07 November 2012

Bad Decisions End In A Bad Way


Just received this email from a friend who is an astute historian and true renaissance man. He also works in Washington. This reflects much of what I was feeling this morning:

It is a glorious day The Lord has given us.

This morning I extend an honest “Thank you” to the American electorate, for they provided a snapshot of themselves with unusual clarity.  Six weeks ago I declared that the election was not a choice between two candidates as much as it was a verdict on us as a nation, and with near ubiquity and persuasive forcefulness that verdict has been rendered.  From coast to coast the electorate chose debauchery and an expanding welfare state.  (they may not have thought that was what they were voting for, but make no mistake...)  While it was not the outcome I preferred, it is a fundamentally important data point; we now know where we live, and the character of a majority of the people living around us.  For that straightforward clarity we must be profoundly thankful, as it focuses and guides our planning for the future.

From this day forward our tasks are to get our own hearts, minds, lives and households in order, and to derive a strategic vision and devise tactics for dealing with a now unrestrained Leviathan.  Let us continue to uphold each other in every respect, making sure we remove ourselves from the damage caused by the flying debris of the inevitably collapsing welfare state.  Our realm may be visited by Divine Providence, but nevertheless it remains a rational universe -- bad decisions will result in destructive outcomes.  I celebrate the coming maelstrom, for it confirms the rational nature of the Cosmos.

Lady Thatcher was entirely correct when she stated that the problem with collectivism is that eventually it runs out of other peoples’ money to spend.  During that untenable time The Collective becomes increasingly desperate and ruthless, searching for resources wherever it can find them it order to feed itself and its dependents.  Stay out of its way to the degree possible, and contribute to its demise whenever possible.  It is the only hope for laying the foundation for America 2.0.  America 1.0 is but a distant wreck receding in the rear view mirror.

Blessings

While the ruling class elites in academia, the media, and government revel in their victory, we may fearfully trust in a Divine Providence and know, with confidence, what history teaches us about Nations who have taken this course. The future is not bright for those who embrace the ideology that won last night. That is not to be taken as any kind of threat, it is simply the verdict of history.

More to come . . . 


16 comments:

Lindsay said...

This is such a well-written statement, and it certainly sums up my thinking. Thank you for sharing and God bless us all, we are desperately in need of it.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks for the comment Lindsay. I'm not sure that Romney could have successfully dealt with what our Nation's facing. However, after watching Obama for the last four years, I KNOW he's either not capable, or is purposely orchestrating (more likely) the coming debacle. We're in for some very rough times in this Nation - the likes of which most of us have never experienced.

Anonymous said...

America is fundamentally changing and folks have to accept that fact whether we like it or not. The conservative ideals are apparently not what the country wants anymore. We cannot sit around anymore longing for the good old days as they are now just that, old days. Most every country has changed since their inception and we are apparently next in line.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

No one is arguing those facts. Principles are, however, eternal. Change does not have to be destructive. Sorry, but I'm not a relativist. And I'm not suicidal either. I will NOT go along to get along and, apparently, at least 50% of the U.S. agrees with me. Were the other 50% better informed, I believe they'd agree as well.

Next in line after who, Greece?

Anonymous said...

Yes. Once again whether we like it or not it is happening. They won and will most certainly we will be the next Greece. Socialism is now inevitable and we need to accept that in order to move on. It's over.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"Socialism is now inevitable and we need to accept that in order to move on."

My ancestors came here in the 1600's. Many of them have stared down the barrel of a gun to pass on the liberty and country I now enjoy. I'm not "accepting" anything. I may as well go spit on their graves. I was taught better.

Anonymous said...

I understand but you ate implying that the American people want that same America and apparently they don't. Romney pitched the alternative and the majority were not interested in buying it. That's what we must accept. They don't want that. Your friend elequently stated that better than I.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"I understand but you ate implying that the American people want that same America and apparently they don't."

Apparently, 1/2 of them do. Did you read the exit polls/details? The 2 biggest concerns are national debt and jobs - DUH!!!! Romney was, though a decent man, a poor salesman.

Yes, I agree with much of what my friend wrote, with this one caveat. I think about 1/2 of those who voted for Obama would have voted otherwise were they better informed.

I don't have to accept the outcome, except for this cycle. The opposition began November 7th. We're not going away. To the last man.

BorderRuffian said...

"Socialism is now inevitable and we need to accept that in order to move on."

I've seen the predicted demise of conservatism/Republican Party several times in the last 30-40 years only for it to come roaring back. Remember Reagan in 1980 after the Watergate debacle in the 70s?

Obama had 10 million fewer votes this time. Won by 2 points- 50-48. They can be defeated.

Anonymous said...

You just called anyone who doesn't agree with you uninformed. Your arrogance in assuming that the only reason folks voted for Obama was because they didn't know any better is astounding. Just for once, entertain the idea that many people don't want it your way. You can't.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Anon - not arrogant, just confident of the rightness of my position. History demonstrates that fact. Deal with it. Sure, that doesn't mean that the majority will not vote themselves, along with the rest of, into destruction. And I fully understand some folks "don't want it my way" - but that doesn't mean "my way" is not the correct one.

You embrace some very strange logic.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

BR - you're right. But, as I've noted, I'm not convinced Romney could have fixed it. I do however (by observing Obama's actions over the last 4 years) KNOW that he won't fix the debt crisis. Whether that is due to his total ineptness or whether or it's intentional (my belief) can be debated.

Brother Juniper said...

These things do go in cycles. It seemed just as bad when Carter was President. That gives me some hope.

Shouldn't this be America 3.0 though, to reflect the fact that the original republic expired at the end of the WBTS?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Bro J. - some would view it that way. Certainly no one laments the end of slavery, though it certainly could have been dealt with without a war. The war brought us death, the failure of reconstruction, and lingering bitterness.

Lindsay said...

I too agree that Romney might not have been able to fix this, but I believe that is because no one person is ever going to be capable of that. It is going to take all of America to change it. We need to change our attitudes about how success is earned. We need to change what our culture places importance on. Our government might be leading the way towards a failing economy but Americans are willingly going along with it.

I am, of course, speaking very generally.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Lindsay. We get the government we, as a whole, deserve.