This One’s For You Insol!

The most brilliant blogger on the planet, Insolublog, wrote a lengthy, but awesome post. Go read it now…Read it? Good. Wasn’t it awesome? Of course it was. Anywho, it got me thinking. I started to type a comment, but it got kinda long, and I figgered I needed to make it a blog post.

I heard somewhere that FDR said, “Necessitous men are not free men.”

People who promote liberalism use this ideal like a weapon. It is instinctively true. People are indeed slaves because of their needs. People need to eat. People need shelter. People need heat, and water. Without these things, people die. (A stunning revelation, I know)

With that said, people are not slaves to their needs. They are slaves to the method by which their needs are provided. Therefore, the method by which their needs are provided becomes their master. It stands to reason that if a persons needs are provided by that persons marketable talents or skills such that he commands a wage then he becomes his own master. If a person must rely on the kindness of others to see that his needs are met, then he becomes a slave to the person that is providing for him. The provider then becomes that person’s master.

Well, there is a middle ground between the two aforementioned situations. Let’s say a third party steps in and begins to take from those individuals that have become their own masters so that they can give to those individuals that have become slaves to other men by their necessitous nature. Do the necessitous men then become free men? Of course not, they are slaves to that third party. The more needs that third party provides, the more dependent the necessitous become on it. It’s the natural way of things.

Just like a pimp that gives a young girl a taste of crack, and then uses that addiction to make her turn twenty dollar tricks in a car in an alley, the government has created, and perpetuated the enslavement of necessitous men. While liberal politicians have been using their policies to create their own plantation, they have used their accomplices in the news media and educational system to convince people that conservatives are racists and trying to put black people on the plantation, and uncaring for trying to starve poor people to death while protecting big [insert corporation here].

So, black people, and poor people, listen to me. It’s not me, nor George Bush, nor John McCain that’s trying to enslave you. You are already enslaved. You are on the plantation right now. You’ve been convinced that the government is the only entity that can provide for your needs. You’ve become dependent on them. The government has become your master, and the race pimps, and Marxists, like Jesse Jackson, Louis Farakhan, Barack Obama, and John Edwards are the crackers cracking the whips of racial divide, and class warfare.

Conservatism is the underground railroad that can get you off the plantation. The great thing about this dynamic is all you have to do is reject the bullshit that you’re being fed by the Democrat party, the public school system, and news media. Reject that shit and start believing in yourself and your abilities. Don’t let the claims of “sellout” or “uncle tom” derail you. Don’t let the other crabs pull you back into the bucket. Get out. Once you’ve gotten out, show other people how to get out. Once you do that, the cycle is broken. The plantation is gone. Emancipation is achieved.

And what of those men that have become their own masters? Through tedious regulation enforced by the sword, and overbearing taxation the government is trying to control the free flow of the market. They are trying to gain control of the things men need to become their own masters. Things like the freedom to unionize or not unionize. The freedom for a worker to keep what they’ve earned. The freedom of employers of to hire the best candidates for a given job. The freedom of people to choose where and with whom they invest their money. The freedom of the property owner to use his property as he sees fit.

As the government gains control of this freedom it becomes harder for men to become their own masters. It makes people who were once their own masters necessitous because they can do less and less business without government control. As the government restricts these practices, it makes once free men slaves of the government.

Then again, maybe I’m wrong.

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10 Responses to “This One’s For You Insol!”

  1. I don’t think you are wrong. I think the mess will take years to clean up.

  2. I’m going to disagree with you on the topic of education. A republic or a democracy needs an educated electorate to participate in the electoral process. And those business men need competent and capable workers who must be educated to be eligible.

    Public education is good for governance and business.

    That’s what I think.

  3. Not even the same topic.

  4. Hear Hear! The only thing I disagree with is about labor. Labor is one of the few variables a company has 100% control over and historically businesses have tried their best to pay as little as possible. Slavery in America was a result of labor that was cheaper then indentured servitude. Illegal immigration is more of the same. Salaries, contracting work, more and more of the same again.

    What I think would work better then simply pay is a reduction in Capital Gains tax for any company that gives their employees more ways to invest in the company and help it grow besides pay and benefits, like a % stake in the company for example.

    The reduction in the tax would also spur investment in the company by it’s own management.

    You would then have two forces at work pushing companies to reward it’s employees better without having to spend more in wages and salaries while also growing the company as a whole.

