Sunday, January 27, 2013

Two Americas -- Was John Edwards (Partially) Right?

Blogger extraordinaire Ace of Spades hit a nerve with many of us in the blogosphere (see Legal Insurrection and Gateway Pundit, among others) and conservative movement, in a recent post about how the media and government are practically one.
It's important.
I already mentioned the media's Hillary Tributes, but there's even more of it.
And I've mentioned this before, but I'm truly alarmed about it: What we are witnessing is the full and seamless fusion of media power with government power.
The media used to hide it a bit, in their actions; they would temper their scorn of conservatism, throw them a bone now and again just to prove they were capable of such a thing.
No longer. The media no longer hides it in their actions. They are fully fused with the Obama Administration and DNC. The only way in which they do hide it is by simply lying when confronted about it: They'll issue a snide denial, then go about doing precisely what it is they were accused of doing.
This is dangerous and unhealthy. I keep banging this drum but honestly, some patriotic billionaires do have to band together to purchase or build a media outlet. The outlet would be founded upon a simple premise: that it is dangerous and ultimately fatal for democracy for media power to fuse with government power, that the adversarial press is vital.
Go read the rest. Ace is right on the money. The testimony by Hillary on Benghazi and the media reaction confirmed what I always believed, that if Nixon would have been Obama, he'd have gotten away with Watergate.

But I must say that, as dangerous as the "Democrat Media Complex" is, it is only part of the problem.  It is wider than just the media.

Remember when John "the Breck Girl" Edwards talked about "Two Americas?" He used this argument of two Americas to attack "straw men" that the Left commonly attacked--corporations, health-insurance companies, Big Oil, the rich--to make the working class feel as if they were being screwed.  In other words, the same old class warfare.

To the extent Edwards was partially right, there are Two Americas.  It can be summed up in terms of red states vs. blue states. Or, as I see it, the elites vs. the people who make this nation work.

Who are the elites? Richard Milhous Obama, the Clintons, Algore, most of the Democrat Party leadership and elected officials, even John Edwards.  There are also Republican elites, though they may not act like Republicans (Colin Powell, Susan Eisenhower, the RINO establishment). The elites are also their ultra-wealthy donors who live off investments and trust fund babies who attack and punish wealth creation and creators out of their own guilt.

Then there's those who "get the message out" for their fellow elites: the media (centered in the Capitols of Elitism--New York, DC), the entertainment industry, the heads of the labor and education unions, and the academia in higher education who continue the Leftist indoctrination after the 12 years of government schooling.  They are part of the elite, but more importantly, they are the main way in which the message is passed out to the rest of us via educational and pop-culture indoctrination.

The elites live in the big cities, while looking down over "flyover country" with contempt.  They talk alot about "diversity," but if you look in their exclusive neighborhoods, you can't find any of the diversity they claim to champion.  Those of us who are not in the elite are looked at as "bitter clingers" who "cling to guns and religion," as Obama said to an elite gathering in San Francisco.  We're a bunch of hayseed, hick, rednecks who, in the mind of the elites, have a "backwards" view of the world...too much black and white thinking, not enough gray.  They send their kids to elite, private schools, but do not want the rest of us to have "choice" in where to send our children to school (Abortion is the only choice we're supposed to have, according to the elites).

The elites in the political class act as if all rights come from them, which is contrary to what our Founding Fathers thought (rights come from our Creator). The political class think their job is to dictate to us what to do; not the way the Founders saw it (the government works for us).

As an example of this, look at California liberal elitist Senator Dianne Feinstein's gun-grabbing proposal.  Who does it target?  Law abiding citizens who simply exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for sporting and for self-defense. But since an armed society is a threat to the elites who would take our liberties, they have to find a way to disarm us. So, they use tragedy to play on emotions.  But of course, if you look at the fine print, the government elites exempt themselves from this gun-grabbing law. Just like Obamacare. It doesn't apply to the political class who make the law, or to their friends (labor unions, etc), but only the rest of us.  The political class has their own retirement funded by taxpayers, but the rest of us can't privatize our Socialist Security (or you're forced to give it up if you've received a pension, in some states).

This idea has been on my mind over the past few months, leading up to the election, and especially after the Inauguration and the Benghazi testimony.  The "Democrat Media Complex" is part of it. Along with other bloggers, I plan to do my part in exposing this where I see it, as well as the actions of the elitism in entertainment and academia.  We not only have to expose it, but also run counter to it, and make inroads into these arenas of thought and break the monopoly of the elites.

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