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The Lunatic Fringe Never Gives Up
I’m not a fan of FaceBook for a number of reasons that I won’t get into today because this is not about FaceBook, it’s about lunatics. Uh uh uh, don’t go there. I said that’s not the topic today.
My congressman has a FaceBook page. I’m sure they all do. I haven’t seen all the FaceBook pages of all the members of congress. I can think of a couple I have seen are a total waste of bits ‘n’ bytes. However my congressman’s FB page is an active discussion forum. Sure, it has the requisite postings of pictures and self-promotional stuff that all elected officials spew out with joyful abandon, and nothing wrong with that. That’s what FB is for, joyful spewing of nonsense.
But my congressman also encourages and responds to postings by the public, those who support him and those who don’t, and the debates can get rather lively. This is good. Debate is good. The open arena of ideas as opposed to the closed-minded, authoritarian “safe-zones” of the modern liberal college campus.
The current FB discussion in my congressional district centers on hurricanes and the climate loons are out in force, as they are nationally, reminding one and all that if only we (read: America) will scuttle our economy, our liberty, our very ship of state, that somehow the world will end up a better place.
This is tantamount to a group of people pointing their fingers at a single member of the group and telling him over and over and over again that all the world’s problem are HIS fault and if he will just hang himself, hang yourself, just hang yourself from the nearest tree everyone will be better off.
In this case we have the lunatic fringe that never gives up, that keeps up the drumbeat of telling America all we need to do is commit economic, cultural, and institutional suicide. Just kill ourselves, kill ourselves, kill ourselves and somehow the world will become a paradise of never ending rainbows and butterflies.
They love America, by the way. Don’t believe it? Just ask ’em. They’ll tell you. Love, love, love and all we have to do is fundamentally change into something America was never intended to be and hasn’t been except through those efforts of the lunatic fringe who never give up trying to destroy America, which they love, by the way, just ask them.
We are told the United States is an intolerant hell hole of racism, sexist, whatever-ism is the flavor of the day, yet somehow we manage to tolerate those who would be our undoing as a nation. It’s not the barbarians at the gates we should fear as much as the barbarians among us. Abraham Lincoln said it: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
President Grover Cleveland said, “The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board.”
If the lunatic fringe is determined to force us to do what they think is best, then we are equally obligated to continue the struggle with equal vigor to retain our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
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