Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.
My Primal Journal
my primal journal:
The "they will turn to crime" excuse just doesn't hold water either. Have you been to a section-8 neighborhood lately? Giving those who won't help themselves free food or housing does not lower crime rates. The state only provides a meager existence for them, just enough to encourage more childbirth. Sound harsh? It is. I don't deny it. But if you commit crimes, you should be locked up, period. For those who are simply down on their luck, let private institutions help them. If none will, why should I be forced to do so? I personally think something is wrong when Pedro can come across the border, start a landscaping business, and get along okay, but an American man is sleeping in the gutter because "there just aint any work". If I became homeless, I would clean peoples rain gutters, rake leaves, hike out into the woods and live off the land, ANYTHING.
Also, schools are not supposed to exist for the sake of creating a "good future workforce". They are supposed to exist so that children may grow up to be knowledgeable, thoughtful individuals. They have simply devolved over time into their current, deplorable state.
They are part of the problem and have done a BRILLIANT job of manipulating animosity and blame between small business, labor and welfare recipients. I work for a small business and I agree 100% that they make small business arduous and costly. But that is part of the design of big business- put small business out of competition. In my day to day, I frequent a lot of small business. The feed store, local restaurants, use a local officesupply outlet at work, local owned car care etc. I notice low turnover in staff, so assume employees are treated well. It's places like WalMart and McDonalds that are screwing workers.Massive businesses, ones with hundreds of millions or billions of dollars in assets, will ALWAYS evade whatever you through at them, because they have the resources to do so.
And I live in an area of poorly maintained Section 8 houses. If the vouchers dried up tomorrow, those rents would fall and the homes would be even shittier. Our crime is actually pretty stable as the Section 8 has moved in (it's actually gone down), however, the homes themselves are shitty. If they weren't section 8 they'd be full on slums and even more poorly maintained. LOL, maybe they just shoplift from the WalMart.....
If you support big Government, you are nothing but a tool for Monsanto and JP Morgan and all the rest. Fascism is great for Big Business. Maybe profits take a slight tick, but you become a profitable monopoly whose existence is ensured for perpetuity. Fascism is great for Big Government too. It is basically socialism that "works". If the economy is controlled by just a handful of huge multinationals, government can easily control the economy through indirect control of those companies. And through the control of these companies, they gain control over the population that has no choice but to be employed by these companies.
People who hate Big Government need to understand Big Business is not their friend. People who hate Big Business need to understand Big Government is their real enemy.
Went Primal: 20 DEC 2011
Starting: 6'1" 220 lbs
Starting Energy: "bleh...."
Current: 183 lbs @ 8.33% BF (Jackson/Pollock 4 caliper method)
Current Energy: "WOOHOO!" See my journal HERE.
"Paleo? Try it, but be wary of the cult mentality that comes with it. Paleovangelists are everywhere and a bit scary."
Of course, if big government and big business didn't grow during the 70's, 80's, and 90's; our depression/correction would have been made a long time ago. For the longest time we have been becoming less free simply because the nation does not want to receive the licking that it deserves.
Last edited by wiltondeportes; 09-28-2012 at 02:28 AM.