Posts Tagged ‘socialism

04
Mar
16

State of the Union 2016

in my opinion, Donald Trump is a Fascist. Ted Cruz wants a theocracy, and to basically renew the Crusades. Marco Rubio is the face of the Establishment. Hillary Clinton is an elitist Limousine Liberal. Bernie Sanders is an absolute idiot Communist, who knows jack squat about economics.

Congratulations, USA. This is what all of your cowardice, coveting, entitlement mentality, dumbing down and social engineering has gotten you.

You have allowed Masters to rise up and control every aspect of your life–and then you turn around and shout “freedom!” and “USA! USA!” while those same Masters laugh at you–all the way to the bank. You can’t possibly think that all of the deficits, wars, taxing and regulating all of our industry to a point where the employers flee, and forcibly doing ‘this’ and ‘that’ to one another would ever lead to peace and prosperity.

And if you are looking for someone to blame, you only need look in the mirror.

You starve, and barely scrape by, while your government sends billions of dollars that were forcibly taken from you, in the form of taxes, to other countries–to bribe them, to go along with US-favored politics.

You now live in a society where your every purchase, email, phone call and text message is monitored by government. Even your laptop cameras and microphones can be turned on, remotely, by government, without your knowledge or consent, because you might be a terrorist–and “terrorism” is the favored excuse for government to use for all manner of power-grabs, these days.

Over half of police resources are used to kidnap and cage people who have done nothing more than smoke a leaf that government said was forbidden.

Government even tells you what types of light bulbs you will be allowed to use–and you still think you’re free?

The FDA has approved every single prescription drug that has maimed, killed or otherwise harmed someone, yet you see “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA…” disclaimers on health supplement bottles. They have pushed the toxic stuff through, but can’t be bothered with vitamins and herbal remedies?

When cops break the law, or kill someone, they get put on paid leave–which is nothing more than paid vacation, if we’re being honest. If you break the law, it’s a completely different outcome.

Government has taken self-defense out of our hands, and has even devised a [trial lawyer] system where businesses and citizens are afraid to defend themselves, because the criminal might sue–and win!

If you are an average citizen, nearly half of your income is forcibly taken from you, each year, in the form of taxes, fees, fines, permits and licenses. Half!

You are conditioned to believe–through TV shows, movies, video games, talk radio, news broadcasts, etc.–that without government force the world would plunge into chaos and destruction, yet you peacefully self-govern, every day.

After all that they have done to you, you still want to tell me that we need this system? If so, realize that it’s your conditioning talking, not your rational mind.

School was the first step in your conditioning process; your parents handed you over to strangers, when you were very young and impressionable, and those strangers conditioned you to believe that strangers can wield authority over you–and punish you when you disobey. Basically, your were handed over into slavery.

If the word, “freedom,” truly means anything to you, you must help to abolish the system that has allowed these would-be rulers to destroy everything good that we’ve ever known.

Most of you are angry–if the current presidential “election” climate is any indication. The only problem is that you think that you can actually change the overall scope of power by voting. Sorry, but history shows that you cannot.

The “elections” are rigged; the Powers That Be would never let something like a popular vote take away their power and money. You even see the rules-breaking and maneuvering at the Primary level, so stop putting your faith in a ballot box!

We have to begin exercising mutual respect, self-defense, community involvement and emergency preparedness. We also have to rally around each other, so that the government goons understand that if they mess with one of us, they mess with all of us! That’s the only way we can turn things around.

Stay away from the polls, and learn more about Voluntaryism(.com).

The only way we are going to truly become a civilized society is when we learn to live and let live, and stop trespassing against one another.

“Government” is the most destructive, warring, murderous, stealing, lying, corrupt organization on the planet. It has to end. Now!

09
Dec
13

Glenn Beck and AMAC

I have been hearing Glenn Beck (national radio talk show host) broadcast his support for AMAC–an organization being touted as being a better, or more “conservative,” alternative to AARP–quite a bit, lately, so I decided to take a look at AMAC to see where they really stood on certain important issues.

This is my opinion of what I read from the AMAC website:

1)  AMAC claims to support an armed citizenry and reduction in taxation.

So far, so good.

2)  USA continuing to borrow money is a bad thing.

Right on.

3)  AMAC opposes government-funded abortion.

I firmly agree. This isn’t about the abortion morality debate; this is simply saying that if you’re going to have one, other people should not be forced to pay for it through taxation.

4)  AMAC supports income tax reductions for all wage earners.

Amen!

