Your New Prison
Well, it’s official. The inmates are in charge of the prison. The results of the election prove just one thing – that the have-nots now run the country. As a result, we’re going to follow Europe down the path to socialism and eventual self-destruction.
Now by socialism, I mean a form of government where the government provides for all the needs of its citizenry. I’m talking about the few supporting the many; the productive supporting the unproductive; and the workers supporting those who don’t work. The net effect of this will inevitably be a redistribution of the wealth. This may come as a shock to you but most of the burden will have to fall on the middle class since they earn the lion’s share of personal income in this country.
So look at Europe and you’ll see where we will be in the near future – even higher unemployment; rioting in the streets and a middle class that has all but disappeared. Strangely enough, socialism there has brought on some of the very things that it was meant to cure, turning them into a floundering welfare state in the process. They started by expanding the role, and cost, of government in order to provide for their new welfare state. This eventually led to inefficiencies in their economy which in turn undercut their ability to produce and compete in the world marketplace. This, in turn, led to higher unemployment and finally to rioting in the streets by the unemployed.
The result of socialism is always a large, bureaucratic and corrupt government. That sucking sound which accompanies socialism is the energy, vitality and wealth of a country going down the drain. It’s also accompanied by a reduction in personal freedom. After all if the government is going to meet all of your needs, they are also going to tell you how to live your life. However, the really scary part is that socialism will usually lead, at some point, to either communism or fascism.
So the election last night was a victory for all those that have their hands out for the government to support them. In these tough economic times, their ranks have swelled and as a group they voted overwhelmingly for a continuation of the hand-outs. What else would you expect anyway? The demographics in this country have changed dramatically. By that, I mean that the rich are getting richer and the rest of us are getting poorer, with the inevitable outcome that the people in the middle will get squeezed from both sides. With the have-nots in control of the voting booth, things can only get uglier from here on out. I hope that you enjoy your new prison.
“When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end
of the Republic”. – Benjamin Franklin