Politicians are very talented – you know? Most people are capable of talking out of both sides of their mouth. Politicians can talk out of both sides of their mouth at the same time and say two completely different and contradictory things.
It really bothers me how they constantly demonize “big business.” For some reason “the corporation” has become regarded as the spawn of Satan or something. Corporations, of course, represent greed and the big man crushing the little man. Here’s the thing: a corporation, in fact, consists of few big men and a bunch of little men. If you hurt the corporation, you hurt the little man too.
So while the politicians decry the evil, rich corporations, and levy taxes and regulations in accordance with their views; they also sympathize with the poor little man who just lost his job because of said taxes and regulations.
Now, you’ve got a bunch of homeless little people. So what does the vote-conscious politician do? Help the little man out, of course! And – this is where it gets really good – how better to help out the little man than with the big man’s money? That’s brilliant. It feeds into the class warfare rhetoric and buys votes.
The end result is that the politicians cause the problem of unnecessary homeless people which they try to fix with money from the wealthy and middle-class. Who loses? The little man, obviously. He’s unemployed and living on welfare. The rich lose too. They have to pay more taxes and their business ventures aren’t as profitable. Who wins? The politicians, of course. They stay in office.
The politicians continue to spout this class warfare rhetoric until it becomes ingrained into the populace. The rich are evil, of course. They’re exploiters. Yes, it is true they employ people, but they don’t give them the pay or benefits they deserve. Wouldn’t it be nice if everybody could be employed by the government? The government has our best interest in mind, after all. They would make sure everybody got what they needed. Nobody would take more than their fair share and everyone would be happy.
What I just described above, more or less describes the course I believe
More and more, people are looking to the government for help. We’ve been trained to do so. Since FDR’s “New Deal,” the government has taken an increasingly larger role in the lives of ordinary citizens. First we were told that churches and charities were not sufficient to help the poor and those who were truly in need. The government needed to help as well. Then we were told that we weren’t capable of intelligently planning for our own futures, so we got Social Security. Now, any time disaster strikes we look to FEMA. When we buy houses we can’t afford we look to the Federal Reserve.
Now, it is interesting that our trust has shifted from the people (ourselves and the businesses we create) to the government because, while some corporate heads are greedy and unscrupulous, the most greedy and evil people of all are found in the government. Greedy, selfish, and evil people are in both parties. Evil people are in churches and synagogues and mosques. They are in big business and small business. They are in the military and in Greenpeace and in the NRA. They are in TV and radio and newspapers. Evil, greedy, and selfish people write this blog. I am evil. You are evil.
We’ve forgotten that.
It’s human nature that drives corporate greed and communist killings alike. We should not trust the government because we should not trust man. That is why our Founding Fathers chose a republican form of government – a government of the people, not of the king, nor the pope, nor the oligarchy.
A choice now stands before the American people.
We can run to the government like a baby to its mother. She can give us what we need. We can live simple, worry-free lives. In exchange, we will remain babies, forever stuck in our playpen.
The other choice is more daring. We can choose to grow up. We can leave the nest and see the rest of the world. In doing so, we risk falling. We risk starvation and death. But we also have the chance of a better life.
God made this very choice when he created mankind. He might have made us incapable of wrongdoing, but that would have robbed us of the ability to make our own decisions thus rendering obedience to Him meaningless.
I echo the choice of Almighty God and the words of Patrick Henry. “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”