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REQUIEM

Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010

6/05/2008

Is This America's Future?

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I am afraid for America.

The democrat party has just effectively nominated a man for the office of President of the United States ... leader of the free world ... who despises individual freedom, who envisions capitalism as a virulent cancer, who considers white people an enemy to be contained and overpowered, who sees government as a beneficent god, who places no value on right and truth, and who sees himself as a savior embarked on a crusade whose ends justify whatever means necessary.

The democrat party’ has nominated Barack Obama. Not the American people who define themselves as democrats. The party itself is to-the-bone corrupt – not only as regards its wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing policies and platforms, but also in its methods of defining itself and choosing its leadership. The democrat party's nominating process has become so convoluted (primarily, but not exclusively, via the introduction of ‘super-delegates’) as to render the votes of ‘average Americans’ meaningless. ‘Super-delegates’ are the nominating process’s equivalent of federal judges. They are appointed gods, whose purpose is to declare null and void the will of the people, should that will run contrary to the will of the party puppet-masters.

But I digress -- and foolishly, too, since I don’t give a rat’s patoot how ridiculously unfair the democrat party is to its adherents. Let the party implode ... or explode ... or spontaneously combust ... or bicker itself into oblivion. Any such demise would represent a victory for freedom, no matter the form it takes.

Barack Obama has aligned himself all of his adult life with people who judge others by the color of their skin – people who consider blacks as oppressed and whites as oppressors.

Barack Obama has aligned himself all of his adult life with people who consider America to be a society whose national character is defined by the (sometimes brutal) accumulation of power over other civilizations, the pillaging of the environment, and the worshipping of greedy capitalist doctrine -- which, by definition, is inherently evil.

Barack Obama has aligned himself all of his adult life with people who believe that government (defined as a self-appointed elite group of pseudo-altruists) is the solution to the rampant greed and baseness that result from individual freedom. Freedom must be restrained in deference to a perverted concept of ‘equality’. And government is the only viable ‘restrainer’.

Barack Obama has aligned himself all of his adult life with people who believe in ‘villages’ rather than individuals. Call it Marxism, if you like. Or collectivism. Or socialism. Whatever words you choose, paint the individual in your portrait as seated in a hard, rigid, straight-back chair, under a merciless glaring light, with shackles around his wrists and ankles, answering to a government interrogator who demands mediocrity and compliance.

Barack Obama has aligned himself all of his adult life with people who believe that material success, in both the business and individual realms, is evidence of moral decay and lack of compassion for one’s fellow man – unless said material success is enjoyed by a member of the ruling elite, in which case it is simply evidence of an innate cultural superiority -- a necessary trapping in order to distinguish the elite from the masses.

Barack Obama has aligned himself all of his adult life with people who preach tolerance and brotherly love, yet who speak pejoratively about, and, in extreme cases, seek to punish, those who do not share their views. Psychoanalyzing, and demonizing, ‘the opposition’ (i.e., individualistic, freedom-loving Americans) has been honed into a veritable art form. Obama and his ilk have developed the enviable ability to quack like a duck without being mistaken for one.

Barack Obama has aligned himself all of his adult life with people who have little or no comprehension of the history and foundations of America, but who are extraordinarily gifted in using words. In Obama’s world, glibness and charisma occupy a significantly higher plane than do historical fact and personal integrity. Nebulous, poetic verbiage has assumed much more power and value than facts and deeply-held principles, and the honest interpretation of their relevance.

There are many more examples of the less-than-stellar qualities of ‘friends of Barack’, but I’d like to make another (more important?) point before I lose you.

That such a man would rise to the top of America’s political leadership is reason for deep concern.

That half of the American electorate is considering electing him president in November is evidence of the ignorance that is rampant among the American electorate.

Of course there are those among us who actually believe in the leftist, racist, elitist, anti-liberty, anti-capitalist doctrine that is at the core of Barack Obama’s political philosophy. And their votes are every bit as legitimate as yours and mine.

But, for every American voter who casts a vote for Obama truly understanding his political philosophy, there will be ten others who vote for him because they are ignorant (i.e., destitute of knowledge or education) about what that philosophy represents, and the evil, destructive repercussions it will portend for us all.

And you can bet that (1) the ‘academics’ whose charge it is to teach our young people in America’s colleges and universities, (2) those in decision-making positions in the mainstream media, and (3) those who choose to use their stage/screen/music/sports celebrity beyond their intellectual ability to do so, will be doing their best to ensure that the ignorance quotient of the American electorate remains intact, at least through November 4th.

