Thursday, November 8, 2012


For those like me who are disillusioned, some truth to keep your spirits up.   Individuals, not the government, are responsible for their own success.  You have infinitely more ability to shape your life, and your success than the government does.  That was true before the election and it's true today.  This country has been so successful because it created an environment which aligned incentives with wealth creation.  Hard work, innovation, thrift, and drive were/are rewarded by the marketplace, and the marketplace was king.  Now that government will stifle the marketplace, those hurt most will be those whose behavior does not naturally conform to these principles.  Sadly, these are already the least fortunate among us.  But, you the individual, you must always realize that your success is dependent on those principles, no matter the society you live in.  Reality is conservative, and conservative values lead to prosperity.

In vain we have been trying to teach the other half of the country to cherish these values.  They didn't heed the lesson, and now they will bear the consequences.  You don't have to.  Remember that, live it, and teach it to anyone who will listen.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Demographics isn't the problem, Identity politics is

Welcome to the United States of Detroit.  We have officially become a country where people are elected not based on any tangible results, but simply because of who they are and who they are not.  This election the Democratic coalition voted in larger percentages for Obama than last time.  Blacks, Asians, and Latinos all voted for Obama at the same, or higher, rate than they did last time.  Folks, this is startling and scary.

I don't care what your political persuasion is, common sense dictates that with an economy this bad, you should think twice before voting for the guy in office.  Now, history tells another story.  History tells us that people are stupid, after all, they elected Roosevelt four times while he presided over the worst economic performance in this country's history.  Obama is the new Roosevelt.  He can't lead us to prosperity, or even to recovery, but we'll elect him again and again and again.

I actually thought Obama would lose simply based on the fact that he would get a lower percentage of each category this time around.  I thought that some people would look at the economic picture and say, "hey, let's give someone else a shot."  It didn't happen and that means that unless the world is literally coming to an end, and maybe even then (see Detroit), Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians will vote for the Democrat. 

It's sad to say, but people get the government they deserve.  This country, and it's poor will become poorer.  We can't save the country anymore, the country has made it's choice.  Save yourselves, and watch the stagnation happen.