November 03, 2008


Even if Senator McCain wins tomorrow, I'm afraid my idealism is gone. Too few Americans seem to remember what is special about America, that limited government and individualism are what made this country great. Instead, far too many people want someone to take care of them instead of taking care of themselves. That we are collectively (pun intended) electing the most left-wing candidate in history to the presidency shows just how deep and thorough the rot has become. From Ronald Reagan to Barrack Obama in twenty years.

Rousseau is victorious as the Oprahfication of the masses is complete. Sadly, the Enlightenment is over and a new dark age is beginning. Too many people are now motivated by envy and jealousy, seemingly prefering that no one have a big house unless everyone can have one. Politicians always have to be kept on a short leash, but now we have much of the public and most of the press wanting to let them range free, for our own good of course.

I'm not sure what to do about it, but I do know that traditional methods of trying to stem the dismal tide of illiberal statism are no longer effective. It's what the people want and I sure as hell can't stop them from getting it. I can only hope that when they realize their error they can still do something about it. Perhaps it is best to gird my loins and lie low for a while.

If you've got any ideas, let me know.

Posted by Charles Austin at November 3, 2008 11:04 PM

You probably have the right idea,lie low,and observe.We took a gamble and backed off selling calves,till later in the month,could be a serious mistake on my part? I think you expressed a lot of folks thoughts in this post,and I've got real concerns that when these people,do see the wreck thats about to happen,that they will do a damn thing about it.I suppose we'll have to keep a little bit of opptamism?

Posted by: Diller at 07:25 AM

Hold your nose and figure out how to personally profit from it. Live large, leave lots of booty for the kids, let them lead the way out of the darkness.

Meh - even I can't convince myself of the rightness of that.

Hunker down, make the best of it, put dreams of greatness on hold for a couple of years, muddle through with frugality - that's my plan.

Posted by: Scott at 07:29 AM