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The Impossible Dream

Tuesday, 10 May 2005 12:00 AM

Blinded by an almost religious fervor, today's Utopians blithely ignore the lessons of history that prove their quest for a perfect society to be an impossible - and often lethal - dream, and forge ahead in their determination to impose their version of worldly perfection on the American people and ultimately upon the rest of the world.

Imprisoned by their blind faith, they view anyone and anything that stands athwart their road to paradise to be an enemy of what they believe to be inevitable progress - they are progressives and they react to obstacles to what they deem to be progress with an unmatched fury. And to them progress means the triumph of Marxism - of the all-powerful state against the blessing of individual liberty.

We saw it triumph in the Soviet Union, enslaving hundreds of millions and slaughtering tens of millions. We saw it triumph in Nazi Germany under its brand of national socialism, and today we see it in Cuba and increasingly in Venezuela. In each case, for the liberty-loving individual paradise turned out to be hell.

We are witnessing this battle against individual liberty today. Frustrated by the ascendancy of those who value liberty above the empty promises of Marxist safety and cradle-to-grave security, the Marxist left is lashing out with unrestrained rage against the party and its members who they consider to be in the vanguard of the forces standing in the way of the liberation of mankind from the strictures of a senseless morality imposed by an outmoded religious faith.

It is important to follow the biblical injunction to "know thine enemy," and to understand that what we are seeing in this furious and ongoing Democrat assault on the Republican Party and its allies in what they call the religious right is not mere demagoguery arising out of their frustration over their inability to control the levers of power they once held.

Their fury is genuine - they really do believe that the conservative Republican majority and their conservative Christian and Judaic allies are the agents of an evil conspiracy, determined to prevent the American people and all mankind from achieving their rightful destiny.

That rightful destiny is life in a socialist state in a socialist world governed by a Marxist United Nations, and everything they do and everything they say is driven by that impossible - and nightmarish - dream.

Because they are utterly convinced of the rightness of their unholy cause, they enthusiastically embrace the belief that the ends justify the means. Nothing is forbidden them in this cosmic battle between the forces of good, as defined by Karl Marx, and the forces of evil, as personified by conservative Republicans and their allies in what they call the religious right.

They can lie, they can engage in the worst kind of slander against their enemies, they can use the media to spread their distortions of the issues and the characters of their foes, they can ally themselves with the butchers of the unborn, the defenders of sodomy, the promoters of pornography and unrestrained sexual license, convicted criminals whose right to vote they espouse. In their world everything goes as long as it advances their cause, no matter how deeply it is immersed in sleaze and dishonesty.

When they attack conservative Republicans for seeking to rein in an out-of-control judiciary legislating from the bench and usurping the prerogatives of the federal and state legislatures, they are in reality recognizing that their inability to achieve their secularist and Marxist schemes through legislative enactment requires the help of non-elected jurists to implement them by judicial fiat.

When, aided by a compliant mainstream media, they mount an all-out assault on Rep. Tom DeLay, they are not merely attacking a powerful Republican leader they fear but instead are seeking to remove from the scene a man whose grit, talent and determination threaten to undo much of the secular and socialist damage they inflicted on the nation in the years when they dominated Capitol Hill. He is a serious obstacle to their version of progress and he must be driven from power.

When they seek to prevent John Bolton from being confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the corrupt and Marxist-dominated United Nations, they don't oppose him because he is allegedly mean to some of his subordinates or colleagues, but because he represents a threat to the future of an organization dedicated to the same Marxist dreams that motivate them. The president has chosen a Marine to battle for U.N. reform - they want to send a Girl Scout.

In all of these instances their anger is not feigned. They see the ascendancy of the conservative Republicans and what they contemptuously call the "religious far right" as the most serious threat to their impossible dream ever to emerge. Their anger burns red hot and will not die until they have been deprived by the American electorate of any semblance of political influence.

Until that blessed day arrives, hopefully in 2006, they will continue to dream their impossible dream and inflict its misery upon the American people.

Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist who writes for NewsMax.com. He is editor & publisher of Wednesday on the Web (http://www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He also served as a staff aide for the House Republican Policy Committee and helped handle the Washington public relations operation for the Alaska Statehood Committee which won statehood for Alaska. He is also a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

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