A Dangerous Disconnect

Various psychological coping techniques will involve some “denial” of reality.  Indeed, many recreational activities, including the viewing of TV and movies, requires a “willing suspension of disbelief” in order to profit most from said activity.  However, there must come a time when one returns to reality and deals with the problems at hand, hopefully refreshed from a brief interlude away from the problem(s).

Our very survival as individuals and groups depends on this ability to re-engage reality at, or preferably before, critical junctures in history.  I would submit that this country is rapidly approaching such a juncture in our history (I don’t think I’m alone in this assertion) and, alas, our current leadership in Washington seems to be honkering down into a bubble of unreality rather than dealing with the issues.

Michael Ledeen over at Pajamas Media has put it well:

That there is little room for reality at the highest levels of the administration is all too obvious. The president’s public statements are repeatedly off key, responding to imaginary events rather than real ones, and sometimes totally dissonant, as when he gave a speech about jobs at a company that was closing down, or in his increasingly odd and incoherent efforts in foreign policy.

In an essay well worth the time to read, Mr. Ledeen gives us several concrete and recent examples of this behavior relative to our country’s foreign policies and the disastrous event horizons looming before us as a result.

Read it, and let it spur us all to greater prayer for our country and its leaders, as well as to greater efforts to make the current occupant of the Oval Office a one term occupant (and pray it’s not too late for our country to recover therefrom!).

  1. 29 Sep 2011 at 11:21 AM

    I sure can relate to this one. I have to take “breaks” from the news because I can’t stand it any longer and have to destress for several days before going back to the reality. Now the administration is in absolute denial and let them be so that by the time 2012 election comes, the Liar in Chief’s support may be closer to 6& than 36%.

    Meanwhile I pray, and pray real hard.

  2. 29 Sep 2011 at 3:33 PM

    Yes, we pray, and we educate ourselves and as many others as possible on the reality. Facts are stubborn things…they don’t care how you feel about them.

  3. 30 Sep 2011 at 4:11 PM


    The only problem with trying to educate liberals is they don’t believe in facts. Have you noticed that once you bring the facts into the picture, they completely ignore them and then usually turn to name calling?
    We are preaching to the choir for the most part. I just hope and I pray that each day more American will open their eyes to how our country is being destroyed.

  4. 1 Oct 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Pepperhawk, I quite agree regarding liberals. As Michael Savage so aptly puts it, liberalism is a mental disorder. I’m thinking more about educating our own children as well as fellow conservatives who may need it. I believe conservatives really do outnumber liberals when you come right down to it (although I don’t have any data to substantiate that belief, and thus I label it a “belief” rather than a statistic, or a fact).

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