Jimmy Carter’s Malaise speech is down below.
The definition of Malaise according to Wikipedia;
Malaise (// mal-AZE) is a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, of being “out of sorts”, often the first indication of an infection or other disease. Malaise is often defined in medical literature as a “general feeling of being unwell”. The word has existed in the French language since at least the 12th century.
The term is also often used figuratively in other contexts; for example, “economic malaise” refers to an economy that is stagnant or in recession (compare depression). The term is particularly associated with the 1973–75 recession. A speech made by President Jimmy Carter in 1979 is commonly referred to as the “malaise” speech, even though Carter did not actually use the term in this speech.
I quote “Jimmy Carter had grown increasingly convinced that Americans had to face up to the energy crisis, but they only could do this if they faced up to the crisis in their own values,” says Kevin Mattson, author of “What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?”, which examines the underlying themes of Carter’s speech. “He tried to push the energy crisis on to a kind of moral and civic plane, and the speech was used to unify around a sense of civic sacrifice.” end quote. Kevin Mattson
I’m writing a book about the collapse of the middle class. To be honest, I’m not a subscriber to the notion Obama losing in the fall is the, END ALL. Yes I said Obama losing in the fall. My calculations come from prior history such as Ronald Reagan’s chronological order of his journey to the Presidency to determine what will happen next. In fact, I predicted, after Romney’s first interview back in 2007, or 2006, when he threw his hat in the ring first time, that he might b the second coming of Ronald Reagan.
The subsequent events that took place post that interview would lead me to believe this. I might be a little physic but it was history that told me so. I remember saying to my wife right after King O’s winning the election that he had to win, in fact I told her that before the election of 2008. If McShame had won, it would have continued the Dumicrat machines heckling of George Bush, Republicans. McShame would have continued to spend us out of control, so on, and so on, and so on. To me as I had said to my wife, King O winning was a blessing. He would lead us into the promise land, really. And he did that superbly, now here comes the second coming of Reagan.
If you don’t believe me, just read your history, look at the similarities of both Reagan and Romney, in terms of events they were in involved with, THE PEOPLE, they were both Governor’s of blue states. They both lost to two Republican losers. Ford and McShame. Romney made his first attempt in the 80’s and his campaign didn’t go anywhere. Reagan had the same results in 1968, while he was Governor of California. Then both candidates came back a third time and won. And both sitting Presidents, Carter & Obama, were complete failures sitting in a quagmire, their malaise.
As I said earlier I believe in history, Not craps in Las Vagas; https://politicalsleightofhand.com/2012/10/18/romney-wins-in-a-landslide-las-vegas-oddsmaker-doubles-down-on-prediction/ And that is for another blog, but the point is, Obama in my opinion is a symptom of a much greater problem in our great nation. Does anyone remember HillaryCare? Care to guess when HillaryCare ended? That’s right it never ended, in fact it never began, @ least as the law was concerned. But I will follow up on this in a future blog.
Yet her plan never surfaced, legally, but the wreckage she left behind her was good enough. HMO’S are in full swing and the American people are paying even more for health care. When the ObamaCare law kicks in 2014, we will pay even more for healthcare. In the after math of this event, people who couldn’t even afford health care premiums will either starve to death or declare bankruptcy in record numbers. This will finish the middle class off. The end of 100 yr plan to send us back into proletariat land.
There was nothing wrong with health care, & the same group of people who could not afford health care premiums back in the 90’s are still with out health care today, because they cannot afford it. Access/Cost has been the problem to health care all along. Ronald Reagan said it best, Government is the problem. Obama is just a pawn, sent to Washington to destroy the middle class. He failed to finish off completely, but he left carnage everywhere on his trail, his latest the deceased Ambassador for Libya. Don’t forget “The Fort Hood Shooting” (he wasn’t able to identify the terrorist there)
There is a plethera of failures for this American President in terms of what he should have done for the American people. Once again, as did Clinton (amongst his scandals, he left us Bin Laden) Obama (amongst his scandals, 16 trillion in the hole) nuclear damage everywhere for a Republican President to clean up.
Now Obama’s malaise blame it on everyone else, scold the American people, nothing good to say, telling us nothing new, reminding us that he is President and there ain’t a damn thing you Christians can do about it. Always blowing his mouth off, “here’s what I’m going to do, (you know how he says Do” Mr President I’m tired of the DODO, lol.
I remember Carter’s speech as if it were yesterday. Like Obama, he scolded the American people, he was telling us he doesn’t know what to do, leaving us with ultimate melancholy . But it was his tone, I think that’s why it was renamed the Malaise speech. Thus the reason for this blog today.
Ronald Reagan brought something to the American people that had been missing since Richard Nixon stepped down. After much ponder I awoke to what it was that he gave us. He gave us hope all wrapped up in gift paper, and We The People believed in his HOPE. The country by then had gone into a deep dark slump much like the one we are in now. America was exhausted. Inflation had taken it’s toll sliding us into this malaise. And all Carter did in that speech was push us further down the slope of no return. That speech was all about Carter. Carter like Obama promised to restore America. Of course, I believed neither one of them. And of course they did not.
Honestly I don’t know what Carter’s problem was. Obama is part of a large movement to destroy America’s infrastructure, but Jimma, well probably a budding pacifist, and looking to change the way American President’s do business. He loathed the military, as did Clinton, but Carter really despised the military, maybe he had a bad experience in the Navy. He chopped our military down to a United Nations military. In the end he would not use force to pound Iran for the “Hostages Crisis.” I was deployed at the time on a secret mission to get the hostages out, it was cancelled after we were underway. Perhaps he wanted to Make America a Martyr state, I don’t know.
By the time Ronald Reagan came around we were desperate, but not ready to elect another clown. Our arms were closed, we didn’t trust Washington any longer, much like today. But I will tell you what, when that jolly face, radiating with hope, love, care, looked into our faces, he didn’t have to talk at all. Ronald Reagan spoke to us through his God like eyes, and said don’t worry my friends, America is great and she will rise again. The country passively became enthusiastic again. Our spirits were lifted to a brand new level. Ronald Reagan slowly began to build our confidence again, the crisis had subsided.
You see Ronald Reagan knew that the only solution to our economic problems, and our lack of ingenuity was The American people. And he was right. Every time Government tries to fix the problem it gets’ worse. Just look at the recent changes in the King O credit card changes, or the banking industry, or how about ObamaCare! The Government tried to save Vietnam, how did that turn out? Those were just a few examples.
In closing I saw God peering through Romney’s eyes early on I think after the New Hampshire primaries, in his victory speech. God has chosen Romney to carry the torch for Ronald Reagan. I know that Mr Reagan is smiling down on us with great Hope that the American people will rise up and make America great again. Amen!
Was later changed to the Malaise speech.