July 13, 2009
It's a simple theory. Capitalism, for one reason or another, comes to be the prevailing economic order.
It results in unprecedented wealth creation.
The wealth created is not equally distributed.
My knowledge of history is spotty at best but tell me something, back in say the tenth century, would there have been much discussion about socialized medicine, public housing, government pensions, "free" education and so on?
I kinda doubt it.
Well, once material wealth abounds, so do socialists. They see their role instead as making use of their social conscience. The coercive power of the state is the only way their social conscience can be realized. So the socialists get into politics and try to reallocate wealth along the lines of their own deep compassion.
And then you get democracy. Mob rule. Two wolves and a sheep voting on the dinner menu, not realizing they are all cooked now.
Anyway, enough of my feeble ranting. I am getting too old for this shit. Here is the content of an email I got from a friend. The title is "TOMBSTONE---A MUST SEE." An image of a tombstone with the inscription:
United States of America
Born: July 4, 1776
Died: Nov 4, 2008
and here is the text
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the Presidential election:
- Number of States won by: Democrats:19 Republicans: 29
- Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000
- Population of counties won by: Democrats:127 million Republicans: 143 million
- Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1
Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare."
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals, and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
the message goes on to say,
If you are in favour of this, then by all means, delete this message.
If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.
I think this message is very much half true. The part I don't like is the way it suggests the Republican Party is the way out of this mess. They have had their chances and failed repeatedly.
Nor do I believe the Libertarian party would have made a difference.
The only thing that will make a real difference is an intellectual revolution. And that ain't going to happen. Too many people have been through government controlled education. They might not know how to read or write, but their faith in the State is unshakable.
Want to see the future of America? Well, just take a look at California.