Saturday, May 09, 2015

Democracy The Land Of Dreams

In a Democracy, there is always someone who falls between the cracks. The Democrats use these people as examples of the system failing as a whole. When in reality, no system will cover everyone. Most government programs are like training wheels with the option; you can keep them for a lifetime. The trouble is, most people will, if given the chance.

World Democracy isn’t about politics, it is about money and lifestyle. You can be just as happy in a socialist country with a lot of money, just as well as in a Democracy. The great thing about Democracy in the United States is that it provides a level playing field to acquire wealth; in other countries that option most probably doesn’t exist. When our government promises the world Democracy, realize one thing. You can’t make these people rich in their own country. In most cases their dreams of an elevated lifestyle, from their misconceptions about Democracy, fail to ever materialize.

Immigrants come here with a dream of putting their child through college and getting them a better life. They will live through the success of their kids. Now you see why they succeed, their kids are their future. Whereas in the ghetto, kids are a byproduct of Saturday night sex; they are tolerated but not pushed to overachieve. Government welfare supports this way of life. No dream, just food and a housing allowance. You want more, then game the system.

The Democrats will produce the most losers in our new economy with all of the increased subsidies. You don’t have to be black, but it helps, failure always loves a ready-made excuse. I remember how hard it was to get a job when I was young and white. I couldn’t get the job, they’d hire a minority or a woman and it hurt. I got so mad that I bought a lawn mower on my credit card and started a lawn business. Good money for 4 years, but I couldn’t stand the boredom. From there, life improved. A little push is all it took.

Most of the world equates Democracy to being rich. If you are poor, it doesn’t matter where you live, Democracy is just beyond your grasp. All Democracy provides you is a chance at success or failure. Once you understand the reason why we lost the Viet Nam war, you can understand how fragile Democracy is. The Vietnamese farmer could point to his land, his wife and kids and his crops, but he could not point to Democracy. It is an abstraction.

The US needs to be very careful about giving the rest of the world Democracy--many foreigners view Democracy as being a backward way of governing. The problem is, our leaders don't understand that the world is an entirely different place when viewed through the eyes of someone from a different culture or religion. They think everyone sees the world as they do.

Getting rich is a dream in today's world. Everyone notices those that make the grade each year. Our government is always out to tax the rich. The rich are the "evil" people keeping the rest of Americans poor. It's OK to be poor in this country. And with a lot of hard work, by God, you too can become rich so we can all envy your wealth while the government taxes you to death.

Reality is living under the freeway in a cardboard box existing on food stamps. It's an "alternate lifestyle" for those "retiring" early in life. A little meth and some good whiskey and you too can dream about the good life.

The US is still a land of hope and dreams punctuated by reality. The paradox is the dream/nightmare about saving for a lifetime of retirement in luxury. Congress has destroyed the 8th wonder of the world, compound interest, and with it the middle class. The other day, I had to explain the rule of 72 to a bank executive handling my IRA. When I explained to her that when you took .5 percent, and divided it into 72, it took 144 years for your savings to double. The confused, incredulous look she gave back to me said it all. From here, we can deduce that the hand basket is real, the destination is still unknown only due to a lack of interest (pun intended).


AIM said...

You know that the US "policy" of bringing democracy to the world is just a facade for the US to step into and control other countries, install puppets, take over their resources, and create business for the big corps and banks. Anyone with any awareness knows that the US form of government has decayed into a plutocracy and utilizes Fascism (government and business joining forces) in an effort to have world hegemony. The banks and transnational corps have infiltrated and taken control of the US government. The people in Congress, Supreme Court, White House, and the rest of government leaders are all bought and paid for, controlled by blackmail and threats, corrupt, or totally clueless. Government has become our enemy. We are now a welfare/warfare state run by a power elite. Democracy? Please.

Jim in San Marcos said...


I beg to differ. This country is so screwed up with ineptness and downright incompetence that it could never aspire to the sophisticated levels of manipulation you accuse it of.

We have a government that has promised the voter the moon and can't deliver. 15 percent unemployment. 50 million on food stamps.

Then we have a president that starts a health care tax plan during a major depression?

All the power elite could do in the last 10 years is give gay people the right to marry each other and legalize dope. The rest of us are trying to figure out how to retire on zero percent interest rates.

Even the founding fathers thought the general populace to dumb to vote constructively and didn't give everyone the right to vote only land holders. We have proven time after time to be able to elect to office the most incompetent person available.

The utter incompetency of what we presently have pretty much defines democracy. I liken it to several dogs all pulling and fighting over one American flag.

AIM said...

I disagree Jim. Inside the deep government (military industrial congressional complex, etc.) these maniacs are steering our foreign policy doing what think is "best" to maintain power, protect the petro-dollar, have access to oil, and develop total hegemony. What do you think Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, etc. were/are all about, fighting to save democracy and keep the evil people from coming over and conquering North America?

The best thing that could happen would be to have a kind daddy. A total takeover. A benevolent dictator who could take over and kick out all of the unworkable garbage and set this country straight. The population is collectively too stupid and irresponsible to make a democracy or republic work. Totally impossible, but the best thing that could ever happen would be a takeover by someone who truly had this country's future in mind and could cut through all the BS and put us on a path to stability. This government has become too complex, too big, too corrupt, too ineffective. I'm a dreamer.