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It has become clear to me that the total meltdown we are witnessing after the Trump Victory is due to a simple fact. The Democrat Socialists, in this country and world over, had no plan “B”. The Leftists had believed they had “won” in regard to wresting control of every governing apparatus in every country on Earth. It seemed their march to a One World Socialist Utopia no longer had any real opposition and all that remained was a jockeying for position within the power structure established to rule over it.
Now they are watching helplessly as their tireless drive to imprison us all under a single power is being dismantled.
A Few weeks ago there was an open letter being circulated reportedly from Georges Soros, the Financial Champion of Global Socialism, lamenting this latest turn of events. In that letter he speaks of Karl Popper being a major influence on his world view. That explains a lot.
While Popper is supposedly considered one of the “greatest” 20th century philosophers, I will leave that to you, I don’t share that view for a simple reason. Karl Popper wanted to be everybody’s friend. He is what we would today call a “Moderate”.
He believed, erroneously, that all the governing theories could be reconciled. In other words, Everybody could be right and we all could get along. On the face of this assertion it seems nice… to the point of flowery. However, it does not take a monumental amount of critical thinking to recognize that most of us do not share a sense of ‘fairness’ and ‘congeniality’ with Socialist Dictators and Thugs who have anointed themselves, their associates and family, with brilliance, sometimes even divinity, and view their role as one which is to ‘take care of the unwashed masses’.
On the site where I found the letter, again purportedly from Mr. Soros, a reader commented accurately pointing out the primary flaw in Popper’s idea was his subscription to Plato and what has been called Platonic Paternalism. (The reader then goes off the rails and promotes pure democracy… but at least he was half right.) This idea of Paternalism implies that we ‘elect’ leaders to take care of us… read that again… Take Care of Us… not just represent us. There is a vast difference in the two positions. These are profound differences which separate Representative Republics from Democracies. One necessarily requires Unlimited Government in the name of “taking care of the people”, the other requires Limited Government in the name of “Protecting Individual Liberty and Freedom”, thus making these two governing theories irreconcilable or ‘mutually exclusive’. You can not depend on someone else taking care of you and be “Free” in any meaningful sense of the word. And, inversely, one cannot be “Free” but not shoulder the responsibility of taking care of themselves, or suffering the consequences of their actions, without the promise by an individual with the power to force others to come to your aid or hold you unaccountable… as eventually it will be you who is forced to provide that aid or look the other way. (Again, as always, “Force” comes into play when speaking of functional Socialism.)
The letter also illustrated a view shared by all ‘educated’ Socialists. Free Market Capitalism protected by Limited Government which is protected by Transitory Power simply does not exist as a Governing Option.
It’s that simple folks.
The reason you will never be able to have a cogent conversation about Freedom and Liberty of the Individual protected by a Limited Government (America as it was founded) with a Democrat, and Frankly many of those calling themselves Republicans, is because they don’t see what you believe in as an option. It is not on the spectrum of their chosen reality. There is no room for it.
This explains some of the massive disconnect when trying to have an argument of ideas. You understand that the Oppression, Death and Destruction which is Socialism is in reality a Governing Theory, and it is available to all who want it. You get it. They, on the other hand, see no other option… none. Socialism is where it starts and stops, all that remains to fight over is what flavor of it ‘works’ and who’s going to be in charge.
When you hear Fascists and ‘Conservatives’ both being called “Right Wing”, this is why. Socialists do not acknowledge that your idea of Limited Government and Individual Freedom exists… so they have no where else to put you but in the far “Right” side of the Socialist Spectrum where there remains some semblance of private property rights (Fascism). To classify you outside of that spectrum is to admit there is an option other than the Soft Slavery of Socialism. That, to them, cannot be allowed.
There is no question their apple cart is being upended with Brexit, Trump and soon France, Germany, etc. But these are minor set-backs for people like Soros who are lamenting not the failure of their poisoned worldview but the fact they will not see its realization within their limited life span. The war for the Ultimate Minority, the Individual, has not been won. The Socialists have permeated the machine which is government world over. If we the people fail to understand why these ideas are like Oil and Water then the Individual is doomed.
