Archive for the ‘Socialism’ Category

I’M ENTITLED TO BE EQUAL

April 4, 2016

Over my 70 years, I have been part of or have interacted with people of various social and economic levels. I have encountered people with tremendous talent and I have known totally incapable people. Some I’ve known are /were brilliant. I have also known dolts. My acquaintances include those of high education and some of just bare literacy.

Experiencing life, I have known people who comprise the reviled 1% as well as people who could proudly but barely get by on their own. I have interfaced with people who are, or were, complacent and unconcerned or with little desire for self betterment. This collective accepts what others give them though they want to receive more. They believe they deserve to have more because others they know or have heard of have so much more. Yet they would rather await a handout than put forth the effort to offset their keep.

I consider myself a member of each societal subset briefly described above. While I don’t have the wealth of the top earners of the nation or the world, I know I have worked hard to earn everything I have. If there is something I still want and cannot afford right now, it is up to me to either belay that desire, or do what is necessary to satisfy it. I try to graciously accept what others are willing to share with me.

I am a person shy of many talents but not without any. I recognize that I am not the best educated or most intelligent being of any venue except when I am alone. I have opinions, some very strong opinions, that have withstood the tests of decades only to strengthen their influence on me. Other viewpoints I hold are subject to refinement and have changed. I respect myself for the ability to accept incoming data that helps form a more meaningful and accurate outlook. I do not shrink from differing viewpoints but embrace them when they are justified and rebuff them when they are meaningless.

I long ago discarded the trophy I received for putting on a wool uniform and playing in the Little League. Everyone got one. It was meaningless. Had I received a plaque or trophy for the most home runs, best fielding or best pitching, etc., it would probably still be with me. That would show accomplishment. Frankly, my ability did not warrant one. I do revere the certificates, plaques, trophies and awards I have received for education, training, performance and contribution. They are with me to help me reflect on my accomplishments.

I am entitled to the best life has to offer. I know I must do what is necessary to achieve what I long to have. Like everyone in this country, I am entitled to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. My mother chose to give me life, for which I am thankful. Within reasonable bounds of responsibility, I have the liberty to do as I please, have what I earn and travel as I desire. I have accomplished enough to enjoy life and continue the quest for self betterment. Attempting to make life more fulfilling for those around me who strive to better themselves adds to my happiness.

I am equal…to me. I am entitled…to what I have legally and morally gained, and I am proud.
You, too, are entitled. You are entitled to all you do for yourself and others. You are not, however, entitled to what others have worked and gained. You are not entitled to “free” anything at the expense of others. You are entitled to what you have produced and what you will produce. Don’t cower or demean because someone likes the color blue when your favorite is green. Make your case for green, but accept that blue is also beautiful. Everybody has the right to enjoy the life equal to which they are entitled.

WE’RE ALMOST THERE

February 8, 2016

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Edmond Burke
“Those who do know history and dare to repeat it are either subversive or idiots.” Bob Kiddie

U.S.S.R.,     Venezuela,     Cuba,     Greece,     Argentina,     America

Everytime a Marxist/Socialist/Communist government comes into power, things get worse for the masses.

Obama wants to make everybody financially equal. It’s impossible and it’s been tried before, many times before. This narcissist is sure he is the one who can make it work. He took the opportunity to ruin America’s already faltering economy in order to bring about his ideal homology. Yes, we have had downturns before. And, as before, this one was only made worse through the workings of liberal progressives; Marxists, if you will.

With the help of four congresses, he has plunged the economy as if it were a balking toilet. Beginning with the give-away program known as American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka Stimulus) that did little other than line the pockets of his major donors, President Obama has managed to more than double over 235 yrs of accumulated national debt in only 7 years. Under his reign, the middle-class is now melding into the poverty stricken.

The open borders mandate is but one example of how he keeps wages to a minimum and flooding the Welfare offices with migrants and refugees. He is following the plan laid out by Cloward and Piven. Their strategy was to overload the Welfare system creating a crisis that would lead to a national system of “a guaranteed annual income”. This, the proud and devout Marxists exclaimed, would end poverty.

According to a recent Washington Examiner article, more than 90 percent of recent Middle Eastern refugees are on welfare. His plans are to increase that population 8-10 fold. Just think what could happen if Bernie or Hillary takes over.

As our elected leaders do everything possible to redistribute wealth from the richest to the poorest among us (keeping 60%-80% for administrative purposes), they truly only widen the separation between those with wealth and those with little. Invariably, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer as the middle-class drops to the bottom. Economic equality can only be achieved when everybody is well educated, has high self esteem and sound work ethic. When those qualities are high, so is the well-being of all the citizens. When it is low…well, we get what we’ve got.

Obama is cunningly allowing us to laugh at him for his concern over global weather. It takes away from his overall destruction of the nation. It is planned, and it is working. We are headed the way of Greece, Italy, Argentina and Cuba.

Socialist and Communist countries may have a smattering of people “getting by” on their own. These countries have basically only two classes of people – the rich and the poor. The poor are government dependent for their food, housing, transportation, health care and general well-being. We’re almost there!

