By David Solway
(NationalSentinel) CommentingÂ on Rush Limbaughâ€™s passionate denunciation of the spirit of anti-American leftism that is destroying the country, Lloyd Marcus, who blogs atÂ The Unhyphenated American, agrees that the time has come to say â€œNo!â€ He concludes, with Limbaugh, â€œIt is time that we take action to take back our country.
It is time that we say no to anti-American traitors and anti-biblical cultural assassins.â€
This is a sentiment that cannot honorably be refuted. The problem is trying to decide what saying â€œNo!â€ actually means. Merely saying â€œNo!â€ is obviously a futile gesture and will produce little to nothing in the way of results.
The question is how to translate â€œNo!â€ into action.
Debate and discussion with any of the manifestations of the left is a non-starter since the left does not debate or discuss. It adheres to a rigid orthodoxy that will allow no reconsideration or reflection on the putative axioms it regards as sacred.
It is, in essence, the contemporary version of Bolshevism. The left will lie, slander, cheat and commit violence to further its goals. Its mind is deadbolted shut.
How, then, to say â€œNo!â€ such that it realistically leads to discernible and effective consequences? Rhetoric wonâ€™t do it. The expression of noble sentiment wonâ€™t do it. Hand-wringing wonâ€™t do it. Prayer may, or may not, be a powerful factor; Lincoln is reputed to have said: â€œI have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.â€
But one recalls the Frank Loesser song, â€œPraise the Lord and pass the ammunition.â€ Remaining content with radio talk, podcasts, interviews, essays and articles that alert the public to the impending disaster, though not to be scanted, is only a necessary first step.
Delivering an angry vote may stave off the brunt of the calamity for an interval, but will not significantly alter the dynamics.
The answer is that a meaningful response requires material and demonstrable presidential action, as Lincoln knew in a time of national disintegration. Nothing less will do. Whether we like it or not, restitution now rests with Donald Trump.
- Republished from PJ Media. Click here to read more.
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