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Monday, October 8, 2012

The infinite stupidity loop...

"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience."

George Bernard Shaw 

Man it's good to be writing again.  

I have been out of the loop for the past three weeks due to some unexpected job duties... I have been way to busy.  I have let the corporate world get in the way of what is important. 

But as I have been "out of the loop" I have only been able to watch things unfold at a distance and not be able to give any commentary about it.  Life is back to normal for the moment so expect more articles soon. 

I sat through a very interesting sermon Sunday.. It had to do with Pauls sermon at Mars Hill in Acts 17.

As the Pastor spoke I was greatly shocked at the similarities to what is going on in today's culture as to what was going on in Pauls time. 

The passage starts off by the apostle Paul walking through Athens and seeing all of the idols that People were worshiping. 

Paul was greatly upset by what he was seeing.  People worshiped everything; the sky, the sea, love, sex, crops, marriage, commerce, and government.

Now... not knowing where you, the reader is at in your faith I will post this link to the scriptures.  

It's up to you to read it... but I want to draw this parallel to what we are seeing in todays "America".

Take a good hard look at our country now.... what is it that we idolize?  Is it our house, our car, clothes, video games, the internet, sex, or technology?

Just like in Pauls time... our goals are massively out of line from what they should be.  

We spend our days worshiping idols: Our idols are; running from work, to sports, to dinner, to homework or work we didn't finish at work, and then on to maybe six hours of sleep.  

What kind of life is that?  Where is the family time?  Where is the time you sit and listen to your son / daughter talk about their day or what happened at school?

We are repeating history...

With all this "ideology" you have in your life... are you better off? 

I'll bet your answer is probably this... 

"No... I am not better off... my savings is gone... the economy is in the toilet, my house isn't what it used to be worth... I never see my kids any more and I am just so incredibly busy... I don't have time for any thing!"

I have asked this question to people time and time again and you know what... the answer is always the same... they never know how to fix it... because they don't want to sacrifice anything.  They wouldn't know what to do if they had extra time in the day.  

They have to much stuff in their day... in their week... in their month.  They are distracted to what is truly important.  

They are too busy to see "The Event" coming. 

So are our Politicians... we saw it this past week. 

Yes... I watched the debates this past week... and yes... I do think that Mitt did well, he was the stronger debater of the two. 

Do I think that the debates are a farce and that the race has already been decided by the Electoral College? 


But for posterity's sake, lets talk about them for a moment. 

If you can remember the issues they talked about... were any of them really relevant to what is happening in the US?  

Obama continued to attempt to press Mitt on his 5 trillion dollar tax cut... Mitt went after Obama on his record of spending and wars...

Nothing really of importance was said.  

Neither candidate addressed the issue of the mounting debt and the trillions of dollars we owe other countries.   

They never even discussed the true entitlements that are costing us billions.  Neither addressed the 47% of Americans that are daily stealing money from future generations. 

They had bigger goals in mind.  They wanted votes.  The debates are nothing more than pandering to undecided voters.  

Both Mitt and Obama hoped that someone who was undecided would choose to change their fake vote to them so the election looks legit.  

Their goals were out of the alignment with what should have been. 

Neither candidate is right for the job in my opinion.  Neither has the countries best interest in mind.

Neither is willing to make the best choices for the economy and the country. 

Neither will be able to lead us when The Event is here.

We should not vote for either.   

We should send a message that we no longer believe in the two party system.   

Our message should be that we want a fair election based on popular vote... not decided by a group of high paid people who want to steer the country toward disaster. 

I ran across a quote from Lee Iacocca the other day.  I have it posted to my facebook page but I know that it sums up what we have going into's America; 

Now ... I may not agree with the way that corporations are run and how they stomp out small family businesses.... but it is the content I want you absorb; 

Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening?

Where the hell is our outrage with this so called president? We should be screaming bloody murder! We’ve got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters. 

They are stealing us blind, and we can’t even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers’ money, much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, ‘trust me the economy is getting better…’

Better? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America , not the damned,‘Titanic’. I’ll give you a sound bite: 

'Throw all the Democrats out along with Obama!’

You might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore…

The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in 
handcuffs… While we’re fiddling in Afghanistan , Iran is completing their nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems to know what to do. And the liberal press is waving ‘pom-poms’ instead of asking hard questions. That’s not the promise of the ‘ America ‘ my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for… I’ve had enough. How about you?

I’ll go a step further. You can’t call yourself a patriot if you’re not outraged. This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have. The

Biggest ‘C’ is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C’s of leadership, with crisis being the first.)

Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis.  It’s easy to sit there with thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or send someone else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a battlefield yourself. It’s another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.

On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of a mess, so here’s where we stand.

We’re immersed in a bloody war now with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. But our soldiers are dying daily.

We’re running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it’s getting worse every day!

We’ve lost the manufacturing edge to Asia , while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs.

Gas prices are going to skyrocket again, and nobody in power has a Lucid plan to open drilling to solve the problem. This country has the largest oil reserves in the WORLD, and we cannot drill for it because the politicians have been bought by the flea-hugging environmentalists.

Our schools are in a complete disaster because of the teachers union.

Our borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegals amnesty and free healthcare.

The middle class is being squeezed to death every day.

These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you’ve got to ask: ‘Where have all the leaders gone?’ Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo?

We’ve spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all 
we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.

Everyone’s hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will make it better for them. 

Now, that’s just crazy… Deal with life. 

Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when ‘The Big Three’ referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, look what Obama did about it! Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

I have news for the Chicago gangsters in Congress. We didn’t elect you to turn this country into a losing European Socialist state. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on NBC or CNN news will call them a name?

Give me a break. Why don’t you guys show some spine for a change?

Had Enough? 

Hey, I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here.

I’m trying to light a fire. I’m speaking out because I have hope – I believe in America . In my lifetime, I’ve had the privilege of living through some ofAmerica ‘s greatest moments. I’ve also experienced some of our worst crises: The ‘Great Depression,’ ‘World War II,’ the ‘Korean War,’ the ‘Kennedy Assassination,’ the ‘Vietnam War,’ the 1970′s oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years since 9/11.

Make your own contribution by sending this to everyone you know and care about. It’s our country, folks, and it’s our future. 

Our future is at stake!!

He is right.... it is our future at stake.  

It is the greed that has driven us into the place that we are in this nation.  

But the premise of what he says is what we should all feel. 

With "The Event" bearing down on us... we have too many people who are not getting upset over this fact!  Our leaders don't get it.  

We are the only ones who can make a difference when "The Event" comes.

America is repeating history, the spending, the idols... the mis-matched goals... the question is .... will we finally learn from it?

Until next time....


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