"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Waiting for the damn to break

The only people alive today who believe that socialism/communism is the way to order society, are the ones who believe that it's because they and their friends will be the elite intelligentsia who will be running it for the good of the rest of us, or people who believe in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus and free lunches.

Over at Maggie's Farm I found this article headline for Sept. 23, 2014:

"USA Spending 30 Times More Per Capita than China on Social Programs"

 . . . and I shamelessly tell you that I didn't bother to go read it before making this post.  Why?
Because experience and logic tell me that once you have a brutal totalitarian government in place, there is no reason to spend any money at all on the unwashed masses.  You can instead spend your resources on luxurious living for yourself and your gang, and the necessary arms and infrastructure for protecting your elitist lifestyle. When the government has all the guns, the people have no choices. When the government has all control over water and food production, the people are essentially slaves.  Once they seize the guns, it is quite easy to seize everything else.

The reason the U.S. government is spending so much on social programs is because the vast majority of the populace is still working under the illusion that a complete economic collapse is somehow going to be averted. Somehow, other countries like China are going to continue to loan us money in the form of buying our bonds and continuing to allow the U.S. Dollar to be the world reserve and petro-dollar.   Then there is the fact that there are still hundreds of millions of firearms out there that the government hasn't been able to seize, . . . yet. There needs to be some sort of manufactured event that rapidly depopulates the U.S. or some crisis that causes a civil war to bring about martial law.

But soon we will hit the tipping point and the whole thing will come crashing down and the direct deposits to all those bank accounts will stop.  All those electrons that magically seem to appear as "funds" in your IRA or 401(k) or whatever supposed assets you think you have in the bank will vanish.


Aren't you glad you didn't waste any of your precious time trying to understand what the politicians were doing with your life?

Good luck!

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