Last month I weakened from my resolve never again to spend my money supporting Marxist propaganda.
I received an offer in the mail from the StarTribune, the local Leftwing collection of newsprint advancing the Paul Krugmans, Barack Obama’s agendas, and America in retreat and everything else female and modern Left.
For three months I could get all of the StarTribune tonnage for $72. I resisted. For 40 years I have had to put up with the infections throughout our culture from this university-driven New America Marxism crowd from Bill Ayers bombings and John Kerry treasons and their offspring who now captivate newsAmerica.
They finally elected Barack Hussein Obama of Jeremiah “Goddamn America” Wright fame in 2008. With that came Van Jones, Anita Dunn, Eric Holder, Vikki Gass and a host of others from the left hand of the land.
Dearest Lefties, these comments have to do with the Marxism of Mr. Obama, the man, not the color of the man’s skin…..for the more bigotted among you, especially those in the press who went to college and matriculated through the ivy without learning knowledge. Mr. Obama has developed a conspicuous legacy over these two years.
Tolerance and classic liberalism taunted me, however, to give the StarTribune a chance. Even though I knew nothing had changed from my pro bono readings I’ve made at the dentists or the doctor’s office, at the barbershop and such places.
I decided to give a subscription a try. Let’s see what the lefty satans spread to their subscribing few:
The Minneapolis Tribune was not always befouled by Marxism. It once belonged among the great names from the distant past such as Time and Newsweek magazines, the New York Times and the Minneapolis Star-Journal and its morning device, the Tribune all well respected whether Republican or Democrat. The brand of news was not an issue.
Local, national and international news of the day appeared on the front page. Certain headlines were larger than others. Information of the world tall and small were brought into the home. Persuasion to become a socialist was never to be found on the front page…..nor among the ‘funnies’. Before the anarchy of the American Cultural Revolution, 1966 to 1980 America was united by a bond of belief and behavior which was well reflected on the pages of most of its journals, even the New York Times, the New Republic, or the Minneapolis (morning) Tribune. Opinions were expressed on the opinion page by editors and editors’ friends.
Across the river there was a competing family of news. By the 1960 the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, (evening and morning varieties of the same staff) were also Democratic Party publications, for the city it served had become a Roman Catholic-Labor oriented camp years earlier. Every once in awhile a “Republican” message might be published by ownership the day before a major election, but the rest of the news tribes were definitely the left wing of the day. Politics was generally restricted to the opinion pages.
St. Paul was always a more parochial community than its larger sister across the river. (Always is a word I often use in these memory moments to mean, “limited” to my lifetime. There wasn’t much of the Twin Cities before the 1850s, one should remind readers. Always doesn’t go very far into the past hereabouts.
The Minneapolis Tribune (as well as Minneapolis the city) was considered by eggheads to be a higher brow than whatever was across the Mississippi. The Tribune resided closer to the University of Minnesota. St. Paul housed the “Farm School” where, the Left has long alleged, no one learned any studies worthwhile there for Lefties to worry about.
Rational people in the more rational natural sciences have always made poor Marxists.
Today, however, there are leftwing fish to gather with Al Gore limitless brainpower moving into the natural sciences. Climatology and Ecology have become popular among Liberal lululanders. They now write new texts with new data fresh out of the Women Studies Departments.
Like the tribes of remote Amazon regions there are new folks to evangelize to preach the word of Marxism with their own brands of truth from the new sets of Marxist texts…….. Breeding new Lefties in the worlds of natural science, now has a chance.
St. Paul, where I was born and raised, had a very extensive Roman Catholic school system parallel to the tax-payer public school variety. Minneapolis was Protestant and did not have a companion educational system to compete for financing.
Both city newspapers were Minnesota institutions. Both were Liberal for their day, which meant they worshipped Hubert H. Humphrey and all the little ducklings this peppy and happy small town, dreamy University-loving guy gathered clucking behind him over the decades.
I always voted for him, but I didn’t like him……rather I didn’t like the salesman politician in him. (And he was always a politician.) I was mesmerized by his Liberalism and occasional liberalism.
Hubert Humphrey was often a fool, I often thought……He was always politicking, thrilled about government tearing down the old to make room for the new and better, the better being building vast cell block-like housing projects for the blacks to live in …….And about government helping communities educate their young and paying mothers more money in welfare than their husbands could make working, leaving the mothers with paychecks, and without husbands and fathers around… ……….the lures of the day to ‘coax’ folks to vote Democrat.
Hubert Humphrey would announce many times more than once while dreaming about all of the money in Washington, taxes from what Americans were accumulating in the mid-1950s and 1960s during the rise of American post-war and depression prosperity, and how it could best be spent.
He’d salivate while shaking with excitement how that money could be ‘best’ spent. Washington, he insisted, would make its new wealth available “to the local school districts…..All that money WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED!” he assured listeners far and wide.
I wasn’t yet twenty and still in college studying Russian language and Soviet history. I was being trained to be a Liberal, but I smelled the rat….(“WITH NO STRING ATTACHED”) bothered me…….Nevertheless HHH had captured me into his clan.
I never left it until, ironically, the national election of 1984, when I voted for Ronald Reagan, who made me think anew…….and became a neoconservative, I guess the Left would call me, and voted against a fine clone of this Horatio, Walter Mondale. (I had voted for Reagan in 1980, but still as a Democrat.)
