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4 out of 5 Socialists Recommend Controlling Speech

In a Recent unscientific Survey 4 out of 5 Socialists said they believe Offensive Speech should be Controlled.

Rather than stand on Principle and cast Sunshine on supposedly ‘deadly’ speech expressed in newspapers, television and the internet thus allowing All if Us to condemn it…  Our Government prefers to sidestep that argument and ask for Increased Control of all methods of expression.

Why?

Because controlling Speech is an important weapon employed by those in power to remain in power.

Think about it this way; If you’re doing things people hate you for, what better way to avoid their anger than to make sure they never know about it… and if they do find out, you can tell them whatever you want while making sure nobody can challenge your hogwash.  If anyone tries to shed light on your crappy behavior anyway… send some Force their way.

Brilliant!

Of course you need to convince enough people these controls ‘are for their own good’ or, in pure Irony, ‘to safeguard Free Speech’.  Those that support you, for whatever unimaginable reason, will nod in agreement.  They might even grab a Starbucks, Stop Bathing, Misspell a Sign and Sit in a Park.  Get enough Useful Types like these and you’ve inoculated yourself against all those who recognize the danger you represent.  Machiavelli would be Proud.

We are seeing this play out right in front of us.

New Controls are being created for the Internet.  Last time I checked the Internet has done pretty well without them…

It Keeps getting Faster…  It Keeps getting Better… all by Private Means.

But it represents all that Socialists believe is Evil.

Free Speech.

And that cannot be tolerated.

If you can’t make fun of someone’s Faith, what Can you make fun of?

And since Socialism/Populism/Liberalism often serves as Religion for Atheists… it’s not even a jump, leap or reach.

By the way, the Fifth Socialist who didn’t Approve of Controlling Speech is having his Mind made Right by the other 4 as I type this out.


A Response to Elizabeth Warren

In a recent speech Elizabeth Warren outlined ‘What it means to be a Progressive’.

I find it necessary to reprint Ms. Warren’s outline (in italics) followed by my response…

– “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.”

Wall Street is not the problem.  The power of our Politicians to grant Wall Street et al. favors and cover them from enforcement is the problem.  Removing that power from our elected representatives is the ONLY answer.  There are no other solutions.

– “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth.”

We also believe in Science.  However, instead or proposing solutions, that coincidentally benefit our campaign donors and their friends, to problems we cannot define we expect to retain the element of Science that is Rational and Reasoned.  Skepticism is an integral part of Science and must be nurtured lest the scientific method be abandoned and all things to be determined through consensus.  If this were the case the world would still be considered flat.  So why do we want to go down that road again, Ms. Warren?

– “We believe that the Internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality.”

We believe the Internet should be ‘rigged’ to benefit everybody including ‘big corporations’ which is why we expect you to leave it alone.

– “We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.”

We believe destroying the buying power of those you profess to want to help by raising the minimum wage and subsequently the cost of goods across the board while simultaneously reducing the availability of what goods are left is ignorant and self-destructive.  We believe that the individual has a choice and should retain that choice to exercise the principle of substitution when it comes to employment.  If that individual chooses to work full-time, either directly or through a series of decision-making which demands it, then so be it.  We believe creating new businesses which pay all kinds of wages which are determined by the business owner alone allows for greater choice for the individual to better their lives… if they choose.

– “We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them.”

We believe you, Ms. Warren, and your cronies simply hate whatever you define as ‘Fast Food’ and want to do everything you can to shut down the readily available nutrition it supplies the American Population.  Your War on Food is well documented and is based on the premise that the American People are too Stupid to make decisions for themselves thus you have undertaken the effort to reduce their options to feed their families.  You should be ashamed, but you have no shame.

– “We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt.”

We believe the no one is entitled to anything.  Using the word entitled revisits a past where only those ‘noble’ people associated with Royalty enjoyed the benefits of their labor allowed by a King.  That aside, when you make something ‘free’ you make it worthless… just as you and your ilk have done with Elementary Education, High School Education and if you get your wish College Education.  (You’ve pretty much already achieved it, just ask graduating Seniors how valuable their Degree is in today’s job market.  For that matter ask a High School Graduate to read… anything… out loud.)

– “We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions.”

Once again, the word entitled… let’s try ‘deserve’ instead.  We believe that after a lifetime of work people ‘deserve’ the fruits of their decision-making.  If they went to the casino and gambled away all of their earnings they will be subject to whatever safety net We the People, who did not waste our money and planned for retirement, determine they should have.  The only people this part of Ms. Warren’s platform should appeal to are those who do not save and do not plan ahead, and know it.  These are the people who rely on some ambiguous definition of ‘fair’, that is whatever definition benefits them directly, when it comes time to pay the price of their decisions.  They wish to be irresponsible and never be judged for it.  They expect to use the power of Government Force to mortgage the lives of The Responsible instead of living with the consequences of their decisions.  They should be reminded that whatever support they receive from ‘the Government’ is actually a Gift from the rest of us.  I would even find it acceptable that every person who receives subsidies from the Government be compelled, by Government Force, to write Thank You notes to a minimum of 100 taxpayers every year until they become self-sufficient.  The Stigma of taking and the Pride of Producing must be returned to the system.

