Sunday, November 18, 2012

Circus Animals and the Dope Show. Where Do We Go From Here?

There are a lot of folks who are criticizing the Republican Party and Mitt Romney for their establishment ways and failed campaign. These people are pushing for a wave of activism in the conservative grass roots and advocating for the takeover of the Republican Party. I agree with the forward thinking part of this. I do, however, believe that the strategy should be a more positive one. Our focus now needs to be on understanding what happened objectively and moving forward vigorously to make the party more responsive to the people who make up its rank and file.

Those who are critical of John Boehner and the Republicans floating ideas on moderating their positions on things like immigration and abortion are right to think this is the wrong strategy. Even Mark Levin this week was very critical of John Boehner. We all know how much this writer respects and admires Levin. So, I’m not going to say he’s wrong.

What we do need to recognize, though, is that reality is much different than theory. Criticism is not as good as solutions. Pushing out the establishment’s leadership is not going to be done by simply criticizing them. It has to be done from the bottom up. Boehner isn’t going to be leaving the speakership any time soon. Nothing will reverse the Romney loss. However, starting today, we can recruit and nominate Tea Party candidates and our future leaders going forward. Eventually, the good water will displace the bad.

First, start from a position of realism. Those who voted for Obama are thrill seekers. They voted for food stamps, free phones, entitlements and that good old fashioned warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you win. They didn’t vote their long term best interests. They ignored the reality that this country will eventually become like Greece as we continue pursuing the same leftist policies that history has already shown us to be recipes for failure.

America is on a binge, buzzing from all the free stuff their getting. But, they’re ignoring tomorrow’s hangover. When the hangover comes, they will regret the binge and eventually listen to us. That may take decades. We can’t wait that long. We need to figure out how to win now.

We live in a new reality. Logic and common sense no longer apply in today’s America. Say something that’s not politically correct and you’re cast out. Live a normal life and run a business, you are taxed and punished for success while being whipped into submission by government regulations.  Pray openly, maintain a heterosexual marriage, discipline your children or grab a burger at a local joint while super sizing the soda and you are a racist, an extremist or a right wing fanatic. Support gay marriage, abortion on demand, class envy and a secularism that prohibits open displays of faith and patriotism and you are now the new normal.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, call your mortgage company. See how well these volumes of regulations work. Find out firsthand how difficult it is to speak to a decision maker or to get a straight answer from severely scripted call center reps. Go set up your own business and find out how impossible it is to make a profit after you spend all your capital on compliance and taxation. Welcome to Obama’s America.

While you wait on line at the store staring at your watch because you’re late for a meeting or your lunch hour is about to run out, the takers are standing around kibitzing and wasting time doing nothing ahead of you. Drive on the roads between the h ours of 9 am and 5 pm. All those other cars on the road are not sales people heading to their appointments. They’re unemployed. They’re on disability. They’re under employed and work part time hours. This is Obama’s America.

There are more of them than there are of us. The takers are growing in numbers while the makers are shrinking in numbers. Getting America productive again is not going to happen if you take the food stamps and the cell phones away. It’s only going to get productive again when we offer people a better choice. It’s time to shut the door on the freebies and encourage those who are already on the freebies to get off of them by giving them a better deal.

This is where the takeover of the Republican Party begins.

Mitt Romney is a good man. There are a lot of things he could have done differently in his campaign. He may have won had he pushed the Benghazi issue more (or even more so, he could have won if his opposition research team unearthed the numerous scandal s and hit the Obama campaign hard). He may have won had he been better at selling us on how drilling will put thousands of dollars into each of our pockets in the form of more jobs, higher wages and more capital flowing through our economy.  But, Romney went on the same assumptions that most of us have been operating under for all previous elections: that given the right information, the people will make the right decision every time.

Not this time.

Give them enough stuff and they’ll ignore the right information.

The American electorate is full of slobs. They’re pigs gorging themselves at the trough of government hand outs. The only way to get to these slovenly creatures back into production is to package up a job that pays more than what they’re getting from the government and sell it to them. I’m not saying lie to the American people. But, look at what Obama did. He sold the people a grand illusion. We can do that.+

Sean Hannity said on Friday’s Hannity show “we must adopt the tactics of the left without the lies.”

