2012 Presidential Election — Some Thoughts, a Week Out
A guest post from frequent Babalú commenter, Asombra:
Republican politicians, by and large, have proved quite unworthy of Reagan, which is not just a matter of weakness and lack of nerve, but a matter of stupidly short-sighted complacency, infantile wishful thinking (especially regarding enemies domestic and foreign), and the low expectations typical of mediocrities primarily concerned with personal issues. Vision? The big picture? What’s that?
There's no point looking at the black vote, which would have been essentially the same for virtually any Dem candidate "of color," regardless of the content of his or her character (which clearly flies in the face of MLK's famous words to the contrary, but then again, so does "affirmative action"). There's probably not much point looking at the "Latino" vote (including the Cubanoid vote), which is classic plantation fare. I'm afraid there's such a thing as incorrigible dysfunction, and there are certainly less antiseptic terms for it. What shocks me more than anything else is the non-minority female vote. To call it irrational barely begins to scratch the surface. Maybe life for women now IS mainly about free contraception and free abortion on demand (in other words, about subsidized or enabled screwing around, responsibly or not), or so it would appear.
The problem is not Dems as such but the fact that practically everything enables them, starting with a brazenly corrupt collaborationist media. And yes (surprise!) that makes a difference. There’s also academia (where diversity only refers to different flavors of leftist thought, and all else is rejected), the arts, the fashion industry, and the entertainment industry. The latter is especially pernicious because it’s so pervasive, affecting everyone starting at a very early age and never letting up after that (just ask Betty White, who endorsed Obama). We must do all we can NOT to enable these enablers, particularly the entertainment complex--nobody actually needs its wares, tempting though they might be.
Perhaps, if we’re sufficiently smart, determined and diligent in large enough numbers, not just now but henceforth without ceasing, maybe this terrible, sickening blow may turn out to have been for the best. God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes nice and easy just won’t do it. Maybe we needed such a violent wake-up call to realize just how bad, debased and degenerate the situation has become. Maybe a Romney win would have had too much of a lulling and falsely reassuring effect. Remember, by way of comparison, that the seeds of Cuba's destruction were fully in place within its society before 1959, but virtually nobody suspected there were live landmines all over the place, just waiting for a detonator. At least now we know how bad the rot is in American society and culture, assuming it's not too late. And if we don’t take the situation seriously now, and act accordingly, well, you do the math--it's dead easy.