Thursday, April 26, 2012

It’s Just the Way Things Are Now

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It wasn’t perfect, but there was a time when we actually punished children for lying.  Now they see absolutely no consequences when celebrities, or even elected officials do it.   Even when the chief law enforcer of the nation has clearly lied, even Republicans sit quiet after calls for his resignation grow old.    It’s just the way things are now.

It wasn’t perfect, but there was a time when that punishment would be painful, if not a good ass whipping for kid or a meaningless rebuke from your peers.  But a Governor of Massachusetts can overtly lie about the MOST consequential aspects of his governance, and personal beliefs and the party that is SUPPOSED to stand for traditional values lets him continue to represent their party without opposition.  It’s just the way things are now.

It wasn’t perfect, but there was a time when we didn’t just exalt those who took righteous stands that were unpopular, but we expected everyone to similarly risk their own comfort to do what was right.  Traditional values people still turn into Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin although all of them have given up on fighting the most insidious corruption within the political party they claim to belong to.  Because it’s “too late” or because no one else will take a stand.  It’s just the way things are now.

It wasn’t perfect, but there was a time when there was some sense of shame in living off your parents, society or violating the least of these character values.  In fact, when Moral Majority/Heritage Founder discovered that Mitt Romney used a tyrannical executive order to implement gay marriage and then lied about it blaming his Supreme Court, he didn’t care if a Democrat got elected and promised to lead a revolt of conservatives against the GOP if McCain chose him for VP.  Now “conservatives” eagerly solicit a clearly unconstitutionally qualified Florida Senator to run with him.  It’s just the way things are now.

It wasn’t perfect, but there was a time when those who cherished these character values outnumbered those who didn’t, or who didn’t care.  But that was before MTV.  That was before Friends making premarital sex the norm instead of the exception.  That was before the unions took over MOST of the curriculum and the schools with a philosophy based upon “feelings,” or “fairness.”  And certainly before values of loyalty were more important than integrity and cooperation was more important than individual responsibility.

Don’t think the corruption of our culture or educational values have effected you?

One of the best written TV shows right now is the Good Wife.  Believe it or not, they fairly portray conservatives but the characters  - by and large – are certainly based in a liberal mindset.  This last episode featured a 15 second lesbian kiss.  Not a word by anyone.  Including me.  It’s just the way things are now.

ABC News had a one hour special on voter fraud where they manipulated history to make the Father of our Country appear as a common politician without morals so that they could dilute the issue to make it seem commonplace.  Except PolitiJim, I don’t know of another media outlet that even raised an eyebrow.  It’s just the way things are now.

But did you bother to ask yourself whatever happened to those Alaskan islands Obama gave away to Russians?  Why Fast and Furious is no longer a pressing concern?  Why we no longer talk about the clear subversion of Obama voter fraud against Hillary Clinton, let alone the still wonder why no one is asking for Obama’s past school – or Illinois Senate – records?  Or why we’ve let slide from the news the fact that Obama extorted money from a private company for an oil spill they might not have been responsible for and then crashed an entire economy in the Gulf based on lies the White House perpetrated to hide the media outrage?

It wasn’t perfect, but there was a time when children would be taught about character values by their parents, clergy, school teachers and even their local barber.  Now when you point out to conservative media, the people who are suppose to care about values, that A former FBI agent and current chief law enforcement elected by the residents of Maricopa County conducted a six month investigation and concluded probable cause that the President of the United States not only may be involved in multiple felonies, but indeed MAY NOT EVEN BE IN OFFICE LEGITMATELY, you are laughed at or disregarded as not “politically astute.”  It’s just the way things are now.

We’ve become a nation of gawkers.  TV and entertainment has rotted our skulls.

Some of us have even evolved into the cameraman that records the family burning in the car in Serbia, but doesn’t feel it is “journalistically ethical” to try and save them. A smaller number that are actually outraged feel a duty to pass along information of how awful things are.

