Tuesday, November 04, 2008

It's Not Looking Good For America

Not that "good" was/is really an option this election, but it's definitely looking like the worse possibility is upon us.

But, America has weathered terrible outcomes before. Woodrow Wilson comes to mind, with his 'civilian militia' helping inform on their neighbors. People were actually imprisoned for "speaking against the administration" in their own homes. Obama has referred to a civilian militia of sorts, "as big, well organized, well funded" as the military. I wonder what he has in mind for them to do?

It's finally becoming widely recognized that FDR did more to intensify and prolong the Great Depression than anything else. His big, giant, fascistic government-is-all acted like everyone's trials would be resolved by government involvement, and did the opposite. Like the woman at the Obama rally who breathlessly gushed about how she 'never thought this day would come,' but she was so excited that she wouldn't have to worry about putting gas in her car or paying her mortgage anymore. Will she turn on her savior when he can't keep those promises? Or will she continue in the faith, blaming someone else when she gets foreclosed upon?

While I've often lamented 'how can this even be a close election? Has anyone even read the Constitution?' I am also heartened that it's 'close'. After all, few can deny that all major media outlets have been SO slanted in Obama's favor that it's not even humorous. With two years of such widespread, repetitive support, it's only reasonable that the less-informed (and less-motivated-to-be-informed) would swing that direction. And looking at the subscription rates of celebrity magazines and the viewership of American Idol, there's a lot of people waiting to be told what is cool (I'm sorry if you read People or watch American Idol. I'm just illustrating a point).

In addition to the weight the media has given Obama's side, there is the financing issue. Of course, you might not know about that either, given the media's hush-up about it, but the now-historic fact is, Obama's the first presidential candidate since before I was born to reject public financing (and it's limitations) for his campaign. Privately, he's raised an incredible amount (he's also spent an incredible amount). Much of it from highly suspect sources (fake names, unapproved credit cards, foreign support, etc) too.

And in case record funding and 200,000 journalists campaigning for you isn't enough to put you over the top, there is always ACORN and the incredible amount of fraudulent registrations and voters. There are people using park benches as addresses, there are people voting in several counties, there are out-of-state visitors voting where they shouldn't, there are the "vote from home" participants, voting in their home state and again via absentee in a battleground state.

It's a miracle he's not getting 80% of the popular vote.

So, now that I've made peace and found the rationale for such an irrational outcome, there's just one last decision for a red-stater like me to make:

Have more babies, buy more guns, or both? :)


Meghann said...

My hubby is definitely going for your second option of what to do...more guns. He's selling a huge t.v. that was given to us sitting in our garage so he can finally purchase an AK-47. Personally I do not see a need for an assault weapon for protection, but I'll trust his judgment. I guess we never know what may happen...maybe North Texas will become a war zone and I'll be happy we have it!

Great post...I'm disappointed and a bit discouraged this morning. Mainly due to the ignorance of Americans, plus the rampant deception. How can people not care about the moral issues that he is so wrong about? I just don't get it?!

I saw this morning on the news all the people around the world cheering that Obama won...London, Asia, Israel, Afghanistan, Africa...truly weird. I've never seen anything like it for an American presidential election.

Truly trying to trust the Lord in this.

Sorry for writing so much on your blog! Maybe I should write more on my own blog :)

MamaJ said...

Hubby has already made a deal for a gun cabinet and is "eyeballing" more guns....

annie said...

I, um, have a hard time with guns. I recognize our right to have them, but I really really dislike them. In fact, I kind of flipped out this weekend when I found out someone I love and whose home we frequent keeps a gun in the house. It's locked up and all that, but I didn't realize how much I fear guns until then. Not so much for me, but my daughter. However, I really really believe we should be stricter about who can buy guns, not whether we can have guns. My husband and I don't want to buy a gun at this point, there's no need for one, but in the future we'd like to have sizeable property and animals and feel a gun would be useful and we are now concerned whether we'll actually be able to acquire one when we need it.

We're already working on the "have more babies" part. ;)

(didn't mean to reduce your whole post to your last sentence....i can't say i was really surprised at the outcome, though i am a little stunned at the willingness of the american majority to blindly accept what a virtually unknown person has to say. he's not been tested, no one knows who he is or how he'll react or what he'll do. that's what's scary to me. and the criminalizing doctors who refuse to perform abortions thing. among others.)

EllaJac said...

With the whole gun thing, I think there's a 'tremor in the force.' People have suddenly realized that this particular freedom that we have (some of us) taken for granted for our whole lives may well be stripped from us if we are not diligent. America is unique, in that it's founders realized that gun ownership (and usability) would protect every other freedom they held dear. Also, the whole idea of 'individual' freedoms and rights - especially of gun ownership - set America apart. Many places in the world did not recognize it's average citizen as anything worthwhile - a labor force, a resource, but not necessarily 'endowed by their Creator', you know?

Annie, I'm with you in some sense... I still don't know all the ins and outs of using a gun, and when I do, I think I'll be FAR more comfortable with them.