I truly appreciate the acknowledgment for the idea but the brilliance goes where it deserves to go…to Desert Musings. A great writer with a good handle on what is really happening in this great nation of ours. Enjoy his take!
THANKS, LORRA B!
I give full credit for the idea for today’s blog to Lorra B. She’s a great lady that has a lot of smart ideas. I’d suggest you check out her blog and start following it because she knows what she’s talking about!
OK….we were talking about how Barack Obama, better known to those around here as “Bobo” was getting ready to get a “resurgence”, and she asked the very salient question, “How did we get to this point?” Very good question and it deserves and answer. So, in my humble opinion, here’s how America became Obama’s bitch for six years.
We can start by thanking the welfare system. We have taught several generations now of poor, uneducated people that it’s OK to sit on your ass and watch shows like Oprah Winfrey and The View all day. You don’t need to work. You don’t need to be a productive member of society. All you have to do is crank out babies and we’ll take care of them. In fact, the more babies you have, the more money we’ll pay you. Now, we did this for one reason…to show compassion to those less fortunate. Unfortunately, we also showed them how the system works and they became experts at it. These are not particularly smart people, but they’re not stupid either. They’ve traded a life style that you and I probably know for one that is a few rungs lower on the ladder of life, but one they don’t have to be productive at. A lazy man’s (or woman’s) way out.
We can thank the education system. It’s been decades in the making, but slowly and surely the teachers unions in this country have whittled the intelligence down to where we’re no where near as smart today as we once were. You go back 50 or 60 years ago, and you actually had to learn to read and write in school. And “write” meant cursive writing. Reading meant you had to improve every year. Now, the NEA and AFT have slowly dumbed down the education system. No longer do you need to “write” your name…printing is fine. No longer do you need to read anything because when you go to McDonalds, they have pictures on their menu. You don’t need to come up with the right answer in math because it’s not about being right, it’s about trying. And history? Don’t bother. It’s getting re-written anyway. When I was in school, Christopher Columbus was a hero. Today he’s a villain. How does that happen?
We can thank the unions. I know a lot of you are fans of unions, and for some industries I think they’re probably still needed. But for 99% of you out there, you’re probably better off negotiating your own deal and leaving the union dues in your own pocket. All unions really do is lower the bar so that the weakest link in the chain is protected. That’s the standard everyone else is measured against. And see what it’s done to our industry? Take a look at Detroit. Look at the auto industry. Bailout after bailout, with good years followed by a decade of bad. GM recalled more cars in 2014 than then entire auto industry made. Why? Poor workmanship. Why? Because of unions.
We can finally thank the media. Yeah, I’m eating my own here. The media in general have made life in this country about attaining greatness without having to work for it. They show us actors who seem to make it their vocation to go out and get plastered every night. They have no consequences to their actions, so we mirror them. And we get caught, and we have consequences. We see football players beating up on their wives and think it’s OK. We see baseball players doing drugs, and figure “Hey it couldn’t hurt”. It does hurt.
You want the short answer? We can thank the liberals in society who don’t want to make any of us feel bad about ourselves for the mess this country is in. They need to realize, there are losers in sports…not everyone deserves a trophy at the end of the season. There are winners and losers in life. The winners are the ones that go to school, learn something, and make something of themselves. The losers are at home watching Oprah or The View. They let the government take care of them, and will continue to do so as long as the government is willing!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!