Tag Archives: Machiavelli

Causing a Problem to Solve.

Don’t think that the sticker shock to both people able to get through to the exchange websites was an accident.

The Policy Prices were always supposed to be too high… and the exchanges were never intended to attract people to sign up.

In fact, the exchanges were simply supposed to scare the crap out of everyone so the Administration could step in and “solve” another crisis, with Single Payer.

What they didn’t plan on, however, was attention being brought to the cause of these high prices and this dysfunctional Socialized Health Care Scheme.

The Obama Administration is about to be forced to begin their War on “Big” Insurance Companies Early.

Obama Care is bad, bad, bad, and too many people are realizing it. (Many of us understood this when it was tried under Clinton… but I digress.)  The President has been forced to own his Socialist Healthcare Scheme by the likes of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, et al.

But Remember!  The Folks in the White House cannot allow the Holy Grail of Socialism to be crushed… no matter what!

They need someone to Blame. (Pull out your copy of The Prince. I’ll wait.)

Machiavelli made the important point to his Prince that you need an enemy. That Enemy becomes particularly important when you are doing something to the population they don’t like. While you’re doing it you point the finger of blame at your Enemy… in this case, the Insurance Companies.

Niccolo also told his Prince to say whatever it took… whatever the peasants wanted to hear, and then do whatever you needed to get what you wanted even if it was the exact opposite of what you said five minutes ago.  (We are seeing that right now with “We Will Not Negotiate!”, “I’m Willing to Negotiate.”, “We Will Not Negotiate!”.)

This was recommended because the Peasants, it was thought, were too Stupid to see the truth.  Sound Familiar?

The Administration must begin telling everyone who will listen, that Big Insurance is responsible for all the ills they are experiencing with their Health Care.  Particularly sky-rocketing Premiums, when in fact it is coverage mandates resulting from Obama Care which is the culprit.

Blaming Big Insurance will find a home with the Useful Idiots… without any question. But it could ring true with others as well, which is why it will be somewhat effective in diverting the attention and blame from the Presidents Hallmark piece of Legislation.

But this is all to Plan!

Because, this is all about Single Payer.

And, you can’t get there until you put the Insurance Companies out of business.

The Socialists have created the problem so they can Solve it the Way they Want to… Because it’s just not Fair until we all have Crappy Health Care.

So get ready…

Ice the Beer…

Here we go!

(It’s also worth noting that Socialists have enjoyed huge success ‘Creating Problems to Solve’.  The Housing Bubble… Congressional Insider Trading… Pay Inequality… Sexual Harrassment in the Workplace… Enviornmental Apocalypse… The Right to a Phone… on and on…)

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Get Ready Colorado!

And Everywhere Else…

“Voter fraud is incredibly difficult to detect and prosecute, absent a direct confession…” – Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler

Well James O’Keefe has done some detecting…

And, The Democrats have solidified Their Right to Cheat.

Here’s some ‘Direct Confession’ Video.

Voter Fraud is the biggest problem we have here in the United States as it undermines the integrity of the process. The Liberals, like those in the above video, will tell you it doesn’t exist. For Them, the Ends Justifies the Means. In other words it’s Good to Cheat because Socialism is the Answer. Thus whatever achieves their Socialist Goals… Lying, then lying about lying, Cheating, Stealing and undermining the Integrity of the Electoral Process by diluting your vote is OK… in fact, it’s promoted!

You must understand who these people are.  You must come to grips with the reality that these people exist.  You must finally accept that they will look you right in the eye and lie about their very existence.

We have to find a cure for the Benevolent Victor Syndrome suffered by those we elect.

Voter Fraud is the Root of All Evil.

People need to go to jail… in a highly visible way.

 

 


Machiavelli

Politicians love to hate him.

We should hate that they love him.

It’s fascinating how Machiavelli has earned an evil reputation from those who employ his tactics most often.  The people who fling his name as an epithet then go on to preach “pragmatic” solutions to our problems…

Machiavelli was indeed a preacher of ruthless pragmatism.  But, only under certain circumstances.

For many of us our exposure to Machiavelli is limited to The Prince.  Often the instructors who assigned this brilliant gem did not understand it, or if they did they chose not to present their students with the piece in context.  The Prince was an application for employment.  Nothing more.  Niccolo had bills to pay, just like we do.  He needed work and at the time the only need for a political advisor was by a monarch (Lorenzo de’ Medici).  So he wrote “the rules” on how to be a prince hoping to get a paying gig.

His “solutions” to princely problems were simple for the most part.  Kill anyone who has claim to the throne along with their family… (lest you be killed.)  Tell your subjects whatever they want to hear then do what you need, or want, to do to manage your kingdom… (lest you be killed.)  Isolate and blame an external enemy, real or imagined, for any and all problems within the kingdom… (lest you be killed.)  Make compacts and or create ties with the powerful and wealthy kingdoms that could pose a threat to yours… (lest you be killed.)  There’s more… but I think you get it.

Considering this was the only type of working government in existence at the time, and one could assume a Prince valued his life, then these rules make sense when spelled out, right?

Aside from monarchy in principle and design, where is the evil?  We’re told it lies in the idea that “the ends (not being killed) justifies the means.”  I might agree… if a prince could just quietly slip away without fear that these rules would be applied upon him from another prince.  But at the time that was not an option.

That was then, this is now.

