Shell-Shocked Voters Ignore Latest Scandals
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein
This is a pep talk, and I want you to get off the couch and get involved. We know the IRS attacked conservative non-profit groups. We know politicized state funded “non-profit” organizations collected voter profiles and turning the profiles over to the Obama regime. Despite these shocking betrayals of the public trust AND the NSA spying on everyone, despite this and more, the Tea Party and Voter Integrity organizations are starving for new members. Why is that? We see government abuse every day and we should be outraged, but we’re not. Are we mesmerized by reruns of “the Walking Dead”? We didn’t notice that we joined the zombie hoard because the TV remote control still works? I fear we’re afraid of this political regime and are hiding our head in the sand.
Choose any recent scandal you want, but most American’s can’t or won’t believe the bad news. There is a political revolution underfoot. Unfortunately, the world has changed. We were taught things as children that don’t apply to us as adults and our relationship with authority leads the list. At some point we have to believe what we see even if that means we have to grow up and let go of our childish attitudes. Yeah, I know that can burst your bubble, Bubba, but get over it. I want all of us to have the strength of our convictions. Sometimes all it takes to be a hero is to believe what is right in front of you and step forward.
Believing what you see isn’t as easy as it sounds. You see, we don’t see dishonesty and evil very often. That is a good thing, but it is important to believe it when we see it. Now let’s tune up our eyesight. Politicians lie. The partisan media sells its biased viewpoint to its audience.. and many of us are stuck thinking that the world is the safe and straightforward world of our childhood.
We were told that life is simple when we were young and couldn’t handle a complex world. We were told the world was safe when we were too small to bear its burdens. Some people can’t let go of that simple and safe world of their childhood. Despite the evidence of widespread corruption, some people insist that government is wonderful, and more government is always more wonderful. These people have issues with their parents. The rest of us, the ones who’ve grown up, will trust but verify.
Politicians know our weaknesses and they play to our fantasy of simple answers, our fantasy of something for nothing. Sometimes we want to be told a lie. A weakness of some libertarians is that they so want to be left alone that they are willing to hide their eyes and never get off their ass to help make things better. Many civil libertarians would rather hide behind the attitude, “I didn’t break it. It’s not my job to fix it.” We’ve been there before.
Edmond Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.”
Well we can’t have it both ways. If we want a smaller state and more liberty then we have to open our eyes and our hearts and stand up for self-responsibility. We have to oppose corruption and evil when we see it. We now have a government that is crushing jobs and economic opportunity. It is spying on all of us and restricting our civil institutions like churches, private charities and schools.
Some people refuse to see it what it is right in front of them. That is sad.. and I don’t think Obamacare will pay for reality therapy to fix it.
Believe what you see and ignore the media apologists who say all corruption is the same. Then, start working to fix it. Start anywhere.
Thank you ClashDaily.com who published an earlier version of this article.
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