The article referenced below and the ideas it presents (from National Review Online on the American election) could do with some exposure in New Zealand. For two reasons-
1) It gives a perspective on the US election that the local (NZ) lying mainstream media will never give you and …
2) It is IMHO deadly accurate in explaining why in the so called land of the free, the incredible situation exists where the closet Communist Obama is winning and the Republicans (who supposedly stand for freedom), are losing.
Here though is the real point- the strategies it identifies as allowing the left to win in the US apply equally as well here in NZ.
The National Party has been completely strategically outflanked and has capitulated to Progressive ideology and now the only theme it can present to voters is “we will do Progressivism better”. Hopeless and pathetic and gutless, and a complete betrayal of everything the party once stood for.
After a first term that has been historically abysmal, President Obama stands a good chance of being reelected. How can that be?
Here is the blunt explanation: We have lost a third of the country and, as if that weren’t bad enough, Republicans act as if it were two-thirds.
The lost third cannot be recovered overnight. For now, it is gone. You cannot cede the campus and the culture to the progressive, post-American Left for two generations and expect a different outcome.
So even if Obama is the second coming of Jimmy Carter — and he has actually been much more effective, and therefore much worse — it is unreasonable to expect a Reagan-style landslide, and would be even if we had Reagan.
The people coming of age in our country today have been reared very differently from those who were just beginning to take the wheel in the early 1980s. They have marinated in an unapologetically progressive system that prizes group discipline and narrative over free will and critical thought.
Read that last sentence again. (my bolding).
They (our younger generations) have marinated in an unapologetically progressive system that prizes group discipline and narrative over free will and critical thought.
The left have stolen our culture and those who should have prevented this theft (the Republicans and the National Party) surrendered with hardly a fight.
In other words, the National Party has given up on such important issues as FREE WILL and CRITICAL THOUGHT. Do they still therefore deserve the vote of anyone who values these concepts? Such concepts as have traditionally underpinned Western civilisation and freedom? I think the answer is self evident.
Read the rest of the subject article HERE.