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Awake… Arise… Or Be Forever Fallen!

So there I was, Minding my own Scotch… and I get a message from X.  In the most perfunctory way possible he made clear it was time for me to dig myself out from the secure comfort I’ve been enjoying and return to the fray.

Well… Fine!

Who am I to disagree?

I have to say right up front, it has been an exciting few months.  From the ANTIFA-Facists to the complete fabrication of accusations used to slime a man who is far better than I, the Theater of the Absurd never ends.

The timeliness of X’s prompt is exquisite.  It just so happened that I was struck by something so profoundly stupid that I was seriously considering putting my drink down.  So let’s go there first…

A Gentleman by the name of Ruchir Sharma said the following on what used to be a go to network for business news;

“We may or may not believe in [American exceptionalism], but the financial markets have never believed in it to such an extent,” added Sharma, head of emerging markets and chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.”

Please read that again real quick.

So…

I would ask Mr. Sharma what American Exceptionalism has to do with a booming economy?  If he is speaking to Property Rights and the influx of foreign investment which is recognizing the United States as a Safe Haven for their wealth, then okay… maybe… but I’m not sure he is.  I believe he is conflating the financial success of the current economic reforms, which are returning the United States to its position as the World Leading Economic Engine, with Freedom and Liberty of the Individual.  I would then remind Mr. Sharma that it is the latter which constitutes “American Exceptionalism”.

Why is this such a big deal?

It’s a big friggin’ deal because the Socialist Democrats have been diligently dumbing down our population for decades in the hopes ‘educated’ individuals like Mr. Sharma will intentionally or unintentionally continue to do their work for them.  Sadly, they have been very, very, successful.

However, in his defense let’s assume Mr. Sharma knows what American Exceptionalism is.  Now let’s take the beginning of his assertion… “We may or may not believe in [American Exceptionalism]…”.  I then have to ask who it is that does not believe in Freedom and Liberty of the Individual?  You speak as if you know or this opening qualification would not be necessary.

Yes, yes… I know these people are out there Hammering away at the Malleable Proletariat but I like to have them on the record so we all know who they are which is why I ask.  (One of the reasons I’ve been hiding out around the Barnes and Noble in Tyson’s Corner, aside from all the TOTALLY COMMON and super awesome Gang Rape Parties that EVERYONE has ALL THE TIME around the short hop to Bethesda, is watching how Trump’s mere existence is bringing these Socialist Democrat A-holes out into the open.)

So Who is it, Mr. Sharma, that does not believe in American Exceptionalism?  Who is it exactly that does not believe in the Freedom and Liberty of the Individual and the power inalienable rights has unleashed upon the World propelling the United States to the most powerful country on Earth in just a short few hundred years?  Who are these people who believe a person’s rights are bestowed upon them by Government made up of fallible, elitist, narcissistic beings and not God… or the Universe… or simply because they Exist?

Who?

Name names…

It’s okay, Mr. Sharma, I know you can’t do this for several of reasons.  1.)  You may be one of those people.  2.)  You like your paid gig and wish to keep it by specifically not offending those fallible, narcissistic elitists who employ you.  3.)  Both 1 and 2.

So allow me to say what I’m hoping you meant to say.

The Current Economic Boom occurring in The United States is substantially due to the removal of barriers upon the Engine of Capitalism which were erected by Socialist Scum as they believe it’s not ‘Fair’ that Free (er) Markets are so damned successful and restraining them is the only hope for their foolish Command and Control Economic Idiocy to catch up.

Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I’m sure that’s what you wanted to say…

You’re Welcome.

Now we wait for Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg to retire and the ensuing melt down.

The Left is the proverbial ‘drowning man’… it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

Next!


The Germans Better get Busy…

The Greeks still need to Get Paid for Nothing.

The is an amazing day for all of us who cannot understand why a serious conversation about subsidizing the idle is always ignored.

