I’m going to have to admit to a certain bit of dumbassery here. Couple of days ago I was listening to something on radio while doing laundry, and they made some mention of Obama’s past associations making him a bad person to be calling other people terrorists and hostage-takers and such, which made me think of his good friends Ayers and Dohrn. And for some reason that brought up the thought someone expressed long ago that ‘the difference between them and us is we mostly just want to be left alone’.
Know that feeling when something really hits you? I mean, you knew it before, intellectually, but you didn’t really KNOW it inside, and then that realization hits you, almost like being punched in the gut?
THEY CANNOT LEAVE US ALONE. Not that they choose not to, they CAN’T. They really are the True Believers, and if they leave us alone we won’t do what they’ve decided is best for us. Or, to put it more properly, what they’ve decided is best for the world, and those of us who won’t go along, well,
“You will be reeducated into the proper way of thinking, or we will kill you.”
THAT is their true belief of what needs to be done. And so they cannot leave us- or anyone else- alone. Not in our private lives, not in our food, not in our political beliefs, how we raise children or pets or anything else. They have to control what we own, how we use it, when and how much we use it. They have to control what we say lest we say something unapproved, they have to control what goes in books lest we read or write something improper, they have to change our records of history so they can control, as much as they can, our past(“We’re going to have to make sacrifices, we’re going to have to change our conversation, we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history and we’re going to have to move to a different place.”). Because our past isn't what they want it to have been, and if we actually pay attention to it we won't get the lessons they WANT us to.
Same as when I fully realized what the 'gun control' movement wanted: scared hell out of me, and then pissed me off bigtime.
Yeah, I should have known this down in my gut before; I do now.