"The Heart Of America Will Begin to Melt in the Face of Truth"

I’ve been doing some soul searching of late because much as I don’t want to, I really do dislike (deeply and truly) BO.  I’d never really thought about the “respect the office of the President, if not the man” thing . . . until last year

And when the fabulous Pat Austen (from And So It Goes In Shreveport) posted “No Seething Hatred Here” at Potluck, I waffled on and around . . . trying to figure out where I’m coming from these days.  Do I hate BO?  I try not to hate anyone, but geez, I’m only human.  And he seems to work with concentrated effort at being rude and nasty toward American citizens like me (who oppose his policies).  I have zero respect for him.  Zero.  And I respect the office of the presidency as he holds it, monstrously redefines and reshapes it, with all of the respect that he had for that office before he held it (that would be zero). 

Then I’m watching Glenn Beck last night, and he had on Dr. Alveda King (Martin Luther King, Jr’s niece).  She’s so wise and wonderful!   And she made me feel small and petty.  She talked about how we must hate evil actions but not the people who do them.  I do know this, but I struggle with it.  A lot.  Dr. King also talked about something that was, I think, vitally important, whatever I feel personally:  we who seek nonviolent change must conduct ourselves in a way that will reach the hearts and the minds of the rest of America.

Dr. King reminds us that her uncle and father remained peaceful, hopeful, and compassionate, even in the face of violence against them.  Dogs were set on Civil Rights marchers, the police beat them with billy clubs, but the movement (under MLK) remained peaceful in the face of outrageous violence against them, and as Dr. King reminds us, if we do the same thing–remain compassionate, nonviolent, and fighting for truth–“the heart of America will begin to melt in the face of truth.”  As it did then.  And that is what we have to do. I can’t indulge the issue of my active dislike for BO as a man, that’s not even important.  It’s just a petty human emotion that I can’t do much about.  What I can control is my focus on the positives, what we are truly about (not what is attributed falsely to us by the left and the fringe media–who, let’s face it, are chomping at the bit to push us into acting violently, stooping to their own level and tactics.).

The continued growth of the Tea Party shows that we are winning people over.  The lack of support for BO’s nutso ideas that will destroy our nation shows that we are winning people over.  We are being attacked, though not yet physically, and we are responding without violence, holding true to our beliefs.  We keep doing that, and we win.  We stop rising above the frantic attempts of the left to drag us into the sordid sort of behavior they engage in, and we lose.  They need us to become violent, they need us to abandon our principles, and they know that the second that we do, we have lost the battle and the war.  That the reason we fell will not matter only that we did.  Dr. King reminds us that we have truth on our side, compassion and love.  And that with these, we cannot fail.

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22 thoughts on “"The Heart Of America Will Begin to Melt in the Face of Truth"

  1. Great post. Beck's show was very powerful yesterday. Dr. Alveda King's message is inspiring and gives me great hope that the “transformation” of America will be one of a renewed appreciation for the founding principles and values that make this the greatest nation on the planet.

  2. you posted today, much of my own thoughts….

    i often wonder – do i hate the man? you put into words exactly how i feel. when i ask myself that question, i then answer- it's the policies and actions, the arrogance…that i hate.

    could i forgive the man?
    i think i could. maybe.

    anyway, i saw the beck show, as well. i love the support and information & positive guidance we receive from beck and others.

    love the quoted title of your post.

    thank you.

  3. This is something I struggle with too. I would like to think that I don't really hate him, but I don't remember disliking someone so much in a very long time. Like Pedaling, it's the arrogance and the blatant disrespect that I cannot stand.

  4. @ Mo, well said, and I couldn't agree more. By the time that show was over, I was very hopeful indeed. πŸ™‚

    @ Pedaling, you're a way better person than I am. I hope to be able to forgive him at some very distant time, but I wonder. What he's doing, what he's done has all been done with great fore-thought and planning. But yes, I'm loving the support and guidance, too. I've noticed that every time Hannity says, “Let not your heart be troubled,” I feel better, comforted somehow.