    Sure there would be some kinks to work out but there really are simple solutions to problems. We are just told they are so complex because they want us to be confused which brings us back to your point of the post. 🙂

  5. I don’t disagree with anything you said, Chris. I certainly prefer rewarding favorable business practices with tax incentives to tighter government imposed restrictions.

    Augusto, perhaps my earlier response was too curt. I’m not against public education per se. I am against the indoctrination that is prevalent in academia. Also, if you read the post that I referenced in the beginning of my post, you would see that my friend, Insol, was saying that society has placed too much emphasis on formal education while rejecting on the job training and apprenticeship.

  6. insolublog Says:

    Thanks for the complement, jumpout.

    The third party you speak of, is usually one that does not only use resourcesprovided by its own ideologues. They use all of our resources to push their ideology, through taxation. Our vote, our representation for that taxation, is pushed aside.

    This behavior is supposed to be illegal. The people that learned to ‘speak power to the system’ and engage in ‘civil disobedience’ are now running the bureaucracy. They have become the system. They have not lost those radical views, along the way.

    They are using the same Saul Alinsky philosophical recipe, to shunt the protections and circuit breakers built into the system. Their philophy means everything an our rights mean nothing.

    Breaking our laws have become an open sport. They refuse to enforce conflict of interest laws. They refuse to enforce immigration law. They openly violate oaths to protect the constitution. They funnel our money into the hands of those who will further undermine our rights to fair elections, like ACORN. They talk of handing our sovereignty over to the UN, an international dictator’s club. They also protect and insulate themselves in government.

  7. […] JumpOut: Conservatism is the underground railroad that can get you off the plantation. The great thing about this dynamic is all you have to do is reject the bullshit that you’re being fed by the Democrat party, the public school system, and news media. Reject that shit and start believing in yourself and your abilities. Don’t let the claims of “sellout” or “uncle tom” derail you. Don’t let the other crabs pull you back into the bucket. Get out. Once you’ve gotten out, show other people how to get out. Once you do that, the cycle is broken. The plantation is gone. Emancipation is achieved. […]

  8. At work today, I heard so many of the idiots going on about how the Republicans are for the rich. If the Democrats really were for the poor, what would happen if there were no more poor. Oops, no more need for Democrats. Sadly, there are so many people that don’t understand that an economy can shrink and grow. They honestly believe that the rich man has because he has not. They think it is finite. Like a pie. If I take half, and there are 6 people at the party, I screwed the other 6 people who will only have tiny slices.

    But the economy is more like a bakery. If I take half, and there are six people, I bake two pies, or three, or four. Or one for each person. No one needs to go without. I can take all I want and just bake more pies. My pie wealth is not one of my guests pie deficiency. I’m baking the damn things and paying for the eggs and flour and fruit. I can take however damn much pie I want. It’s not depriving anyone of anything.

    But they see everyone as victims. No one is who or what or where they are by their own hands, by their own decisions, by their own perseverance or lack thereof, by their own sweat, or by their own fault. It’s all just the cruel, or glorious hand of fate. That is the whole foundation of Socialism. You are not sucessful because you worked 16 hour days, never stopped learning new techniques, never ceased to move forward, never quit, took risks, failed over and over and over again, but wouldn’t quit, no matter what. You are successful because that is the hand you were dealt,. You were lucky.

    You aren’t living in a slum because you didn’t bother to learn any marketable skills, didn’t make a point to connect with the right industry insiders, didn’t want to put in the hours, didn’t want to take any risks, didn’t want to persevere, didn’t try again after failing. You were just unlucky. Poor you. We need to balance out the injustice of it all. Take from the guy who got lucky and didn’t earn his wealth, and give it to the unfortunate that didn’t earn their deprivation. There it is. That’s the entirety of the Socialist philosophy.

  9. Where’s my comment?

    One more thing on the education sidebar:
    http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/unlearned_skills/
    Essentially makes the point that schools don’t teach what needs to be taught.

    [Sorry, boss, Aksimet caught you. You have been freed from oppression. Sorry for the inconvenience.]

  10. Coming back to this and my comments I don’t think politicians would want something like I suggest, especially Democrats. They want employees to be a thorn in their bosses’ side instead of partners in the company’s success.

    I have never been in a company that was successful where labor and management were on different pages or at odds with each other.

    It only works if both the employee and employer share the same goal of success. Antagonism is not the answer to economic growth but yet it creeps in thus undermining the system. This is why there is criticism of the capitalist system because it is not being utilized to it’s 100% optimal level, not because it is flawed.

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