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(’76 Contributor) Whatever our generation, we have watched and read many tales of daring and triumph. Our veterans, astronauts, scientists, and other heroes whom we honor achieved great wonders. We learned to believe that, however dire the challenges, “the good guys” win.
President Obama thinks that history will magically take out all the bad guys in the world. He repeatedly lectures us that bad actors – people like Vladimir Putin, Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad, the vicious ISIS beheader of two American journalists, and anyone else who is giving him downward poll spiral headaches are “on the wrong side of history.”
One can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from power. Character assassination has become the weapon of choice for those who so forcefully peddle the liberal/progressive ideology. It is relentlessly used to silence all those who stand in opposition to the myriad of ‘isms’ they champion as they seek to “fundamentally transform” the country and society. I sincerely doubt they would spare him.
For those who like to speculate on the “What Ifs” of History there are an abundance of books under the heading of “Counterfactual” Literature. These works build on an imaginary premise- What If Napoleon had not invaded Russia. What If the South had won the Civil War. What If Oswald had Missed etc. – and proceed to tell readers intriguing tales of how different the world might therefore be.