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It’s Long and Hard…

…to Understand.

I am not a Conspiracy Theorist.  At least not the kind involving dark smoke-filled rooms, with big round tables, and a collection of old robed rich guys with heavy accents sitting around plotting the control of the World.

I believe this movie fodder is ridiculous for a couple of reasons.

First… it requires secrets, and a number of people keeping them.  The simple fact is every time you tell someone your secret it becomes exponentially less likely to remain so.

Second… The old robed rich guys with the heavy accents don’t need the dark rooms.  Secret Cabals just have no reason to exist.  They’ll do whatever they’re going to do right out in the street, in front of God and everybody.

The folks who rise to power have realized through experience that doing things to people who are not interested in having things done to them only requires complexity.  It requires many levels of separation between the person in charge and those who do the doing.  The only other factor needed is a shared ideology to mold the actions of all involved.  That’s it.  (It also helps to control the branch in charge of enforcing the law… but I digress.)

The reason this works is due to the short attention span of the public… and sadly, a Press with an equality short attention span seasoned with a lack of interest.

Let me demonstrate with one of the most fundamental issues that no one will touch… ever…

“Why are Unions interested in raising the Minimum Wage when no Union Member is subject to it?  And why do they expressly send out otherwise unemployable, dirty, non-union, hippies to get me to sign petitions to raise it?”

– Well, the Unions have a base wage which is negotiated in their contracts.  It is the least amount of money their members will work for and is correlated directly to the Minimum Wage through a formula… BLAH, Blah, blah, bla…

See?  I lost your attention.

It doesn’t take too many layers of separation, or complexity, to lose the interest of the typical voter.

This current crop of scandals is demonstrating this for all to see.

These are not conspiracies in the movie sense… but they are certainly conspiracies of the dictionary definition.

But beyond the legality or illegality found in these actions by government, it illustrates a behavior.  It shows us how it’s done.

And, once we understand how it’s done it leads us to a question this Administration really does not want asked.

First, however, let me ask you a question.  Isn’t there an aspect of the IRS scandal that is rattling around in the back of your head unresolved?  An inkling of something being not quite right?  Haven’t you asked yourself why ONLY 60% of Americans believe it to be a huge problem when Government uses it’s power to oppress segments of the population it disagrees with?  Do you wonder why 100% of us don’t see the danger when government changes hands on a regular basis?

It’s that last question I want you to focus on.

If you, like most of us, believe Government is transitory and the benefit of that is transparency albeit delayed at times, you’d only be half right.  And, a number of educated Socialists know this.

It is true, that within specified times, we get to voice our opinion of our representatives and attempt to fire them… but this dynamic does not apply to the bureaucrats.  It does not apply to the government employees… just like the ones who work at the IRS.  (It goes for every Department, but let’s stay focused.)

I am willing to bet that right now, as I pound this out, a primary topic of discussion at the White House is one Lois Lerner.

Why?  Because if someone doesn’t take the fall for the malfeasance at the IRS soon, in order to take the focus away from the scandal, Lois Lerner will become a topic of much discussion in regard to how she can refuse to leave/step down/retire/get lost in the woods/fall off a cannon in Fort Marcy Park.  Which then leads one to the question, “Who’s in charge?” and “Why can’t these people be fired?”.  Once you go there, you enter the world of Unions and Unelected Officials.

Finally, the epiphany occurs when you realize that the bureaucrats/government workers, the “Doers”, NEVER change.  And, if they are all of a specific political persuasion, or subscribe to a single governing ideology… then government is not transitory.  In this case, the bureaucrats/government workers, the “Doers” are Liberal Progressives… and they know they run things no matter who is in office.

This is an “Uh-Oh” moment.  A moment this Liberal Administration does not want occurring on its watch.  Better that this point arise during a Conservative Administration so it can be dismissed as… say it with me… a “Conspiracy Theory”.  Well Done!

I have touched on this previously, and more concisely, in Very Open and Very Public!

To reiterate, we already have term limits for politicians which are called elections.  What we really need is Term Limits for the Bureaucrats/Government Workers.

But alas, without the Press doing their job, to get people to understand this may be Long and Hard.  And, when we are faced with that, we most often get screwed.

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Things I Want to Take Back

All too often I say things that I wish I had not. I do things I wish I had not. I think things I wish I had not.

This is not what this post is about.  Because a post like that would be far, far too long.

What this is about is my desire… my demand… that we take back that which has been stolen from us. Some of these things are small. Some of these things are big. But all of them represent our seeming willingness to allow others to determine what we think and how we view the world. We have abdicated our thinking to others. We have given up our control over ourselves and in doing so we have allowed those who oppose us to abscond with our symbols and definitions… our identity and reality.  We have made them powerful indeed.

I will no longer tolerate a bunch of frustrated Monarchists who because of their disenfranchisement have chosen to foist upon the proletariat a political model designed to foment class stasis and keep themselves in power co-opting that which has meaning.

Following is a list of that which I expect to be returned.

The Color Blue.

The fact that we have allowed the old Main Stream Media to decide what color best represents what party is ridiculous.  Red has historically been the color of Socialists.  It should remain so… that is if they want to be honest.  Frankly, I don’t care what they want.  I want Blue back as it is the color of Valor.  I propose those constitutional conservatives and libertarians that see what the media is trying to do by continuing to confuse the public simple begin wearing nothing but blue ties, dresses, scarves etc.  They’re not going to give it back… so it must be taken.  Let McCain wear Red… seems appropriate.

The Name “Liberal”.

