Saturday, October 1, 2011
My father was a sailor in WWII, and I served active duty in the navy for just shy of four years during the Vietnam debacle. I will not offer an opinion on whether we should or should not have been there. However, only someone who is brain dead would think that it was a military loss. The real blame lies with two groups of people - the gutless wonders in the U.S. government, and the whiney little maggots that protested the fact that people were dieing for their freedom to protest. Now, we have replaced the gutless wonders with more gutless wonders, and today most of them are from that bunch of whiney little maggots of the 1970’s.As a sailor I was stationed on an aircraft carrier, and home ported in the San Francisco bay area. So, I occasionally spent my off duty time in San Francisco, and in the Haight/Ashbury district (the area where the hippies congregated) of the city. Throughout the years that I have traveled in and out of this city one thing has remained constant. The city was a sewer when I first arrived in 1969, and it is a sewer today. And, there are two groups of people that deserve the blame for what is San Francisco - the little maggots who whine about what they believe their world should be, and more of those whiney little maggots from the 1970’s that are now running city government. And, they still cannot see that it is their system of government, the system that is based on their utopian ideas, and that the utopian society that they cherish so much, is what keeps them in their squalor. San Francisco is one of the world’s largest hippie communes. Communes are governed by collectivist. From the ranks of collectivism have come failed leaders such as Hitler, Stalin and Marx. Each of these leaders championed a different style of socialism. Each of them turned into dictators. Each of the societies their rule brought about started out with the idea that man should share his wealth with his fellow man without the need for his fellow man to have earned that wealth. Collectivism starts out looking to be successful because there are 3 classes of people in the society, the poor, working and ruling classes. The ruling class is productive only because they are passing tax laws and regulations that take money from the working class to pay their salaries and buy the votes of the poor. The productive working class find themselves supporting a “Robin Hood” class of government employees (notice I did not say “government worker”) that depend on money from the working class to pay their salaries and buy the votes of the poor. As always, these societies fail when the working class is taxed and regulated to the point when those who were being most productive become the slaves to the unproductive poor and the ruling class. In the end the productive people always quit being productive because of a lack of reward.
Taking Care of Businessby Keith Birmingham
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