when franklin d. roosevelt spoke those words, our nation had just been attacked by the empire of japan. these were the opening words of fdr as he simultaneously addressed the nation and asked the congress for a declaration of war against japan.
fast forward 77 years and many of our children (including those young adults who were so quick to vote for the obamanation) don't even know the meaning of the word "infamy". additionally, they have little to no understanding or recollection of the fdr speech or the events leading up to it.
my good friend, mr. h, when i told him it was depressing last evening said he was willing to concede this election but not willing to be depressed about it. he then went on to say:
"It's gonna be fascinating to watch, like a train wreck in slow motion. What will be harder to take is that the train will be landing directly on our heads, of course....."
and i realized that this sentiment is precisely right. it is exactly like watching a train wreck in slow motion. however, for me it's harder to take that it's a train wreck that could have been averted if the vast majority of people had only believed we conservatives that the train was on a collision course.
those of you who know and read me know that i have said since the out start that i did not believe mccain could be a democrat. not just obama, but any democrat. there simply wasn't enough difference between who he was and how he behaves and the majority of democrats in congress.
and regardless of what obama and the msm have been saying, i don't believe that most people believed he would have been a third term of bush. however, i do believe many (if not most) people figured he goes with the democrats so often that he must believe they know what they're doing so if we're gonna change things we might as well go straight democrat. there's no logic there for me, but i think there is for a good many people out there.
the worst thing, in my humble opinion, is that i believe that the vast majority of people who voted for obama have no idea what's coming. and those who do understand what's coming somehow think that only the good things will effect them and not the bad. by the time they understand that we will all be equally poor under the upcoming administration, it will be too late. scratch that. it's already too late.
i'm not sure what this means for the gop. clearly they do not understand that when there are few clear differences between the two parties, people aren't going for the "liberal-lite" candidate, but the full-blown liberal. actual real conservatives are winning spots and holding on to seats. it is not a coincidence. i believe that if the gop doesn't get back to its roots of limited effective government the party is dead. it may already be, i just don't know from where i'm sitting today.
the conspiracy voice in my head tells me that soros, buffet and their ilk manipulated the markets to bring about the financial system collapse when it occurred. i know i'll never be able to prove it, but... and who knows, maybe that was intended to be the democrat's october surprise and it just blew up a little bit early.
i'll be laying low for the next few days/weeks. partly because i'm moving, but also because i need a chance to regroup and figure out what my next step should be. i honestly believe that if we can find some actual conservatives can be found to run, the gop has a chance at taking the mid-terms in two years. and as my good friend, nanc, says "...four years isn't THAT far away!" she's right.
"The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.
As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us..."
god bless you all and may god have mercy upon our souls - and our country.