Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Sometimes, we as individuals are too close to a situation to truly grasp and fully understand its gravity or reality.
As of November 4, 2008, Americans are in a state of unsubstantiated euphoria, steadfast in the belief the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the lame will walk, wars and terrorism will end, no one will ever suffer hunger pangs again, racism will fade, and the days of Shangri-La and Brigadoon have finally arrived.
We’re too involved, we’re too overcome by emotion that we can’t possibly fathom the truth. For that we need outsiders, like the British to put fairy tales into cold starke reality. Like British columnist Peter Hitchins who writes:
“Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernize Heaven and Hell - or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.
The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilization. At least Mandela-worship - its nearest equivalent - is focused on a man who actually did something.
I really don't see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts. The night America changed: Barack and Michelle Obama in Chicago.”
Here is the entire column, “The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth.”
HT: A dear friend, T. Reeves.