Commentary, Conservative, Election

The Day the Music Died

And just like that, it was over. In the wee small hours of the morning, while America was fast asleep, there were massive ballot dumps in Wisconsin and Michigan. Every one of those 125,000 ballots in Wisconsin, and 200,000 in Michigan, went to Joe Biden. Every . . . single . . . one. A statistical impossibility, but hey, it’s 2020! Anything can happen, right?

That’s why it was so important for Trump to win in a landslide. When it came to election fraud, we knew the Democrats would pull every trick in the book. If Trump won bigly, the Antifa thugs would have been unleashed on our streets. However, America would’ve lived on to fight another day. But not now. The overnight ballot dump will be portrayed as a conspiracy theory by the mainstream media, and many gullible folks will believe it.

As Americans, we have been led down the path to our own destruction. With this election, the facade of having any say in the electoral process has been stripped away. When Trump won in 2016, I allowed myself to hope again. After eight years of getting kicked in the teeth by Obama, that wasn’t an easy thing to do.

The Orange Godzilla made me believe that America might finally pull her head out of her ass long enough to return to her founding principles. For a while, it seemed possible. However, after the constant barrage of Orange Man Bad, Russian Collusion, Impeachment, and the Coronavirus, America was weary of it all. Let’s vote in a senile old geezer instead.  Great idea!

When Obama won re-election in 2012, I threw in the political towel. I’m doing it for good this time. I have been fighting this battle since 1996, and this country still wound up choosing Socialism. America has dug her own grave and gleefully jumped into it.

I had a thought this morning while journaling with a steaming cup of hazelnut coffee. It’s time to put it all away. I’ll pack up every political book in my library by Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, and others. Books that promise America will come to her senses some day. It’s just a pipe dream.

I’ll also pack away my replica copies of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and the Gettysburg Address. I’ll place them all in a time capsule. Hopefully, to be discovered by some patriotic American one day.

After Michigan fell to Biden, I took my morning walk, raging like a crazy person.  “How could this happen, God?!” Then it hit me. We are the New Israelites, God’s chosen people, who have turned their backs on Him. We are condemned to roam forever in a political wasteland. Occasionally glimpsing a brief mirage of liberty, only to discover a swamp upon closer inspection. We’ve been given God’s greatest gift, freedom, and thrown it away.

At that moment, I resolved to change my priorities.  God, Family, Country, became God, Family, Goals. If this country ever has a chance to return to her roots, it will come from the realization that America was founded by Divine Providence.  Only a return to that belief will bring her back from the evils of Socialism.

However, that’s a war for another warrior. My new life will be so much happier. At least until the Truth and Reconciliation Commission drags me in front of a kangaroo court to confess my crimes. Until then, I’ll live on in ignorance, impervious to the news of the day.

I feel better already.  

God bless you and stay safe. They’ll be coming for you as well. Goodbye.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

― Abraham Lincoln

Commentary, Conservative, Election

Bye, Bye Coronavirus

If Joe Biden wins the Presidency, the only time you’ll ever hear the word Coronavirus mentioned again will be during the public trial of Donald J. Trump. However, if Biden takes office, we might start seeing some real numbers when it comes to deaths by CV.

Riding a motorcycle and got squashed by a semi? Nowadays, if you tested positive for Covid, you died from Covid!  Even if they are still scraping you off the freeway, and dropping you into a body bag.

Therein lies the problem. We may never know the “real” numbers for Coronavirus deaths. However, I’m willing to bet that if Biden wins, his “science-based” solutions will result in an immediate “Covid Miracle Cure”!  Uh-huh.  

When a rebel faction takes over some country in South America, what’s the first thing they do when they advance to the capital city? Take over the TV and radio stations. Control the flow of information and you control the country. We are in the middle of such a coup right now. 

Biden’s plan to defeat Covid will be seen as the most amazing medical feat since Jonas Salk came up with the Polio Vaccine. Death rates of the CV will drop to zero, almost overnight. Then, Joe Biden will receive every Nobel Prize there is. Rejoice America! Our long national nightmare is over! There’s only one problem with that scenario, it’s all bullcrap.

This disease will run its course, and there’s not much we can do about it. A vaccine will either be available, or it won’t. Treatment regimens will either work, or they won’t. However, the politicization of this disease has cost lives on both sides of the aisle. Medical professionals who developed alternative treatment plans have been shut down by our Social Media Overlords.  

