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Thursday, June 30, 2011

110630 Just a Day in Which I was Bummed About Politics

I should have read the Word this morning. After this, I shall. Political commentary makes me angry, as does lack of a certain kind of exercise. Neither situation is anything new in my life. In the early 70s, I took history from a brash native Texan with a famous Texan surname. She taught me world history and/or American history. (Texas history was taught in 4th and 7th grades by other native Texans who drilled FREEDOM into my head. Texan Braveheart, anyone? My high school history teacher was certainly of Scottish descent.)

One comment she made may have been a quote, but I clearly remember the way she said it. "Tell a lie long enough and loudly enough, and the people will believe it." She was referring to Hitler's claim of German superiority. As a German descendant, from a town with a German name and a region made up of a great many German descendants, I know that Germans do a lot of things well. Few cultures match theirs in diligence, perseverance, and attention to detail. At one time, the finest machines and the finest engineers came from Germany. That is why such a tiny country almost took over the world in the last century. Even as late as the 1960s, it was GERMAN scientists who provided the brain power for the space race. That, however, does not make them 'superior'.

Today, politicians are blasting us with other lies. Here is a partial list:
1. Man has more effect on climate than the sun does. Tell that to the dinosaurs.
2. Keynesian economics works, or Reagonomics was a fluke that simply appeared to work. Reagan turned what was almost another Great Depression into prosperity inside of three years, and that was while fighting Congress every step of the way AND backing down the USSR.
3. American liberals are kind. (They physically and openly attack anyone who does not agree with them -- on sight. 'Hate speech' and derogatory terms from a liberal are not considered 'hate speech'. Example, calling Sarah Palin's daughter a 'cunt' is truth, but pointing out that the decline of two-parent families has lead to more juvenile crime is 'hate speech', even when facts and figures prove it. There are more examples of this than I can even recall! Some vicious acts have been done to people I know personally!)
4. All conservatives are either wealthy CEOs who cheated to get their money, or ignorant, inbred poor white trash who just do what they are told. (I am a free thinker who is neither rich nor ignorant. Neither do any of my conservative friends fit that description.)
5. American oil companies make too much money, but Venezuela, Iran, and Iraq don't? (American oil companies want to hire Americans, and they make less than 1% profit. The other countries make 1000% profit, or more, and that money goes straight into terrorism.)

Can we come back from this? Or are people my age and younger so indoctrinated into the socialist propaganda of 'equal results'? Everyone is NOT the same! Some people work harder or work smarter than others. Some people want a free ride without effort. Some people have higher moral standards. Some people say there is no such thing as a moral standard. Some people work for the greater good. Some people actually pay attention and know that the greater good is the freedom to make mistakes.

Only God can sort out this mess. Is this the end? Oh, that would be convenient! I'm sure that many people have wished that in other terrible times. What is the worst it can get? I'm sorry, but I can imagine it a lot worse. World wide communism? World wide Islam? Something like The Matrix, where humans are all slaves? Yes, it can get worse. It will get worse when Christ takes away all those who are born again. We are all that stands against total chaos. As bad as it seems to be, we are not yet seeing the wrath to come!


  1. I never listen too closely to any politicians. As a rule they lie, it seems. Maybe that's what their job really is?

    Jokes aside, though, what is considered right, or wrong and good, or bad highly depends on whose eyes are seeing. There are always two sides at least.

    I don't rely on God to fix my problems, I don't expect anyone to fix my problems but me. I do pray for guidance to make the right decisions and strength to do what is right. I don't mind religious politicians, but I very much mind mixing politics and religion. Nothing good has ever come from using God and religion to control the masses.

    "(American oil companies want to hire Americans, and they make less than 1% profit. The other countries make 1000% profit, or more, and that money goes straight into terrorism.)"

    Do you know this for a fact?!? I highly doubt anybody profits 1000% and I doubt even more than it all goes to finance terrorism. Norway makes a truck load of money on oil business, there are American workers in Norwegian oil companies and there are Norwegian workers in American oil companies. I see no problems with this, but I do see problems with oil companies hiring cheap labor from third world countries regardless of their nationalities...just my 2 cents

  2. In Saudi Arabia, the cost of producing a barrel of oil is $1.80, but that barrel sells for $108.00. That gives a profit of 5900%. Saudi Arabia owns 60% of their oil field, and the rest is split between Japan and BP. Almost exclusively, their workers are Saudis. This is a country that is sympathetic to the US and Europe. The profit is similar in the three countries I mentioned, but they hate the US. European and American companies do things differently, such as paying a good wage, providing benefits, and spending more in exploration and R&D. In the 70s, sinking a well cost $1M, and 2 out of 3 were duds. I don't know what it is now.

  3. Ahh, thanks for the info. I stopped paying attention to these things in the news as it simply left me too depressed =/