Every now and then, there are those who point to a political figure and whisper the term ‘anti-Christ’. I always tend to view such label-affixers with a large degree of suspicion and skepticism.

Yet there are other ‘anti’ labels that fill me with real and significant dread. I am proud of my white, Anglo-Saxon ancestry. I value human liberty. I respect success ... achievement ... rugged individualism ... capitalist doctrine ... and limited, Constitutional government. And I despise any man seeking national office whose political philosophy seeks to limit or destroy all of the above.

Barack Obama is such a man, and I am afraid for America.

~ joanie

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Today I heard somebody say that Obama "has no substance." I think there's tons of substance, but it's all toxic.

marcus aurelius said...

Very well said (as always), and every word true (as always). Good work, Joanie.

john galt said...

God bless you for your courage and your eloquence.

Anonymous said...

You’ve got his number. It’s too bad almost half of the rest of America doesn’t.

Proudpodunknative said...

The man is a racist and a Marxist and the media portrays him as a "man of change." You bet he is! Reagan defeated the Soviet Union and Obama uses it as a model for Amerika.

all_good_men said...

This will be the first politically correct campaign. If you question Barack Obama's associations, you are a racist. If you question Barack Obama's experience, you are a racist. If you question Barack Obama's plans for the economy, you are a racist. If you question Barack Obama's foreign policy, you are a racist. If you question Barack Obama's wife because she is a campaign surrogate, you are a racist. However, Barack Obama gives nice speeches.

calbrindisi said...

You're smokin' today Joanie! Great article!

Anonymous said...

You right wing loonies are just steamed that your beloved idiot war-monger has written your epitaph as a party.

kathymlynczak said...

How on earth did you find your way here, "anonymous?" Try Googling for a Soros site. You'll feel much more at home there.

smithy said...

Barack Obama has aligned himself all of his adult life with people who have little or no comprehension of the history and foundations of America, but who are extraordinarily gifted in using words. In Obama’s world, glibness and charisma occupy a significantly higher plane than do historical fact and personal integrity. Nebulous, poetic verbiage has assumed much more power and value than facts and deeply-held principles, and the honest interpretation of their relevance.

That's the most maddening thing of all. I'm so sick of hearing about "change" and "new ideas" and "fresh perspective." What the hell does all that mean? Nothing! Let's analyze where this guy stands on the important issues. The pols and the media are avoiding that.

2ndAmendmentDefender said...

Good analysis, Joanie. Way to cut to the quick.

Anonymous said...

How on earth did you find your way here, "anonymous?" Try Googling for a Soros site. You'll feel much more at home there.

You have an odd definition of "free speech," Kathy dear.

Anonymous said...

The entire presidential nominating process has been subverted by the far left and nobody's going to do a damn thing about it.

Max Shapiro said...

You do very good work Joanie.

I share your fears.

Gary Burgess said...

And you can bet that (1) the ‘academics’ whose charge it is to teach our young people in America’s colleges and universities, (2) those in decision-making positions in the mainstream media, and (3) those who choose to use their stage/screen/music/sports celebrity beyond their intellectual ability to do so, will be doing their best to ensure that the ignorance quotient of the American electorate remains intact, at least through November 4th.

The results of this election will depend on their success in doing that, more than anything else. We need to pray that they fail.

lori_gmeiner said...

I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.

That is the Democratic nominee’s idea of what the role of government should be.

Check out The Obama File. Apparently not too many Americans are interested in it.

Anonymous said...

God help us if he is elected.

Minuteman23 said...

I'll say it again: You need to have a syndicated column, or run for national office.

livefreeordie said...

One day into his "presumptive nominee" status, and Barack Obama is already showing how incredibly relevant and dangerous his inexperience will be should he be elected.

Trying to outdo John McCain during an AIPAC speech, Barack said that Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel.

American foreign policy on this matter has long been that the two parties should settle the dispute themselves. Ed Morrisey at Hot Air explains: The US has no official position on the status of Jerusalem other than to insist that the two parties work it out between themselves. It is considered one of the most sensitive points in negotiations between the PA and Israel, and most diplomats avoid mentioning it at all to avoid unnecessary provocations while trying to get the two parties to talk.

