Not Dead Yet!

By Alden L. Benton

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
~Mark Twain

In an effort to provide quality posts, I read hundreds of emails and follow dozens of websites every day.  In my research, I keep coming across what former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew once called nattering nabobs of negativism.

What the Vice President referred to is the constant negative reports emanating from the mass media, which now includes the internet.  It is the same thing, day in, and day out: the United States is declining and is in imminent danger of collapse.

There is an old adage that says if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes true.  This is one of the fundamental principles of propaganda, a principle taught by the father of all community organizers, Saul Alinsky.

This tactic has done the most damage to the fabric of the United States in the last 80 years.  In those 80 years, the Left has controlled Congress and the presidency, the majority of the time.  At the same time, they began to infiltrate the tax-supported education system, dramatically expand the size and scope of government, and control the mainstream media outlets.

Through all of these events, they began to constantly iterate and repeat their revisionist, negativism regarding the United States and American Exceptionalism.  Now they are using the same tactics to brainwash everyone about the evils of capitalism and the joys of the Marxist way, i.e. communism.

The United States has been a work in-progress since its founding.  As a nation, we have stumbled and fallen; we have seen fantastic booms and the depth of the economic abyss.  We have fought many wars, most with just cause.  We have brought true hope and prosperity, and freedom, to ourselves and large portions of the earth’s population.

America is facing serious problems that must be resolved.  That is reality.  However, these problems will not, indeed cannot, be solved by whining and sniffling about how we are doomed to failure.

Cow pies!  Failure is NOT an option.

Wailing and bemoaning our imminent demise is counterproductive.  Did we hold up our collective hands in surrender in 1941when Pearl Harbor was attacked or in 2001 when the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked?  No!  We got up, dusted ourselves off, rolled up our collective sleeves, and set about putting things right.

Do not let the naysayers of doom depress you.  They are wrong.  The nation that both President Lincoln and Reagan referred to as a shining example to the world is not dead.

An old cliché says “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”  We are a nation forged by the fires of tribulation and tumult.  We can solve our problems and return to greatness if we stand together and face our problems head on as one unified people.

I will not let America go down without a fight.  How about you?

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