Quote Of The Day

Quote of the Day: “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems” – President Trump

“Should We Abandon Capitalism?”

Interesting social media posts being shared about accompanied with an article to the gist of “Should We Abandon Capitalism?”

Drives the exact point of how intellectually dishonest we have become as a society. Capitalism is dependent on free markets and free markets are dependent on voluntary transactions at voluntary terms – which have not existed now for decades. Hence we have not had capitalism in decades. Be it through ignorance or intentionally attempting to deceive people – when you must create fictional straw men in order to make your point a very logical conclusion is that you do not have a point what so ever.

Of course these people have no point – but by creating fiction they attempt to show that what they are proposing is superior to the fiction that they have created. A great deal of our troubles root back to people feeling the need to create fictional straw men in order to make what they are proposing appear good, better and rational. Of course what they are proposing is not good, better or rational – that is why they must generate fiction as comparables!

Be aware of reality – evil prospers through lies. If you cannot tell the difference then perhaps the wise course is to hold off on forming an opinion until you can tell the difference.

Good Cop / Bad Cop

Maybe many years ago I was perchance consuming an adult beverage imaginably prior to the legal age of doing so. Conceivably I was drinking this beer at a public beach and for all one knows two policemen appeared. Perhaps these two policemen did the Good Cop / Bad Cop routine and one perhaps threatened to throw us in jail while the other maybe pretended to be our best friend and perhaps sympathized with twenty year olds drinking beer at a public beach at night. As the case may be the effort was perhaps so amateurish and heavy handed that we underage partiers perhaps simply rolled our eyes but lost our remaining beer – which the policeman perhaps enjoyed later that evening in a public place with their policemen friends.

The Good Cop / Bad Cop routine is probably as old as law enforcement itself.

The Good Cop / Bad Cop routine is also as old as politics as well.

An example of Good Cop/ Bad Cop in politics is the claim that only government can protect us from corporations. Examples such as Dodd-Frank and the Affordable Care Act are held out to the public as the politicians protecting us from the evil Wall Street Banks and the evil health insurance corporations. I am not questioning the evil of some of the people in these industries but the idea that government will protect you from this evil is simply absurd – the government and the corporations are all on the same team. Including Bernie Sanders.

The Dodd-Frank legislation was drafted by CitiGroup, the Wall Street bank. The Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, was drafted by the former Vice President of Lobbying for WellPoint. Understand this – the legislation that the politicians are so adamant in claiming will protect you from Wall Street banks and giant health insurance companies is written by – wait for it – Wall Street banks and giant health insurance companies.

This is nothing more than the Good Cop / Bad Cop routine and at the end of the night – the politicians and corporations will drink your beer with their friends instead of you drinking it with your friends.

It is the same scam written to the tune of trillions of dollars.

How do we end this cycle of abuse and corruption and more importantly – how do we get the general public to quit supporting this government/corporate partnership to rip them off?

First of all – principles. Do you think that legislation, taxation and regulation should create situations where your money or labor is required to go to corporations? No you say? Then do not support it – regardless what politicians, celebrities, and political parties tell you to support it. When you support something that violates your principles due to a politician, celebrity, or political party saying you should support it – that will fall into the general realm of a Cult of Personality. Do not participate in a Cult of Personality. That is bad. I should not have to say ‘that is bad’ but in 2017 – well – it must be pointed out that Cults of Personality are bad.

“But but but – what the other guys want to do is WORSE!” – more Good Cop / Bad Cop. The majority of these politicians profit from the corporations – both parties. “The other guy wants to throw you in jail but I just want to take your beer – see, I am your friend!” Is that about how it works? Exactly how it works in DC.

Have some principles, have some morals, understand the effects of legislation, taxation and regulation and those who profit and gain power from it. Those profits and power are directly at your expense. If a politician, celebrity or political party tells you what legislation, taxation and regulation does – be skeptical. Be very skeptical. Chances are better than 90% that what they are telling you is a lie at least in that they will omit significant truths.

Principles, principles, principles – not Cults of Personality. This is the only answer that will prevent the politicians and corporations from taking your beer.

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