Where’s the Logic?

Filed Under (The HELL You Say!) by admin on 03-12-2009

Everyone deserves to own a home so Big Brother expanded Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac so loans could be approved.  PROBLEM:  A lot of people couldn’t afford the payments so the houses foreclosed.  Big Brother didn’t care because the brokers and agents all got their bonuses.  And Big Brother got his cut too.

Then, Big Brother thinks everyone should own a new car so they give Cash for Clunkers.

PROBLEM:  Big Brother refuses to pay the advertised money for some clunkers after the sales are completed.  Some people won’t be able to keep up with payments.  No problem, the cars will get repossessed, but that will create jobs.  Someone has to tow the cars away!

Now Big Brother thinks everyone deserves health care.  Judging by the track record of Big Brother, we can expect medical treatments to be refused because he won’t pay, huge co-pays such that the patient won’t be able to afford the treatments anyway, and decisions on who actually gets the treatments based upon whether they are considered a clunker or not.  But Big Brother doesn’t care, he’s already lined his pockets with millions and he won’t have to use the health care option everyone else does.

But this is nothing new.  The communist/socialist mentality has been tried before in the blessed country.  Yes, in 1620, as the Pilgrims embarked onto Plymouth Rock, they decided that for the betterment of all concerned they would all just share the wealth and bounty with everyone.   But the colonists found out the hard way that it didn’t work, and moved quickly to change it.

In the memoirs of William Bradford, former governor of Massachusetts, he explained the failure of communism in Plymouth, MA in the 1620s. History of Plimoth Plantation:

The experience that was had in this commone course and condition, tried sundrie years, and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanitie of that conceite of Plato & other ancients, applauded by some of later times;—that ye taking away of properties, and bringing it in communitie into a commone wealth, would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God.

For this communitie (so farr as it was) was found to breed much confusion & discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefite and comforte. For yet young men that were most able and fitte for labor & services did repine that they should spend their time & strength to worke for other men’s wives and children with out any recompense.

Notice he mentioned the confusion and discontent that ensued, and the labor issues that bore out of this governmental system.  And that was in the 17th century.

So here we are 400 years later in the 21st century with all of our modern conveniences and technologies.  We are a people that want Big Brother to just hand us money and give us free education, food and health care.  We have lost the revolutionary spirit, the desire to be the best.  We are satisfied for something of lesser quality as long as we don’t have to exert any effort in order to get it.  It’s the junk food syndrome.  But that’s for a different day!


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