Wishing won’t make it so

Over the past year, I have debated and conversed, and sometimes outright argued with many people about the state of our Union, and what I perceive the troubles to be. Everyone has a viewpoint, and some can make quite good arguments for their positions, some, not so much. 

But I have run into a certain group of people who really would rather stick their heads in the sand, than acknowledge that there might actually be trouble in River City. They are the little kid who claps his hands over his ears and screams at the top of his voice, simply because he doesn’t like the message. That tactic, while effective perhaps in drowning the message out, does nothing in preventing the action from being taken- whereupon the person expresses surprise, saying a variant of “I didn’t think they would really do that,” when all the signs were there.

These people are who I call “Denialists”- people who just want more than anything to travel back in time before the contentiousness of today’s politics overwhelmed them. I can, believe it or not, sympathize- I would like to go back to an easier time, a less combative time, but alas, that is not to be.

Even if our political scene at home was settled, we now have the Russians, the Chinese, and the Indians, all seeking a bigger piece of the pie- and the threat might not come from one source, but multiples, for you have the baby nuke states, some of whom are crazy MoFos (I think sanity is a condition they must forgo, in order to belong).

Then you have the banana people- the Chavez/ Morales/ Castro/ Ortega leftists that seem to crop up every thirty years or so, just to make sure that their nation stays impoverished and backwards. It is probably a genetic thing.

Still, we (our Nation) are busy buddying up to these Marxist meatsacks, when in the past, we wouldn’t have given them the time of day, or if we had to notice them, we’d take them out of power- spank them good for their audacity, and throw them on the street or in prison.

No longer- our nation is undergoing a crisis of both mind and morality. All the hippies whose mantra in the 60s and 70s was, “If it feels good, do it,” now have chancres and herpes to show for their lifestyles, and the permissive attitudes they laid out for their children has resulted in Columbine Brats- children who should have been shot as a present to the rest of society. Those children were only cute to their parents, and in the end, not so much anymore. They endangered the rest of society with their permissiveness.

And these same people made up “rights”- “I have the right to do this”, or that, never giving thought that their rights ran smack dab up against laws, which were put in place for a reason. No, they just had to figure that it was “The Man” holding them back, rather than their sporadic and puerile education in the public school system.

And now the parents I talk to seem tired, beaten down, and more than willing to ignore what is going on in the halls of government today. They really don’t want to know, and some have gotten belligerent when I brought the subject up, one even threatening to shoot me- a threat he quickly rescinded, as he knows I take things like that seriously, but the fact that he would even say this indicates how fervently they want to believe this isn’t happening, and don’t even want to hear about it from friends.

This is only a good dream for the Liberals- a given 20% of the population- the rest of us range from scared, to oblivious, to pissed off. Many, as I have said, are sticking their head in the sand, and hoping it all goes away. It just goes to show, you really do not know the character of the person who you think is your friend, until the crisis comes.

Sometimes, sadly, they turn out to be Denialists.
Blake

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