“Never Want Anything Too Much, It Will Destroy You”
“And it is not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them….”
I wonder which one of those quotes most patriotic Americans might more closely identify with?
If you’re reading this and identify more with the second quote than the first you’re probably offended that the word “patriotic” is used in my query.
It is just inescapable that patriotism in America is identified by those who love the American Flag, the 4th of July, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and even that pesky 2nd Amendment which guarantees government keep its dirty fingers off our arms.
American culture has become bifurcated and is entering an era where we very well may not be “indivisible” as demanded by our Pledge of Allegiance. Today the Pledge is derisively proclaimed by many left wing groups to be a racist and xenophobic commitment to our Founding Father’s principles, even though it was originally written by an American socialist in 1892. In 1923, “…the Flag of the United States…” was added to the Pledge, but not until 1954, endeavoring to communicate to American citizens our cultural heritage and subjugate communist influences, did President Eisenhower encourage inclusion of the words “under God” into the Pledge. That act has proven completely offensive to liberals desiring American culture move toward Marxism.
For the Left, Founding principles aren’t about Freedom or Liberty, Founding principles are about keeping slaves and maintaining an environment where minorities cannot rise in society; in the Left’s convoluted thinking, patriotism is racism, and private gun ownership somehow threatens the minority’s upward mobility.
Left-wing philosophy declares that minorities are too stupid and incapable to rise in American society without government aid, and private gun ownership is a threat to government’s omnipotent power, and government needs omnipotent power to insure freedom loving Americans “toting guns” won’t try and stop all the good and altruistic works the benevolent government ventures on behalf of the poor.
Welcome inside the liberal mind.
Contrasting the quotes, “Never want anything too much, it will destroy you” where the message is to let God’s hand work in your life, and “…it is not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them…” we are not just contrasting the views and opinions of Glenn Beck and the President of the United States, we are contrasting two competing world views that are fighting for the soul of America.
On the one hand, we are dedicated to Founding principles and the concept that all human kind is ordained with certain inalienable freedoms and liberties by “divine providence” where the government’s only role can be to protect what God has provided.
On the other hand, it is the State’s duty to proclaim and enforce rule that allows all citizens to enjoy a certain equity in possession, irrespective of the talents, skills, and efforts exhibited by its citizens, completely ignoring the fact that providing this equity never occurs by providing the poor with more, but by providing the industrious with less.
So how is it, given the split and confrontational character of our evolving culture that we are to remain:
“One nation, indivisible, under God, with Liberty and Justice for all”?
This can only happen if one side will yield; will it be the patriotic Bible thumping, apple pie eating, Flag loving, gun toting, American freedom lovers, or the vitriolic Marxist wine chuckers who assaulted Glenn Beck, his wife and daughter while screening a Hitchcock movie in New York’s Bryant Park?