There are two or three other things that AMAC supports, but the thing that really turns me off to AMAC is this, taken directly from their website:

“To our members, and on behalf of many other mature Americans across the country, AMAC has already pledged to combat these funding cuts at the Federal level and to continue to educate lawmakers about the popular, robust benefit that is Medicare Advantage.  As part of what will certainly be an ongoing effort to defend MA, an AMAC letter of support for the Cassidy-Barrow initiative was submitted to the Congressional Record and can be viewed on our website and Facebook page.  The Cassidy-Barrow initiative – which has garnered the bipartisan support of more than 80 members of Congress – urges the Majority and Minority leaders of the House of Representatives to protect MA from detrimental program cuts in budget negotiations slated to occur in 2014.”

AMAC is actually fighting to stop a reported $308 billion dollar cut to Medicare Advantage!

Sorry, but I can’t go along with that. I don’t want government redistributing wealth, at all, so this is completely unacceptable.

AMAC also claims to have a Social Security Guarantee plan that would keep this socialist monstrosity of a program solvent for 75 years–without raising taxes, of course, according to their website.

Again, NO REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH! Stop propping it up, AMAC!

In my personal opinion, if organizations like AARP and AMAC were truly concerned about the well-being of Seniors, they would both advocate for an immediate end to Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, etc., push for a truly free market in heath care, and have all of the money that people have paid into that government slush fund returned to them, immediately! AARP and AMAC won’t do that, because Social Security turmoil keeps both of them in business.

I can’t understand why people fight so hard for Social Security, in the first place.

With Social Security, we constantly hear of delayed benefits (sometimes years), difficulties in applying, denial of benefits, politicians using SS as a slush fund (with lots if IOUs in it, already), no actual government obligation to pay anyone (written in the law), having to secure attorneys to secure payments, and then the benefits that do come are a drop in the bucket compared to what the People have been forced to pay in. Why in the world would you want to protect that?!

Is AMAC better than AARP? AMAC seems to be much more in line with things I support (armed citizens, tax reductions, stopping Uncle Sam from borrowing more money, etc.), but neither of them goes far enough, for me, since they both seem to want to make sure government never loses its power in the area of Social Security.

If either AMAC or AARP decide they want to shake off their support for socialism, I’ll be willing to give them another look. Until then, I can’t support either one.

04
Aug
09

Glenn Beck Still Disappoints

A few years ago, when I was an officer in the Libertarian Party, I wrote an article about Glenn Beck’s call screener (Sarah) hanging up on me when I called his radio show to discuss his mischaracterizations of libertarians. Mr. Beck found out about my article and screamed on the air, “I want to talk to this guy!”

Hearing that, I called the show and got a very few seconds, on-air, before a top-of-the-hour break, as he attempted to make libertarians out to be heroin addicts. I remained calm and polite, so he didn’t get the satisfaction of inciting me to lose my cool and come off sounding like a crazy person.

In typical talk show host fashion, he hung up on me and threw in another mischaracterization before going to break. (Many hosts need to use the mute button or hang up on callers to win debates.)

Fast forward about four years.

Now, Mr. Beck is calling himself a libertarian. The things I warned about, on my radio show years ago, are now coming to pass and Glenn is beginning to wake up a bit and give them some coverage, but he still has a long way to go.

Today, throughout his show, he ridiculed the “birthers” (those who are still demanding to see Obama’s birth certificate) and other conspiracy theory people and suggested that they self-censor to avoid being labeled nut-jobs. He also touched on Ron Paul supporters and those who talk about “Bilderburger” meetings, making fun of them in a fake caller skit.

Marx would be proud of the character assassinations and peer pressure.

When I heard that, I immediately thought of a quote from Mark Twain:

“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”

If you are stopped by the police at a highway checkpoint, for no reason other than you happened to be traveling down the road upon which the checkpoint was located, you are required to show proof of insurance and proof that you have jumped through all the hoops government requires in order for you to drive on the streets (driver’s license).

In order to get that license in the first place, you are required to produce your birth certificate and other forms of identification, to prove you are a citizen and who you say you are.

At border-area checkpoints, you are required to prove that you are a citizen in order to continue traveling through the area.

If having to prove we are who we common folk say we are, that we are citizens and are properly credentialed, is so very important to law enforcement and homeland security why are you a nut-job if you simply ask the President to abide by the same kind of standard?

Why hasn’t the man produced the real certificate – not the worthless “live birth” stuff – to silence critics and set the record straight? Talk about elitism – and all this coming from someone who constantly preaches equality and respect!

The President should practice what he preaches – and if it will stop him from further leading us into Communism, all the better. And Mr. Beck should get with the program.

Don’t let anyone pressure you into silencing your voices! Say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done to preserve your freedom, regardless of what Glenn Beck or anyone else has to say about it.

