Our two observers of the political scene give us a little more of what they have seen in action for decades--especially in the vaunted "Halls of Congress." Read their biting commentary and see if you have noted the same things they have.
Al Benson Jr.
The Deadly (for the country) Art of Compromise
By Schwartz and Viscount
How often have we heard the familiar dictum in regard to Congress about "reaching across the isle?" Or the one about "working together in the spirit of compromise?" This all sounds so good to people who fail to understand what it really means. Well, we are here to tell you what it means in this country, and in "our" Congress; and it behooves us to say that it doesn't work they way you think it does, or that you have been told it does.
According to our Mainstream Media, (those professional prevaricators who still insist that we call them journalists), it is those conservative and patriotic legislators on the right that need to do the reaching across the isle. Should they fail to do that, then the media will label them as racists, homophobes, Islamaphonbes, chauvinists, or whatever other libelous label comes into their febrile brains.
The legislators over on the left do precious little reaching across, as their expectation is that those nasty people over on the right should do all the reaching--in the name of bipartisanship and compromise. If those on the right display a willingness to compromise, then they will end up compromising whatever truth they have with the leftist lies on the other side of the isle, and thereby create a "synthesis" of truth and lies, which amounts to watered-down truth at best. No matter what you have been told, that's the way it works in Washington these days.
In other words the "spirit of compromise" has become a One Way, Dead End Street for naive conservatives who fail to recognize that they must sacrifice their truth to accept leftist lies. The leftist motto in Congress, as in most other places is "Be reasonable and do it MY way." Those on the left with a socialist worldview, do not compromise their agendas or beliefs in order to get along with others. Rather they expect those others to compromise their beliefs in order to get along with the leftists. And, although the leftists may appear to take a step back, in the "spirit of compromise" it is always so they can arrange to take TWO steps forward. Liberal and leftist policies always promote their adversaries giving in at some crucial point(s) and if their adversaries do not realize that they will, inevitably, come out on the short end of the stick. This has been happening for decades.
The left gets what it wants, or almost all of it, while the right compromises its standards and principles, in the name of "reaching across the isle." And while the right reaches across the isle, the left laughs all the way to the bank. And the left has learned how to do this as a psychological operation. It usually works because their opposition has no concept of what is really going on or how they are being "played for suckers."
Or, as Saul Alinsky said in his Twelve Rules for Radicals in Rule 8 "Keep the pressure on, Never let up. Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. *Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never give the reeling organization (or opposition Congressmen) (emphasis ours) a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize)." And don't think there are not people in Congress that are not familiar with and use this strategy.
Ephesians 2:10 in the Holy Scriptures says: "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do Good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Reaching "across the isle" and compromising the truth is not a "good work." Truth should not be compromised with those who serve Satan, the Father of Lies. This applies not only in Congress, but everywhere else also.
Reaching "across the Isle"almost never involves two sincere people or groups coming together to honestly try to work out their differences. It almost always involves the sacrificing of truth, and the acceptance of untruth, in the Halls of Congress every bit as much as anywhere else. Something to think about.