Obama apparently doesn’t know that — because he hasn’t any experience at it. True dat, Ed. So incredibly dubious and uneducated was Barack's statement that it sparked outrage from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, forcing Obambi to once again "clarify his remarks" saying that "Well, obviously, it's going to be up to the parties to negotiate a range of these issues."

So which is it Barry? Should Jerusalem remain the undevided capital of our ally Israel, or should the two parties involved just hash it out between themselves? Should the United States back Israel's position or the Palestinians'? Or is the whole mess just too confusing for an inexperienced, unprepared and altogether wimp of a man like yourself to tackle?

Congratualtions, Democrats, you've managed to nominate the most unqualified person in history to be leader of the free world...

http://www.rightupfront.org/2008/06/obama-misspeaks-on-jerusalemforced-to.html

robmaroni said...

Excellent as always, Joanie.

Have a great vacation!

Brad Zimmerman said...

Anti-McCain Republicans are going to have to decide if they’re going to take their ball and go home or show up and play. I sure hope they're up to playing. This guy is terrifying.

Anonymous said...

"Congratualtions, Democrats, you've managed to nominate the most unqualified person in history to be leader of the free world..."

That is their entire point.

The weaker the stooge they put in place, the more malleable he is to bend to their will.

And the more grateful he is as he dances to their bidding.

SidBreem said...

The weaker the stooge they put in place, the more malleable he is to bend to their will.

And the more grateful he is as he dances to their bidding.


Precisely.

Fred Nicholas said...

This'll make you sick:

Could Obama Get 40% of the Evangelical Vote?

Nobody said Christians had to be smart.

d_o'connor said...

San Franciso (where else?) Chronicle: Obama is a "Rare Kind of Attuned Being". Man, you'd think he was the second coming.

SharonGold said...

Lori, thank you for the link. There's a lot of valuable information there that I'll be passing on.

John Cooper said...

The Audacity of the Democrats by Rocco DiPippo
~~~~~
"Until recently in our history, a President Barack Obama would have been an impossibility. But given the political and ideological climate that exists today in America, the ascension of a leftist like Barack Obama into presidential politics makes perfect sense. Beliefs like domestic terrorist William Ayers's and racist, anti-US preacher Jeremiah Wright's are no longer met with utter scorn or a trip to behind the woodshed, but are embraced, promoted and defended by many Americans. Think MoveOn, International ANSWER, think hordes of young neo-communists and their indoctrinating, puppet-master Marx-spouting professors. Think Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, Noam Chomsky, Ward Churchill and his acolytes. Think NYU, Columbia, The New School and Harvard. Most importantly, ponder the makeup and direction of the Democratic Party leadership. Like Barack Obama and his radical friends, it is appallingly far Left.

"Ideological descendants of Marx and Rousseau now lead the Democratic Party and they have turned it into a disloyal opposition to an increasingly accommodating GOP. They have molded the Party into a force working stridently and unashamedly against a Commander in Chief during wartime. They have made it a den of treachery devoted to American defeat in Iraq. They preside over an institution advised and influenced by moneyed, non-governmental groups and individuals with unquestionably anti-US agendas who help make the Party a pseudo-intellectual sinkhole filled with perverse, tried-and-failed ideas repulsive to the majority of Americans. Those ideas are shaped into agendas which are then forced on the public by an activist leftwing judiciary and by a major media and arts consortium shot through with utter disrespect, indeed contempt, for traditional American values, religions and institutions.

"The Democratic Party has devolved into a club for the illegitimately aggrieved, the self-absorbed, the self-hating and the perpetually pissed-off. It is a sanctuary where solipsistic malcontents and their disjointed causes find refuge and support. It has long ceased being an earnest gathering of broad minds where man's timeless problems are examined against the backdrop of the Constitution and solutions to them proposed based on the actual realities of the human condition. It is now the political province of the intellectually deceased, where frightened, lock-step ideologues and other small men and women concoct and promote divisive, destructive, weird and cowardly policies developed within a not-so-quaint, quasi-Marxist stricture of gender, class and race.
~~~~~

Read it all.

jim said...

Thanks for the link Cooper. Interesting, to say the least. But most Americans don't give a damn.

Luis said...

great writing Joanie.

You make a clear case for why America should be afraid. Due to the position of America as a superpower that has brought much stability to the world over many years, by extension I am afraid for the world.

daveburkett said...

Cooper, your DiPippo commentary is excellent! I urge every reader here to read the whole thing. You won't read anything quite as accurate very often these days.