03
Jul
09

Fair is the new F-word

For the last few months, the Fair Housing Alliance and the Ad Council have been running a commercial on talk radio networks praising diversity and celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act–and I’m angered and disgusted, every time I hear it.

The Fair Housing Act is anything but “fair”; it forces those who own rental property to rent to people with whom they may have no desire to do business. Force is never fair.

Basically, the Fair Housing Act is an entitlement program that is helping to force “diversity” on the citizens of this country, whether they like it or not. Personally, I think it’s great to have friends and business associates from different walks of life, but I don’t want them forced down my throat.

Also, there is widespread speculation that the “diversity” movement is working to blend different types of people, in order to eventually end borders and destroy national identities. See “Security and Prosperity Partnership” (spp.gov) for a government-backed plan to turn North America into another European Union.

“Fair” is the new f-word, and it has become a favorite of socialists who craftily take advantage of an ignorant, emotional citizenry to secure more entitlements and distribute more wealth.

There’s nothing “fair” about the Fair Housing Act, and certainly nothing to celebrate.

30
Jun
09

The March To Socialism

I’ve been hearing a lot from radio show host, Glenn Beck, about some so-called “march to socialism,” as if we haven’t quite gotten there, yet. Senator Jim DeMint called it a “slide” into socialism, referring to the current Administration’s agenda. I hate to break it to these guys, but the United States has been engaged in socialism since the very first tax was implemented – and the majority of the Federal Government’s budget deals with social programs, such as Medicare/Medicaid, Education, Social Security, etc.

Taxation is socialism; whenever you take wealth from one person and give it to another, that is socialism, pure and simple – and we’ve had it for a very long time, unfortunately. The only question left to ask is this: “How much of it do you want?”

Personally, I want NONE. Zero. Zilch. Nada. There is no amount of theft that I will support.

The bleeding hearts will say that we need social programs – socialism – to help the needy, and I sometimes hear socialists use religion to try and guilt-trip people into going along with it, for some “greater good.” The kicker is that many of these socialists ridicule God-fearing people, behind their backs, but that doesn’t stop them from trying to use religion against religious people, for their own purposes.

One thing I hear often is, “What would Jesus do?”

First of all, Jesus never did, and never would, use the power of government to steal and redistribute wealth. In fact, he operated outside of, and often in defiance of, government – and was crucified for it.

He asked people to give and sacrifice, freely, because a forced action means nothing, and often causes resentment and hostility – completely defeating the purpose of promoting charity, harmony, sacrifice and loving your neighbor, and it can be a stumbling block on the journey toward the Ultimate Goal.

Second, under God’s direction people were led out of slavery in Egypt – against the government’s desire to keep them in chains.

Some socialists will quote the Bible passage that speaks of rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. They conveniently leave out the rest of the passage: “Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”

Jesus brilliantly spoke in this way to avoid a clash with the local authorities, while still adhering to the truth. The answer to the question had been answered, long ago in Psalms 24:1: “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”

For freedom-lovers, there are some truths that remain self-evident, no matter your religion – or lack thereof:

Being a regular person, your neighbor can’t “legally” or morally go out and break into your home, take your children because he doesn’t like you or the way you are raising your kids, steal money from your wallet or bank accounts, force you to use mercury-containing (highly toxic) fluorescent lights, tear your newly-built storage building down because you didn’t get permission (a permit) from him, fine you because you painted your house a color that doesn’t meet with “community standards” or zoning regulations, etc.

How is it, then, that your neighbor—a regular person, just like anyone else—can win an “election” and suddenly gain the power to do these “illegal” and immoral things? If he didn’t have the power, before, and no one else possessed the rightful or moral authority to do these things either, how can that power come from the people? It can’t; therefore, it is illegitimate. You can’t give something away that you do not have—and men in powdered wigs didn’t have any right to simply write words on a piece of parchment and begin ruling present and future generations, either. (Reprinted from one of my previous articles.)

Next time someone tells you we are heading toward socialism, set them straight – and don’t fall for the guilt trips and “Caesar” garbage.

14
May
09

Giving Back

A couple of years ago, “giving back” used to be a favorite socialist catch phrase. Today, it’s still often used to guilt-trip people with wealth into spreading it around or be labeled “greedy,” “uncaring,” “evil rich person,” etc.

I was recently reminded of the “giving back” stuff by the TV show, American Idol. While I fully and completely support private charity, I absolutely HATE the name that the show’s producers chose to name their operation: “Idol Gives Back.”

Pushing a person or company into “giving back” to the community seems to imply an inequity, theft or entitlement–and nothing could be further from the truth.

In any free exchange, all parties involved must be agreeable with the exchange and desire something that someone else has more than they want to keep what they currently have.

For instance, Bob wants a microwave oven so he runs down to the local department store to compare prices and models.

