FROM “IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA”
by Ron Ewart, ©2016, President, NARLO
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Now most of our readers don’t know Robert Berger. However, a few conservative authors have felt the sting of his acrimonious criticism. He is a dyed-in-the-wool, set-in-stone, rabid Democrat New Yorker that takes a perverted pleasure in critiquing conservative articles from his distorted, socialist, Democrat point of view. Over the years we have saved several of his rants just to get an idea of where the other side stands on the issues, even though where they stand is one of the reasons that America is in so much trouble on so many different fronts. Here is just one response to one of our articles from Mr. Berger:
“Sir: You are a complete and utter imbecile! Barack Obama is NOT a “fraud and a phony!” In fact he is probably the best thing ever to happen to America, the greatest president in US history and the man who has saved America from near destruction at the hands of the GOP, the imbecile George W. Bush and the de facto former president, the monstrously evil Dick Cheney, who makes Benedict Arnold look like a saint!
“Donald ‘Chump’ is a crude, vulgar, loud-mouthed POS who has no more business being president than Kim Kardashian.”
“He is a lousy businessman whose businesses have consistently gone bankrupt. Anyone who thinks he would be a good president is an idiot! Not one of the GOP candidates is even remotely fit to be president and each one would be absolutely catastrophic for this country and the world!”
“Hillary Clinton is America’s only hope – we cannot afford to elect another GOP imbecile president next year.”
“You are more full of it than all the sewers of the world combined! The GOP has been hijacked by the Christian lunatics of the religious right and has become the most evil, corrupt and dangerous organization on the planet. Who needs Iran, the Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS to destroy America now that we have our own Christian Taliban in our own back yard? Wake up, dude!”
We do not know Mr. Berger’s age, ethnicity, or where he grew up, so we do not know what has shaped his opinions and beliefs. Mostly what Robert Berger wrote in his other rants was not fit for print and was a transparent window into his soul. Rather than logically debating the issues we raised in an article, he resorted to generalities, coupled with ample vitriol, invectives and expletives not deleted. It fits well with the Democrat MO of demean, berate, or silence the critic if you can’t debate the issue.
It would be pointless to cover those issues in the above rant that are factually challenged. Suffice to say, Robert Berger represents the mindset of the millions of people on the Democrat/Socialist side of the American political divide that would vote for a corrupt Hillary, or socialist Bernie.
That there is an ideological divide in America is abundantly obvious to anyone that is paying attention.
The contrast between the two opposing sides is stark indeed and growing wider. The Democrat/Socialist wants the government to control, manage, regulate, take your money to buy votes and enslave you. The Conservative wants to be left alone by his or her government to create, work hard, prosper and be generous when he or she does prosper. The Conservative wants government to confine itself to the limited powers contained in the Constitution. It isn’t.
But that’s not the point. The point is, when one ideological point of view takes hold in the American mindset, the nation is shifted in that direction. Today, the Democrat/Socialist controls the national mindset and has the majority votes. That they have the majority votes is no accident. It was part of the plan when the Progressive Movement took hold in America over 100 years ago that led to the 16th Amendment, the New Deal, Social Security, farm subsidies, the War on Poverty, Medicare, Medicaid, radical environmentalism, massive regulations and now ObamaCare.
President Wilson, a Democrat, and the bankers gave us the 16th Amendment that appears to violate three sections of the Constitution. FDR, also a Democrat, took advantage of the Great Depression and the people’s vulnerability during difficult times, to ram through as many unconstitutional socialist policies that he could in his three terms in office, under the Democrat banner. President Johnson gave us the War on Poverty, which has obviously not been won.
Obama has done much the same with equal fervor and for the same reasons. ObamaCare is one of Obama’s most cherished achievements that he accomplished with the help of all the Democrats, without a single Republican vote.
The question we raise in the title more broadly approached is “how do we convince over 100,000,000 Robert Berger’s, that have the majority vote, that the side they are on has done more to harm America than it has to done to help it.” That is no small task because once an idea is planted in a person’s “Little Black Box” it takes an act of God to undo that idea, especially if they have grown up with it, or are profiting from it, as are millions of Americans. It’s even worse when a political party promotes that idea through propaganda, lies, distortions, myths and unconstitutional legislation to maintain political power, with the aid of the media, academia, the public school system and the public treasury.
We covered our “Little Black Box” theory in an article dated October 28, 2012, wherein we wrote:
“The ‘Little Black Box’ theory explains many facets of normal and abnormal behavior in the vast majority of humans. It explains radical Islam. It explains a Hitler, a Stalin, a Mao, a Mussolini, a Saddam Hussein, a Gaddafi and a Bashar Al-Asad (current brutal dictator of Syria) and it even explains an Obama. a Putin, or a Trump. But it also explains why we are Democrats, Republicans, Baptists, Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Mormons, communists, socialists, Marxists and a whole host of other belief systems. We are who we are because we have been “shaped” that way by genetics and by our immediate environmental influences at an early age. Unfortunately, none of this content in the ‘Little Black Box’ is as a result of our own personal adult choices.”
