In my nearly seven decades of life, I thought I’d seen most things come to pass, but everything is upside down and backwards. The really funny thing, of course, is that it all happened slowly, right in front of my face. But I was too busy doing other things and didn’t see the obvious.
What is the obvious?
The first cardinal rule is, and always has been, the big boys will have their way.
President Barack Obama received aid to attend college as a foreign student. He was either not telling the truth then (because he was an American), or he has no right to be president (because he is a foreigner) and is lying now. But no one cares, not even decent Democrats. That is what I really find frightening: Where are the decent Democrats?
We haven’t seen the “real” Obama yet, but we will. The national debt went from $10 trillion to $16 trillion in just four years. That figure may exceed $25 trillion by 2016. Unemployment is really about 20 percent. The president is in love with killing unborn babies and with gays being united in “holy wedlock.” Al-Qaeda enters America, along with Mexicans and others, through our mythical Arizona/Mexico border. Anyone who dares raise the issue of security is declared a racist. We are turning our back on Israel. After Obama is re-elected, Israel fights alone.
In past elections, any one of these issues would have brought a presidency down, but in this election all of them together do not affect our Teflon president’s chances of success.
The big boys want him in power for four more years so he can pack the Supreme Court with liberal judges who will be around until 2052. See, my fellow peon, it really doesn’t matter what the Constitution says; it’s a living document that only says what the current nine judges say it says. Good grief.
The wild card in all of this is China. How long will she endure our foolishness?
My father’s generation and my generation fought communism and bled into Korean and Vietnamese soils to preserve freedom. The current generation knows that communism and socialism are beautiful, sharing systems, whereas capitalism (boo, hiss) is built on greed, thievery, and deception.
Supporting communism is good; supporting capitalism is terrible. Ergo, Wal-Mart parking lots overflow with folks supporting the biggest, most powerful communist regime on earth. By the way, the Chinese are daily strengthening their military with our U.S. dollars and will soon repay our kindness in spades. Hope you enjoy that bargain you bought at Sam’s Club.
I’m 68 and will be leaving soon, one way or the other. If you folks really want to share your poverty, go for it. Communism and socialism enslave populations. Capitalism led to prosperity and freedom unheard of in the civilized world’s history. But America’s younger generation doesn’t believe that, so it’s time to pull out the chains and endure sharing what very little there may be with each other.
The second cardinal rule, which really should be the first -- but you wouldn’t have read this far if I had listed it first -- is that God is in control. Everything is happening precisely the way it should be happening.
The world is rapidly moving toward a prophesied one government, one economy, and one religion. Soon, and very soon, all of us hated “haters” (aka Christians) will be out of here and the liberals will reign supreme.
But before they break out the champagne, they should understand that the game is only half over. In the end, God will have His Way and vanquish the big boys.
Jesus said: “For what shall it profit a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his soul, or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul.”
Time is running out. Please, I beg you, make sure you’re on the right side. If you’re not, you’ll have hell to pay.
Walt Osterman is the author of "Not Home Yet: A Tale Concerning Israel's Rebirth." He served in Vietnam and is a Bronze Star recipient. He lives in Wyoming.