Be careful what you wish for…..you just might get it.
Approximately 100,000 citizens of your state seemingly believe that people who run away from their legal responsibilities – people whom you elected – should be regaled as heroes. I can’t speak to the manner in which you were raised by your parents, but I can tell you that I was raised as an individual who was taught to be responsible for one’s own actions, to treat all others with respect, and to understand that the more that I can do for myself, the less dependent I’ll be on others. I was also taught that when I fall, I can choose to either pick myself up and to try again or to curl up into the fetal position and feel sorry for myself.
Based on the gathering of your public-sector, union employees that I witnessed on television this weekend, I’d say that what I saw was an incubator, the size of which has never been conceived.
There is, however, a more disturbing reality at the heart of what I have to say here, a reality of which I’m now convinced that none of you – not one – are even faintly aware. Let me try to put it into perspective for you: when our young men charged the Normandy beaches in an effort to free Western Europe from the iron tentacles of the Nazis, it’s a pretty good guess that most, if not each and every one of them, had at least a faint realization that the mid-20th Century march of socialism and communism, if not halted at a certain point, wouldn’t just stop at the shores of Western Europe; it would most likely spread like a global virus. Given that a fully-implemented socialist/communist economic program is at the very least the forced indentured servitude of the masses if not unspoken slavery, what we now see through the lens of history is that our armed forces that day were made of young Americans who refused to be slaves. Since its inception, America has been a country for free individuals, a concept that I feel has long since come to be taken for granted. That American flag that you were waving in the sea of your collective means a lot more to millions of people around this country than it does to you.
In short, you’re not even marginally aware that you’re supporting the very thing for which thousands of young American men went to their graves to stop. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Please be sure to understand why I say this. I assume that your decision to gather together to hail as conquering heroes the 14 people who ran away in an attempt to hold the legislative process hostage was based in a preference for socialism rather than capitalism. So, given that – since all of you couldn’t possibly be so naive – there are three considerations that you’ve clearly all considered in advance. Let’s just check them off:
1) The Nazis – the National Socialist Workers’ Party (that does sound an awful lot like you, come to think of it) – was just that – socialism, based on the nationality of Germany. Of course, Liberals and Leftists world-wide will claim that because the Nazis emphasized their nationality rather than the internationalism of the Communists, that placed them (the Nazis) on the “right”. Sure, the Nazis were to the right of the Communists, but that’s not saying a whole bunch. Hitler himself was on record in his own writings as saying that there was virtually no difference between Nazism and Communism. The American constitution is even further to the right of both of these ideologies than you can possibly grasp and is based in the freedom of the individual. Both Nazism and Communism are, by definition, leftist. To paint Governor Scott Walker as Adolf Hitler, therefore, is strange if not altogether laughable.
2) Speaking of Governor Walker, I’ve both read and heard in political discussions that one of the reasons that he’s being likened to Adolf Hitler is that Hitler also broke the unions in Germany. True enough, which is also another reason why the Nazis were somewhat to the right of the Communists. I think, therefore, I can assume two things: first, your Saturday gathering was presumably more of a show of support for communism, and second, you apparently don’t believe that any leftist administration will ever turn on the unions if the country were completely state-controlled.
How’s that working out in China?
3) As history shows, Communism/Socialism never works. It always fails, and in exactly the same way. To be succinct, it is simply impossible to pay for the needs of every single person in a country. Any politician who claims that he/she is going to provide you more and more entitlements and a secure, easy lifestyle is simply doing so in order to secure his/her political power, not your well-being. Whatever ultimately happens to you is immaterial.
Meeting the needs of all the citizens, though – there’s the rub. If only the population could be carefully and systematically culled….
Perhaps all those people who consider themselves “Liberals” – especially those in the Madison crowd this past Saturday, those worshipping at the altar of irresponsible behavior – should take a look at roughly the past 40 years of “liberal” thinking, a good degree of which has or will most likely result in fewer human beings:
DDT ban in the 1970′s – The decision to ban DDT, possibly the most effective and safe insecticide ever conceived, was a geo-political one. Tests performed throughout the late 1970′s and early 1980′s proved that the chemical was safe for both wildlife and humans, to the point at which Dr. Wayland Hayes, who performed tests for the U.S. Public Health Service, fed human volunteers up to three times the normal amount of DDT in their food every day for 18 months. There were neither any immediate adverse effects nor any over the next ten years. The Left’s banning of DDT was responsible for millions of deaths, most notably from malaria and yellow fever, as mosquitoes are one of the most notorious carriers of disease.
CAFE standards in cars – Beginning in 1975, our government began implementing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards that were to be followed in the construction of our automobiles, ostensibly in an effort to reduce our dependence on foreign oil (maybe de-regulating the processes on our own oil production might do the trick – ya think?). While that sounds nice, this program forced automobile manufacturers to build lighter and lighter cars, which in turn made collisions much more dangerous for passengers (sure makes me want one of those oh-so-intelligent-looking and incredibly-named “Smart Cars”). The result has been thousands of unnecessary deaths over the course of the past three decades.
Planned Parenthood – In all honesty, this organization would be more aptly named “Planned Economic Consumption” or “State Parenthood”. It has nothing to do with “planning a family”, and its role in controlling the number of humans walking the earth is clear. It also makes a hellava job program. It also makes me think of, metaphorically speaking, baby turtles who struggle to make it to the sea…..a few usually do, but most are consumed by predators or simply die en route. Tough luck, I guess.
John Holdren – President Obama’s science czar, a man who has been on record as suggesting that an effective way to reduce the population might be to put sterilants in the drinking water of everyday Americans.
I guess Mengele, Kevorkian, and Frankenstein wanted too much scratch for the position.
Obamacare – Whether you like hearing this or not, if Obamacare is ever fully implemented – something that your unions were stridently supporting but of which they wanted no part for their members – those who are not as highly “valued” as productive workers (i.e., the young and the very old) will not receive the same degree of care of those between, say, 16 and 60. It already is gutting Medicaid, so hopefully your elderly parents and/or grandparents are reasonably healthy (but it’s the Republicans who want the elderly to die in the streets, right?). Further, all of this says nothing about the fact that more and more highly-skilled physicians are going to opt out of the medical profession as a result of all of the burdensome regulations, meaning that lesser-skilled doctors will more than likely end up caring for Americans, people who will do the bidding of bureaucrats who will ultimately make the life-and-death decisions for us.
Certainly makes me hearken back to my statements about baby turtles and forced indentured servitude.
I can only assume, therefore, that based on your show of alleged “solidarity”, you’re totally in support of the history behind your movement in addition to the vast majority of its present-day program. It certainly helps to know with whom you’re in bed. Hey, at least you stand for something, right?
Amongst all the signs waving throughout the crowd, I noticed one that sarcastically noted that Wisconsin was now “open for business”, as though more job opportunities for people is a bad thing, I guess, and that “the people” will somehow be persecuted by such an economically profitable situation. I’m curious, though – couldn’t many of you try to obtain employment with one of the many new companies that will come to Wisconsin if the economy begins to flow again? No, you wouldn’t want that; a person would then actually have to work and be accountable, something against which the vast majority of everyday liberals and state workers are adamant. You just want to be paid, both in salary and outrageous benefits. After all….this is America, right?
You people scare me. You really do. You’d like to believe that your “wolfpack” mentality is a show of courage and strength. I’ve got news for you….”courage” is standing up and fighting, even when you’re scared.