Reader Inspired Story: Now That We Managed To Screw This One Up, Watch As The Last Lights Go Out.

Posted on November 14, 2012


The United States (The Gaslamp Post) Special thanks to Gaslamp Post reader Ted for inspiring this story – Something that I’ve learned throughout my journey through life is that some people cannot be told.  No matter how much evidence you provide, or how many times you let them see with their own eyes, if you say up they will say down.  If you say night they will say day and if you say black they will say white.

That pretty much sums up my encounters with people since the election.

Regardless of whom you voted for, assuming that you did actually vote, last Tuesday we continued down a very dangerous path for America.  What chance we had of turning this mess around is now gone.

How so, you ask?

Think for a moment about the message we sent to Washington, when we voted for more bailouts, more goodies, and made someone else the scapegoat for the last four years.  What we basically told Washington was that we’re only going to vote for the people who will give us more free-bees.

I somehow forgot what I was complaining about just four short years ago; that people seem to think that someone owes them something.  This last election cycle I was rudely reminded of that one simple fact.

Given the kind of victory that the president won last week, it would come as no surprise that I would begin seeing articles and headlines, all saying things like the “End Of The GOP” or the “GOP is finished”.  Forget the ads, the venom and hatred spewed from mainstream commentators; all of it was enough to turn anyone off to this election.

In a way unfortunately, there may be some truth to what those headlines are saying.  If we have indeed hit the tipping point, where there are more people who sign the back of the check versus the front, then we may actually be witnessing a paradigm shift.

While it is of some comfort that the Republicans still hold the House of Representatives (not that I favor Republicans, but I still remember what happened in 09-10 when the Democrats held filibuster power in both houses of congress and the president had free reign), it will more than likely get us nowhere as a country.

We’ll be back to the president blaming congress for getting nothing passed and him once again calling them a “do-nothing congress”.  Something tells me that when the only legislation being drafted is bad legislation, maybe a do-nothing congress is what’s necessary.  When you’re flying down the hill and you can’t hit the brakes, you certainly wouldn’t hit the gas, would you?

The message we sent as a nation is that any politician running for office is going to have to protect, if not expand some entitlement if they want to get elected.  That in turn is just going to increase spending, will it not?

It’s never that – maybe people should just pick themselves up by their boot-straps, dust themselves off, and get back on the damn horse – no, it’s where’s mine?

How come that guy has more than me?

What about me?

That’s not fair!

That’s not EQUAL!

When the hell did we become perpetually 7-years-old?

The popular opinion was to go after the companies who got tax-breaks after sending jobs to China – yet GE (an Obama supporter) made $14B in profits after shipping plants to China and didn’t pay a dime in taxes in 2011!  Oh those evil banksters, oh those evil corporations, oh those evil rich people…  and we voted back in a guy whose green-energy stimulus was nothing more than a behind the scenes kick-back scheme to his backers!

Obama-phones, free internet and computers, government subsidized abortions, 99 weeks of unemployment…  America, do you realize what you’ve done?  You have traded our future, our children and grand-children’s future, for meaningless stuff.  I was reminded of this story today which comes from the Old Testament, in the book of Genesis, chapter 25 through 27.

Thanks Ted!

It’s the story of Isaac’s (son of Abraham) twin sons, Esau (ee-saw) and Jacob.

Even from the time in the womb, the two brothers didn’t get along.  According to Genesis, the two boys fought with each other while still inside of their mother.  Esau being literally the first born, was heir to the fortune and lands of his father.  This always ate his brother Jacob up inside.

As they grew, Esau became a skilled hunter which made him his father’s favorite, while Jacob was more of a domestically skilled man.

One day, Esau was out hunting for an extended period of time and came home very hungry after having no luck out in the field.  His brother Jacob used this time to take advantage of the situation.

29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.

30 He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!”

31 Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”

32 “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”

33 But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.

Genesis 25:29-34

See what happened?  Esau traded something trivial for his birthright!  He could have stayed out alittle longer to hunt, but instead settled for stew.

Time passed after that and Esau had become involved with two Canaanite (Hittite) women and eventually married them.  This worried his parents because as it stood, Esau was to inherit everything of his father’s.  The last thing they wanted was for these two women to breeze through their son’s birthright and leave him with nothing.  The Canaanites and Israelites had a long history of territory disputes which often times lead to war; hence why his parents were nervous.

