Read parts 2-8 here before continuing to read this post.
I have a plan to destroy America
Posted: July 11, 2006
1:00 am Eastern
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Editor's note: In 2004, Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado, addressed a conference sponsored by the Federation for American Immigration Reform in Washington. The following remarks are reprinted with his permission.
Richard. D. Lamm
I have a secret plan to destroy America. If you believe, as many do, that America is too smug, too white bread, too self-satisfied, too rich, let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. History shows that nations are more fragile than their citizens think. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and they all fall, and that "an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide." Here is my plan:
1. We must first make America a bilingual-bicultural country. History shows, in my opinion, that no nation can survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. One scholar, Seymour Martin Lipset, put it this way: "The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon ? all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with its Basques, Bretons and Corsicans.
McCain's star rose with the aid of the MSM as Ann Coulter ably points out in her speech 02.08.08 at the Non CPAC CPAC event. (Long--but well worth it.)
Fred Thompson, the clear favorite of the right-leaning side of the blogosphere, couldn't catch a break from the antique and broadcast media. Rudy threw it away on his Florida strategy and Romney, a man with fine credentials as a leader both in the private and public sector, has suspended (?) his active campaign.
I think after eight years of Democratic frustration and media outrage over the success of the Reagan years the unholy alliance of the DNC and MSM was fully formed. Clinton's 90 minute speech at the Democrat convention in 1988 was his introduction to the masses, and in Autumn '91 (long before the era we're in now--the era of >one year electioneering) he was already featured in Time and Newsweek.
Election 2000 pit GW against a divinity school drop-out that arrived in politics by virtue of his senator daddy, after never running a business and never getting a degree in anything more than partying '70s style. And yet that election had to be referred to the Supremes. The media loved it. It meant a lot of face time (time that's reckoned by the minute).
John (Lurch) Kerry came far closer to winning '04 than any contender ever could previously have done in wartime and a healthy economy.
Today it is McCain the Maverick, McCain the Conservative and we're being told by the old school to hold our noses and vote to avert sure disaster.
Now I come to the real point of this post. Will the Dems and MSM be smart enough to wait until after the Republican convention whereby McCain becomes the official candidate before unleashing all that they have and can spin--or will they start now?
This is not a rhetorical question. If the strategy to swiftboat McCain is premature, if the UA (unholy alliance) start to explore his weaknesses early then Romney may still have a shot at this.