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Something Funny About that Electoral College Outrage…

Has anyone noticed the “Abolish the Electoral College!” outrage has all but disappeared?

Do you Wonder Why?

Magically, it seems, the scream for Mob Rule by eliminating the Electoral College is nowhere to be found.  This is because the Democrat Socialist Workers Party (DNC) realizes they may just need it if they’re hoping to defeat Trump and secure the White House.  Any Hope they have of moving the country back to the Left may hinge on the Electoral College.

As a note:  To me, this is always a fun, fascinating and enlightening, event in politics.  Anytime a bunch of insincere hypocrites on either side of the aisle abandon the very messaging they swear are ‘foundational’ principles due to political expediency during election cycles you know there is a reason. To me it’s even more profound and educational than more mundane and expected acts of hipocracy once we elect them.  In other words, the issues at hand are either ‘foundational’ as in pure democracy/mob rule or they are not. Clearly, as demonstrated by the deafening sound of silence from the Democrat Socialist Presidential hopefuls, Abolishing the Electoral College is not. Leaving the destruction of the electoral college on the doorstep of the orphanage simply illustrates the demagoguery.

And that’s funny.

However, here’s the upside to this mysterious vanishing of Electoral College hatred, it will come back.
Pay Attention.
If… If… you start hearing, in a Mass Media kind of way, about getting rid of the Electoral College again, prior to November 3rd, 2020… The Democrats will be admitting Defeat.

Mark my word.

These Socialist Authoritarians will never go away, but I find their sudden honesty refreshing.

Frankly, I think they should embrace their reality and go for it.

EpsteinWeiner 2020!

Sit Down, Shut up!

Mob Rule or Else!

Elections Suck!

Bend Over!

(I’m offering the above campaign slogans free of charge.  Use at will, Lefties.)


Bipartisanshitt

There is an urban myth out there that needs to be addressed.

“Binge drinking is bad.”  No, wait.  Wrong one.

“Compromise is good.”

If you’re a product of the public schools (like I am) it should be expected you believe we should all get along.  You probably think our elected representatives should be having dinner together, holding hands and making out in the back of dark movie theaters.  You might even think it is GOOD when they all get together and create legislation effecting the rest of us.

In other words, you might believe passing lots of bills is a terrific way to judge their productivity.  You think the government should “do something”… You might have been taught that the founders of this country wanted our leaders to strip down and embrace each other every time they met so they could create lots of really cool law.  If any of this rings true for you, what you “know” is wrong.  You should demand a refund on that free public education.

Here’s the truth, our system of government was designed specifically to be slow, cumbersome and rarely produce laws.  It was created to make sure no single branch could run rampant over the others with this purpose in mind.  It was designed for a fight… over everything… in the hopes that whatever came out was only what was absolutely necessary.  Less was more.  Nothing getting done was fine, if not preferred.  (I’ve floated this idea around the house but have not had much traction.)

We have come a long way from that original intent.  Over the last 100 years we have entitled our politicians to do whatever they want.  They have learned to routinely create law outside of the Constitution because they know that the odds are no-one will challenge it.  And, if their law does get challenged it will take too long and the American people will lose interest, or more often think they are owed whatever the law might “give” them.

These same politicians also know they can slow down the process of any legal challenge by appointing judges who also don’t care what limitations the Constitution puts in place.  Such judges then present their rulings utilizing previous unconstitutional rulings they or their fellow travelers passed down earlier.  Amazingly, they are also not above using foreign law for validation… which I’m very sure the Founding Fathers did not intend.  The fact that we revel in our lack of understanding and promote such behavior in our leaders should be frightening.  It has brought us to a very scary place.  Haven’t you wondered why alcohol sales are up? We’re frightened, but too uninformed to know why.  It’s like a horror movie where the person about to get killed runs around the house and turns all the lights… off.