They elected a candidate from the more “extreme” part of their base. We can do that.
The idea we have to moderate and move to the center is utter nonsense. It’s the same losing formula that cost us every election we didn’t win since Reagan. If the Democrats can nominate a radical left wing progressive socialist and win, it shows us that moderation doesn’t work. Instead of complaining about what the Democrats do, why not learn from them?

I know we reject the idea of style over substance. I know we’re supposed to be the adults in the room who treat politics with reverence and respect. But times have changed and we need to change, too. We need to recognize that in order to win, we must accept the notion of an American idol presidency and that the American people are not going to listen to Paul Ryan speeches no matter how chock full of facts and correct details they are. The slobs, the pigs, the American people wanted Mitt Romney to light his hair on fire and he didn’t. They wanted another Sarah Palin on the ticket. Mitt Romney got 2 million less votes than John McCain. Why? There was no drama.

Barack Obama got 8 million less votes than he got four years ago. Why? Those people had buyer’s remorse, but they were still bored. There was nothing for them to vote for.

If the Republican Party was a musical act, we’d be Englebert Humperdink. We need to be the Sex Pistols. Yes, we need to light ourselves on fire. We need to be outrageous. We need to be Breitbarts. We need to have each other’s backs so that when we speak out in what liberals will define as insensitive ways that we can stand up to them. Yes, there are tons of blacks on food stamps and in poverty. Yes, there are tons of unmarried women who mooch off the government. To quote Sam Kinison:  SAY IT! SAY IT!

What do you think Bill Maher, Ed Schultz and Chris Matthews are doing? They’re saying it for their side. They’re saying their version of what we consider to be outrageous. They are outrageus; and people watch them.

I’m not saying we should be racists, homophobes or sexists. We’re not. They packaged up crap in the right bag and it sold. Why are we having such a hard time packaging up the good stuff in the right bag? We can be just as outrageous as Michael Moore, Al Gore, Van Jones and the like. Let’s piss them off. Let’s tell them how blue the sky is (even if they have successfully lied enough to get everyone to think its green) and watch their heads spin. Don’t duck and run. Even if it’s uncomfortable, say it! We may be outnumbered. But we don’t change who we are fundamentally. The inner core stays the same. It’s how we express that inner core that needs to change.

We need to write song lyrics that are vicious to the left as those written by Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley and Jimi Hendrix were to the right. We need to paint our faces and sing. We need to infiltrate. We need circus animals and girls on trapezes. We need right wing rap and heavy metal libertarianism. We need jugglers and clowns. I know its foreign to us, but we must learn. How do you think they beat us?

To quote Marilyn Manson, “we’re all stars now in the dope show.”

When football teams first discovered the forward pass, those who believed the game should be played on the ground lost unless they learned how to throw the ball. Don’t misunderstand what’s being said here. We’re not lowering ourselves to them. We are infiltrating and beating them at their own game. There’s a difference. They say never wrestle with a pig because in the end you both come out dirty. But, the pig already jumped us and we have no choice.

We need to win this thing back precinct by precinct. We need to grow the Tea Party not just into a political organization but into a lifestyle. When we produce actors, musicians, teachers, professors and academics out of the conservative grass roots, we will win again. When we expand the new media and compete head to head with the mainstream media, we will win again. When we attract African Americans and Hispanics with a winning message that appeals to their base instincts, we will win again.

When we recognize and accept that America is no longer America and that what we had under Ronald Reagan is gone, we will win again. America is no longer Rockwell. It’s van Gogh.  When we craft a new conservative America that looks close enough to what we have now, but which functions more efficiently and fiscally sound, we will win again. When we finally beat them at their own game, we will win again.

What should our strategy on illegal immigration be and how do we attract more Hispanics?

We need to listen to them. The lesson of this election is that we didn’t listen to Hispanics. There are a lot of them that are here legally who resent those who come here illegally. But these same people have friends and family who are here illegally. It bothers them to think the GOP is against their friends and family. We can find a way to change the bureaucracy so that the responsible ones can get legal status. From there they can follow the same legal path to citizenship as every other immigrant does. I’m not talking about outright amnesty. Seal the borders. Make it final. No more illegals from this point forward.

