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    We’re all Victor Laszlo now

    We’re all Victor Laszlo now

    These are tough times for those of us who actually kinda, you know, liked America the way it was pre-2009 and didn’t fancy seeing it fundamentally transformed, as President Obama promised.  Alas, he’s kept his promise.

    Professor Jacobson has been steadfast in refusing to capitulate.

    I have not given in to all the doom and gloom, although it’s hard not to.  There is a deliberate effort to declare the Republican Party, conservatives, and the Tea Party movement over.  Operation Demoralize never stops.

    Yes, demoralization is like rust. So how do we respond?

    It is an oddity of English that moralize is not the opposite of demoralize.  The opposite of demoralize is inspire.

    As tempting as it is sometimes to compare our inept and feckless Republican leaders to Marshal Pétain and his Vichy toadies, that only highlights how unwarranted the demoralization is.

    Because for all our despair and disappointment, life in America 2013 is hardly comparable to life in Casablanca 1942.  Those who were caught in hegemonic limbo never knew whether today was the day they’d be rounded up as one of the “usual suspects” and pay the ultimate price as an enemy of the German state.

    Yet even while the movie Casablanca was being shot through the summer of ’42, the Allied invasion of North Africa was being plotted, culminating that November in Morocco’s liberation.

    So here, be inspired.  And sing loud—louder than they do.  We’re all Victor Laszlo now.

    (By the way, today is the 70th anniversary of Casablanca’s release.)


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    RWGinger | January 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    that was a perfect analogy for today.
    and it cheered me up

    I do disagree with the statement that our GOP leaders are all inept and feckless. I see some courageous and decisive leaders emerging,
    that also cheers me up

    serfer1962 | January 23, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    We’re Americans, our govorment isn’t,
    Americans can do anything and we’ve been doing it for centuries.
    The Japs pissed us off and they are dissappearing
    The Germans pissed us off and their burdened with europe.
    And right now the blacks and Kommiecrats are pissing me off

      punfundit in reply to serfer1962. | January 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Oh? And what do you propose to do with the blacks?

        serfer1962 in reply to punfundit. | January 24, 2013 at 12:25 am

        No mnore special privileges like Affirmative Action
        Welfare ends 5 years later & then no more including Food Stamps.
        All welfare benefits taxed as income
        That all employers have the right to hire & fire reguardless of race, religion or perversetion at their discretion
        Standardized prison sentence…you do crime A you get crimes A’s punishment
        Churches have the right to preach politics not just black churches
        All MFM media will be required to report race of perp

    raven397 | January 23, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    the Marseillaise scene from Casablanca is an interesting coincidence. I teach a freshman world history survey, and I played the Marseillaise from youtube with French and English text. I then talked about France sometimes being a beacon for oppressed people, and played the Casablanca scene. I think one or two students got it.

    Doug Wright | January 24, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Right on and let’s go forward with all due speed, deliberately aiming at tearing down, ramming down, Obama’s efforts to Socialize this country. Obama has declared a political war against Conservatives of all strips and while his “war” analogy is ridiculous, his tactics are chilling and especially because many Conservatives don’t like to engage with a contentious foe.

    So, let’s do whatever we can to prevent his statist Socialist goals from being achieved.

    BTW: During the 1989 celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille, the way the Marseillaise was sung indicated that the spirit of old revolutionary France was kaput and not because of its wars with Germany. That scene in Casablanca is thrilling to watch.

    TeaPartyPatriot4ever | January 24, 2013 at 12:43 am

    “We’re all Victor Laszlo now” Exactly !!!!

    I can’t help feeling a sense of enormous outrage, disgust, and anger at what this tyrant Obama is allowed to do, to get away with, at the expense of all patriotic American citizens, because the public has so indoctrinated to this tyrant’s cult of personality, his marxist islamist ideology and agenda, that this Nation Republic is allowed to down in flames.

    With the exceptions of a few individual politicians, is there no one in the GOP party leadership with the courage to stand up against Obama and his fascist liberal marxist islamist regime to lead them in a political revolt, and say enough is enough, no more !!

    This is where we are at, the occupation of our Nation’s power and authority govt in Washington DC. by America’s enemies.

    “The Republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it.” 
    ~ Elmer Davis~

    Thus We the People must now be the Victor Lazlos’s of our time, for our Nation Republic.

    Beside Obama’s dismantling of our US Military to defend our US National Security interests abroad, Obama is now positioning the US Military against it’s own Nation, and the very people it is established to protect. On top of his cutting everything and anything he can from the Military active duty and retired Military, from benefits, to pat allowances, to raising healthcare premiums, etc, etc, while he redistributes the American tax payer money to his crony friends, allies, and overseas entities, ie; our enemies abroad.

    This is about as Orwellian as can get, but is now reality.

    Thus, in defying and fighting this tyranny of oppression we are now forced to endure, the American People are now all Victor Lazlo’s in the fight to regain, return, and restore America back to a Nation Republic and it’s govt Of the People, By the People, For the People”.

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