In the “Little Black Box” theory, it makes no difference what the idea is, or which political party the idea is aligned.
At some point it becomes necessary to look closely at the two sides and determine which side has provided the greatest benefit to society, in keeping with the principles upon which America was founded. Any analysis of the two sides will prove beyond a doubt that the Democrat/Socialist side has done more to damage America’s core foundation, its financial stability, its human fiber and done more to reduce liberty, than the conservative side. It was the Democrats in Congress that tried to block Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the 14h Amendment and it was the Democrats that founded the Klu Klux Klan. Why the Black race has aligned itself with the Democrat Party is unfathomable. It is the Democrat/Socialists that have written and passed every piece of social legislation, including the Internal Revenue Code, a Gestapo-style collection agency.
But even logical arguments will not sway someone who is emotionally, illogically, or genetically locked in a particular mindset, like Robert Berger. What’s in their “Little Black Box” is a closed subject and will only be changed under extreme circumstances.
Since logical arguments won’t change what’s in the “Little Black Box,” it obviously follows that it will take extreme circumstances to alter their convictions. What circumstances can we envision that would make that change? A financial collapse of America would have a tremendous impact on the American socialist mindset, since the government largess that is propping up socialism and the votes to maintain it could vanish. A major violent conflict with one or more nations could have a similar effect, although less so. We have been through wars before and it has not altered the trajectory of the Democrat/Socialist movement in America that the Robert Berger’s of the world so freely espouse.
There have been many attempts by well-meaning individuals and groups to stop the slide into socialism. Many of these individuals and groups are still active. But it is readily apparent, that slide has not been arrested from those attempts. Rush Limbaugh, a powerful and influential conservative radio talk show host, has been on the air for going on 27 years and nothing has changed, except Limbaugh getting richer.
America hasn’t reached the point of a civil war or a revolution yet, so what else could peacefully return America to the rock hard principles of a Constitutional Republic that preserves, protects and defends our liberty? The votes aren’t there, so it simply can’t be done at the ballot box, no matter who is president.
There is really only one peaceful way and it has to be done by the people themselves. The people have to begin to unravel the corrupt, good-old-boy, entrenched, legislative, judicial-political “system” that has brought America 100 plus years of growing socialism, declining freedom and perpetual Democrat/Socialist strangling control. We covered some of this in our article entitled, “The System – Impenetrable, Inflexible and Unyielding.”
Those people that are voting for Democrat/Socialists certainly aren’t going to do it. It is left then, to those who are fully aware of what is at stake and will give their all, in large numbers, to start breaking the “system” down.
It is almost impossible to start breaking down the federal “system” in that it is too powerful, at least for now. The effort to dismantle the “system” must begin at the county and city level (with one notable exception) and then grow to the state and federal level as victories are celebrated in local jurisdictions,.
We first announced a three-prong plan to dismantle the “system” at the local level in our last article. We had a little over 150 visits to the web page we created for it, but only one person decided that the Plan was worthy of a response. If people don’t finally realize you can’t buy freedom on the cheap, or for nothing, the “system” will remain in tack and growing more corrupt by the day. Our Plan, fully implemented, will begin to tear away at the corrupt fabric of the “system” and it makes no difference who is President, or what party is in control of Congress.
We encourage you to take a look at what we are proposing by clicking HERE. We are serious about defending freedom. Are you? We can guarantee you, Robert Berger and his 100,000,000 plus Democrat/Socialist compatriots, who are in the majority, have no interest whatsoever in maintaining and preserving individual freedom. Their only interest is in preserving their political power that maintains the conduit to their “free” stuff, by the same means that Robert Berger employs ….. demean, berate, or silence their critics.
The Democrat/Socialist Party of America believes in and promotes the collective, not the individual. That belief is in direct conflict with individual, unalienable, natural rights as written in blood in the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution. That false belief is the antithesis of liberty.
Preserving freedom is up to the millions of those who will put everything on the line with courage and conviction, as did those brave men who founded America at great cost, in revolution, over 200 years ago. Hopefully, freedom-loving Americans will not have to repeat that act to save America from committing intentional, national suicide. Unfortunately, very few people ever see tyranny coming until they are fully enveloped by it, when it is too late to do anything about it but fight and die.
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NOTE: The foregoing article represents the opinion of the author and is not necessarily shared by the owners, employees, representatives, or agents of the publisher.
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of this weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America“, is the president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.org/), a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached for comment at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.