Blind Power

Someone was listening.

And some others were completely deaf.

You see, I called my congressman yesterday to tell him to vote no on the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Several other good citizens also called him to say the same thing.

He voted yes.

The bill was defeated anyway.

I listened to all the dire news reports from PBS, NPR, ABC, etc. Their language was peculiar. The talking heads blamed one party, then the other…then nattered on as to who was going to fix it. It was as though this whole victory (to them, defeat) was an inside job.

Never, ever, once did any journalist, commentatory, pundit, or pretty face mention that perhaps…

The people did not want it. They were the ones who defeated the Nationalist-Socialist takeover. They called, they faxed, they e-mailed, they waved signs, they screamed, “NO!”

In order for the media to admit it was the peoples’ “fault”, they would have to also admit that we were wrong, which then lends itself nicely to the Nationalist-Socialist agenda. The people couldn’t possibly know what they need. “WE” have to decide these Big Scary things for them. [Yeah…this situation is big and scary…though in ways that would strip power from Big Brothers and give it back to US.]

The good Doctor:


4 Responses to “Blind Power”

  1. 1 amberpeace September 30, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Erm, I like the socialist agenda?

    And the New York times does, indeed, have an article on the fact that most American citizens were sceptical of the whole deal

    What we can learn from Sweden —>

  2. 2 Anna September 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    In some ways I, too, am attracted to the Scandinavian and Swiss model. I could not see it working here, however, because we are 1.) too large in population and 2.) we do not have a consistent connective culture to maintain a socialist mindset. To construct a Socialist state out of the United States would be akin to making other certain Nationalist conglomerates of the last century. Lotsa propaganda and control of subversive elements. That can get awfully ugly.

    The closest descriptive term to what I would like to see is Distributism, like Belloc, Chesterton, and Schumacher. Individual property ownership, strong local economies and politics.


  3. 3 amberpeace September 30, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    I agree with you on I think every single bit of that except individual property ownership. But I’m also picturing the communal settings I’ve lived in, and the fact that those are based off 1st centuray church-models. You can’t do that when you’re creating a living model for a multi-cultural, multi-religious setting.

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