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The Coming Culture War


There is a coming culture war in the US that is about to take place. It's gonna be huge and ugly. And unavoidable.

Whether Obama is elected or not, the left is closer to moving our country to a socialist state of redistributed wealth, replete with mandated handouts of private property. As Obama himself said:

The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn't that radical. It didn't break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution. The Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can't do to you. Says what the Federal government can't do to you, but doesn't say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn't shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change.
The fact that an avowed and blatant socialist is currently ahead in the polls is frightening. More frightening, the press covers for this guy. How many people know of this audio transcript? What else that he has said is out there that we have yet to discover? The public is uninformed, and that's scary in this connected age with a media that within 24 hours can learn of a plumber's small tax liens, but can't report on Obama's consistent words in almost 2 years of presidential campaigning.

So yes, there is a culture war brewing. In a minor way, it used to brew here on beatcanvas when Bella still commented. "Economic justice" would have appealed to her, as I'm sure it appeals to others like her. But the majority of Americans don't like the notion of wealth redistribution. They'd rather see more opportunity created. That was the way here in America: earn your keep. Make your own opportunity. But due to a deep desire by the media to propel Obama forward, his agenda and his words were hidden and instead he was given the most flattering and tilted press coverage ever.

And because people are tired of politics, they'll tune this new information out. Which is unfortunate. I don't think ill of people who remain uninformed, but they'll likely be some of the ones whining the loudest when Obama's socialist agenda gets going, whether from the White House or from the Senate. The Left won't stop pushing this. And the media won't give it coverage.

Which leaves the fight to just us citizens.

I used to want to be polite about this. But the veneer of civilization is very thin, as Margaret Thatcher once said. When other people believe that they have a right to the property I've earned, that's theft. And I'll call a thief a thief and use my words and actions appropriately to fight any thief who threatens my family. I want my kids to grow up in an America full of opportunity with no ceiling to inhibit their talents and effort, not an America that mandates wealth management for its people.

Yesterday, someone subtly tried to let me know that he's tired of my politics. Okay - then ignore me, because I'm just getting warmed up and I'm trying to expand my influence. (I have a hunch that he voted for the socialist... which is disappointing, if true.)

So that's the culture war brewing: freedom and opportunity versus redistribution and ceilings. Which side are you on? And what are you going to do about it?


Tags: politics
by Brett Rogers, 10/27/2008 10:28:44 AM


I think I'm just going to repost this in its entirety on my blog.



Posted by Annette (, 10/27/2008 12:06:36 PM

Great, great post. The war "is on" now as we are in a major battle for our future. A loss next week, combined with major losses in the house and senate could mean the war is lost.

An economy sliding into recession with a Socialist President and a Democratic majority who can't wait to tax, redistribute, and spend will BURY our economy. Government will breed a new class of dependents and you can bet your ass Obama will be tested and tested often. China-Taiwan, Russia-Pick a Neighbor, and Iran-Israel (although I expect Israel to tell an Obama administration to F-Off - I hope the Bush admin makes sure they give them enough before he is out of office).

I stopped being polite earlier this year "when the gloves came off." I've lost a few friends but honestly, its hard to have respect for stupidity when there is so much at stake. I view followers of Obama as mentally inferior, devoid of logic and reason, and I take great offense to the damage his administration will do to me, my family, my friends, and this country.

As for what I am doing now, I'm using $$$ to back candidates I believe in to try to minimize the damage. I'm also reading up on some of the new members of the party to see who may be worthy of leadership.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/27/2008 9:37:07 PM

You know, PR, "friends" who support socialism are no friends. That's a deal-breaker for me. So good for you...



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 10/28/2008 11:58:15 PM

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