Without conscience..

According to Webster: with·out, Something absent or lacking:

According to Webster: con·science, The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one’s conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong.

Right and wrong? A responsibility that thankfully, my parents took serious throughout my formative years and beyond. My father being 14 years old in 1929 when the stock market crashed sending America into what history now refers to as “The Great Depression” for more than a decade, was forced to surrender his classification as the kid next door to go out and find work to help with the survival of his family.

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in about 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s or early 1940s. It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world’s economy can decline. The depression originated in the U. S., starting with the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929 and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday). From there, it quickly spread to almost every country in the world. The Great Depression had devastating effects in virtually every country, rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%. Unemployment in theU.S.rose to 25%, and in some countries rose as high as 33%. Cities all around the world were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry. Construction was virtually halted in many countries. Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by approximately 60%. Facing plummeting demand with few alternate sources of jobs, areas dependent on primary sector industries such as cash cropping, mining and logging suffered the most. Some economies started to recover by the mid-1930s. However, in many countries the negative effects of the Great Depression lasted until the start of World War II. (Source Wikipedia)

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana)

George Santayana, (born Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás in Madrid, December 16, 1863; died September 26, 1952, in Rome) was a Spanish American philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. A lifelong Spanish citizen, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States. He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters. At the age of forty-eight, Santayana left his position at Harvard and returned to Europe permanently, never to return to the United States. His last will was to be buried in the Spanish Pantheon in Rome. Santayana is known for his (often-misquoted) comments: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to fulfill it”, and “[O]nly the dead have seen the end of war.” The latter sentence has often been falsely attributed to Plato. The philosophical system of Santayana is broadly considered Pragmatist due to his concerns shared with fellow Harvard University associates William James and Josiah Royce. But, Santayana did not accept this label for his writing and eschewed any association with a philosophical school; he declared that he stood in philosophy “exactly where [he stood] in daily life.” (Source Wikipedia)

With George Santayana’s wisdom philosophy and quotes in mind, I continue. Barack Obama, a man who claimed during his 2008 campaign for President to be in touch with society, a man of the people, a community organizer, and so on… Has, at least in my opinion, and I believe in the opinion of millions of other Americans, ..the “13.9 million” Americans presently out of work to be precise, presently understand that Barack Obama like every other professional politician, has but one true concern, “himself.”

Consequently my question for today is; “With the millions and millions of decent compassionate human beings that reside in the United States, why do decent compassionate American citizens condemn themselves one election after another to repeat the past?”

Wasn’t suffering through George H. W.’s thousand points of light to distract us from his initiation of a war over oil, or Bill Clinton’s extra-marital escapades, “I did not have sex with that woman,” crap. Then there was George W., ..or as I prefer; “baby Bush.” Who wanted so much to be like his daddy that he took us back to war in Iraq, which along with his side agenda to pillage and plunder America beyond the imagination of even the most prolific carpetbaggers of the 1870s and 1880s. The buffoon, “uninformed” or rhetoric prone portion of America’s population, decided to elect an individual for his Teleprompter reading skills. Good choice, except for the fact that even the pancakes at IHOP don’t flip as often as he does.

I don’t care what magazines Sarah Palin reads or whether or not she is astute and knowledgeable about world geography, world history, or the world’s economy. All I care about is the fact that the woman is an American with a profound concern for America.

Economists, or at least those who claim to be economist tout that America is the engine that runs the world’s economy. Which, if correct, “at least in my opinion,” is simply another good reason to elect an individual as President of the United States, who will consider America and America’s needs, before considering the “wants” of those around the world who survive by hanging onto America’s shirttail. On October 29,  1929 the world learned that when the train gets too long and too heavy for America to pull, America went in the ditch and laid there for more than 10 years. Consequently, if “you” ..the rank-and-file, common sense segment of America, ..screw up in 2012, ..you will be treated to a first hand understanding of George Santayana’s renowned quote.

At this point, it is of no consequence whether you blame George W. Bush or Barack Hussein Obama for the state of America’s economy. George W. Bush was unconcerned and irresponsible when it came to the needs of the American people, “We the People,” the people that paid his salary. George W. Bush, like our present resident of the White House, enjoyed the amenities provided by “We the People,” as it is abundantly apparent by Barack Obama’s prolific use of Air Force One, at a cost to, “We the People,” of  $181,757 an hour. Alluding to your imagination for a moment, how many out of work families in America do you think an hour’s flight time in Air Force One would support for a year…

America needs a President, ..not a Carpetbagger or an eloquent orator.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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