September 7, 2009
Speaking truth to power loses appeal for leftists
It may have taken awhile, but with the advent of The Most Radical President In U.S. History, the Silent - conservative -- Majority is finally Speaking Truth to Power. And Power is listening.
Thanks to our activism, "green jobs czar" and Truther nutcase Van Jones has resigned.
And thanks to us, the Department of Education has removed the fascistic trappings from the student activities to accompany the president's upcoming "school speech":
The original version [of an email to principals] suggested students "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president." The updated version asks students to "write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short-term and long-term education goals."
Raising our voices even prompted the White House to pre-release a transcript of the president's remarks. (After a hasty rewrite? Just asking!) Sure, it's still a "liberal speech," with pabulum like this:
You'll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment. You'll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free. You'll need the creativity and ingenuity you develop in all your classes to build new companies that will create new jobs and boost our economy.
And he tells America's youth that they will need an education to become "a member of our military" -- what, in my youth, were called soldiers. But it could have been worse, with global warming (oops! I mean, "climate change") listed among the problems these kids will need to "cure" when they grow up. And the jobs Obama wants the kids to create, can be any color, not just "green."
So okay, we've taken "one small step for a man and one giant leap for (American) mankind" to prevent our kids from being made a captive audience for Liberal indoctrination.
I am writing this in the café of the new Barnes & Noble branch, at Lexington Avenue and East 86th Street, New York City. Except for the lousy cell phone reception (soon to be fixed, I've been assured), it's a nice spot: bright, spacious, lots of tables. There's even free electricity to power one's laptop for those who manage to secure one of the coveted positions near an electrical outlet. And there's a bank of TV screens to broadcast the doings in nearby auditorium whenever an author or musician makes an appearance. The rest of the time, they broadcast... CNN.
Yes, CNN. A quarter-century after 1984, I cannot look up from my laptop without getting a faceful of CNN and its liberally-slanted reportage and commentary, complete with closed-captioning for my (in)convenience.
Airport visitors, of course, have been subjected to this kind subliminal Big Brother-ism for years, where, at least in New York, a television tuned to CNN, and only to CNN, is mounted in every available corner and crevice. One wonders how much smaller CNN's already-miniscule viewership would be without this forced dissemination of their signal in large, public spaces. It's the political equivalent of those folks New Yorkers have come to know and hate, who barge into subway cars and force us hapless commuters to listen to canned speeches imploring us to transfer some of our hard-earned (and in my case, extremely limited) wealth from our pockets and pursues, into their tin can.
Actually, it's worse. At least, beggars don't subject me to their political views disguised as news "reporting" and "analysis." It's really 1984. Or North Korea, Cuba or Venezuela today, with state television force-feeding us the Dear Leader's message and philosophy every minute of every day.
I have therefore emailed Barnes & Noble Customer Service to protest their CNN-only broadcast policy and demanded that they either replace CNN with neutral, non-political programming such as The National Geographic Channel or The History Channel or, alternatively, give me and other Conservatives equal time and subject liberal B&N café customers to a healthy, air- and mind-freshening dose of Fox News.
But I am only one man, one voice, a voice in the wilderness without a teleprompter, let alone a Bully Pulpit and no background of cronyism and community activism (or am I being redundant?). And so I call on you, my fellow Conservatives, to add your voices to mine and email Barnes & Noble Customer Service, here. Together, we can liberate the suffering, benighted masses from the tyranny of CNN.
And then, let's see if we can do something about the airports.