The news, she's coming too thick, too fast. None of us can keep up. Captain Entropy (otherwise known as Chairman Zero or "President Obama" to some) just keeps hurtling forward towards universal destruction - apologizing to the world for the United States instead of reminding them that without us they would not be able to live the lives they do. Calling us arrogant instead of celebrating our liberty (he doesn't care about liberty - have you ever even heard the man speak of liberty? I haven't. He certainly doesn't want a free populous; you can't enslave a free populace.)
Pelosi knew about waterboarding, she knew it was legal, she knew it had been approved for use, and she approved. Now she says "So, I knew about it, that doesn't mean I knew they would DO it. I just knew they said they COULD do it and that it was legal."
No one releases the information on how effective the advanced interrogations were and how they stopped further attacks that WERE going to take place on our own soil. Instead this is glossed over and we have brought ourselves to the point where another attack is absolutely inevitable - and is surely being planned out by operatives priorly released from Club Gitmo as we speak. How many lives will we pay this time?
See, this COULD have possibly been just as much of a travesty as the Carter administration - you know, the economic ruin, the misery index, gas rationing, double digit inflation, double digit unemployment, poverty, skyjackings, and hostages in Iran. Except this is Carter cubed. We're not going to get away with a piddling little depression this time - it's the full monty. We're not going to get away with just a few hostages who are eventually released - this time it's going to take a dirty nuke on US soil. Alien hordes invading from the South and making Phoenix the kidnapping capitol of the world (second only to Mexico city) are now to be encouraged and abetted - courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security, who was in charge of Arizona as Phoenix BECAME a cesspool of terror. She's more worried about finding out who's Catholic and who's a veteran and who's pro-life, because they might pose a threat to Chairman LMAO's plans for global domination.
I'm sorry, folks, this is a fucking Gordian knot, and it just keeps coming and coming and coming, every day. I hear leftards happily proclaiming the Bush era of "sick fear" over, but the fact is that the more that Obama tries to hang Bush, the more it turns out that Bush is proven right time and time again. The more they endanger us all. The more that "sick fear" becomes a *very realistic fear* and in fact an inevitability.
On September 11, 2001, war was officially declared on us by a faceless, country-less enemy. That enemy has not ceased its war against us; we have merely beaten them back and prevented further attacks. We made a start at a civilized society in Iraq that will no longer aid and abet this enemy, which relies on friendly, Islamic foreign host countries in which to fester and operate and plan. We succeeded. Our men did a fine job. We continued to beat back the enemy at the gates even if it meant he had to suffer a caterpillar in his tent, God help us. And now we're pissing it all away on a pipe dream, to imagine trillions of dollars into existence by sheer force of will (and a printing press) in order to bankrupt and destroy the entire free market.
The press behaves no better than - and in fact quite a bit worse than - Squealer of Animal Farm. They make no pretense of being impartial, fair, objective, or trying to report facts. They are on a mission. An Omission. Why the mission is to destroy us I still don't understand, but it seems to have to do with guilt. Especially white guilt. It's American guilt. Guilt that we were the greatest country on earth, guilt that we had it so much better than other countries because we MADE it better than other countries. Guilt that we had liberty while others were in chains. Guilt that we could produce and advance and share with those who had less, because they simply never should have had less in the first place. Guilt that says the pendulum must swing all the way in the other direction before it can balance, and if that means our constitution and our way of life be destroyed, so be it.
At any rate, I can't keep up with it all any more than you can - the news is moving way too fast. Each new day of this nightmare brings fresh hell with it. So please, keep yourself informed - my blogroll is pretty darn good for that - but there's no way I'm going to get to it all. It's bad enough that the pieces keep adding up the way they do. I'm so figuring on renting out my house and getting the fuck out of this country for a while. I'm thinking Banff.
Update: Actually, this was in part spurred by a comment made to me about something I've been noticing but haven't put into words yet. See, during the election, while a few of us quietly kept to ourselves and discussed the possibility that McCain/Palin could very well lose, and the unthinkable alternative, the rest of the company was awash in bravado, optimism, cheerfulness, schadenfreude "Bush is gone! Obama's gonna do it! In yer FACE!" and loud, braying voices. Despite that the news is coming thick and fast and hard, those voices are no longer loud, they are no longer braying, there is no sense of optimism, cheerfulness, or schadenfreude. It has been replaced by a sort of wondering dread if the topic comes up. That's actually not an exaggeration. A McCain voter who is not very political minded went so far as to praise Obama for bringing the boys home, and...none of the Obamaniacs said a word this time. This is way beyond buyer's remorse; it's something I've never really seen. Sort of like a socialist president is something I've never seen. But I can take no joy in it, because it's at our expense that they took their moment of schadenfreude. At any rate this is what I see in real life. That and a few die-hards. The place where I'm seeing the desperate covering, the putting on of that now-phony cheerfulness and optimism, the continuing schadenfreude and triumphal braying? Online. Online and in the press. That's where you find it. It's phony. Go out among the real people. Go to the places that were the loudest and most obnoxious for Obama and take a real look around you. See who's chanting now. The Spahn Ranch is empty, man.