A Nurse With Attitude

Where Dark Cynical Humor, Nursing Issues, and Politics Seem to Merge

A new American Revolution?


My oldest son called me tonight and we discussed politics.  He’s an Army officer stationed in Georgia.  He has a family of his own, working hard to do his job and also trying to defend this country.  I know he’s a busy man, so it’s a real treat to visit and discuss current events and politics.

The topic tonight was Obama and his failures. My son thinks he a nice guy, but somewhat of a poor manager.   I think that Jimmy Carter was an example of a poor manager. He was inept and bumbled the country into a difficult time.  Obama, on the other hand, is clearly different.  He is a very smart guy and has clear malicious feelings toward this country and is actively working to do harm… to fundamentally change the country.  My son defended Obama.  I told him “maybe you can speak your feelings more freely when your out of the Army and he’s no longer your commander in chief.”

With the uproar in the Northeast, the turmoil in Ferguson MO,  the failed stimulus program which wasted trillions of dollars, the socialization of the medical system, active encouragement of the shutdown of the shipping industry by the Longshoreman’s Union, the support of the Muslim Brotherhood and having them as a part of the White House cabinet, the fabrication and support of the racial divide, the support of the anarchist members of the Occupy Wall street crowd, the unwavering support to those who are clear enemies of this nation, by having terrorists as visitors in the White House, by having known anarchists as advisors are just a few.  It seems that our President and the his democrat supporters are doing everything they can to do harm to this country, and destroy all that our forefathers worked for.  I fear for the future of this great country.  I look to great Americans for guidance.  Here’s a brief opinion by one of my favorite writers and historians …

“Before a revolution can take place, the population must lose faith in both the police and the courts. High taxation is important and so is inflation of the currency and the ratio of the productive to those on the public payroll. But that’s old hat; everybody knows that a country is on the skids when its income and outgo get out of balance and stay that way – even though there are always endless attempts to wish it away by legislation. But I started looking for little signs and what some call silly-season symptoms. I want to mention one of the obvious symptoms: Violence. Muggings. Sniping. Arson. Bombing. Terrorism of any sort. Riots of course – but I suspect that little incidents of violence, pecking way at people day after day, damage a culture even more than riots that flare up and then die down. Oh, conscription and slavery and arbitrary compulsion of all sorts and imprisonment without bail and without speedy trial – but those things are obvious; all the histories list them.   I think you have missed the most alarming symptom of all. This one I shall tell you. But go back and search for it. Examine it. Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms as you have named… But a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than a riot. This symptom is especially serious in that an individual displaying it never thinks of it as a sign of ill health but as proof of his/her strength. Look for it. Study it. It is too late to save this culture – this worldwide culture, not just the freak show here in California. Therefore we must now prepare the monasteries for the coming Dark Age. Electronic records are too fragile; we must again have books, of stable inks and resistant paper.” — Robert Heinlein (1982)

……which segues nicely into….. “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to appellation. ” — George Washington


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