Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America’s true living legends —
a former P & G executive, an acclaimed author, a dynamic teacher,
and one of the world’s most highly rated speakers.
It was he who changed the way America does business
by creating an audacious concept that came to be known as “Partnering”.
You may remember a previous letter he wrote in 2009 to Obama and the New
York Times which went viral.
From a speech given by Lou Pritchett April 15, 2012
“I was born in year two of the Great Depression (1931) and spent the first
10 years of my life, influenced by the extreme hardships of the depression.
By today’s standards my family was about a mile below today’s so called
‘poverty level’; but if you never ‘had’ – - doing without was not so ‘bad’.
Borrowing shoes to graduate from the 8th grade didn’t seem at all demeaning
because most of the 8th graders did the same thing.
In June 1944, my only brother, Joe, was killed in action on Utah Beach in
Normandy, France during the D-Day landings. Exactly one year later, my
father died and left me, my mother, and my sister to go it alone – - and
alone we went. My mother went to work at a department store, my sister
dropped out of school and joined her, and I went to work shining shoes on
the streets of Memphis for a dime a shine. Government assistance was not
available, and if it were I am confident my mother would have refused it,
because she never wanted the government involved in our lives.
I mention this bit of personal history to help you understand that millions
of Americans, including your parents and grandparents, grew up like me
during the Great Depression and never expected nor wanted the government to
offer them anything other than an opportunity – - and now to see what Obama
is trying to do to our country tends to make you crazy.
As some of you know, my “Scare Me” letter went viral with millions of hits
on the internet during the past 3 years. I have now written a follow-up
letter, which I will now share with you. It will be released to the press
tomorrow morning. “
To the editors:
“In April 2009, I sent President Obama and the New York Times a letter
titled “You Scare Me” because, as a candidate, he promised to “fundamentally
transform America.” Now, after observing his performance for over three
years, he no longer scares me – - he terrifies me for the following reasons:
FIRST He has done more to damage America’s standing in the world, to lower
the standard of living in America, to impoverish future generations, and to
shake our faith in the country’s future than any other American president in
SECOND With a compliant Democrat congress, a lapdog media, and a weak,
almost nonexistent Republican opposition, he has shattered the American
dream of job security, home ownership, and rugged individualism for millions
of Americans and has poisoned and divided our civil society with his
politics of envy, class warfare, race warfare, and religious warfare – -
which he is using as fundamental building blocks for his ‘socialist’ agenda.
THIRD Culturally, he remains totally out of touch with traditional American
values. This has absolutely nothing to do with race or where he was born,
rather it has everything to do with where, how and with whom he was raised,
schooled, educated, trained, and associates with – - still today.
FOURTH He has surrounded himself with naive academicians, lawyers,
politicians, bureaucrats, and socialist leaning czars who arrogantly think
and behave exactly as he does. People who offer no balanced suggestions, or
devils advocate positions, and think in lock step with him that big
government is the answer to all our problems.
FIFTH He not only encourages, but aids and abets the unionization of all
American industry, the albatross around the neck of the free market. In
turn, they provide the money and muscle to intimidate his opponents.
SIXTH He has increased the national debt by over 30% in just three years. If
re-elected, and this rate of increase continues, America will be burdened
with an unsustainable 20 trillion dollar debt which will result in the
country’s financial death. Recovery will be impossible – - America will be
the Greece of 2016.
SEVENTH Given his fanatical beholding to the ‘environmental’ and ‘man-caused
global warming’ fringe, he has deliberately discouraged U.S. fossil fuel
exploration and production, while wasting billions of tax payer dollars on
solar, wind, and algae experiments. He refuses to accept that oil, gas, and
coal are not America’s enemies, they are America’s assets – - which,
properly managed, could make us energy independent within a generation.
