I was thinking last night that the role played by Peter Finch as Howard Beale in the movie "Network" might have been a preview of how Americans feel today. Every time I look at any of the four "leaders" (using the term loosely) shown here I truly fear for the future of our country. And, of course, the Big Kahuna, the President, belongs right in the middle of the mix because his administration is at the heart of the problem. But let's be perfectly, it's not a Republican or Democrat thing; it's a Washington thing where our politicians are so self-absorbed that they feel they can do anything they want and we are helpless.
So maybe it's time for us to have a "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" moment like Howard Beale. And I don't mean that we need to run to our windows at 6 pm in the evening and scream outside at the top of our lungs. No, I mean it's time to pay attention to what they've told us and see if it matches up with appropriate action. We will quickly find that they no longer represent us; they represent a group of special interests who only want to use us to pay for their objectives. And those special interests no longer are concerned about the American Experiment and the American tradition. Instead, they are internationalists on the Left and Right alike who both seek to push a new world order on us where the United States is just another piece of the puzzle of nations giving the corporatists what they want at any cost.
That might seem harsh to some but face reality. We set up a medical program, Obamacare, which has basically destroyed the doctor-patient connection, has raised deductibles and premiums to the point where most can barely afford to pay the bills which they are required by law to pay, only to find out that the coverage is of inferior quality and more and more of the best doctors are opting.
And then there is the immigration situation. Our borders literally no longer exist as hordes of illegals, many with diseases which aren't even clearly identified and many who can't even speak rudimentary English are encouraged by our own government and big business to pour in with offers of benefits that Americans are losing. And the saddest part about this is that most of the arrivals have no interest in assimilation; in fact, they seem to insult us with their anti-American epithets and scorning of our principles.
And of course you can't leave out Common Core, as more and more teachers, parents and students are raising their voice in protest. I was fortunate enough to have two excellent activists with the Opt-Our organization explain on the air last week just how poorly conceived this program is. Here's the link to that program on demand: tobtr.com/s/7680743.
And even right now, actually tomorrow, Congress is likely to revisit the Obamatrade issue with a second push for passage after the President's own party and a group of Republican conservatives were able to temporarily sideline the proposal despite the efforts of their own Congressional leaders.
These are just a few of the things that have taken place, but remember they are contradictory to the promises made by leaders of both parties. Remember when the President proudly proclaimed that you could keep your doctor and healthcare? Or when Mitch McConnell told the Republican base that give him the leadership and he would fight for them? And they immediately proceeded to do just the opposite. These are just a few the examples of how we citizens have been played for patsies by both parties and it shows the depth of corruption and crony-capitalist and big government lobbying that has taken over our political playing field.
And here's something that makes it much worse and more disheartening. Even many elected representatives who are opposed largely stay silent and since silence is complicity they are guilty as well. Is there a solution? Well, the first thing is to educate the public which is being done in many places. Tonight I want to add my "two cents worth" to that effort and I hope you will join me. The program goes lives on North Florida Writer Live at 9pm Eastern a the following link:
I hope you'll join me. Let's come together from all areas and agree that only by uniting can we save the greatest nation on earth. It's time to do so now. God bless you all and God bless America.