Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Obama Calls America “Soft,” Offers to Whip Nation Into Shape: I am afraid we have been since 9/11
Obama Calls America “Soft,” Offers to Whip Nation Into Shape: "The way I think about it is, you know, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and, you know, we didn't have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track."
I may be ostracized but I am afraid that in many instances I agree that we were soft. With that said I have to admit that since George W Bush we have been undergoing a baptism by fire and not just in our wars but for average Americans in every facet of our lives.
I must admit that well before 9/11 happened I was convinced that our youth and the country as a whole had been so spoiled and softened up by our life style that we were going to be in severe trouble if we thought we were going to be able to count on them in our hour of need.
The media had me convinced that we had already experienced our "Greatest Generation" in saving the day for us and the world during WW2 almost 70 years ago now. I am happy to say "Boy was I ever wrong" Our youth including a few of my sons have stepped up and are patriotic and serving magnificently in what is just beginning but has already become the longest war in History.
That as you know is barely the beginning of our story and our "toughening up". We as America's blue collar population and back bone have watched our "soft" life kicked out from underneath us. No body that I am aware of is just sitting around living the good life getting fat if they are it is not because they want to.
40 million have lost their homes, 17 million have lost their jobs, 50 million are on food stamps, that means they are all living on the dole and this is still barely beginning for us too like it or not. Media and politicians like to play their ignorant worthless childish games saying they fear another recession is coming, they think they are being coy calling it a "double dip recession"
This is not a double dip recession it is the same one only getting worse as we have said it would since Bush caused it when he was in office. We have been in Afghanistan now for 10 years and Iraq is right behind it. Stupidly we are trying to keep our military Heroes in both of them for decades to come.
The entire middle east is exploding as we knew it would and who knows where our military will be asked to go to next? Who can guarantee millions of people whose lives have been upended and worsened since George Bush was elected? No on can! They will get much worse! The tent cities will multiply as will those fighting for food supplied by the Government or NGO's (non Government organizations).
The second revolution is coming and it is being fed by the tempest party rebelling against the tea party and their wall street, corporation, Government, destroyed lives. People are starting to fight for survival, they are no longer soft and I am happy to say they are finally beginning to show here at home that they remember how to fight and are willing to.