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Friday, September 17, 2010

Debt Slavery, Simplified

This might be the best explanation I have found that explains our debt and economic slavery. Please take 5 minutes to view this and try not to feel like you were just punched in the guts.

I Dream of Freedom

For 100 years we have had the unaudited Federal Reserve stealing the wealth of this country. Creating crisis and despair. Financing every war. Facilitating the death and destruction of sons and daughters everywhere.

We have a monopolistic two party system made up of crooked politicians. Men and women absorbed with greed and power. They have no idea of the meaning of the term "public service." They do however know the meaning of "self service."

And we have a government armed with jack booted IRS thugs. Able and willing to strip you of as much wealth as they can get their hands on. Threatening you with prison time for no other reason than you have the audacity to work and then try to keep the money you have earned. Distributing your wealth to themselves.

Freedom? What the hell does that mean? Economic freedom? Maybe they'll let you live outside prison walls as long as you turn over half of your paycheck. In a few years, maybe 3/4's of your paycheck. Perhaps they will let you have have some sub-standard health care just as long you pay whatever arbitrary price it takes to create thousands of more jobs for more government workers to administer their latest debacle. Maybe they'll let you live on the land they really OWN just as long as you pay your taxes on it. Maybe they'll let you drive a car just as long as you pay taxes on it, pay taxes on the gas and oil you put in it, and pay the taxes they charge you to hang a piece of aluminum on it. Maybe they'll let you eat just as long as you pay sales taxes on the food or import duties and taxes on the ingredients in your food. Maybe they' ll even let you have a drink as long as you pay your liquor tax.

The idea that we live in a free market economy vanished decades ago. People were willing to pay some price in the form of taxes for some measure of freedom. But soon, that freedom began to look a lot like economic slavery. And then- it became clear that it was. We ran out of money.

You know what that White House looks like to me? It looks like one of those giant antebellum plantation type mansions that forced sharecropping slave labor to the fields in places like Georgia and South Carolina. The slaves have changed over the years. We have different skin tones, many of us are white. There are millions of us now and we work for the greatest plantation owner of them all. The U.S. Government.

I dream of freedom. I have watched as the poor misguided voters in this country marched to the polls to vote for liars, cheats, and criminals. I have stood by and listened to the great national debate over which party of thieves is worse. They are both wretched. Both worthy of a guillotine in the square for their betrayal to this country. And I know that the only way this runaway wreck of a government can be stopped is with a third party. And I dreamed. I dreamed that instead of calling each other names, we could unite. That suddenly one day, all of us would realize that it's not your neighbor that is your enemy- the enemy is that great satan of a government that we have created and ignored for far too long. A government that has morphed into some abomination that not even Jefferson on angel dust could have envisioned. A government that thinks that it has the right to run your life, steal your wealth, ignore your wishes, threaten you, and do it with impunity. Indeed the criminals that run this thing- never go to trial.

I dream that the day is upon us. The day when we all realize we can no longer waste time. That if we are to save the greatest beacon of freedom that has ever existed- we must act soon. We must put down our remote controls, our Iphones, and our silly (D) and (R) arguments and we must unite. We must have a sense of urgency because we are on the brink of collapse and time is no longer in great supply. This is no longer some chicken little "sky is falling" scenario parroted by mentally deranged people on cheap paper pamphlets. The debt is real, the threat of collapse is real and imminent, and the only ones that can stop this- is a united American people. The original freedom fighters.

An excellent piece from Dr. Zero.

History has shown us that if you take freedom for granted or ignore it, it will be taken or stolen from you. Sometimes when somebody steals something from you, you have to steal it back.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Content Warning

A couple of you guys have asked about the content warning when navigating here.

I pulled a John Daly. I swear. It is colorful and it is funny and it is me. I dislike the neutral shaded world where we cannot say shit or fuck without VICTIMIZING someone.

That is such bullshit and quite frankly, I am tired of hearing it. I am offended.... whine, whine, whine.

Do you want to know why people whine about profanity? Because they have all bought into some belief system that we should all behave and talk according to their inherited belief systems. And they don't have any problem trying to convince you that they are right.

So here's where I'm at. I try not to swear in front of kids. I don't use any profane word that begins with a "C" or a "G". That is my belief system. But most importantly I believe in free speech, which means I have HUGE tolerance for those folks who use profanity more than I do. I don't try to control the world and make the world bend to my beliefs. Nor do I act like a whiny ass baby or a victim because somebody says something off color. Nor do I believe God will punish me for saying, "shit." Unless someone added an 11th commandment.

But I posted the content warning to let people know that's how I write. This is my blog.

Will Obama Tax the Rich? I'm "All In" In On This Prediction

Of course. They are the villains, those rich pricks. They made all the money so make them pay the freight. Screw 'em. I read these deep comments all over the intertubes.

Unfortunately, taxing the rich is just a ploy to gain votes for the mid-term elections. It won't work anyway...I'll explain why in a minute.

There is one other huge dilemma with taxing the rich. Our entire capitalistic way of life is based on us NOT being equal. Taxing the rich takes all of the incentive for achieving success off of the table. Why would anyone work their asses off- just to lose it all to the government? The short answer is- they wouldn't and they won't.

Let me give you a poker game analogy. Let's suppose ten of us sit in a poker game. After playing a few hours, three of the players (the most patient and skilled players) have 2/3rds of all of the chips on the table. Seeing this as unfair, poker room personnel intervene and tell the good players to give back the chips they won from the crappy players. The good players have lost the incentive to play. The crappy players have lost any incentive to get better because they know the house (government) will intervene and give them their chips back.

Our entire American way of life was founded on the principle that hard work or innovation pays off. When you take that incentive away, you will get neither.

A few years back, I think it was South Carolina, which employed this very tactic. They raised taxes on the rich. Guess what happened? The rich left the state. The tax hikes failed and South Carolina received far less revenue than they had hoped for. Our poker room analogy is fitting here. If in the middle of the game, you decide to change the rules and give the crappy players their chips back, the good players who have those chips will say "fuck you, I am leaving the game and taking the chips with me."

And thus we have 55,000 American bank accounts in Switzerland at UBS alone. Thousands more in offshore places like the Cayman Islands. Why? Because government is desperately trying to get their hands on those chips. It's not the players who are evil- it's government.

The kicker? The rich don't have enough money to bail us out anyway. We currently owe 19 trillion. If you liquidated ALL of the assets of our top five billionaires (in the top ten worldwide) and delivered it to the US Government you would only pay off 200 billion of the national debt. This is about 2%. Big whoop. That won't even pay the interest on our debt for a year.

So what will Obama do? He is an idiot and therefore, he will try to tax the rich because it is the politically expedient thing to do. It will gain him a short lived political victory among the uneducated and huddled mass of voters this fall, voters who will see him as Robin Hood. Stealing all those rich pricks' money. What's not to like? In the long run, we will feel the damaging effects of encouraging socialism and supporting mediocrity. We will not gain anything but then again, we are dealing with a man that was raised in Indonesia who has a time horizon of two years. Why wouldn't he tax the rich?

He has to. That is Obama. His contempt for the rich and our American way of life should be fairly obvious to even the most casual observers. We know what his cards are. I'm all in on this bet.