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CREATIVITY, AMBITION AND A FREE MARKET CREATE SUCCESS, NOT SOCIALIST LABOR UNIONS
by Ron Ewart, ©2010
(Sept. 7, 2010) — Did you see Obama in a labor day speech in Milwaukee this last weekend, dripping all over himself about the American worker? He was in full campaign mode to his base. It was, to this observer, disgusting. In the true spirit of Marxism and “let the workers of the world unite” (Andy Stern – SEIU), he gushed socialist praises and accolades on his adoring audience. He shouted about his accomplishments of regulating the banks, wall street and the fat cats, doing as he always does, pitting one class of people against another. He extolled the virtues of nationalizing the entire American health care industry and that it would create jobs and save money. This hollow con man never found a lie he didn’t like, or couldn’t embellish.
But the hard, cold truth is, workers in and of themselves, are not the only element in the equation that produces products, services, wealth and an increasing standard of living. Workers, without an idea, capital and natural resources are virtually nothing and can create nothing. To be fair, an idea, capital and natural resources are nothing without the American worker. They work in concert with each other. Each is indispensable to the equation and the equation will not work without each of the needed elements.
But none of the elements can stand alone, as Obama and all the other union and socialists of America would have you believe. Are they proposing that the workers of America take over and confiscate the ideas, the capital and wealth and the natural resources? Do they think that they can control the wealth? Are they going to create the ideas? When did the individual worker create a job? They don’t create jobs, they work at jobs for the salary that allows them to live in relative comfort. Entrepreneurs and inventors create ideas. Again, to be fair, some workers become entrepreneurs and go out on their own to create more jobs, products, services and wealth.
Wealth and money fund “good” ideas. Ideas, wealth and natural resources, coupled with labor create more jobs, products, services, more wealth and a higher standard of living for everyone. That’s how the capitalistic system works and it works well, when government gets the heck out of the way.
For at least the last 100 years, the political elite, the money changers and the power brokers have found a way to entrench their power, way beyond the limits that were placed upon them by the confines of the U. S. Constitution. They found devious ways around those limits. They used propaganda, hype, distortions and lies to indoctrinate the naive among us as a weapon. They have used that weapon to throw monkey wrenches into the gears of capitalism. They create and exploit emergencies in order to pass legislation that entrenches their power even more. They care not one whit about the masses. They care only about power, money and political influence. They use the allegations of racism, race bating, hate and bigotry against their detractors, to divide this country into warring factions.
They have instituted socialism and radical environmental indoctrination in our schools and colleges, whose graduates fill positions in government with their learned social and environmental bias. That social justice and environmental bias are evident in every bureaucracy and agency of local, state and federal government offices. These biases permeate every piece of proposed legislation and legislation that is passed into law. Environmental protection has nothing to do with saving the planet. Draconian environmental regulations are nothing more than a means to an end ….. control of the masses. They play on our emotions of sympathy, empathy, compassion and guilt to rationalize each new socialist and entitlement law.
In spite of the overwhelming evidence that a system based on socialism will eventually fail, they continue on this course to economic oblivion.
We’re on their “train” and they have locked all the doors so we can’t get off without some sort of violence to OPEN the doors. Their socialist “train” is picking up speed and it is headed for a sharp curve that is sure to derail the “train” and send it careening over a cliff.
All we need to do is to look at Europe as a failed model of governing through socialism, along with class and ethnic warfare. They promised the citizens everything to get their votes. Now they find they can’t pay for “everything” and they have to start re-trenching, backing up and taking a hard look at the promises they now can’t keep because they ran out of other people’s money to pay the bill. Just today, huge riots and strikes have erupted on the streets of London and Paris because the governments there have the audacity to take way what they promised to the people in exchange for their loyalty and their votes. Those same strikes and riots will reach the streets of America for exactly the same reason, as the American government has no other choice but to re-trench, back up and take a hard look at the promises they now can’t keep because they finally ran out of other people’s money to pay the bills.
The choices before us are hard and difficult if we are to avoid riots, strikes, financial collapse and the further loss of freedom, liberty and sovereignty. If we can’t change the direction America is headed at the ballot box this November and again in 2012, we may have to change the direction of America by other more difficult means. If the idea creators, the wealthy and prosperous and hard-working Americans don’t come together and unite under the principles of freedom, free choice, free thought and free enterprise, the America of yesterday will cease to exist and freedom will once again have to be won by violence.
If government has become too powerful and the citizens cannot win back their freedom by any means, then the planet will descend into mediocrity, deprivation, poverty and eventually anarchy. The people will have forsaken freedom in exchange for security and comfort and they will have voluntarily committed themselves to indentured servitude in perpetuity.
It was not our attempt here to demean the American worker. They are the most productive work force on the planet. Our attempt was to put the elements of a free enterprise system in perspective, where each element is dependent on the other and if the system is to work, those elements must work cooperatively with each other. If they go to war with each other, as they have for far too long and are still doing, the most productive, the most industrious, the most creative and most generous work force that was ever assembled in any one country, will disintegrate into petty bickering and constant strife and the best standard of living that exists anywhere on the Earth will descend into third-world status.
What came first, the chicken or the egg? What came first in America…industry and business or hiring help and illegals flooding in? Killing off industry kills the chicken.
Extremely enlightening, Mr. Ewart. Oh, if only I had your ability to see the big picture and to write about it as succinctly as you……
Cartoon from 1934 – When Will We Ever Learn? – CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE
This cartoon was in the Chicago Tribune in 1934. Look carefully at the plan of action in the lower left corner.
Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged” but where is John Galt?