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by Ron Ewart, ©2011

Were those who voted for Obama and big government fools?

(Aug. 12, 2011) — This isn’t racist; it’s factual.

There is a statement, purportedly coming out of a  Czech Republic newspaper a while back, that has been circulating the Internet at significant speed.  It seems that many outside our country see us better than we see ourselves.  The statement, more or less, goes something like this:

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.”

“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

So who is this “citizenry” capable of entrusting a man like Obama with the Presidency?  We’ll say it if no one else will.  For one thing, it is a color issue.  Black people in America will vote in lockstep for a black man or a Democrat over 90% of the time.  Even Latinos vote in large numbers for Democrats.

You don’t have to go very far to understand why.  Democrats are the great “Promisers” of “things” to the people, especially the poor, naive and uneducated ones of which there are millions, using our tax money to pay for the “things” and black people are of a mind that they deserve what they get from the government because after all they have been victims of white racism for a long, long time.  Government is only too quick to promote and enhance that perceived injustice.

But before we go any further with this, we will state unequivocally that there are many successful, capable and resourceful black people in America.  One was a four-star general, another was a Secretary of State and still another is running for President as we speak.  There are tens of thousands more just like them.   Those who are successful have thrown off their victim status and overcome the prejudices that are instilled in them from birth to death that white people are their sworn enemy.  The reason there are so many poor black people in our inner cities is because they have bought the black-white myth.  But what exacerbates the situation for America’s freedom and financial security, is that these people, these exploited fools, who have bought the myth ….. can vote for their own reparations, with government’s enthusiastic assistance.

We are not ignoring the fact that discrimination and racism do exist, but for many black people this is their rationale for being less than they can be and surrounding themselves with people who care so little about each other.

But discrimination is ubiquitous and comes in all forms.  If you are too thin, too fat, too short, too tall, uneducated, disabled, or not too smart, you will be discriminated against.  It is a fact of life that humans discriminate.  If you want to see discrimination in its purest form, go to any one of a number of Asian countries and try to find a blonde head or a black skin.

Most people get over this discrimination and go on with their lives.  The weak ones wear it on their sleeves and it robs them of their self-worth, ambition and courage and renders them hopelessly dependent on a government that doesn’t really care one whit about their welfare ….. only their vote.

But it isn’t just Black people with poor images of themselves that drive what ails America.  The government has been so successful in buying votes with our money and the people, of any color or ethnic origin, have been so weak in accepting the handouts from government with the mistaken idea that the handouts are free and come with no strings.

Self-reliant, independent and responsible people look for solutions to their problems outside of government.  Dependent people think that government is their only salvation and government is only too happy to oblige their dependency ….. in exchange for their vote.

Yes, fools do rule America.  Why?  Because these fools can vote.  But in fact the fools are just pawns of a government that will do anything to increase its power, including exploiting the weak and poor among us as a means to achieve that power, by aggressively taxing self-reliant, independent and responsible Americans to pay for government’s promises to the fools.  The more fools, poor and dependent people there are in America, the greater the government’s power, just so long as the producers in America keep forking over their hard-earned money in the form of taxes.   But there is strong evidence that the taxpayers are finally putting on the brakes.  Hopefully, it is not too late.

Well, now, the unsustainable promises have come home to roost in America, as they have in Europe and other socialist countries.  The “Promisers” have run out of other people’s money to redistribute, along their ability to borrow any more.  In fact, they have brought us to the brink of national bankruptcy.  The fools and the poor have been exploited and the self-reliant, independent and responsible people have been fleeced of the fruits of their labors, by a government that has become adept at pitting both groups against each other for government’s gain.  We have been played as victims of a giant Ponzi scheme, like the hapless investors of Bernie Madoff’s grand plan to infinite riches.  The taxpayers are finally getting it, with the ballooning debt and expanding deficits taking center stage.  But we seriously doubt that the fools and the poor will ever get it.

It may be true that the meek shall inherit the earth one day, but in the end they will get what they deserve because some government, or a small group of powerful men, will be calling the shots and the meek will just be pawns of that government or small group of men, just as they are now.  As always, it will be up to the self-reliant, independent and responsible people in America to make sure that America isn’t ruled by the meek, the fools, or the poor.  The Tea Party might just represent the self-reliant, independent and responsible people among us.  The future of a free and prosperous America may very well depend on it.

It is only a fierce commitment to freedom by millions of Americans that will save America.  The dependency of fools that can vote will, in the end, destroy her.