View Full Version : Making Distinctions Beyond Color

dr. hfn
08-15-2009, 01:27 AM
Only in the land of the free did Americans have the opportunity to vote for an old white guy or a young black guy. Never did we Americans have such a distinction in color and age to choose from. We were truly blessed with choice. Could anyone 200 years ago imagine that we would have the option to either keep spending nearly a trillion dollars a year maintaining troops in 140 countries around the world, or bringing them home from Iraq so we would only have them in 139. Oh man, I bet 200 years ago, no one would have ever thought that if we ever allowed the government to take 50% of our paychecks through one form or another of taxes, we could decide which class of people should get some of it back. We also had the unique opportunity to vote for a man that really understands economics. This one was a win-win. Obama understands that deregulation caused our problems; had the government just regulated the banks more after it forced them to make loans to unqualified debtors, the housing market would have been fine. McCain understood that you canít promote a free market system without catching the big boys when they fall. Even further, Americans had the opportunity to vote for a candidate that would solve all their problems. Whether it was the old white fart or the young black stud, no longer did Americans have to crumble from the burden of self-reliance and responsibility. No longer do we have the moral obligation to take care of our neighbors directly, for we can do it through an impersonal government institution. No longer will we have to worry about our neighbors getting ahead, for we can sit on the couch and let them get taxed to death while they try. Both the old whitey and the young black stud have plans to solve our problems. So donít worry. Stop trying to figure out how to live within your means. Stop working so hard to pay your bills. Stop worrying. Go buy some cool stuff on your credit card. Quit your job and stop paying the mortgage. When you canít pay your credit cards and/or housing payments, Big Brother will be there to make sure the lenders donít suffer the consequences of lending to you. Donít feel bad. Itíll just mean a little higher tax to pay for more bailouts, maybe a little less freedom, and possibly a little more government control of our lives. But, thatís a small price to pay to protect the American tradition of security first. With this kind of prospect for hope, no matter who won, I think Americans can officially say that it really doesnít matter if the president is black or white.