The real enemy - the core, the hive, the Berlin Wall Orphans, etc.
We (the blogosphere, conservatives, new media, etc.) have spent much time these past few months and years fighting everyone from Islamist terrorists to John Kerry to Dan Rather to Eason Jordan. These fights have been crucial. We certainly have more fights to undertake as we prepare to prevent Hillary Clinton from taking back the White House.
But we miss the point if we focus only on these fights and ignore the big picture. Clinton, Rather, Kerry, etc. are only tools of the larger enemy (with which Islamist terror has become unwittingly allied). Even our continued exposure of the MSM/DNC strikes only a few layers further down and misses the real core. I am not sure what the real core is, but numerous authors have come close to defining and identifying it.
Recently, Nelson Ascher of Europundits identified the global left as the "Berlin Wall's Orphans":
But there were probably, no, not probably, but surely, those [in the West] who felt utterly defeated at the time [of the fall of the Berlin Wall]. They just didn’t think it was advisable to go public with their anger and frustration.
Ascher discusses their strategy in terms of recent events:
This newly ever-growing Western left, not only in Europe, but in Latin America and even in the US itself, has a clear goal: the destruction of the country and society that vanquished its dreams fifteen years ago. But it does not have, as in the old days of the Soviet Union, the hard power to accomplish this by itself. Thanks to this, all our leftist friends’ bets are now on radical Islam. What can they do to help it? Answer: tie down America’s superior strength with a million Liliputian ropes: legal ones, political ones, with propaganda and disinformation etc. Anything and everything will do.
Is it any wonder that Democrat politicians and hacks continuously provide sniping and negativity, but no solutions or alternatives. DNC/MSM behavior is consistent with Ascher's theory, but not with any legitimate journalistic or foreign policy goal.
Read the rest of Ascher's article, including his prediction for the Berlin Wall Orphans' strategy in response to any future nuclear attack upon the U.S.
The left never got over the loss of their precious wall.
I was reminded of this Berlin Wall analogy today when I read Mark Steyn's column:
With hindsight, the fellow travelers were let off far too easily when the Iron Curtain fell like a discarded burqa. Little more than a decade later, they barely hesitated a moment before jumping in on the wrong side of history yet again.
Steyn compares the attacks on Reagan's foreign policy with those against Bush:
In a few years' time, they'll have it down pat -- just like they have with Eastern Europe. Oh, the Soviet bloc [the Middle East thugocracies] was bound to collapse anyway. Nothing to do with that simpleton Ronnie Raygun [Chimpy Bushitler]. In fact, all Raygun [Chimpy] did was delay the inevitable with his ridiculous arms buildup [illegal unprovoked Halliburton oil-grab], as many of us argued at the time: See my 1984 column ''Yuri Andropov, The Young, Smart, Sexy New Face Of Soviet Communism'' [see the April 2004 column ''Things Were Better Under Saddam": "The coalition has destroyed Baathism, says Rod Liddle, and with it all hopes of the emergence of secular democracy'' -- which was published -- really -- in the London Spectator.]
The idea that the DNC/MSM and the rest of the global left has acted consistently from the cold war through the current war is one that needs to be explored thoroughly. We will not defeat the global left and its American DNC/MSM component by repeating RNC talking points at election time, or stressing that John Kerry "doesn't have the experience" or other such ephemera.
We must learn to see our opponents in the full context of the struggle that has ensnared America for decades. A few years ago, Joe Sobran traced the global left's lineage back to the New Deal and labeled it "The Hive."
Sobran analyzes the Hive's affinity for Stalin, and its modern incarnations in the DNC/MSM, whose drones demonstrate an uncanny ability to mimic each others' speech, opinions and catch phrases:
“Civil rights,” feminism, environmentalism, national health care, gun control, and abortion on demand may not seem intrinsically related, but they all extend the authority and power of the centralized state over private relations. The Hive intuits this with almost infallible accuracy, so the liberal bees support and promote such causes at every turn.
Our attempts to understand Sobran's "Hive" or Ascher's "Berlin Wall Orphans" are still in their infancy, as the new media allows conservatives to begin comparing notes and sharing thoughts. We still grasp for terminology and struggle to identify the very thing we talk about.
The more we talk about it, the sooner we can properly identify and refer to it - whatever this thing is that threatens to engulf our remaining liberties while obstructing our efforts to win the war. A good next step would be to make sure we analyze every politician, news item, journalist, educator, etc., solely in terms of their role or place in America's ultimate struggle. If they support and are supported by the Berlin Wall Orphans/Hive/DNC/MSM then we must attack on that basis instead of the more traditional items like their attendance record in Congress or their failure to sponsor any bills for 20 years. [Those minor items achieve relevance only when they are covered up by the DNC/MSM, thus implicating anti-DNC/MSM and anti-Hive analysis.]
I realize that this type of analysis takes discipline on our part, but our enemies are very single minded and focused - so WE must become single minded and focused.