I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed
. – Jonathan Swift
Even Illinoisans are ashamed.
The wickedness has become so obvious, so entrenched and so
brazen, that the state that used to take pride in their corruption,
because it “worked,” now understands the Faustian bargain they've made.
Last week it was revealed that half of all Illinoisans want to leave the state.
"Every state has at least some residents who are looking for greener pastures," says Gallup
"but nowhere is the desire to move more prevalent than in Illinois and
Connecticut. In both of these states, about half of residents say that
if given the chance to move to a different state, they would like to
do so. Maryland is a close third, at 47%. By contrast, in Montana,
Hawaii, and Maine, just 23% say they would like to relocate. Nearly as
few -- 24% -- feel this way in Oregon, New Hampshire, and Texas."
A Gallup poll revealed previously that by a wide margin
Illinoisans trust their government less than any other state in the
According to Gallup
only 28% of people from Illinois have a great deal of trust in their government.
The Land of Lincoln is followed by Rhode Island, Maine,
Pennsylvania, Louisiana, California and Maryland-- all of which post
numbers from 40% to 49% level of trust by resident.
Residents from small government, pro-market states North Dakota,
Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, Nebraska, Texas and Alaska rate their
government's highest in terms of trust, posting numbers as high as 79%
of residents saying they have a great deal of trust in their government.
And that's not really a coincidence is it?
“Even though Midwesterners are generally more positive about their states,” writes the Chicago Tribune
“Illinois residents are the exception, with 25 percent declaring that
it is ‘the worst possible state to live.’ The particularly grim outlook
of Illinois residents could be attributed to factors like high-profile
scandals and high taxes.”
And it can also be attributed to the fact that the same bozo that is running the country right now, came from Illinois.
Or more succinctly, Chicago. And Chicago is certainly the worst
thing that ever happened to Obama, in the same way that Obama is the
worst thing that ever happened to Chicago.
So like a lot of stories these days, Chicago works its way in
there as a burr buried deep in someone’s hair since the 1960s.
If you are like me, you’re about as tired of my hometown of
Chicago as the Detroit Lions are of Soldier Field. You are as tired of
being ruled by aging hippies from there—like Hillary Clinton-- as you
are of seeing slobbering media try to prop up an administration that
deserves no props.
Chicago’s become the punchline behind the joke on the Obama
administration in the same way that Monica Lewinsky became the punchline
for the joke on Bill Clinton’s administration.
Metaphorically, there’s a great big stain splotching up the frock
Chicago’s wearing. And we don’t have to wait for the DNA test to show
who the culprits are or what they are up to.
Let me tell you what the history books will say.
The history books will say that these were the days of the last
hurrah for the Democrat party machine; they will say that Chicago took a
corrupt machine politician, packaged him as the reform candidate,
realizing that they either had to export their corruption or die.
"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by
this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him," wrote
And that applies especially to the genius of smaller government.
At a time when technology has given citizens the ability to be
better informed, better educated and lead better lives, the dunces are
conspiring to take away choices, rather than truly empower citizens.
So far from being truly “progressive”, in any meaningful sense of
the word-- as opposed to the ideological sense of the word-- the
nation's experiment in Chicago type politics can be seen as reactionary
rather than something new, honest and hopeful.
And it’s not just Illinoisans that are paying attention.
Young people are too.
Conservative is becoming counterculture
thanks to organic mismanagement, petty opportunism and lies-- the cornerstones on which the liberal freemasonry rests.
We saw that same effect under Jimmy Carter, as counterculture
icons like Saturday Night Live helped turn the peanut farmer’s
administration into a real life parody of a Saturday Night Live skit.
From there SNL and liberalism had nowhere to go but the
mainstream, thereby creating hordes of young people, like me, who looked
at liberalism as a swindle, a contrivance and a fraud.
So prepare, my friends, for the next American Century-- a conservative one.
And that says a lot.