Many years ago in my youth, traveling carnival shows would come to our little town. There would be rides, games of chance, concession stands with all kinds of carnival foods, a freak show, and all sorts of oddities to amaze our little community. I clearly remember the “Barker.” He was the well dressed gentleman who came out on stage and told the gathered crowd what to expect from the upcoming show. He was a great salesman. Then the exotic music would start and suddenly scantily clad young women would appear and begin dancing on the stage. They would seductively sway and shake to the music. The men in the audience would gather and be mesmerized by the spectacle. At just the right time, other members of the traveling group would pass through the gathered crowds and pick the pockets of the unsuspecting men hypnotized by the show. The oldest scam in the world and it worked.
I look out on this country today I see a replay of that old scam. The
barkers are out there in force along with the dancing girls taking our
attention away from the government pickpockets. Remember for years,
starting in the seventies, we were told that the world was running out
of oil. There were huge lines at the gas pumps. The price of gasoline
started going up and it hasn’t stopped. But, and this is forty years
later, there still is a glut of oil. With just what has been discovered
in this country, we probably have hundreds of years of supply available
we have the “green” movement. I think it began with aerosol spray. We
were told we were destroying our ozone layer. Then it became “global
warming.” Now the government says we have to burn fluorescent light
bulbs instead of the old incandescent. They want us to drive electric
cars. They would have you believe that puny little man is capable of
destroying this earth. Next, more government interference. We now have
guidelines for school lunch menus. A maximum of 850 calories for a
growing teenager? Are you kidding me?
is a town in California which has outlawed owning a pet. You have to
adopt them. Private restaurants cannot give free toys with their kid’s
meals. The government is concerned parents may not be able to say no to
could go on and on. There are so many distractions. If you believe the
media, who by the way are in the tank for all of this, our only hope is
to ride bicycles and never again cook on our charcoal grills. Our only
salvation is total government control of our lives and our fortunes.
what if all of this is just a bunch of dancing girls? What if none of
it is true? What if the real agenda here is to distract the American
people so that their pockets can be picked? There are at least as many
so-called scientists who think “global warming” is a scam as there are
who believe it. Can you just imagine how much of American life has been
altered by this phony movement?
then is your choice. You can still go on believing the nonsense
emanating from Washington or you can look more closely and formulate
your own opinion. You, for example, could believe that Harry Reid rose
from poverty in Searchlight, Nevada to become a multi-millionaire by
hard work and diligent saving and if you did believe that, you probably
also believe a campaign contribution is not a bribe. If you do believe
these things, the kool-aid is being poured and I think I hear the exotic
music beginning to play. Watch out for the dancing girls.
Ron Scarbro September 26, 2012
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