Some Things Are So Obvious They Are Invisible
By Doug Schurman – Constitution Party supporter, Clarkston, Washington
Mature Americans are familiar with cliché’s which have been with us for as long we can remember.
“Can’t see the forest for the trees,” “Hidden in plain sight,” “Follow the money” are three examples. What do these have to do with the Country we used to call our own?
Perhaps one of the best ways to explain where we are versus where we were, is via an old movie.
The 1963 movie, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World was a huge success, even though it was over three hours long. And it was really one long chase scene minus machine guns, helicopters with rocket pods, or fantastic unreal explosions. Yet, the audience was usually left physically drained from laughing.
What does this have in common with America today? So happy you asked!
You see, the movie has almost nothing in common with contemporary films and nearly everything in common with possibilities, probabilities and realities. It did not have any graphic sex scenes, no horrifying violence and no eye-straining explosive hellfire or mayhem which have become the standard fare of Hollywood productions. The movie relied on the real talent of real actors to carry it to success.
Spencer Tracy, Edie Adams, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hacket, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Terry Thomas and Jonathan Winters provided the bulk of the entertainment. Jimmy Durante and Jerry Lewis had cameo appearances. And Peter Falk, Dick Shawn, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and Don Knotts filled in the blanks.
So how does this comport with where we find ourselves “Geo-Financial-Politically”?
Well, the real heroine, “Monica” played by Edie Adams, is really disinterested in the plot. Yet, she manages to solve the puzzle through non-participation and only does so in the final segment.
The “Big W” everyone is looking to find may just as well be the Whitehouse or World domination.
We Americans probably don’t see the danger in pursuing things which cannot make our lives or future better. Like the movie, in the end, the pursuit of the unobtainable, may leave everyone much poorer.
Of all government provided benefits, how many have really enriched America? Certainly not Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Obama-care (the insurance-medical Ponzi scheme) or any of a plethora of “benefits” politicians created with our money . . . to buy our votes.
Perhaps it is time to stand back and recognize the “Big W” for what it really is, unobtainable.