A Tale of Two Worldviews
Vol: 131 Issue: 29 Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The RNC’s first night of speeches gave the lie to the Democrat contention that the RNC is the party of old white men. Except for Mia Love. Mia Love is a young black woman running as a Republican for the US House of Representatives in Utah.
Mia Love is the mayor of her home town of Saratoga Springs, Utah, a mostly-white community. As noted, she is black, and a first-generation Haitian American. Her story is the American dream, but it is the American dream the Democrats claim as theirs.
Her speech, which drew sustained applause, combined her family’s journey to the U.S. with references to civil-rights icons Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Our story has been told over 200 years,’ she told the adoring crowd. ‘With small steps and giant leaps, from a woman on a bus to a man with a dream.”
She said: ‘My parents immigrated to the U.S. with $10 in their pocket, believing that the America they had heard about really did exist.
‘When times got tough they didn’t look to Washington, they looked within.
‘The America I grew up knowing was centered in self-reliance and filled with the possibilities of living the American dream.’
She claimed President Obama was dividing the country – ‘pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender and social status.’
Her speech sent shockwaves reverberating through the Democrat-controlled liberal media. “What will our people think if they hear a black woman say such things? What shall we do?”
Over at MSNBC, they knew exactly what to do — they’re America’s experts at such things — they’ve been doing it for years. Whenever there is news or information that contradicts the MSNBC narrative, they suppress it.
One of the most impressive speeches of that night, I thought, was the one delivered by former Representative Artur Davis of Alabama. Representative Davis served Alabama’s 7th District from 2003 to 2011.
Two other important points about Representative Davis before moving on. Davis served as the Democrat Representative of Alabama’s 7th District and Davis is black.
Davis was an early supporter of Barack Obama’s 2008 bid for the presidency, and one of the national co-chairs for Obama’s 2008 campaign. Known for his oratorical skills, Davis made one of the nominating speeches for Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Representative Davis served as one of the co-chairs for the Obama presidential run in 2008. And so Representative Davis speaking at the Republican National Convention about what a mistake it was to elect President Obama is major news.
Unless you’ve spent the past three years calling everyone that doesn’t agree with Obama a racist, like MSNBC has. Then it isn’t news — or at least, it isn’t news that MSNBC wants to cover.
Another featured speaker was Texas senatorial candidate Ted Cruz. Cruz is a Latino-American, which upsets the Democrat narrative that all minority groups, especially Latinos, think that the GOP is racist and that the Democrat party is not.
Since Ted Cruz didn’t fit the MSNBC narrative, MSNBC suppressed that speech, as well. While the Republicans were celebrating Mia Love, Artur Davis and Ted Cruz, MSNBC featured Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz and Chris Matthews in a discussion about how racist and exclusive the Republicans are.
NBC only posted clips of white speakers. The LA Times mocked the RNC under the headline, “Republican National Convention Puts a Brown Face on a White Party” essentially arguing that the fact there were only two non-minority speakers on the RNC’s opening night somehow proves that the RNC is racist.
NBC’s Chuck Todd went so far as to say that the RNC is faking diversity by putting minorities out front. That’s like accusing somebody of marrying outside one’s race in order to conceal one’s true racist tendencies.
Google’s news aggregator is also suppressing the news. The search term “MSNBC Skips Minorities” came back with; “Your search – MSNBC skips minorities – did not match any news results.“
Interesting. The same search terms in Google’s regular web search returned a whole page of results. Evidently, when MSNBC openly cooks the books to favor the left, as far as Google is concerned, it isn’t news.
Or at least, it isn’t news that Google thinks you need to know.
In American politics, there is an expression used to describe the five freedoms protected by the 1st Amendment. They are, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to petition the government, freedom of assembly and freedom of the press.
These are called America’s “First Freedoms” in part because they are listed first, and in part because they are the foundation upon which all our other freedoms are based.
They are the five most important rights we have. Destroy or dilute or otherwise nullify them, and American freedom ceases to exist.
Which of these first freedoms is NOT under attack by Obama and his minions?
Freedom of speech? Only if your speech is politically correct, as determined by the Left. Freedom of religion? Only if you aren’t Christian. Freedom of assembly? If it’s a Tea Party assembly, good luck getting a permit. Bring lots of money. But if it’s an Occupy Wall Street assembly, don’t worry about it. No permit necessary.
Freedom to petition the government? Good luck finding out anything about Fast and Furious. Or Obama’s Columbia University records. Or how he traveled to Pakistan in 1980 without a US passport?
Freedom of the press? You’re joking, right? MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, the NYTimes, TIME, the Washington Post, the LATimes . . . all are free to distort the facts provided that they distort them in favor of the Left.
America’s first freedoms were enshrined to ensure that America would remain free. There is something about freedom that rankles the American Far Left. They don’t seem to believe that others (besides them) are capable of handling freedom properly.
For example, when free to choose their religion, they choose something intolerant and reactionary like Christianity. When free to express their views, they use that freedom of speech to defend the unborn or to demand secure borders. When free to assemble, they hold Tea Party rallies or they pray — in public!
When they petition the government, they want to know things that are none of their business, like where all those billons in stimulus money went. And when it comes to freedom of the press . . . that only means the “establishment press” — like MSNBC, ABC, NBC, etc.
Yesterday we discussed the fact that the DNC is planning to kick off its convention with a two-hour Islamic prayer session after having rejected an offer by Timothy Cardinal Dolan to bless both conventions.
Speaking of faking diversity, the DNC has changed its mind following the backlash. They are still having the two hour Islamic prayer session, but they decided to accept Dolan’s participation so as not to alienate Catholics, who strongly (and oddly) vote Democrat.
The takeaway from this is a comparison between the two worldviews. Notice that there is no place where they cross paths — it is as if they come from different realities. One reality is God and country.
The other reality is the one they live in. (You wouldn’t like it there).
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)
And the clock just keeps on counting down . . . tick . . tick . . . tick