John scores an excellent analysis in his latest essay. Indeed, this political obsession with ‘change’ bodes ill for the republic and the only change I can document with certaintly in the last 15 years is the further erosion the republic into a Socialist Democracy.
Our current crop of Presidential contenders promise more of the same “change”.
By John Galt
Although government has its limits and cannot solve all our problems, we Americans reject the view that we must be reconciled to failures and mediocrity, or to an inferior quality of life. For I believe that we can come through this time of trouble stronger than ever. Like troops who have been in combat, we have been tempered in the fire; we have been disciplined, and we have been educated.
Guided by lasting and simple moral values, we have emerged idealists without illusions, realists who still know the old dreams of justice and liberty, of country and of community.
This year we have had thirty state primaries–more than ever before—making it possible to take our campaign directly to the people of America: to homes and shopping centers, to factory shift lines and colleges, to beauty parlors and barbershops, to farmers’ markets and union halls.
This has been a long and personal campaign—a humbling experience, reminding us that ultimate political influence rests not with the power brokers but with the people. This has been a time of tough debate on the important issues facing our country. This kind of debate is part of our tradition, and as Democrats we are heirs to a great tradition.
Our country has lived through a time of torment. It is now a time for healing. We want to have faith again. We want to be proud again. We just want the truth again.
It is time for the people to run the government, and not the other way around.
It is the time to honor and strengthen our families and our neighborhoods and our diverse cultures and customs.
We need a Democratic President and a Congress to work in harmony for a change, with mutual respect for a change. And next year we are going to have that new leadership. You can depend on it!
It is time for America to move and to speak not with boasting and belligerence but with a quiet strength, to depend in world affairs not merely on the size of an arsenal but on the nobility of ideas, and to govern at home not by confusion and crisis but with grace and imagination and common sense.
Too many have had to suffer at the hands of a political economic elite who have shaped decisions and never had to account for mistakes or to suffer from injustice. When unemployment prevails, they never stand in line looking for a job.
Yes, and even more from another speech….
Each and every time, a new generation has risen up and done what’s needed to be done. Today we are called once more – and it is time for our generation to answer that call.
For that is our unyielding faith – that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it.
And as people have looked away in disillusionment and frustration, we know what’s filled the void. The cynics, and the lobbyists, and the special interests who’ve turned our government into a game only they can afford to play. They write the checks and you get stuck with the bills, they get the access while you get to write a letter, they think they own this government, but we’re here today to take it back. The time for that politics is over. It’s time to turn the page.
This campaign must be the occasion, the vehicle, of your hopes, and your dreams. It will take your time, your energy, and your advice – to push us forward when we’re doing right, and to let us know when we’re not. This campaign has to be about reclaiming the meaning of citizenship, restoring our sense of common purpose, and realizing that few obstacles can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change.
By ourselves, this change will not happen. Divided, we are bound to fail.
I find this particular political season both distasteful, as usual, dishonest, as usual, and quite annoying. Those who fail to fall into the marching orders of particular political parties are labeled as ‘nuts’ and ‘radicals’ while those who march in lockstep considered ‘pragmatic’ and ‘logical’; yet few see the futility we are engaged in. Ever since the FDR years, Americans have been trained like some sick, perverted, Pavlovian creature to respond to the dinner bell of government dominance in their lives and have abandoned the ideals of individualism and creative freedoms. The basic business concept of creative destruction which allowed our capitalist system to evolve and grow to incredible strength without the shackles or cooperation of government intervention have been forgotten ever since the days of Woodrow Wilson. Yet here we are again, almost one century later, willing to listen to and accept the mediocrity of the masses over the superiority of the individualism which made our nation great in an effort to stave off “suffering” and the necessary corrections of one half century of spending, waste and modified socialist Keynesian capitalism which would make Adam Smith spin in his grave like an out of control helicopter.
Yet once again, in the words above, we here echoes.
Echoes of a horrid era in American history where internationalism surpassed American idealism. Where nationalism was given the tag of “racism” and “isolationist” whereas those who applied those labels liberally became the elitists of the future, but premature in the execution of their plans. The majority of my readers will not be so incorrect to assume the edifications above to have come from this man:
You would be partially correct. The words of “Change” have been echoed by numerous political candidates for election after election, yet there are few who grasp the impact of “change” in this environment. If this man becomes President, I fear our Republic will fall faster, not much faster than a McCain tenure mind you, but faster. You see, I have properly applied the title of “The Black Jimmy Carter” to Mr. Obama and not to demean him personally, but to make a point. A hollow suit is a hollow suit. Be it in the guise of a goober minded peanut farmer from Plains, Georgia or a Senator from Illinois who sees a chance to be the opportunist of the modern age.
I’ve heard nothing “new” from either party for some twenty years now. I’ve heard nothing revolutionary other than that brief spurt of hope in the 1994 Republicans who instantly turned into Caligula’s play toys after obtaining money and power and all that is corrupted by it. Once again, at the most critical juncture in history, the American people are faced with four potential political candidates who could change history and none of them have the vision, the hope, or the ideals to save us.
As such, I urge everyone, and I mean everyone, be they rich or poor, left or right, or apathetic to our political dilemma to prepare for the absolute worst. If Caligula’s wife becomes empress we will see a rapid acceleration to the end of Constitutional freedoms, thus why I call her “Mussolini in Drag.” If the BJC (Black Jimmy Carter) becomes the leader of the free world, the consequences of indecision and inexperience shall lead us to a destination which the Soviets could never have dreamed of in their wildest fantasies. And the two RINO’s will lead us into an economic black hole along with their internationalist intentions that creates a permanent caste system that stirs a rebellion unseen since the 1860’s due to their incompetent ideals.
So prepare my friends. Everyone needs to do whatever it takes to get your personal affairs in order. This is not the time to be shy, hesitant nor to delay; get ready now. The worst is about to be upon us.
And for those that are curious, the first two sections in italics above are not from Obama; they are from another Democrat; the one and only:
James Earl Carter.
Think about it.
The song remains the same……