"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Sunday, January 19, 2014


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The American public is moving away from the two major parties and the reasons for this I believe, are transparently simple.  The permanent political class is disliked and distrusted because they are not honest... to the point of being corrupt...they don't represent the broad base of the body politic and are either impotent, inefficient, inadequate, incapable  or all four.
Of course there are individual exceptions in both parties...but they are exceptions whereas they used to be the rule. 
The fact is we are electing not the best of us, but the worst of us as politics  devolves into a family business...a get rich business...an ideology business and a "special interests and wealthy donors  may only  call me" business.
The great intellects and persons of character who once populated all three branches of government are absent from the current scene.  The mediocre  have replaced them.  Worse the venal and the stupid are now closing in on the mediocre.
Ideology is turning people off.  "Progressive" for example has become the new buzz word for the "Occupy" crowd.  While not defecating on Police cars to make a political statement, they are dedicating their energies to make every aspect of life fair for all.  They won't or can't say how this will be done because they have no clue but then again neither did the Bolsheviks in 1917.  If the rational core of the citizenry doesn't challenged these proto- toltalitarians early then the route they will take to make social equality happen will as a matter of course include, the use of big government, force and coercion to get their way.  That's how the quest for "Utopia" has always ended before.
More government has simply made everything worse.  It feeds the public service unions and starves the people who pay the bills. 
It is invested in neverending idiotic orders, decrees, laws, policies and "diktats".  Then as a added reward, the average citizen gets to watch their elected  officials do a "perp" walk, lie with astonishing abandon, claim ignorance of everything that theyare responsible for and then commit more crimes to cover their trail.
The political disconnect begins today with Academia.  Our schools have begun to resemble something out of the cultural revolution.  Many teachers will sadly teach what they are told and not not what they know to be true. Our present and future citizens are hampered by the fruits of a union run education that leaves many intellectually unable to defend themselves from the propaganda that now passes for academic rigor.  Many have been seduced by the lie that they are no longer or never were the masters of their own fate.  Rather they are taught they are the slaves of a new aristocracy of wealth, race, gender and religion.  The irony here is that those who teach this also worships celebrities who are urged at every opportunity to opine on issues they know nothing about.  Are these pseudo experts not aristocrats?  The question always goes unanswered.
Our electoral process from beginning to end is not trusted.  Elections are believed to be rigged either by omission or commission.  The greatest crime in a democracy is the theft of any citizens vote.  For far too long it has been treated with amusement as though it was an indication of political skill and not simply a reason for life in prison.
Most of the press and media do almost nothing to report or comment on any of this.  In truth far too many Americans continue to be bombarded with either the distortions or omissions of a servile press.
If the poet were to describe the press and media today and their complicity in destroying faith in the democratic system, it might be described thusly:
"The scribes of the kingdom
who chronicle our times...
our lives...
who we are and
what we are
in order to explain us
to ourselves
as if we are each  the village idiot
or a madman baying at the moon...
these have become the minstrels of misery
who sing songs of angry music
and never songs of joy...
they have become the wicked jesters
of a wicked liege
who have turned the lords and ladies of the 4th estate
into strumpets of lies both great and small...
into  harlots of a villain king"
In the end people are turning off because nothing gets done...no problems get really solved...people are rarely fired for their incompetence or their corruption and those who go to jail get to keep their pensions.
The business of the people is ignored today because the business of politics is more important.   Reformers are mocked as childish because power and money talks and honesty and truth walks.
And so the people...people like you and I have had it!  The "system" such as it is doesn't work or at least it doesn't work for you and me.  It needs to go.  We need to go forward by looking backward and returning to our values and our roots.  Government is too big...too wasteful...too unaccountable...too distant...too arrogant and too inept!  We don't need the gigantic, modern, smothering government leviathan any longer.  It not only again doesn't work...it now hurts us.
Washington City was built upon a swamp.  They long ago drained the physical swamp but the metaphysical swamp of deceit, corruption, arrogance and incompetence lives on.  These are the four horsemen of modern politics and more and more the people are saying to hell with this...we are leaving you politicians, we are leaving your  enablers and apologists...we are leaving your policies which are disasters that are ruining us and the country we love...and when we say goodbye...we will be a long time gone!

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