After spending five days off work, the majority of it with my wife, and half of it with my parents, I got to relax and see the world again from outside the box. There is a lot of talk about progessivism on the left, and I do agree that it is a plague upon this nation. It should definitely be combated, put down and discarded. I think the main point of my previous post was to show that we shouldn’t allow ourselves to become heavily involved in ‘the lesser of two evils’ by going along with whatever the established right would like us to do.
I’m not so sure that the world is controlled (at least in the western world) so much as it is heavily manipulated. The mainstream media is wholey owned by a select few, and there are business owners and financiers in strategic places that are really pulling all the strings.
I watched a PBS documentary about the crash of 1929, and the environment for the crash almost directly mirrors that of todays economy. Except that today we are collectively involved in the market through various companies that do our bidding for us. It is important to read both yesterdays post, and Monday’s post to realize that history does repeat itself, and that the world is manipulated to suit the desires of a select few.
I do not doubt the shady nature of the president’s past and I do not doubt that progressivism has taken over in the united states, but I also believe that many on the right are being used also, and I believe that many do not realize it.
We often mistake those on the left for being stupid and naive. I do not think there is anything stupid about making calculated decisions. When the president came to power, gun sales rose. Those who put money in arms manufacturers made money. Whether they were interested in firearms or not. There are those on either side of the political spectrum that profiteer from the boom or bust of an economy.
England is essentially socialist, and throughout the middle of the 20th century, it was plagued so badly it was almost communism. But its capitalist nature did not destruct completely, and it did see a resurgence of strength througout the 1980’s. I beleive there are many who benefit through the collectivist system by manipulating it to their desires to profiteer through it. But they know that an element of capitalism must always survive so that the system does not collapse completely, and there must always be a good enough looking carrot at the end of the stick to keep the general populance over-producing goods, and maintaining their own debt slavery.
The looters and moochers can be found on both sides of the political spectrum, and I see that the conservatives have been poisoned too, though not as much as the liberals. It is less obvious, but corporate welfare on the right is as evil as general welfare on the left.
Why should I have to join and work for a company to receive affordable healthcare? This seems like a bit of a scam, does it not? I always thought it paid to be independant, but it seems that the forces that be want to prevent that from happening, so they can maintain their army of worker bees.
Wont you work harder if you think your job is at risk? If the economy is struggling and there is high unemployment, you will work harder than ever for less and less money just to get by. Many will cling harder to the left and the progressive taxation and benefits system, while others will cling to the right and cry out for more corporate welfare, for tax reductions and less restrictions on companies.
While I generally agree with lower taxes and less restrictions across the board. Why only do it for companies? Why does the individual need to be tied up? Is he not the master of his own destiny? Can he not be trusted? How much power can any one person really have? And if they cannot be trusted, what is to say that a company can? After all, a company is always owned or controlled by one person.
There are so many points to be made, and it is hard to keep track of them. But the main thing you must be aware of, is to stay on the course of liberty and independence. Not just for that of companies, and not for the welfare state and benefits programs. Make sure to vote for libertarian candidates who believe in the Constitution, and who provide a record to prove it. Don’t simply vote along party lines, because the MSM (main stream media) wants you to do that, so that the status quo can be maintained.
I think my main point about the left vs the right, is that the resurgence of liberty is mainly coming from the libertarians, from the middle, from the core of american values. I see that many on the left will not compromise, but that some are beginning to become more libertarian, and they see that the state cannot provide everything. I see many conservatives retaining and fighting for American values, but I also see some of them clinging toward stateism and corporatism. It is these things that I warn about. Work with each other toward liberty and independence from government. It matters not whether you are liberal or conservative, left-wing or right-wing. What matters is that we work together to lift the hands of government out and away from our lives, so that we may prosper once more. I do not care where you come from or what you believe in, if you are working toward liberty, you are a friend of mine.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The more we do to help wake others up, the more good we do in the world, the more people will start to wake up and begin to follow those of us leading the charge on the path back toward liberty. The more we make fun of and ridicule others, the more opposition we will generate.
Be careful not to make too much fun of those who are for more government, simply do what you need to do to combat it, and show them the light of day. Make friends with anyone who works toward freedom, do not discredit others because their beliefs are different. If you stand by those who seek liberty and find a mutual agreement in freedom; eventually everything will work out for the better.
Break the status quo and you free the world.