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Author:  Jim Wrenn
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Date:  April 24, 2007
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Conservatives and Non-Leftists Teeter on "McGovernizing" Themselves in Reverse by Continuing to "Preach to the Choir" as America Nose-Dives into Defeatism on Iraq.

April 24, 2007--

Conservatives and Non-Leftists Teeter on "McGovernizing" Themselves in Reverse by Continuing to "Preach to the Choir" as America Nose-Dives into Defeatism on Iraq.

This is an open letter to "us"-- i.e., we who favor victory in Iraq, understand it as an inextricable component of the long, twilight struggle between the forces of freedom and totalitarianism, and understand that failure or defeat in Iraq would be catastrophic for our country, ourselves and our posterity:

Stop preaching to the choir. They already understand. Tell the choir they must immediately support and provide funding for a massive, first-class, truth-telling campaign directed at the mind of "Middle" America to counter the infection of defeatism that's spreading rapidly. Remember, with one movie alone (JFK), Oliver Stone created a mass misperception of history in the minds of "middle" America, a majority of whom now believe the CIA killed JFK. Stone, MoveOn, and George Soros, et al ad nauseum are on the verge permanently infecting middle America's mind with comparable misperceptions about the stakes in Iraq.

The defeatists are on the verge of having permanently planted into the minds of "middle" Americans the specious claims: (a) that WMD reports were "lies" presented as grounds for Operation Iraqi Freedom, (b) that carnage in Iraq would decrease rather than increase dramatically "if only" America would withdraw, (c) that if we hadn't toppled Saddam, we wouldn't by now be facing an all-out effort on his part to reconstitute his WMD programs as well as to try to beat the Iranians in the race for a nuclear weapon, (d) that our "withdrawal" from Iraq would enable us to more effectively fight Islamic totalitarianism (rather than yielding to them a sanctuary in Iraq far more effective and dangerous to us and the West than al Qaeda's remote sanctuary in Afghanistan could ever have been), and, as an "extra attraction," (e) that Bush and his minions may have somehow contributed to, or "staged," 9-11. Regarding item "(c)" above, see RewindRewriteReplay; see also ExposingBushOnIraq.

If we continue business as usual by continuing to merely preach to the choir, then defeatism is virtually assured as the outcome. We've catered to informed passengers in America's plane so long that we've failed to notice that our adversaries are in the cockpit and are determined to complete a nose dive in their mistaken belief (fueled in part by their blind hatred for Bush) that they're making an "emergency" landing. We don't have much time to alter this potentially catastrophic trajectory.

It's time for we who understand the stakes to collectively create and support an aggressive truth-telling campaign. If we fail, our posterity won't forgive us.

Some of us who understand the stakes may be inclined to say, "I agree, but I just can't do more than I'm doing right now." I believe that's probably what our troops in Iraq are saying every day as they perform their missions while watching us let ourselves (and them) be defeated by a slick, well-funded media campaign by defeatists. We owe it to them to find a way to "do more." Now, let's get rolling!

Otherwise, we will have "McGovernized" ourselves in reverse -- i.e., marginalized our views and influence into a form of political irrelevance until it's too late. We don't want to be content to be able to say "we told you so" after likely greater disasters unfold on America.

I doubt my server would handle a massive influx of emails, so if there's someone out there who agrees with me and has access to a server capable of such volume, let me know at Editor no-space at-symbol no-space WrennCom.Com or Editor no-space at-symbol no-space PoliSat.Com. I'll try to "do more than I'm doing right now."

Jim Wrenn is Editor at WrennCom.Com and Editor at PoliSat.Com.

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Biography - Jim Wrenn

Jim is a proud descendant of 18th Century criminal exiles from England who swam to the Outer Banks when the British ship taking them to a Georgia penal colony sank in a storm near Cape Hatteras. Having the prescience to prevent their descendants from becoming "TarHeels," they immediately migrated to Virginia, where, within just a few generations they worked their way up into poverty. Jim's grandfather was the first in the family tree to see the distant horizons, but his career was cut short by severe injuries he sustained when a cousin cut down the tree.

After a brief stint in the Amry (ours) following graduation from law school, he began his legal career in the state bureaucracy but was never able to break into the federal bureaucracy. Several years later, he entered the private practice of law and co-founded a small law publishing company. Later, finding the publishing of small laws unstimulating and finding his private practice too private to be lucrative, he began writing political satire/commentary. His greatest vice is taking himself too seriously.

He wrote the definitive books on the Clinton Era Error: the Clinton Liebrary Book (pre-October, 2000), which he later updated as the Clinton Liebrary Book 2001 Edition to include Election 2000, the post-election shennanigans, and related events through August, 2001. The 2001 edition is the only known literary source that conclusively shows why Bill Clinton pardoned Susan McDougal but not Webster Hubbel. It also presciently contains the Billary/Hillary Dueling Memoirs. At every opportunity he shamelessly promotes his books for orders on-line or by fax at www.ClintonLiebraryBook.Com. He's also the Librarian at the Clinton Liebrary (www.ClintonLiebrary.Com), which owns exclusive rights to Bill Clinton's most famous speech as well as Bill Clinton's comments after revelation of the identity of Deep Throat in 2005.

As an amateur scientist as well as a scientific amateur, he de-bunks the man-is-causing-Global "Warming" theory, and predicts that by the middle of the 21st Century (when he will be safely dead) physicists will discover the obvious flaws in Einstein's Theory of Relativity, which will lead to vastly-faster-than-light travel through polarization of gravity. As a constitutional-law scholar, he's trying to teach those who hold a static, zero-sum-game view of economic and social theories to understand that "property" is not a "thing" but rather is a human right.

Although he regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to lawyers, he's too-often available through he Rubber Chicken Speakers Bureau to speak on politics, satire, etc., at luncheons, dinners, root canals, funerals, etc. His speaking fees are so outrageously high they border on criminal price-gouging, but as a free-market advocate, he defends his fees on the higher moral ground of charging whatever the traffic will bear. For more information (surely more than one would want or need), go to www.PoliSat.Com.

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