Sorry Leftists, You Don’t Get to Now Claim that You’re Patriotic


Once again, Sister Babe’s subscription to The Washington Compost offered me some new insight into the insane Leftist mind, with this gem in the Sunday paper regarding confirming a Supreme Court Justice who happens to stand firmly with the new Leftist push to normalize child rape and is illiterate on basic biology. The Post’s Theodore R. Johnson (TJ) found a bizarre new angle to support this radical Marxist – that the notion of Patriotism is being fought over by The Radical Left and us Normals. This seems odd, as for years The Radical Left that has seized control of The Democrat Party, Big Media, Big Education, etc. has been telling us how much they hate America, our flag, our history, our national anthem, our founding fathers, The Constitution, etc. I haven’t written a post like this in a long time, but TJ’s piece is so insane it’s one where I can only post the entire article and add commentary. Without further ado:

Beneath the surface of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing this past week, another proceeding was underway. It went on quietly in the background, masked by two unending days of senatorial questions and monologuing that bookended all of the judge’s responses. Amid the inquiry into Jackson’s fitness to become the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court, American patriotism was on trial.

On trial? By who? We Normals have always loved this country. You Radicals dropped the word from our vocabulary somewhere around November 2016 and replaced it with the more sinister word, “Nationalism”. No, you don’t get to try to reclaim it now.

As the nation’s spotlight turned to the hearing, competing versions of patriotism were on display. Sen. Cory Booker’s, D-N.J., rousing and emotional speech on the second day of questioning typified one vision. “There is a love in this country that is extraordinary,” Booker said before pointing to Jackson’s parents, who faced Jim Crow’s racial discrimination, and saying, “They didn’t stop loving this country even though this country didn’t love them back.” Describing the discrimination faced by Black Americans and immigrants from China, Ireland and other countries, Booker said that real patriotism declares, “America, you may not love me yet, but I’m going to make this nation live up to its promise and hope.”
Booker’s speech echoed Jackson’s nomination acceptance remarks at the White House last month, her opening statement on the hearing’s first day and the tenor of many of her answers throughout. She paid homage to Black civil rights icons as she told the Senate, “I hope that you will see how much I love our country and the Constitution, and the rights that make us free.” And she called out the specific notes in Black Americans’ song of patriotism by explaining how her African name signaled both pride in her heritage and hope for our nation’s future.

This is one part where I have to give props to TJ as a writer. The way he frames Booker’s monologue the words actually sound reasonable, even uplifting. Now watch the video of Booker. He comes off like some creepy high school dork sputtering at the girl he wants to ask to the prom but can’t quite find the words to ask her out.

But these appeals ran headlong into another kind of patriotism. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., latched onto Jackson’s sentencing decisions in child pornography cases and used every opportunity to attack her judgment, character and competence. Hawley’s accusations were so inflammatory that even conservative commentators labeled it demagoguery and dishonest.

OK, this is the part where TJ is supposed to cite those “conservative commentators.” Spoiler: he doesn’t. And since when did supporting child molestation go mainstream? Did the 2021 elections in Virginia teach The Radical Left nothing?

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., challenged Jackson’s service as a public defender for four detainees at Guantánamo Bay and insinuated she relished the opportunity to represent terrorists against America.

I’d call this a fair point if Left Wing extremists had not spent the last year assailing any legal firms that wanted to provide pro bono representation for the political prisoners form the 1/6 Reichstag Fire.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., suggested that Jackson harbors a hidden agenda to go easy on violent criminals and child predators, as well as integrate critical race theory into grade schools and the legal system. On this latter point, both Cruz and Blackburn implied that Jackson’s mention of the 1619 Project in a speech and service on the board of a progressive Washington, D.C., private school that has an anti-racist action plan must mean she believes America is fundamentally and irredeemably racist. It seemed clear that the objective was to paint Jackson as unpatriotic, a threat to the country and a particular conception of the American way of life held by some in the GOP.

Emphasis mine in the last paragraph – “Anti-racist” may be the most perfect Orwellian Leftspeak for Leftists trying to project their own racism onto us Normals. And yes, like any average Leftist today, Jackson is unpatriotic and a threat to this country, particularly children.

