Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Pit & Obama's Socialistic Pendulum
Imagine for a brief Halloween Horror that you are tied down with your back against the wall and you legs are scrunched up against your chest. A razor-sharp pendulum threatens to slice into the first piece of skin it meets and it’s already too low to put your legs under.
What pray-tell is the body part that will receive the first stinging slice as the pendulum moves, hissing towards you? This of course is a nail biter because everyone’s toes are so sensitive. That’s sure not the way I want to spell bologna.
This is how I see the Socialism of our day. As the Government increasingly becomes a parent or a nanny state, the demand for money increasingly moves in closer and closer. The Government becoming ever more militant in its demands for money, and where and whom to get it from, starts looking for the food it craves in an economic death spiral of a healthy economy?
We witness California issuing IOU’s, after they have endorsed Cap & Trade, raised taxes at levels to compare with the highest in the Nation, moved to attack farmers by calling cows more pollutant then cars, create artificial droughts to protect fish, and transform beautiful pristine farm land back into desert all in an effort to break the back of production, and in the crisis doesn’t REALIZE getting out of the way is a balanced positive incentive for growth.
Socialists generally share the view that capitalism concentrates power and wealth within a small segment of society that controls the means of production and derives its wealth through a system of exploitation. They blame the capitalistic state for not providing an equal opportunity to everyone. What do we see happening with Obama and his social agenda in his controls and means of administration of power?
We witnessed a takeover of health care; couldn’t we say eliminating competition drives the PRICE up and competition drives the price down? That’s why pharmaceutical companies were behind Health Care it puts a small segment of society in control of it all? It skyrockets cost rather than brings cost down. Why not keep the word ‘Choice’ involved, and also realize that the Health Care Act as I see it now, could be fashioned as the Public Works Projects that mirror the Panama Canal, The Interstate Highway System, The Hoover Dam, or the Golden Gate Bridge just to name a few we’re familiar with?
The financial reform bill: Places the Government at the head of every business that barrows money. We actually saw Obama fire the GM’s CEO Rick Wagoner. Barack Obama is to unveil “his plans” for the auto industry the plan is based on recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, headed by the Treasury Department. This puts a small segment of society in control and at the head of every business.
A failed stimulus package that rewarded billions to foreign banks and did little to stimulate growth and the rise of unemployment because of the fear companies have of growing or sticking their toes out and getting hit with the first slice of flesh of his pendulum. When they do not know what Obama is going to do next, and the fear instilled of what he has done, that mentality is going to make them even more vulnerable. This is the damage of fear instilled with power rather than concerns met with valuable assistance tempered with wisdom.
We are seeing the fruits of a socialism that is a sickness for America. Dependency meets a lack of sovereignty, meets the new crutch of Government, meets the small segment of society who seeks control, all in the name of capitalism is the enemy. Is it meant to help, or hinder?
Pure honesty in trying to help someone doesn’t have a 2000 page bill set up to take over your business if you make the wrong decisions. They say they want to prevent it from ever happening again and the only way to do that is to ‘control it all’, placing a small segment of society in control. Is this the same Democrat Party during Bill Clinton’s Presidency that delivered the crushing blow of letting go of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999?
The repeal of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933 effectively removed the separation that previously existed between Wall Street investment banks and depository banks and has been blamed by some for exacerbating the damage caused by the collapse of the subprime mortgage market that led to the financial crisis of 2007–2010.
This Socialism that redistributes wealth and demands social justice is a different animal than taking care of our sick, or elderly in our Social Security or Medicare and the righteous intensions that inspired those programs. People always try to put the two together and that’s a twist that turns the good into bad. Like the sun giving light and warmth, its affects can also be linked to your being burn from over exposure and causing cancer. Over one half of our trade deficit is tied to purchasing foreign oil. This also sends jobs out of America, and projects no real interest in solvency. America, there is no reason we should not be solvent and be able to take care of Social Security and Medicare without sending our elderly generations over the edge with increased cost, and lowered standards of care.
Socialist argues that capitalism is either obsolete or approaching obsolescence as a viable system for producing and distributing wealth in an effective manner. Common sense tells us it’s the balance that is missing. Like a pendulum I have compared the Republican Party and the Democrat Party to swings of the pendulum, ever inching towards your pound of flesh. Glenn Beck has affectively called the two party system one party, and we certainly do see that in the Obama eligibility silly game that both parties are playing now in a delusional disorder.
The craving for power ruining the best of intentions, I’ve said before, those who don’t have skin in the game to lose often make poor councilors. The sham is our Constitution has been in the game, but our politicians are out of it. They might be neutral, but their motive is clearly profit or power. It might take some looking, but you’ll find that profit somewhere, and it might be time, talent, money, but whatever it is, the reward is had.
We’ve all put into the Social Security System as a means of contributing towards the day we couldn’t work or retired. The government wanted to barrow that money and now our system is near collapse. 401K’s were packaged up and have created a huge chunk of money that the Government now has its eyes on for the “good of society”. You can see how the pendulum moves closer and those who have contributed towards their independence are hated and not rewarded, while those who are a glut are coddled and rewarded. How long before the Government finds a way to swing you out of your 401k as part of social justice or a redistribution of wealth? The U.N. could say Africa doesn't have a 401k, and America is responsible.
“The Pit and the Pendulum” is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. The story is about the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition, the narrator of the story describes his experience of being tortured. How is it that we cannot see America in the pit, tied to a post, with the pendulum swinging back and forth between these parties with you in the middle?
They say justice is blind, but it was said so for good reasons in order of justice for all in America. Ronald Reagan said the problem with socialism is eventually it runs out of other people’s money. What is becoming clear is without principle prosperity is fleeting and that is the greatest incentive for us to return to the roots of our Constitution and realize that Obama is not qualified to be president, and those that put him there, who covered up the Constitution, that include Republicans and Democrats will indeed destroy America if America doesn’t destroy them by sending me to Washington DC to do the job in the U.S. Senate that needs to be done.
I just don’t see anyone else clamoring for that job... Do You?
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