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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Staggering Reality of the American Left

Lord have mercy, though, truth be told, we don't deserve it.

"We have met the enemy and he is us." — Walt Kelly
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“[Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton] have something else in common. They attract the votes of those people who vote for demographic symbolism -- "the first black president" to be followed by "the first woman president" -- and neither to be criticized, lest you be denounced for racism or sexism.

It is staggering that there are sane adults who can vote for someone to be President of the United States as if they are in school, just voting for "most popular boy" or "most popular girl" -- or, worse yet, voting for someone who will give them free stuff.

Whoever holds that office makes decisions involving the life and death of Americans and -- especially if Iran gets a nuclear arsenal -- the life and death of this nation. It took just two nuclear bombs -- neither of them as powerful as those available today -- to get a very tough nation like Japan to surrender.”
— Thomas Sowell | Mar 24, 2015 (

Ever since the Presidential campaign of 2008, my faith in the traditional congeniality of the American people has been eroding. For a complexity of reasons, besides a regression to the meanness of human nature itself, Abraham Lincoln's last best hope for the world has, willingly it seems, relinquished its relative benevelence toward its fellows. The "me; me; me" mentality has steadily gained traction, in real time, as has the self-destructive and concomitant ignorance that continues to pulverise what once comprised the greatness of our unique nation.

In the wake of my faith's erosion, anger at the small–mindedness of our "low-information" voters filled the void, where "low-information" is clearly a euphemism for "ignorant". Recall the short-sightedness of biblical Esau, who sold his birthright to his twin brother Jacob, giving it up for a meal because he was hungry (Genesis 25:29–35:29). In our own time, what good deeds and accomplishments might have followed if not for that miserable little "free meal" — the Obama phone?

Now we are fast approaching another watershed — the 2016 Presidential campaign. Are we going to discard whatever greatness survives the Obama pandemic? Are we going to throw away our American birthright and naturalization for some measly sexist symbolism like "the first woman president"? Will our principal criterion for the Presidency continue to be the absence of male genitalia?

Have we, finally, no gratitude nor decency left as a once-great nation?

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