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Bob’s Musings: Building A Mystery

30 November 2011 @ 19:48

Bob's Muse

-Thanks again to all of the readers of these Dispatches for helping TCOTS to achieve a million unique hits.  As I prepare to soldier-on towards two million, I take comfort in the fact that there are so many Bolshes and squishy RINOS out there to skewer and so many beautiful and bodacious gals left to feature.

-A Bit Of Housekeeping: The WordPress post by e-mail feature I normally use to post from my weekday secondary location has not been working for over a week now, so that is why all my posts have been appearing after 1600 EDT.  I’m working on the problem.

-The Campaign Season is not even quite half-over [and too long by half] and, as I’ve said here before, it has been the wildest and most unpredictable one I have seen in my forty-two years of watching them [yes, I am that much of a geek that, at the age of seven, I followed my first one: the Nixon-Humphrey race ― it’s easy when your brother is twelve years older than you, and a political geek to boot].  But it has also been one of the most verbally violent ones I have ever witnessed ― and I’m just talking within the precincts of the Right.

I think one of the reasons emotions are running so high this election cycle is that so many on the Right justifiably believe so much is at stake.  We’re hanging by a thread here in America, facing a major financial and, therefore, societal collapse.  Add to that the fact that the world is much more dangerous a place for us than it ever was during The Cold War and you have many people with frayed nerves.

I think this explains why the partisans of the various candidates are becoming so heated so often and engaging in vicious rhetoric.

I don’t foresee this anger dissipating soon.

I just hope that the damaged relationships can be repaired when the time requires it.  I remain very skeptical that they will be, such are the tumultuous times we live in.

-Some of us who want Mrs. Palin to run have never viewed her as a Messiah, but understand that whoever is President has a powerful podium to speak from and can greatly influence the course of events [see The Raygun and FDR].

Mrs. Palin understands what’s at stake in our struggle to restore our freedoms and liberties. I know that she and I do not agree on all of the issues before us, but she and I share the same premises.  And, as Russell Kirk wrote: ‘The conservative movement or body of opinion can accommodate a considerable diversity of views on a good many subjects, there being no Test Act or Thirty-Nine Articles of the conservative creed’.  The key is that we spring from the same seed.

She has the ability to inspire and we’re going to need that in the coming troubled times.

I agree wholeheartedly with Ladd Ehlinger and Smitty that we must get a Congress that is as full as possible with people who understand how grave the situation is [and who will be willing to overthrow the GOP Establishment].  But, we also need a head of government who can raise Holy Hell in the Executive and a head of state who can enliven, invigorate, and cheerlead us on.

As to those who do see Sarah Palin as some sort of Messiah: I have been and will continue to do my part to disabuse them of that notion.

You have set them all on fire.
They think they’ve found the new Messiah.
And they’ll hurt you when they find they’re wrong.

-Too many people, both friends and enemies, buy into polls.  They base their thinking on the results of these surveys, often never investigating the type of questions asked or the sequence they are asked in [garbage in – garbage out].  They also tend to take their results as Gospel, so much a part of our political discussion have they become.  Polls should always be viewed with a very skeptical eye because it is so very easy to manipulate the results derived.  They should be granted less credibility than lie detector tests, which are not permissible as evidence in our courts of law for very good reasons.

But there is an even more important reason why polls should be ignored.

The Founders set up a system that could only prevent itself from turning into a Tyranny by rejecting the sentiments of the moment, by refusing to let heated emotions sway the decisions of it’s officials.  A divided system of government can only sustain itself if the parties involved check and balance each other and if are deliberative, if they weigh each proposed law and regulation and action on whether it is right or wrong, Good or Evil.  To do this requires turning a deaf year to the what the masses want at that particular moment.  This is why The Founders set up a the checks and balances they did, but also why they set-up the methods of electing Senators and Presidents the way they did: through indirect elections.

One must be guided by Right Reason.  Whim must be avoided like the infection it is.

Polls are the creatures of Democracy, which is but an enabler of Totalitarianism.

Damn them all to the Ninth Circle of Hell.

-In a response to a comment made by one of his readers in a post he published on Charles Johnson, Stacy McCain wrote the following regarding those who get all rabid and foam at the mouth when someone expresses belief in God:

I’ve never understood fanatical disbelief.

It’s rather strange, really, than anyone should be so absolutely certain that the cosmos ― himself included ― is all the accidental result of randomness. From this certainty stems your ferocious hatred of the “ignorant fatheads” who are in some way skeptical of your own belief (or, rather, non-belief).

As I say, it’s rather strange.

That absolute certainty comes from their Leftist way of thinking.

All Leftists believe that they have THE ANSWER, that they are The Illuminated Ones who have unlocked the door that leads to the room that contains The Secrets Of the Universe.  Such people have only contempt for those who believe in the transcendent ― that there are things that will never be known, that, perhaps, there is a Divine Presence [for a great example of one of a mystery, please click here and read Paco’s story].

The Enlightened Ones believe they have THE ANSWER because they have developed their theories in the sterile laboratories of their minds where there are no loose ends, where all can be logically known and, therefore, they come to believe that mystery only exists due to ignorance.

One has to feel truly sorry for these people because such a materialistic world view ends in nothingness, in a deep and empty and relentless gnawing in the pit of the soul.  Thus, we see the reason all Leftists ultimately become Nihilists ― hating themselves, all others, and life.

-Live well, my friends…

  1. Adobe Walls permalink
    01 December 2011 @ 00:37 00:37

    I can get behind no enemies on the right though I suspect Romney supporters make better cannon fodder than compatriots.

    Messiahs get found out and or crucified. We need faith in ourselves and in our founders vision and while leaders are important we are already in the “promised land” we need merely fulfil it’s promise.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      01 December 2011 @ 19:43 19:43


  2. 01 December 2011 @ 02:56 02:56

    “All Leftists believe that they have THE ANSWER, that they are The Illuminated Ones who have unlocked the door that leads to the room that contains The Secrets Of the Universe. Such people have only contempt for those who believe in the transcendent ― that there are things that will never be known, that, perhaps, there is a Divine Presence [for a great example of one of a mystery, please click here and read Paco’s story].”

    Very fine post, very subtle and true, thank you!

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      01 December 2011 @ 19:45 19:45

      A compliment from you on this subject matter means a lot, Rev. Thank you.

  3. M. Thompson permalink
    01 December 2011 @ 04:23 04:23

    We don’t set organizations up to get us to heaven, we set them up to keep us from hell. It’s up to you to get yourself the rest of the way there.

    I refuse to view any politician as Messianic after seeing the cult encouraged around Mr. Obama three years ago by the MSM and his campaign that disgusted me then.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      01 December 2011 @ 19:47 19:47

      It’s so easy for so many to do it, though. That’s one of the reasons why I think it imperative that all school children be taught about the Cult Of Personality.

  4. 01 December 2011 @ 10:43 10:43

    Good post! Bob, congrats on 1 million hits! I will vote for whomever our nominee is. Sitting home and refusing to vote because the candidate is not your cup of tea or isn’t the one you’d prefer will only ensure victory in 2012 for the Democrats. At this point Mickey Mouse would do a better job of running this country than Obama.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      01 December 2011 @ 19:49 19:49

      Well, Tere…we already have Goofy as VP!

      And thanks for the ‘Congrats’!

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