Monday, April 20, 2009

Beyond the Century of the Wolf

I dubbed the Twentieth Century the “Century of the Wolf.” A hundred years despoiled and drenched in blood by Wolves in the macro. Opening with German aggression and World War I, it continued: with World War II, courtesy of German, Italian, and Japanese fascism; and endured the ravages of Communism; and closed with the rise of Islamo-fascism.

Standing between the people and totalitarianism are SheepDogs. The U.S. Commander-in-Chief is supposed to be the top SheepDog because he is at the head of the Free World.

Let’s review: What is this SheepDog and Wolf imagery?

Most people in the world are Sheep, and they share that commonality regardless of whether they live in freedom or under the suppressive thumb of tyranny. Sheep are everyday people struggling down the path of life looking to provide for their families. The key characteristic of Sheep is that they do not prepare for nor actively engage in self-protection. The ostrich with his head stuck in the sand is a competing analogy.

Sheep are preyed upon by Wolves who include criminals, fascists (Islamo and otherwise), and Communist tyrants. Wolves come in micro and macro versions, individuals and political systems respectively.

Wolves and SheepDogs share common ground in that they are both predators, but 180 degrees apart on the moral compass. SheepDogs battle Wolves and protect the Sheep by running toward the Wolf’s gunfire; gunfire which sends Sheep stampeding in the opposite direction.

There are not enough SheepDogs to protect the people. Fortunately, under dire communal circumstances a portion of the Sheep rise to the occasion by responding to a SheepDog attribute hidden deep within their Sheep DNA. If it were not for this covert characteristic, society on a world-wide scale would degenerate into anarchy and despotism. On the flip side, another portion of the Sheep likewise responds to and facilitates the leadership of enslaving despots.

What are freedom loving people to do when the default leader of the Free World does not demonstrate a SheepDog persona, and he panders to and sucks up to the Wolf leaders of antagonist countries?

Pres. Barack Obama’s recent trips abroad don’t portend well for freedom loving people when he doesn’t see the necessity to underscore traditional American values, values that lead the world to freedom. Where was the President’s strong response when the Latin American Wolf pups nipped at his heels?

Latin American leaders railed against the U.S. during President Barack Obama’s first trip to the region, turning what was intended to mark a new direction in relations into a history lesson that chastised “Yankee troop” interventions and U.S.-dictated economic policies. 1
Instead the President cheerfully accepted a leftist book excoriating the United States and Europe. If the United States had not actively combated the spread of Communism, more Latin American countries would have endured the Communist slaughter visited upon Cuba.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chaves, who last month called Obama an "ignoramus” when it comes to Latin America, today gave Obama a Spanish-language copy of Uruguayan historian Eduardo Galeano’s book “Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.” 1

The Twenty-first Century finds the Wolf alive and snarling. Too bad the world’s greatest hope for freedom is now led by a president who appears all too willing to suckle and take comfort at the tit of leftism, fascism, Communism and tyranny. The new President is actively dismantling the previously gutted intelligence and military apparatus that was reviving under the leadership of President George W. Bush.

Samuel Adams would roll over in his grave if he knew what the American public has done to his beloved country. Heed Adams’ words,

"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' ... If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"
With the backdrop of a morally bankrupt main stream media, a combination of Sheep passivism, leftist ideology, disdain for the arrogant Clintons, and American voter ignorance and shallowness came together and elected a slick talking, no credentialed, minor league Senator who had the good fortune to come along at a time when Americans are eager to demonstrate that they have moved beyond the corrosiveness of slavery and racial prejudice.

The survival of the Free World depends upon a SheepDog American president. A presidential Sheep or a possible Wolf in Sheep’s clothing is suicidal. We lived through the “Century of the Wolf,” but it looks as if the Wolves are breeding, and we are in for a rough Twenty-first Century.

Link in this Blog:
1. Obama Gets History Lesson From Latin American Leaders (Update1)

Update 4/21/09: After doing the research for this piece, I thought that the phrase “Century of the Wolf” was first created by me. Subsequently, I’ve found a reference showing that Osip Emil'evich Mandel'shtam (1891-1938?) used the phrase as the title of a poem.

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