I have been away from this keyboard for a while because, quite honestly, I was getting burnt out. I had been told over and over again that I may not see the effect my writings may have, but I was making a difference. For me, it is hard to sustain the level of dedication it took to spit out article after article without seeing that my efforts were having any effect on the way people think. I wasn’t seeing that so I basically said, screw it, I am going to take a hiatus until I rejuvenate myself. Don’t get me wrong, I have not given up, but I also am not going to spit out articles at the same pace I used to, especially when I see that the majority of the people in this country have their heads are so far up their asses it would take a fleet of D-11 CAT bulldozers to pull them out.
What got me back at this keyboard is these damn OCCUPY movements that have been spreading across the country like a disease. My local news station has been covering the one taking place in Oakland CA ad nauseam and if there was ever justification for mass euthanasia, these OCCUPY movements are it.
Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT taking the sides of the banks. In fact, the heads of these big banks should be indicted and found guilty of the crimes they have committed against the American people. But when I see the interviews with the average people who comprise these movements, I have to ask myself, “Where the hell are these people’s brains at?” I listen to most of them and it sounds more like envy and jealousy than it does an understanding of what has gone wrong with our financial system. It sounds to me like they are just pissed because some people have a whole boatload of money, and they don’t…it sounds like they want a share of that money without having to earn it. Don’t we have enough of that already with all the people on welfare? It is as though they want to destroy our Republic and turn it into a complete communist state.
That’s one of the reasons I took my hiatus, I just couldn’t get people to think, to understand the way things were supposed to work in this country…and I felt like I was banging my head against a brick wall. I couldn’t get people to understand the simple fact that we are NOT a democracy, we are a republic; the difference was lost on them. Now we have untold numbers of protestors calling for the end of capitalism and the free market system. Honestly, if I weren’t so disgusted and angry I would go hide in a cave until the world imploded due to the terminal stupidity exhibited by the human race!
So, for one last time, I will try to explain the meaning of a few of the terms I toss around when I write. Hopefully, if you have any functioning brain cells left, the meanings will sink in and you will understand what I have been trying to say.
First of all, let’s start with the most misused word in the English language; democracy. I hear that word spill from the lips of the people I talk to, from the shills who spoon feed us our news, and from our elected representatives who should know better, and every time I do I cringe. In Federalist 10 James Madison described a pure democracy as “…a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person…” In a democracy, the majority gets its way, ALWAYS!
Thomas Jefferson once said that “Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.” In a democracy there is no rule of law to limit the actions the majority may take, the things they may impose upon the minority.
On the other hand, a republic, which we happen to be by the way, is something entirely different. A republic is defined as “a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law.” To be truthful we are a democratic republic where the majority does rule, but they are limited by the specific grant of power given to the government by the people in a written constitution. Our founders breathed life into our system of government, and gave us the responsibility to watch over it and keep it within its specified powers. If our government has overstepped its authority it is because we have been asleep at our posts.
What these people in the OCCUPY movements are proposing sounds a lot like communism, “a final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably.”
Listen, I work in a union plant, and let me tell you, it is pretty damn close to a communist, or socialist, workplace that I could envision. Pay raises are equitable, no matter how well you perform, and not dependent upon years working there or experience. Some guy off the street could get hired and make the same as someone who has been there twenty years. Promotions are not based upon your skill level at your current job, but merely because you are entitled to move up because you EXIST. If anything, it is the Peter Principle in action, people moving up the promotion ladder until they are totally incompetent at their jobs. What it does is foster a state of mind in which people say, “Why should I work harder than the next guy when he gets paid the same as I do?” There is no motivation to excel and people end up doing mediocre work.
That is what I see these idiots of the OCCUPY movement pushing for, equality based upon their perception that they are entitled to things instead of them having to earn them, or based upon merit. That is what capitalism is all about, the ability for someone to show initiative, skill, and motivation to succeed…and these people are calling for an end to it.
What would happen if the people who worked, who invented things, who provided the impetus for our system to work suddenly said, “Screw it, I ain’t working anymore to subsidize someone else.”?
I know it’s a work of fiction, and many of you may not agree with Ayn Rand’s personal beliefs, but people really ought to take the time to read Atlas Shrugged. You would get a good education as to what happens when people who don’t produce pass laws to punish those who do.
Sure there may be some people who have been royally screwed by the banks, but these OCCUPY movements are populated by people too young to have that as an excuse; they are products of the socialist indoctrination that is our public school system. They honestly believe that capitalism is evil, that wealth should be redistributed to those less fortunate, or to those who have not applied themselves.
These people do not even realize that they are being used by other groups to bring about the downfall of this nation. Those who have either helped organize, support, or promote these OCCUPY movements include: The Communist Party of the USA, the American Nazi Party, the current Occupier in Chief Barack Obama, Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, the Black Panthers, and the Socialist Party of America…just to name a few.
I don’t know what these people expect to achieve by OCCUPYING these various places as business will go on as usual with, or without them. If they really wanted to make a difference they would close out their bank accounts and move their money to a local bank or credit union, they would burn their credit cards. Hit the banks where it hurts, in their wallets. These people wandering around in the streets are not going to hurt anyone or change anything.
The ONLY thing I have to say that is good about these people is that, no matter how misguided they may be, they have the conviction to go out and stand for what they believe in. Can you imagine what would happen if those who call themselves members of the Tea Party did the same thing to our nation’s capital? What would happen if a couple hundred thousand people blocked all access to our nation’s capital? Now that would be something worth seeing, but to see these people camping out and protesting, wanting things that most of them have not earned, only earns one thing…my contempt.