I never would have guessed that something so pathetic, so puerile, would end up actually defining and predicting so much of the last few months.
Let me back up a bit, and explain what I mean.
This past spring, the Obama campaign came out with “The Life of Julia“, a cartoon showing the glorious cradle-to-grave benefits of being cared for by Big Daddy Government. Beyond being just plain creepy, it presented a life that was as two-dimensional as its animation: you were born, lived and died under the umbrella of the State.
Such a soulless existence received plenty of ridicule, which it richly deserved:
But armed with “Julia” as our example of the deepest longings of the Left, what must we conclude? Before you answer, add to it both the re-election of Obama and the most recent cry to further relinquish our freedoms in light of the massacre in Newtown, CT. Added together, the obvious interpretation (to me, at least) is that many of us now feel helpless to help ourselves, and long for the suffocating security of the State to protect us from life itself.
Unemployment? Still up. Food stamp usage? Way up. SSDI? Way, WAY up. What other conclusion can there be? Life is just too hard, and only the Government, –our bureaucratic, bloated, and broke Federal Government,–can assure our survival.
I kinda’ doubt that this was what the founders had in mind when they spoke of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Our society today has mainstreamed the lurid and minimized the Godly, inverting centuries of balance. We have violence and sex piped into our homes, but talk of Freedom is considered ‘extremist’. Spending ourselves into oblivion is considered compassionate, and limiting even a portion of the largesse is portrayed as heartless.
Is it any wonder many of us feel as if we’ve awoken in the middle of a Twilight Zone episode, and Rod Serling is pointing at us as he says, “Submitted, for your approval…”?
And still, …there’s hope for our country yet. No, not by the re-election of the most dishonest, disingenuous, & divisive president in our nation’s history (quite an accomplishment, that). No, the hope lies in what Obama’s re-election portends, because our present system simply can’t survive as the status quo. The debt level we’re incurring has us on an unsustainable track, and that which is truly unsustainable…well, it can’t continue to be sustained, now can it?
So, the only thing we really need to consider is: what will the end of this look like, and what comes next? And for the possible answer to that, I’ll leave you with the latest video from our good friend, Mr. Whittle.
And remember: Illegitimi Non Carborundum.