"When they allow a talk show host to play them like a two-dollar banjo, they demonstrate what kind of backbone they'll bring to the job later on, if we elect them. After they get elected will they continue to allow Jeff Crank to put a nickel in them and wind them up every Saturday morning?"

Barry Noreen, former columnist, Colorado Springs Gazette

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A VAST CONFEDERACY OF FOOLS?


By

ROBERT HARKINS

In a spectacle rife with shame and hypocrisy, Mexico’s President Calderon, stood before an American Congress and condemned the state of Arizona, its citizens and the United States for the exercise of legitimate sovereignty. He accused American citizens, none too subtly, that in the adoption and liberalization of a federal law requiring that foreign nationals provide proof of citizenship they had engaged in a racist act.

The President, in symbolic and explicit approval, stood beside President Calderon, as he condemned a sovereign Arizona, its people and the United States. The Democrats in lock step stood as one and gave the President of a foreign power a standing ovation for his pillory of Americans.

President O’Bama, as he engaged in his now too recognizable pretense of sanctimonious, moral superiority nevertheless accepts uncritically the Mexican government’s draconian repudiation of immigrants to Mexico. As he stood beside President Calderon, President O’Bama knew that Mexico’s treatment of immigrants entering Mexico is a moral outrage.

The immigration laws of the Republic of Mexico provide for incarceration and deportation without trial, interpreters, lawyers, due process, etc. for anyone illegally in Mexico. No illegal immigrant in Mexico may receive government assistance of any kind and their children may not attend Mexican schools. In fact, the laws of Mexico allow the army and all law enforcement agencies to enforce their draconian immigration laws, including the authority to demand "papers" from anyone who looks like a non-Mexican. Emphasis added. Mexico forbids legal non-citizen residents from holding office or voting in Mexican elections. A voter I.D. with picture and thumbprint must be produced before any Mexican citizen can vote. No non-Mexican can become a Mexican citizen. [1]

Melanie Philips author of The World Turned Upside Down, in a May 20, 2010 interview with National Review On line, identified a psychosis well entrenched in the thought processes of the Orwellian Renegade Liberal intelligentsia.[2]

What I have found so striking is that, in this supposed age of reason, there is such an implacable refusal, over a wide and disparate range of issues, to acknowledge the authority of factual evidence over opinion, or distinguish truth from propaganda and lies, or differentiate between justice and injustice, victim and victimizer. More than that, this phenomenon is confined to the supposed custodians of reason, the intelligentsia; and some of the most prominent of these often-militant “rationalists” propound assertions that are demonstrably irrational.



Even more striking is that this repudiation of reason is associated with the most fashionable and progressive causes—anti-imperialism, anti-Americanism, anti-Zionism, environmentalism, moral and cultural relativism, multiculturalism, scientism. Yet they promote not just irrationality but a return to primitivism, pre-modern levels of social disorder, and the persecution of dissenters.


The Renegade Liberal fits well Melanie Philips’ definition of irrationality. For nearly two decades those in control of the federal government have stood arrogantly in breach of their constitutional duty to maintain American borders and in the breach have betrayed the United States and its citizens. In fact, the Arizona law excises from the provisions of a 1907 federal law anything to suggest that the state of Arizona would engage in the profiling of Mexicans. A police officer may inquire into the citizenship of a person only incident to a lawful stop. He may not casually cross-examine people who appear to be Mexicans.

WSBTV.COM, in two video news presentations investigating illegal entry from the Mexican Border[3] reported that in addition to the illegal entry of Mexican Nationals, the Border Control records also reflect the entry of hundreds of OTM (Other than Mexican) illegal entries from such state supporters of terrorism as Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and Pakistan, countries that train and harbor terrorists willing to immolate themselves in the slaughter of Americans—provided only they be provided immediately a land of milk, honey and no less than thirty virgins.

The OTMs remain in South America long enough to learn Spanish and thereby merge flawlessly into the flow of Hispanic illegal aliens. For a price, Mexican drug cartels aid the entry of potential terrorists’ into the United States. In their condemnation of Arizona Americans President O’Bama and Calderon ignore and suppress these facts.

That this Administration would permit a border to remain so porous as to permit the illegal entry of potential terrorists is an outrage to the oath its politicians swore to protect America and its Constitution. That Democrats would stand and cheer efforts to abnegate Arizona’s struggle for self-preservation reveals in real time the irrationality Melanie Philips so well describes. We may wonder if those responsible for the imposition of this gratuitous danger upon all Americans have forgotten the tragedy of 9/11. As a result, Arizona prisons contain a percentage of Hispanic criminals far larger then their proportional population in the state; and Arizona citizens are condemned to live under the threat of a kidnapping rate second only to a Mexico City engaged and at war with brutal and murderous drug cartels.

Congressman Tim Maclintock in an address to Congress published a refreshing American truth.

Unlike Mexico’s immigration law -- which is brutally exclusionary -- the purpose of America’s law is not to keep people out. It is to assure that as people come to the United States, they do so with the intention of becoming Americans and of raising their children as Americans. Unlike Mexico, our nation embraces immigration and what makes that possible is assimilation. A century ago President Teddy Roosevelt put it this way. He said:

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

In the Czech Republic the newspaper Prager Zeitung, on April 28, 2010, harshly criticized those who voted President O’Bama into office. Its thesis: President O’Bama is not the cause; he is the consequence of the irrational mentality that prompted a majority of voters to deliver him to the Presidency.

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

Finally, what prophecy does this spectacle foretell? Americans watched an event unprecedented in American History. An American President, standing by the side of the President of a foreign and antagonistic power, joined with him in the condemnation of a struggling Arizona. A Mexican President for whom the maiming or destruction of an America state is of little consequence accused Americans of racism. American Democrats intellectually florid and breathless, jumped to their feet, burst forth in resounding cheers, and clapped their hands in a standing ovation to a Mexican president come, without warrant, to castigate Americans.

What is the prophecy? The late Arnold J. Toynbee, author of the monumental 12-volume tour de force, A Study of History “…put forward a philosophy of history, based on an analysis of the development and decline of no less than 26 civilizations.[4] He wrote that all civilizations, rise, decline and die. A historical autopsy, however, confirms they were not murdered. No, not at all. They died by their own hand. They committed suicide.



[1] Obama: Nation not Defined by Our Borders

By Roger Hedgecock

05/21/2010

[2] Orwell dubbed as Renegade Liberals an English Intellegesia so enamored of Stalin that it suppressed inconvenient facts such as Stalin’s calculated starvation of 8 to 10 million Russian Kulaks. See Orwell’s Preface to Animal Farm.

[4] Encyclopedia Britannica

3 comments:

  1. Grim reality, but outstanding post, Mr. Harkins.

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  2. See Clarifying An Internet Rumor – “Prince of Fools” at http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/?p=3862

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  3. roger hedgecock is a convicted felon for taking bribes as mator of sand diego

    Crank you are a mindless moron and jsut as corrupt

    since more nobel prize winners voted for Obama over mccain, I think the fools were the ones mainly voting for McCain, but I dont expect a supporter of corrupt politicians to understand anything.

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