The psychology that surrounded WWII has always been something that I have observed from afar. I am also sure that there have been books written upon the subject but even with a subject as large and profound as the Second World War, I still find that even within the minutia, within the microcosms, parallels between then and now need to be drawn in the hopes of correcting the perverted path of today..
As I have asked on other occasions, could WWII have ended with the same results if it were being fought today? I invariably come back to the unfortunate answer, no.. There are numerous reasons for this but I will take one very small microcosm from that War and make my analogy relative to today anew.
A documentary was made in 1944 entitled “With the Marines at Tarawa”. Advisers to Roosevelt balked at the idea of releasing the footage unedited as they found it to be far too graphic for the American public to handle. Weighing his options carefully, Roosevelt contacted a member of the media, Robert Sherrod. Sherrod, a photographer for Time Life, was the only person Roosevelt knew and trusted who was there during the battle that took place on the island. Sherrod told Roosevelt that the Marines want the footage released unedited. “Our soldiers on the front want people back home to know that they don’t knock the hell out of them every day of every battle. They want people to understand that war is a nasty, horrible business and to say otherwise is to do a disservice to those who died..” (WWII in HD) Against the advice of others around him, Roosevelt approved the unedited footage.
The footage won an Oscar in 1945 for “Best Documentary Short Subject” and immediately the sale of War Bonds were boosted and the documentary “galvanized the public’s support for the war effort..”
Imagine this situation in the world of “today’s” liberal Democrats..
The OWEbama caliphate gets hold of footage of a battle (let’s get beyond the fact that the liberals wouldn’t allow another “war” or “battle” to take place as nothing seems to be important enough for the liberals to fight for or against..) and OWEbama immediately invokes “executive privilege” until he can assemble “Team Goebbels” in order to “properly” retrofit the footage to the liberal’s advantage.
The “progressive propagandists” advised OWEbama that the footage ISN’T GRAPHIC ENOUGH for the “cause”. They call in Michael Moore, the liberal’s grotesquely overweight answer to Leni Riefenstahl, and through the “magic” of Hollywood, the proper amount of incriminating film is created in order to make the American troops look as badly as possible. Moore releases the “film” entitled, “Baby Killers, Koran Flushers” with OWEbama’s stamp of approval.
OWEbama calls in a member of the “impartial” media that he trusts and as a “tingle” goes up his girly leg, he tells OWEbama that this is a gold mine for the liberal Democrats and their War UPON America..
This fabricated footage wins an Oscar for “Best Documentary Short Subject” in a “Hollywood” that has moved 180 degrees from the Hollywood that awarded the Oscar in 1945..
The release of the “documentary” immediately boosts contributions to the Democratic Party as spokesman Jane Fonda leads the charge against American imperialism.. With the help of the “impartial” Cronkite media, the “documentary” “galvanizes support” for the liberal’s agenda of separating as many American’s as possible..
This is but one example of what I believe is a realistic scenario based upon the liberal left’s well documented destructiveness that has been focused upon America since the early 1960’s.. I also believe that there isn’t a SINGLE example that could be taken from WWII that would have turned out as it did in the 1940’s if the unthinkable were to happen in today’s liberal “America”.
Of all of the elements necessary for the liberal agenda to not only gain a foothold but to make substantial gains in transforming America to the Dark Side, the addition of the “impartial” media to the leftist fold has proven invaluable to their ability to acquire adherents to their Democratic dementia..
In 1945, the American liberal left hadn’t yet begun to destroy what we refer to as the “American identity”. The left knew that merely marching and throwing rocks wouldn’t make a dent so to speak, in the perception of the American public that America itself was “evil”. The left absolutely needed the consistent sledgehammer of liberal propaganda that could be provided free of charge, every night at Six and Ten PM.. Leading this charge was one of the “most trusted men in America”.. Today, the progressive propagandists of the liberal left wholly dominate the propaganda machine that is the “impartial” media.. Back then, all they needed was Cronkite and they had him in their hip pocket which meant that they now had America.. Through this once venerated venue of the alphabet stations, the liberals had unfettered access to the ides and opinions of those that they wanted to sway.
Had the “idea” of the “24 hour” cable news broadcasts been available at this time, the left wouldn’t have had the sheer number of liberal lemmings with which to infect America with the cancer of liberalism. Back before the “remote control”, before the Al Gore invented Internet, Cronkite had no real competition.. Generations of evil liberals were hatched and weaned on the propaganda of this crusty curmudgeon and now the left overwhelmingly controls the airwaves populated with the demented offspring of this “most trusted man in America”..
Beyond the carcinogenic effects of the “impartial” imperial media of today, the Democrats themselves have been poisoned by the “diverse” viruses of liberalism to a degree that has removed the idea of being “American” from their political DNA. Liberalism has supplanted Americanism from the Democrats to the point where even a Roosevelt wouldn’t recognize one of them as contemporaries. The idea of a John Kennedy or a Patrick Moynihan surviving within their repulsive ranks is as far-fetched as one could imagine. The liberal left now DEMANDS lock-step conformity as witnessed by OWEbama’s DEMANDS of fellow Democrats when the Health Scare pogrom was being voted upon. A Zell Miller couldn’t possibly call himself a Democrat any longer, as a matter of fact, the Democrats would drum him out. The treatment of Joe Liebermann stands as your definitive proof that the “big tent of ideas” is as nonexistent as an OWEbama tax cut..
Today’s liberal believes that “all things American” are evil yet this is NEVER enough motivation for them to LEAVE such a place in search of their Nirvana, they work to destroy from within.. If America is your enemy, the liberals will gladly feed the ammo belts into your machine guns..