Eventually the years rolled on and Isaac grew old and weak.  As he lie on his deathbed, he called to Esau and told him to get him some wild game and prepare it for him to eat, and then he would give him his inheritance and blessing.  His mother Rebekah, still worried about the Canaanite wives of her son’s overheard this, and told Jacob to take the food that she would prepare to his father, and act in his twin brother Esau’s place.

Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Look, I overheard your father say to your brother Esau,

‘Bring me some game and prepare me some tasty food to eat, so that I may give you my blessing in the presence of the Lord before I die.’

Now, my son, listen carefully and do what I tell you:

Go out to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, so I can prepare some tasty food for your father, just the way he likes it.

10 Then take it to your father to eat, so that he may give you his blessing before he dies.”

11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, “But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin.

12 What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing.”

13 His mother said to him, “My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me.”

14 So he went and got them and brought them to his mother, and she prepared some tasty food, just the way his father liked it.

15 Then Rebekah took the best clothes of Esau her older son, which she had in the house, and put them on her younger son Jacob.

16 She also covered his hands and the smooth part of his neck with the goatskins.

17 Then she handed to her son Jacob the tasty food and the bread she had made.

18 He went to his father and said, “My father.”

“Yes, my son,” he answered. “Who is it?”

19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.”

20 Isaac asked his son, “How did you find it so quickly, my son?”  “The Lord your God gave me success,” he replied.

21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Come near so I can touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not.”

22 Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”

23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he proceeded to bless him.

24 “Are you really my son Esau?” he asked.  “I am,” he replied.

25 Then he said, “My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing.”

Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, “Come here, my son, and kiss me.”

27 So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said,

“Ah, the smell of my son
is like the smell of a field
that the Lord has blessed.

28 May God give you heaven’s dew
and earth’s richness—
an abundance of grain and new wine.

29 May nations serve you
and peoples bow down to you.
Be lord over your brothers,
and may the sons of your mother bow down to you.
May those who curse you be cursed
and those who bless you be blessed.”

30 After Isaac finished blessing him, and Jacob had scarcely left his father’s presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting.

31 He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, “My father, please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.”

32 His father Isaac asked him, “Who are you?”  “I am your son,” he answered, “your firstborn, Esau.”

33 Isaac trembled violently and said, “Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him—and indeed he will be blessed!”

34 When Esau heard his father’s words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me—me too, my father!”

35 But he said, “Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing.”

36 Esau said, “Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? This is the second time he has taken advantage of me: He took my birthright, and now he’s taken my blessing!” Then he asked, “Haven’t you reserved any blessing for me?”

37 Isaac answered Esau, “I have made him lord over you and have made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine.  So what can I possibly do for you, my son?”

38 Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father?  Bless me too, my father!”  Then Esau wept aloud.

39 His father Isaac answered him,

“Your dwelling will be
away from the earth’s richness,
away from the dew of heaven above.

40 You will live by the sword
and you will serve your brother.
But when you grow restless,
you will throw his yoke
from off your neck.”

41 Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

Genesis 27:6-41

Over a bowl of stew and some of the wrong women, Esau lost his birthright and therefore his inheritance.  When he failed to realize what it was that he did wrong which led to him losing everything, he threatens his twin brother.

Think about that for a moment.  We have this great land of ours, but we’re losing our freedoms.  Endowed by our Creator, we were given the chance to pursue life, liberty, and happiness, but instead we chose to take the easy path.

Rather than risk doing for ourselves, we settled for the low-hanging fruit.  Rather than waiting for the right person, we scatter our seeds.  Rather than taking responsibility, we push it off onto someone else.

Readers, how many times have I told you that the more responsibility we refuse to take for ourselves, the more rights we will have  stripped away?  I don’t know of any other way to show you this or explain what we’re doing wrong.  Unfortunately, if we keep going with this socialized nonsense, where the state takes the place of God, you will truly have nothing.  Your home, your property, even your children will cease to be under your control.

How do I know this?  I’m glad you asked, I’m going to tell you.

After the Russian Revolution in 1905, a quasi-democracy sprang up.  Believe it or not, communism took another 13 years before it went from theory into practice.  Lenin and Trotsky, acted as if they opposed each other when in all reality they were working together.

Vladimir Lenin inciting the people.

Russia had just gotten out of a really expensive war with Japan and people were fed up with then Tzar Nicholas Romanov II.  The country was decimated financially and the followers of Karl Marx decided that they finally had their chance to seize power.

