America's Two Party System - The European Party
(Democrats) and the American Party (Republicans)
July 19th 2006
It’s been forty years since the late great longshoreman philosopher Eric
Hoffer told a stunned Eric Severeid that John F. Kennedy was not an
American—he was a European. Severeid was interviewing Hoffer for CBS in
what turned out to be the greatest single hour in television history.
How many times did JFK cross the Mississippi asked Hoffer, and how many
times did he cross the Atlantic? If Hoffer were alive today he would
probably accuse the entire Democratic Party of crossing the Atlantic.
The Party of Andrew Jackson is still called the Democratic Party but the
label is no longer a snug fit. And it’s the same with the Republicans.
There is not much truth in advertising in either party. And the Red
State-Blue State nonsense makes even less sense. After all, Reds are
supposed to be left of center.
There was a time though when both parties could legitimately be called
American parties. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true. Blame it on the
Vietnam War. That’s when it started. Maybe it started before then—maybe
it was inevitable. The Republican Party is now, for all practical
purposes, the American Party and the Democratic Party, for better or
worse, is the European Party. Let’s call them what they are. And the gap
between the dinosaurs grows larger with each passing day.
The American Party (the Republicans) believes in John Wayne, Daddy
Warbucks and George S. Patton; the European Party (the Democrats)
believes in Woody Allen, Cindy Sheehan and the last Marine to desert his
post in Iraq. They both claim to be patriotic. It’s my country right or
wrong versus my country when it’s right which it hardly ever is. The
American Party supported the wars in Korea and Vietnam started by the
‘other’ party. The European Party has—or will—desert every war no matter
who has started it. The Euros have shed more tears over Abu Ghraib than
they did over 9/11—they think the World Trade Center disaster was as
much America’s fault as Osama bin Laden’s. Forget that all of Islam’s
problems predated the existence of the United States by 1,100 years. Few
Democrats objected to Bill Clinton’s bombing of innocent civilians in
Kosovo and Serbia but then they were doing Europe’s work.
Sure, some members of the American Party are High Nooners—like Gary
Cooper they are willing to go it alone. On the other hand, the European
Party will not venture near the House of Frankenstein (the Middle East)
without someone holding their hand—bring Chirac, bring Blair, bring the
High Dunder-Head of Liechtenstein, bring the Emir of Baluchistan, bring
the Rev. Robert Edgar of the National Council of Churches on board and
they will stand firm at the Alamo, and if not there then at Valley
Forge. An “I’m with you” from the Mayor of Dodge City was enough for the
Eric Hoffer said, “The working man eloped with history and ran off to
America.” No one has said it better. Once upon a time both parties
believed this. The modern world, like it or not, is the creation of the
white, heterosexual, Christian male. No one else could have done it.
This embarrasses the post-modern Democrats—it’s what makes them
Europeans. These self-evident truths fly in the face of fifty years of
political correctness, fifty years of trashing Whitey, fifty years of
accepting one Communist failure after another; fifty years of unceasing
moral equivalency. Europe is the Democracy’s Brave New World. It’s where
socialism has triumphed and they desperately want to be a part of it.
It’s the land of the 30-hour week—where probationary employees get a
month’s paid vacation. It’s the land of gay marriages, group sex on
demand, where God is kept in the closet save for Allah who must be
tolerated in the name of cultural diversity. The European Party (the
Democrats) believes the salvation of America lies in
international organizations—in the United Nations, the European Union,
Amnesty International, the World Court, the International Red Cross and
Red Crescent, the World Trade Organization, UNICEF and hundreds of other
too numerous to mention.
If John Kerry or Al Gore had been elected they would have sent the UN
after Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein—the Keystone Kops after Darth
Vader. Apparently there is no end to Democratic gullibility. Al Capone
would have trusted Bugs Moran and the Purple Gang before Kofi Annan and
the UN. There are more mass murderers, psychopaths, child molesters,
snake oil salesmen, and inside traders in the UN than there are in the
Mafia and they have stolen more money. The US has more real friends in
Stalin’s Graveyard on the Arctic Circle, population 100, than it has in
the UN. Russia, China and France supplied or aided Saddam Hussein right
up to the invasion of Iraq.
friends lie across the Pacific, not across the Atlantic. Japan, South
Korea, the Philippines, India, Australia, and Taiwan are more like us
than the wretched European countries that have been surrendering their
culture, their history and their freedoms to a spurious cultural
diversity that has taken them farther down the pagan rat hole than
Adolph Hitler could have imagined.
Europe, as we know it, is dying, “hamstrung,” as Serge Trifkovic
has written, “by a ruling class composed of neo-Marxists, guilt-ridden
self-haters and appeasers.” These are the very people—the Romano Prodis
and Javier Solanas—the Kerrys and Gores wish to emulate.
The hold these elites have “on the political power, the media, and the
academe,” writes Trifkovic, “is undemocratic, unnatural, obscene. If
Europe is to survive they need to be unmasked for what they are:
traitors to their nations and their culture. If Europe is to survive,
they must be replaced by people ready and willing to subject the issues
of immigration and identity to the tests of democracy, unhindered by
administrative or judicial fiat. And if America is to survive, America’s
leaders need to begin to understand the truth of what is happening in
Europe.” (Serge Trifkovic Defeating Jihad p. 140)
The Democratic Party has bought tickets on the PBUH Titanic. It’s out of
Mecca, skippered by Mohammed, bound for dhimmitude. There will be no
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