The 2012 word of the year ought to be “emboldened,” in reference to the radical left, the anti-freedom elements of our society: the union operatives, naive but militant Occupy, radical anti-Americanists, and leftist community organizers.
During my lifetime, there has always been an undercurrent of collusion between our public school systems and anti-America, anti-freedom philosophies. But they are now emboldened to profess the alliance in the open.
- School teachers proudly marching with radical left, holding communist signs and wearing Che Guevara clothing
- Teachers union operatives attending a public Marxist Conference…….And a national university, Northwestern, hosting it….
- Bill Ayers celebrating the Left’s “absolute access” to classrooms at a NYC meeting of leftists
Union operatives using physical violence in the open to attack a peaceful gathering of people, many elderly. TSA agents publicly ridiculing and questioning me and my traveling companions for opting out of the naked scanner. Local politicians proudly challenging the Constitution and wielding power they might have done only in secret before (Chicago has led the country in this):
- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announcing raids on gun shops OUTSIDE the city limits
- Chicago Alderman Moreno boasting about using his office to penalize a company for its owners’ free speech–and local leftists supporting his crackdown against free speech in the streets
Of course, we have President Obama and his extreme agenda, emboldened through his recent reelection.
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How did their movement become emboldened? (And it is “emboldened,” and not empowered, as I would say many Americans, particularly women, have been through the citizen grassroots Tea Party movement.) Mostly, a lack of fear of reprisal, either due to putting their own safety aside, or by having been assured cover, has allowed them to do so.
A reader of this site I was speaking with, who immigrated to the United States from a communist country, said that amongst his friends, they have a phrase to describe what happened in their countries: “first came the pen, and then the fist.”
First the media softened the environment, and only then rulers like Ho Chi Minh came to power.
It is the media that has provided cover for the Emboldenment of the anti-freedom groups of 2012. It is here that we need to bring our battle, for the media sets the narrative, chooses the protagonists and the scapegoats, and picks what is news, and what the public will never hear about. It is local media, above all, that reaches households on a daily basis who aren’t attuned to politics.
I’ve been observing my local media channels: ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and the incredible emboldenment of their reporters to refuse to report–and scoff at those who would challenge them–any news that does not fit their narrative. They no longer hide it, they’ve talked on camera about their plans to refuse to cover events. NBC Chicago reporters have now, multiple times, exposed themselves without fear. For who will report it?
If you plan to write your congressman or attend a townhall meeting, consider calling out your local t.v. station instead. Write a letter to the editor describing their actions rather than a politician’s.
The mainstream media has successfully softened the environment; the politicians we elect and the decisions they make are just manifestations of a media-indoctrinated culture.
Let’s make the word of 2013: Insurrection. (Legal, of course.)
Insurrection against the local media
Insurrection against the teachers union and their stranglehold over the next generation
Insurrection against keeping quiet at the dinner table or at your church
Insurrection against the elements that no longer keep quiet about their desire to destroy America, and more important, the limits America was founded to restrict against its government.
If we don’t insurrect (legally) in 2013, emboldenment will be outshone by persecution, of which we who support freedom and America have already had a taste.