if you accept the lies and propaganda from the anti-American Left in our own country. This dismal, distorted view of the greatest, freest nation in history comes from a Left who would rather idolize Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro than honor George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who burn down businesses and destroy property to protest free markets, and who fight alongside radical terrorists rather than against them".
Here is the crux of our current trouble. One half of the people believe in the promise of America, the Constitution, and a democratic republican form of government that has done more to secure human freedom than any system in history. The other half want to destroy that system and start over again, preferably in a Marxist Leninist model!
Recently we have heard and,since today is the anniversary of the horrible attack against America in Oklahoma city,are going to here a lot about the dangers of violence from the far right!! Yet the left has been protesting violently against this country for years and their sympathizers in the mainstream media have rarely been critical of their actions. Indeed most often these left wing domestic terrorists have been held up by the media as heroes!!
I'm reminded of the lead up to the most recent Iraq war. The left took to the streets in droves often being quite strident in their denunciations of America, the war, and George Bush. These same folks openly called for the death of the President and even likened him to Hitler. And what was the response of media reporters at the time? Well some of them donned big smiles and marched in solidarity with these often anti-American, and sometimes violent leftist protesters.
Contrast this with the way ordinary, hardworking, rank and file Americans at tea party and pro gun protests have been portrayed by the neo marxists in the media and congress. No smiling journalists joining the protest here. Oh no these folks who love America,and are concerned for their freedom, are portrayed as enemies of the state who need to be silenced and intimidated into submission by the left.
We truly have become a house divided. A house divided by love for America, the Constitution, and individual freedom and a deep seated hatred of all things American and especially our heritage, traditions, and values.
Consider this quote..."a Left who would rather idolize Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro than honor George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who burn down businesses and destroy property to protest free markets, and who fight alongside radical terrorists rather than against them.
For me this is the best illustration of my point. We have seen communist murderers like Che Guevara, Ho-Chi Mihn and Mao Tsi Tung portrayed as heroes by those on the not so extreme left. Most recently by displays of Che posters in Obama campaign headquarters and by members of the current White House staff who have claimed Mao as a personal hero.
So I ask who are the real threat to America Americans who love this nation, the Constitution, and the freedoms that made this country great or the leaders of the left who despise everything this country stands for?