Dante’s Inferno and Firing Range
December 22, 2009

It is with great sadness that I announce the pre-official death of The United States of America.  Like a patient in a Persistent Vegetative State, she will continue to convert organic mater into waste products for some time.  But, ultimately, we are just waiting for the body to figure out what the mind and soul already know.

With the Nanny State able to control everything through Healthcare, we will cease to be individuals and simply be groups on an actuarial table.  A state in life that is frustrating when it comes to a contracted business, but one that is morally evil when done by a government who’s sacred trust is to each and every man, woman, and child as individuals.

The next steps are up to the citizens.  Do we allow this to continue to its enviable conclusion like that of “Once” Great Britain where you can’t even defend your own home?  Or do we, as a society, decide to be more like our forebears and start over.

[efoods]My bet, as “American ‘Idle’” prepares to knock couch potatoes back on their duffs for another season, is that the cancer that lead to our current Rock Star President and Congresscritter for Life Legislative Branch will keep people firmly on their hands waiting for .gov to take away all their problems.  We will not see the resurgences of that spirit that made America great.  And the few men who will step forward to challenge the status quo will be derided as crackpots and terrorists.  Remember, Gandhi would have been a terrorist under current definitions.

So what happens when we can’t keep up the charade that we can pay for all this?  What happens when the bill comes due?  I guess it all depends on how quickly they get around to banning firearms and how effective that band is.

I weep for the world these criminals are leaving for our children and the blood that will be spilled because of their greed.  My soul seeks solace in the fact that every drop of blood they are responsible for will be paid back in spades in the next life.  I would not want to be one of these “leaders” when they enter the Here-after.

As for me?  Well in the long run I’m not sure what I will do.  If piper seeks payment in my life while I’m able to hold my end of the line, I will.  If not, I will train my children well and instruct them to do the same.  For one other thing gives me joy.  No tyrant lives forever and no tyranny spans but a scant few generations.

In the short run, I’m going to finish the book I’m currently reading.  Have a beer or two.  Enjoy the company of my wife.  And do something wholly verboten like have a celebratory cigar.  I will also continue to tell anyone who will listen about the madness into which we are descending.  If that puts me on the outs with the Gestapo Administration, so be it.  You see, for all the doom and gloom that these criminals’ shadows cast across this land and its future; today, I am a free man and I will die a free man no matter how they delude themselves.

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