The good news is because of the hubris found on the side of the Socialists there is a pin prick of light peaking in.
They have no plan “B”.
There is no fallback position in place, they have lost momentum.
There is hope… assuming the Forces of Individual Freedom and Liberty are ideologically united.
Will this be the age of The Great Renovation?
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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.)
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In a land not far, far, away…
a Dark Force stirs.
Once upon a time, not long ago, the entire World fought an Enemy so great it almost destroyed the last visage of Freedom and Liberty known to Man.
That War was never Won.
Today those who bravely fought against this Evil have waned in their opposition. They have succumbed to the argument of Power over Freedom, Administration over Choice… Socialist Ideology over Individual Liberty.
Slowly Progressivism has cemented its poisonous hold over our minds with the appeal of Vanity, Ego and Envy.
So desirous are we to appear benevolent, feel superior and make everything fair according to our personal wants and needs…
We have turned to the Dark Side.
We are seeing the undeniable manifestation of this in Germany as I tap this out.
Like an old comfortable pair of shoes… German National Socialists are rallying across their land.
When we, here in the only country on Earth to be founded on the Supremacy of Individual Freedom, have embraced the ‘kinder, gentler’ Socialist Immorality within our own Government…
It was just a matter of time.
When you embolden a Great Evil through your passive acceptance,
When you give credence to the poisonous idea of Communal Responsibility,
When you sustain your power by creating groups of Idle Offended Dependents,
How can there be any surprise?
Socialism is not to be ‘considered’, it is to be defeated.
This Ugly Ideology belongs nowhere but on the ash heap of history.
Do we have Champions who will discover renewed zeal in the face of an Evil that refuses to be defeated?
We must find A New Hope.
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All Eyes on Greece.
I hold that this implosion is intentional and has been planned for a very long time.
Now we wait for the Communists to release their bomb throwing, window breaking, ‘useful idiots’… who call themselves Anarchists.
These will be interesting weeks ahead.
The weather is nice over there right now. It’s well-known that Anarchists don’t like the wind, rain and cold. (They melt.) So I predict the ‘rough work’ of Greek Know-Nothing Slackers to begin sooner than later.
And, as we demonstrate here in the United States regularly, nothing sheds light upon the evil of oppression like destroying your own stuff.
Grab the Ouzo. Not the Retsina… it tastes like railroad ties.
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Time to get out your tin foil hats. Push them firmly down on your head and grab a drink.
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.
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.
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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?
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…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.)
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So… here we are again.
The Epic Failure of Socialism is being laid out on the world stage for all to see.
This time it’s the EU.
Let me line this out in the simplest terms;
The guy who is working and doing well for himself (Germany) is not interested in continuing to support the guys that are not working and don’t take care of themselves (Greece and Spain… soon Portugal followed by the rest of the group sooner than later.).
There you go. That’s it. And it’s always that simple.
Granted all are Socialist, and all consider themselves the smartest countries (people) in the room (world)… but isn’t that also how it always is?
Even Socialists don’t like Socialism when it comes right down to it… they just use the idea to stay in power.
How many times must we (U.S.) experience the first hand failure of Socialist ideas? We personally suffer from bankrupt brilliance such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. We watch the total collapse of the workers paradise in the Soviet Union and Cuba… we see China moving as quickly as possible (possible meaning just fast enough for those in power to stay in power) and yet we double down on our current march to progressive utopia.
The reason we keep reliving this scenario is because the self assessed smartest people in the room do not like Individual Liberty, Capitalism, and the Free-Market that sustains both of them. The reason they don’t like the above is that it doesn’t require their input… only their participation on their own behalf.
When President Bush was asked what the American people can do to rally themselves after the 9/11 attacks he said “Go shopping.” There, of course, was laughter from the Left. Then a shaking of their collective heads regarding how “stupid” or President was. But this reaction was predictable, there is far more to this statement than any Liberal can comprehend… because they cannot envision a society that doesn’t need to be planned by them. They have been taught that Adam Smith “created” free exchange rather than simply observing it as a state of nature. (The default state of economics) Economic activity was exactly what we needed and it was exactly the way the common citizen could participate in fighting those who wished to destroy our way of life. With not a small dose of ironic laughter… isn’t it funny that the current administration is chasing that very same desire, that we all go shopping?
