One day before the election, a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District told me of a conversation he had with a seven-year-old student.
The child asked for whom the teacher was voting.
“That’s private, ” said the teacher with a smile.
“If you vote for Romney, that means you have Romnesia. He’s only for rich people.”
This anecdote sent a chill up my spine.
Obviously, this child had no idea what she was saying. She was only repeating what she had learned at home and in school. I know several LAUSD teachers and principals, and they all tell me the same story: the left owns the classrooms, the left controls the levers of public education through thuggish unions. California children may not know how to spell or do simple math, but they are ardent leftists, an army of zombie tykes, the next generation of voters whose minds have been ruthlessly colonized by leftist totalitarians.
This morning, Seraphic Secret feels sad, disappointed and — yes — fearful.
Obamacare, 2,700 pages of Rube Goldberg regulations and unintended consequences, will spread like cancer throughout every corner of society. Medical costs are rising and will continue to rise. Quality health care will be the exception rather than the rule. Crushing taxes will be levied order to pay for this government leviathan.
But somewhere along the line, like Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, like all of Western Europe, the laws of gravity will prevail and the system will falter and then collapse under the weight of a predatory state, unsustainable debt and deficit.
In the meantime, government bureaucrats will invade every corner of your life, from birth to death. Medical research and development will languish because the profit motive will disappear. There will be a shortage of physicians. There will be a shortage of hospital beds. The political class, those who passed Obamacare in the name of fairness, will never have to submit to the indignities of the system they have set in motion. The Senate has its own health care program which, not surprisingly, is the polar opposite of Obamacare.
Israel, more than ever, is alone.
For the past few months, Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s number-one hatchet woman, has been secretly negotiating with the Iranian government. Israel has been kept in the dark. No good will come of this. That is a given. Publicly, Israel will speak reassuringly about what a good friend is Barack Hussein Obama. But behind closed doors in Jerusalem, deep anxiety prevails, and the Israeli government is planning to go it alone against the Iranian nuclear program.
Benjamin Netanyahu and the IDF are the only obstacles between the genocidal Iranian regime and a nuclear weapon.
Which makes Bibi the leader of the free world.
Certainly, the Islamists despise Obama as much as they would despise any Republican president. Yet they are savvy enough to understand that the Obama administration is a politically-correct machine whose first impulse is appeasement.
Yes, our drones will continue to pick off Islamic terrorists in Yemen and Pakistan, but the evil of Islamism will proliferate as never before. In the next four years, the American people will not once hear this government utter the words “Islamic terrorism.” Instead, we will hear about workplace violence and man-made disasters.
Benghazigate will continue to be flogged by the right, but Obama’s protectors in the mainstream media will do their duty and protect their man. Such are the fruits of a thoroughly corrupt press.
Obama won because he ran a better — more ruthless — campaign. The Democrats sliced and diced the American people. Scaring single women about abortion and birth control was dishonest but effective. Latinos fled from the Republicans because they want amnesty. And Obama, through presidential fiat, has already granted this illegal safety net, which translates into more votes.
Cynical but effective.
And finally, class warfare: It was Marx who invented and demonized social classes. Obama and his crew convinced a majority of Americans that they are not Americans, but members of a static social class permanently at war with another class. If not an economic class the Democrats have Balkanized Americans into Latinos, women, African Americans, people of color, Native Americans, gays, bisexuals, transexuals, whatever.
Again, cynical but effective.
Obama won because the left has a plan: to transform this constitutional republic into a democrat socialist state. Thus, conservatives are left fighting a defensive war. You cannot win a war unless you are fighting offense.
Defense is static. Offense is dynamic.
Ask any soldier.
As we said, Seraphic Secret is sad — but, more than anything else, disappointed. The America we love, the America we admire, seems to be slipping away.
If you have never known freedom, you cannot miss it.
Karen and I fear that the next generation of Americans will grow up in a society where tyranny is redefined as freedom.
G-d bless America.