Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shooting the monkey: Dreaming of a coming civil war

Alan Keyes on President Obama

Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That's what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it's true. He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist ...


Is he President of the United States? According to the Constitution, in order to be eligible for president, you have to be a natural born citizen. He has refused to provide proof that he is, in fact, a natural born citizen. And his Kenyan relations say that he was born in Nairobi at a time when his mother was too young to transmit U. S. citizenship. So I'm not even sure he's President of the United States.

No, that's not a laughing matter, neither are many of our military people now who are going to court to ask the question: "Do we have to obey a man who is not qualified under the Constitution?" We're in the midst of the greatest crisis this nation has ever seen. And if we don't stop laughing about it and deal with it, we're going to find ourselves in the midst of chaos, confusion and civil war.
Meanwhile, Glenn Beck is busy speculating about what the coming revolution against Obama's liberal fascist communism is going to be like.

In the segment below, [Beck] convened a panel that includes former CIA officer Michael Scheuer and Ret. U.S. Army Sgt. Major Tim Strong. They discuss a coming "civil war" led by American "Bubba" militias -- Beck says he "believes we're on this road" -- and they contemplate whether the U.S. military would follow the President's orders to subdue civil unrest or would instead join with "the people" in defense of their Constitutional rights against the Government (they agree that the U.S. military would be with "the people"):
Which is one of the reasons why I consider that New York Post cartoon so disturbing. Even were the imagery involved not racially charged, it is still comparing the actions of Democrats to a crazed monkey that had to be killed to be stopped.

The inclinations of violent "right-wing" extremism are being given encouragement by the likes of Beck, Keyes, the New York Post, who continue to demonize Democrats as evil which needs to be "stopped." As I said before:

I've been saying for a while now that the moment a Democrat steps into the White House many in the conservative movement are going to believe that they are living under totalitarian tyranny. Why? Not because of what the Democrat does - the complete disconnect with reality in believing Obama a Marxist demonstrates that. It's because these individuals are Manichean authoritarians who do not really believe in the rule of law so much as the rule of a Leader. If it's their guy (or gal) that's fine because it's Us and we're Good; but if it's a Democrat then it's Them and they're Evil.


Friar Zero said...

This reminds me of the first time I watched the movie Recount. After it was over I turned to my brother, who was watching with me, and said, "One day an we're just going to have a Rwandan freakout in this country. Bands going from house to house with machetes butchering families for having the wrong color yard signs."

I exaggerate of course but the sentiment is understandable when you read things like this.

Hume's Ghost said...

When I read stuff like I always think of the Richard Hofstadter quote from the end of his essay on psuedo-conservatives in which he observes that a small, vocal minority will make rational pursuit of our well-being difficult. Although concerned that the rhetoric of Beck and Keyes and the rest might inspire isolated acts of violence, its the erosion of the civic forum that is the real danger, imo.

Anonymous said...

Nice try, once again, at characterizing the "right" as the close-minded fascists that you on the hard left really are! It is the Obama admin. that is working on silencing any remaining opposition (talk radio), instituting non-private union voting, and threatning private business with expanding litigation and threat of communist-style government control over salaries, etc. And it is the right who are the fascists? I think not. Plain and simple: he is a devout Marxist who, with complicity from his friends in Congress, is unchallenged and decisively marching us toward his vision of "Amerika". You bet your ass he's instituting "Change you can believe in". And as he pushes us over the cliff, some, such as myself, believe that the only answer may be the application of force when there is no political recourse to stop him. What is coming is a war to decide the future of this country. (Better get that ban on the 2nd amendment soon because a lot of us are quietly arming ourselves now)