Last Blog Post
This blog started out as a letter to my grandchildren, and
it will end on the same note. My
original letter nine years ago came about as a reaction to the nonsense I
heard some of them say at the dinner table – nonsense put there by leftist teachers
who hate this country because of their own guilt and lack of understanding of
history and human nature.
Any American who studies history — whether ancient history or recent history — should realize two major lessons from history: Lesson l. You and I and the ordinary working person in this country have a quality of life that in most of the world has been available only to a very few, extremely wealthy persons of royalty. Of the billions of people born since the world began, almost everyone has lived wretched, short lives of incredible poverty and despair. This widespread quality of life you and I have is of recent origin and came about because of the unique qualities of American civilization —freedom, capitalism and inventiveness. Lesson 2. Every great civilization — the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Spaniards, the Turks and others — every one of them has eventually disintegrated or disappeared. Today we live during the great American civilization. Will it also disappear?
Sometimes great civilizations ended because of military defeats, but more often, they ended because of intemal decay. You might say that they committed suicide. During your lifetime you will encounter many people who are mentally sick in some way. Some are criminals who will hurt you if you let them. It’s pretty easy to stay out of their way. But some are sick in more subtle and devious ways. They don’t understand history. They don’t understand that American freedoms and American traditions and the
Yes we have made mistakes, and sometimes we have been forced to choose the lesser of two evils, but unlike every other civilization,
However, these people who have this kind of mental illness don’t see this; they only see the mistakes we have made. They are like some people who, if you give them a rose, will only see the thorns. The problem is, these
Americans with this kind of mental illness, may be the ones who destroy our civilization — if we let them.
Who are these people? Back in the l97O’s a Senator,
During Desert Storm in the l990’s two CNN TV broadcasters, Peter Arnett and Bernard Shaw, actually broadcasted from
If this wasn’t bad enough, at least it is understandable. What is not understandable is the number of people who actually believe that it’s good for us to see and hear this ﬁlth.
For all its faults, the
Since evil thrives when good people do nothing, it is up to the rest of us to ﬁght against all these sick people. I hope I’ve tried during my lifetime, and I hope you will too.
Is Obama the worst president ever?
President Obama's promises on Obamacare have turned sour as implementation draws closer.
(AP... "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." — President Obama, Aug. 11, 2009)
So said President Obama again and again through 2009 and 2010 as he sold Obamacare to the country. He promised. He put his personal integrity on the line. His word.
How many UPS employees voted for the president in 2008 and again in 2012? Because on Friday, UPS announced it was dumping 15,000 spouses of UPS employees from their UPS health plans despite the president's many, many promises to the contrary.
The UPS spouse-dump followed by a few days the news from New Jersey that Obamacare's rollout there will end the low-cost, high-deductible plan that more than 106,000 Jersey folks liked and which presumably many of them would have preferred to keep.
Oh, and the cost of individual plans are set to rise on average 41 percent in Ohio, and another major insurance company, Anthem Blue Cross, has pulled out of the California market for small businesses.
Let a thousand stink bombs go kaboom. Obamacare is the train wreck that just keeps arriving on an ever-more prolonged schedule.
Most Mainstream Media refuse to catalogue the consequences of the epic bill that went unread when it was passed without a single Republican vote in 2009. Most journalists just avert their eyes.
But now that that the bodies of hundreds of gassed Syrian children are piling up in Damascus and scores of Christian churches are burned-out shells in Egypt, it is getting harder and harder to find anything to write about the president that doesn't underscore his incompetence.
Obama's tenure is a vast desert of anti-achievement, a landscape of waste and ruin on every front at home and abroad, save on the ability to mobilize voters who don't know or don't care about the state of the country or the world.
The president rolled to re-election on the strength of technologies that enabled his minions to tap and turn out folks who simply are clueless that that nice fellow in the White House hasn't the foggiest idea of how to run the country.
Perhaps by the time you read this, the president will have ordered a few cruise missiles to fall on Damascus, and the anti-Sisi rhetoric will have been toned down in recognition that the general running Egypt is likely to be there far longer than the president is living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
But the prospect of 39 more months of the anti-president at the helm is daunting. No plans for anything except bus tours and college campus speeches, no idea how to invigorate a sputtering economy or trim a bloated budget.
Just miles and miles to go before we can can all sleep without the prospect of seeing him the next day, yet again, making another meaningless speech or filibustering another softball question from a kept White House press.
Many will argue that Stanley Baldwin was the worst of the modern British Prime Ministers, though a few remonstrate half-heartedly for Edward Heath, but Heath did not leave his country vulnerable to war and direct attack that killed hundreds of thousands.
Since 1979 and the acquiescence of the transfer of Iran to religious zealots with world-enders and Hidden Imam-summoners among them, I didn't think it was possible for an American president to be ranked below Jimmy Carter on the competence list.
But now we have Obama, with double the years that Carter had to more than double the wreckage of the Carter era. Obama is working on his place in history every day, and every day he is making that ranking more secure.