Over the past few weeks I've seen and heard people talking about the United States of America splitting, literally. There is no question America is split politically and ideologically, but the thought of a physical split is very troubling.
There are no all red or all blue states, so physically it would be difficult to divide the country by political, moral, or ideological beliefs, and make everybody happy. The division we have now will, however, have a huge impact on how this nation goes forward and what her future will be.
The election of Barack Obama was the final tipping point. The media and the Republican candidate, John McCain, failed to vet Obama, failed to treat him like any other candidate, for one reason -- he is Black. The unspoken threat was everywhere, -- must not question him too much, must not be too hard on him, must not dig too deep, -- because he's historic, he's the first Black that had a real chance to be elected President of the United States of America.
When Obama began leading (which was actually before his inauguration with the 'financial crisis' the excuse, with the blessing of George W. Bush) Americans on both sides finally got to see who is really is and what he really believes and where he would truly lead this country. America is officially divided.
“There are now two Americas: one conservative; the other liberal. Increasingly, we no longer just disagree, but we despise each other.”—Jeffrey Kuhner “Will America Break”
“You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream—the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order—or down to the ash heap of totalitarianism.”—Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
The above quotes begin Jim O'Neill's article Something In The Air, where he says, "Some people are saying that this is the most perilous period in recent memory. I’m a fair student of history, and I would say that to find America’s population so deeply, and acrimoniously, at odds with one another, you’d have to go back to the Civil War. "
It’s an accepted fact by now, that the Lame Stream Media is merely the propaganda arm of the regressive, repressive Progressives, and that our U.S. government Departments are all “Agenda 21 friendly,” and aligned with “political correctness.” This, despite the fact that Agenda 21 is a UN, and not a U.S., agenda, and PC is obviously nothing but a way of censoring all but “Far Left approved” speech.
Insidious nature of Agenda 21
But in a relatively short period of time, “we the people” have awakened to the insidious nature of Agenda 21, and the shock value of being labeled a “racist,” “homophobe,”” Islamaphobe,” or whatever the current “phobe-de-jour” is, has lost most of its power to intimidate and silence. (continue reading)
Yes, the Left with the MSM megaphone can label those of us who do not believe in Obama's America any way they want and those lies will become the mantra that is spread. Like the proverbial feather pillow shaken out the window into the wind, the feathers (lies) can never be stuffed back into the pillow again, but are out there for the world to see.
How we on the Right, the Constitutional Conservatives, conduct ourselves will make all the difference in future America. There are real differences in the Left and the Right. Giovianni's World describes it this way:
Conservatives truly believe that in 1776 something remarkable happened — the founding of the United States of America. The American republic, though far from perfect — given the shameful treatment of the indigenous “Indians” and black slaves — nevertheless was something special in human history. Conservatives therefore revere the Constitution and the Founding Fathers. We also believe that it is only because of American ideals as embodied in the Constitution that later reforms — emancipation of slaves and women, the civil rights movement — were even possible.
But conservatives are like the Ents in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Revering what the Founding Fathers instituted, conservatives are by our nature not revolutionaries. And so, we became complacent — while the Left infiltrated and took over every institution in American society.
Liberals, however, especially the far Left, fixate on America’s imperfections, past and present, and in so doing create and embrace Identity Politics with its narcissistic permanent sense of aggrieved victimhood.
At A View From The Right there have been many discussions concerning the splitting of America. Also discussed there is how the Right is re-acting to the lies being told about them by the Left, rather than being pro-active.
Consider the photo essay by Tea Partier, blogger, and photographer El Marco on the Tea Party Express. El Marco is outraged at the charge of racism brought against the Tea Partiers, as he should be. But how does he respond? He points out how untrue and ridiculous the charge is, he emphasizes the role of blacks such as Lloyd Marcus in the movement, he talks about a white Texas couple who adopted two babies from Africa, and he shows lots of photographs of blacks playing a prominent role at Tea Party rallies. Thus his response to the racism charge is not to attack liberals for using that vicious charge as a tyrannical weapon to silence conservatives and drive them out of politics (a counter-attack on liberals that would put the liberals on the defensive for once instead of leaving conservatives on the defensive). No, his response is to embrace race-blindness, non-discrimination, and racial diversity as the very essence of the Tea Party movement. Instead of condemning the liberal premise that in order to be morally legitimate in our society you must conspicuously prove your non-discriminatory attitudes, he embraces that premise. And I suspect that El Marco's response is probably in sync with a majority of Tea Partiers.
It is therefore a reasonable prediction that race-blind, mainstream conservatives who are part of any constitutionalist or even secessionist movement will go over the top in proving their non-racism--with their own equivalent of mass bi-racial Promise Keepers rallies with black and white men holding hands and pledging their mutual devotion, diversity dog-and-pony show GOP conventions, celebrations of whites adopting black children, the elevation of blacks as their leaders, and, finally, continued support for mass nonwhite legal immigration.
In a nutshell, the more "right-wing" they become, the more they will feel compelled to demonstrate their adherence to liberal correctness on race. Such a movement will in vital respects remain under the power of liberalism, instead of breaking with it. [snip]
My above argument points to the possibility that even though conservatives of various stripes share the same resistance to the Obama revolution, they may split over such issues as immigration...The Obama revolution is the most leftist event in American history, and thus it may spark the most conservative event in American history. Let us not prevent that conservative event from developing by getting hung up with possible obstacles that may not even occur, or that may be of secondary importance even if they did. (continue to see more of what Lawrence Auster has to say and also read the input of others)
Scott at Powerline discusses Obama's need to bow in submission to our enemies (compared to the images of him poking Israeli Prime Minister in the chest and pointing his finger in the face of another leader) and concludes:
Despite his obsequiousness to tyrants, Obama is not a humble man. On the contrary, Obama is a man of extraordinary arrogance. He seeks fundamentally to transform the United States. With him, a new age begins.
That description of extraordinary arrogance could be applied to Obama's followers also. And here we are discussing the great American divide. America's new age has indeed begun and what we as individuals do to correct the damage that has already been done is being discussed from sea to shining sea.