Who they are
Some of us knew. And we told everybody. And then were shunned. And — as is evidenced by my Twitter interactions today — continue to be so. Though part of that has to do with being a dogged asshole and a pseudo-intellectual, most likely. A hausfrau who doesn’t know his place.
But still. The things I could have brought to the table in this, the Most Important Election of our Lifetimes (unless it’s Todd Akin, in which case, burn the which and tank the race), were at one time at least well-documented.
But enough about my dazzling prescience! Part of my charm is that I’m a very modest leper.
At any rate, here’s one of Obama’s political mentors, Valerie Jarrett, someone who we now know has enormous influence over the President’s decision making, in a 1996 speech. Now, not to get all Visigothy and such, but, well, listen up, those of you who are so blinded by Ivy League degrees, articulate cleanliness, and crisp pant creases: this is part of the early attempt at repackaging the communist vision for an American audience — a strategy that’s been going on since at least the 30s, but that really began to take organized shape with the linguistic turn of the 60s and the New Left radicals who saw in that turn a way to destabilize and uproot without physical revolution.
Four more years of this and we will have to decide: do we capitulate and concede the end game of a liberal fascist soft tyranny, which will structurally have been completed and institutionalized, and the mechanisms for enforcement, from an unreachable administrative state, put in place? Or do we find some other way to reassert our birthrights?