Like Chris Wallace, I'm a Common Sense American over 40, in the kinder, gentler generic context. An old saying goes that, for most of us, life begins in these decades. It's a hopeful statement about maturity and change, one that makes common sense.
After 40, most of us have been rolled by reality. If we're lucky enough to be alive and have clear, functional brains, we've learned how to do better next time.
After 40, our eyesight's failing. We can't see quite as well as before, but to make up for it, common sense is supposed to be on the rise.
After 40, unless we've been living in Bubbles and/or have discumbuberated brains, we're supposed to be able to think more wisely.
(Some certified examples of Bubbles are: Bureaucracies, Government Institutions, Capitol Hill, Academia, Madison Avenue, Liberal/BlueMedia, "Hollywood," Georgetown, Martha's Vineyard)
It's not hindsight that all these Bubbles are chock full of Liberals. It's a fact of post-60's American life that's destroyed its intrinsic integrity.
People with foresight have seen and warned of this ongoing process since its most egregious inception, the 1960's.
This week, while referencing the foiled Christmas Terror Attack, First Class Journalist Chris Wallace declared 3 times that "hindsight is 20/20."
Sure, even Liberals agree with that old axiom. But so far, today's Liberal thinkers are unable to grasp the fact that one man's foresight always becomes another's hindsight.
Somewhere, someone always correctly predicts what will happen if you keep banging your head against a brick wall.
What will happen when you focus so foolishly on Grandma, Little Red Riding Hood, and you let the Wolf go.
What will happen when you appoint an Ensign to do the Admiral's job.
Some examples of Conservatives with foresight, scorned and despised by Liberal "Anothers," are people like Cheney, Bush, Rush, Hannity, Beck, Palin, Malkin, Coulter, Ingraham, Sowell, Williams, Conservatives, Tea Party Patriots, etc.
They and wise, BigPicture seers like them (Krauthammer, Kristol, Barone, Wallison, Bolton, Moore, Fund, etc.) correctly predict what will happen in such instances.
Despite Wallace's professional "20/20" disclaimer, few Conservatives were surprised about who saw what when, in this year's Christmas version of the Bill Ayers Saga: another spoiled, rich, flabby hormonal twit with a powerful dad gets tired of being impotent & small, and decides to let the world know who's boss.
It's an ancient story, regardless of color or creed.
The new story: the weapons are different and the masses of people they can, do, and will slaughter. Unless we destroy them first.
Now, few will live to talk about hindsight if those with foresight are not quickly heeded.
Most Conservatives, armed with common sense, factual knowledge of human nature and history, continue to have this kind of 20/20 vision before the fact. Try as we do to warn Liberals, and not a few brain-dead Republicans, they never listen.
On the last day of 2009, it's not hindsight to declare that 2006 & 2008 may represent the most lethal lack of foresight in American history.
These days, we predict, they decide. Whether it's jobs, taxes, bank accounts, integrity, liberties, or lives...with brain-battered Liberals and weak, clueless Republicans in charge, the rest of us get killed, one way or the other.
At the risk of paraphrasing James Carville: "It's the foresight, fool." You don't have be a palm-reader to foresee evil, but your brain has to be clear. Otherwise, we might as well be monkeys.
Those who can't see that by now have sore, irreparably damaged heads. Of course they can't see well or right.
That's the bad news. The good news is the majority of Americans still can. It's enough to make you wish everyone Happy New Year.