Somewhere in the sixties the Leftists began reading Alinsky.  They saw the wisdom of co-opting the oppositions symbols and labels in hopes of confusing the masses.  Confused Masses are Useful.  Enough is enough.  It’s time to apply the correct definitions to words and reclaim the labels that are rightly ours.  A Liberal is one who promotes Liberty… not a proponent of oppressive Socialist governing theory designed to solidify class stasis and mass slavery to the State.  So it’s time to remove it from their many names.

The Victory Sign.

I’ve had enough of the “Iconic” picture of Winston Churchill flashing the Victory sign and being told it’s a “peace” sign.  It is not.  It is a “Give War a Chance, Peace through Victory” sign.  The sign is a “V” for Victory.  Period.

Logic.

The voters in this country need a never-ending dose of Logic.  Critical thinking is absent from the electoral process.  Few can describe the difference between Causation and Correlation.  We desperately need to replace, retake and reaffirm what “logic” actually is.  Logic is not about “feeling” your way through life.  Reality does not care how you FEEL about it.  Truth is not relative any more than 2+2=4 is relative.

Public Schools.

An appropriate follow-up to the need to take back “Logic” is where logic is supposed to be taught.  I want back our Schools/Colleges/Universities.  Exactly because everything but Logic is taught.  It’s not beneficial to the Left… and certainly not the Teachers Union and Professors that think their well being relies on feeding the Progressive Communist ranks with the newly indoctrinated.

The Constitution of the United States.

Given the effort expended on the Left to demean, discredit, and ultimately dispose of the U.S. Constitution nothing could be more important that taking it back from those who hate it.  The reason they hate it is it is the largest obstacle they have blocking their way to their Social Utopian Dream.  I’m not interested in their dream…

The expression “Equal Rights”.

I believe in Equal Rights.  It’s that simple.  I believe in EQUAL rights which are inherent to every INDIVIDUAL.  The Left has hijacked the term and is trying to convince you that it means “Special Rights” for certain groups of people… groups defined by them in order to bolster, through leverage, their ability to seize control over this countries government.

The expression “Pro-Choice”.

I believe in “Pro-Choice”… for all things.  The Left loves “Pro-Choice” so long as it is limited to what they approve of.  Who are they to decide what choices I should have?  And, isn’t that the crux of the disagreement between the Socialists and the rest of us?

The definition of Capitalism.

When the Pope is espousing diatribes in opposition to Capitalism it is clear the definition has been lost.  The Left has made every effort to not allow Capitalism to be taught in schools.  If pressed, those in charge of explaining the governing theory of Free-Markets and Voluntary Trade instead substitute Fascism (A variant of Socialism) in its place.  And, because we are all products of public schools we sit idly by and allow it to happen… because we don’t know either.

The Press.

I’m not sure we ever had this institution.  However, the only thing that will provide for truth is fractionalization of the press. The press has far too long enjoyed control be means of a limited number of outlets.  One of the first areas (as Lenin advised must happen) to be taken over by Leftists was the Journalism Schools throughout the higher education system.  Subsequently, over time these “properly” educated graduates took over the institutions deciding what news was fit to print.  and view… and hear…  This has changed is a very small way and we must promote more massive change.  It does not means taking down the “old” outlets, nor expecting them to change.  What it means is supporting those outlets which we find to be most truthful… objectively… by applying critical thinking and reason.  If you’re a Progressive Socialist then MSNBC might be the place you most identify with.  The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.

The idea that Sen. McCarthy was wrong.

Sen. McCarthy was a Bully… he was an A-Hole… he might have even been possessed by the Devil himself… but he was right.  Hollywood is and has been a bastion for Socialist Progressives.  Communism/Socialism/Progressivism/Liberalism is all the same crappy Leftist Ideology.  And it all stands in direct opposition to Free-Market Capitalism and the Democratic Republic the U.S. Constitution stands for and the Individual Freedom It protects.  There are many people in Hollywood overtly trying to destroy the very system they profit from and dismantle that which provide the Freedom they enjoy.  While Stunningly Stupid, they’re Actors…so…  Anyway, The list of specific Hollywood Leftists is so long as to prohibit it in this key pounding post.

The idea that the Iraq war ended and Bush put us back in there.

The Left LOVES war when it’s their guys conducting it.  They also LOVE the idea that they are the party of “peace”.  I know… but Leftists have never let a contradiction get in their way.  If they did they would have to come up with a whole new political philosophy.  But the lie that Clinton “ended” the Iraq war is so egregious that it hurts my head.  Folks… the Iraq war started under George Bush and is still going on as I type this.  We did not “get out of Iraq” under Clinton.  We were actively shooting down airplanes, blowing up radar stations and destroying Embassies under Bill Clinton.  We had “boots on the ground” doing all sorts of things from calling in artillery and spotting for Tomahawks to every other kind of forward reconnaissance.  We were killing people… in Iraq… under Bill Clinton… the whole time.  So how is it “we” have forgotten this?  How is it “we” think the war ended and was “re-started” under GW?  If you’re not thinking “Holy Crap the media is powerful!” then you’re not paying attention.  And judging by many of your stated opinions… you’re not.

Finally, The Fiscal Cliff.

The Left and their “language experts” believe they have won a significant battle by assigning the term “fiscal cliff” to the spending negotiations over the 2012/2013 holiday season.  They think they have effectively retired this phrase… and they’re very happy about it exactly because it was accurate and easily understood.  I want it back… primarily because we did nothing to avert our headlong course to fly off the Fiscal Cliff.  Nothing.  We are actively, energetically and enthusiastically spending our nation into fiscal oblivion.  Our demise is imminent if nothing is done.  And if we are anything, we are professionals at doing nothing.  The Fiscal Cliff is alive and well, and looms large for all those willing to stare straight ahead.