Alot has changed since my light-hearted previous entries. I noticed my 15 Dec 05 entree and thought about myself and how I've reached the place I am. I; like most naive teenagers, valued myself on 'liberal' qualities without truly understanding them. Then I went into the military and for 6 weeks lost all form of freedom. It's amazing the change that happens when you start understanding the responsibility of freedom.
Freedom; real freedom, is not a life of carefree undulgences and ignorance. You have to earn it everyday, you have to pay attention everyday, you have to educate yourself everyday or the freedoms you take for granted will slip away one at a time under the pretense of take care of you. I learned the importance of conservative values while in the military and the true meaning of independence.
So here I am now, watching the world unfold itself and a nation of people turn to one man for answers. It's a duty both unnecessary and unfair to both him and the people. But fear is driving us, hope is driving us and everyone knows that something is broken so the world jumps at the suggestion of change.
But Obama is playing from a plabook we've seen before. He's created an image that in our fear, many have bought into.
"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."
"He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future."
Obama is playing the best game of poker I've ever seen which means he may truly believe he is doing what's right. I'm not sure what scares me more. He's going to destroy us all; on accident or on purpose, and the world will scream to a few to save them all... and the New World Order will be born and bring order. But in security, we will lose our freedom. Revolution becomes inevitable because man will not allow himself to be oppressed for long... and the cycle repeats itself...
The key of will be if they attempt to take away our guns. They will find an excuse to use as a catalyst... Mexico's out-of-control drug cartel seems like the most likely target. Hillary Clinton says we're to blame for Mexico's problems and we should put a ban on guns, as if Mexicans are coming over the border to the U.S. to buy guns with all our background checks and precautions.
If that's so, what's exactly are they getting the grenade launchers? We don't sell those here.
"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... such laws serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
All of this got me thinking about why I use to be 'liberal'. In social-ethics terms I'm still very liberal, but a classic liberal. My liberals are focused on liberties and the idea that you don't violate mine, I'll leave you be. Modern liberals; 'progressives', are not liberals at all and are more focused on rationalizing improper and immoral behavior to be legal. And so I realized, of course I was liberal when I was younger, I wanted to get away with being a douche-bag. How pathetic is that? Instead of doing what I knew was right, I tried to outsmart morals with confusing hypocritical logic.