“The man who promises everything is sure to fulfill nothing…” Carl Jung
One of the great wonders of the ancient world still exists for us to marvel at. Its construction was beyond compare for its times. It was built to entertain the ancient masses of Rome where more slaves existed than masters.
It appears that Obama’s “get revenge” politics, as articulated by him in his final rally, and blame Bush politics will be reveled in by the masses more interested in “give me stuff” governance for four more years than in action to reverse irresponsible fiscal policies and damning social politics of self-destruction.
I expect no change in direction from the Obama administration since none was offered in the campaign season of 2012.
The Parmenides argument had it right:
Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit — “From Nothing Comes Nothing.“
But… if no positive changes in policy are put forth to rally America in principles that build and inspire, the much vaunted “middle class” he spoke of so endearingly during the campaigns will shrink and national revenue with it.
You can only feed the masses with “bread and circuses” for so long, and four more years of tax the rich to mollify the poor will certainly condemn the foundations of the new Rome.
There are solutions. And they involve math and pragmatism.
I will make an early prediction and it is this:
If Obama, by his own actions to ignore proven success principles — making America the envy of the world in a mere 20 decades — does not change course in the centralized government approach to all things, he will leave office with a name in ruins. It will be no one else’s doing.
It is inevitable that “wrong” actions cannot create “right” results. Four more years of the same will only prove the same results of the last four years — even to the most simple of minds.
The “buck doesn’t stop here unless it is convenient” has never worked before and won’t work in the next 48 months. Obama owns everything that happens from here on in.
A Conservative Response
Although the popular vote was still with Romney as I wrote this, what I will do is adopt the positive messages of character driven policies espoused by Romney and Ryan; promoting the character of “right and wrong” not “left and right.”
The political talk of genuine uniting and compromise will bear fruit by evidence. No lectures needed on how to empty a vacuum filled with nothing.
However, no surrender of, or running from, conservative principles will do.
The next four years will be about PRINCIPLE and what actually works in real life, not the fantasy of revenge and Bush’s fault.
While I do not expect anything but “more of the same,” I expect that with the ruin of an Obama legacy by his own hand in terms of hard left decision making and calculated Executive Order-mania, America will be greatly harmed as well.
Those who call it “lost” can never win. And I like to win. So count me out on pity parties.
But the world and America have never been in more danger.
It will be up to all of us and the class of 2016 politicians — Rubio, Ryan, Paul, Lee, others along with great governors across the land — to rebuild an America that once was not about revenge and blame, but about right and wrong.
James Michael Pratt is a New York Times bestselling author of inspirational historical and thriller fiction and non-fiction, editor and owner of Jerusalem Reports, and frequent contributor to Red State and other conservative sites. He is author of RIGHT and WRONG Not Left and Right – The Third Option, Book 1 for 2013 release. His personal website includes biographical and other information regarding his work. He can also be found on FACEBOOK and Twitter.