It is the beginning…

(And for God’s sake give Scotland what they wish for, their Independence… then hold them to it.  The Scot’s are not interested in Learning Mandarin, or for that matter Russian, and someone will have to help them defend the keep.)


Something Funny Happened on the Way to Nowhere

The United Kingdom Ended Up Somewhere.

In what can only be considered the biggest Political Blunder of the European Liberal Elitist Ruling Class, they held a Vote… A Referendum… on their policies of the last 40 years. It was a simple vote and the turn out reflected that. It was easy to understand. It was Up or Down.

The Vote was Down.

I have to assume that it was their innate Smug Arrogance which allowed the Referendum to get all the way to the Polls.  They must have honestly thought they were going to walk away with it…

Well, An anticipated Victory to Go Nowhere the Fabian Socialist LSE Grads knew they were going to toast, turned out to be Shock and Awe with an order to leave the circle of communal fantasy.

Whoops.

What will happen now is the fallback position of every Big Government Statist.

There will be the intentionally blind declarations of this vote being evidence ‘that Government has not done Enough’ for Britains.

Once no traction is felt with such foolishness then will come ‘they have no idea what they have done’.  In other words the British commoners are too stupid to know what’s best for them.  They were Drunk…. Stupid… Ignorant.  And the Elite will once again comfort themselves by repeating to one other “When faced with a decision the only thing you can count on the masses to do is make the wrong one.”

But herein lies the insidious nature of all Socialist politics.

The Elite will quickly set out upon a course of administering pain upon the British People and all those who side with this Declaration of Independence.

You see, you cannot be allowed to succeed without the guiding hand of Government.  And once you agreed some 40 years ago to what was considered the first step towards a Global Utopia of Collective States… backing out was never an option which would be tolerated by ‘serious’ Socialist ‘thinkers’.

This has always been my problem with equating ‘Western Democracy’ with Capitalism and Enlightenment Governing Theory.  It is not.  It’s Communism Light.  It’s the Turtle holding up a Fire Hot World being Hammered into a Utopia by frustrated Monarchists whose ideological leanings would have been better left on the ash heap of Europe’s Feudal History.

Make no mistake, there are those among us who like their power just the way it is… Theirs and Theirs Alone.  They believe themselves entitled to it… in the most literal sense.  Many of them believe themselves to be Plato’s Philosopher Kings… they believe themselves to be anointed by God… Superior Humans.  Pick your poison.

They have no plans of going away… or giving up.

And,

They will not leave this overt disapproval by the ignorant unwashed to go unpunished.


Throwing a Life Line to the EU…

OK…

Time to get out your tin foil hats.  Push them firmly down on your head and grab a drink.

Ready?

Let’s Go!

Let’s suppose for a moment that roughly 20-years ago, when the idea of the European Union was still young, the support it won from the ‘Educated’ Leftists world over was due to their full knowledge it was Doomed to Fail.

Your hat still on?

Now that the EU is, in fact, Failing…

Let’s suppose that the very ‘Educated’ Leftists world over who supported the EU twenty tears ago DO NOT WANT TO SAVE IT because it’s Failure was the desired outcome.

Marx stated that Capitalism must collapse and Marxism/Socialism/Democracy/Progressive Leftist Liberal ideology would rise from the ashes by default.

European Leftists believe Social Democracies to be “Capitalist”.  The EU is a collection of Social Democracies.

Drunk yet?

Let’s combine this with my belief that the latest Trade Agreement which our politicians seem determined to shove down our throats, just like Obama Care, is actually a lifeline for our Socialist Friends over in the EU.

If I’m correct, then this explains why our homegrown ‘Educated’ Leftists also do not support the passage of this Super Secret Trade Legislation.  They, with their Fellow Travelers across the pond, want the EU to collapse because they believe that it will result is a Massive Win for Socialism/Marxism.

OK… if you haven’t passed out yet, you can take your hat off.

