Thursday, August 19, 2010
The American Dream is NOT dead, and not by a long shot
The media, in the never ending support of those that would junk the U.S. Constitution, would have you believe that all is lost, the "American Dream" is dead, and it is all the fault of those Fat Cat, dirt-bag, greedy bastard Wall Streeters, Bankers, and Corporate Executives.
Well, they are 10% correct, which for them is quite the improvement. For the most part these folks couldn't find their A$$ with both hands.
What exactly was/is the American Dream? A home of your own? A small business? A steady job? Opportunity for your children? This would require a preamble or a definitions page to lay out just what these terms mean.
The American dream of home ownership is not in trouble because your kid cannot afford a 10,000 square foot mansion complete with a staff of domestic servants. A small business is not Apple Computer. A steady job should not mean 20 years of work followed by 40 years of idleness and leisure in "retirement" (at the expense of everybody else). Opportunity is not a guarantee that life will always be fair and that bad luck can be legislated away.
Politically, the American Dream was NOT to exchange 1 tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants 1 mile away... yet that is EXACTLY where we find ourselves. Left and Right, each agitating to skin the other alive to pay for favorite government programs by winning 50.000001% of the vote and then terrorizing the other side with with confiscatory taxes, regulatory inquisitions, and social controls.
I gotta wonder... is that what the folks who fought and died (or were horribly wounded) for our freedoms really fighting for? NAFC.
The American Dream was FREEDOM from tyranny - and tyranny includes a majority that wishes to seize your assets, tell you who you can marry, enforces rabid political correctness, and exports militarism the world over in order to maintain US$ hegemony so that they may continue to raid the international bond markets in order to fund social programs here in the U.S. "for the poor and downtrodden"... all while firmly believing that they are the "enlightened class". The "Humanitarian". I pray each and every day to live long enough to see this madness come to an end.
Posted by The Short Story Man at 7:25 AM