Monday, November 14, 2011

Lazy America

Obama has decided that we as Americans are lazy. We don’t really want to bring business to America.,0,7516042.story

Well Mr. President, that is simply untrue… for the most part. But he manages to hit one solid truth:

“But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades,’’ the president said. “We’ve kind of taken for granted -- well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”

I don’t think he meant to say the important part which is, “we aren’t out there hungry”. He nailed it. Nothing motivates more than not knowing where the next meal is going to come from. Luckily, people don’t have to worry about that anymore as I pointed out in my previous post. There is no motivating survival instinct that kicks in anymore, because you will be taken care of. While that makes your heart all warm and fuzzy, knowing that people won’t starve to death, it should alarm you. What happens when we all become as lazy as the bottom feeders? Who will feed us? The world doesn’t work on freebies, someone has to be around to produce them.

Couple this growing population of the lazy with the following:

In October, the president told donors in San Francisco that Americans “have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam and unleashed all the potential in this country.”

First let me say “NO!” this is not true. We haven’t lost our imagination or willingness, or even our ambition. We have lost our right to do great things. The green energy scam that plagues the world is the driving force behind the assault on this right. If we wanted to build another Hoover dam today, there would be a bazillion (yes, bazillion) green group, tree hugging, hippies standing in our way. Not only that, but the courts have sided with these anti-progress progressives. So it wouldn’t be allowed. This is not to say that the ambition, imagination, or willingness wasn’t there, rather that our right to exercise said ambition, imagination, and willingness has been taken away.

So combine these two things, our right to work hard and build/do great things been taken away by the bureaucratic government and environment, plus the instinctual motivations to work hard being suppressed by the fact that they aren’t required and what do we get? A growingly dependent generation.

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