I read the following at Front Page Magazine:
Socialism’s big moments arrive when people feel helpless. It does well during depressions and recessions. That’s how we ended up with FDR, Clinton and Obama.
Socialism is a sleazy insurance salesman. Its product may be bad, but people are a lot more likely to buy it when they’re worried about the future. Europe turned to socialism after its people lost confidence in the future and themselves. America is turning to socialism after a similar crisis of confidence.
Right now, I'm at a low point. Maybe later, it will be time to burrow into my nest, and pick up my spirits with an uplifting movie - The Return of the King, Enemy of the State, or other We Win, The Bad Guys Lose sort of thing.
Are you avoiding watching the news, anticipating that they will be ignoring the REAL problems of America and the world, while focusing on fluff?
Do you hate to open Facebook, knowing that your friends will be alerting you to the very REAL oppression of non-Muslims in the world?
Do you cringe when you see the President in news conferences, knowing that he will:
- Blame Bush
- Blame White cops/businessmen/teachers/school boards/governors/Republican leadership/out-of-office politicians/military/families/churches - etc., etc., etc., as the King of Siam said in the movie
- Insist that he only heard of an administration evasion in testimony/flat-out lie/crime/abuse of power - whatever - from the news
- Defend the PEACEFUL (shouldn't that be Cut to PIECES?) religion of Islam from those who would question the fact that the practitioners seem to be the ones committing war crimes/genocide/enslavement of their enemies/terrorism/invasion/oppression of non-Muslim human rights
Yeah, I know - me, too.
I have a nagging sense of dread - civilization is in peril (not unlike the desperate moments in The Two Towers part of the trilogy). The forces of evil are in command in much of the world. The law, such as it is, seems to have a heavy hand on the scales, in favor of anarchy, socialism, and totalitarianism. The Christian Church is facing the Islamic and Secular Lions, and no rescue is near.
Worse, America, the sole escape, is firmly in the hands of those who hate her - the ruthlessly Anti-religious bigots, the proudly non-working overlords, the savagely brutal bureaucrats, the thoughtlessly crude, the militantly ignorant (don't know, and don't care), and the relentless Humanity-Hating Humanists.
We are on the verge of a new Dark Age.