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Just Say No…

…To Socialism.

If you’ve been with me for longer than 10 minutes, then you already realize I’m what you would call an Anti-Socialist.

While I have vast and varied views, first and foremost I stand in opposition to all forms of Socialist thought. You can call it whatever you want; Socialism, Liberalism, Leftist, Progressive, Fascist, Communist, Democrat, No Labels, Crony Capitalist, RINO, John McCain… or whatever new names they come up with to keep you confused.

Why do I oppose Socialism?  Why do I oppose a political theory that promotes Elitists exercising force over all those they deem inferior?  Why do I oppose an Ideology that has resulted in the greatest destruction to the common good, and ultimately the loss of life, in the history of the world?

I am a Free-Market Capitalist.

But what apparently sets me apart is I know what that means, which is more than I can said for the majority of our elected officials… and certainly more than our electorate.

(If you would like to join me in actually KNOWING what a Free-Market Capitalist is instead of allowing Leftists to tell you what they want you to think it is… here’s a good start:  Wealth of Nations, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, The Road to Serfdom, Freedom to Choose, The Romantic Manifesto, The Constitution of Liberty, The Age of Reason, The Law, Conflict of Visions… and the list can go on.  Come join us… it is rare air to breathe indeed.)

I will share with you, the people being demonized by the press are the people you must listen to carefully. (Actually listen to them… not whatever sound bite John Stewart or Bill Mahr decide to let you hear, followed by a studio audience of the above mentioned know nothings yucking it up and a laugh track from the fifties.)

The folks you will be told are Mean, Evil, Stupid and In the Way of your Happiness are the very individuals who, most likely, have the best interest of our amazing country at heart. And, they are the few deserving an honest, unedited, un-editorialized hearing of why they stand in opposition of more Socialism.

But let me get you started:

Socialism gets you Detroit.

Socialism gets you Mexico.

Socialism gets you Domestic Spying.

Socialism gets you incredibly horrible public schools.

Socialism gets you Unions who make promises to their members they know they can’t honor.

Socialism put’s your medical records out there for all to see.

Socialism gets you expensive, crappy health care.

Socialism gets you high taxes.

Socialism gets you high unemployment.

Socialism gets you Crony business deals.

Socialism gets a quadrupling of the money supply devaluing everything you’ve worked so hard to save.

Socialism spends your money with no consideration of reason or result, because it believes it owns the money… not you.

Socialism gets you National Debt so large you cannot possibly conceive it.  You literally can’t count that high… before you die of old age.

Socialism gets you racial hatred because without it, it dies.

Socialism gets you a bigger and bigger gap between the rich and poor, because it relies on that too.

Socialism puts self-anointed Elitist A-holes in power and keeps them there… forever.

Socialism is Force.

So the very least MY representatives can do IS NOT GET ALONG WITH SOCIALISTS.  AT ALL… EVER.

The very least MY representatives can do is say NO in the face of bigger government and more spending… or should I SAY WASTING MY MONEY.

The VERY LEAST my representatives can do IS STAND IN OPPOSITION to everything… every single thing… the Socialists want to do.

And, if they DO NOTHING ELSE… I will consider them to be doing a great job.

If they really want to impress me, then start taking apart 100 years of Socialist schemes which have not only stood in the way of this country being greater than it is, but has set it back on every level.  Doubt me?  Do you think the founding fathers would have asked the public to tolerate Domestic Spying after fighting a War in order to establish a new type of Government designed to protect the Individual, Their Freedom, Liberty and Property?  (There were plenty of “Terrorists” back then too.)

So I expect that 20% of the Republican Party who are about to be positioned as the worst people in the world… will do the right thing.

I expect them to be the Party of No!

NO!  NO!  NO!

It is the least they can do.  When I say “the least”, I mean the LEAST.

