Nov 11 2011
We head towards Thanksgiving with two disparate views of America beginning to form for the 2012 election cycyle. On the left we have the Occupy stupidity movement, which is rapidly devolving into juvenile chaos and violence. Powerline summarized the rot of Occupy well this morning:
If you have ever wondered what would happen in a society consisting entirely of liberals, the Occupier movement is providing the answer: devolution.
* In Portland, an Occupier was arrestedfor throwing a Molotov cocktail down the stairwell of a building.
* In London, employees of St. Paul’s Cathedral have had to clean up human waste left by Occupiers inside the cathedral. (What is it with the Occupiers and toilet issues?)
* In Portland, another drug overdose.
* In Vermont, a man was shot to death at the Occupy Burlington encampment.
Not to mention the deadly shooting in Oakland, CA. This is the vision for America on display from left wing nuts who really just can’t handle personal responsibility. Like the petulant children they are, they want their fair share of other people’s hard work – and now!
Yeah, just where I wan to go to get out of my upper middle class home of 20 years. Just the future we worked our all our lives to leave for our 4 children. There is no better sign of America’s possibilities than the rot of weeks’ old tent cities. Can’t wait.
Mountains of debt, high taxes, class (actually: ‘success)’ envy, an oppressive government, government handouts instead of jobs – this wondrous nightmare of liberal imagination. It’s like the entire Democrat Party is run by clones of Tim Burton.
Now on the right rises a man who came from the simplest of backgrounds. Son of a domestic helper and a chauffeur (among many other talents), Herman Cain rose from the lowest rungs of the middle class to the upper echelons of this nation based on hard work and dedication. Along the way he retained his honor, devotion and character. He epitomizes the American character of self reliance, hard work and a class act. Devoted husband and father, the man apparently was able to ascend without all the baggage the left seems to attract on its path to success.
From a family perspective – Herman Cain is no Bill Clinton!
Cain harkens us all back to some basic tenants of our youths (at least those of us hitting – or past – the half century mark). In the 1970′s we then young Americans were battered by two opposing views, just as America is now. We had the lingering aura of the Greatest Generation – the World War II generation. This is my parents’ generation, and my father is one of the few remaining veterans who fought true evil in The North Atlantic, in support of the Invasion of North Africa and in The South Pacific). That generation is best depicted in the pictures of Norman Rockwell, showing both the near-comical side of human imperfections while emanating the warmth of community. Rockwell’s images show strength and humble imperfection at all once.
Collding with such iconic American imagery we see in movies like It’s A Wonderful Life was the other side of America at that time. The rebellious and nowhere near as great Hippie culture, which encompassed the Vietnam War protest movement. A movement that sadly consumed the civil rights movement at the time and turned the left from good to hapless.
The civil rights movement was born from the World War II generation’s experiences, where race did not dictate honor, bravery nor courage in battle. LIfe and death battles tend to burn away the nonsense, and it happened in WWII. It was by fighting side-by-side that the mythology of racism began to shatter. Martin Luther King and Jack Kennedy (a WW II Hero) both had wondrous views of where America would be if we could end segregation and become one people.
And today we can honestly say – outside the marginal nuts on the left and right (e.g., Panthers and Klansman) – those dreams have come true.
However, also at the time the anit-war movement coopted the civil rights movement, and became the dominant force on the left. It was the predecessor of today’s Occupy nonsense. It was a communist/socialist movement that cried out in anger against free market capitalism - instead of the racists. It rose up against the military (which was whooping socialist and communist ass), not against the Klan. This anti-war, drug-induced movement was not righteous and broadly supported like the civil rights movement it attached itself to. An attachment that tenuously lives to this day.
The civil rights movement made the huge mistake of aligning with this socialist left wing movement – something it did not need to do to garner the respect of Americans and succeed in its mission. When these two became allies, the black community became the community of victim hood, fatherless families and living on government handouts. Not all, by a long shot. There is a very successful black middle and upper class in this country now. But for too many, the battles of the 60′s and 70′s are still being waged against mythical right wing Klansmen.
MLK had a dream of one America, color blind, marching as a community of neighbors into the future. Herman Cain heading the GOP ticket is the realization of that dream. And the left knows that – more than any other event in the last 5 decades – a Cain ascendency would shatter the old and tired Political groupings. They fear this more than anything else. They fear it because it would signal the end of the protest movement – because it would signal final success.
Thus the lame smear campaingn against Cain which is clearly failing – spectacularly and ugly.
The poll shows Cain with 34 percent support, Gingrich with 20 percent support, and Mitt Romney with 19 percent support. No other candidate has more than 5 percent support.
The far left apparently thought even a hint of a black man stalking blond women would immediately call out the lynch mobs. The left’s obsession with race is becoming its own Achilles’ Heel this election cycle. America is very much color blind these days, and if we instead measure the content of character the left is a vacuum sitting in a cesspool. They are the ones taking political damage, not Herman Cain.
Cain’s support is rising – as is his campaign war chest – because he attracks the right enemies and projects the right positive image to Main Street America. If you compare Occupy Stupid (a twist on the ‘Don’t Get Stuck On Stupid” quote from Katrina) with Cain’s vision of America it is clear the Community Organizer would be whooped in the 2012 Election by the honorable businessman from Georgia. Because honestly, who wants to trade the American dream for smelly, violent tent cities run by left wing socialists?