CPAC, and Breitbart

I started blogging in 2011, never intending to do as much politics as I do, but it grabbed me and has never really let go. One of the things that braced me to it, was CPAC, which I had never heard of. What an enlightenment it was, to find there were others who thought as I did (and do).

Then there was Andre Breitbart, the happiest warrior for truth, justice, and the American way anyone could imagine. Combine the two, and you have this, via Nice Deb, Andre Breitbart at CPAC 2012, including the introduction by Sonnie Johnson.

What a feeling that was, I all but sat here and cheered, and then the unthinkable, he was gone, the first of many things we lost that year, including a lot of our political naivete. Not too mention the Presidency. But what Andrew talked about that year at CPAC is still true, they still want to destroy us, and they will if we let them. Here’s what I wrote, seven years ago, yesterday. How long it seems.

I imagine that most of us know already that Andrew Breitbart, of the “Big” sites, died last night. Age 43 is too young but, that is out of our hands.

Let’s talk a bit about things here. I and most of you who are about my age tend to put important thoughts into the written word. It’s the way we (and hundreds of generations before us) were trained. To thrill at the powerful, poetic, or moving word image. For instance, who amongst us doesn’t instantly recall the scene of  “Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor“. Words, and sentence construction matter.

But you know, the generation behind mine, started changing that, due to a convergence of technology, it became possible for normal, everyday people to use the spoken word, film, all aspects of multimedia to move humanity, in ways that those of us that are limited to the spoken word, never could. Most of us have come at least part of the way, many of you farther than I have, but all of us a considerable way. It’s good, I think. I also think it reckons back to our prehistory, before the written language when all knowledge was what you had seen, or been told.

Andrew Breitbart epitomized that change, he was a tireless champion of individual freedom to rank with Thomas Paine, if not higher. He is was almost exactly half a generation younger than me. He did a wonderful job of focusing attention on those things that impinged on individual freedom. A Champion of Freedom, indeed. Incidentally, the phrase comes from Sean Hannity in a phone interview with Martha McCallum this morning. That alone tells you how the world has changed, that I feel no need to further identify those two people because I’m confident that you all know who they are.

Breitbart, personally, always reminded me of Theodore Roosevelt, with his zest for life, his utter fearlessness, and his unsurpassed zest for life and battle, and his jutting jaw. He will be missed. But we will see him again when we rejoin the Armies of Freedom on the other side.

So he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.

And so we lost a warrior and a leader, but we are still here because as he said if you can’t sell freedom, you really do suck. Get to selling.

CPAC 2019 goes on as we speak, I imagine we’ll have some videos from that one day soon.

 

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5 Responses to CPAC, and Breitbart

  1. the unit says:

    There’s a click bait that says…”Only Baby Boomers Think These Uncool Trends Are In.” Picture shows faded jeans. Didn’t go there on purpose. But just passing finger over built in mouse, or whatever it’s called on laptop, clicked on it. I just deleted as don’t have time, or won’t take the time.
    They not my jeans as mine have yesterday’s blood drip stains from yard work yesterday. I Silent Gen. can’t brush my skin past a twig without drawing blood these days.
    Anyway I guess conservatism and valuing life, good vs evil, went out with Roy Rogers. 🙂
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/from_roy_rogers_to_infanticide.html

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    • NEO says:

      Lloyd’s a good un, and like Breitbart, a reminder of how dark it was back when Obama got himself re-elected. Better now, unless Civil War 2.0 goes hot, but somehow, I don’t think it will. But I wanted that Twin Bonanza, still do. 🙂

      Yep, I spring leaks easier now too. Kinda sucks, but at least the pump still works. 🙂

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  2. the unit says:

    There’s a idiom…”Chin up!”
    But that’s ruined too. 🙂

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