As I See it!

By Mike Bartell

For your reading today and to give you all something to think about.


As I see it

I write this with disgust, despair, and dread.  I think that it will probably be the last comment on politics that I will write, because there is no longer a reason to do it.

We are now clearly beyond the tipping point that I wrote about two weeks ago, where the number of people who receive government benefits outnumber the number of taxpayers, most know little about history, there is selective enforcement of the laws, the greed and corruption of politicians who routinely lie to us (backed by the media), their continuing profligate spending that results in unsustainable debt, the moral decay, where equal outcomes have replaced equal opportunity, where political correctness is being used as a weapon, and where the so called news media is simply the propaganda arm of the Leftist, these all are among many other causes for our countries rapid decline.

  • Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about America after visiting this country, in his books around 1838.
  • He said “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
  • And “When the public discovers they can vote themselves money from the public treasury, the [American] experiment will be over”.
  • We are there.
  • He also wrote “Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
  • And “Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn than how to use that freedom.”
  • And “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”
  • And [the American experiment will end] “When the taste for physical gratifications among them has grown more rapidly than their education.”
  • And “There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”
  • And “Tyranny in democratic republics does not proceed in the same way, however.

It ignores the body and goes straight for the soul. The master no longer says: You will think as I do or die. He says: You are free not to think as I do. You may keep your life, your property, and everything else. But from this day forth you shall be as a stranger among us. You will retain your civic privileges, but they will be of no use to you. For if you seek the votes of your fellow citizens, they will withhold them, and if you seek only their esteem, they will feign to refuse even that. You will remain among men, but you will forfeit your rights to humanity. When you approach your fellow creatures, they will shun you as one who is impure. And even those who believe in your innocence will abandon you, lest they, too, be shunned in turn.”

  • And “It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the ‘right’ to education, the ‘right’ to health care, the ‘right’ to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery.”

All of this de Tocqueville wrote about America 180 years ago, and what he warned is in full view now.

The Cloward Piven strategy from 1966 for destroying this country from within was by overwhelming the welfare system, and is also in full view and working.  The cost of welfare and the exponentially increasing debt and interest on the debt are paralyzing the government.

And also there is the failure to recognize the danger that Islam posses because of political correctness, purposeful misinformation, and the alliance between the Leftists and the Muslims, each seeking to use each other to gain power.

The Republicans lost the majority in the House of Representatives solely because there were so many Republicans who were not willing to support Trump and his programs.

Indeed, most did not support him, and many (like Speaker Ryan) actively opposed him, probably largely because he was not a member of “their old boys club” wanting to maintain their comfortable status quo, and also being terrified of being criticized by the Leftist media who create and control the public’s agenda and opinions.

45 House Republicans did not run for reelection because many wouldn’t support Trump, even though most of them would probably have been reelected, (because historically 98% of incumbents get reelected).  Even so, the Democrats only gained a small and still to be determined number of House seats, enough to become the majority.

So we now have 237? Democrat nails in our country’s coffin.  The “resist movement” now has the power of a wrecking ball, and it is intent on destroying the very foundations of this nation, so it can acquire even more power.

Students are taught about the horrors of Nazis Germany and the Holocaust, but the far worse histories of Stalinist Russia and Maoist China are barely mentioned because the leftists don’t want people to know about the horrific consequences of Socialism and Communism.  So Socialism is again thought to be the Utopian solution (free everything) to all problems by our manipulated uneducated public, especially the youth.

Probably the worst short and long term result of this election is that our external enemies: China, North Korea, Russia, the Islamic countries, and others now know that Trump does not have the backing of either Congress nor the American voters.  And that the Democrat party will now tie his (our) hands, and endlessly demonize, harass, investigate, and subpoena Trump and his staff, and anyone who opposes these Statists, the Democrats, the Leftists, and the so-called Progressives, just as they did with Judge Kavenaugh.  So our external enemies can now simply ignore Trump’s initiatives, and delay and wait him out in any negotiations.  They know that he is now not dealing with a strong hand, and they will use this weakness to their own advantage.

Congratulations to the “Useful Idiots” in this country.  They have gotten what they think (actually they have been told) that they want.  But, the result is that the enemies of this country, both within and without now have significant power to manipulate and to destroy us.  Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, the Socialists, and the Muslims are your new role models.  Good luck with that.  The phrase “Be careful what you wish for” comes to mind.

And welcome to the new Inquisition where everyone who is in any way critical of the Left, or supportive of Trump or the founding principles of this country will be judged guilty of the most heinous make-believe crimes, even without any evidence whatsoever.  But there have not even been any indictments of the many crimes committed by the Democrats during the Obama administration.

Paul Ryan, the Anti-Trump Republicans, the Globalists, and the news media have won the battle and soon the war against us reasonable patriots, against America, and against mankind itself.  There is no turning back.

The number of brainwashed, gullible, unthinking, ignorant, or uneducated people in this country, who like to think that they know everything, astounds me beyond any ability for me to fathom it.  Self-serving emotion is now an accepted and encouraged substitute for rational thought obtained through knowledge and morality.

The country is now inexorably doomed to a chaotic decline.  Trump and a few Conservative Republicans will continue to fight the good fight.  But because of the many enemies within, who purposely manipulate the, I repeat ignorant, duped, brainwashed, gullible, uneducated, unthinking, “Useful Idiots” it is a losing battle.  A holding action at best.

This is clearly evidenced by the number of voters (almost 50%) who voted for many self-avowed rabid Socialists including Andrew Gillum, Beto O’Rourke, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, there is no longer any hope whatsoever to maintain the principles and culture upon which this country was founded, and which have led to our remarkable, but unappreciated current success.

Demographics of the illegal immigration and non-assimilation, the never ending lies and propaganda from the Left and the media, our propagandized un-educational system, the left’s unquenchable lust for power, the acceptance of law-breaking and corruption of our politicians and government bureaucracies, and I should add the influence of our foreign enemies, have doomed us.  The world’s greatest hope is now in the process of being systematically and deliberately destroyed.

We have turned a terrible corner.  The fact that the openly declared Socialists, who promise “free” everything came so close to defeating such people as DeSantis, Cruz, and others with their obvious lies, says everything that we need to know.  Lie to ignorant selfish voters and they will believe and love you.

The barbarians are inside the gates and they are energized.  It is no longer morning in America, but rather we are well on the way to the “1984” of George Orwell, and the “Brave New World” of Aldous Huxley, or worse.  I could say much more, but it would seem even more pessimistic, but to me, it is frighteningly real.

We, the older generation will suffer somewhat financially and medically, but I worry more about our children, and I weep for our grandchildren and their children.

Remember that the left is anti-gun.  They would be horribly defeated in a civil war.  They would be cornered in their cities and starved out of existence.

As for me and my house, we will continue to do the Lord’s work while there is still time before He brings this lunacy to an end.

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