November 4, 2011
I Forgive Herman Cain, the Only Conservative LeftBy James Lewis
Judge not, lest ye be judged.
Not a bad rule of thumb.
Being alive means making mistakes. Growing up means understanding that fact, and taking responsibility. Bad actors never take responsibility. Barack Obama honestly believes he's never made a mistake since getting elected; it's one of the few things I think he really means. Honestly.
That's why I kind of like Herman Cain's response to the media thugs. Cain isn't playing their game. I hope he checkmates them, move after move. Never play by their rules. Always set your own rules, or they will kill you. You can see their shotgun victims all over the political landscape.
That's why I magnanimously forgive Herman Cain for whatever his sins might be. I'm not interested, frankly. After Bill Clinton's and John Edwards' abuse of women, I'll forgive any decent man or woman. Got a DUI but went straight? Good on ya, mate. I'll vote for that.
But I will not be voting any time soon for a sociopath with flagrant personality disorders.
I'm sorry, it's just a personal quirk.
Of course, who am I to forgive anybody? A good question. I will now evade it.
Let me ask you another one: who are the corrupt and dishonest mediots to condemn an honest man and give a free pass to unholy demagogues who are trying to rob you blind?
And yet, the media have arrogated to themselves that higher moral ground.
Do they live up to it? Are they models of good behavior? Gimme a break.
The media abuse their ideological monopoly every single day of the week, and we all know it. You can't go through an airport without being assaulted by CNN. It's a little like being a peasant in North Korea, with the giant loudspeakers trumpeting over the rice paddies 24/7. They can't escape the propaganda, and neither can we.
Well, those times, they are a'changin...
Now compare Mr. Cain, mathematician, economist (for real), business executive, and responsible adult, to one Bamster, who is none of those things.
What's the choice? If you were hiring, whom would you hire? Do you have any smidgen of a fraction of a percent of doubt? I make it about 99% in my mind.
We don't get to vote for perfect human beings. I'm sorry. It's tough, but true.
If we're lucky, we get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to vote for a good human being, who's also smart, a good executive, and has a moral compass.
We lucked out with Reagan, and then got Clinton and Obama, because we got cocky and just assumed that everybody in the world understood what works best, after the Soviet farce fell apart.
But the Demagogues started to win elections instead, because lying is what they do best, and they constantly prey on the young and ignorant. The left rewrote history, infiltrated the Organs of Propaganda, and kept going.
That's what we get for neglecting the duties of citizenship. If another five percent of normal, decent Americans got wise to the Demagogues, our problems would be solved. Five percent is all we need.
Herman Cain is giving us a chance to get it right one more time. I think that's pretty amazing, and he's not running for an easy job, or even a safe job. With Mitt Romney pretending to be a Rorshach blot, Cain is the only one with a real chance who also looks like he can be a great president.
Is he perfect? He says he's not, and I believe him.
Do we even know for sure what's in his mind? No.
Is he better than the others?
Those are the adult choices. Everything else is fantasyland, and the left takes care of that for us.
The United States has seen times of great political corruption before. Jacksonian democracy was pretty bad, but it eventually gave rise to Abraham Lincoln. The spoils system of the late 19th century was bad. The city political machines were bad. (Are bad, I mean.)
And yet Americans have always been obsessed with morality, which is why the abolitionists won the battle for public opinion before the Civil War. Slavery had to go, even at the price of 600,000 dead, the bloodiest war Americans have ever fought.
If you want to know why they fought the Civil War, listen to The Battle Hymn of the Republic. It's not a secret. Don't believe the howling hyenas who are always eager to slander this country.
Americans elected Lincoln because they couldn't live with themselves in "a Nation half-slave and half-free." The South didn't even wait for Lincoln to move into the White House before shelling Fort Sumter. They saw the end of the road, and John Brown's mad rebellion set them off.
I don't see the Saudis tearing their country apart to liberate women. I don't see Egypt protecting its Coptic Christians, who were living there centuries before Mohammed.
I don't see many countries, in fact, that are bound and determined to do the right thing. I never saw Western Europe caring one little bit for the Russians, Poles, Czechs, East Germans, Estonians, and all those other peoples who were enslaved by the Evil Empire.
They knew what was going on. Most of Europe's public intellectuals actually cheered the bloodiest tyrannies they could find, as Paul Johnson points out in his crucial book, Intellectuals.
Europe has been corrupt and antidemocratic for a long, long time. The European political Enlightenment ended with Karl Marx, and they've been cheering bloody tyrants ever since, as long they did their nasty work someplace else.
It was America that made the difference, not just once but three times in the last century: Against the Kaiser, Hitler, and the Soviet Empire. If Americans were not supremely good and decent people, your children would be doing the Hitler salute or its Soviet equivalent, every single day. There are no arguments about saying the Pledge of Allegiance when the left is in charge.
The Progs call that "American imperialism." It's really American idealism.
So the Cain Train is leaving the station, right now, carrying our last, best hope to make a difference to this badly abused nation. The Dems have their yapping hunting dogs out to bring him down, and to their shame, some Republicans are colluding.
That's what they really believe in this administration. That's why he had to bow to the woman-oppressing King of Saudi, and the people-killing dictator of China. In public. Giving us the high sign every time he bowed.
Herman Cain is the last, best chance for liberty in this nation.
And let me end with another question that's been bugging me.
Do you really need to see Herman Cain's birth certificate?
I didn't think so.
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