20 July 2010

Carry Concealed? Head of the Line Please!

AHHHHHH, TEXAS!  I've visited there a few times.  If it weren't so hot and muggy, buggy and hurricane prone, perhaps I'd move there.  No income tax, thriving economy, and now, concealed carriers get a breezeway straight to the Capital Building. 

Some states still believe that their "serfs" are on par with their "ruling class," and where that happens, freedom occurs. 

Be More Like Germany?

While, admittedly, I despise most of Europe for their historical nonsense and disdain for individual freedom, it's a sad state of affairs when the New York Slimes economists are saying we need to be more like Germany. 


IN many countries, including the United States, there are calls for the government to spend more to jump-start the economy, and to avoid the temptation to cut back as debts mount.
Germany, however, has decided to cast its lot with fiscal prudence. It has managed rising growth and falling unemployment, while putting together a plan for a nearly balanced budget within six years. On fiscal policy and economic recovery, Americans could learn something from the German example.

Yikes.  The NY Times saying we need to follow fiscal solvency plans?  Enter Seinfeld Bizzaro World.  

Run Fat Boy!

First, they record our body mass index, then they give us a mandate.  Oh yes, here come the first waves of needless health care regulation of the Country Class.  Or, if you're the power hungry Washington bureaucrat, just another justification for more power over the "stupid serfs."

I suppose that I should take up running again, only so I stay off one more government watch list. 

Go Forth and Educate: Our Ruling Elites

  Codevilla does a better job at explain in more detail, the thoughts and substance I was trying to convey in my Cojones in Politics post from the same day. 

While I hate to keep referencing 1984 over and over again, the truth is that the plot line is ever present in today's Washington.  Instead of dividing the nation into three different classes of people, the high, middle, and low, Codevilla's piece divides them into just two; The Ruling Elite Class and the Country Class.

The distinction is quite simple between the two.  The Elites want nothing but power, and look down upon those who don't have it.  Like I discussed on Friday, the two parties are really one in the same, using their opposition of one another for mutual beneficial distraction of the masses.  Those who belong to the Country Class, have a severe lack of connection to the Ruling Elites, and for the most part, despise everything associated with their hellbent power grab.  A distinction between Codevilla's article and Orwell's book however is that those who follow the ruling elites are members of the party themselves; i.e. if you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

Find yourself a good 30 minutes to dig into the meat of this article, as it is well worth the read.