It come down to this: Who will continue, extend and expand the DHS-TSA-NDAA police state and further reductions of our freedom, and who will restore our freedom. And that’s it. But as the old saying goes, there’s a sucker born every minute. Right now, Amerika has millions of them, people who actually believe that setting up camps and stuff on your neighbor’s property across the street won’t provoke the neighbors, that murdering their children and stealing their assets won’t make them want to retaliate. There are millions of Americans who believe that walking through cancer-scanners and getting fondled by sickos and pervs will “make us safe,” and that, regarding the “terrorists,” that they “hate us for our freedom.” Millions of people who go with Willard Romney because they believe that eliminating our freedom will protect our freedom.
Last night on the radio news, ABC’s Vic Ratner said that, based on exit polling, one main reason that New Hampshire voters had for puling Willard Romney’s lever was “electability.” It is unfortunate that, despite Romney’s apparent ability to beat Obama being not that much more than Ron Paul’s, still many people live in a far-out land of wishful thinking, hoping that Romney can fool millions more voters in the rest of the country that he is a “conservative,” or that he will not be the same as Obama. Romney and Obama are too sides of the same coin: socialist, warmonger, Big Government statists. But many conservatives feel better when they sweep under the rug Romney’s socialist views and his flip-flopping which show how unprincipled a politician he really is.
Many diehard Democrats invaded the Republican primary to vote for Romney because they know he probably can’t beat Obama in a general election, just as Democrats did with John McCain in 2008 and Bob Dole in 1996. (Those Democrats are doing nothing different from what Rush Limbaugh urged Republicans to do in 2008 with “Operation Chaos,” which backfired on the Republicans, and gave us Barry and Evita.) Many Democrats also know that there is no way that millions of Americans will vote for Romney, given that he is bought and paid for by Wall Street, supported Wall Street Big Bank bailouts, and so on. And they know that many Independents who agree with Ron Paul on the wars and ending the bankrupting empire will not vote for Willard the Warmonger as Romney wants to further expand the empire and thus further bankrupt America. Romney is for Really Big Government.
(Incidentally, as with in 2008, I wonder how many cars with Massachusetts license plates were parked in the voting places’ parking lots yesterday, if you know what I mean.)
Anyway, regarding Willard as
corrupt sleazebag totally unprincipled and being a typical pol who just wants to have a lot of power over a lot of people, one segment of the population he is courting has been the military-security-industrial complex. National security whistleblower Sibel Edmonds points out that Romney’s use of particular buzz words such as “increase military training and assistance” in Central Asia is a lure for campaign contributions from the military-security-industrial complex. However, Romney has been doing that more openly all along in his calls for increasing “defense” draining the taxpayers printing more worthless dollars spending and even further expanding the U.S. government’s intrusions and trespassing onto other parts of the world that are not U.S. territories.
Romney supports the national security protection racket simply because they will cordially respond with funding his path to power. But I don’t believe Romney’s sincerity that he really wants our government apparatus and military to continue their intrusions overseas. He probably couldn’t care one way or another. Willard Romney cares about one thing: Willard Romney.
And it is too bad that so many people have this irrational fear of Ron Paul, because he wants to end the counter-productive wars and end our government’s trespassing overseas. Many people were duped into supporting George W. Bush’s wars and his Patriot Act that does nothing but violate American freedom, and was a piece of garbage legislation that was not debated or even read by the very people voting on it.
And the government’s fear-mongering that fooled (and continues to fool) millions of gullible Americans who don’t or won’t (or can’t) think for themselves has for ten years been repeated by the Goebbels stenographers of the mainstream media. Talk about being in a “vegetative state.” They malign Ron Paul like zombies and robots, like they are on a Salem witch hunt. The Establishment and their megaphones are so afraid of Ron Paul that they have even been trying to physically block him from meeting with voters, and then try to make it look like it was his fault!
Why can’t people see that Willard Romney is the ultimate government bureaucrat, the ultimate insider, the Rockefeller Republican whose real religion is not Mormonism but Central Planning. And he wants to preside over The Bureaucracy, over that Big Centralized Federal State. Romney is no different from Obama.
Because of the Bush-Obama-Romney central planning complex, we now have an extremely delicate situation that has been caused by central planning. I have already noted how national security central planning and centralization in general is inherently destructive of a society. But we have further destructive monetary central planning, and a Congress run amok with laws upon laws and never-ending regulations that are being increasingly enforced by our increasingly over-zealous
Nazis Gestapo police forces.
Robert Wenzel has this post that very clearly spells out the concerns that the more realistic and rational ones amongst us have regarding this police state. And Brandon Smith has this post about the protests of the new NDAA law in which the government and military may apprehend anyone they want and label someone a “terrorist” without any evidence to support such a claim, and detain the individual indefinitely, with no evidence, no charges, no trial, no due process whatsoever. You can’t get much more un-American than that. But this is necessary because “they hate us for our freedom.”
