Morale….hope?

morale
“Imp says:

Well…for we “cons”….Conservatives…. The beatings will continue until morale improves.   Understood?”

That’s a comment from Imp on my blog …  and it got me thinking.  I am really, really sad about the morale I see sinking on all the Conservative blogs.  ALL of them.  Here, too.

So my question is:  HOW DO WE IMPROVE OUR MORALE?  How can we lift each other up rather than just piling on the negatives?  Fighting within ourselves “Trump’s awful versus Trump’s the only one who can help this country”   “All establishment Republicans are greedy bastards and don’t give a damn about us.”   “Hillary’s going to win, then we’re DONE as a country..” (“stick a fork in us”)…ON and ON and ON, and I’m AS guilty as all of you are…at least as guilty.

lift each other upHELP ME here….HOW CAN WE LIFT EACH OTHER UP!?

Z

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38 Responses to Morale….hope?

  1. Synchronicity! See my post today. I queued up this post a few days ago.

  2. Tell you what? I’m so sick of the infighting among us Conservatives that I’m ready to throw in the towel.

  3. Adrienne says:

    It’s a question many of us have been asking for months without a good response.
    Making the situation worse is the massive number of trolls (probably paid) who have infiltrated the comboxes of many of the larger blogs. Most of what we read in the MSM is lies and distortion. People need to be aware that we are being manipulated and propagandized daily.

  4. jerrydablade says:

    Good question, Z. I don’t have any encouraging suggestions because I am one of those who really do believe the situation is that dire. Look around at the young generation today actually embracing and romanticizing socialism. The educational indoctrination has taken hold. I think the fork has already been stuck in and we are left with trying to pull it out. However, I don’t see true conservatives beating on each other. They have coalesced around the constitution against the socialists from the other party and the populists, the establishment and the wannabe strongman in the republican party.

  5. Kid says:

    Well personally, I need to be beaten more…

    I’ll never give up, as in not vote against democrats, but I’ve been observing since 1952 and it’s a simple fact that things have gotten continually worse in society over these 63 years. Pick any subject.

    So, why would I expect things to suddenly turn around?

    Nothing wrong with being positive, but it’s dangerous to ignore reality.

  6. Sparky says:

    Not being snarky or uppity because I get down and grumpy too, but I would say our best route is to pray, read the Holy Bible, truth Jesus and try to edify one another. We have a lot to still be thankful and joyful for, one of which we are not alone in our concern for the Country, etc.

  7. Alec says:

    Excellent question, Z. Thank you for raising it.
    My decision has been to step more fully away from politics. It’s impossible to ignore, but I’m doing the best I can to not write about it, think about it or dwell on it. This may not be a solution for everyone. But it’s helped me.
    For those who don’t want to try abstinence, one thing that also may help is to keep remembering that it’s easy for a politician to call himself a “Conservative”. Actually being one is a different thing entirely. Putting one’s hope in “Conservative” politicians is enough to destroy anyone’s morale, if you let it.

  8. FB says:

    I’m with Sparky. I just hope someone greater than us will have the answer. I also believe things come in wave. We had the 60s and we had Reagan afterwards. Even the Soviet Union collapsed.
    But deep down I’m very afraid for Europe, my nieces and my half-sister. If American financially collapses, this planet will be a dark place. We can’t really allow it.

  9. geeez2014 says:

    AOW; I think some of our blog posts encourage the divisions by throwing red meat out, rather ‘a la Trump’…I’ve been consciously changing my approach…I hope it helps cut down the rancor.

    Jerry; I wish I didn’t see true cons. fighting each other!

    Kid, no, this is not a call to ignore reality; that’s something we have to avoid, you’re right.
    On the other hand, calling defeat ‘reality’ is truly depressing!!

    Sparky…LOTS And LOTS of prayer needed, you’re right.

    Alec, hi…I want a political blog so this is what we do here, but I want to remind people there’s a world, the REAL world out there to enjoy..”we are not of this world”…We Christians have that amazingly strong and beautiful promise; we know where our real world is.
    And I believe we have to really investigate ea. politician to make sure they’re truly conservative….too bad we have to do that ourselves…they should be telling the truth, but they do not. It’s true conservatives, too, who are lowering our morale.

    pray pray pray, everybody!