For the record, I also oppose the Trade Act.  But I haven’t read it… and neither have any of our supposed representatives who are trying to convince us it MUST BE PASSED.  My default position on all things I have not read is not to agree to it.  Pretty simple.  I should also state that I do not believe that the obvious outcome of the collapse of Western Socialist Democracies (calling them Capitalism does not make them Caitlyn Jenner) is finally the rise of the ‘right kind of’ Communism. The Social Democracies world over deserve to fail because of their predictably inane ideas.  The idea U.S. tax dollars should go to save them from their fate is outrageous.

In the end, I refuse to continue to be a Subject of Socialists…

But it seems that too many of our elected officials see our ‘friends’ across the pond as allies… instead of ideologically challenged associates.  This issue is the perfect light in which to view those who we support.

In fact, any one of those who are supposed to be representing us who ask us to support the Super Secret Trade Legislation which neither they nor anyone else has read should be drummed out of politics altogether.

(As a note:  Mr. Ryan… you have not read this Act.  So STFU.)

You want our support?

Make the Trade Legislation Public.

Allow Us to Read the Trade Legislation.  You MUST Read it… because IT’S YOUR JOB.

Allow all of Us to Discuss the Trade Legislation.

Then do what we ask you to… unless it’s in conflict with the Constitution.

I know this would change the current, and clearly comfortable, paradigm of “You’re all too stupid to know what we’re doing.” Gruber Government.  But that’s the “Change” we demand.  And WE get to Demand things here in America… Or at least we used to.

 


Mexico’s Greek Problem

The Greeks are causing problems Everywhere!

If they’re not supposedly Raping College Coed’s, they’re screwing it up for North American Socialists.

So there I was killing a little time reading Lenin’s pamphlet “Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism” where he referenced Calwer’s book “An introduction to World Economics” and it dawned on me.  Since nothing is new… the citing of 19th century world power and wealth accumulation struck me as oddly relevant to the globe of 2015.

Climbing into the ‘way-back’ machine and ending up in the early nineties you would see many of us decrying the idea of an EU. We did this not because we feared the brilliant long-term success predicted for such a move towards the One World Socialist Utopia, but rather because we knew it would lead to economic instability throughout the world… exactly opposite of what those supporting the idea promised.

We were out in the wilderness attempting to explain to the handful of people who would listen that Huge mistakes could now be made by an entity so large… and the ramifications would be catastrophic.  We saw this with the EU insatiable appetite for US Junk Debt in the form of derivatives, and the subsequent economic meltdown of 2008 as a result.

But I must also give a nod to a secondary concern, that being the short-term success at combining all of these desperate countries into one large, for all intents and purposes, Nation.

It was the North American Socialists drive to do the same with the United States, Canada and Mexico.

This is still on the wish list of many Leftist Politicians and the legislation/treaties required are sitting in someones drawer waiting for the right time to be offered up to the American People… or simply Forced Upon Us as was Obamacare.

So let’s travel back to today…

Greece is about to sink the EU. And if not Greece, Spain and Portugal are waiting in the wings watching closely the events and waiting their turn to hold the rest of the EU hostage.

I will offer that the exit of Greece from the EU, read default, will set back the Socialists dream of an ‘Amero’ 50 years. I cannot say they will give up their attempts to destroy Freedom, Liberty and Free Exchange, as they never have. But the very events in Europe we are watching today are unwelcome by the Global Statists as it clearly demonstrates the fragility of monopolies as well as the futility of government planning.

Everybody cheats… including countries.

There are the Makers (Such as Germany) and the Takers (Such as Greece, Spain and Portugal).

The Takers are not interested in making an effort to be responsible for their actions and expendatures.

The Makers will always find themselves enabling the Taker’s addiction to spending and lethargy.

Self-interest will never be removed from the Human Condition… thank God.

Because of that, we are watching the dissolution of yet another Great Socialist Plan right before our eyes.

Luckily this is happening before the Untied States was convinced, or Pushed, into the same such agreement with our neighbors to the North and South of us.