The good news is that if Biden wins, we’ll never have to hear about the Coronavirus again. The grim tote boards, which harken back to the awful death statistics of the Vietnam war, will be just a dark memory. Happy days will be here again! Except they won’t be, really.  

If you thought the pile of bullcrap shoveled during the Obama years was bad, just wait until you see what happens with President Biden. The Socialist Pope may even canonize St. Joseph. Sorry, that name has already been taken.  

This is just part of the Grim New America that awaits if Biden, I mean Kamala, wins the election. It’s not gonna be pretty. Please get out and vote today! You’re our only hope!!

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The Torch

Much has been said about the importance of today’s election. If America turns Socialist, it will not only destroy America, but folks like us on the Right will lose our voice, possibly forever. However, the bigger question is, “What will a Trump loss do to the rest of the world?”  In our obsession with Making America Great Again, we may have lost sight of the implications for our allies and enemies alike.  

What will happen when the hope Lady Liberty’s Torch bestows upon the world is extinguished forever? Unfortunately, we may soon find out. The promise of freedom and opportunity America gives is the flicker of hope that keeps the rest of the world from spinning out of control. What happens if that flicker is snuffed out?

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Sound familiar? It’s a part of a poem by Emma Lazarus called The New Colossus. It’s embossed on a bronze plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty. I haven’t seen it in person, but I am hoping to one day. 

For the most part, the days of Lady Liberty welcoming shiploads of immigrants are long gone. Today’s newcomers arrive at one of the many airports in the New York area. They are then processed through customs and immigration onsite. It’s certainly no Ellis Island. The Golden Door, so many of our ancestors passed through, on their way to begin new lives in the land of opportunity.  

What must the “wretched refuse” of the world think about today’s election? Will their only hope of happiness be extinguished forever? Or, will Americans make the right choice, and keep the Socialist mobs at bay? For the next four years, at least. Only time will tell.  

Unless there’s a Trump landslide tonight, we may soon wake up in a dystopian hellscape, where the winner of the election isn’t declared for months on end. All the while, Antifa thugs will roam the streets, burning cities and terrorizing any pedestrians unlucky enough to cross their path.  

Even though Trump’s MAGA slogan promotes an America first agenda, it’s much more than that. During an airplane emergency, you put the oxygen mask on yourself first, THEN you help others. That’s what this election is about in a nutshell. Keeping America breathing, so Lady Liberty can remain in the harbor, inspiring the rest of the world. After all, that’s what she would want.

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“America is known as a country that welcomes people to its shores. All kinds of people. The image of the Statue of Liberty with Emma Lazarus’ famous poem. She lifts her lamp and welcomes people to the golden shore, where they will not experience prejudice because of the color of their skin, the religious faith that they follow.”

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All the Comforts of Home

When was the last time you heard that phrase? It conjures up images of hotel ads from the 1960s. Back when those comforts included snazzy new appliances, Hi-Fi stereos, and yes, COLOR TV!  It’s a blast from the past. However, when was the last time you thought about all of the comforts of your home?

Last weekend, my wife and I jumped at the chance to visit beautiful Petoskey, Michigan for some leaf peeping. However, as much as I had looked forward to the trip, I found I was missing my comforts almost immediately.

We stayed in a nice large room that was more studio than hotel room. My wife and I usually stay in condos when we travel. We like to have all of those comforts of home, if possible. While the room was nice enough, I found myself pining for my beat-up recliner, as we watched the Lions actually win a game.  

I was wondering why all the comforts of home hit my brain this morning. I think it’s partly because this country is living in a comfort bubble that may soon pop. On November 3rd, America will change forever.

Due to The Great Reset and Color Revolution, there are forces at work trying to make sure we never feel comfortable again. If you’re unfamiliar with these topics, please read the attached articles and see what the Deep State has in store for you after election day.

America is about to get physically tossed out of her comfort zone, and it’s not gonna be pretty. I started to think about how future generations will view this period in history. Will this be the end of America, or will it lead to the rebirth of the greatest country on earth? America 2.0, as it were. Time will tell.

