Strawman: The United States of Denial
7 months, 3 weeks ago
The United States of America is in a state of denial. As a group, the citizens have been babied, programmed and dumbed down to the point where they’ll believe both nothing and anything. The young and the senior citizens are the most susceptible. The young are too dumb to care—a sad, but true, statement. They go to college, choose to study things that have no bearing on their future earning power, graduate in debt and wonder why no employer in the land will give them the time of day. Here’s why Mr. I Just Graduated—you have zero skills, zero experience and zero work ethic. But you’re a people person—great—have a nice day. Voting for Obama again? That’s what I thought.
Our senior citizens, most of whom grew up watching Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, are a trusting lot and feel they’ve done they’re part and are entitled to whatever government check comes their way. The mere mention of adjustments to Medicare or Social Security benefits will have this group seeing red. They’ll take that check each month, but know, down deep, they’re pulling way more out of the entitlement program in question than they put in—but that’s OK. Let the next guy pick up the slack—I did my part.
These are the same people who fought in WWII, Korea and a few in Viet Nam. They fought for our freedom and the good life we had until just a few years ago. Never, in their wildest dreams, would they have thought that the man now residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would have brought with him an agenda designed to equal the playing field for all—and bring the country to its knees at the same time. They won’t believe that, they can’t believe that, because they’ve chosen not to. Scott Pelley, Brian Williams and Matt Lauer won't tell them--because they don't believe it either.
Mr. Obama told us he wanted to “transform America”. He wanted to “spread the wealth around.” He told those of us in small business that “we didn’t build that” and that “there’s a time when you’ve made enough money.” He’s said these things—we can see the video—hear the audio—it’s Barack Obama telling us where he intends to take America. “Forward” is the newest slogan. But forward to where?
Americans will proudly tell you that they’ve never lost a war. And to some extent that’s true. But we have lost the War on Poverty, the War on Drugs, and, as evident the past 2 weeks, the War on Terror. However, the most important war we’ve lost is the War on Common Sense. Being in short supply, and in some cases, not available at all, common sense would tell the average person that we, the SHEEPLE, have allowed this fiscal mess to happen. We did this—and now it’s time for us to sit up, pay attention, face the front of the room and vote these bastards out.
You can start by helping those around you to better understand that what is happening in this country is wrong, that we have no leadership and that their vote to change the players in this tragedy is the most important one they’ll ever make.
And should those seniors you hold so dear attempt to close you out and shut you down, just hold up a picture of their grandchildren and ask, didn’t you always tell me to leave things better than I found them? Are you going to ask these beautiful little kids to clean up this mess? Well, are you?