Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Monday, June 7, 2021
A point of clarification to all those who proclaim to think logically.
When you take a logical look at the evil in the world there are certain commonalities. Regardless of your definition of the word EVIL, the understanding that bad things happen to good people by BAD people is a given. If we have an issue with the basic premise, then move along.
There are three areas that need to be examined when attempting to designate good government styles with those that are not good. Please keep in mind that these suggestions are variable, but within the three areas you should be able to see the pattern that creates a negative despotic pattern vs a positive Democratic pattern of governance.
1. The first is the loss of liberty and self-governess. One of the basic tenets of socialism is the desire to control and manage the lives of their communities and countries.
2. Second is the willingness to use force to enforce those tenets.
3. The third is the universal process of division toward control and power.
There are other subcategories but the three stated above outline the fundamental socialist ideology. When comparing socialist regimes of the past and present, each of these is clearly in evidence.
Call it totalitarian, autocratic, dictatorial, Nazism, or Stalinist, the same rules apply and their means to the end are the same. Hitler used racial divisionist tactics to extinguish 6,000,000 Jews, Stalin purged nearly 2,000,000 while the Khmer Rouge killed another 2,000,000, all in the name of gaining control.
This is not a left or right issue, but it is an issue of Conservative vs Liberal. Hitler enjoyed corresponding with Stalin and regardless of how he used the propaganda for his end-result was to limit liberties, divide his people and control them, just like all the other socialists that have attempted to kill our free will and choice. If you cannot see the similarities between Stalin and Hitler, or between Maduro and the current leftist Democrats in Congress, then you are indeed blinded by the same illogical and hateful motivations that led to the deaths of over 20,000,000 souls around the globe in the 20th century.
As we look closely at the efforts of our own two-party system, it is clear that both are motivated by self-interest and greed. But as we look more closely at their rationale, we begin to see the similarities of earlier attempts toward domination and control. Keep in mind, it was us that elected them and it is us who keeps them in office; it is therefore up to us to change who serves our interests.
This may be difficult for some, but when taken into context, including the history of both parties, which in your mind attempts to accept the constitutional mandates of our laws and freedoms and which of the two moves toward abandoning those precepts?
Which of the two parties (keep in mind that both are self-serving and selfish in their desire to stay in office) creates a greater risk of dividing the nation? This is the most difficult to ascertain, primarily because of the current rhetoric and hyperbole-infused media that continues to stoke the fires of fear, discord, and distrust. But not unlike what our Media does, Hitler started spreading lies about the Jews. They started to divide the country and reinforce the need for those divisions.
Their Civil Rights were taken away and millions lost their lives as a result.
Now, our Media and some leaders are dividing us along racial lines. The Right vs the Left, the Global Deniers vs the science. Race and Gender, White Privilege vs Black Pride, to name but a few.
We are on the path toward chaos. Our good intentions will not save us from those who wish to enslave us. We need to rethink and reconsider the path we are on as a country. We are sliding inexorably toward Socialism and most it seems are more than willing to let it come. If you are a Democrat, please reconsider your views, your priorities and reexamine your motivations in relation to the inevitable path that I have outlined.
Feel free to call me an Alarmist, a scaremonger, or a fatalist, but I assure you that my motivations are purely optimistic. I believe in our system of Government, even if our Government has failed us. I believe in the Constitution, even if that Constitution has been marginalized. We are all Americans; Let’s start acting like it.
Evil flourishes because good men do nothing.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
I gave him a quizzical look and stammered out a polite thank you, but he was already on the move to his next objective. For years I have kept that statement in my mind, often wondering, why he sat next to me to impart those words just to leave. It was only the ramblings of an old, an addled man, but, thinking back he was clear of thought and prophetic. I not only remembered the words but now I am understanding their meaning.
Perhaps it’s because I am getting older, but the meaning of this phrase has coalesced in my mind. As we age, we see life in the frame of what was, rather than what it will be. It is the ability to look back that expands our perspective of what was while integrating our lives to sharpen the thoughts of the past. We reach a level of clarity and focus our attention on what aspects of our lives matter and separate the dreams of our youth with the wisdom and blessings of our experiences.
"... A well-conceived folly" is the same as purposeful foolishness. The examples of government spending trillions on foolish ideas, foolish programs are apparent and mind-boggling. The amount of planning required is often well-conceived and purposeful, intending to create a burden or obligation that promotes the idea of a bureaucracy so that it lives to sustain itself, at our expense.
Our current administration has doubled down its efforts to ensure that bureaucracy has a sustainable future in all that we do. It is obvious to even the most ardent of Liberals that President Biden has serious cognitive issues, related to his age and the pressures of his office, but the "government" continues to steamroll the ideas of socialism and our dependence on the State bureaucratic machine.
This is the foundation of Socialism and global Tyranny (a cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control.) The problem with me saying that is that the socialist believer actually believes their perspective. They think they are reasonable. What we need is a fresh way to measure the outcome of differing social-political movements. The problem with gauging one form of power over another comes down to the perception and ideology of the believer, so the only way to quantify one over the other has to be outcome-based, or through the study of the result of the entire economy, the people, their freedoms, free will and a score of other criteria that measures individual opportunity against governmental regulation.
There are specific reasons for promoting personal liberty and understanding its effects on society that occur when those individual liberties are replaced with societal needs, void of individual liberties. Ask yourself what good are freedoms if they are not available to you personally? Also, the overall precepts of freedom mandate that if freedom is the goal, then everyone must be equally available to access those freedoms, or by logical sequence the freedoms not given to some will eventually be taken from everyone.
There are serious concerns and problems with allowing everyone to exercise their rights of freedom, especially with those who only want to use those liberties to enhance their power over another. Can you say political exceptionalism?
The folly of our current state of politics is in the power imbalance between those that govern and those who do not. I am not suggesting that we convert to a purely democratic electorate, that would be a disaster. Our Founding Fathers understood the need for representation and hoped that the Republic would continue to flourish through the process of elections based not on popularity but principle and ability. We are a representative democracy that ensures that a less volatile electorate measures and tempers the ebbs and flows of popularity.
This folly continues in the rampant abuses of those in power with a stark difference between those in politics and those who are not. The politicians learned from Bill Clinton to hold their line, never admit or never give in, even if the accusations are true. At least Richard Nixon had the consciousness to resign when he was caught.
Morality, honor, integrity? Who cares, as long as you can keep your position of power. Since Clinton, the state of Morality has morphed into a relativistic notion of political expediency. If it keeps a politician in power, it is therefore moral... for them.
The well-conceived folly is the support for those behaviors and the silent acquiescence that allow those activities to continue and in many cases, expand. “There is nothing so great as the well-conceived folly” but only when it is surrounded by those who profit or benefit from it, and there are many who turn a blind eye for their piece of the pie.
I feel for the old man who sat next to me years ago. He saw a despicable time. He had the courage to speak out, but no one would listen, no one understood. Are we understanding now? Let’s hope it’s not too late…