Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Self Reliance Lost

Entrepreneur-ism, Self Reliance, and Self betterment have been replaced by chasing bright shiny things, free stuff, and submission to socialist powers.  This election the American people have rejected fact, logic, and reason for lies, fairy tales, and dammed lies.  We have allowed ourselves to be bamboozled by people who have lied to us in the past (“I have not had sex with that woman”), broken promises they made (I will cut the daffiest in half – reduce healthcare costs – strengthen relations with our allies), and destroyed our economy (high unemployment – ruined the nation’s credit rating) for now and the future.  We picked a president that watched four Americans be butchered and did nothing to stop it, gave tax payers and borrowed money to contributors for failed businesses, and declared his intentions to bankrupt an industry supplying most of America’s energy sources.

The psyche of the American public has done a 180.  We do not consider the government as an extension of ourselves anymore but as a separate entity that should rule over and control our lives.  A woman in New Jersey was interviewed on television last week.  She complained that there is no power and now she has to walk up several flights of stairs to get to her apartment.  She complained that the government is not there to help her.  She whined that there is debris in the hall way and stairwell.  She can’t get to work so she just sits and waits for help.  It never occurred to her to pick up a broom and clean the debris from the apartment herself.  She is wallowing in self pity and the thought of helping herself never entered her mind.

The fault for this turn of events lies with the voting public and the leaders of the Republican Party, the public for allowing to be fooled and the Republican Party for orchestrating a woefully lame campaign.  There were so many opportunities to turn the tide and deliver a Romney victory and the Republicans wasted every one of them.   One would think that they learned something from the previous presidential election.  Perhaps the reason is that both political parties are cut from the same cloth.  Perhaps the Republican Party is not so much a “small government” party as they claim. 

Perhaps they did not fight the Democrats as hard as they could have because their goals are not that different from the Democrats.  Both sides are applauding the “ending of the war in Iraq” and preparations to “end it” in Afghanistan.  Picking up one’s marbles and going home is not a good end.  Winning the war is the only acceptable way to end a war, or all the sacrifices made are in vain.  Killing one leader of the enemy does not mean victory.  No matter how many “victory laps Obama takes” our enemies are well, alive, growing stronger, a bigger threat, and danger than ever.

The election is over and this country is in the same mess it has been for four years.  We still have a socialist front man for the Marxists in our government.  The Senate is still under the control Harry leaving us in a stalemate in Congress.  Locally the Republican Party has been just as ineffective in California.  The American people are in denial of the facts and need to be informed. 

No amount of effort in registration and monetary support will make a difference how the people will vote.  We have had several decades of effort wasted on Republican candidates only to suffer defeat after defeat.  Facts, logic, and reason have not worked.  What is needed is an effective way to educate the public and bring back the spirit that made this a once great, strong, and prosperous nation.  WE need to appeal to the emotions of the people.  That is the only way we can get more support for our cause.  We must show a direct benefit to voting with us.  We must promise better, more valuable things and deliver to usurp the euphoric promises and scare tactics of the Democrats.  We face a huge and daunting task that will take time.  This is the only way we can make any headway.  So let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work.