America is headed for disaster. We have lost our way and are engaged in self-delusion on a massive scale. Consider the following:
We celebrate a soaring stock market even thought the actual economic facts show low economic growth and a shrinking work force. The stock market ticked up in response to news that the Federal Reserve forecasts a more dismal economy going forward and promised to continue pumping cash into the flailing economy.
We declare a war on terrorism but Barack Obama decides to provide weapons to so-called rebels in Syria who are committing acts of terrorism against the Government and people of Syria. In other words, we are helping fund terrorism but reserve the right to punish other countries who sponsor terrorism that we declare is unacceptable.
Barack Obama, as a Senator, railed against a President for daring to raise the Federal debt ceiling, is now the champion of raising the debt ceiling far above anything proposed by George W. Bush. Taking his hypocrisy to a new extreme, Obama, with the full throated support of media, declares that any Republican who balks at raising the debt ceiling is keen on bankrupting America.
Despite promising that, “if you like your health care you can keep your health care,” the reality of Obama’s ironically named Affordable Care Act is spurring companies to shift full-time employees to part-time or suspending coverage for spouses and children. So, with a majority of Americans opposed to Obama Care, when Republicans move to try to stop its implementation they find themselves accused of jeopardizing America’s credit.
These are just four recent items that reveal a willingness on the part of our political class to ignore hypocrisy and pretend that a pile of fetid feces is really a tasty bowl of chocolate pudding. But you can’t, no matter how hard you try, shine shit. All you end up doing is smearing it around.
We cannot continue such delusional policies without endangering our nation’s security and economic stability.