EIGHTH He views the U.S. as a power in retreat which abused its World
dominance. Therefore he systematically apologizes round the world. This past
March, he whispered to Russian President Medvedev – - “This is my last
election. After my election, I will have more flexibility”. Just what is the
secret that Obama and Putin are concealing from the American people until
after the election ?? With what other leaders has he made similar secret
NINTH And finally, after all his mis-steps, bad decision making, poor
management, and zero leadership, the fact that he has the audacity to seek
re-election should terrify every American.
I predict that if re-elected, future historians and political interpreters
will look back at the eight year period 2008-2016, and conclude “the 44th
President of the U.S. allowed the takers to overpower the payers, which
resulted in the greatest economy in history vanishing from the face of the
Earth”. Farewell America, the World will really miss you !!”
Lou Pritchett April 15, 2012
It is my hope and prayer that this letter will also go viral and serve as a
‘wake up’ call to Americans of all political leanings – - convincing them
that never before in U.S. history has so much depended on Americans
understanding that we are facing one of the greatest crisises in U.S.
history. Convincing them that this election will be won not by letters to
the editor, political speeches, or radio and TV soundbites.
No !! It will be won by those with a conviction, with a belief, and with a
willingness to pay the price in helping put the most enlightened voters in
the polling booth on November 6.
Let me end on my favorite quote – - which I think is very appropriate for
each of us today:
“TO EVERY MAN, THERE COMES IN HIS LIFETIME, THAT SPECIAL MOMENT, WHEN HE IS
PHYSICALLY TAPPED ON THE SHOULDER AND OFFERED THE CHANCE TO DO A VERY
SPECIAL THING, UNIQUE TO HIM AND FITTED TO HIS TALENT; WHAT A TRAGEDY IF
THAT MOMENT FINDS HIM UNPREPARED OR UNQUALIFIED FOR THE WORK WHICH WOULD BE
HIS FINEST HOUR.”
Those words spoken by Winston Churchill over 70 years ago are very
appropriate for all Americans today.
For, if each of us is prepared and is qualified, then 6 November 2012 just
might be our, and our Nation’s, finest hour as we reclaim this “shining city
on the hill” from the ravages of Obama Socialism.
IT IS NOW OR NEVER FELLOW PATRIOTS !! GOD HELP US IF WE FAIL !!
Comment: Mr. Obama is a Marxist. He does what Marxists do……lie, cheat and steal to gain power to dictate their vision of what stands for equality. Over 100,000,000 people were slaughtered or disappeared during the 20th century to make room for atheism and the dictatorship of the ‘equal’, called the proletariat…..the working class.
Mr. Obama is a sharp conniving conspirator filled with pride, arrogance, deception and dishonesty and distaste for the country he claims to ‘lead’. He has buddied and plotted with terrorist, outspoken American hater, openly Marxist Bill Ayers and has lied about this alliance in public.
In the meantime the American mass media, graduating from the same colleges with the same leftwing bigotries afforded Mr. Obama have chosen to abandon honest dutiful reporting, common sense, and join the Progressive Movement, progressing to atheistic Marxism to abet the destruction of traditional America and its focus of individual liberties and the dignity of the individual.
I visited the Obama dream of State dictated bureaucratic authority, the USSR on two occasions in 1966 when it maintained a first class oppression over its citizens (but, by far nothing as paranoid and murderous as in the Stalin years) and in October, 1990 during the thrilling and inspiring days and nights of the Ukrainian rebellion of the wailings, when, for over a week in support of a tent city of rebellious State male youth, tens of thousands gathered to list their family losses in public for the first time and only time ever; losses ‘sacrificed’ to the State forcing equality upon all…..a paranoid State of lies, fear, and crime, a devious State of false claims and platitudes, a murderous State with the slaughter of millions and the disappearance of hundreds of thousands never to be heard from again, a State created by the dreams and plots of Obama types, arrogant, self serving, dictatorial, determined to force their will upon one and all be any means available…….the type who is hateful of the past and by stealth and everything dishonest, has risen to power through the politics of darkness and deceit.