In Jeff Berwick’s article on his weekend festivities in Mexico, he mentions the freedom of spontaneity, the nonchalantness of violating local ordinances or codes (if they exist), and his own enjoyment of booze and partying and so forth.
Berwick likes drinking, loudness and motorcycles, apparently. I don’t.
I like peace and quiet. There’s never enough of it for me. Sure, unwind when it’s the weekend. (However, from reading Jeff Berwick in recent months, I have gathered that the weekdays are also weekends for him.)
But I like quiet and I’m not for the partying stuff. Call me a “stick-in-the-mud.” Perhaps “fuddy-duddy” is more appropriate for me. But NOT a “curmudgeon” (Because I’m not “grumpy,” as curmudgeons are, nor am I old enough. I think you have to be over 70 to qualify.)
Anyway, Berwick mentioned in his blog about the philosophy of laws, and the difference between the will of some politicians, bureaucrats and hacks being legislated into laws that we all must obey, and natural laws that are based on the protection of liberty and property, and, most of all, common sense.
As Amerika collapses and crumbles apart, what has been coinciding with that has been the steep decline of common sense. In my article on Amerika’s Bureaucratic Berlin Wall, I referred to how Sen. Chuckles Schumer wants to steal more money from people who are fleeing the USSA, and how greedy and covetous these selfish politicians are in their taking from others who no longer want to be Americans and who are therefore no longer morally “obligated” to have to contribute to the public treasury (in phony, fiat USD, that is), and they therefore should no longer be legally obligated either. Common sense would dictate that. But criminals who are attracted to the armed power of Leviathan have no common sense, no scruples, no sense of morality, and no idea why we have “law” in the first place.
And I also mentioned the bureaucratic means of Leviathan’s totalitarian grasp on the serfs whose lives it claims ownership of, the requirement of so much disclosure of extremely personal information on passport application forms, information that is none of the bureaucrats’ g**damn business!
Common sense also dictates that, of course people have an inalienable human right to travel, a right of movement throughout a territory, and a right to leave and then return without the State’s permission, of course human beings have that natural right. It’s like, “duh!” This is just common sense. But greedy, slave masters of the State don’t see it that way. They own you.
Another example of common sense, or lack thereof, is a situation that Michael Graham was discussing and arguing over with just about every caller to his show. In Burlington, Connecticut, this guy was arrested for “illegally killing a black bear,” and for “criminal possession of a pistol.” You see, the bear seemed to have wandered onto the resident’s yard and into his garage. The homeowner obviously felt the bear was a threat to him or his family and he shot the bear.
Of course he shot the bear. When a bear goes onto your property, that is a wild, dangerous animal that very well could harm you or your children. Of course you shoot the bear. And you KILL the bear. Another big “Duh!” But the idiots, the human-hating animal-lovers don’t get that. They want people to get attacked by bears.
After killing the bear, there’s nothing wrong with making good use of it, such as making a new bear skin rug for your living room, or perhaps a fur coat, if that’s possible. Oh, wait a minute — is all that illegal? I’ll bet it is, especially here in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. Oh, well. Never mind, as Emily Litella would say.
Anyway, a caller to Michael Graham’s show defended the police arresting the bear-killer, and was saying that you shouldn’t kill any animals even when they are a threat to you. The caller said, “They were here first.” Can you believe this? The animals were there first, but we are second-class territory-inhabitants.
No, sorry lady, you moron, the property owner was there first, it’s his property, he bought the house and the land, he was there first, not the bear. Of course the homeowner had a right to shoot and kill the bear that was trespassing on his property and threatening him and his family. And if he felt that a man entering the property was a threat to them, he has a right to shoot him, too. (If he has common sense, that is. Obviously, most people with common sense can distinguish between the non-threatening milkman and a threatening possible burglar, rapist or murderer.)
So there is no more common sense in Amerika.
Another example of the diminution of common sense is how parents are clinging to their kids now, as I briefly mentioned in my article this past weekend. Very selfish, narcissistic, hovering parents, not willing to allow their kids to become independent, and think for themselves. The latest is this “attachment parenting” that was in the news, thanks to the ghastly Time cover.
Breast-feeding up to or past age 4? Having your kids sleep in bed with you? How sick is that? No wonder so many young people are so screwed up now. And I thought that those helicopter moms who follow their kids to college, who calls her son every day at his dorm to check up on him, who talks to his professors to argue over a grade on the son’s behalf, I thought these people were bad. C’mon, people. Perhaps parents should start to grow up, and then maybe let their kids do the same? But I digress.
Anyway, back to the Amerika-government-slave taxing expats issue.
Now we are seeing that House
Ignoramus Speaker John Boehner is saying that Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s renouncing of Amerikan citizenship is “outrageous,” and, in Boehner’s interview with George Snuffleupagus this weekend, Boehner was close to endorsing Chuckles Schumer’s legislation to steal more from expats. So much for “conservative” Republicans who believe in “free markets.”
I’m sure Willard Romney will also agree with these congressfelons. You see, these people are so entrenched with the State in Washington, their first solution toward resolving budget problems is to steal more money from as many people as they can, certainly not to cut budgets. That would be the common sense approach, after all. But covetous statists who live high off the hog and who have merged their own personal identities with the State have no common sense.
Now, speaking of no common sense, I heard Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity on the radio over the past week, as well as Michael Savage. They are all getting hysterical in their Obama-hate, “lesser-of-two-evils,” “we must vote for Romney,” “everyone get behind Willard” crusade. These are totally clueless clucks who really don’t understand the situation we face, and how Willard is just another socialist who will not do a damn thing to change the way they do business down in Washington. Willard is a narcissistic, mealy-mouthed politician with no sense of morality, no understanding of free markets, private property, the sanctity of voluntary contracts, and the business cycle.
Now, Glenn Beck was the one who was expressing some anger at the Ron Paul delegate people, and expressing concern that they will cause havoc at the convention. GOOD! You warmongers and Big Government Republicans have ruined the country, turned it into a police state, virtually given a communist in the White House the keys to the totalitarian nightmare that everything seems to indicate we will have to suffer. And no, Romney will be no different from Obama, Romney will continue and expand the police state, as well as the counter-productive warmongering.
Beck and Hannity’s cluelessness really makes me barf. And Michael Savage is really no better (except that he has some intelligence). When he’s not wasting time complaining how Mark Levin, Savage’s main competition, sounds like “Groucho’s grandmother having a hysterectomy,” Savage is also saying how, regardless how bad Willard Romney is, we still must get behind him.
Sorry. People with common sense would get behind Ron Paul. Only people lacking in common sense would bomb Iraq in 1991, destroy civilian water and sewage treatment centers, impose sanctions and cause hundreds of thousands of deaths throughout the 1990s in their continual provoking of foreigners and then act surprised at 9/11 and then go on to do more of the same to Iraq and start a whole new war in Afghanistan, and then drool for more wars in Syria and Iran for no good reason, while Amerika is collapsing in bankruptcy and moral decay right before their very eyes.
I guess Jeff Berwick is lucky to be where he is in Mexico, especially if Amerika really sinks into the totalitarian police state tyranny where it appears to be heading, where both Barack Obomber and Willard Romney will take us. If Ron Paul can get the delegates he needs, however, and if elected he would reverse a lot of this police state, end our government’s trespassing on foreign lands and provocations of foreigners, and really bring back common sense, and, most of all, restore freedom. And maybe then I can get some peace and quiet.
And if not, then it really is up to the people to resist the tyranny.