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Keeping You A Useful Idiot for over 100-years…

I can attest, it is a dark day when you wake up and realize that you are the useful idiot you have been warning everyone about.

My epiphany happened about 25 years ago.

For the vast number of you, it hasn’t happened yet.

And that’s why we’re here…

Ask yourself “What if I am a useful idiot?”

I know… an open-minded, brilliant, independent, thinker such as yourself can not be swayed by those who wish to “pull one over on you”. You “see” what’s going on. You “Get it”.  It’s everyone else that’s the problem.

You might be right.

But you might not be…

Let’s talk about just a few of the ways those in power keep you ignorant and pliant. Let’s consider how they play the game, and how you keep falling for it. Let’s think… about how you may not actually “Get It”.

Here’s Three prominent topics:

Gay Marriage, Reducing the Deficit and Keeping you Safe.

Once you understand it, it becomes easier to spot.  Those in Power frame an argument that you can never win, even when you think you have… because no matter the outcome, it keeps them in Power.

I know you fall for this because you’re “smart” and you “care”.  In fact, you’re so motivated to “educate” those ignorant of whatever plight you’ve adopted as important… you’re willing to misspell a sign, grab a corporate coffee and defile a park just to spread the word.

So let’s get started.

First up; Gay Marriage.

Whether you fought for the “right” to get married as a homosexual, or whether you believe marriage should be between only a man and a woman… you’re wrong. You’re being used. (read that again… and again if you have to.)

Okay Gay folks… you’re not fighting for a “right” to anything but begging some county bureaucrat to validate your marriage. You are begging some random fool to tell you that you are legitimate.  Haven’t thought about it that way? Well you should have. There’s no excuse for failure to think critically. Your marriage is none of the government’s damned business, period. The Government should never have had the power to determine who can and who cannot get married. It should be as insulting as it is abhorrent. (It’s get’s worse when you find out that the power to “grant” marriage licenses was born out of the racist inclinations of those powerful individuals of the past. Can’t have our kids marrying those blacks folks now can we. Did I fail to add disgusting?)

Okay you Only a Man and a Woman folks… many, if not all of you, would tell me to my face that Government is “Too Big” and involved in places “it does not belong!”. Well no sh*t. And this is one of them. The issue of who can be “married” and who cannot is strictly between you and your church. Period. Government has no place determining whose marriage should be valid and whose should not. It’s none of their damned business. And… it’s none of yours unless you’re the one getting married… in your church. And if you don’t like it, change churches. But the only action Government should be involved in when it comes to marriages is recording the civil union contract if the parties desire.

Here’s what’s truly amazing as it has to do with both of you folks, you’re both useful idiots. Why?

Because both of your arguments retain Government Power as the ultimate decider. And being the decider is all those in love with Government Force want and need. You are being played.

Next up; Reducing the Deficit.

This one you’ll hear repeatedly during election years. One or both of the candidates will first promise to “reduce the deficit”. Do you know what that means? Clearly most of you do not. It means they are promising to reduce THE SPEED that we are racing to the cliff of fiscal oblivion, ie. the point at which money means nothing.

This often morphs into “I will balance the budget!”, which is equally stupid and embraced by those brilliant, independent, thinkers filling the useful idiot space. We are over 20-Trillion Dollars in Debt. I don’t care who you are… you cannot conceive the size of 20,000,000,000,000. Your mind is not designed to wrap around such an absurdity. A “balanced budget” is as equally absurd as it is meaningless.

But no matter which side you fall on, keeping you useful requires you lapping up such pabulum.

The only effort that has any meaning is reducing the actual Debt. Not reducing the growth of the debt… or even halting the growth of the debt. The only strategy, which is not idiotic, is faithfully reducing the National Debt. Period. But how useful would you be if you limited, or even better yet rolled back, the ability of politicians and bureaucrats to spiff their Friends, Families and Donors with not just your money, but the money from your Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren?

