America's new war: Patriots vs. termites

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Published by: Herman Cain on Tuesday July 08th, 2014

Dinesh D'Souza lays it out.

I’ve been inspired by Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, America: Imagine the World Without Her, to recognize something about the current state of affairs. As Dinesh makes clear, we are in a new war in this nation. It is not a war triggered by a shot heard round the world or by an invasion. Rather, it is a war between two ideas – the idea of America, and the idea of America no more.

And who are the combatants in this war? They are the American patriots vs. the American termites. It is people who love America and believe it is the indispensible nation on the one hand, vs. people who want to eat away at the foundation of America until no one can any longer see it as indispensible.

Dinesh looks at our history and sees this as the fourth in a series of defining wars. The Revolutionary War was the creation of America. The Civil War was the preservation of America. World War II was the protection of America.

This current war he sees as the restoration of America. Our enemies, the termites, are anti-American ideologues disguised as well-meaning people who just want to help the poor and whatever else. But as they have wormed their way into the White House, Congress and the administration, you find that they have very different agendas.

They make all this happen, by the way, by following the strategies of Saul Alinsky – the infamous leftist who urged four steps to the attainment of power:

  • Polarization
  • Demonization
  • Organization
  • Deception

Clearly all of these are now at play on the part of the termites. They have succeeded at polarizing the nation like never before. They demonize everyone from the Koch brothers to the Tea Party to Ted Cruz, calling those they don’t like anarchists and arsonists. (Do you ever listen to the things Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi say?) They’re well organized and relentless. And whether they’re promising to let you keep your health plan or lower your premium, they don’t care what they have to do to deceive you.

They don’t like the idea of America because the premium we place on individual initiative and limited government means less power for them. So they have to eat away at the structure and foundation of America, just like termites, until the only institution that can stand is government – controlled, of course, by them.

These are the stakes in this war. I know which side I’m on – the side of those who want to restore America to its traditions of greatness. How about you?