Please continue to share these articles with your friends and family. You may have noticed that many of the topics I have discussed in this blog are not being covered by the mainstream media. It’s our job to inform our fellow Americans, and yes, shake them out of their comfort zone.  Only for a little while, then we can hopefully get back to our normal lives.

Every great civilization goes through a shake-up like we’re experiencing now. America will either come out of this stronger, or we’ll get tossed into the great dustbin of history’s failed experiments. It’s all up to us! Then, maybe we can all sit back in our recliners, put our feet up, and watch the Lions win another one!  It’s 2020, after all!

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“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote…that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”

  • Samuel Adams


Commentary, Election, Politics

I Get It, He’s a Jerk

Okay, I get it. You don’t like Donald Trump. I get it, trust me. I didn’t vote for him in the last election either. He struck me as an opportunistic a-hole, and I had a real problem with his character issues. However, just like Barack Obama, I gave him a chance to win me over, and he certainly has. While Obama revealed his radical stripes fairly quickly, it took me a little while to see Trump’s value.  

Trump has done something virtually no politician has ever done. He has kept his campaign promises. The wall is going up, manufacturing is returning, and jobs are growing. At least they were before the Coronavirus hit. However, early indications are good that the economy is going to explode soon. Does it make any sense to toss the guy responsible for all that good news out of office?

If you still think he’s a jerk, I understand. Before Kirk Gibson hit his famous walk-off homer for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, he was a Detroit Tiger. By all accounts, he was quite a dick. However, the bomb he hit off Goose Gossage to win the 1984 World Series, has gone down as one of the greatest moments in Detroit sports history. Sometimes, a jerk is exactly what you need.

If your focus is on the Trump Administration’s response to the Coronavirus, I understand. The fact that even one American life has been lost due to this horrific pandemic is a crime. However, let’s place the blame squarely where it belongs, with China. Recent reports have come out that China not only developed the virus in a lab but released it INTENTIONALLY!  That is a clear act of biological warfare against the world, and America, specifically.  

If you caught any of the daily Coronavirus briefings during the early days of the pandemic, it was obvious that Trump couldn’t do anything right. At least according to the Left, and their BFFs in the mainstream media. Even though Trump did virtually everything the Democrats wanted to combat the virus, he didn’t do it fast enough, big enough, or whatever.  

Joe Biden’s plan to attack the second wave of the Coronavirus is to do more of everything Trump has already done. He has even said, along with Kamala Chameleon, that he won’t trust any vaccine that comes from the Trump Administration. So what’s his solution? Start over from scratch? That’s just insane!

Since the worst-case death predictions from this hideous disease were well over two million, the fact that we are only around 10% of that is encouraging. Could things have been done differently, resulting in more saved lives? Of course. However, there will be time to study more effective procedures once we wake up from this nightmare.  

If you’re still on the fence, please take all of this into consideration. I haven’t even gone into the Socialist Hell that Biden and the Left have planned for America if he wins. Or, that it has recently come to light that Biden made backroom deals with China to enrich his family, while in office as the Vice President of the United States!  

I believe that Trump’s long list of accomplishments makes him more than qualified to make America great again. Listed below are some of the achievements from his first term. Please consider this when you vote on Tuesday! This is only a partial list of his performance from September 2018! Isn’t it worth giving him four more years to truly make America great again? 

  • Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
  • More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
  • We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
  • Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
  • Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
  • New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
  • Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  • African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
  • Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
  • Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.

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“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

― Abraham Lincoln



Commentary, Election, Politics

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Oh, it’s coming! If Biden wins this election, Trump supporters could be called to account for their “crimes”.  Do you think I’m joking? Check out this article in The Nation. We could all be hauled in front of a kangaroo court for our complicity in the past four years of Trump. It won’t be enough for them to celebrate a Biden victory. Trump, his family, and his whole administration will be put on public trial! 

When does America become a banana republic? The minute Joe Biden is sworn into office. This is terrifying, and straight out of the Nazi Playbook (circa 1939). How many of our neighbors on the Left will speak up for us? Not many I’m guessing. Unless they want to risk getting hauled off to a re-education camp right along with us. Never in a million years, did I ever think I would live to see the day when America falls into Socialism. Now, I fear I will.

This could be one of my last publicly posted political articles. If Biden wins, I might have to go underground. Emailing these resistance articles to my fellow COLLABORA-TORS. This kind of oppression always starts the same way. Wild accusations, then wild solutions proposed by the crazies. Then, as the crazy ideas become more mainstream, it all becomes very real. That’s how you wind up with six million dead Jews in Europe and many more than that in Russia and China.  

