Patriotism; is it chauvinism, partisanship, jingoism, nationalism, xenophobia, antagonism or hostility?
At a South Carolina rally, just before the primary election began, hosted by Bill Clinton for Hillary, a Veteran marine identified himself, a veteran of battle field duty, and asked about Benghazi. He was booed and at Bill Clinton’s direction was escorted out of the rally. Bill said:
“Bill Clinton snaps at veteran during speech: ‘Shut up and listen to my answer””. (The) Marine wants to know about Hillary’s role in Benghazi. Former President Clinton’s feckless answer was:
“Am I allowed to answer? I’m not your commander in chief anymore but if I were, I’d tell you to be more polite and sit down.”
Is this pseudo patriotism, enabling Hillary’s negligent cowardice? And what responsibilities do we the people have, that audience, in denial, in the need to embrace our complicity in defending dishonor and disloyalty? This is ideological slavery!
A loyalty to radical secular progressivism under the banner of “liberty and freedom,” this is not who we are, it is cowardice, it is pseudo patriotism. History is important. It is using the shield of Judeo-Christian patriotism to behave un-patriotically.
Alert: “Biden in Mexico: ‘I Almost Feel Obliged to Apologize’ for GOP Rhetoric” (2016 Primary Debate?). Absolutely appropriate for comment “gaff prone” good ole Joe! An ideological form of Patriotic cowardice, although an Obama politically correctness! Thank our Christian God, “No cowardly retreat for Trump”.
“Trump Responds to Vicente Fox: ‘The Wall Just Got 10 Feet Higher”.
Hillary opposes Obama with her litmus test in her search of a progressive replacement for Antonin Scalia. Really, the master opportunist, a superb enabler, at work! Only Goebbels was better at the Bernay’s “”enlightened despotism.” Bernay’s uncle was Sigmund Freud. Hillary is a master at “herd instinct,” a manipulation that is irrational and dangerous.
The intentional neglect of scandals, “not a smidgeon of proof,” from the IRS, VA, the Intelligence community massaged reports, State Dept. corruption, DOJ bias, willful destruction of government documents from State Dept., to:
“more than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials”,….
forced foreign policy blunders (or covert intent) in Iraq, Iran, Libya, Cuba and the Middle East, the accumulation of unethical outcomes, no longer allows for the aberration of chance, the statistics favoring “honest mistakes”; the cause lays at the highest political levels and is fair proof of group manipulation by patriotic cowardice or ideological slavery.
During the founding of our great nation, the Republican north, before and since 1776, allowing for the evolution and the first priority being the salvation of the Union, always favored abolition.
If there were ever roots for Pseudo Patriotism, political cowardice, it was framed by the early abolitionists, in the Benjamin Franklin class, eventually rectified by the Civil War, which fought for the Union and abolition, and 750K Americans died. Disloyalty is infectious, and does not discriminate.
Thomas Day, his favorite books the Bible and Emily, had written his objection to the removal of the abolitionist clause from the constitution, he said in 1776:
“If there be an object truly ridiculous in nature, it is an American Patriot, signing resolutions of independence with the one hand and with the other brandishing a whip over his affrighted slaves.”
Now that slavery has mutated to ideological. It was the southern democratic pro-slavery coalition that slowed, and nearly stopped abolition.
This was the rational path forward to a successful ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Slavery, indentured servitude, and socialism have a common thread. It is the inability; or the suppression of individuals from embracing self-interest, individualism and exceptionalism.
Today it is those patriots who object to the closing of Guantanamo Bay who are inferred to be patriotic cowards, stripped of their courage of convictions, when they hold national security at its loftiest peak… at the occasional expense of liberty’s principles, like Lincoln’s compromise of slavery until the “Union” was secured, the straw man “That is not who we are”…well, yes it is…and it is not bad! It is the struggle of national fallible nobility.