So, you will hear them use the words “Deficit” and “Debt” interchangeably as if they are the same thing… and you will find yourself, and those around you, shaking your heads enthusiastically because you, my friend, are a brilliant thinking, not easily fooled, smarter than your friends, useful idiot.

Finally, Keeping You Safe.

Again, no matter where you fall on this the odds are you’re wrong.

Those in power need you to believe it’s their responsibility to “Keep you Safe”.

By doing this they get you to concede every argument in their favor. You abdicate all power to the Government. You are the most useful of all idiots.  Only Veal enjoys such safety.  Are you Veal?  Would you like to be?

I will put this as simply as I can…

It is the Government’s responsibility to keep My Freedom and My Liberty Safe.  (Yours too.)

It is My responsibility to keep Me and My Family Safe.  (Again… goes for you too.)

In other words, I and I alone will decide what kind of car I should drive… if a family vacation to Syria is a good idea… if eating free range, cage free, bran muffins is the secret to good health and fulfills my responsibility to Mother Earth… if my family of 15 needs a One Bedroom House, or a Shoe… if I need to have a gun to defend myself and my family… if I prefer one doctor over another… if I need to read the Bible, Ayn Rand or the Audacity of Hope, every night before bed.

My Freedom and My Liberty require the acceptance of a certain level of Danger… a Danger which I alone must be responsible to defend against.

Government, whether it’s the Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff, FBI Agent, NSA Agent, Lehman Brothers Lobbyist or the friendly EPA Global Commons Communist, are all SECOND RESPONDERS.

You… you… you… are the only “First Responder” in your life.  Only you are “on the scene” when you need you.

Nothing is without cost!  So buck up and fight for your Freedom and Liberty while providing for your Safety.  Or, join the Society to have Government Treat People like Veal.  I hear they have super-fun meetings.

If you fail to understand the above then you are in need of waking up.

Don’t be an Idiot.  But if you have to be… don’t be a Useful one.

I could go on and on… Global Climate Change, Immigration, the Welfare System, Socialized Medicine, Voter Rights, etc. etc. etc.

And I have.  It’s all in here somewhere.  Look for the search bar.  Makeaneffort.


rebellion by fives

So once again Snake has caused me to think… so here I am staring at a hand painted Ceramic Skull filled with 110-proof Reposado tapping through a thought.

After Canadian Rattlesnake’s last post Let It Burn, which I reposted here on makeaneffort and past comment exchanges with Dan Miller in Panama, a couple of things hit me.

First… Snake’s right.  It’s too late.  It’s too late for the changes that must be made to be painless.  The Government Education system has fulfilled its role in removing any understanding of Voluntary Exchange and Free-Market Capitalism, not by demonizing it but rather by simply omitting it.  The demonizing of it is consigned to the Main-Stream Media and it’s brothers in the Entertainment Industry.  This fact has left us with a population who does not, can not, comprehend the pain which is headed our direction.  Even if they did, they would not understand why they are directly responsible for this eventuality due to their support of those individuals who champion the intrusion of Government.  It is exactly this intrusion into the our beleaguered Capitalist system which has brought us to this point.  It is the undying wish to manipulate what is the Default State of Economics that causes strife worldwide and it has Progressively invaded our shores over the last 100-years.

It’s here.

…Everywhere you look.

Any assertion that we can “avoid it” is long past its expiration date.

So what now?

The only course of action I see is Reaching Out.  Reaching Out is a non-violent, no-lose, approach to what is in store for us.

If each of us reaches out to just 5 people who believe themselves opposed to what we “think”, or are remaining quiet because they feel intimidated by their lack of knowledge, we can start the conversations so desperately needed.  It’s called “grass-roots” organizing.  It’s a page out of Alinsky… and the Socialists have shown us it works.

