"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

23 October 2015

Friday thoughts...

Free people are not equal.         Equal people are not free.
"A gun is like a parachute.       If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

(My personal gun philosophy, though borrowed, not original...  "I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.")

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.
Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:
1.  America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.
2.  Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims. 

3.   They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.

4.   Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
5.   The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
6.   They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet  they want America to be more like those other countries.

These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment: 
1.  We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics,
      but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
2.  Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money,
     but we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money!
3.  Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our 
     army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools."  ~~ Plato    


These come by way of a fellow manager from our Florida facility.  He will retire a year or two before I do.  ;)


doubletrouble said...

Whoa- good stuff. I do expect to be stealing some of those in the near future.

Blue said...

Enjoy... ;)

Angus McThag said...

Can I steal this in its entirety?

Blue said...

Yes, of course. ;)

Grog said...

Sage words, the FL manager seems to be an independent type. ;)

Conundrum #7, if you'll permit it, is that people in other countries dream of having what the poor have, so these people are moved here and are given these things, and then try to change our country to the shithole they were moved from, but still demand more things.

That may not be the best phrasing, but I'm confident you'll understand the premise, Mr. Blue. ;)

Blue said...

Grog... Yeah, Ken is pretty independent. ;) And yes, I understand exactly what you are saying.

chipmunk said...

I suspect Social Security is running out of money because those funds are now allocated to pay for welfare and food stamps.

Blue said...

Chipmunk... That may have something to do with it... Redistribute that "wealth".