Mar 09 2012
This has to be the most bizarre electoral cycle I have ever experienced. I recall highs and lows, cliff hangers and close losses. But this one feels simply empty. And I am sure most Americans feel the same way.
We need to shrink government a lot, with as little pain as possible towards those whose lives have become reliant on it. But there is no serious plan or discussion being had. None. The election process to date has been chock full of irrelevant minutiae.
Worse yet, President Obama is going down in history as having the most untruthful administration in history. Whether they believe their nonsense or not, it is completely delusional at this point. Detached from reality. This week’s jaw dropping example was the Energy Secretary claiming nonsense about energy prices:
Energy Secretary Steven Chu tried to convince skeptical Republicans Thursday that he and President Barack Obama want lower gasoline prices. …
“Both I and the president and everybody in the administration want to do what we can to lower the price of gasoline because it has a severe effect on the pocketbook of Americans it affects American businesses,” Chu said at the hearing.
That is complete BS. Everyone can list all the dumb ass decisions about drilling and pipelines that have left our own oil and gas reserves untouched. All we get from these clowns is cries to check our air pressure in our tires and look to algae and wind for salvation (though neither can drive a car.
Everyone now sees this administration as a bunch of fakers and fools (depending on if the lie is deliberate or that of an incompetent zealot). The incompetence now rampant in government is stunning. Some of this perspective may have to do with my current work on a massively failed program trying to get right, but as my generation as attempted to rise and take control of this country’s destiny we seem more lost than sure.
We have hit a point where we have to rely on the individual to take us forward. The world is too big, too complex and to fast moving for central management and policing. The concept of big government is now a proven failure. Individual decisions, choices and epiphanies are what we need to rely on to move forward now. government can do some things, but take care of every little aspect of everyone’s lives is beyond reality. It is a silly fantasy too many still cling to.
But until we see more people realizing this truth, and making plans to seriously dismantle our bloated, decaying and futile big-government mess, we will fail as a society and a generation. We will continue to allow the idiocy of consensus to fool us into believing we are progressing instead of falling. And while that goes on there is little interest in exploring the gory details of this slow moving train reck.