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And Speaking of the Cold Civil War…

April 6th, 2014 - 11:48 am

vipers

For sure, weren’t they like vipers in the breasts of all those schlimazels who came home from the war and promptly went about their duties to be fruitful and multiply the suburbs? And the thanks they got was the poisonous asps who lay in their cribs, played in their leafy yards, broke down the remaining social barriers that had previously kept their riff-raff folks out of the Ivy League schools and turned on their own kith and kin with a ferocity that hasn’t been seen since Orestes whacked Clytemnestra and her boyfriend, although they obviously had it coming.

Dedicated as we are to striking, destroying, poisoning and destabilizing, we naturally flocked to a party with a long criminal history such as the “progressive” Democrats had, as we shall see, and their admirably “flexible” and “nuanced” approach to such arcane notions as law and truth and morality and standards of right and wrong… well, you get the idea. As they ladled on the moral superiority even as they violated every law and moral tenet in the Enemy’s book, well, who wouldn’t fall in love? It was like a permanent “get out of jail free” card, a form of atheist indulgence-buying, but instead of sinning no more, we went out sinned our tushes off.

A party, a movement, that promised us one thing above all – that it would never be “judgmental” – was just the thing some of us were looking for after those eighteen dreadful years with Mom and Dad. In its warm, if slightly clammy, embrace, we could indulge our every childish whim and fantasy, from our earliest erotic impulses to our inner four-year-old’s appetite for destruction. All of those so-called “rules” went by the board as we realized that, with the defeat of our parents’ generation, there was now nothing and no one to stand in the way of our complete hedonistic orgy of self-fulfillment, each vice now a virtue, each temptation an act of saving grace in the afterlife that we were sure would never come. Platoons, nay, brigades of shrinks and “social scientists” (novelists manqué without any talent, otherwise they would be real scientists) arose to counsel us not to suppress our deepest id, but to let it have free reign in the real world lest it damage us in the imaginary world in which they habitually dwelled.

Up was suddenly Down. Black was suddenly White. In was suddenly Out. How wonderful it all was. We never thought of the consequences, because consequences are for later and we are for the here and now. It’s no accident that one of our standard rejoinders when you lot object to one or another of our social experiments that we’ve just implemented, usually by judicial fiat, is: “well, the sky didn’t fall, did it?’ This is such an easy softball to swat out of the park one would have thought you would have long since figured it out, but no…

Only one thing stood, and continues to stand, in our way: you.

And by you I mean principally the other half of the Baby Boomer cohort, the ones who didn’t, like Satan, rebel. Some of them, a few, were like the angel Abdiel, who flirted with joining the insurgents but quickly repented and returned to the Enemy camp. But most of them – kissing cousins to those murderous National Guardsmen at Kent State – were deaf to our siren song, and set about living their lives in much the same stultifying ways their fathers and grandmothers had. They got up in the morning and went to work, dealing with reality as if it was, you know, reality, instead of the elaborate artificial academic construct we had fashioned. Unlike us, the constant kvetches, they never complained. They worked for ten cents on our dollar, their backs worth less than the penny for our thoughts, and still the fools were under the impression they were living the American Dream. Try as we might and we did to convince them otherwise, they believed in this country, believed in American exceptionalism, believed that their children would have a better life, believed – even when, like Abdiel, they slipped and fell – in the power of redemption. And even though we laughed at them, they persisted, which is one virtue we certainly know how to respect.

So the Cold Civil War continues, unto the generations, which would be mine. Because unless you finish us, we are most certainly going to finish you.

Read the whole thing here. Or have it read to you by John Allen Nelson. Your choice.

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We are in a Civil War status and the last presidential election which was stolen by the Progressive Democrat party has destroyed whatever was left of the old Republic of diverse opinions. Now we live under a fascist/liberal dictatorship where you will not yet be sent to concentration camps for disagreeing with the regime but you will not get a decent jobs; you will not get a decent education and you will never be able to express an opinion or disagree with the American Ministry of Propaganda. Stop your children from joining the American federal forces and let the rich liberals send their own children off to their foreign wars; stop supporting the government schools which are run by the ministry of propaganda; stop participating in the civic life, absolutely refuse to serve on a jury in the corrupt legal system or try to undermine it; boycott the TV industry and the Entertainment industry which are controlled again by the Ministry of Truth; teach your children the truth about the corrupt amoral culture and government that the modern Americans have inflicted on the world.
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I notice that comments I saw just a short while ago have now disappeared. Did Firefox just buy PJM or did GLAD send over a censor?
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So the Left is beating it's chest and announcing "victory" in the Culture War? Nothing lasts forever; the Left is doomed if it thinks there won't be pushback, and a counter-revolution by the next generation.
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IT IS ALL BY DESIGN……
OUR MAN-CHILD’S DEEP HATRED OF AMERICA….THAT IS WHAT WE SHOULD FEAR RIGHT TO THE BONE !!! OBAMA, THE WORLD’S SOCIOPATH HAS THE EARTH’S FREEDOM LOVING & GOD LOVING NATIONS LIVING IN FEAR. #1 HE IS A MUSLIM TERRORIST. HIS “FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY IS PRAYER TIME< WHEN HE HITS HIS KNEES AND BOWS TO THE EAST, #2 HE HAS EFFECTIVELY REMOVED ALL AMERICA’S ALLIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST #3 HE HAS SCHEMED WITH AL QAEDA --- IN THE WHITE HOUSE --- TO DESTROY ISRAEL. #$ HE HAS DISMANTLED OUR MILITARY TO THE POINT WHERE WE PROJECT NOT FEAR, BUT LAUGHTER. #5 HE HAS BEEN WORKING DAY AND NIGHT --- UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF SOME FINE COLUMBIAN COCAINE --- TO DESTROY THE NATION’S RELIGIONS. #6 HE DESTROYED AMERICA’S PRIDE IN SPACE EXPLORATION. #7 HE HAS FOLLOWED THE COMMUNIST GAME PLAN OF DESTROYING OUR MOST CHERISHED AND MOST PERSONAL PRIVATE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. MY FAMILY IN CANADA USED TO RUN HERE FOR SERIOUS MEDICAL PROCEDURES --- NOW THEY SIT HOME AND LAUGH AT US……AND ONE MORE THING: IT IS NOT INEPTITUDE…IT IS ALL BY DESIGN.
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So let me get this straight: all of the bile, all of the venom in baby boomers is the response to overcrowding? They were the proverbial bulge in the python and because of that, because competition for everything from parental love to college admission to simply being seen was fierce, because of that so many of them became vicious tearer downers of everything? Well, it's a theory.
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"...the student protestors got an ugly lesson in the first rule of protest – never throw rocks at guys with guns."

