You Just Can’t Fix…. -by Eli Stone

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“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” George Carlin
“I would say exploit the stupid, because they’re expendable and loyal, but it’s a fact: politicians are not loyal.” ― Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title
First off, my heart goes out to the victims of the terror attacks in France. But it hasn’t been like we don’t know it’s coming to a town near us. Unless of course you don’t understand how an unconventional war works. Oh wait, it already did, in New York City on 9-11. There will be more repeat performances. ISIS is the boogie man of the season and there needs to be distractions to keep folks amused while our wonderful politicians continue to bungle everything in their attempts to create more jobs. Too bad we didn’t figure out years ago that government would be better left on the waste heap of history. Unfortunately, someone has to shear the sheep who so need protecting. ISIS has sent an ultimatum to congress. If the US doesn’t quit taking action against Muslims, that the countries responsible will cut off the supply of convenience store clerks and hoteliers to the US. The second phase of the operation will entail an embargo of help desk personnel. Finally, if all that doesn’t work the ISIS spokesperson said that the Muslim world won’t send us another President.
I have talked in the past about cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is real and does exist, but the people who suffer from this dissonance cannot handle the fact so those people just turn back to their humble thoughts and beliefs and trundle on down the road of ignorance. I am not good at ignoring things. Cognitive dissonance is a noun, and a term used in Psychology. The dissonance is the anxiety that results from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes, beliefs, or the like, as when one likes a person but disapproves strongly of one of his or her habits. The anxiety also occurs when one holds those contradictory views in politics. For instance, democracy, socialism, fascism and communism are incompatible with personal freedom and liberty. Ask someone who has been well indoctrinated about why democracy is so great and they probably can’t tell you why democracy is so great, okay it really isn’t, that’s why we were not organized as a democracy. Some folks like to pretend that we are a democratic republic….oh, wait! That was East Germany under the Soviet occupation.
I suffered from cognitive dissonance once. I thought Bill O’Reilly was okay and I used to watch him on occasion. Then I started noticing the number of times the word democracy came out of Bill’s mouth. That made me not like Bill, and Bill is supposed to be a pretty smart guy, but he is stupid in that arena. There has never been a democracy that has survived for very long. The problem with democracy is that well, the ones with the most votes win. Fortunately for all of us we have a left wing and a right wing that keeps our turkey of a government aloft. As Thomas Paine once said, “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” I see us marching onward to intolerable.
Recently a reader wrote a letter and even wanted to meet over a couple of beverages maybe if they could meet me. Sorry, first off I don’t discuss politics over stupid juice (alcohol). Second I really don’t have time or desire to try and convince anyone away from their politics. It will just take time, for time makes far more converts than reason ever has, wish that was mine but it is also Thomas Paine’s work. So, go read the following works. Start with Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, then read the Federalist Papers, the Anti Federalist Papers, the Constitution, and lastly Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Another thing I would like to point out is that the Nazis were in fact National Socialist and not fascists. There were elements of fascism in their method of governing (like with most governments), but, the addition of eugenics and ethnic cleansing with the degree of nationalism is what makes a strong distinction. NAZI is the acronym for Nazional Sozialismus, it is a type of government unto itself. Mussolini was a fascist, Mussolini said fascism should have been called corporatism. Corporatism carries heavy sway in the USA today. If you have enough money you too can seriously influence legislation and elections. In fact, the Koch brothers stated that if their taxes go up that they will have to lay off at least six politicians (that is a bad joke, wouldn’t surprise me if it were true though). I also disagree on Obummercare being a simple insurance exchange program, I would call it part socialist and part fascist. The government tells you to buy it (yes just like car insurance) and passes a law so you must and levies fines if you don’t….I was wondering why the insurance companies weren’t raising holy hell. But the insurance companies will be the winners in this just like with car insurance. You can argue any of it all day, but how stupid is all that? VERY! But none the less, I challenge any reader to give us a good argument on the actual difference between a republic and a democracy, and why democracy is so awesome. Please back it up with examples of some successful democracies throughout history.
On a more personal note about medical insurance. My wife needed a treatment, she was tested for allergies. She had a bad reaction to the allergy test so we cancelled the serum two months before the treatment was to begin. The bill for the serum if the insurance company paid was eight thousand dollars. If we would have paid cash the bill would have been five hundred dollars. So yea, I think insurance companies have something to do with Americans not getting affordable health care.
UFC prize fighter Ronda Rousey got her butt handed to her by her latest opponent. I don’t care about her opponent, but it was Ronda’s first fight after endorsing Bernie Sanders. Bernie Sanders thinks a lot of stuff should be free, like college education. I am okay with free, especially freedom. But I don’t think free college is a good idea. It’s like a free car, who appreciates that? But Bernie Sanders is absolutely convinced that “Terrorism is a direct result of climate change”. Bernie Sanders sounds stupid. UFC fighters must be stupid too….or at least Ronda Rousey is pretending to be stupid.
If you want to learn about what the founders had intended for America go to Youtube, if you have a computer. Look up the American Form of Government and see what was intended. Then go read the constitution and count the number of times the word democracy appears. One thing I have found out is that if you engage a liberal, they usually get pissed when you ask them who should pay for all the free stuff. Nothing material is free, anything worth having is worth working for, as I have discovered. Success is a ladder, you can’t climb it with your hands in your pockets.
I remember how people were just so damn tickled when they thought Obamacare would be free….tee f-n hee! Yea, I told them so.
“The adoption of Democracy as a form of Government by all European nations is fatal to good Government, to liberty, to law and order, to respect for authority, and to religion, and must eventually produce a state of chaos from which a new world tyranny will arise.” Duke of Northumberland 1931
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill