With all the recent scandalous information coming out regarding the Obama administration, it appears the Hippies are in charge. In the not too distant past, we as conservatives were called the “Silent Majority”. Well, silence may in fact be complicity. I do understand the approach that has historically marked the difference between conservative and progressive approaches to distrust of the government and our different reaction to that distrust; I did live through the 60′s and 70′s.
We, as conservatives, who watched the street protests of the 60′s and 70′s referred to them as “That Bunch of Hippie Trouble-Makers”, out in the street causing problems again. While I did not personally see the Chicago riots of 1968, I was serving in the military at that time, having enlisted in August of 1968. While I was not in Haight Ashbury for the 1967 summer of love, I followed enough of the reporting to be able to comment. To myself and many of my contemporaries, they were unwashed, undisciplined, dope-smoking, unpatriotic, mostly rich college kids. Kids who did just enough college courses, usually of the socialist type, to keep their draft exemptions. I suppose that is why the photograph of Obama holding an obvious joint, while appearing high, upsets me so much. I am also aware that by and large, he has appointed those of a similar mindset. A mindset we felt undermined our American values, our view of ourselves as Americans, and what we represent to the rest of the world.
Personally I think it fits in completely with my view of Eric Holder, the uncourageous radical who denies any complicity with any armed groups during his radical college days. A denial I find hard to accept knowing the popular phrase, “If you ain’t part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”
I also have my doubts about Hillary, given the company she kept. I remember the phrase from Bill: “I NEVER INHALED”. While I have no doubts about her greed, lust for power, and prestige, I doubt she could have been accepted as a part of the group she associated with and not had the same view of the world as they did.
I was part of the military during those troubled times, times when you questioned your country’s motives under Lyndon Johnson and the motives of Richard Nixon for different reasons. I questioned as well (and yes, during a phase of my life, partook in the rebelliousness of the times and the infamous weed and the more powerful cousin hashish.) I understand the philosophy of free thinking while under the influence. That was cut short when I was part of a group that had a reel to reel tape enthusiast as a member. One night while expounding our thoughts as a group passing stuff around, he recorded our session. The next day, in a clearer state of mind, he played it back for us. We were perhaps more fortunate; we had the chance to listen to ourselves. Perhaps our leaders did not and may not have listened to themselves yet. That may be the root of the problem. Though personally, I think Hillary may always remember the line, “What difference does it make”. May that line follow her unto death. If I had my way, it would be inscribed upon her tombstone.
After being abroad for many years, I have often heard the leaders of the opposition parties in different countries express the same sentiment. You see, in Europe, there are many parties. They are not just confined to two similar parties; they have groups with many differing views. So, after losing an election, the party left out of government (or left out of the coalition that forms the ruling group) represents what is called the opposition. Their views are nearly always reported when the ruling parties make an unwelcome decision. Many times, the opposition leader will state quite honestly “It’s very easy to have a different policy when you are not ruling the government and don’t have to implement that policy.”
That is the problem that I believe confronts the “Hippie” government of today under Obama and his administration. They learned long ago that the riotous actions of their demonstrations, their groups (such as SDS), and the more radical splinter groups that followed would not attract the following they needed for change. Remember, Obama promised a complete change to the way the government of the USA operates. They are finding that as the ruling party, it is a different matter altogether to implement those policies.
Yes, the “Hippies” are in charge. The problem is that their form of government does not conform to the Constitution. They are trying to put a square peg in a round hole. This is why their lies keep unraveling, and this is why their methods are just wrong; they are in the wrong part of the world. We who make up what was once known as “The Silent Majority” must be silent no longer. We, as our forefathers before us, must pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our scared honor to stop them from bringing about the downfall of our nation. They are in the process of infiltrating our schools through Common Core. The are attacking our 2nd Amendment rights, they are attacking our 1st Amendment rights (through freedom of expression being targeted by the IRS), and they are assuming so many powers not listed in the Constitution it is beyond listing in a short article of this kind.
Just as when Nixon used his powers of office to spy upon and intimidate George McGovern, Obama is drunk with power. He has moved them in; the Hippies are in power. But we should remind them that they only have a short lease, and one that can be terminated at our pleasure.