Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Right Thing Will Happen

Sometimes I get a little too wrapped up in the political madness I see going on in this country.  There is an unrelenting, powerful, tight jawed, humorless effort by the socialist left to redefine this country, to impose the kind of utopian nightmare George Orwell wrote about.  At the end of their efforts, whether they succeed or not, the harm they are doing will take generations to fix.  Millions of people are involved in creating this nightmare, and millions of the rest of us, in varying degrees, passively watch.  The people who will inherit this country have no voice in this struggle, but they are the ones who will suffer for it.  Twenty, fifty years from now, they are us, and we are not paying them the respect they deserve.

It's very good for me personally to be able to say what I think, in my own humble fashion, about these things.  Nuking Politics allows me that opportunity, and I'm grateful.  

The level of anger it all causes goes up, and it goes down, and none of it is good for me,  but having a voice in it all is a therapeutic thing.

And in the middle of it all, occasionally, I stumble across something that helps me see all of it in a different light.  I'm reminded that it's not all about politics, or the economy, or arrogant self-serving politicians.  It's about people, all ages, all sizes, now or in the future.  And sometimes it's about dogs.  Dogs seem to "get it".  So do most of us.

True compassion and humility can't be mandated by any government.   I believe in people, and I believe in our ability to live up to the things we know are right.  No amount of bureaucratic regulations, no amount of social engineering or PC contortions, will ever make any of that happen.  Most Americans understand that it's up to us to take care of each other, because it's the right thing to do, but the socialist left seems to think it's the government's job.

I don't often cry, but this video pushed me to the edge.  Watching this somehow assures me that, however long it might take, the right thing will happen.  Simply because enough of us say it will.

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