Is the fight still worth it? Yes it is!
In the immediate aftermath of Barack Obama’s reelection my first instinct was to rally the troops which I thought were ready to give up because I was still not ready to give up, but I have had this nagging feeling in my head for quite some time that I haven’t been able to shake.
This feeling boiled over today when I read some comments on my open thread from last Sunday and this is what I finally admitted to the regular readers of America’s Watchtower:
After the election I decided it was time to rally the troops who were thinking about giving up, but now I have realized that I am also losing the urge to fight. Even as I write posts I find myself asking myself why I am bothering at this point because it seems hopeless. I used to write thinking I could make a small difference but now I find myself questioning the point of it all, the fight is disappearing and is being replaced with a sense of inevitability of things to come that I just can’t shake. Part of me now feels as if we should just give Obama everything he wants because perhaps the total collapse of the economy is what it is going to take for people to wake up but I know in my heart that is the wrong approach.
Don’t worry, I will never give up the fight because I believe in the cause, I just question now if it is all worth it anymore. I keep asking myself if I am fighting a losing battle and wondering if the fight is already lost and I am just the last one to realize it.
I apologize for being such a downer and pledge to keep fighting to the bitter end, whenever that might be. I am just to stubborn to approach it any other way.
I have had this sinking feeling that while we did all that we could to stave off the coming storm we failed, and even as I continue to cover the Obama regime and what I believe is their malfeasance and intransigence, that the battle may have been lost forever on November 6th. The passion I once found while posting was replaced by a sense of inevitability of what is to come. I once thought I could make a difference but that has been replaced by a feeling of inadequacy which I just can’t shake. I don’t know where we go from here and it is so damned frustrating to see the country move in a direction with which I am so opposed.
Shortly after posting my comment about my new lack of passion I headed over to Conservatives on Fire and read Jim’s new post entitled “Who Will carry the Torch of What America Once Was? Will You?” In this post Jim laments the fact that many conservative bloggers have gone silent after the defeat of November 6th and he calls them out:
Returning now to the theme of my blogging friends who have gone silent. DAMN IT PEOPLE! Those of us who love life, who love the idea that America represented, who love our children so dearly we have an obligation to keep the spirit of what America once was alive! I believe our mission for what remains of our lives is the following. We must make sure that our children, be they children or adults with families of their own, know to core of their being what the idea of America was, why American became the greatest most prosperous nation the world has ever known, and why this great experiment failed. We must make our children keep the spirit of America alive and to pass on to their children the love for the idea of America.
Dear friends, from my perspective, the only flicker of hope we have is that some day those that kept the spirit of what America once was alive, will have the opportunity to try that great experiment again. And, of course if America is given a second chance some day, we must pray they do a better job than those generations of Americans that are alive today.
So, to my blogging friends who have gone silent, if you are still visiting your favorite bloggers, and if you read these words I have written, please rejoin us and take up the fight to keep the spirit of what the idea of America really means alive. We do this in the hope that some day the idea of America will be given a second chance.
Jim is absolutely right! Our cause is just and our fight, while it may look bleak at this time, is not over and we owe it to our children and the next generations to keep fighting for the experiment which became America. It may feel hopeless and we may feel dejected but this is the time that separates the Summer soldiers and the sunshine patriots from the true guards of American liberty and prosperity! We owe it to those that follow us to continue fighting because the cause is just.
I have been asking myself in recent days if the fight is still worth it and the answer is a resounding yes it is! It may feel like we are fighting for a lost cause at this point but if we stop fighting we will ensure the cause is lost. Patrick Henry once asked, “Why stand we here idle?” I ask you, can you forgive yourself if you stand idle when there is still a chance to reverse the course of history?