Thursday, October 30, 2008

There Is No UNITED States!

There Is NO UNITED States!
By J. D. Longstreet

There is a thread of fear running through the right side of the political spectrum in America. It is so real you can taste it. You can see it in the eyes of conservatives. You can hear it in their voices and you can even physically hear it when it is whispered into your ear. I will quickly add… it is fear mixed with resignation. Conservatives speak of it only in whispers. The left doesn’t speak of it at all because they are completely clueless about it.

Our fellow Americans, (on the left side of the American political spectrum) have mistakenly read the Right’s current state of mind as “fear of losing the election.” They could not be more wrong. It is not fear of losing the election. It is, however, fear of losing our country and the growing resignation that It is already too late to stop the sprint toward an inevitable conflict between citizens of what used to be the greatest country on the planet.

Yes, this IS a horrible thing to contemplate. Our forefathers in 1776 didn’t want it. Our ancestors in 1861 didn’t want it and we don’t want it. Nevertheless, the threat is there, standing just out of the light… but… just barely inside the shadows of our consciousness. The threat is visible to those who WANT to see it. The old expression “There are none so blind as those who will not see.” certainly applies to any who will not see that America is headed toward an internal conflict unlike anything this nation has seen since the 19th century.

For decades now a wedge has been driven deeper and deeper through the heart of what was a United America. We are no longer united. The UNITED states do not exist… except in poetry, verse, song, creeds, pledges, and in the imagination of those people who inhabit a “dream world” far above the plain upon which you and I dwell.

In reality, Americans are split asunder… cleft in twain by the cleaver of socialism. The election of a socialist President will complete the great divide of America and render us truly TWO nations. No hope for unity will exist. We will be constantly at each other’s throats, constantly in over-heated debate scratching and clawing at each other until the inevitable happens.

I’m over reacting… right? You’d better hope so! Just to reassure yourselves that I am a nut, check your encyclopedia for the history of this nation from about 1820 through 1865… then tell me you do not see the parallels. You see, for those of us who have paid more than passing attention to the actual history of this country, what is happening today in America is akin to the replay of a very old movie. A story that does not have a happy ending, but instead, flashes, “to be continued” at the end of the last reel.

If you have been harboring thoughts that the American Left and the American Right will ever be able to reconcile and become one vast, single, goal-oriented electorate, allow me to disabuse you of that hallucinatory conception. No, the two are so totally different in their philosophies of life and politics… and even religion, that there is absolutely no hope of ever putting aside those differences and “coming together”. It just isn’t going to happen. The divide grows wider every day.

There was a time when I felt that I would not live to see the next civil war in America but I must say that at the speed comity is dissolving in American I may yet live to see the opening volleys.

The question is… how much longer will the Right restrain itself? The socialist government, we are likely to have after the election, may snap the leash.

The Right’s patience is nearly spent. This very election could well be the last election held under the false claim implied by the current name of the country, “The United States of America.” We are decidedly split into two camps. The socialists are on the left, and on the right, those who want to preserve democracy. The line has been drawn.

Let’s face it: The Left covets a socialist regime in America and they will stop at nothing, as we now know, to get it. The right wants to save the country and the constitution The Founders of this country gave us. To the left, the constitution is simply an impediment. It is in their way and they are forever looking for ways around it. Their henchmen on the Supreme Court find all sorts of things in the constitution that aren’t there. They claim it is a “living document” which it isn’t. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the constitution, was intended to restrain the federal government’s power. Unrestrained government is, for all intents and purposes, the creed of the political Left. Many on the Right fear that in the event of a future national emergency a leftists/socialist government might find it “necessary” to suspend the constitution and, possibly, national elections. There goes democracy.

I voted earlier this week. I voted for a true conservative for President. If this is to be the last election I take part in I wanted to mark my ballot in support of the idea of a democratic representative republic, the kind of government our forefathers gave us. As I stood there, with the ballot in my hands, I had a choice between Karl Marx’s brand of government or that of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison and the remainder of that cadre of men who put everything they had, including their very lives, on the line to create this government. I knew I could not sleep at night if I did not support the America for which so many Americans have laid down their lives since 1776.

