USA Dot Com is a blog covering politics and government from a conservative Christian perspective. Verne Strickland is a 50-year veteran of investigative journalism. This blog offers a take-no-prisoners style with a modicum of biting satire. Verne and his wife of 55 years, Durrene, live in Wilmington, NC.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Verne Strickland recommends: 'The Left & the Wrong Side of History' by Jude Eden
the buildup to World War II, many in Europe thought that the Nazi ideas
of socialism could work, and that Hitler was a charismatic leader who
meant them no harm. Churchill was called a warmonger for his stance
that Germany should not be able to arm and for his opposition to
Hitler’s demonization of the Jews. Hitler painted himself as an
advocate for peace, even as he was drawing plans to take over Europe and
exterminate the Jews. After surviving the first World War, many were
justifiably loathe to enter into another. They didn’t want to believe
that another war was impending, or that one rogue nation wanted to take
over, subjugate and purge all the others. They were soon to see how
wrong they were.
1941 Anti-war poster
advocates are apt to acknowledge that we had to fight the Nazis, and
yet today cannot acknowledge that there are still the same legitimate
reasons to fight real enemies of freedom. During and after WWII, both
conscientious objectors and Nazi sympathizers would have to answer to
their unwillingness to fight or their sympathy toward the murderous
enemy. “Conscies” were often stigmatized in their communities, and Nazi
sympathizers rightly treated with outright anger and disdain.
claimed to be offering solutions to the downtrodden, to be an advocate
for peace and progress. His actions showed that he was really a
bloodthirsty dictator intent on being the head of a new master race.
Some saw him for what he was, the Nazis for what they were, but others
said there was no threat.
History will look back on 21st
century and see, as many do today, that Ahmadinejad and jihadists are
the Hitler and Nazis of our time. Just so, all those who fail to stand
against them, and more who defend Islam as a religion of peace will be
seen like the Nazi sympathizers of World War II. Our president and the
Left are those sympathizers today.
as Hitler and the Nazis demonized the Jews as the cause of Germany’s
economic woes, so Obama and his party demonize the entrepreneurs and any
Republican or Conservative as evil and the source of our financial
crises and social injustice. And just as the Nazis came up with all
sorts of lies and distortions to paint Jews as evil and inferior, so
Obama and his party have tried to paint, whites, the wealthy and
Christians (and Jews) as hateful, corrupt and backwards.
1930s Union Pledge Peace poster
The future will look back on the early 21st
century and see that while Liberals claimed to be for peace, they said
nothing if the president making war was in their own party. They will
see that no matter how much Ahmadinejad proclaimed his genocidal
intentions, the Left ignored him, just as Hitler’s words were ignored
until it was too late, the bombs were already falling and the troops
were already marching.
future will see that just as Churchill was demonized as a warmonger for
opposing Hitler and Chamberlain was championed as a broker of peace,
the early 21st century Left attacked those who were fighting
for freedom and human rights against child-raping, suicide-bombing
Islamists, soldiers even punished for fighting that fight, while Obama
is lauded as some kind of peacemaker though he has done nothing to but
disempower the United States and her allies to fight the real warmongers
of our time.
will see that while the Left claimed to be for women’s rights in
particular and human rights in general, they studiously ignored the
women and children who were subjugated, abused, raped, had acid thrown
in their faces, and murdered according to the faith of Islam.
History will see the Left as fools and hypocrites for much more than
their defense of Islam in America and their claim that the US is the
cause of Islamofascism.
future will look back and see that while the Left claimed to be for the
poor, they did everything they could to stop cheap and efficient energy
production while forcing the world into inefficient and expensive
energy sources that only the rich could afford. And while their party
controlled all branches of government, the whole economy continued its
will see that while the Left claimed to be against corruption and crony
capitalism, their president favored his wealthy donors and tax evaders
with cabinet and other political positions, gave billions to favored Big
businesses and presided over the least transparent administration in
the country’s history.
see that while the Left claimed to be against bullying, they had no
problem with voter intimidation by groups like the New Black Panthers,
and they had no problem bullying even children who criticized the
WWII Anti-Christian Nazi poster
will see that though the Left claimed to want the “separation of church
and state,” they had nothing to say about the Middle Eastern
theocracies, nor the increasing drive toward implementing Sharia,
Islam’s religious law, in America. The future looking back will wonder
how the Left could not oppose opening with the Islamic jummah
prayer at the Democrat National Convention. And while giving extremist
Muslism a pass, the Left viciously attacked Christianity, the religion
of "turn the other cheek," whose followers gave the most to help the
poor and destitute.
the future looks back on a scene like the Code Pink group absurdly
protesting the Grand Old Party’s convention, they’ll wonder why the
Pinkers didn’t go to a local Islamic center or the Democrat National
Convention and sing their song about “where all the world has human
will see that though the Left screamed about the intrusive wire-tapping
of the Patriot Act during the Bush years, they had nothing to say when
Obama continued that same wire-tapping, and went further by taking away
the citizens’ rights of habeas corpus.
will see that though the Left mouthed the words of equal rights to
life, liberty and happiness, they fought fiercely to ensure that women
could deny their babies those rights, killing them at any stage of
pregnancy and even after birth, and studiously ignored the Islamic
theocracies that kill gays as a rule.
Obama bows to Saudi King, 2009
this is 2012, where the Dalai Llama and the president of Israel, the
tiny Democracy in the Middle East are made to go through the back door
of the White House while our president bows to and kisses the hands of
dictators and welcomes the Muslim Brotherhood into the Oval office. The
Muslim Brotherhood, who in Egypt recently tried to pass law based on
the Quran that would allow men to have sex with their dead wives.
is 2012, where the president’s followers adore him like a cult leader.
Just as Hitler was charismatic and persuasive, so is Obama, and just as
some thought Nazi ideas of socialism should work, so does the Left
today. I’m not saying that Obama is a murderous dictator. That
position is squarely held by Ahmadinejad. The future will see Obama
more like the fool Chamberlain, a man who got the peace prize though he
did nothing to earn it, a man who mouthed platitudes about peace who did
nothing to stop war and everything to weaken his country to fight a
bloodthirsty, anti-humanitarian enemy.
doesn’t matter how corrupt Obama is, how many lobbyists he grants
positions of political leadership to, how much he divides the country,
how he supports those who subjugate women and children, how many people
lose their homes and jobs and go on food stamps, or how many lies he
tells. The followers still bend their minds into pretzels justifying
a lot of folks are waking from their zombie fog. They’re looking at
their own bottom line, comparing what Obama said yesterday to what he
says and does today. They see that they’re not better off, that race
relations are worse than ever in most of our lifetimes, that Obama is
dividing and destroying the country.
those who remain unconvinced, or twist their minds into pretzels
convincing themselves that the clean-as-a-whistle Romney-Ryan duo is
somehow worse, there is no hope. They won’t be persuaded, they have to
be defeated, just like Nazi’s and their sympathizers.