There has been a determined movement over the last 80 years to position the U.S. Constitution as too restrictive.  (Our current president is on the record promoting this very idea.)  But you will most often find it repeated by the “open-minded” who have not taken the 5 minutes needed to read it, let alone try to discuss and understand it. (They don’t need to read it… their hearts tell them what they need to know… what’s scary about that is they vote…)   These are also the people who think we should all give each other big wet sloppy kisses… all the time.  To them, getting along to “help the country” sounds so nice it requires no further exploration on their part.

To make things worse, there are too many people who want to be led and then insist you must be led as well.  These people have found a home on both sides of the aisle.  The Founders were aware this would always be a reality. The defense they gave us against such people was an extremely well-defined and very restrictive document, that could be changed, in other words amended, if needed… but it would take an act of congress. (Yes, that’s where the phrase came from.)

What it comes down to is that you have two sides to choose from.  One side subscribes to individual freedom and one does not.  What makes one side somewhat sinister is that it wants to control you with “the best of intentions”.  Bear in mind, those who believe the sheep need to be led never seem to count themselves among the sheep….

So there must always be a war between those who know you are too stupid to make decisions for yourself  (Statists/Socialists) and those of us who think you are the only person who knows what’s best for you. (Free-market Capitalists)   If you give it a moment of thought, does it  make sense that a person who subscribes to individual freedom be buddies with a person who believes in the soft slavery of statism?  It’s really as simple as that.  The line in the sand is Force.

In conclusion, we are not supposed to get along.  We are not supposed to compromise our individual freedoms.  Ever.

If you need proof, compromise with Socialists is what got us here today… bankrupt, having our e-mail and phones call tapped, “intelligence agents” looking at our daughters cell phone pictures and Facebook pages while your grandmother is getting molested at the airport.  And the useful idiots continue begging for more Bipartisanshitt…

(Originally Posted 012012.  Reposted yet again because it needs to be.)


Bipartisanshitt

There is an urban myth out there that needs to be addressed.

“Binge drinking is bad.”  No, wait.  Wrong one.

“Compromise is good.”

If you’re a product of the public schools (like I am) it should be expected you believe we should all get along.  You probably think our elected representatives should be having dinner together, holding hands and making out in the back of dark movie theaters.  You might even think it is GOOD when they all get together and create legislation effecting the rest of us.

In other words, passing lots of bills is a terrific way to judge their productivity.  You think the government should “do something”… You might have been taught that the founders of this country wanted our leaders to strip down and embrace each other every time they met so they could create lots of really cool law.  If any of this rings true for you, what you “know” is wrong.  You should demand a refund on that free public education.

Here’s the truth, our system of government was designed specifically to be slow, cumbersome and rarely produce laws.  It was created to make sure no single branch could run rampant over the others with this purpose in mind.  It was designed for a fight… over everything… in the hopes that whatever came out was only what was absolutely necessary.  Less was more.  Nothing getting done was fine, if not preferred.  (I’ve floated this idea around the house but have not had much traction.)

We have come a long way from that original intent.  Over the last 100 years we have entitled our politicians to do whatever they want.  They have learned to routinely create law outside of the Constitution because they know that the odds are no-one will challenge it.  And, if their law does get challenged it will take too long and the American people will lose interest, or more often think they are owed whatever the law might “give” them.

These same politicians also know they can slow down the process of any legal challenge by appointing judges who also don’t care what limitations the Constitution puts in place.  Such judges then present their rulings utilizing previous unconstitutional rulings they or their fellow travelers passed down earlier.  Amazingly, they are also not above using foreign law for validation… which I’m very sure the Founding Fathers did not intend.  The fact that we revel in our lack of understanding and promote such behavior in our leaders should be frightening.  It has brought us to a very scary place.  Haven’t you wondered why alcohol sales are up? We’re frightened, but too uninformed to know why.  It’s like a horror movie where the person about to get killed runs around the house and turns all the lights… off.

