The “Reagan-less” Divine Comedy

June 16, 2009

The Divine Comedy minus Ronald Reagan

How interesting that so many world celebrities were included in the “Famous People Painting.” Why there is Bill Clinton. But don’t bother searching for President Ronald Reagan, as he was omitted! Who was a greater influence on world history? Was it Bill Clinton and the infamous blue dress, or Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism? Was it Bill Clinton who saved his own hide, or Ronald Reagan who saved millions of humans from the degradation of slavery? It’s okay, Margaret Thatcher WAS included. Bill Clinton has his beloved saxophone, but I have no idea why he is holding a peeled banana aloft. Or is that a cigar?

Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante
Discussing the Divine Comedy with Dante

The Divine Comedy (available for “free” listening at Librivox.org) by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).


Magic of the Marketplace

February 13, 2009

The Magic of the Marketplace Exists No More. The dream of Ronald Reagan is dead. We now live in the nightmare of Democrat rule, where little kings and godlings play legos with “We the People.”

Yesterday I pondered Ronald Reagan’s words “magic of the marketplace.” I asked how and why did our Magical Marketplace become a den of liars, crooks and thieves? Today, reading “The Anchoress,” I find my question answered. I find that it is “We the People” who have destroyed the Magic Marketplace by electing and reelecting liars, crooks and cheats to Washington to oversee “We the People’s” Magic Marketplace and prevent it from becoming infested and run by liars, crooks and criminals.

“The Anchoress” reminds me of our new president, Barack “just words” Obama, who speaks of American dreams as he tries his level best to limit them. She reminds me of Representative Barney Frank now telling free Americans how their salaries should be limited, yet when his “good friend,” the corporate executive, was driving Fannie Mae into the ground, only the sky was the limit for him. I am reminded of rich Senator John Kerry worrying that Americans are too “free to invest their money where ever they want,” at the same time he and those in power have rewarded those who brought down Wall Street with overseer positions in the new government. (Yes, I know, Bush did the same thing.) And then there is the “Senior Senator” from New York, Chuck Schumer, displaying his contempt for the voters for asking how much pork spending is in the bill that their grandchildren are expected to pay off.

The Anchoress describes the leaders “We the People” have chosen to lead us as Corrupt and singular, many of these little kings and godlings serve themselves, alone, and merely play Legos with the rest of us.” AMEN!

Where do any of these “public servants” – who have either grown wealthy on the public purse or used their wealth to purchase of their office, or have used their office to protect their wealth – get off telling can-do Americans how much they can earn? How dare they begin to dismantle The American Dream, or to discourage the sort of dreaming that made America an exceptional nation of limitless possibility? How dare they – who aspire not to serve but to rule, create destructive, “historic and transformational” 1200-page bills behind closed doors and show them to lobbyists before they show them to legislators or the American public they are supposed to be “serving.”

These majority Democrats seem bent on having Americans labor only for the federal collective, and not for themselves. The already-have’s don’t much care about about anyone else’s dreams.

Now we read that Bill Clinton, desperate for some attention, is joining in on the cheap “end free speech as we know it” campaign that is distinctly the province of the left – the “tolerant” people who would censor a different point of view. They’ll try to regulate free speech on the internet, soon enough.

No good will come of any of this, and we have no free press, questioning anything.

America has long-attracted dreamers who understood that here there was an abundance of freedom and opportunity, and plenty of room to dream.

Our currently “leadership” want to apportion dreams, and make sure no one is dreaming too much. They – our betters – will do our dreaming for us. They can only handle one dream at a time, though, and right now that dream is socialism and silence, of a decidedly rigid and totalitarian bent.


Once There Was Ronald Reagan

February 12, 2009

Once Upon a Time … God Blessed America.

Ronald Reagan was the progeny that the Founding Fathers of America hoped for when they created, with their own blood, sweat and tears, our United States of America.

“We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and, ultimately, human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success — only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, prosperous, progressive, and free.

“Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire post-war period, contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development. The societies which have achieved the most spectacular broad-based economic progress in the shortest period of time are not the most tightly controlled, not necessarily the biggest in size, or the wealthiest in natural resources. No, what unites them all is their willingness to believe in the magic of the marketplace.” ~~Ronald Reagan, September 29, 1981

Ancient History makes interesting reading, but – Ronald Reagan is still dead. His progeny – those who went to Congress and the Presidency on his coattails, betrayed his legacy by behaving as god-awful as Democrats. Where are the “we who live in free market societies” today? I cannot think of any.

Where are the progeny of John Adams and the Founders? Where is John Adams? I hear that Mr. Adams is now repenting in Heaven of his earthly deeds.

Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.” ~John Adams letter to his wife Abigail Adams, 26 April 1777.


Barack “Reagan” Obama

October 16, 2008

“Reagan’s Pals Pal Around With Terrorists”~~Barack Obama

No one anywhere can continue to say that Barack Obama “pals around with terrorists,” as Obama revealed last night that his terrorist pals, William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, were also “pals” of Ronald Reagan’s pals. Let’s see if we have this right? Ronald Reagan’s pals, pal around with terrorists, so Barack Obama was just following the Reagan tradition.

Although Obama admits that William Ayers engaged in anti-American terrorists acts with a radical domestic group, Obama claims that he has been associating with Billy Ayers for the past ten years because Ayers was vetted by Ronald Reagan’s close friend Ambassador Walter Annenberg. If no one condemns Ambassador Annenberg for palling around with terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, it is apparently RACIST to criticize Obama for doing the same.

When Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin brought up Democrat Barack Obama’s relationship with 1960s-era radical Bill Ayers who wished he had bombed more after the September 11th attacks, the Associated Press (as in Mainstream Media) labeled her attack as RACISM. What she pointed out to the voters was that Obama is “someone who sees America as ‘imperfect enough’ to work with a former domestic terrorist who targeted his own country,” and that Obama “pals around with terrorists.” The AP’s Douglass Daniel headlined “Palin’s Words Have Racist Tinge,” as he explained that although Ayers is white, terrorists today are people of color, hence logic follows that Governor Palin is a RACIST. (Race Card to the White House)