Transparent in Audacity Only II
September 17, 2009
I wrote recently that if Obamacare passes, Obama will grant amnesty to
illegal aliens and Democrats with the help of a few Republicans will
push for an accelerated path to citizenship and the voting booth in time
for 2010. Yes, it is conjecture based on precedents. The liberal
comments were predictable. When will those people ever learn what
fascist means? Unfortunately, the Conservative comments I read were
equally predictable, with some exceptions. But first, I shall correct an
error I made in that article.
I stand corrected that state legislatures are responsible for
redistricting, not Congress as I implied. Nonetheless, the 2010 census
will shift the distribution of seats in the house if illegal aliens
become citizens. In addition, when those new citizens register to vote,
it will not be just for federal elections, but for all elections. I
think many missed that point entirely. Also, I never mentioned ACORN in
that article. They may be out on the census but they are not down. There
will be multiple clone organizations to fill their shoes.
While I think most Conservatives appreciated the danger I was trying to
describe and the consequences of a permanent demographic shift in
voting, others wanted to shoot the messenger. I was called a pansy and
defeatist and entertained by a lot of bravado about how it wasnít going
to happen, guns flashing and so on. You have to love Conservatives but
their strength, their independence, is also their weakness.
Without resorting to quotes from Clausewitz, Sun-Tzu or Julius Caesar,
suffice it to say that good strategists plan for the worst and pray for
the best. Good strategists also strive to know their enemies and their
own forces, and that is essential to planning for the worst.. If you
donít, you may as well roll the dice.
Some Conservatives are seriously underestimating the determination and
audacity of the most diabolical and dishonest people to ever occupy the
halls of Congress and the White House. Can they ram a bill through
Congress in thirty days, immediate consequences be damned if it will
assure them undisputed control of government for several decades, if not
forever? Would they be willing to give up their seats for two years if
they believe this will work and put them back in power in the aftermath?
I think they would, and I think passing Obamacare would be the evidence
of their determination and intentions.
Contrary to the belief of some Conservatives, Obama, Pelosi and Reid are
not stupid people and know exactly what they are doing. They went to the
town hall meetings, took and gave heat on Obamacare, and then announced
they had the votes when they returned. Were they impressed one whit by
the opposition? They may be arrogant, but they are equally cold, cunning
and calculating. November 2010 is a long way off.
As for Conservative bravado, talk is cheap. A lot of people still get
their news exclusively from the mainstream media, and these are not
solely die-hard Obamabots. The media will take any call or threat of
violence directly to those poor numbed souls that think they can trust
whatever they see on the tube. Lose them and you have made the job all
the more difficult. And donít forget Waco or Ruby Ridge. This President
and Attorney General would love to make some examples of "right-wing
terroristsĒ. Spare me the bravado.
Finally, self-assurances that things are turning around are delusional.
You could have three million people go to Washington and between the
White House, Congress and the MSM you would never know it happened.
Obama has a masters degree in protest marching and has been schooled by
experts on the subject. So people are mad, so what? What can they do
about it? Vote? For who, wimp Republicans or third party nobodies the
MSM will ignore anyway? So ACORN is gone, so what? Does anyone really
believe thatís our total depth? They were a convenient scapegoat anyway.
See how honest we are? We still have the SEIU, AFSCME, NEA, AFT, UAW,
UMW, George Soros, the MSM and, well, the list could go on.
I think you get the picture. If Conservatives were in a fair fight with
an honorable opponent, Obamaís reverses might mean something. But that
isnít the case and itís foolish to pretend it is. Hannibal won every
battle on the Italian peninsula, but he never took Rome. The only battle
he lost cost Carthage the war. Is this the Conservative war plan? I have
never suggested giving up, but if these victories are not leveraged into
a plan that forges a like-minded unity, then they are meaningless. Even
if Obamacare is killed, the Hydra lives on.
Objective: kill the hydra. Strategy: pick the battles that can be won in
two years and elect people that vow to carry out the strategy. Repeal
the most unpopular laws first, and then stop and go home. Do the same
thing in the second term and replace anyone who fails to honor their
vow. And do it each successive term. Donít however pursue a course to
restore Constitutional law as if this were going to be a cakewalk. It
isnít and many people need to be weaned off the federal teat or youíll
lose them. It took years to grow the hydra and it will take years to
remove its heads.
I ended my article by asking what to do about it, it being the worst
case scenario. I already know the answer but canít put it on this page.
Let me just end with this quote: "And for the support of this
Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine
Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes,
and our sacred Honor.Ē If you are a Conservative you know the source.
The answer is there, you just have to have the courage to see it, the
wisdom to know when to use it and the fortitude to abide by it.