There has been a determined movement over the last 80 years to position the U.S. Constitution as too restrictive.  (Our current president is on the record promoting this very idea.)  But you will most often find it repeated by the “open-minded” who have not taken the 5 minutes needed to read it, let alone try to discuss and understand it. (They don’t need to read it… their hearts tell them what they need to know… what’s scary about that is they vote…)   These are also the people who think we should all give each other big wet sloppy kisses… all the time.  To them, getting along to “help the country” sounds so nice it requires no further exploration on their part.

To make things worse, there are too many people who want to be led and then insist you must be led as well.  These people have found a home on both sides of the aisle.  The Founders were aware this would always be a reality. The defense they gave us against such people was an extremely well-defined and very restrictive document, that could be changed, in other words amended, if needed… but it would take an act of congress. (Yes, that’s where the phrase came from.)

What it comes down to is that you have two sides to choose from.  One side subscribes to individual freedom and one does not.  What makes one side somewhat sinister is that it wants to control you with “the best of intentions”.  Bear in mind, those who believe the sheep need to be led never seem to count themselves among the sheep….

So there must always be a war between those who know you are too stupid to make decisions for yourself  (Statists/Socialists) and those of us who think you are the only person who knows what’s best for you. (Free-market Capitalists)   If you give it a moment of thought, does it  make sense that a person who subscribes to individual freedom be buddies with a person who believes in the soft slavery of statism?  It’s really as simple as that.  The line in the sand is Force.

In conclusion, we are not supposed to get along.  We are not supposed to compromise our individual freedoms.  Ever.

If you need proof, compromise with Socialists is what got us here today… bankrupt, having our e-mail and phones call tapped, “intelligence agents” looking at our daughters cell phone pictures and Facebook pages while your grandmother is getting molested at the airport.  And the useful idiots continue begging for more Bipartisanshitt…

(Originally Posted 012012.  Reposted yet again because it needs to be.)


Why Donald Trump is Fun

And, Why the Establishment Republicans absolutely Hate Him…

I tapped out a post well over a year ago stating the Establishment Republicans were going to flood the Primary Field with candidates in order to secure the nominee in the early East Coast Primaries.

And, lo and behold, that is what they are doing.  Flooding the Field

However…

Enter Trump!

(If I had a laugh track it would be playing now.  Just imagine one.  Imagine the one they used in M.A.S.H.  I like that one.  It’s heartier than the ones they use now.  More of a Belly Laugh than a Millennial Snicker.)

What is happening here?

Well… in a Diomedes kind of way, the Republican Establishment has set up a scenario they thought would guarantee them the candidate of their choice.

The have added, read ‘funded’, enough hopefuls in an effort to dilute the field to such a degree as to ensure all the support needed is delivered to secure their Guy, in this case Jeb!, the slot.  The Boehner’s and McConnell’s of the world also know that the healthy Libertarian, ‘Conservatarian’, movement is  strong in the Western States… and it must be crushed.

So they have orchestrated a Scheme making sure the early primaries continue to occur on the East Coast which not only lean heavily in favor of Liberal Republicans but allow Democrats to cross over and vote in the contests.  The latter part of this plan was considered ‘brilliant’ as Hillary was thought to be the anointed Democrat Candidate leaving plenty of Liberal Leftists to vote for Jeb!… kind of RINO Insurance.

But the Establishment is being thrown to the Mares and consumed by their own plan.  Que the circus music.

Here Comes Donald, P.T.Barnum, Trump!

And here’s where it get’s really enjoyable…

1.  Trump has his own money!

What!?  Last Election Cycle the press was lamenting that 1 Billion Dollars had been spent by the Candidates combined… and Trump has Ten Times this amount at his disposal!  Why is this funny?  Because Candidates are ALWAYS CONTROLLED by those whose money they need.  And the Establishment has always used this fact to do as much controlling as possible.  They can’t do this with Trump.  (Uh Oh…)

2.  Trump is an A-Hole!

How is that Awesome?  The Donald openly admits he is no saint.  He admits he pays as little in taxes as possible… just as we all try to… and he does not set himself up on a moral pedestal from which his opponents can push him off of.  The guys is a jerk who fights back.  And, we like this.  (This role had previously been held by Chris Christie.)