    Please everyone, pile on this list:

    Read more, listen to music, cut down on the time watching news…what else? What do we do to unplug between being plugged in!!??

  10. geeez2014 says:

    Adrienne: “Most of what we read in the MSM is lies and distortion.” SO true! There’s good proof Hillary’s involved in thhe Panama papers scandal…I’ll bet MSNBC and CNN NEVER COVER IT, so we cons. are stuck with more knowledge to be depressed about!…and then the knowledge that big stories aren’t being heard by the voting public 😦
    Glad to hear others are talking about lifting ourselves up.

    My trolls won’t show up now that I’m on WordPress…I had about 20 every election year on Blogger..they spring up, no screen names, SLAM conservatives, or are VERY sweet and say “Gee, I used to be a Republican, but I just can’t vote for them anymore because….” (fill in the blank).
    I do believe they’re paid because Democrats are wwaaaay more cunning than we are.
    They’ll start calling talk radio in a couple of months, too.

    FB…believing that things come in waves is a definite good way to lift ourselves up; I agree.

  11. geeez2014 says:

    I think a lot of morale could lift if we stayed off the internet more…I was just looking around it and seeing SO many articles aimed at belittling Cons…(not that they don’t deserve it)…every possible little slam is there in a big article.
    Not so for the Democrats…we just have to realize that. Americans don’t get that constant harangue in their ear about Republicans..they absolutely don’t.
    That is very depressing and there’s not much we can do about it.

  12. Kid says:

    I believe Soros has a little army of internet trolls that hit the comment sections of the big media site articles. I don’t bother even looking at the comments anymore unless I want to rattle their cages just for fun. Which is not often.

    Adding to your like, having hobbies and spending time with those is relaxing, also improving your house and property instead of exposing yourself to the tards. Even chores, It’s relaxing to know things are done rather than waiting to be done. Exercise also to improve your health..

  13. John M. Berger says:

    Happy Hour @ Cleo’s starts @ 4:00 P.M., MDT.

  14. Mustang says:

    I cannot speak for anyone else; I acknowledge that I have become more skeptical of our political system. It is a national trend … and, I believe, well deserved. There simply is hardly any difference between the DNC and GOP … or the scum behind these organizations. Recall the film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” … suggesting that this problem has been with us for a very long time. Maybe we have only just recently started paying attention.

  15. FB says:

    I was watching rerun of Dennis Miller’s show on HBO when Newt Gingrich took over. If you have HBO on demand you should watch it season 3 episode 1. Same problems as now. They talked about the divide between the two parties, etc…

    I have an unusual solution to the problem of our political system: abolish parties. Let citizens run by themselves, find the money, etc… The influence of the system revolving parties, the consultants, the lobbies, etc.. will be diminished.

  16. bocopro says:

    I dunno ‘bout all this. What I DO know is that the highest morale this country has experienced in my lifetime occurred immediately after 7 December 1941 and again after 11 September 2001 when we got our collective nose bloodied by sucker punches.

    On the flip side of that coin, there was the “national malaise” dropped upon our collective shoulders by the staggeringly inept Carter administration, which was then followed by a robust recovery when Reagan’s policies and leadership began to bring fruit.

    My point is that people gotta eat. People gotta get stuff fixed. People gotta have somethin to do. And they gotta have some entertainment. And as sure as the political pendulum swings between extremes, I’m confident that when enough American patriots get sufficiently ticked off, some form of revolution will occur, either with ballots or with bullets.

    One of the last words you ever hear when things are going great is the term “morale.” Only when leadership is perceived as weak and nonsupportive do you hear that morale is suffering. What you DO hear from the troops when things are going well, and that includes the rank and file in all sectors, is constant grumbling: IOW, a griping sailor is a happy sailor. When he becomes quiet, withdrawn, and sullen, THEN you gotta watch your back.

    All who have done classroom teaching or instruction know that when a class has energy, even if it’s negative, you can direct and focus that energy. If none is there to begin with, you just spin your wheels most of the time . . . you can’t teach people who aren’t paying attention.

