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Posted on 11/07/2012 5:18:13 AM PST by Damifino
Embrace the machine, starve the system, position traditional conservatism and liberty
The Nov. 6 big win (let's not kid ourselves about this) for the progressive agenda reveals some changes in America that we, as conservatives, cannot ignore. It is apparent that the American ideal has changed over the last 60 or so years such that a traditional conservative viewpoint is no longer relative. Traditional Americans have few options to steer the ship or promote the Founder's vision. We frankly lost because there are too many who get a slice of government cheese and don't want to (or can't) risk losing it.
Embrace the machine, starve the system, position traditional conservatism as the only rationl solution.
Entitlement growth including EBT, food-stamps, housing and education assistance, single parenthood, rejection of traditional marriage has a clear end-game. The result is an automatic vote from this wedge of the electorate. All of us, regardless of need, should leverage any benefit that we technically or legally qualify. The rules for many entitlements with regard to ID and proof of need have been relaxed. Use the new rules to advantage. There are "free" legal services available to "help" ensure you qualify (answer the questions right), use them. If denied, use the free services to appeal.
When the healthcare law kicks in - use your new weapon of free medical services. Have every ache and malady investigated, get a second opinion. Demand the most up-to-date therapy. It is your right. Appeal every denial of service.
Stop giving to private charity (this is a tough one). Limit who you help to individuals in your personal circle. It is now the State's responsibility to clothe the poor and feed the hungry. Force the state to accept this role in its entirety.
Support the expansion of the entitled. Campaign to reduce requirements on benefits. Expand the pool.
Support the regulatory push that hobbles our extraction and harvest of resources (gas, oil, coal, forestry). New wealth pumped into the progressive machine will only help sustain it. Reduce the creation of new wealth into the system.
Promote the anthropolgical global warming hoax. Regulations and initiatives in the name of global warming reduce new wealth. Embrace it.
Establish economic relationships outside of the system. Establish commodities as a means of trade. Gold for the big stuff, junk silver coins for everyday, goods and services where you can. Challenge yourself to use less currency each month but still enjoy the comforts.
Use your personal resources wisely. The crash is coming, with some very black years ahead. Those who are prepared and can excel in the darkest days will be the ones society looks to for advice and leadership. Prepare yourself and your children to lead.
Resist the temptation to believe the machine can be fixed, it can't.
Been using the same words myself this morning. Going Galt never had more relevance than today, and last night was truly the tipping point.
Excellent advice. The middle class is rapidly becoming disadvantaged, so millions ought to be signing up for these government programs. The illegal aliens are getting freebies, so certainly taxpayers are entitled to receive them.
This is hardly going Galt, which would be to withdraw from the federal entitlement system that is emerging. It is almost identical to the Cloward-Piven strategy.
There is no new place to settle. Our only hope is to rise from the rubble of the collapse.
I keep hearing that the GOP needs to reach out to minorities. What the hell does that mean? I want the same thing for minorites as I do for anyone else...Freedom and liberty. I for one think treating minorities as adults instead of as some sort of permanent victim class is classy. Some how this gets turned around into being anti-minority. It’s maddening. I wish minorites would stop seeing themselves as some sort of permanent victim class and join us. The dems have done nothing for them in 60 years.
Now the Hispanics don’t like the conservative model either. Why? Because we simply want an enforcible immigration policy. What the hell is so controversial about that? I expect Mexico wants an enforcible immigration policy as well.
The politics of our day is maddening.
The Nanny state can not continue and it’s not the GOP saying this. It’s the math saying this. Here’s my appeal to blacks, hispanics, asians and everyone else who doesn’t think the GOP has reached out to you: Buy a calculator and check out the federal deficit. We’re in big trouble and we need your help to stop the bleeding.
This is a good post for a vanity. I only disagree with the gold and silver part -they will not help when this thing collapses. Matches, food, water, alcohol, and ammo are the commodities to stockpile for currency replacement.
Matches can be like change. The rest are like various denominations of bills.
Get prepared, help it crash.
The best revenge is to live well and not be dependent when those that are dependent have nothing to be dependent on.
Instead of going Galt, I believe we will do what people always do in the situation that now presents itself. We are headed to a command economy that will impoverish all of us...if we play by it’s rules.
Instead, we will do what the people of the old USSR did; we are going to live “na levo.” The rough translation is “on the side.” We will create our own underground economy, where barter rules, and theft from the government fuels it. You want to make sure you always jump the line to see the doctor? Build him a deck on his house. Need the lumber for the house? Give the guy at the lumber yard a couple bottles of whiskey. Make sure you take care of the cop who lives down the street so that he never reports you. Don’t get greedy, just do what you have to do to get by.
Do NOT become part of the system you hate by signing up for handouts.
The problem will take care of itself.
Remember that the liberal mindset sees wealth as a finite quantity that must be distributed evenly.
To that end, one key part of the hidden agenda which nobody likes to talk about is population control. Our clearest evidence of that is Planned Parenthood. However, other means besides birth prevention will clearly be necessary as this liberal system of government implodes upon itself.
I said some time ago that a LOT of people will have to die before this country truly wakes up to reality. There is nothing we as conservatives need to do to speed up that process. Our judgment is at hand.
It is Cloward-Piven, on steroids - except with no expectation that it is viable.
It is Cloward-Piven, on steroids - except with no expectation that it is viable.
Succession looks pretty good to me....
Secession would work better.
Start complaining to every branch of government about everything. Demand insight in government documents in accordance with the Freedom of InformationAct even if those docs do not affect you one way or the other. If you have a hostile congress critter, send him or her mails on a daily basis and demand action on his or her part on everything you can think of. Turn in government workers who are doing a lousy job or don’t do their job at all. Bitch, moan and complain to your liberal friends if you still have any. Apply for foodstamps, disability etc even if you know you will be turned down. Keep them busy chasing their tails.
Been thinking just the same, but the drumbeat of conservatism as solution is key. Use Cloward-Piven to drive people toward founding principles, while setting your personal life up to live Galt. I wonder if it can be done.
Certainly, too many people are apparently enjoying too good a life on backs of others. They will not change until life actually becomes quite uncomfortable. So, life in the freebee line must become uncomfortable.
I believe you are right except I want to be alive when it happens and I want to die know there is a future of liberty for my son and future grandchildren.
It is our generation that, for the most part, that is to blame. We would be remiss to leave it for another generation to fix on our behalf.
Pretty soon the entitlement monster will starve and die. The end result will not be pleasant, but a necessary evil to save the country our forefathers created.