3.  Trump is well liked ON THE EAST COAST!

BwwaaHahhaahhhaaaaahahahahahaaaahhaa….  The RINO tactic of front loading the Primaries in States where they can get as many Soft Socialist and Fascist Republican voters to propel their chosen Candidate to the Nomination is being undermined by a Well Liked Rich A-Hole whom they cannot Control.  (The Irony is palpable.)

What is the ultimate effect?

It’s my assessment that Trump being involved in this election will do a couple of things.  First, it will demonstrate to the Conservatarians that being outspoken while not trying to secure a mantle of ‘piousness’ works well and is received positively by the voters.  Second, Trump’s presence will keep the press from painting a picture of Jeb! “running away” with the nomination while only garnering 20% of the party’s support.  (That’s 1 out of 5 republican voters for you useful folks.)

In the End, having Trump in the Deal is saving some of the oxygen for those serious, Anti-Establishment, candidates fighting for the soul of the Republican Party.

And those currently in control of the Republican Party Hate Him for it.

Hate, Hate, Hate him.


The State of 2015

I tuned into the SOTU speech and initially thought I was watching something produced by Aaron Sorkin. Then recognizing the production values were not as good as I would expect from him, I thought I might be seeing something from another country given the rosy state of everything the guy speaking was talking about.  (I even broke out into a few bars of ‘Everything is Awesome‘)

It was only after I noticed what had to be a shiny silver liquor decanter sitting in front of an old orange man just off the left shoulder of the guy speaking that I knew I had the right speech.

I lasted about 10 minutes.

Being told that up is down, black is white and right is wrong only works with me for about that long… and that’s making an effort. It’s possible I lasted a bit longer as I remember the President of the United States taking credit for low gas prices. Much like a serial killer taking credit for all of your good deeds after he decides not to kill you.

I didn’t watch the rest.

So I would rather talk about Deflated Balls.

Look, I know that steroids have played a major role in the NFL, but I just can’t understand how Deflated Balls helps anyone.  Possibly the wide receivers, but then only marginally at best.  How much friction and drag do you actually lose?

Then Yesterday I learned that Tom Brady “liked” deflated balls.  Fine… whatever floats your boat… but again, whatever your thing is should have no place on the football field.  Today Joe Biden chimes in that he also likes ‘a Softer Ball’.  OK Guys… enough already.

Now, apparently, there are all kinds of accusations flying around about the Boston Patriots having Deflated Balls.

I can’t decide if this is just trash talk or frankly stated observations.  If it’s trash talk, save it for the game.  If it’s statements of fact, I think these are issues to be dealt with when the players are ready and then only if they choose to deal with them.  Leave them alone.

So there you have it…

We should all stop talking about Balls.

That’s the State of the Union for the first 3-weeks of 2015.

Deflated Balls… a metaphor?

Kind of sums it up.


Mixing the Kool Aid…

The Democrat National Committee would like you to try out their latest Election Season Cocktail.

They’re filling the Trough as we Speak…  So…

Whip out your Red Solo Cup for a hefty serving of Grape Flavored Medicine.

And of Course,

It’s Free…

(Just make sure to drink it quickly. It tends to have a Bitter Aftertaste.)

Done?  OK… Wipe your mouth.

Here we go:

Is the War on Terror Over?

Is Your Healthcare Cheaper?

Is the National Debt Smaller?

Can you Keep Your Doctor?

Can you Keep Your Insurance Plan?

Is the Economy Better?

Are Prices for everyday things Going Down?

Do you think the Bill of Rights has a Number of Serious Problems?

Do you agree that you’ve never built anything?

Are you Making More Money?

Is Gitmo Closed?

Are all of our Troops Home?

Does North Korea still not have Nuclear Weapons?

Does the Constitution Live and Breathe?

