Tuesday, December 27, 2011


None of us can see into the future. I certainly cannot. We do however have the benefit of our years and our experience to somewhat predict what is coming down the road. From time to time I ponder what is happening and I worry about what the future holds for my kids and grandkids. As I see it now, I have some serious reservations. This column will try to offer some ponderings. I also will ask some questions. There is just so much that I don’t understand.

I have watched liberalism grow over the past few years at the expense of traditional Americanism and traditional values. I have watched as personal responsibility seems to have disappeared. I have watched as our great colleges and universities have despoiled the minds of our young people and created a group of dependent slugs. These youngsters seem to have the opinion that they are somehow owed success and a life without stress or worry. How would they have fared crossing this great country in the early 1800s on wagons being pulled by horses and oxen? If they had to dig in the dirt or go hunting in the woods for their food, how would they do? If liberalism as we know it today had existed then, would we as a country have survived or prospered? I doubt it.

Today it seems that the people who live in the Northeast portion of this country and in Washington DC believe they hold all the intelligence in America. They think they know best. What if they had to feed themselves? What if they had to produce their own fuel and electricity? What would their philosophy degrees from the Ivy League schools be worth then? How uncomfortable would they have to get before they changed their thought processes?

Here’s another thought. How much money do you think China has spent to get the favorable trade agreements they enjoy and to whom do you think this money was paid?

On that same line of thought, how many jobs have been and are being sent to foreign lands because of our tax structure, regulations, and our labor union demands? No one on earth can out produce us but we continue to buy foreign goods because they can produce them at much cheaper prices with much cheaper labor costs.

Why do we continue to re-elect the morons who have created this problem and flourish financially at the expense of the country? When will we hold their feet to the fire?

Now for some other questions. Do the jurors who found OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony not guilty of murder ever go to their respective police departments and ask how the search for the real killers is going? Just asking.

Why would anyone ever cite as an authority a newspaper like The New York Times on any subject? Never has a newspaper so lost its credibility as have they. As for me, I wouldn’t wrap my dead rotting fish in that paper for fear the fish would be contaminated by the process.

Who is paying to make sure MSNBC is still on the air? I think their audience is something less that two or three hundred a night. Just wondering.

What must one do in order to be put into prison for some serious time? It seems most of the crimes being committed are being committed by frequent fliers. We see twenty-somethings who have a felony record as long as your leg and they are running loose to commit more crime. Many have conviction on top of conviction and yet are on the street. Are the judges and lawyers looking for job security? Just asking.

Does anybody actually watch the reality shows on TV? Now there’s a puzzle. And who the hell is Kim Kardashian and why should I care?

Oh, and if Harry Truman was alive today do you really think he would be a Democrat?

Finally, does anybody else wonder about these and other things? There is just so much that I do not understand. I guess the world is just passing me by.

Happy New Year.
Ron Scarbro, December 27, 2011

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