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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)

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No Plan “B”

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.

Whoops.

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.

You’re insane.

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.

But Wait!

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.

Are we?

Will this be the age of The Great Renovation?


The Leftist Lexicon

I’ve written previously regarding the language of the Left.
Many of us realize the battle to control the language is fought in order to control the argument.
An easy example of this is the use of the words “Ask”, “Rich” and “Fair Share”.
When you hear a Progressive make the statement “I don’t think it is unreasonable to ask the rich to pay their fair share…”  What is really being said is “I don’t think it is unreasonable to FORCE THOSE DETERMINED BY ME to pay AN AMOUNT I DECIDE ON.”

Of course I find this reprehensible as it necessarily requires one individual to have the power of force over other individuals.  Not just to make them pay something… but to decide what and how much they will be forced to pay.  There is incredible power in being “The Decider”.

Anyway… the latest example of this strange language is “Social Welfare” in regard to tax exempt status.

The press is repeating the term “Social Welfare” ad nauseum when talking about the latest in IRS malfeasance.

The Left owns the term… and they have used it to remove The Individual from the argument of governing theory.

In other words, “Social Welfare” as the Progressives define it does not mean the preservation of Individual Liberty and Freedom.  What they define it as is “Communal Welfare”.

Of course the Liberals will never use the word “Communal” as it leads people to “Communist”, and they have spent decades trying to separate “Socialism” from “Communism” in the minds of those same people…  Not educate mind you, as that would illuminate the differences without distinction… just the idea that they are completely different.  They know the people are “not ready” for a serious discussion regarding Communism… but Socialism is met with less push back in the focus groups.  (Socialism sounds so nice… to those who know nothing about it.)

So the debate, as offered from the Left, is that groups “not supporting Social Welfare” should not be allowed tax exempt status… and since they do not consider the preservation of Individual Rights a part of promoting “Social Welfare” then the groups targeted by the IRS had it coming.

Yes, I know this seems to be a subtle argument and will most likely be met with an accusation of paranoia by those who know it to be true and whose ideology benefits from such subtleties.

But I have been involved in “modifying” language for years, for exactly the same purposes as those doing it now… different reasons, but the same methods.  I know this to be true.

And once you see it you can’t “un-see” it.

Listen Carefully.  Watch Closely.  Think Relentlessly.

(051413)


Demand It!

We are asking our representatives to defund a small portion of Obamacare… because we have the opportunity to do so.  Possibly the last opportunity to do anything similar.

Our representatives are busying themselves explaining to us why we shouldn’t bother defunding such a small part of an overwhelmingly unpopular New Entitlement.

We are staring with our mouths hung open at the very people we elected to represent us wondering what to do.

How about this;

Demand it….

Seems so simple.

Let’s try fighting for Freedom and Liberty.  Let’s makeaneffort to promote the only ideology which protects the Individual from oppression.  Let’s prove that fiscal responsibility is more than a phrase used to get votes then forgotten shortly thereafter.  Let’s fight to win… all the time, every time.

Every Battle… Every Hour… Every Minute… Every Second of Every Day!

Such has been the Mantra of the Left from its inception, and it represents something glaringly absent from those who supposedly support Freedom and Liberty of the Individual.

Tenacity.

Bing Dictionary

te·na·cious
 [ tə náyshəss ]
  1. determined or stubborn: tending to stick firmly to any decision, plan, or opinion without changing or doubting it
  2. tightly held: difficult to loosen, shake off, or pull away from
  3. persistent: persisting for a long time and difficult to change, destroy, or get rid of
But there lies the problem…
“decision, plan, or opinion”
When you’re making “decisions, plans and forming opinions” based on nothing… based on no ideological foundation… then they are simply disparate reactions to your dedicated opposition.  You are figuratively wandering in the forest.  Only worse… you’re wandering in whatever direction your opposition, in this case the enemy of Individual freedom and liberty, wants you to go.
This is why it is imperative to elect representatives whose ideology is based on Natural Law and… Happily… Governed by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
We do not have this.
We have politicians who flinch when an ideological battle is waged.
We have Republicans who think “Populism” is a real, substantive, governing theory.  We have people who play to the room.  We have people who have NO ideological foundation upon which to build their positions on issues.  We have the John McCain’s… and a whole lot of them.
The time is now to change this.
The Primaries are the only opportunity afforded us to make a difference.
What are YOU doing for the FRONT?
Better get moving…
Because The Guys Up Front are doing more harm than good.

In the United States of America…

We do not judge the performance of Government by “How much it gets done.”

We judge the performance of Government by How Well it is protecting our Personal Liberties, Freedoms, Property Rights and Ability to make choices for ourselves without legislated penalty!

Nothing More, Nothing Less.

How many of us understand that?

How many of us understand that is how we were founded and why we are UNIQUE in the world?

Is there anyone left in America who understands the governing theory the United States was built upon?

Can we start with our Representatives?

Who are they?

Once we figure that out, send them money.  Don’t worry, it will be very few.

I’m a bit frustrated as you might recognize… I’m tired. I’m tired of hearing the Boehner’s, Rove’s and McCain’s of the world tell us we need to go back to sleep.

None of these decisions, like opposing Socialized Medicine at every opportunity, require any hand wringing when you have a firm, well-developed and fully understood Ideological foundation beneath you.

