We are on the brink right now. The long march of the socialists has taken decades, perhaps a century. They have gained a lot ground, but without much resistance. Their plans and advancements were done in stealth, while waving the flag and chanting U.S.A. But, now they have dropped the pretense of a patriotic effort. FDR's talk of saving the union while instituting the seeds of socialism have been exposed. Crisis after crisis was used as a demonstration of the purpose of socialism, of the utility of it. The answer was always more power to the government and the people slowly lost faith in capitalism as a means to handle such emergencies.
That all changed in 2008. While the leftists want to continue the obfuscation of the issues and show us that socialism is the answer to the inequalities of capitalism, it is capitalism that is shining brighter. Socialism with its programs and enrollments and state control have proven to be no more equitable than capitalism was and much more restrictive and dangerous to liberty. Socialism is now being exposed as the cause of the new emergency and that is a real problem for the Utopians. Capitalism might have been blamed for economic emergencies, but America's experience with socialism is now the direct cause of the worst economic emergency in the nation's history (default).
The question before the people is how to respond to this emergency. Everyone seems to be taking different routes as they see fit for them and their own. The unions are solidifying their membership, consolidating gains and actively directing their efforts against the political winds that have blown against them. This is the battleground on which they have chosen to fight, right here and right now. They have dispatched the purple buses across the nation in an effort to create widespread chaos. They are flexing their muscles and expect the citizenry to cower in fear. Their method is simple: intimidation pure and clear. It is a thug tactic employed by thugs. It is mob rule. We resist it here and now or bow to it and inspire a thousand more events.
If your response is to hunker down, to protect your own, then so be it. If your response is to turn away, to not see what is apparent, then so be it. If your response is to send letters and e-mails to congressmen bucking them up for the fight ahead, then so be it. All of us must handle the situation in their own way, with their own tools and reliant upon their own conscience.
I prefer to engage whenever and wherever they appear. I will go out to fight them in the streets, in the parks, on the steps of the capitol, because I know that if I don't I will soon be fighting them on my lawn. The fight has come to me.
Graciously linked at Arctic Patriot.
Graciously linked and quoted at The Cliffs of Insanity.
Graciously linked and quoted at Weird and Pissed Off.
Graciously linked at III% Patriots.