Health care and civil rights
Special guest post by the intellectual leader of the Republican Party
Hello, American Airspace! It is a pleasure to speak to the readers of this patriotic blog. This is a very dangerous moment in the history of our Republic, and it is critical that conservatives get the word out by every medium available. So I am especially grateful to Mr. Berude for allowing me to guest post here today.
It is very appropriate that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us done, time and time again through history. Let us rise to the call of freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say: no health care reform today . . . no health care reform tomorrow . . . no health care reform ever.
We can no longer hide our head in the sand and tell ourselves that the ideology of our free fathers is not being attacked and is not being threatened by another idea—for it is. We are faced with an idea that if a centralized government assume enough authority, enough power over its people, that it can provide a utopian life; that if given the power to dictate, to forbid, to require, to demand, to distribute, to edict and to judge what is best and enforce that will produce only “good.” And it shall be our father—and our God. It is an idea of government that encourages our fears and destroys our faith; for where there is faith, there is no fear, and where there is fear, there is no faith.
It is, therefore, a basically ungodly government; and its appeal to the pseudo-intellectual and the politician is to change their status from servant of the people to master of the people. To play at being God without faith in God—and without the wisdom of God. It is a system that is the very opposite of Christ for it feeds and encourages everything degenerate and base in our people as it assumes the responsibilities that we ourselves should assume. Its pseudo-liberal spokesmen and some Harvard advocates have never examined the logic of its substitution of what it calls “human rights” for individual rights, for its propaganda play on words has appeal for the unthinking. Its logic is totally material and irresponsible as it runs the full gamut of human desires, including the theory that everyone has a right to health care without the spiritual responsibility of preserving freedom. Our founding fathers recognized those rights—but only within the framework of those spiritual responsibilities.
Not so long ago men stood in marvel and awe at the cities, the buildings, the schools, the autobahns that the government of Hitler’s Germany had built, just as centuries before they stood in wonder of Rome’s building. But it could not stand; for the system that built it had rotted the souls of the builders, and in turn rotted the foundation of what God meant that men should be. Today that same system on an international scale is sweeping the world. It is the “changing world” of which we are told; it is called “new” and “liberal.” It is as old as the oldest dictator. It is degenerate and decadent. As the national racism of Hitler’s Germany persecuted a national minority to the whim of a national majority, so the international racism of the liberals seeks to persecute the international white minority to the whim of the international colored majority, so that we are footballed about according to the favor of the Afro-Asian bloc. But the Belgian survivors of the Congo cannot present their case to a war crimes commission ... nor the Portuguese of Angola ... nor the survivors of Castro ... nor the citizens of Oxford, Mississippi.
Ahhhhh ... I seem to have lost the thread there for a moment, thinking about the evils of Hitler and the real victims of colonialism. (Note to self: the white man is the Jew of liberal fascism. That’s got a catchy ring to it!) I was supposed to be talking about health care, wasn’t I? Right. Yes, well. Obamacare is the most radical social experiment in modern times, and Democrats have destroyed their party much as Lyndon Johnson shattered the Democratic Party for 40 years. The South will rise again. Thank you.
I’m continually amazed at the leading lights you get to guest post here. Your time at the 2004 GOP convention was well spent.Posted by Bulworth on 03/23 at 12:47 PM
So when are you going to have Lee Harris, author of the forthcoming The Next American Civil War: The Populist Revolt Against the Lberal Elite guest-blog?
course, as in “stay the”Posted by Ken Houghton on 03/23 at 12:51 PM
That’s great stuff. Can we use it in our social studies textbooks down here in Texas?Posted by on 03/23 at 01:01 PM
Not so long ago men stood in marvel and awe at the cities, the buildings, the schools, the autobahns that the government of Hitler’s Germany had built, just as centuries before they stood in wonder of Rome’s building.
Also crematoriums and vomitoriums respectively. For certain values of marvel, awe, and wonder.
No One Knows Nothing Quite Like Newt. (Focus grouping for 2012. Patent pending.)