Our America was already a remarkedly different world by 1984. John F. Kerry had spread his poisons of treason from coast to coast, the Federal Building in Minneapolis had been bombed. The Black Separatists had done their killings. Drugs and sex were in and everywhere the Bill Ayers and friends were fulfilling their leftwing psychopathy against America.
The once liberal Democratic Party became the strident, intolerant, antiChristian, anti free enterprise, the antiAmerican dogmatic instrument for the sociopathic and psychopathic and otherwise neurotic and drugged of the Leftwing then and now, the incubated by the Marxist warriors from the universities who always hated private enterprise and America’s Christianity.
It is this Leftwing crowd, its collection of misfits at university and its conned victimhood groups in alliance to stir up its Marxist revolution to establish its dream……the dream for a Distatorship of the Equal, to become the beacon in this land, once the light for hope for world dignity and democratic government….the world Hubert H. Humphrey believed in and his proteges such as Walter Mondale, Donald Fraser, Arthur Naftalin, and Eugene McCarthy once defended.
Instead, what did Americans get from the ‘sensitive and tolerant’ left? Today’s New York Times, Paul Krugman, the StarTribune, Barack Hussein Obama, Eric Holder, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Charlie Schumer, Van Jones, Al Sharpton, the NAACP of 2010, Time and Newsweek magazines of our day, diversity, atheism, border horrors and Janet Napolitano, ACORN, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, PBS, Oliver Stone, jihad, and not the least on the list, FINANCIAL BANKRUPTCY caused by city and state Leftwing political charlatons who bribe for election and re-election riding the crest of THE HATE PRODUCED BY THE MARXIST ANTI-AMERICAN teachings at university from Departments called “Women Studies” …..”Black Studies”……”Gay and Lesbian Studies”……”Muslim and Near Eastern Studies” (financed at Harvard by Saudi Arabia, by the wasy) and “Latino Studies”…..and any groups today and in the future, the Marxist-Democrat Party can encourage to “come out” and HATE America.
I return now to my morning paper, (StarTribune) to its front page to find out what is important in life, today, January 14, 2011.
“Up to $131M in fed cash in limbo”…..an article with large headlines referring to a new found love the Stribune lefties now have for earmark pork now that “the veto man, Republican Governor, Tim Pawlenty is gone. He’s been replaced by big spender, lefty, millionaire man, Democrat, Mark Dayton, now governor, elected to an office he pretty much bought with his own money, his family money, and some Rockefeller money.
‘Dude, I’m a Leo and always will be a Leo’, is the main headline of this ‘front’ page appealing to the female mystics in this new American post Christian culture. Along the same political lines runs another “less minor” article accompanied by a full color picture of mother and daughter under the headline, Sportswomen, present and future”.
Toward bottom left of the page is a picture of Pope John Paul II and the headline, FOR JOHN PAUL II, A STEP TO SAINTHOOD, in a plug for the ladies who still might be going to mass once a month.
And to the right in darker headline print, “Stalkers and harassers plunge into social media”, by a Joy Powell. The article has a flow, from part I on the front page suggesting criminal activity involving invasion of privacy and potential for identity theft to, page 7, where the headline, SOCIAL MEDIA OPEN NEW TERRITORY FOR HARASSMENT dominates the page.
Ms. Powell does write, ”Minnesota has laws against harassment, stalking and identity theft to commit a crime. Statutes regarding stalking and orders for protection now include electronic media, but there’s no specific law outlawing impostors on social media.” Good, that is informative. She continues with an example of a country sheriff who had “been a target of Facebook impostors, who created a fake profile profile using his photo and bio information.
In another example a gal was accused of taking over an older woman’s Facebook account to send messages such as “fat lard,” “you are so gross” and “the games only begun”. More stories about this gal suggests there might be a real epidemic infecting the internet world.
The strong implications in this article is that despite the laws already in the Minnesota books more laws are necessary…..I wonder how much punishment the police and the courts should extract from the body and mind of the woman who wrote, “you are so gross”…..what if the judgment, is however true?
Lefties, particularly the more frenzied, are into passing laws to protect feelings…..even gals who should know better are stirred.
For every new law written, there needs to be another policeman or two to enforce the law, a court and a judge to determine the law, and attorneys to pay for to distort the law.
In the American past the Church was once the determiner of where the human sensibilities would travel. Goodness was its purpose.
Today the Left, cultivated by university persuasion, with its Big Government devotions to atheistic Marxist authority is determining these boundaries. Its harpies wish to dictate and direct human feelings.
Looking to the bottom right of the front page, “A Stand Against Violence” is printed, starring muslim Democrat, Keith Ellison, usually violent with words, and fellow Democrat Representative Tim Waltz giving tribute to fallen colleague Gabby Giffords in Arizona. “Slain Judge is laid to rest”, and “Tunisian leader flees nation” are mentioned finish the page.
So much for our front page news of our neoMarxist American day.
I am “too Christian” (a prelefty term now banned, meaning a feeling to do the right thing) …. to ask for my money back from the StarTribune. I knew what I was getting in to when I subscribed to the bribe….and there is always HOPE….if there is nothing else.