This whole nightmare is proceeding according to plan. For decades, the Progressives have been content to take baby steps in their plot to remake the world to their heart’s desire. Now they are sprinting to the finish line!  Glenn Beck has said for years that the day will come when they finally take off their masks. Well, Halloween is here, and what’s under those masks is downright horrifying.  

I’m not a conspiracy loon. However, I’ve always said, “When a radical group tells you what they are going to do, you LISTEN!”  These “Reconciliation Commissions” should scare the crap out of everybody! The only problem is, due to social media censorship, how many Americans will even know about them? That is until they find themselves standing in front of one.

I recently watched The Dark Knight Rises again. I was struck by the kangaroo court being officiated by Dr. Jonathan Crane after Bane takes over Gotham.  “You have already been found guilty. This is merely a sentencing hearing.” Doesn’t that sound wonderful? I can hardly wait!  

Folks on the Left mean well. However, too many of them feel that people on the Right shouldn’t be “allowed” to feel the way they feel, and say the things they say. No worries, Lefty! There will be a camp for that! Where all of your former friends on the Right will be “fundamentally transformed”. Sounds lovely. Then we can finally put all of this unpleasantness behind us.  

I have been saying a prayer during this Coronavirus plague and election madness.  “God, please bless and heal our nation!” I may have to add another one that’s a little more targeted.  “God, please lead our family and friends to the light. Please help them to see what’s happening, before it’s too late! Amen!”  

“. . . Oh yeah, also please encourage them to vote Trump / Pence 2020! Amen!” God help us all.

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“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.”

  • Thomas Jefferson

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Your Happiness is Not My Happiness

That may sound a little trite, but hear me out. We’ve always been told that what makes America great is her diversity of opinion. The political melting pot, as it were. Hey, I’m down with that. We all are. Or, at least we used to be. Somewhere along the way, we’ve lost that understanding. 

The Left and the Right have concluded that there’s only ONE way to think. When we come across someone with a radically different point of view, we have a hard time accepting that anyone could have such a contrary outlook on life and politics.

Yet, that’s how America came to be. The Pilgrims wanted to get out from under the thumb of the Church of England and strike out on their own religious path. To find their own spiritual happiness as it were. That happened 400 years ago. Pretty amazing. 

Now, America has gotten to a place where we being are constantly told what should make us happy. Other people are imposing their version of happiness on us. However, happiness is not a one-size-fits-all concept. Running a marathon might make you happy, but I’ll just keep riding my exercise bike while streaming Netflix.  

There is great wisdom in the phrase, “You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”. We’ve all learned that lesson this year. Things we used to take for granted, are now held onto tightly. The very act of going out to dinner with family or friends has become a treasured event.  

Maybe that’s part of the reason we’ve been hit with this plague. To make us appreciate all of those everyday moments. The ones that used to pass us by without notice. That said, many of us have wanted to attend worship services during this pandemic. However, we’ve been restricted or outright prevented from doing so.  

In New York, churches, synagogues, and mosques are being persecuted by the government. It’s like King George is back on the throne. In a recent case, the Governor of New York is attempting to shut down a synagogue that isn’t playing ball. I think someone needs to point out a couple of things to this misguided public servant.

First, and foremost, Freedom of Religion is included in the First Amendment for a reason (Pilgrims, duh). And second, he is also interfering with the Pursuit of Happiness those people derive from attending services.  

I’m trying to keep these articles non-partisan, but it’s difficult. Many of my friends are either agnostic or atheist. Do I care? Absolutely! I’m a Catholic and I take The Great Commission very seriously. We should try to bring as many people into our faith as possible. However, achieving that objective, without infringing on another person’s happiness, is the goal.

There’s a lot of people out there who have a poor opinion of the church, and I get it. Although, that does not give anyone the right to prevent me from worshiping in the way I see fit. I wouldn’t be thrilled if the Church of Satan moved in down the street. However, as much as I would be repulsed by the prospect, I would make sure those misguided folks would have the same right to attend their “mass”, as I do.  

