It would appear that the Conservative hivebrain has finally decided to peel off the thin human veneer and finally make common cause with the wingnut faction of the movement!
This from Human Events:
For many decades, conservative citizens and like-minded political leaders (starting with President Calvin Coolidge) have been denigrated by the vilest of lies and characterizations from hordes of liberals who now won't even admit that they are liberals--because the word connotes such moral stink and political silliness. As a class, liberals no longer are merely the vigorous opponents of the Right; they are spiteful enemies of civilization's core decency and traditions.
Defamation, never envisioned by our Founding Fathers as being protected by the First Amendment, flourishes and passes today for acceptable political discourse. Movies, magazines, newspapers, radio/TV programs, plays, concerts, public schools, colleges, and most other public vehicles openly traffic in slander and libel. Hollywood salivated over the idea of placing another golden Oscar into Michael Moore'sfat hands, for his Fahrenheit 9/11 jeremiad, the most bogus, deceitful film documentary since Herr Hitler and Herr Goebbels gave propaganda a bad name.
When they tire of showering conservative victims with ideological mud, liberals promote the only other subjects with which they feel conversationally comfortable: Obscenity and sexual perversion. It's as if the genes of liberals have rendered them immune to all forms of filth.
As a final insult, liberal lawyers and judges have become locusts of the Left, conspiring to destroy democracy itself by excreting statutes and courtroom tactics that fertilize electoral fraud and sprout fields of vandals who will cast undeserved and copious ballots on Election Day.
The truth is, America is not just broken--it is becoming irreparable. If you believe that recent years of uncivil behavior are burdensome, imagine the likelihood of a future in which all bizarre acts are the norm, and a government-booted foot stands permanently on your face.
That is why the unthinkable must become thinkable. If the so-called "Red States" (those that voted for George W. Bush) cannot be respected or at least tolerated by the "Blue States" (those that voted for Al Gore and John Kerry), then the most disparate of them must live apart--not by secession of the former (a majority), but by expulsion of the latter. Here is how to do it.
Having been amended only 17 times since 10 vital amendments (the Bill of Rights) were added at the republic's inception, the U.S. Constitution is not easily changed, primarily because so many states (75%, now 38 of 50) must agree. Yet, there are 38 states today that may be inclined to adopt, let us call it, a "Declaration of Expulsion," that is, a specific constitutional amendment to kick out the systemically troublesome states and those trending rapidly toward anti-American, if not outright subversive, behavior. The 12 states that must go: California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, and Delaware. Only the remaining 38 states would retain the name, "United States of America." The 12 expelled mobs could call themselves the "Dirty Dozen," or individually keep their identity and go their separate ways, probably straight to Hell.
The thing is... I would not normally glitch at something like this if I had seen it on Liitle Green Shitheads or one of the other neo-facist blogs spewing electrons over the bandwidth...
But coming from Human Events, (even half joking, as they claim to be) this represents a shift in the overall approach of the conservatives in power. They are in essence starting a drumbeat for the disenfranchisement and expatriation of those who are not on board with our Glorious Maximum Leader.
Human Events is one of those publications that delineate propaganda from policy and is one of the semi-official house organs of the conservative hive brain. That is why seeing something like this article in the pages of that rag make me more than a little concerned.
We have been living with the eliminationist rhetoric for four years, and we have been pondering the powers given to the administration in declaring people enemies of the state! And now, the intellectual elite -- or what passes for an intellectual elite in conservative circles these days -- have started the official push to purge the undesirables from their midst, even as their rhetoric accuses their enemies of the same thing...
The point of this distended diatribe, is that even as recriminations are starting, and are even possibly appropriate, there is something to be said for the fact that we will only be doing their job for them, or at least making it easier, if we eat ourselves in a fit of pique! I am reminded of the words of Ben Franklin, who told his feuding colleagues "we must all hang together, or we will all surely hang apart!"