Vladimir Lenin felt that the revolution was a middle class revolution and the socialist party was being cut out of the picture, so he and his cohorts used labor unions to thwart economic recovery at every turn.  He did this of course from the shadows.

“If we mean a real, fully effective, economic guarantee against restoration, that is a guarantee that would create the economic conditions precluding restoration, then we shall have to say: the only guarantee against restoration is a Socialist revolution in the West. 

There can be no other guarantee in the full sense of the term.  Without this condition, whichever other way the problem is solved (municipalisation, division of the land, etc) restoration will not only be possible but positively inevitable.”

Yes, you read that correctly.  Lenin was fighting against his own country’s recovery.  He would have rather let his people starve to death than allow his country to recover.

He had to do this in order for the starving masses to go along with it.

“I would formulate this proposition as follows: the Russian revolution can achieve victory by its own efforts, but it cannot possibly, hold and consolidate its gains by its own strength. It cannot do this unless there is a Socialist revolution in the West.

Without this condition restoration is inevitable, whether we have municipalisation, or nationalisation, or division of the land; for under each and every form of possession and property the small proprietor will always be a bulwark of restoration.

After the complete victory of the democratic revolution the small proprietor will inevitably turn against the proletariat:and the sooner the common enemies of the proletariat and of the small proprietors, such as the capitalists, the landlords, the financial bourgeoisie, and so forth are overthrown, the sooner will this happen.

Restoration is inevitable unless they work hard?  Land and every form of possession and property will only HELP the recovery, so they need to put an end to it?  Who THINKS like that?  By the way, when he’s talking about the “bourgeoisie”, he’s referring to the middle-class.  The proletariat in this case would be lower-class citizens.  He was stirring up the lower class to cause trouble for the middle class, thus using them as their soldiers and keeping himself out of the line of fire.

Does THAT sound familiar?

Oh yeah, this guy. Did you know this loser let his kids starve to death because he wouldn’t work? Hey, did you also know that millions of our idiot college kids think that this moron was a hero?

Come October 1917, it all came to a head…  The incited class-warfare, backed by the Bolsheviks (not the Russian army) took up arms and killed off the middle-class.  Can anyone say Department of Homeland Security?  In July of 1918 they stormed the palace of Nicholas II, instructed him and his family to dress for a portrait, and as they sat down to pose, Bolshevik troops entered the room and shot them to pieces.

The children who weren’t dead after the smoke cleared were run through with bayonets.

After that, the Bolsheviks were hunted down and killed.  Why?  Because they posed a threat to the communists.

Red Soldiers executing Bolsheviks because they were no longer necessary. Circa 1918.

You see, the lower class was only necessary for the communists to get rid of the middle class and the monarch.  They were what the term, “useful idiots” was coined after.  They believed in the idea that socialism was good because everyone was equal and everyone was getting something; but in all reality, they were surrendering their own humanity.

What they didn’t realize is that socialism was designed to fail, because it is intended to be the doorway to communism.  Amazing that this happened immediately after the mandatory firearm and sabre confiscation in October of 1918.

What, you thought that the communists believed in equality?  HA!  Oh no, my child…  I assure you, they are Darwinists.  They believed that communism was the natural order of evolution and that indeed only the strong are intended to survive.

Equality?  That’s not even in the picture, that’s just what they told them in order to get them to go along with it!

That’s the problem with the idiot kids who claim that they read Marx and walk around in those stupid Che t-shirts, talking out of their rear end, like they know what they’re talking about.

Josef Stalin soon took to power and then saw that everyone was potentially a threat to the Soviet Union, and then the great purge of 1937 began.  It started in the Ukraine but spread all throughout the Soviet Union, including Russia.

You were either a spy or knew someone who was, and you had to be broken.  The mysterious black cars (black helicopters, HELLO!) would roll up to your neighbor’s house in the middle of the night and you’d never see or hear from him again.

As they used to say in the old USSR, “Everyone knows at least 3 spies, if you can only find two, then you must be the third!”

In all, Stalin in the name of communism killed around 20 million of his own people.

America, this isn’t about Republican or Democrat.  This is about getting you to wake up and see where it is that we’re heading before it’s too late.

It has all happened before and will most certainly happen again if we let it.  Look at how far we’ve fallen as a nation since we turned away from God.  Yes the election is over, but don’t you dare go back to sleep.  If you don’t use your faith and act upon it today, you can forget about using the second amendment tomorrow…

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