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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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EUROPEAN SOCIALISM IS NOT FOR AMERICA

In the past, Obama has spoken favorably of what’s happening in Europe. That one thing is socialism and it’s growing like crazy. The government has given more and more unpaid benefits to the people, and the people have demonstrated they don’t appreciate these blessings.

Countries like Greece, Portugal and Great Britain have all exploded irresponsibly by young people who receive generous benefits.

For example, in Greece, the government has given all kind of benefits to the unemployed. People are objecting violently when they are asked to pay some modest part of these benefits. Young people have been conducting violent reactions, as the
government wants them to pay for some of the benefits and wants them to WORK.

In Great Britain, the country was literally in flames. Young unemployed people exploded all over the country. A couple of young women commented to Rush Limbaugh that their targets were the rich and people who owned businesses. Rush said their reaction is that the government should give them “stuff.” If other people have “stuff” and they don’t have it, then people resent those who have and think they should get part of it.

When Obama was running for election, he said one of the weaknesses of the constitution was that it didn’t provide for equal distribution of money. That’s exactly what’s happening in Europe.

Has It Affected America?

Recently in Philadelphia young groups of unemployed blacks from teenagers through their younger 20s went to the tourist parts of town that are often visited by those who want to look at the foundation of America.

Whenever they would find whites, they would attack and beat them up. There were elements of black racism because many of the unemployed were black because they hadn’t gone to school for an education. A few intact families were a small part of
this disturbance.

Other cities in America which were not widely publicized have also objected to the fact that other people have more than they do.

Unemployment has automatically hit hard those who don’t have an education. They are paid too much to not work.

The Mayor of Philadelphia (Nutter) spoke at a black church recently and said that the people who complain that they can’t get work, often show up for interviews with their pants hanging down, showing their underwear and their tattoos. Obviously they won’t be hired because people think they are crazy.

He also spoke unfavorably of the fact that so many of these young women are parents without husbands. We know that the majority of the blacks in prisons today have a history of no father in the home.

These are consequences of socialism because people have been told that they can get stuff they don’t have, despite the fact that they haven’t worked for them or educated themselves. These things threaten the very fabric of society.

I have a forecast for you: We will see much more of this sort of thing as people who have been paid benefits from the government decide they still don’t have enough. Other people succeeding because of their work ethic and their dedication are deeply resented by those who don’t have the same things.

Everyone expects to be given “stuff.” If Joe has stuff and Jim doesn’t, it is assumed Joe don’t deserve it.

Fortunately, many of these people don’t even bother to vote. They are the natural constituency for Obama and the Democratic Party. If they vote Democrat and Obama succeeds in 2012, there will be dire consequences for America.

Socialism is paying the price for wanting something for nothing. For the most part, they are actually getting it with the blessing of state and national governments. The people who work and conduct their lives with responsibility to earn what they have are becoming victims of their own success.