Thursday, November 19, 2015
A Republic, if you can keep it.
Ever heard the phrase "the road to hell is paved with good intentions"? Of course you have. I haven't been making too many political opinion posts lately. Not because I am trying to keep from pissing people off or having a change of heart or anything. I just sometimes get tired of pointing out the same things over and over when they seem to have such little effect.
I really just despise hypocrites and can't abide half measures but on the subject of this declining empire we call the United States, and honestly the entire Western world in general, half measures, personal bias, and hypocritical squabbling over the crumbs is really all there is to be had these days.
It kinda reminds me of the old guys that hang out all day in the little town nearby. They complain about not getting approved for whatever assistance, benefit increase, etc. from the government and then turn around and scream about immigration or jump right on the "War on Women" bandwagon when somebody running for office mentions they are pro life, just to make their wives happy. What exactly did they think was going to happen when they publicly funded abortion and sacrificed everyone who came after them on the altar of the multi-cult? Even the government knows it can't run on a deficit forever and since we allowed our own birthrates to drop below replacement level they now have to import taxpayers to meet all these promises.
Want to stop the politicians from inviting in the entire world? Give up public pensions, social security, medicare/medicaid, Affirmative Action and all the rest. All of it. Not just those things you don't agree with while keeping the ones you use. Perhaps you think you worked for it and paid into it and we should keep them and just cut all welfare? OK , I am all for that and would agree 100%. Hell I paid into the system all my life as well but in 2015 the US spent half a trillion dollars on welfare. Care to guess what was spent on pensions? 1.2 trillion, another 1.3 on healthcare. Getting rid of one will not solve the problem. Getting rid of welfare won't even make a dent in the problem no matter how much I would like to see it gotten rid of.
I do not point these things out to piss anyone off because they collect social security or a pension. I point them out because it is the truth that the numbers expose.
Let's humor me for a minute here and just suppose we did stop all this government largess from flowing. What would happen? Basically the collapse many have been predicting anyway. In fact we are past the point of avoiding a collapse. Government spending touches each and every one of us. The only difference is how many hoops or how much crap each individual has to shovel to get it. When I deliver a car to a government employee it's government spending. Without all this spending our economy would come to almost a complete stop.
It's too early to start shooting and too late to change anything. The only thing we can do is be honest with ourselves and prepare for the crash. While it's very hard for 99% of the people out there to prepare it seems even harder for all of us to be honest with ourselves. So by all means stop immigration, open borders and welfare, I am with you 100%, just go into it with open eyes and remember if we are successful what the ultimate price will be and prepare for that eventuality. Have a plan for life not just survival of a couple of years.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!