Monday, December 14, 2009
Monday Morning Rant 123
At last, a “springy” day came to interrupt the recent cold snap. The sun is always welcome without regard to how long it hangs around. If the forecast is correct, we’re headed for a white Christmas. Like most thing in the wonderful world of climate, it remains a crap-shoot. I am constantly amazed that folks fully realize that their local forecast is chancy and yet think that the same type of science can predict weather patterns 10-20-50 years in the future. They would also, no doubt, be in the market for a bridge across the East River.
Who’s in charge?
The easy answer, and the obvious to his supporters is, the president. To the non-Kool-Aid drinking types and those with any vestige of objectivity left, the answer is not so simple. His activities over the last ten months should prompt some serious thought on the matter. Even though he is hyped as being an exceptionally intelligent individual his presentations sometimes have a contradictory nature in the phrasing. Often that which appears firmly stated is then clouded with modifying additions plus disclaimers which ameliorate the message first offered. We all understand that the electronic press and opponents hang on every word and leap to an opportunity to criticize; therefore the construction of public remarks must be done very carefully.
It is possible that bloggers may have a better grasp of this problem than most because the responsible ones agonize over phrasing, word choice, grammar and most important, truth. Most presidents have a staff of writers and consultants who are valuable assistants to help parse the “golden” words which come from the executive’s mouth. The question then becomes: are these aides responsible for tuning the words and ideas for the president or do they emanate from some other source. In plain language: does he think this stuff up all by himself?
The presence of a common thread is always there. Spending excessively, exerting further governmental controls, glossing over the fiscal threat to the republic, ignoring confirmed opposition, and larding the public payroll with extreme left wingers best characterize the total effort. Sometimes it seems as though each person close enough to have influence has been given a “play book” with the overall game plan. Even his appointed personnel, when before any microphone, all sound pretty much the same. Some are more direct than the president, but, carry an equivalent message:
Even the higher officials in the congress are carrying water from the same font. Reid, Pelosi, et.al. are nearly indistinguishable from the executive in their approach to problems of state. This element of shared direction is so common that one suspects a person or group of immense power is actually pulling some strings.
Puppet governments are certainly not unknown in history. The biggest problem, if it were indeed true, is in identifying the hidden direction. Other than the thoughts expressed here is there any additional evidence which might be presented? If it were available we would be delighted to report it.
The University of Delaware
Under the heading of “don’t be insane, it couldn’t happen here” we have a discovery which sent chills up the spine. Univ. of Delaware had a program to be administered by resident advisors to new students which was mandatory for the “newbies”, graded, and could have led to counseling. Here follows a small extract from some of the printed material in the handbook to be taught to the newly arrived students:
"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. 'The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination….”
The program was pure thought control from the beginning with emphasis on political correctness and assumed grievances toward “white racists” which by the school’s definition would be “all” whites. Fortunately, the school attracts intelligent youngsters who quickly recognized the outrageous behavior of the school who balked and complained to various officials and third party investigative sources. Thanks to these courageous kids and their high school civics teachers who did their jobs well, they recognized the absolute illegality of the program of ideological reeducation.
As a result, President Patrick Harker made an announcement on the cessation of the illegal actions which included this closing paragraph:
“Under the recommendation of Vice President for Student Life Michael Gilbert and Director of Residence Life Kathleen Kerr, I have directed that the program be stopped immediately. No further activities under the current framework will be conducted," he said.
It would be great to report that this is the end of it. Actually, it is just the beginning. Other universities have similar, if not identical, programs to the University of Delaware. For more information on this subject I would recommend you check with World Net Daily which has many additional links on this subject. For all the losses we have suffered over the last ten months, the US Constitution is still in effect and ready to protect our citizens as it has for the last two and quarter centuries. Thank God.
Over the next few months we will be facing some of the most difficult days our republic has ever seen. I am convinced that the people and not the leadership will be the only salvation which is available for success. We have discussed this before and I make no apology for bringing it up again. It is absolutely essential that all citizens take on a new and refreshed view of his individual role in our society. Each needs to assume responsibility for awareness of the national scene and to be aware of how best to use his talents and resources, regardless of how limited, for the betterment of the nation. It will take an army of Davids to fend off the warped desires of the Philistines in Washington. It has become increasingly obvious that they seek the absolute destruction of the United States as we know and love it. God, help us all.
In His abiding love,
Posted by One of the Moons at 10:00 AM