The Conundrum of Socialism Sneaking In Like a Virus
A friend of mine received an email and forwarded it to me. It provides some insight into what is going on in this country and I am trying to find ways to say somewhat the same things. I don’t know who came up with the points but I certain wish I could have. I will just add some thoughts in support.
The first point made in the email is this:
“Free people are not equal. Equal people are not free.”
We are all different and have broad ranges of talent but some of us have very little talent and our government appears to be trying to keep it that for the purpose of getting us to vote for them because they help them out persistently. But they claim to be leveling the playing field but they are just making the lack of talent more rewarding than those who use their talent to make their lives better. Those with talent who worked very hard to obtain it are now being forced to take care of those who find themselves not really needing any talent. If they needed to get a job to get ahead they would, but the government keeps them from needing to.
And about gun control:
“A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don’t have one, you’ll probably never need one again.”
That is so obvious. But the constitution clearly permits the average citizen to own a gun if they want to. But the rationale our constitution makes is that the average citizen has the right to defend one’s self against those who would do them harm and governments who become tyrannical. If it takes on average of 20 minutes for a police officer to show up at your door, the criminal knows this, too, and would know he could easily do lots of harm and get away before the police show up. But a homeowner with a gun can get the help he or she needs in an instant if the threat is immediate. Criminals don’t wait until the police show up as a benefit to you, they commit their intended crime in the least amount of time possible because of the threat a police officer presents “with a gun.” A criminal won’t even try if they know a person has a gun or think he does or even might have a gun. They want to find those without a defense to attack.
The email defines what a conundrum is: It is something that is puzzling or confusing. And then it presents six conundrums of what socialism is doing to us in the United States. I would add that “political correctness” is also a major part of our problem.
- America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.
- Half the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims
- They think they are victims yet they elect the representatives who run the country.
- Their representatives run the country but the poor keep getting poorer.
- The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about having.
- They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Things to think about concerning the direction of our country and its cultural environment:
We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. And isn’t it strange that when a lunatic attacks, he first determines if it is a gun-free zone. Or they attack where they know there victims will not be able to defend themselves. And shouldn’t the constitution apply to drug dealers with guns? After all, they are under constant threat from their fellow drug dealers who want to take over their territories. They should have a right to defend themselves from bodily harm. Maybe that is why all the major cities look the other way when their cities are overrun with illegal guns that the government could never control in the first place. Remember over 80% of all death by guns occurs in the neighborhood of major cities.
And isn’t ironic that those vary neighborhoods are controlled by Democrat mayors who are most intent on imposing gun controls. If they haven’t be able to control the illegal guns on their own streets for decades, how are they going to see a change if they outlaw guns in the rest of the country. Gun controls can only apply to those who register their guns, those with illegal guns do not have to register them. They get someone else to buy the gun for them legally. If you cannot control the drug flow into these neighborhoods, how are you going to control the flow guns? The drug cartels would love us to get rid of guns owned by legal people. That way they could also sell illegal guns along with the drugs they bring in illegally. The only reason a politician talks about the need for gun control is because they can get more votes doing so. They do not care of gun violence.
Our government is constantly telling us how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or foods stamps running out of money! The first group worked for the money so they could retire, but the second group did not. And it was the government who drained the social security benefits to begin with and didn’t give it to the poor, they gave it to themselves.
Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans with no pay raises for our military and cutting our military forces to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens. It should also be noted that the veterans or social security recipients did not get a cost of living increase based on an inflation rate the rules of which were designed by the government, yet the government officials in congress voted in by the people, voted themselves a pay raise.
The email quotes Plato:
“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.”
Watters World routinely asks young people on the street questions about our government. They usually come up with no answer. Or, they come up with the wrong answer based on what they have seen in a movie. Movies are based on fiction but our government is real and it is destroying our way of life. I guess you could say movies are destroying our way of life.
Just keep in mind, when the Islamic terrorists bring Sharia Law to this country, those in Hollywood will be first in line to see their head removed and laid on their chest. Those who are gay or without religion with be next in line followed by the Jews. Christians will be third. OH, you can get out of the line by converting to Islam and agreeing to pay a fee for not being a Muslim to begin with and accept a 2nd class system role which will be below the status of Muslim women.