There’s an epidemic invading our country, it’s called “John Kerry Syndrome.” Basically this syndrome causes people to be in favor of something before they were against it.
You may never have heard of it or never knew it existed. You may have been affected and refuse to admit it, for you would be admitting you were wrong the entire time. And who wants to admit they were wrong.
It’s expected of those in the Media. It’s expected of those in our Congress and other elected offices around the nation. It’s an epidemic that’s been destroying our country for decades and those that brought it to us, refuse to admit they were wrong.
If you are wondering whom I am speaking about, well it’s the majority of those that brought the great counterculture war to us during the 60’s. These same people that pushed for extending Freedom of Speech and the Right to Assemble, can be blamed for the likes of the Westboro Church. Yes the very same church that will protest any soldier’s funeral or protest any person that passed away that made national headlines.
As it was for those in the 60's that started the great hatred for our soldiers that protect our Constitution of a free nation. It was their job to follow the orders of the President during the Vietnam War. It was their life that was drafted to serve, while others ran to Canada or used family connections to differ their draft status (some did so 4 times). Funny how some of those that differed their draft status went on to become powerful men in American business and politics some 30-40 years later.
It’s those from the 60’s that expressed a desire for a Great Society. A Society that would bring Health care to all, yet never had one notion how it would be paid for and now are the ones protesting against a Universal Health care system because they finally figured out that the Government and their taxes would pay for it. They cheered for the likes of Medicare and Medicaid, yet now those entitlements are breaking the bank with costs soaring close to 35% of the GDP.
(The GDP is not growing, why? Well because our corporations barely make anything in this country, so the less that’s made the less the GDP grows, but Medicare and Medicaid keep growing. Many of those corporations are not paying corporate taxes either, but that's a blog for another day.)
People are living longer and Medicare can’t keep up. There are people making less and using Medicaid for what it was created to do, help the poor with medical issues, yet as the gap keeps growing between the economic classes, Medicaid can’t keep up with the demand of the lower income bracket and the unemployed.
It was those of the 60’s that fought for equality for all, no matter their sex or skin color or physical ailment, yet now complain that it’s not fair that Joe works his tail off for little recognition while Tim does less and they both make the same salary. How about the fact that women are still making less than men, even if they both hold the same equal CEO position? How’s that working from those 60’s bra burning protests?
Many of these people from the 60’s are the very same people protesting against the entitlements they fought for 50 years ago, but not a single one will admit they were for all these entitlements then yet are against them now.
The calls of “the Government should take care of all” bred citizens into believing that notion and now are the ones abusing that very same system, yet will not take blame for the end result. Their current actions are not a cure, but adding to the disease they created.
The Media is not immune to this action either, best example is what is going on in North Africa. Many in the Media, especially those political opinionaters I loathe, cried for weeks that the U.S. take action in Libya. They talked of how oil prices would drop and a tyrant leader will be disposed.
Now, they received their action and in one breath turned the table and asked why are we bombing Libya? It’s not our fight to protect European oil interests, for we have nothing to gain from the action. It has cost the taxpayers $600 million so far, and we don't have $600 million to spare!
Is it because the U.S. did not take the lead in the action or was it because it’s a Democratic President? These same opinionaters said the same when Pres Clinton took action in Kosovo and helped stop another genocide of people. Once again, they were for the action before being against it.
And those in Congress over the Libyan involvement have much to blame as well.
Senators McCain, Kerry, Graham along with Speaker of the House Boehner called for “No Fly Zones” for weeks in Libya. “We should be patrolling the skies over Libya to protect the rebels” was the Sunday show mantra by these infected fools, yet when the action begins, they cry “foul” and want answers.
It’s safe to say Senator McCain has suffered from “John Kerry Syndrome” his entire political career. Examples are many, beginning with the Border Fence.
Depending if it’s an election year, Sen McCain is for a Border Fence, when it’s non election season he is for open borders. The man has jumped back and forth on Cap & Trade so many times it’s hard to tell in which direction he is standing.
And there is not a single strong candidate in the current GOP 2012 class and they are all culprits of “John Kerry Syndrome” from week to week. Gov. Pawlenty can’t keep his stories straight. He was for against a government shutdown two years ago, yet now thinks it’s a good idea.
Newt Gingrich has made every notion to be for/against something that he is only response is that Media is confusing his words. Newt, sweetheart I think you’re one of the smartest people in the pack, but the timely video interviews show you are one of the biggest victims of "John Kerry Syndrome."
We can blame those from the 60's for much of all our societal ills. The Rachel Carson's and the environmental brigade, the bra burners for Women's Rights, for "Having a dream" of a Great Nation, and destroying the idea of a "Great Society" by bankrupting that Society.
So for my generation, find a former Hippie drinking a latte at Starbuck's and thank them. Find a Feminist and buy her a bra with a Thank You card. Find an Environmentalist, offer him a ride in your Prius.
It’s the people of the 60’s that are to blame, but they won’t admit it. They are the carriers of "John Kerry Syndrome" and they are multiplying.