The Counter-Revolution Has Begun
by J.R. Dunn - September 20th, 2010 - The American Thinker
The Tea Party victories of last week have clearly revealed the movement for what it actually is: not a tantrum, not a voter mutiny, not a short-term insurrection, but something never actually seen before in this country -- it is a counter-revolution.
I agree the Tea Party movement is a counter revolution. It is in direct opposition to the ongoing socialist (or progressive) revolution that Obama is trying to complete. His "fundamental transformation" is the culmination of a hundred year war to destroy what America once stood for. What has this progressive revolution accomplished? It has subverted academia and destroyed our schools, taken over our media to mistate anything that challenges their ideology, insinuated itself into our government agencies to oppose conservatives and deny them equal rights, ridiculed our traditions, challenged our morals and attacked belief in God. They have promoted nihilism and the belief that there is no wrong or right, just different views of what is considered good. A number of our people have accepted this new view of government as prefereable for them, since they have no understanding of the costs of such a culture. They just love the freebies they receive.
Only the structures of our Constitution and its limitations on government power have stood between the advocates of tyranny and their desire for complete control of our lives. Obama believes he is the 'chosen one' to complete the destruction of our form of government and implement the total takeover of our nation by the power of Washington led by his radical czars. He is well on his way to sweeping away the Constitutional impediments to a total victory by the progressives.
That is the reality that the Tea Party movement is tackling. The progressive revolution must be stopped. The reality is the Republican Party has not truly been a countervailing force to the desires of Democrats to finish the revolution that has been occurring for the last hundred years. Republican leadership is complicit in the revolution. That revolution is so close to its success that a leader as weak and intolerable as Barack Obama can realistically aspire to bringing about its final victory over our nation. Since the Republican Party clearly cannot be entrusted to resist, the Tea Party movement has risen up to fight the counter revolution.
That puts the leadership of both parties in the line of fire of the Tea Party goals. Karl Rove is a perfect example of the resulting confusion. He does not get it because he does not accept that his "slow acquiescence" is not acceptable to those who oppose the revolution. The single issue obsessions of most social conservatives are also being ignored because they are irrelevant to the restoration of our Republican form of Constitutional governance. Actually the social conservative agenda is nearly as destructive of our form of governance as the progressive goals. It is the counter revolution and the restoration of liberty that stands first and foremost as the goal of the Tea Party movement.
That is a long term goal that will not end with a few short term political victories in November. The movement will go on until we are once again solidly committed to being a nation of freedom.