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Jessica Lynch and the Neo-Com Revolution
December 2, 2003
by Carey Roberts

It was such a good story, you can't help but wonder if it had been scripted out in advance.

An American convoy in Iraq comes under enemy attack. A teenage female soldier (read, Damsel in Distress) is wounded. Eight days later, a Special Ops team (read, Knights in Shining Armor) stages a dramatic midnight rescue. As Lynch is carried aboard the plane, she smiles coyly for the camera.

This story did not find its way into your children's fairy tale book, with its "and they lived happily ever" ending. Instead, it ended up on the front page of the Washington Post.

According the Washington Post story, PFC Jessica Lynch had "sustained multiple gunshot wounds" and was stabbed while she "fought fiercely and shot several enemy soldiers...firing her weapon until she ran out of ammunition."

Of course, that Rambo-like description bears no relation to the truth. Looking back, we now see that the story provided an irresistible mix of straight news, social entertainment, and feminist propaganda.

But this story is more than an object lesson how the liberal media has lost its moral compass. The Jessica Lynch fiasco is the latest episode in the budding Cultural Revolution.

Because the Lynch story really boils down to a mockery of the archetype of the male warrior -- the time-honored tradition of the man who risks life and limb to defend family and home.

The story undermines the male archetype, of course, because Lynch is female.

Worse, the story ignores the true bravery that happened that March 23 morning on the road to Baghdad.

By her own admission, Lynch's weapon jammed and then she passed out. And that was it. She did absolutely nothing that could be counted as an act of heroism.

In contrast, PFC Patrick Miller, who was traveling in the same convoy, singly-handedly turned back the second-wave Iraqi mortar attack. He was credited with saving the life of Jessica Lynch. Afterwards, Miller was awarded a Silver Star for valor.

But the liberal media barely mentioned him. PFC Miller's picture did not appear on the cover of People magazine. He was never offered a $1 million book deal.

So here is the real message: "Girls, join the army, survive an enemy attack, smile for the camera, and you can be a hero, too."

And exactly who are the people who are waging this divisive Cultural Revolution?

David Horowitz, a former liberal himself, understands the radical left agenda all too well. He calls these agitators the neo-Communists.

Neo-Coms know they cannot topple the economic and military power of capitalism. So instead, they subvert the culture.

It's like Betty Friedan, who took the American ideal of suburban comfort and privilege, and then turned it inside out by calling it a "comfortable concentration camp."

Babette Gross, who was involved with socialist front movements for many years, describes their tactics this way:

"You do not call yourself a Communist. You do not call upon people to support the Soviets. Never. You claim to be an independent-minded idealist. You don't really understand politics, but you claim the little guy is getting a lousy break."

Philospher Herbert Marcuse is one of the leading neo-Coms. Marcuse describes the Cultural Revolution in terms of "a type of diffuse and dispersed disintegration of the system."

To manipulate the media with an utter disregard for the truth, to emasculate the male warrior archetype, to openly call for the "disintegration" of our society -- these are the tactics of the Neo-Com Cultural Revolution.

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