Liberals as a group are fanciful dreamers, with heads full of hopes and fantasies about a rosy world filled with choirs of singing cherubs … and when their dreams don’t come true, they are bloody-minded, vicious little so-and-sos who are willing to slit your throat for standing in their way.
Take for instance the case of communist China, which has clear ideas about the way the world should be. While its government pretends to promote an open-minded society, with free enterprise for all, in actuality it’s still the same old Marxist claptrap and iron hand in an iron glove policy that it’s always been.
Few things stand in the way of the Workers Paradise Plan more than Christianity. A personal relationship with God, complete with God-given rights and the knowledge that every individual is special doesn’t exactly jibe with the Communist notion that people are just expendable resources, mere atoms in the body of the State, which is the supreme universal authority.
Some uneducated Christians may be fuzzy on the incompatibility of the two worldviews, but Karl Marx wasn’t. That’s why his Communist Manifesto spends so much time railing about religion being “the opiate of the masses.” (Marx is probably also the source of the false notion that atheism is somehow not a religion.)
So even while China portrays itself as an open society, we get incidents like a recent one in which Communist Party officials tore down a church in Zhejiang province with the excuse that the cross on top of the building was “too shiny.”
The reality, of course, is that the Chicoms have been wiping out churches by the dozens because that darned Christianity was catching on again, as it is wont to do under threat of persecution.
Liberals in this country are no different in their desire to see conservatives, particularly Jewish and Christian conservatives, go the way of the dinosaur.
At any given time, there are usually dozens of ongoing efforts to ban the Ten Commandments, crosses, Bible reading, praying, teaching of the Constitution or even discussions about American history somewhere in this country.
The Republican Party leadership, under the thrall of the likes of the serpentine Mitch McConnell and the oily Karl Rove, has been focusing on destroying conservatives (and with them the GOP’s best chance of getting back in power) because at their core, the RINO Brigade is just as devoted to statism as the declared Left is in this country.
Now that they’ve had some recent primary successes against Tea Party candidates, the left-wing media are racing to write the Tea Party’s epitaph.
I think this makes about the 15th time they’ve done so.
The meme this week is that the Tea Party is “on life support” because of the recent defeats and because of a totally unbiased CBS poll released today that found “only” 15 percent of Americans support the Tea Party movement, down from 31 percent back in 2010, right after conservatives took back the House.
Considering that Gallup just last week had national support for the Tea Party at 22 percent across all parties, CBS’ numbers are a little suspect. Add in the fact that most journalists are unable to distinguish a genuine Tea Party group from, say, the NRA or any other conservative coalition, and it’s clear some salt should be applied heavily to CBS’ poll.
But that won’t stop the media from running with an anti-conservative story line. And when that doesn’t work out, there’s always the old “Huh? What story?” play, such as CNN and other media outlets are using with the numerous Obama scandals.
CNN President Jeff Zucker said as much Monday at the Deadline Club awards dinner, where he said CNN was “not going to be shamed” into covering Benghazi and other scandal stories, not when there are stories with “real news value,” such as the missing Malaysian plane that ceased to be interesting within a day after it happened.
Zucker said, “I don’t think there’s any question about our commitment to breaking news, as evidenced by all the questions about the plane. … So we’re still there whenever that happens, but we’re going to supplement that with some different kind of storytelling. … Climate change is one of those stories that deserves more attention, that we all talk about.”
But he noted, “When we do do those stories, there does tend to be a tremendous amount of lack of interest on the audience’s part.”
It should be recognized that under Zucker’s leadership, CNN’s ratings have been run into the ground, with its worst prime time ratings in 20 years.
It shouldn’t be a shock that the Democrats, whose members such as Florida Rep. Joseph Garcia think “We’ve proved that Communism works,” would concoct a fable about conservatives being a vanishing species and try to keep “conservative” stories out of public sight.
But the reality, dear comrades, is we are here to stay, and we’re growing stronger every day despite an occasional bloody lip.