The rules changed. The country has changed. it did not just happen last night. It has been happening for years. Last night made it obvious. From here on out, it will only get worse.
911 disguised the change for some months. It was a blip in the slide. Flags appeared and for a season or two there was a sense of fraternity and common cause. You wanted to help, pull together and fight for our common values. It was a ground roots feeling, not a government edict.
That is over. I can see where this is going. There is a difference from being governed to being ruled. We willingly accept governance for the common good. I am repelled at the idea of being ruled for the good of others.
I do not accept that I owe a guarantee to a common outcome of luck and fortune demanded by a government statute. I do not owe the world of diversity anything and they do not deserve that which is mine. They can try and take it and I will do my best to see that they do not.
It will be harder than it was in the past stay under the radar. There are fewer places left not mapped, traced, vectored and monitored.
This is not an overreaction to the healtcare bill. This is a recognition that the takers have outflanked the makers.
Emboldened with a clear victory, they will continue to take more and more.
Victimization has morphed into triumphalism. Entitlements have out-trumped title.
Diversity has resulted in the inevitable divisions that tear apart the familiar past. A common sense of purpose and ideals have been replaced by a collectivist view of the future.
The health care victory will recharge the Democrats and the Left. They thrive on group think. The Right is naturally inclined to think for themselves and act alone.
There are far too many, including some on this blog, who believe that the parties Democrat and Republican are the same and the outcome of their governance without difference.
They are wrong, but their views are shared by too many who will sit on their hands until it is too late to stop what has begun. It is always that way. It will be the same this time.
All The Best
THE ELEPHANT BAR IS CLOSED
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.
My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.
At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.
An elephant never forgets.
Deuce, 21 June 2018