Is Crime Going Down?

Are Race Relations Better?

Is Unemployment Going Down?

Is Russia just Peacefully helping out the Countries around them?

Is Job Creation Going Up?

Are Mom and Pop Businesses Thriving?

Are Welfare Rolls Going Down?

Does Calling yourself a Liberal mean you Care more about Everything?

Do you think Jobs is a three-letter word?

Is Education Getting Cheaper?

Do you believe that the Human Species is not a part of Nature?

Does the World Love us?

Is it Easier to Start A Business?

Do you think all Species on the Planet Today should be Saved except for the ones you don’t like?

Should All Debt be Forgiven?

Is it Cheaper to Travel… Anywhere?

Is Your Privacy being Protected?

Do you think it’s OK your Government is spying on you and saving All of your stuff for Future Use?

Do you Feel More Free?

Is it easier to Voice Your Opinion without Fear?

Do you believe there are 57 States?

Are your Taxes Going Down letting you Keep More of Your Money?

Are you able to Save More?

Are Your Kids Self-Sufficient and Living on Their Own?

Do you think it is a Good Idea for your Government to Sell Guns to Mexican Drug Cartels?

Does any part of ‘Spreading the Wealth Around’ make sense to you?

Is Al Qaeda on the Run?

Are Beheading’s in the Name of Islam typical workplace violence?

Is it OK that Illegal Alien Children are being placed into the Public Schools, where your kids go, without any Medical Screening?

Do you like the Idea that those same Children can choose what school They want to go to, but Your Kids Can’t?

Do you think allowing Millions of New Workers into the United States while Raising the Minimum Wage will Increase Jobs?

Are you pretty sure you’re Smarter than almost everyone except the people you vote for?

If the answer to ANY of the above is ‘No’, you will need to have another Glass…

…and Try Again.

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to all the above, whether it’s true or not, you are Ready to Rock the Vote.

You’ll just need to keep drinking the Kool-Aid for another six weeks until the Election.

Remember, the Liberal Progressive Socialist Democrats are depending on you.


Has Your NAZI Flag Lost it’s Impact?

 

Nobody reacting to your Mao book bag?

Is Che just not cutting it?

Your friends think your new Stalin poster is simply a nice Living Room Decoration?

The Hammer and Sickle becoming just too mainstream?

Pol Pot sound like something on the Menu?

Lenin always gets confused with a Beatle?

You’ve tried wearing clothes with pictures of Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer but didn’t get so much as a raised eyebrow?

Have No Fear!

Don’t lose your drive to advertise the profound limitations of your intellectual maturity!

Run! Don’t Walk to your closest, totally unique, you’re way different and enlightened, online clothing retailer for…

the latest in ISIS, Taliban and Mujahideen Gear!

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Zirah Moslem

Just when you thought you’d never find the coolest new trend in Socialist college wear.

Just when you couldn’t figure out how to tell everyone you believe in the Statist Elites and their designs for everyone but you,

Just when you lost all hope in getting attention for your support of Liberal Fascists, Socialists and Communists comes…

the Progressive Theocrats!

Guaranteed to make your stupid parents mad!

Guaranteed to make your stupid professors shake their heads!

Guaranteed to make your super smart friends green with envy!

Don’t lose your head!

We Have What you Need!

Whether you like it or not.

The trend is Sweeping East Asia RIGHT NOW… so Don’t Delay.

Be the first on your block to support stuff you no nothing about you Ignorant Infidel!

(We even have clothes for Women!  So be sure have your husband, or male family member, look for you!)

 

 


Harry Reid’s Mushroom Cloud

This morning Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) changed the rules of the Senate to allow for Mob Rule.  A simple Majority of Senators can now approve a Presidential Nominee for positions such as Judges.  While any nominee is now subject to simple majority vote for approval I’m going to stick with Judges… because that’s what really matters here.

I have tapped out my belief that the Progressive Liberal Socialists behind Obama Care will do anything… anything… anything to make sure this steaming pile of Elitist Social Engineering remains law.  Well, this is one of those “anything’s”.

