Mohandas Gandhi said, “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” He was right on the mark with that observation, although he was only addressing transparent intolerance and physical violence, not the subtle intolerance and invitations to violence favored by the Obama administration.
It’s just too bad Gandhi isn’t around today advising America’s president.
Intolerance and violence have become hallmarks of life in Barack Hussein Obama’s America, our America, fueled by systematic administration policies of polarizing and dividing the nation for political-ideological purposes. What we are witnessing is a far cry from the civility and unity he preaches but in perfect harmony with what he and his Democrat Party have intentionally fostered.
Obama has repeatedly speechified on the need for civil discourse and actions, which, like so much of what he says, is contradicted by what he does. It boils down to all talk, talk, talk. This administration has talked the civil, tolerance talk and walked the walk of the most uncivil and intolerant administration in American history.
At the same time Obama mouths conciliatory words, his union minions–think Teamsters’ President Hoffa–his mainstream media lackeys–think MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow–his congressional cohorts–think Maxine Waters–have have intensified their vile, personal attacks on anyone who dares to disagree with him.
If anyone seriously believes that that gross, intolerant incivilty isn’t tacitly approved by Obama’s DNC, explanations of why such invective goes unchallenged and un-rebuked by the White House are invited. Objections to the contention that failure to censure scurrilous leftist vituperation has contributed to a pervasive violent atmosphere in the United States are invited as well.
Some of the most devious machinations of the Obamians have been their collective winks extended to rioters, insurrectionists, and to those who would reject constitutional mandates, our national law, in the name of expediency and ideology.
The marked increase in street violence and borderline chaos may be controllable by local authorities, assuming they are given permission to enforce laws in P.C. America. However, another, more sinister, force is in play in America, the manipulated polarization of the populace and the undermining of the very foundations of our Republic.
What really constitutes incivility? What really breeds violence? What really leads to polarization and divisiveness? Is it not a failure of political leadership, a refusal to rein in the uncivil and the criminal elements in a society, a tacit, or worse, an overt approval of incivility and criminality?
In a democratic republic, exceeding in gravity even the absence of a lack of moral leadership and condoning of wrongdoing, a blatant disregard for the law of the land, for the legal authority under which any people live, naturally results in the commission of every conceivable evil by malcontents and nihilists who interpret that disregard as a blank check issued by their leaders to do as they please.
In the United States of America, the guiding force and most basic principles which delineate the rights, privileges, and responsibities of Americans are contained in our Constitution, the same 224 year old document which President Barack Hussein Obama, his administration, and his supporters have repeatedly and consistently ignored, abused, and trashed.
Obama knows full well his constituency base will remain, if not rock-solid, reasonably supportive and must hope they will still carry him on to re-election while his opponents are intimidated into submission and defeat. Meanwhile, his henchmen and henchwomen labor on as his surrogates to conceal his leadership-challenged, intolerance-based administration.
We are witnessing the consequences of that disgrace in the mindless protests on Wall Street and in various other venues throughout the country as well as in the multiple scandals now enveloping the Obama administration.
We saw it in the perpetration of the transparently-unconstitutional abomination of Obamacare on the American people.
We experienced it in Eric Holder’s proven racist maladministration of justice at the Department of Justice.
We find it in the willful waste of billions of taxpayer dollars in political payoffs to “green” companies like Solyndra and Lightsquared,
We see it in our government pressuring an American corporation, Ford Motor Company, to pull a television ad Obamians disliked.
Exemplifying the insidious threat posed to the Constitution by the Democrat Party, North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue and the Obama’s former Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag offered their “cures” for what ails the country, cures which would bury the most basic precepts of the Constitution–free, open, regular, democratic elections of our leaders and inter democracy itself.
Perdue suggested, then retracted, then corrected, then explained as sarcasm her idea of suspending elections in 2012 so that Congress can focus on fixing the economy. (http://bit.ly/qn2Sai)
Orszag went even further down the path of unconstitutionality by suggesting democracy iself was “too much of a good thing” and the nation “needs less of it.” (http://bit.ly/nEABmP)
We certainly could use more congressional focus on the economy by Democrats since they controlled the executive branch and both houses of Congress between 2009 and 2010 and didn’t do a damned thing about our mess aside from passing Obama’s unstimulating Stimulus. They couldn’t even be bothered to pass a budget.
As for Orszag’s brainchild of less democracy, that idea has some merit in Venezuela but not in America unless Orzag has in mind rule by executive fiat, which could be his intent.
The only reasonable conclusion to be drawn from official silence on polarizing, divisive rants by Obama’s troops in the field is that the administration endorses boorish and threatening behavior in the interests of creating an unsettled atmosphere of apprehension and fear.
The only rational explanation for Bev Perdue’s and Peter Orszag’s enthusiasm for abandoning the Constitution is much the same as Obama’s, encouraging chaos and mayhem in hope’s national disarray will lead to the president’s re-election.
What Obama, Perdue, and Orszag didn’t factor into their cynical equations is that the American people are fed up with their cynicism, with the intolerance, with the violence, with the divisiveness Democrats have willfully fostered in America. If left unchecked, the political and social chaos, the intolerant polarization that Obama and his party have wrought over the course of less than three years promise to bring this nation down.
To our Saul Alinsky-trained president, that is a devoutly-wished prospect.