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After a couple of hundred years of Democracy people forget what it took to become free and able to rise according to ability. That is when the “unfairness” of ability, initiative, and productive use of time arises. Those lacking these attributes become resentful and demand access to Other People’s Money. The founders had read up on history and tried to create a structure that would stand the test of time. What we now have unfortunately, is another revolution/transformation arising but unlike the one that created the USA, this one is like the destructive one Robespierre put in motion. With some luck traditional Americans will wake the country up enough to propel the Sanders/Cortez/Democrat Party into the same ash heap of history the Jacobins ended up in with ballots not bullets or guillotines.
Americans were once expected to take care of themselves. John Smith of Jamestown told the first to arrive that “He that will not work shall not eat.” These are the Americans who built the greatest economic and military engine since the Roman Empire under a Republican form of government. We now have a country where half of it lives off the other half and may formally or informally be on our way to scrapping the constitution that enabled it with a “democracy” whereby 4 or 5 large cities alone can elect a president.
I have to admit pulling an unwanted live baby out and crushing its skull to harvest parts for inventory is a lot quicker than leaving it to die on rocks like the Romans did. However It is still infanticide.
Anytime you download something you never know what else may accompany what you think you are getting. We now live in a hacker world where they can pretty much get at what they want without anyone knowing about it. Given the ability of household items to capture and apps to process what goes on around it is bad enough just on the surface. What happens when a malevolent government finally has the power to do just just about anything it wants to do? That is what 1984 was all about with its telescreens except today its potentially everything with just a smidgeon of electronics aboard.
Unfortunately, the potential for that may be right around the corner and many have no conception of its consequences. That would be a political party which believes we can provide a lot more free stuff without breaking an already overloaded bank because it will be paid for by rich people. It would also be the party which has already captured the major institutions that influence public opinion and has only to bring in a few million more poverty stricken immigrants, get them on the dole, register them, and leave it up to the community organizers to ensure each one of their individual votes counts.
The passage of time has changed the Republic the founders thought their system would perpetuate. When the party with the the dole crowd as its boots on the ground finds it no longer has to worry about the inconvenience of competitive elections, anything electronic will be like holding a hand grenade with the pin pulled. Just like mister grenade, the device will no longer be your friend.
Lois Lerner “broke and entered” the IRS database during an election with a mouse rather than taping doors like the Watergate stiffs. She pleaded the 5th amendment and got away with it because the Obama DOJ wasn’t about to jeopardize their administration with a special prosecutor and the media provided them cover. Hillary got away for the same reason with misusing thousands of classified documents anyone else would have been prosecuted for just one of them. The Trump Bear Trap was put in place by the Jacobin Deep State before he even took office.
It is guns vs butter and is why the average life span of a republican / democratic form of government is temporary at best. We will no longer be able to do both when interest payments on the national debt finally become larger than the military budget which is no longer able to keep most of its aging aircraft in the air at a given time. When China and others both foreign and domestic stop buying our bonds we will quickly run out of other people’s money. Given history, the tax eaters will eventually outnumber the tax payers but the Democrats are in a hurry which is why they want to keep an open border until they no longer have to worry about the inconvenience of competitive elections. You will know the beginning of the end when the “betomaniacs” finally capture Texas and turn it into California.
Calvin may be on to something here. There were a lot of busts among my high school hot shot class and remarkable achievements from some of those not expected to amount to much.
The dollar will probably have to be renamed as an OPM which is code for other people’s money. When the Santa Claus party finally regains power and everything becomes free for everybody we will eventually run out of OPM’s.
Stocks went way out of sustainable range long before Trump because with near zero interest rates it has been the only place to try and stay even. Interest rates are now rising and national debt service is already almost as large as the defense budget which means the Democrat Socialist Cloward-Piven/Venezuela tax and spend bankruptcy plan could well come to fruition. Which political party gets hurt worst financially is a wash since Democrats have become the party of the rich at the top and open border “safety net” recipients at the bottom with Republicans rich at the top and middle class taxpayers at the bottom.