Friday, November 23, 2012

JFK and God



One of the break-in drills for new  Dragon users is reading selected speeches—so the program can tune itself to your voice and speech pattern.  This is something it did very quickly, by the  way.  Anyway, I selected JFK's Inaugural Address. 

When the speech was televised live, on 20 Jan, 1960,   I was out with a rented gas powered snow shovel, clearing neighborhood drive-ways.  There was a mighty blizzard going on, and I worked from early morning until 9:00 at night.  I cleared about $100, which is about $2 billion in today's money, before my dad tracked me down and made me stop.  I don't think I read the full text before (or any of it, actually.)

His words, back then, were rather unremarkable; pretty standard stuff for any 1960 audience. The "Ask not what your country  .." line (that Kennedy copped from Junenval, a ca. 60 BC roman satirist) is really all most people remember.  But speak these opening words today.  Out loud.

Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, Reverend Clergy, fellow citizens:

We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom--symbolizing an end as well as a beginning--signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe--the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.

If you voted for Obama,  maybe you'll understand why so many of us despise, fear, and hate him—and neo-Democrats equally.  If we were a great nation through the mid twentieth-century—and we were by any accounting— what makes you think we can continue that greatness by trading core principles for the empty words and promises of a 21st century Fuhrer?



Tom Smith said...

One of my post election rants recalled JFK and said he could never be a democrat candidate in this day. I also think a republican could dust off most of what he said and get elected especially if he followed each line with "Thats what JFK said".

I dont think we are too far gone to turn the ship its just that the payers of the free shit brigade are too few in number. Obamacare will fix that. Cant wait to hear the screams from the "poor" when they have to pay those penaltys.

Anonymous said...

I am not as sure as you are. They hold all the cards - Supreme Court with Roberts sucking the presidential dick, Senate with Reid bearing the porking from the Royal prick and last of all the media whose fellatio and bending over for the royal dick to send them to not all is well and our republic is very much in danger. You note a similar vein in each of my examples because we are all scrude and I don't know if there is a big enough Morning After pill to undo the porking we are enduring.


george said...

Dear Tom, Don't worry you will still pay for the Poor.
Your friend,

Tom Smith said...

Yeah I probably will and have. I guess their main back door to paying is if they dont enforce the penalty. I also hope the few remaining SC judges that have a brain get very good health care.

rev said...

Pious words from another politician who stole an election....

Anonymous said...

"WASHINGTON (AP) — When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief."

Here:Blace Voters Leverage Loyalty
Ninety Three Percent. 93%

That leaves only 7% that either didn't vote, or didn't vote by race. The 100% precincts or 99% or 98% or even 97% are racist precincts. The based their voting decision totally upon skin color, or heritage.
So, next time you run into a person of color, remember that only 7% put their country above their melanin content. Teh Won has succeeded in creating more racial tension now than there has been in 50 years.
I worked my whole life under "Equal Employment Opportunity" and "Racial Quotas" and "Affirmative Action" to make up for things that happened before I, or even my parents, were born. I can think of many promotions that were given not to the senior, most qualified, but to the person of specific color or gender. My whole life.
Enough is enough.

We now have an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action head man, and race is being used, was used, to get him elected with no skills and experience, and to keep him in office when he had proved his incompetence.
"Political Correctness", that hobbler of truth, will not stop me from saying this:
I am not racist, never was, but sure am looking at doing to the people of color what they have just done to this country.

They and we live in the best country in the world, and they are determined to destroy it like they have so many cities across the country, with graft and corruption, rigged bids that go to their friends of color, and every other damn thing that takes the money but then doesn't do the work.
The city schools are failures, produce very little success, and have generally sentenced their 'students' and 'graduates' to lives of poverty and crime. The 'generosity' of the State has produced more of what was rewarded, laziness and ignorance, crime and death, and there is no way out except by hard work. Good luck with that.
Why work when the 'gummint' will provide. As was on the air recently, the mother of several children said: "Someone has to pay for my children." Right. But not you? How about, NOT ME! Take some responsibility.
Ok, this was a big-time rant. But, I refuse to accept being called racist every time I disagree with someone's opinion. I do not accept it, but when I read of these results, I realized that 93% of the people of color are thinking about RACE when they go about their business. Apparently, it is always on their mind. Me, not so much.
So, who is the true racist?

Anonymous, but only because I don't want to be hauled off at midnight for saying what I believe. BTW, I DON'T do films...

TimO said...

The people who voted for Obama don't care... as long as they get their EBT cards, free cellphones and mega-extended unemployment benefits letting them sit at home on the couch drinking beer and watching the flat screen TV they took out of the store window during the last 'community uprising'....

Rodger the Real King of France said...

"The people who voted for Obama don't care"

Which is why we are doomed to civil war, or abject surreneder. IMO

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