Are any of you readers old enough to remember 30 years ago or so?
Palistinian terrorists were attacking Israeli grade schools, killing teachers and children. The Israelis did not pass gun-control laws, they armed their teachers and other school employees and made certain that they could use their weapons. The attacks stopped. When is the last time you have heard of an Israeli school being attacked? Since arming teachers and other school staff, even suicide bombers do not enter Israeli schools. Not even suicide bombers!!
Ciminals and terrorists will always be armed. If you do not believe that, then please check all of the Countries of the world that have oppresive gun control laws.
It is despicable that Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party are using the bodies of the teachers and the poor, lovely children of Newtown as soap boxes to stand on and shout for more laws against the freedoms of honest American citizens. Why are the Democrats, lead by Mr. Obama, trying to dis-arm the honest citizens of our Country? Why do they refuse to let our teachers be prepared to defend themselves and our school children? Why must our teachers try to protect our children by serving themselves up for slaughter? The people who commit these crimes always attack the places where they KNOW that they will meet no resistance; grade schools, colleges and theaters. How often do you hear of read attacks on American Police stations or shooting ranges. I doubt if any other news outlets or commentators will answer, nor even speak of any of these questions. But please, think about them and what is the only way to really protect our schools from these evil and cowardly assasins. Think of your own children, and if you honestly believe that Israel was totally wrong; what would you do? And please, let us know your thoughts on this very important matter.
admin @ December 18, 2012
Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a person who would easily qualify as one of Lenin’s useful idiots. Here is a man who grabbed the brass ring. Not by government intervention. Not by being one of the bigtime crony capitalists who rig the system that chooses winners and losers. No, he had achieved success and fortune through his own ingenuity and hard work. And for this I have always respected and commended him.
Why would I call such a hard working successful entrepreneur a useful idiot? Because last night at a friendly meal he went on and on about how to be fair we needed to outlaw the law of supply and demand when it comes to housing, healthcare, and food. He went on and on and on, as he often does about how society should count more than individuals. He paused for a moment to cast damning accusations of heartlessness on real estate developers and the greed which infects others. Then he went on to his standard praise for other countries that take care of their people and aren’t soiled by the deplorable capitalism of America.
All this from a man who made his fortune by employing others to work in his factory, retired early, has a million dollar estate in an exclusive area of Norther California, an apartment in Italy, and enough money to live comfortably in both places. All this, from a man who benefited from the law of supply and demand in his own industry, a man who went to great lengths to regain the Italian citizenship his grandparents had forsaken so he could take advantage of EU citizenship but doesn’t pay his income tax in Italy to help support its failing social safety net.
Growing tired of the endless hypocrisy I asked if the law of supply and demand should have been suspended in his industry. No, he didn’t think that would have been right. Comparing that and suspending it for real estate developers was comparing apples to oranges he said not seeing the dichotomy or the conundrum such double think created.
I then asked if it was fair that the owner of a factory should get to retire early and live a life of leisure while the people who toiled in his factory to make him rich were still working. That was a different issue all together, he asserted. I then asked if we are talking about suspending the law of supply and demand for certain industries just to be fair why fairness wasn’t extended to the rewards people receive from their work. I was just trying to muddy the issue he protested.
I then asked why is it fair that one person who worked all their life got to retire with a 401K, a pension, and social security while another person only received social security. In the name of fairness shouldn’t we all receive the same thing, I asked. Yes, that would be fair said the man living off much more than social security.
As of now I haven’t heard that he is going to give up his intercontinental jet-set life style and join the 99% down here in Obama’s economy struggling to navigate the New Normal. I do however believe after actively supporting Bernie and his campaign for an openly declared socialist America he is now supporting Hillary and her stealth campaign for the same thing.
As a postscript suspending the law of supply and demand is about as possible as suspending the law of gravity. If there are two widgets they are worth this much. If there are 2,000 widgets they are worth that much. A follows B, just as sure as day follows sunrise. I wonder when the useful idiots will start arguing against that. Why should day always follow sunrise? That just isn’t fair to the night. Then again if they elect Hillary “The Nail in our Coffin” Clinton night might just begin to follow sunrise after all.
Wouldn’t that be fair?
I wonder if my socialist acquaintance enriched by capitalism has any rope to sell. I think Hillary is asking for donations to buy some. Wait, is that Goldman Sachs on the line?
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens email@example.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens
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