is extremely amusing-- I think it's only liberals
that have lost their "trust and confidence" in "everything"; as a conservative I'm doing just fine! America's history, along with things such as this post, validate
my confidence in what I believe in: free markets, business, and small government.
Ever since the "New Deal" we've handed America over to the liberals-- most of them Democrat, but some masquerading as Republicans too. These beaurocrats have done nothing but tax and redistribute downwards for the past 80 years. And outside of two momentary blips-- the 1950s when we were reaping the spoils of our World War II triumph, and the late 1990s when the dot com bubble was inflating-- our country has done nothing but decline in stature. What a surprise!
More recently, we've elected a President who is hell bent on furthering the mistakes. And what has that gotten us? A flatlined economy and partisan bickering-- a direct response to his extremist agenda by the way-- the likes of which our country has not seen in modern times. It's no wonder
liberals have "lost their gods"-- the world must indeed seem like a hopeless place to them, because it's clear even to them that they were and are wrong.
But being liberals, rather than educate themselves and analyze the problem they fall back on emotional scripts and deflect the attention away from their failures by blaming everyone else. Oil companies, "rich people", the Supreme Court, Republicans, "big business", Wall Street... the list of scapegoats goes on and on, and it grows every time I check the news.
To see who is right, I have a suggestion: why don't we split the country in two for fifty years-- put the conservatives in charge of one half, and the liberals the other-- and check in at the end to see which side is more prosperous?
I hypothesize that the liberal half would wind up like Spain, with its 25%+ unemployment rate, or like the non economic zones in China, or-- closer to home-- like Detroit, a city that has
been run by liberals for quite some time now. Meanwhile, the conservative half would look a lot like our country prior to the "New Deal"-- one of the world's greatest economic powerhouses, with unrivaled prosperity for just about everyone, and thriving markets as far as the eye can see.
I know which half I'd want to live in.