Fast forward…  Look around you and see all of the examples of these rules being used when there is no threat of death, only the loss of power.

The people we should fear most call this “Just Politics”.

The Statists champion free speech only so long as it’s speech they agree with.  Political administrations promise to “investigate and bring to justice” those who create the housing depressions, kill diplomats and sell guns to drug cartels, when it was they who did it and continue to do things similar.  The “occupy protesters” who preach love and tolerance yet grab, push, shout down and spit on those who disagree with them.  You see it in every politician who champions individual freedom yet insists you are too stupid to make decisions for yourself and must be led, or “nudged” to the “right” answers.  It’s every leader who creates diversions, changes the meaning of words and combines multiple issues in order to leave you, the public, confused and uninformed.

These are the tactics of Princes in waiting.  The only problem is our current leaders have nothing to lose but power over you.  Nobody is waiting in the wings to wipe them and their family out of existence.  This fact makes their behavior… well… Sinister.

Our politicians are fully aware such behavior buys them time until you lose interest.  Once you lose interest you forget.  When you forget, you vote for them again, and they keep their power…

Fortunately, today’s politics is not about life and death.  Unfortunately, today’s politics is about getting and keeping one’s power over others.  It’s about amassing huge amounts of wealth based on using government force to benefit your friends and punish your enemies.  (The U.S.Costitution, if followed and enforced, was designed to protect us from this.)  Based on his writings in Discourses on Livy, Niccolo believed that a republic was the preferred structure for government.  Although he doubted it could ever be sustained.

I think he may be right.

(Originally Posted 020312)


What Does it mean to be The Commander and Chief?

It means you do not have to make Requests.

Requests?  Requests?  We don’t need to make no stinking Requests!

It is rumored that President Obama is about to take the podium and Request the NSA no longer store the “meta data” it has collected from Innocent American Citizens through its’ Domestic Spying program. That is to say, he will not be Requesting the end to Domestic Spying… he’ll just be Requesting the material collected be stored for a shorter period to time and or by someone else.

Before I say “Why Bother?”… take a moment and think about that. I’ll wait.

Ready? “Why Bother?”

Why Bother taking even a single second to address the American People with such a statement of DESIRE?

When you are the Commander and Chief you DO NOT NEED TO REQUEST THINGS BE DONE WHICH ARE UNDER YOUR DIRECT CONTROL. Sorry, didn’t mean to yell.  Seriously, I apologize.

In other words, President Obama does not need to Request:
Gitmo be closed.
Withdraw of Troops from the Middle East.
People be Fired for not Securing our Diplomats abroad.
IRS officials be Prosecuted for political targeting of individuals and organizations.
The Prosecutions of Voter Intimidation cases as well as Voter Fraud.
The Termination of those involved in Up-Arming Mexican Drug Cartels.
And…
Certainly not the end of the largest Domestic Spying Program in the History of the World.

Is this just more Propaganda designed to make the American People think he’s doing something about an issue he doesn’t poll well on?

I’ve referred to Machiavelli before… and I’ll do so again. Machiavelli told his Prince that he must tell his population whatever they wanted to hear while doing whatever he needed, or wanted to, in order to stay in power. (Yes, I’m paraphrasing… so makeaneffort to read any translation of The Prince. Then Discourses on Livy. Then Machiavelli in Hell. That’s a start. Then get back to me. I recommend it.)

This reminds me of Clinton.

Say a lot, do nothing.

Oddly enough, the President doesn’t seem to be making Requests when it comes to shoving Obamacare down our throats…

(As a note… the NSA’s signal capture and meta data scanning utilizing computational linguistic software has been going on WELL before 9/11.)

(Live Update:  President Obama states unequivocally that “elected officials have a responsibility to the Constitution”.  While I’m not sure what that means, it’s a start.  Secondly… and most interestingly, President Obama refuses to condemn Edward Snowden.  Why is this interesting?  Because he actually took a sentence of his speech to NOT condemn Edward Snowden.  He could have simply said nothing regarding Snowden’s act.  Very, very interesting indeed.  I’m sure that is probably being received like a Lead Zeppelin over at the NSA.)

(Live Update II:  Your Liberty cannot rely on you trusting the Government… “there are too many examples in history where that didn’t work”… so we are going to do a bunch of stuff you can never see.  Trust us.)

Here’s the reality folks, they are not interested in any limitation being applied to their spying on you.  They also do not have the ability to collect one signal and not the other.  They do not want to stop collecting information about you, your kids and everyone you know because they don’t know how.  They do not want to admit this to you.  They do not want to admit that the information can be, and has been abused as documented here and everywhere else… whip out your googler.  They have been collecting data since Bush I.  This is old, old, old… and all those who were trying to get your attention regarding this were, successfully, called “conspiracy theorists” and “nut jobs”.

So there you go.  The politicians Hate it when they are Not in charge and Love it when they Are.  It really is that simple.  And it really is about control.

So what do we do?

I recommend pouring a Martini.  Or, three.

(Holy Crap Update III:  “I know those always expecting the worst intentions of Government is frustrating”… “Nobody expects China to have an Open debate regarding their security processes.”  Aside from the fact that we don’t yet live in China… Holy Crap!  China Envy?  Seriously?  For the record, if I lived in China I would indeed expect open debate about State Security and Domestic Spying.  So the only meaning I can take away from this is the President is upset he cannot stifle his population’s desire to “openly discuss” such matters – damn it.  Stunning!)