“All Jews are swine, un-German, and unpatriotic traitors.” -- Adolf Hitler, quoted by Georg Bernhard, “Tactics of Hitler.” New York Times, 13 December 1931.
Well, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer have finally come around to the "U" word -- "Un-American" -- when describing their opponents. Writing in a column in USA Today, entitled "'Un-American' attacks can't derail health care debate," they opine:
The failure of past attempts is a reminder that health insurance reform is a defining moment in our nation's history — it is well worth the time it takes to get it right. We are confident that we will get this right. . . In the meantime, as members of Congress spend time at home during August, they are talking with their constituents about reform. The dialogue between elected representatives and constituents is at the heart of our democracy and plays an integral role in assuring that the legislation we write reflects the genuine needs and concerns of the people we represent. However, it is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. . . These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.
Uh huh. I doubt they're referring to the Service Employees International Union
beating up people who express opinions contrary to the health care wishes of the benign Obamanoid regime of gangster government.
The thing is, from their world view they're right in saying that we're "Un-American" for we do not agree with their vision of what America was, is and should be. For our part, we find them to be traitors to the Founders' republican vision. So too, I dare say, would the Founders.
Billy Beck, writing last Friday at his Two-Four Blog had it right:
"All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war."
This is something to always keep in mind. When they call us "Un-American" they're not talking about our America, but theirs -- just as Hitler was talking about his Germany and not the Germany that tolerated people and dissent the Nazis hated.
When Hitler won power he expected, and arranged, to have no more "anti-German" opinions or people. Now that the Obamanoids have won power, they expect the same. This leads to the collectivist theory of "peace," which ends in the graves of your opponents.
So, yes, by their lights we are "Un-American." The only question is, whose America will be standing at the end of the conflict? Theirs? The Founders? Or something worse?
Pick a side, pick a country, because Billy's right. The civil war is coming.