Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Grieve

I debated long and hard before deciding to post this. After all, what's done is done. No use crying over spilt milk and all that. We should just accept our new reality and move on. And I will.

But permit me to grieve.

There is a new president. And it's a truly historic moment. We finally managed to prove to the world that we're not a nation of white supremacist pigs. Good for us.

You all know my political leanings by now, I'm sure. So it will come as no surprise to you to know that I did not vote for the man who is now the leader of our great nation. What saddens me is how many did vote for him. It might not be so bad if I thought they had voted for him because they understood what he represents. Well, yes it would. It would just be a different kind of bad. But the staggering amount of ignorance of political philosophy that has been displayed by 2/3 of my fellow citizens is making me pretty gut sick.

For those of you who need a refresher, Osama Obama is a socialist. This means that he thinks the government is responsible FOR the people, not TO them. This is one of those fundamental differences he's always on about. Practically speaking, this translates into a government entity that is larger and slower, less efficient and more intrusive than it already is. Socialism is all about everyone having the same amount of resources. That sounds very pretty, doesn't it? But the reality is less so. They accomplish this by what they call a "redistribution of wealth". Pardon me, but that is just politically correct terminology for theft. Any mugger on the street can claim to be redistributing income. At least the mugger is more honest about it, and doesn't pretend to be doing it for the greater good.

I grieve that 2/3 of America can't seem to tell the difference.

I read this quote today:

"As you know, whenever Democrats get in, taxes do go up. And if they go up and they work the way that Bill Clinton's tax plan worked, I'm okay with that. ... We want everybody to be able to go to the doctor. We want everybody to be able to do all the things they want to do -- then somebody's got to pay for it, and it's people making a lot of dough, and that's the way the American system has always been." --Whoopi Goldberg

I think I actually threw up a little in my mouth when I read this. For the record, that is NOT the way the American system has always been. It's only been that way for the past 40 years or so. The American system was founded on the belief that every person could and should do for themselves. That people led happier, more fulfilled lives when the direction of those lives was up to them, with the resources that they earned being distributed according to their own desires. We do want everyone to be able to do all the things they want to do. But we want them to pay for it for themselves!

When I hear people saying that the rich ought to pay for the needs of those with less, I have to say that they do. They create jobs for them. But our liberal friends do not consider that to be adequate, apparently. They seem to feel that if you are rich, you OWE something to those who aren't. What is it that our delightful first lady in waiting is always saying? THAT IN ORDER FOR SOME TO HAVE MORE OF THE PIE, OTHERS HAVE TO BE MADE TO GIVE UP SOME OF THEIRS. It may not be a direct quote, but the philosophy is there. What the illustrious Obamas fail to recognize is that this is America. We make more pie. There isn't just one to go around. Everybody makes their own, and yes, with varying degrees of success. Wealth is not a static quantity here. America was the first country to create the phrase "to MAKE money". And we mean it quite literally. We create wealth in this country.

I grieve that we have lost sight of this knowledge.

There is a word for the prisoners citizens of a socialist country.That word is PARASITE. Those who take by force what they cannot produce and cannot sustain from those who can. The goal of our glorious new leader is to make us a nation of parasites. Except the wealthy, of course, because they're the hosts. That's the grand aim of socialism. Everyone has the same, eventually. We'll all have nothing. Socialism is the harbinger of doom for wealth. Its basic tenet is "From each according to his ability. To each according to his need." How smart do you have to be before you figure out that there's no such thing as being successful under a socialist regime? Where's the incentive to earn any money or to try to get ahead, when the governement is just going to take whatever you earn and give it to someone else because they "need" it more that you do? Socailism is not sustainable. I find it bitterly ironic that America's first black president is the man who wants to lead us BACK into slavery. Because that's what the result of socialism is. The people become the slaves of the government.

Everyone is cheering as though this was a great victory for freedom, even as he slips the chains around our necks. They act as though the principles of socialism will yield the results of capitalism. This is foolishness bordering on insanity. It's like sticking your hand in a fire and expecting it to tickle.

I grieve that the people of this country are so uneducated.

They have handed control of the greatest nation on earth to a man who hates it. His words. He has no respect for this country, or anything it stands for. He has openly stated that if the political winds turn ugly, he will side with America's enemies. He wants to attack or abandon our allies, welcome our enemies and destroy us from the inside out. His closest friends and mentors are known criminals, vicious, hate-spewing racists, and unrepentant terrorists. But because he can dress it up with pretty words, (and because he's black and any attempt to point out character flaws in a black person MUST be racially motivated)we hand him the keys to the city.

I grieve.

But grief is hardening into resolve. He can't have my country without a fight. He may have been handed the office of President of the United States, but he is unworthy of it. And I do not acknowledge him as MY president. He is THE President. For now.


Tash said...

if guess we sound like the elites thinking everyone who voted for him was stupid...I kind of think that because if you knew what he stood for why would you vote for him. People project their own crap onto political figures and he is basically just a Projectionist in Chief for peoples perceptions of what they think he is or will do He is EVITA! Nuff said.

Tash said...

P.S. its funny that Condie's "blackness" was never even mentioned, or her accomplishments lauded I guess her breakthrough from an impoverished young black girl in the South to a brilliant accomplished person that she is doesn't count because she is a Conservative.