We can’t go back, but we can fix the future
Scientists tell us that time should flow backwards as easily as it flows forward, but we know it doesn’t.
It flows only in one direction. We don’t grow younger, we just grow older. But that doesn’t stop scientists from thinking about “time travel.” Most of us wish that we could go back in time and correct something that we did wrong, or do something that we failed to do, or replay a football game that we lost by one point.
The old saying, “Hindsight is always 20/20” comes to mind. Unfortunately, until some very bright person figures out how we can make time flow backwards as well as forward, we are just going to have to live with our decisions and hopefully, if we are lucky, we will be given the opportunity to correct our bad ones.
Unfortunately, many of us are vulnerable to sophisticated, carefully orchestrated sales pitches. Sometimes we purchase a car that we really didn’t need or want, or we see a TV set that looks like something that would make our enjoyment of NFL games more satisfying, and we make these purchases, not because we need these items, but because a good salesperson has convinced us that these items will make a profound difference in our lives.
Which brings me to my point. Have you been watching the national polls lately? If you have, you know that Americans are suffering from “buyer’s remorse.”
Barack Obama keeps doing the same things he did to become president, but they are no longer working. In his last speech before a joint session of Congress, he demanded that congress pass a bill that contained over $400 billion in “stimulus” spending and every single tax increase that he had ever conceived of since he gained the Oval Office.
This proposed stimulus has been dubbed “the grandson of stimulus,” and thus far, this family has been a total failure. No Democrat has bothered to introduce Mr. Obama’s bill in either the House or the Senate.
Could it be that Democrats know full well the toxic qualities of this proposal? Could it be that a new “every man for himself” attitude is sweeping across the Democrats in Congress?
Now there is no doubt that if Mr. Obama could travel back in time that he would bring with him the 53 percent of the voters who put him in office. But just as we must co-exist with the President for another 14 months, he must co-exist with a Congress that has changed dramatically.
To me, this is a sure sign that Americans are beginning to wake up. Americans may be awakening to the fact that the person elected President does not share the same “hope and change” that we the people had in mind.
There is something known as “American Exceptionalism” that has been around since this country’s founding, and the present Administration does not have the foggiest idea of what it is.
Ever since the colonists came to this great country, we have known that socialism and redistribution of wealth does not work. To be more accurate, it has never worked – anywhere.
Look at the Soviet Union. Look at China. Look at Germany. Communism, socialism, and a share the wealth mentality cost the lives of millions and millions of innocent people.
Look at modern Europe. Europe is a financial basket case. From Greece to Great Britain, the consequences of unbridled socialism is beginning to rear its ugly head so much so, in fact, that there is a good chance that the European Union will dissolve. In my humble opinion, the European Union was a concept destined to fail from the very beginning.
But we have other problems. We have Americans so blinded by their ideology that they not only despise our culture and our way of life, they despise our men and women who through their sacrifice and unselfish acts preserved and sustained our country through the darkest of hours.
For example, if you read the New York Times, there was a recent article by a man named Paul Krugman.
Krugman claims to be an economist, and he writes a weekly column for the New York Times. But let me tell you what he wrote last week about the tragic events of 9/11: “What happened after 9/11 – and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not – was deeply shameful.
The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons (Jews) wanted to fight, but for all the wrong reasons…The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame.”
Since we cannot go back in time, we can only hope that this radical leftist comes to his senses, but I’m afraid that he has been “educated beyond his intelligence.”