Conservative call to action: ‘Start behaving like patriots’

For a mountain climber, a small trickle of pebbles at his boots may signal the onset of a killer landslide. See our national situation in that way, and you get a shiver of fear down your spine for the future of our country. The stones spinning by us ordinary citizens have morphed into fist-sized rocks and are now thundering overhead in the form of giant boulders. We appear to be doomed to be crushed not by the forces of nature but by the weight of dictatorship and its sibling, totalitarianism.

No one spotted the dust at our feet when President Obama’s 20-year membership to the United Trinity Church of Christ in Chicago went unnoticed for months into the 2008 campaign. The media, democracy’s first line of defense against dictatorship, had already fallen under Obama’s spell. Try to name conservative outlets, both print and electronic. Articles and news stories unpopular to the president are either buried near the want ad or just ignored. How many people are aware of the Benghazi tragedy? How many are familiar with the Muslim Brotherhood and its control of Egypt? But the Big Bird story they are all familiar with. They’ve heard the phrase, “millionaires and billionaires,” hundreds of times. The media judges just what the public needs to know. Who controlled the media in Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Russia and now, Castro’s Cuba and Chavez’s Venezuela?

Our great university system is now staffed with hordes of 1960s-era radicals. The present quota for conservative faculty runs less than 10 percent. Kids who want decent grades know what to spout in the classroom and on campus. Our future leaders are brainwashed from kindergarten on by the militancy of unionized public school teachers. The American Federation of Teachers and the National Educational Association toss millions of dollars in teacher dues into the Democrats’ coffers. They own the party. Who cares about competency or the ideology of fairness in the classroom?

Our election process has been taken over by the radical left.  Popular and well-recognized freshman Congressman Allen West came out the loser to unknown Democrat Patrick Murphy, who was an invisible figure during the campaign. The rarely-seen campaigner, Democrat Lois Frankel, beat out Republican Adam Hasner in another South Florida congressional race after Hasner reached out to the electorate with dozens of speaking engagements and challenged the former incompetent mayor of West Palm Beach to debate the issues. Frankel’s silence earned her the election victory.

So what is there for honest, law-abiding citizens to do? How do we reclaim our liberties and the fair election process? How do we destroy the stranglehold radicals now have over our educational system and media? Short of a revolution, we have to demand that the conservatives, both independents and Republicans, start behaving like patriots. Discard the fractionalism that has split us apart. Begin working with grass-roots people at local meetings. Let our leaders come into the neighborhoods and mingle with the ordinary folk as West does so admirably. Let voters get to learn our platforms and ideas in local meeting places, not hotel ballrooms, fancy dinners and fat-cat fundraisers.

Let our politicians talk man-to-man and woman-to-woman with the ordinary citizen. Vote out the crooked election officials. Elect judges who have heard of the Constitution. Unsubscribe to liberal newspapers. Get the gumption to speak out in your religious institutions and find out what they really mean by “social justice for all.” Speak out in your communities when you hear liberals spouting out nonsense. Don’t be chased out of meetings by fear of being chastised for your opinions. Become activists. Scare the hell out of the bully liberals with your actions. Don’t sit still.

But, most of all, wake up before it’s too late.

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Alan Bergstein

Alan Bergstein comes to our pages as a Brooklyn native. Father of four, retired NYC Principal, Korean War Veteran, patriot and Jewish and Israel activist.
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Alan Bergstein comes to our pages as a Brooklyn native. Father of four, retired NYC Principal, Korean War Veteran, patriot and Jewish and Israel activist.