Skip to comments.Why So Serious? Is Conservative Despair Justified?
Posted on 01/08/2013 8:16:06 AM PST by Lakeshark
So last week, in what was perhaps a moment of madness, I posted a request on my Facebook page: Tell me your political predictions for the year. Among the more restrained answers: Hyperinflation, Civil War, financial collapse, terribly awful things.
Optimist though I am, I cant help feeling theres something to this downhearted consensus. After living through the most peaceful and prosperous half century that any nation has ever experienced in the history of humankind, it seems impossible to believe we would re-elect a mediocre reactionary out to fundamentally transform our success into failure. But we did, and thats well, lets call it less than cheering.
On the other hand
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Still, it's a worthwhile read, another step towards some kind of sanity.
Post all your reasons we are doomed here to get rid of them; also, post all of your reasons we can make it and how on this thread as well.
If nothing else, this could be a good way to vent.......
Have at it.
I like Andrew Klavan and see him as an eternal optimist. I could sure use one right about now...
“Is Conservative Despair Justified?”
No, because we have God, Guns, and Guts.
Fear: Has two meanings:
1. Forget everything and run
2. Forget everything and rise
The choice is yours!
I’ve been trying to shake the doom and gloom. It’s hard.
Does one simply stop paying attention? What am I gaining by focusing on what could happen?
Why So Serious?
As in the Dark Knight, the good guys win in the end. But there will be much suffering before it happens.
Exactly. Whether one is feeling down and endeavoring to drag others down, or keeping calm and carrying on, depends much more on the person one is than on anything happening outside the individual.
The country went over the cliff in November.
I've never been so pessimistic about the future of this nation.
Momentary disappointment is occasionally inevitable. However despair is not an appropriate emotion for a disciple of Christ to wear day-to-day.
(I’m glad you didn’t ask about anger though. :-) I have some issues with THAT one.)
A demographic avalanche of progressive voters wanting handouts and minority preference and payback for every reason imaginable and there is not enough of the majority demographic of any kind to stop them unless the majority demographic moves right.
We cannot pick off enough minority votes to matter.
Every minority of any sort votes leftist now by at least 2/3rds including many like Orientals and Jews who are for the most part well off.
it is not just a class struggle
it is war on what is perceived by many as a white, heartland, gun owning, Christian, marrying and baby having majority the progressives despise and want to diminish
I thought we could hold out a few more elections but a weak candidate like Romney and his defensive campaign against Obama accelerated the inevitable
baring cataclysm or a 5-10% shift amongst white voters in PA, OH, VA, FL , CO, NV and MN, it's over as we know it
or a super turnout of conservatives accompanied by a low minority and white liberal turnout...not likely..kind of a paradox
I like AK a lot, but I'm unaware of any limit on a republic's life that is justified by history.
LS it’s interesting you bring up Zig, whose work has had tremendous impact in my life. I have wondered these last weeks if Obama’s re-election killed Zig.
Zig was an optimist, but his optimism was based on two foundations: his faith in God, and his faith in America. He was a master at how to keep positive and achieve success even in a “down economy.” But Zig, as one of the few motivational guru’s who’s work is based in foundational truth, had to know that America as he has known is perhaps no more. He had to know, deep in his bones, that this rips the secondary foundation out from all of his motivational teachings.
I think it hastened his death, which allows Zig now to move on to the ultimate truth, which was his primary foundation.
Just thoughts I’ve been having about Zig for several weeks now....
..listen to Mike all the way thru...also, an "oldie but goodie"...
Listen to Mike in East Texas from last Monday Morning:
Likewise. One only needs to look at the voting statistics from the last election, read a few liberal blogs or listen to progressive radio a bit and then listen to Obama himself.
Conclusion: this isn't going to be pretty. I'd say it isn't going to end well and that may not be the case. However, it is most likely going to get much worse before it gets better.
I pray for America and ask God to bless and protect great people like Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and Sarah Palin. They give me hope.
The end of the Cold War untethered the nutball wing of the Dem party and they now control it. The more “moderate” careerist Dem types moved under the GOP tent and here we are.
With amnesty on the horizon and a GOP unwilling to fight like dems I don’t see a happy ending, unfortunately.
The sad reality is that we are a very badly divided country.
That is why this country is now new Christian missionary terrority.
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