That’s what this all comes down to. Respecting what makes each other happy, and protecting their Pursuit of Happiness. The minute we start telling people how they are “allowed” to seek fulfillment, America is finished. We’ll become just another nation ruled by mindless autocrats, who have no concept of true happiness.

One of my favorite things to do each fall is to take my morning walk while listening to kids laughing and playing at a nearby schoolyard. Crunching through leaves, while that joyous noise fills the air, is pure autumn heaven for me. However, this year, that musical sound has been replaced with silence. The joy I once received from hearing those children pursuing their happiness, is a fond memory.  

God-willing, we’ll all get back to whatever will pass for “normal” in 2021. Until then, please keep the happiness of others in mind, just as you would your own. Amen.  

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“Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness.”

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Republicans Are From Mars, Democrats Are From Venus

Since America seems to be one highly dysfunctional family these days, it occurred to me that maybe we’re just having relationship problems. Folks on the Left have historically been the woman in the American Relationship. She’s caring, feeling, multitasking, and wants to be heard. The Right, on the other hand, is the man. He’s single-minded, driven, doesn’t like conflict, and solution-oriented.  

Boy, if that doesn’t describe America these days, what does? Most of us feel like we’re the children of bickering parents, and we just want it to stop. That’s where the problem lies. We need Mommy and Daddy to work it out, otherwise, an American Divorce may be in our future.  

It wasn’t always this way. If you’ve seen the musical Hamilton, you’ll remember that our Founding Fathers didn’t always get along. Hey, it’s a miracle they were able to crank out the Declaration of Independence and Constitution without killing each other. Spoiler Alert! On second thought, that didn’t work out too well for Hamilton. However, they did eventually get the job done. Thank God.  

Today, it seems like we’ve come full circle. Back to the constant squabbling and bickering. The two-party system does have its benefits. Just like the three branches of government are supposed to check each other’s power, the Left (woman) is there to keep us from becoming heartless in our policies. The Right (man) is supposed to keep a close eye on the spending and make sure our finances don’t spin out of control. We see how well that’s worked out!

Kids today have an expression, “Know your role!”  It’s meant to be an insult, but maybe that’s the solution. Each side needs to embrace its role in the American Relationship, while acknowledging that the other side has to embrace theirs. Mom can’t pamper us forever, and sometimes Dad has to give us a swift kick in the ass. Good Cop, Bad Cop.  

We have to acknowledge that this system has worked very well for over two hundred years. When both Men and Women had a common goal, knew their role, and stuck to it. However, they also knew that to reach their objective, certain compromises needed to be made. That’s what we’ve lost with this nonstop tribalism. We’re all part of the American Family, and for this to work, Mom and Dad have to bury the hatchet.  

Regardless of how this election ends up, we need to reach out to the losing side. Show them that we still view them as part of our American family. Just because we disagree, doesn’t mean we’re no longer brothers and sisters. We’ll always be family.  

So if we start looking at Americans as citizens of Mars and Venus, maybe we’ll be able to save this family from a painful and terrible divorce. 

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“Men are reasoning rather than reasonable animals.”
― Alexander Hamilton

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The New Normal

We’ve all heard that phrase as it relates to the Coronavirus.  Stay six feet apart, wear a mask, wash your hands.  You know the drill. But, what if The New Normal is something else entirely? What if we are being conditioned to “follow the science”, even though the science contradicts what Big Brother is saying.

As Americans, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to save Grandma and Grandpa. Throughout history, we have always pulled together during tough times. Isn’t that what the purveyors of mask mandates are counting on?

However, during the Obama Administration, The New Normal was something different altogether. We were told that America’s best days were behind her. That we were a colonialist, racist nation, and our only hope was to confess our guilt, white guilt that is. To illustrate how awful we were, Obama traveled the world apologizing to our enemies and allies alike for our alleged misdeeds.

We were also told that America’s manufacturing sector was finished. We had to accept it and transition into a service-based economy, if we ever hoped to compete in a China-dominated marketplace. Our job growth screeched to a halt, raises became a fond memory, and a “New Malaise” settled over the country. This became the legacy of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Then, the Orange Godzilla stirred from his slumber. He didn’t buy into America being extinct as a manufacturing giant and built his campaign on Making America Great Again. One by one, Americans started to say, “Hey! This guy might just be on to something!”  It resulted in one of the biggest election upsets in U.S. history.

