My friend Betty Rain, a terrific blogger (and formerly a reasonable Liberal Democrat), refuses to listen to my alternative views. That's usually not good. I've sensed that she has steadily been moving further to the left since President Obama became the King.
I'm not going to discuss that fellow right now. There are enough negative press people and raging bloggers covering his leadership. I'm concerned at this moment only with the apparent closure of an extremely bright mind. My friend Betty.
America is quickly becoming the most radical liberal nation Americans have experienced since F.D.R. If the trend continues, the America ingeniously crafted by the founding fathers, will be no more.
Unlike most liberals, I believe Americans are good, industrious and a positive influence overall. We have political problems of all kinds, but not everyone traces to partisan politics. We have a political system with glaring faults but the foundation and structure is the best in the world. Of course it constantly needs repairs and modifications - but it definitely does not need incompetent leaders.
Within the blink of an eye our current leader becomes an arrogant, ego driven zealot determined to advance his private ultra-liberal agenda no matter what. How this was missed before his first election will be the subject of countless history books someday. Even after his personality problems were learned, he was elected again. Obviously, there is something wrong with our election system. He was, by then, a proven failure but was elected anyway.
I have several other good friends that voted in both elections for Mr. Obama. All of them now say it was the dumbest thing they ever did. They now understand that the President is a very intelligent person that has been educated by family, friends, and radically liberal teachers during his entire life. He arrived on the scene with a carefully crafted ideology that and was believed by many Americans tired of the mythical big business types.
Virtually no one in America agrees with the concepts of communism, socialism, royalty, dictatorships, and etc. That is, no one but he and his supporters. They are convinced that America is an evil doing nothing but harm all over the world. They are blind to the compassionate aid, comfort, and assistance America has freely dispensed since it's founding.
Betty's claims that America has never been successful. She says that America started on the wrong foot in 1776, and never improved. She seriously thinks, in lockstep with most ultra lib earls, that America has been and is the worlds' most arrogant bully.
Okay, so we differ on ideology. Yet not long ago Betty and I enjoyed discussing political ideas. She from the left and I from the right. Betty eventually lost interest and our conversations ended. At that point she had started to dismiss ideas other than her own. That made me sad, but I never tried to re-open our corespondence.
The ultra-liberal philosophy promises failure.
Perhaps a careful, thought out compromise, which by the way is what we have now, could be changed where necessary.
I doubt that is possible. We would have to find a way to elect honest (short term) representatives.