Here’s something for you to chew on. Two types of people inhabit the earth: authentic and counterfeit. That’s another way of saying honest and dishonest. True or false. You get the picture. But you think this viewpoint is a vast oversimplification and therefore a bogus one. You prefer the biblical admonition that we are sinners, one and all; ergo, we all share degrees of forthrightness and fraudulence. You can only thank God that you’re so irreparably flawed. Goodness is a horribly inconvenient condition. Nonetheless, you’re not entirely willing to give up the original premise — that individual people are either one or the other — real or fake. Let’s see, you need a stark example. In America, the ideal example is politics, where you have two camps — Liberal and Conservative. You deplore these labels equally because neither is specific, but that’s an argument for another day. Let’s talk about fake and real. The premise: Liberals are dishonest and Conservatives are truthful. Liberals are hidden and Conservatives are transparent. The argument: First, you need to expose the labels. Liberals are Socialists but won’t admit it. A Liberal will quibble and say, “I’m Pro-Choice. I think we need the government to closely regulate important things like big corporations, education, welfare, social justice, agriculture, housing, income inequality, gun control, etc etc. And I think the government should be in charge of healthcare and energy because those things are too important to leave to private industry. But those views don’t make me a Socialist.” Liberals in fact adopt the most basic tenets of Socialism; yet insist their convictions don’t define them as Socialists. This rationale is called denial. Some Liberals muddy the waters even more by adopting the more Leftist word — Progressive — another euphemism for Socialism, or Communism. Bottom line is Liberals must jive, juggle and lie. Conservatives, on the other hand, are Capitalists; and they’re proud to admit it. They don’t hide behind pseudonyms or euphemisms. What you see is what you get. They believe in limited government at all levels, fiscal responsibility and individual freedom. Bottom line is Conservatives must be truthful. Like any pretender or con-artist, Liberal politicians always rely on deception to gain acceptance, realizing that raw truth would alarm the majority of Americans, but also realizing gleefully that millions of voters are stupid. Not ignorant, mind you. Stupid. Liberal duplicity is most evident in their invention and dissemination of deceptive language. By now, everyone knows the drill:
Affordable Care Act: A touchy-feely term for Nationalized Health Care.
Universal Health Care: Socialized Medicine.
Pro Choice: Vastly more appealing than the truth — Pro Death.
Affirmative Action: In others word, Gender and Race Discrimination.
Economic Justice: Code language for Wealth Redistribution.
It Takes A Village: Cradle to the grave Socialism.
Hate Crime/Speech: Any Conservative criticism aimed at Liberalism.
Gay: Homosexual is too explicit.
LGBT: Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual and Transgender is too explicit
Racial Profiling: Unfair targeting of criminals and terrorists.
Planned Parenthood: Abortion Way Station.
NPR: National Propaganda Radio
NOW: National Anti-feminine Organization.
Employees Free Choice Act: In effect, no anonymous union vote.
Internet Freedom Preservation Act: Expands regulation of the FCC — the opposite of freedom.
America’s Healthy Future Act: Socialized Medicine
Global Warming: Alias Cap & Trade
Women’s Rights: Free contraceptives.
ETC. ETC. ETC.
You are led to believe that homosexuals and other “alternative lifestyle advocates” come out of the closet to liberate themselves. Liberals should be allowed to experience that same joy, that same relief — to put aside the subterfuge among family and friends. This freedom of expression will happen only if America’s political parties offer them a clear choice — Socialist or Capitalist. Scrap the meaningless DEM and GOP. No more hiding. No more pretense. The current occupier of the WH should lead this political transformation. As a former community organizer, it would be a cinch. All he has to do is hold a press conference, gaze at his teleprompter and read the following words: “I am a Socialist and proud of it.” That’s what leaders do. Lead. And the Socialist Party will be born. Oops, back up. Some version of a Socialist Party has been kicking since the 1870′s and exists today. Allegedly, eighty-odd members of Congress are proud members of the Democratic Socialists of America. Suitably, you see, Liberals (Progressives) already have a place to go and friendly faces to greet them. What’s stopping them? Simple — they already hold a winning hand. And being a liar’s no big deal.
