"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Monday, November 19, 2012

Immigrants and the American Dream: Then and Now

The broken immigration policy of this country does not aim to allow for immigrants whose professional or financial qualifications make them the primary candidates for invitation to become U.S. residents. Instead, it is those who can slip in to this country, usually destitude, and ready to attach to the government's teet, who are welcome in today's America.  In fact I know this first hand as my mother-in-law, who was legitimately entitled to residency was given hell of a time (and whose files were lost after a costly and lengthy period of "processing"), got so disgusted that she went back to her native country. But that is a story for a different occasion.

How did America become the success story that no other nation could emulate in the grand scale that she accomplished?  The short and simple answer is its founding principles, which served as the principal magnet for millions of immigrants who left behind everything just for the opportunity to excel in a free society in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

They came to escape oppression - both political as well as economic.  As they risked everything, they had nothing to lose other than the chains that were holding them back in their old homes.  So, they worked hard and expected nothing but the full fruits of their labor.  They invented, innovated, and produced like no one ever did.  As a result, they became the key drivers of the wealthiest nation that ever existed.

Today, and for the last half century, we have the same economic refugees as well.  However, these are primarily refugees with a twist: ones who are coming to the U.S. because of the welfare society that it is fast becoming.  Just as Western Europe is attracting Middle Eastern and African refugees (thanks to the generous benefits they provide) who are draining their coffers, the United States is attracting leaches from primarily Latin and Carribean countries.

The main force behind encouraging these immigrants is none other than the U.S. government.  From insisting that the Embassy and the government of Mexico inform its citizens of the goodies they are entitled to last year, to the U.S.C.I.S.'s web site, the progressive policies adopted by this government are assuring that they (Democrats primarily) can count on their votes come election time.  It is a recipe for disaster.

American dream is no longer the opportunity this country offers to entrepreneurs and professionals, but rather what people conditioned to recieve government benefits can get from Uncle Sam.  Just like the great Roman Empire self destructed, the great American experiment is also headed for a disastrous conclusion, and that disastrous end is finally in sight.  God help our children!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fool Me Once Shame on You; Fool Me Twice....

Americans voted for Barack Obama in 2008 because of many reasons; among them were Bush fatigue, a boring Republican candidate in McCain who could not make a persuasive argument for his vision and the root of our problems, an ailing economy, the excitement of electing the first minority president, and many more.

In the months leading to November 2008, many on the right (as well as some in the Hillary Clinton camp prior to her defeat in the primaries) rightly raised many troubling questions about this relatively unknown candidate - Barack Obama.  The progressive media quickly circled its wagons around their candidate of choice and protected him from being exposed as the radical collectivist that he had always been.  Obama was quickly painted as a moderate whose radical parents, mentors, associates, speeches, even school records were nothing out of the ordinary.  Obama was never asked the difficult questions.  He was never made to answer any of the well supported allegations.  Heck, no reporter even bothered to ask him what he meant by "fundamental transformation" of America despite the obvious connotations.  Why would anyone who loved his country and the principles it was founded on want to fundamentally transform it?  No one cared to ask questions or demand answers.  The American electorate fell for it and the dye was cast.

The next four years proved the loyal opposition correct on a weekly, daily basis.  Again, the conventional media sources concealed the truth as well as all the myriad of scandals from Fast and Furious to Benghazi, any one of which should have been more than enough to bring down the presidency.  But the American people had a choice - alternative media as well as digging further in to sources like the Reuters and the A.P.; they simply did not exercise their duty as responsible citizens who are charged with protecting the integrity of politics in a republican system of government.

As per polls, Americans still do not believe in a collectivist state. Self identified conservatives outnumber self identified progressives by almost 2:1.  Majority believe that the government is trying to do too much. Almost all Americans who are intellectually honest know the economic dire straits we find our selves in from unemployment to crushing indebtedness.  Yet, Americans, in character with human nature, do not vote with their heads, but rather with their hearts. At the end, Romney could not bridge the head and the heart together.  At the end, although Romney presented a much more distinct and clearer choice compared to McCain, American electorate chose to give the biggest domestic and foreign policy failure in modern times another 4 years to continue on the same disastrous path he put the nation on. 

America has been on the road to ruin for quite a while thanks to continuing advancement of progressivism - over a century to be exact.  This advancement speeded up in the 1950s with the hijacking of the public education system, and later with progressive liberal domination of the media as well as the entertainment establishments.  This type of cumulative effect and the damage it does to the fabric of a society is rarely reversible, if ever.  Obama is just the latest in a long line of grim reapers who have promised what equates to eternal life in return for the soul of the society.  It is sad to see that Americans were not immune from promises that are too good to be true as they lost sight of the timeless principles our nation - the greatest ever devised on earth - was founded on.

Let me be on the record as not blaming Obama for what is about to happen to our country.  I am not even going to blame the media or the educators or entertainers of the nation.  They all have the same agenda, but we all make our own beds and therefore must sleep in them.  Americans made their bed by not being engaged.  On election day 2012, 13 million fewer voters went to the polls compared to 2008 despite the grave problems the nation is faced with.  Democrats had the ground game and overcame the late surge by candidate Romney.  And the rest is history - one that will be marred by the apathy of irresponsible citizens who are directly responsible for what befell America. 

With citizenship comes solemn responsibility.  Americans rejected this responsibility.  They were fooled once in 2008 and I blamed the media establishment.  They were fooled for the second time 4 years later despite everything that happened in the meanwhile. 

Freedom is not only protected by soldiers.  It is first and foremost protected by a citizenry that takes its duty to be vigilant seriously.  Shame on those who would not learn from history.  Shame on them for letting our brave soldiers, preserving their freedoms, shed their blood on foreign soils in vain. 
America could surely survive the rule of collectivists as their reign is but temporary; but America just as surely cannot survive the apathy of its people or the poverty of spirit dependancy brings with it.  This surely was the biggest let down of 2012, nothing else!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Zero Hour

It is here folks.
Get out and do your civic duty.
Do it for your freedoms.
Do it for the souls of those like Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty that cry out for justice.
Do it for restored respect around the globe.
Do it for the sake of those allies who rely on a strong America against collectivist and radical Islamic tyranny.
Do it for the 20 million plus unemployed Americans who are told that this is the 'new reality'.
Do it to restore dignity to the record number of welfare recipients, without which human spirit is dead.
Do it for energy independence.
Do it for fiscal sanity.
Do it for regulatory sanity.
Do it for your children's future.
Whatever your reasons may be, just get to your polling station and do it.
It is time to restore power where power is meant to reside: The American public!
It is time to depose the shamelessly corrupt narcissistic megalomaniac!