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Monday, September 3, 2012

Industry of Opposition

The problem with America is that there isn't one, there are several. Those who seek America for its past promises of liberty and the opportunity to succeed will find themselves burdened and denied by red tape and governmental oversight that feeds another America. Those who seek jobs will be burdened by those who have used the government to survive through different means.

The socialist utopia many would like to make of America is quickly becoming reality. Manufacturing and mining companies derided and vilified for their waste and pollution, regardless how much money and energy is expended to mitigate and even negate these issues, are the victims of another wasteful enterprise: government.

For every industry that creates, produces and supplies there are entities that regulate, restrict, tax, sue and otherwise oppose them. There are industries and counter-industries.

Eventually, what happens is that less and less is done at greater and greater cost until the whole thing collapses. Choose any largely populated European nation to see this playing out before our eyes. Greece, having cannibalized itself is now reaching further and further away from its shores to drain up capital from the healthy nations around it. Socialism is a cancer.

I went through terminal cancer with my father. I watched as every healthy cell was attacked by cancerous ones until a vital organ to the body was beyond repair and ultimately the rest of the body was destroyed. Is that not a fitting analogy?

The only thing for the public to understand is that America has a cancer, socialist cancer and the only remedy to cure it, or to put it in remission (there is no known cure for socialism so long as one brain can envision living off the work of others) is to fight it with radical chemotherapy. The bad parts need to be cut out and the rest need to be treated with intense doses of restriction.

There is a place for the care of the elderly, the sick and the impoverished, but it isn't free, it isn't easy. It should not be easy to reach into another person's pocket and pull out the money to survive. It should come with some humility, not hostility. It should come with some respect and appreciation, not vilification of the work done to produce the funds from which they would draw.

What has been lost in the industry of opposition, is that sense that one is a parasite. I don't mean that in a pejorative way, but one must recognize where one feeds and how much one takes and what will be left. It is the human way to justify getting what one needs. When that can be wrapped up in the cloak of honor and superior morality one might be able to reach deeper and take more with the added benefit of righteousness, but the fiscal body doesn't care.

The fiscal body is one of a simple equation, cost and benefit. It is what has made America great for so many centuries. If one pans for gold there is the recognition that one might starve or strike it rich and so the risk is worth the reward as one believes in one's own ability to recover from the risk even if it goes bust. But, where the miner is defeated by taxes when he buys the pan, by the regulations placed on him on what size of pan he can use, what motion he exerts, how long of a day he can work, the exact place he can mine (usually with an intent to break him and make him go away once the fees and taxes have been paid) the crucial decisions in the endeavor have been made by others and so not worth the risk and so he doesn't mine.

The cancer analogy illustrates one simple and undeniable truth: once the opposition industry (the cancer) succeeds all else fails, including the opposition industry. Unfortunately, America has this terminal cancer, it is what we should have fought hardest against, but it was not addressed when it could have been a mere out-patient procedure. We are in critical condition and not expected to survive, gather the clan.

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  1. "We are in critical condition and not expected to survive, gather the clan." TL

    Many tribes have already crossed the frontier, the ignorant will suffer most. So be it.

    Montani Semper Liberi

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  2. Writing from here in Hamilton, MT, I have to say many of us will suffer along with the ignorant, because of the ignorant. Hopefully, we will suffer less, and survive, where they may not.

    "Opposition Industry" nails it. For so many socialists, Marxists, professors, politicians, and bureaucrats, opposition is more important than survival. As John Brunner wrote many years ago ('68?) in his book "Stand On Zanzibar", the Left has two philosophies: 1) "I can't, so you can't", and 2) "I can, but you musn't".

    It was that way at the VA hospital I worked at in Oregon: so many administrative employees telling vets "You can't get there from here." It was like they were gatekeepers, placed their to deny help and services to the vets. Not because it cost them anything, but because they enjoyed the power of being able to deny the vets what they needed. Oppositional, indeed. It frustrated the hell out of those of us who wanted to help. So we had to find ways to circumvent those people in order to get the vets the care they had been promised - care that was available, but not being provided for many of them.

    It got so bad there that I quit five months short of being able to retire. Plus, my "opposition" to their opposition meant the Director put a note in my file so I would never be hired at another VA medical center. Which is just as well, as I understand the VA is getting more oppositional as time goes by.

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  3. Democrats hawk the lie that the money of the "rich" is an evil boogeyman. Magically suited like no other source of productivity for confiscation and given to the free shit crowd, after they get their cut of course. Worse than that, it is the perfect meme, based on lies and playing into the prejudices and animosity of the free shit crowd, being that it is a huge portion of the democratic base and their lapdogs, a narrative designed to create another boogeyman of class warfare. Which in itself is another layer in the onion of deceit and lies, cover for the truth it is the mandarin's running this Republic, and this meme is a modern day bread and circus for the useful dupes and sycophants of the ruling class. Who just incidentally, through this system of crony capitalism and cultural corruption, have repentantly enriched themselves upon the very system they villianize. The central lie in this false narrative of the "rich", " the 1%", is that unlike all other money, the fruits of the productive American, does nothing for the economy or the country, unless it is confiscated by the government to perpetuate the justification of what is nothing less than extortion on a scale unimaginable in its scope and breadth. It is the quintessential truth of mob rule inherent in the historically failed system of "democracy". The ultimate shakedown. It is an assault on the very foundation of our system of we the peoples Republic. You know, the one of government of the people, for the people, by the people? This is a travesty to Liberty second to none. It is pogrom in no uncertain terms of the freedom of American's to lift their own boat and create happiness, the essential ingredient of sustaining individual liberty. The liberty of productivity, the liberty to ones fruits of one's labor, it is the engine of liberty herself. It is the unquestionable lifeblood, second only to greatest, most profound paradigm of the human spirit, of reason, that of our founders, that the great creator endowed us with unalienable primal rights of liberty, life and property that simply, no man, no entity, no power, has no right, nor entitlement, or justification, to confiscate it.

    Is it not the truth of the question of the day?

    At what point do you decide enough is enough, stand your ground, and with the idea of liberty coursing through your veins refuse to submit no longer to the engine of tyranny?

    We do not "belong" to a government, nor does our fruits and labors, nor our property, nor the essence of our happiness and security, nor our beliefs, nor our faiths and adherence to them. As one American recently put it so well: "We do not belong to the government. Just as we once did not belong to King George III of Great Britain, for Americans are not subjects of monarchs, parliaments, congresses, Presidents, Governors, Mayors, Kings, Queens...the who lot of them."

    “The social contract exists so that everyone doesn’t have to squat in the dust holding a spear to protect his woman and his meat all day every day. It does not exist so that the government can take your spear, your meat, and your woman because it knows better what to do with them.” Seen on Facebook, October 22, 2011

    "Place before the eyes of men a position of POWER that shall at the same time be a place of PROFIT, and they will move heaven and earth to RETAIN it."
    -- Benjamin Franklin, 1787

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    1. Well "kerodin" ..here you come to use the name of another patriot in your sinful and hateful rant against other Americans. You are not Sam. Sam has more self-respect than to utter the foolishness you just posted here. You are a coward.

      T.L. please censor this "kerodin" garbage. It has no place here and nothing to do with your essay.

      DAN III
      "There Are Enemies Amongst Us"

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    2. Thank you T.L.

      I'm not a fan of cencorship. In this case the attack against Mr. Kerodin and other Americans was despicable.

      Again....thank you.

      DAN III

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