Legend has it that, as a boy, the first POTUS said “I cannot tell a lie.” By all accounts he carried that faithfulness through a life driven by supreme accomplishment — a transparent life documented in the most intimate detail. Fast forward 225 years and reflect on the reigning POTUS who cannot tell the truth. By all accounts, the current POTUS vaulted through life with little or no resume of accomplishment — a life for the most part undocumented, as murky as the black rivers of low country South Carolina. The first POTUS surrounded himself with men of renown based on character, integrity, intellect and service — Thomas Jefferson (Secretary of State), Alexander Hamilton(Secretary of the Treasury), Henry Knox (Secretary of War) and Edmund Randolph (Attorney General). Logically, he chose leaders who respected his values. The current POTUS also selects people who embrace his values, primary among them his unerring devotion to deceit. Clinton and Kerry are established liars; Holder is a virtuoso liar; Jay Carney is a liar; Lois Lerner is a liar; Susan Rice is a liar; Timothy Geithner is a liar. But you must give them a break. You have to lie to shield the Liar-In-Chief. Duplicity — this is the state of leadership in America. And you can’t do anything about it. You can’t change it. You’re one person. One vote. You have no power. You look to media, with its powerful influence, to uphold the most basic principles of ethics and honesty. But a polluted media instead collaborates with corruption, and worse, encourages it. Now you understand how gangs intimidate a neighborhood. How dirty cops pervert law enforcement. How Governors engage in graft. How a paper hanger becomes a dictator. This is how — by good people doing nothing. Today, the majority of Americans weep for America. They grieve for the loss of virtue, decency and fidelity. They complain. For the most part, they complain individually — whispers in a hurricane. But you suggest good people can do something — if they do it together. At exactly High Noon on July 4, 2014, 100 million individuals can leave their houses, apartments, restaurants, offices, retail stores, beach chairs, cars — wherever they may be — and simply walk to the side of the nearest street carrying a one-word sign — “RESIGN” — and display it quietly for one hour. Since you may have trouble personally contacting 100 million people, you imagine it might be more productive if some organization like The Tea Party would take ownership. It’s a simple idea, really. Take to the street where you live or happen to be at 1200 hours. No marches. No speeches. No music. No demonstration. Send a message on America’s birthday. Send it to the man who dishonors the giants who lived and died for their country. Send it to the House which has the power of the purse but cowardly refuses to wield it. Send it to a media that long since dishonored its historic devotion to any Code of Ethics. Send it to the cronies, the sycophants, puppets and other bootlickers who conspire with the Liar-In-Chief. Send it to Americans who ask what their country can do for them rather than what they can do for their country. Send it to aliens who weaken your country and disrespect their own. Send it to State Governors who, united, have the power to restore America’s values. Send it to Congress because, truly, there is no Mr. Smith in Washington. Jimmy Stewart is dead, along with other Hollywood icons who did their duty as part of America’s greatest generation. It’s not a lot to ask in defense of your country, is it? One sign. One day. One hour. 100 million whispers. Pass it on. High Noon.
The father of a college football hunk heading to the NFL should have known better than to publicly distance himself from his son’s public Gay proclamation. All the sports pundits — broadcast journalists and former players — could barely contain themselves. Although they conceded Pop’s right to an opinion, many loftily denounced him as an incorrigible father. He is the latest face of Intolerance, Injustice and Prejudice. Welcome to the new normal, Mr. Sam. No one — but no one — bothered to question the athlete’s media motives beyond the various trite expressions of “liberation.” For that matter, pundits never examine the pragmatic reasons behind public declarations of sexual orientation. You are left to believe that sexual preference must be the decisive attribute of Gay persons — more critical than character, personality, spirituality, disposition, temperament, intellect or ability. Failing to understand the motives behind the need for public testimony, you are left with an obvious conclusion: Certain homosexuals want to make sure everyone gets the message about the most personal, private aspect of their lives, perhaps for three reasons: one, to conveniently broaden companion opportunities in their personal lives; two, to conveniently narrow or eliminate interest from the opposite sex; and three, eliminate the confusion and conjecture of family, friends and co-workers. You get it. Clear the air. While these motives make practical sense, you can’t help wondering if they constitute the entire story. You have known and worked with homosexuals and lesbians who went about their lives quietly with no announcements or other fanfare of any kind. Friends and co-workers knew the score without being told. A private life was — well — a private life. The attitude was live and let live, as long as everyone pulled his/her weight and respected the workplace. As a former athlete, you can appreciate that NFL players must feel the same way about their workplace. But there’s a compelling difference between a business office and a locker room. Something tells you that school cheerleaders would feel somewhat uneasy if either you or an avowed lesbian joined their showers. Or maybe times have changed. Maybe today’s athletes couldn’t care less. The pundits seem to think there’s no room for discrimination in the locker room, regardless of the intimate atmosphere. And, certainly in the case of Sam the Younger, his college teammates, we are led to believe, are fully supportive and pass no judgment whatsoever. Which again raises the question: If Sam the Younger opened the closet door with those that knew him best, why did the entire world have a need to know? Some logically might accuse him of politicizing the issue. Or seeking Gay celebrity status. At least you can be sure of one thing. You’ll never discover the true motivation because media critics won’t touch it. No, they have Sam the Elder to skewer for daring to express his provincial opinions.