America Survives Another Year
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
we have made another year without a complete meltdown. Nevertheless,
we are growing closer. As every day passes we draw nearer that
have reached the final few days of the year and it is customary, sort
of, for folks to look back over all the bad and unusual things that
occurred in the twelve months just ending. But, honestly, I don't want to drag them up again. They were difficult enough to handle the first time through, so why punish ourselves, right?
anything, 2013 established, beyond doubt, that Mr. Obama is intent upon
presiding over a nation in decline -- and he insists on increasing the
rate of acceleration of said declination.
doesn't touch the lies, the deceit, the scandals, the abuse of power by
the Executive Office, nor the assumption of dictatorial powers by the
Chief Executive and on, and on, and on. And I haven't even mentioned OBAMACARE ... yet!
fact, I'd like to look ahead. I'm the sort who anticipates darn near
everything. I'm just wired that way. No apologies for it. I rather
like to act in advance of an anticipated problem and to deal with it
ahead of time and/or before it becomes a menace in one fashion or
Peeling back the layers of the future is most
certainly a job for the clairvoyants, the fortune tellers and such. I
am neither. No. I'm more of what you might call -- a worrier. So believe me when I tell you I am mightily worried about next year, about 2014.
US is currently reeling from the onslaught of socialism/communism led
by our socialist-in-chief, B. H. Obama. Mr. Obama is, at this writing,
in the lovely state of Hawaii where, frankly, I wish he'd stay, sending us his resignation as a Christmas gift to the nation.
things: One -- Mr. Obama does not share our low opinion of himself.
And second -- Vice President Joe Biden is waiting in the wings to become
President should Mr Obama step down. (Yeah, it's sorta like a double feature horror movie special at the local cinema, right? Egads!)
Moving right along ...
That socialism/communism thing, in the guise of health insurance for everyone,
will still be with us next year. Like an infection deep inside it will
continue to destroy the tissue of America and will, over time, murder
The problems with the roll out of Obamacare were just petty "stuff" compared to that which is coming in the close and distant future. Those of you who have not turned your hand to insuring yourself under our new law are in for a bone rattling shock. If you have an attorney on retainer, I suggest assigning him/her the job of signing you up to Obamacare -- and paying him a bonus if he succeeds.
business owners who, up to now, have provided health insurance for
their employees are going to learn they simply cannot afford it any
longer and the millions of employees of small businesses in
America are going to find themselves without insurance and then they,
too,will be dealing with Obamacare.
It's going to get downright ugly.
Repeal of Obamacare will not happen in 2014. We'll have to have another election before there is even a possibility of a repeal of Obamacare. That election is coming up next November.
The President must take another shot at immigration reform or, as I like to call it -- amnesty for illegal aliens. The
democrats understand that with passage of immigration reform, they will
secure, for themselves, the reins of government in the US for
generations to come.
Oh, there is much, much, more but it's just too depressing to touch on it.
thing, however. I can't shake the feeling that the US will find itself
engulfed in another Vietnam type quagmire, this time on the African
continent, sometime in 2014. We have troops fighting little brush fire
wars in various places in Africa now. It is not outside the realm of
possibility that one of those brush fires will flare up into a huge
conflagration without the American public even
being aware that American warriors are bleeding and dying in the
jungles of that mysterious land. Too, I would be less than honest if I
did not tell you that I have no idea why we are spending our blood and
treasure on such a hopeless cause as saving Africa. Only Africa can
save Africa. Our efforts on the dark continent are almost as hopeless
as bringing peace between the Israelis and the so-called Palestinians.
Oh. by the way, that, too, will fail in 2014.
is drawn to ask if America is in Africa fighting indigenous
insurrectionists, or, are we actually establishing forward bases from
which to attack Al-Qaeda in Africa? If the latter, I must wonder what happened to the Al-Qaeda Mr. Obama suggested to the nation was through, kaput?
As we chart our course for 2014, I suggest we would be wise to take a back-azimuth off 2013. For, if my suspicions are anywhere near correct, we are in for a replay of 2013 -- at least until November.
© J. D. Longstreet