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CAN AMERICA BE SAVED?
by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet
(Feb. 14, 2012) — Ever watch something self-destruct? Parents of teenagers balance their hopes and dreams on their offspring’s moral fortitude to resist political correctness. All we can do is the best that we can, but sometimes even the best and most well-intentioned parents get it wrong, and it may be no fault of their own. After all, our kids are bombarded with very strong and outside stimulus, 24-7, and Sundays are just like any other day of the week now.
About the time I signed up for Business 101, the drinking establishment that I patronized was sold. One of the requirements of the class was to submit a weekly paper describing a witnessed business situation, and the timing couldn’t have been any better for me. The lounge/restaurant that was sold was fantastically successful: it was as packed at lunch as it was for the evening meal. The décor was Old English, which the new owners changed from Old English to “Modern Day Denny’s.” The unique dining experience was wiped out, resulting in yet another 10% decrease in customers. The menu was changed, and the lunch crowd was affected the most, for what was a quick lunch became an hour affair to the point that the lunch crowd was completely wiped out. It went from a packed house to desolation in two quick months.
Waitresses bailed first, from not being around for the non-existent lunch crowd, to the mediocre turnout at dinner. Bus boys left; cooks were let go. The menu was changed yet again, the head chef left, and it was all over. The only bright spot was my weekly business class reports. The new owners hung on as long as they could, but the writing was on the wall. The first 10% loss expanded to 50%, and the once-successful enterprise was sold.
Reminds you of America today, does it not? The new owners (Obama and his gang of incompetents) implementing changes that result in catastrophe, and rather than admitting mistakes, they plow on and care not for the consequences. Turning a blind eye to illegal immigrants and the growing Muslim population. Here’s a formula for you: Muslims = Islam; Islam = Sharia Law; Sharia Law = the total destruction of the country wherever Muslims immigrated to.
That restaurant could have been saved, but through incompetence and failure to note the obvious, the new owners failed, resulting in unemployment, foreclosures and divorces. Guess what? America can be saved, but as long as people fail to note the obvious (unemployment, foreclosures, divorces) we’ll end up just as the restaurant did: a failed enterprise.
There are plenty of examples that are germane to our situation: reference the political situation in Europe in the first half of the 20th century, but it won’t mean a hill of beans if people fail to even realize there is a major problem in America today. Failure to acknowledge the problem in America is our worst problem, for how can you fix something if you don’t even see the problem? And that’s what’s wrong with America today: failure to see that we’re going down the road to chaos with the destruction of our Constitution, for we are surely traveling that path, to the detriment of us all.