The Greatest Generation Shows The Way -- AGAIN!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
government had not been shut down for an entire day and already I was
enjoying the feeling of, shall we say, a certain lightness in the yoke
around my neck.
Allow me to ask, please, why do we have non-essential workers and non-essential departments within the federal government in the first place?
I mean, with the national economy in the godawful shape it is in, and
with the knowledge that every dollar the US government spends since last
week is borrowed from some other country, not necessarily friendly to
the US, why the dickens does the government have ANYTHING that is non-essential?
Come on folks, this NOT a shutdown. As someone has rightly noted it is only a slowdown -- if that.
The "government shutdown" terror has been invented by the democrats and the Mainstream Media (But I repeat myself!) We have had almost 20 "shutdowns" since the late 1970's. What? You didn't know that? Well then. There must not have been much to them, huh?
It's all Bovine Scatology! Horse hockey! Malarkey! Baloney!
moaning and groaning for a moment and think back, and/or ask yourself
what we Americans did before all these government departments and
The answer is: we did
pretty durn good, that's what. (Forgive the grammar!) Heck, we actually
became a world superpower without them. WITH all that government our
world superpower status is, as they say, "ebbing away."
We have become conditioned to believe all that government is necessary, when, in fact, IT ISN'T.
I'm so old I can remember that ancient time when there was no air
conditioning. Here in the Southland, where the humidity was 95% at 7
o'clock this morning, I must tell you -- it was a different world back
then. In summer, even sundown brought little relief. Trying to sleep
in a bed upon which the bed linens were damp with moisture wicked from
the air around you was uncomfortable in the extreme. But -- we
days we can't imagine living without air conditioning. Consider the
number of generations who have never known a time in their lives when
there WAS no air conditioning.
Now apply this little journey down Memory Lane to our bloated government today. The moral of the story is -- we have become conditioned to both. Air conditioning is very nice, indeed. But -- if we had to live without it we could. Heck. We DID!
The same applies to big government. We can live, and some say -- live better, without it. Heck! We DID!
around you. Are YOU better off today than you were , oh, say -- five
years ago? If so, then you must be a federal employee!
been suckered. We've been had. And we did it to ourselves. I actually
don't know if there is such a psychological disorder as
"self-delusional." If there is, there is an epidemic of it in America.
know, I believe you could take a couple of kids from a 1950's high
school "Economics" class, give them the task of balancing the federal
budget -- and they could do it.
That's the easy part. What's hard is mollifying the public, which has been conditioned to believe they cannot get along without a particular government program(s) and/or government department(s).
point of all this rambling is simply this: We have a chance, during
this so-called government shutdown, to reevaluate our enormous, bloated,
over-reaching, meddling, near tyrannical government. If we are smart we'll take advantage of this opportunity.
the meantime, be prepared for all the weeping and wailing and gnashing
of teeth by millions of Americans who are simply unable to take care of
themselves, or take responsibility for themselves and have, for all
intents and purposes, become "wards" of the federal government. Much
like bond servants they have sold themselves into voluntary servant-hood
-- or -- slavery to the state for a check once a month and an
Obamaphone. Many, if not most, of them could not care less about the welfare of the country.
But take heart! The Greatest Generation
is, once again, showing the way. Earlier this week eighty and ninety
year old veterans of World War Two crashed through the barricades around
the World War Two Memorial in Washington. They had been fenced out by the Obama Administration.
it turned out, the Nazis couldn't stop them, the Japanese couldn't stop
them and Obama, sure as hell, was not going to stop them!
you think for one moment that if THAT generation was in their 30's,
40's, and 50's this country would be in the shape it is in today?
Uh-uh! Nope! Nosiree!
the 1940's those men were at the point of Freedom's Spear. Now, in the
21st century, in the winter, and deep winter, of their lives they
volunteered for the van guard of freedom again as they show the way to
take back our country.
We have to
take America back from the Atlantic to the Blue Ridge, from the Blue
Ridge to the Mississippi, from the Mississippi to the Rockies, and from
the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean. It CAN be done -- but -- it CANNOT be done sitting at our keyboards. It
will be done in the streets, in the highways, and in the by ways of
every crossroads community, every small town, every city, every state,
all the way to the Congress and the White House.
Taking America back will require the guts and determination of the men and women of the Greatest Generation.
What say you? The jackboots are marching again. This time they are trampling freedom's soil. The Greatest Generation just stepped forward AGAIN! What about us?
As Hillel 'the Elder' (a Jewish sage from the 1st century B.C.) said: If not us -- WHO? If not now -- WHEN?
© J. D. Longstreet