What’s new today? Too much to complain about, that’s what:
Greece and all of Europe in a meltdown over excessive government spending on welfare programs and lavish unionized public employee compensation leading to massive public debt. Devaluation of the Euro is likely after they go through their own TARP (including a significant U.S. exposure), and it doesn’t work.
California in the same fix as Greece. Its debt rating has sunk to sub-junk status. California’s chance of repaying any bail-out is nil. They’ll default and bring down the whole U.S. economy. Massive hyper-inflation is the most likely outcome. And if not California, then several other states qualify as well.
Obama diluting and feminizing the supreme court. This means that the court will have to answer the question “How do you feel about this?” in addition to “Is it constitutional?” or even “Is it legal?” Kagen says the court (she) can right a lot of wrongs and protect the innocent and the weak.
World Health Organization, an out-of-control train-wreck agency (aren’t they all?) at the U.N. ignoring its own profligacy and uselessness proposing to international taxes on internet services and financial transactions in a wealth redistribution plan similar to the recent climate (mug the West) fiasco at Copenhagen.
Mrs. Obama (non-elected nanny) along with Federal Trade Commission (what?) is campaigning for government oversight of food production so as to slim down all those fatty kids. Just wait, we’ll eventually have people out in the street doing Chinese communist style calisthenics every morning then going to a public dining room to eat their granola rations and listen to political indoctrination.
Chris Dodd is still pushing his “Let’s Whack Wall Street” financial regulatory scheme — as if its predecessor (panic-financial legislation), Sarbanse-Oxley, ever did anyone any good.
British Petroleum spilling oil, Muslim savages spilling blood, and politicians and meddlesome leftist busybodies spilling nonsense about Arizona.
New York mayor Bloomberg going to London to see if security cameras all over the place make the city safer. Hint — they don’t.
Exhaustion sets in when one sees too many negative things happening that don’t seen amenable to individual or even cooperative initiatives to solve them. However, when one recognizes that they are symptoms of a larger disease one can and must focus on the disease itself.
What do all of these have in common? They are all symptoms of leftist lunacy, the dismissal of all common sense, individual judgement, initiative, and propriety; all in favor of government bureaucracy and nannyism. They are all symptoms of looming tyranny — loss of individual freedom — power and control flowing to the political/bureaucratic structure. And citizens have not only allowed this to happen, but in many cases they’ve encouraged it by demanding goodies from government.
In essence, too many of our citizens have adopted a cargo cult culture. The cargo cults originated in Borneo during World War II when the natives saw parachutes loaded with free goodies dropping from the sky. They reasoned that with the proper invocation of the gods that this cargo would continue to fall to them. Our current cargo cult leader is Barack Obama, the Sun God.
The cargo cult culture is summarized in WikiPedia as follows:
Cargo cults tend to appear among people who covet the foreigners’ equipment but are unable to obtain it easily through trade or established traditions. Members, leaders, and prophets of the cults maintain that the manufactured goods of the non-native culture have been created by spiritual means, such as through their deities and ancestors, and are intended for the local indigenous people, but that the foreigners have unfairly gained control of these objects through malice or mistake. Thus, a characteristic feature of cargo cults is the belief that spiritual agents will, at some future time, give much valuable cargo and desirable manufactured products to the cult members
Doesn’t this remind you of those who believe the fruits of prosperity come from “spiritual means” and “are intended for the local indigenous people, but that the foreigners have unfairly gained control of these objects through malice or mistake.” i.e. somebody, the rich, the government, has the cargo but it belongs to the “local indigenous people” by right. Sounds like Obama, Reid and Pelosi to me.
Cargo cultists display sacred symbols in hopes of attracting cargo:
It is essential, then, that we focus our efforts toward curing the political disease, the leftward drift that produces these symptoms in the first place. Retire the Sun God and his minions. Educate the cargo cultists. Vote only for representatives, local and national, Republican, Democrat or Libertarian that promise and you firmly believe will actually reduce government, not just reduce its rate of growth. Fiscal responsibility may take a gold standard, it may take a constitutional amendment and changes at the Supreme Court. But ours is a resilient society — we may still have the willpower and self-discipline to fix the mess before it drives us all mad.