Crunch time is coming. The Media is telling us that the sale of firearms is at an historical high in this country. I warned of this a few weeks ago. This election will decide if we stay free a few more years, or if we begin the descent into anarchy. I’m afraid it is too much to hope for “UNITED” any longer.

J. D. Longstreet


  1. Dear Chicken Little,

    Relax! You have gone off the deep end into paranoia. The Left and Right are divided by nature. That's why they are called the LEFT and the RIGHT. This country is too big to have one giant Borg society living in it. Opposing ideas are necessary in order to keep people honest.

    If you think there's going to be a civil war however you're kidding yourself. People in this country on the whole are passive. We have become a country of armchair quarterbacks. I doubt there's enough fight left in us to actually leave the couch to go kill each other.

    I know you and the conservatives like to think Obama is a socialist for some reason (oh yeah, because you're paranoid!), but the government we have now is behaving pretty damn socialist in its own right. The Left doesn't covet socialism, the Left wants to clean up the mess that the Right has made. Bush stole from the poor to give to the rich and it's time to reverse it. That's where it ends. Our government at this point only serves the interest of greedy corporations and industries. Government is SUPPOSED to have the people's interest in mind first. Right now it doesn't even come close.

    I don't know what kind of world you people want to live in, but we on the Left want it to be fair to everyone. It seems to me that people on the Right think that the poor aren't trying hard enough. Last I checked there weren't a lot of poor Right wingers in this country. I wonder why that is.

  2. Jeff, you evidently have no clue what socialism is. To refresh your memory,it is when wealth is taken from one group who has worked and earned such and given to a group that has done nothing. It is the Utopia for the masses which you evidently are a part of or you would understand socialism, at least the simple version of such.

    For an even more simple version which I am sure that even one with a 6th or 7th grade education can understand and perhaps you, here is a more direct definition:

    Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital and creates an unequal society. All socialists advocate the creation of an egalitarian society, in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly.

    That describes Obama's belief perfectly. Perhaps you have taken some Tryforgetin and don't remeber his quote about "speading the wealth around.How about his buddy Biden who said the rich need to pay more taxes....
    If that is not enough, how about the statements he made in his speech regarding this subject and how the courts could/ should do more to make this happen.Tis was spoken in 2001 since I am sure you have never checked out what your messiah believes.

    Here is the quote and please pay close attention to what he said. I made it easy for you Jeff and separated the quotes that I want you to take a real close look at and tell me it ain't socialism.

    If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court. I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed people, so that now I would have the right to vote. I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order as long as I could pay for it I’d be o.k. But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of

    redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society.

    To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties. Says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf, and that hasn’t shifted and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused

    I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you

    bring about redistributive change.

    In some ways we still suffer from that."
    Now Jeff, redistribution of wealth and redistributive change is mentioned enough times in just this one speech that most intelligent people would understand that he is speaking of socialism. Do you??

  3. Jeff, the one thing that makes me agree with this post is the fact we are seeing more and more people moving to extremes of behavior. Some of that could be media hype, however I have to agree. I am one of those hard working citizens who is wondering, why should I work 10 - 12 hours a day when the government is going to take half for what?

    Put it this way, tell your kids, why study, get a C? Do you tell them that? Do you tell them it is ok to take away their 1st place trophy so they can be TIED for second? NOPE. So why do we allow the government to do this to us?

    The American dream was if you WORKED hard, you could achieve. If you WORKED hard, you could have the house, car ect. Unfortunately, some where along the line some people started thinking it was ok to take advantage of others and then the other side started feeling entitled.

    Bottom line, Obama's character has spoken louder than words. This isnt just an isolated childhood friend or two. Or a college thing. This is an on going step by step movement in a determined direction.

    That direction becomes clear in the comments about wealth and how it is precieved. And at the end of the day, the part that makes me the maddest, this isnt about the TRUELY wealthy, but it is about the mid - upper middle class.

    As for a fight, or revolution, who knows. I know that they will keep pushing and one day. I am still clinging to my gun and my religion. I am offended by effigys of ANYONE.

    As for Bush stealing from the poor, I HATE THAT STATEMENT. How? They PAY NO TAXES. They get earned income credits. Lowering taxes on corporations allowed for prices to be reduced, and in the end, the POOR are the ones who benefit the most from that. So back up that statement with facts cause all of us are sick of the blame Bush game.