Thursday, June 18, 2009

Follies of the Compassionate

We are living in a fantasy world, an “I Love Lucy” world. It is a world where the poor wear $200 tennis shoes, they sport designer “welfare” fingernails, have cell phones, cosmetic surgery and perhaps a gold “toof.” This world was created by the incredible productivity and innovations of Western civilization. It will be succeeded by a world were life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Our elite has no idea of how wealth is created. They make Beevis and Butthead look like sophisticates. Michelle Obama advised the people in Zanesville, Ohio, “Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that.” Wealth is created by people who produce. They are supported by people who serve; the military, firefighters, necessary government officials, etc. The producers could afford to be complacent and inattentive as long as they lived fairly comfortable lives. Shortly this will no long be the case.

Friedrich Neitzsche asks, “What has done more harm than the follies of the compassionate?” Our elite broadcast their compassion, but is this compassion when it will lead to the destruction of a civilization? In fact it is not compassion. Several years ago Democratic consultant Bob Beckell was on Crossfire. He stated that because Ronald Regan would not sign a budget, programs like Meals on Wheels would be halted until the budget was passed. He then stated that his own mother would be going hungry. Apparently this poobah of the Democratic Party would allow his own mother to starve. How is President Obama’s brother doing, or his aunt? The English philosopher William Godwin argued in his book Political Justice that he would leave his mother and sister in a burning building in order to save the writer Francois Fenelon because he was of more value to mankind. It is instructive that when Henrietta Hughes begged for help from the president she was apparently offered a business card with the address of a social service agency.

The government should provide for the deserving poor. But where does the government get the money to give to the unproductive? It gets it from the productive. The elite has miscalculated. The productive are being overburdened. Many of them will see the writing on the wall and cease producing.

Franklin Raines, Timothy Geithner, Bernard Modoff, George Soros, Henry Paulson, all members of the compassionate party are living in gated communities. They feel secure and protected. They believe that this debt will be passed on to our children and grandchildren. Wrong ke-no sah-bee. This is not a threat to the narcissistic. They could care less about our posterity. They live for the moment. The plan is to raid the productive’s retirement plans. The prototype for this plan will be modeled on the policies of Gidion Gono Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. No matter how successful this present Svengali is in hoodwinking the majority of the population, it will be for naught when people are literally starving.