I first really noticed the dumbing down of America back when I was a kid in the early 60s. I was then truly disappointed to realize that the average citizen couldn’t be trusted to safely use a book of matches that had the striking surface on the same side you opened. Since then, it’s become almost necessary to ask permission of your vehicle if it is okay to start the thing and drive it.
Today, many computers are built to tell people what to do from moment to moment. And have you never received a phone call that begins with a recording telling you to ‘hold for an operator’? In response, I’ll quietly murmur a “go to hell” before I immediately hang up. While using my computer, occasionally some program will tell me that a random error has occurred–and therefore it’s shutting down (and all my work is lost). I’m then left with no alternative but to click “Okay.” But it’s not “Okay.”
A monitored and automated society makes for turnkey governing. With the advent of this electronic babysitting, the liberals have found a home. From Common Core to daily adult life, individuality and independent thinking are increasingly discouraged. In the latest State of the Union address, our president stridently announced, “I’ve no more campaigns to run! I’ve won both of ’em!” It’s been a slam dunk for him because he knows how to manipulate a constituency comprised of born and raised followers.
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About a year ago, I was in conversation with a friendly convenience store clerk who adamantly declared that “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.” He was parroting precisely what this president had told him, just a week earlier, in the 2014 State of the Union address. I asked him how it had been settled and by whom. He was speechless. Obama had not provided him with the answer for that. Another one of the ‘cattle’ had spoken.
Today, a charlatan like Obama can take the Oval Office, twice consecutively; and all it takes is the right soundbites coming from any celebrity who can charm the mob. In another year and a half, he may have most of the constitutional undercarriage of our nation completely dismantled – but, because he keeps telling us that everything is “okay,” and most of his constituency still has functioning cable and video games, we seem to be completely tolerant of our undoing.
And it all begs the questions: “Is anyone catching any of this?” And, “What will it take to open our eyes?”
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Besides terminally beating up our economy, setting any hope of racial harmony back a century, undermining our constitution, and generally flipping off Congress, our president bows before sheiks while now, with the same fervor, disrespecting and vilifying a well-educated, articulate Israeli Prime Minister, Statesman, and trusted ally. Is it any wonder that recent articles on Al Jazeera’s website applaud our own ‘BO’ for his castigating of Netanyahu? And for what? For the crime of exhorting the world to use its head and think of its own survival rather than supporting a politically correct LIE. In harmony with Barack’s most recent declaration that the U.S. is not at war with islam, he is ever instant in helping to veil the cultic monster that prescribes terror and death to ANYTHING that opposes its allah.
And I’m supposed to feel better because Barry tells us he’s really a Christian (and Hillary backs him up on that)? No, thanks.
Now, on behalf of our mostly non-Muslim nation, our president has shown his contempt of Israel by snubbing their commendably intrepid leader. Just like his moronic ruling on global warming, President Obama has declared the debate on Israel’s (and the rest of the free world’s) relationship with Islam, and therefore the whole world’s welfare, terminated. As usual, he’s neglected to tell us how and when that happened. But, bottom line, in the here and now, our Emperor is taking it upon himself to decide the fate of Israel, leaving her Prime Minister ‘out of the loop.’
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Imagine with me, if you will, that Mexico has announced its intention to build the world’s largest nuclear power plant. It will be owned and administrated by the slimiest drug cartel in the southern hemisphere. Talks regarding its construction and operation will be held in Ontario and open to all nations – except the United States.
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