Monday, August 2, 2010
You know, critics of conservatism often try to make fun of and insult those of us who stick so closely to the messages and lessons learned from Ronald Reagan. They use insults because it replaces facts in the hollow falsehoods relied upon so heavily by the progressives.
We have fallen victim to the progressive sneak attack due to our blind following of a party label. We have forgotten, or been lied to, about our own history. I want you to take about 20 minutes to listen to a video. When you link to it I want you to turn off your monitor or keep your eyes closed, (hence you'll be listening to the video, not watching it).
The reason I want you to listen is because the video is from almost 30 years ago, I wasn't even born yet. I want you to listen to what is being said more than who is saying it. I'm going to show you some of the quotes from this video first. Ask yourself if some of this sounds relevant today.
As you listen to this think of what we face in the present. We allowed ourselves to be fooled by political charm, hopeful (but empty) rhetoric. We put our trust in a government full of people that didn't deserve it. They now mock us as stupid, racist, crazy, or whatever else these "elite" individuals decide.
College kids are taught what conservatism is by progressive liberals. It's not that shocking that so many don't understand it. At the same time progressive republicans forgot what conservatism is. This eliminated the balance of knowledge even further.
The letter next to a politicians name isn't what's important. That leads to blind, ignorant decisions such as: I'm going to vote for that person because they're a Democrat, or I'm going to vote for that person because they're a Republican.
Would replacing the progressive left congress with a progressive right congress controlled by progressive Republicans really be much different? They would lead to the same place, Socialist Progressivism, simply travelling at different speeds.
Here are the quotes you will hear in the upcoming video, ask yourself if these sound like a crazy conspiracy given what you see going on in today's America. I've put some in bold print and you'll know why when you read and then hear them.
"Idle industries have cast workers into unemployment, human misery, and personal indignity"
"For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future, for the temporary convenience of the present."
"We've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule."
Aren't you getting pretty damn tired of being called stupid by a bunch of Hollywood elites whose most famous films usually end up being naked in a sex tape, or in a courtroom facing charges?
"That government by an elite group, is superior to government of, by, and for the people"
Remember the golden rule of the elitist politicians. You're too much of a dumb ass to take care of yourself. Yet they don't even understand their own writing, (you know the multi-thousand page bills they admit to not reading). They're so smart they can't even pay their own taxes despite the fact that they make about 4 times the average family of 4, even more in many cases.
"If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?"
Interesting question...I believe we call them Czars, and they are working out great aren't they? Do you have any idea what they even do? I've lost track of how many there even are, how about you?
"We hear much of special interest groups. Well our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected....they are in short, we the people"
Special interest groups...if it was a problem 30 years ago, it's an out of control catastrophe now.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem."
By now maybe you recognize who this is. The relevance of these quotes in today's society seems even more true than it was then. Listen to the speech here.
As for those who would criticize me as someone who clings to the past. Perhaps it's time for you to learn some of it. While you keep calling for change, don't forget that it can be good or bad. It's entirely possible to change for the worse.