Skip to comments.What have you done? [One Canadian Gets It]
Posted on 04/06/2010 10:18:55 AM PDT by TruthHound
An open letter to Americans:
As a Canadian, Ive been observing for some time now, with great concern and even greater disbelief, the political farce enacted day after day in your country. And I keep asking, what have you done? For it seems to me, and to many others as well, that you have embarked upon a truly destructive course that may eventually bring the United States to the brink of ruination.
What have you done? You have elected a president on the strength of an ellipsis, neglecting to fill in the three dots trailing after his every echoing jingleYes we can what? You have credited a nimble spinner of tales, a pretty fellow with no significant experience of the real world of risk, hard work and the hazards of survival, a thug with a beguiling smile. You have elevated to the highest office in the land a man without discernible qualifications who is plunging the nation into unredeemable debt for generations to come. You have installed possibly the most consummate liar in POTUS history, who breaks campaign promises as if he were cracking eggs for the skillet and changes his mind almost daily like a weathervane on steroids. You have put your trust in an intellectual lightweight and geopolitical bungler who makes Jimmy Carter look like a paragon of acute intelligence, moral substance and rare diplomatic foresight.
What have you done? You have bought into a fraudulent narrative. You have made a Faustian bargain with a suave Mephistophelian who offers hope and change but delivers instead inevitable suffering and a violated people. As in all such compacts, the price for a brief state of euphoria is subsequent prolonged distress. You have given carte blanche to a man with a personal dossier blacked out in many places like a letter from the front, so as not, apparently, to divulge sensitive information. You have raised among you a man whose friends and influences would surely have precluded him from meriting your confidence had you paid attention to plain facts rather than to quasi-mystical incantations. You have anointed a man with a sinister agenda. You have voted for your historical nemesis who with his every move and decision renders you increasingly insecure in a violent and unforgiving world.
If you need a slogan to trigger a reaction, it should not be Yes we canwhatever that might conceivably have meantbut What have we done?whose implications should now be obvious. I pray it is not too late to reverse the trajectory you have unthinkingly plotted for yourselves. It may be a shame to let a serious crisis go to waste, as your presidents intimate adviser cynically put it, but it would be a much greater shame to let a crisis reach the point of no return. And there is little doubt that you are now facing an impending crisis of the first magnitude, both domestically and globally.
Let us count the ways.
The response to a looming international menace is paralysis, appeasement and misconstrualto the dire effects of which we are all, not only Americans, susceptible. American troops are targeted on the battlefield by the interventions of rogue regimes, such as Syria and Iran, which the present administration refuses to condemn and, indeed, with which it is seeking closer engagement. Defense capability is progressively truncated. Officials sworn to defend the nation to the best of their ability are saddled with the fear of prosecution, discouraging their peers and successors from properly doing their job. Detained terrorists are repatriated to their fields of operation, many taking up once again the jihadist activities for which they were originally interned. Acts of military aggression are adjudicated as civil offenses, awarding terrorists the same constitutional rights as ordinary Americans. Solemn alliances are flouted with whimsical impunity and typical hissy fits while manifest tyrants are treated with kid gloves and gestures of obeisance. UN kleptocrats and avowed enemies are laureled with meretricious authority. This is what your presidents current foreign policy amounts to, abetted by a carefully selected and pliable cadre of career puppets without character or backbone.
Meanwhile, legitimate dissent is denounced as a form of subversion. The Constitution is euphemistically interpreted as a living document, that is, as subject to tampering, which is nothing less than an assault upon the foundational heritage of the Republic. Individual liberties are being relentlessly eroded and private behavior regulated by an expanding government bureaucracy. The prospect of enfranchising up to eleven million illegal immigrants presages an American ochlocracy, that is, government by the masses rather than the lawsthe very antithesis of Republican rule. Unelected officials, appointed by the president and known as czars, wield disproportionate power as they carry out their masters directives. Unsustainable entitlement programs impinge dramatically upon the future. Income redistribution schemes disincentivize industrial and commercial productivity, creating a shrinking GDP and budgetary shortfall. Discredited hypotheses such as anthropogenic climate change are allowed to drive economic policy, leading to even further instability. Major tax hikes are on the horizon, complemented by the shell game of disappearing numbers, especially in regard to the so-called healthcare reform, with revenue calculated over a longer period than expenditures. New debt is piled on old debt like Pelion on Ossa. Fiscal blood drains from the nations arteries. These and more are the daylight consequences of your electoral delirium.
