left in America is outraged at
Clint Eastwood’s recent
presentation at the GOP
convention. The shock and disbelief
of Rachel Maddow at MSNBC
and the Blitzer gang at
CNN is heavy with condemnation of this inimitable American icon.
The establishment media response has basically come
down as follows: “Weirdest
thing I’ve ever seen.” “What was he
thinking?” “Have the Republicans gone daft?”
“The Democrats must have sent Clint to the
GOP so as to sabotage their
convention.” “This was inexcusably disrespectful.”
Yes, indeed, it was disrespectful.
But what kind of humans allow themselves to be enslaved by a Marxist mandarin
and his bureaucratic henchmen with a smile on their face and kind words about their enslavers? Craven humans, that’s who! Obedient victims who, as Ayn Rand told us, “sanction their enslavement.” And unfortunately
that is what the American people have become,
obedient sanctioners who are willing to give up their freedom with a smile on their face and kind words for the usurpers in Washington who are so zealously destroying the freedom and sanity of our lives.
Did Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, and
Patrick Henry play nice-nice
with King George? Did they remain respectful
to the tyrants who were ruining their lives? They most certainly
did not. They declared the English tyrant to be a corrupt and criminal despot. They rallied their countrymen to spring up in rebellion. They stood up for their fundamental rights, as all courageous men
and women do when faced with despotic
bullies. They did what the valiant Chinese student did in Tiananmen Square
when he stood in front of those monstrous approaching tanks.
If Jefferson, Adams, and Henry
were alive today, they would have been cheering Clint on with vigorous enthusiasm. But what do we see
from today’s mealy-mouth media? We see a rush to defend the tyrant mandarins in Washington and smear
the rebel Eastwood. We see squawking
and crying and yelps of protest. But what we really see
is what lurks in the subconscious of
the establishment media – fear that their Emperor
is as buck naked as Dirty Harry portrayed him. This is why the vacuities
at CNN and MSNBC are so outraged. Eastwood pierced deeply. He showed Mr. Obama and the empty
suit Biden up for precisely
what they are.
what disrespect is, and why it
is so important when a people are confronting tyrants. Those who obey their
masters and play nice-nice
with tyrannical regimes live miserable lives as doormats. Those recalcitrant rebels who boldly
proclaim their disrespect for the despots of history have a chance to live in
freedom. They might still get
squashed; the tanks might
still roll over them. But
they at least know that they stood
up for freedom and honor
in their time. They know that they did
the right thing, the manly
thing, not the craven,
accommodative thing. When
bullies are breaking the
cardinal laws of life and exploiting
their fellow man (which is what
the statists in Washington have been doing for over 80 years now), then there
is only one course of
action for honorable men – disrespect –
courageous, colorful disrespect.
what Clint Eastwood did on August 30, 2012 in Tampa. He did
the honorable thing – the manly
thing. He heaped contempt on the statist
mandarins in Washington. He did not lay down and play nice-nice with them. He did not try to compromise with them. He did not pacify them so
as to be popular. He excoriated them with his words
and his attitude.
advice to America’s
young men, the twentieth century poet E. Merrill Root wrote, “I would ask you
again to dream and dare, and thus to ride again the stallion of manhood whose back is known only
by those who with a brave heart grasp the mane of life and ride
bareback and shouting even in God’s thunderstorm.”
this from man, but the collectivists are at war with it.
Thus their feminizing of our men today. This is not by accident.
The collectivists want a neutered man; it makes their drive for world
domination all the easier. What
is horrifying is that large numbers of obedient men now welcome this
travesty. To be forceful, unflinching, and
self-reliant in face of life’s vicissitudes
no longer appeals. Modern psychology
tells us that the virile Clark Gable / Clint Eastwood persona is unhealthy for society. Dustin Hoffman is
to be preferred. Softness is correct; toughness is detrimental. But this is decadence masquerading as progress.
of life demands that men strive to fulfill their natures, that they stand heroically in face
of adversity, that they defend the female and family with gallantry in face of the subtleties of evil. The real
man welcomes this and
refuses to apologize for his
toughness and masculinity,
his stoic steel will. For him egalitarianism and collectivism are living death. Early in life he knows instinctively that he hates
the amoeba-like image of man with
which Marxian-Freudian collectivism is trying to poison his soul. He loathes what the professors in college teach him. The real man senses early on that, in the words of General MacArthur, “there is a constant conspiracy against the brave” in this
world. The herd mentalities
of humanity wish to neuter manliness, for it stands in their way of collectivizing the
world. Thus it must be purged from
our lessons to the young. The real man resolves to
fight this. He chooses to be in life what in essence he must be – a warrior for truth, a rock of granite, a seeker, a builder, a hero.
has exemplified such
traits all his life. The weasels
dislike him, and the naked emperors try to smear him with sociobabble.
But there is a strain of man out there that knows his
kind are the Atlases who hold up the world, that America was exceptional because she unleashed
such men to climb as tall as they could dream. What we need
so desperately today is for these kind of men to rise up and show massive disrespect
toward the despots of
Washington. Hoorah for Clint Eastwood.