The Election: I cannot accept…

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    1. Ann Applebaum of the Washington Post, has just written a book, “Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe.’ Said ‘crushing’ was based both on both the extreme violence of war, and the slow, ineluctable penetration of government into every aspect of the people’s existence. This is called totalitarian government.

    a. From one review of the book: “… some scholars were sure that Communism had its bad points, but capitalism and its ideology represented by America were worse.”

    2. Some ‘scholars.’ What will scholars say about Americans who gave in to the same without even being under the gun, the violence of war? Lack of interest? Lack of focus? Lack of knowledge of history and of human nature? Or did the people who once were famed for their ‘Can Do’ attitude simply get tired of personal responsibility and pride?




    3. Let me give credit to the Alinsky designs, the vicious personal attacks, the lies that were supported by the media, the class warfare. A respectable, religious man, successful in business, who has demonstrated an ability to govern, attacked and sullied by a socialist raised by communists, steeped in 20 years in a Marxist church, a failure in economic policy as well as foreign policy….yet he proved that the more despicable the campaign, the more successful…

    a. “Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background,… unabashedly negative…”
    Obama plan: Destroy Romney - Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin - POLITICO.com




    4. And, let’s give credit as well, to a progressive philosophy which promises all things to all people…it’s charm predicted by Tocqueville, and it’s danger explained by Sowell:

    a. Alexis de Tocqueville, writing “Democracy in America” in the 1830’s, described “an immense, tutelary power, which takes sole charge of assuring their enjoyment and of watching over their fate.” As he predicted, this power is “absolute, attentive to detail, regular, provident, and gentle,” and it “works willingly for their happiness, but it wishes to be the only agent and the sole arbiter of that happiness. It provides for their security, foresees and supplies their needs, guides them in their principal affairs, directs their industry, regulates their testaments, divides their inheritances.” It is entirely proper to ask, as he asked, whether it can “relieve them entirely of the trouble of thinking and of the effort associated with living.”

    b. Sowell takes the key political issues and challenges the reader to analyze not only their short term (Stage One) political impact but to also think ahead to their long term (Stage Two, Three, etc) economic impact. He reminds the reader that politicians do not think beyond Stage One because they will be praised (and elected) for the short term benefits but will not be held accountable much later when the long term consequences appear. From a review of “Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One,” Thomas Sowell




    5. So, through ignorance, or ineptitude, or avarice, half of the population has sold out the glory of what America was, submission rather than sovereignty. We are living through the fall of the Roman Empire, the crushing of Eastern Europe, the supremacy of the collective.
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.
    T.S. Eliot.
     
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    In recognition of Obama voters:

    “ ‘Oh, you dear children, who has brought you here? Do come in, and stay with me. No harm shall happen to you.’ She took them both by the hand an led them to her little house.”
    Brothers Grimm, “Hansel and Gretel.”
     
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    Sarah Palin called it when she said Romney needs to personalize the campaign against Obama. She said it in 08, was ignored, we lost. She said it again in 12 was ignored and we lost again
     
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    Such effort. With such schizophrenic results.

    I wonder if you will gracefully accept real, sincere advice?

    Try to write like a normal person so we can better digest what you are trying to say. While unique, your style is not working for you.
     
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    I always love the rightwing rants that are based on a premise that the right never engages in personal attacks.
     
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    Or as I like to put to these types,

    ...if you're going to be wrong, at least be brief.
     
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    Here is what I hope happens:

    SNIP:

    My hope for now: gridlock. People say they like bipartisanship, but bipartisanship usually means politicians conspire to take more of our money and freedom. Bipartisanship gave us the Department of Homeland Security, TSA, PATRIOT Act, Import-Export Bank, war on drug users, ethanol subsides, TARP, No Child Left Behind, foreign wars and an ever-rising debt. When Democrats and Republicans come together, they put us deeper in debt.

    Let's have some gridlock!


    The outcome of this election is a sea of government with a few islands of freedom. Gay people are freer in a few states, and marijuana consumers in a couple more. But sadly, most of us will be victims of the ever-growing government spider web of higher taxes and freedom-killing rules.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_john_stossel/did_freedom_win
     
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    This turead is really funny!

    Considering that Red China is now our largest trading and corporate partner.
     
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    If only we could get gays to stop being gay and stop asking for equal protection of the laws. Then we could get on with not being totalitarian.

    If only we could get another layer of government bureaucracy imposed between us and our constitutional right to vote. Then we could get on with not being totalitarian.

    If only we could get Muslims and immigrants and all the darkies who are mooching off us out of America. Then we could get on with not being totalitarian.

    If only we could waterboard just a few more people. Then we could get on with not being totalitarian.

    If only we could issue a few more NDLs to librarians. Then we could get on with not being totalitarian.

    If only we could search the records of another few tens of millions of phone subscribers. Then we could get on with not being totalitarian.

    If only we could make the Department of Homeland Security a lot beefier. Then we could get on with not being totalitarian.

    If only we could militarize our police just a little bit more. Then we could get on with not being totalitarian.

    Then maybe...just maybe...we could finally get the trains running on time.


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