If you are anything like me and read the stories coming out of Europe while wondering why the EU is trying so hard to keep the Greeks in the Club… it’s because the very legitimacy of Socialism is riding on a Healthy, Vibrant EU.

But what Socialists around the world simply cannot embrace is their very Governing Theory is poisonous… and the arrival of Death, Destruction and Oppression is only a matter of time.  The results of Force and Acceleration in the name of Administration will always be failure.  It’s simply to what degree.

So it is True.

The Greeks are indeed causing havoc Around the World.

However, the only people getting Raped are the Member Nations of the EU.

But they were asking for it.

I mean really… have you seen the way they dress?


Bitcoin-a-kopita

Greek Financial Minister (The latest one) has threatened to move Greece to the Bitcoin should the EU not provide them with ‘a deal’.

Let me catch you up…

The Leftists in Greece were recently defeated and replaced by other Leftists. The ‘New’ Leftists do not want to pay their bills (Loans taken from the EU that went to fund Greek welfare and Government Spending). It’s worth noting that the ‘Old’ Leftists also did not want to make payments on the loans taken to fund their spending habits… but… they committed the unforgivable error of agreeing to a payment plan as well as a plan to (gasp!) cut spending in order to assure the repayment plan could be honored.

OK…

I want to parallel something happening here in the U.S. Why? because it illustrates a fascinating disconnect found uniquely among Leftist Progressive Socialists.

Student Loans.

There is a terrific image floating around the Internets of a young woman holding a sign which reads “Debt is Slavery!”.

But the argument she wishes to convince you of is those who attended College, using your money, should not be required to repay the loans they previously agreed to pay.

So let me catch you up…

College tuition has skyrocketed due entirely to a flood of Government Subsidies in the form of Grants and… Cheap Government Backed Student Loans.  (As we know, anytime you subsidize something the price goes Up.  The market distortion created by Government interference is no longer debatable by sound minds.  Please refer to the Housing Bubble and it calamitous effect on our, and the world’s, economies.)  So those young people, who have been fed the idea a college education is a guaranteed ticket to Success, take out massive loans to fund their ‘Education’.

Now they have Debt… Now they are ‘Slaves’.  By Choice.

I’m not sure how making bad decisions amounts to a Guaranteed ticket to Success.

Which, brings me back to Greece!

These two seemingly disparate examples have a common connection.

Liberal Progressive Socialists believe they should Never bear Personal Responsibility for their Decisions.

Never.

And because of this belief, they Feel They should not be required to pay back the money They begged someone else to give them so They could buy what They wanted when They wanted it.  (In the case of Greece, a massive welfare system allowing the perpetuation of a less that productive lifestyle Greeks seem to take pride in.  In the case of Liberal Students, a University level Education which supposedly assured them a massive income… according to someone, somewhere.)

And both parties Employ the deeply heartfelt idea of ‘Fairness’ to justify their desire Not to pay their bills.

So let’s recap…

They want Something.

They Beg Someone Else to provide them the Money to Have it.

When the Bill comes Due They decide it’s not Fair.

They Don’t Want to Pay back the Money They were Loaned.

They Refuse to Pay Back the Money They Took.

In terms of Greece… that leaves only the EU taxpayers on the hook with no recourse.

In terms of the U.S… that leaves only the American Taxpayer on the hook with no recourse.

Both are examples of Theft.

Doubt me?

Try this at a Restaurant.  Or, a Gas Station.  Or, a Clothing Store.

The most interesting aspect of this…

Both parties, the People of Greece and the Woman with the Sign, are like Children lobbying You, the people paying the bills, to give them permission to steal… from you, the people paying the bills.

I realize the Objective Media points this out all the time and I’m simply being redundant.

What?  They Don’t?  Maybe you should be asking “Why?”

So back to Bitcoin… and Greece…

When I read the above headline I had to chuckle.  While years of accepting the validity of Socialism is how you get to this point, the threat is hilarious.

