Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thought for the Day

Central to the practice of socialized health care as with the socialization of every other field of endeavor is the legal and moral reduction of the care givers, the doctors and nurses and other staff, to the status of domestic animals. As the actual experience of socialization has shown this will result in the early retirement (and other forms of departure) of many practitioners and the discouragement of those who where thinking of entering the field.

The actual long term result of the socialization of medicine will not be the improvement of our standard of living, it will of course be the opposite, with the addition of the needless deaths of people who would have been saved and returned to health under the present system. One only has to look at the practice of socialized medicine in Europe. Most of the horror stories about "Euro-Care" could be summarized in the phrase: Take two aspirin and drop dead in the morning. (And in full blown Marxist states you won't even get the aspirin.)

Instead of being the saviors that they present themselves as, the socializers will in fact, as usual, be committing murder through an indirect process.

How much longer must we put up with this nonsense?
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Moron of the Day

Today's Moron of the Day is brought to us by News Busters.

Actor Denis (as in penis) Leary said on Larry King Live:

“I think that President Obama is the greatest President in the history of all of our Presidents and that he can do no wrong in my book.”

To which I have to say that anyone who believes that they are following an infallible leader has already failed.

Calling these people idiots would be an undeserved compliment. This is because the word "idiot" is derived from the Greek word for someone who doesn't participate in public life. These full-blown raving lunatics would do a lot less damage in the future if they would just stay home on the days that we hold elections.

Isabel Paterson, a friend of Ayn Rand, had something to say about the phenomena of Leader Worship:

"Let it be asked how any person wholly devoid of talent, skill, accomplishment, wit, beauty, charm, or even the practical ability to earn a living by routine labor, can conceivably become an object of flattering, greeted with applause and given a hearing for the feeblest inanities -- obviously nothing will serve except political position."

She wrote this in 1943, back when the leaders being worshiped were good progressive gentlemen like Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

How much longer do we have to endure this nonsense?
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Friday, May 29, 2009

So Anyway

While I was at a Dairy Queen in Saint Paul after depositing my weekly paycheck I got to watch the arrest of a couple of freelance democrats in that establishment's parking lot. Apparently they were double-charging extremely elderly people out of large chunks of money for doing yard and home repair work.
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blast From The Past



"Let it be asked how any person wholly devoid of talent, skill, accomplishment, wit, beauty, charm, or even the practical ability to earn a living by routine labor, can conceivably become an object of flattering, greeted with applause and given a hearing for the feeblest inanities -- obviously nothing will serve except political position."

-- Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine (1943)

We should consider ourselves fortunate that The Big Zero is actually a mere mortal who is only deified by the press and some of his supporters. The alternative is much worse.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

"When the word leader, or leadership, returns to current use, it connotes a relapse into barbarism. For a civilized people, it is the most ominous word in any language."

-- Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine. (1943)

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Someone Else's Thought For The Day

From cartoonist John Cox:



Now there are some folks, who regard themselves as morally superior beings, who question why the other bastard has to die. The answer of course is that the other bastard is attempting to impose his will, or the will of his leader, upon you by force. It is the act of coercion by force that makes what General Patton called the other bastard an enemy.

Peace is simply the absence of enemies.

But there are some folks, who pretend to be morally superior beings, who would have us believe that "peace" could be achieved by submission to the will of the other bastard. In reality this is not peace, it is slavery.

There are some well meaning people, some of whom that I respect, who believe that there are times that one cannot have both peace and freedom at the same time.

I have to disagree.

Liberty is simply the condition of existence in which the person is free to live his own life in accordance with his own rational judgment. This does of course require the absence of some other bastard who is attempting to impose his will upon the person by force.

In practical terms real peace and real freedom are inseparable. I will go further is saying that to a civilized person, peace, freedom, and security, are simply three words that can be used to describe the identical condition, the absence of another bastard imposing his will upon the civilized person.

Contrary to what those who describe themselves as peace activists would have us believe, and as General Patton has ably demonstrated, the path to real peace invariably takes us over the real dead bodies of those other bastards who insist on violently imposing their will upon us.

Unfortunately this process is by no means a safe one.

Let us take this day to remember those who died on the path to real peace.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thought for the Day

Anyone who sees me as a domestic animal that they can use for their own material or spiritual benefit is not my fellow citizen.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

John Bergstrom Doesn't Play Well With Others



John (aka Varmint) wrote a comment:

So far Obama has waffled on Guantanamo, rendition and tribunals. during the campaign he even pretended to respect gun rights. But abortion is something he has never compromised on. it is very important to him for some reason. strip everything else away and he still believes in it.


Here's my theory:

If we believe that the Right to Life (and the causally subsequent Rights of Liberty, etc.) begins at conception, then at what point (short of a conviction for a capital offense) can that right be denied to a person? Voluntary Socialism has been repeatedly proven (The Plymouth Colony, Jonestown,etc.) to not work. Thus in order for Socialism to "work" it has to be made compulsory, through the credible threat of violence against productive persons. Which means that any social concept that restrains the power of the state, such as the Rights of Life and Liberty, has to be rendered invalid. Preferably by the victims themselves. What Ayn Rand used to call the Sanction of the Victim.

The term "pro-choice" is a typical socialist inversion of meaning. To deny the Right to Life of a fetus would be in moral effect to deny the Right of Life to that person for the entire span of his or her life. Thus it would open the door to the Coercive Socialism through the credible threat of deadly force against productive persons.

But as the history of the Soviet Union has shown, that doesn't work either.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

(Yes, I know what Rand's position on abortion is.)
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thought for the Day

Anyone who cannot or will not understand the difference between a citizen and a domestic animal has no place in government.
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

So Anyway



When I was in the Army, during the Cold War, I used to tell people that I was from the Soviet Socialist Republic of Minnesota.

The state government is the biggest employer in the state of Minnesota, but they won't hire me to drive a (bleeping) snow plow for next winter.

The local branch of the Donks, the Democratic Fascist Looter Farmer Labor Party (yes, its as bad as it sounds) wants to continue to raise higher taxes and increase spending on their pork special projects. Even though we are now clearly heading into a second great depression.

Those persons who don't understand the difference between government and brigandage should not be in the government.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Our Motto Is...



I know its sloppy, but I had to do it.

The horror...the horror...
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Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Suggestion



Perhaps we should vote Norwegian in the next election.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Quote of the Day

"A state-run economy inevitably produces shared poverty for all but the political elites."

-- Austin Bay, Recalling May 1989, Strategy Page
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Anniversary

On this day in 1862 a bunch of Mexicans beat a unit of the French Army. There were no Germans present.
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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Definition for Today

Peace in the real world is simply the absence of those -- such as the socialists -- who seek to deprive you, I, and our fellow citizens of our own Life, Liberty, and Property. Real peace can only be achieved by the physical isolation or outright elimination of those who seek to subjugate, plunder and murder us. This can only be done through the use of physical force.

In short, true peace can only be achieved only through the possession of superior firepower and the moral will to use it.
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