One narrative told of an American patriotism, born of hardship and optimism and incremental progress, oriented on our nation’s professed ideals. The other professed a patriotism that is combative, subsisting on the identification of adversaries and promoting the constant presence of threat; an inward-facing intolerant form of nationalism. The former is expansive, inclusive and unifying; the latter, narrow, restricted and privileged. With race still central to national policy debates, the hearing presented Americans with these differing versions of what it means to love our country. The week gave us a taste of both and tacitly demanded that we identify which we prefer.

Another case where I have to give credit for good writing – note how TJ manages to perfectly paint both sides the exact opposite of what they truly represent.

To answer, we must reckon with what, exactly, American patriotism is. Definitions abound, but philosopher Stephen Nathanson offers some general contours of patriotism. In his book “Patriotism, Morality, and Peace,” he refers to it as “special affection for one’s own country, a sense of personal identification with the country, special concern for the well-being of the country, and willingness to sacrifice to promote the country’s good.” There is little objectionable here; but once theory meets our history, our identities and our visions for the country, things get complicated quickly. Not only does the expression of patriotism include an exaggerated kind that excuses cruelty and immorality, as well as an ethical sort that marries values to the national interest, but there is also no consensus on what American patriotism should look like or who can be its prototypical embodiment.

Again, emphasis mine. The definition of patriotism that Nathanson gives is dead on, and exactly how us Normals view America. Excusing cruelty and immorality is a good way to describe normalizing pedophilia, though.

In the United States, patriotism is connected to the national identity. And racial and ethnic minorities have long been perceived to be less American than white people. When a single race is connected to the national identity in a multiracial country founded on the idea of our inherent equality, the resulting hierarchy is especially disconcerting to those who are not members of the national identity group. As those who have been excluded and marginalized battle for inclusion in a nation they helped create and sustain, a choice emerges for the country: Receive these demands as opportunities to hew closer to the nation’s ideals; or see them as threats that must be resolved in an expedient manner.

By racist Leftists.

Black patriotism contains affection for America, concern for its well-being and a willingness to sacrifice for it. That patriotism explains why enslaved and oppressed generations of Black Americans still fought, sweat, bled and died in all of the nation’s wars despite being denied access to liberty and democracy at home. It understands that, although the United States has long breached the social contract with its Black citizens, the fight to enjoy the rights and privileges associated with being accepted as truly American is necessary and more than worth it. And because Black patriotism sees Black identity as compatible with the national identity, it rejects the idea that Black people are a lesser kind of American. Jackson and Booker gave voice to this brand of patriotism; distinct, as a product of Black American history but now the province of all peoples once excluded from America who have insisted that they, too, belong here.

We Normals condemn how Democrats have treated black Americans as well!

Conversely, a more uncritical and extreme American patriotism recoils at the idea of a changing nation and permits questionable behavior toward those who desire evolution of the American identity instead of blind assimilation. It makes enemies out of compatriots, bearing no tolerance for those with whom they share a democracy unless they adopt the same worldview and agree on unquestioning national loyalty. This is the fuel that drove the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, where self-proclaimed far-right patriots sought to violently wrest control of a presidential election outcome to protect against threats they perceived to be housed in Black and Hispanic communities.

There’s enough stupid packed in that paragraph to warrant a thousand word response in itself. For brevity, I’ll only point out that TJ misspelled “Jan. 6 Reichstag Fire”.

In this light, the trial running alongside Jackson’s confirmation hearing begins to make more sense. We are a politically polarized nation in which partisans view their opponents as existential threats to America and its democracy. Too many of us have rewarded politicians who run on messages of division and distorted facts out of political expediency. We are sold a purely capitalistic view of the values that undergird America; where equality, liberty and justice are treated like finite commodities and limited resources that require the denial of them to some so that they can be enjoyed in full by others.

Wow – A clear and concise summary of the Radical Left in America today!

And yet, amid the conspiracy-driven antics of those who profit from a politics of division, a patriotism insisting that many peoples can indeed become one persists. If justice is done, senators will consider Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination on the merits of her professional record and judicial temperament alone. As for the trial that accompanied her hearing, the American people are judge and jury. And posterity awaits our verdict.

That’s exactly what is being done and has radicals like TJ twisted in a knot. But don’t insult us Normals and try to commit  cultural appropriation of our Patriotism.

Brother Bob is no longer on Facebook (although you can see his archives there), and is winding down his presence on Twitter, but is ramping up on Minds and Gab, as well as Parler and GETTR, and has his biggest presence on MeWe.

Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog

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Democrats waged a coup and seized our government on January 6th, 2020.

The current regime is illegitimate. Biden isn’t my president, because he’s not THE President.

You have to win an election for that.

Right now, Conservatives seem to be the only one’s who see merit, character, and basic humanity.

Everything the Left sees is race, made-up genders, and sexual grooming of children.

The choice is pretty clear.

The Gay, Atheist, Transhumanist World Economic Forum must be defeated.

It’s really that simple.

If there is no God, then someone has to take His place. People seem rather quick to take on the mantle of the creator.

Biden’s speech at the 2016 DNC convention that nominated Hillary was all about a liberal spin on the American story.
Biden’s America is a land of opportunity, but only because people work together to help each other through tough times.
Biden’s America is a land of equality, but only because we refuse to give in to fear and hatred.
Biden’s America is an imperfect country, full of pain, but one that we can and should take pride in.
(Everything biden talked about in that speech was a lie. America is a land of opportunity because wealthy businessmen take chances and succeed, hiring many. America had been a land of equal opportunities, but joe wants it to be a land of equal outcomes. America is NOT “full of pain,” but rather full of hope and freedom to improve.)

Just 6 years later and the majority of ALL voting democrats would prefer to LEAVE THE COUNTRY than fight for it!
Sure, they’d leave in a “patriotic” way. /sarc off.

Dems threw Christianity under the bus ages ago.
Dems threw straight people under the bus ages ago.
Dems threw the family unit under the bus ages ago.
Dems are throwing women, real women, under the bus right now.
Dems are throwing children under the bus right now.
Dems are throwing the color-blindness that got obama elected, twice, under the bus right now.
White students are being penalized at schools right now by Dems, just for the color of their skins.

Booker’s speech echoed Jackson’s nomination acceptance remarks at the White House last month, her opening statement on the hearing’s first day and the tenor of many of her answers throughout.

Spartacus’ speech also clarified other points: that the only reason he supports her and that idiot Biden nominated her was that her skin color matched his. Nothing else. No dedication to the Constitution, no obligation to justice, no renouncement of using racism as a weapon. Just skin color.

Booker said before pointing to Jackson’s parents, who faced Jim Crow’s racial discrimination, and saying, “They didn’t stop loving this country even though this country didn’t love them back.” 

Let’s see… Jim Crow was the brainchild of WHICH party, Spartacus?

In the United States, patriotism is connected to the national identity. And racial and ethnic minorities have long been perceived to be less American than white people. 

The left uses associations and opposition to their ideas as a basis to accuse others of being unpatriotic. Conservatives use actual ACTIONS as a determination. Denouncing the military, undercutting a lawful government, jailing political prisoners, promoting crime and political violence denote unpatriotic inclinations.

 Jackson and Booker gave voice to this brand of patriotism; 

They are probably patriotic. The question is, to whom or what?

self-proclaimed far-right patriots 

He also misspelled “FBI militia”.

Wow – A clear and concise summary of the Radical Left in America today!

Obviously, by “we” he means, relative to us, “they”. Himself.

If justice is done, senators will consider Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination on the merits of her professional record and judicial temperament alone.

Yes, that is EXACTLY what the Republicans are doing. Spartacus and the left THINK that’s what they are doing because the ideology of eliminating the Constitution, declaring racism the national pastime, officially judging all based on skin tone (and anything lighter than a fudgesicle is racist) and excusing crime and violence for the socially aggrieved is their version of “patriotic”.

Here’s a scoop for you, if you haven’t already seen it, for your Liberal Insanity offering.

Kinda like idiot Biden telling the guy in the wheelchair to stand up and take a bow.

I just picked one that wasn’t NYT, WaPo or some other leftist propaganda arm.

Biden is a Globalists him and the UN,CFR,DNC, Etc are all part of the Globalists plans and with Soros leading the way and frankly Soros needs to be arrested and charged with Treason and Sedition and hanged for him crimes from WW II

The left isn’t now, never was, nor never will be patriotic. They are self centered, arrogant Marxists who despise this country and everything it stands for.

You can’t be dedicated to everything that undercuts the security and economy of this country and consider yourself “patriotic”. Not to the US, anyway.

That is why I believe all of the failings of the person installed in the WH is all by design. They need to destroy the country in order to “save it” by changing it into their Marxist utopia.

Great Venn diagram! That would make a great T-shirt