By Plebius Common
“This is the era, the age of individualism. The stark reality comes as a shock, bewilderment, incomprehension, bafflement as most rely on passion, group and herd mentality. Search for Reagan, Lincoln, JFK, or George Washington. We suddenly come face to face with the reality we are followers not leaders. If our leaders are fallible, the world crumbles into chance and circumstances. We are a people to whom things happen. We are not a nation that makes things happen, anymore. It doesn’t have to be that way.”
“Establishment Press Confirm: Clinton Corruption Unprecedented!”
“11 Explosive ‘Clinton Cash’ Facts Mainstream Media Concede Accurate”
“Poll: 83 Percent Say Hillary Clinton Guilty of Illegal or Unethical Acts.”
The poll frames an electorate which is statistically malleable, partly due to a lack of a moral firewall, partly due to the influence of secularism, and partly due to no understanding of “human fallibility”, inherent corruption and criminality, and the “greater good over the lesser evil”.
That wisdom would require a decision dictating flawed outcomes. This is the inability to know the impossibility of a utopia while crafting a more culturally and spiritually positive dystopia.
And yet this is a tight race for the presidency? How can a culture be so right about a spiritual sense of evil and then vote so wrong? Will they? The election will shed some light on this dilemma.
Are we seeing the result of emotions hurt and school yard retribution? This is the stuff that dishonor and disloyalty are made of.
When appealing to the populous gets traction, it is a successful rise of moral nationalism. And then some, who felt historically, narcissistically designated, history demands it, go off the side rails of the “establishment entitled” by forcing the malevolent expected trajectory of the institutionally anointed, become Machiavellian.
It takes little to understand the sophomoric underpinnings of those we all figured were supposed to be, believed to be those who are transformative, selfless, and just plain loyal, wise, elevated above the trivial and thus solidly entrenched in morality for issues of national duty and honor. We were so wrong?
“Big Names Campaigning for Hillary Clinton Underscore Donald Trump’s Isolation”.
The names not standing firm for Trump is the core Republican Establishment. They will own their decision; one way or another. They include Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, George P Bush, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Joe Heck. Kelly Ayotte, Colin Powell, Hank Paulson, Richard Armitage, Michael Chertoff and Brent Scowcroft, Marco Rubio, George P. Bush, Mitt Romney and even those who have come late to the game. Every one of those who felt they must distance themselves from the party, the populous, in order to be reelected. May the fate of Eric Cantor visit them! This is how the electorate rules. This is how the electorate fixes things….else this is how a democracy commits suicide!
“Every culture must embrace and protect the weakest among us. There is great wisdom in William John Henry Boetcker’s “Ten Cannots.” There is a problem with “Greatness.” Most great men are bad men. So said Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton. There is a problem with the flame of “Goodness.’ For most men are unwilling to shoulder the pain and sacrifice to keep that flame from being extinguished. The principle of unearned equal outcome has never worked. The principle of equal opportunity allows for success, failure, starting over, and is the miracle.
Is there a “change” in the wind? Is there a “strategy” of hope? Evil exists. Just think ISIS, Daesh, Al Qaeda. And, the criminality and corruption within our own government! We do not condemn men as evil but “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” William Shakespeare.
Status quo is the milquetoast ideology of the elite establishment. If we are to be reminded, to fight, to struggle, the easy path is not the right path. Then, ponder the words of Thomas Paine just a mere 240 years ago.
December 23, 1776
“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”
Vote in November 2016 as if the lives, liberty and happiness of your children and grandchildren desperately and urgently depend on it, for most assuredly and unquestionably they do!