TV star Chuck Norris and his wife warn that re-electing President Obama is a step toward “1,000 years of darkness.”
Martial arts mogul and sort-of screen star Chuck Norris and one of his wives have made a video meant to appeal to voters who consider themselves evangelical Christians. Norris says the United States is “at a tipping point” in the upcoming presidential election.
Then he and his wife, Gena, gently rebuke evangelical Christians for not voting in 2008, thus handing the election to this Barack Obama guy, who is apparently going to make us all “go the way of socialism — or something much worse.” Yikes! There’s something worse than socialism? You wouldn’t think so, given the rhetoric the last few years.
I had a brief shock when Chuck Norris said he was going to quote Edmund Burke, but then it turned out to be a shopworn quote about evil triumphing when good people do nothing. I was hoping for “No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”
The Norrises were more in their comfort zone when they quoted President Ronald Reagan, which they did at least a couple of times. That’s when the part about “1,000 years of darkness” comes in.
Chuck also says at one point something about how patriotism has to be taught to our children, saying something like “it’s not in the bloodstream.” It was weird to hear the term ‘bloodstream’ in his little speech. I wondered if it was some kind of code that I was missing out on.
And anyway, if it’s not in our kids’ bloodstreams, that means they’re free to do and be whatever they want, and that includes NOT being American patriots. Isn’t that Freedom? Edmund Burke once said “He who wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.”
Here’s the Chuck and Gena video:
And, as a chaser, here’s a 1971 clip of Chuck Norris, back when he was an ambitious martial arts instructor and not yet a movie star. He’s on The Merv Griffin Show, and the guest host is Eva Gabor. They do a karate demonstration together that is pretty weird.