(072413)


Force

(On the heels of President Obama’s final Speech to the U.N. this morning, 092016, and his plea to keep Socialist Administrators in charge of everything… combined with his factual observation that Capitalism has improved the lives of everyone world over only to later call it “Soulless”… I felt it necessary to put this up again.  The idea that we all become closer in a world that becomes smaller is inarguable.  But those Socialists that subscribe to Undisturbed Evolution being the brilliance of the Universe are the same people who cannot conceive of the same Social Evolution without their input and control, in other words their meddling and distortion while cementing permanent positions as Administrators.  It’s genuinely amazing to hear such Arrogance and Narcissism spoken out loud.  Frankly it’s the speech Obama should have given 8 years ago.  It’s what he really believes.  He’s Smarter than you… and you’re welcome.  The Truth is Unfettered Capitalism does not require their self-anointed brilliance.  It only requires all of us making decisions for ourselves in an ever shrinking world.  They know this, and they see no place for themselves in such an Undisturbed Evolution.  This morning’s speech is nothing more than a cry for relevance.  A cry for Global Institutionalization of the Aristocracy and its inherent nepotism.  It’s nothing more than the vapid Marxism that has attempted to salvage the elitist hold on power as the worlds Monarchies collapse.  It’s old, it’s tired and it remains as dangerous as ever in it’s oppression, death and destruction.  Global Socialism is a Poison… and we are being told to double the dose.)

An interesting question came up yesterday.

During a conversation with an associate I was asked to define Socialism.  And, then explain why I think it’s bad.

My response was, “Force.”.

The issue is not that Socialism is difficult to define but rather that so many people demonstrate the mindset through their actions while calling themselves various other things.  Socialists intentionally try to keep you, and themselves, confused… if they didn’t, you would see them for what they are.

It became clear during this conversation that a simple rule would be useful, because the left changes their names with regularity and impunity. The Socialists figured out long ago when people understand what they really stand for, those same people don’t like them. The solution was to keep calling themselves something different… often.

The evolution of names adds up to a long list, from stealing the term “Liberal” to using words like Progressive. You’ll find them labeling themselves Democrats, Moderates, Social Democrats, Republicans and even, hilariously, “No Labels”.  I prefer “Statists” because it lumps them all together… it’s easier for me as I have few brain cells remaining.

It becomes humorous when you think about it… how disliked must you be to have so many names?  Well, criminals do this everyday.  Count the times you’ve watched the news and the police are looking for a guy with fifteen different “AKA’s”?  Criminals, and Liberals, understand that a name follows you around and gets in the way of doing bad things.  Can’t have that.

So how do we identify these people?
The first question you should always ask yourself is… does this person advocate force to be used upon U.S. Citizens in order to achieve their desired goal?

An easy example of the above is:

Is the government forcing me to buy… a bible, a first edition of Audacity of Hope or health insurance?  If so, the person advocating the force is a Socialist.  It doesn’t matter what they call themselves.

And, the law used to force you to do so is Socialist in nature and therefore extra-constitutional.  (OK Lefties – Car insurance does not apply here as you are not forced to buy a car… and even if you choose to, as long as it resides on your private property (say a ranch) you are not forced to have insurance for it.)

If you’re still not sure, then the second question is; Does this person desire to use this force to “nudge” you to the ‘right’ decision, in other words quicker than you might have arrived there on your own…  This is done because the Leftist wielding the force already knows (believes) their answer is the right one and you’re too inept (Stupid) to make the correct decision on your own.

Some historic examples of this are skyrocketing gas prices forced upon us through Federal taxes, and a refusal to utilize our own natural resources, so we can get those cars that run on algae which we have all been dreaming about.  Or, forcing banks to lend you money even though you don’t have a job and you have a history of not paying your bills… this way you can have a house BEFORE you can afford it subsequently causing a GLOBAL financial meltdown.  (Thank you again Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.)

It doesn’t matter what the consequences are, because these people are Brilliant and full of only the best intentions… like forcing people to buy crappy fluorescent light bulbs from a company that donates millions of dollars to their campaign coffers.  Thank God we have such smart folks to take care of us stupid people…

It really is that simple, and this “force” rule can be applied hundreds of times a day. Now that you realize how this works, you’ll be amazed on how it changes the way you see the world. You will also be amazed at the change in how you view people you previously thought you agreed with.

