Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tearing Down America: The Culture Of Concession

Death and despair. Doom and gloom.

These attitudes have never been part of the American lexicon until recently, but now it is all we hear. When I think back only one short year at how terrified I was at the prospect of a President Hillary Clinton, I am forced to shake my head and smile a sardonic smile, because I don't think even she could have wreaked such devastation on my country in such short order as has Barack Hussein Obama. Nor do I believe - in retrospect - that she would have intended to do so.

To be certain, there have always been crazies running small governments and municipalities in America, but they were never more emboldened than they are now, under the reign of Obama. Dan Kildee, treasurer of Genesee County in Michigan, is one such individual. Engaging in an exercise of abject surrender, he says that "decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity." Missing in his sentiments is the usual defiant American spirit, the will to fight and win. Surrender has crept into the consciousness and is spreading like a cancer.

As Obama and the democrats in control of congress keep hammering home the message of the end of days, people like Dan Kildee scoop up the baton and run further and faster. "The obsession with growth is sadly a very American thing. Across the US, there's an assumption that all development is good, that if communities are growing they are successful. If they're shrinking, they're failing."

I'd like to know precisely when it became so very fashionable to despise all things American. Redefining success and failure to suit an agenda of revolution is so antithetical to American values that I'm beginning to believe that the communist manifesto has borne fruit and flourished in our universities for the past 40 years.

I half jokingly said a short while ago that pretty soon we would wake up and not recognize the landscape before us. I meant it in an analogous way, but now it seems rather prescient, if I must say so myself. If these people get their way, cities will find themselves in the path of bulldozers.

When are people going to wake up and see what is happening as a result of their blindly euphoric choice last November? I hope it's before the blade of the bulldozer crashes down on their bedrooms.

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2 comments:

Ginx said...

"As Obama and the democrats in control of congress keep hammering home the message of the end of days"

Is that what Obama says, or is that what you keep hearing from within your conservative bubble of sub-reality?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not Obama-phile, but you are blind if you haven't seen this happening since Reagan. Government has inflated and sought to control various aspects of our personal lives for a long time.

Obama is still better than Bush, though I voted for neither.

Woody said...

My "conservative bubble" is constructed of prescription glass, giving me 20-20 vision. And sound travels through the glass quite effortlessly.

Reagan was all about less government, as was Bush 43. Bush got hammered over the war spending but no one seems to care that Obama is spending like a drunken sailor on a three day leave.

How even the most partisan of ideologues can seriously claim that "Obama is still better than Bush" is beyond me, unless one is referring to his superior ability to burn money.