There is a palpable sense of urgency emanating from the Democrats in Washington.

The Leftists are realizing that this whole destroy the insurance companies and force socialized medicine on the “stupid folks” thing just isn’t working out.  But they have waited too long and come to far to let it slip through their little commie fingers.

I posted a note some time back called the Benevolent Arsonist in which I proposed that Chief Justice John Roberts knew exactly what he was doing when he emasculated the Commerce Clause argument as applied to Obama Care (and pretty much anything else in the future) and instead forced it to be defined as a Tax.

Why is this important now?

It’s important because we are about to see Millions, possibly Hundreds of Millions of Americans forced to pay The Obama Care Penalty Tax because they have not enrolled in the brilliant Socialized Medicine Scheme thrust upon them.  They are going to be penalized for Not buying Something!  And once that happens… it constitutes “Harm”.  And once you’re “Harmed”… you can Sue, but not until then.

The Liberal Left Democrats in this country know full well the lawsuits are coming.  Harm is just over the Horizon.  In fact, it dawns in six weeks.

This is why those Big Unions, and Corporations, with armies of lawyers and the money to use them, all got waivers…  The Left hopes to slow down those who can make things happen Fast.  (Well, Big Labor is a different story… but let’s stay on topic.)

And because Small Businesses have neither money nor lawyers on staff they are left out to dry… just like the rest of the stupid Individuals who don’t know what’s good for us.

The Nuclear Option has been on the drawing boards behind those closed Red doors for some time.  And faced with a rapidly disintegrating Dream…

The Obama Administration and the Elitists who support Obama Care just need more time.

They need more time to create Government Addicts.  Just like the local Heroin Dealer… they are willing to give it to you right up until you Have to Have IT.  All these European Socialists who occupy the political offices of the United States want is enough time for there to be no way back to the way it was.  And while they don’t need to stack the courts forever, they absolutely need their people in place really friggin’ quick to fend off any legitimate lawsuits demonstrating the direct Harm being caused by this Soviet Style, Mean-Spirited and Overtly Oppressive Health Care legislation.

So the Nuclear Option was employed this morning because President Obama, Harry Reid and the rest of their Ilk see the writing on the wall.

This thing sucks.  You know it, I know it and even those blind Kool-Aid drinkers singing Obama songs before passing out at his campaign speeches now know it.  If they don’t, they’re starting to figure it out.  (The jury is still out in regard to what those people can actually figure out, but we’ll see as the weeks pass.)

Obama needs his Judges in Place.

Obama needs to be able to “expand”, in other words Stack, the courts in his favor.

Obama’s Legacy as the Man who Remade America into a Social Democracy depends on it.

And you fools are not playing along.

So they have no choice but to start pulling out the “anything’s”.


Obama RAGES over Gun Deal Collapse!

…reads the headline at Breitbart.

Full story here: www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/17/Obama-graves-Sandy-Hook-press-conference

I included this because I feel sorry for Barack.

The Universe is just not smiling on his best laid plans and political circuses.

As the story states, the President knew all along that he would not have enough votes to pass the Hopped Up Gun Control Bill.  He also thought he would have our undivided attention with which to shame all of us for supporting the Second Amendment which protects the First.

Whoops.

Things are really, really, really not going as Planned…

Reporting on The Marathon Bombing and CNN’s errant rush to report the Bombers subsequent arrest has consumed all the oxygen in the room.

This is one of those rare moments when you might think someone is looking out for us… in a sad and twisted kind of way, but none the less…

Tonight I’m raising a glass to the Universe, which may be semi-benevolent after all.


My Struggle…

and yours too.

I’m finishing up Mein Kampf in a quest to understand why it seems so difficult for individuals to identify Evil.  I have had to read bit’s and peices of it over my lifetime but never beginning to end.  He named it appropriately whether that was his intention or not.

But to the point.