I remember when I first noticed this when I was VERY new to both Twitter and blogging and Empower Texans was pulled off of Twitter.  The reaction by MAJOR conservative bloggers, Tweeters and others was basically, “I’m sure they are on top of it.”  It was heartbreaking and eye opening.

It wasn’t perfect, but there was a time when we could count on a few key “true conservatives” to act consistently with what they espoused.  My second hint was during the Budget Debate Battle.  I was aghast when those who called themselves “conservatives” essentially attacked Jim DeMint and Michelle Bachmann for wanting to “hold the line.”  Many of us seeing the back peddling from “Pledge to America” by Boehner and company knew these guys were no Newt Gingrich.  But except for the Tea Party 22 and select media outlets, the supposed conservative Republicans entrusted Harry Reid to avoid destroying our military and national defense to the tune of $1 Trillion.  Meanwhile, many of the people that would NOT hold the line like Paul Ryan and Allen West, are being cheered as VP prospects as “true” conservatives.  It’s just the way it is now, I suppose.

This primary has done a lot to sober me to not only the REAL shape of our country, and not only the REAL shape of the GOP, but also the REAL shape of the “conservative” media and the “conservative” movement.

It’s all about marketing and critical media mass.  “Our side” not only will buy snake oil if the conservative media malpracticers sell it, they will become network marketing distributors.

No, I’m not all “woe is me” as this sounds.

I’m day 2 of being conservative media clean and sober.  When this primary started I read Ann Coulter every Wednesday night, watched or listened to Rush Limbaugh every day and thought the Reagan army was poised to not just bring prosperity back to America for our children, but common sense values of integrity, honesty and that whole “adult” thing that seemed lost in Comedy Central video clip domination of conservative newsfeeds.

What I realize is that when the most liberal governor of modern times has successfully bought the GOP and conservative media to rebrand only his words – not his deeds – as conservative, we can’t even think about battling the mass media influences of independents and liberals.  When refuses to vet Obama on forging government documents (and worse) to falsely usurp the highest office in the land in lieu of obscure letters from Marxist professors that even make conservatives yawn, we know we have lost the conservative movement, much less the conservative media.

It’s probably similar to thinking the girl you are dating will say “yes” to a proposal of marriage, only to find out she’s thinking of breaking up with you.  (If not worse.).

Instead of buying a ring, you realize you may have to decide if you even want to BE in this relationship.  This is where my co-blogger @LibNeocon is at with his “Screw the GOP” frustration to embrace Gary Johnson.  (I’m not ready to run off with another girl for reasons I’ll explain in another post.)

But certainly the plan is to stop the tyrannical Muslim-Marxist-Soros shill and deal with the twofaced Mormon-Madeover-Socialist corporatist later.  After we figure out what we are dealing with after the outcome of that battle, we need to set up a standard of constitutional conservatives of conviction who will start networking, educating and planning the take over of key infrastructures from a intelligent viewpoint of design.

It wasn’t perfect, but there was a time when we thought conservatism was possible as a prevailing political ideology.  Now we have “conservatives” defending statists, rationalizing socialized medicine and planting magical beans in their fantasy forest expecting independents and the media to suddenly love them. 

We need to find ways to counter even Rush Limbaugh’s of the conservative from distorting, deleting and diluting messages that would educate, motivate and equip forces that could make a difference.

It wasn’t perfect, but there was a time when I truly believed this country was – and could be great.  And I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that’s the way it will be from now on.


Here, here. This primary has been quite sobering for me as well. I no longer listen to Laura Ingraham because of her lack of due diligence in the way she ignored facts that were right in front of her face. I sometimes listen to Rush but with suspicion. His defense of corporatism in the guise of capitalism was shocking. I saw The Undefeated and Palin won against Big Oil as a populist/conservative, that's how she won over independents and democrats. Rush should find her battle against Big Oil as anti-capitalist as well.

I'm just venting. I will not buy their books or products. I will not feed the beast. My trust of the so-called conservative media has died.

Thanks for the post. I agree 100%.

No honor among our conservative pundits and radio heads.