    Someone will pop up . . . someone will grow into the job . . . someone will get inspired – whatever – and just like after Pearl Harbor and the Twin Towers, things will happen. Someone will peer through the fog and find the gate to channel all that negative energy into reform . . . or renewal . . . or recovery . . . or revival, whatever’s necessary to identify the threat, write its name down, and strike a bold line through it. Kinda like how Ronnie Raygun handled the air controllers.

    And THAT is, of course, precisely what El Donaldo says he will do. Pull the band-aid off in one rip and paste it over the pieholes of the professional victim crowd, chase out the lounge lizards and entitlement parasites, remind Congress that it was never intended to be a gilt-edged career, initiate an industrial renaissance, create an equitable tax system that people can understand, and cut the size of central government down by around half.

    I don’t trust Trump, but I trust the separation of powers concept to keep him legit and on track. I don’t trust Cruz, but I think he just might be able to do it if he can figure out how to work and play well with others. I don’t trust Clinton for so many reasons that I won’t even begin naming them, and I consider Sanders an anachronistic loon. Kasich, of course, is just another establishment clone.

    The DNC has become the Fat Man and the RNC has become the Little Boy of American politics in their present configurations; they gotta go. We MUST have somebody not obliged to special interest groups, somebody uncontaminated by the toxic sludge of D.C., somebody born and raised and encultured in Americana.

    Otherwise, my grandchildren need to start learning how to speak Arabic and Chinese, howl at the moon, and say Auf Wiedersehen to European culture and the Great New World Adventure.

  17. Bob says:

    “Prepare a place to slaughter his children for the sins of their ancestors; they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.” Isaiah 14:21

    I just thought that I would bring in some Old Testament stuff to get the flavor of the Hand of God in this election. We can view things as having to pay for our sins, or we can view things as an opportunity to take on the challenge of defeating the Steely Beast (Hillary). Sitting out the election proves nothing, and the nation will be degraded with another Democrat administration.

    It is hard to see the Hand of God in an election given the conduct and character of politicians. In my opinion the only thing we can do is to keep blogging our beliefs, to vote the best way we can, and to keep praying. Sitting out the contest is an abrogation of our citizen responsibility.

  18. Bob says:

    However, we should never forget the New Testament challenge: “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44

    We may have not done so well in being who we claim to be.

  19. FB says:

    There’s an encouraging note: YouTube is full of people talking about libertarian ideas, freedom, etc… Even the Rubin Report is a show dedicated to freedom of speech and Western values with a host that is a liberal. But he goes against what he calls the regressive left. He has some good shows and talks and his intellectual honesty is very nice.

  20. We keep electing political people and it doesn’t change anything.Trump has the strength to endure attacks 24-7. He has the strength to speak his mind, even if it is sometimes politically incorrect. Don’t you want someone who has the ability to handle all the adversity Trump does? He has woken up our adversaries and even gotten Mexico concerned he will threaten their money stream. Time for America 1st. Obama has made such a mess of the USA, it’s incalculable to know the real long lasting damage he has done. I agree all this infighting is difficult to watch. But, there is so much misinformation and lies out there just to eliminate 1 candidate. Racist, homophobic, hate for women, on and on,the lies are unending, when Hillary and all her dishonesty are so close to the Whitehouse.
    WE CONS NEED TO KEEP HER FROM LIVING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, EVER AGAIN!!!
    You know what they say the deffinition of Insanity is don’t you? Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
    Hell. we put up with Obama for FAR TOO LONG, LET’S GIVE A DIFFERENT VIEW A CHANCE.

  21. geeez2014 says:

    charles adamson, welcome to GeeeZ…..I’m one of those gals who feels dignity and decorum and having facts before speaking and someone whose vocabulary is larger than “nice” and “mean to me” would be a better choice for president.
    But, I think our country is SO SCREWED UP that maybe Trump’s the perfect mirror image of our culture these days.
    Yes, he MIGHT be better than SHRILLERY.

    FB, that IS good news about YouTube…ALSO, I TOTALLY agree with you about people running themselves…no more parties. I love that idea!

