Curtis Dahlgren
On inevitability: A funny thing happened on the way to No-topia
By Curtis Dahlgren
November 6, 2013

"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." – Pres. James Madison

WE TOLD YOU SO ("WE" those 'extremist' Founding Fathers, and "WE" the hicks in the sticks). In mid-2012 one poll said that only 30 percent of voters think we are going in the right direction. Shoot, I said, we probably have that many masochists. And the number of people who think we're going in the right direction still continues to drop. The Natives are restless. It's getting ugly out dere.

Even local wait-persons are getting a bit testy when teased about politics. Bart Stupak is going to confession, and Harry Reid is thinking about going (Pelosi says "what's confession and what's in it for me?"). Mary Landrieu is on political life-support. Jay Carney called Suicide Hotline and got a Pakistani on the line who asked Jay if he knows how to drive a truck.

After government-run healthcare, if you have a heart attack while standing in line for toilet paper, lots of luck (LOL). After SebeliusCare, if you get one of those thingies that lasts 4 hours, don't even think about getting to see a doctor "immediately" (what's a doctor?). If the Madam Secretary can't even take your application, how do ya think she'll do at brain surgery? If you like ObamaCare, you'll love ObamaFood. Tastes terrible. Less filling. Where's the beef?

But seriously "folks," where's the trust in the Establishment, now that the inmates have taken over? We need to talk. It's time to smash that "inevitability" myth once and for all. The American people aren't that stupid! As a school boy during the Cold War, I never thought I'd live long enough to see Americans asking the Russians for political asylum to escape the Secret Police. Edward Snowden could have set up a health insurance market web site for pennies on the dollar.

But just think: One leaker and all your medical secrets will end up on Facebook. If you're a celebrity, your info will end up in the Rolling Stone. If you're a conservative, it could end up on David Letterman. If you're Angela Merkel, your smartphone could be tapped (the Left had a cow when Dubya tapped her on the shoulder!).

Speaking of embarrassment, I saw the front pages of the Detroit and Chicago papers on Sunday. One headline was "Detroit is Broke," and the Tribune story was about millions and millions of dollars wasted on unwise borrowing. Two days later, the mayor of Toronto admitted to smoking crack cocaine. Maybe now we know how Detroit and Chicago got that way. The Chicago Way is "when all else fails, give them the Tonya Harding treatment." You know it's going to be a bad day when the White House bully pulpit becomes a pulpit bully.

BY THE WAY, this morning, on the anniversary of his reelection, I had a dream about being in a restaurant when in walks the President and four college-age fans. They sat down and one of the boys said, "This is like Abraham Lincoln in Wyoming," and the Prez says:

"You may have gone a bit too FAR there."

I got the joke but didn't laugh since I saw he had lit up a cigarette, and I said, "You can't do that!" I've always wanted to say that. The "coolest thing" would be if, when he illegally tries to rewrite legislation passed by Congress, the Attorney General – or anyone – would tell him "YOU CAN'T DO THAT!"

Evidently his own staff tried to tell him "you can't say that" when he wrote his famous "If you like your plan, you get to keep your plan" speech on the back of an envelope on his way to Gettysburg. They knew, and we nearly all knew, that you wouldn't be able to keep your plan if Unka Sam forced the insurance companies to "cover" everything from rubbers to hip-boots (the latter may fall under the term "medical devices" since they involve the outdoors and physical fitness, and may be taxed as such at Farm & Fleet).

Writing satire is almost becoming an impossiblility, but Matthew Prior (1664-1721) wrote a satiric poem that's relevant today:

The End must justifie the Means:

He only sins who ill intends:

Since therefore 'tis to Combat Evil;

'Tis lawful to employ the Devil.

Machiavelli said that powerful people should "feel free" to lie, cheat, and deceive. Voila! If you have to break your "first promise" to accomplish a bigger, secondary promise, you do what you gotta do. Power means you never have to say you're SORRY!

Thomas Sowell said that leaders lie when the people ask them to do the impossible. Some people don't have to have their arms twisted to get them to lie and deceive. The Tea Party is "evil," so to combat it, 'tis lawful to employ the Devil.

Alynsky's Rules for Radicals can be boiled down to five words: "The end justifies the means."

Or maybe just two words: "Good" intentions.


Around 100 million people will have their current health insurance policies "changed." The "I'm the One we've been waiting for" now says, "What WE SAID WAS, you get to keep your plan IF it is never changed!"

If ands and buts were candy and nuts, they'd – well – probably be banned by the government Madison warned us about!

But "change" of course was what O'Bama** promised when he was still in Springfield. He rammed "change" down the throats of the insurance companies and all of us!

Meanwhile back inside the Beltway, the Left says "Don't cram your religion down our throats! That might offend someone." Let me tell you just one thing:

Our religion is too big to be crammed down your puny little throat.

P.S. **
While speaking in Ireland, he came out against parochial schools. He said that one school for Catholics and one school for Protestants was "divisive." HUH?

That reminds me, there can never be a New World Order as long as there is a sovereign America with a secure border, one language, character in the common people, and sound fiscal policies.

That's precisely why the Left is fanatically opposed to all four of those things!

Enough said?

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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