Darkness can't overcome the Light of Truth, and you have to love Andrew Breitbart's newest venture, BigGovernment.com and the brave and brilliant work by young Mr. O'Keefe in getting the devil to overplay his hand. Ever since the day after the election, when I asked the Right, "whatcha got that's gonna beat 'free'?" I have been waiting for something salient and effective. The Tea Parties have been a great groundswell, the pundits and talk radio have been sounding the alarm to some good effect.
Some singular and proud protesters have risen above the noise with clear and precise targeting at their elected cowards-- the young serviceman schooling his "lessers" on faithful oaths, or the young woman [update from Egg, in the comments: Liberty Belle] waving a $20-dollar bill representing her daily part of nationalized health care and demanding her representative take it from her personally, at that moment:
Joe Wilson, in the Hall of The People, speaks for his constituency in the very best show of political decorum and opposition to tyrannical control with two simple words, "You lie!" What better place for political discourse? It's a meeting hall for The People, not a place for kingly pomp and circumstance. Order? Certainly, but the faux outrage of the Left is risible in its irony. Wilson's outburst was much more appropriate than not. That Mr. Wilson backtracks on such a passionate moment tells me that there is likely a reason he doesn't want any further scrutiny from the Left.
Hey, you know who's having absolutely no effect? The Repubican Party and Michael Steele.
So now you have O'Keefe revealing the heart of darkness for what it is: a vile and thoroughly corrupt tool of chaos. And he did it the same way that William Booth did in England's darkest hours of childhood prostitution and depravity: he enlisted his wits and his courage, walked into the lion's lair and bearded him in his own den. The devil's own stepchild, ACORN, and its mewling minions are proving to be people entirely capable of stealing one's liberty through voter fraud, or abetting child prostitution and slavery; it's all the same to them.
And so the sheer and brazen--even calm, accepting!-- evil of it at last begins to turn the promise of "free stuff" into a sour victory in the mouths of the very people who are stuffing themselves with the public weal and wealth.
Did Obama voters say, "yes, we can!" to this? Are their ends so glorious that their means can be so hideous? Will all their free stuff be worth the selling of their souls for a few El Salvadoran girls? What sort of person votes for that?
Friends, do you see a way, a path of purpose in tempting the devil in his own den? Oh, the beauty of such a strategy has been that it works to pull away the frippery and footling vestments of "protocol" and reveals the uglier interior of the agenda.
My only fear is that the Right is shunning the Light as much as the Left. Surely we must sweep the house of demons, but must need fill it with good leaders or suffer the yawning vacuum of relativism in an even stronger iteration. Plainly, pray for the leadership we don't deserve, but desperately need.
And keep looking for men like O'Keefe and Breitbart.
Update! and brave women like Hanna Giles!