Captcha: peace. Goodwill to men, even too-loud former Speakers of the House.Posted by on 03/23 at 01:46 PM
V. Ed, don’t you already? Ken: great idea! Just after I sign up Marty Brodeur for some guest-hogging.
And Bulworth, truer words were never spake. BTW, check out the House vote by state—you’ll see that the South remains Solid.Posted by on 03/23 at 01:49 PM
You forgot to close with “God bless freedom, God bless the United States, and death to those who call the Tea Bag Republicans a violent party!” Nice tie by the way Newt. What? The guy at the carnival couldn’t guess your weight?Posted by on 03/23 at 02:30 PM
Chris, once again, “Tea Bag” is a vile slur that has no place in civil political discourse. Besides, you know who else mocked Newt’s tie? That’s right, Hitler.Posted by on 03/23 at 02:39 PM
You know who else mocked Godwin’s Law? That’s right, Ward Churchill.Posted by on 03/23 at 02:45 PM
Never forget that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
Medicinus delende est!
Harumph…Posted by on 03/23 at 02:56 PM
Never forget that exremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
FYT.Posted by on 03/23 at 03:03 PM
I guess I’m just a moran for letting that Tee get in there…Posted by on 03/23 at 03:06 PM
our social studies textbooks down here in Texas
Junior, you git up there in yr room and finish yr Mein Kampf homework...NOWPosted by Ezra Hound on 03/23 at 03:11 PM
Oh dear Newt, you forgot to harangue the people with the greater glory that is our birthright. We have the right to be free from sharing our health insurance with those who have diseases and other problems. We have the right to only be given insurance if we are pure of body and mind. We, the good white males of this fine nation, are blessed with the right to purchase insurance for ourselves and choose to not include our wives and family members who may be too weak to be worthy. It is this freedom to be right that we so greatly insist we enjoy.Posted by on 03/23 at 05:14 PM
Everybody’s talking about Texas schoolbooks. What’s the matter with Kansas? We started it.
Texas schoolbooks would be nothing if they didn’t have that Depository.Posted by on 03/23 at 10:10 PM
Your satire is too good. Have you ever done a Horowitz?Posted by Hattie on 03/24 at 12:17 AM
Pretty good, but perhaps the humor is bit too broad--no one would really say some of that stuff. C’mon, “Belgian survivors of the Congo”? Leave it to a pro like Chris Muir to tease out the subtle racial humor inherent in the HCR debate.Posted by on 03/24 at 09:50 AM
More like an attack on one of “Stormcow“‘s old MBA role models, Reagan Win-Win guys touched a nerve. Then ...spam time!Posted by Ezra Hound on 03/24 at 10:06 AM
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again...and again..and…
Newt Gingrich! The Future of the Republican Party!
Thanks, Newt, for the inspiration and the plethora of all those really large numbers of very brilliant ideas.
(Here’s a tip: Look into that Muir guy, the cartoonist, could help with the campaign...)Posted by neill on 03/24 at 11:23 AM
I don’t know about all of you, but I’m pretty impressed that George Wallace would appeal to the Belgian survivors of the Congo. After all, the white people of Oxford, Mississippi weren’t the only ones victimized by the pseudo-liberal discourse of “human rights.”
Um, I did make clear that “Newt“‘s column is a series of highlights from Wallace’s 1963 inaugural address, right?Posted by Michael on 03/24 at 01:22 PM
Fear of a Black Planet, indeed.Posted by on 03/24 at 02:21 PM
Well, Mr. Muir has a point—there really is absolutely zero evidence of any Tea Party Patriot using the n-word and then lying about it, with the possible exception of one of the founders of the Tea Party, Dale Robertson.Posted by Michael on 03/24 at 03:28 PM
Sure, but Robertson is a founder, i.e. an elite, and we know what *they’re* like. Give me a an example of a bread and butter Real American™ Tea Party Patriot who has done it.Posted by on 03/24 at 06:38 PM
I confess to not having studied the literary legacy of George Wallace. So this is my first encounter with his poignant words about the Belgian survivors of the Congo, the Portuguese of Angola, and the citizens of Oxford, Mississippi. (Although I do remember a little something about the oppression suffered by the citizens of Oxford, and that not so long after the speech you’ve highlighted here some brave souls among them, heartened in part, perhaps, by its rousing, freedom-loving spirit, rose up against the those three unarmed tyrants who had invaded their peaceful community for the ungodly purpose of registering people to vote. My, yes, that was among the inspirational moments of my childhood.)
But this? “I say: no health care reform today . . . no health care reform tomorrow . . . no health care reform ever.” That was instantly recognizable. I can still hear the original ringing in my ears. George Wallace may have lacked the impressive voice and upbringing in a powerful rhetorical tradition enjoyed by another noted speaker of his time, he may even have been somewhat disadvantaged in regard to coherence, but he did make an impression.Posted by on 03/28 at 12:28 AM
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