So instead of allowing yourself to succumb to the intentionally confusing and overwhelming number of names and supposed “good intentions” the Left hides behind, you now have an easy way to identify them and their behaviors immediately and clearly even through their denials.  When applied, this rule will identify those Socialists on both sides of the aisle.

In contrast, Free-Market Capitalism requires no force.  None.  All it requires is you making the decision you think is best for you.  Rugged Individualism takes into account that we are all in this together, but it allows YOU to determine if coming together as a group towards a goal is the right thing for you to do… it does not allow for some other person to force you to ‘come together’ and accomplish a goal you disagree with but they think is super cool.

Make no mistake… there is a war going on.  It’s a battle between two very different governing theories… two very different Ideologies.

One is Collectivist in nature.  It’s a number of ideas that sound nice when said aloud but have a very long, sad history of oppression, poverty, death, destruction and failure.  It’s called Democratic Socialism. It’s Force.  The entirety of the Democrat Party, and many in the Republican Party promote this ideology through their actions while denying it to your face.  They work “around” the U.S. Constitution because it is anti-socialist by design.  They call it a “living, breathing document” or “outdated”.  Of course they do, it’s in the way.

The other theory is Enlightened and what this country was founded on.  It’s Liberty and Freedom of the Individual to choose.  It’s a Federal Government Limited by a Constitution.  It’s Free-Market Capitalism that protects not just the Individual, but the Economic health of all of us… together.  There are only a few politicians promoting this ideology but their numbers are increasing as the citizens begin to actively pay attention.  With the Education of the population in regard to these two theories the voters find their way.  Sadly, the contrast is no longer being taught in our Government School System and must be sought out.  But you are seeking it out… to the dismay of the Left.

What should be understood is these two ideologies are mutually exclusive.  Compromise has no place here.  The fact that we have tried to compromise ( link to: Bipartisanshitt) over the last 110-years is exactly what has brought us to the fiscal cliff.  We have strayed very far in deed from our original intent.

It’s time to admit it, double back, and find the right path before it’s too late.

We are very close to “too late”.

(Originally posted 090612)


I’m Smart. I’m Special. I’m Saved.

Why would anyone be opposed to making their own choices in life?

Because making decisions for yourself is lonely… and it leaves you with no one else to blame should something go wrong.

For years I’ve wondered what the resistance was to Free Markets. Once a person has taken the time to understand what voluntary exchange and free-market capitalism really is, how can they not like it? How can an individual not appreciate the power over their own lives and freedom to choose what’s right for them?

Because, while it makes you feel powerful… it doesn’t make you feel powerful enough.

Seems counter-intuitive, I know.

But, if everyone is expected to take care of themselves then what role is left for those who feel they should be making decisions for you?

In other words, if we all take responsibility for ourselves, what work is left for those who want to do the “telling”?  What would “The Deciders” do?

First you must understand who the people are that want to do the “telling” and who are the people who want to be “told”.

These are the same two groups who support the goal of “collective’ rights.

The First group is made up primarily of those people who believe they are smarter than you in every way.

They associate their self-proclaimed omnipotent intelligence to being highly specialized.  They could be a doctor, lawyer or politician. You can even find them working at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

They are found to associate intelligence to geography, such as living in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Vermont, the other side of the railroad tracks, river, etc.

Bear in mind, it does not mean they make particularly good decisions when it comes to their own lives… but that is not a requirement to their self-assigned superiority.

The Second group is a product of our public education system, more or less.

They have been told they are special. In fact they have been taught that there is nothing more important in life than being special, Over and over and over…   And, when you’re “special” you shouldn’t have to do anything.  You should have stuff given to you.  Thus, these people gladly accept what they are “entitled” to.  As long as those who do the “telling” repeat endlessly how wonderful they are, while also giving them other people’s money in the form of government “entitlements”, they will remain placated… and vote accordingly.

