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An addendum to the previous post


It wasn't my intent, penning my none-of-my-business thoughts, to convey the idea that anything can be done by this lazy, sleepy,  bovine citizenry to restore the situation, to restore the Constitution of the US.  It wasn't even my intent to imply this population would wish to do so.

Nothing of the sort is going to happen, nothing of the sort could possibly happen short of a cataclysmic event bloodier than the Civil War.  Today, if 49 of the 50 states passed resolutions to dissolve the current government, remove the seat of power from Washington to Omaha, re-pass the original Constitution of the United States, the overwhelming power of the US Military would be used to circumvent their completing the act.

You younger people are stuck with what we older people have brought about in our lethargy, trust and hopes of using the power of government to force people who believe differently than we do to get themselves right or go to jail, if they're citizens, or suffer being bombed or shot, if they live outside our boundaries.

Learn to love it.




Entry #108


ToddComment by Todd - July 1, 2005, 12:06 pm
It's the liberals who, by their very definition, wants to constantly change everything. The conservatives are constantly trying to clean up after the mess they create.
atlasshruggedComment by atlasshrugged - July 1, 2005, 2:08 pm
Rip I agree with most of what you said but I do think that at some point those of us "youngsters" are going to get sick of it. My husband believes (and I agree with him) that we are on the brink of a collapse. I don't know what form this collapse is going to take. But I believe that it will be an economic colIapse which will make the great depression look like a boom time. When it happens, I hope that I am nowhere near any kind of big city. There will be starvation, killing for food, disease, you name it. We will be thrust back to a type of dark ages. And it won't be just here. When we go, the rest of the world is going with us. I strongly urge you to read Atlas Shrugged if you haven't already. You will see that though Ayn Rand penned this novel from 1943 to 1957, when it was published, you can see the things she described happening today. This country can't keep going the way it is without something happening. The ones I feel the most for are my children. My son in particular. -Bonnie
Comment by LOTTOMIKE - July 1, 2005, 4:31 pm
what do you think will bring all this stuff to happen atlas? think it will be soon or decades ahead? ashamed i am because i have a daughter 8 months old today and a son on the way in november.its sad that us younger people might not be able to live a full regular life without some tragic event happening that will put everyone on the edge and cause widespread panic.sometimes i wish i would've been born earlier in history in a better time.
Comment by Rip Snorter - July 1, 2005, 6:54 pm
We all have to live in our own time.... if anything on the order of collapse is going to happen, which it will, it might be a hundred years from now, or it might be tomorrow. If I've conveyed a belief in these posts that young people should be living in fear of such a thing, I've seriously mis-stated myself. I have no idea whether we're on the brink of collapse. I do believe you'll live to see a more repressive government than you see today, that life in that sense isn't going to get better for you. However, my saying it doesn't have any relationship to whether it's true, or isn't.
Live well, Mike. Take joy in every day, live for that day. That's the best any of us could ever do, though mostly, we didn't. I'm not a doomsday forecaster and I'm not forecasting any doomsdays.

I don't know. I wish you well.

I believe a middling case can be made that this isn't a liberal/conservative phenomenon. Both terms are meaningless in the context of the last half-century. What 'conservatives' attempt today would have been the most rabidly liberal agenda imaginable half a century ago. There are not conservatives available today who would have been welcome in the same room with conservatives of the past.

The war being waged today is being waged by an administration calling itself conservative. Conservative used to be a term fundamentally defined as supporting strict, narrow interpretation of the US Constitution.

Comment by Rip Snorter - July 1, 2005, 7:23 pm
One of the political realities of the 20th Century until after Vietnam, one that involved a blush of truth on the part of Democrats was the popular knowledge: Democratic presidents get us into wars. Now the situation's somewhat changed: Presidents get us into wars.

atlasshruggedComment by atlasshrugged - July 1, 2005, 8:46 pm
LottoMike, I've put something into my own blog relating to this. -Bonnie

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