Monday, September 26, 2011

Why Liberals Have to Lie Part 4; Class Warfare

More letters to the editor. The last, Obama Promotes Class Warfare, was published in the Sentential on 9.24.2011

The Rich Have Piles of Money

The left likes to blame the consolidation of wealth, or the rich sitting on piles of money for this recession. In a way that is true, but it’s not like you think. First, the rich do not like to sit on piles of money; they want to use their money to make more money. In the 1999 the rich were in a quandary; they had piles of money, but because Greenspan was holding interest rates so low, there was no place to invest it. Then came the American Dream Commitment Act, a progressive attempt at social engineering, which increased mortgages at such a rate, that mortgage securities became the investment dejour. Since the sub-prime meltdown, the economy continues to languish, because unlike other burst bubbles, the middle class took a direct hit. The one place where the middle class invests large sums of money and uses the equity to make other large purchases and drives a large part of the economy, has collapsed. So yes, the rich are sitting on large piles of money, because again, there is no place to invest and the current Administration continues to create more and more regulation and law, associated with the newly passed health-care and financial-reform bills.

Climate Change and the SOS

These articles on Climate Change are becoming long in the tooth (SC Sentential 9/25) . Never mind that Charles Hanley quotes some studies that have already been proven wrong, but he makes the statement that “The bases of anthropogenic- manmade global warming- has been clear for more than century, since researchers proved that carbon dioxide (CO2) traps heat.” This statement is the fraudulent basis for manmade global warming and has never, ever been proven. What has been known for more than a century is the reverse, that when world temperatures rise, the oceans emit a higher level of carbon dioxide; in other words heat increases CO2; not the other way around). The reason this has been turned around is that the only basis for CO2 trapping heat is in computer models, fudged to prove man made global warming exists and if it CO2 does not trap heat, then man made warming does not exist. And what is the answer to man made global warming? Why it’s a fascist world government with global re-distribution of wealth; seems a little harsh for a fudged computer model.

Obama Promotes Class Warfare

In President Obama’s recent speech schilling for his new American Jobs Act, he continually spoke of the rich paying their fair share. Parroting Warren Buffet, the President said a secretary should not have to pay a higher tax rate than her millionaire/billionaire boss. The problem with this statement is it is not true. In an AP article in the Sentinel by Stephen Ohlemacher he states what other fact checkers have confirmed that, “On the average, the wealthiest people in America pay a lot more taxes than the middle class or poor…They pay at a higher rate ..and contribute a much larger share of overall taxes.” In 2008, Charlie Gibson questioned Candidate Obama about his desire to raise the capital gains tax. When Gibson reminded him the lower Capital Gains rates have proven in increase tax revenues, Obama replied, “What I’ve said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.” So we can see now that “the rich paying their fair share,” is simply code by the President for his promoting class warfare; jobs and the deficit be damned.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Defining Fascism in America

When the Tea Party says they see our Constitutional government sliding into fascism, most believe they mean the Nazi Germany form of fascism, however that is far from accurate. Fascism is a form a government that was embraced by the National Socialists (Nazis) and tailored to their needs. However, fascism is a robust governmental format, based on the pillars of combining Socialism, Capitalism and property ownership, and would look quite different in America then in Nazi Germany. So lets look at some of the pillars of fascism and how it would change the United States.

1. A reactive government led by a charismatic leader who has the final say so on everything (this could also be a committee). This would allow the government to address the serious problems facing the country such as global warming and unemployment; when a problem crops up the government reacts with a solution that is immediately put into place. This does not do away with congress, but it delegates our representatives to an advisory role.

2. A fair redistribution of wealth; fascism believes in hegemony over big business and the treatment of workers. In trade with big business for reactively removing the impediments to production, the government would dictate a livable wage for all workers and a cap on profits. Labor unions would be incorporated into the government, as it would be government’s job to settle all worker disputes.

3. Care of the collective. The US Constitution is based on individual rights over the rights of the collective. Fascism would allow the government to care for the collective in more equal manner. A singlepayer high quality health plan will be a available (and mandatory) for all citizens. Since a living wage would also be mandatory, poverty as we no it would disappear.

4. On a conservative note, a fascist state would have secure borders and strictly enforced laws. There would be no question as to liberal interpretation of the Constitution or liberal judges, as the leadership of the country would be the sole arbitrator of what is right and what is acceptable. Unlike the Communist concept of, “to each according to their ability, to each according to their needs”, the fascist motto starts out the same, “to each according to their ability,” recognizing that everyone has abilities that would benefit the state and collective, the second half of the motto is, “to each according to their contribution.” In other words, fascism recognizes that ability does not necessary equate to action. In order to be supported by the state, you would need to contribute.

So fascism seems to have something for everyone. The only caveat is the end of individual rights in the name of benefiting the collective. This however this already exists in almost all governmental programs, for almost by definition government support programs paid through the distribution of wealth, support the collective not the individual. Even, so called ObamaCare, would be facilitated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who has the final say so on approving medical procedures. While this approval system is advertised to “ensure that every treatment, operation, or medicine used is the proven best,” it is in actuality a ration system, designed to lower medical costs and favors the collective or the needs of the individual.

In a recent exchange on Fox news stemming from the Hoffa comments about taking the SOB Tea Party "out", Robert Beckel was enraged that someone would call President Obama a socialist; an insult he called disgraceful and disgusting Bob Beckel and Eric Bolling Get in Heated Argument Over Hoffa Comments. Righfully Eric Bolling asked Beckel if he even knew what socialism was, to which Beckel blew up and the show took an unscheduled cut to a commercial. What is obvious from this exchange is the continuing intellectual dishonesty of the left. Beckel rightfully knows that President Obama leans toward socialism, however to allow that to be even discussed is simply to damaging to the left, so like fascism, any discussion of the President moving the country toward socialism is now labeled a pejorative by the left, so the issue can not even be discussed.

The reason the secular progressives must be intellectually dishonest, is because they know the citizenry is by definition ignorant and would never accept the principals of socialism/fascism. However, secular progressives know that socialism is what’s best for the ignorant collective, even if they don’t know what’s best for them. Therefore they must convince the citizenry that they are not socialist/fascists as the incrementally move the country in that direction. ObamaCare is a major step forward, for designed into ObamaCare is the next all encompassing government program that forces the entire population to view themselves as a collective under the care of the government.