Friday, November 15, 2013

Regeneration and regressiveness

Since Obama began his occupation of the White House economic discontent has spread around the globe. A look at European Union unemployment statistics tells part of the story:

Unemployment statistics for the European Union

But wait a minute. Allow me to regress, as my mind is sucked backward to younger days, reading something from Marx. No, not Groucho, but Karl. What did k. Marx write about discontent of poor masses? Call them to revolt, did he?

It won't happen. At least, not the way Karl wanted it to. Or ... was it the people he worked for, writing on consignment? At the time, and for the duration of Marx's century, the oppressive collective rode in wooden carriages drawn by horses. They were highly accessible to those discontented yet mostly docile masses. Then the czar and his family were deposed and slain by New York-financed revolutionists. Since then only armed thugs connected with one government insider group or another has been able to pull off a coup.

John F. Kennedy's death fifty years ago is no exception.

We live in weird times since the rise of Obama simultaneous with unprecedented misery and growing impoverishment of middle classes. This is to say, I find it weird, or paradoxical, that this Prince of Progressive causes presides over crushing mandates that promise to, well ... end poverty by doubling it.

Affordable health care? By increasing rates for everyone, and by forcing millions of Americans to pay for something they could nary afford before, there is nothing affordable about his program. Governments could not afford the same coverage before these mandates, and governments cannot afford it now. And like every government program, it actually does the opposite of what it claims or aspires to do.

A Defense Department starts indefensible wars.

The Federal Trade Commission kills free trade. The Commerce Department suppresses free commerce.

The Treasury Department presides over escalating debt, and an empty treasury vault.

Karl Marx was among the original Progressives. A century ago, his followers called themselves Progressives, or Modernists. The Prince of Progressives occupies the White House today, when not on another exceedingly expensive vacation.

The Prince of Progressives lives more opulently, by far, than the czars family in 1917. He claims to lead opposition to the "One Percent." He claims to represent the Poor and Downtrodden Masses, the Uninsured, the Unemployed, the Underemployed, and those who want freedom from religion rather than freedom to practice religion. In all but the last he is disingenuous. 

To borrow from Karl Marx, "Government is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. Government is the opium of the people."

Yes, you can bet your ass it's been government, not religion.

"The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of government."

At least, government as we know it. [Although we don't know our government, really, for all its kept secrets.]

The Poor and Downtrodden Masses, the Uninsured, the Unemployed, the Underemployed, and those who seek freedom to practice their respective religions without oppression from government and atheists have no serious leadership. But they do have faux leadership, from false profits.

This is a global phenomenon, not merely an American one.

Seven billion human beings have been programmed to seek answers from the source of their opium ... government. It's like asking your drug dealer to put you in rehab.

Every day, more than 25,000 children die of starvation, lack of clean water and related diseases. Today will be no exception. Yet "Progressives" have deemed "gay marriage rights" more important than those starving, dying children. Recent achievements in courts and elections are celebrated as "Progressive victories." As usual, Progressives celebrate more government rather than less. More opiates, less moral conscience.

For society to develop a moral conscience would be regressive. And I'm all for that. Because it's the only way to work our way out of the global crises we face.

The message is worth repeating: we face a dire need for regeneration of values, ideas, and a respect for life. The only way this will happen is by regressing to a point in human history during which a unifying moral conscience prevailed ... at least for sufficient numbers of people so that wars were abhorred and not welcomed, starving children were cared for, and no one was sued for declining to provide flowers or cake, or take photographs at a wedding.







Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people
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Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/k/karl_marx.html#t755ZqkRaFSVBlpU.99
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/k/karl_marx.html#t755ZqkRaFSVBlpU.99