One thing that the leftists in America (and elsewhere) possess in abundance is passion. I cannot (and won’t) vouch for their intelligence in many instances, but the fact remains that their passionate adherence to their beliefs is unable to be disputed.
The logic apparent on the left is specious at best a good deal of the time. That they embrace wholeheartedly the jidhadist lunatics in our midst and around the world is also difficult to ignore. And considering that most, if not all, of the left live a lifestyle that would make them primary targets of the jidhadists seems to trouble them not at all.
The hatred of their own nation is evident in so much of what the dedicated leftists do and say and while I am attempting to understand the whys and wherefores of that attitude, it is to me incomprehensible that they think this way about a country that permits them to make asses of themselves on a regular basis without consequences. Nowhere else in the world would they have the freedom to do or say the things they do and say without some form of governmental retribution. And often, the leftist haters-of-America take this freedom and assume it to be license to tell any lie, make any outrageous and fallacious claim, say and do any destructive thing that flits into their rather empty (of character at the very least) thought process!
The dilemma of the moderates in the Democratic Party, libertarians, conservatives and others who love and respect our nation and its laws and governing principles is: What do we do to reduce the disproportionate influence of the leftwing nutbars whose pernicious influence is driving even formerly sensible Democrats toward the left far too often.
I refuse to believe that the moderate and rightwing citizens of this country need to resort to the frequently insane tactics and rhetoric of the left in order to combat their inimical influence on American public life. I do, however, believe that more passion is needed on our side of the fence. I know we CARE – we need to express our caring more vocally and publicly in order to protect the nation in which we grew to adulthood from those to whom behaving like an adult is a foreign concept. The Gathering of Eagles campaign was a huge success this past weekend. It made the silliness of the leftwing’s nonsensical protests and planned depredations against memorials to our nation’s finest citizens less likely – and in fact, they didn’t happen. I congratulate the organizers on their courage, determination and energy. It occurs to me that highlighting a different point of view when protesters are trying for their 15 seconds of fame or a sound bite is a very good thing. If nothing else, it will let our military know that Cindy Sheehan and her ilk are NOT the voice of America when it comes to the sacrifice and dedication our military evidences every single day.