John Cooper said...

Little Green Footballs is on Obama like a duck on a Junebug.

Obama's Plan for Iraq In short, his plan is 1. immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops, 2. Turn Iraq over to the United Nations, 3. Negotiate with Iran and Syria, and 4. Prosecute U.S. troops for war crimes.

...and my personal favorite: Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama This last is a "group" on Obama's official website. At least the man isn't not hiding what he really believes in

fascismisyouworstenemy said...

Bravo, Joanie! You ALWAYS "tell it like it is."

fascismisyourworstenemy said...

Nice links, John. Every voter should read the last one especially. Obama couln't be elected dog catcher. But they won't and he will. We are a nation of suicidal morons.

Clive Morton said...

Talk about a politically correct "litmus test" for Supreme Court judges. Here is a recent Obama quote on what he would require of his appointees:

The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges.

The hell with upholding the Constitution!

Clive Morton said...

A brilliant essay here. Thank you.

Arlene Allbrecht said...

You cover most of the bases about Obama's background and beliefs, Joanie, but you didn't touch on the Muslim connection. That needs to be investigated and it isn't being handled by the media at all.

John Cooper said...

Obama won't release his birth certificate, either. The rumor is that he was actually born in Kenya, not Hawaii, which would make him ineligible to fill the office of president.

robmaroni said...

Cooper, if that were true, the talk shows and blogs would be all over it. He didn't get where he is today without having his country of birth verified and scrutinized.

Anonymous said...

Don't you think the Replicans have researched this birth certificate thing?

Barry up the road said...

God bless you Joanie.

And God save America.

John Cooper said...

The birth certificate thing is probably just BS. OTOH, I have my *original* birth certificate in my safe deposit box.

I was *required* by federal regulations to produce it in order to rent an aircraft.

Shouldn't Obama be required to produce *his* birth certificate in order to assume the office that makes the regulations that I have to suffer?

lori_gmeiner said...

The birth certificate thing has me suspicious too, John.

I also have my original, and I had to present it for any number of reasons over the years - mostly for licenses.

It has to be on file somewhere, and it has to be public record, if I'm not mistaken. I'm amazed that no one has cleared up the issue either way. Either produce it or demand that it be produced!

Charles turner said...

Great commentary. Clearly thought out arguments. I'll be passing this on.

calbrindisi said...

The recent Supreme Court decision about the "rights" of the Gitmo detainees underscores the need to vote for McCain, even though we might have to hold our nose to do so. The Supreme Court appointments are extremely important.

cw-patriot said...

Thanks, all, for the informative, insightful comments! (Rick and I have been on vacation, in Maine, just arriving home this evening, so I haven't been able to respond to all of them, but appreciate all of the excellent input!)

Thanks, and best, to you all. Will be back in the swing of things soon. :)

~ joanie

John Cooper said...

A zinger by Orson Scott Card: Obama's Real Religion

The article is about the secular religion of the left - environmentalism. Unfortunately for America, McCain has sipped that kool-aid as well.

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cw-patriot said...

Dr. S. -- Surely you can find something better to do than stopping in here to attempt to muck up this site. Thank you, in advance, for refraining from any more infantile comments, or, better yet, for staying away altogether.

Anonymous said...

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got
around to Obama and his bid to be President.

The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a 'post turtle'.

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and
you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'.'

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain.

'You know he didn't get up there by himself,

he doesn't belong up there,

he doesn't know what to do while he is up there,

and you just wonder what kind of a dumb ass put him up there to begin with.'

.

charles fitzwater said...

Even though you don't "document" your claims, this is an excellent opinion piece worthy to be included in any major newspaper, but it goes without saying that it wouldn't be.

johnsteever said...

If Obama and the Dems win in November, they will silence talk radio and any other opposition; they will tax the productive and enable the shiftless; and they will invite another, more devastating, terrorist attack.

It won't be the first time apathy brought down a civilization, but it might be the last.

Proudpodunknative said...

More than anything else, I think the arrogance of the Obamas is going to do them in. That's not their worst trait but it's the one that the people can pick up on the quickest, even in 30 second sound bites. They look down on the rest of us and they get angry and abusive at anyone who doesn't think as they do. Just the qualities we need in a President and First Lady, wouldn't you say?

John Cooper said...

Post turtle! LOL! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Barack Hussein Obama

COMMANDER IN CHIEF

OF THE US ARMED FORCES


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