Ignorance, Ignorance! Transforming America into a Banana Republic

Cavendish_banana_from_MaracaiboHow Does America Become a Banana Republic? Ignorance, Ignorance, Ignorance

A brilliant and very politically astute friend has pointed out that the word ignorance is frequently misused, particularly with reference to politics. His position is that ignorance is an active rather than a passive word. To be ignorant, he posits, one has to choose to ignore what is right in front of them. Truer words were never spoken.

The travesties visited on the nation by The Imperial President’s regime are legion: Government takeovers of private industry, Fast and Furious, the DOJ’s refusal to prosecute black law breakers, astronomical expenditures initiated by The Lyin’ King (still being blamed on his predecessor), illegal interim appointments, downplaying persistent Islamic violence, encouraging friendships with and giving financial aid to nations hostile to America while decimating US defenses and boosting foreign military might are just a few, past examples. Now we have Benghazi, IRS wrongdoing and persecution of the press.

Despite this, there is a dogged, blinkered segment of the population, lead by the MSM, which gives Our Dear Leader and his administration a free pass. Joblessness, misery and looming financial ruin are at catastrophic levels, yet his approval rating, according to Gallup and Rasmussen polls, is currently 49%. Why?

The Benghazi outrage, resulting in the deaths of four Americans, seems to be anything but an outrage to the ruling class. Benghazi has been proven to be a political cover-up. Everyone that should have been held to account for what didn’t happen that night, a Secretary of State too busy to read her emails and infuriated that she should be called in front of Congress (“What difference does it make now?”) and a president MIA that night, haven’t been. There is an astonishing lack of curiosity, real rage or action by the government and the public. Despite a performance that would be an improvement if it was merely a failure, Hillary Clinton has an enormous cadre of leftists slavering for her to throw her hat in the presidential ring in 2016; why, Michael Bolton (who?) would “walk across the country” if it would encourage that outcome.

No one has held The Lyin’ King to account for Benghazi. Where was he? No one knows … and no one is asking. John Boehner refused to form a select committee to investigate. Boehner doesn’t believe that the situation has “yet risen to that level.” No? Why?

Marilyn Assenheim

About the author, Marilyn Assenheim: Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area. View all articles by Marilyn Assenheim

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