As I enjoy a magnificent day, I cannot help but think to the future …
It appears that no matter who is elected President of the United States or who dominates Congress, there will be four more years of political corruption and crony capitalism. That big government will continue to be big, and that big education, big law, big energy, and big everything will continue to drive legislation and administrative rules and regulation in direct proportion to the corrupt professional politicians who are willing to sell out America and Americans for their position, perks, privileges, and profits. That the dung heap that is Washington will continue to be a dung heap – but under new management and old liaisons.
So it might be time to look inward to building our own resilience and recovery that will help insulate us from the further decline of our once great nation and those that are seeking to destroy America from within.
If we have learned anything, it is that the old ways of doing business are over, and that we are entering a shadowbox of public relations and media deceptions. Where a failed novelist can run a national defense program that actually stands by, with forces ready, while Americans are killed and injured. Where honorable men with integrity and purpose who are attempting to do the right thing in the face of authority find themselves publicly humiliated and without their careers.
So, perhaps it is time to step back from the media merry-go-round to take a walk around the lake and look inward.
Here is a draft post that was written on December 18, 2015 …
As we enter into the 2016 election cycle, I cannot help but note that most of our country’s aging infrastructure has broken down and that there is little money for its repair or replacement. The money having long before been diverted and siphoned off by corrupt politicians, the special interests, and the unions that are little more than Marxist protection schemes.
Of course, the blame for this tragic misappropriation of public funds lies with political corruption, administrative incompetence, and the ideological madness that concentrates on a non-existent, never to be attained, future rather than recognizing that present day realities are creating human misery and economic catastrophes.
A dysfunctional, dystopian outlook that is ignored by our mainstream media that seeks to distract with grand tales of celebrity debauchery and the continued emphasis of trivialities over substance.
We are told by learned academicians that our founding fathers were corrupt, unprincipled racists bent on establishing control over everything and everyone. Overlooking the fact that these remarkable individuals created a blueprint for a country that had the capability to put a man on the moon; a magnificent achievement in the annals of mankind.
We are told of inequities as if everyone was deserving of a communist utopia under the dictum, “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” A sure prescription for the slavery that is enforced with greater degrees of brutality and totalitarianism. One need only look at nations governed by Marxists and Communists to know that the leadership of those nations is absurdly wealthy while the rest of the population grovels in shared misery. Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, China, Russia. All present day manifestations of the democratically-governed worker’s paradise promised long ago.
We are told by the democrat party that they stand for equality and equity in all things as they demand increasing tax revenues to balance the cooked financial ledgers that hide waste, fraud, and abuse. Yet one can clearly see that the party’s poobahs have enriched themselves at the public’s expense while spreading their nonsensical propaganda. Infiltrating educational institutions that do not teach history, but what history should look like from the perspective of an aggrieved victimhood. These are the people who want to negate the Second Amendment which provides a bloody prescription for those who would impose a tyrannical regime on the populace.
We are told by the republican party that they stand for limited government, lower taxes, fewer rules and regulations, and opportunity for all. And, yet one can clearly see that, like the democrats, the party’s poobahs have enriched themselves at the public’s expense while spreading their nonsensical propaganda. Crony capitalism. A rush to take care of their democrat friends when they are out of power, and to share in the spoils when the power roles are reversed.
Yes, we are screwed. Royally screwed by a class of professional politicians who have arisen to take the place of the citizen-legislators envisioned by the founding fathers.
What condition must the country be in if we are being offered a corrupt, lying, criminal as a presidential candidate by the democrats, and a narcissistic megalomaniac by the republicans? In what scenario do we see faceless and unelected bureaucrats laying waste to our lives and productivity with their self-serving machinations; mostly to keep themselves relevant and funded?
Bottom line …
There is little difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Likewise, there is little difference between the democrats, in reality the party of decay, destruction, and despair, and the republicans, the party of appeasement and cronyism.
There appears to be only one candidate of any conservatism, conscience, and competence. Ted Cruz. A man hated by both establishment democrats – for the regime change he represents – and the republicans – for standing up to the party when it comes to political corruption, waste, fraud, abuse, and an impossible foreign policy.
Where others speak of compromise, in reality capitulation, Ted Cruz points to a new paradigm. One based on the historical wisdom of our founding fathers and the realities of today’s political corruption. A throwback to decent men willing to do what is necessary for their nation.
Do not be the one who fetes color over competence, sex over substance, and the distraction of celebrity and entertainment over the truth. Our corrupt politicians have posed an existential threat to our constitution, our economy, our defense, our standard of living, and the American way of life. If the politicians were honest, we are seeing the fabric of our nation torn apart by an invasion of illegal aliens who will pose a demographic threat to our very existence in twenty years. Call me a racist, bigot, or ‘phobe and that will not change the truth or reality of the situation we finds ourselves in.
Recognize that political correctness, multiculturalism, and moral equivalency are as much weapons of war as tanks and rockets. In a nation where we pay people not to grow crops, impose price controls, and are destroying farmland, how can we justify hungry or homeless people? How can we be complicit in watching dictators using food, water, and sanitation to control their populations – to the glee of the progressive socialist democrats who promote population control?
We a truly screwed. Even when faced with an intolerant religion that offers no quarter or deviation from its base teachings, we pretend that it is the “religion of peace” and welcome these people with open arms – not to assimilate or to become Americans, but to recreate the hellhole they just left.
It is time to wake up and realize that the political poobahs are orchestrating a farce. Look at Donald Trump closely and you will find another finger-in-the wind corrupt politician like Hillary Clinton. He blows hot, he blows cold, but he keeps on blowing.
There isn’t much more I can say except, God Bless America, may she continue to serve as the beacon of freedom and achievement in the rising waters of the political cesspool.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius