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Comfortably Numb

You Don’t want to lose your current Doctor, Health Plan or Insurance?

Don’t Worry, we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

You don’t want to have your money taken from you and handed over to people you disagree with?

Don’t Worry, we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

You want to make decisions regarding your children like what they eat, how they dress, how they should be punished when they misbehave without asking permission from their School, Teachers, Child Services, Neighbors, Law Enforcement, City Councilors, local media talking heads?

Don’t Worry, we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

You are over 65 and acquire an illness needing an available medical cure?

Don’t Worry, we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

You were just Born and have an entire life ahead of you?

In the Words of Virginia’s current Governor…

Don’t Worry… we’ll make sure you survive long enough… then make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

Socialism is the slavery of ‘you’ to the group… to the ‘we’. I’ve long offered that those who believe the Sheep must be Led never seem to count themselves among the Sheep. They hold that they will always be the ‘we’ deciding what to do with ‘you’.

Socialism is a Poison, it is the ideology of Opression, Death and Destruction. Why? Because Human life must become cheap… the one must be Forced to sacrifice for the many.  Eventually that someone no longer wants to be a slave, that someone no longer wants to ask permission, that someone arrives at the idea that they should be able to make decisions for themselves, then that someone determines it is their right to be Free and seeks Liberty, the group be damned. But…

Don’t Worry… we’ll make you comfortable while we decide what to do with you.

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Symbolism Over Substance

After President Obama’s comments  during an interview with an NBC reporter in which he stated he ‘regretted the optics’ of racing out for a round, or two, of Golf after addressing the Nation regarding a Video of an ISIS Terrorist Hacking the Head off of an American Journalist with a Knife, I must restate an observation.

Liberalism, Progressivism, Socialism, Leftism… whatever you want to call it… is about Symbolism not Substance.

President Obama made it very clear he regretted the way his Golf Game was viewed… however, not the FACT he went out to play a game after the country was presented with such a horrific act.  Let me clarify, not just the Country but the entire World was presented with this atrocity and our President went out and played Golf.

The President is a genuine Democratic Socialist.  He’s the Real Deal.  The primary concern is how you see himnot what he does.

The Left can never have it any other way.

The reason for this is that you would NEVER like the substance if it were presented to you in an easy to understand, straight forward way. Never.

All that remains is Symbolism.

Democratic Socialists cannot allow themselves to be judged by what they are doing.  They must control the exposure the receive to insure You make all of your judgments of them based on Feelings… never Actions and Facts.

When Democrats Say they care about you and not just your vote… when Liberals claim to seek Equality… when both Democrats and Republicans pretend to champion Freedom and Liberty of the Individual, as our founders intended, they are employing Symbols. They have No Intention of following through with any of those things.  ‘It’s just the flowery rhetoric used to influence the Masses and get elected.’ – Every Liberal Republican and Democrat

Over 100-years ago Alcohol was removed as a viable way to but votes.  Now all they have left is to Lie to you, in any and every fashion you will accept.

And Lie they Do…

You’ll notice when the Masses push back, as in the case of the above Golf Game, Leftists will lament the way ‘it looked’ and not the act itself.  Then they will change the Lie, distract you with something else, or more often than not blame You for seeing it that way.

Why?  Because they know it works.

If they can ply you with imagery, powerful words and appealing promises, you have demonstrated, over and over, you will happily keep them in power.

In the End, that’s all that matters… To them.

And it is Your Fault.

Once you begin to watch what they DO in comparison to what they SAY it is a life-changing moment.  You will question all you think you know and believe.

But, you have to be intellectually honest enough with yourself to watch Them All… not just the ones you think… or someone else tells you to think… you disagree with.

It should make you uncomfortable… very uncomfortable.

 


Evil is at first Honest…

…because it never see’s itself as Evil.

If Evil is Challenged it will Deny, Obfuscate and Hide Meaning… but it always exhibits the odd characteristic of Honesty up front with Deception to Follow.

This is because We recognize it As Evil.

But Good… Good will tell you the Truth up front as well. Followed only by more of it.

And this is Where we Fall Down… We Often Fail to recognize it as Good.

Below is an Wall Street Journal Op-Ed from Charles Koch.  I’m re-printing it with a challenge.

What parts of this do you disagree with?  What parts exactly?  I’m not interested with attacks on the Koch Brothers specifically…

I want to know what Points he makes here do you find Evil?

Charles Koch: I’m Fighting to Restore a Free Society

Updated April 2, 2014 7:47 p.m. ET

I have devoted most of my life to understanding the principles that enable people to improve their lives. It is those principles—the principles of a free society—that have shaped my life, my family, our company and America itself.

Unfortunately, the fundamental concepts of dignity, respect, equality before the law and personal freedom are under attack by the nation’s own government. That’s why, if we want to restore a free society and create greater well-being and opportunity for all Americans, we have no choice but to fight for those principles. I have been doing so for more than 50 years, primarily through educational efforts. It was only in the past decade that I realized the need to also engage in the political process.

A truly free society is based on a vision of respect for people and what they value. In a truly free society, any business that disrespects its customers will fail, and deserves to do so. The same should be true of any government that disrespects its citizens. The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism.

More than 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson warned that this could happen. “The natural progress of things,” Jefferson wrote, “is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” He knew that no government could possibly run citizens’ lives for the better. The more government tries to control, the greater the disaster, as shown by the current health-care debacle. Collectivists (those who stand for government control of the means of production and how people live their lives) promise heaven but deliver hell. For them, the promised end justifies the means.

Instead of encouraging free and open debate, collectivists strive to discredit and intimidate opponents. They engage in character assassination. (I should know, as the almost daily target of their attacks.) This is the approach that Arthur Schopenhauer described in the 19th century, that Saul Alinsky famously advocated in the 20th, and that so many despots have infamously practiced. Such tactics are the antithesis of what is required for a free society—and a telltale sign that the collectivists do not have good answers.

Rather than try to understand my vision for a free society or accurately report the facts about Koch Industries, our critics would have you believe we’re “un-American” and trying to “rig the system,” that we’re against “environmental protection” or eager to “end workplace safety standards.” These falsehoods remind me of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s observation, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Here are some facts about my philosophy and our company:

Koch companies employ 60,000 Americans, who make many thousands of products that Americans want and need. According to government figures, our employees and the 143,000 additional American jobs they support generate nearly $11.7 billion in compensation and benefits. About one-third of our U.S.-based employees are union members.

Koch employees have earned well over 700 awards for environmental, health and safety excellence since 2009, many of them from the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. EPA officials have commended us for our “commitment to a cleaner environment” and called us “a model for other companies.”

Our refineries have consistently ranked among the best in the nation for low per-barrel emissions. In 2012, our Total Case Incident Rate (an important safety measure) was 67% better than a Bureau of Labor Statistics average for peer industries. Even so, we have never rested on our laurels. We believe there is always room for innovation and improvement.

Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs—even when we benefit from them. I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.

Koch Industries was the only major producer in the ethanol industry to argue for the demise of the ethanol tax credit in 2011. That government handout (which cost taxpayers billions) needlessly drove up food and fuel prices as well as other costs for consumers—many of whom were poor or otherwise disadvantaged. Now the mandate needs to go, so that consumers and the marketplace are the ones who decide the future of ethanol.

Instead of fostering a system that enables people to help themselves, America is now saddled with a system that destroys value, raises costs, hinders innovation and relegates millions of citizens to a life of poverty, dependency and hopelessness. This is what happens when elected officials believe that people’s lives are better run by politicians and regulators than by the people themselves. Those in power fail to see that more government means less liberty, and liberty is the essence of what it means to be American. Love of liberty is the American ideal.

If more businesses (and elected officials) were to embrace a vision of creating real value for people in a principled way, our nation would be far better off—not just today, but for generations to come. I’m dedicated to fighting for that vision. I’m convinced most Americans believe it’s worth fighting for, too.

Mr. Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries.

In the End,  How is Charles Koch different from George Soros?  David Geffen?  The AFL-CIO?  SEIU?  Hollywood?

There IS a Difference…

It’s the Message.

It’s the Intent.

It’s the Vision.

Which do You Subscribe to?

The Good?  Or, The Evil?