It's like learning a new golf swing
I’m not an economist and I don’t pretend to understand all of the intricacies associated with economics and the models that portend good or bad pursuant to the economy. But I can tell you what I do know – and that is – I know a chicken running around with its head chopped off when I see it. And that is exactly what I see taking place right now.
Everyone under the sun, ideology notwithstanding, knows intellectually and/or intuitively what’s wrong with the country and what’s wrong with the economy. The problems with the country are competing philosophies that are two sides of the same coin – both of which ultimately look to government in one way or another to be our daddy’s.
The problem with the economy is the resulting outcome of economic philosophies are dependent upon the aforementioned in the preceding paragraph.
Nothing is going to get better or substantially change until we stop depending on government from womb to grave, and until we realize the that we cannot continue to do the same things over and over and expect a different outcome.
We are watching the media running around, armed with talking points from both parties – pushing who they want or don’t want to see in office, based on what furthers their interest. And we see candidates running around saying and promising whatever their handlers tell them to say in order to get elected. Then when they are elected, they treat us like skirt-chasers treat the women they picked up in a bar, with one thought in mind.
I argue that people have been brainwashed by inculcation that there are certain things we simply must depend on government to do for us. They cannot imagine having to figure out how to do said things for themselves. Disillusioned with government they look to men and women, i.e., candidates to do for them. Candidates realize that criticizing and making promises they have no idea how to keep and often have no intentions of keeping, is the way to win elections. Let me ask you: “How’s that working out for you?”
People today can scarcely remember when government wasn’t overly involved in our lives. Many people to day have no idea what the powers of government were/are and what government wasn’t empowered to be/do.
There is a morassy of the collective minds that will give lip service to what should be done, but who are opposed to seeing it done, because they are fearful of loosing what in reality they really do not have. What people think they have is nothing more than an illusion, it’s an apparition.
Government isn’t about us it’s about who can pay to play. Why else is Washington D.C.’s “K” Street the “Road to Riches” as Jeff Birnbaum wrote a few years ago?
The bottom line is the majority of the time candidates have no idea what to do when that will effect a positive difference they get in office. Look at Obama. He is little more than a glowing example that Keynesian economics and statism does not work.
Our Founding Fathers were prepared to sacrifice their all for a free country. A country where rugged individuality would be welcomed. They envisioned a country where all would be welcome to carve their own niche under the collective called United States of America. But today, while people argue it’s the case, the truth is you are only welcome if you conform to a prescribed will of government – and to insure that happens they use the courts as their enforcers.
I say to you, that until we are ready to sacrifice what we have, we will in fact have nothing that government or legislation cannot and will not take from us or micro-manage for us.
Holding and swinging a golf club correctly was difficult for me to learn, even though I had been playing golf for a couple of years. But once I threw off the bad habits and finally trusted what I was being taught, my game became better seemingly overnight. My son started taking lessons as a little guy, (well before there was a prodigy named Tiger Woods) and he never developed the bad habits I had. He grew up free of those shackles.
My point is this – it my be uncomfortable and it may present a measure of difficulty to change what we have been brainwashed to accept. But if we do, our children and grandchildren won’t have to.[fblike style=”standard” float=”left” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here