I've never known an Aries person who is negative by nature (and I've known more than my share of Aries -- including the one I see in the mirror). We're considered the infants of all astrological signs -- self-involved, as children are -- but also idealistic and hopeful. Even when the bluebird of happiness potties on our parade, we, like Scarlett, simply look toward tomorrow and know it will be better...and it almost always is.
I have to admit that this past year has been a trying one for my sunny outlook, and I don't see much on the horizon of 2010 that will keep a smile on my face, unless I turn up my mouth with my fingers.
Oh, I'm not talking about my personal life -- I live probably the most stress-free and comfy existence in the U.S. But whenever I consider the national and international political landscapes, I can't help but feel a cloud of negativity descend.
I've lived through the "duck and cover" years of the cold war, the fear of imminent annihilation during the Cuban missile crisis, all the skirmishes, police actions, wars and assassinations since the 50's, the attacks of September 11th, and every other danger the 20th and 21st centuries have brought us. I've never felt as uncertain about our government as I do now, nor as nervous about the competency of any President as Obama -- along with his circus troop of czars and czarinas..
Anyone who has followed this little blog knows my position on the 2008 primaries, campaign and ultimate election of hopey and changey. The voting public was so completely hypnotized by polished prose and improbable promises, not to mention the completely blind and biased media, that critical thinking and cold reason lost the battle at the polls -- and, as it turns out, we will probably all be losers in the end.
I could go on and on in this vein, but I don't want to depress myself or you on the first day of a new year. Instead, I'm giving you a couple of links to recent articles that will do that job very nicely... take a few minutes and read them, if you're so inclined -- THIS ONE and THIS ONE.
If you like what they had to say, don't forget about THIS SITE for access to intelligent views contrary to what you see and read from the mainstream liberal media.
If Gallup or NBC/WSJ pollsters called to ask my opinion on this administration's effectiveness to date, and my confidence in Obama's presidency overall, I'm afraid I wouldn't give Obamarama the B+ grade he recently awarded himself. I'm pretty sure his grade would look a lot like my math grades in school -- pretty damn miserable.
On that note, let me wish you a Happy New Year -- that's "happy" as in let's pretend the coming year will see some gains in the economy for which taxpayers aren't footing the bill, let's pretend Congress will do as the majority of their constituents want, not as the dictator in the White House demands, and let's pretend all of 2010 tomorrows will be better days. I will if you will.