I don’t much care for clocks.
Evil machines that “tick” away time. Ignorant contraptions that understand only ONE thing…
“You are late, you are early, you are right on time. Follow me to your death.” Says the clock.
When I was a young man, I had clocks everywhere. There was a clock in every room of the house. I had a clock in the car. I even had a clock strapped to my arm.
“Tick, tick, tick, old man.” Said the clock.
Today, I do not much care for clocks. I do not have TIME for them.
I am happy to wake up and start a new day. I really do not care what “time” it is, I am just happy to be alive..!!
Oh yes, I know that a clock is around the corner somewhere, “ticking” time away.
But that clock doesn’t pay me no bother, anymore.
For example, I’m not sure if you are late, or if I am early..?? All I care about is that “we” are here.
Are you ready to take that journey..??
Today, we worry about the loss of personal freedom. “How MUCH freedom are you willing to give away for the comfort of socialism?”
These are not new questions, just being asked by our generation. They were the same questions being asked in the world of Barry Goldwater. However, these questions were amplified ten fold.
Liberal democrats, having held the Presidency for 20 years, never allowing republicans a true majority in the House and Senate, seemed to be drawing America into a socialistic Left government.
From the progressive tax code and globalization of progressive President Wilson, to the “Robin Hood” style of “New Deal” socialism of President FDR, Barry Goldwater’s America looked MUCH less free.
(Plus, the Russians could drop “The Bomb” on us any day.)
The world of Barry Goldwater, (1960) was a much more drastic world than we have today.
Let’s begin today’s exciting episode of The NEW adventures of Barry Goldwater.
Today’s episode is titled:
Barry G- The attack of the Slush Fund Liberals
This is something that the founding fathers had warned us of, many years ago. Once people realize that they can vote themselves pay raises and free gifts, they will, and the country is doomed.
Liberal democrats had capitalized on this practice, year after year. Offering the voters higher pay and MORE free gifts, if only they vote for democrats. Human greed forced people to rationalize: Yes, it is good to steal money from one man and hand it to the government. Let the government choose who will receive this begotten booty.
In the days of old, people picked who they wanted to help. They handed this help personally to the man in need. Americans didn’t need a “middle-man” to hand money to the needy, all the while drawing a paycheck for himself in the process.
Slush Funds were one tool of the democrats. Take a Bill that is needed to run the government; load this Bill up with extra earmark “Slush Fund” cash that will be held BACK until election time. Then hand out this Slush Fund cash to each state and the democrat is guarantied a reelection with all of the FREE gifts that the state would receive, in this democrats name.
This practice sickened Barry Goldwater. Having been raised, from a child to a man, in a successful business; Goldwater knew how to run a company. How to make a payroll. How to pay his bills and keep a budget.
Barry Goldwater hated Slush Funds so much, that he went after Republican President Eisenhower for passing a high federal budget, filled with earmarks.
Let’s join Barry Goldwater and the birth of the conservative movement in America.
The words of Barry Goldwater- 1964
“..In this world no person, no Party can guarantee anything, but what we can do and what we shall do is to deserve victory, and victory will be ours.
The good Lord raised this mighty Republic to be a home for the brave and to flourish as the land of the free, not to stagnate in the swampland of collectivism.
Now, my fellow Americans, the tide has been running against freedom. Our people have followed false prophets. We must, and we shall, return to proven ways. Not because they are old, but because they are true. We must, and we shall, set the tides running again in the cause of freedom. And this party, with its every action, every word, every breath, and every heartbeat, has but a single resolve, and that is freedom.
During four futile years, the administration which we shall replace has distorted and lost that vision. It has talked and talked and talked and talked the words of freedom, but it has failed and failed and failed in the works of freedom.
Rather than useful jobs in our country, our people have been offered bureaucratic “make work (jobs)”; rather than moral leadership, they have been given bread and circuses. They have been given spectacles, and, yes, they’ve even been given scandals.
Tonight, there is violence in our streets, corruption in our highest offices, aimlessness amongst our youth, anxiety among our elders, and there’s a virtual despair among the many who look beyond material success for the inner meaning of their lives. And where examples of morality should be set, the opposite is seen. Small men, seeking great wealth or power, have too often and too long turned even the highest levels of public service into mere personal opportunity.
