America’s Current Ruling Class?

Observations of The World | July 29th, 2009

You cannot doubt that the country is changing in a very fundamental way. There is a mass movement of pawnish soldiers, decades on the march, unwittingly carrying in formation, for their generals, the last nails which will finally seal the coffin of the Constitution. They have been handed weapons made of not blood, sweat and toil, but of shame, fear and anger. They have been through a training so basic that it trumps any notion of reason and logic. You can’t really blame them for forging the chains we can believe in, because they do not know it themselves.

Most people use the terms liberal, socialist, leftist, whatever, to describe the ideology shaping our new tomorrow-morrow land, but none of them apply. America is becoming an “Emocratic” country.

What is Emocracy? It is the rule of feelings. Will Universal Health Care ruin our nation’s economy, result in rationing and employ “End Of Life Counseling” instead of an operation for the elderly and infirm? Very likely, but who cares? It’s Emocratic to give everybody free health care, so it must be good. And what about free markets in general? If we could end all competition it would make everyone happy. An Emocrat just wants to be happy. And to stay in power is the greatest happiness of a politician, which is why they foster this movement.

Emocratic politics are simple: If someone else is happy while you are not, it makes you angry. You blame them for your unhappiness. They must give up some of their happiness to your sadness, to make you happy. And anger makes us all unhappy, so we can’t have that! Things that make you angry must be suppressed. It’s the Emocratic way!

Emocrats live on the edge of reason, even though they think they’re rational. They listen to NPR after-all, not some passionate ideologue who spouts unhappy thoughts. “All Things Considered” is great Emocratic propaganda: intensive news delivered in measured, reasoning tones, but with an emotional appeal. The first soundbite in almost every in-depth news feature is from someone plagued by unhappiness — usually at the hands of another. Hearing this makes you feel bad. Then comes the antagonist view — and no matter how reasoned, logical and thoughtful their response is, it makes you mad that he would willingly victimize our sound-bitten victim. Since NPR is funded by the government, the answer invariably brought forth is a government solution. And the story ends with another heart-breaking comment from the victim, to make their desired emotional point — one at which you will gladly impale your integrity with. On to the next crisis.

While Emocracy is quite a “liberal” phenomenon, it’s not reserved to the left. Mitt Romney is the consummate Emocratic Republican; he’s tall, good looking, with a measured voice and calm tones. He makes those on the right feel good because he says all the correct things to them, even though he ran his State on liberal politics.

Happiness is very hard to obtain. It has to be earned in order to make it worthy. True happiness comes with successfully reaching your goals, whether they be large or small. The larger accomplishments tend to make you the most happy, but they take a long time and hard work to attain — there is more risk of unhappiness. The small accomplishments are easier to get. If an Emocratic politician promises to not get in the way of your small pleasures, then anything else is immaterial! If an Emocratic politician tells you that the other side wants to take away those easy, small pleasures, you’ll oppose them without pause.

Emocracy is the new political face of our nation, the basis for every law coming down the pike from our president. But its a false happiness. The happiness of the moment. All people strive for happiness. It is a very selfish thing — the most important really. For if we are content, we live our lives in peace and leave others alone so that they may seek their own happiness.

You were happy eight months ago when you heralded in your new hope. Are you happy now?

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