    @ Tammy, I know exactly what you mean. He's really not a likable person, but we “know” that we shouldn't confuse him with his policies, so admitting that we actually can't stand him seems and feels wrong. But you know what? I don't like him. OR is policies. Can't help it. I don't like Pelosi, either, for that matter. OMG, does that make me a sexist? Can I be a female sexist? Oh the torture of self-reflection, lol

  5. Fuzzy:

    When you write “We are being attacked, though not yet physically,” I seem to recall a conservative protester getting his finger bit off by a liberal attacker a while ago. I also recall a black conservative getting beat up by an SEIU thug last year.

    A few isolated incidents (which got scarce coverage by the MSM, of course) do not define their tactics, but the liberals are ratcheting the heat up, slowly but surely.

    Alveda King is wrong, BTW. How can you separate the evil act from the perpetrator of the evil act? It's not possible. It's OK to hate evil doers. Remember the phrase 'I support the troops, but I don't support the war?' Same thing, the two concepts are not separable.

  6. The minute we start to hate others and lose the power to understand why they think or feel the way they do, or we are unable to forgive them for their sins (real or perceived) then we have lost a little bit of ourselves.

    I visit and revisit your blog Fuzzy because it's thoughtfully written and I don't see the hate and verbal violence that I witness on other political blogs (right and left wing). Your approach is the right one even if you might not win everyone over to the cause!

  7. Hi Fuzzy, this is a great, well thought out post. I can see you really thought about this. I have to watch that Beck Clip, I've been so busy.

    I would say I don't personally “hate” BO, because it's hard to “Hate” someone you have not actually met. Of course we hate all the harm he's done to the country, and his horrible, evil, arrogant attitude, lying, etc. etc. We could write on book on how loathsome he is.

    We try to be charitable and say “hate the sin, but not the sinner”. But personally, BO is such a VILE, loathsome, purely EVIL psychotically damaged demon, that I think it's our self preservation that kicks in on a subconscious level. The man is dangerous and pure evil. So, of course he elicits feelings of danger, fear & loathing. It's God's way of protecting us. Like you walk down a dark alley and suddenly get chills and know that a criminal attack is eminent. Or you meet some people and they just have that criminal “vibe”.

    I agree with Woodsterman, we are peaceful, but I just can't help it, I despise him. He's beyond contempt, dangerous, and the WORST thing to ever happen to America. When he goes away, I may loathe him less.

  8. You did it again, Fuzzy. This touched me. We need to work hard to be our better selves. Each man/woman has an animal/angel within. We must feed the angel and shine our light of truth to the world.

  9. Fuzzy,

    As I watched Glenn's show last night, I too was moved by Dr. King's eloquent reminiscing of her Uncle's insistence that all who participated in the marches he inspired were to remain nonviolent. I now believe they were much better people than I would have or could have been. I am afraid I am not that strong!

    But like you it will be a long time before I can say I don't hate B.H.O.! I hate everything he and his ilk stand for! The wholesale destruction of the Principles this Great Nation was founded on. The arrogance and conceit! The blatant disregard for the “Will of the People”! I could go on for days, but I think you get the picture. We must rise above them and as a very dear friend of my taught me many years ago, “If you always take the high road, you don't ever have to worry about anything else”!

    We will prevail! My ending is not necessarily referring to violence, just that we must be prepared to fight in what ever way we need to save this Great Nation!

    Lock & Load!!!

    Sons & Daughters of Liberty Unite!!!

  10. Great Message!

    I don't feel like employing violence on liberals, I feel like laughing at them like a Hyena.
    The only violence I will employ will be self defense. Because when things don't go their way, THEY get very violent. Throwing things. Flailing wildly trying to cause damage as their fantasies melt away like the old witch with water added.

    We can Win.

    We MUST Win.

    WE WILL WIN !!!!!!!!

    Arg.

  11. @ Odie, shhhh, I think I do, too. Just don't tell anyone. It'll be our little secret.