– “We believe—I can’t believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work.”

I Agree.  And you don’t have to say that in 2014 unless you’re addressing the Current Progressive Administration occupying White House.

– “We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage, it’s true in the workplace, it’s true in all of America.”

We believe Government should get out of the Marriage Business altogether.  Marriage is between you and your church.  The day’s of some Government Bureaucrat deciding that Blacks shouldn’t marry Whites and only Certain Families can marry certain other Families should be long, long over.  We Don’t Care.  And Frankly, the idea your marriage must be validated by some Government Worker should be nauseating at a minimum.  Get Government’s dirty, fat, bloated, hands off our Marriages.  As far as Government is concerned, Contract Law should do just fine.

– “We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform.”

We believe using words like ‘reform’ are designed to get people to nod their heads in agreement instead of asking for a definition.  We believe that a Liberal Work Visa Program should be initiated while keeping all current immigration requirements in place.  We believe in Tall Fences and Wide Gates.  We believe that those who come here to work should be able to send their money anywhere they wish.  We believe the American People should never be asked to pay welfare for those who are not Citizens of the United States… not… even… asked.  And if those that do choose to come here like the American Experience and want to stay, they must get in line to become a Citizen like every legal immigrant has done before them.  If not, then they can rest assured that as long as they obey our laws, return to their country of origin for two weeks every year and do nothing to foment or agitate Anti-American Sentiment then they will be welcome here to work.  If they choose not to do these things they will not be welcome.  Simple.

– “And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!”

We believe that Corporations are IN FACT people.  A Corporation is created by Human Beings and made up of Human Beings and subsequently creates products enjoyed by Human Beings which make their lives better and more productive or they wouldn’t purchase them.  It is also worth noting that the Humans Beings which make up, and enjoy the benefits of, Corporations are over 50% Women… with Bodies.  The fact that Corporations should not be involved in Anyone’s sex life, women’s or any of the other varied genders, is a point we can all agree.  Which is why Corporations and the Human Beings who make them up should not be expected to pay for Anyone’s sex life.  Easy Enough.  If you want to fight for some inane and poorly thought out line of logic go ahead.  We’ll be here waiting.

And the main tenet of conservatives’ philosophy, according to Warren? “I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.”

We believe it would be more accurate to state: “I’ve got mine, now I can help you get yours if I choose to.”  Absent in our philosophy is Force.  We believe in Choice.  Choice is sacred to Us and every Human Being’s Freedom depends on that Choice being protected at all costs.  I would rather die Poor and Free than Wealthy and Enslaved.  Warren and her Progressive/Socialist ideology bring only Slavery.  So, by her own words, Ms. Warren is rallying the useful idiots to ‘fight for’… Slavery.

This is true of Every Socialist… no matter what they call themselves.

Make a Choice.

We’ve made ours.


Some Organized Truth…

Why are Unions so Interested in the Minimum Wage when none of the Union Member work for it?

This is one of those issues that not politician will touch.  Luckily for us, I’m no politician.

So is it about a “living wage“?  Union members make FAR more than any living wage law would provide already.

Is it about being “fair” to illegal aliens who come here to work?  Union Members are not concerned about being fair to those who “steal” their jobs.

OK, so it must be about something important to the Unions… Right?

It’s Cuz they gots’ Mad Skillz!

If the Democrats are the Party of Speaking Truth to Power, they sure don’t seem to know much of it.


Birds of a Feather…

Taking a cue from the Muslim Brotherhood, the Occupy movement (what is left of it) has decided to get hair cuts and “disguise themselves in business attire” in order to gain access to mainstream society. And just like the Brotherhood, they have no intention of joining the society of productive citizens, instead they wish to change it into something else.
Where the Muslim Brotherhood have an edge on the Occupiers is that they have a plan… The Occupiers are still living in the basements of their parents homes, eating their food, playing video games and surfing porn.
This above is what elevates the Muslim Brotherhood to serious consideration (granted, serious terrorist a-holes) versus the ridiculous, aimlessly wandering poseurs known as Occupy.
It should also be noted that the Occupiers had a protest over the weekend. Missed it? Yeah, so did everybody else.  Using Paul Krugman’s logic, at least it created “work” for those having to clean up after them.
It will be interesting to see how these 20-somethings deal with the early onset of impotence. (I’m not sure they make a pill for this yet.  Or may be that’s what Xanax is for.)
Another organization they share something with is the Chicago Teachers Union who are attempting to extort more money from an already bankrupt City while hoping to make the current administration look good in the process.

Both the Occupiers and the Unions are screaming in a vacuum.

It looks like the Obama Administration is about to join them.
I’m happy leaving them all there.
And now, Back to the Middle East…


The Death of Occupy?

