Skip to comments.Remember We’ve Been Here Before – Since Forever Democrats Have Been Pushing Their Socialist Agenda
Posted on 11/12/2012 2:46:12 AM PST by grimalkin
Remember, fellow conservatives, weve been here before On November 3, 1949, President Harry Truman spoke in St. Paul, Minnesota, in conjunction with that states Truman Day Celebration, and that evening he delivered an address on the subject of opposition to Democratic efforts to promote the general welfare.
In response to his remarks the New York Daily News labeled his address a pie-for-everybody speech and published the following Ode to a Welfare State in response:
Here is the transcript:
Father, must I go to work?
No, my lucky son
Were living on Easy Street
On dough from Washington
Weve left it up to Uncle Sam,
So dont get exercised
Nobody has to give a damn
Weve all been subsidized
But if Sam treats us all so well
And feeds us milk and honey
Please, daddy, tell me what the hell
Hes going to use for money
Dont worry, bub, theres not a hitch
In this here noble plan
He simply soaks the filthy rich
And helps the common man
But father, wont there come a time
When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
When things will go to smash?
My faith in you is shrinking, son,
You nosy little brat;
You do too damn much thinking, son
To be a Democrat.
Remember this in the days ahead. Weve been here before. Weve met similar challenges before. And we came out victorious. Hat Tip Gini
Maybe this will help to quell the bitches complaining about the Country’s bogus demise.
The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs. Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. Im talking about welfare for all. Without it, youre going to have warfare for all. Without a universal health care like every other civilized country, without a minimum level of income, this country will explode. You cant blame the guy at the bottom forever. At some point theres a reaction and well see that the real criminals are those calling the tune, making the rules, and walking to the bank. We have the money, we have the brain power. The United States now has the highest measured wealth of any nation ever in the history of the world. We could rebuild our cities, we could create the kind of buying power and community well-being that will provide for peace. The guaranteed income is one way.
Another way is to have always the availability of work in a nonprofit, in community service. A third is to start giving people training to develop skills where they can be self-supporting. You could come up with a cash supplement. Even conservatives have suggested a negative income tax to cut out the bureaucracy. If we were smart, wed get rid of welfare and give people a family assistance like they do in Europe
The problem isnt even a problem. Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if were all in it together. Itll work when theres a shared sense of destiny. It can be done! Its all there! What isnt there is the leadership to create the kind of social network, the safety net, the distribution that would truly create a just and equal society
We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of lets-take-care-of-one-another. Thats the creative challenge. First, expose relentlessly the big lie that comes over the tube every night-that if you just go out and find that job, and work harder, itll all be fine. It wont! Theres not enough work to go around and a lot of the pay is not fair. Unless you totally yank up that system and create a better one, unless the spirit changes, unless the heart opens, unless we confront power with the truth of our own unarmed but absolute fearless truth, were not going to overcome it. Evil is too embedded to be overcome by anything other than a spiritual challenge.
Jerry Brown should have been eradicated from society years ago.
” confront power with the truth “. Hmmm
Don’t you think its ironic that we have the most liberal president ever because bunch of idiots here and elsewhere thought romney wasn’t conservative enough
Sooner or later the internal contradictions in any collectivist enterprise bring about a collapse. This was true in the former Soviet state as much as it was in the back to nature communes populated by hippies in the late 60’s and early 70’s. It has been said that the socialistic rigour of some early kibbutzim in British Mandate Palestine and in the early years of Israel was such that failing to share underwear was indicative of bourgeois tendencies. The socialistic kibbutzim no longer dominate Israeli poltical life and Israel is a succesful mixed economy. Any system that constructs an ideology based on the notion that humans are basically good and perfectable is ultimately doomed.
Maybe this will help to quell the bitches complaining about the Countrys bogus demise.
In 1949 we were just coming out of a time when there were actually hungry people in America and a lot of them due to the depression which started in the late 20s and never truly ended until after 1952 when Eisenhower became president.
We have lived on easy street from 1952 compared to the more than 20 years before that.
If some one wants to make a comparison, a better one would be after socialism started taking hold in the countries
such as Russia and Germany.
I have heard that the conservatives did not think it could ever happen there either.
No, not a complaining bitch, just a bastard that used to think i had the right to put salt on my fried potatoes
because it makes me happy to be able to put salt on my fried potatoes, or for any other reason.
Bogus demise? well you can keep on calling it that, and maybe you can call me a part of the criminal element for putting salt on my fried potatoes
The United States now has the highest measured wealth of any nation ever in the history of the world.
We have NOT been here before. Never before have we had an entity in the White House who considers more than half the populace to be enemies of the state.
It has been worse, much worse. I have no reference to back this up, it comes from my father who was a devout FDR hater and recollections of others from his era.
The Great Depression was much worse. People would walk from farm to farm and ask to work just for food and to sleep in the barn - no pay was expected.
Land was so worthless a farmer traded a quarter (160 acres)
of land for a wedding ring for his new bride.
Socialists were everywhere preaching their line of crap.
In the early 30’s WWI vets protesting were shot at by the active army and some were killed.
City people out of work had no money, were undernourished, poorly clothed and lived in shanty towns similar to what you see today as refugee camps in Africa.
Socialism was actively practiced by Farmers Union and they actually had communes, little cookie cutter homes workers could live in, and a central exchange where they got their goodies. Where I live there is still much hatred of Farmers Union, which is now called CENEX (acronym for central exchange)
One of my uncles told me that during the Depression it was a common practice to go into a restaurant and order a cup of free hot water and stir in some ketchup. Voila! Tomato soup.
The socialist American state is. The achievement is past tense, not future.
Only a break up will resolve the issue
WE have NOT been here before!
Obama will be the end of America.
Obama doesnt like:
Americas success in the world,
The energy levels we consume,
The percentage of the worlds resources we use,
Americas military influence in the world,
The Freedoms enjoyed by the American people,
Christian influence on American culture,
Christian charities competing with his Govt vote buying schemes,
The quality and availability of the Healthcare in America,
With a compliant media clearing the path and covering his tracks, there is nothing to stop him from destroying America.
Pure Democracy has developed into blatant socialism.... the liberals utopia.
In a democratic Republic, however,
By equality, in a democracy, is to be understood, equality of civil rights, and not of condition. Equality of rights necessarily produces inequality of possessions; because, by the laws of nature and of equality, every man has a right to use his faculties, in an honest way, and the fruits of his labour, thus acquired, are his own. But, some men have more strength than others; some more health; some more industry; and some more skill and ingenuity, than others; and according to these, and other circumstances the products of their labour must be various, and their property must become unequal. The rights of property must be sacred, and must be protected; otherwise there could be no exertion of either ingenuity or industry, and consequently nothing but extreme poverty, misery, and brutal ignorance.
SECTION VI., EQUALITY View of the Constitution of the United States