Thursday, April 29, 2010
Observing and listening to left wing specie boobus-americanus (H.T. Doug Casey) is a real education. Most of us have the honor, privilage, or flat out undeniable distain to be in direct contact with the "I Want My Shiney Nickle To" club members. Firm, true scouts guarding the vault doors to the collective safe of looted property from productive working taxpayers. But the weight of this big goverenance has long since gotten too heavy for the productive taxpayers to burden. The center of productive achievement, Wall Street, has been transformed into a non- profit 501(3) c for Obama Inc. The percentage of taxpayers is shrinking, the looted kitty is shrinking, and damnit, I haven't "got mine" yet. Something tells me I won't. For now, I, and millions of other working Americans continue to feed the hungry beast that robs half our modest payrolls, and reform, has something to do with retiring at 90, if I don't kick the bucket early due to a slave-doctors mistake. As you can see from the chart above, this just simply cannot go on. A turnip cannot be squeezed forever...and expected to produce juice. This is something the left just does not concern itself with. There must be taxpayers out there who are holding back, and they must be "filthy rich bastards", is probably what echoes in an average moonbats head. If you look at this mess created by the left in America, and compromised with by the right in America, NOT from a perspective of money lost, but of "time" lost, their intentions become more clear. We currently work until April something just to pay for government. It used to be, we worked until the end of the first week of January to pay for all government "services". We were a Republic then. In fifty years, based on the chart above, looks like the last week of the year will be our own, the rest will belong to "others". The philosopher Comte called this sort of thing, "altruism", or, "other-ism". If you don't like mincing words, "self-sacrifice", which has a certain, more accurate ring to it. Sacrifice, being the giving up of one or more higher values, in exchange for "lesser" values...and self-interest (its opposite), rational self interest is not, throwing grandma out the car to improve fuel milage as an altruist/collectivist/leftist would call it. 'Rational self-interest" is holding on to, treasuring, enjoying the things that "you" value, ie: self, health, wife, kid, car, computer, ink jet cartridge, ect..not ness. in that exact order. Comtes moral code of self-sacrifice has been destroying America and the world to greater or lesser degrees for centuries. Being called a selfish bastard is a negative, and its not just the bastard part. Sacrifice is held as a virtue, keeping this concept alive is ofcourse the intention for the collectors of said sacrifices, and now they are having their coming out party in DC. So if some lefty tells you your current tax rates make entitlements "unsustainable"...show him the above chart, tell him a lack of money is not exactly the root of the problem, its "time", there just isn't "enough of it". What do we call individuals who work all the time, and are either not paid, or not allowed to stop working in order to collect a paycheck? We call it slavery, plain & simple. Strip skin pigmentation out of the issue (since who gives a damn what the outer layer of anyones skin is) and you still have "slavery". That is the lefts goal, and our goal must be to assert, our right to our time, as it is to each individual, in limited quantity. Leftism is unsustainable. Bad ideas are unsustainable. The enslavement of the mind is unsustainable, man needs to think in order to survive. Remind a politician of this, send him or her a letter. Or make a free-range teleprompter and head out to a tea party or two this year. This would be a good, rationally self-interested, use of ones time...that is..if one wants to live in a free country.
In doubles tennis its always wise to pick an apt partner, and when serving your first ball, take care not to be distracted by other things in your surroundings that do not pertain to your obstacle of winning the game.
