Dante’s Inferno and Firing Range
December 22, 2009

It is with great sadness that I announce the pre-official death of The United States of America.* Like a patient in a Persistent*Vegetative*State, she will continue to convert organic*mater into*waste products*for some time.* But, ultimately, we are just waiting for the body to figure out what the mind and soul already know.

With the Nanny State able to control everything through Healthcare, we will*cease*to be individuals and simply be groups on an actuarial table.**A state in life that*is frustrating when it*comes to a contracted business, but one that is*morally evil when done by a government who’s sacred trust is to each and every man, woman, and child as individuals.

The next steps are up to*the citizens.* Do we allow this to continue to its enviable*conclusion like that of*“Once” Great Britain where you can’t even defend your own home?* Or do we, as a society, decide to be more like our forebears and start over.

My bet, as “American ‘Idle’” prepares to knock couch potatoes back on their*duffs*for another season,*is that*the cancer that lead to our current Rock Star President and*Congresscritter*for Life Legislative*Branch will keep people firmly on their*hands waiting for .gov to take away all their problems.* We will not see the resurgences*of that spirit that made America great.* And the few men who will step forward to challenge*the status quo will be derided*as crackpots and terrorists.* Remember, Gandhi would have been a terrorist under current definitions.

So what happens when we can’t keep up the*charade that we can pay for all this?* What happens when the bill comes due?* I guess it all depends on how quickly they get around to banning firearms and how effective that band is.

I weep for the world these criminals are leaving for our children and the blood that will be spilled because of their greed.* My soul seeks solace in the fact that every drop of blood they are responsible for will be paid back in spades in the next life.* I would not want to be one of these “leaders” when they enter the Here-after.

As for me?* Well in the long run I’m not sure what I will do.* If piper seeks payment in my life while I’m able to hold my end of the line, I will.* If not, I will train my children well and instruct them to do the same.* For one other thing gives me joy.* No tyrant lives forever and no tyranny spans but*a scant few generations.

In the short run, I’m going to finish the book I’m currently reading.* Have a beer or two.* Enjoy the company of my wife.* And do something wholly*verboten*like have a celebratory*cigar.* I will also continue to tell anyone who will listen about the madness into which we are descending.* If that puts me on the outs with the Gestapo Administration, so be it.* You see, for all the doom and gloom that these criminals’ shadows cast across this land and its future; today, I am a free man and I will die a free man no matter how they delude themselves.