First, this is the only way to “fight the man” and explain American Exceptionalism to those who consider themselves already educated because they met the requirements to earn certain diploma’s.  (Bizarre isn’t it?  So strange that self sufficiency and personal responsibility are considered “rebellious”… times have oddly changed.)  Trust me, I’ve met many individuals who have achieved higher levels of education that are woefully uneducated when it comes to the basics of this country.  I have learned to ignore ones “credentials” until demonstrated as valid.  It’s rare that this behavior has left me surprised.

Second, if things end up as bad as they could be we will have established a group of people around us who have not lost all hope.  This is key, because those without hope are the same as drowning men… they will pull you down with them.  We will need calm, reasoned, rational individuals who understand free-market economics.  These people will instinctively know that the two “f” words, free and fair, simply do not exist.  It will be us and those we gather around us who will repair the damage caused by those currently in power… massive damage indeed.

This is all we can do.

I was having a conversation with a couple from Turkey several days ago.  The topic came up on the old Soviet Satellite States and how they were faring since the collapse of their Patron.  The simplest observation was once the Soviet support, by means of infrastructure and money, disappeared those “who wished to be free” suddenly found themselves confronted with problems they never before had to address.  And, as is always the case, the Thugs took over and prevented any change or solutions that they didn’t directly control.  The Thugs took over everything from distribution of food to one’s ability to travel.  It was societal de-evolution.  It’s a lesson repeated throughout history.  We left it there.  We just stopped at the assessment without asking the obvious question of “How could one prevent that scenario from occurring?”.

The above discussion also lent to this post.  The answered now seems easy… once you understand why those people living around the old Communist State couldn’t figure out what to do.  But, for some reason, we always seem satisfied at stopping at the assessment.

As is always the case, the populations of the Satellite States didn’t know what to do… because they didn’t know what to do.  Nobody had ever showed them what to do.  No one had ever had an interest in teaching them what to do.  In fact, the exact opposite had been drilled into them for decades.  Dependency was what was required by the Social Democrats.  Sound Familiar?

Had the populations of those countries been versed in Free-Market Capitalism and Individual Liberty they would have been far better prepared to deal with the sudden responsibilities of self-rule.  The Thug’s would still be present and they would still attempt to assert their power over others through force, but they would be meeting formidable resistance.  Instead, the populations had been trained to be supplicants.  They have been taught to wait for someone else to come and fix their problems.  They have been conditioned to expect their needs to be taken care of by some nebulous bureaucracy answerable to no one, and if that fails to be taken care of by someone… anyone… even the local Thug.

Make no mistake… it is now our responsibility to teach that which has been intentionally omitted from our schools and institutes of higher education.  It’s now that we must Reach Out to those five folks around us and once they have a working knowledge of how this country was founded and why free trade protects it send them out to find five folks of their own.  Now.  Right Now.

It’s time to stop counting on things always being okay.  It’s time to start thinking about what we are going to do once it’s not okay.  Well, it’s already not okay, but it is not getting better regardless of what your being told.

When you’ve Socialized Medicine, taken the Fascist approach to owning all Means of Production through Regulation and now our politicians are talking about seizing your retirement plans, we’re in deep.  Very, very deep.

We need many, many people at the grass-roots level that understand nothing is free…. or fair.  But our innate right to Individual Liberty is always our Individual Responsibility.

We need many, many people who know how to run successful businesses that don’t depend on their buddies on the city council sending them taxpayer dollars through government contracts.  Whose success is delivering a product the people want, not dependent on taxpayer patronage bequeathed from “well-intentioned” politicians promoting their pet projects which create things nobody wants.

We need many, many people with skills directly applicable to real world needs… not idiots like me whose only skill is intoxicated drooling over a laptop keyboards.  In other words, basket weaving could once again be a practical profession.  Knowing how to make things should never have been demoted by Elitists to the level it now occupies.  People who can make things are in short supply and will soon be in high demand.

Get started.

Go out, grab your five and get to work.  It is personal responsibility chock full of self-interest.  It is what we must do.

We’re all in this together, as individuals… and no matter what the outcome of our current race to drive this country over the cliff, we will be better for each of your efforts.

Just makeaneffort.

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