We used to call them communists.
The real wars? Progressives are not good at fighting them. It is primarily because they find themselves in the quandary of being ideologically aligned with the enemies of freedom. If we declared war on Israel or England, hell would have no fury like that which the progressives would unleash. That is something they could really sink their ideological teeth into.
I wrote about how the progressive war strategy plays out in Just Another Vietnam, suggesting for you how Iraq and Afghanistan would end. In Vietnam, many Americans died. Many more than needed to. The North Vietnamese were broken by the end of Tet 1968, but the progressive media convinced Americans we had lost it and progressive politicians dawdled and brought liars before Congress to call our Soldiers murderers. As we drew down our forces there, we equipped and trained the South Vietnamese. Then, the progressive politicians decided we could waste no more time or money defeating their ideological comrades. Any of us from the era can remember the last Americans in Saigon lifting off from the roof of the embassy while the communists rolled in.
So tell me. How is Iraq any different? When al Qaida flags are raised over Fallujah, is it not the same? Our Secretary of State, a Vietnam Veteran in case you have forgotten, just promised that we would help Iraq fight al Qaida, but with no boots on the ground. I feel sorry for the many American men and women who served and sacrificed in that God-forsaken place. I feel sorry for the people of Iraq as well, because people the likes of our Secretary of State made the same promise to the South Vietnamese. The result will be the same. When we pull out totally, many people who believed in us will die because of us or more specifically because of progressive politics.
Progressive are not good at fighting real wars against their ideologically aligned brethren of despots, dictators, and communists. They do well fighting wars against America and freedom.
The progressives like to fight made up wars, but they do have an end in mind – the destruction of freedom.
Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty 50 years ago. Ironically, Americans are in worse shape now than then and all of it due to progressive policies that produce poverty not wealth.
Progressives recently lamented the war on women. Yes, there is a war on women being waged by the evil straw men. It is always straw men. In a made up war one must have a made up enemy and made up victims. There is a strategy in this war and since they unleashed it on America, the country with whom the progressives truly want to war, it has been devastatingly effective.
According to them, women have reproductive rights. In the grand scheme of men and women in God’s creation I suppose that is correct. Women can choose to procreate or not and with whom or not. So they have a right. Progressives believe; in that regard, women should be allowed to, I guess, spread the wealth around. However, they also believe that you and I should provide them with free birth control. That then extends their war strategy into the oppression of religious freedom. They believe if women want to spread the wealth around and by some unfortunate turn of events become pregnant that somehow their reproductive rights include a right to murder an unborn child. And you and I should pay for that too.
This is just another front in their war against Christianity like insisting that everyone should accept and embrace homosexual marriage. Added to all of the other well-know examples too numerous to list – again. Suffice it to say, it is a long fought strategy to remove the value system that is the social foundation of America and we are letting them win it.
But that is just a piece of it. The progressive war on poverty was and is a direct assault on the family. Welfare nation has produced more single parent households than about anything else I could imagine. Our failed education system produces a heck of a lot more high-school dropouts than it does educated productive citizens. The sure fire formula for poverty is a simple one. It has basic elements. A single parent that did not finish high school and unending welfare that does not have the purpose of producing self-reliant people.
The progressive war strategy to marginalize the basic family unit of a man married to a woman that produces and raises children has been quite effective. The basic family unit with a foundation of Christian values is the only strategy one needs to defeat poverty.
Do you remember when Condoleezza Rice told Congress that our problem was that al Qaida was at war with us, but we were not at war with them or something similar? The progressives are at war with American and their strategy is not that complicated. It involves the destruction of the very things that stood this nation up and made it strong. That foundation begins with the American family that is being destroyed by the evils of progressivism.
What is our response? So-called conservatives, talking heads and politicians, are unequivocal when they declare that to win elections we must shy away from those old social issues. For 50 years, we have shied away bringing us to the brink of becoming a nation that will make paganism look attractive. To paraphrase C. S. Lewis, even the pagans adhered to natural law.
The progressives are at war with America and freedom. America is not at war with the progressives.