We are fallible; overcoming one obstacle at a time, never absolute, but more than could be achieved without immaculate dedication, the stuff of an impossible utopia.
We could regress; some have; cutting off the hands that steal, the heads of apostates, or allowing for human regression, the human condition, in the full knowledge that the battle against evil is eternal, requires vigilance and the growth of character. It is an eternal task which can never be taken for granted or retired.
If true, it is an oxymoron, a patriotic coward, those who know right and do wrong anyway. The incarceration tool for our enemies, Guantanamo, is deemed to be a recruitment tool, whereas incarceration elsewhere domestically is not an issue! Free our enemies, or make them tools of opportunistic political winds, else we are hypocrites for “freedom and liberty.” Is Obama a blind, imprudently stubborn, an immoveable ideologue?
Should one wish to research Patriotic cowardice, follow the grid lock status sure to paralyze the congress, the Supreme Court due to Scalia’s death, over social issues, those issues not specific, not enumerated or defined in the constitution, intended to be resolved at the State level. And yet, as Americans, we are patriotic in rhetoric but cowardly in following the constitution.
It does not go unnoticed the rulings on the Supreme Court are not deemed right or wrong but rather “Opinions,” a temporal judicial structure, always in jeopardy of remediation, i.e. Dred Scott.
Further the activity on the conservative and liberal side of the court, with the four-four split there is confusion evident already on 2/22/16, which may demonstrate an affront if not a progressive prevarication, the adversarial role of “Textualist/Originalists” versus “Interpretive” as the Supreme Court oath of office, i.e.
“….do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; …… So help me God.” And they do need supreme guidance!
Again “defend the Constitution of the United States” not revise or edit it; “Is the unwillingness of a patriot to honor a sworn oath of office, cowardice? The cloak of excuses and victimization is too comfortable…the “feel good” progressivism nectar nudging out moral “tough love.”
There is an undeniable thread in this administration that demeans Christianity and is apologetic toward jihadist, terrorists, radical Islamists, illegal immigrants and resident moderate Muslims who will not Pledge Allegiance to the United States of America.
And we wonder why Trump is so popular. Is Trump the tonic for patriotism? Trump sounds like Obama. Will he be like Obama? Is this like “Patriotism being covertly disloyal?” Promise me freedom but let me eat cake!
McCarthyism begot political correctness, suppression and oppression. Collectivism begets the “managed decline of America.” Trump is the fault of reality, we the People, the GOP, JFK conservatives and our culture. Hang the establishment in effigy.
The soaring rhetoric is a false narrative. This administration has done more for enemy combatants, without actually joining forces with them (debatably considering the Muslim Brotherhood presence in the Jarret Whitehouse and inside Hillary’s Abedin head), than it has done to strengthen the constitution, empowering American exceptionalism and individualism, embrace compassionate opportunity with support of principled capitalism, diminished the evil of “wedge issues”, unite the common good and manage the “lesser evil”, lift the minority community-the less fortunate beyond a poverty level census definition already the envy of the world, and supply them with the social and material tools to further succeed.
Hitler simplified it with a quest for the purity of the Aryan nation. America is being bamboozled again, baffled and bewildered with a new Aryan nation strategy under the malicious and effective false narrative of sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, Islamophobia and classism, the struggle to achieve progressive purity, an unachievable goal that favors “takers over the makers.” Alas, if one is a patriot, never fully succeeding they are cowards?….get your ticket for the end-of-life turnstiles.
The curse of foreign diplomacy weakness and fecklessness is treasured by our enemies and successfully manipulated by Iran, Cuba, Iraq, China, Russia, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya.
Individually these nation states are easily contained, controlled or defeated, if necessary, but let them unite and become the Axis of Evil for WIII, that will forebode the anti-thesis of the Noble Peace Prize predicate.
Alas, it is in the hands of the electorate! The crematorium lines are forming as Putin, Assad, the Mullahs and radical Islam are developing with the context of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”.
