Ayn Rand said that. But liberals don't read Ayn Rand. Pity, that - because their last line of defense against the grassroots swell of opposition to everything Barack Obama is the race card. They toss that rope around our neck, expecting us to heel, as the stigma of being called racist is - to them - worth repudiating everything for. Better to give up all individual thought, all free speech, and semblance of freedom, than to be tagged a racist. True or not is irrelevant. It is only the tag that matters.
So Colbert King tries to throw the leash around the Tea Party movement in today's Washington Post:
The angry faces at Tea Party rallies are eerily familiar. They resemble faces of protesters lining the street at the University of Alabama in 1956 as Autherine Lucy, the school's first black student, bravely tried to walk to class.
....Those were the faces I saw at a David Duke rally in Metairie, La., in 1991: sullen with resentment, wallowing in victimhood
...They were spotted last weekend on Capitol Hill under the Tea Party banner protesting the health-care-reform bill.
Tea Party members, as with their forerunners who showed up at the University of Alabama and Central High School, behave as they do because they have been culturally conditioned to believe they are entitled to do whatever they want, and to whomever they want, because they are the "real Americans," while all who don't think or look like them are not.
That is bulls*t, of course, but the truth isn't the point (it hasn't been in the media for a while now). King is trying to smear the Tea Party movement as racist, and to throw the rope around any who might rally to it's cause. Protest the government? Racist. Speak up against constitutional abuses? Racist, when a black man is president. Demand freedom? Racist. Colbert believes his rope will hold men back, and protect Obama and his twisted crusade.
The problem is, Colbert, that when men see all that they have being taken from them - their health care, their job security, more and more of their paycheck - they get angry. And trying to tie them down with the rope of guilt - "if you protest Obamacare, you are no better than folks who threw stones at black schoolgirls" - is a fool's task. You are asking Americans to give up all they have to Obama and the government, and in return you promise not to call them racist. Assuming they offer not a peep of protest.
That rope - of guilt, of fear -won't hold down the American people. It is a rope that is wearing thin, fast, and is seen as a measure of brute force and intimidation in place of a rational argument defending the bizarre machinations of the Obama administration.
The rope is fraying, and will be worn to tatters when November comes. The good people of this nation will take the torrent of abuse that is hurled at them by liberals, by the media, by folks like Colbert King, and will march proudly to the voting booth and fulfill their destiny, and this nation. Just like a young girl did in Alabama back in 1956!
And what will you be left holding, Mr. King? Ayn Rand also said "A leash is only a rope with a noose on both ends". Once the American people escape your noose, well...what will you do with your end? Will you slip it? Or proudly hang yourself with it, screeching racist! racist! racist! until you are heard of no more?