Cold civil war 2

We often hear it said that the coming election is as raw a clash of political philosophies as can be imagined — the most important election since 1860. And in a sense, that’s true. The national divide over the issue of slavery and its expansion into the rapidly settling territories was a constitutional crisis of the first order. It took the Civil War to sort out an issue that the Framers had partially punted, at a dreadful cost of lives and treasure. Now we are engaged in a great Cold Civil War.

So Michael Walsh writes at PJ Media.

The decision American voters will make in November is far more than merely an ideological clash about what the Constitution meant or means. For that supposes that both sides are playing by the same rules, and have a shared interest in the outcome. That presumes that both sides accept the foundational idea of the American experiment, and that the argument is over how best to adhere to it.

That is false.

For some, this is a difficult notion to grasp. … The idea that one party — and you know which one I mean — is actively working against its own country as it was founded seems unbelievable.

But that is true.

Don’t take it from me, take it from Barack Hussein Obama who famously said on the stump in 2008: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” …

“Fundamental transformation” is the Holy Grail of the modern Left — I do not say “American Left,” since much of its inspiration and sustenance is most definitely not American — and by “fundamental transformation” they mean the utter destruction of the founding principles of limited government, individual self-reliance and personal freedom. In their place, they bring the poisoned gifts of fascism, central planning and rule by a credentialed aristocracy of like-minded fellow travelers.

And when they say “by any means necessary,” you had better believe they mean it.

Election 2012 is not a clash of political parties but an existential struggle for the soul of America. To treat it as anything but that is both willful blindness and arrant foolishness.

We’ll accept the word “soul” in this context. He means the principles by which this nation lives. They must continue to be freedom and self-reliance, the principles on which this nation was founded, and which served it so well that it became the strongest and most prosperous in all history.

Until everyone on the Right fully grasps this, our country will remain under siege. It’s a siege that’s been ongoing, in one form or another, since the Wilson administration, with one side (and you know which one) “fundamentally” rejecting the Constitution — they’re getting bold enough to admit it now — and explicitly denigrating America’s history in order to prepare the way for their new progressive order.

The long march through the institutions has left a terrible trail of cultural destruction in its wake — which, of course, was precisely the intention.

This is why it’s crucial, when dealing with the Left, to reject the premises of their arguments, since those premises must necessarily posit that there is something “fundamentally” wrong with the American system, and that they are the cure.

By rejecting their premises, you do more than simply level the playing field: you also force them out of hiding and either cause them to flee or, more rarely, actually admit their true intentions — something that is almost impossible for them to do. For they [conceal] their destructive purposes under the rubrics of “Fairness,” “Tolerance,” “Compassion,” etc.

We think his description of the present intense clash between collectivism on the one side and liberty on the other as “cold civil war”  is no exaggeration.

He concludes:

It’s a choice we have to make next November, and we’re only going to have one last chance to get it right.

Yes.

  • Liz

    Yes, he’s right, this is our only chance.  If it goes any further in the direction they’re taking us it’s over.  We might as well all reserve our spot in the food stamp line. 
    These blind fools voting for the Left’s agenda are as gullible as Christians sending their tithes to the latest televangelist and believing they’ll be guaranteed treasure in heaven.  The evangelist spends their cash on prostitutes, the Pope pontificates about sin while protecting pedophiles, and Obama makes speeches about “fairness” while screwing everyone who pays taxes.  The difference is religious fools let go of their money voluntarily, while taxpayers have no choice. (Except in November!)

  • George

                         When Bahrock  Otrauma stated that it was his intent to fundamentally transform America , he meant that it was his intent to turn our great nation into a Marxist  socialist nation worst than fascism itself. The Democrat Party has always been the party of the racist  dixiecrats , the klan and racial segregation.  The Republican Party members were the ones who overwhelmingly passed and supported the Civil Rights Act but the brainwashed liberal left have deceived the general public into not understanding this.  The liberal left media has become a tool of deceitful propaganda.  [ Unfortunately many in the conservative right have embraced the fundamentalist Christian agenda and f*** everyone else ]. 

                          There are also hypocritical issues on the other side of the equation  in SOME instances as well.  For example   :

    Richard Henry Lee  – [ First speech in the U.S. House of Burgesses ] stated :

                       ” Christianity , by introducing into Europe the truest principles of humanity , universal benevolence , and brotherly love , had happily abolished civil slavery.  Let us who profess the same religion practice it’s precepts … by agreeing  to this duty “. 

                    This is pure BS.  Christianity and the Bible is what promoted racism, sexism , slavery and hatred for people who were considered infidels,  or heretics  and railed against those who did  not adhere to it’s tennants . Gee I wonder what other  religious major belief system today is completely intollerant of infidels ?

                           Then we also have the issue of pure hypocrisy in the works in the opposite perspective .   For example , here we have as stated by an  honest man of history :     [  John Dickinson — – ‘ Signer of the Constitution and a former Governor of Pennsylvania ‘ ]   stated :

                           ” That men should pray and fight for their own freedom and yet keep others in slavery is certainly acting a very inconsistent as well as UNJUST and perhaps IMPIOUS part “.

                                We are indeed in a Cold Civil War and the mainstream media is fueling and spreading the propaganda nonstop around the clock. The bottom line is going to come to this as a decision in November . I do believe IMO that the two candidate choices will be between Obama and Romney ( that’s our choices ). Whether one is the lesser of two evils or not is beside the point and we have to make a choice for the future and salvation of America and our freedoms. Sure Romney may be a Mormon but he isn’t pushing his Mormonism on everyone and he does care about the soverignty and freedoms of America  . If this is the delemma that we are stuck with then my vote will be without any question for Romney and the conservative upliftment of our nation , the preservation of our national security ,  and the protection of individual rights . Sure he may have his own biases but  the alternative is far worse and in fact could be considered to be a nightmare of chilling horror .  Only conservatives can save America and the free world !