In today’s politically correct world we tend to throw political viewpoints into several categories. Generally we call them left-wing versus right-wing or liberal versus moderate versus conservative. But let’s call them what they really are: tyrants, wimps, and freedom fighters.
Tyrants and wimps in action
For me, the most offensive is the moderate. If you recall when Nancy Pelosi ruled as the tyrant of Congress, she said to the opposing Party,
We won. Get over it.
This attitude horrified many. But I give her kudos. At least the lady was passionate about the things she believed and met her opposition head on. Nancy Pelosi may be a tyrant, but she is no wimp.
Contrast Pelosi’s rule to the time when the “compassionate conservatives” controlled Congress. Everything was “let’s make a deal” and “we don’t want to look like tyrants.” So they became wimps – kowtowing to their opponents (the tyrants) to make friends, instead of doing what was right by the American people. No wonder the American people threw the wimps out.
I am a conservative with strong libertarian leanings. I can better understand liberals who are at least passionate about the things they believe, than moderates who are mediocre at best. I disagree philosophically with the viewpoint of liberals. But I also appreciate that their objective is noble – although in my opinion, unrealistic and dangerous. That’s what makes them tyrants.
Christ to wimps: “You make Me sick!”
I am not the only one to find the play-along-to-get-along philosophy of the mediocre moderates distasteful. So did Christ. In the Book of Revelation, chapter 3 verses 14-18, Christ writes to the church of Laodicea, which He calls “lukewarm.” He says clearly that He wishes they were hot or cold. Because they are not, He spits them out of his mouth. Strangely enough, that is not where the similarity ends. In verse 17 He goes on to say that they believe they are rich and have need of nothing, when in fact they are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. Unfortunately, this sounds like many modern-day political moderates who have taken control of the once noble Republican Party. They seem more concerned about preserving their power base through the fine art of deal making (in which they have proved woefully inadequate) than doing what is right. To them, making deals is right. To those who think like me, doing what is right is right. As a result, they achieve little and what they do achieve is watered down and practically worthless.
The wimps score a coup, and tyrants stay in place
The wimps we now call moderates have managed one coup. They have convinced the conservatives in this country that we must vote for them or have another liberal keep control. What do we do? We keep a clothespin handy to clip on our noses when we go to the polls on Election Day and vote for the person they tell us can beat the liberal. Like them or not, we have swallowed the argument that it’s a necessary evil.
We do have a better choice. We just have to stop believing the hype. Josef Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda, once said:
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
Those now in control of the Republican Party have told us often enough and loud enough that these moderate wimps are our best choices, and we have believed them. When we have a better candidate, we must rise up, support that candidate to the absolute best of our ability, and do our best to convince others to do the same. Plato once said,
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics, is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
History has shown that both Goebbels and Plato knew what they were talking about.
Are you lukewarm?
How do you know if you are lukewarm? Do you know about a candidate that you believe is better than the one the establishment backs? And if so, do you either not vote or vote for the establishment candidate, who they tell you has a better chance of winning? Then, my friend, you are lukewarm. You have accepted mediocrity when you had a better choice. You have become part of the problem instead of part of the solution. You have believed the self-fulfilling prophecy that your candidate cannot win. Because you have believed it you have made it real.
Yes, we do get the representation we deserve. The mediocre wimps that represent us, came to power with the votes of the mediocre wimps that go to the polls on Election Day. Actually, the truth is worse – they got the “votes” of the mediocre wimps that stay home on Election Day and don’t vote for the better candidate. Another truth – conservatives cannot win unless conservatives vote. More than that, conservatives must vote for true conservatives and not mediocre wimps. Often enough we have a better choice but are too afraid to stand by it. As long as this prevails, we are doomed to get what we deserve. Have I offended you? Then stand up and be counted. If you don’t have a good candidate to stand behind, go out and recruit one. And if you do have a good candidate to stand behind, then do stand behind them.
Where we stand and how to win
Right now we have tyrants and wimps representing us. That will not change until we have passionate conservatives seeking out and voting for passionate conservatives. I will end with another concept from the Book of Revelation – “he who overcomes.” Never mind looking to your neighbor to overcome the crisis this country is facing. It is up to you to stand up, be counted, and overcome. The real choice is not voting for the evils of two lesser; the real choice is either to submit to tyrants and wimps, or overcome. I pray for my country that you will choose the latter.ARVE Error: need id and provider
“Stand up and be counted,” says an Army general (John Wayne) to Lieutenant Colonel David “Mickey” Marcus USAR (Kirk Douglas). Col Marcus goes on to “stand up” as Aluf Michael Stone of the Israel Defense Forces.
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