The key to stopping the children from raiding the cookie jar is lock the cookie jar so no one else can get in it. The ones who already raided it are done. It’s over. We can’t unring that bell. We are conservatives. We hate bureaucracy. Push the anti-bureaucracy theme for responsible yet illegal aliens and give them a system that allows them to register, document residency and employment status. Let them show us they have children in school and that they pay their taxes. If they can show they are self sufficient and have not come here to raid our entitlement system, give them a green card and have them pay a reasonable fine for breaking the law.

How do we win over African Americans?

We must appeal to their sense of logic and common sense. We must explain that it is not normal for 93% of any demographic group to vote the same way. Tell a brother to think for himself and not let the culture of dependency, poverty and broken families stop him from making a buck or being successful. Blacks are religious and family oriented. They see these things and opportunity the same way everyone else does. They just vote differently because of group think. It’s called political socialization. They’ve all been taught to vote Democrat.

The key is to get them to start thinking more deeply. Get them to ask themselves why so many of their friends and family are still on government assistance or incarcerated. Then get them to ask themselves what exactly has the Democrat Party done to change this? Why is it that more African American got good jobs under the Reagan administration than under any previous administration to that point?  Conservative African Americans can become role models,  philosophical catalysts and entertainers in a positive way. Ultimately, appeal to their desire to make money. They’re no different than any other demographic group in what they want from the American experience.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Alienation

    We are the hollow men
    We are the stuffed men
    Leaning together
    Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
    Our dried voices, when
    We whisper together
    Are quiet and meaningless
    As wind in dry grass
    Or rats' feet over broken glass
    In our dry cellar
    Shape without form, shade without colour,
    Paralysed force, gesture without motion;
    Those who have crossed
    With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
    Remember us-if at all-not as lost
    Violent souls, but only
    As the hollow men
    The stuffed men.

       -TS Eliot

It's a strange environment. Coming to the realization that all the things that are wrong with our country are now the norm puts one into a state of alienation unlike ever before. The notion that we are a free people is destroyed by our inability to choose our own healthcare and insurance in a free market that offers choices. It's destroyed by anvils of regulations that sit on American businesses and energy producers. Even the banking system has changed beyond recognition with capital being choked off by the burdensome rules placed on it by our ever growing government.

Where am I? I don't even recognize the place anymore.

I saw America under Ronald Reagan. It was the beautiful shining city on a hill that we all hear about. My philosophy is based in the endless optimism and the gleaming infrastructure of a country that was moving from the post war era into an era of unprecedented prosperity. Applying that philosophy to what we have today ended last night with the re-election of President Obama.

We've gone from shining city to trailer park. We've gone from the land of abundance to the hood. We look more like Detroit than we do Manhattan. I don't even recognize the country anymore.

The decaying future ahead will require adjustments on my part. Having been accustomed to driving on a smoothly paved three lane highway, I will need to learn to drive on narrow cobblestone roads. Adjusting my approach to life doesn't mean adjusting my values or core convictions; it just means adjusting how I actually navigate outside of my own mind and soul when interacting with the rest of a nation as we begin our journey into the thousand years of darkness that Ronald Reagan warned us about.

This means recognizing incompetence, selfishness and the common denominator mentality as the new norm. The idea of self reliance, free enterprise and family values have gone the way of the horse and buggy. We live in the new world that accepts mediocrity. The sheep are sheep no more. They are now pigs.

It's normal to see everyone using EBT cards at supermarkets as they hold up the line while they try to keep their children - many of whom were born out of wedlock - under control or because they are kibbitzing with the checkout clerk (oblivious to the growing line behind them - "I'm here to get what's mine, what I'm entitled to.").

It's normal to see people closing up businesses and feeling no shame in their failure. The government that takes care of all of our needs also takes care of all of our excuses. It's okay, you can go on food stamps, too.

Less people work today than four years ago. Population growth doesn't mean more people working. It just means more people on the dole. Obama's giving us free phones! Obama's paying for our education! Obama is feeding us, clothing us, wiping our asses for us. We don't have to worry anymore. This is hope and change! There is no decency anymore.