THE PERVASIVE INSANITY OF WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION

April 22, 2015

Whoa, what was that? I recently read an article in the Washington Post that said hundreds of Puerto Ricans living in the United States are now, and have been, receiving Social Security disability payments because they cannot speak English. Over two hundred Puerto Ricans have been granted disabled status between 2011 and 2013. It seems they are less employable due to the language barrier.

I recognize that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and that the residents are non-voting U.S. citizens, but Spanish is their native language. Spanish is also the native language of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and of course Mexico. Does this mean that soon we will be working and contributing to Social Security not for our own supplemental income in retirement but so that illegal immigrants, made non-deportable by an unconstitutional executive mandate, can draw on this fund rather than having to learn English? Is this a way to redistribute wealth that the candidate Obama told Joe the Plumber about?

I have seen many employment ads for applicants who must be bi-lingual. But those two languages are generally assumed, not identified. In fact, I know one Vietnamese job seeker, a college graduate, who was turned down for a job in California despite the fact she could speak English and three other languages fluently. Her problem was that none of those four languages was Spanish. Could she have received disability benefits for not speaking Spanish? She was otherwise well qualified for the position.

Perhaps, just maybe, if we had an official national language, and if we had an immigration policy that was properly and legally enforced this problem could be overcome. How about, “if you want to come to this country and work, you must first prove who you are and that you can meet all conditions and qualifications of that employment”.

FREE SECONDARY EDUCATION FOR ALL

January 10, 2015

On Friday, President Obama proposed making two years of community college free for “responsible” students. Just what constitutes “responsible”? Could it be those who broke the law by crossing our borders unannounced with, or without, their parents? Perhaps this is an additional benefit given to children of those who are drawing WICs, Welfare, Medicaid and Section 8 housing assistance while working for cash to avoid paying income taxes?

Perhaps the President is speaking of highly educated high school graduates. You know the few at the very top of the class who can actually read their diploma. Yeah, public-funded, government-controlled K thru 12 is working well so let’s continue it into junior college.

The good news is that the few remaining taxpayers won’t be footing the bill for the lucky learners. I don’t know how he expects to accomplish it, because your taxes can’t go up. Your President clearly and emphatically stated, “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” So, don’t worry about that happening.

More transition to socialism for America brought to you by Marx Obama.

A CLASSLESS SOCIETY

January 5, 2015

Of late, we have heard much about aggressive police over-reach.  Isn’t this exactly what the Marxists in our central government want?  It sure seems to be. Power-wielding by the IRS, DOJ, HHS, DHS, NSA, CIA and other bureaucracies has trickled down to the local level and they are ecstatic.  Look for the propagation of more envenomed discord in the near future that will continue throughout this presidency and perhaps beyond.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles developed the intellectual tenets of what is now known as Marxism.  Those tenets encompassed the existential areas of sociological, economic, philosophical theory that could be coerced and altered through vigorous revolution.  According to Marxist theory, the only workable society is a classless society.

One of the first steps toward a classless society is to create chaos in the current system.  Chaos or disruption identifies ineffectiveness.  If none exists, turmoil must be manufactured.  A situation repeatedly expounded on until it becomes a crisis then requires intervention.  Remember Rahm Emanual’s “Gruber” moment when he said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste”?  This is how to effect change where none is required.

Once shown as inefficient, the need for change to a new and better, more harmonic, system becomes obvious.  Socialism, by any name, is the choice presented.

A classless society where everybody produces equally to the benefit of all is Utopian.  Theoretically, it is the ideal society.  Practically, it is impossible.  As with most academic theory, the impractical aspects are overlooked.  If recognized, they are ignored.  First, there can be no classless society because there would be nothing but constant discord, “I want to wash, you dry”.  No, I want to wash”.  There must be leaders, decision makers, structure.  Immediately there are a minimum of two clusters, not one harmonious population.  There are leaders and others.

The very dwelling on the 1% v. the 99% is but one way to inseminate critical unrest.  The Occupy Wall Street movement received undue acclaim.  Random actions involving guns cause the unaware and unthinking to clamor for confiscation or control of private defensive firearms.  Continued media coverage of the current “Black Lives Matter” protests against police now posits the protesters desire to bring about change.  Introducing radical social and economic policies then chastising legislators for not endorsing them creates a divisiveness within government that requires the action of a singular pen.  That action creates further animosity.

Yet, the change these groups ignorantly and sheepishly claim to want, categorically leads to an even more oppressive central government, less autonomy and greater individual dependence, elimination of a middle-class and continued wealth reduction for the very poor.  It can only bring about an eventual form of global slavery.  The masters will again live high in the hills throwing their garbage upon the peasants below.

Who’s driving the ever-changing but ongoing protest movements in the United States?  Why, it is once again the same Marxist/Socialist/Communist celebrities…Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, Eric Holder and a growing clique of confused and easily guided community organizers learned in the principles of Cloward and Piven, Alinsky, Marx, Stalin and other self-designated elite seers.

I pray for future generations.