Who Will Carry The Torch Of The Spirit Of What America Once Was? Will You?

Posted on November 19, 2012


Recently in a private conversation with a good internet friend, I told him I was feeling down. The reason I was feeling down, I explained, was that several conservative bloggers I follow went silent after our recent presidential election.  I had expected that after a week or so my friends would recouped from the devastating news that we lost the election at such a critical time in America’s history. I though after that much these patriots would have rejoined the fight. They haven’t. Maybe it will take longer for some than others and that they will in time join with us again. I told my friend that I couldn’t imagine what these people were thinking or feeling. Then I went to explain to how  I saw our situation and what I thought we must do. What follows is an expansion of what I told my friend and please keep in mind what you are about to read are my opinions and nothing more. My crystal ball is just as fractured as anyone else’s.

let me start by telling you that this old man has no fear of death what so ever. None! Zero! I think I know what death is. Although I am in no hurry to know death, if death comes for me today or tomorrow, I am prepared.  To me, death is not something worthy of fear. Dying, however, is something all together different. Often the process of dying is accompanied with long periods of pain and suffering. I am not a fan of pain and suffering. Dying is, in my opinion something worthy of fear. So, I pray when my time comes that the dying happens quickly with minimum pain and suffering. And, dear friends, I feel the same way about America or the spirit of what America once was. I would wish that if the spirit of what America once was has to die, that it would happen quickly with minimum pain and suffering for my fellow Americans.. Unfortunately, what this humble observer sees coming is that spirit of what America once was will die slowly with much pain and suffering.

I know that each of you are well aware of the damage to our country that was caused by President Obama and his collaborators over the last four years. However, we must be honest with ourselves. We know that the decline of America started well before Barack Obama came on the scene. This administration only accelerated the process. We also know what some of the policies of Obama and his collaborators will be in the next fours. Therefore we understand that our fragile economy will only grow weaker during these next for years. More people will likely lose their jobs, the middle class will continue to shrink, and more Americans will fall into poverty. In short many Americans will experience pain and suffering. However, the majority of Americans will only be wittnesses to this pain and suffering of their friends and family members. Most of you will still go to work every day and your lives will not change all that much. America will not be that shinning city on a hill for much longer. America’s prestige in the world will decline, it will become weaker militarily and there may be war in our future. America’s foreign policies, especially in the important Middle East region have been, since the days of President Bush The First, difficult to understand and are clearly causing instability in that region for reason  we do not understand.

On top of everything I just mentioned, we must not lose sight of the fact that there is a perfect storm brewing in what we call the pending debt crisis. This time bomb is not going away. I and many people much smarter than I believe it is a mathematical certainty that the debt bomb, the fiat monetary system that spawned and addiction to credit both by people and by nations, including America, will come to an end. No one can tell us precisely when that will happen. Many so-called experts are amazed that the central bankers have been able to kick the can down the road for as long as they have. But, none of these experts doubt that the debt bomb won’t go off.

So, what I am saying, dear friends, is that you (I say you because I am not there with you, What I will experience here in Venezuela may be something somewhat different from what you in America will experience.)  in America are facing a period of gradual decline where some part of the American population will suffer more than others; but some day the debt time bomb will run out its clock and when that day comes in four or five years or in ten or fifteen years, that will be the day that America will experience a sudden death. And, America will not be alone. The pain will beyond what we can imagine. What comes after death is still a mystery for we mere mortals.

I can not apologize for painting such a dark picture because whether I am right or wrong, this is what I see.

Returning now to the theme of my blogging friends who have gone silent. DAMN IT PEOPLE!  Those of us who love life, who love the idea that America represented, who love our children so dearly we have an obligation to keep the spirit of what America once was alive! I believe our mission for what remains of our lives is the following. We must make sure that our children, be they children or adults with families of their own, know to core of their being what the idea of America was, why American became the greatest most prosperous nation the world has ever known, and why this great experiment failed. We must make our children keep the spirit of America alive and to pass on to their children the love for the idea of America.

Dear friends, from my perspective, the only flicker of hope we have is that some day those that kept the spirit of what America once was alive, will have the opportunity to try that great experiment again.  And, of course if America is given a second chance some day, we must pray they do a better job than those generations of Americans that are alive today.

So, to my blogging friends who have gone silent, if you are still visiting your favorite bloggers, and if you read these words I have written, please rejoin us and take up the fight to keep the spirit of what the idea of America really means alive. We do this in the hope that some day the idea of America will be given a second chance.

Finally, let me say that I know all to well that no one has a monopoly on the truth. And, I know that no one can know with any certainty what the future will bring, least of all me. However, I hope you all recognize how strongly I feel about what I have written here today. I have no choice but to write or speak the truth as I see it. That only the future will prove if I am right or wrong is something I can not worry about. I ask you, dear friends, to keep the faith. And, in the words of Wild Bill for America: May God bless America………. again!

Well, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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