So it is not difficult to see how a system of trade and government that does not make them feel this way is so repulsive to them.  It’s easy to see how people like me are a turn off.  Anyone who genuinely promotes self-sufficiency and personal responsibility will find no friends in either group.  While Capitalism gives you supreme power over yourself, your power is small when looking at the world as a whole.  While I would argue this is as it should be… it can be incredibly frightening to many when they realize the Universe doesn’t necessarily need them.

True Capitalism would make the First group feel unimportant… and at the same time depress the Second group.

Unimportant and Depressed…  it sounds like something most of us deal with very early in our lives once we figure out the Universe does not revolve around us.  This should be the healthy maturation process of our species…  yet… we are all contributing tax dollars to keep the paradigm of parent and child alive after the age of majority.

But just when you though it was easy to understand… There is a subgroup which also exists.

A number of people try to be both, and will neglect all aspects of taking care of themselves in order to “help” others so they can feel special.  This behavior is a uniquely destructive phenomenon.  The irony is they have now made themselves a burden on everyone else, thus helping no-one.  This fact misses them entirely.  So much so that if you present them with this truth they will adopt a blank stare.  The rational escapes these folks… helping one person at the expense of two others is not a winning formula.  This group can be the most dangerous… much like a drowning man.  Reason will always escape them.

All three groups genuinely feel we should be Forced to “help” each other… but never Forced to “help” ourselves.

These are the people who subscribe to the Communal theory of government, dividing all of us into permanent classes of the helpers and the helped.

I believe they adopt this point of view, and vote accordingly, because it’s easier than accepting the alternative outlined above.  But there is also a Sinister type of Self-Interest at work.

The First group achieves the Power over others they so crave, the Second Group achieves nothing, but they’re paid for it. The Third group achieves what they believe is Salvation… which, in their minds, elevates them above all others.

(In the end, looking at all of these groups, what is the difference between them and the relationship of the Drug Dealer and the Drug Addicted?  The dynamics are similar in ways we should all find disturbing.)

For the rest of us, all we can do is keep doing our best to meet our needs at our own expense.  We must continue to thrive while trying to drag the above groups along with us into the light of self-reliance.  We must Restore the Stigma that used to be associated with taking other people’s money from the government.  We must be Loud in our disdain.  What choice do we have?

At the same time, we must always resist The Deciders efforts to drag us down into their Social Utopian world of Dependency and Entitlement.

(053013)


“Ask” versus “Force”…

A Tax Day Special…

One of my favorite lines from Barack Obama is; “Is it Unreasonable to Ask the Rich to pay a little more?”

I like this line because I don’t disagree with the logical answer… “No.  It’s not unreasonable to ask.”  In fact, It’s perfectly reasonable to “Ask” anyone for anything.

But that is not what he is really saying… and it’s certainly not what his base hears.

What the President is saying here is; “Is it Unreasonable to Force the Rich to pay more?”

Yes, that is unreasonable.

“Asking” someone for something leaves them the ability to say “No”…  And Socialists simply cannot have that as an option.  Not to mention that money is nothing more than a representation of an individuals property.  We should each be incensed when the government takes our, or any individuals, property through force.  (By the way, the only reasonable system of income taxation is a “flat” one… but that’s for another day.)

The takeaway here is the Socialists must play word games in order to sell their ideas.

While this is a clear admission of the weakness inherent in those Socialist ideas, it will never be clear to the public unless the opposition points it out… regularly… endlessly.

The public Hates what the Socialists stand for when it is communicated clearly and concisely.  But our leaders do not attack such ideas in such a fashion.  I believe it’s because they too subscribe to such ideas and to attack them would only prevent them from practicing their own version of Socialism when they gain a position of power.

When the Democrats say there is a war inside the Republican party they are correct.  We should simply admit it, embrace it, and move on.  There is a war between establishment conservatives and fiscal conservatives (AKA Libertarian).  I fall in line with the fiscal conservatives.  I believe my government should spend LESS than it brings in every single minute of every single day.  At the same time, I expect my government to do more with less money just as you and I must do every minute of every day.  I also expect my government to strictly adhere to the United States Constitution as it is written and amended… with the only acceptable changes being made through the amendment process.  Seems simple enough.

