The Gravitas of a Popcorn Fart, Free Bread and Circuses, and Blessings in Disguise

 

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.  If I knew to who I should attribute this pithy tidbit of wisdom I would, but since I don’t, I will simply acknowledge its simple truth and relevance. This being said, I know in the scheme of things my opinion has the impact and the gravitas of a popcorn fart.  This isn’t false humility, it’s reality.  I care what I think, but I’m probably the only one who does.

To say that I despise the corruption, graft and just plain wrong direction of the current government from the naked emperor on down is an understatement.  It seems so painfully obvious to me that Obama and company are in it simply for their own personal powergrabs- to undermine private industry and demonize it so that the government can take  over.  Socialism by farce is nothing new under the sun.  If I recall correctly, Adolf Hitler did the same thing.  

Whenever I hear of His Arrogance (Obama) wanting to lay down even more punitive taxation on private industry to fund his faux utopian programs,  I keep coming back to the state provision of  free bread and circuses that contributed to the downfall of the Roman Empire. The resources and wealth of the Empire were squandered in appeasing and entertaining the masses rather than providing for an infrastructure and a common defense.  Sound familiar?  Road-building and maintaining a military are the primary reasons for the existence of the federal government according to the Constitution.  The last time I checked, there was nothing in the Constitution that either provided for the establishment of a nanny state, or stated that the nanny state has to pay for some 70 year old impotent geezer to get a free pecker pump- but they do!

While Obama is playing footsie with dictators (behind closed doors and conveniently beyond the camera’s eye to boot) and sucking up to Muslim despots, our national defense languishes.  Soldiers in combat have to abide by ridiculous rules of engagement that give foreign terrorists more rights and advantages than the soldiers themselves.   Since when does the tail wag the dog?  Civil trials for terrorists who are NOT American citizens and whose nations of origin reject even the  humanitarian provisions of the Geneva Convention?  I think NOT. 

American citizens who were supposedly born under the protection of the Constitution end up having their rights usurped by a wanna be dictator in the Oval office and a Congress who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anything other than sucking up to the Obamanation himself and therefore preserving their own hides.   (until November that is, unless the Democrats can dig up enough dead people to vote them back in.)

Yes, this stuff pisses me off to no end.  I don’t hold Republicans blameless- they bent over and played the PC card to the wacked out left’s advantage, but there could be a blessing in disguise if enough people wake up.  If enough people demand to keep what they earn, if enough people have the courage to take care of themselves instead of expecting the government to be the all-knowing, all-powerful nanny, then perhaps we might get our country back.

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