There is truth in this world. I declare this from experience. There is absolute truth. My damn furnace has never failed me in the summer. So there. There is more truth. It’s out there, you only need to think about it.
Here in the land of the free, we’ve managed to turn the world’s best system of government into lose, lose, and lost. It does not matter where the power temporarily lies. The side out of power does everything possible to prevent the side that’s in power from accomplishing anything. It’s a real cluster whatchamacallit, but they call it gridlock. However. There’s always a however. They are always able to embrace and pass outrageous spending bills that sends the pork back home.
With every election, fraudulent or not, the sides flip and the power and the drivers of the death spiral flips. Americans cheer the sides like it’s some kind of game. It’s not a doggoned game. These people hold the fate of our nation in their greasy hands. The evidence indicates that they do not give a rat’s rear end about it either. Or you, or me. Yep, we cheer as our country twirls around the drain.
Our politicians pound on one another for what I’m convinced is akin to a World Wrestling Federation show, naming, shaming and investigating while back slapping and having drinks and smoking cigars off mic and off camera. What did one of them just say? Investigations are sexy, legislation not so much. It was the guy with a skinny neck that looks like he has a popsicle stick up his, well you know what I mean.
We do not have an effective government. At least not one that functions as designed. It’s because the people we send to govern have totally lost their way. It’s not about what they can accomplish for the country, but how much wealth and power they can gain. Some of them are downright stupid. Take the lady from New York who can’t name the three branches of government and compares the migrant invasion with Jews fleeing from the Nazis. It takes big city intellect and sophistication to send such a genius as that to Congress.
We do not have a government. It’s a freaking zero sum power struggle, a war. A circular firing squad with the American people in the pivot.
No matter who has the seat of power, the American people are the losers. The motto for Babylon on the Potomac and their media lackies should be who can we destroy today. Seriously, I get images in my mind of medieval butchery except the barbarians scaling the walls and wreaking havoc have sprayed on hair-dos, porcelain crowns, tailored suits and wear an I’m a Congress person lapel pin or have a Whitehouse press pass hanging around their necks.
For most of these people, nothing worthy exists outside Babylon except for possibly Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Hollywood, Philadelphia…. People out here in the hinterlands, they believe, are simply not cultured enough to understand how things really work. This is why they insist that we take away the electoral college. So, the brilliant inhabitants of the big city population centers can decide how the rest of us live.
Face it. If you vote at some point you have voted for a liar. Calling someone an honest politician is like saying someone is pretty ugly. Can’t be both.
We have narcissistic former presidents that can’t go home and shut up. No, it’s not just the current one suffering from diarrhea of the mouth. They’re all aghast that someone from outside the political clubhouse, not named Bush or Clinton, was elected president. Someone who for most of his adult life greased the palms of those same politicians in order to conduct business in their cities. The politicians fear outsiders entering into the billion-dollar industry of American politics. The fear it so much that both parties continue to try to take him out. Even the Chief Justice and another on the Court have had something to say about it. What’s worse for them is that he’s exposed country club members for what they truly are and for whom they work. Here’s a hint. It’s not you and me.
One Congressman said they’d nuke Americans that refused to give up their weapons. Certainly, he didn’t mean actual nukes, but his stance is quite clear and he’s not the lone ranger in thought. Americans, hopefully, are not gullible enough to give up their legally owned firearms even in the face of force. And hopefully there are enough people in local and federal police forces and the armed forces that will defend the constitution against domestic enemies.
There a dangerous push by progressives from both parties toward more government, more socialism which is the little brother of communism, and more control of the people. A short history lesson: First they were communists. When the American people frowned upon that, they became progressives. When that wasn’t working, they called themselves liberals. That modern version of liberalism has taken such a pounding that they’ve returned to calling themselves progressive.
We may come out of the other side of the current state with America intact. We may come out the other side looking like Venezuela. And that’s the doggoned truth. I think.
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