Tuesday, July 11, 2017

... the Huffington Post. Egad.


An Op-Ed by Peter Wehner in today’s NY Times titled “Declaration of Disruption“ goes far in explaining why HRC found 25% of Americans “deplorable.” The elite are petrified of change. It means they are at risk of losing their hold on power and the economy.

“whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

The American people elected Donald J. Trump President of the United States. Many Americans are not happy with that election. Others are not happy with its consequences. President Trump was NOT elected to carry on business as usual nor was he elected to carry out incremental change. He was elected to bring large change to Washington. Wehner’s article, like HRC’s deplorables comment, is a reaction to the prospects of that very change. What the NY Times did today was make it public — the elites are petrified of what may come next.

What at least 40% of America realizes (and what Wehner refuses to address) is that the President is under attack by that same media who shower so much attention on him. The President is adept at holding up a mirror to the techniques of the press and using it to his advantage. The coverage may be very upsetting to those who dislike or are opposed to the President, but that same coverage reassures and strengthens his base. (HRC would call that “deplorable.”)
Wehner starts from the premise that change must be predictable, orderly, and planned. His first value is stability. “Stability is easy to take for granted, but impossible to live without.” Mr. Wehner seems to have no understanding that more than half of all Americans do not believe their lives are “stable.” They struggle to make ends meet. They worry about their children — their health — their retirements. They see a Washington composed of self-satisfied people (like Mr. Wehner) who know nothing of their daily struggles.

No Mr. Wehner the present “stability” is unjust, unkind, and discriminatory. It works to benefit the elites at the expense of most Americans. It would be easy to live without. Thank you.


Notable only because it's from the Huffington Post.  Egad.


Jess said...

The problem is simple: the government spends more money than it takes in.

With an individual, it means less of everything, and the less can finally lead to wondering if they will have a roof over their head, and food on the table.

With the government, it means spending on investigating what can be done with less money, and the answer is always nothing, since that would mean losing more power, the inability to slush money for pet projects, and continuing the free stuff for the ignorant bastards that think Uncle Sam is a never ending source of money.

I think history shows all governments are destined to be changed by a refusal of the citizens to cooperate. That lack of cooperation can be ugly, and I think those in Washington might be beginning to realize how ugly it can get.

Billll said...

The left is big on that "power to the people" line, but watch them squeal when the people actually wield some of it.

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