The culmination of tremendous power presented itself to the American people this past weekend during all the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration ceremonies. All dressed up in very expensive clothing, long lines of limosines, guarded by tax-paid police, parading around being entertained by top entertainers, posing for cameras, and flowery speeches.
President Obama, a tall, nice-looking, well-educated Harvard grad, entering another four years, ready to spread his wings for more and more power, centered in the executive office of the US political government. He gave a resounding speech covering all the buzz phrases we like to hear. Appearing on the steps of the capitol, he presented himself with the air of a man who has the tiger by the tail. Projecting an attitude of one who expects to have his way, in the coming months of rule.
A lot of criticism coming from blacks and whites over just about everything he said, from everything relating to his dislike of Republicans, to the use of Martin Luther King’s Bible. My summation of the entirety of his speech, leads me to suggest he took us all to the woodshed. With an underlying notion, “General Motors is alive and Osama Bin Laden is dead,” and Obama is on a a power trip, like we have not seen lately.
We can critique his speech, criticize his delivery, object to his game plan, bemoan the fact he spends money like a drunken sailor on shore leave, cry over by-passing the Constitution, object to his policies, disagree with how he relates to other countries, pray, sing, dance and cry, but nothing has stopped nor changed the direction he is taking this country. Why do we keep blaming him, when We the People set him up to exercise this awesome power?
There’s an old truism that says, “The United States government is never far ahead of nor very far behind the tempo of the American people.” We can bemoan the fact that jobs are scarce, grocery prices soaring, taxes going sky-high, schoolrooms are sources of indoctrination, and killings. Medical costs unsustainable. Erosion of our inalienable “Rights” and the finger of political power in just about everything relative to our daily lives. Taboo to discuss Freedom, Ownership of private property is a thing of the past, which all begs the question, what can we do about it? And more importantly, what is it we want to do about it?
I listen to a lot of news every day, and hear what’s being said, plus hearing what is not being said. And what is not being said, is that there is little desire and no game plan to change anything. Other than radical talk about secession, or impeachment, non-viable solutions which ain’t going to happen.
We can’t seem to wrap our minds around the fact that the problem lies within the value system of the American people. We keep expecting someone else to come along and change gears for us. We refuse to accept the responsibility required to be Free. We’re living in a fool’s paradise, asleep at the switch with our eyes wide open. We are at war. A war of ideas, which simply amounts to one thing, and that is life in bondage to a totalitarian political government, or living free, assuming the personal responsibility and control it requires. It’s not rocket science.
The great military strategist, Sun Tzu, explained it quite simply, relative to any war. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb to every battle…..”
That’s very simple clear-cut wisdom, which provides a simple answer to our current plight. In this connection, why do we keep fiddling around, with concerns over Obama’s dislike of a political party, or ranting about whose Bible he placed his hand on when he took office? This points up a fact we are actually victims of how, where and what we keep voluntarily placing our attention upon. Because where your attention is, you are.
LET FREEDOM RING
JUST ME AC