Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Day After the Election

By Alan Caruba
My mail the day after the election was filled with vituperation from the Left. Words like “kike” and “scumbag” were just some that I encountered. I welcome their disdain.
The Left is triumphant, but they do not see that “sequestration” is coming to further erode the power of our military and the consequences that will flow from that. They do not see the skyrocketing taxes that will be imposed on Americans.
The Left has always lived in a utopia of the leveling of all earnings, the nanny state government that will control everything they do. They want a hand-out, not the hard work of lifting oneself out of poverty and dependency. That will be the fate of a complacent middle class.
Norman Thomas, the former U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate in the 1940s said, “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialist. But, under the name of ‘liberalism’, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” That day has arrived.
Winston Churchill said, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
America is a very different place from the nation in which I was fortunate to be born. The demographics have changed dramatically. Earlier generations, starting especially in the late 1800s were composed of people who fled Europe and Russia for the dream of freedom and opportunity. That generation has died off and been replaced by those whose children have been indoctrinated in school systems that stressed all the worst values of socialism and communism.
It didn’t happen overnight. Our education system has been purposefully degraded to a point where self-esteem has replaced the need to personally strive for excellence. The school books that our children read have been censored to turn our Founding Fathers into just a bunch of slave owners and “white old men.”
The millions who voted for Obama are unaware of the impact that “sequestration” will have on them in the form of the Left’s answer to everything, higher taxes. It will, however, further erode our military power and that bodes ill for America and well for its enemies.
My crystal ball tells me that Israel will likely launch an attack on Iran to avoid a second Holocaust; this time of the Jewish state. Arabs, cowards at heart, are not likely to respond. The Persians will be too dazed to know what hit them.
The Islamic frenzy that has seized the Middle East and Africa’s northwestern tier of Maghreb nations will, however, continue to spread. That will pose a greater threat to Europe. The U.S. dollar is already faring poorly, however, against the Euro, a currency in decline thanks to its embrace of socialism.
Just as with the aftermath of World War I and the treaty of Versailles, we are likely facing some very ugly times as various despots seize or expand power to advance their totalitarian aspirations.
America will be seriously challenged by China in the Pacific sphere. Our military cannot fight a war in two theatres and Americans, as in the past, will resist engagement unless the homeland is attacked as it was in 1941. They will discover we have too few ships and too few aircraft.
At home we are likely to see an expansion of the Homeland Security Agency and surveillance that knows every call you make and every post you put on Facebook and other social sites. The intimidation will be intense and it would not surprise me to learn that secret arrests occur.
There will be rule by executive order as the President seeks to bypass Congress. Americans who have believe that they are protected by the Bill of Rights and rule of law will discover they aren’t.
The national debt, already at $16 trillion now exceeds our Gross Domestic Product by two trillion more than all the money generated by our goods and services. It will increase until nations decide the dollar is no longer the reserve currency of the world. You will be able to wallpaper your bedroom and bath with dollar bills that will be worthless.
An avalanche of regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency will cause those companies that can to move their operations overseas, taking much-needed jobs with them. The rest of us will be dictated to regarding every purchase we make. Everything will become expensive.
The nation’s healthcare system will deteriorate with long lines for treatment, if treatment is even permitted if you have a long-term condition of disease or disability. Senior citizens will be "permitted" to die.
Anyone who is a member of the Tea Party or believed to be a “lover of freedom” will be at risk. Even returning veterans will be subject to arrest as a risk to the government. Just being a veteran will become a risk.
Morally, the nation is sliding into the abyss of same-sex marriage, lax laws regarding the use of illegal drugs, and parents will discover they no longer have a say over how they raise their children. Families are at risk in this new America.
The estimated 23 million Americans out of work will be joined by millions more. A college degree, including PhDs, will increasingly become of little value.
There will be riots, often race-based. The African-American population will continue its slide into despondency and dependency. Hispanics will wonder why their parents moved here.
Any nation in the hands of a Democratic Party that jeered the inclusion of God in their platform will rue the day it permitted them to gain control.
Yes, it is a grim, but I believe this is a realistic picture of the future and I don’t see alternative scenarios for the near future short of massive rejection in the next midterm elections.
As a friend of mine put it, "Half the voters choose a form of national suicide. The other half was murdered."
It is a triumph of the stupid, the lazy, the mob.
Older Americans already wonder what happened to the Republic. Younger ones will never know why it was a place for which millions sacrificed their lives to protect and preserve, a far happier place.
© Alan Caruba, 2012


TexasFred said...

