With all the talk of the Ground Zero mosque (Definitely NOT an AP approved term) and Barak Obama’s religious status, there is a reminder of what it is that we are confronting. We always talk about Marxism, and the left’s complete lack of tolerance, but there is an increasing transparency on the part of the left. I don’t know if they are bolder due to Obama’s election, or they just don’t care anymore. Perhaps it is just that we are paying more attention and are therefore noticing more of the openness. No matter the cause, there are groups and individuals on the left that are simply operating in the open as Marxists.
For our current example, we look at Code Pink. Most everyone here is aware of them, but some of their more recent activities are all the more repugnant. Case in point, how Code Pink has acted towards our military, and to the families of fallen service people. Take a look at this from Big Peace.
Numerous times over the past four years I have confronted the antics of Jodie Evans and her anti-war Code Pink cronies. We’ve all seen the nightly news with them being arrested time and time again throwing their leftist temper tantrums with their pink boa feathers wrapped around their necks as they kick and scream like a two-year-old throwing a tantrum to get attention. They have sent over $600,000.00 to the terrorists in Fallujah, or as they called them, “freedom fighting” heroes. You would think treasonous acts like this would have them locked in jail. Over and over they have attacked our military recruiting offices causing thousands of dollars of damage to the offices and threatening the recruiters.
In 2008 they barricaded the recruiting office in Berkeley with the blessing of the Berkeley City Council. We at Move America Forward had all we could stomach when we heard them tell the Marines they were unwelcome, unwanted intruders, not in Iraq or Afghanistan but on American soil in Berkeley, California. Americans from across the nation joined us in Berkeley to counter-protest these anti-war hippies. Numerous times they told me they support the troops but not the war, yet over and over when I asked if they had sent care packages, phone cards, written letters, or helped the families left behind in anyway, they conveniently couldn’t remember anything they had done. Yet they had a successful fundraiser to send $600,000.00 to our enemies in Iraq? Yet Jodie Evans and her Code Pink degenerates taunted me and made light of my son’s sacrifice telling me, “Your son deserved to die in Iraq if he was stupid enough to go over there.” It took every ounce of reserve in my body to not level these idiots to the ground. These same people who call terrorists “freedom fighters” says that my son, who gave up his life for their freedoms, deserved death. (emphasis added)
I get that people disagree with the war. Many people do. Dissent a right…one that the left exercises; yet one they would eagerly deny to us. However, this behavior goes beyond simple free speech. They apparently raised money for people that were trying to kill our troops. Then, they attack family members of fallen servicemen. While at least this is free speech, it shows their overall lack of tolerance, as well as their lack of humanity.
But there is more. Jodie Evans held a fundraiser for Jerry Brown, at her own home. The Powerline Blog has coverage of this, along with this pic…
Yes, that is Jodie Evans with Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez. This is the same Hugo Chavez that has taken over any dissenting media, jailed political opponents, and even jailed people for being critical of his economic polices on Twitter. And Jerry Brown is going to take money from her? What does this say about Code Pink? I think we already know the answer to that. But what does it also say about “governor moonbeam?” Should we be surprised that a mainstream Democratic candidate is accepting money from a group that has essentially committed treason, and openly supports a communist dictator? I suppose not, but should there be some outrage out there. Maybe there’ll be some coverage from the MSM?
This, among other examples, is why I do not think there is any sense in engaging the left. Frankly, arguing with a leftist is like trying to have a rational conversation with a five-year-old. They post an asinine comment, I respond with facts, they eventually resort to name-calling and it falls apart from there. As a result, we are polarized as a nation. To be honest, I think we should be. While some will say that we’re the radicals, I submit that it is our left that is on the fringe. It is our left that is embracing dictators, like Chavez and Castro. At this blog, we’ve chronicled the left’s assaults on property rights, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the Tenth Amendment; the list could go on and on. Groups like Code Pink and others invoke our freedom when it suits their purposes, and then acts to restrict those same freedoms for the rest of us. These are not simple disagreements based on detail or scope; this is the left attempting to enslave the rest of us. I believe that it will either be us, or them. They will either enslave us, or we will remain free, and recover the full use of our freedoms. There is not longer a center position. Frankly, we might as well be from different planets.
As I have stated in other posts, this is not a fight that will have a definitive ending point. There will not be a VE or VJ day, after which we can relax. Our leftists will never go away. Since their beliefs are not based in reality, they cannot/will not recognize that their policies have failed everywhere they have been tried, and simply persist. If the people reject them, they will say that the people are wrong, stupid, or mislead by freedom. If defeated, they will go to ground, stay in their hijacked institutions, and indoctrinate another generation of leftists, and the game will go on and on.
Code Pink might be a fringe group but the certainly do attract a lot of mainstream attention, but not mainstream condemnation. Add to that the fact that there are 70 Congress Critters that are openly socialist, and you see what I’m talking about. It’s them or us. There well be no quarter, no mercy, no summits, no bipartisanship. It boils down to freedom, or slavery.