Who am I to address the citizens of another country? A loyal friend, and a citizen of a nation whose fate is inextricably bound up with yours. My interests are also at stake. That is why I am glad to note that many people are now awakening to the nature and extent of their folly, but far too many still malinger in the grip of a profound narcosis. To these latter, I would say that, in your desire for novelty, your pampered sense of frivolous grievance and your hypnotic suggestibility, you have chosen to cohabit with an incubus. You have shown a readiness to be seduced not by a lover of freedom but by a votary of his own malign gods. Despite the recent surfeit of Hollywood films, TV programs and neo-gothic novels fondly rehabilitating the undead, deep down you must know there is no such thing as a good vampire.
And so, in conclusion, I ask once again. What have you done?
Good article thanks for posting this.
“You have put your trust in an intellectual lightweight and geopolitical bungler who makes Jimmy Carter look like a paragon of acute intelligence, moral substance and rare diplomatic foresight.”
wasn’t me, that’s for sure
LOL. “There is no such thing as a good vampire.”
Good article. Great vocabulary...now I have to go look up the meaning of ‘votary’.
Canada, we’ll need your help on the liberal refugees that will flood your borders following the initiation of our civil war. (Which will happen right after the libs attempt to shove amnesty down our throats.)
It you’re smart, you’ll close the borders and let us take care of our libs in our own way - and avoid them polluting your cities (you’ve got a bit too many of them up there, too).
Non-liberal Canadians are the best people you ever want to meet. They are the best neighbors you could want as well.
if any of you are wondering.....
n. pl. vo·ta·ries
a. A person bound by vows to live a life of religious worship or service.
b. A devout adherent of a cult or religion; a committed worshiper: the votaries of Aphrodite.
2. A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower.
3. A person who is filled with enthusiasm, as for a pursuit or hobby; an enthusiast.
A lot of morons in America think college ball games are important and they are controlled by the TV. Hopefully Canada has fewer idiots who watch TV like America. The majority of American idiots worship Tv and will accept serfdom for TV. TV is how the sheep are controlled.
Electing a Republican Congress won’t fix it.
The Great Fall is going to happen. We just have to make sure that after we start recovering from the Great Fall there are many many fewer leftists around.
I DID NOT DO IT!!!!
As I am from Chicago, I warned people about just who Barack Obama is - so far as we know. The delusional lemmings, the nearly 50% of “Americans” who are rent-seekers, did this to all the rest, and the world.
Caning in the streets is too good for the growing proportions who now say they were “fooled” by Obama.
Bravo Sierra to that.
There is no such thing as a good vampire.
More “seditious conspiracy”...and conspiring with Canuckistanis to boot...hoodathunkit..??
Thanks for posting this article. And to our Canadian friends, thank you. We need you now more than you know.
“WE” have just taken the path “Cana duh” and the rest of the oh-so morally and intellectually superior western world urged on us for almost every second of George Bush’ “cowboy” presidency that you relentlessly attacked
That’s what “we” have done
Do you like us now? “WE” so much want to be loved.
Partly it was Bush's fault!!!What have we done???...Acted too late and just in being reactive...the time for proaction was in the 2002-2003 time frame.Bush's fault in that he deemed that 'compassionate conservatives' would kowtow to the ever expanding Democrats' need for increasing Federal government control.
I became sour/suspicious with the previous administration with their enactment of Highway Bill/No Child Left Behind...more despondent with the Medicare D Bill, then the Government Bailout of the various financial concerns.
As President, he did not take the Republican Senators/Representatives to task when they doled out federal funds like drunken sailors. Bush's fault in that he did not address the Democrats/Media mud slinging, the false portrayals of his administration. He allowed the Democrats take the high ground, take the pulpit.
IHMO..President Bush's inadequacies certainly laid the groundwork for the coming of Obama.
The author is spot on, but what about Canada? One really screwed up iceberg and we’re following their lead.