So some of you might have read yesterday’s Kermit Gosnell blog post and, knowing me only as the founder of Writestream, were caught off-guard. If so I can’t really blame you since the old adage, “Never discuss religion or politics” has been the silent credo of most Americans for many decades — much to our detriment. It’s my firm belief that these are some of the most important things we ought to be discussing as mature adults, in order to be fully informed Americans capable of making wise decisions at the voting booth at all levels of government. We get the government we deserve, after all, and since the Left has completely dominated pop culture, media, academia and public education for over 60+ years, it’s even more imperative that others who seek out alternative news sources, study authentic history and care about the direction of our beloved USA, speak out courageously and consistently.
Although it’s comforting for me to hang out in the choir loft with the other U.S. Constitutional believers and upholders, staying there exclusively does absolutely nothing to change the hearts and minds of others who are either misinformed or uninformed. This is not a slam at anyone. We live in a fast-paced culture filled with work, family obligations, bills, activities, community involvement, etc. Not everyone gets their news from Twitter, or from the countless reputable news sites online. And with the blatant bias of network and cable news (and yes, I include Fox News in that assessment, as they’ve gone way downhill over the past several years), and the subtle-but-evident leftist agenda infiltrating just about every entertaining program on television and cable, it’s no wonder so many Americans are unaware of what’s really going on.
A few years ago, I was involved in a small business with two other women who felt the same as I did but were very careful about keeping their feelings hidden, lest they alienate any potential or existing clients. I know of many other businesspeople who use aliases on Twitter and blogs for the same reason. These are completely reasonable positions, given the hostility toward “Tea Party” Americans (which of course is predicated on the lies perpetuated in the media, pop culture, academia, etc) as “racists”, “xenophobes”, “misogynists” — the list of false epithets goes on and on.
But I am taking a different approach. If politics is culture, I am going to do everything I can to integrate my love of books, authors, internet radio and social media with my long-held beliefs in the exceptionalism of the United States of America whose entire way of life and culture has been purposely destroyed by
people with evil intent. Think I am exaggerating? Check out Agenda: Grinding America Down. For that matter read all of the posts in the culture and politics categories. My aim here is to get out of the choir loft regularly and share the ideas of the US Constitution, our Founders, limited government, personal responsibility, national security, etc. with a new audience.
It’s obvious that our permanent political class isn’t going to do it. And it should be quite obvious to anyone who reads or follows me that this is NOT about political parties. Yes, I am a registered Republican and always have been out of necessity since right now we’re stuck with a two-party system. But I despise the leadership of the gutless, spineless, rudderless and unprincipled GOP just as much as I despise the Leftists who run the Democrat Party. I appreciate bold, courageous and unwavering leadership — the kind consistently demonstrated by people like Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint. If I had my way, a viable third party would emerge and the GOP would deservedly go the way of the whigs as punishment for having lost all sense of moral clarity and righteousness.
Case in point: the Gosnell trial. What a missed opportunity for the GOP! This is a party that is relentlessly (and falsely) maligned as “a party of white men”, “racists,” “misogynists” and “rich people”. The Grand Jury report from the Gosnell case provides a stellar, factual, real-life opportunity for the GOP to rebut all of these falsehoods and point to where the culture of abortion has taken us. It’s rife with examples of actual racism (Gosnell had much higher standards of treatment for suburban white women than he did for the poor black women who came to his clinic); infanticide (remember, many of these babies were alive OUTSIDE of the womb and killed for the “crime” of being alive); and a compelling argument as to why ZERO taxpayer dollars should ever be used to unleash this brutal war on the unborn.
The Gosnell case also offers the perfect vehicle for initiating an enlightening discussion about Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood — a notorious racist/eugenicist who wanted to wipe out the entire black population, along with others she deemed “unworthy” such as the handicapped.
Given this excellent opportunity to inform Americans about what’s really going on in the abortion industry, the GOP leadership as usual, was silent. Crickets.
Not a word spoken about it.
