Skip to comments.Conservatives deserve what is happening to them
Posted on 02/04/2014 4:21:44 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
All of this constant talk of corruption, wrongdoing, markets going bad, etc. ad nauseum is ridiculous. Conservatives (i.e. Those who stand for what is right.) deserve what is happening to them and I mean every word of it.
If people who know what is right will not pull together and do something about all of this mess, then why complain about it or even talk about it? It accomplishes absolutely nothing. You're not going to convince anyone who is liberal to come his/her senses nor are you going to win converts.
Either do something active about what is going on (get 8-10 families together and go to the local school board and demand changes until your demands are met -- that's what liberals do) or shut the hell up. This would apply to any situation, not just school. If you can't get anyone to cooperate, then you have your answer...it's not going to work. I hate using movie lines to make a point because movies are not reality, but one really sticks in my mind: "If you're gonna shoot, shoot! Don't talk!"
You mean we have to actually participate in the political process to make a difference, instead of just bellyaching about it?
Yeah, all those tea party activists are just sitting on their butts complaining. Come you lazy bums, do something!
If I may further expound, many will say (including some here on FR), “Why, I can’t go to the county commission/school board/city council meeting! Dancing with the Stars (or whaterver) is on TV tonight!”
As long as the Left controls the mainstream media, nothing is going to cause this nation to reverse course. The low information voters are easy targets.
Been there, done that, got the bloody tee shirt. For over fifteen years I worked with a small cadre of conservatives, and even some liberals to try to get people elected to office who were not beholden to the Democratic party machine in the city of York, PA.
The machine makes the rules, knows the rules, enforces them, and doesn’t play by them. The money to support the machine comes from old money business owners who make money doing business with the city, mostly wasting taxpayer money on schemes that enrich them and their friends, while doing nothing to solve any of the problems of the city, such as rampant violent crime, outrageous taxes, and failing schools. It’s the same money laundering scheme that government employee unions use.
I hate to say this, but I’m not sure the electoral process hasn’t been rigged by both parties to prevent any meaningful change from happening.
I'm not sure that "both parties" is correct but it's *absolutely* true that *one* party has done so.It's the party that,among other things,fights tooth and nail against voter ID.
So its time to just give up and slit our wrists?
As a local Tea Party organizer, and Republican committee person-—— I can assure you that can put your doubts away, you are correct.
Both parties. We had as much opposition from the “Republican party, which is also owned by those old money aristocrats.
And don’t skip slots for minor races on your ballot. Its especially important in the case of educational positions.
We shouldn’t forget the RNC, they make policy for the party, are mostly liberal and get a pass from voters.
It's everybody else' fault!
Dave; have you met Mr. Gleason? There’s your answer.
“So its time to just give up and slit our wrists?”
People make their own choices. My conclusions as to what is inevitable are scaring me.
“Dave; have you met Mr. Gleason? Theres your answer.”
My in-laws are liberals and to me they always seem unhappy even though liberal/leftist control everyting in modern culture, the media, hollywood educaton etc. I always ask them “What more do you want”? “You” own everything and the world isn’t a Utopia yet? What gives? Why so unhappy?
Fair enough. I choose to die with my boots on.
When I leave the house this morning, I will be going to court for a hearing in a perjury case that I've been covering it for my newsblog. The underlying case resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of a mayor for public corruption. My newsblog covered the issue for 3 1/2 years.
Last night I covered the Ruston, LA city council meeting. Tonight is the Lincoln Parish (county) school board. I got tired of the local "real" newspaper not doing its job, so I decided to do it myself.
I'm not impressed with people who say "nothing can be done."
And that is exactly the reason there can be no ‘working within’ that system.
It’s either work outside it by coalescing a 2nd party or giving up entirely. People don’t want to have the ‘magic’ of Oz exposed and will lie to themselves/attack anyone exposing it. If they don’t believe it, it can’t be real.
But the facts are what they are.
You first. I plan on taking a few with me when I go, metaphorically speaking, of course.
I meant to say “their throats” but my fix was incorrect.
I didn’t say nothing can be done. It’s just that I’m becoming more and more convinced that Frank Herbert was right when he wrote:
“Power attracts the corruptible. Absolute power attracts the absolutely corruptible. This is the danger of entrenched bureaucracy to its subject population. Even the spoils systems are preferable because levels of tolerance are lower and the corrupt can be thrown out periodically. Entrenched bureaucracy seldom can be touched short of violence. Beware when Civil Service and Military join hands.”
Why not just stay in bed, go fishing, get drunk, or whatever. If you think the struggle is useless, fine, that's your prerogative. But if you think the thing to do is show up here and preach Doom and Gloom, I'm really not interested in listening.
Sorry if that's a bit blunt, but I haven't the time for niceties.
We are being heard.
Well, then you aren’t my audience....since we’re being blunt.
So, you tell me how the entrenched bureaucracy is done away with. You have all the answers.
So the struggle isn't for naught, then? Good. I'm off to court to do news reporting.
See it here: lpno.org
One of those accursed "blogs" that Humblegunner bellyaches so much about.
The poster comes from my neck of the woods and let me assure you he is correct 100 percent.
The big money buys both parties to maintain a status quo of their choosing round here.
When one local politico got put on trial and convicted of corruption the local big money guys raised tens of thousands of dollars for his legal defense.
One of the big money guys in our town just put ten million dollars of his own money down to run for governor of Pennsylvania.
This author is correct. Who's going to switch sides when we're being sabotaged by those people who pretend to be conservative, during campaigning season?
I hope you enjoy great success in shining the light on corruption, and live a long life, too. Thanks for your work.
Not necessarily. You can be as active as you want and if you don’t have the votes you don’t have the votes. Unless of course you are talking about massive amounts of civili disobedience and perhaps even violence..... those are the ways of the left
Sounds like a plan, but I need to talk to my CPA to make sure my books are audit-ready.
We are at the point where the boxes have become ineffective- the ballot box has given us dictator-wannabees, the soap box is ignored in favor of who got kicked off the island, the jury box is negated by the anti-America judicial appointees. The ammo box remains. It is 1775 and counting. We need to start ambushing the enemy leadership, those who will soon give the orders to move us to the camps.
Will we go from zero action to full rebellion overnight?
“last election produced lots of votes for the Liberals. And they were rewarded with Obamacare. So suck it up, you asked for it.”
I supported conservatives. I votes against O. I asked for nothing.
Unless of course you are just quoting the O a dmi, then I bow in obeisance /s
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