That day has arrived.

The four most powerful words in this post...

Glenn Elsden said...

An actor walks upon the floodlit stage of life
wearing a mask of an angel beneath a demon's gown.
Pretence smiles upon the crowded hall of life
holding out hope as bright as it is false.
Son of a woman in whose veins flows the blood
of ancient Ireland and dark Africa's plains.
You are Obama, nick-named the standing king
You are Barack, oh, son born to deceive
The suffering hoards of Africa look up to you,
See a black saviour where nought but a Judas strides.
An entrapper of nations, bringer of dismal war
Behind the robes and the nylon wings of hope
Oh, may those who look upon you, see you as you are.
May those who hope in you behold you as you be
A prince deceitful to bring down Africa's shrines
A siren who leads Africa's ships onto rocks of obliteration.
Your rule my lord will not be one of peace
Your reign my king will not be one of smiles
Even as we speak in caves both dark and dank
Enraged fanatics plot your dark demise
They will put around your head a bloodwet martyr's crown.
Oh black Kennedy following the one before
May God forgive thee and thy fiery spouse
As you walk in silence from the stage of life
Barack Obama, blessed son, Oh standing king.

By Credo Mutwa

Unknown said...

I,too, see the near future as being very grim and I don't see a light at the end of this tunnel until we get another president. The quote from your friend is right on and it does not feel good to be among the slain.

Iran will be a nuclear power unless Israel stops them. I don't see Obama using force even though he has stated "All options are on the table".

Lastly, I don't think I can stomach listening to Jay Carney spewing the White House spin for another 4 years. His distortion of the truth on behalf of Obama is disgusting.

Fred said...

Historically ive disagreed with you but today, I completely agree.

jerseygirlangie said...

I truly wish that I could argue with, contradict or somehow nullify even a single one of your conclusions.

But, I can't.

Time to stock up on commodities - gold, brass, and lead.


Alan Caruba said...

Thank you Jersey Girl, but what currency would you convert your commodities to when you want to sell them? Aye, there's the rub.

dmccormi said...

While watching the Election last night I was simply devastated, to think that our American voters actually had blindfolds on for the last four years. I was literally nausea's. I have been all day telling my daughter-in-law there is some kind of gut wrenching feeling in my stomach like never before. I have seen many elections and my candiadate has lost but I did not walk away feeling like I do now. I have tried to put my feelings to words but could not, you have done that for me. God Bless America we are in trouble like never before and we need you now more than ever. Thank you for putting my feelings to words.

Lorilee said...

I have felt sick at my stomach all day! I can't believe so many Americans don't get it!

Anonymous said...

'but they do not see that “sequestration” is coming to further erode the power of our military and the consequences that will flow from that. They do not see the skyrocketing taxes that will be imposed on Americans.'

Yes they do see it and they welcome it.

Anonymous said...

'whose children have been indoctrinated in school systems that stressed all the worst values of socialism and communism.'

We woke up in a socialist country and this is how it happened. Your passage also suggests the only way to reverse the trend.

Lime Lite said...

Alan, I am devastated for America. I was so sure that Romney would win. I kept seeing the number 303 - little did I realise it was the number Obama would end up with. All a person can say is that things happen for a reason - we don't always see what the reason is at the time. Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards and I think America is exactly at this point. However, I fear that America has tipped over as the demographics are now in favour of the minorities and brain-washed young white kids. What we have seen is the result of years of indoctrination of our children through liberal-controlled education. And it's only going to get worse as the minorities out-breed the productive – those who are too busy working and paying taxes to worry about having children. Ex-South Africans have always maintained that South Africa was the canary in the coal-mine and America would one day follow. I just didn't think it would be this soon. In any case, if you can't beat them, join them! If you can, hide your money from your spend-thrift lazy government who only end up wasting it. For the next four years sit back and enjoy the ride. After all, why give yourself an ulcer whilst those who voted for him live without a care?

