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Sharp left turn ahead…
December 5, 08, 11:51 am
Filed under: America, barack obama, Canada, liberalism, liberals, obama, politics, socialism

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The Boy Wonder’s recent presidential victory is not the sign of a sudden shift in American thought… it’s the result of decades of careful planning and manipulation by the left through the  media, unions and our public education system. Judi McLeod, editor of the Canada Free Press, has penned a hum-dinger of an article detailing the rise of Socialism in the U.S. and Canada. Here’s an excerpt:

History is being rewritten before our very eyes by the Socialists of two nations.

Long after we’re all gone, what has happened in a short time-span before Christmas 2008 will surely give pause to the historians.

In more temperate times, the historians would be forgiven for mistaking the latest James Bond film Quantum of Solace detailing the work of a moviedom George Soros and Maurice Strong as art imitating real life.

But only in the movies and not in real life do dramatic things happen overnight.

In reality, what has happened here and in the United States was long in the making.

Gradually over time, we elected politicians who cared not for the ecosystem of country Constitutions in comparison to their power lust. Somehow we didn’t seem to notice when government no longer worked for us, but us for them.

The average person was kept too busy coming up with the rent or the mortgage, too busy wondering why their children were learning not reading, writing and arithmetic, but how to become effective global citizens.

Politicians elected each term, by and large, got worse and worse until we reached a stage where they came not with altruism and leadership guiding their moral compass, but with teams of lawyers who could trash constitutions no matter how noble or time-honoured.

Along the way, we one day reached the level where civic politicians got to be very high handed. Instead of us being able to tell them to return from federal and international issues to take out the garbage, they told us to take out the garbage, and to put it in an increasing assembly of recycling bins.

The only real “change” politicians made manifest is the one where they no longer choose to hide their true intentions. The rats in the farmers’ barns no longer dive for cover in the loft when the farmer comes in.

They stand there boldly ready to attack the farmer and anyone else who questions their self-imposed authority.

She’s exactly right. Who before Barack Obama could have gotten away with proudly trumpeting his desire to redistribute wealth? He’s cocky about it because he can be. The barriers that used to stand in the way are now broken or at least weakened to the point where he no longer feels the need to pretend.

Full article below:

The shifting North American Unionized Map

Cartoon: Conservative Punk
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You say you want a revolution

If anyone missed The History Channel’s The Revolution which ran this past Friday, I highly recommend it. The series consists of 13 parts… but I warn you that once you start watching the individual episodes you’ll be glued to the set for the better part of a day. It is very well done and the only criticism I would have is that occasionally they recycle some of their footage — but not often enough for it to become an annoyance. All in all there is plenty of fascinating information, nicely done re-enactments and balanced commentary from historians throughout. If you’re American you’ll be awed at the risks we took and the almost impossible odds we overcame to gain our independence and defeat the giant that was Great Britain. To say we earned our freedom is a massive understatement.

While watching the program I often found myself wondering how this fight for independence would have played out in today’s political climate. This war went on for 8 years, folks.  You can bet your bayonet there would have been cries of “quagmire”, peace protests and a daily tally of soldier and civilian deaths.  Jimmy Carter would have made a special trip overseas to have tea with King George (after swinging by for a visit with the Hessians in Germany) and would have returned home declaring the monarch an “honorable man”.

Seriously, catch the show when it airs next year or if you can’t wait that long, buy the DVD set. Parts of it will give you goosebumps and other parts will have you standing and cheering. Still at other times you’ll be wondering “How the hell did we WIN this thing?” Over all, you’ll emerge from the experience with a much deeper appreciation for what we have in this country and what it took to get us here.



Un-Link me, please

In case you’re not familiar with Link TV, it’s one of those satellite networks sandwiched between all the boring university lecture channels we quickly skim over to get to Spike. It’s kind of similar to Lifetime Network, only it shows more documentaries than movies and teaches us to hate America rather than men.

Well, Link TV also sponsors a website called Dear American Voter in which touchie-feelie-warm-fuzzy types from all over the world can post videos informing and instructing us U.S. citizens on how we should vote in the upcoming elections. Isn’t that kind of them? Here’s the introduction from the front page:

The upcoming U.S. election will affect people all over the world, but only Americans will get the chance to vote. Would you like to send American voters a message? Make a video that tells how you would vote, and why. Even better, don’t just tell them, show them: How have U.S. policies already changed the place where you live? What about the lives of your friends and family? You may not have your say in the ballot box, but you can still be heard!

What’s that high-pitched whining sound I hear? Did someone leave a radio on?

Dear D.A.V.,

The reason the U.S. is the leader of the free world is because our country was founded on principles of personal liberty and rugged-individualism. There are two ways in which we can lead: either by example — by showing the world how successful and prosperous a Representative Republic which recognizes the unalienable rights of it’s citizens can be. Or we can “lead” by conciliation — by sitting down and listening to a bunch of half-informed bobble-heads from other nations lecture us on how we are responsible for meeting their needs. In the latter case, we won’t remain the leader for very long. But I guess that’s what most of you folks at Dear American Voter would really like to see anyway…… uh huh… thought so.

In closing… bite me.

Sincerely,

American Voter

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Credit good ol’ Neal Boortz for bringing this website to my attention.