Well after a three week hiatus, a round at the LINKs is back. Today I wanted to talk about denial because I believe it might also explain why Obama still has an approval rating in the mid to upper 40s. This past week I had a number of conversations with people who simply for some reason or another have decided not to acknowledge the poor economic numbers we’re facing and the massive debt we have accumulated in the last four years. They believe America is too big to fail and the massive printing of money by the Federal Reserve means nothing. One person even told me that we should just print enough money to pay down our debt and be done with it. When I tried to tell him that it simply doesn’t work like that he couldn’t wrap his mind around it. I told him that it would be one thing if the money was backed by something tangible and with value like gold or silver, but it’s not. Sooner or later this house of cards we call fiat currency will collapse in on itself because it’s backed by regulations and laws and nothing of real value. When people lose faith in the system and lose faith in the ability of the federal government to back the dollar then it all comes down.
Instead of heeding the warning signs, many people simply feel an economic meltdown like the one occurring in Europe cannot happen in America. These are people who have very little understanding of history and how this has all happened before in the 1920s with Germany. When you ask if they have ever heard of the Weimar Republic they shoot you a deer in the headlights look. And this is the problem. People have a weak historical background thanks to our public school system and they cannot recognize the patterns of history. They’re taught how to feel about an issue rather than to critically examine it and look for solutions. This leads to ignorance and bliss; a condition our federal government is perfectly ok with. They do not understand the dangers of monetizing the debt and how it will lead to hyperinflation so they retreat into this denial mindset believing such things could never happen to America giving Ben Bernanke and the President the green light to fire up the printing presses. And because of this, they’re more willing to give Obama the benefit of the doubt and another four years. That’s a problem. Now on to the LINKs.
Below are links to some outstanding article by conservative/libertarian bloggers. They work hard each day to keep us informed. So take a few minutes to hit the links and hit their tip jars if they have them. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRTY JOURNAL round at the links.
A Conservative Teacher: Romney Demolishes Obama in Debate 1: Reality Wins over Myth
Ace of Spades: Turn It Up So You Can Hear The Rain
Adrienne’s Corner: Tell me again what Obama said about “math?”
America’s Chronicle: The Sucker Punch of The Century – If Americans Believe It.
American Glob: This Is More Than A Bounce Folks
American Perspective: Islam Earns Its Scorn: American Thinker
America’s Watchtower: Email confirms the State Department ignored security request before the attack…
ARRA News Service: MSM Exit Polling Change Skews Results To Obama, Reveals Bias
Atlas Shrugs: Bingo
Blog de KingShamus: If Barack Obama Can’t Be Bothered To Try Winning A Debate, What The…
Breitbart: Obamanomics: Labor Force Down, Gas Prices Up
BUNKERVILLE: Jack Welch takes it to Chris Matthews over unemployment numbers
Capitol Commentary: Being There: President Obama Exposed at the Debates for the Chauncey Gardner…
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Libya Update: Numerous Requests for Increased Security Denied
Conservatives on Fire: Another Important Election Coming-up Sunday
COMMON CENTS: Want win in a landslide? Pull out this SECRET WEAPON Republicans!!!
Doug Ross@Journal: FOREVER SIX: The Traits of a Narcissist
Elephants in the Blue Grass: Huck to Help KY House Candidates
EYE OF POLYPHEMUS: Mitt Romney Wins the First Debate
Fuzzy Logic: Yes, Romney Won the Debate, But . . .
Hot Air: Oh my: Obama, DNC raise $181 million in September
iOwnTheWorld: A Miracle! 114K New Jobs Employ 450K People!
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Legal Group Aids Army Instructor Ousted Over Complaints By U.S. Islamists
Laughing Conservative: Obama, the man who never was
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: 30 seconds of hot mic, please
Liberty At Stake: Empty Suit Sets Economic Record
Libertarian Republican: Obama’s chances of winning dropping like a rock
Maggie’s Notebook: Pulpit Freedom Sunday Oct 7 2012: Churches Could Have Curtailed Coming Tyranny
Manhattan Infidel: Embassy Ball! It’s Sweeping the World!
Mind Numbed Robot: Obama, Romney First Presidential Debate 10-3-12 – [full video]
Moonbattery: Obama and Racial Violence
Motorcitytimes: Someone please inform “he-who-picks-losers” the Chinese are losing big on green energy
NoOneOfAnyImport: On the Campaign Trail: Romney in St. Petersburg
NUKE’S: Sure Doesn’t Feel Like 7.8%
Pirate’s Cove: Bummer: Electric Cars Bad For Environment
Politics et al: The Great Scam: America’s Richest Politicians Get Richer As Democrat…
Political Clown Parade: The Good Father Will Prevail Over The Abandoned Son
Political Realities: Obama’s Lies and Double Standard on Outsourcing
Proof Positive: You Don’t Have to be a Lying Coward to be a Democrat
Randy’s Roundtable: Axlerod Calls For Help
Right Truth: OBAMA EPITOMIZES “UNCOOL”
rjjrdq’s America II: Romney Hammers Obama in First Debate
Say Anything Blog: The Unemployment Rate Is Down To 4.3%…For Government Workers
Spellchek: Afghanistan bombing began 11 years ago today Oct. 7, 2001
teresamerica: Life’s Detour — A Poem By Teresa Rice
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: BIFF!!…BOOM!!…POW!!!…Romney Clobbers Obama In First Debate
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: ARE THESE JIHADISTS REALLY JUST “CONVERTS”?
The BLAZE: SNL Spoofs MSNBC’s Reaction to the Debate — Including S.E. Cupp!
The Camp Of The Saints: The Spin Stops Here…
The Classic Liberal: Pure Evil
The Country Thinker: Will the Supreme Court Open the Legal Industry’s Latest Goldmine?
The Daley Gator: Romney in coal country, “You call this a recovery?”
The Foundry: A Debate on Religious Liberty in America (VIDEO)
The Libertarian Patriot: Senate Report Finds DHS Fusion Centers Running Wild, Police State Is Here!
The Lonely Conservative: Obamacare – New York Obamacare Plan to Ration Doctor Visits
THE OTHER McCAIN: Why Do Democrats Like Elizabeth Warren Hate Science?
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: New Romney ad calls Obama campaign out for lying about his economic plan…
The TexasFred Blog: Trinity Church members reveal Obama shocker
Theo Spark: “Vote Busters” – Wild Bill`
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: Blind Media Stunned by Debate
TOTUS: BREAKING NEWS: Obama Foreign Donor Scandal
Virgina Right: Debate Fallout: Media ‘Pampering’ of Obama Leaves Him Weak, Clueless, Unprepared
WARD WORLD: Obama Campaign Admits Their $5 Trillion Tax Cut Attack Is False
What Would The Founders Think: Liberty Requires Virtue
WESTERN HERO: Obamacare Summed Up in One Sentence
WyBlog: Economic patriotism: Big Bird makes more than Mitt Romney and pays less in taxes
Zilla of the Resistance: Hitler Finds Out That Obama Lost the Debate
Thanks for all the outstanding articles. As always you guys are the heat. Have a great week.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!