House Divided Cannot Stand
by Col. Robert Pappas, USMC, Ret.
the US was attacked on September 11th, 2001, most Americans
were perplexed and outraged. Perplexed that anyone would hate
us so much as to attack us, and we were outraged by the dastardly
deed. The past few days have been a vivid reminder of those
tragic, heart-rending events. In the days and weeks following
the attacks the nation was awash in public service announcements
that displayed ethnic diversity, with a central message of,
"I am an American." The nation spoke of unity, and
even acted in a unified manner for a while.
for the attacks have been analyzed in every possible way with
it boiling down to US support Israel's right to exist as a
sovereign nation, a status which from its founding was cause
for War between virtually all Arabs and Israel. (Only Egypt
eventually recognized and made peace with Israel after Egypt
attacked Israel, and its forces were summarily defeated. Thereafter,
Egypt's President, Anwar Sadat traveled to Israel, made peace
and was later assassinated by Muslim extremists.)
of the flags have faded, some are tattered and many have come
down. Patriotism that was genuine enough and pervaded the
country has melted into disaffection and even alienation,
if one believes media reports. With the passage of time and
resurgence of partisan politics, all that was positive has
changed. Ad Hominem attacks upon the national leadership and
its motives, despite stunning military successes in Afghanistan
and Iraq, gives aid and comfort to the nation's enemies abroad
and at home. It is notable that despite the President's liberal
"tilt" favoring traditional Democrat issues, Democrats
attack him as though he is the enemy, when in fact, he is
their best friend. "GW" is not a fiscal conservative
all it takes is a look at the largest budget in history and
the largest deficit in history, and he is a political liberal
on most of the domestic social agenda. It's not what he says;
it's what he does. From the perspective of this observer,
both major parties are laboring under the erroneous impression
that mainstream America favors their socialist domestic agenda.
anything, working Americans want economic prosperity and freedom,
the latter of which has been presented to both Afghanistan
and Iraq. Now, they have to work on the economic prosperity
component, or they too will become "welfare slaves"
similar to US domestic variety. In America, just as in Afghanistan
and Iraq there are those whose "ox has been gored,"
(no pun intended), and they don't like the loss of status,
power, and money. In all three instances, U.S., Afghanistan,
and Iraq, the enemies of change are at work to undermine success
and destroy hope.
those who, despite the tide of history refuse to accept its
inevitable advance. The blather of the Democratic Party Presidential
candidates is a case in point, most which express anti-American
sentiments more eloquently and effectively than the al Quida
network. It may only be politics, but one would think that
with the world watching and listening the Candidates would
be more discrete lest they transmit the wrong message. Or
is it the wrong message as far as they are concerned? Despite
the vitriolic rhetoric, none has offered any constructive
recommendations to date, unless one buys "sucking up"
to the UN as the solution. (It is more than apparent that
the UN does not have the interest of the United States at
heart. To his credit, President Bush seems to understand that
"sucking up" to it will not help. The UN is about
global government with elitists of one economic stripe or
another attempting to exercise complete control of humanity
in the name of "Human Rights.")
extremists, in league with domestic Muslim extremists make
use of the Democratic Candidates' vitriol to attempt a political
coup? We live in interesting times, and anything is possible.
tides wax and wane, it is similarly true that despite the
unprecedented freedom bestowed upon this great nation by its
Founders, its present inexorable slide into socialism, its
abandonment of its moral rudder (prayer in schools, Roe v.
Wade, removal of the Ten Commandments, normalization of sodomy,
abuse of the First Amendment by profiteers and etc.), its
gradual balkanization, wittingly or otherwise, will happen.
things and more come to full flower, the greatest nation in
the world will be "history." That is, unless the
"silent majority" awakens, pays attention to what
is going on and asserts its influence. But is there such thing
as the "silent majority" anymore? Those who have
an interest in its power have carefully analyzed and answered
the question, "How can a powerful "silent majority"
be neutralized?" Here's their key: create special interest
groups, encourage them to join, feed them propaganda to narrow
their focus and then emasculation of the majority through
"divide and conquer" strategies will be complete.
kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and
a house divided against a house falleth." Luke 11:17.
of PACs (Political Action Committees which are by definition
special interest groups), and politicians that take their
money then claim that the former have no influence over the
latter. Ask your Representative and Senators if they are responsive
to PACs that donate to their election campaigns. If one answers
"yes" you have identified the "enemy,"
if the answer is "no," that one is lying. In either
instance, if you value this great nation and its heritage,
you need a new Representative or Senator. Try it.
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