I have nothing against Bitcoin, but Bitcoin does not alleviate one’s requirement to pay their bills.  It’s actually quite the opposite.  If I were the EU, after picking myself up off the floor from the hysterical laughing, I would suggest they make that move ASAP.  If there were ever a lesson in personal responsibility, it would be embracing a currency you have no ability to print more of whenever you choose.

This would be a great lesson for the U.S. too.


The Greek Left Wins Big…

…Over the Greek Left.

If you’re a passive News Watcher you might’ve heard that ‘The Greek Leftist Party, Siryza, has won power in Greece by a Landslide.

But you might also take away the idea that Leftists winning must mean that something other than Leftists were in power.

You would be wrong.

What happen over the last 48-hours is Leftists took power from Leftists in a Landslide.

The Old Leftists had embraced Fiscal responsibility as demanded from the European Union in order for Greece to retain its membership and continue to receive bail outs from the more prosperous members like Germany.

The New Leftists don’t like the idea of Fiscal responsibility as they don’t think they should have to be more responsible, and/or think the “Austerity measures” are only being applied to the Sheep (Of course they don’t see themselves as Sheep, they never do.) and not all Greek Citizenry, particularly those in Government.

I would tell you the Latter is true… but the tragedy is the Leftist Progressive Ideology is exactly why 1.) They’re in the Fiscal Hole they are in and 2.) The Austerity Measures only Apply to the Sheep.

Socialists Always fight each other over Who gets to control everything…  the only time they unite is in their hatred of those of of who believe in Individual Liberty and Freedom.

Which brings us to today.

The Old Left, those Elitist Rich Guys who believe Greeks are Stupid and have no idea how to make the right choice when presented with only one choice to make, decided to try whatever they had to try to save the Great Socialist Dream which has been Greece for decades and by extension the European Union.  (They were excited to join the EU in the first place because they knew they were in fiscal trouble.)

In doing so, the Old Left made those who have kept them in power… Greece’s Useful Idiots… angry because the idea of responsibility is completely foreign to them and brings with it difficult times requiring sacrifice. “Austerity” is not Fun.  But they had the ‘Fun’, and now they have to pay for the ‘Fun’.

The above set the stage for a ‘New’ Left to “Win Big” during this election cycle.  As we know here is the U.S., people tend to vote for people who promise to give them stuff.  It’s a rule the Left knows well and uses always.

So what we have here is The Useful Idiot Left throwing out The Elitist A-Hole Left. Leftist on Leftist violence.

Remember, there are no ‘Conservatives’ as we call them in Greece.  The ‘Right-Wing’ only means the Right side of the Socialist Spectrum.  Actual Capitalists do not exist as a political movement in Greece.  You have all the varied flavors of Marxism such as Fascism, Communism, Progressivism, Liberalism, Socialism, etc. some of which the useful idiots label as Capitalism.  But Free-market Capitalism protected by Constitutionally Limited Government is non-existent in Greece.  (It could be argued it’s non-existent here too… but that’s many other posts.)

The events in Greece are going to be fun to watch as the entire utopian EU dream is at stake.

This turn of events amounts to what happens when a plane gets caught in a flat spin. The outcome is fatal not just for the plane but for all on it and all directly underneath it.

But this is Socialism on Parade.

(It’s also worth noting that the Greek ‘opposition’ parties have long labeled ‘conservative leftists’ and ‘fascists’ as Capitalists. The Left has jockeyed with other Leftist groups for power for 100 years or longer. None of this new. What’s new is the idea that a group of appropriately self-interested countries can get together and trust each other to ‘pull their weight’ and operate for the benefit of the Commune. We, at least those of us firmly grounded in Capitalism and Voluntary trade motivated by Self interest, knew full well it would fail before it started. Socialist Dreams like the EU have never worked. And, they never will…  but those who subscribe to these ideas will be doomed to repeat such experiments over and over.  If nothing else, you have to admire the tenacity of Useful Idiots.  Keep an eye on Spain and Portugal… they’re EU members chock full of Useful Socialists too.)