I know that I come off as a fairly pessimistic person on paper but, in day to day life I'm an optimist. Oriana Fallaci famously said,"With our progress we have destroyed our only weapon against tedium: that rare weakness we call imagination."
It is difficult to be optimistic when I see us losing our Liberty every day. Every day the Democrats do something, or say something that etches just a wee bit from our Constitutional rights. My first FTO told me something that sticks with me to this day. Driving around the 'beautiful' 6th district on my first night out of the academy, he said - "I'll give you my usual spiel about this job. If you think you're going out there to fight crime, save lives and make a difference, forget it! Your only job is to document the fall of western civilization."
And how far we have fallen is unmistakably apparent. Doomsday is coming.
My optimism for the future of our beloved country diminished as I saw 67 million of my fellow citizens vote for a man who wouldn't have even been considered for political office 10 years ago. I see this man now stand there and proclaim that he's going to change things. His lackeys are busy dreaming up new ways to dig deeper and deeper into our pockets. They're coming up with gimmicks and tricks in order to make you think you have a choice: you do not.
Many of you don't understand the full impact of the massive new federal government that is lurking just over the horizon. Certainly the uninformed Drones who voted for BHO don't understand - and likely never will.
Like the barbarian hordes who crossed the Rhine and sacked Rome, the Left in this country have been hard at work over the last 3 decades eroding the internal structures that have kept us that Shining Light on the Hill for over 200 years.
The new regime is gearing up and they want to push their policies through before you even have time to get your head around them. They're using the "climate change" hoax as a ruse to get more control over you and to limit your liberty. They've targeted smoke-stack industries for destruction. They want coal plants to close, and they want to run the Big 3 auto manufacturers. Our president-elect wants to "re-cast" the FDR "safety nets" but that won't do a damn thing except push our economy over the brink of collapse.
Sadly BHO doesn't understand much; and that certainly includes basic economics. He thinks that pumping money into the economy, through his ridiculous "trickle UP" economic model, will promote growth and employment. It absolutely will not do either. When BHO's hero FDR took office our unemployment was 17.4% - five years later after FDR had spent millions with the WPA and make-work programs, unemployment stood at 17.4%
Obama thinks that the constitution is just "a bunch of negative rights." He and his Marxist colleagues look at it as a hindrance to exploding the size of government. It was specifically designed to keep wannabe-tyrants like Obama in check.
Obama wants to do the same thing as LBJ and FDR: pump monies at groups in order to guarantee that they get hooked on government cheese so that they'll keep voting Democratic. He's already spreading the word that he has "shovel-ready" projects that are ready to go.
He just announced that he's going to hire 600,000 additional federal employees - to top off the already 2 million there. And what are these new employees going to do besides overwhelm an already burgeoning bureaucracy? They're going to come after you with their new tome of environmental regulations. BHO's policies are going to add $1 trillion to the Federal government. And don't forget that over the last 12 months, $8 trillion dollars has gone out the door via "stimulus packages" and bailout schemes. BHO and his cohorts are using the canard of "helping the People" in order to breakdown the firewalls within the constitution, while destroying the free market.
Obama and the hard Left don't like private property. They don't like the free market. They hate it because the free market is fluid and mutable. The Leftists create class struggles in order to justify circumventing the constitution. They want a centralized government that will make all your decisions for you. Our democracy is a threat to the Left precisely because there are no class struggles within a truly free market. There are only winners and losers.
How many socialist states failed over the last 75 years? How many communist regimes are back-water toilets, rife with corruption, mass graves, rape and savagery? And our current leadership now thinks that enacting these policies here will do what? Establish "economic justice"? What a farce...there is no such thing.
The problem is that we have a significant 5th Column in this country. These are people who see government as a power-grab. The bigger the government, the more they can establish their Utopian fantasies. They're preying on the people who have little understanding of history, and who have their hand out waiting for some government money. They've exploited folks who don't have the sense to see where this is all headed: directly into the maw of tyranny.
Some get it. George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Friedric Hayek. In fact Hayek was the first economist to put economics and liberty together as a model. In his "Road to Serfdom" he lays out the dangers of a centrally-planned economy. BHO wants a highly centralized economy.
We got the leader that we deserve: Decades of pandering to race-baiters - allowing Farrakhan and Sharpton to appear on "Nightline", and other news outlets, and pretending that their outlook and opinions had even a modicum of validity, convulsing with dread about appearing "politically correct" and "culturally diverse", for refusing to stand up and call these race hustlers on their preposterous conspiracy theories, for engaging in spasms of angst over "institutional racism" and then allowing the government to outlay trillions of dollars in welfare, for not standing up and denouncing affirmative action laws as merit less and wrong .... for all these and more you can thank our Liberal friends on the Left for their vacillation and spineless groveling to special interest groups. Tyranny by the minority. Death by a thousand cuts.
Now we're seeing Obama planting all his hard Left lackeys in positions of power. And you can be assured that we will face an economic crisis towards the end of March, beginning of April. Gerald Celente of the Trends Institute has made a number of predictions that have turned out correct. He says that by the end of 2009, we will see a collapse of the banking industry. I hope he's wrong but it appears that based on the plans espoused by Obama, and the fiscal irresponsibility of our current leadership, we will see, firsthand, the effects of socialism within a quasi-free market economy.
Saul Alinsky must be laughing his ass off right now in his little corner of Hell. He'd be very proud of his pupil Barry.