Looking through the available items, he finds a model that has a high power rating and energy efficiency. It also has time-saving features, such as one-touch settings for popcorn and soup, and it costs $49.99.

Bob decides that he wants the microwave more than he wants to hang on to $49.99, and the store wants 49 dollars and 49 cents more than it wants to keep a microwave oven on the shelf, so Bob and the store exchange money and goods.

Since both parties entered into the transaction voluntarily, and both decided they wanted what the other had more than what they were currently holding, why is it that the store then gets pressured into “giving back” to the community?

Some socialists say, “If it wasn’t for the people in the community buying things there, the department store wouldn’t be making any money.” To which I say, “If the department stores weren’t around, these people wouldn’t have the opportunity to purchase appliances, cleaning products, furniture, food, books, entertainment items, etc. to enhance and improve their lives.”

As you can see, both parties benefited from the exchange, and both were willing to part with what they had to get what the other had to trade. To say that the business, alone, should now “give something back” is unacceptable.

If there are inequities, or people feel they are owed something from these “greedy, rich corporations,” maybe the people in the community should just hold on to their money, do without or make the things they would normally buy, and then reassess their situation at a later date (yeah, that’ll happen. lol).

The only “greedy” people I see here are those who unjustly feel that they are owed something, especially after they follow through with a completely voluntary exchange.

06
May
09

Teachers As Pawns

In South Carolina, there is a bitter battle going on over federal economic stimulus money. Governor Sanford has stood firm in rejecting a portion of the stimulus money (now wanting to use it to pay off the state’s debt, if accepted), while liberals have been ridiculing him and claiming that the sky is going to fall if SC doesn’t use the money for education.

The State newspaper has been following in line with the socialists (of course) with scaremongering headlines warning of future education job cuts and death, gloom and despair if SC doesn’t get use the money as they deem best. Many teachers I’ve heard from are scared that they will lose their jobs, because some principals and administrators have been telling them to “prepare for the worst” if Governor Sanford doesn’t change his mind.

When all of this began to hit the fan, I remembered the campaign of Tim Moultrie, in 2006, when he ran for Superintendent of Education on the Libertarian Party’s ticket.

During that race, Moultrie’s staff sent information requests to several school districts in the state, asking for their Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs). By law, these school district financial statements are made available to the public, on request.

Amazingly, some districts’ officials acted as if they had never heard of such a thing, when first contacted. Once it was explained to them that each district had to have one, and that by law it had to be made available for public scrutiny, suddenly they remembered (“Ohhhhhh, that.“)

In the information that was returned from 25 of the 85 total SC school districts, these 25 districts had nearly a quarter of a BILLION dollars in unreserved/undesignated funds. In other words, this was money just sitting in the bank, set aside, with no detailed plan on how the districts would use it – all while the Educrat socialists continually cried for additional funding.

Here is the information obtained from the reports of those 25 Districts (out of 85 total):

Abbeville         3,153,545
Anderson 1         3,288,677
Anderson 2         1,929,211
Anderson 4         5,215,196
Bamberg 1         380,211
Beaufort         11,283,646
Charleston         7,325,690
Clarendon 1         565,818
Dorchester 2         8,759,216
Georgetown 1           7,377,623
Greenville         36,932,332
Greenwood 51         2,294,948
Horry         507,469
Lancaster 1         9,869,381
Lexington 1         11,418,550
Lexington 2         5,842,766
Newberry         5,000,601
Richland 1           14,887,400
Spartanburg 5         7,689,326
Spartanburg 6         10,571,742
Spartanburg 7         12,126,562
Sumter 2         5,486,284
Sumter 17         3,396,295
York 1                 5,970,449
York 2                 11,593,258

Back then, the rallying cry for more funding was the so-called “Corridor of Shame” (certain schools reported to be in a state of disrepair). Now, teachers are being used as pawns, with threats of job losses, if stimulus money isn’t used to increase funding for government-run education.

In my opinion, this is absolutely shameless, down-and-dirty politics, using the lives of the teachers they claim to love and support so much (give me a break!) as pawns in a money game. It’s sickening!

My question is this: If there was no possibility of stimulus funding, would these Educrats still be acting like Chicken Little, threatening massive teacher unemployment? If so, how did things get to that point, all of a sudden, without any warning or contingency plan?

Sorry, but I’m calling “BS!” on this one, but a gullible public seems to be falling for what I feel is a huge opportunistic, socialist scam.

Maybe it’s time we went back to the CAFRs, to see how many hundreds of millions of dollars the school districts are currently tucking away as unreserved/undesignated – and then tar and feather them, and run them out of town for mismanaging your tax money and causing so much stress, strife and hardship.