You know, John McCain wouldn’t be letting all this bad stuff happen right now, if he were the PRESIDENT.
Here he is on TWITTER. I plan on having a list of politicians I feel that I can trust along my sidebar. He caps it, today. He loves this country. Seeing what he is saying is like having a pulse? I bet he writes his own speeches too. He’s brilliant that way. I saw him give a lecture the other night on TV.
I got a comment here by my friend Song whose blog is down right now — but, it is such a worthy essay right now I can’t even tell you — and since I have permission — I’m publishing it. It was in the comments section of my last post. The one on the homeless…
I see it touched a nerve…
ON POLITICS…2009 March 3song
America reminds me of a man with a family who owns a house and gives his salary to the neighbors while his own roof is leaking and his children are going hungry. Obama gives money to Palestine while the US government supplies the Israeli’s the bombs?
Hello??? Is anyone thinking here?
The issue of the current homeless and disenfranchised has more to do with Reaganomics, and the Republicans keeping the war machine well oiled with billions of dollar contracts. Capitalism has more to do with trading goods and services in a free market. Whenever you have an elite few controlling the property and social interests of the many, you do not have capitalism, you have socialism, which is what America has been for many years. What Reagan did was to up the ante with the old Soviet Union by accellerating the arms race. It was a stare down, and the Soviets lost. But Americans lost as well, as their money was no longer being put in the infrastructure, but in the military industrial complex. So Reagan did what Empire builders do…kept America in a constant state of war by stoking the war machine.
Americans through taxes have not received the government services they have paid for. If the Government were a business it would be, and is bankrupt..
On the otherhand the Democrats today are busily robbing the bank, borrowing the future and redistributing some earned wealth to others. Because they view the free market as the bane of civilization they want to impede its growth and development through legislation and restrictions, which ultimately quashes the creative human spirit. Democrats do not understand that small businesses and corporations are owned by people, just like them. They believe that non productive people are a result of social inequities caused by capitalism, and therefore, productivity is something which should be governed and owned by the few among them in the Government who know what’s best for the rest of us. Democrats of today do not understand that Franklin Roosevelt did not get America out of the Depression through social programs, but through World War II. So essentially, he fired up the war machine, which is what Empires do…
Wars create the need for replacable goods. They serve the needs of Empires.
Not Republics. (almost an old fashioned way to think) I have other thoughts about what is happening which I for the sake of brevity won’t share tonight.
So you have just a brief answer, because the answers are far more complex than a few paragraphs. I could explain, how the government has created the inequities. One need look no further than the racism in the Democrat South of the sixties to begin to unravel why men like Frank Davis chose Communism over either party. It is understandable.
And then of course Alan Greenspan…and the Federal Reserve, but that is a book. We could move into a discussion of Free trade agreements which were out of balance. We could discuss the debt we now owe the Chinese, since we are no longer producing goods, but borrowing money to buy them. We could begin to grasp why both parties have done nothing to stop illegal immigration, since both have a vested interest in cheap labor and a permanent shadow class of citizens.
The question you need to ask yourself as you look out of your kitchen window at the roses, is should you be allowed to have private ownership of your house and your property, or should the government? Who knows better how to manage your life, you or the government? Do you believe as you get into your car to drive somewhere that Capitalism is evil?
If so, I recommend you trade your car in for a donkey and a cart, give away your private property and let the homeless man move into your house, with his family and friends. You see?
If our taxes had been spent correctly, we would have an infrastructure that is not crumbling, taking lives as it does. In this way, I am a social liberal, because I do believe that people should pay taxes for the privilege of living in a country. What I do not believe is that social liberals or social conservatives should utilize those taxes to pay for either war, or other nations’ needs, until our own needs are met. That is simple isn’t it? In the end, I do not believe that a true capitalist exports their way of life through debt or coercion but through fair and balanced trade. Neither of which exists today. The marketplace when fully unimpeded answers the needs of the people. The Government when not impeded denies the individual personal freedom, and the pursuit of happiness.
Most Democrats express the highest level of hypocrisy, purloining the fruits of capitalism all the while negating its value. Most Republicans express the highest level of hypocrisy by wanting to legislate what people do with their bodies and telling people what God to worship while believing a free market is the moral crux of achievement. How can either one, in the end have the intellectual acumen to address the current crisis, the developing culture and the monopolies they have both supported (through acceptance of lobbying monies, etc.) which thwarts the creative spirit.
So I have added a few paragraphs for you to read. Maybe next time we might discuss why the homeless man is a byproduct of the one world global dream—dreamed by a handful of patriarchs, who still have not learned from their solar god structure how to count past one.
In the end, I believe in the glory of the human mind, the compassion in the human heart, and the goodness of humanity. I believe in that hope that knows that evil is temporary, and that the human spirit, will prevail…no matter how dark it seems.