The establishment argument is… “That’s just not how Washington works.”  My response is always… “Well, it would be if we all insisted on it”.  But we are not insisting on it.  And the majority of Republicans that now runs things are the problem… not the solution.  We must stop sending these establishment Republicans through the Primaries… that process is the only process in which we can defeat them.  Folks… It cannot be stressed enough, Primaries are incredibly important.  And right now is the time that candidates for 2014 are being chosen for those primaries… so start paying attention!

You must realize up front, It will take all of us decades to correct our course.

It will take all of us years of pointing out what seems so simple, such as our leaders using words to hide their intent like “Ask” vs. “Force”.

But if we wish to save the United States as it was founded and the Freedom of Choice with Unlimited Opportunity the protection of the Individual offers the world then we have no other option.  We must fight the battle every day… especially with those we think are on our side.

Our argument is a winner, we don’t need to play word games… we just need to elect those who actually believe it, not just say it when the camera is on.

It’s time to stop “asking” our leadership to represent our values… it’s time to “force” them to.  They cannot be allowed the option of saying “No”.

(031714)


Don’t Worry, We Can Make it Worse.

I given a bit of thought lately to why the Obama Administration, and the Progressives in Government, are “doubling down” every time they are caught doing something untoward, illegal and or unconstitutional. Then it dawned on me.

We are all being conditioned to stop resisting.

It’s as old a tactic as time itself. When you take a prisoner you begin the cycle of conditioning them to be compliant. Not only does this make them easier to manage it often results in their cooperation in terms of achieving whatever goals you have in mind.

Here’s how it goes; Once you have power over the Individual when they attempt to resist your commands you make their life incrementally worse. If they resist again you make it worse again. If they comply you then relax the pain… a little. On and on and on until they either are put out of their misery, which serves as an example to others, or they get their mind right and climb on board. Climbing on board could be anything from accepting their fate to aiding you in achieving your ends.

The Socialists in our Government have decided to employ this tactic upon us, the American People.

So now instead of shaking your head in dismay when our elected officials ignore, disregard or impugn the Constitution and its enumerated constraint on power… and then when you call them on it proceed to do even more of the same, you know why.

If you just shut up and cooperate the pain will go away.  Stop bothering us smart folks and do what we tell you to.

Get your mind right.

Repeat the following:

The time for Individual Liberty is antiquated and has long past. Those in power are smarter than you as evidenced by them being in power. And because they are in power, they must stay in power.  Revel in your New Found Freedom of not having to make decisions for yourself. Relax knowing that Free-Markets will never be allowed to exploit you again. Feel empowered that recreational drug use is just around the corner and thinking will no longer be required.  Fairness is here.

Victory to the Proletariat! Forward!

(I’m aware that Proletariat implies working… but don’t worry, they’re going to make sure you don’t have to do that either.)

(Originally posted 010914)


Nowhere but here?

An incredibly common mistake that Americans make is to believe everyone else around the world has tried our form of government and it has failed.

The closest thing the world has seen to our Republic was Rome, and they fell because of internal decay.

While the rest of the world might profess to have tried it, they have not. Not once… ever.  World history is, however, littered with failed Monarchies, Dictatorships, Oligarchies, Socialist Utopias and myriad other attempts at the Communist Paradise.

Currently these paradigms are at a state of implosion. So desperate are they to hold on to power they have taken to blaming “Capitalism”.  Like a teenager caught in a lie, the screaming gets louder and they to find ways to blame you… or worse, call what they are doing “Capitalism” in a desperate attempt to retain their power and avoid the blame themselves.

This makes sense because who else are they going to blame?

The rest of the world, and all of our own home grown Socialists, blame Free-Markets, Individual Liberty and Freedom for the woes they are responsible for creating…

Why do we seem so sure that “The American Way” will survive?

Why do we believe that we judge each other based on the content of our character?  Is that true?  Or, have we institutionalized racism… just like the rest of the world?

