The left are often the most vile, vicious people I have come across. Anyone taking the time to watch some of the footage from the siege of Wisconsin could see that these people who walk around in everyday normal people's images are truly the most devious, insulting, disagreeable people in our nation. They wrap it all up in a sense of standing up for the little guy and compassion, but just below the surface is a willingness and even a desire to watch the pain and suffering of their enemy.
I know I'm not saying anything earth-shaking or paradigm-shifting, but it needs to be said in order to set up the other half of this post.
While I don't condone getting down on their level, it is time to get serious about our problems. A typical leftists sees the world as this: People are greedy and will hurt other people for money. Put a mirror up to any of those in Wisconsin and we see why they come to that conclusion, because they know it is true of themselves and then they magnify that to fit their perception of others. The irony is that they then, somehow, excuse themselves from that milieu.
My point is that they have made their misperceptions actionable. They have started to pursue violent means of getting what they want. It is left now to the people to see through them and reject them, or give them credence. I will be watching the recall efforts in Wisconsin to see which way the winds will blow. Both the Republican and Democratic senators are being recalled along with the governor. So, it will be interesting to see how the public reacts to these recalls to find out whether we better all defend ourselves against our neighbor, or band together with them to defeat the leftist vision of America.
To be honest, people who blog are people who are already motivated and when a person reads the many blogs on the right hand side of TL In Exile, they see a lot of people with similar opinions to mine. These people, along with myself, are frustrated by the inaction of the general public. I wrote some other time about the general public's distance and disengagement from the troubles of our nation, of not understanding that they are the key to success or failure, but that they think all they have to do is respond to pollsters and everything will be set straight. Well, here's their chance.
The recalls in Wisconsin can prove to the leftist unions that they are indeed a small, insignificant minority and that the people of Wisconsin reject their vision of the future and deny their claims on their salaries as right and proper. Or, they can cave and let the thieves into the vault and let mob rule their state. There can be no other result. The future of our nation may hang in the balance, because if the Wisconsin unions seize control of Wisconsin, it will act as a catalyst everywhere and recalls will be the method of overthrow. If we as a people do not respond to these recalls by soundly rejecting them, then we are doomed.
My only fear is that the apathy of the general public will not compel them to vote and the damage will be done. The worst part of that is when they do finally wake up, broke and second class citizens to the government worker, who demands more and more of their treasure, who will they blame? Not themselves, that's for sure.
Graciously linked and quoted at Weird and Pissed Off.
Graciously linked and quoted at Green Mountains Homesteading.