Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Have we completely lost our minds? Are there really people out there who think that because of the current recession we should dump capitalism as the focus of our economics? Are we totally without a memory or a working brain cell? Capitalism is the only system of economics that we can count on to grow our economy and support future generations. The absolute insanity that is currently driving this nation towards a collective government approach to economic control will be the death of this country. It is frightening when I think how we could end up because of a knee jerk reaction to the recession and the election of a left wing ideologue. There is no room for compromise here.

If you have pure water there is no rational argument discussing how much poison you would like to add to the mix. Collectivism, socialism, communism, and Marxism are all just different aspects of the same sick belief that security is more important than liberty and that more government can provide either. I have no room for consideration and anyone’s opinion on this matter. The danger of going down this path is something I understand with the evidence of history and with complete clarity.

The collectivist approach to economics and national governance is designed to entice the non-productive and the parasitical class to provide power to a political class by offering them access to the success and wealth of others. It is a cancer. It must destroy more and more of the nation’s wealth in order to sustain itself and like cancer it will eventually kill the patient. We know this. We have seen it before. We are seeing it now in Europe. We are seeing it in California. Yet we still have a political class clamoring for more and more government, greater spending and debt coupled with a demand for more power. They are in a hurry. There is a reason for the haste. They know that what they change now will be difficult and perhaps impossible to undo. Both they and I understand the outcome yet they push this agenda anyway. I don’t know what they are counting on.

The reason we have a high standard of living is capitalism. The only way we will keep a high standard of living is if we maintain our ties to capitalism. The way to financial collapse leads through the collective notion that equality of result can be forced on the country by government. The people who support this direction are stupid. They are ignorant of economics and they are ignorant of history. They are gullible to a degree unprecedented in our existence as a nation. The only other explanation is that they are so short sighted that they would rather see the United States end as a country of economic freedom and political liberty because of their hatred and jealousy of those who work harder and do better than they do.

Recessions occur every eight years or so. This is because all economies go through cycles. This particular recession was worse than some others but there is a group of people in the government or people tied to the government who took this event as an opportunity to line their pockets. The government voted to take billions of tax payer dollars and shove them into banking operations to protect and enhance the banker’s positions. The ideologues on the left saw it as an opportunity to push this incompetent leftist boob into the White House and the first thing he did was turn on the spigots of deficit spending over and above what the Bush Administration had already done. Absolutely nothing has been done that could remotely help the economy.

During the same timeframe a bunch of people who refer to themselves as “journalists” decided they would push their belief in collectivism by telling the masses that the capitalism had failed. The print media is quickly going out of business along with the network media because they have stopped being the watchdogs the Founders envisioned. They are now simply cheerleaders and shills for the political left and irrelevant to those who desire the press to report the news. They aren’t even convinced by the destruction of their own industry. These are not smart people and we shouldn’t be listening to them about anything. More and more we aren’t.

If they manage to vilify capitalism and turn this country down a socialist path, there will be no place in the world where individual liberty can flourish. I know there are people who don’t have a problem with that. People who want the government to tell them what to do and tell everyone else what to do. These are weak cowardly people who hate the success of others or fear to make the effort to succeed on their own. Parasites that live off the efforts of others and can’t see past what they can steal next. Those of us who see the future as a place where we can continue to build, succeed and prosper should make an all out effort to stop these losers. By any means necessary.