Update: Sorry , this got published prematurely folks. Here is the rest of it.
Left adjusts to a new patriotism under Obama
"People finally felt like our generation had reclaimed patriotism," said Haley Fagan, 24, a Berkeley paralegal who got stuck in a car trying to cross the street as the crowd surged. "It was a moment that we felt comfortable with it."
"There's a left-wing tradition of being systematically opposed to the U.S. government, knee-jerk reactionary - most of our presidents have made it fairly easy to do," said Jo Freeman, author of "At Berkeley in the Sixties," a memoir of her student activism. "Those who view everything the U.S. does as automatically suspect already have a problem doing that with Obama."
Well...... Welcome to the New World Order so often decried by the Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) sufferers. They say, "NOW, I love my country. NOW, I agree with what she stands for." And why do they now love her and agree with her?
Only because their candidate for President won the election. No other reason.
Not because the United States and its citizens have warmly and openly embraced all those poor black, brown, yellow, white, red, and polka dotted people who came here legally (and also most of the illegal ones too). Not because American soldiers liberated hundreds of millions of oppressed people worldwide over the last 63 years ( I include Europe, the Former Warsaw Pact, South Korea, Japan and their former empire in the Pacific, the former Soviet Union, Iraqis, Afghanis, and Caribbean and South American nations in this liberation mix). Not because America fights Injustice and Persecution all over the world through our human rights policies and our representation of oppressed people everywhere on their behalf. Not because our churches provide more relief and food and charitable humanitarian donations to oppressed and destitute people the world over than other relief organizations worldwide, including the UN. Not because we freely trade our goods and services with and dramatically improve the lives of other nations through our research and development, and our business acumen and product development which has provided vaccines, medicine, food, clean water, expertise in all things which improve human life, including art, science, and culture. Not because we seek the Truth in the world, not for ourselves only, but to raise all Mankind up along with us. Not because we bend over backwards to put our own blood, toil, tears, and sweat to use in defending the lives of oppressed people the world over who stab us in the back at the first opportunity. No.
They are now patriotic because their politics won an election and they have Power, Absolute Power (since they will own Congress and the Executive Offices of the United States Government, and most of the Judicial Branch as well) is in their grasp and they will finally, FINALLY, have what they need to stuff their liberal ideas of what is good for the rest of us troglodytes (who make the money they intend to take from us and give to others) down our throats and make us well again. Reform us and our children in their image. They will reeducate us and torment us and steal our hard earned labor to support causes only they will dictate. The New World Order, where the UN decides what is sanctionable, where the International Criminal Court decides who is criminal, where the newspapers determine your worthiness of existence or decides your claim of wrongdoing based upon whether your politics, heritage, and birthright are apropos.
Born white to a wealthy family? You obviously oppressed slaves somewhere in your past, or profited from some imaginary illegal war profiteering, or blood for oil campaign. Went to a small college in the South and are Christian? You deserve to be persecuted because the Constitution says the State must prevent your religion from advancing on its own (unless you are Muslim. Then your "race" negates that clause of the Constitution in your favor.) Worked for a Republican administration? Let's examine your background and dig up as much dirt as possible on your unpaid parking tickets, sordid affairs, and alcoholic consumption, shall we? Admitted you are Conservative on national TV? Let's investigate your child support, your employment records, your health insurance records, your IRS files, and plant as many negative stories about your family as we can. Who are you to complain anyway? A nobody, that's who.
I say again. Welcome to the New World Order. Keep your powder dry and your weapons clean.