    Bob, you say ” In my opinion the only thing we can do is to keep blogging our beliefs, to vote the best way we can, and to keep praying. Sitting out the contest is an abrogation of our citizen responsibility.” I love you…I SO wish I could meet and huge you 🙂

    Boco; I’m with you on CRUZ; there’s hope with him IF he works well with others for a change AND he stands by his conservatism…OUR conservatism.

    JMB: I’ll be there! See ya! Order me a Cosmopolitan…

    Mustang…we’re just waking up NOW… In a country this good, I don’t think we could have seen it coming; most of us just thought it’d be THIS GOOD forever.

    Kid, it’s definitely Soros (and the DNC)’s bucks paying for the commenters and the talk show callers. Honestly, I”D LOVE to get paid for commenting on lib sites 🙂 BUt I have too much integrity :=(

  22. Imp says:

    @Bob..’We may have not done so well in being who we claim to be.”

    Seriously? Really Bob? Then…why do they keep picking us to come here?

  23. Imp says:

    “The United States issues twice as many green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority countries than from Europe, adding to a Middle Eastern migrant population in the country that is one of the fastest growing demographics. ( To say nothing of Christians that haven’t been granted refugee status )

    From 2009 to 2013, the U.S. issued 680,000 green cards to migrants from Muslim countries, more than twice the approximately 270,000 green cards issued to migrants from European countries. Green cards entitle migrants to legal permanent residency in the country and work authorization, federal benefits, and the chance to apply for citizenship.”

    Of course the suicidal twerps, anarchists and DIE-versity mongrels among us will say…this is all good. right? Now….this cannot be good for morale, can it?

  24. Kid says:

    IMP, Your comment sounds racisss. Lemme check with obama, the ACLU, and CAIR. I’ll get back to you.

  25. Imp says:

    Fascist…

  26. Kid says:

    Ok, You got me.

  27. geeez2014 says:

    Imp, i can’t speak for Bob, but I WILL :-)….I think he means that we aren’t praying for our enemies as we’re told to do…in that way, we really aren’t, as Christians, who we claim to be….see the point?
    The information you’ve posted STINKS…and we just have to start asking WHY? but nobody has the guts.

  28. Kid says:

    Count me among those who will not embrace my enemies.

  29. Imp says:

    @Z…sorry…but prayers don’t work on ISIS mooslem fascists and murderers. I think that every dead Christian in the ME and the churches they’ve destroyed will testify to that. Let’s not be naive about this. In WW2 we were every bit a Christian nation….that we’re not now…bet we defeated Shinto Imperialism, Nazi Fascism and not that long ago, USSR style communism. I know that Patton prayed everyday for the strength to kill our enemies before they killed us. That’s the kind of prayer we need if we’re serious about our survival. Which is to counter the new Nazi bastard mooslems that bend over 5 times a day and pray for our demise and that they’re victorious over us and Christianity. I will not bend over or bend my knee to pray for some kind of supernatural understanding nor tolerance over such evil ands madness. If we are to survive…if we want to….we have to totally annihilate those like them…not invite more of these POS here.

    Amen.

  30. geeez2014 says:

    It’s not easily understood: Believe me, I get that.
    This isn’t excusing monsters, this isn’t wishing them well, this isn’t acquiescing …NOT AT ALL.

  31. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, funny you’d post that tonight….wait till the last line!

  32. geeez2014 says:

    By the way, Ed, that’s a gorgeous video…really good images and interesting rhythm on that song…very well done!

  33. geeez2014 says:

    Kid and Imp…I didn’t mean for my comment to possibly sound patronizing..NOT AT ALL. I’m sorry if it came over like that. I only meant that I SO get your points..and still God tells us to pray for enemies. Gad, not an easy thing!

  34. Great video, Z. Thanks.

  35. Bocopro,
    I’m on board with everything you stated in your comment!

  36. Bob says:

    Imp: Seriously. We as Christians have not been as we should be. That comment was in the context of the only other sentence, the quotation from Matthew. Z got me right.

    Z: I am always good for a hug.

  37. Imp says:

    @Bob…..Thanks.

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