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TCOTS: Reflections On The Revolution In America

2010/05/24

Bob’s The Camp of the Saints gathers thoughts on the totalitarian nature of the present Administration and Congress – a nature at odds with the Idea that is America.

One aspect of who Barack Hussein Obama is that has stood out is his seeming alienation from the American way of life — his ‘otherness’, as some have called it.  One senses a disconnect between how he views The United States and how the average American does.  While he was most certainly born in the U.S.A., one gets the distinct feeling that he is an outsider.

Truly.  The ‘otherness’ of their ideas, the ‘foreignness’ of the leftkulture pervading the Administration and Congress is distinct.  We’ve gone far beyond tweaking the system towards entirely gutting the Constitution – and that has motivated revolution.

What is revolution in America? From Bailyn: “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution”, pp. 1, Harvard University Press, 1967, we find the following quote:

By what do we mean the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the Revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The Revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington. The records of thirteen legislatures, the pamphleteers, newspapers in all the colonies, ought to be consulted during that period to ascertain the steps by which the public opinion was enlightened and informed concerning the authority of Parliament over the colonies.
– John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, 1815

Count in the blogs and the New Media. I say that We the People are engaged in the Second American Revolution: A renaissance of Liberty. Collectivism and “progressivism” and central planning & control have never worked when tried because they can. not. work. No clique of brainiacs can match the aggregate intelligence and successful productivity of a free market’s millions upon millions of decision-makers. We the People are awake and motivated.  This Revolution – with thanks to G-d and to the Founding Fathers – will take place and be won at the pols and at the dinner table and in our churches and synagogues.

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We the People

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Fundamentally transform America? Renaissance is transformational indeed.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. bobbelvedere permalink
    2010/05/24 17:53

    Thanks for the kind words and for your spot-on thoughts.

    One quibble with my great hero John Adams: I do not think what we on the Right are doing now is a ‘revolution’, just as I do not think what The Founder’s did was. I define the word as the tearing down and destruction of existing institutions and traditions. As many of The Founders, including Mr. Adams, wrote and said on many occasions, they were seeking a restoration of their rights as Englishmen. When King and Parliament refused to do this, we declared our independence and published our reasons for the separation. I am fighting for a ‘Restoration’ of our freedoms and liberties, but I would gladly substitute the word you have come up with ‘Renaissance’, which may be more accurate and is certainly more pleasant to hear.

    WOLVERINES!

    • 2010/05/24 18:40

      Thanks Bob… your thought pieces pay interest.
      I see your point.
      The term ‘renaissance’ carries the ideas of rebirth and reawakening, free of other baggage. Leftkulture is Hell-bent on falsely equating ‘restoration’ with the return of slavery and segregation. Liberty applies to all souls – we fought a bloody civil war to sanctify it.
      Cheers!

      • bobbelvedere permalink
        2010/05/24 21:55

        I get anal sometimes – thanks for understanding.

      • 2010/05/25 18:45

        Dude – PLEASE bear in mind that this is a family show, eh?

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