So where are these people?

Oh… right… they’re being marginalized by the Media and positioned as “right-wing” wacko-birds, or TEA Party “nut jobs”.  Yes… clearly opposing the government wasting our tax dollars earn you the label of INSANE!  Without question showing a determined resolve to cling to the last bit of Freedom we have left and openly express the wish to have those taken from us returned makes you a PSYCHO!  It shouldn’t have to be said that anyone who supports the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as they are written and amended is a complete IDIOT!

And the know-nothings, who believe they know everything, are falling for it.

It’s time to hit the streets… go to their “protests”… visit their dirty campsites… attend the taping of their comedy shows and challenge their willful ignorance.

What’s the worst that could happen? Nothing, other than they might learn something.

And isn’t that ultimately the problem?

Education?

I guess the only obstacle is how do you teach someone something when they already know they know everything?

I have to go lock myself in a closet for a while… I just can’t stand the latest news cycle and the Cerveza is not working.


My Struggle…

and yours too.

I’m finishing up Mein Kampf in a quest to understand why it seems so difficult for individuals to identify Evil.  I have had to read bit’s and peices of it over my lifetime but never beginning to end.  He named it appropriately whether that was his intention or not.

But to the point.

A common film cliché is the inevitable soliloquy offered by the Evil Mastermind outlining his Evil plan for the benefit of the Hero just prior to the Heroe’s anticipated demise.

This scenario, once identified, becomes genuinely funny.

The basic questions are 1.) Why does it matter? 2.) Why is the speech always to blatantly Evil?

Well, writers have long known that it is difficult for individuals to identify, let alone understand, evil when it is right in front of them.  We seem to have little ability to discern what is good from what is bad unless it is spelled out in the simplest terms.  Blame it on whatever you would like, but my experience is even those who have subscribed to a specific morality still fail to recognize evil when it is present.

My question started with “Why?”.  Why do we not see things for what they are?  Why aren’t Bad Guys so easy to spot?

My past has provided me exposure to Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, Mao, Mussolini and of course Hitler.  I have added Hussein (Saddam), Galbraith, Keynes and a list of Fabians among others.

Wrapping up Hitlers vision of government built on racial elitism and a hatred of those he perceived to be responsible for all the evil in the world has yet again left me bewildered.  This book was not just some persons perception of Hitler… it was Hitler’s perception of Hitler.  In his own words he defines Evil without seeing it as such.

So why do many of these same ideas come back to haunt us?  Why are we still arguing the benefits of Socialist planning from the likes of Hitler, Marx and Mao?

Frankly its stunning.

The reason the film cliché is funny is because of the overt maliciousness of the bad guy’s plan for the rest of us.  In other words, even He knows it’s mean.  He knows it’s Evil.

The reason we can’t seem to recognize Evil when it’s right in front of us is because the “true believers” honestly think they have the best interests of the world in mind.  The reason Hitler was able to rise to power is exactly because he didn’t see himself as Evil which allowed many Americans and multitudes of others to also not see him as evil… though it was plainly in front of them should they have had the foundation, desire, or both, to assess it.

That’s really what it comes down to.  A lack of a solid foundation built upon a governing theory that does not require force.  Once you have that, the ideas of those with the best of intentions will no longer escape scrutiny.  The Marx and Engels of the world will no longer get a pass from those who consider themselves better educated, superior, enlightened or whatever adjective they choose to save themselves the effort of being intellectually curious… then intellectually honest, that is unless they see the value of these ideas in terms of the power provided to those in charge.  Socialism will always attract those in search of power over others.

I have long said “If your going to be a Socialist, then be the best Socialist you can be.  But know what that means.”  I take this position because I also believe that once you know what that means the majority of us are repulsed and disgusted.  As a single, simple reason I will refer you to Killer of Men.

It will serve you well to understand that our leaders will not identify themselves, or their ideas, as Evil.

They believe they have your best interests in mind when they propose to force you into a world they see as “fair” and “socially just”… as defined by them.

These people whose ideas should be immediately suspect are those who consider themselves the elite.  By their judgement they have attended the right schools, know the right people and know what’s best for you.  They will tell you right up front what they have in mind… until they realize you have no interest in supporting them.  Then they will work in the background to further their ideas.  Their righteousness drives them.  They feel that if you would simply do what you are told the world will be better for it.  The tragic history of those ideas will always be dismissed by a wave of a hand and the statement “They just didn’t do it right.” In reality,  it’s not about “doing it right”, rather it’s their desire for power over others which motivates them.

None of the individuals mentioned at the beginning of this post would have considered themselves Evil… nor would they have subscribed to the idea that any aspect of what they wanted to do could be construed as such.  The same is true of our leaders today… do not expect any one of them to “wake up” and see the Evil of their ways.

The Enlightenment brought us a group of men who saw Evil clearly over 250 years ago.  Because of that they attempted to establish a governing structure which championed the Individual and secured the concept of Private Property.  We are squandering this gift daily by not recognizing those who wish to destroy such a paradigm because it has no room for their ideas, let alone support for their thirst of control over men.

Speaking of thirst, it’s time for a beer.  Franklin was right… “Beer is proof that God loves us.”