The Ministry Of Plenty

Deborah Venable



The curse of a well-rounded education these days can lead to a debilitating depression if one lets it.  It is a constant battle to remain optimistic in the face of negative events and the demoralizing of the human spirit.  The easy way is to just give up and give in to the pessimism, but the rebel heart can win any battle it wishes to.


There truly is no logic in all the post election analysis of the results.  While there may be some who think they have the whole thing figured out, there isn’t any faith in any of it.  We can be on a “wait and see” approach for confirmation, or simply refuse to be intimidated or influenced by those “brilliant thinkers” who think they have all the answers. 


I prefer the latter approach.


A student of history, especially American history, will recognize the absolute lunacy in a government that “leans” left being able to protect, defend, and provide for the common good of this country and the world.  Never has that happened, and never will it.  Leaning left means leaning toward government dependency, social irresponsibility, cultural amnesia, and a general promotion of behavior modification over principled education.  That’s what it means - and none of those things defend individual freedom and prosperity.


Individual freedom and prosperity protects, defends, and promotes the general welfare, providing for the common good, better than anything else that has ever been tried.


But America elected an overwhelmingly left-leaning government this year, and it has “hit the road running” to set up the “Ministry Of Plenty” as quickly as it can.


The change that is coming will be ushered in via a thought process that is clinically mad – a psychological disorder, according to some.


I’ve never heard such stupid assessment of what went wrong in so many different versions in my life.  We are asked to believe that McCain lost the election because he went too far to the right, acted too maverick-like with his Palin pick – this coming from the “smart folks” on our side!  Many actually blame it on Bush! 


As I’ve said before, Republicans lost because a conservative was not heading the ticket.  Period.


While we all break our arms patting ourselves on the back for choking back all our racism to elect the “first black” president, our enemies are gleeful at our naiveté and can hardly wait until the new ruler is officially installed.  Even the old bear of the eighties, Gorbachev, is feeling giddy enough to inject his opinion about how Obama can save America.  Obviously Obama is the old communists’ dream. 


How can any thinking American not feel extreme discomfort with what the immediate future holds?


While the recent economic collapse probably did more to pave the way for socialist takeover of the government next year than anything else, we must understand that the seeds of socialism actually caused that collapse.  Those seeds were planted years ago, and the crop they produced is sucking the economy into the toilet as we watch.     


The fact that so many elected and appointed government leaders think that applying more socialism to the problem will result in positive change only proves the insanity theory. 


There can be no doubt that the conservative message has been compromised to the point that all of this could be allowed to happen.  The average person, including those in the Republican Party, cannot adequately articulate the definition of conservatism.  This is our fault, and it will be a daunting task to fix it.  We have not fought the hijackers of our culture, our history, and our religion with anything akin to a winning strategy.  No.  Instead we have negotiated, compromised, and capitulated our core principles away – one by one, little by little, until we are seen as having no core principles left. 


Conservatives seem to think that we can pick and choose which of the principles that built this country and secured our freedoms we could embrace, and which we could leave out of the equation to preserve it.  I’m tired of hearing about moderate Republicans, or moderate anything for that matter.  The middle ground is indeed killing us.  If you know that you have the high ground, then everything else is the low ground, beneath your principles – and that includes ANY middle ground.


At no time in history have liberal, socialist, (home to the modern Democrat Party), principles claimed any high ground.  They define only misery in the human condition.  Why should conservatives ever compromise with that?


·        How do you compromise the principle that every innocent life is precious with people who would see innocent babies legally killed (in and out of the womb?)?

·        How do you compromise the principle that freedom of speech should not be infringed just because you are speaking from a position of moral authority on a social issue such as homosexuality with people who place more value in political correctness than individual liberty?

·        How do you compromise the principle that government should not grow at the expense of free enterprise and should not tax to promote socialism over capitalism?

·        How do you compromise the principle that individuals are endowed by their Creator with freedoms that godless collectivists scoff at and would see the end to in favor of slavery to government?

·        How do you compromise the principle that along with freedom of speech, religion, and assembly, individuals also have a perfect right to obtain, possess, and use arms to protect themselves, their families, their neighbors, and their property with people who would regulate all these freedoms and, indeed, infringe upon them with regulation and denial of these rights?

·        How do you compromise the principle that these things you believe in are the basis on which this country was founded and proceeded to become the greatest nation on the face of the earth in spite of continuing infringement with people who have distorted and blasphemed the history and culture that has provided them with the only reason they are allowed to do it?


Republicans who would compromise any of these things are not, by definition, conservatives. 


Now to the upcoming Ministry Of Plenty:  This is just one little excerpt from its namesake, George Orwell’s “1984” written and published shortly after World War II.


“But actually, he thought as he re-adjusted the Ministry of Plenty's figures, it was not even forgery. It was merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another. Most of the material that you were dealing with had no connexion with anything in the real world, not even the kind of connexion that is contained in a direct lie. Statistics were just as much a fantasy in their original version as in their rectified version. A great deal of the time you were expected to make them up out of your head. For example, the Ministry of Plenty's forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at 145 million pairs. The actual output was given as sixty-two millions. Winston, however, in rewriting the forecast, marked the figure down to fifty-seven millions, so as to allow for the usual claim that the quota had been overfulfilled. In any case, sixty-two millions was no nearer the truth than fiftyseven millions, or than 145 millions. Very likely no boots had been produced at all. Likelier still, nobody knew how many had been produced, much less cared. All one knew was that every quarter astronomical numbers of boots were produced on paper, while perhaps half the population of Oceania went barefoot. And so it was with every class of recorded fact, great or small. Everything faded away into a shadow-world in which, finally, even the date of the year had become uncertain.”


For anyone who has never read the book, “1984” – and seeing a movie about it doesn’t count because none have done it justice, I would suggest that you make the effort to find it and read it.  Remember that George Orwell, (real name, Eric Blair), was a socialist with a colorful past who died about the time that communists began their all-out assault on America.  The Ministry Of Plenty was one of four such ministries that made up Orwell’s government of Big Brother.  It was the one in charge of the economy.


Since the state of the economy seems to be the most important thing on everyone’s mind, it is only reasonable to assume that the “new government” of change will usher in more prosperity for everyone.  Right?  Don’t count on it, all you folks who are not relying on that well-rounded education I spoke of.  Just get the book, “1984” and read it with an open mind if you dare.  I’ll even send it, to anyone who requests it, via email, in a digital format for free.     


Republicans made a very big mistake where the economy is concerned, especially this past year as we approached the “crisis” and the election.  Republican politicians counted on the fact that the economy was “sound” and robust enough to survive the huge onslaught of socialism, and they even capitulated to many of the socialist ideas to help the poor and middle class at the expense of productive capitalists.  They compromised core principles and then had to attempt to clean up the mess it made by almost total capitulation to nationalism of financial institutions and corporations. 


Those few conservative Republicans who did not join in this insanity are now America’s best hope to survive the future power plays that will soon come down the pike.  God bless them all!


Coming soon – The Ministry Of Truth!



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