Wednesday, July 21, 2010

No, Shirley! Let's Try That One More Time!

The story this week is that of Shirley Sherrod talking about her judging people by race and transforming to a person who judges them by class.


Both wrong Shirley! Both lead to the same consequences: No freedom and the theft of one man's life (I know it looks like a benefit at first) at the expense of another man's life - as public policy.

The Obama Administration immediately cast itself into a deeper HELL by falling all over itself to apologize for its quick judgment. Whoops! Another quick judgment! And just as bad!

Mr. Intelligence jumped from the racism of Sherrod to the thieving of Sherwood. So Robin Hood is the good?

Puh-leaze! If that's the case then it ought to be quite alright to relieve Obama of his millions. And Soros of his. And let me see how many there are that ought to cleanse their souls.

Not only is this pure hypocrisy as advocacy, it is simply wrong. To succeed, to excel, to achieve, and yes, to become wealthy is something that a person ought to want if he is actually seeking to better himself. Money is one measure. It's not the only one. Michael Jordan is an example of wealth - in basketball talent and works. Michelangelo is an example of wealth - in artistic talent and works. Others are example of wealth - in marketing talent and works, in entertainment talent and works, in manufacturing talent and works, etc.

No wealth, no future. So what Sherrod did by robbing the rich and giving to the poor was rob the poor man of his future. The underlying lesson was to be rich meant he would be robbed and probably no better off if he were to become rich. "Oh well, being rich was never my thing anyway."

None of this is America as conceived. None of it. It is as foreign to America as the Mandarin of China or Bantu of South Africa. Here, every man is protected in his life. He can work and earn property and live his life. It's his. He has a right to his life - ALL OF IT. Not a tiny piece of it. All of life and all that he sees is possible for life. This is America.

The thing that America used to do well but has literally been taxed out of doing is taking care of those that need a helping hand. Once the government started doing this, it has grown an industry of its own and it is no longer related to life. It's become the death industry - surviving on the blood of the poor for its existence. It survives on the sob stories of the poor. Their blood is the fertilizer that they must constantly give up so that the government can justify its need for the blood of the rich. What a horrible industry. Hideous to the hilt. I want to puke.

We are under a scourge. One that has been growing for a hundred years. It's the scourge of the little people - the people who hold individual human beings as small. The little people's biggest fear is that people can actually be great and large as a possibility that we can all aspire to. Rather than let man yearn and grow and fill these possibilities of his imagination and shape our government to allow this freedom (which is what it was designed to do), the little people strap down everything, regulate everything, tax everything, and in one way or another constrict everything and bend everything until is is some distorted, tortured, grotesque mis-shape of what it could be. This is the real pain of living in the United States right now.

When this passes, and only then, can we exhale.

And then...and then... we can inhale the sweet air of life once again.

Monday, July 12, 2010

What is Obama?

People are trying to categorize Obama. Is a socialist? Is he a fascist? Is he a statist?

The one thing everyone agrees with is that he is not a capitalist. He hates freedom and fights it at every turn. Not a day goes by when he doesn't infringe freedom in one way or another.

Socialism is a social system where the state owns all the property. To own property means to direct its use and disposal.

Capitalism is a social system where all the property is privately owned - which is to say that the means of production are owned by the individuals, not the state.

Fascism is a social system where the individuals possess the title, but the property's use and disposal is regulated and directed by the state. The net effect of fascism is that individuals possesses the liability for the property but not the benefits as those are directed/controlled by the state.

Statism is a social system where the state dominates life. It possesses all the liberties and the individual possesses none. Both socialism and fascism are statist systems. Capitalism is individualist, and not statist, since it is grounded in the individual and his rights.

Obama damns business, but he is completely in bed with business in that he's overtly made GM, Chrysler, the banks, and now the Medical system all parts of the government. They possess a form that looks like business, but they are actually government bureaucracies in another form. This makes Obama a fascist.

Fascism doesn't have to look like Hitler. Mussolini was a fascist. All progressives are fascists. They intend to create a so-called partnership of business and government. Since the government possesses the guns, it calls the shots and all the decisions of the business are based on politics, not supply and demand. The major failure of socialist and fascist systems is that they lose their bearings and become unable to direct the flow of goods for their best use. The politicians ultimately get so self-serving and paranoid that they direct everything for their use as they see it. The fact that they may couch those uses in terms that sound like they would benefit the country is for the purpose of selling it to the populace, not benefiting the country. This is being borne out in the Obama Administration and will get progressively worse as he carries it to new heights and as the fascism gets further entrenched.

Fascism sources corruption and so this administration is taking corruption to a new level. We need to purge ourselves of this scourge, and it is going to take some intense investigators and prosecutors to bring those who have corrupted our system to justice. Although corruption always exists in government as it does in other segments of society, to allow it to thrive as it is now thriving is to render this country to the status of a third-world country. A hallmark of the third-world is corruption with bribery as the means for getting anything done.

Capitalism is a self-cleansing system. The freer it is, the more this happens. A person has to stay straight in order to compete. This discourages all kinds of unproductive behaviors and encourages productive behaviors.