This will be the 700th post so I will make an effort to make it good.
The message 8,000 new NRA members a day is sending is clear: Enough is enough. Gun control is not the answer, law-abiding citizens owning and carrying guns for their own defense is.
[Full Text] This is one of the most depressing Christmases many can remember. Many feel that way this year, and not just Libertarian-Conservatives. It seems gloomy out there.
There are many factors, Mrs. B. theorizes. A world of kids with lousy job opportunities, higher taxes, decreasing incomes, the horrors of Newtown, unemployment, the election, etc.
She is quite shrewd about politics. From a political standpoint, her view is that a tipping point has occurred. Yes, Repubs won some elections, yes, it was fairly close, etc., but her main point was the decline of marriage and the rise of childbirth outside of marriage. The single woman vote. Emily or whoever she was.
She says African-Americans and immigrant Hispanics will trend Progressive for the indefinite future because their political goal is to get stuff from the government, but that is nothing new. Not everybody understands what America is all about. Married white people, and especially married white Christians with self-reliance as a fundamental socio-cultural goal, are descending towards a minority.
Many men are no longer in any hurry to get married despite marriage’s provision of the comforts, partnership, social circles, and supports needed in life in general and for child-rearing in particular. Single women emotionally look to government for what they once looked to men for. She believes that American acceptance of dependency has reached a tipping point, predicted for over 200 years, which will forever alter American politics.
Her somewhat defeatist view is to hunker down and just to take care of your family as best you can, and to stay away from the news.
I have to agree with Mrs. B on most points, especially the last debacle i.e. the Election of 2012. If we couldn’t win that contest after the last four disastrous years, we might not ever win another Presidential Election again. If the percentage of “voters” on the public dole plus the hopelessly deluded progressive leftwing has attained the critical mass necessary to win every future contest, then there is no hope for America.
With the progressives in control of the schools and the media when the last generation of Americans that were raised in the “old school” are gone, there will be no one left who will see and understand what we have lost. No one will be riding to the rescue.