THE BREITBART BRIGADE: LET A HUNDRED BREITBARTS BLOOM BY MAX FRIEDMAN
Let a Hundred Breitbarts Bloom by Max P. Friedman
Republished because original was distorted in transmission.
The sudden and tragic death of conservative fireball Andrew Breitbart has started a national discussion among conservatives as to who he was and what he wanted to accomplish in the future, as well as what as what he had accomplished in his short political/journalistic life.
However, a few talk show hosts actually asked a very important question, i.e. “Who is going to succeed him?”
The opinion, of some, was that no one could replace him, that he occupied an unique place in time and American history, and that the patriots’ clean-up of the media movement has suffered an irreplaceable loss.
Not so! We have lost a lot of good conservatives in the past few years, including Tony Blankley, one of the best conservative commentators around. The other “Tony”, Tony Snow, as not only a good writer, but also a good presidential press secretary who knew how the mainstream media played their biased news games, and beat them at it.
Each gentleman, like Breitbart, was unique in their own way, with their own special talents, styles, and knowledge. The republic did not collapse with their loss, and it won’t now. Breitbart’s successors at Big Journalism and related sites, are doing a very good job carrying on his work, but we need to address the valid question of who will succeed him in general.
No one is going to replace an unique individual unless we have human cloning down to an art.
What will happen is going to be a combination f the rise of the Tea Party and Mao tse-tung’s “Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom” campaign of the 1950′s.
With the rise of the Tea Party, new people stepped forward to lead small groups, with some of them going on to become national leaders of this movement. You probably had never heard of them before, and you couldn’t recall their names right now. Not important.
What they did is important and you remember that. They brought a silent majority of all kinds of Americans together to defend their country from the creeping marxism of Obama and his army of czars, commissars and wackos.
Out of Alaska came Sara Palin, and if you had heard her CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) speech in February, you know that she is one of the new leaders of the conservative movement, replacing some of the old guard GOP talking heads (who keep on talking and talking and talking, often saying nothing of significance, and then caving in to the Democrats).
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), came into a leadership role, along with newer Republican/conservative congressmen and women.We owe a great thanks to both talk radio and Cable TV news shows for having them on as guest so that we could hear new ideas and demands for a meaningful counterattack against the Democrats.
Mao tse-tung, the greatest mass murderer in human history, liked to create “campaigns” with nice sounding names to arouse his countrymen/inmates. The “Great Leap Forward” killed millions as did the “Great Cultural Revolution” (See: Professor Richard Walkers writings including the short, but concise study, “The Human Cost of Communism in China”, Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, Sen. Judiciary Committee, 1971).
Mao also created the “Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom” campaign to bring hidden intellectuals and reformers out into the open with a promise that he was going to allow them more freedom of expression and creativity. This Wiley old spider spun his deceptive web very well, and caught and killed a lot of reformist flies in it. No flowers “bloomed” in that program of mass murder.
In fact, the only flowers that came out of that extermination program were those of the hundreds of thousands of its victims who ended up pushing up daisies. However, there is no reason why a positive campaign of similar name cannot honor our recently fallen leader, Andrew Breitbart, by naming one after him.
I suggest that this “defend freedom” campaign be known as “Let a Hundred Breitbarts Bloom”.
These new leaders will come from our schools and universities, churches, synagogues, political discussion groups, and from individuals without any organizational affiliations.
In our country’s wars, there is one image that makes us proud of our servicemen and women, namely that image of one soldier picking up the American flag from the hands of a fallen comrade, and carrying it forward against the enemy to victory.
That soldier was almost never identified, but he, like so many others, rose to the occasion of combat and doing what had to be done. So too will the new members of the “Breitbart Brigade”. They will listen to what Andrew had said, see what he had done, and work to fulfill his dreams.
Like King Henry the Fifth, they go “once more into the breach”, to victory.
Recruiting is now open for the new “Breitbart Brigaders”, and their chants will be like those of Breitbart, “Fight to the finish; fight to victory.”
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