Could it be partially due to the fact that former Pennsylvania governor and squishy “moderate” Republican Tom Ridge bears some responsibility for the atrocities committed by Gosnell? Under his tenure, state oversight of abortion clinics was loosened, so as to appear “reasonable” and “pro-woman”, I can only suppose. While most Twitterers yesterday rightfully focused on the media’s dereliction of duty with respect to the Gosnell case, I also called attention to Tom Ridge and GOP crapweasels (to use Stacy McCain’s excellent term) because they are also complicit in this horror. Like Sarah Palin, I am so done with the GOP’s “truce on social issues” and its enabling of evil. What ails this country goes so far beyond economic issues. Many of us out here in the blogosphere fully understand that. But as long as we have a permanent political class in D.C. that is more concerned with preserving its own power than in doing the right thing; as long as the GOP consultants operate out of self-centeredness and fear of pissing of so-called “moderates” and “independents” for the sake of a fat paycheck — the fate of the country be damned — I am afraid we’ll be in this predicament for a very long time. Or at least until everything comes crashing down around us.
If that’s what it’s going to take to get people in power to finally do the right thing — or better yet, help new, principled leaders emerge out of the ashes — then it’s all to the good.
In the meantime, I’ll keep mixing religion, politics and culture with Writestream, authors, book reviews and other uplifting topics on my blog. You don’t have to like it. You don’t have to agree with me. But I do hope you’ll at least continue to read with an open mind. And if you’re feeling particularly curious, listen to Steven Rosenblum and me on CRF Radio, sponsored by DadgumRight.com. Tonight we’re debuting Zook and Redbone’s brand new commercial, in addition to welcoming Representative Paul Broun, M.D. to the program to discuss among other things, amnesty and gun control.
And finally to the GOP leadership: Take your so-called “truce on social issues” and shove it. Pursue that strategy at your own risk because I am definitely not alone in my desire to see you crash and burn. Like so many of my compatriots on Twitter, Facebook and the blogosphere, I will not sit quietly and enable evil, nor will I excuse those who do for the sake of preserving their own political power at the expense of our nation and its people — especially the most vulnerable among us.
Who’s with me?
UPDATE: Fantastic post from Lisa Richards, entitled If Baby Killer Kermit Gosnell Tortured Animals to Death Versus Black Babies The Left Would Demand His Life. How true! A sample:
If 20 pregnant women and 20 pregnant dogs were lined up before a firing squad and fired on, which group’s potential murder would the Left be most horrified over; dogs or human beings?
By the way the Left is ignoring Dr. Kermit B. Gosnell’s torturous murders of born children in his abortion clinic; I have to assume the Left’s horror only extends to the killing of animals and not human beings—unless of course it’s the killing of an Islamic terrorist, then all hell will break loose and we’ll see riots in the streets for the dead terrorist.
Maybe that’s why the Left is ignoring Kermit Gosnell: He’s a medical terrorist who performed abortions in the most heinous manner imaginable.
Dr. Kermit B. Gosnell regularly delivered live babies and murdered them. This news is not important to the left wing, pro-abortion mainstream media, because Dr. Gosnell did not slaughter kittens and puppies.
I would only add the observation that in my own life I have also witnessed the same disconnection among some extended family members and friends who relentlessly post about animal abuse on Facebook or Twitter yet remain silent about abortion. This certainly isn’t true for all of them but there are a few in particular who seem to channel all of their energy and outrage into fighting for dogs and cats while ignoring the human slaughter that goes on in this country day in and day out. While I vociferously condemned Michael Vick at the time for his repugnant abuse of dogs, I was simultaneously disgusted that Americans from coast to coast (and one of my relatives in particular) just couldn’t seem to let it go, even after the guy served his time, turned his life over to God and made every effort to repent his past misdeeds.
A few people even unfriended me from Facebook a few years back because I remained a Philadelphia Eagles fan (as I’ve been my entire life) even after they signed Vick. I wonder, how many of these people know about Gosnell? Do they feel the same outrage?
As someone who loves cats and to a lesser extent, dogs, I abhor any kind of animal abuse. However, I am even more repulsed by the human slaughter of abortion, which is not only legal in this country but funded by taxpayers. OUTRAGEOUS.
Once again to the GOP and Libertarians: Take your “truce on social issues” and shove it. You are also a disgrace.