Term 2 Mission: Try to Save the Diane Jaskolkas
By Joshua J. Hutchison | Published Novermber 13, 2102 | Immigration911.org
What a punch in the stomach last Tuesday was.
If it hurt you as bad as it did me, you are barely starting to look up from the ground to put a sentence together. If it hurt you as bad as some of the old-timers I talk to at the gym, you are still incapable of, or unwilling to speak.
Listen, I understand that our country has just absorbed a blow it may never recover from. And I know many of you will take issue with my use of the word "may" in the last sentence. You think it "will" never recover; that we are finished; that we have just passed the point of no return. A large part of me still feels that way too. But I want to share something with you that God just recently placed in my broken heart.
Last week, conservatives began stumbling around for ideas on how we should adjust to placate the growing mass of entitled in order to bring them over to our side in future elections. If you are still so distraught that you are unable to watch the news, you will have missed that some are openly suggesting we accept the liberal's plan to grant amnesty to all illegal aliens in order to gain favor with Latinos.
Surely such a terrible idea only surfaced because these conservatives were still crushed and unlike us, were required to go on air to talk about something. What we likely saw was thinking out loud, triggered by the whispers of pundits and politicians whose soul searching had not yet had enough time to run its course. Don't get me wrong; like you, I don't place much confidence in the souls of politicians, but I suspect that the few who are wise and have a little more time to find their wisdom, will soon figure out that the last thing you do when you're handed a defeat is turn away from your principals.
Right now everyone is scrambling for answers, but the conclusions that are being drawn are not getting to the heart of the truth, which is most important of all. Regardless of our varied outlooks on the future, it is important that we understand the true nature of what is happening in this country before we can chart a course that is capable of leading us to success. This leads me to the Diane Jaskolkas of the country.
Wednesday, I had an interaction with a 63-year-old woman named Diane Jaskolka on our Facebook page. She is a thoughtful woman and a teacher from Florida who had some opinions to share in response to a thank you message I posted to Mitt Romney. This was my post:
This post was nothing more than heart felt appreciation for the man I believe would have saved us. Diane I think understood this, but was not pleased with my feeling embarrassed to be an American on Wednesday.
I hoped to share her exact responses with you, but yesterday when I began creating this email, I discovered that she had deleted all her comments before I could capture them. This is significant and I will explain why, but first have a brief look at our interaction. I will paraphrase Diane's deleted comments.
Diane was telling the truth about having to leave to go grade papers. She did not reply. But she did return to read my last message. And after she read it, she responded by deleting every one of her comments in the thread.
Now, does a woman who knows she is right erase all her lengthy, well thought out remarks?
Of course not.
So then why did she do it?
She knew her argument had been dismantled, but more importantly she knew the things I mentioned were true. And she knew it right away because she is an American. She is not a closet socialist like President Obama and his minions. She is just an average American who is too busy working and spending time with her family to pay close attention to politics. When she did tune in, she was spoon-fed a tailored, feel-good message by the liberal media that downplayed 4 years of failure and conditioned her that our perspective was evil; that we were waging a war on women.
That is the first part of the trick. Show them an enemy in order to distract, cast yourself as their protector in order to lure, and tell them everything they want to hear in order to convince.
It all sounded great to Diane and MANY others. They were ripe, low-hanging fruit easily picked off by a campaign well-rehearsed in the rhetoric of good intentions. They were duped; their feathers smoothed by more false promises and a complicit media. But they are not all entitled zombies yet folks, just busy Americans with big hearts under the spell of an elitist who is disguising his plans because he thinks he knows better than us.
That is the other bit of truth you must recognize. Barack Obama truly believes he is doing the right thing. He believes he is doing good work. He believes America has wronged many and that he must even the score. In his mind, the lies, the misrepresentations, the scheming behind the scenes are all just small, insignificant wrongs he must commit in the pursuit of the greater good. He understands the effect that American exceptionalism has had on the population and that his true message would not win out. That is why he tempers the message. He must ease us into this new way of thinking while he works behind the scenes to dismantle everything that stands in his way. He reasons that there is no sense in sharing his true beliefs because we're all still too steeped in the wrong ones. His hope is that we will see the beauty of his vision when his work is complete. And barring an Obama scandal, herein lies our last glimmer of hope to preserve 50 united states:
His work is not complete.
The last part of the trick is to cement the allegiance of folks like Diane by rewarding them with free stuff; to drug the misled with freebies; to bring them into the fold with the rest of the zombies. Right now, they've gotten a taste of the medicine and they like it, but they've not yet received a full dose. They're in line waiting, but they've not yet entered the party. What we all need to realize is that there is still time to pull good folks out of that line.
Our current situation is dire, but our best course forward is to do our best and stick with what is right. Wavering on principals does not beget success, it just shows people you're panicked and questioning your compass. And who wants to follow people like that?
If we value the rule of law, we do not undermine its foundation by granting amnesty to those in violation of the law in an effort to prime their sympathizers for a new appeasement plan. It is a losing strategy.
If we value small business and recognize its importance to the economy, we do not sacrifice it to a dishonest man and his misguided followers so they can continue to feed a disgraceful movement which will soon demand more. That's a loser too.
People like Diane may well be lost already, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to save them. They're our friends, our family members and they're still Americans. We will have plenty of time to lament their loss if Obama succeeds and we separate from the liberal parasites, but there is only a limited amount of time to attempt their rescue. So in the name of good will, let's do all we can to keep them from turning into this:
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