I will say what no one else will. Last night I watched as Atlas Shrugged and I no longer care.
My patriotism cannot be questioned, but this is no longer the America of my parents and grandparents. We are no longer the Home of the Free, but we are now the Home of the Free Stuff. I have made my arguments based on logic and reason, but have been overshadowed by emotion and "requests for compassion". I have quoted history and circumstance to only have that lost in the noise of ideology and falsehoods of leftist media. I have stood for the preservance of my country and been called a racist and bigot for doing so. Last night, I watched, sick to my stomach, as I came to the understanding that I had let my country fail on my watch. I was nauseated as I realized that I had failed to live up to the expectations of our founders.
You cannot save those that do not wish to be saved and the American people do not wish to be saved. We have lost the path of the American Dream by allowing ourselves to be distracted by the promise that others will provide for us. Last night the providing class became a slave to the recipient class. We have been co-opted by the notions of class warfare and the idea that people have a "right" to another’s fortune. We abandoned the ideal that we are responsible for our own destiny and now believe that government is the keeper of the governed. People have picked their seats on the gravy train and are intent on riding that train until the money runs out and the train derails.
Well if that is what they want, then let them have it. The only way to let the people see the absolute failure of this premise is to give it to them, lock stock and barrel. We have been heading that way for almost a century, so no longer will I fight to "pump the brakes" and try to stand in the way of the inevitable. If failure is the only cure, then let it fail now. For when it does, I will be sitting on the sidelines reminding everyone that this is exactly what they voted for. In America, we get the government that we deserve because it is the government that we choose. Last night, we chose failure, so that is what we will get. Gut our military? So be it, cut to your heart’s content and allow us to become targets for the world. Raise taxes to feed the welfare nation, raise them as high as you want and watch as those that fuel our economy leave. Carelessly borrow and print money to finance votes, then so be it, and watch as inflation destroys the middle class. Sunshine is the best disinfectant and I now believe that there is no hope for recovery without people feeling the pain of their choices. So, you will no longer get objections by me. Let us bring these policies into the sunlight and show them for the infected, rotted mess that they are.
Cause heed my word, as we devolve into this socialist "utopia" and people realize that government is incapable of providing that which they do not confiscate from others, there will be riots. As the middle class begins to find itself in the realm of the "1%" and more and more of their livelihood taken for the benefit of others, they will realize their mistake. You need to look no further than the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to see that the government is wholly incapable of providing even basic relief for its people. As the cities burn, we will watch blue devour blue. When the recipient class has burned through this country like locusts through a field, then those that caused this mess will be victims of their own making. When the provider class realizes that it is pointless to continue to work only for the substance of others and not themselves, they will stop doing so, we will see the collapse come. When the collapse comes, only then will this country really understand the pain that we caused and only then when we truly understand the premise of survival of the fittest.
I refuse to let me and mine be victims. So I will prepare myself, I will watch with saddened eyes as the country I love heads down a path to ruin. However, I know, the only way to save America is to let it fail as we are now past the point of logical recovery. While it breaks my heart to do so, the only way to get back the America I know is to let the walls crumble, so that is what I will do. Again, I no longer care. I will not sacrifice for an America that no longer believes in itself and its own principals. We have allowed the idea of freedom to become perverted and that is not something I can abide by. I cannot stand by as my country dies by suicide. So to those that are happy with the outcome of last night, I say enjoy your misery but do not bring that misery to my steps. I will continue to defend the idea of the true America if it only within the boundaries of my own land. Should a recovery come in my lifetime, I will be the first to step up and champion it, but until then, I remove myself from repeating the past and the perversion of my country. Enjoy your decisions and god speed in consequences of those choices, but keep them far away from my doorstep. As the saying goes, if you wish to compel me by force, bring guns.