Friday, July 23, 2010

Perhaps the best commentary I have read on the Sherrod affair. "Polarization & partisanship": What's so bad about that?

One vision of the American house. Unseen behind the advertising are the pimps and the bouncers who enforce the rules and take theirs off the top. Don't get out of line.

From RedState. Erickson is much more direct than this bit of fuzzy thinking while dancing around the real subject, entitled "The Age of Rage."

Look, we are here because the left-collectivists have been in a war against the Founders' Republic (assisted by their GOP fellow-travelers of the ruling class) for at least a hundred years. Again, I refer to Billy Beck, "All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war."

Folks can cluck their tongues about "polarization" and "partisanship" but the fact of the matter is that such people are always using those words to refer to THE OTHER GUY AND NOT THEMSELVES.

It is foolish to try to tar paper over such a structural divide. In fact, it cannot be done and to spend all your time trying is to offer yourself up to eviction by the guy who thinks he is the landlord and has the right to chuck you out of your own house.

I welcome "polarization" and "partisanship" for that very reason. Let us quit beating around the bush.

We view the house as our home, they view it as a house of prostitution run by a corrupt gang enforced by particularly vicious bouncers.

One or the other vision is going to win out in the end.

I vote that it be ours, not theirs.



Unknown said...

I don't care what it's called or by whom. I want to destroy my political enemies. I want to defeat them any and every way I can. I have no desire to get along with them at any level. I am a die hard partisan constitution loving God fearing AMERICAN man. Any questions on where I stand?

Anonymous said...

Conan, What is best in life?

"To crush your enemies, to drive them before you and to hear the lamentation of their women!"

Pericles said...

The whole thing was a great PSYOP. The material presented was believable, and it fit into the pre set suppositions that everyone had. Even the DC crowd bought the ploy and reacted to it because they automatically assumed it to be true, as it fit into their character. They were left with no good options the more media play it got.

Anonymous said...

Ditto Steve!

Ditto Conan!

Female III said...

The devil doesn't like partisanship either. Too black and white. He likes that gray color because then there is no clear principle to stand on. When people stand on principle they are usually willing to die for it. Or kill YOU for it. Maybe it's that last part that makes them cry like a bitch over partisanship.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Anonymous said...

Ditto MamaLiberty: "If they don't want a disturbance, why do they keep disturbing us?"

My patience is wearing awfully thin!