The Jewish lady, who taught me German over 30 years ago, fled Nazi Germany in 1938 as she was a young girl. She taught us something about the mentality of the average Germans of that time. The Germans in opposition to the Nazis thought Hitler was a kook, but were mostly afraid to act and just wanted to try to out-wait Hitler, thinking he would be voted out in the next election, without them having to take any personal risks. This is just a form of appeasement.
They waited until it was too late. After Hitler’s early successes, he became too popular and powerful to throw out. At the time, I thought people could not be so stupid as to act that way and certainly Americans would not act in such a cowardly way.
Appeasement is just human nature, though, and this is also exactly what the average conservative American is doing today, whether it be Tea Partiers Independents, Republicans or conservative commentators. They try to play politics as usual, be nice to Obama and hope that he will eventually move on without hurting them. They may talk a good game among friends or in an Internet forum, but they are still just groveling cowards, doing their best to not appear that way. They will not go for the jugular vein. Many will not admit that they are intimidated, even to themselves.
If they aren’t afraid of bullying by thugs or social unrest, they are afraid of social rejection and/or damage to their careers. Obama knows perfectly well that, especially politicians fear social unrest, if he were to be impeached and he exploits that fear to the max.
Conservative radio and TV commentators fear that they will offend viewers or upset their owners and advertisers, if they should go past a limit and are too critical of Obama, calling for his removal.
The Tea Party leadership generally has political ambitions of some kind that is dependent on approval by the hierarchy of the Republican Party and the Republicans do not want to impeach Obama for the same reasons. When no one wants to speak out for removal of Obama, it is very difficult to go against the crowd.
To make conservatives start addressing the problem we have to call them out about their cowardice. There is hardly a Tea Party in the country that has had protests calling for Obama’s removal, though there are a number of critical reasons that Obama should be removed right away. With his radical background, he never should have been allowed to become president.
One person or small group of persons in high places will not be able to do this for you, because there are always ways to intimidate individuals. It has to come from thousands of ordinary people speaking up. We have to let them know in no uncertain terms that we think they are cowards and demand that they start addressing the 900-pound gorilla in the room, that Obama should be removed from office.
We have to call these people out about why they are not advocating removal. They will say it is impossible, because the Democrats own the Senate, but it is also impossible right now for the same reason to lower taxes and that does not prevent them from advocating lower taxes. Conservative leaders do not advocate removal of Obama, because they are cowardly appeasers and/or corrupt.
Speaking the truth loud and clear for all to hear is itself important and you never know where it can lead. Everyone can help with this, no matter how little money you have or what your physical condition is.
The less the public speaks of Obama’s removal, the more it emboldens him and his minions to go further. Unfortunately, most conservatives are showing their fear of Obama, try as they might to cover it up with patriotic rallies and speeches. If they would come out in the thousands and say openly that Obama has to go, they would find out that there is really not that much reason to be concerned about it. It is mostly about irrational paranoia and not real risk.