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By: Wayne Brown
We hear a lot from Washington, the White House, and from the media in general today about what we, the American people, do not understand. Amazingly, we seem to understand very little. The news, if it is indeed news at all, must be analyzed, edited, and then spoon-fed to us so that we reach the “proper” conclusions as we listen to far too much fantasy and much too little fact. At one time, this was called deception or just outright lying but in our politically correct climate of today, it is simply “spin”….no need to worry.
Unemployment is still relatively high when compared to the baseline of our past history and a goodly portion of the economy is still staggering around in the same daze that it has been in for the past four years yet the line goes, “you are better off than you were four years ago”. Personally, I have not encountered any significant number of people who feel that way yet the line continues to be served up as if it is said enough, we will all actually believe it. “We can’t go back….forward!” Forward? To where? Can someone tell us just where it is that “forward” leads us? I asked that because I cannot see any way in which we have moved “forward” in the classic sense over the last four years…if anything, my sense of direction tells me that things are moving backwards at best. But look, a person cannot trust their gut instincts on matters of such complexity and importance….”Trust us, we’re moving forward!” “Who are you going to believe….us, or your own lying eyes?”
“We need more time” is now the mantra. If we are to continue to move forward in our efforts, the Obama Administration must have more time….four more years will help us to get it right. This plea now comes from the man who personally stated that if he could not turn things around in three years that he was a one-term president. “Oh but wait, the President misjudged the severity of things when he made that statement …that’s why he needs more time.” Hmmm….I don’t think I want a man in charge who misjudges things of such importance and concludes that throwing a ton of borrowed taxpayer money down a gopher hole is a good solution. What is the next move….throw a greater amount of money into some other type of hole? How can we have any confidence that “next solution” is based on any better judgment than the first one?
“The President just wants what’s best for most Americans….you know, those middle-class folks out there who work hard for a living but are being cheated out of their just due by the wealthy…those folks.” You see the President figures that the proper way to grow the economy is to start in the middle and grow it out. Now, for those of you that have no clue what that means, don’t worry about it because it has no significance whatsoever when it comes to addressing the issues of our current economic stagnation other than it ignores the fact that those at the top generally are the ones who possess the mindset and the tolerance for risk that allows the investment of large sums of money into various aspects of the private sector and generally results in job creation and expansive interaction between elements of the business world invigorating the productivity levels, increasing the amount of consumer spending, and overall expanding the GDP, not to mention potentially raising the actual flow of revenue into government coffers without an increase in taxation. But….to hell with that idea, we need to come up with a way for the federal government to do all that for the people….nobody really needs the private sector when we have the federal government perfectly capable of taking care of the needs of all the people. After all, it is government’s job to take care of its people and it is very important that people understand that and demand it.
For too many years now this country has followed a skewed path pushing concepts of free enterprise, individual initiative, determination, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. You see, “we are all in this together and it is together that we will all work our way out” with the federal government leading the charge, of course. The Founding Fathers had no idea how terribly wrong their concepts were for the prosperity and overall well-being of the American people. Why, how silly can one be to actually think that the government exists at the will of the people? Nonsense, government exists because someone or something must take care of the people. It is that premise of “people allowing themselves to be governed” which has brought us to this place in the road. Now, we have the opportunity to “fundamentally transform” that situation and put government where it rightfully belongs…at the pinnacle. Government is the answer….all of us together, speaking as one voice…through the government.
“The wealthy are not paying their share….they are stealing the American people blind and it is time they stepped up to the plate.” The government is here to shake their pockets out and share that money with everyone…..instead of a few having wealth, we’ll all be rich once the pie is cut equally. Then, we’ll all have the equality and fair treatment that we rightly deserve. You see, it is just that simple….we take all the money, redistribute it, and everyone is automatically treated fairly and is equal to everyone else. If that is not what Utopia is then what could it possibly be?
Oh… and here is something else the government wants to do for all of you in the name of fairness, equality and keeping your job security in place. The government is going shut out all imports of foreign products and require that all products bought and sold in America be made here in America. Along with that effort, the minimum wage will be raised to $20 per hour in order that even the poorest of households can afford the higher prices down at the Wal-Mart. You see by making such moves, the government will create a “circular economy” which will sustain all of us over time on an equal footing. There no longer will be an upper, middle, or lower class of people…we’ll all be the same and we’ll do it with higher wages and American products.
Let’s be clear as well on the issue of energy. America can no longer be fossil-fuel dependent and be a leader in the world. With the onslaught of global warming and man’s propensity to wreck the environment, our way of life is in imminent danger. Obviously the urgency associated with this rapidly developing problem for our people and the environment requires that the government step in and take action immediately for that is the role of the government….taking care of its people. Henceforth, we will begin by exporting all our coal resources to China and the sale of gasoline and other petroleum products will be banned within the borders of the 50 States making up America. Yes, your personal automobiles will be rather useless but do not despair. The government, through its ownership of the American automakers, will increase production of electric cars to replace them. This will accelerate our journey toward a green earth environment.
Of course there will be those who inquire as to what will happen with all those Chinese folks burning coal into the atmosphere on their side of the world and what of all the other nations of the world still using gasoline-powered cars….what of that impact on our green earth. Mankind will surely destroy the world. Excellent questions and a great transition to the future of America for it points out the global shortcomings of having our “own” country…a concept which is outdated as the old Constitution which we depended on for far too many years as our guide to good governance. Those days are over and the need to move to a “global government” which places all the people of the world under one flag is the way of the future. In doing so, we put in place a system which demands a green environmental approach around the globe. It installs a system of laws and governance which is uniformly applied in every hemisphere of the planet. It eliminates duplication and duplicated roles associated with multiple governments and it virtually, with one move, eliminates the potential for any future wars. It is truly the final path to Utopia. All the people of the planet can now truly be “in this together”. But, before this step can be finalized, all the coal must be sold to China.
Now you see why it is so necessary that we have more time? Do you see how critical that time is in establishing a fundamental transformation of America into a global nation of people who are treated equitably and fairly by the global government formed to address all their needs? You see, there is no longer any justifiable purpose in the concept of the individual and their singular initiative in the world for those efforts by any individual simply result in others being deprived of what rightfully belongs to all of them in the first place. The scales of human justice will finally tip and move into perfect balance as mankind arrives at his Utopian destination. Only time will allow the necessary steps to begin this journey to evolve. If time runs out now and efforts are made to turn us back toward the “old ways”, then all will be lost and mankind will remain in the clutches of a flawed human society for the remainder of eternity suffering the inequality and injustice of that awful existence. “We need more time! Please give us the time!”
If you feel as if you just woke up from a dream about the future…maybe you did. Just maybe the next time you hear one of the previous quotes, you just might think about it in a little different way. Just maybe you will become a bit more protective of what we have as Americans; more protective of the basis of our values and principles; more protective of the documents which define and sustain our freedoms both as a people and as individuals capable of achieving our own success; more cognizant that government does not have the answer nor is a big, intrusive government the answer to our future. With all that awareness, one might just decide that November 2012 is the time to end this “fundamental transformation” of the United States of America once and for all.
Never forget Rahm Emanuel’s observation that one should “never waste a good disaster” as you listen to the rhetoric of the left on how far we’ve come and how far we have to go. Everything must be done now without delay; without reasoning or thought….”We need more time”. The most powerful force in terms of potential is the human mind and too often now we are implored to follow the bouncing ball and forget our own consideration and judgment. If we give in to that urging, we do ourselves and the nation a grave injustice in terms of our future. The crowd here calling for more time is anxious to take your hand and get started on the journey to Utopia….there’s no time to waste on thinking…just go!
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25 September 2012