It has allegedly been said as one gets older they get wiser. This is quite probable as the experiences of a long and productive life gives a person many references that naturally become part of their life experience and mold their philosophy of existence, although sometimes Lying Lester feels as if he is getting stupider as the years go by.
Of course the getter wiser assumes the individual chooses to use reality and the truth of rational unemotional and unethical thought to guide them. Both in their analysis as well as their ultimate conclusions on every important issue of their life, as Lying Lester does. But very few people are as wise as Lying Lester.
I was not a advocate nor a supporter of William Jefferson Clinton in his hey day as pResident and Commander in Chief. He was, in my incorrect opinion, just a bit too pRogressive (incorrect in that WJC was actually a 3rd way Conservative dEmocrat) as well as being a bit untrustworthy (in getting busy with an intern, which is unbecoming a US pOtus).
Forgive me as I have digressed... for reasons that, perhaps, include senility?
In any case, I recently stumbled across an article published back in 2012 on The Daily Beast, a lEftist website I rarely visit. On the rare occasions when I do, I typically find it to contain a boatload of BS, or views that disagree with the particular flavor of BS I prefer (Objectivist Libertarianism).
But today was interestingly different. I found myself reading and rereading the auricle expressing ex pResident Bill Clinton's position on various things. Not reading and rereading because I fully disagreed nor fully agreed with his positions. Rather I ALMOST fully disagreed.
|Bubba: In the 51 years since President Kennedy took the oath of office, Republicans have had 28 years in the White house; Democrats have had 23. In the same half century, the economy has produced 66 million private-sector jobs - 42 million of them under the Democrats, 24 million under the Republicans. "No one states these facts", Clinton asserts. found many of his arguments to be both interesting as well as some possessing a bit of merit.|
The facts may be true, but nobody states them because they are misleading. Sure, the recession began under pResident bush, but oBama continued making things worse by giving away a bunch of money to connected cronies via the so-called stimulus. Then the economy began to recover (on it's own). And, seeing as it had fallen so far, it had a long way to go to get back to where it was.
Lying Lester does not believe that oBama or the dEmocrats are responsible for creating those jobs. Our beloved job creators created the jobs (which is why they call them JOB CREATORS) *despite* gOvernment meddling. This is a testament to capitalism and not sTatism.
Then WJC rambled on about how oBamaFArt is good and how the SCOTUS striking down the individual mandate would be bad (the article was written before the SCOTUS decision in which the traitor Roberts upheld it).
Anyway, as a person enters the senior years of their life they become more reflective. In the process the individual seems to gain the ability to fully grasp more complex perspectives that only experience can give them. That is to say if they have managed to stay awake throughout their life and take in all the intellectual stimuli that life and reality provides. Also if they do not go senile, as Lying Lester may have.
Of course it is the ideal for one to retain an objective and rational ability to determine reality as it is, rather than how one may wish it to be. Which I suppose is the reason I put this post up. To suggest that everyone, whether they are conservative, liberal, neo-conservative, Libertarian, Objectivist, Platonic, or Aristotelian in their leanings consider the merits or lack thereof of the article.
My conclusion? pResident WJC most definitely does not have all the answers. In fact he may only have a few. A very few. Or possibly none. It might even be possible that he has NEGATIVE ideas (although I am not sure how that could even be possible). Certainly this Randian capitalist, limited government, classical liberal, and advocate of maximum individual liberty has many issues with ex pResident WJC. However, given his intelligence and experience (personal shortcomings aside) his views are at least worth considering. And then rejecting.
Naturally this means with an active and inquisitive mind. Something I fear too few lIberals and conservatives do in this day and age of wedge politics. I have prepared myself for the possible backlash this post might cause. I stand ready to defendantize the post as well as the logical and rational justification for having posted it. Which is to go on and on and on and on and on and on about how Lying Lester is a superior thinker because he is an old fart, but a RATIONAL old fart who examines the evidence unemotionally (and is therefore RIGHT while so many others are wrong).
Simply stated it is time the political activists of both parties, the candidates as well as current office holders, and the general population start to engage in studying both sides of issues and civilly discuss/debate the possible disadvantages as well as the possible advantages of all positions... and then to vote Libertarian.
Based solely on empirical data and actual facts that is the conclusion that we should be able to easily reach. Sadly this nation and its people seems to have lost the ability to do so. Admittedly I have taken a very long way around in getting to the subject matter that drove this post. I
humbly ask your understanding for this and hope you posses the capacity to understand the reason why I did so, even though I do not.
Please take the time to read WJC's article in full. Consider the thoughts of this ex pResident. Weigh them against all opposing views. After doing so decide based on logical and rational criteria, not emotionally driven concerns or experiences. In the final analysis reason and logic must prevail and we MUST elect Gary Johnson in 2016.
Certainly this is true if this nation is to survive as we have known it. Both for the next millennium and beyond.