>> Wednesday, November 7, 2012
In October of 2009 I posted the following article: A Second American Civil War? Liberal commenters complained about its length and supposed "false-logic chains". There was nothing false about the logic, merely disagreement with said logic. The point then was to illustrate that we are all puppets to government and media, more specifically to politicians and ideologues within mainstream media (it should go without saying that politicians are likewise, by and large, ideologues). Will there be another civil war? Not likely, we as a nation are too cowed by promise of cradle to grave care. We have, most of us at least, returned to the plantation.
September of last year, 2011, I posted another "Questions to Consider" entry. The main thrust of the post? What happens when 50% or more of Americans are getting a handout of some sort from the government? The answer? President Obama's victory last night.
To quote Rush Limbaugh today,
"One of the greatest misunderstandings in this country, if you boil all this down, is what creates prosperity. The Romney campaign was essentially about that, and the Romney campaign was devoted to the traditional American view and history -- vision, as well -- of what creates prosperity. The old capitalism, the old arguments of hard work, stick-to-itiveness, self-reliance, charity, helping out in the community.I firmly believe America is lost, though not for anything Rush said today. I've talked about that in the past, and I'll remind you in posts to come, but for now, we have, as I stated in my 'Questions to Consider' from last year,
"All of these things that define the traditional institutions that made this country great, that's what the Romney campaign was about. It was rejected. That way, or that route to prosperity was sneered at. That route to prosperity was rejected. The people who voted for Obama don't believe in it. They don't think it's possible. They think the game's rigged. They think the deck is stacked against them.
"They think that the only way they're gonna have a chance for anything is if somebody comes along and takes from somebody else and gives it to them. Santa Claus! And it's hard to beat Santa Claus."
"A permanent underclass dependent upon government handouts and a permanent party power-structure in Washington... "I wish to God that this weren't true. But I don't have the same level of faith in human nature as my liberal friends-- I know what's in me.
Despite my anger last night, and before closing my eyes, I thanked God for answering my prayer.
More on that later, as well.