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There’s a blissful unawareness that most obviously shows up in political attitudes. When you live in a quaint little Victorian on a block filled with sophisticated hipsters like yourself, you trust the system. The cops are your friends and the people with who you work in government are your well-intentioned neighbors. In a world where there are never any layoffs or pay cuts and no such thing as a recession, it easy to be naive. They are the Eloi and we are the Morlocks, except they live off us, instead of the way Wells imagined it.
In a production society, people compete for production. In a rationing society, people compete for entitlements. Everyone is always bitter and suspicious in a rationing society, and when they aren’t, they’re resigned and phlegmatic. They either accept that life is unfair or they rave against it. They are either jealous or give up on material things entirely making their society into a comprehensive failure.
This is a struggle between those who believe that people should be managed and those who believe that people should manage themselves. Our institutions now depend on a class of managers who fill the ranks of the institutions of the public and private sector, who produce little, but whose goal is to make production completely predictable. And we are, in short, being managed to death.
A production society defines achievement in terms of production. A rationing society defines it in terms of control. In a rationing society, it is possible to starve amidst plenty because the rationers would rather see people starve, than lose control over them.
I weep for our children.by jeffli6 with no comments yet
Reap the whirlwind Detroit, you elected them, you excepted the lies, the goodies, and now except the consequences.
No matter what this liberal midget says, it is not the white mans fault, you need to look in the mirror.
“Detroit is the largest city ever to seek bankruptcy protection, so its bankruptcy is seen as a potential model for other American cities now teetering on the edge.
But Detroit is really a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they would otherwise share with poorer and darker Americans.” http://weaselzippers.us/200369-pint-sized-democrat-blames-detroits-bankruptcy-on-white-people/
Apparently I posted some bad information, I apologize. Depending upon the time I have to check the veracity of the stories a few do get by me. The post has been removed and I will try and check these stories out before I post bad info.
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Too Big To Fail” has never been applied to a besieged nation torn apart by sectarian factions, but let’s try it here: Afghanistan’s government recently asked the US for a $537 million bailout to pay its bills, and they’d like it within the next “five to six” days.
“We hope they will pay for us, and we are asking at once,” Alhaj M. Aqa, the director general of the treasury at the Ministry of Finance, told The Washington Post. “They are asking me when I need it, and I told them this week or we will have a problem.”
The United States already throws billions of dollars at countries who for whatever reason, hate us, and Afghanistan is no different. Its probably time they put on their big boy pants and take care of themselves. That goes for every country that has even a ”smidgen” of ties to terrorism, including drug cartels.
This gigantic waste of money is infuriating, and it’s the American taxpayer footing the bill.by jeffli6 with 1 comment
The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.
Obama arrogantly stated he was “elected to stop wars, not start them”. That small ball statement along with his smug debate remark about Romneys “80′s” foreign policy and you can see how immature and unprepeared this man was for the office he holds. Now that he has painted himself into this corner…he has no one to blame but himself.
Obama has been running away from Al Qaeda and now it has caught him. He imagines that he can escape with a few air strikes, a few speeches and a pivot to something else, but it won’t be that simple. This is a war that cannot be escaped or avoided, speechified or shrugged off.
by jeffli6 with 9 comments
Obama chose appeasement. He chose denial. He chose the Arab Spring. He chose the golf course. He chose to ignore the problem.
Now he has a war on his hands. keep reading