When No one is Allowed (or are to BIG) to fail.. Tyranny Germinates!
The above... a compilation of the wise from our founders to the great minds of our time: C.S. Lewis, Francis Schaeffer, my dad …others who have inspired me... and wisdom gleaned from my study of the Holy Scriptures!
Also, as I learn Greece and our states of California, New Jersey, Illinois and many others, be it state, county or national entities, most all governed by those of the "Progressive" ideology... on the verge of bankruptcy (financial "death" as it were)… I recall watching a nature program on TV (don't remember if it was Animal Planet or PBS)... but in the program was a heart wrenching scene of a baby water buffalo standing forlornly by and attempting to suckle its dead mother... sadly soon doomed to die itself, for it knows no other options for survival!
When I hear and see on the news, people in Greece, California, Illinois, now students in New Jersey demanding, of the verge of riot.. to continue to "suckle" their financially "dead" governments... I think of the baby buffalo, totally dependent upon its mother! Like that pitiful doomed baby, these people know no other way to survive, but at the "teat of mother government"! So... as a tip of the hat to our compassionate (with OPM) "Progressives", I shall respect their passion for recycling, and embed a required reading link by the great thinker C.S. Lewis, written in 1958, but it could have been today!
"Is Progess Possible".
God Bless all... pray for America and the peace of Jerusalem! Shalom!
"Religion of Pieces" Marxism and Tyranny of a Feather?
If ya pay attention… note most ALL modern Islamo-terrorists (especially the leaders) have been western educated. They come to the west to get "education", attend our “fine” God, capitalism and liberty HATING universities… and hear rants from the resident Commie professor how terrible America and the west are! That infused with their backward culture and leaders skilled at turning despair into rage… is a sure-fire formula that morphs into mass murder!
Terror has always been a tool of the modern Leftist (Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Castro, Mao and Pol Pot to name a few) ... Pause a moment and recall such past “revolutionary freedom fighters” as the Europe based Baader-Meinhof Gang, Revolutionäre Zellen (RZ) and Red Army Faction. All proudly proclaimed and violently advanced their Marxist ideology. Remember in July 1976, these western Communist terrorists allied with the Islamic Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) in the infamous hijack of Air France flight 139 to Entebbe, Uganda.
Mass murder for terror was perfected in the leftist totalitarian ideologies of Communism, Fascism and Nazism that sadly "infected" much of the 20th century! Islamo-terroism takes the worst from these aforementioned “isms” and wraps it in a thin but compatible veneer of Islam.
Look now at the Obama administration… Why do they oh so reluctantly fight the war against the Islamists (they don't even want to call it a war)? I speculate this could be because, deep down in their corrupt little (il)liberal hearts they kinda admire these Islamo “revolutionaries”… why else when put on “trial” would they want to grant them full American citizen rights???!!! Do the math! It only “adds up” when you realize they appear to have a bizarre twisted kinship… and are in many aspects fellow travelers or "Birds of a Feather" in tyranny (Marx)!!! IMHO!
Might be Keeping the Clunker one more year...
Been looking over the car ads in the local newsrag… boy, look at all the “specials” low down payments and big (alleged) “rebates” Just dunno if I can swing it???
Back in the “goodle” days of 1966 my dad was earning a very respectable salary of $12,000 per year. He bought a new car… a Plymouth Belvedere, with V8 engine, AT, AC, AM Radio and those new fangled seat belts… pretty tricked out for the day. Purchase price was around $3,000, 25% of his annual salary. Served us well as we drove it for 20 years (sold it in ’86 for $400).
In the meantime, these past 40+ years we got lotsa “good” government “oversight” with pollution and (alleged) safety improvements and the infamous CAFÉ standards, which has surely added mucho $$$ to the price. Nowadays in 2010, a small town attorney of my dad’s standing may be earning $100k or so… 25% of that would be $25,000, which may get you a 4-cyinder compact of some kind.
Since most folks today don’t make a $100k… (including me) new wheels are much more expensive even in an inflation adjusted way than back in the day… when 3-years was about the average car loan time. Today the purchase of a new car is similar to buying a house back in the sixties… loan times are 5 years and longer, as even modest vehicles and trucks often sail past $35,000 or more! The seduction has become the “easy monthly payment” (still more than my first house payment)... that goes on LONG after the car is likely on the junk heap! It’s INSANE, I tell ya! I Sit down to watch the news and the TV talking heads wonder why car sales are way down, and the government has to bail out car companies and do other stupid stuff like “Cash for Clunkers”? With the outrageous automobile prices nowadays, you don’t own the new car it owns you!!!
No thanks! Honey, I’m fueling up the clunker and we’ll drive her till she clunks plum out!
2010 - Judas Iscariot, Benedict Arnold, Vidkun Quisling 30 Pieces of Silver Award for Public Anti-Service
Rep Alan Boyd (D-FL) explains his "YES" vote on "Healthcare" to the people of the
2nd Congressional District!