Friday, August 4, 2017

Intellectual / Incompetent / Liberal

I think we've all known for some time that there are serious problems with the political system that rules our lives. The government and our media have been telling us that we continue to lead the world in just about everything you might think of. Unfortunately, it's not true. We've been steadily losing our leadership position. Measuring our status against other nations is difficult. It entails comparisons of wildly differing attributes and characteristics, and behind the propaganda we know that America is no longer dominant among the world's communities. Our established political elites have protected themselves. They have turned their backs to common sense and to the concept of serving the citizenry. Instead, they serve themselves. They have forgotten the Constitution that was so carefully crafted by our Founding Fathers. 

For many decades following the 1929 Economic Depression, we have enriched foreign industries at the expense of our own. We have subsidized foreign military  organizations while allowing the sad depletion of our own. We've defended other nations borders while refusing to defend our own. We've spent trillions of dollars to rebuild and subsidize unworthy governments, and we have left our own infrastructure to fall into disrepair. The use of our economic power may have been the correct thing to do at a specific time but we've forgot to stop when it was no longer the right thing to do. We've made other countries wealthy beyond measure while confidence in our own country's wealth slowly disappeared. None of this would have happened if our leaders were not intellectually incompetent.

Our nation has always been divided. It was designed to to accomodate differences. Most questions have pro and con answers, and that is why we have a Liberal Democratic Left and a more Conservative Republican Right.Today's ideological divide is more intense than it has been since the Civil War. 

The Liberal Left sees America as essentially a racist, xenophobic, colonialist, imperialist, war mongering, money worshiping, moronically religious nation. The Liberal Left sees the American identity as an anti-black, anti-Muslim, and anti-Hispanic. They label and dismiss all dissenting opinions as "hate speech". This "world-view" is the inevitable result of a consistent "Liberal Left" indoctrination beginning in elementary schools and continuing through high schools and universities. Our children now learn the wars we have fought were imperialist and immoral, that free market economics is a system of oppression, and that the problems facing African-Americans are entirely caused by racist white people. These ugly lies began in the schools and have now taken over the news media and the entertainment industry as well. It is now a pervasive part of our culture. And it is wrong.

Yet nearly all of the people who are proud of America and affirm it's basic tenets, readily send their children to schools that indoctrinate them against everything their parents hold precious. Why?

Democratic Party members have in recent years shifted heavily to the "Left Liberal" political / economic / and social arena, while the Republican Party members have moved (slightly) toward the "Conservative Right"

Interestingly, most members of both parties consider themselves to be in the "middle". In other words, most Americans believe some issues are better solved by Liberal means, and some are best solved by the more traditional Conservative means, but the overall view is "centrist".

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