2 September 2012
Norman Pagett writes:
As Groucho Marx memorably said, and Eastwood confirmed: nobody believes in sanity claus no more.
Romney’s politics are also in complete denial of reality. America will dump Obama because he’s risking the fate of all messengers by offering the truth. With a debt of $14 trillion, you have a choice reducing your living standards, or borrowing until the debt exceeds national income. So the borrowing will continue because the American way of life is non-negotiable. Then the economic infrastructure will collapse, and when it does China will foreclose, (read sub-prime mortgage). Obama is pulling out of Afghanistan because it’s unaffordable, and with 40 million on food aid, he knows where his priorities lie. The guy’s been in office three and a half years, yet he’s getting the flak for 40 years of overspending to support ‘the American way of life’ which is an oil-fuelled illusion that lasted from 1945 to 1970, the year America went into oil deficit. It has as much bearing on reality as the towers of Riyadh and Dubai. For once you seem to have a decent man in office, sacking him won’t make the truth go away. Romney’s PhD in wishful thinking (I’ve got one of those too) will only attract voters who wish like he does. He’s wishing for energy self sufficiency and 12 million jobs to materialise out of thin air, even though job creation schemes don’t work. Voters will cast their votes for someone who makes wishes to counteract hopelessness without thought of how those wishes might become reality.