Do you ever have those days when you identify with the women of Paris who marched on Versailles, angry that nobody was listening to them (and also wanting bread, of course)?
I’ve always wished that somebody had turned them back and calmer heads had prevailed, having, as I do, a secret fondness for Louis XVI and his bride, a hapless couple that lost their heads by being in over their heads.
But lately, I’ve felt the pain (if not their hunger) of the women of Paris.
I feel this way because nobody is listening to me, and countless others who share my ideas for my country. A referendum in Missouri with more than 70 percent of voters opposing the administration’s health care? Elite commentators dismiss us, saying it just doesn’t matter.
Concern-no make that fear-about overspending by federal and state governments? Well, just this week, Congress was back in town-interrupted their vacations-to spend some more money.
Tony Blankley shares my concerns and puts them more eloquently in a column that looks to the future and what it could be like to have our betters turn a deaf ear to us after the November elections:
Rather, if the upcoming election results fail for any reason (including GOP campaign incompetence) to empower the public’s overwhelming desire to stop and reverse the “fundamental transformation” of the United States — I suspect the country will be rocked to its core within the following months and few years.
A foul and dangerous brew is heating up that is composed of: (1) The economic collapse that started in 2008; (2) the radical, “fundamentally transforming” left-wing agenda of the government; and, (3) the thwarting of the public will — with glee — by the entrenched, non-elected powers (in the courts, media, colleges and government bureaucracies) as they get into the face and under the skin of the cultural and political majority.
It is insufferable (and will not long be suffered) to be lectured to and imposed upon by a ruling class that loathes our nation’s history, values and accomplishments; by those who are not, in fact, our genuine betters. They are neither better educated nor more profoundly morally versed.
In fact, they are our intellectual and moral inferiors — not superiors.