    @ Fredd, I draw a distinction between the koolaid-slurping citizen lefties who haven't yet realized what their messiah truly is and the administration itself. Yes, our fellow citizens are acting out violently, malevolently against us, attacking us, but that's not quite the same thing as the government (police, military) beating us with sticks and setting dogs on us. It's still reprehensible and unacceptable, but it's not the government. There's a difference, an important one to see if we are going to be able to keep our heads as the administration and its fringe media puppets keep riling up the citizenry. They NEED us to be violent, they know that's the only way they can win.

    And it's a Christian sentiment to, as Bunni says down comment, hate the sin, love the sinner. I agree, though, that this is probably easier for someone like Jesus, who was after all the Son of God. Me? I'm just a fallible, flawed human who needs to keep these in mind and actively work to remember it. Usually, it's not as hard, but with BO . . . nearly impossible.

    @ Candle, lmao

    @ CL, oh we know exactly why BO thinks and feels the way he does . . . um, that's pretty much the problem, isn't it? He's exactly what we, as Americans who love our country and appreciate our exceptionalism and values, revile. He'd be in much better shape if we didn't get it. But we'd be lost. As a people and as people.

    I think BO will survive if I don't forgive him, and I suspect that God won't hold it against me as He knows my heart and hears my prayers for help in that. Who knows maybe I'll manage it. If not, I suspect my “self” will remain in tact. πŸ˜‰

    Also, I've been wondering where all the hate and racism are on the right. I don't see it in any of the conservative blogs I read. Point me to some, please. Well, unless they're fringe freaks who are Birthers or Truthers (though, those are almost exclusively on the left). They're just nuts and not at all representative of mainstream conservative thought.

    @ Lisa, thanks! πŸ˜€

    @ Bunni Toes, thanks, and yes, I've been mulling it over for a while. I'm not comfortable disliking anyone so strongly, and part of that is what you note, I've never met him (and hope to God that I never do). But I can honestly say that I strongly dislike Charles Manson and Hitler, too. Never met either of them, either. And they're just as evil as BO.

    @ Opus, aw, thanks. You're right, I just wish it were easier. Luckily, I'm an American and a Christian, so I'm more than willing to do what is right rather than what is easy. Would that the left felt the same way.

    @ L, you've hit something that does make this situation different than the Civil Rights Movement: while racism and segregation were evil and blight on our society, they were eventually enacted with the help of all three branches of government. At present, we, the People, are standing against the enemy within . . . one who is wielding power from both Congress and the White House. Our only hope for a peaceful finish is in the voting booth, that's why we need to work so hard for November and 2012 (and beyond). We have a narrow window here, and we have to make it work.

    @ Kid, hear, hear!!

  12. @ L, sorry, I seriously screwed up that response. Here's a the proofread and edited for clarity version:

    @ L, you've hit something that does make this situation different than the Civil Rights Movement: while racism and segregation were evil and blight on our society, the Civil Rights Act was eventually enacted / upheld with the help of all three branches of government. At present, we, the People, are standing against the enemy within . . . one who is wielding power from both Congress and the White House. Our only hope for a peaceful finish is in the voting booth, that's why we need to work so hard for November and 2012 (and beyond). We have a narrow window here, and we have to make it work.

  13. I am in total agreement with you. One of the things that I really hated about Bush being in office was all the mean rheotric. There was much about Bush to question. He pushed the limits of the power of the presidency on more than one occassion. This president is doing the same, just at a faster speed. We have to respect the office. I personally feel very strongly about being better than the left was during the Bush administration.

  14. I do agree that we must respect the Office of the President. We must fight through peaceful means to bring the truth to as many people as possible. We must defend freedom so that future generations may have the same opportunities that we do.

  15. I do struggle with this as well. It makes me angry that B.O. can bring up such negative emotions in me. He doesn't make it easy to be the bigger person with the way he acts toward us. I agree though, with non-violence and winning with the right argument. But I just cannot like, support, or respect the man. And respect is a big thing for me. B.O. has no respect for the American people and in my mind, should not hold the office he does.

  16. I know, Janie Lynn, me, too. 😦 I didn't start out hating him, but I sure have ended up there over the past year. I did, however, start out hating his socialist policies and America-destroying agenda, and that is the focus.

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