A Blind Shepherd & a Nation That’s Lost

When one gets lost, and wishes to get back on the proper course, one must try to figure out where one made a wrong turn.  To do that one must trace back the course they’ve been on until one finds the juncture where a wrong turn was possible, and understand why the wrong choice was made.
When governments get lost, it is a far more complicated situation because government leaders never even conceive of the possibility that they are lost.  Why not?  Because they make the rules and lay out the course as best suits their selfish aims.  They are like a gigantic bulldozer.  As long as they are aiming in the right direction, how can they get lost?

Everything in their way is simply bulldozed.  Forward they move, directions be damned.  A proper laid-out course is too confining and restrictive of their desire to do things their way, and so they give it little heed.  The only thing that really stops them is the brick wall of a constitutional amendment or a Supreme Court ruling that drops a giant roadblock in their path.

Until one of those two things happens, they will remain hell-bent on doing things their own way because the only rules they respect are the ones that they themselves impose on others, even when they haven’t read them nor know what the heck they contain.

In 2008, American took a wrong turn and got lost.  Being over-confident, America didn’t even bother to bring a map on its journey toward the future.  It instead relied totally on its memory of the map, which it last consulted a long, long, long time ago.

Over-confidence in its memory has betray America because its memory of the map is faulty, and the result is that the country is lost, but doesn’t even know it yet.  A few are certain we’re lost, several suspect something isn’t quite right, many think the terrain looks different from what went before, but most are oblivious because they’re enjoying the view where they’re camped for the time being.

What they fail to realize is that one bad turn begets another, and another, etc. Etc.

The guide map that they are so intent on not consulting, the U.S. Constitution, would point them in the right direction, but it is not the right direction that interests them, it instead it’s only their chosen direction that matters.

America got lost in several ways in 2008, but they all have one thing in common and are traceable back to one wrong turn, and that was the election of Barack Hussein Obama.

It’s bad enough to be lost at least within the right area, but it’s far worse to be led into the wrong area by a guide who is more lost than you are.  Barry Obama has been lost for most of his life, not by being confused, but by being certain.

By being certain of an ideology that is tethered to nothing but wishful thinking, idyllic fantasies, and utopian dreams of a perfect world populated by perfect people.

The very first society formed in the new world already tried the ideology that Obama has made his religion, and found that it almost destroyed them.  When and where in the history of mankind has it ever worked on any scale other than one based on a common familial bond?  American is not the Swiss Family, Robinson.

It can’t work because it fails to take into account the self-centered nature with which humans are born.  When leaders resort to eliminating all those who selfishly resist being turned into selfless altruistic servant-slaves of a state ruled by its elite appointed overlords and the infallible tyrants who wield the ultimate power, then those who were once blind begin to see who the selfish ones really are.

Obama’s resplendent public persona and soaring inspirational rhetoric opened the door to the wrong direction, as well as the wrong choice in who should be the shepherd.  Like the Pied Piper of Hamlin, he played the tune that all the children wanted to dance to, and so they did as they anointed him their new emperor and followed him off, hopefully to a brighter, and more prosperous tomorrow.
But what was his approach to improve their lives?  It was to serve as the Brigand-in-Chief.

Brigandage: noun meaning; organized plundering.

Who’s being plundered?  You, your children, and your grandchildren.  No, not today, -that wouldn’t fly nor be painless enough to pull off.  What’s being plundered is the future.  It’s being treated as Obama’s openly available Fort Knox.

Only how will the future pay for its porridge when the piggy bank is empty and the cupboard is bare?  That’s not his concern.  He doesn’t live for the future but for the present, and he wants his present to be as pleasant as possible.  A nice friendly comfortably pleasant present, -that’s something he’s grown accustom to.   So he has adopted a motto:
Don’t do today what you can put off until tomorrow.

That’s the motto of the grasshopper who fiddled and dance all through the warm pleasant summer while the ants labored furiously to lay up stores for the long winter ahead.  Obama has turned the country into a grasshopper nation that barely acknowledges the fact that the cold winter of the future, like a locomotive on the same track, is headed right for us.
Will we be able to switch tracks in time and start heading in a safe direction?  To do that isn’t as simple as throwing a switch.  It involves a great deal of braking, and that will create a great deal of friction, and a great deal of heat that can’t be dissipated.

The train is fully loaded and extremely heavy, so do the engineers want to clamp on the brakes and suffer the consequences when there’s no oncoming train anywhere on the horizon,…yet?  They certainly don’t want to do that, and yet, if they don’t start applying the breaks now, when it comes time to avoid eminent disaster it will be too late, -there will be no way to slow or switch tracks in time.  We could become Greece, only on a colossal, unimaginable scale.  And we have only begun to see the repercussions of decades of the reckless and profligate spending that southern Europe indulged in  Considering what is possible, and probably probable, one might say; “I’m seeing the future, and as Yogi Berra said, ‘it ain’t what it used to be’”.

by A.R. Nash  July 2012  http://obama–nation.com

About arnash
“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.

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