I’ve tried to keep my blog non-political, but, following last night’s election results, I’m filled with disgust, anger, and too many negative emotions to even begin to articulate them all.
The great intellectual and economist, Walter Williams, wrote that demographics alone would result in the outcome of the election we just witnessed. He was right.
The traditions that made our country great could not have been represented more clearly than the two men who stood up for our country as an alternative to the slide from greatness that we have witnessed over the past four years. What a contrast in terms of experience, vision, economic alternatives, morality, and on and on. But their vision was rejected. Water seeks its lowest level and “free stuff” is addictive.
I once wrote that the world was witnessing the death rattles of western culture. From the perspective of a world in chaos, when the last candle on the cake was blown out last night,
a whiff of smoke as the former hope of the world. The death rattles are gone and we may have
heard the last gasp from a dying culture last night.
Robert Bork, Antonin Scalia, Mark Steyn, and many others much smarter than I predicted this scenario in books that I’ve read. Much has to do with world demographics and a moral, ethical, and philosophical shift in our country. Someone recently predicted that this may have been our last free election.
I believe the adage that “There is none so blind as those who will not see.” Ignorance is one thing, but the “will” not to see is harder to justify.
I’ve followed the movement that culminated in this election since the ‘60s. I’ve studied the trends and the motivations of an insidious philosophy bent on “leveling the world’s playing field,” and, although I knew the results were inevitable, it is still painful to see how far we have descended from the days of relative freedom in a once great
Maybe that’s why I like to write about the freedom of the ‘50s - back when I was a kid. I’m thankful that I grew up back then. I regret that my grandchildren will never experience that innocence, freedom and opportunity that my generation experienced. Maybe it’s a blessing that they can’t make the comparison.
I could write an entire thesis on what I see happening and where I think we are headed, but I’ve tried to stay away from politics and negative stuff in my blog. But after last night’s election results, I’m like a boiling caldron of disgust.
Gayle reminds me fairly emphatically that there is a greater plan and I agree. But I feel like I’m playing in the orchestra on the Titanic and it’s hard for this Irish/Italian to passively stand by and not direct the passengers to the life jackets, despite the futility.
I know that, for the most part, I’m preaching to choir. Those who disagree with me can rest assured that I will do my best to stay away from controversy in my blog and simply tell stories that come to mind or pass on benign information, while basically leaving the world situation to those “with eyes to see.”
Sorry, but I had to get this off my chest.
My next blog will present an inside look at a record company, an historical race horse, and the interesting connection between them. I think you’ll enjoy it. No more politics and I won’t wait a week to post it. I just need to cool down.