Is it possible that the MacBook using Starbucks drinking Hippie chic middle class unemployed children have taken the time to think about what they were saying?

Where are they?

Are they used to taking the summer off?   I’m sure the stressful grind of doing minor chores like cleaning their room at their parents houses must be demanding but how long can that take?

The only explanation I can come up with is their proximity to each other over the last year or so has forced them to listen to themselves.  It is possible… I stress “possible”… that some of these kids were intelligent enough to realize participation in a Free-Market Capitalist society is the only way to preserve one’s independence and freedom and got a job.  It’s possible…

However, it’s more likely they lost interest.  So where are they?

It is my understanding that the production of Adderall has been reduced due to the abuse… which brings up two points.

For those who need it, they don’t have it.  They will be too distracted to maintain interest in not bathing and being mad at “the man” while getting jacked up on expensive joe.

For those who abuse it, they don’t have it.  While they will still miss-spell signs, they will not have the energy to maintain their drum banging protest directed at issues they can’t explain.

We’ll see if they crawl out of their parent’s basement in the next few months…

But right now… it’s summer time.

Mom and Dad need the lawn mowed.

 


I’m your fault.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not responsible. Apparently this has been evident to my parents for decades… but I’m kind of slow on the uptake.  Now that I too recognize this, It’s quite liberating. I have recently learned that my behavior is beyond my control and is shaped by everything and everybody around me. Basically I twist in the wind that is life…
If I drink too much it’s because of my bad parents or more often than not, bad parent. If I use drugs it’s because they are available and the oppressive nature of my life drives me to escape. If I can’t hold a job it’s because my employer is greedy and heartless and doesn’t “get” me. When I can’t make my house payment or pay the rent it’s the greedy bankers or owners fault… I’m not sure how this works but it’s awesome. When I decide to spend my free money from the government on cigarettes and booze I’m above criticism and anyone who does criticise me is mean-spirited and should walk in my shoes. When I beat and starve my kids it’s because that’s how I was raised and don’t know any better. When I kill a convenience store clerk over $20 it’s because society has denied me opportunities.
I’ve also found out what I’m entitled to simply because I was born. I get free money from the government for not working. I get food stamps because we all deserve free food. I get free school tuition so I can get skills that nobody wants then demand a job that doesn’t exist and when it isn’t created for me go occupy somewhere and misspell a sign demanding socialism. Oh yeah, I can’t be kept in jail because you all have made me crazy and I’m just a product of my environment, which I think means parents and friends and bosses and stuff.
Finally I have learned that those people who make “good” decisions and “achieve” a level of wealth and success are evil and mean. They are full of hate and should be forced to give me everything they have. I’d let them have some stuff because I’m not mean…
OK, that’s enough, it’s Monday morning and I have to start drinking and being angry, which is your fault.


They’re back.

Like roaches, the filthy rich kids found their way back once they were no longer treated for.

The barricades have been removed and Zuccotti park has yet again been infested by the not-so-great unwashed.  While I support and even promote protesting… I only respect honesty.  These kids are the useful idiots of the left and if they know it they refuse to be honest about it when asked.  Unfortunately for the rest of us the audience they seek are those fellow travelers whose parents and/or the taxpayers overpaid for a craptastic and largely irrelevant education.  Because of this the consumers of the nebulous and overwhelmingly indecipherable “occupy” message are not capable of recognizing it for leftist/statist political theory.  They absorb a mind numbing dose of words they don’t understand strung together in something vaguely similar to sentences while nodding enthusiastically in agreement.  In agreement to what they seem unable to explain to any interested soul who’s up to date on their vaccinations and brave enough to venture down to the biohazard they call a camp and ask.  Ironically the most cogent statements made by the group of homeless middle-class dirt merchants thus far is when they complain that their MacBook Pro was stolen from the ironically unoccupied tent they didn’t sleep in last night because they went back to their “one percenters” parents’ home where it was warm.

I know this seems unreasonably harsh, it’s meant to be.  If the “occupy” kids were protesting something they understood I would have a different take.  Sadly, even when some foolhardy journalists attempt to have civil discourse and get these kids to think about what they are saying, and for that matter protesting, the knee jerk “resistance to fact reaction” they were taught in public school goes into overdrive.  (I should know, I’m a product of  those same schools.)  Shouting and sarcasm seem to pass for reasoned debate.  At least it provides entertaining YouTube viewing.

The real shame is our own.  Capitalism has never been taught.  These kids are protesting Fascism and they are doing it by demanding MORE of it.  The circular logic will hurt your head.  It’s time to engage these amateur adults who will soon or have just started voting and supply them with the tools necessary to make informed decisions regarding free markets and limited government.  And soap.  And where to defecate.

In my protesting the protestors I propose they get a message they can enunciate.  So this part is for them; Hey vagrants, if it is Socialism you want then say it.  If it is more Fascism you want then say that…  But do us all a favor and save us from your inanity until you figure it out.  When you do, please come back and we’ll listen.