By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
George Orwell’s predictions in 1984, which he wrote in 1949, were 30 years too soon. His other predictions in the Animal Farm have already come to pass. The writing on the barn wall in that famous post war story about the threat of communism is ringing as true today as when Orwell wrote: “All animals are created equally.” but the pigs changed it to read: “But some are more equal than others.” The story that has yet to be written is about the mirror image that reverses the roles of the radical communist and the American patriot. A story that is almost 60 years in the making. William Charles “Bill” Ayers (born December 26, 1944), most famous for being the co-founder of the radical terrorist group Weather Underground, is five years younger than me, but for the sake of time, distance and wealth we are mirror images of each other in two different times. I am now what he was then.
I speak in riddles and metaphors. I am now in thought, what he was then in reality, but lets continue with this analogy.
In the mid 1960s self-described communist revolutionary Bill Ayers, the son of Thomas G. Ayers a wealthy businessman who would become CEO of Commonwealth Edison, was receiving his radical indoctrination into left-wing politics while attending the University of Michigan. In the mid 1960s I was starting out working my first full-time job after being honorably discharged after 5 years in the Coast Guard. A few years later this was a time of communist inspired riots in the streets and I had just become a member of The John Birch Society. This group of patriots became the primary source of my conservative political education that would last me a lifetime. I learned what America was about, the things that made us so great and, most importantly, who and why we had so many enemies, at home and abroad.
In the mid 1960s, as I was starting a family, America was a good place to live. Before the time of 700 channel High Definition TV, outside the cities we had quiet neighborhoods with neatly trimmed lawns, friendly neighbors, polite children and good work ethics. We had good Local Police then who believed in their job To Protect and To Serve, and we Supported them, and patriotism was flying the American flag, going to church and having picnics and parades. It was also a time when a few people who hated our country were setting off bombs and shooting cops. People like Bill Ayers were trying to change our country into some warped idea of a Socialist Police State. Groups like his own Weather Underground and The Black Panthers and the Students for a Democratic Society – The SDS, were subverting our culture on every college campus. They had the wealth and influence of a rich liberal elite on their side. Nowadays those offspring of the wealthy elite parents have themselves become respectable, no thanks to the power of the sympathizing news media that helped tear apart our once glorious Republic and decimate our Constitution in the pursuit of socialism. In 1997, barely 30 years after he was setting off his bombs, the city of Chicago awarded Bill Ayers its Citizen of the Year award and Wall Street Journal columnist Thomas Frank praised Ayers as a “model citizen”. In the liberal world the only good PR work they do goes to promoting other liberals.
Well, the bald-faced reality of the situation is the communists have won. They’re in the White House and in control of Congress. We underestimated the influence of the news media as being our greatest enemy. They helped to shape and popularize the image of our communist threat and to cover up the details of the past while at the same time to marginalize the conservative opposition. They basically rewrote history. They told the lies often enough and the people began to believe them. The fact is the leftists outsmarted us in realizing that the news media would become their greatest asset. As the pedophiles were flocking into the priesthood the communists were joining academia to churn out a generation of Marxists who would poison the field of journalism forever. We are still deluded into believing we can change things by winning elections. Perhaps things might have changed if some wealthy conservative industrialists like the Koch brothers had bought up a few colleges noted for journalism degrees and we were able to inject a pro-Constitutional mentality into the news media writers. No, that wouldn’t work by itself. We would just wind up with a whole bunch of unemployed journalism graduates from conservative colleges. To make it work we would also need some conservative right-minded thinking instilled in the owners, editors and publishers of our newspapers. As hard as that dream would ever be. Then again there are the television news programs that have been solidly corrupted by a Marxist mentality. The garden has been taken over by the weeds and its time to bring out the rotor-tiller.
Bill Ayers is the epitome of the logic in None Dare Call It Treason. “Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.” Bill Ayers went on to a successful life as a college professor, and a profitable lecture tour after he retired. He helped launch the political career of Barack Hussein Obama, the communist who occupies our White House today, once a thought that was thoroughly debunked by the leftist news media but now Bill Ayers admits it was true. Just a minor detail he says. That is how brazenly frank they have become in acknowledging their success.
So now the images in the mirror have become reversed. The radical bombers who attacked our country have now assumed respectability in our society. And those moral, God-fearing, flag waving patriots, who do still cling to their guns and their bibles, who fought the radicals a long time ago and lost are about to become what their enemy once was. While my generation has grown too old to fight another war, I am almost 74, we tried to instill in our children and grandchildren the same love for freedom and liberty that our forefathers instilled in us. Hopefully, somewhere in America there is a younger, healthier generation that will see the path ahead and know now who the true enemy really is and be able to do what needs to be done. We do owe Barack Hussein Obama one small debt of gratitude for he has become the greatest gun salesman in American history. Next time we gather in protest we will not come unarmed.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.