And, given now that Obama-Romney have their dictatorship-martial law provisions in place, when the economy does collapse — and most people who know history, and understand the process of government-money-counterfeiting and inflation/hyperinflation, believe that the economy will collapse — do you really believe that we even will have elections in November? (I have recently addressed Obama’s martial law and anti-due process policies here, here, here and here.)
Unfortunately, the sheeple Republicans of Amerika are saying “Anyone but Obama,” as though that “anyone” will change anything. But as I wrote in my March, 2010 article on how these elections are merely rearranging of deck chairs and kicking the can down the road to collapse, central planning is inherently flawed, and even if you elected “another Ronald Reagan,” as long as you keep the current system of centralization in place, the problems will only get worse and worse until the system finally collapses. (And that is what happened to the Soviets, by the way, and what is happening to the European Union, as well as to the United States.) As I wrote in my aforementioned article on Amerika’s obsession with rearranging the deck chairs,
(economists) Murray Rothbard and Hans-Hermann Hoppe have written extensively on these issues. In his book, Democracy: The God That Failed, Hoppe explains how democratic governments have contributed a great deal to reversing the process of civilization. The real achievements of democracy have been the empowering of some people to legally extract private wealth and property from others, and empowering the political class to use coercion and brute force against others to achieve certain goals.
At the heart of the problem are the temporary nature of democracy and the exploitative nature of a system of compulsion and monopoly. Economically, according to Hoppe, unlike in a monarchy in which the king owns the country’s territory and has a long-term interest in its capital value, in democracies the ruler is a “temporary caretaker,” and
a temporary and interchangeable democratic caretaker does not own the country, but as long as he is in office he is permitted to use it to his advantage. He owns its current use but not its capital stock. This does not eliminate exploitation. Instead, it makes exploitation shortsighted (present-oriented) and uncalculated, i.e., carried out without regard for the value of the capital stock.
Hoppe expands on those ideas:
…a private government owner (a monarch) will want to avoid exploiting his subjects so heavily, for instance, as to reduce his future earnings potential to such an extent that the present value of his estate actually falls. Instead, in order to preserve or possibly even enhance the value of his personal property, he will systematically restrain himself in his exploitation policies…. In distinct contrast… public government ownership will result in continual capital consumption. Instead of maintaining or even enhancing the value of the government estate, as a private owner would tend to do, a government’s temporary caretaker will quickly use up as much of the government resources as possible….
Therefore, a distinct characteristic of government, or “public sector,” activity is lack of incentive and ability in long-range planning, and, because “societal planning” cannot take individual market factors into account, economic calculations are impossible. In the public sector, political calculations are necessary…
Without regard to America’s capital value and actual long-term economic interests, politicians have acted largely on self-interest and short-term exploitation of the system of democratic governance.
Moreover, because of corporate-statism, America has also experienced such short-sightedness and parasitic consumption among America’s business sector. One example of that is the federal government’s October 2008 Wall Street Bailout, which further discouraged long-range planning and productivity of the nation’s most powerful financial institutions.
America is now suffering great economic turmoil while rewarding the short-term, immediate gratification of the Wall Street fat cats. As a major contributor of pervading societal moral decay, the Wall Street Bailout has been an example of activist government redistribution programs that discourage saving, investing, long-range planning and responsibility.
Over generations of electoral rearranging of deck chairs and further expansion of government’s size and power, America has experienced a decline in personal responsibility and traditional values. As a consequence of Social Security, families’ responsibility for the care of their elder members is transferred to anonymous neighbors. President Obama’s threatened government takeover of the entire medical system will make FDR’s New Deal pale in comparison.
Thus, America’s structure of government’s territorial monopoly and legislative rule has turned society from one of natural laws guarding individual rights to one of man-made laws that have allowed citizens to covet others’ wealth and property, and has enabled politicians to rise to the top with proficiency in rhetoric but no abilities in producing anything of actual value to others.
The 2010 delusion of correcting government’s mistakes has already begun with Scott Brown’s recent election to the United States Senate. After having voted for socialized health care and fascist insurance mandates in Massachusetts, and opposing cutting the state income tax, Brown was falsely promoted as a conservative Tea Party candidate. And already the Tea Party movement itself, supposedly one promoting independence and limited government, is being pulled into a life of dependence on the GOP, a party glued to the false security of dependence on centralized Big Government’s monopoly of territorial protection.
For many, many decades, U.S. government bureaucrats, Republican and Democrat, have been emulating Soviet bureaucrats in their obsession for taking more and more control over the lives of the people, and usurping more and more rights and liberty, and enjoying the power-trip of an expanded and more heavily armed and militant police force, soon we will no longer have any liberty left. Central planning leads to totalitarianism.
So those people in the remaining primary and caucus states can either vote for the Romney-Obama Banana Republican, or one of the other corrupt neanderthals, or they can vote for someone who will at least reduce the power and bankrupting size and intrusiveness of the federal government. But the reality is, we need to get rid of central planning altogether, before it extinguishes us completely.