Shattered by the disastrous presidential election outcome, at midnight after the election I quietly and somberly lowered the American flag and replaced it with a defiant “Don’t Tread on Me” banner which will remain aloft for as long as such ideologues occupy this nation’s capital.
Pollyannas take careful note: at best, the Republic is now in limbo. Not quite dead and buried yet, but not quite alive either. More accurately, it’s on life-support. So, on that score let’s stop deluding ourselves. If we are to restore constitutional governance, American exceptionalism and economic productivity we must all unite and fearlessly commit ourselves to patriotic a-c-t-i-o-n. No more excuses. No more waiting for it to take care of itself. No more whining. It’s too late for anything but active and constructive engagement.
Obviously, the “experts” grossly underestimated Obama’s well-organized political machine as well as the commitment of Obama’s utopian drones who, having bought into his false promises of free bread and circuses, mindlessly turned out in unanticipated numbers to sweep the Obama thugocracy back into power.
I could say we all get what we deserve in a democracy. Problem is I, like 48 million other Americans, didn’t vote for four more years of corruption, mendacity and imperial rule. The ballot box is not always the panacea we hope it to be.Details