U.S Politics: Stupid Is The New Cool

The great 1800’s German author and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once stated, “Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action”. I do believe that he would be more than deeply sadden at the political and social culture present in today’s America. We have two political parties who at the top seemingly differ little in ideology. Unfortunately that ideology goes counter to the fundamental principles of the Founders of the nation; that of limit government led by Judeo-Christain principles. Coupled with a populace that appears to be more engaged with what is going on with the Kardashians than what’s going with the Clinton’s, the Trumps, or the Obama’s, things look to become more worrisome for the nation.

We have become too numb to late night comedians and commentary analyst doing street surveys of the average citizens knowledge on basic American history and civics, from who won the Revolutionary War to who is the President of the United States, and barely 4% knowing the correct answers. And to many it is a joke, a laughing matter. I dare say that only a couple of generations ago this would have been shameful and embarrassing. Its become acceptable and cool to not know consequential or non-frivolous matters today. The traditional American drive to be exceptional, to be the best, and to be knowledgeable of the most basics of the nation’s history and civics, has been all but marginalize as though it were vinyl records or family dinners at the table. We are being dumbed down as a nation. Standards throughout our society and culture are being lowered to the lowest decibel. The reverence for our culture has too diminished greatly. It starts with the government educational system placing more emphasis on protecting esteem, via political correctness, and indoctrinating cultural secularism, rather than teaching the 7 sciences and American civics.

The Citizens of the United States have twice elected a man who was never publicly pressed on his affiliation with Marxist/Socialist persons, such as Frank Marshal Davis and Saul Alinsky, or his preference to Marxist ideology that he openly expressed in his own books and speeches. Not to mention his being less than honest in his presentation of his agenda establishing single-payer healthcare, via Obamacare, and “fundamentally transforming” this nation. But, he speaks well. He is young and hip. And lets not forget that he is the first true African-U. S Citizen to become President. What else could matter?  We really need to get down to the truth about Tom Brady and that deflated football, eh!

Out of the entire Democrat Party it could only get an unapologetic Socialist, Barney Sanders, and another Alinsky disciple Hillary Clinton, who too has demonstrated a severe aversion to the truth; regarding her “lost papers” at Rhodes Law Firm, her public Benghazi Attack narrative, of it being due to a little known YouTube video, and with her unlawful “private” email system as Secretary of State, to run for the Presidency. Really?! Can it be little wonder that the Democrat Party has strategically scheduled few debates to showcase their prime candidates and placed them on the weekends? During the debates they can only argue which one can grant the citizenry more tokens from the treasury, that will have to be borrowed from our enemies. Thus leaving the nation as a whole more financially destitute and unsafe. But hey, the government can print more money. Right? It’s all about me and mine today. No worries. Right?

And as for the Republican side, they have a twenty-time billionaire TV personality with an extreme inferiority complex, much like Mr. O, to head line it’s Party’s Presidential Candidates line, Donald Trump. And like Mr. O, he presents a catchy campaign line, “I’ll Make America Great Again!” He’s extremely vague on policy specifics-the how. When challenged, he seeks to personally attack and destroy the challenger, rather than defend his position on the substance or merit. And he too has developed a massive cult-like following of enablers, defenders, and people who just want to be a part of the show. Kinda Alinsky-like,hmm?.  The issue of character, moral governance, or whether of not one can actually govern as mandated by the Constitution, and is qualified to be the representative of the people of America is seemingly irrelevant to too many of the populace today. We do not care. Trump is hip, vociferously demonstrative as he says what many feel has gone publicly unspoken within politics.  And he has good hair. What else does one need to be the President of the United States today? Right?

Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou hast rejected knowledge,…” Too many of us no longer want to know anything, but that which is easily understandable, frivolous, convenient, superficial, or trivial and most important fun. One can leave a stack a books related to politics, finances, history, and religion on the streets of many of America today and it would be untouched next week.  While arguably 75% of the population is financially illiterate, do not know the proper functions of the 3 Branches of the U.S government, can not tell you who fought in the War of 1812, and believe that religion is measured on moral equivalency.  Confining learning between the school walls is cool today. This has become acceptable. But this phenomena doesn’t just happen. Where people wantingly begets wanting knowledge. It starts in the educational system. It is edified through the Entertainment and Establishment Media complex. And then it is enabled in the homes and churches.

Founding Father Benjamin Franklin prophetically warned, “A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”

If we as a nation wantingly continue to only be knowledgeable of matters of triviality, thus surrendering knowledge of matters of importance and consequence, and the responsibility that comes, to someone else, or the government, we can not expect to free.




