Thursday, June 28, 2012

Well, He Did It

OBAMA KILLED AMERICA.  He, which I take to include his Administration and Congressional cohorts, did two things which have been upheld by the Supreme Court.  First, the Court ruled against Arizona, telling them in effect, they could not protect the citizens, i.e., the property of its citizens, of its own state.  As Justice Scalia said, Arizona cannot be referred to as a sovereign state, which means, it is a state without authority.  Second, the Court ruled against the US Citizen, giving the right of the Federal government complete dominion over every man and his body - and forcing him to pay for their dominion.  Americans are now going to learn what it is like to go to the doctor and realize the doc no longer works for him, but for someone else. All will be grounded on pretense, painfully clear when patients begin to grasp they are now a pain in the ass. This ends Individual Rights - fundamentally it ends the right to one's own life. Guess what? The government stole your body (labor and mental production) today. It stole the only real possession, fount of all others, you ever really had in this country.

So, the deed is done.  Everything is going to unwind from here.  What a sad last week for America and the world.  Nowhere on earth can a man go to be free BY RIGHT anymore.

Next chapter?  Massive brain, entrepreneurial and capital drain.

So far, which I doubt will last long given the momentum of matters, we have the freedom to speak out and, yes, we do have our guns.  But with the right to our body cut away from us, isn't it meaningless?  Why the government can blithely call us into a doctor's office and have us take a shot (which, of course, is for our own good), make us pay for it and then justify our very unexpected and sad death via an official statement from one of the ubiquitous health panels.  Life is so easy under totalitarianism.
And, for all the good that some think Obama is up to, you really have to hand it to him.  His ideal - the collapsing socialist economies of Europe which he and others (I'm thinking Soros) may be hoping to mold under the aegis of the United Nations is about as rotten a state as one can hope for.  And his great agenda to fundamentally transform the United States of America has, to my way of seeing things, been accomplished. I can't help but think he really has to hate humanity to have pulled off this catastrophe.  With the failure of socialism manifest, either he's incredibly stupid to think that proper life devolves to taking care of and sacrificing for other people, or he's so blinded by his lust for power that he is unable to know anything other than that one thing.  Whatever this is, it is a nadir (hopefully) for America.

It will be hard to watch Obama dance on America's grave.

Here is the first wave of the totalitarians.

To get a better grasp of the legal landscape of this Supreme Court decision and the botched decision it was, watch the following:

The upshot of the Supreme Court's decision:
 A philosopher's take on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision.

A surgeon's take on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision. Here.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Real Robber Baron

Robber Baron was originally a “term derive[d] from medieval German lords who charged tolls on ships traversing the Rhine without adding anything of value.  In the 1930s during the great depression when envy as broadcast by FDR and many others ruled the roost, the term came to be applied to America’s most productive individuals of the 1890s – authentic big businessmen such as Andrew Carnegie, James J. Hill, John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt and a number of others.  Envy loves communism/socialism because it provides justification for the validity of envy. It tries the impossible - turning an evil motive into a good one.

Envy truly is a despicable motive, "hatred of the good for being the good." It hates value which motivates the intelligent and productive people of our world.  In the 1800s the intelligent and productive were the big businessmen who built America and gave it the means to grow into the giant it became.  Industries such as steel, finance, railroads, coal mining, sugar and water transport were all represented in this group of authentic, free-market, win/win traders.  This is to be contrasted with the envious harpy cry-babies who wanted to exist on the privilege of laws that protect their industries and make it difficult for their competition.  These are the worst of men who are quick to actually practice all the activities their yellow journalists write about while diverting attention to those who don’t. 

The faux Robber Barons are all but gone from America.  But today we have the real thing – literally and in every sense of the word.  Not only does the one I'm thinking of extract money from the taxpayer (the “robber” part), he sets up the means of using it so that we will likely never know that it provided value.  This in no way relates to the ignominious use of the term in the 30s because the businessmen referred to then did provide incredible value.  And further, they used their own profits to create such values as libraries throughout the small towns of the United States.  These men were incredibly value-oriented. 

Barack Obama is incredibly anti-value oriented.(Side comment: Such a person can only seek power for the sake of power to maintain a false self-esteem. He has no other choice and that is what we see being born out.)   I offer this – from an article published June 20, 2012 by World Net Daily.

According to a Statement of Work for the USAID/Kenya program-support initiative – which WND located through routine database research – the agency acknowledges the level of U.S.-financed Kenyan operations has outpaced Washington’s ability to adequately manage it.

“All levels of personnel ceilings are constrained by a limited U.S. government footprint in Kenya,” the SOW says. “In order to address these constraints, certain project development and program office functions … have been identified for delivery through external contracting.

“This group of functions will be contracted as one support activity to reduce the burden on mission staff,” the SOW continued.

USAID views with urgency its selection of a contractor, describing the procurement as a “high-priority requirement with high visibility” at the U.S. Mission.

The $480 million program at USAID/Kenya encompasses numerous assistance projects in general areas such as health, population and HIV/AIDS; basic education; youth; governing justly and democratically; and economic growth, environment and natural resources management.

The $480 million is specific to U.S. Department of State and USAID initiatives only. The amount comprises over half the U.S. government’s annual foreign-assistance budget for Kenya, the largest recipient of such aid in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Budgeted separately are Kenyan programs administered by the Department of Agriculture, Department of the Treasury, Export-Impact Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Peace Corps and Department of Defense.

The new USAID/Kenya program-support initiative will cost upwards of $23 million, which the agency will pay based on “task orders” individually awarded to the selected contractor. (This is the support structure required to pass the money out to the right areas?  SCB)

The contractor furthermore must launch an “Information Dissemination and Public Education services” component to the project, deploying a “full time Communications Advisor” to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for the duration of the contract. (A propaganda program must be instituted to let the people of Kenya know that these “valuable” programs are going on – and, maybe, who the Barron really is?  I can’t imagine Obama passing up this opportunity, can you?  SCB)

Responsibilities for that position include press release- and speech-writing, developing and distributing newsletters and reports, and producing USAID/Kenya videos for distribution via YouTube and other digital and traditional outlets.

Obama is creating the vassal state of Kenya. 
1. A person who held land from a feudal lord and received protection in return for homage and allegiance.
2. A bondman; a slave.
3. A subordinate or dependent.
(Heritage Dictionary)

vassal [ˈvæsəl]  n
1. (Historical Terms) (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in feudal society) a man who entered into a personal relationship with a lord to whom he paid homage and fealty in return for protection and often a fief. A great vassal was in vassalage to a king and a rear vassal to a great vassal
2.  a.  a person, nation, etc., in a subordinate, suppliant, or dependent position relative to another
     b.  (as modifier) vassal status
(Collins Dictionary)

And so, the man who supposedly was spoon-fed hatred of the Colonial Powers, which America never was in the way Obama’s ancestors were related to Great Britain, (until it turned away from the American ideal of liberty which began with the Progressives in the early part of the 20th century and if Dinesh D’Souza’s book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, provides any light on Obama’s motivation) is setting up the enslavement, the dependency, of an entire African state.  In other words, Obama is colonizing Kenya in the modern way.  (Isn’t it interesting how the master/slave moral code justifies the master as the answer for the slave.)   

Enslavement can be begun by force.  But it also can be begun by holding out a plate of milk and repeating “Kitty, kitty, kitty.”  Either way, the slave becomes dependent and suffers a loss of moral power.  (Taking on debt inside creating a value is another matter entirely.)  (Although I won’t go into this point here, this is the great error and evil of the liberal - especially the “mommy was a democrat” liberal who, being a woman is deluded by the unalloyed good of nurturing - who is so anxious to be compassionate and helpful that he immorally takes taxpayers’ money and then ruins and makes it harder for the people who become dependent on his largess.)     

