This may come as a shock to many of you, but when I was about 13 years old I became fascinated by Malcolm X. I read every page of his autobiography that he wrote with Alex Haley. I loved Spike Lee’s film with Denzel Washington’s stirring portrayal of the Nation of Islam leader. I was ready to take some kind of action when I heard Malcolm’s speeches. His favorite phrase, without a doubt, was “by any means necessary.” It became the phrase of Black Power and the rest of the Left would later adopt it.
Actually the true King of “any means necessary” is Saul Alinksy. Every effective leftist has devoted himself to Alinsky’s philosophy of doing whatever it takes to gain political power. The media and so-called liberal blogosphere championed Alinskyite tactics to get Obama elected in 2008 and they are already getting started for reelection in 2012.
The Republicans are far from choosing their candidate to run against Obama for the presidency. But one of the consistent front runners in polling is former Governor Mike Huckabee. Huckabee won Iowa in 2008 and was the last Republican primary contender to bow out before McCain took the party’s nomination. Huckabee has not only polled well among 2012 Republican Primary hopefuls, but he even ties or beats Obama in many recent polls. That makes him a prime target of the Left. He must be destroyed by any means necessary.
Leftist blogs exploded on Friday with reports of a recent Mike Huckabee speech where he supposedly promoted the idea that Americans should be indoctrinated at gun point. One blog even went so far as to compare the former Arkansas governor to Pol Pot, the socialist Cambodian mass murderer. Look at these shocking blog titles.
Firedoglake: “Your Republican Front Runner, Mike “Pol Pot” Huckabee”
What could Huckabee have said to garner such a widespread attack? Well his real crime is polling well against Obama. But the crime the Left wants to claim was a portion of a speech he gave this past week in Iowa at the Rediscover God in America conference. Huckabee was introduced by David Barton, a man loved by Glenn Beck and others on the Right for introducing Americans to some of our nation’s Judeo-Christian roots. Huckabee started his speech with a humorous compliment to Barton’s work.
“I just wish that every single young person in America would be able to be under his [Barton’s] tutelage and understand something about who we really are as a nation. I almost wish that there would be like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced — at gun point no less — to listen to every David Barton message. And I think our country would be better for it. I wish it’d happen.” – Huckabee
Now if you were a clueless individual and didn’t know an obvious joke when you hear it, that might be a scary statement. However, anyone watching the video would know that Huckabee was making a joke. He obviously does not want to hold anyone at gun point. Yet lefty after lefty treated the statement like it was a declaration of future policy by Huckabee and a slam dunk on the man who could dethrone Obama.
“Did Mike Huckabee just flush his presidential aspirations down the proverbial toilet? Well, if American mainstream media has an ounce of journalistic gumption remaining the answer most certainly would be “yes”. Huckabee has just been caught on video, at a Christian supremacist conference, stating that Americans should be forcibly indoctrinated at gunpoint.” – Alternet
This attack on Huckabee is a warning shot to all Republican hopefuls (the Huffpo article threw Gingrich and Bachmann in with Huckabee in their attack). If you come up against Obama, we will seek to destroy you by any means necessary. We will turn your jokes into serious proclamations. We will link conferences you speak at to supremacy groups without an ounce of proof. We will even claim you are genocidal.
If the ends justifies the means there are no rules. As 2012 approaches Americans need to be ready to do research. You simply cannot depend on the mainstream media to report the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. There is too much at stake for the Left to waste their time with honesty and factual reporting.