Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A "Teachable Moment" this 4th of July from the Leftist 20 Percenter Perspective: The National Anthem Is an "Abomination" that We Should Get Rid Of...
-"It is a major crusade of mine to get rid of the Star-Spangled Banner," he said, the like of which he calls an "abomination."
-Press says also he's "embarrassed" by the song, and in particular its inappropriate use of the phrase, "land of the free and home of the brave." (Since, after all, the concept of "freedom" has always been a foreign one in the United States of America, and don't even get started on the "brave" part!)
-Explains Press: "Are we Americans the only ones who are brave on the planet? I mean, ALL the brave people live here? I mean it's just stupid I think. I'm embarrassed, I'm embarrassed every time I hear it."
Now, this is the so-called "Teachable Moment" (as His Majesty might ordain) because it illustrates the honest world view and view of this country held by so many of the leftist 20 percenters (i.e. the roughly 20% of the American population who call themselves devout "liberals" and "progressives" and who control and bankroll the sick modern incarnation of the democrat party).
Many leftist 20 percenters disdain this country as it has largely existed since 1776, and they desire a transformation to a radically different country than the one that most of the rest of us grew up in and have grown to love:
They want a far-leftist state in which the power and size of the federal government and bureaucracy is grown just as large as it possibly can be (paid for by running up even more stifling national debt and by taxing the living shit out of the middle and upper classes). They want a system under which the wise "intelligent elite" leftists, through that massive bureaucracy, can dictate to all of us moronic common people the best decisions and ways to live and lead even the most humdrum aspects of our everyday lives. And those things are just for starters...
So that's who they are (by way of background), but that's not really the main point of this post. My main objective is to show a real-life example (Bill Press) of one of these creatures being honest and honestly expressing publicly what he/she really believes.
You see, the leftists do that sort of thing (i.e., act honestly) so infrequently! They usually try to hide who they are and what they really want to accomplish (since that stuff don't play so well in elections with the rest of the country, and most namely with my beloved Independents). See, e.g., One Barack Obama as a poster-child and Exhibit A for what I'm talking about (although I knew precisely who he was in 2008, and therefore voted for neither him nor Tired Old Man McCain).
In the 3.5 year history of this The Independent Rage blog, I've been very consistent in trying to give an ounce of credit (and very honest credit) when these leftists actually speak freely about what they really believe and want to do. Because then we can just debate substance without all the dishonest pretense. So Bill Press receives kudos from me on this Fourth of July, even if his far-leftist sentiments -- on the substance -- are met with my complete contempt.