Friday, September 25, 2009

The Beast On The Wing

Many years ago Rod Serling wrote a story about a man who was afraid to fly, but needed to take a business trip, and had to fly. In mid- flight, in a bad storm no less, the man saw a creature on the wing furiously tearing at the aluminum skin on the wings and throwing the pieces into the engine's turbines, trying to make the plane crash. The only problem was, only he could see it and the crew and other passengers took him for a loon. He was forcibly sedated, and fortunately the plane landed safely, but once on the ground, the crew saw the damage inflicted by the beast.

Now I feel like that character as I watch Obama tear at the foundation of America while so many people go about their lives, oblivious to the danger. Everything this man is doing seems to be designed to weaken our economy and our defenses, setting America up to either be conquered or to collapse under her own weight. The combination of his actions appear to leave little to chance, ensuring that one or the other happens.

Bear in mind as you read along that the president's friends also despise America. One friend was a domestic terrorist who publicly declared war on the United States, and the other is his pastor, in whose church Obama sat for twenty years listening to anti-American rhetoric. This pastor also gloated about the September 11th attacks with the words, "America's chickens coming home to roost".

Before he was even elected, Barack Obama advocated for a civilian security force that was "just as powerful as the military and just as well funded". Thankfully, that hasn't happened...yet. Is it in the works? Your guess is as good as mine.

As soon as he was sworn in, Obama went right to work on the economy, quadrupling the national deficit and taking control of corporations and banks, ostensibly to "save them". Of course, it was really to save the unions, in the case of the auto company bailouts, and for control in the case of the banks. Cloward and Piven must be so proud of the way Obama has utilized their strategy.

Not content with a billion dollars in TARP and stimulus money, the government is spending millions and billions all over the country and the world on the most trivial of things, while farmers in California go broke because of a minnow. And the final assault on our economy is still in the works via a two-pronged attack in the form of "health care reform" and bogus attempts to "save the planet" from global warming.

Next, Obama ordered the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison and tried to settle the terrorist prisoners here on our shores. Couple that with his insistence that troops read enemy combatants Miranda rights on the battlefield, and his appeasment of radical Islam has begun. He has been on several Forgive Us Our Trespasses tours in which he apologizes for America's transgressions and promises that we'll behave now that he is in charge.

He is alienating our allies and befriending our enemies, both near and far. Hugo Chavez and Mohammar Ghadafi think he's just swell while Gordon Brown and Benjamin Netanyahu are pretty peeved right about now. He offers to have discussions with Ahmadinejad over his nuclear ambitions, but threatens the nuclear option where Republicans are concerned, refusing to talk to them about the health care bills. He stood with the socialist Manuel Zelaya when Zelaya's Congress and military threw him out for constitutional violations, refusing to recognize Micheletti as the interim leader in Honduras and insisting that Zelaya be reinstated immediately. And he's normalized relations with Cuba and Fidel Castro, who also thinks Obama is the cat's meow.

Still not convinced that he has done enough to bring us to our knees, he has killed the F-22 Raptor program and seeks to severely diminish our nuclear capability, while standing by silently as those who wish us harm ramp up their own programs, and still others mull getting into the "game" for the first time. Brazil is now saying that they want to build nukes.

And now...the Obama administration is going to cut the size of the border patrol on our border with Mexico by 384 agents. Saving money would not be a good reason for this, but that's not even it, because they are going to increase the border patrol along Canada, by 414! Yet, no one - particularly in the media - seems to notice Obama furiously ripping our nation to shreds. No one seems to notice his footprints all over the constitution.

I notice, and - to quote the Ramones - "I wanna be sedated", at least until we're safely back on the ground. I just hope the damage we see when it's all over is not beyond repair.

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Slapinions said...

I agree with most of what you say, with the exception being the first bit: Richard Matheson wrote "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", not Serling ;)

Woody said...

Aha, I had a feeling it wasn't Rod. Thank you for that correction.