Now those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. They, and let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. Their mistaken course stems from false notions, ladies and gentlemen, of equality. Equality, rightly understood, as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences. Wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
It is further the cause of Republicanism to restore a clear understanding of the tyranny of man over man in the world at large. It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don’t rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression. This is hogwash.
It is further the cause of Republicanism to remind ourselves, and the world, that only the strong can remain free, that only the strong can keep the peace.
Now I know this freedom is not the fruit of every soil. I know that our own freedom was achieved through centuries, by unremitting efforts of brave and wise men. And I know that the road to freedom is a long and a challenging road. And I know also that some men may walk away from it, that some men resist challenge, accepting the false security of governmental paternalism.
I seek an America proud of its past, proud of its ways, proud of its dreams, and determined actively to proclaim them. But our example to the world must, like charity, begin at home.
We must assure a society here which, while never abandoning the needy or forsaking the helpless, nurtures incentives and opportunities for the creative and the productive. We must know the whole good is the product of many single contributions.
And I cherish a day when our children once again will restore as heroes the sort of men and women who, unafraid and undaunted, pursue the truth, strive to cure disease, subdue and make fruitful our natural environment and produce the inventive engines of production, science, and technology.
This Nation, whose creative people have enhanced this entire span of history, should again thrive upon the greatness of all those things which we, we as individual citizens, can and should do. And during Republican years, this again will be a nation of men and women, of families proud of their role, jealous of their responsibilities, unlimited in their aspirations. A Nation where all who can will be self-reliant.
This is a Party. This Republican Party is a Party for free men, not for blind followers, and not for conformists.
Our Republican cause is not to level out the world or make its people conform in computer regimented sameness. Our Republican cause is to free our people and light the way for liberty throughout the world..”
Barry Goldwater- 1964
Can Barry Goldwater defeat the Slush Fund Liberals?
Or will Barry Goldwater be defeated by Liberalism, with their promise of FREE government handouts?
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For years I had heard people talk about Barry Goldwater and I had heard sections of his speeches. However, being contemporary, I didn’t look much beyond Ronald Reagan, as far as conservatism went.
But when I decided to do an editorial on Barry, I was just stunned to find out that his words could be used today. I mean, line by line.
It is as if Goldwater (in the 1950’s) was writing this stuff for our time and President Obama. So I knew that this had to be bigger than just a simple, one time editorial. I wanted it to be a series. But how..??
The idea hit me of a “comic book” style of writing. In which, we would use the “hokey hooks” that comic book writers use, yet try and keep it dignified. This was too big for me to tackle alone, so I incorporated my old writing partner of “Bad News”. (Master B- as he called himself, years ago.)
First, we thought about getting an artist to draw out comic pages of Barry G. However, digital copies of drawn out cartoons never really look right on blogs, and drawing out cartoon panels is too freaking expensive.
So we decided to go with symbols and pictures from the 1950’s: fallout shelters, radioactive symbols, “duck and cover” pictures, etc.
The easy part was Barry Goldwater, himself..!!
The guy is stone cold. They do not get much more conservative. And his words live on, even more so today. I believe that a politician could win the 2012 election just reciting old Barry Goldwater speeches.
The rest is fluff. Us, trying to draw you a verbal picture of a 1950’s world that is different, yet the same as today.
In our second editorial, (which you just read) we tried to incorporate a narrator who was “Mark Twain-ish”, talking about old age, clocks, and time. We felt that the first installment was missing a narrator.
Barry Goldwater said and did some controversial things, and in the third installment; we plan on taking these issues on. We will not sugar coat the story. The overall goal is to study the conservative movement in America. And you cannot study conservatism, without Barry Goldwater.
Well, it was great working with “Bad News” again. We have worked together on some of the “Angry Republican Video Broadcasts” and a few editorials. I have always loved the idea of three people working on one blog site to do comedy- news with current topics. But, we all have families and jobs and each of us have our own web sites. There isn’t enough time. Thanks “Bad News”, for your help with the Barry Goldwater editorials..!!
They have a different “feel” to them.
Written by AR Babonie, with the help of “Bad News”, and actual quotes from Barry Goldwater
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