Geoff A said...

I often reflect on the infamous words of Clark Gable in 'Gone With the Wind': "I don't give a damn". America was reportedly horrified and infuriated by this then totally unacceptable lapse. Now? Examining the change in acceptability of vile entertainment content over just a small number of decades provides an excellent gauge by which to measure one aspect of the self-destruction that America and a great part of the world is heaping upon itself. The piper will have to be paid. That time must be getting perilously close.

Fred said...

One additional comment: a year ago I argued with you that without Tea Party support, whatever Rino wouldnt get elected.

The decline in Repubs at the poll proves I was 'potentially' right. I personally recanted and voted for Romney though I was a huge Paul supporter.

Hard to know if there were enough crossovers or non voters to have made a difference at the margin. But one could argue that the difference makers stayed home in protest.

None of that matters now: Republicans have NO chance of the Presidency for the forseeable future.

The country is comprised of slothful degenerates with open hands and hateful hearts.

Days like Nov 6 made me long for a military coup.

Eddy said...

Working in an international institution, dealing with representatives of different countries, I can tell you that many countries, including Russia, China and from South America, are very happy with the election of Obama, since they know that it leads to a weakening of the USA.

We live in interesting times. But, it is not up to us to decide in what times we live, only to decide what we do with the time that has been given to us...

Alan Caruba said...

I can't answer you all individually, but clearly we are all depressed over the outcome of the election and a fearful of its consequences.

We must analyze what happened and determine what we can do to avoid the hazards to come.

The problem the USA has right now is a lack of leadership. We're all tired of the same worn out rhetoric.

Ronbo said...

Who is John Galt?

Unknown said...

Alan, A friend of mine told me Tuesday that the Lord allows us to have what is in our hearts. The collective hearts of this country have been debased for too lang, and we are getting our due, just like Israel did before the King Nebucadnessar took them all captive.

History has a way of repeating itself until a new generation can correc the decline. Sadly, it won't happen in our time.

RStabb said...

Sorry for the insults Mr.Caruba,I guess it comes with the territory when speaking the truth.
So it's four more years of blaming Bush,four more years of his supporters watching Opra while eating chicken wings and burritos paid for with food stamps.
Four more years of failed wind mills, electric cars and high gas prices.
Our only hope is impeachment for derelict of duty and the subsequent cover up of the Benghzi,Libya affair.

Unknown said...

I think it should be 1787 rather than apologies.

Guy in Ohio said...

Alan, they may be gloating now, but the joke is on them. Dozens of fables and parables have been written to describe this scenario ..

"Killing the goose that laid the golden egg" is the first to come to mind ....

I just saw episode two of Atlas Shrugged, and although I'm in no need of inspiration, it certainly inspired me. I spent the evening after the election mapping out my financial strategy for the next four years, and I feel certain that many other people are busy doing the same thing. To me, it seems that if we KNOW that 50% of the American people are going to have their hands in our pockets, we owe it to ourselves to make sure those pockets are empty.

It would have been nice to slay this beast quickly by cutting off its head, but starving it to death will get the job done too.

Rachel Pohli said...

Extremely good point, Guy. My husband & I have come to a similar carefully decide where we spend our money and make sure that whenever possible, we put it in the hands of conservative companies and states instead of liberal ones. Unfortunately, we live in Washington state, so we're going to be shopping out of state, online more than ever. You're also right about making sure our pockets are empty so they can't be raided. We're all going to have to stand up and make our voice heard more than ever in these next four years. Add me to this list, Alan, of those who are depressed and unnerved by this election results. However, I have to believe that God is still in control, and while we stand up for what we believe, we also trust in Him as sovereign. He will preserve and guide those of us who cling to every belief and principle this great Christian country was founded on.

dmccormi said...

For Ron Stabb- I agree with all but... hoping for impeachment. The democratic party really done their research on this, they will never ask for impeachment because if they do that leaves us with Joe Biden as President. No one wants that so they will just leave Obama in there. Secondly this president has already gotten away with more than any other president in my lifetime.

RStabb said...

dmccormi, I see your points.Joe Biden as President.Scary thought.