The Blue State Blockade (part II)
This is the second of a two part article. We repeat the first paragraph of the first part, as well as a few paragraphs of the first part to merge smoothly into Dr. Owens’ conclusion.
by Dr. Robert Owens – 6/19/2020
It took just three years for President Donald Trump to lead America from the perpetually stagnant New Normal of the Clinton/Bush/Obama Trifecta of Failure back to the Morning in America of the Reagan era. This was nothing short of an economic miracle that began the day after America’s blue-collar billionaire won the biggest upset in our political history when the stock market took off like a rocket.
As a natural contrarian President Trump has always gone against the grain. He was the first world leader to shut down travel from China. And early on he began to say, “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.”
Instinctively knowing there may be more deaths from the ramifications of stopping the greatest economy the world has ever seen than from the Social Security Flu. Now President Trump is the cheerleader for Making America Great Again Again.
Certainly, there are obstacles. The Democrats who identify as journalists are spewing their disinformation and hate wall-to-wall online, on the air, and in print every day. The Democrat machine in Congress is threatening to impeach the President again and holding more hearings on conjured evidence heading towards preprogrammed conclusions.
All this resistance aside the country is starting to open. The pent-up demand that follows any artificial roadblock to supply and demand will make the economy blossom. No matter how the Progressives try to get Americans addicted to free money. No matter how hard they try to turn the U.S. into a command economy sitting atop a submissive herd of regimented citizens the spirit of America cries out, “Let’s get back to work!”
So what is the political damn the Democrats seek to build across the flood of people returning to normalcy? I call it the Blue State Blockade. Thirty percent of America’s economy is in California and New York. Two States long controlled by entrenched Democrat machines. Both these Progressive sink holes have spent themselves into the “failed state zone” of economics. The Federal Government/taxpayers spent billions supporting these two Democrat fiefdoms during the COVID pandemic. We built them hospitals they demanded and never needed, we sent them hospital ships, and military personnel to meet needs that never materialized. And now they’re demanding we bail them out of the financial difficulties they created, and which existed long before anyone ever heard of the Social Security Flu.
Like all Progressives they don’t just ask for help. They demand it. They’re holding the economy hostage saying they won’t open their States until they get the money. And it isn’t just the Big Two. Most of the other blue states are also demanding bailouts. These cynical power brokers believe that if they can keep the economy or at least as much of it as they control shut down long enough, they can cause a Greater Depression. They long to cast President Trump as the 21st Century Hoover so they can wheel Old Joe out of the basement as the new FDR and usher in the Green New Deal.
Never in the History of the world has any society quarantined healthy people. Never in the History of the world has any society voluntarily shut down its own economy. We are in uncharted territory. What will it be? Will it be a return to Trump’s Morning in America or a retreat to the Trifecta’s Mourning in America?
We need to ask ourselves, “Why would any political power see the destruction of our own economy and all the resulting problems that accompany poverty as a good thing?” Now we should ask, “How can anyone who has any respect for the dignity of people support such a cynical policy?” Perhaps we should ask ourselves these questions the next time we get to vote?
In this lost world we see through a glass darkly. It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future. I know what I would like to see. Kick out the jams and let the good times roll! Let’s get back to work and get something done. However, I know that the fate of nations is in God’s hands. He has given us the formula for success if we’re wise enough to take it.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Corporately that’s it. Individually I know I can swear, “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”