Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On Gruel and Glory

Can Gruel and Glory actually trump the self centered greedy ME-ME-ME-ME mob mentality ?

Whether it was original with this writer or not, we once cobbled the thought that "History is sometimes in tumult when Time makes way for gruel and Glory."

The smug assertion by the dupes of Big Government and its "Plantation" mentality were widely quoted two years ago as saying:

"Now my mortgage will be paid...Now I gonna have all my dreams come tue..." And so on.

There was mass dazzlement by the two-beat rhythm of tthe words: "Hope" and "Change". The ensuing dance around the embers of personal responsibility was (momentarily) hypnotic.

But now we look around America and see the very ones who just KNEW there would be Utopia and New Jerusalem from Bangor to La Jolla, now are turning up at Obama's cozy talk-ins to ask him "Wha' Hoppen???!!" and to scold him "I am exhausted with defending you !"

And millions of plain citizens---all live voters and yes, some old and many unemployed--gather in memorial tribute to the patriots in Boston who dumped British tea into the harbor rather than pay taxes on it. They also raise the old Gadsden flag with the coiled rattler announcing "Don't Tread on Me."

Wild left wing socialists on television and in doomed newspapers are frightened. Without checking, they assume these crowds are racists, bigots, violent.

Honest anger at false and incompetent governance by FOUR YEARS of Democrat senate and house members and two years of blind and deaf White House bluster, however, fuel the expanding rage of heretofore placid folk.

Too late, the Handmaidens of profligacy and empty promises are realizing that the Tea Party is multiracial, peopled and fed by an educated willingness to put everything on the line so to speak.

Simply, there is a movement that is largely non-partisan, of very human sufferers who know their history and their economics better than the elite overlords of established "Conventional Wisdom".

Like saints with beggar bowls, like David facing Goliath and like the Prodigal son who rose from the swine pen---they are willing to survive on gruel for the Glory of a free society and a balanced honorable governance.

For policymaking servants who listen and who see.

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