A common film cliché is the inevitable soliloquy offered by the Evil Mastermind outlining his Evil plan for the benefit of the Hero just prior to the Heroe’s anticipated demise.

This scenario, once identified, becomes genuinely funny.

The basic questions are 1.) Why does it matter? 2.) Why is the speech always to blatantly Evil?

Well, writers have long known that it is difficult for individuals to identify, let alone understand, evil when it is right in front of them.  We seem to have little ability to discern what is good from what is bad unless it is spelled out in the simplest terms.  Blame it on whatever you would like, but my experience is even those who have subscribed to a specific morality still fail to recognize evil when it is present.

My question started with “Why?”.  Why do we not see things for what they are?  Why aren’t Bad Guys so easy to spot?

My past has provided me exposure to Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Mao, Mussolini and of course Hitler.  I have added Hussein (Saddam), Galbraith, Keynes and a list of Fabians among others.

Wrapping up Hitlers vision of government built on racial elitism and a hatred of those he perceived to be responsible for all the evil in the world has yet again left me bewildered.  This book was not just some persons perception of Hitler… it was Hitler’s perception of Hitler.  In his own words he defines Evil without seeing it as such.

So why do many of these same ideas come back to haunt us?  Why are we still arguing the benefits of Socialist planning from the likes of Hitler, Marx and Mao?

Frankly its stunning.

The reason the film cliché is funny is because of the overt maliciousness of the bad guy’s plan for the rest of us.  In other words, even He knows it’s mean.  He knows it’s Evil.

The reason we can’t seem to recognize Evil when it’s right in front of us is because the “true believers” honestly think they have the best interests of the world in mind.  The reason Hitler was able to rise to power is exactly because he didn’t see himself as Evil which allowed many Americans and multitudes of others to also not see him as evil… though it was plainly in front of them should they have had the foundation, desire, or both, to assess it.

That’s really what it comes down to.  A lack of a solid foundation built upon a governing theory that does not require force.  Once you have that, the ideas of those with the best of intentions will no longer escape scrutiny.  The Marx and Engels of the world will no longer get a pass from those who consider themselves better educated, superior, enlightened or whatever adjective they choose to save themselves the effort of being intellectually curious… then intellectually honest, that is unless they see the value of these ideas in terms of the power provided to those in charge.  Socialism will always attract those in search of power over others.

I have long said “If your going to be a Socialist, then be the best Socialist you can be.  But know what that means.”  I take this position because I also believe that once you know what that means the majority of us are repulsed and disgusted.  As a single, simple reason I will refer you to Killer of Men.

It will serve you well to understand that our leaders will not identify themselves, or their ideas, as Evil.

They believe they have your best interests in mind when they propose to force you into a world they see as “fair” and “socially just”… as defined by them.

These people whose ideas should be immediately suspect are those who consider themselves the elite.  By their judgement they have attended the right schools, know the right people and know what’s best for you.  They will tell you right up front what they have in mind… until they realize you have no interest in supporting them.  Then they will work in the background to further their ideas.  Their righteousness drives them.  They feel that if you would simply do what you are told the world will be better for it.  The tragic history of those ideas will always be dismissed by a wave of a hand and the statement “They just didn’t do it right.” In reality,  it’s not about “doing it right”, rather it’s their desire for power over others which motivates them.

None of the individuals mentioned at the beginning of this post would have considered themselves Evil… nor would they have subscribed to the idea that any aspect of what they wanted to do could be construed as such.  The same is true of our leaders today… do not expect any one of them to “wake up” and see the Evil of their ways.

The Enlightenment brought us a group of men who saw Evil clearly over 250 years ago.  Because of that they attempted to establish a governing structure which championed the Individual and secured the concept of Private Property.  We are squandering this gift daily by not recognizing those who wish to destroy such a paradigm because it has no room for their ideas, let alone support for their thirst of control over men.

Speaking of thirst, it’s time for a beer.  Franklin was right… “Beer is proof that God loves us.”