Moral Hazzards

Whose side are you one? Founding Fathers or Marx/Stalin/Hitler/etc?

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I’m so sick of hearing all about how evil capitalism is! How many wars has capitalism started? How many people does capitalism oppress? How about governments? Hmmm…?

Most of the problems we are facing today have less to do with capitalism and more to do with government meddling and manipulation. But the government, true to form, will always place the blame elsewhere.

Capitalism (true capitalism, not this govt-regulated-to-death capitalism) is the most just and fair system this world has ever seen. A capitalist system benefits the productive and industrious. A non-capitalist system coddles the useless and lazy. The argument against capitalism is always that self-interest is bad. Opponents of capitalism are wrong in their reasoning. A critical factor is left out of their equation: self interest, for most people, includes morals (this is why morals/religion in a free/capitalist society is critical).

Here’s something to think about:

There are those who say that we need government involvement to ensure fairness and morality. Saying that politicians will prevent corruption and increase competition is the biggest paradox I’ve ever heard. The trap is that men make mistakes. Men in government are not immune to corruption and mistakes. HA! I would even say there’s a 100% probability of politicians making worse and dire mistakes than a businessman whose livelihood depends on being fair and competitive.

Even if there is immorality and corruption in business, the beauty of true capitalism is that those businesses will fail once their deeds are exposed. If government controls industry, you can no longer choose to not participate. They cannot go “bankrupt” or “out of business.” They don’t have to be competitive or make a profit. You can’t sue them. They can’t go to jail.

Seriously, think about the consequences. The government always screws things up worse than they say they will.

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Corruption

I’m tired of all the corruption I see in politics and business.

Chicago-style (and now Washington-style) politics

Chicago-style (and now Washington-style) politics

Imagine you had committed a crime and were going to go to jail for breaking the law. Now imagine that you had a friend that could keep you out of jail because of his connections. Would you allow your crime to be covered up?

Let’s say you do. Good for you. You outsmarted the system. This kind of thing happens every day. What’s it gonna hurt if you participate a little teeny tiny bit. Not gonna hurt anyone, right?

Aside from the fact you’re trying to defeat the Law of Justice, which is impossible due to its eternal nature, you are now in someone’s debt without even knowing what the price is.

A recent example is our own wonderful-human-being David Letterman. To be clear, he didn’t (as far as we know) break the law, just the rules. His acts and their concealment left him susceptible to extortion.

Extortion leads to corruption.

We hear of people in the media, politics and Hollywood every day who are “outed” because they fell out of favor. If you think that the ones we hear about are representative of the actual amount of criminal/dishonest behavior, you’re delusional. An understanding of statistics tells us that. When you see one cockroach there’s 100 more you don’t see.

And with all the “favors” and “compromises” that happen in our society, particularly in our political circles, I imagine that the corruptions is rampant and disgusting. How do these people sleep at night unless they’re all atheists?

Another example of extortion:

Welfare/Bailouts.

Entitlement issues and lack of discipline leave us open to extortion from our corrupt government who uses our weaknesses to amass power and control of us. If we stop playing the game, they will cut us off. Inability to fail is unhealthy to a free society.

Absence of morality is the root problem in our society and only its elimination will put us back on track. Until we fix that, it doesn’t matter what ‘solutions we present. They won’t fix the problem. This is why we cannot continue doing the same things over and over, electing the same types of people over and over. They are corrupt and devoid of ethics.

Pick a side.

A mere coincidence…

Bill Clinton talks about the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” All you right-wing kooks out there need to realize that there’s a perfectly good explanation for everything that happens. And that would be… it’s all a coincidence (Jedi mind trick hand wave). Go back to sleepy sleep. Nothing to see here.

jedi mind tricks

Yup, just a total coincidence that Al Gore’s car company that makes sports cars just received over half a billion bucks from the government, compliments of the taxpayer.

Yup, just a coincidence that Obama has spent so much more of his precious time trying to secure the Olympic bid than he has trying to figure out what to do in Afghanistan. It has nothing to do with the fact that all his buddies that ‘made’ him are in Chicago and stand to make hordes of $$ if the Olympics come. Not to mention the rampant corruption there. Just a coincidence you tin-foil-hat wearing conspirator.

Yup, just a coincidence that all of GE’s NBC networks are wailing the siren 24/7 about health care. It has nothing to do with the fact that GE will clean house with a nationalized health control care system. Nope, pay no attention to the fact that GE makes medical systems and coincidentally Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, is an Obama top advisor. Just a coincidence… all of it. Nut job.

Pelosi sailing with Gibson?

This guy knows more that you?

This guy knows more that you?

Ms Pelosi was apparently unaware of what’s been going on with ACORN, even though the Senate passed a measure to defund it days before she was confronted. DO YOU NOT HAVE A CELL PHONE, THE INTERNET, INTERNS, A CONSCIENCE OR A BRAIN!? How do these people keep their jobs? The next day the House voted as well. Do you think we’re stupid? You’re a liar unless you can prove one of the following:

  1. You were up in Maine sailing with Charlie Gibson – that was his excuse for being a moron and totally oblivious to protesters and ACORN – for the past week or more.
  2. You’ve been busy communing with the devil and Harry Reid (I’m just kidding…. we all know that the devil will have nothing to do with Reid).

C’mon! Even meathead Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger knows what’s going on. If you’re getting scooped by Arnold, you have some serious, serious problems!