James Lewis at American Thinker sums it up best:
No -- the balance of decency in America has changed. Every society has normal, decent people and the other kind. The America we grew up in was fundamentally decent. Decency was the expected standard.
Now the balance has changed.
The evidence for our sleazified culture can be seen all around. It is in our pop music, which has lost melody and now just has rhythm. We have a President who won on revenge against middle class values. That's what he meant by telling his people to vote for revenge. And they did -- showing us exactly who they are.
We are now a society divided between the makers and the takers, and the takers are on a campaign of theft and revenge.
Yesterday, 60,652,149 Americans raided the treasury by pressing a button, pulling a lever or punching a chad. Getting handouts used to require paper work and trips to the Department of Social Services. Now, it simply requires going to the polls and voting Democrat.

We all know how this movie ends. As our debt continues to pile up and the producers no longer have the incentive to produce, we will run out of other people's money. When that time comes, I dare a liberal to get in my face and blame it on George W. Bush. It won't even be Obama's fault. It will be the electorate's fault. For it is in the election results that the dumbing down of America has manifested itself.

Selwyn Duke at American Thinker explains:
But let's start with a simple fact: Mitt Romney is a photogenic, articulate, moderate Republican who was up against a scandal-ridden, leftist radical presiding over a listing economy and foundering foreign policy. Still he couldn't win. 
Or, I should say, voters chose to lose.
Because what the American people were before, they are no more.
I know, I know. The media deceived the citizenry. Romney started playing not to lose instead of to win. There was vote fraud. There was that storm and Chris Christie playing Misty for Mr. Limp Wristy.
Oh, it's not that the above isn't true. But no candidate is tactically perfect; Obama certainly made his share of mistakes. There also will inevitably be unforeseen events during any campaign, and they don't matter when enough people can distinguish good from evil. And the left does steal hearts and minds through the media and votes through electoral sleight-of-hand, but this merely reflects our cultural decay. And it's only getting worse.
America has changed. Not only have the demographics changed, but over the course of the last several decades, the progressive movement has gained their foothold. Taking the country required generations of indoctrination (read the article). You'd have to think that even Ronald Reagan couldn't win in today's America. If we can't elect a "normal" candidate over a radical socialist, it says something about our country.

This is not pessimism. This is reality.

As optimists, we believed that four years of Tea Party politics, Breitbart journalism and the proliferation of conservative new media could trump over 50 years of progressive infiltration into our media, our academia and our pop culture. We are still right to use their playbook in taking it back. We were just wrong about the time frame. It will take decades, probably centuries to undo what has been done to this country - and this is assuming we don't collapse, Balkanize or go the way of Ancient Rome before then.

Conservatism is not dead. It's just going to require a different approach to getting it back into the governing philosophy of our nation. We must move ethnic groups to stop the group thinking and begin to question philosophy individually. There is no way you can convince me that 93% of black people all think alike. The same goes for the Hispanic and Jewish vote. We need to encourage them to stop falling into the trap of group think and start getting people to think for themselves so they can treat themselves not as a member of a racial group but as a member of a diverse country instead.

But the task gets even more laborious. Can we ever reverse the decline in decency? What is it going to take to clean up our cultural sewer?

The proliferation of conservatism is not about having more white people in the electorate. It's a much more daunting task. Four years ago it was about teaching sheep to be sheep no more. Today and into the future, it will require teaching pigs how to not be pigs. Taking away an Obama phone and food stamps from a spoiled voter will not endear them to you. It will only be when they run out of money because the economy has collapsed that they will join those of us who have already been financially devastated by the destruction of the capitalist system. Only then, will we be able to get them to understand what we are saying.

Therein lies the rub. By not taking our medicine and suffering the pain that was masked by the methadone of bailouts and stimulus four years ago, we will all die a political, economic and cultural death at the hands of the cirrhosis of our financial liver that could have been avoided had we gone cold turkey in 2009 and 2010 and rode out the sweats and the shaking.

But we are not like the greatest generation. They sacrificed their lives for us in Europe and Asia in order to save our country. Today's Americans couldn't even sacrifice a few big screen TVs or phones with gadgets on them to bite the financial bullet for the few short years necessary to reset our economy. Instead they wanted more. They pulled up to the trough of government and gouged themselves when we needed restraint the most. All of us, Republicans sooner and Democrats later, will pay for the inability of the American people to look past the novelty and culturally exciting prospect of having Obama as president. 