Yeah, guys who shot indiscriminately into a crowd, killing four, including two non-protesters who were just walking between classes. If you read about what happened, you'll learn that the students had largely dispersed as the guardsmen advanced. And there is no credible evidence that shots were fired at the guardsman (although who knows what you might find in the files of Hoover's FBI). Ugly lesson indeed.

What really ended the protests was the end of the war and the end of the draft. Bring back the draft, start another illegal war like Iraq, and the '60s will be back in a flash.

PS -- Of course some of these 60s radicals, who dodged the draft, later became chicken hawks. Some write for PJM.
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"..... like the syphilis virus..."

It's not a virus but a gram-negative bacterium.
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"...brigades of shrinks and “social scientists” (novelists manqué without any talent, otherwise they would be real scientists) arose to counsel us not to suppress our deepest id, but to let it have free reign in the real world lest it damage us in the imaginary world in which they habitually dwelled."

Said "imaginary world" is known as 'Meinong's Jungle.' (Google the Etymology of the word.) It's where you'd find Unicorns, floating cities, the sound of one hand clapping, honest politicians - you get the idea.
As for the state we're in? That is more like an abyss we're trapped in than a 'Civil War.' Wars can be WON! It may take several generations and millions of casualties to climb out of the mess we're in.
My attitude is, there's only one way out. Regardless of whether you're a subscriber to this blog (Read, conservative) or "opposition researcher," (Read, 'other!') the only way to discern truth from fiction, wrong from right, black from white? "Fact checking!" The truth is all that will set us free.
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Perfectly put! The 60's generation of American Liberals are hilariously pretentious asses, pompous snobs and cowardly hypocrites.
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We are in a Civil War status and the last presidential election which was stolen by the Progressive Democrat party has destroyed whatever was left of the old Republic of diverse opinions. Now we live under a fascist/liberal dictatorship where you will not yet be sent to concentration camps for disagreeing with the regime but you will not get a decent jobs; you will not get a decent education and you will never be able to express an opinion or disagree with the American Ministry of Propaganda. Stop your children from joining the American federal forces and let the rich liberals send their own children off to their foreign wars; stop supporting the government schools which are run by the ministry of propaganda; stop participating in the civic life, absolutely refuse to serve on a jury in the corrupt legal system or try to undermine it; boycott the TV industry and the Entertainment industry which are controlled again by the Ministry of Truth; teach your children the truth about the corrupt amoral culture and government that the modern Americans have inflicted on the world.
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It's a subject for another time and column, but I disagree with the notion of boycotting Hollywood, for reasons I've made amply clear on the "David Kahane" Facebook page. If more conservatives would steer their kids toward the Industry, some much-needed diversity of opinion would start to form.
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I notice that comments I saw just a short while ago have now disappeared. Did Firefox just buy PJM or did GLAD send over a censor?
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There has been a lot of spamming by people inviting the participation in too-good-to-be-true internet cash-making projects (I think the whole gig is just the spamming & nothing else). People click on the "Report Abuse" link & they have been coming in here lately & deleting those. Obviously, they are also deleting any commentary that is posted that someone clicks on the said "Report Abuse" link.
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They own it and this is America where one can do whatever he wants with his own property ... oh, wait.
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"PJ Media reserves the right to delete your comments or revoke your registration for any reason"

So then PJM is much less tolerant than FireFox and even less tolerant than the Gay Gestapo, or at least part of PJM is. Is there a group vote or does any PJM'er have Queen of Hearts authority? I suppose you will now delete this comment and revoke my registration too. Facepalm.
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Please check the PJ comments policy.
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Michael:
Last 2 posts have been perfectly awesome - thanks
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Eliminate God's laws. Declare Him dead. Replace him with god-kings, Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot, Hugo Chavez, Barrack Obama. Revel in the 7 deadly sins But most especially in the lusts of this world, sex, drugs, 24/7 video-games, all obsessions. Make killing easy as in abortion so that the mass elimination of the human species to levels your new god-kings say are necessary for Gaia to live won't affect your faith. Be convinced that the world was stolen by those who have from those who have not which justifies your stealing it back by any means necessary. Do all of these things and you have our world today.

We view these people as our bothers, our sisters, our neighbors, and we continue to play by rules of fair play. Unfortunately for us, they are ruthless and absolutely committed to the total destruction of us and all we hold dear. Yes, it's a Civil War but in the end it won't be bloodless.
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