Who Gives a Rip?
Election season is coming and Facebook relations are strained. If you don’t think so, post an unflattering graphic of Obama or share a link that is chock full of inconvenient truths about the Democrat base and you will probably be told that that type of discourse is really unnecessary. I have had a few willing to try and take it to me directly and have witnessed comments get pretty heated and brutal.
In addition, we have all probably seen the general comments where someone takes to their keyboard to express their disgust at anyone who might be opposed to our fearless leader. In one case, I read a status update telling men that they do not have the right to an opinion on abortion. The irony is that while some appear to want little more than to “be-bop” around in their insulated world, others actually seem to resent being presented with facts about real-life policies. Policies, I might add, that will actually affect their lives in a very real way and for a very long time. The funny thing is that most will try to politely tell you to shut up rather than de-friend or un-follow you.
In essence, they don’t want to see or hear anything which contradicts their world views, but don’t have the guts to cut you out of their virtual lives. This is a pretty interesting phenomenon in and of itself: people don’t want to hear what you have to say, but their self-worth seems to be tied up with the number of Facebook friends or Twitter followers they have. They don’t want you to express anything that counters their own world view, but God forbid that they wouldn’t appear to be the most popular person at their IP address by having fewer friends solely because they didn’t agree with someones politics.
Sadly, we live in a time when the upcoming election results could, quite possibly, signify drastic reductions in American freedom…forever. However, too many appear content to watch ‘reality’ stars rattle on about their latest dilemma or follow the fabricated intricacies of a fabricated television engagement rather than learn something useful. Over the last couple of years it appears that only about twenty-five percent of young voters show up to the polls and overall voter apathy is on the rise. The purported reason for this decline in voting is the common misconception that individual votes do not really count. I am convinced that the ruling elite is smugly content with this general disinterest, but the truth of the matter is that as this cycle is perpetuated the truer it becomes.
An elite media whispers in our ear about the paramount importance of bipartisanship, while lurking threats to the idea of private property rights are dutifully ignored. In fact, threats to American sovereignty are not only ignored, anyone who dares to bring up this type of sensitive subject in public is quickly branded as a conspiracy theorist or a wild-eyed extremist. Quite literally, we find ourselves fighting over the crumbs while the table is being cleared. How is it that Sandra Fluke is not a national humiliation while nearly every single ranking Republican is described as stupid, misogynistic, or malicious? I contend that while we are worrying ourselves with who will win the Big Game, our basic rights are being stripped away. While Americans will swoon over Channing Tatum’s abs or Pamela Anderson’s breasts, our birthrights are vanishing into thin air.
So, the question begs itself: Who gives a rip? Do we care that our current president has numerous direct ties to communist organizations? Apparently not. He was cool. He was change. He was a blank canvas and could be molded into whatever one wanted him to be with zero concern for ideology. Does anyone seem to notice that the coals in the Middle East are being stoked or that our country faces nearly insurmountable debt? Apparently not. Washington insiders tell us that Romney has to win debates and woo the so-called Independents if he is to win the election. Why is that? Why are we being told that the polls are so close? To me, it seems clear that the last 3 1/2 years have been a total disaster and furthermore, some of us saw it coming a mile away. This election should not be anywhere close, but then again, if it were not for a complicit media infatuated with being and promoting hip, cool, and secular, Obama would not be within reach of being sworn in for the third time.
I find it oddly fascinating that so many Obama supporters are somewhat touchy when confronted with the real-life results of the 2008 election, e.g. record-high debt, massive unemployment, et cetera, but will not give up on the idea that somehow he was and continues to be the right choice. Progressive bumper sticker slogans are used to defend the indefensible and an increasing public scrutiny of the President’s record is consistently met with the age-old ‘Republicans are greedy and only care about the rich’ diversion tactic as if facts take a back seat to flimsy rhetoric. Proverbially, the eyes are squeezed shut and the ears are full of fingers, but we are supposed to buy into the delusions lest we get the finger wagged in our faces.
If that wasn’t enough, somehow we are supposed to believe that Obama’s policies are working even though the median American family income slipped by nearly eight percent and the overall household wealth plummeted forty percent from 2007 to 2010. How is it that the mainstream media gets away with their malfeasance? They choke the airways with never-ending deceit, but for some reason, are still there. Here’s why: No one gives a rip. Oh sure, every-once-in-a-while Ann Coulter is invited to be on The View to be cursed at, yet Obama is treated like ‘eye candy’ on the very same show. But overall, no one really cares enough to turn off the tube or cares that the media is so conspicuously biased. We are mired down with the next American Idol lineup or when the next “iWhatever” will be released, but ask about Obama’s college transcripts and blank stares are all you get for your effort. Demand accountability from the national media and what is the result? Crickets.
We have removed ourselves so far from our founding principles that we cannot be bothered to even show up and vote once every couple of years. American cornerstones such as traditional marriage, personal responsibility, and work ethic have taken a back seat to Obama-phones, food stamps, and sticking it to the so-called rich. Our country is still a center-right population and more people consider themselves to be conservative than liberal, but quite literally, every message we receive tries to convince us otherwise. The media has been pulling hard left for so long that most people shrug their shoulders as if to say that’s just the way it is, but they instinctively know that it shouldn’t be. Most will complain and some will show up to vote this November, but when it comes to real change, what can we expect to have happen? A tiny flare of emotion will flicker on the right or the left depending on who wins this election, but in the long run, I suspect nothing substantial ‘cause really, who gives a rip?