The American people showed us yesterday by their votes that collectively we are slobs.

Just as T.S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men" ends with a whimper instead of a bang and just as "The Waste Land" ends with a man sitting on the shore coming to peace with the emptiness around him, we now must come to terms with our own lives and the future of our country. It's not like wealth and abundance is on the map anymore. Even normalcy may now be a pipe dream. From here forward, we navigate the new normal. Like domesticated animals thrown into the wild, we will have a hard time at first. Co-existing in the jungle of a liberal America with its overwhelmingly massive government and maze of bureaucracies will not be easy. But survival often isn't.

Life is not about comfort. It's about holding on. It's about survival. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pray For America

Voting for the future of America

It's crunch time. They have been doing polls for almost two years now. None of the polls is giving us a clear winner. The answer we are looking for will be provided to us after Tuesday's election. That's the real poll. It will only be then that we will find out whether there are enough of us left to save our country. The time for prayer is now.

Those who will be voting for Obama will be choosing the destruction of America as we know it. The radical progressive agenda to fundamentally transform America requires that they get enough people to (whether knowingly or unknowingly, intentionally or unintentionally) vote for a candidate who is on record through either word or deed as having supported Marxist views, wealth redistribution, the destruction of coal and other traditional energy production, the unprecedented growth of government, the unprecedented growth of debt and the stifling of the free market system. If there are enough people to out-vote us, it's over. Country gone.

It's time to put all of us in one corner and all of them in the other. If there are more of us than them, we win. God will have blessed us with His divine providence and we will narrowly escape another moment in our history that could have been the end of the Republic as we know it. If there are more of them than us, we lose. The question is answered and we move forward preparing ourselves for the new normal - a new normal that we can use the last four years as the benchmark or starting point for understanding how the way things will be.

Divine providence will no longer be with us. It cannot co-exist with the stifling of liberty. It cannot co-exist with the moral decay that accompanies a government that believes it can ram its pro abortion, anti-marriage (man and woman) secular agenda down the throats of those who believe in God's Word and traditional lifestyles. This is not about us being intolerant. Those who have different lifestyles than we do will always have the same right to be free under our Constitution. It's the codification of those lifestyles at the expense and to the detriment of ours that will bring about the end of the greatness that once made our country strong.

We are on the brink of becoming a society of animals who loot the treasury as easily as the thugs in Staten Island loot homes. Just look at the growing numbers of people on food stamps, the Obama phones and the increased pressure to take wealth from those who earned it and give it to those who would just as easily key our cars for having Romney stickers on them or who would cut us in line at the store because they think they're entitled to it.

You all see it. You drive on the roads. You have business dealings or consumer transactions with mindless people behind desks, cash registers and the other end of telephone lines. You see how people act in public. You see how they act in stores and supermarkets. It's so ghetto. It's so white trash. It's so demeaning to people of all races to see the way people act today. It's downright disgusting.

And not that every Obama voter acts that way. But I guarantee you, if you ask any of those who I describe as being an "animal" who they're voting for, they will tell you Obama. This is because Obama and his agenda (both overt and covert) relies on the dumbing down of America. It relies on people being reliant and being unruly so that the need for government grows. It relies on creating a society where the government stands for the lowest common denominator rather than for a citizenry that can make its own choices and live with the consequences of those choices while setting standards high so they can achieve great things.

Democrats won't pass school vouchers. Why? Because it eliminates their excuses for failure. It eliminates the ability to blame the Republican Party or conservatives. It eliminates their ability to call white people racists because their kids attend better schools. It's time for those who are part of districts that have failing schools to look themselves in the mirror and stop pointing their fingers at others.

Let's hope the grown-ups win and we can clean up our broken political system. When the economy provides jobs instead of hand outs, people take ownership of their lives. The number of "animals" decreases as the number of employed increases. The number of "animals" decreases as the need for handouts decreases. Let's clean the cage and close the zoo. If Mitt Romney wins, America will be back in business again.

This is it, folks. The time has come. Pray. Pray real hard. Then go vote.

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