The major media talking heads have been all jockeying to couch Romney’s loss in terms that are the most favorable to their own biases. There is an array of attitudes from downright depressed and despondent to outright maddening rage. It is the usual display of emotions that we all experience when there is a loss: (1) denial, followed by (2) anger, (3) bargaining, and then finally, (4) acceptance; there is wide variability in how long individuals remain in each of these stages and some stay in some of these stages quite a while. Depending upon how long the stage of anger remains, there will certainly be conservative backlash, and then the latter stages’ prevalence will dictate how much bowing down occurs to what liberals think they deserve in return for the retaining of the presidency.
This week we have seen several stories of employers immediately laying off employees after the election and the stock market certainly has nose-dived as well. Elections have consequences for sure. Many feel that they are being forced to work hard to pay for those who choose to not do so and know how to bilk the government for what they need. What is happening is terrible for our country and is exactly what happens in any socialistic country when people begin losing their incentives for hard work. It will be hard to stop this trend from continuing given the current administration’s ideals of take from those who can and do, to give to those who could and won’t. There is a certain level of acceptance in this approach to dealing with the current dire economic forecast and not just anger here. Many employers held out hoping that policies would change and enable them to expand again with some economic certainty, but with those hopes dashed by the gimme crowds, they have adopted a defensive strategy to enable them to ride out what is seen as the coming storms.
A different level of acceptance is seen in those who think all is lost and want to turn conservative truth into half-baked, libservative pie that no one is going to want to eat because it’s just readily apparent that it’s a desperate attempt to masquerade as a partial liberal just long enough to get elected or stay elected. We have always gotten bad legislation each time conservatives get into power and then decide to put forth liberal ideas because they think it’ll make them popular enough to stay in office. This bowing down does nothing more than brings contempt and disrespect. The bad ideas of the liberals are doomed to fail and conservatives don’t need to despair and change, but be patient and the opportunity for making progress again will most certainly present itself with enough time.
This American ship is seen by many as sinking right now and the life boats are being lowered by those who are already jumping ship in mass numbers to protect what they deem is theirs. For those who don’t have a life boat, many of them are demanding all of the stuff that they can get before the collapse occurs. Some say that what will be is just meant to be, but I don’t agree. God’s will is always that He be lifted up and that all people would come to know Him. God lets us have free will to make good and bad choices while being blessed, or cursed, depending upon those choices made. This ship doesn’t have to sink, but we must do some better choosing as a nation soon with everyone grabbing a bucket and throwing the water back out of the hull. From the way it’s looking now, many of those who are doing that are giving up now. This is not the time for that kind of thought. This is the time for those who will “walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16). This is the time for those who will go forth “as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16). God’s wisdom is there for the asking if we will ask Him, and then act on what He tells us in His Word and through our prayers.