I keep trying to make my self create some new entries, but it’s really hard right now. For now, all I can do is talk a little about my frustrations and hopefully after The New Year starts I can put some of this behind me and move forward.
Back in the day…
I used to think, our country was lost, the people were just too stupid. They had been sucked in by socialist lies and dumbed down by our failed propaganda infested education system to the point that there was no hope. It was 1992, we had just allowed Ross Perot to elect Bill Clinton and I was 25.
Rush helped change my attitude. He always said that we shouldn’t underestimate the people. We just needed to educate them. We just need to keep working at it. He helped me want try and to follow President Benson’s admonition to be anxiously engaged in a worthwhile cause.
I ran for office in 1994 and 1996. These were great experiences, but a I also learned a a disturbing lesson. Elected Democrats (At least in Salt Lake County, Utah) were actual Socialists. Up until that time, I actually thought you could work with Democrats. I thought they were misguided, but still believed in America as founded. After getting to know some actual Democrat elected officials, I knew that I was wrong. But I still believed it when Rush talked about the problem being with Democratic leaders, and not the rank and file.
Now, 15+ years later, I’m afraid more and more of the rank and file are Socialists too. Our education system has been so completely bastardized, and turned into a propaganda mill for the left in this country, that way too many of our people honestly do not understand what it means to be an American.
I am finding it harder and harder to trust that the regular people out there are worthy of my trust that they can ever be made to understand the truth of what’s going on. I guess I’ve come full circle. I’m starting to feel like people are just too stupid to be worth the effort, and it makes me very depressed.
I also find my self wondering if preaching to the choir is worth the effort. I know sometimes you have to, to boost the moral of the choir – let them know that they are not alone in their belief system. Of course, since I hope that the choir includes my family, I have to push on. I need to say what I believe is right, and give them a chance to read it and hopefully act on it if moved upon by the Spirit. And even if they don’t act, at lease they can be slightly better informed when “Arguing with Idiots.”
Anyway, I just needed to vent a little, and explain why I’m having a challenge posting these days. Hopefully this will soon pass.