Hyperbole, you say. Pray tell, what is this Christian genocide? Why is China putting missiles and radar on the South China Sea’s Woody Island, North Korea testing Hydrogen bombs, and Iran perfecting ICBMs ?
And our stance is Patriotic cowardice; draw a line in the sand, and then another ad infinitum, the edifice of who we are? When in our history have we had a presidential candidate who is under investigation by the FBI for accepting monetary foreign influence, for criminal neglect and malfeasance in handling privileged security and top secret information….responsible for the deaths of Benghazi patriots?
Chief of Mission Gregory Hicks was there on 9/11/2012 and testified that Ambassador Stevens and Diplomat Sean Smith died , Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the consulate attackers before the their final sacrifice.
The continuation of an Obama administration will desecrate their sacrifice, patriotism, and America’s image as a noble nation. “Love it or leave it”, was their motto. Regardless of a final opinion, one must endure “13 Hours-The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” in the search for truth- as truth is a very stubborn thing!
Where would Obama and Hillary be if they were uniformed military? This administration has made Patriotism an act of pusillanimity. Benghazi defined Hillary and Obama’s pseudo-patriotism, their abandonment of patriots reasonably defined as …….cowardice….in the face of the enemy.
Hillary is a candidate where there is an ultra-strong; near iron clad argument for a nexus between personal dishonesty, corrupt foreign influence, quid pro quo, illegal personal enrichment (Clinton Cash), The Clinton Foundation, the apparent disloyal marketing of the office of the Secretary of State….and she is still running for president! The real tragedy is that she will get some votes!
The NYT, a Carlos Slim stick used to beat on Conservatives, is an in-the-tank progressive liberal newspaper, opined and suggested, with great chagrin, that;
“Hillary is not trustworthy and plays by her own rules.”
Some people are too young and not inquisitive enough to know, others know and do nothing. And why do we not believe the obvious, the documented, that very stubborn thing, the truth?
No, the greater offense is that some good people support her….as did so many in histories rogue’s gallery.
She has not “evolved,” she was always that way. Willian Safire in 1996 opined about her as a “congenital liar.” Harsh but true? Some facts:
- Patriotic cowardice is the electorate ignoring the truth behind the political “blind” of ideological slavery. Hillary is not the “empty suit” Obama was!
- Hillary Clinton was fired for a Fraudulent Watergate legal brief, for allegedly colluding with Kennedy allies to protect the JFK legacy. Franklin Polk backed up major claims by Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, called Hillary Clinton a “liar” and “an unethical, dishonest lawyer.”
- Whitewater in the 1970s-1980s, Cattle-gate- In 1978, Helicopter-gate- August 6, 1996,
- Filegate- in 1993 and 1994, Vince Foster-gate, managed the Bimbo eruptions Paula Jones–Monica Lewinsky- Kathleen Willey- Jaunita Broaddrick, Clinton Cash, Clinton foundation
Hillary’s roll as Bill’s enabler must at some point breach the surface of near absolute shrewdness. Will history show, good or bad, they were truly meant for each other?
A clearer picture of Hillary Clinton, our presidential “pretender,” might best be found in the emails of Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, and Philippe Reines says former Clinton confidant Dick Morris….and investigation is now ordered by District Court Judge Emmet directing Clinton’s staffers and aides to testify under oath concerning the federal probe into the mishandling of the top secret documents.
On September 15, 2014 Hillary Clinton confidants were reported as part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
This damming allegation was sourced from former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell who was charged with collecting emails and documents relevant to the Benghazi probe; he questioned that “operation” at the time, and then was put on administrative leave.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, named the two Hillary Clinton confidants who allegedly were present: One was Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff. The other, Chaffetz said, was Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan. This was reported in the “The Daily Signal” by Sharyl Attkisson, a superb and maliciously targeted investigative reporter.
“Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has refused first to turn her email server over to an independent third party and second claims she has wiped the server clean.” 3/27/15. We all now know how that is going…. Not true…and not true
By minimal standards, Hillary had to have aided and abetted, surely an “enabler, if not a co-conspirator, to cover up, and if ignorant, else she is not qualified for any high public office or position of statesmanship.
Is not asking Hillary, a new self-proclaimed Muslim sensitivity-intervention by Chelsea, to embrace morals of Judeo-Christianity and the construct of the Constitution like asking the Mullahs to embrace Christianity? The possibility that Hillary is uncontested in her corrupted lust for power, uninhibited, is anti-American-ism in its most cynical analysis. It speaks to a “surrender” of the electorate.
Apathy is essential, for bad leaders like, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao Zedong, and Putin to attain power, and for a democracy to commit suicide.
Do your own research and then decide if this reaches the minimal level of Martin Luther King Jr’s “content of character” which our nation deserves, requires, and will not survive without, in its culture, and indispensable in its leadership? This is the cowardly façade of pseudo-patriotism.
When has a potential candidate for the presidency shown such disregard and a severe lack of decency toward the legion of women abused by her husband? The Bill Clinton versus Bill Cosby comparison, so valid, so ignored, so indicative of a pusillanimous media, must be laid at Hillary’s sexist feet!
The lies and the scandals that book end Hillary Clinton’s public life are certainly a mandatory but easy minimum threshold for disqualification from further public service….a reality ignored!
The harsh truth is that misery merchants need to perpetuate “misery” else they are out of business.
Patriotism is an emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognizes as their homeland. This attachment, also known as national feeling or national pride, can be viewed in terms of different features relating to one’s own nation, including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects. It encompasses a set of concepts closely related to those of nationalism. Is this not an alternate universe for Hillary?
Should Hillary make the cut, if the political battle gets mired in sexism she is no longer advantaged on the global genderless battle field? The question is, is (beware the meaning of is, is) America, or more strategically the world, interested in leadership or sexism? She has no leadership legacy other than tenure.
Leadership is the preemptive favorite against Putin, the Mullahs, Assad and even with our allies like Netanyahu. Hillary believes she is on Obama’s coattails but given the prior two elections, Obama is a standalone with no coattails (Republicans made enormous inroads in governorships, congress and the senate) and the country feels overwhelmingly, by 70% plus, America is on the wrong track.
Dogmas, philosophies and opinions are infected with morality abstractly contrived. Moral nihilists, those that hold the view that nothing is intrinsically moral or immoral, assert that morality does not inherently exist, and that any established moral values are abstractly contrived. Is yesterday patriotism and cowardice today’s disloyalty and courage?
Patriotism is immediately diminished by semantics like chauvinism, to wit, an excess of patriotism in the defense of a nation….really…too much of a good thing; another related term is jingoism, an aggressive form of foreign policy…the apex of leadership. A “corrupt” woman president is anathema if the winning argument is the “first” woman president, a terrible precedent! She is widely viewed as the most experienced….at what?
“The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widely spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.” – Bertrand Russell
“It is not the truth that counts, it is how it appears.” – Unattributed….but thought provoking!
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum….” –Noam Chomsky, The Common Good
“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie-deliberate, contrived and dishonest-but the myth-persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.-Commencement Address at Yale University, 6/11/1962-John F. Kennedy
Alas, “Your opinion is not my reality.” Therein lays an honest, fact based disagreement. Education and the values of traditional families is a hallmark of success, spiritual and material, in Americans. Excuses and victimization is an insurmountable obstacle to individualism and exceptionalism.
All this is happening in an era that cannot square the Aryan social mantra (The Final Solution) to the godly embrace of the sanctity of life. A loyalty to radical secular progressivism under the banner of liberty and freedom is patriotic cowardice. There are clues as to our decline! The populous historically follows its leaders into decline.
Is it the courage or cowardice of conviction and patriotism?