Dr. Larry J. Tracy


If you drop a frog in boiling water he will leap right out. If you slowly heat the water he will be content until itís too late to get out. That is exactly how history works. It moves slowly and we never really see any danger until itís too late.


Remember how suppressed workers were before unions came along? The unions leveled the playing field. Unfortunately, over a long period of time the pendulum swung too far. Slowly, businesses and factories closed and jobs left the country. We were comfortable and didnít see the change coming. We blamed everyone except ourselves for what happened. We werenít alert to how slow things change over time.


World War II, and the Korean War, demonstrated how powerful a united nation could be. Our nation and our families were united. The father was the head of the family and the President was the head of the nation. Both were highly respected. We were content and happy.


We were good at fighting a hot war but we were unprepared to fight a cold war with the communists in the 50ís. They knew they couldnít change us but they didnít care. Their philosophy was to wait it out and capture the minds of our children. They loaded our colleges with many of their professors and waited. It didnít take long to see the results.


The 60ís ushered in the radicals, drug culture, student protesters, and the Vietnam War. The aim of the cold war was to divide and conquer. They divided our families and the nation. The secret to defeating a polite and respectful people is to scream. The louder and longer you scream the better your chance of winning. Radicals are masters at this form of attack. They know if you constantly scream and repeat a lie it will eventually become the truth.


The media, and Hollywood, hammered us with Ďhate Americaí themes and stories. Our service men, and women, were jeered, cursed, and spit on. Even the people who later wanted to become their President thrashed them. We lost our first war in history. There was no heroís homecoming for our fighting men and women.


The Reverend King, who was raised in the old school, peacefully changed the race issue and united the people. When he died the new breed of leaders like Jesse Jackson, Lewis Farakon, Al Sharpton, and Rev. Wright put a lid on his efforts and turned racism into a money making machine.


Corporations were green-mailed by threats of protests, product boycotts, or endless lawsuits. Every issue, large or small, became a race issue. The public recoiled in fear of being called a racist. Their voices were silenced because one word could cost you a career, get you fired, or get you sued.


Even politicians buckled under to the pressure. The Florida legislature issued a formal apology for having slavery 200 years ago. They were thanked by being asked for compensation. There is no end in sight for this kind of nonsense. America didnít capture slaves and bring them to America. Their own people sold them to slave traders from several nations. This knowledge doesnít stop the screamers. History is what it is and you canít change it. There have been many tragic events in history. You acknowledge them and move on.


They divided our nation into two separate Americas. We now have Americans and African-Americans, although Africa has nothing to do with being an American. You can be one or the other but not both. You are what you were born to be. You do not subordinate our country to any foreign nation. Itís equivalent to flying the African flag above the Stars and Stripes. If you hyphenate two countries America always comes first.


This election year could be the turning point in our history because the frog theory has come into play. Itís time to step back and look at how the country has slowly changed since the cold war started. Donít get caught up in all the hype.


George McGovern was the first Presidential candidate to test the waters with college students. The Clintonís played a big role in his campaign. It was the worst campaign ever run. He was crushed in the election.


Step two was to infiltrate all the information vehicles such as radio, newspapers, magazines, TV and movies. They were quite successful at that. Jimmy Carter was the first President to demonstrate the leadership skills of the far left. Weak military, high taxes, runaway inflation, 19% mortgage rates, and plain incompetence ended his career in Washington. Iran, a small country at the time, took American hostages and kicked sand in our faces. By negotiating from weakness Carter could not get the hostages released.


The big benefit of the Carter years is that they were followed by the Reagan years. The nation got a clear look at the difference between a weak nation and a strong nation. Every student should know this difference. When Ronald Reagan took over, the hostages were quickly released, taxes were lowered, inflation dropped, mortgage rates dropped, and the military was strengthened. Russia quickly waved the white flag and waited for another Democrat term.


Clinton took over Carterís uncompleted social programs. He weakened the military and tried to pass large government programs. An intern derailed his Presidency. While he was tied up with his personal problems his lawyers ran the country. He passed up three opportunities to take out Osama Bin Laden. This eventually cost us the loss of our Twin Towers, thousands of American lives, and got us involved in a war with Iraq.


By the end of his term the left had captured a large share of the media; and it flexed its muscle in 2000. The ďhate BushĒ campaign got off to a roaring start. The brainwashing theory of repeating the same story over and over again was launched.


There were endless stories about our evil nation and its President. Top-secret plans were leaked to the press and printed for the entire world to see. Hollywood cranked out documentaries about the evil Bush administration and our evil military. They laid the groundwork for the next election. The ACLU flooded the courts with lawsuits and the Democrat party became a law firm. Almost every incumbent, or his or her spouse, is a lawyer.


They now have the perfect candidate because they can squash criticism by playing the race card. If you donít like Obama, or criticize him, you are a racist. They can hide his inexperience and background by turning him into a rock star singing change and hope. They donít tell us what kind of change, or how it will be done, only that you should hope for the best. By keeping the hype going they donít have to put anything of substance on the table.


The only thing we really know about Obama is that his wife has never been proud to be an American. They want us to believe that his liberal college professors, Rev. Pfleger, his ties to radicals Bill Ayer and Lewis Farakon, and listening to the Rev. Wrightís hate talks for 20 years, had no influence on his thinking. If they didnít, then who did? He wasnít in business and didnít see fit to serve his country. These people launched his political career and their organizations received earmarks in return for their campaign donations and political help. They must have had some influence. Rev. Wrightís church received over $15 million. Thatís only one small local church. Think on a national scale.


The change being promoted is a change back to the Carter years. It started in 2006 when the lawyer party took over. There have been endless lawsuits and investigations in retaliation for the Clinton years. It keeps the lawyers busy but does nothing for the economy. The economy has been in a downward spiral since they took over.


Returning to the Carter years of high taxes, high inflation, and a weak military is not the change we are looking for. We cannot cower to a bunch of crazies whose only goal in life is to kill us.


The old sages (over 50) will have to play a big role in this election. The young people simply donít know what the aged know. The advantage of aging is the knowledge you accumulate. You know what United States means. You know what the seldom-heard word Ďrespectí means. You know how wonderful freedom and independence is. You know the difference between a strong and a weak nation; and you know what it takes to keep it strong. You know history because you have lived it.


Although the old guard is dying off and getting too tired to fight, they have to muster one more charge. If they donít, our children, and grandchildren, will never know the joy and freedom that is the bedrock of our country. The heat is slowly being turned up and the water is getting hot. The old frogs had better start jumping before itís too late.