May 16 2010
As many may have noted my blogging has dropped off a bit recently. Mostly this is due to an increased cadence at work and trying to survive the Obama economic mess. But it also has to do with a realization that this country and planet are going to be suffering through months of tough times while we wait for the opportunity to purge DC of the liberal zealots who have shaken human societies across this globe. Once I realized this is what was ahead, carping about it on a daily bases seemed a waste of time.
Basically, our young and inexperienced President has been a useful tool of the ambitious and ignorant far-left liberals in Congress. He has played his role to the hilt, being so enamored with the childish myths of liberalism and socialism he has missed all the warning signs when things are about to go seriously wrong. He let the far left manipulate his puppet strings to the point all ‘his’ signature legislation barely passed Congress on one-party votes – with bipartisan opposition.
The end result is no surprise. Obama teamed up with Pelosi & Reid to create a stimulus bill that protected only government careers – everyone else got a shot at unemployment benefits and the humility of losing your income and career dreams. Their stimulus bill did nothing but rack up massive deficits and debts. This, in the long term, will be Obama’s claim to historic fame: the man who bankrupt America.
Instead of a recovering economy we have one were the government workers and powerful political interests are doing well while all the other voters are hurting. You could not design a better environment to create a massive libertarian movement, one that will finally begin cutting down the bloated federal bureaucracy. And therefore this year all incumbents are on the chopping block – as they should be.
The liberal health care madness only did more damage. Doctors will be in short supply as people naturally migrate to careers where their individual talents and initiative will be rewarded, which means anywhere but a government run program. Health care costs are rising instead of falling as the naive liberal mythology claimed they would. Seniors and other political incorrect types (smokers, over eaters, drinkers, fast food lovers, soda lovers, etc) will start to see their care rationed by those bureaucratic death panels chartered to decide who is worthy to live a few more years. All the while those massive deficits and debt are growing even faster.
Around the world, as our economy falters and stumbles here at home, the ripples have exposed the foolishness of liberal economic mythology everywhere. Like islands of cancer popping up, you can now see those societies who really fell for the leftist lies. Â The UK’s health system is rapidly crumbling, but they seemed to just have a flu-like version of liberalism.
If one looks south along the Mediterranean Sea you will find the countries suffering from terminal liberal/socialist/progressive disease. Greece is just the first European domino to begin to fall due to a government run amok. In their delusional state of collapse Greece nowÂ wants to blame America for their laziness and incompetence, the real root cause of their current predicament:
Greece is considering taking legal action against U.S. investment banks that might have contributed to the countryâ€™s debt crisis, Prime Minister George Papandreou said.
U.S. stocks fell and the euro slumped on concern that Europe wouldnâ€™t be able to contain the debt crisis stemming from Greece. The Standard & Poorâ€™s 500 Index declined 1.9 percent May 14, while the euro fell below $1.24 for the first time since November 2008.
Papandreou said the decision on whether to go after U.S. banks will be made after a Greek parliamentary investigation into the cause of the crisis.
â€œGreece will look into the past and see how things went,â€ Papandreou said. â€œThere are similar investigations going on in other countries and in the United States. This is where I think, yes, the financial sector, I hear the words fraud and lack of transparency. So yes, yes, there is great responsibility here.â€
The obvious culprit here is a bloated government handing out money to people not performing productive work, money that their economy cannot afford to hand out. I think I just struck Greece off my list of places I want to visit in my life time. Why waste my precious time on Greece? Why should anyone? They made their mess, they need to fix it. No more bail outs. If you screwed up you screwed up. The natural tenacity and strength of humanity will create a phoenix from your ashes if need be.
We now know the world hates us because Americans succeed were they fail. It is our success that drives international dislike of America, nothing more. Obama’s liberal mythology is dumb enough to believe if we just give them some of our dwindling money they will be quiet and change their ways! Ah, to be young and dumb again. Too soon reality will strike and it will be ‘women & children to the life boats’ – and then the world will wake up. The suffering will be immense, because the foolishness was immense. The lies were immense. Therefore the pain from these leftist lies will be immense.
The world’s economy is led by America – that is now becoming painfully obvious (again). The failures of liberalism and socialism are now at their pinnacle. Liberals finally go a chance to run the EU and US all at once, and the results were swift and predictable. Instead of relying on the individual, or the collections of individuals which have banded together in common cause to produce needed products and services (and which go by the general title of ‘corporations’), Obama has constrained and attacked the engines of human success and glory. He replaced these evolutionary gifts with another round of failure at the hands of tyrannical egotism.
A belief system that derives from the idea that only a select few people on the planet are smart enough to run humanity is doomed to failure.
On the other hand, a belief system that allows the individual human spirit free to interact NATURALLY andÂ randomly, making real-time choices on the path forward and which is free from the constraints of the machinations of the elite, will succeed. It will succeed in surprising and unpredictable ways.
This kind of system has built into it a cadence of change, where an older generation of success and elite is replaced by newer generations of success (and elite). It is the idea that anyone might succeed (large or small) that drives our creativity and our tenacity. We keep coming back to work because we expect some future returns that will be our personal achievements – not hand outs from the busy-body government. This kind of system is no different from the young trees that step in to replace the dying giant which fell due to the large snows of a recent winter. It is a natural process of renewal and results in greater survival and success.
Who wants to only survive? This libertarian view recognizes the god given talents we possess, talents honed by eons of evolutionary struggles and successes. Each human being has infinite potential. We have broken the bonds of our animal form. We explore the oceans and space, and travel in amazing machines of our own creation. We are not the limited, helpless, faulty bit players the liberal mythology sets out for us.
This libertarian Gestalt is finally spreading in the face of the massive liberal screw ups. But it will not really become evident until this fall when America votes en masse. This is why my posting has become light. I also think the public’s interest in politics is taking a rest for the summer. Even if Obama blunders massively again (which he has come close to doing on the terrorism front), the congressional liberals will protect him as long as they can. This blind protection and denial that anything major is happening in the electorate is another aspect of the liberal mythology, which is complete horse hockey. That is the idea that once something has been institutionalized it can never be removed.
I expect the Department of Education and other long time useless government entities will beg to differ over the next 6 years as they begin to bend to the will of the people. A people who increasingly don’t want DC involved with much of anything anymore.