Mother Mother Ocean, I have heard your call - and it is the siren song of doom.
Consider the biggest items in the news today - the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Israeli interception of the Free Gaza flotilla. It is hard to imagine two more stinging rebukes to neo-conservative ideology. The foundational pillars of industrialism in the shape of always standing by private enterprise and muscular foreign policy in the form of always standing by Israel have suffered attacks to their fundamental cores.
And the commonality between those stories? The Sea. It is as if the oceans themselves were part of a great conspiracy to discredit conservative ideals. And no wonder, after all the Sea has always been an enemy of individualism and personal freedom.
What more enduring trope is there than the struggle of one brave and intrepid entrepreneurial adventurer versus the cruel ocean, that Great Leveller that strives to make even the most worthy of us the same as the petty criminal or deviant? The ocean is there to take away our freedoms. The endless ocean serves as a symbol of where our ability to do what we want ends.
And don't forget that the ocean is the source of horrendous natural disasters. Now that we are entering hurricane season, remember that these hurricanes don't appear from out of nowhere. They are birthed and coddled and made into destructive forces by the oceans - not unlike how Democratic politicians give birth to equally disastrous policies like Health Care Reform or how bleeding heart liberals coddle violent criminals and terrorists until they too become deadly tools of disaster.
Hurricanes are essentially liberal in their outlook. They are destroyers of private property and do great damage to private enterprise. The states that they target are those in the South, areas much more likely to vote Republican, and they amount to an awful lot of wind - blowing around for no purpose other than laying havoc to innocent people who have done nothing wrong. There is no better description of the liberal mindset that doesn't include a certain Austrian-born German political leader from the mid-twentieth century.
There's the word of warning. That in addition to the Global conspiracy of media elites, union bosses, trial lawyers, abortion doctors, Islamic extremists, unscrupulous climate scientists, activists judges, homosexuals, ivory tower intellectuals and drug addled criminals, you can add the oceans. Recent events are just further proof that the Seas has a liberal bias.