"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" -Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Know what you're fighting for, know who you're fighting

Ya wanna bring down the banks?  Ya wanna smash the evil corporations?  Ya wanna take down wall street?  You think that's gonna do away with greed and bring about some sort of 'equality'?  You hate millionaires and billionaires?  Why, because they have more than you?
Lemme tall ya something, things should not be equal all the time.  Equal rights- sure, fine, I'm all for it.  Equality as far as people having the same things and making the same money- no fuckin' way.  Some people work harder than others.  I have worked for 14 years building up my business.  I should have more than someone that doesn't work or that works less than I do.  People have become way more concerned with what they don't have and what others do have than with working hard and trying to make their lives better.
If ya think you're going after the bad guys by trying to bring down the banks and wall street, you're not.  Lemme tell ya how this works- the people that own giant corporations will not be affected.  They have enough money to keep going.  Push 'em hard enough and they'll move their businesses to other countries. Who suffers then?  The same people that you say you're fighting for- the regular working class people, the average American - they end up out of work.
I get it, you're young, you're idealistic, you believe in what you're doing.  Most protestors though are college age kids- you've never had to live in the real world.  You just recently left Mommy and Daddy's comfortable little nest and now you're living in your dorm room or your trendy loft- you think you know everything about how the world works (I did when I was that age).  Well, I'm here to tell ya that ya don't.
You wanna really make a change and make America the great country that it once was, then learn about how things really work.  Learn about our political system.  Support the people that are really gonna make a change.  Push for reform of our oppressive tax codes.  Reforming the tax codes and making it easier and more profitable for people to do business here and will bring companies back to America, which will create jobs and prosperity for the American people.  A free market economy is not a bad thing.  Capitalism is not a bad thing.  Our government is corrupt, but you have the power to vote these people out of office.  That's how you can make a real change.  Don't vote for the guy that promises you EVERYTHING, he's not gonna come through on those promises.  Don't vote for the guy that has spent his entire life in politics.  Don't vote for the guy that looks pretty- he's the same fuckin' guy in a new suit.  These are the people that have sold our country to China.  These are the people that sell themselves to the lobbyists.  These are the people that turn a 2 page bill into a 1000 page monstrosity full of spending to buy themselves votes.  We need a fresh start, we need fresh ideas.  If enough people get behind independent candidates, we can do away with the tired old two party system.  
Everyone knows that the Declaration of Independence states that "All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness", but read a little further, and you'll find that it also says, "whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it". 
I know it's cool to protest, especially when all your friends are doing it, but do you really even know what you're protesting?  The recent protests that are going on in major cities around the country seem to be quite unorganized.  Too many different ideas- too many people waving signs that say different things.  Everyone is upset about something, but they don't seem to be able to come up with a common cause.  In order to be effective, you have to stand for something.  Fight one battle at a time, then move on to the next one.  That's how the war is won.  Historically speaking, protests don't bring about drastic change.  If ya really want to change things, you need to do it from the inside- USE the system.  Use the system to get rid of the people that don't care about anything but getting re-elected.  Use the system to get rid of the people that don't care about anything but how much money they can put in their pockets before they're out of office.  Use the system to get rid of the people that don't believe in FREEDOM.
I am a FairTax supporter.  The people that slam the FairTax, for the most part, are the people that don't understand it.  Read about it, and not just what the naysayers are writing about it, read about it from the source- read the FairTax book.  You wanna know why most politicians are against the FairTax?  Because it takes a whole lot of power away from them and puts it back into the hands of the American People- that scares the shit out of them.  Losing their power to do whatever they want scares them a whole lot more than protests.  Vote for the people and the policies that take power away from the government.  Vote for the people that really want to reduce the size of the government.  Attack them from the inside.  Use the system.  Don't just listen to what your friends tell you, research the truth.  Don't listen to rock stars and actors, these are people that live outside of the REAL America.  Listen to the people that work for a living, that have to support their families, that live month to month.  These are the real American People.

I wrote this about a week ago, but never got around to posting it, now, I have more to add:

Now the protestors have been joined by Michael Moore and various Labor Unions.  Michael freakin' Moore and the Unions?  Lets start with Michael Moore.  Michael Moore is an anti American Liberal Fucking Nut Job!  Plus, he's a freakin' millionaire- the people you say you're fighting against.  How much of the money he makes from his propaganda films and DVDs does he give to the people he pretends to be helping?  He talks a big game, but he's laughing all the way to the bank.  This idiot is so far to left that he's off the fucking scale.  The Unions?  The Unions are in bed with the democrats and are huge supporters of Obama- the guy that wants to tax us more to pay for people that don't do anything.  Another week or so and you'll probably see Obama at an 'occupy' rally.  He knows his chances of getting re-elected are slipping, so he'll align himself with the movement to get votes.  The worst thing that could happen to this country would be re-electing this asshole. This country was built on Free Markets, Free Enterprise and Freedom- three things that our President is opposed to.  Big government and their policies of over regulation is what has gotten us into this situation to begin with.  Obama believes in Free Lunches and Free Money.  For who?  For the people that don't do a fucking thing.  I don't get handouts from the government, and I sure as fuck don't get free lunches or a free fucking ride- I work for a living, and big government taxes me to the point where I can never seem to get ahead for the sake of people that I don't fucking know.
"A democracy can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury"  There is some debate over whose quote this actually is.  Regardless of who said it, it is where we now find ourselves as a nation.  Obama will continue to promise free everything to the people that have less in order to get votes, but at what cost?  At the cost of the people that work for a living, of course.
Don't get me wrong, I believe that the Occupy people have some valid complaints, just as I believe that the Tea Party people have some valid complaints, many of which overlap, I just think that they're going about things the wrong way.  They're aligning themselves with the wrong people.  They see it as strength in numbers, but when the additional numbers are comprised of people that helped to create the current situation, they're not helping.  Know who you're siding with.  Don't just blindly believe that because you have 10,000 people that they're all on your side.  A lot of them are only out to help themselves and further their own political careers/agendas- the same mentality you claim to be fighting against.


  1. Very well stated. The protesters would have more creditability if they got rid of their iphones, miss me jeans, oakley sunglasses... They are fighting against big companies while they spend money buying from the big companies.

  2. Fucking a right man!!! AMEN!!!! I'm sharing this...