Political Fairy Tales


When we were children we never questioned the fact that Cinderella’s step-mother was evil, that her step-sisters were ugly, that the seven dwarfs were kindly or that Prince Charming really was, well, charming.

As we grew older, doubts crept into our world view, and it was “so long, Santa.”  Santa’s sleigh was full of the other fairy tales from our childhood, but sadly it did not include every fairy tale we were taught.

For example, the generally accepted fairy tale (among the uninformed and main stream media) is that conservatives are racist, homophobic, allies of the rich and powerful on Wall Street, are pro-War and are enemies of the middle class, particularly union workers, while being callously indifferent to the plight of the poor and aged.  Liberal-Progressive-Democrats accuse conservatives of harboring nearly genocidal tendencies regarding illegal aliens, women and those receiving any public assistance.

As we get older, and hopefully mature, the truth behind each of these fairy tales is exposed for what they really are:  Lies. Lies that serve the same purpose for voters that they did when told to children.  They’re designed to keep us all docile and obedient.

Consider, if you will, the popular L-P-D fairy tale that only Democrats care about our Hispanic population, and that Hispanic voters should “punish” Republicans and others on the right for the temerity to require that illegal immigration be controlled, first by stopping further illegal entry into the country with the construction of a fence along our border, and then by requiring those already in the country to admit to being here illegally and go through a rigorous, but not unreasonable, process to become citizens.

Really, L-P-Ds ask, how evil can those conservatives, clinging to their guns and religion, be?

Looking with a bit of objectivity, balance those claims against the current fairy tale entitled “The Tale of the Running Guns”, or the “Gun Runner Saga”, if you prefer.  The L-P-Ds who have for years been desperately trying to eviscerate the Second Amendment encouraged licensed gun dealers to ignore the clear wording of the law and sell large numbers of guns that were destined for the Mexican drug cartels, and resulted in the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands of Mexican citizens as well as American law enforcement agents.

There are suspicions that the turning of a blind eye by ATF agents toward massive gun purchases was not in reality part of a plan to track weapons to Mexican drug cartels but rather to provide manufactured evidence for the need for stricter gun controls.  Perhaps the fact that the ATF was unable to actually track the weapons in question once they crossed the border into Mexico might have fed this suspicion.  Perhaps it was the fact that ATF agents, the men and women in the trenches, objected to these sales and were overruled by their superiors might have lent credibility to the suspicion.

Even if those particular suspicions are groundless, it is evident that the Obama administration was more than willing to put the lives of innocent Mexican citizens at risk to make a point.

Think about that for a second.  The government of the United States, dominated by Liberal-Progressive-Democrats, was willing, even eager, to allow firearms to be placed in the hands of extraordinarily violent criminals, who then used those weapons to murder the men, women and children of a neighboring, friendly nation.  L-P-Ds who historically have stated that even a single death from a firearm is one too many, have armed people who they knew (or at the very least should have known) would use those guns to kill anyone who stood in the way of their criminal activities, the families of those who hindered their criminal enterprises and even innocent bystanders who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  And every one of the victims was Hispanic.

Yet these same L-P-D ideologues will spend the next sixteen months, until the 2012 election, that the Democrats are the party that Hispanics should support because only Democrats care about Hispanics.  And they will say it all with a perfectly straight face.

It is simple hypocrisy to claim that you’re only going to tax the “rich”, and then define rich as anyone who has a job.

It is still simple hypocrisy to claim that you are protecting the environment for all of us while instructing the Army Corps of Engineers to weaken levees that results in the flooding of hundreds of thousands of acres of farm land to benefit some tiny fish that isn’t even worth being used for bait.

But arming narco-terrorists with the certain knowledge that human beings will die is not simple hypocrisy.  It can’t even be described as elaborate hypocrisy.  It is criminal conspiracy to commit homicide. To then tell the surviving relatives of the victims that they should reward you by re-electing you?  No single word exists to describe the incredible chutzpah for such dissimulation.

Hispanics across the country, whether here legally for a dozen generations, or recently arrived from Mexico or central America, should view “The Tale of the Running Guns” as an object lesson about believing what you are told versus what you see with your own eyes.

After all, how would you compare two political parties with differing approaches to what they feel is important?

One wants to put more weapons in the hands of people who would murder your relatives, friends and former neighbors and doesn’t care how many are slaughtered like animals by criminals.

The other just wants to build a fence.

Which one would you support?

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About Jim Yardley

Retired after 30 years as a financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a two-tour Vietnam veteran, and independent voter.
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