Category: Socialism

That’s not fair!

I saw a picture on a few social media sights a few days ago that people were sharing and it’s stuck with me. It’s a picture of African women caring gigantic bushels of wood/kindle on their backs and a quote from George Monbiot that read:  “If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africawould be a millionaire.”  When I read it I thought….true.

 You see this quote rings true for every 3rd world country in the world…perhaps for every country in the world, besides the United States of America. The United States of Americaprovides possibility and that alone is worth fighting for and even dying for. With possibility comes hope and hope provides motivation and motivation provides success.

 Capitalism is by all means not perfect, but I believe it’s the best system we have. It is a system that provides for ”next to nothing” to become “something.” No other system does this. I am witnessing a wave of socialism in our country and it grieves me. The idea that you take from the “haves” and you give to the “have nots”….that way it’s “fair” right? That way everybody has a piece of the pie…..the concept is pleasant…but it does not work….why….well….let’s think about it.

 Say your son or daughter is going to care for their surrounding neighbors lawns for the summer. They are getting paid $20 bucks/week for each lawn…this includes watering, trimming, weeding, etc. Now when they get home, you take their money and give it to your son or daughters younger siblings. The younger siblings want to care for the lawns too…but they aren’t able to because they are too little. The younger siblings have watched their older sibling use the money earned to by candy, ITunes, video games and the younger siblings want those things too. So it’s only fair to divvy it up-that way everyone is happy. As the summer progresses your son or daughter’s quality of work on the neighbor’s lawns starts declining. Some lawns are just mowed with no other maintenance….some lawns are not being watered at all and the neighbors start complaining. You ask your son or daughter what’s the deal…and their reply is obvious….”why am I working so hard and don’t get to keep the money I am earning…..I am just going to stop working…this doesn’t make any sense!”

 Before you rebuttal with “it’s working in Europe” ummm…no….no it’s not. The wealthy in Europe who are having the hell taxed out of them are the ones with the off shore accounts. That’s right instead of keeping that money in the country…creating jobs….boosting their countries economy it’s being stored some place else entirely. In fact many are leaving their countries because of the high high taxes! And some European countries are on the verge of default or have already defaulted. Not to mention many European countries are now including Black Market Sales as part of their Gross Domestic Product…this includes stuff like prostitution, illegal arms trafficking, and illegal drug smuggling..,,,ummm ya….

 What’s amazing to me is people who are for this socialistic society are benefiting in their daily lives from Capitalism. Most of the wealthy that speak out against Capitalism are the very ones who have profited so greatly from it! What….they get a shot, but we don’t?

 The idea of “fair share” is… it’s not fair. It’s not fair to take something from someone else and give it to someone else and what’s worse is putting this power in the Government’s hands….I mean have we not seen how the government runs things!?? Why would you trust them….seriously…why…tell me cause I am clueless when it comes to people who wholeheartedly trust their government to do the right thing. They aren’t even abiding by the Constitution anymore, which is the very framework under which we are to operate. If there is no moral code how can you expect morality from them??

 But there are a lot of hurting people out there. Yes there are, and what are you specifically doing about it? Let me guess….you are hoping your government steps in and does something about it….

Well….the United States Government is bigger than it’s ever been and poverty is higher than it’s ever been….why….because the Government has no clue how to spend and where to cut. So who suffers….we all do….that’s right we are taxed higher, hoping it’s used for good, but in reality the Government is like a rapper at a strip club…”making it rain” with your dollar bills!

 How do we help those in need….the task seems overwhelming at times, I know….but it’s not. It starts with you personally lending a hand. Giving to a charity that you believe in, being a mentor to troubled youth, volunteering at your church, getting involved in your local politics and have a say on where the spending is going, and encouraging all to dream big…because this is America and it is still the land of opportunity.

 

 Capitalism is the only system that can make freedom, individuality, and the pursuit of values possible in practice-Ayn Rand
 
 

 

 
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The Suffocation of our freedom

Suffocation:
a (1) :  to stop the respiration of (as by strangling or asphyxiation) (2) :  to deprive of oxygen

b :  to make uncomfortable by want of fresh air
2
:  to impede or stop the development of
 
 
This is what I am witnessing, the suffocation of free thought and free speech. We have become a society of pansies….unable to handle anyone’s point of view that conflicts with mainstream culture. If an individual vocalizes their thoughts they are ridiculed, attacked, harassed or fired.
 
I have argued with many that actually agree with this new wave of thought policing. They find it comforting that only “kind” words and “non-conflicting” thought can be shared. If you have an opinion and it might offend someone…just keep it to yourself.
Well you know what I say-grow a pair….Seriously!
I am so over this willy-nilly ….subdued society we are creating!
 
The progressive movement is enforcing what their forefathers hated-the ability to be liberated in thought and speech!
Oh but we are liberated…..no no no we are not!
If you think you might be fired for expressing your faith…you are not liberated.
If you think you might be attacked by an angry mob for professing your belief in a lifestyle choice, you are not liberated.
If you are paranoid to “describe” another individual because it might loose the wrath of fury, you are not liberated.
If you disagree with those in political authority and are immediately accused of being racist, you are not liberated.
 
I am witnessing the suffocation of our freedom right in front of my eyes! 
 
This incessant overanalyzing of every single word anyone articulates is insanity!!!
 
When children are encouraged to not try to “win” in field days/sporting events because it might offend someone…we have a problem.
When the debate of whether or not to say the National Anthem at sporting events is even taking place because it might hurt people’s feeling….we have a problem.
When you aren’t allowed to wear American patriotic clothing to a school in America on a Cinco De Mayo celebration…we have a problem.
When colleges are now putting in “trigger warnings” in text books-so that students don’t get upset or offended about controversial material….we have a problem.
 
If we sit back and allow this to continue we will have no voice at all.
If we stay silent we are condoning this suffocation of freedom.
If we simply shrug our shoulders and say ‘oh well’….we are guilty.
Guilty of the death of a nation that stands for freedom. The freedom to think, say, be, choose, voice what you-yes you feel and believe.
Disagreeing is not bad, it’s the assassination attempts that I am witnessing on those that utter something controversial.
 
George Orwell wrote the novel 1984, back in 1949….it is about an omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation that is dictated by a political system
under the control of a privileged (socialistic)  “Inner Party.”  This inner party/elite group persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as “thoughtcrimes”. The tyranny of the elite is justified  by saying it is for the “greater good”….sound familiar…??
 
We are creating a 1984 America… Enough!!!!
Speak up and Speak out-Be an individual with your OWN thoughts, OWN beliefs, OWN faith and DO NOT BACK DOWN. Stand up for yourself and your country!
 
Below is an excerpt that rings so true:
 
“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”
George Orwell’s “1984”