Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Free Soda

When I was in elementary school, I remember that I was not always happy.  Some of my teachers were grumpy, and I was forced to eat garbanzo beans, even though they made me retch.

I remember that I had a desperate longing for free soda pop.  The idea that there would be root beer and Dr. Pepper in the drinking fountains stirred hope and joy in my heart.

Looking back, I realize that that would have been a bad idea, so I don't dream about it anymore.

Last night's presidential election result suggests to me that many people feel like I did in elementary school.  Free water isn't good enough.  They want free soda pop.  They want -

Free birth control pills
Free marijuana
Free phones
Free food
Free housing
Free transportation
Free loans
Free health insurance
Free immigration 
Free schooling
Free money
Free everything

Of course, they forget that nothing is "free".  Everything they harvest from the nanny government is obtained by having the Internal Revenue Service break down somebody's door and break his back.   This reality is contorted a little by the fact that the theft is also done cunningly.  When Ben Bernanke prints $40 Billion each month in phony paper Federal Reserve Notes, the theft is done gradually (remember the frog in the boiling milk).  The value of your dollar shrinks every day.

Obama was able to keep the piper away until after the election, so the ongoing celebration over the continuing flood of free stuff was not disturbed by the grim tidings of insolvency or bankruptcy.

The lust for free stuff inebriated a majority of the electorate sufficiently for them to dismiss the travesty in Benghazi, and see Balack Obama as the new Pied Piper.

I shouldn't grumble - the utter destruction of this nation was prophesied millennia ago.  God's "marvellous work and wonder" is inevitable.

If not already, then very soon there will be ONLY TWO types of people in this country - those who will kill someone else in order to get food; and those who would rather starve than kill another person.  The scriptures allude to these two classes as "tares" and "wheat".

In which class do you fall?

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