The same could be said to the American political right in this year, 2010. While the big old soured up and worn out media giants continue to harang tea party goers as violent militiamen frothing from the mouth, actual tea party "goers" are putting as many good men and women as they can into heated primaries to stand up against whored out republican machine animals. We are also supporting some good solid existing republicans, which is easy, we live in an age of internet connectedness and few good existing politicians to support. Like Lexington, the battle over socialized medicine has been lost, but the ideas of freedom endure, the intellectual firepower, preserved, though moved, to an undisclosed location. As the GOP primaries wind down, those of us on the right need to keep our eyes on the ball now, a win for Republicans, is now a win for the tea parties. This will serve to aid the tea party cause while we regroup again for 2012. Look, sometimes when we serve tennis balls, they hit the net, we pick them up again and live to serve another day. Some elections will be lost, some primaries might see old stalwarts in the GOP nominated for their sixteenth run, so be it. As the founders did, we pick ourselves back up again and stay alive to fight another day. Even Scott Brown will have to be defeated and ousted to a Party further to the left than the rest of us, eventually. No offense Scott, but its the peoples seat. As Ernest Hemingway once said, "the sun also rises", and I think this is something very important to remember. And that doubles partner, she will get a chance to also serve, and with much delight from afront, we will keep our eyes, somehow, in the game.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
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Sunday, March 28, 2010
Mabye its just the anticipation that makes this bill so much worse. If Obamacare kicked in, in full, today, at least we could point to its shortcomings (the whole thing really) and say, "here, look at this effect, not good-is it?", and so on. For now, here we are "waiting for the worms" to crawl out, mean time, taking bites out of an apple that, beneath the red skin, is brown-- rotten to its core. Public companies, in compliance to the law, are coming out now, laying out the costs they will have to incur because of socialized medicine. The news does not look good. Anyone remember the 'Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act', or learning about its effect? There are more bad apples in the basket of Obamanations, which ones next?
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Who says 'slavery' has to only come in the form of racism? What if it came in the form of a collectivization of individuals based on a common chosen profession, say..doctors?
The closer Healthcare, I mean Obamacare, I mean Socialized Medicine, I mean Doc Slavery, becomes a reality, the further I sense we are from the ideals that made this nation great. Some pundits are saying there is no repealing this, as if it were set in buckyball stone. Some are saying, it won't survive the courts, or the wrath of 90% disapproval. The Doctors so far, are silent. Are they moving 401K funds now? Shopping for RV's? Packing up for Florida? Arizona? Mexico? I don't know. One thing for sure, we could see, within the next 24 hours, the death of a profession, and the birth of the worlds largest buerocracy. A tipping point, at which the professionals exodus, and the regulators rise.
I think there are still things to be optimistic about. But I am sure many on the right said the same thing when social(ism) security was passed. Over a decade later, Ike was President and we accomplished...well, never mind. Barry Goldwater ran in 64 and we....never mind. But then, Ronald Reagan came along and we...ah, the hell with it. Newt Gingrich led the charge and, well, here we are, nearly a century later, having lost ground on every front to the left, though we may have won a few battles, the war is near over now. One thing though, that 90% diapproval of this Bill..a CBS poll..will that number grow? Do slaves mind being slaves?
Sunday, March 7, 2010
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another.."
I don't want to hold a Doctor at gunpoint for his goods and services, if I would, I'm certain that mutual respect will leave the relationship between patient & doctor.
"..We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.."
Notice, Rights do not extend to my doctors goods & services, if they did.. his Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness would be impinged upon.
"-That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.."
'Just powers' can only exist when that power is granted by the people, in securing our basic unalienable rights, listed above. Securing other peoples goods and services cannot qualify as just, but is in fact "unjust".
"..That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it; and to institute new Government.."
Forgive me, but doesn't this go beyond a simple mid-term election?
.." But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object envinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new Guards for their future security.."
Why yes, this does go beyond simply "throwing the bums out" of office. The American Declaration Of Independence calls to us today. It affirms that the individual is an end in himself, and that Rights are the rights to action, not claims to the fruits of others, no matter what the level of need is. It morally condems collectivism and all its various forms, Welfare Statism, Nanny Statism, Theocracy, Rule By Mob, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Dictatorship, Fascisim, Royalty, Anarchy, and Oligarchy. It allows all mens minds to be free, because it is the benevolent nature of most men, and most mens minds, to seek to survive, and thrive. This means Capitalism, which means trading value for value, not guns and clubs trading blow for blow. We are a nation of persuaders and volunteers, not a nation of enforcers and slaves.
Find your Congressmans office number online, program it into your cell, make those calls. Show up in November to vote. Read The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Federalist Papers. Join a Tea Party group, make a sign, and as Abigal Freemantle once said..."Stand".