Bravo Ed Morrissey, bravo… Here is your certificate as Instructor of Marxist Indoctrination extraordinaire for 2013. Never mind the mere fact that America’s founding father’s would have had you dangling under the nearest Liberty Tree for publishing those words, after all, they never had to deal with terrorists, right…
This program may be a necessary defense against terrorism, but if so, it requires a lot more oversight than it has now. Furthermore, we need an accounting of what exactly we have prevented through the domestic surveillance conducted by the NSA while eroding the constitutional rights to privacy of American citizens as a trade-off. Without that data, we need to move NSA back to its original mission of foreign signals intercepts, and end the domestic spying program that is coming more and more into focus.
Everyone remembers Benedict Arnold, right? What most people remember from history classes about Benedict Arnold was that the was the General who betrayed General George Washington and the usual trite excuse given for that betrayal was that he was passed over repeatedly for promotion. The truth of the matter however is substantially different, Benedict Arnold was a courageous and brilliant combat veteran, wounded multiple times before he betrayed Washington.
When Benedict Arnold made the agonizing decision to betray General Washington and the fledgling United States, it wasn’t out of spite because other were taking credit for his accomplishments, or because he was passed over for promotion. Tragically it was for the exact same reason’s that anyone would utter the phrase, “This program may be a necessary defense against terrorism”. Benedict Arnold betrayed Washington and his troops… get ready for it…. Because he honestly thought that the British were going to utterly massacre General Washington and his Continental Army. General Washington’s troops were so few in number, so poorly trained, and so profoundly under provisioned that the highly decorated tactical strategist Benedict Arnold (who commanded West Point during the Revolutionary War, ya’ll remember West Point, right?) could not conceive of any possible way for Washington and his men to prevail. Benedict Arnold believed that the only possible way for Washington’s men to survive and not be wiped out to the last man, was to surrender.
Do not get this part fucked up, I am in no way, shape or form attempting to rehabilitate Benedict Arnolds image or name. The man was a traitor pure and simple, he may have believed that his act of treason would save lives, but that belief did not and does not justify treason.
Contrary to what many might wish to believe, the war on terror is not the first time America has been face to face with terrorists. Surrendering our constitutional rights is not and never will be an effective strategy for combating terrorism. During the Revolutionary War, terrorism was a constant threat, it was a daily reality that the founding fathers were all to familiar with. Regarding the threat of terrorism, founding father Benjamin Franklin had this to say.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety: Benjamin Franklin
America’s founding fathers believed that the surest way to protect American citizens from not only tyrants and despots, but terrorists as well, was a well armed citizenry.
Thomas Jefferson: “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither
inclined or determined to commit crimes. Such laws only make things worse for the assaulted and
better for the assassins; they serve to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man
may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (1764 Letter and speech from T.
Jefferson quoting with approval an essay by Cesare Beccari)
John Adams: “Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self
defense.” (A defense of the Constitution of the US)
George Washington: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the
people’s liberty teeth (and) keystone… the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable… more than
99% of them [guns] by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very
atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference [crime]. When firearms go, all goes,
we need them every hour.” (Address to 1st session of Congress)
George Mason: “To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.” (3 Elliot,
Debates at 380)
Noah Webster: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in
almost every country in Europe.” (1787, Pamphlets on the Constitution of the US)
George Washington: “A free people ought to be armed.” (Jan 14 1790, Boston Independent
Thomas Jefferson: “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” (T. Jefferson papers,
334, C.J. Boyd, Ed. 1950)
James Madison: “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of
other countries, whose people are afraid to trust them with arms.” (Federalist Paper #46)
One of the principal tenants underlying Marxism, is that those subjected to Marxist rule must surrender the totality of their being to the state. In order for this to take place, those individuals being subjected to Marxist conquest must first be convinced that only the Marxist State can protect them from some nebulous imminent threat to their life and property. The threat of the terrorist boogeyman can only be countered by surrendering your freedom and liberty to the all powerful Marxist State. This program may be a necessary defense against terrorism…
A quote often misattributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, speaks of what was once considered America’s greatest strength, “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” In order to sell their dime novel paperback books during the 1800’s American publishers, massively to the point of fabricated insanity, created a wild west where a gun toting populace ran amok and innocent women and children were slaughtered in the street as a daily occurrence. Reality in the wild west was diametrically opposed to what the dime novels of the day fictionalized. The truth is, that science fiction author Robert Heinlein (whom as a teenager I had the privilege of meeting) was actually correct when he said, “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life“.
Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov made a video which has been on youtube for years now, in this video (it’s a long video, about an hour and a half, but it should be absolutely mandatory viewing for every American) Yuri covers a disturbing number of indoctrination tactics and strategies that are being employed against the America people, and yes, you will find “This program may be a necessary defense against terrorism” in there.
Most American’s are utterly unaware that they have been indoctrinated in various stages into Marxism through America’s public educational system, instead, what they think and believe is that they are either, liberals, moderates or some form of pragmatic independent. They, like Ed Morrissey in this case, mindlessly repeat that Marxist indoctrination because it never occurs to them to question the fact that they have been indoctrinated into Marxism in the first place.
When confronted with what should be painfully obvious contradictions between current public policy and the indisputable stated ideological beliefs of America’s founding father’s (see the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers or the writings of America’s founding fathers) on subjects such as surrendering essential liberties and freedoms, rather than standing firm on what the founding fathers said, they retreat into the most rancid of bullshit excuses. “Oh things are different now, the founding fathers could have never foreseen… yada yada yada”. Stone cold bullshit is what it is.
If you do not know that you are a Marxist you will never recognize that you are pushing Marxist propaganda and indoctrination upon an unsuspecting public. The majority of people who visit Hot Air expect and believe that Hot Air is a conservative blog, as a consequence, they are not prepared to encounter Marxist propaganda and indoctrination from one of Hot Air’s main writers. I seriously and profoundly doubt that Ed Morrissey is even aware of the degree to which he is a Marxist puppet. Like most American’s when Ed was being indoctrinated it was done without anyone informing him, hey Ed, we are indoctrinating you into Marxism. Again like the vast majority of his fellow American’s Ed has never once considered the possibility as a reality that he has been indoctrinated as a Marxist, he just goes about his life believing that he is a rational, pragmatic moderate with conservative leanings American citizen.
Rule number one. You cannot solve any problem if you refuse to or cannot acknowledge that there is a problem that requires solving. That is it, end of story, period, go home and play with your toys. Problem solving can be a very complex process, it can involve many many steps. But the very first step is always the exact same. You must first at a bare minimum suspect that there is a problem. No problem that did not or does not exist has ever been solved.