Saturday, September 8, 2012

How Did This Happen? Lies – Left and Right, A Story of Disillusionment

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Earl Griffin, Contributor
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I’ve had it.

When I was a young adult, I lived in a yellow dog county in East Texas where you had to register Democrat if you wanted to vote in the primaries – because in those days there were no Republicans running. It was a massive, one party, political machine.

Eventually, I moved away and with a sense of glee I went to the courthouse and registered Republican. I was convinced, in those heady days of my youth, that the Republican party was the party of fiscal conservatism and personal liberty.

I knew in my heart that if I didn’t vote the “right” way, that losing the 2nd and 4th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution was an inescapable inevitability.

I remember when talk radio was just getting started. I tuned in and listened close. I was enchanted by the idea that, finally, the truth could now be let loose and freedom would win out over the tyranny of the left.

In 1994 I was awash with palpable excitement at the idea that we would, “vote the bums out.” Joy! I still recall driving my old cream colored, Chevrolet Caprice Classic, upholstered in velour – oh velour… I drove it to the little church near the school and the single country store in our happy community where I would cast my vote. I knew it would be historic. Inside the little white church the wooden floor creaked as I shifted, nervously, from one foot to the other while I waited for my turn in the voting booth. I marked my ballot with a pen in privacy then emerged with pride and hope knowing as I did that my party would win. The good guys would win and fix all the bad stuff they’d been railing against for so long.

Social Security. Medicare. Welfare. The Trade Deficit. The Budget Deficit. We would finally get to fix all these awful problems and our country would be safe from run-away spending and the awful taxation imposed by the incumbent party.

I remember laughing aloud as I watched the MSM trying to come to terms with the way things were after the election.

The budget was balanced. Surplus monies were had!

Or so they said. The deficit never actually fell

I remember when George Bush the younger beat out Governor Ann Richards. I liked her feisty ways, but I knew that it would be better for Texas if a Conservative were in office. After all, Governor Richards gave us “Robin Hood” school funding and the Texas State Lottery. I resented that.

Next thing I knew Governor Bush was running for President. Wonderful! Things were good in Texas. He was a man who reached across the isle for the betterment of the state. I thought he could do the same in Washington, D.C.

Finally Governor Bush was President Bush – Oh, happy day!

Then 9/11 happened…

Then the Patriot Act happened…

But that would be good, right? I mean nobody really knew what it was but we knew that there was an emergency and we “needed” it to fight our enemies!

No Child Left Behind.

War … on two fronts – that we knew of.

Then the economy tanked…

Obama. I voted against him – mostly on principle. But when he won I secretly thought, “Thank God. Now he can reverse this growing police state.” After all, he said he would do exactly that. Finally Gitmo would be closed. Finally we could roll back the tyranny of the Patriot Act.

Yes, I said, “tyranny.” The tyranny of the Patriot Act was brought about by “My team.” I was ashamed. I still am.

But President Obama lied. He didn’t roll back the ever-increasing surveillance of the growing police state – he made it worse.

I don’t know anyone, who doesn’t work for the TSA, that isn’t afraid for their job.

He made everything worse. And he lied – about everything.

NDAA 2012: Assassination and indefinite detention of American citizens onAmerican soil without due process.

We lost the 4th Amendment – as I’d feared.

The 10th Amendment is all but gone.

I believe the 2nd Amendment is in real – if delayed trouble.

I’d been wrong – about pretty much everything. The tyranny of the left was all too real of course, but the promises of the right to uphold freedom and to spend the tax dollars of Americans wisely … all lies.

Now we have two men running for President of the United States of America who are BOTH on record supporting the assassination and the indefinite detention of American citizens...

How did this happen?

This article first appeared at Barking Window

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Anonymous said...

It's a great sign to see how many people on both left and right have had enough of this ridiculous game. Opt out.

Earl Griffin said...

It is important that this continue to happen. That was driven home to me all the more when I observed that at BOTH national conventions the top leaders of BOTH parties ran roughshod over the delegates... the people have no voice in their respective, so called political parties.

Anonymous said...

Be a Libertarian Republican. Vote for Gary Johnson.

Anonymous said...

Many of us are waking up.. Its important to keep this going. We still have a long way to go but at least the seeds are sprouting ...Alfonso

Anonymous said...

How did this happen? Because both parties are working for the same team: statism.

Break out of the box they want you to stay in.

george said...

surest cures--Disband the military and CIA
No party system allowed, Curtailing of minorty religion hi-jacking the Government and media and money system, All politicians--whaty assests they came in,they leave with the same amont-inclusive of their family assests. USA's currency not world reserve and no aid to any foriegn country and above all get rid of the infestation controlling Washington--Israel Firsters
A suggestion that I made years ago that has not been adopted--All votes cast must be made public and available on internet--name, time, who they voted, address. None of this b>S> privacy

Anonymous said...

There is a way to nullify the almost completely corrupt higher echelons of the Federal government: all 50 states need to secede. We have the infrastructure in place for self-government within the states. If all 50 states secede, then we are no longer at war with anyone. The Department of Homeland Security is over, as is the CIA, and all the soldiers can come home. In 25 years, when this generation of greedy, corrupt, traitors are gone, we can re-unite, again, in dedication to the Constitution, the best form of self-government ever created by human-kind. Let's not let them wreck it any further.

Anonymous said...

I remember well when I first made the realisation that the left and the right were just 2 wings of the same system. The same stinking system. Only existing to fool us into thinking that we have a choice, that we actually elect out leaders. I was gutted. I was knotted up. I couldn't believe I had been so blind, so naive. Then I made the realisation that there was only one conspiracy, not lots of different smaller conspiracies, but ONE giant conspiracy. I kept it quiet for a while, embarassed by what I now know to be truth. But, I had to come out eventually, and now, well... I just have to put up with the ridicule of my family, friends, colleagues, who are all enjoying their sleep, and are really haveing a very long lie-in. But... it's not a crime to be asleep - I was for most of my life - neither is it a crime to ask folks to wake up (as they wish you to believe.) So.. we'll all just have to continue making a fuss, until they DO wake up. I have every faith that it WILL happen.

Anonymous said...

How did this happen? Easy, here' how:

1. Manifest Destiny
2. American Exceptionalism
3. Sports, beer, drugs, meds, teevee
4. Consumerism
5. Brainwashing

See "The Century of The Self" at and you'll understand better not only how you've been had but who's done it -- not that the 'whodoneit' is a top secret anymore.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"Be a Libertarian Republican. Vote for Gary Johnson." -- September 8, 2012 1:27 PM

Just as we finally get rid of Linden Larouche and Ron Paul, along comes another cultish whackadoodle.

Anonymous said...

the Act of 1871......

Anonymous said...

At this point in time I strongly suspect that the elections are 100% fake, and been like this for awhile. 80% of voting machines in the US are now non-verifiable, no paper trail, easily rigged with no evidence or proof of rigging, computerized machines DESIGNED to rig elections.

The "results" are tallied in secret, behind closed doors by a private corporation. The elections and the voting process are nothing more than staged theater to fool the sheeple.

My question is, why isn't the public demanding VERIFIABLE legitimate elections transparent and overseen by the public? This should be the number one issue because it is the root of the problem. Real elections are the only way to begin fixing this country.

Whenever I bring it up to people (or maybe I should say "sheeple") they usually don't seem to believe or acknowledge the situation. Without even looking at the facts they seem to automatically not believe the truth. Is the public really that programmed and brainwashed? I don't even see much about this issue on AP or other alternative news sites.

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