We have a regular reader here at Gates of Vienna who hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Every now and then he’ll drop us an email, with a few kind words of encouragement or a brief news item. But mostly he just lurks.
For the purposes of this post I’ll dub him the Lurker from Tulsa.
Over the weekend the Lurker sent us an unusually long email, at least twenty times his average length. The recent election of Barry Soetoro got him to thinking, and he wanted to share his thoughts with the people on his mailing list. With his permission, I am posting his entire email below.
The End of the United States of America
by the Lurker from Tulsa
I have no doubt the disagreement with the subject line will be unanimous, but it is my comment. And while I can, I will make it. The subject line of this comment has been formulated by many in the past few days, often in knee-jerk and reactionary formats.
As the liberals on my e-mail list don’t have any attention span past change, hope, and/or yes we can, I’m sure I’ve lost them by now and will address my comments to the rest of you.
Yesterday evening, a staunch liberal, who is a regular in my store, came in. Tony and I regularly share e-mails poking fun or barbs at the other but minimally talk politics. He had just returned from a business trip to Barbados, and came by the store before going home.
We exchanged comments at the counter and then he said something that I knew would be said by one of my customers — my store is a blue magnet — but I just didn’t know when or by whom, and admittedly it caught me off guard. Tony said, “Well, what about politics? You think the world has ended.” I can’t remember if it was a statement or a question but that doesn’t matter. He went on to say that the people of Barbados were ecstatic.
My comment now is no, the world has not ended.
The United States of America has ended.
And this is why:
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It never has made any difference to me if Hussein is Marxist or not, liberal or not, radical or not, domestic terrorist supporter or not. If he wants to, that is his right. What I have a problem with, are the millions of people who are supporting his position.
I constantly query ff @ Joshua Pundit, “How did the country move this far left this fast?” and he always counsels me not to worry, that our nation is strong and it will right itself.
In his own words Hussein is a citizen of the world. His words, not mine. The world wanted Hussein as president of the US. The world, however, does not vote in presidential elections (there will be more on that topic in a later comment).
These words are at the root of my problem with the election:
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s G-d entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
While Hussein has not expressed any opinion regarding our Declaration of Independence, he has commented that our constitution is a flawed document… but I digress.
IMO, when translated, the opening paragraph of our Declaration of Independence says to England specifically and the world in general, s***w you. We are going and making our own way with our own form of government, representative of the people. If you looked around at the time, while England had a parliament, everyone knew where the power lay. All around were kings, queens, and tyrants of various sorts. The US at the time was the amazement of the world to attempt such an experiment. Much less attempting to gain separation from one of the world’s superpowers at the time.
If you look around today, not much has changed. Yes, of course there are elected parliaments and representative bodies all over the globe. However, with sharia law creeping in all over Europe, the re-emergence of the Soviet Union (they really never left), and looking at any other country on the African or sub-Asian continents doesn’t look much different from a couple of centuries ago.
So where am I taking you with all this baggage?
It’s simple really. With the vote last election day, the majority of the American people want to join the world. We want to be like them. We want to be a part of them.
In 1972 if McGovern had stated that he was a citizen of the world, he would have been unable to carry even Massachusetts.
The only redeeming quality of the current occupant of the White House is that he pisses off Europe. And just about anyone else.
And I think that is good.
I ask myself which way and how has the US gained so much population so fast? Is it the immigration of people from the US to the other countries? No, wait, that would make our population decrease.
It basically means that not only do the majority of Americans want to join the world, they are too damn lazy to just leave and let the rest of us be. They want us, the knuckle-dragging, gun-toting, bible-thumping rednecks to live the way they want us to live. No, we are not going to threaten to move to some other country, that is what dumba** (what other kind is there?) liberals say.
What they want is Hussein to be the backstop, their inspiration, their leader for the cause. When all we really want to do is live like the dead white guys intended us to.
I have no doubt that ff is rolling his eyes, hee-hawing, and asking, “Have you not listened to me? The world today is not that simple.”
Yes, I have listened, and while the world may not be simple, the concept stated in the Declaration of Independence is. It is still today and is at the heart of the problem I have with this election past.
Tony, with his comment/question had concerns regarding the world. How nice. Let him be a citizen of the world. I don’t care what the world thinks. I don’t care what the people of Barbados think.
But I do sort of wonder, with that being a Caribbean paradise, why do tourists get back on the planes/boats and come back to the evil USA? And why do people brave shark invested waters to get to the USA, of all places? Why have so many of Hugo Chavez’ petroleum engineers taken jobs in Houston, and not with Citgo?
A lot can happen in four years. And in four years we will be like Argentina, or Brazil, or France (just look at the latest commercial for California tourism). The rest of the world wants us to be like them, and now, so do many of us.
The United States of America has ended and will not come back. The sheep that we are. The lambs we have become. The indoctrination will begin in earnest on 1/20/09. And it does not matter if it is a failure. It will not matter. As long as we are like the rest of the world. That is all that matters now.
If it does fail — and it will — just remember: it’s Bush’s fault. Can you spell Zimbabwe? Can you spell Cuba? Can you spell Venezuela? Those are economies we should aspire towards.
I have one and only one matter to take to heart from this past election day. Looking at a map of the USA post-election. There was only one state in the union that rejected the post-nationalist group think in every county. Yes folks, Oklahoma was the only state in the union to have every county say no to the rest of the world.
Well, I didn’t exactly say no, but for those of you who know me, what I did say wouldn’t come through your e-mail filters. It basically consisted of people’s gray matter turning to brown matter and fornication with a parent and was compounded from there.
As I write this, I can see the LSU/Alabama football game on television. They are playing the game in Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. That is a big place, that Tiger Stadium. I bet if I googled it I could find out how many seats there are in that stadium. It looks like it seats an awful lot of people. Just curious, I wonder which has the higher attendance today, the LSU/Alabama football game or the Wanamacher gun show here in Tulsa? Just curious.
So this is why I think the United States of America has ended and will not come back. The economic engine will be throttled back and individual achievement or accomplishment will go the same way. Any goal must have Hussein’s or the world’s best interest at heart (one and the same).
Our grade- and high schools have long since been indoctrination centers, not education centers. The colleges and universities were before them.
Make no mistake, we will still have our Super Bowls the first Sunday in February. Fireworks, sometimes, in July. New Year’s will be a time of celebration. And with that, will be the coming thought of — as D at GoV queried — “which piece of furniture do we throw on the fire next?”
For my part, I will hang out my sign:
IT WAS FUN
WHILE IT LASTED
That way they can find me easier.
P.S.: The one good thing about writing this is that usually on Saturday mornings I just sit here and surf the web. While I was trying to write this, it was just one customer after another, continuously, until I finished.
And then nothing.