Welcome back to the favorite site of Independent Voters, Balladeer’s Blog, as always coming to you from an America whose political system was hijacked by two rival gangs of white collar criminals called Democrats and Republicans more than 100 years ago!
We’re still being torn to pieces by Liberal zombies and Conservative zombies here in the USA, with the dismemberment being led by the inept little man in the White House. Barack Obama, in addition to being as sleazy and crooked as a Chicago alderman, has been intentionally divisive since he took office, falling back on tiresome charges of (yawn) racism every time polls prove that even people foolish enough to vote for him in 2008 are fed up with his non-leadership.
This is, after all, a sitting president (except when he’s standing up to play golf) who couldn’t get ONE SINGLE MEMBER OF HIS OWN PARTY to vote for the only budget he has bothered to submit. A sitting president whose party CONTROLLED BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF HIS TERM but who still accomplished NONE of the things he promised, things he now claims he will need four more years to do.
Regular readers of Balladeer’s Blog know I never hesitate to write articles that upset both Conservatives and Liberals, but both of those groups of fanatics often email me accusing me of secretly being, or secretly turning into, either a Liberal or a Conservative. Given my taste in books and movies plus my fondness for poetry, opera and ancient Greek comedies in addition to my low opinion of religion it may seem inevitable to some that I would be labeled a “secret Liberal”. Plus there’s my support of gay marriage.
I’ve made it clear over the months that what I actually am is an “adult” and like other adults here in the USA I have some opinions that fanatics would label as “liberal” (lower-case l) and some opinions that fanatics would label as “conservative” (lower-case c). However, Liberal and Conservative zealots feel that if someone holds even ONE opinion they disagree with that person MUST be considered the enemy.
American Liberals especially have been spending their lives in a constant state of thinking everyone they know is “becoming conservative” whenever the rest of us prove capable of independent thought. The rest of us are aware of the changes in the world but Liberals, just like Conservatives, live in the past and want to keep refighting the old fights while never acknowledging that progress has been made. To American Liberals every war is the Vietnam War and every disagreement among thinking adults is based on (yawn) racism or class struggles. They feel that the only reason anyone would realize what a failure Barack Obama has been as President MUST be because they’ve been brainwashed by opposition propoganda. I will say for the umpteenth time that American Liberals are so far behind they actually think they’re ahead.
Barack Obama embodies the tendency of American Liberals to live in the past, which is why dogmatic Liberals love him so much. He simple-mindedly views the 21st Century strictly in terms of the issues and conflicts of the 1960’s. This has made him beloved by 1960’s Liberals like Bill Ayers who must have been delighted to find someone younger than they were who had no mind of his own and who would unquestioningly embrace every single outdated opinion they’ve been “bitterly clinging to” (to use a phrase of Obama’s) for nearly five decades now.
Yes, their 1960’s worldview is nearly five decades old but American Liberals still like to pretend they’re the Young Turks in town pushing “really deep ideas” that nobody else has ever considered. To put this in perspective that would be like someone in the 1960’s pretending they were still cutting edge with a worldview formed in the first decade of the 20th Century. No wonder American Liberals of all ages always think anyone who is aware that history did not stop in 1969 is “becoming conservative.”
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