I'll continue to support Newt and his vision for America. I'll be voting for him in Texas.

I will now have to vote for Romney, because Obama in the end must be stopped.

If Romney wants to show conservatives that he's sincere, he would ask Newt to be his VP.

If only . . . .

Excellent article Politijim.

My only hope is we still get Newt's ideas and his big
voice shaping this nation, because Romney will never do it. That is if he wins in November, I'm not so sure it will happen.

I still intend to have my voice heard with the RNC/GOP and the conservative talking heads. This weekend will be busy with letter writing hoping to at least make them stop and think about what they have failed to do.

As Newt Certo said the conservative media has died.

Thank you for everything you do.

God bless you, Politijim. I know you've expressed very well the deep convictions that many of us still have. I also agree that Newt was the only true, honest, and brave conservative running.




This administration and this GOP primary in particular have revealed the
deep rot at the very core of our once-great country.

I no longer listen to talk radio or watch TV, and refuse to read many
formerly treasured blogs. My personal world is shrinking, and I wonder if
the resulting isolation isn't a key element in the plan to take down

The more I learn about Romney, the less I trust him. His father's Alinsky
ties are a deal-breaker for me, and I will never vote for him. Obama may be
taking the country over the cliff via high-speed rail but don't kid
yourself. Romney is chugging along right behind him on Amtrak.

I will write in Newt as my last protest against this joke of an election. I
don't expect we'll see another.

I am more and more grateful for the salvation I received over 35 years ago,
and eagerly anticipate the return of my Savior to remove His body of
believers before the coming Tribulation.

Absent THAT hope, there will be no change.

Psalm 1:1-3

You are right, Politijim. NOTHING makes sense any more.

When the law and truth are abandoned...everything comes apart.

Politijim, This is one of your best posts. As I read it, Hebrews chapter 11 came to mind:

"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of GOD, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out to a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is GOD.
These all died in faith , not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them and embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on he earth.

For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: where for GOD is not ashamed to be called their GOD: for he hath prepared for them a city (the Holy City Jerusalem). (Hebrews chapter 11, portions of 3-16)

Chapter 12 tells us cleansing from sin makes us ready for worship in which we actually climb Mt. Zion, and enter the Holy City of Jerusalem (the Greek word for this is anamnesis, making the past iconic events, such as Christ's sacrifice, effective for us now, and allowing us to participate in the present) and it calls us to purification - for "our GOD is a consuming fire." The refining furnace is in Jerusalem. We have a great high priest and a better sacrifice, the blood of the everlasting Covenant. (chapter 13:20)

We have a perfect country, holy city that we can enter through praise, thanksgiving, repentance, forgiveness, the washing of water and the matter what the false conservatives, the RNC, Romney, Obama and the Democrats do or the lost and blind guides of the nation, world and some churches do.

I confess that I have been way too involved and invested in this primary and I have been angry and disillusioned because of it.

"No (of Christ's) who wars (for Christ) entangles himself in the things of this life, so that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier." (II Timothy 2:4)

The next verse is important (paraphrase)
"Therefore if anyone competes, seeks leadership, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes lawfully, according to the rules."

Romney has not competed lawfully, honestly, ethically, or honorably in business or in politics.

In a just, sane party or nation, he would not be crowned the candidate; he would be thrown out or jailed like his spiritual father, the scoundrel Joseph Smith was in 1844.

But then, Obama would not be president either. And Louis Ferrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright and Malik Shabazz and many a turncoat unfaithful pastor, bishop and Archbishop would not find a job or support and followers either.

It's just not Jesus' "Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven" - in politics, business, church or the hearts of Americans - not yet - but we know that King Jesus will rule for all eternity, no matter how it looks right now.

No matter what scalawag is the presumptive nominee of the Republican party and no matter which president is elected to office this November. Jesus is LORD, King, Savior and Word and forever.

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know when they open me up, they will see scars on my heart.

Thanks for the Blog Talk, a place for like minded to met and release.

Bless PolitiJim and those like him that still believes 'truth' matters

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