Failed Choices -Eli Stone

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia

I think it’s hilarious that since the democrats got Barrack Obama in office and with all the funny and illegal stuff he pulled while in office, that the democrats think that they can run a moonbat avowed socialist, known as Bernie Sanders, who honeymooned in the Soviet Union against a criminal and compulsive liar and whichever one wins, the world’s problems will be solved. Funnier still is that the aging moonbat socialist is beating out the criminal botox beauty known as Hillary Clinton. These people want to take care of us, very good care of us.
Life is all about choices, you get up every day and decide what to wear, unless you are a uniformed employee such as a postal worker or soldier. Then you decide whether to go to work, another choice, then you decide what you will have for breakfast and the list could go on, ad naseum, through your day and mine and how we have many of the same choices to make on a daily basis. We also get to live with the consequences of those choices. What I have found out is that there are a lot of people who don’t like living with the consequences of those choices. Whether it be the choice to live beyond their means, to drink too much alcohol, or to be obese.
Then there are the tough choices, go to college, or not and then what career path to follow if you do go to college, or not. Then there are life choices, get married, or not, have kids, or not, start a business, or not, unplug the unresponsive brain dead child, or not. Some are more difficult than others. The bottom line is that there are a huge number of choices that we have to make in life that will affect our future. Some choices can be undone to some degree and still others cannot be undone at all.
But apparently there are a lot of young folks these days who don’t like making choices. I am talking about those that are running down the Bernie Sanders trail in the hopes that we might become socialist and have many of those life choices unwittingly taken from them. What many folks don’t know about socialism is that it helps you with many of those choices. Socialism helps you decide what to spend your meager earnings on after you pay your generous tax contributions to the government so they can decide who deserves your hard earned money.
The great thing about socialism is that you get to know what your career path will be early on in life. Your IQ will be tested and then you will be placed in the appropriate track for life. If you want to be a doctor then you had better have a decent IQ and apply yourself especially well so you can get a slot to free medical school. Uhm, no, you can’t go out and shop colleges, or careers, or doctors. All those decisions are pretty much made for you. Just think, utopia at last. Unless of course unless you get sick from a disease that more than half of those who get the disease tend to die from. Then you may be placed in the “you’re definitely going to die” category because you aren’t worth treating because there is a high risk you won’t recover and then all that money would have been wasted. And the great thing is that you also get to pay extra for everything like aspirin and other over the counter medicines just to help out a little more. The best part, or worst, depending on your point of view is that socialism is a failed experiment. You can explain to people why socialism always eventually fails and they will still be all for the shackles of debt. There is never enough money to cover down on everyone’s free stuff.
Speaking of free stuff, after a little digging I discovered that the event center at the high school was one of those things that the community helped make happen, that was supposed to open for community use is in fact open for community use, at some pretty pricey rates. But that’s none of my business. Just wonder if the pool will wind up going the same direction. Time will tell, but my bet is that the school pretty much winds up in total control, after all, the pool will be on school property. Or is it no longer school property and going to be public property? Don’t we wish we had all the minutes from all the meetings, executive sessions included. Ah well, business per usual, the world shall never know.
I watched a little History Channel special the other night titled “America’s Book of Secrets, The War On Drugs”. The story line and the story could have been taken right out of a few of my articles. From the storyline of Eugene Hassenfuss a former Air America pilot who was shot down in Nicaragua and basically lead to the turmoil which was the Iran Contra Affair, which lead to the Panama Invasion and the over throw of Manuel Noriega. Noriega was on the CIA payroll as far back as 1959, he finally messed up, or not, and made some bad choices.. Bottom line is that our own government was smuggling the drugs, that time cocaine, into the US to fund black operations for the CIA. Back then we heard of lots of large cocaine busts. You know, it just makes me wonder how all this heroine is getting into the United States and why aren’t there any big heroine busts? Now we know the rest of the story as far as where the heroine is actually coming from in Woodland Park. You see the war on drugs really isn’t meant to be won. You would see the ruination of the prison industrial complex from the police to the prisons and a lot of politicians who have very vested interests in just how many drugs actually get sold. It’s what you call a self-licking ice cream cone. All those three letter agencies stand to lose a lot of money as well. I am no longer a theorist, I just wonder what the next conspiracy is going to bring. We the people have failed in our choices. I just wonder how much longer we will do so.
The only thing I can do is wonder where all of this is actually going. We have corruption of the grandest sort from the highest levels of government to the lowest levels of city halls all over the country. I am sure there are those with the best of intentions and try to do the right thing but in the end money talks and BS walks.
Even if you choose socialism, politicians don’t care, it’s just more control and money in their pockets. But don’t dare cross them, that’s a bad choice if you look at the Oregon situation. Resistance is futile, and most people don’t care. Looks like the subservience and venality may be our only remaining virtue. Or else.
Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness. George Washington, Circular to the States