by Brad Nelson
I was doing a little channel surfing a while ago and ran across “The Diary of Anne Frank” playing on TCM. I didn’t watch it because once you’ve read the book (the actual diary), there’s absolutely no reason to watch the movie. And of all the over-rated or just esoteric “classics” out there, that diary isn’t one of them. It’s a true gem. I highly recommend it. And it’s not a depressing read if that is what is holding you back. It’s well worth the time.
But I was watching a few minutes of the movie and wondering how it comes to pass that people of a certain race or ethnicity have to actually hide in order to stay alive. How does that happen?
And then I was reminded of the orchestrated campaign going on right now by the Left to paint all the Tea Party members as dangerous kooks and would-be terrorists. Even the former Speaker of the House equated them with Nazis, and recently the president had more dismissive words. The lapdog mainstream press (which acts much like the old Soviet Union’s “Pravda”) are the echo chamber for this campaign by the Left whose goal is basically to define in the minds of people everywhere that those who protest the current Democratic regime — and Big Brother government — are potentially violent kooks and terrorists.
This is how the Left operates. And one must remember that the Nazis where National Socialists. They were of the Left. The Left is always about using scapegoats as a means to power. And what could be more of a threat to the kind of highly-centralized power the Left drools over than a bunch of Tea Party people who are stumping for legal Constitutional limited government with the brakes being put on spending? And yet the Leftists in our midst (including the president and most of the Democratic members of Congress) would have us believe that the Tea Party members are a grave danger. Have you ever been in danger by a movement that wants the government to have less power over your life?
And somewhere out there (and I’ve debated them online myself) there are people who mindlessly soak up this Leftist propaganda and become the “useful idiots” of the left. (That’s a term apparently created by Lenin, by the way, to describe those gullible political elites in the West who were enamored with Communist and socialist methods and reported kindly on the Soviet Union.) And if enough of these useful idiots gather, and if these orchestrated lies (backed by a lapdog media) take root, you lay the foundation where it is dangerous to have opinions that differ from the Big Brother leftist state. We may not today have to hide in the attic to stay alive, but already people are doing all kinds of clandestine things to keep out of the wrath of the over-bearing state and its various regulatory arms.
The Nazi-like mindset even now is being nurtured and promoted. Scapegoats are trying to be manufactured by the Left. Take note, America. • (1071 views)