Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth!

Agitators created America, and it’s their feisty spirit and outright rebelliousness that we celebrate on our national holiday.
Jim Hightower

Our Founding Fathers weren’t afraid to roil the waters, to rock the boat, to make waves. They are in sharp contrast to the contemporary Left which bends over backwards to keep the waters calm. They are afraid that the slightest ripple will ramp up the rightwing noise machine who will yell at them.

They fear being accused of fomenting class warfare at a time when class warfare is most needed. As long as the Right can convince us that America is “classless” our oligarchs can continue to exploit and oppress the lower classes, which don’t exist even though they do, but it’s never spoken of in polite society.

They fear being accused of being irresponsible at a time when “responsible” behavior has given us Iraq, Afghanistan and Wall Street.

They fear being accused of creating divisiveness when divisiveness is the very life blood of democracy.

They fear being called socialists at a time when capitalism has sunk into incompetence and ineptitude.

Our nation cries for deep, systemic change. The Left demands it and then colludes in the creation of a therapeutic society that encourages the anxiety so essential to the efficient social control. They ban second-hand smoke and transfats, but vote for a Patriot Act and refuse to prosecute torturers. They bail out crooked bankers, yet let the Rust Belt crumble into decay.

The Left is too sanitary and polite to realize that the only way we can achieve freedom is to grab our oligarchs by the balls and squeeze ‘til they holler “Uncle!”

The Left’s only saving grace is that it wasn’t around in 1776.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone.

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