Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – If the people of Germany could survive the Kaiser, World War I, Weimar Republic, unbelievable inflation, the rise of national socialism, the rise of Nazism, World War II, and then come out on the other side wealthier and better off than they were when they went in, I think we’re going to do okay as Americans. We’re resourceful. We have, as I said, an unbelievable amount of resources at our disposal. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Roger is in Ohio. Hello, Roger, how you doing?
Caller Roger: Mike, how you doing? Thanks for doing my call.
Mike: Good, thank you.
Caller Roger: I could just say: Ditto, ditto, ditto, to everything you said, because you said it all. I’m originally from Massachusetts where we used to say Ted Kennedy’s cars have killed more people than my guns, and I’ve got plenty of them.
Mike: I’ve seen bumper stickers, “More people died at Chappaquiddick than died at X.”
Caller Roger: Exactly. This is not about that. You know it, you’ve said it, and I can only – this crap that was coming out yesterday from Michelle, I have to turn those people off when they come on, I’ve got to be honest with you. I can’t listen to it. This last election, I sent thousands to the GOP. I got people to get out and vote that never voted and it did no good. I’m kind of hunkered down now. I’m shell shocked. I can’t believe this clown got back in but he did. I don’t know what we do, I really don’t, and I don’t know where it ends up. I’m with Glenn Beck. I’ve got a couple years’ supply of freeze-dried food. I’ve got plenty of ammunition. I’ve got a little bit of gold. I’m just waiting. I don’t know what to do. I really don’t know what to do. I’m frustrated. I hear the frustration in your voice, although you’re out there every day doing it. I couldn’t do it. My head would explode.
Mike: Roger, I have to tell you and tell the rest of the audience out there, I’m not as frustrated as you might think. I’m not as frustrated by that as some of you are. This is a process. It is the process we are currently stuck with. This is the way sausage — as C. Everett Dirksen once said, Congress makes sausage and you don’t want to see sausage being made. This is the way sausage is made. There’s something to be said for the civic process. Again, I don’t see any harm, as a matter of fact I would say it’s probably doing us all a lot of collective good if you believe in that sort of thing, to have this issue out on the table and to have it in such a profound and popular manner being discussed. It gives many people the opportunity to weigh some history in on it, to weigh in or to add to the discussion.
You should never say that’s settled and we should never talk about it. It can be settled and you can talk about it at the same time. For many of us, it’s settled that a man was born of a virgin in the town of Bethlehem about 2000 years ago or so. That’s settled for many of us. He’s called Jesus Christ. It’s also settled to many of us that he’s our Lord and Savior, yet we still talk about him. Some people even debate. We have debates over some things. [mocking] “He didn’t make his church like that. His church wasn’t just a Catholic church.” This is still being debated 2,000 years later, and has been since the time that Christ walked the Earth. I don’t think you should ever stop talking about things.
I, however, do not see or am not as predisposed to believing that there is an Armageddon around the corner, and I’ll tell you why. Simply because of the bountiful resource that is available here in North America. We have more resources than we could ever use with the amount of people that we have here. The idea that we ought to all be — I don’t want to pooh-pooh your preparations for what impending disaster you believe. I don’t want to discourage anyone from preparing for the worst, so don’t misunderstand.
However, as I talked about two weeks ago in reading the biography of Wilhelm Roepke, if the people of Germany — hear my Germanic one more time here as an allegory. If the people of Germany could survive the Kaiser, World War I, Weimar Republic, unbelievable inflation, the rise of national socialism, the rise of Nazism, World War II, and then come out on the other side wealthier and better off than they were when they went in, I think we’re going to do okay as Americans. We’re resourceful. We have, as I said, an unbelievable amount of resources at our disposal. We have some screwed up political things going on today. We have some screwed up moral things going on today, but that does not mean that they all end in a James Cameron Terminator 3 movie scenario or any of the dystopian apocalyptic scenarios we see played out in movies like Viggo Mortensen’s The Road and all that. It doesn’t have to end that way. As a matter of fact, I’d wager you that it’s not going to end that way. I can’t tell you with certainty.
If the German people can overcome all those things that they overcame — go through 1910 through 1945, 35 years. If they can overcome what was visited on them or what they experienced and brought to fruition in 35 years, I think we can overcome the problems that we face today, like a federal system that is no longer a federal system. If you ask me, this is still the largest problem to be dealt with. All the other things are just symptoms of the large problem. To believe that 311 million people can all be ordered together — unless you’re going to be ordered together by a rule of law, code of ethics, and order that is brought about by fidelity and devotion to a faith or in a religious order, it seems to me that the insanity and sickness is still believing that one congress can solve the problems of, let’s say there’s 60,000 cities out there. That, to me, just defies reason. That defies logic. Can one congress cause the problems of all the decrepit inner cities that Michelle Obama was describing last hour? Can it? I’d like to say that from where I sit, reviewing history, I doubt it. As a matter of fact, I’d like to see a demonstration of how one body could possibly solve all those kinds of problems. You’re free to think the way you want, but, as I said, I don’t see it as dystopian, as many people do.
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