Forgive me, if you can, for getting on my soapbox about the devolution of my America. I am upset about the direction this country is going under Obama's autocracy, and I must have my say. Most Americans are suffering these days: fuel oil is over four dollars a gallon; food prices are inflated; jobs are scarcer than a flea on a pig. A US citizen can hardly stay warm or even eat decently these days, and many of us don't have a pot to piss in because we're scraping to pay taxes that are unreasonable, at best. It's time the suffering stops for the middle class, for we are the only ones up against it right now. So here be my cathartic piece, if it's nothing else. Hereafter I will limit myself to goodies about animals.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The Disabling of America
The Disabling of America
I have no physical limitations, yet I am a disabled American. I have been robbed of my sight, hearing, and my ability to speak. I am struck numb by Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.
I am nearly blind.
My America had become almost unrecognizable: a President consumed by radical ideology, dreamy-eyed by visions of a Euro-America--a socialist nation in which an individual’s instinct to compete and reach for the American Dream is drowned out by cries of “redistribution of wealth.” What little I can see of this administration is frightening: self-proclaimed Communists and Socialists within the President’s advisory groups, associates of the President with criminal records--co-founders of radical, anti-capitalist terrorist groups of the 1970’s. I do not see a President proud of his traditional America values, for he apologizes to foreign nations for America’s foibles, as he interprets them.. I do not see a President who loves America and her unique Constitution.
I rub my eyes, but all is blurry. I hardly recognize my fellow Americans either. Where are those people who cherish competition, higher education, and creative entrepreneurialism? Where are those Americans who would rather tough it out than receive a hand-out from the government? Where are the Americans who express their patriotism freely, proudly, and are willing to protect, at great cost, this country from terrorists and enemy nations? Where are the Americans who stand proud against dissatisfied youth, ingrates, and jealous foreigners?
I rub my eyes: I vaguely recognize some of these Americans in the distance, but the vision is dimming fast.
I am deaf.
I don’t hear our representatives in Washington defending our Constitution. I don’t hear them opposing Obama, the ideologue, or questioning the legality of his decisions. Yet within the silence sounds a roar: concerned citizens at town hall meetings--trying to be heard, trying to make sense of a huge deficit and health care bill that is a lie set in stone, one which jeopardizes their very lives. American citizens everywhere are being silenced by those that have elected them--chastised by Congressmen and women and Ms. Pelosi who has called them “disruptive” and “un-American” because they are speaking freely and protesting according to their Constitutional rights.
I am a mute.
I open my mouth to protest but fall back in silence—out of fear—fear that no one will listen, fear that I may be Big Brother-listed against the current regime, fear that a radical may retaliate against me and all that is dear to me. I must be quiet for lurking in a corner hides a lout who has never understood how America came to be free and who does not value individual freedom and who is intent on leveling and fundamentally changing society. Silent for fear for my life, I have, overnight, become a charge of a totalitarian state.
I am blind; I am deaf; and I am unable to speak, but I am hardly alone. At this moment, many Americans have been disabled by this President’s shrewd, hidden agenda. Despite this government’s employment of smoke and mirrors, we have one quality left with which to fight and find hope:
We can still feel.
Even while our America is gasping under the murky waters of the Obama administration, I hope and feel that Americans--black, white and Hispanic--will demand to speak and be heard. Americans united will see that before we are any color, we are first Americans—rugged individualists—who resent being hand-held, regulated, and controlled by any government and who expect elected officials to uphold the Constitution.
We Americans are NOT European: we don’t WANT to be as Europeans, failing to thrive as individuals under socialist governments. We Americans are not wired that way. We are wired to think, question, and judge all criteria against the values of freedom, democracy, and capitalism.
What can we, as disabled Americans, do?
Overcome the disabilities—the outright lies-- and stand firm, as firm as our forefathers did. Hold our representatives and the President accountable for insuring our individual rights and freedoms, and our RIGHT to pursue happiness. Protest with vigor and commitment the equalizing and socializing of American society because with the leveling of classes comes a wider class gap and the loss of individual freedom.
If, after that effort, we find ourselves more blinded, deaf, and more afraid to speak, we must revolt as our ancestors had to and seek freedom afresh. We must clean house—the White House. We will demand the resignation, if not, impeachment of this President and his hatchetmen.
As this current administration seeks to disable us, we must stand united against it, armed with the Constitution and our stamina as Americans.
By Gay L. Balliet