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Have you been watching what has been happening in Zimbabwe? Do you remember the days when this was the breadbasket of Africa? Now they IMPORT food. What happened? Robert Mugabe confiscated farms owned by "the rich" to give to the poor and to his friends. The poor did not know how to run a farm and they have failed. The rich are now those in government and the poor are worse off than before. At least before, they had jobs on the farms.
Everywhere you turn today, you hear about the "greedy rich". Now to be sure, some rich folks are very greedy and oppressive. Just read the book of James. However, you can be POOR and greedy or rich and NOT greedy. Our president wants to take what they have and give it to the poor. If he is successful in letting the Bush tax cuts expire, raise taxes dramatically through rate hikes, raising or eliminating FICA limits, phasing out mortgage interest and charitable deductions, can we expect any different result from Zimbabwe in the United States? The ethanol fiasco has already greatly disturbed world food patterns. The euphemistically titled stimulus bill expands welfare greatly, further insuring that the poor will remain poor and vassals of the Democrat party. Government will be where those seeking stable jobs will gravitate, and what expertise does government have to run the engines of industry?
Is Barney Frank a money expert? It seems not long ago that he was mad about the regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. No problems! They are doing just fine. Oops, five TRILLION dollars of losses later, he is lecturing the financial sector. Why does anyone believe these buffoons will bring us peace and prosperity?
Barack Obama wants to spend $300 billion on destroying the energy sector because of alleged man-made global warming. He won't release his Harvard transcript, but he obviously doesn't know much about the subject. Temperatures have been cooling for five years and having $12/gallon fuel here for NO GOOD REASON will result in the same unrest that there is in Norway, an energy independent nation that charges that $12/gallon due to the same government interference Obama loves so much. BY THE WAY, if government is so great, why do government unions have to be so strong? Obama is fond of talking about "price signals". His "cap and trade" ideas are disastrous and makes any talk of wanting our economy to recover disingenuous AT BEST. It is as Rahm Emmanuel pointedly said, "You cannot waste a crisis. You can do things in a crisis you could never do otherwise." The Bolshevik ideas of Barack Obama along with his coolness to Israel and his willingness to talk to Iran without preconditions make him toxic to the preservation of our nation in its current form. By the way, did you hear Achmadinijad refuse to talk to Obama without preconditions being met? You can't make this stuff up. Obama is totally unprepared to be President. It is like the proverbial college kid that takes over Dad's company and runs roughshod over the workers, not respecting their knowledge base. How much better to understand that you don't know it all, and that you need some practical knowledge before trying to change the world based only upon your own limited and unproven ideas?
Bertrand Russell wrote in 1920 in “Theory and Practice of Bolshevism”, "Bolshevism combines the characteristics of the French Revolution with those of the rise of Islam. Marx has taught that Communism is fatally predestined to come about; this produces a state of mind not unlike the early successors of Muhammad. Among religions, Bolshevism is to be reckoned with Mohammedanism rather than with Christianity and Buddhism. Christianity and Buddhism are primarily personal religions, with mystical doctrines and a love of contemplation. Mohammedanism and Bolshevism are practical, social, unspiritual, concerned to win the empire of the world." Left wing American politics has a strange symbiotic relationship with Islam. They share share hatred for America and American exceptionalism.
We see that the press is more captive to Obama than Pravda and Investia were in the former Soviet Union. Talk Radio is the nuisance "Radio Free Europe" that must be jammed at all costs to maintain a monopoly of information. They learned that the Internet undermined the ability of the Chinese and other to totally dominate the minds of their people, so now the Internet is a target of proposed censorship. How blind can people be??? Idealists, some of whom I know and love cannot make the intellectual distinction that what is presented as utopia mildly reminiscent of the Book of Acts will be hell on earth when these policies are in the hands of sinners.
Let's go back to the whole economic issues. The mantra is that the policies of the last eight years have failed, even though the meltdown did not start until well after the Democrats took control of the money by taking over Congress, Pelosi, Frank, Dodd, Reid are all caretakers of the failure. Bush was not a strong enough leader in that area, but it is disingenuous to saddle him with all the blame when he was fighting the very reason our system lost $5 trillion in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae that started this whole mess. By the way, did you know THOSE FOLKS in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae got bonuses? Big bonuses. Presidents and Senators make mucho dollars based upon what they did in office. ANd the taxpayers pay 100% of their freight, not the fraction as in AIG. Is Clinton giving his speech money back? Most people at AIG who got bonuses were working in the profitable insurance sector. They deserved the bonuses. Obviously those who were the lame-brains behind the derivatives disaster should that been fired and of course not given bonuses, but this demonization and class warfare is textbook Saul Alinsky-style Bolshevism, which Obama TAUGHT, for crying out loud!
How about what Jesus taught? He cared about the poor. He blessed them. He shared with them. He identified with them but he did not campaign for government programs. Jesus further noted that GOD HIMSELF rewarded those who did well with what they had. The one with ten got ten more. The one with five got five more. The man who buried his talent and complained against "the man" was thrown into hell and his one was given to the one who had the most already. That's the way the Kingdom of God operates according to the Son of God himself. Jesus also was against card check! He put down those who
complained when the boss paid one man twelve times the rate of others - remember the bru ha ha when the master paid the man who worked one hour the same as the one who worked twelve? God gives a lot of leeway to those in charge in these matters. HOWEVER, he also commands the "master" to see himself as "equal" to a slave and to be fair. Paul called on Philemon to free his slave, and a primary sign of the fullness of the Holy Spirit was the WILLING selling of assets to assure that all were able to maintain a basic baseline of living. Read the Book of Acts.
We need major changes. Hollywood stars, athletes, and CEO's are not worth 100 to a 1000 or more times as much as a faithful skilled worker. We need to evaluate our whole value system. We need to know that each person has dignity, each person has great worth, and capitalism needs to be tweaked. However, Bolshevism is an abject failure, cannot be considered a viable alternative, and the political motivations that drive Barack Obama are to be fiercely resisted. To do otherwise will result in a nation that will more resemble Zimbabwe in nature if not in extent. To avoid seeing the United States lose its Superpower status as a moral force in the world through the selfishness of one man with Messianic delusions is something worth fighting for. Thomas Paine affected people with his COMMON SENSE. Will you join me is speaking Common Sense to those in your networking and friendship circles? We have already seen preborn babies thrown under the bus. We have seen marriage between one man and one woman in the process of being thrown under the bus. We have seen our friendship to Israel thrown under the bus, We have seen American companies and the small businessman thrown under the bus. We saw the Constitution thrown under the by Obama refusing to provide a valid birth certificate. We even saw Mr. Obama throw his own grandmother under the bus. If you can't stop the throwing, stop the bus!