Why do we think that all reasonable people see the logic in Freedom and Liberty of the Individual through a Democratically elected, Constitutionally Limited, Government when our own leaders state outwardly that the “system is broken”?  And, why do these same politicians want to change it into something “new” and not restore it to its previous brilliance, the brilliance they supposedly wish still existed?

What makes us different from the rest of the world?

No platitudes!  What exactly?

Why do we think those we have put in office, those who overtly disregard, ignore, work around, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, would defend the Republic?

Do you believe it is because the office we installed them into requires they swear to uphold the it?

Have their actions demonstrated they take that oath seriously?  Or does it seem they only uphold the parts they like… and then, only when they like them?

I’m serious here… Why do we think that?

What happens to these people when they violate that oath?  What happens to these people when they break the law?  Anything?

What does illegal mean?  What does it mean for you compared to those we have given a modicum of power?

Is this the America you think you live in?

Does the reality meet the expectation?

Is Socialism the answer?  Are we all to be ruled?

Or, is Individual Liberty the answer?  Are we to rule ourselves?

Pour yourself an adult Beverage and ponder these questions.

(Originally Posted 062513)


Keep those Gloves Up and Cover Your Face!

Or,  What has passed for 50-years of Offense by the Republican Party.

All of you in the Establishment RINO crowd like Graham, McConnell, Rove, McCain etc. who wonder why the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party exists should think about what you have done to us.  And then it might dawn on you that the TEA Party exists exactly because you don’t Stand for Anything.

You just keep taking the Hits and look at us with an expression of “I’m trying really hard…”

Need an example?

What is the last major Roll-Back of a Socialist Scheme foisted upon the American People?

You might say “Welfare Reform”.  I’ll give you partial credit… but what has happen to that “reform” over the last several years?

How did That happen?

Or how about this one… Obama Care is now the Law of the Land, we’ll just have to accept it and Try to Fix it.  Hey Bozo’s, Slavery was once the Law of the Land.  Did we just have to accept that and Try to Fix it?

Name a Victory for the Individual beyond what the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights attempts to guarantee.. I’ll wait.

That’s what I thought.

Waiting for the next Progressive Scheme to be implemented so you can walk to a microphone a say “Darn it… We tried.” is unacceptable.

Since you seem to emulate the Democratic Socialists in almost every other arena you should have taken the single most important page out of their play book.

Never give up.  Never.  Never.  Never.

Yet those of you we have sent forward to Champion Liberty, Freedom and Free Markets have adopted the position of concession after concession resulting in decade after decade of Defeat.  You have now embraced the Socialist concept of Balkanization as the only viable way to get your guys elected.  In fact, the person mainly responsible for this fundamental shift from Communicating Freedom and Choice to leveraging groups against each other is your guy Karl Rove.  For his Two Skin-of-the-teeth Presidential wins you gave him the odd nickname of “The Architect”.  (At the time I suggested “Guy Who Barely Wins Elections” but apparently it just wasn’t catchy enough.  Maybe too long, maybe too Native American?)

In the end, the only thing you’ve made clear for us is You RINO’s would rather play golf than dismantle all that threatens the Liberty of the Individual.  Which, makes YOU a threat to the Liberty of the Individual.  Pretty simple.

So there’s your answer Gentlemen and Ladies.  YOU are Why the TEA Party exists.  Pat yourselves on the back.

But, of course, your denial will prevent you from seeing the truth.

Along the same lines, it’s interesting to watch you tell the World the TEA Party needs to come over to your house to play.  The idea of compromising one’s principles, whether inside or outside of your party, as an acceptable approach to defending the Constitution is appalling… but I understand your confusion considering it is now all you know.  (Right John?)

If any of you, if you’re honest enough with yourself to know who you are, happen to be reading this I suggest it’s time for you to Follow or Get out of the Way.  You had your chance to Lead, and you’ve lead us to where we are today.

Between you and me, I prefer you just get out-of-the-way.

You’ve demonstrated repeatedly that none of you can be trusted to defend us against those who seek control.

I know most of you don’t want to go home… so cash in your chips, pull up a seat at the Dubliner and stay there.  Most of you already know the songs.