“IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA”
Most of the e-mails we receive in response to our articles are positive or complimentary. That is largely due to the fact that we are generally speaking to the choir as it were. Very seldom do we get negative responses but it does happen from time to time.
Just recently, we published an article entitled “Every Stupid Tom, Dick and Mary American Can Vote.” We did not share it with our regular reading audience and it only appeared in one publication. The article was spawned by the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision rescinding certain portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In the article we took up two questions and raised the issue of illiteracy in certain segments of the population as it relates to voting, primarily the Black segment. We listed several statistics from credible sources to back up our assertions. The two questions were:
1. Should there be education and literacy tests for voters, covering the constitution and our form of government, similar to the tests that are required of immigrants who are seeking American Citizenship?
2. Should any American citizen receiving any kind of government handout be precluded from voting on any issue that could maintain or increase the handout?
We gave sound, reasoned arguments about each question and how important education is to those who vote, including two quotes from Thomas Jefferson who advised America about the importance of education to a free society. We received only one response to the article and we have reprinted it below, albeit without some of the more salty language. To give the responder a little more credit, we cleaned up some of the punctuation and misspelled words. We don’t know where he is from, but at least he had the courage to include his name. Most such responses are from that ghostly, mysterious character, euphemistically named, Mr. Anonymous.
What is fascinating about the response is its uncanny similarity to the Democrat talking points, like “Bush and Cheney,” the “Iraq War,” the “Koch Brothers,” “fat cats,” “bible-thumping,” “Christians as the American Taliban” and the general negative perception of Conservatives in general, but more specifically the GOP. He and those on what we call the “Dark Side” actually believe this “stuff.” It also clearly indicates the knee-jerk reaction by his side to all criticism, where they find it necessary to resort to ad hominem personal attacks. The gentlemen (and we use the term loosely) writes:
“The religious right is the American Taliban. Not violent like the Taliban, but just as ignorant, stupid, backward fanatical and dangerous. Not violent-YET! The GOP has been hijacked by a noxious bunch of abysmally ignorant inbred hillbilly bible-thumping ignoramuses who are a grave threat to freedom in America. We’re not socialist, nor are we becoming socialist, let alone Marxist, or communist under Obama. We’re in danger of becoming a total laissez-faire nation where the fat cats of business and industry get all the wealth and the rest of us, the middle class and the poor are royally s******d”
“The democrats are giving us “free stuff?” Bull ……! There are millions of lazy bums in America who don’t want to work and want the government to support them generously while taking money from honest, hard-working people so they can loaf? You %$#@!*& idiot! Millions of helpless Americans are out of work through no fault of their own and can’t find work! People on welfare can’t find work. They’re not lazy. Poor blacks should be denied the right to vote? What kind of racist b……. are you! It’s the fault of the evil GOP which has created horrible social and economic conditions in America, you brainless little …..! And you’re blaming the poor blacks and other out of work people?”
“George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are evil criminals who have ruined the U.S. economy, caused the deaths of countless people all over the world, put America in harms way by causing the totally unconstitutional and catastrophic Iraq war and should rot in jail for the rest of their miserable, worthless lives! The democrats are far from perfect, but they’re nowhere near as horrible as the GOP. You are more full of it than all the sewers of the world combined, you miserable little ……..! People like you will be the destruction of America. The enemy is not Obama and the democrats who are no more communist than the Pope is a Muslim. The enemy are the evil, ruthless Koch brothers and other evil ruthless tycoons who don’t give a you-know-what if they ruin the U.S. economy and the environment as long as they make trillions of dollars. They use the religious right as useful idiots to make their ill-gained fortunes. I’m no Marxist or communist or even a socialist. I’m just a social liberal who believes in gay rights, is pro-choice, believes in separation of church and state, is concerned about the environment and wants to see America become a prosperous, free, and just nation.”
“I don’t believe in hell, but GO TO HELL ANYWAY! With contempt,” — Robert Berger
We grant you that this is just one person and does not necessarily represent the views of all Democrats, or liberals. Nevertheless, we hear this diatribe daily from many public venues, including Democrat politicians, academia, the left-leaning news media and citizen Democrats themselves. This constant drubbing of the same mindless propaganda, over and over again, can only have the effect of reinforcing the liberal ideology throughout the general population on a grand scale.
The responder excoriates right-wing violence without regard to the observable facts that the Tea Party groups and events (Conservatives) were peaceful and calm, but ignores that his side, (Liberals) as represented through the national “Occupy Wall Street” events, were unruly, debased, loud and purposely violent. He talks of freedom without any concept of the word. He speaks of a “prosperous, free and just nation” when there is no way it can be free and prosperous, or just, under the iron grip of a highly-regulated, top-down government that he and other liberals have instituted in America. But since that is what he hears all day long from the left and the media, is it any wonder that he believes this way? He is already predisposed to believe in the rhetoric anyway, without regard to any of its validity.
We bring this to our readers’ attention, not because the above responder represents the “Potty Mouth of the Dark Side,” but more to show what conservatives are up against: a blind, illiterate, unreasoning mindset in the general population, resulting from years of endless propaganda, that bears the name Democrat, liberal or progressive.
In the article to which our gentleman responded, we asked the following questions, keeping in mind Thomas Jefferson’s admonition about having an educated, literate society:
“How do we educate a significant segment of the American population to the point where they can vote intelligently and for the right reasons, if their only reason for voting is to see how much they can “take” from government? If this is their only basis for casting their vote, why would they care about individual freedom and liberty?”
We answered the two questions in the article with: “….. the truth is, a nation is only as strong as its weakest link. If it grows weaker through ignorance and raw greed and loses its individual pride of achievement, self-reliance, independence and individual responsibility, a nation’s future is preordained. It will fail. If the general voting population only cares about what it can get for free, America is doomed as a free nation. In such event the con man spouting eloquent oratory (think government) will convince you that all of your troubles will be swept away if you will just buy his sweet-tasting elixir that promises miracles beyond your wildest dreams. As the mentally challenged Forrest Gump said, ‘Stupid is, as stupid does.'”
It is abundantly evident, as we state in the article, that the one-man, one-vote principle only works to maintain freedom and economic prosperity, IF and only IF a super-majority of the voting population is sufficiently schooled in the language and history of the country, math and the general sciences, literature and geography, all wrapped up in an envelope of the foundation of freedom.
Unfortunately, ladies and gentlemen, the above responder does not represent what is needed in the general population to maintain freedom, liberty and sovereignty of the great, but now failing, American experiment, as Jefferson admonished.
For those who are interested, you can read the full article to which our salty, but not-so-eloquent gentleman responded, at the following link:
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America,” is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) () a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State and dedicated to restoring, maintaining and defending property rights for urban and rural landowners. Mr. Ewart can be reached for comment at , or by phone at 1 800 682-7848.