Now, we’re in a similar situation. The Mask Nazis are trying to convince us that only the unholy trinity of masks, social distancing, and hand-washing can save us from more death and devastation. However, that theory was dealt a major blow recently, when Orange Godzilla emerged from Walter Reed. Defiantly pulling off his mask, and letting loose a mighty roar! Somewhere in America, Joe Biden peed his pants.

The Left and the mainstream media were beside themselves with rage. Under Trump’s leadership, Coronavirus treatment plans have been developed, and they actually WORK! He is living proof of that. He almost did a cartwheel out of the hospital last week. It was amazing to see.

As we approach this election, please keep in mind that we don’t have to accept the narrative as written. In the words of our President, ”. . . don’t let it dominate you, don’t be afraid of it,” Trump said. “You’re going to beat it.” He also said that he hasn’t felt this good in 20 years! Hypothetical AP Headline: “Trump discovers the Fountain of Youth, mainstream media scoffs!”

Just remember, the previous normal of the Obama administration was blown away in just 3 years of Trump. Manufacturing has roared back to life, just like an Orange Godzilla! We did it before, and we can do it again! Provided we have the Orange Godzilla in the White House for another 4 years! Don’t accept The New Normal!  Get your family and friends to vote Trump / Pence 2020!

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“The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Don’t Go Over the Cliff

As we draw ever closer to election day, I’m reminded of a phrase Glenn Beck has mentioned before. Two, actually. The first is, “Don’t go over the cliff with the rest of humanity.” and the second is, “Pull as many people into your boat as possible.” Before getting to the edge of the cliff, presumably. A time will come when the country is descending into madness, and it’s our job to reach out and show compassion towards our fellow Americans. Are we there yet? We need to keep our heads and become a beacon to others.  

It’s not going to be easy. We are flying over the rapids at a dangerous pace, and the falls are getting closer by the minute. How do we reach out to our friends across the aisle, and bring them aboard the USS Reconciliation? That’s the big question. As the election draws nearer, we have to get the boat ready. How do we do that? By reaching out to folks who aren’t too far gone. People who realize that no matter what happens in this election, we’re all Americans and we’d better start acting that way!

Again, how do we do that? The first thing is to get yourself out of the river.  You can’t build a boat to save yourself and others if you’re rocketing down the rapids with everyone else. Noah didn’t build the Ark after the flood. The Left and the Right are flying down that raging river and fighting over the last life jacket. Instead of just getting into the boat. I have done my share of punching and elbowing in that river, but it has to stop.  

Today is Monday, October 12th. We’re just 22 days away from an election that will either save this country or doom us to Socialism forever. Our only hope is to show compassion and mercy to our fellow Americans. It won’t be easy. The vitriol has gotten way out of hand during this election, but we need to set that aside. Time to build the boat. How do we do that?

Start by asking hopeful questions about the future. How will it feel to go to a football game again? Won’t it be great to see a movie at the theater, and stuff your face with popcorn? Which concert will be the first on your list? Won’t it be great to just hang out with friends again? What’s the first trip you’re going to take? These are all questions that will get us looking forward to the future in a positive way.  

Back in September, my neighbor Joe decided to have a concert in his driveway. He’s a professional musician, and I had never heard him perform. He enlisted his buddy Kevin to join him on the bass guitar. Sitting on lawn chairs (socially distanced), about twenty of us gathered together in our cul-de-sac and enjoyed the show. For a few hours, it was easy to forget about the Coronavirus, rioting, and the election.

I saw Joe a few days later and told him how much my wife and I enjoyed the concert. He thanked me and said he was just happy to be performing in front of people again. As we talked, I told him about one of the few benefits of the Coronavirus. It forces us to take advantage of every opportunity we have to get out of the house and be around other people. To hang out with our neighbors, and do something as normal as taking in a concert on a beautiful late summer night. He agreed. Events we might have blown off before, are now a top priority. As they should be.  

Joe closed out the show with a song he wrote during the Michigan Lockdown. It’s called “Keep Your Distance”. It’s all about hanging together as Americans and getting through this pandemic with dignity and grace. Well done, Joe. I think it should be the official theme song of the USS Reconciliation. Now let’s pick up some of our friends before they fall over the cliff onto the rocks below. After all, that’s why we’re here.  

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“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

  • Ephesians 4:32 ESV