America's oldest song
By Michael Moriarty
The glow of victory is all over Hillary Clinton since her big wins in last week's primaries. America loves a fighter and she is turning things around in the ring, as they say. However, neither she nor Obama can win the requisite number of delegate votes, so it looks like a "brokered" convention in Denver.
Where are we going with this election?
While the Republicans are growing calmer with their candidate, Senator John McCain, growing fears within the Democratic Party that a "brokered" convention in Denver could get ugly may become a reality. Visions of Chicago's 1968 convention come to mind and are considered seriously possible by the political pundits.
There may not be blood in the streets as in Chicago, but arm-twisting in the back rooms could reach the levels of grand guignol, that sado-masochistic, French style of theater that ironically was distantly echoed and actually prophesied by the unexpected presence of French playwright Jean Genet at the 1968 Chicago Democratic convention. Among Norman Mailer's essays there is an account of that convention and after reading it you'll think, "No, not again! It's not possible."
Oh yes, it is.
Racial prejudice is America's knee-jerk explanation for any major issue involving both white and black Americans. Throw in the apparent Latin bias for Hillary Clinton and … well … poor Denver.
The gloves are coming off, as they say. This drama's second act, after Hillary Clinton's very questionable victory in Denver, will be the growing political nightmare of Obama's rejection of the vice presidency. Hillary's offer will, of course, be made "hush-hush", but the news of it will get out and the next, even more questionable victory, the big third act of this ugly melodrama, will be Hillary Clinton's victory over John McCain.
What does that leave?
A profoundly enraged America.
As my regular readers well know, I liken the Democratic Party's support for abortion to America's formerly legalized slavery. These are infections that have festered and will continue to do so until they erupt into some form of gangrenous, civil upheaval.
"Preposterous!" cry the Progressives.
Hmmm … slavery lasted 89 years in America. This nation's legalized abortion is already 35 years old. The Progressive Democratic Party is its fully committed proponent … in the same way that Democratic Party had supported slavery and the post-bellum South in the 1800's.
It is an old song that will again bring the "Progress" of this vaunted "party of civil rights", drowning in its own hypocrisy, which will bring it to a screeching halt. The demand of a "women's right" to abortion mirrors the ruthlessness of Southern slave owners' rights. Of course, none of this will be discussed at the Democratic convention. That Party of the People will be too busy blaming each other to realize the actual depth of its justifiable self-loathing, its inner rage for having denied any rights to the unborn.
Despite the increasingly suicidal nature of the Democratic Party's pro-abortion policy, it will succeed one more time in gaining hold of the White House. With such blazing hypocrisy leading the country, America is headed for the worst four, war years she has had since the eight years of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Despite the new potential president's promise to get out of Iraq, she – yes, Hillary will win – will find it impossible to keep her promise. It will be broken in the same way President Richard Nixon could not immediately leave Vietnam, as we thought he had promised.
In other words, the most cunning, and possibly most long-lived of the Harvard "geniuses" will not be Barack Obama, but will prove to be Dr. Henry A. Kissinger. He is still haunting American foreign policy. If any one man immersed the United States in a quagmire of bipartisan, Progressive, political philosophy, it was Richard Nixon's moral doppelganger, Dr. Henry A. Kissinger. His gift to American history was "realpolitik". The present euphemism for realpolitik is Progressive realism. That "realism", of course, must include and actually starts with a woman's right to have an abortion.
The direction in which Dr. Kissinger charted the Progress of our nation still remains a secretive and Machiavellian style of both American foreign and domestic policy. This style is hardly as old as the nation … however, the defense of such inhumanity as slavery and abortion is one of, if not the oldest classic in the American Songbook.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.