We often say such things as “he threw the money down a rat hole” meaning that it was wasted.  But here, notice that a “rat hole” would be an improvement.  At least it is structured and would keep the money contained.  Further it isn’t bottomless.  Barack’s throwing money at Kenya is both – formless and bottomless.  Do we need any more proof that we have reached the absolute “zero” in our culture and in American leaders?    

Friday, June 15, 2012

Obama is to the Economy as a Doctor is to Cancer. Kill the Growth!

Obama Fights the Cancer of Economic Growth 

Published: 10:50 AM 06/14/2012  at the Daily Caller  

Former Deputy Assistant Sec. of the Interior

I have to admit, I had never understood President Obama’s economic policies. If he had wanted to promote economic growth, why would he oppose the Keystone pipeline project? Why would he discourage job-creating investment by vowing to raise taxes on those who invest? Why would he burden employers with excessive new regulation that makes it costly to hire workers? Why would he create a massive healthcare bureaucracy with thousands of new regulations in the pipeline, leaving employers with no way of knowing of how much each new worker hired will eventually cost them? Why would his proudest achievement, Obamacare (which, due to his excessive modesty, he rarely mentions these days), include a massive financial disincentive for small businesses to grow beyond 50 employees? Why would he hire environmental regulators whose “philosophy” is to “crucify” companies that provide affordable energy just to make examples of them? Why would he ignore his own commission’s recommendations for pro-growth tax reform?

In short, why would he consistently do the exact opposite of what is needed to promote economic growth? While we would normally be experiencing robust growth coming out of a recession, our private sector grew at a rate of 1.2 percent last year — a rate that would have to improve dramatically just to become worthy of the adjective “anemic.” But Obama, through his policies, acts as if he’s achieving this rate of growth on purpose. And through his comments (“the private sector is doing fine”), he acts as if he’s proud of the results.

No, I had never understood President Obama’s economic policies. Until now. At the Netroots Conference in Rhode Island this past weekend, a gathering of President Obama’s most fervent core supporters discussed the concept of economic growth. One such Obama supporter, featured panelist Colin Mulcher, shed light on the subject: “I think currently the goal seems to be, like, the unstated assumption is that the goal is growth, for the sake of growth. It’s like, we have to grow, and grow, and grow, and grow, and grow. Why? I don’t know, we just have to grow. The only thing that I know about [where] the definition is out-of-control growth, is cancer. Like, literally … the definition of out-of-control growth is cancer.”

A light went off in my head. All this time, I had just blindly assumed that economic growth was a good thing. I had just accepted everything that “The Man” was trying to spoon-feed into my brain, without ever questioning the underlying assumptions. If economic growth were a good thing, then President Obama’s policies would make no sense. But why would someone as intelligent as President Obama pursue policies that make no sense? But if economic growth is like cancer, then the president’s polices make perfect sense. It’s like he’s fighting cancer. And what kind of ignorant jerks would stop someone from fighting cancer? “The Party of No,” that’s who.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is peddling policies that would promote economic growth. These policies include reforming the tax code to make it “fairer, flatter and simpler”; reducing our corporate tax rate, which is the highest in the world; streamlining regulation; and removing barriers to developing our energy resources.

Romney will tell you that his policies will spur the private sector to create jobs, and hence help those who are struggling the most in this economy. He’ll tell you that by promoting economic growth, his policies will help poor and working people. But here’s what he won’t tell you: In addition to helping the poor and working people, there is a very real and significant danger that Romney’s policies will also benefit people who are not poor. And to anyone concerned about “fairness” in our society, the risk of such collateral damage is as bad as, well, cancer.

So there you have it. While President Obama is fighting the moral equivalent of cancer, Mitt Romney is pursuing his nefarious scheme to grow the economy. It’s not too late to stop Romney before he drowns us in a sea of jobs and economic growth. It’s not too late to help President Obama move us “forward” with a recession that’s “built to last.” Yes, we can!

David B. Cohen served in the administration of President George W. Bush as U.S. Representative to the Pacific Community, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, and as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He is the author of Left-Hearted, Right-Minded: Why Conservative Policies Are The Best Way To Achieve Liberal Ideals.