Over the next couple of days I will be posting items I posted in the past in another blog, and on u4prez.com.
I read a BBC article today about Burma and the difficulties of overthrowing a repressive regime. The writer seemed disappointed that massive civilian demonstrations couldn’t change the government. The writer then suggested that we have just become used to governments falling that way.
I would suggest that governments almost never fall that way. I would further suggest that Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union might not have fallen were it not for the paternal instincts of Gorbachev. Gorbachev wanted what was best for the people, and that is why Democratic ideals were instituted.
The junta in Burma doesn’t give 2 cents about the people except insofar as they do as they are told and support the State. Burma looks to China as an example, and in China it is all about the state. The government in Burma will do exactly as it pleases so long as it pleases China. The UN is wasting it’s time in Burma. The only thing the media does is encourage the protesters which will likely get them killed.
The official death toll is 9 so far, and if you believe that I’ve got a cozy little loft on the dark side of the moon to sell you. What do we do? There is nothing we can do. What kind of government would be so rough on Monks? Of course, many governments have no problem oppressing those with no power.
I have no interest in suggesting we have it as bad as the Burmese monks, but do you think a US Senator or Representative has any time for you or me? A few might listen politely. Did they hear us when millions of Americans got up on their tippy toes and screamed at the top of their lungs to “secure the border” did they listen. Something scared them enough to drop what they were doing, but have they done anything since? What they have done is attempt to pass parts of their comprehensive package without the security parts.
The good people of Burma have every right to be free. In America we have a constitution that guarantees us the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The fact that we have those rights has made us the greatest country the world has ever known. Of course those freedoms are slowly being forfeited by our people because we have handed the reigns of power over to the politicians. The politicians are manipulating everything to hold on to what they have and seize more power.
The legions that want to see America as part of a larger one world government are scheming to strip us national pride. They are installing their socialist agenda so the state is the master not the individual. Nearly the entire country has lost confidence in our government. The corruption and hypocrisy have soured the attitude of even the most faithful.
I voted for George Bush twice. I voted for him the first time because he was far better than the alternative. The 2nd time because, as I told my wife on 9/12/01, “this country stumbled across the perfect man for the job.” Now I feel like this president did exactly what he needed to do if his plan was to undermine our national security. Iraq should have been about putting the fear of Allah in those who wished to wage war on our country. Instead we have given them reason to hope. We have emboldened them. We don’t have the stomach to wage war. When they intentionally kill civilians, it is because ”America is mean, oppressive, and had it coming.” Of course when we fight; we skip some targets because we can’t hit them without collateral damage, we don’t want to seem unfair or heavy handed, or we are afraid of what everyone will say. For whatever reason we will not do what is needed to remove the enemies will to fight. Of course if we happen to kill a civilian (keep in mind our enemies wear civilian clothing) we did it intentionally, or should not have attacked.
The bottom line is America increasingly can not or will not defend herself. The American government is at best deaf to the voices of Americans, and is possibly working against the interests of its citizens. Our borders are untended, our imports are unsafe, our government doesn’t work, and our fellow citizens have lost confidence in our government.
The ACLU is fighting for the rights of enemy combatants, foreign terrorists, and illegal immigrants. Who is fighting for a person’s freedom to smoke, bear arms, or celebrate our own American culture?
It certainly is lonely in America if you believe in the country founded by our constitution 220 years ago.