Maybe you haven't noticed yet but the latest propaganda program to hit the new media is well underway. It started (maybe I should say ramped back up) not too long ago with observations and insinuations that people who objected to Mr. Obama's campaign to 'reform' health care did so out of hatred for the man. What other possible reason could there be--they believe--for refusing to let the government take over health care except hate?
As people continue to suggest there may be hatred out there for the President--and more importantly hatred for his supporters, a new thread has emerged where "concerned" citizens suggest that they are beginning to fear for their own well being if they speak out in favor of the presidents plan. The debate they insist has evolved--with an emphasis on potential hostility against them which might develop into something truly serious.
The point is of course to suggest that if we don't get past this "division," and come together (that means bend over and let liberals have their way) someone is going to get shot or killed. Picture Russian and American jets circling each other in some cold war standoff. One loose missile and its WWIII. Only here the missiles are words and ideas. That is the image they are trying to seep out into the collective unconscious. Call it reverse fear.
This is a fine tack to take if you can get past the previous eight years of hate and death hurled at Mr. Bush, everyone in his administration, and anyone who had the gall to support anything he ever said or did. Hate has been standard fare from the left. They are its primary purveyors wielding racism and class warfare the way an unscrupulous butcher uses his thumb to tip the scale as much in favor as you will allow. But when you object, they cry hatred themselves and claim their livelihood is in jeopardy. And so it is now. Are they just being a bunch of whiners?
Yes, but I believe there is a more insidious plot developing beneath that.
First, selling fear of the right scares people into believing that this is a unique situation in politics. They want you to believe that the voices of opposition have taken on a unique tenor whose only logical conclusion is violence if something isn't done soon. That unless we act now to mitigate the cause the once safe arena of political debate will be strewn with the blood of innocents. The initial goal of course is to stifle objection to a federal conquest of Health Care, but the primary objective is certainly much bigger.
The violence argument lays the fundamental groundwork for the golden calf of the left wing agenda--the end of any interpretation of the second amendment that permits private gun ownership for self defense. If violence is demonstrated to be inevitable, then owning weapons has to be seen as a threat to the constitutional right of conscientious objection. If violence occurs, more the better. So to protect the higher privilege of free speech, (which they in fact seek to repress at all costs if it opposes theirs) the second amendment will have to give way.
This most recent effort really started when DHS "slipped up" and intentionally--I'm sorry, accidentally released a report on the so-called risks of right wing extremism. Since then the idea has been sold to the blue sheep through the usual liberal mouth pieces who regurgitate it amongst themselves hoping the stench will offend enough people outside their little cesspools to stimulate them into if not belief, then at least a willingness to play along.
Note how racism is regularly resurrected before the public to keep the notion of tension in focus. Hate is recycled into even the most sublime reports almost as an after thought. But to make real progress the left must perpetuate the idea of trigger happy right wing extremists who are, like a powder keg, just waiting for a spark to ignite. They must continue to inject that idea into the public's consciousness at every convenient opportunity hoping it will gain traction so that should something occur the narrative will have been in place all along.
But the reality is quite different. Regular people object to Obama's agenda, not the man himself.THey cringe at the obvious hypocrisy and contradiction, of which the liberal sale of right wing hate is but one more example. They are passionate yes, but no where near as incendiary as their liberal counterparts were or have been. And if you look at the history of political violence most of it has come left of center and there is a reason for that. Liberal politics is based on feelings not values.
So do not buy into this rationale that liberal activists are in danger from an agitated right wing. It's a massive smoke screen perpetrated to pollute the public consciousness, one that demands that we not just ignore but forget all the hate liberals have hurled at their opponents.