Monday, September 12, 2005

The people are waking up...

Left wing, right wing...just different wings on the same bird of prey. 15 years ago I couldn't have believed much in the following article. I had been duped, since childhood, in believing the democrats and the communists were our enemy. The old create a monster game. Hell even before I gave up voting, I voted libertarian in the 2000 election, then when the ballot scandle put the whole thing in court, I was secretly relieved that Bush was selected by the court, rather than Gore.

Now I know better, of course. There hasn't been an honest election in this country for a long time. Maybe there never was. The Whiskey Rebellion happened too soon after the start of this country. Seems to have been a tyranny from the start.

Jack Kenny at LewRockwell.com goes after the loyalists (Torries)...

Anyway...enjoy...and think...

"If it weren’t so pathetic, it would be amusing. Bush loyalists will go to any length to blame anyone but George and the Republicans for anything that goes wrong in the government. The ironies abound. The same crowd that loves to preach "accountability" is scandalized by "finger pointing" whenever the Bush administration steps into what dear old Dad used to call "deep doodoo." Clearly, the buck doesn’t stop at the president’s desk anymore. This president spends the bucks too fast – faster than any president in history. Yet "conservatives" love him.

It must take a lot of faith to still believe that the prescription for curing our nation’s ills is to vote Republican. The party of Lincoln, Blinkin’ and Nod has held the White House for 24 of the last 36 years. It has controlled the Senate for most of the past 20 years, has held the House since Newtsie’s little "revolution" (oh, those Republican revolutionaries!) in 1994. All but two of the members of the current Supreme Court are Republican appointees. So the conservatives must be winning, right? I mean they must be busy rolling back "big government" programs till the federal government is about the size it was when Mr. Coolidge left office. They must be restoring a sound dollar, reigning in excess spending, eliminating "waste and fraud" and just generally giving us the kind of frugal, sensible government that Grandma knew, right?

Well, not exactly. Budgets are in the trillions, deficits in the hundreds of billions, the nation’s wealth and a considerable amount of its young blood is being squandered on a war we started by invading a country that didn’t attack us, in search of weapons of mass destruction that appear not to have been there. And the closest we have come to accountability is the Defense Secretary’s observation that "Stuff happens." Maybe this is the Forrest Gump administration.

Let us be blunt: There is not a shred of credibility left to the Grand Ol’ Party’s crusade against "big government." The "era of big government" has never been over, despite that white flag run up by Bill Clinton to the thunderous ovation from a Republican Congress, followed by a cover of the Weekly Standard, exulting: "We Win!" The GOP is surely the party of Pyrrhic victories."


More here...


UPDATE!

It seems Joe Plummer, at Strike-the-Root, has been thinking too...

Taking a serious look at government "wrong doing" is no easy task . . . . Not because the damning evidence is hard to find, but because the truth (once found) is very hard to swallow.

How does one reconcile the fact that we are being led into slavery (and to slaughter) by a group of pathological liars who, ironically, have been appointed to "protect us?" How does one come to grips with the fact there are still millions of Americans who believe there is a "good half" of the government and a "bad half?" . . . An intellectual twilight zone where "good" has nothing to do with the ACTIONS of elected officials and everything to do with whether or not they've dressed themselves in "blue" or "red."

As I began my journey into the bottomless pit of government tyranny and lies I was shocked to find things were MUCH worse than I had originally imagined. Even more upsetting, I came to understand that my 30 years of ignorant bliss had been carefully manufactured on an assembly line of distractions and disinformation. My ignorance had been no accident; it had literally been "by design."

After a few years of serious digging, I reached a point where I couldn't help but stand in awe at the amount of "dirt" I'd unearthed. I thought to myself "How the HELL can all of this be going on and so few know about it?" The logical answer came shortly thereafter: "It is only going on BECAUSE so few know about it."

What I had initially hoped was just a rare instance of wrongdoing, turned out to be standard operating procedure. What I hoped was just a new phenomenon (brought about under an exceedingly corrupt administration) turned out to be as old as history itself."


More here...

"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."
-- Thomas Jefferson

2 Comments:

Blogger Triton said...

Hello David. A fine post.

I personally have to give credit to Lew Rockwell. Before I found his site, I had never heard of Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, or Austrian economics. It's no fun realizing just how much real education you missed out on in school.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:30:00 AM  
Blogger David said...

Hi triton, and welcome. The Lew Rockwell site is a geat one and the Mises site is very educational. Takes a lot of time to read and absorb the content, but it is well worth it. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 9:41:00 AM  

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