Whole Foods on Fascism – Today’s Quote

Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn’t own the means of production, but they do control it — and that’s what’s happening with our health care programs and these reforms.

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey via CEO of Major Corportation Calls Obamacare ‘Fascism’ discussing the Affordable Care Act AKA Obamacare

Andrew’s Note:  Mackey is just describing Phase I of healthcare reform.  Phase I, the Affordable Care Act is designed to bankrupt the health insurance industry, Phase II is government takeover of the health insurance which will lead to Phase III, government control of health care…now that’s socialism.

Thatcher on Socialism – Today’s Quote

…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess.  They always run out of other people’s money.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

The Conceit of Centralized Planning

One goal of U.S. policy is to create stable, democratic societies — but it is a fatal conceit to believe that we as foreign central planners can build nations. Bureaucrats can’t design real societies. The best outcomes bubble up from free decisions made by local people. They, not the planners, have more relevant information about their own lives and incentives. When they don’t get the decision right, they adjust. But when central planners — be they kings, viceroys, bureaucrats or democratically elected politicians — try to create something as complicated as a new social order, they usually fail.

via Romney must get real about what America spends on defense | Fox News.

Let’s start our ‘nation building’ at home…the first step is to get rid of excessive legislation and regulation and let the business of America become business again…the business of American was never intended to be government…and with government spending approaching 50% of Gross Domestic Product that’s certainly one way to describe it.

Consider the following figures from USGovernmentSpending.com:

Fiscal Year 2012 Total Government Spending in the United States Federal, State, & Local

  • 7% of GDP is spent on Government Pensions
  • 7% of GDP is spent on Government Health Care
  • 6% of GDP is spent on Government Education
  • 6% of GDP is spent on National Defense
  • 4% of GDP is spent on Government Welfare
  • 11% of GDP is spent on All Other Spending
  • 40% of GDP is spent on Total Government Spending
  • 9% of GDP is spent on Federal Deficit

Self reliance is much more difficult to achieve without individual liberty and the freedom to pursue our own economic dreams.

Occupy ‘National Gathering’ in Philadelphia Spawns Anti-Police Tweets | ‘Nazi Pigs’ |

“Against the system we rail, until our comrades are out of jail!” 3Rhinos tweeted.  “Release the political prisoner!” the individual continued.

…The eclectic crowd also seems to love the word “Orwellian,” which they often attribute to the police officers but not the ever-expanding federal government.

via Occupy ‘National Gathering’ in Philadelphia Spawns Anti-Police Tweets | ‘Nazi Pigs’ | Video | TheBlaze.com.

You can’t make this stuff up folks… if you’re an Occupier pay attention to the following:

  1. The Occupy movement is a Progressive (AKA Socialist) movement…if in doubt review your movement’s ‘demands’ and notice your use of the word “comrades.”
  2.  As a Socialist movement calling someone a “NAZI pig” is using a German acronym to call someone a ‘National Socialist pig’…isn’t your goal to instill Socialism on a national level?
  3. George Orwell’s books Animal Farm & 1984 (Orwellian) were warnings against Socialism & Communism.

Don’t get me wrong folks…I am anti-crapitalism (Crapitalism is as anti-capitalist as Socialism in my opinion) which is also an Occupy Movement goal…but it scares me to think that all these folks have to do is register to vote and their voice (at the polls) counts as much as mine.

The Real Hunger Games

If you’ve read The Hunger Games book or seen the movie you’ll recognize some common themes in the article excerpted below.  For those of you who’ve served in Korea this will be a heartwarming story from one who escaped.

Make no mistake, evil isn’t just something you see in book/movie villains.

As to the Hunger Games movie…one of the first movies I ever saw (after reading the book) that didn’t disappoint me…the only thing wrong with it is that it’s way too short at 2 Hours and 22 minutes.

International – Blaine Harden – Born in the Gulag: Why a North Korean Boy Sent His Own Mother to Her Death – The Atlantic

Shin was born a slave and raised behind a high-voltage barbed-wire fence. His mother beat him, and he viewed her as a competitor for food. His father, who was allowed by guards to sleep with his mother just five nights a year, ignored him. His older brother was a stranger. Children in the camp were untrustworthy and abusive. Before he learned anything else, Shin learned to survive by snitching on all of them.

Love and mercy and family were words without meaning.

In Camp 14, Shin did not know literature existed. He saw only one book in the camp, a Korean grammar, in the hands of a teacher who wore a guard’s uniform, carried a revolver on his hip, and beat one of his primary school classmates to death with a chalkboard pointer.

via International – Blaine Harden – Born in the Gulag: Why a North Korean Boy Sent His Own Mother to Her Death – The Atlantic.

 

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