We are literally being inundated with political “stuff” lately, so much so that even I, who has chosen to write about politics daily, am really getting more than a little tired of it. Believe me, there are countless other things I would like to do. There are many other things I would rather think about. There are numerous other things that I enjoy talking about; like football, music, cars, art, movies, and the list goes on and on. In short, sometimes I would just like to tune out – go to sleep if you will. Well, you know what helps in aiding the relaxation needed for one to fall asleep? A good bedtime story and below is a nice little story it called “The Little Government that Could:”
Ah, don’t you feel more drowsy now? I need to find my blanky and snooze away in the warm comfort …
That is of course a clip from the classic comedy film, “Animal House,” and like Chip Diller (Kevin Bacon) says “all is well.”
Below are the number of days we have until we can go back to sleep and dream of all the nice things that our “little” government can do to, oops, I mean “for” us.
Sorry if this article isn’t full of too much originality on my part, but the message is the important thing. We have been sleeping a little too long, and now is the time to wake up, or our slumber may become a coma. Don’t you think we have slept long enough? We keep on hearing from both big party guys and their lackys, that this is the most important election since man discovered fire (well maybe not that long) and that is finally one thing I can agree with both of them on. It is a very important election, but not for the reasons they tell us; which is essentially the same, what they and the government can do to, oops I did it again, I mean “for” us. The reason this election is so very important is because the clock isn’t just ticking down to Election Day, it is ticking down on what this country was, and what it is becoming. I like the former and fear the later, and neither big party has shown, through their actions, any inkling of wanting to preserve the former or prevent the later, and they are all to quick to chastise, ostricate, criticize , condemn, and ridicule those who dare voice their support for the former and warn against the later.
I give you the GOP’s shunning of the Ron Paul delegates at their national convention as the biggest and best example. Ron Paul, and his supporters have been called kooks, and radicals; as are those in the Libertarian Party; which I find weird and disconcerting, because I cannot understand how, let alone when, advocating the founding principles of this country can be considered radical. I guess that is just how far down the rabbit hole we have gone in our national nap. Maybe it is too late now. Maybe we all should just throw in the towel and enjoy the ride to wherever our “little” government is going to take us. It could be a lovely Utopia, a Brave New World if you will. However, if you think it isn’t too late. If you don’t want to be a passenger in your own life. If you know that Utopia is a fictional place, and a Brave New World is not exactly the kind of place you’d want to live in then what do you do? What can you do? You can start by actually voting for the candidate who truly believes in the power of you, not just billionaires, or movie stars, or corporations, but you, the individual. His name is Gov. Gary Johnson, and all he wants is for all of us to live free
The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep. (Woody Allen)