ConReCo is a group of thinkers with whom I have the great privilege of association. The acronym stands for “Conservative Resurgence Committee”,self named as such for the aspirations and intentions of its members. From time to time, I have reprinted Dave from Dallas’ ruminations here on this site. When he traveled to Israel for the Glenn Beck Restoring Courage event at the Temple Mount, I posted the photos and videos he sent our way, making us feel like we were there with him.
Dave from Dallas is among the more erudite and prolific members of this august group. Today he penned his thoughts following his participation at CPAC, and shares them with all.
CPAC, for me, added up to a life changing weekend. Events are accelerating. This year could be a political and social singularity, a point of change from which there is no return and after which much is profoundly different. Somewhere amidst the fear I am finding adrenalin and a sense of the great historical adventure of it all… :-)
For those inclined toward a biblical world view, these events are at least as sobering and significant as, say, the full scale breakout of World War II must have been to that generation. But the differences are important too– The radical Islamist movement’s new rapaciousness, combined with modern weapons. The secular left’s desire to rule every person, combined with the new digital capability to actually do it. The willingness of Islam and the left to work together against people like us even though by rights they should bitterly oppose each other– the ultimate “do not question god, just obey him” group hand in hand with the ultimate “there is no god, only the State” group. Seems like a nutty combination, but it is easily explained by their shared hatred of Judeo-Christian western society.
And there is the failure of the latest generations to learn, in school or otherwise, what America is and what the founders were talking about…. The problems are daunting. It doesn’t take a visionary to see what might happen if the corrupt and tyrannical are not brought to a halt. But there is plenty of reason for hope, in the form of people, like the ones I have come across here, on the web, in my travels, people like Andrea and her readers and my friends in ConReCo….
“do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. the world you desire can be won. it exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”. Ayn Rand
As I’m typing here I suddenly remember that the Lord’s Prayer, in its earliest available scripture, does not include the optimistic ending added later by Church fathers. Christ taught his followers to pray to God a prayer that ends with “deliver us from evil”.
I don’t have children, but it’s all too easy to get me weeping for every child. I might just be in the last generation to have the good, comfortable, opportunity-laced, success-oriented American life. It boggles the mind and breaks the heart. And if I can do something to keep this magnificent American moment in the dreadful history of humanity alive, and to pass it on, well I’m in.