Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pinch Yourself---Before Reality Hits You in The Head

Dan Friedman just forwarded Melanie Phillips's fine Spectator article "Pinch Yourself". Phillips writes:

>"The contrast between, on the one hand, the huge amount of material about Obama’s radical associations that has been published in on-line journals and in a few brave newspapers, and on the other the refusal by big media to address it and to vilify those who do, becomes more astounding by the day...

"...through the Annenberg Challenge, Obama and Ayers channelled funds to extremist anti-American Afrocentric ‘educational’ programmes which were a carbon-copy of the world view of Pastor Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s black racist mentor who, under pressure, Obama was forced to repudiate. These programmes promoted, amongst other radical ideas, the ‘rites of passage’ philosophy which attempted to create a ‘virtually separate and intensely anti-American black social world’ in order to ‘counter the potentially detrimental effects of a Eurocentrically oriented society.’ One such teacher taught that

"‘The submission to Western civilization and its most outstanding offspring, American civilization, is, in reality, surrender to white supremacy.’"

The aftermath of the 2008 election may play out this way. The media's lying will hit home to America's bamboozled electorate when inflation, stagnant economic opportunity and reduced standards of living are coupled with Obama's egregious foreign policy mis-steps. The outcome may be a libertarian counter-revolution that is stronger and more pointed than the Reagan revolution and may result in a reformation or outright replacement of the Republican Party.

What is astonishing about this election is that it is as close as it is and that despite overt propagandizing by the media, which has done irreparable harm to it, along with three decades of Republican expansion of government, the recent overt and massive transfer of wealth from the average American to the wealthy, banks and debtors through the Republican bailout plan, and three decades of inflationary Republican monetary policies, the Republicans are as close as they are.

In other words, the media has had trouble lying for Barack Obama even though they have lied more aggressively than ever before and their lying has made them and their readers, viewers and listeners appear to be ignorant fools. This may be the election that does final damage to the remaining remnant of the PAM media's credibility.

Obama's going to go down because his ideas are so bad, and he is is going to bring Progressivism and the media down with him.

One final point: this may be good for freedom-loving Americans. The Republican Party has been the "Progressive Party" while the Democratic Party has been the "Social Democratic Party" for the last century. There is no longer any freedom party. A series of social upheavals created by a left-wing American government may become the best opportunity believers in freedom have had since the 1950s.

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