This Is What I Want - Wk. #6
well I can dream, can’t I?
If you have stumbled on this article in the hope of finding something to distract you, and you are, or consider yourself, a liberal in life and in political beliefs, you probably should look further for another distraction.
This article is about me as an individual, and my wants and beliefs as an independent thinker. Someone who is dedicated to an archaic belief that our forefathers intended for each of us to be, as Christians, and strongly religious people of any faith believing in a single God, righteous people with a deep regard for God, family, country and our fellow man. Or even Agnostics and Atheists with the same value base.
Here is what I believe, in no particular order of importance, and without regard to another’s beliefs or with any desire whatsoever to try to persuade you or anyone else to change over to what I believe. This week will deal with arrogance.
Arrogance, what an interesting subject. The act of having an exaggerated sense of ones importance. I’m arrogant at times. That’s why I write some of what I write for Authors Den. Like this column. But truthfully that’s actually pretty mild.
I know of someone in a very high place who is monumentally arrogant. This person stands in front of large crowds on almost a daily basis and talks down to people who worship him. He tells them how he is one of them. He feels their pain, he infers that he’s been where they are. In a sense he’s right, except he’s always been paid to be where they are and he could always leave when thy couldn’t. He’s had the benefit of some very fine mentors that have taught him how to take the truth and mold it in such a way as to make them believe that they are being cheated by the wealthy and that he, like Robin Hood is going to take the wealth of the rich and will give it back to them, the poor, the people who he says he is like.
It’s strange though, he keeps saying he’s going to do these things but instead he does other things instead. This man makes many, many promises, but somehow there is always a huge price tag for them. One of them was the promise of free health care for everyone, even for people who are not citizens of this country, Oh, but they should be he says, so he decides, those rich people will all pay for that small cost. It’s only nine-hundred-fifty-billion dollars, and the wealthy will pay for it. Oops, turns out it is really going to cost two and a half trillion, ah no matter. We’ll just have the middle class people, not just the rich, pitch in and help out. Wow, isn’t he wonderful, now he’s got even the middle class paying a larger share. And we still have mor e and more wonderful programs to help the needy. Oh, here’s one that’s really good, we’re going to take all those people who were encouraged to buy homes they couldn’t afford and we’re going to insist that the same banks who we, that’s the wealthy and now the middle class, have already bailed out once, well we’re going to give money to those same banks and have them give more of it back to those same people that went belly up once already and do it all over again. This time we’ll give them another trillion dollars no one really has, so we’ll simply print some more money, just like third world countries do, you know the ones we give billions to, those mostly that hate our guts but love our money, because we’re going to be just like them. Why yes we are, silly. When we can’t print anymore money because our debtors no longer will accept it, and all the wealthy have sold their assets and converted everything to gold and silver, and split to Europe or some other safe haven (much of Europe is in the same condition or worse than we are), and our middle class is now humping like mad just to pay taxes and working two and three jobs to pay the bills, why then, this arrogant guy will tell you he’s sorry it didn’t work out, it was really the other guys fault and he didn’t realize just how bad that other guy was.
And then he’ll be gone and he’ll also be some place converting his gold to a better currency and living very well thank you. Oh, and those of you who thought you were going to be on Easy St., well guess what, you’ll be taking truck loads of worthless money to the store to see if there’s a loaf of bread you can buy. You’re going to love it. The good new days.
Remember the guy that said there’s no free lunch. Well, he was giving you straight scoop.
I wish I had this guys arrogance to pull off a scam like he’s got. My problem is, I’ve never been someone who could think of ruining an entire country to get what I want.
But this guy can and will, and the same people who put him in office are going to do it all over again.
Fortunately for me, I’ll probably not make it for the second four years. I won’t have to see what he will have done to my country.