Saturday, December 13, 2008

Introducing...The Deuce

Ever get the feeling that America is circling the drain? Do you watch the news on the MSM ( main stream media) and ask yourself, "When did my country drop to the level of a Third World banana republic?" Inundated by crooked politicians, greedy bankers, PC disciples, Eco fascists, metro sexual pretend men and the women who want to be like them, and Euro-Socialist wanna be's, it's a wonder the good 'ol U. S. of A. is still here.

I am The Deuce. Greetings! Let me introduce myself.

I'm unapologetically a Heterosexual Man.
I am descended from a Scotsman that came to America as an indentured servant in 1695.
I am an only child.
I'm old enough to remember Vietnam and Watergate.
I was once married and I have fathered and helped raise two children.
I spent six years in the United States Army.
I spent two years as a reserve police officer.
I was a card carrying member of the Libertarian Party for over twenty years, ending in 2001.
I have a BS in Political Science.
I read, on average, sixty books a year (65% fiction, 35% non-fiction).
I currently live in the Mid West, but have also lived in Texas, Arizona, Idaho and Georgia.
I am the first male of my line in nine generations not born in the South.
I've spent the last fifteen years working for two Fortune 500 companies (and hated most of it).
I've never voted for a Democrat in my life...though Senator James Webb ( D-VA) is tempting.
I believe in God and that Jesus Christ was the son of God and died for all our sins.
I'm incredibly pissed off.
I think God is too.

You get the gist. You could stereotype me as "the angry White man", and you wouldn't be far off, except I like Broadway musicals almost as much as football and hockey, and I'm more at home in a library than I am an auto parts store. I am not much of a NASCAR fan, but Lynard Skynard kicks ass! I don't particularly like grits, but the Second Amendment is my favorite because it makes all the other amendments possible.

This blog belongs to a very good friend of mine. When I bitched to him that his posting schedule wasn't making me happy and suggested he let me post here from time to time, he was gentleman enough to say "go for it." So I am. Thanks bud. I promise the FBI will not visit your home because of anything I say here, but if they do, feel free to rat me out. I'll take my own heat.

As I was saying, circling the drain. That's us. We have elected the first avowed Marxist in the history of the U.S. as President of the United States. Oh, he won't claim that title now. It wouldn't be prudent. However, in his two autobiographies, he spells it out in black and white. Add to his words his career as a "community organizer", and his world view is clear; socialism is the bomb ( Obama's pal Bill Ayers can attest to that); America is White, and that makes it Evil (Obama's "spiritual counselor" the good Reverend Jeremiah Wright has preached that for some twenty's called Liberation Theology); America is Christian, which means it is intolerant and racist; America is imperialist, meaning it oppresses other countries, particularly those that are not White and not Christian.

I am not a black man. I can not walk a foot in Obama's shoes, much less a mile. I can not feel the sting of slavery, oppression and Jim Crow as sharply as he can ( please note that Obama's parents are not descended from American slaves), though if we are willing to go back far enough in history we all have ancestors who were slaves.

But neither can Obama walk a foot in my shoes as a white man. He can not feel the sting of being accused of being a racist when I'm not; he can not feel my anger when I see the daily devolving of inner city America; he can not feel my anger when Whites are demonized and described as a "cancer" on the world that must be eradicated.

Obama promises change. That's not a hard promise to keep. The world is always changing, slowly but surely. But, the change Obama promises is not the change we need. How many times must Socialism fail around the world before American leftists break the code? Call it what you like; Communism, Socialism, Liberalism or Progressivism, it all means the same omnipotent central government taking money from people who have it and giving it to people who don't. Redistribute the wealth of a nation to turn equality of opportunity into equality of results. Social Justice. Nobodies too rich, and nobodies too poor. We're all the same.

There's just one problem. We're not all the same, and no amount of government manipulation of the tax laws or the economy or public education will make us so. There will always be rich and poor, capital and labor, owners and workers. There will always be those of us who generally make wise decisions or poor ones, who save for the future or live for the moment, who live within our means or don't, who believe in honor, honesty and integrity or "it's every man for himself and anything goes," who believe in voluntary charity and not the forced redistribution of wealth.

Obama's "change" denies a basic truth of humanity, and that is why Obama and his "change" will ultimately fail. Let us hope that the failure does not destroy America.

May God have mercy on us.


Marc Montoni said...

As a Virginian and a Libertarian (since 1980), I have to say that everything I've heard from Webb suggests he's not much different from Obama in ideology.

I'd be interested to know why you left the LP.

-- Marc

Anonymous said...

Thanks for asking Marc. I would catagorize Webb as a moderate Democrat. What got my attention about Webb initially was his service in the Marine Corp along with his time as Secretary of the Navy during the Reagan administration. These two things go a long way in explaining my admiration for the man. He may be a Democrat, but at least he's no pussy.
Secondly, I read Webb's book, "Born Fighting". His discription of his father, uncles and grandparents struck a chord with me as my own ancestors were just like Webb's.
Why I left the LP? Short answer, the party's inability to get anyone elected to a position of significance at the state or national level, despite being around since at least the mid-Seventies.
I pondered this failure for quite some time, and came to the conclusion that Libertarianism is a personal philosophy for life, but not a political philosophy. After all, politics is about power; who decides how things are going to be. Libertarians don't want power, and they don't want anyone else to have much of it either. Problem is, there are a whole bunch of people who do want power, and a bunch more who want someone who thinks like they do to make things be the way they want them to be.

The Deuce