Only In America

Walk like an Egyptian...

Most Americans export ideas with the exception of the left and liberals in the country, the so-called progressives, who import them. The heart of American ideals is to figure out a solution to a problem or invent a new device. This is also true of our values and views that we forged out in our unique, original way several hundred years ago. These ideas have been spontaneously exported around the world, inspiring other people. These values and views, since the early 20th century, have never been good enough for the left, liberals, socialist and unionists. They import their ideas from Europe and Russia, seeking to impose them upon us.

Think about that every time you hear someone say "Well in England people get free and better health care because it's nationalized." Ask them the question "Have you ever been there and received health care?" I have and can tell you that it depends on which region you live in and there's a reason why a private health care system also coexists alongside the public one, making for double taxation. Perhaps this is why federal Judge Vinson has dealt a severe blow to a leftist administration and Congress, that forced through Healthcare Reform, using strong academic and legal reasoning on why HCR is a violation of the US Constitution.

We've suffered enough under the dogmatic browbeating of socialists, who call themselves by every name but that, for almost a century. They've slyly undermined the American Way from Teddy Roosevelt's regulated monopolies to his cousin Franklin Roosevelt's myriad government programs to Lyndon Johnson's Great Society social agenda. It has crept in like mold and spread itself all over the walls built up from the foundation of America. Don't count on the Republicans to stop HCR or reform Social Security and Medicare, the recipients are their constituents. All of this will have to be countered through legal challenges, the election process and probably some civil unrest to boot.

Where do you suppose modern day Egyptians, as well as Tunisians, Algerians, Syrians and Jordanians, got the idea that they could rid themselves of the centuries old ancient ruling class concept of their civilizations? I would propose it is from so many of them being educated in our universities and studying the United States and spreading the ideals of America by bringing them back home with them. In some ways they are exemplifying our ideals more than we are at the moment. This should wake us up to what we can do to promote real change, not the phony political party campaign rhetoric kind.

If the Egyptians can rise up and out into the streets against a ruling class that until now has had the cooperation of a very strong military, what are we waiting for? Afraid of? We are far better able to defeat the status quo that has slowly entrenched itself into the halls of power in this country. We have the Constitution and the Bill of Rights on our side. The amount of guts, blood, sweat and tears we would have to expend is small compared to those in truly oppressive regimes of the second and third world. It is only a matter of time that economic collapse, court rulings and elections combined with fierce determination weaken the kingmakers within the Beltway and on Wall Street, paving the way for a return to real American ideals.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot begin to guess how many people read your posts on here, but I wish everyone did. If they don't, they should.

    I LOVE your discussions about the difficulties Tunisians, Egyptians, Jordanians, and pretty much every other nation's citizens are up against when things need to change. It's one thing to risk your life and it's another thing to vote. But here, a vote can be as good as dying for a cause...and yet I know people who refuse to vote, because it "won't do any good".

    It's an easy trap to fall into and continue to roll with; I admit there are times I haven't voted when I should have. I wasn't apathetic but rather I was disgusted. No one running for anything appealed to anything in me; I felt like I had no choice. I felt like they wanted me to feel. I don't expect to ever feel like that again; if there's someone running for the Senate under the "Dull Chainsaw Chain" party, I will vote for them if there's no one better. And if no one else votes for that person, including she or he, him- or herself, they can at least live out their days knowing that when they tried to make things better there was a "1" after their name. I know it's the digital age, but something in me still prefers 1 to 0.

    I think your hypothesis is right that American schools had a great part in convincing a few people that oppression is wrong. That those few live in Tunisia or Egypt is cool with me. It's so cool to know that by trying to do the wrong thing, the right thing got through to some people.

    The right thing isn't about money. It's about freedom and opportunity and making a great future by, as you say, fixing things or inventing better things.

    The uprisings in these Middle Eastern nations make me smile, not from any notion of religion but in fact the opposite of that. I get the sense that these people are setting aside EVERYTHING ELSE, including religion, to adopt American ways. And no matter what ANYONE says, the American way is to strive and struggle and eventually just refuse to be beaten down. And all of these people are doing it "our way".

    I think it's our duty to join them, because we can't beat them. They are in the right.

    They look up to us. That's the thing. Everyone rebelling in those countries looks up to us. They want to be like us. We need to eschew the media lies and the government threats and just say "I AM AN AMERICAN AND THIS IS HOW WE DO IT". No more Rooseveltian BS. No more accepting politicians who acknowledge that we want them to act much differently, then get to work trying to convince the accepting of us that the rest of us really voted all those people out in November because we want them to get along.

    No one wants any of them to get along; until they realize that consider me an Egyptian American.

    Thank you for the post, sir, and thank you again for the idea to re-post the responses. When I'm typing them I'm not thinking syndication, but if it gets three more people to read them our things, it's well worth the effort.