April 12, 2011 | 3:51 PM
I knew this was going to happen, it was just a matter of time. It has always been there, but I have not had to deal with it on a daily basis. Barry and the Obamanites started the Conservative Reawakening and with it came some of the things we prefer not to have to admit exist. Exposure to warts that no one wants to talk about.
The internet, Facebook, Freedom Torch, Twitter, You Tube, etc. have given life, voice, and the spotlight to a problem within the movement.
I am talking about the extreeeeeeme right-wing of conservatives. They are like the child that the parent is always doting on their “great personality” to compensate for being hit with the ugly stick so hard that the stick broke.
It’s time for some honesty on this topic.
For years, conservatives have had more than a good laugh at the extreme liberal left and the stunts they have pulled. However, every now and then we have to deal with our ugly children with some of their extremism (reference Oklahoma City as a stark reminder). With the likes of Obama in the White House, it has not only rustled the average conservative to get off their butt and get into the game, but Barry O has been the can of gasoline that was poured on the glowing embers of the extreme right that have flamed anew.
Now it’s important to clarify here – as conservatives we support the Constitution, life, liberty, property rights, lower taxes, less government power, etc. Our extreme brethren take this a step further and want no government, no taxes, and promote visions of the Apocalypse of civilization through monetary collapse, foreign invasion, or some other form of paranoia.
Now we have more of the extreme right getting access to ways to promoting themselves and whacked out messages. Not quite sure what I mean? Today I observed a post on Facebook today regarding a blog from the Conservative Monster. While I am sure the author of the blog, Mr Steve Cooper, is a patriotic American and appears to be conservative, I consider his post to be on the extreme side of the right. The Facebook post referenced his site and China’s plans to use biological weapons to kill 100 to 200 million Americans. Really???????? It was bad enough to have this garbage written, but for someone else to re-post it was too much for me and I “de-friended” them.
Folks, this is paranoid and stupid. Period.
Another form of extremism getting top promotion right now is the financial collapse of our system. I can go back to the Crash of 1987, when Reagan was in office, and find articles of how the US is going to collapse tomorrow and you had better buy gold! While it is true that deficit spending, uncertainty, and military actions (items that have all occurred over the last 24 years) make for good investing in gold and other precious metals they are not the end of the world. I’m not a fan of this form of investment selling as it is practiced by cowards and preys upon the ignorance of others. Porter Stansberry of Stansberry Research is one of the top fear mongers out there and I blasted his skin off back in January http://darrenyancy.com/2011/01/23/the-resurrection-of-chicken-little/. The ad I blasted has been running for over a year and so far the world has not collapsed. Run from anything that has this jack wagon’s name on it.
GOPUSA is a very good conservative blog and not controlled by the spineless leaders of the Republican Party. However, GOPUSA keeps running Stansberry’s ads for revenue. This blog is run by Bobby Eberle, who I do not consider extreme, but this continuous promotion of Stansberry’s tactics is in bad taste. Bobby, find another sponsor.
Just as we have to bite our tongues in trying to have a conversation with a liberal to educate them on the principles of conservatism, so should we also be working to reign in and educate our extreme in the movement. Government has its place and the world is not going to end tomorrow.
Darren Yancy has always been a self-starter and hard-working individual. He knows the value of a dollar and through diligent perseverance has achieved the American Dream.