Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-31C: Stupid governments

Abominable Act – Crash of 2009
ObamaCare Is Lowering Part-Time Workers’ Hours

(Investor’s Business Daily) The number of individuals working 25-29 hours per week in their primary job rose by 119,000, or 2.7 percent, from a year ago; the number clocking 30 to 34 hours a week fell by a monthly average of 146,500, or 1.4 percent…

Nathan: Was this one of the goals of the Abominable Act?  It certainly is helping drive people into the arms of a single-payer health system, and is pushing more and more people to the edge.  It may give the part-timers a bit of an edge when the layoffs come, but otherwise, I can’t think of an upside.  Our evil, criminal government just pushes more and more, and we all can see it – and do nothing about it.

Mama’s Note: Unfortunately, most people don’t have a clue what they might be able to “do” about it. They’ve been brainwashed for generations that “voting” is the only remedy, and that “letters, calls and faxes to the representatives” or “marches” are the only possible ways to object. But the situation will, eventually, come to a head and the solutions will present themselves. Those who discover and act on them will survive. The rest will remain the turnips being crushed in the vain hope of extracting just a bit more blood.

History – Tranzi roots
Edgeleft: Notes on The March on Washington

(kissell.org via yahoogroups) On August 28th there will be the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Many of you are planning to go down to take part. … These notes are a few personal reflections on having been there in 1963, and some comments around events related to the March. Increasingly I realize, at 83, that there just aren’t that many of us around who were there that August day fifty years ago. I knew Bayard Rustin – chief organizer of the March … and like many of us in the War Resisters League, the Socialist Party, and virtually all “left” organizations, was involved in the organizing for the event.

Nathan: Apparently, it is not a joke…  the people that never grew up.  People today tend to associate the protest movement of the 1960s with the assassinations of Kennedy, King and Kennedy, and the growth of the American involvement in the war in Southeast Asia (the Seventh Phase of the Great Asian-Pacific War, 1929-1976).  But in reality, the protests started well before that: following the usual Progressive-Liberal-Tranzi practice of claiming to be for things that their activities actually destroy, like jobs and freedom.  It hasn’t changed, just as these proto-hippies of 1963 (morphing from beatniks to hippies, I think) still view themselves as “anti-establishment.”  I agree with them, to some degree: the “establishment” at the time still paid more than lip-service to both economic and personal liberty but was busy destroying them rapidly by destroying last remnants the “OLD establishment” of Franklin and Jefferson.  These people just didn’t want the counter-revolutionaries to get control; they wanted to have it for themselves.  And WE, individuals and families and companies, suffer as a result.

Islamic war: Arab street revolt – Stupid US
U.S. warns crackdown will make transition more difficult
(Washington Post) The Obama administration strongly condemned Wednesday’s bloody crackdown on political opponents of Egypt’s military-backed government but refused to say whether the United States might yank financial or political support for a longtime Mideast ally.

Nathan: Meanwhile, of course, the “messiah” continues to send billions of dollars in aid and weapons to Egypt, and continues to kiss up to the Muslim Brotherhood AND the rump government.  Because we are STUPID and think that at least some of the lies that all the groups are telling may be true, some of the time.  No wonder people are wondering just what blackmail the MB and the military and their civilian allies are holding against the coup leaders in DC.

Theft by government – Government-run, tax-funded schools
White House calls broadband initiative a ‘no-brainer’

(Washington Post) The White House on Wednesday called a $4-6 billion proposal to expand high-speed Internet access to 99 percent of schools a “no-brainer,” but said the idea ultimately requires approval by the independent Federal Communications Commission.

Nathan: Seems to me like it OUGHT to require approval by Congress, fifty states, and a few hundred million independent voters.  And that NONE of them should give approval.  More robbing some to pay to others, and we don’t need it.

Mama’s Note: I’m sure you’d agree that “NEED” really has nothing to do with it anyway. I don’t care how much people “need” something. Theft and coercion is not the way to get it.

Islamic wars: Home front
Million Muslim March Planned in DC on Anniversary of 9-11

(Breitbart.com)    Yet our Government either sits idly by and does nothing to protect our freedoms or it exacerbates the problem with its constant war on terrorism in Islamic countries, congressional hearings on Islam in America, and its changes to the NDAA law.      These lies told to the American population has made it impossible for us to do true Dawa. Why do we have to defend our religion while doing Dawa? Why can’t we just share the perfection of the Quran and the beauty of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SWS)?

Mama’s Note: This ought to be interesting… What is “Dawa?”

Nathan: Dawah (as it is usually spelled in English) means “the call” and refers to preaching and bringing converts to Islam.  If I understand this, they claim that the government is so opposed and lies so much about Islam that they cannot really “call” Americans to become Muslims.  A bit bizarre.  Especially since they are having this march on the anniversary of Bloody Tuesday.  And never mind that the “war on terrorism” is conducted as much against Americans at home (if not quite so blatantly bloodily) as it is in Muslim countries.

Mama’s Note: I see… well, even as screwed up as most Americans are, they are unlikely to be attracted to a “religion” that requires rigid and absolute obedience to the “leaders,” and the Sharia “law” would be a total turn off to the rootless, self indulgent and even criminals, especially in the big cities. They can see the police state growing around them now, and I can’t imagine any wanting to trade one for another. Really hard to sell ice cubes to Eskimos.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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