The Age of Uncertainty
Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • 6 days ago • 142 comments
The above title was used by Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith. It was both the title of a book and a TV series promoted by the BBC in the late 70's. The subject was economics or Galbraith's version of economics. I'm using the title in a different way. My purpose is using it in a truer sense to explain the current political stage the US is enduring. I wanted to get that out of the way before some zealot complained that I stole the title, without acknowledging that it had been used before.
The United States is the world's oldest democracy. Our Constitution which was written, edited and ratified on September 17th, 1787, has served this nation well for over 235 years. Within the past decade, we have entered into a new age. We are no longer a society that is ruled by law. The US has entered into a period not unlike that of 1920's Russia, where the law is whatever the power that exists says it is. The examples are everywhere. Extremist groups on the right are infiltrated by the FBI and are quickly prosecuted by the federal government for law breaking. Leftist groups like antifa, BLM or "Ruth Sent Us" are not. ( Ruth Sent Us recently threatened riots if the Court makes a decision they don't like.) If one is a Trump supporter they get shackled & tossed in jail for refusing to testify before congress. Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress and nothing happened. Carter Page has his Civil Rights violated and Andrew McCabe commits perjury and walks despite a criminal referral. For John Brennan and James Clapper there are no consequences. In 2020 we had riots in blue cities and a dozen people died. Democrat mayors had the police stand down. Few people were ever prosecuted for those crimes. In many blue cities we have progressive DA's who ignore the laws they are supposed to enforce and instead allow for crime based on "social justice."
Thus, American law has become reconstructed on the premise that the "noble ends" justify the means. Crime is raging in many American cities and the economy is in dire straits. The US border is wide open and it's obvious that it was all part of the plan to change not only the voters in the US, but also the nation's demographics as well. On every issue the current radical regime simply gaslights the people. The media is a partner in this evil cabal. Knowing that the party in power is in for a terrible beating in November, the leftist media is out telling people to discard the suffering and vote on the character of Donald Trump:
"After downplaying concerns about the economy in the last year, some media outlets are now panicking that high gas prices and inflation will tank Democrats in the midterm elections , with some pundits even scolding voters for making it a priority.
Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell told readers that it was a "wild fantasy" to believe the GOP could lower gas prices, as she warned voters to "think carefully about what they’ll get if they cast their ballot based on gas prices," in a Sunday opinion piece.
"The president does not have some super-secret special dial on his desk that can adjust gas prices, but many voters believe otherwise," she wrote.
"They’re counting on voters to project their hopes and dreams — including their wildest fantasies about cheaper gas — onto Republican challengers," her analysis continued.
But Rampell claimed that neither party had "serious" solutions to dealing with gas prices or inflation and there were "relatively few tools" that President Biden or Congress could use to "help boost oil production or moderate inflation." So, she advised voters to ignore the gas price problem at the voting booth.
Quoting colleague E.J. Dionne, she cautioned that if Republicans win in November that could lead to "far more radical and sinister forces" trying to "undermine democracy."
On MSNBC's "Morning Joe," branding guru Donny Deutsch fretted that pocketbook issues would win out with voters this year and in 2024 as more important to them than America's democracy being "in peril."
"I'm concerned and everything in my gut tells me… unfortunately, the gas prices and bread is going to be more compelling," he said Thursday.
Polling bears that out, with surveys consistently showing inflation is the most significant issue to Americans right now. A recent Fox News poll found 41 percent of voters say inflation will be an important factor in their midterm decisions, well above issues like guns (12 percent) and abortion (10 percent). Another poll from ABC News earlier this month found 71% of Americans disapprove of Biden on inflation."
They fooled the people once, can they do it again? Or was Lincoln right?
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