By Way of (General) Introduction

 Posted by at 10:48 am
Dec 252011
 

Hello and welcome to Wake Up Winston!

Since today is both Christmas and Hanukkah, it is a time of miracles and therefore a great time to start something new . . . like a blog.  Given the nature of the day, I’ll preface this blog’s introduction by wishing you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a happy, healthy, successful, and prosperous New Year!

The primary purpose of Wake Up Winston! is to provide readers with thoughtful and, hopefully, original opinions about the American political landscape.  It is also my goal to keep each post brief and to the point with links to all sources.

Every election is crucial, and the 2012 election is particularly so.  In 2012, the outcome of every election contest, especially for president, will determine whether the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (“Obamacare”) will be implemented or repealed.  In my opinion, Obamacare’s implementation is a point of no return on the path to European-style socialism.  When the election results are determined on November 6, 2012, we will know whether America will remain America, whether we will be a nation of individualism or collectivism, capitalist or socialist.

Whether a blessing or a curse, we live in interesting times.  However, these times are not novel; there is something familiar to the current tumult, a déjà vu.  We are living through a world-wide, government intervention-caused economic crises; there are imperialistic, tyrannical dictatorships and terrorist groups that preach religious superiority and world dominance; and a senseless apathy toward the Jew-hatred that masquerades as “anti-Zionism.”

The echoes of the 1930’s are stirring.  Then, Winston Churchill was a lone voice in the wilderness of British appeasement.  He acknowledged and accepted the reality of the “gathering storm” emanating from Germany and proposed solutions that the British parties in power ignored.

When the smoke clears on November 6, 2012, will we have a country that stands up to our enemies, or one that appeases them?  Will we have a country that stands by our friends, or one that abandons them?

This is the time for us to, like Winston Churchill, make our voices heard in the wilderness of the current American leadership vacuum and the so-called “inevitable” managed decline of American exceptionalism.  This is the time for us to stand up for reason, individualism, and capitalism.  This is the time for us to wake up.

These themes are the backdrop to the drama of the 2012 election and beyond.  It is my hope that Wake Up Winston!, and its contributors, will address these themes with thought-provoking, insightful, and entertaining content.  Thank you for stopping by . . . and welcome.

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