America is in need of a turnaround.
Perhaps more to the point, the Republican Party is in need of a turnaround. Desperately.
No, I am not speaking about Mitt Romney today. During this primary had I hired Romney (or any of the other Sisyphean rock pushers to date), I would have fired him for gross incompetence at the task of turnaround management of the Republican Party and for lack of building the proper plan for the turnaround of America.
“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to
plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage
than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity
of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions
and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the
new ones. The hesitation of the latter arises in part from the fear
of their adversaries, who have the laws on their side, and in part
from the general skepticism of mankind which does not really
believe in an innovation until experience proves its value. “
“There is no surer sign of decay in a country than to see the rites of religion held in contempt”
“Now, in a well-ordered republic, it should never be necessary to resort to extra-constitutional measures”
I quote the three items above because I believe that both Breitbart and Machiavelli are misunderstood. For both, “the ends justify the means” is taken out of context.
Machiavelli and Breitbart were turnaround specialists. The ignorant would cheapen what they did and more particularly, would demean specific tactics used or the poorly understood “philosophy” behind the turnaround attempt.
As we watch the diminution of religion and the constitution by the Fabian in the White House and his cabal of small c communists in his administration, the propaganda machine, Hollywood and academia, we should heed the words of Machiavelli and take stock of the actions of Breitbart.
It is not merely that the ends justify the means, it is that salvation justifies truth. The lukewarm defenders of our sacred honor pose the larger of the two issues we confront.
A new system that cherishes truth, honor and in support of them, a new “system” that contains the courage to overcome the intentional destruction of liberty will not come via lukewarm defenders.
We need not fear the heat of battle against those who mean to destroy us, but the tepid waters of those on “our side” who bathe in hesitation, naysaying, and appeasement to the enemies of freedom.
We must learn this lesson by August. Or learn to live with the consequences.
We need a turnaround. Machiavelli and Breitbart were misunderstood. Let us not be.