As I See It Holidays

Election Day Blues

This morning, I had the election day blues.  After today… our nations will not be the same… no matter who wins. I have to admit… at 6:00 this morning I wasn’t quite convinced I wanted to be one of the first in line at the polls.  But… imagining a 2 hour wait later on during the day wasn’t very appealing either.  So, I yawned all the way to Hillcrest school to vote.  I was #10 in line.

As I slipped my blue card into the voting machine… I had mix emotions.  If I voted for McCain… I would be voting for a continued war effort in a conflict I personally don’t think we should be involved in.   If I voted for Obama…I would be voting for a socialist government.

Observing the effects of a socialist government in China was not a pretty sight. I left China wondering how could the masses have been so duped.  I came home from China and read many many books in order to get a little better understanding of the government and people’s way of live.  I don’t pretend to understand it all.  But, I do know this…. a wonderful nation of people have suffer at the hands of a socialist government.

In 1949 the people were harshly suppressed by their present government.  So when Mao offered the people “fairness” which,  was to take the land from landlords and divided it among the people… it sounded life saving.  Rob the rich and give to the poor…also know as the “Common Rice Bowl.”   No one would ever go hungry again.

Perhaps Mao’s intention in the beginning was pure but, I don’t know that.  I just know… it didn’t work for the masses.  Millions of people starved during the “Great Leap Forward.”  Millions died at the hands of the government during “Cultural Revolution.”  Chairman Mao became power hungry.  Many men would follow his legacy and would continue to enslave an intelligent, hard working people.   Don’t let the Olympics fool you!

If you want to read a great book on China,  I suggest you read “Wild Swans” by Jung Chang.  It’s a true story of three generations of women.  When I read it… I said to myself, “Oh my gosh… it’s happening here in this country.”   Americans are being slowly duped… like the people of China were in 1949.

So… with that in mind… I voted… well… McCain, which I think is the lesser of “two evils.”   Although I don’t think he will win… my conscience would not let me vote any other way.  Obama looks good and has a smooth tongue… but I fear for our ultimate liberty.  I really believe… we’re in for a “Hell of a Ride.”

Just my point of view from my state, from my community and from my house.

Till Later

Kathy Griffiths

Insightful Nana

P.S. Election Day will be over tomorrow.  I’m going to gather in my chicks and ride out the storm.

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