Wednesday, February 29, 2012
What others see plainly, we often are blind to or just ignore.
Now here's something to think about.
When I was about 9 years old I remember asking my dad about Castro.
I asked, "Is Castro a good guy or bad?"
Dad said...he couldn't tell!! This was about 1955. We were living in
Louisiana...at the time. Dad was in the Army and stationed there.
Cuba was fairly close and in the news a lot. The Cubans were asking the same
question! Ike was president.
This past July 4th, we had the pleasure of sharing a summer barbecue with a
refugee from Cuba. Our dinner conversation was starkly different than most.
This refugee came to the United States as a young boy in the early 1960's.
His family was more fortunate than most, as they were able to bring a
suitcase and $100 when they fled Castro's newly formed revolutionary
Our dinner consisted of all-American fare: hamburgers, potato salad, fresh
ears of sweet corn and watermelon. This is a menu shared with family and
friends nationwide...while celebrating the birth of our beloved America...on
the Fourth of July.
We began with a simple discussion about our country, and the direction it
has taken since Barack Obama came to power. We shared the usual complaints
about the sour economy and liberal social engineering emanating from the
rulers in Washington .
But then he said it. The sentence flowed naturally from our refugee guest. I
assume it was unplanned. But it carried the weight of a freight train.
"You know when Castro took power, none of us knew he was a Communist".
We sat stunned. He continued, "Yes, we all thought he was a patriot, a
nationalist. Before the revolution he didn't sound like a radical."
The comparison at this point was easy, and I interjected, "You mean just
like Barack Obama?"
He responded; "Yes, just like Barack Obama." He continued, "We were all
shocked as the government just continued to grab more power. First they said
the revolution is over, so please turn in your guns. We all complied."
I also remember my uncle saying; Castro will only nationalize some of the
big industries. He will never come and take our family hardware store!! But
that is exactly what happened. Castro started with the sugar mills and the
large industries, but they eventually came and knocked on the door of our
family hardware store. My family had run this store for generations. They
said we now own the hardware store, you work for us. And that four-bedroom
home you own...it is now our property too. You have to move yourself and the
five children into those two rooms of the house, because others are moving
in here with you."
The lesson learned from this discussion, is a lesson most Americans refuse
to hear. Political leaders can lie about their agenda and once in office,
they can take totally unexpected turns.
If you had asked us three years ago if we thought General Motors or Chrysler
would be nationalized, we would have never believed it. We could never
contemplate a country where the rule of law, the most fundamental building
block of a justice society...would be evaporating, just like it did in
Castro's Cuba in the early 1960's.
But the news of injustice keeps increasing: Black Panthers are not charged
with wrong doing by the U.S. Department of Justice...because their crimes
are against whites; The bond holders of GM are stripped of their
assets...without being given due process by the government; Car Dealerships
are closed with out due process; Governmental leaders are bribed in full
daylight...only to have all investigation of the crimes stifled...by the
Attorney General; The U.S. borders are over run with crime and illegal
activity, and the leaders in D.C. act as if it is important to protect the
lawbreakers...while the innocent are killed and over run; when local
communities attempt to enforce the law, they are ridiculed...and threatened
as racists and bigots. They are sued by the very administration entrusted
with enforcing the law.
Without the rule of law, the U.S. Constitution is a sham!! Without the rule
of law, our beloved America is swiftly becoming a country where only the well
connected and politically powerful will be safe. As an author recently and
so eloquently explained in her most recent book..."a culture of corruption
has replaced honest government" (Michelle Malkin).
The only way this problem will be fixed, is by massive citizen action. All
honest citizens that want to be treated equally, must come together...and
demand that the favoritism, the bribes, the uneven enforcement of law...end
now!! And yes, it can happen if we all pull together.
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!! **** ============================= I JUST DID !!!!
And...may God save the United States of America!
...the very least you can do is forward this email. 6 million plus Jews
didn't believe it could happen in Germany either!!! If you're a Christian in
these United States of America, you're probably next on the list. History
bears that out.
The real problem here is, the boy from Cuba did manage to make it to the
U.S. Today he and we will not have any place to escape to...except death!
And, for the most part..even though I'm forwarding this to you, probably
less then 10 will even read it completely, let alone forward on to others.
AS A COUNTRY, HAVE WE BECOME THIS COMPLACENT? WILL YOU JUST TURN YOUR BACK
AND LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCES? I HOPE NOT... ****
YOU KNOW I DIDN'T, BECAUSE YOUR READING THIS, AND NOW I HOPE AND PRAY YOU DO
Posted by John MacHaffie at 1:16:00 PM