America’s Fundamental Transformation Covertly Continues Unabated As Most Americans Are Tuned To Channel Zero

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OK, so that I won’t be the only one not to call Mr. O a bald-face liar, regarding his promise to the people being able to keep our current policies and doctors under Obamacare and the supposed cost reduction and savings. But com’on what could we expect from someone who spent most of his adult life in a church that spewed some of the most vile anti-American sermons in the world, got married in that church, and than wanting to be President he says with a straight face to the American people and U.S citizens, “I did not know”!? The people voted for him…TWICE! That’s like you catching your man on the eve of your wedding day coming out of your bedroom sweating, dripping, and erect. And he tells you that it was a big mistake and misunderstanding and that he didn’t know that she wasn’t you. And you still marry him. It’s not going to get better.  But his actions are not the real issue. The real issue is what made us, as Americans and citizens of the United States, accept such behavior from someone holding such an important position in the first place?

It does not matter that the Obamacare site doesn’t work as promised. It matters that the man in the seat of the Presidency of the United States lied to us regarding the true intent of Obamacare. And it does not matter how many people are not able to get affordable healthcare with Obamacare, are not able to keep their current polices under Obamacare, or are not able to keep their current doctors under Obamacare. It does not matter that the true cost of Obamacare will be saddle this nation with an anchor of debt for generations. It matters more that the man who’s sitting in the seat of the President of the United States purposely lied to us in saying repeatedly that this would not be the case. The truly disturbing question of the matter is why we the people keep accepting such a blatantly unethical man to continue to sit in that seat?. Nixon lied for arguably far less an egregious offense to the people’s trust and the integrity of the nation and was drummed out of office on his second term. But, I hear not even a snare in this case. Hum.!

No one can honestly look back just over the past 40 years and say that America is at it’s best now and that things can only get better, particularly just on a societal basis. History tells us that the great nations of the past were not defeated from without by guns and soldiers, but from within from societal debasement and the lost of a stern moral compass. Early famous 1800 writer and historian, Sir Alex Fraser Tyler, prophetically stated, The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; form courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back again to bondage.” I dare say that I believe that we are in the severe latter stages as a nation. But this transformation has not come suddenly, in the light of day, or by a knock at the front door, but incrementally, in the shadows, and by way of an extra backdoor key that your naive child mistreated.

Though Mr. O boastfully and brazenly proclaimed that he was going to “fundamentally transform” this nation, and many of us mistook that for empty political rhetoric, this transformation has been going on hidden in plain sight for generations. Mr. O just turned things up a few hundred notches and been more brazen with his destructive actions than any previous president. But this drastic societal transformation could not be accomplished in a vacuum nor by a single individual. In this case it has happened with a grossly complicit Established Media complex that is more set to entertain than inform the people, an educational system that instead indoctrinates, and a grossly intellectually politically uninitiated populace.

Today, this once proud nation has more people unemployed and unemployable, more people on food-stamps and government assistance for our basic needs like in no other time, as the population of illegal immigrants, particularly those from Mexico, swell to unprecedented levels with the blessings and submission of the federal government. Our brave and courageous sons, daughters, husbands and wives that volunteered to be part of the U.S military, are being subjected to religious discrimination and suppression, particularly if they subscribe the Christian persuasion, as though they were governed by a foreign power. Christendom as a whole is being aggressively suppressed in the general American population as in no other time. And America’s founding principles and ideals are being treated as vulgarity not just by the federal government, but by the general population like in no time.

I would hasten to conclude that the main cause for all of this is from the gross degradation of the moral and ethical thread that used to be apparent in our society and culture and the stubborn American individual desire to be independent and dependent from the government and to strive to be academically exceptional above all others that we once as a nation made us feared and respected.

The vaunted American identity of a staunch belief in right and wrong, governed by Judo-Christian teachings, and Constitutional principles, have been confiscated like the Royal Jewels in the dead of nite as far too many of us lose ourselves in psychological frivolity and the perpetual search for pleasure, joy, and fun without responsibility nor fear of consequences. Thus, have jettisoned any notion of civic responsibility. Mr. O is who and what he is. No president has so brazenly spoke to the American people with such discourtesy, disrespect, and complete disregard for our intelligence with the impunity as he has. And the Establishment Press does shoulder some blame for this atrocity of government, but it, just as the government, provides the product that the masses demand. If we the people want an accountable and morally based government, we would have one. And if we the people want an honest Establishment Press, we would have one. But, we do not demand high standards of morality or ethics of ourselves, so how can we honestly and truthfully demand it of someone or something else? And then how can we be shocked that the members of government continues to behave is such discourteous and immoral ways that put the nation’s existence in peril?

Thomas Jefferson may have said it best when he said, “Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction” and If a nation expects to be ignorant and free it expects what never was and never will be.” At the end of the day if you catch your soon-to-be-spouse cheating and lying to you before the marriage, and you don’t hold them accountable, then you get what you get. At the end of the day, we the people have the government that we desire, good or bad. At the end of the day, it is up to each of us to secure our prosperity and liberties for ourselves and our posterity.