So, here we are again. We will all be treated to front row seats to the total meltdown of European Socialism… live. Hopefully some on this side of the pond will learn, finally, that Socialism sucks… the life out of everyone and everything.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking Leftists will go away anytime soon however, because those in control don’t easily leave the stage. Like I just said, they can’t imagine a world that doesn’t need them planning it.
There is one benefit to all of this…
French wine should get cheaper before it’s all over.
(Originally Posted 053112)
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I’ve long held that the Iraq War was about three things.
2. Containing Iran
3. Saddam Hussein’s Declaration he had and was going to use Weapons of Mass Destruction
Right or Wrong, that’s how I saw it.
The U.S. public has been deluged by criticism from the Left, and their Media, regarding the Iraq War, claiming no Weapons of Mass Destruction were ever found. This relentless onslaught was never subdued by the fact that Saddam had used these Weapons in the War with Iran and on his on citizens. It was also never tempered by the fact that the Intelligence for Saddam’s intent was International. (Backed up by no less than 5 International Intelligence Services… and supported by every office holder in Congress except the only Honest Socialist Bernie Sanders.)
Now we are about to see what would have happened had the United States not gone into Iraq.
1. Energy Prices – will they Sky Rocket? (‘necessarily’ as our President has put it.)
2. Will Iran make a run westward? (Yesterday’s reports indicate they are on the move.)
3. Will a Caliphate be established that has Nuclear Capabilities and has shown its innate Hostility to the West compounded by its wish to use whatever means available to it to conduct overt War on The West… The Infidels?
Things are moving fast now.
Nature abhors a vacuum. And it tends to fill it quickly with whatever it can. The United States has created the fertile ground for Theocratic Statism. We have set the stage for Socialism with God at the Top instead of the State to rush in with all it’s Malevolence.
We will be witness to the Mass Oppression, Destruction and Death which always accompany such unchecked, Elitist Ideology.
And… it will be our fault, because we allowed those who hold similar ideas take the reins of power here in the United States.
The excuses from the ‘gentler’ Statists in control of the United States will be Loud and Repeated Often…
“Did you expect us to be there forever? We must respect their sovereignty, religious and social norms.” (We’re still in Germany… and Japan.)
“Our Presence serves only to inspire more Terrorists to become… well… Terrorists.”
“You cannot help those who are not willing to help themselves.”
On the Last one I agree. But forcing our help onto others was never included in my list of reasons to be there. I looked at it only as added value for them if they wanted it… it was not the mission.
Because any Mission of Forced ‘Charity’ will always fail as it has Always Failed… at home and abroad.
It appears we are Now simply making sure our investment in Blood and Treasure… Mothers and Fathers… Sons and Daughters… Disfigurement and Pain… is for Nothing.
All because we refused to be Honest about why we went to Iraq. All because we were afraid it would sound ‘mean spirited’ and ‘heartless’ to those on the Left.
All because of Politics.
We have now allowed our homegrown Socialists to Engineer and Oversee yet another Triumph Forsaken.
And we’ve allowed them to once again blame it on the rest of us.
Because it is our fault.
At what point do the rest of us stop caring about what those on the Progressive Socialist Left think?
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This cannot stand!
We must be outraged!
At least according to Diane Feinstein.
“With respect to NSA collection of intelligence on leaders of U.S. allies — including France, Spain, Mexico and Germany – let me state unequivocally: I am totally opposed.” -Sen. Diane Feinstein D-CA
In regard to the NSA’s Domestic Spying program affecting 330,000,000 Americans the Senator is silent. Well actually not silent so much as a proponent.
So one must discern in her mind it is out of bounds to collect intelligence from Socialists around the Globe as well as on our borders, but clearly acceptable for the U.S. Government to do so from million’s of innocent Americans.
I wonder what label she would give her preferred flavor of governing theory?
I’ve long held that these people will tell you what they think if you’re willing to listen.
France… OFF LIMITS!
You… Fair Game.
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