By Mister Liberty Girl · February 17th, 2009
Folks, we don’t usually link to Rush or Beck or Hannity or whoever else because we don’t want to sound like parrots, or mind-numbed robots, but mostly because we think those guys are still worried about losing their licenses and don’t really take things far enough when it comes to giving the whole story. Today I am suspending that guideline to link to this.
What Rush doesn’t say it that there was more to that little fireside chat with Joe Scarborough. ZB also mentioned that J. P. Morgan led the charge of the Rich in this country by essentially holding others of his ‘class’ in a locked library until almost 5AM one crisp morning in 1907 to fund “the banks” or they would all be reduced to mere millionaires instead of billionaires. The Rich of that day were covering their own asses, hedging their bets, and trying to gain a little bit of control of the mechanics of government for themselves.
(Sound familiar? But that’s another show.)
So this dried up old failure from the Carter Era is trying to say it’s time that the Rich do this again, for their own good and for the good of the country? And if they don’t, the Federal Government should do it to for them? What the fuck? I know that there are already “discussions” within our government to decide the feasibility of nationalizing all of our 401K and IRA funds. I know that the stimulus plan is going to shithammer the salaries and bonuses of private enterprises if they were stupid enough to believe the government when it said there were no strings attached to the TARP program. I know that GM and Chrysler are teetering on self-immolation due to interference from the Federal government and the immutability of the Mob’s the Union’s will. I know that the Treasury is printing money, literally, like it has never been printed before to monetize the stimulus plan. I even know that the Patriot Act has made US citizens liable for up to fifty fucking percent in taxes for any money they decide to put in an overseas bank, regardless of whether or not the citizen has already paid taxes on said money. What I don’t know is what ZB thinks the government is going to do that it isn’t already doing to private citizens or corporations. More importantly, what does he, as a former muckety-muck and current talking head, think the government should do? Raise taxes up to 90 percent for the richest of the rich? Or just make some electrons dance like Richard Pryor in “Superman III” and suck the money of the accounts of everyone who has more than million in the bank? Maybe just pull a FDR and confiscate all the gold, after all, surely only the Rich own gold, right?
As for the riots ZB predicts, I say this: Let them come.
I know, I know, I can already hear it. “But MLG, surely you know how bad that would be for our country, don’t you?” Yes, I do. And don’t call me Shirley. But exactly how in the hell can we, free citizens of a formerly free country, say that this is OUR country anymore when we allow horseshit like the stimulus bill, or any of that other shit up there, happen. How can free men and women sell the future of our grandchildren like a mortgaged property in “Monopoly”? Our grandchildren WON’T BE free men and women, goddammit! They will be tax slaves, subjects under the rule of our governors. So let the riots come.
We are allowing our freedoms to be sold at auction like Kunta Kinte. We are giving away the power that our constitutional republic is supposed to be based upon. We are allowing our government to demand things OF us, rather than remind it that it is answerable TO us. We write letters and emails and telegrams or call the bastards in DC on the phone just to get disconnected from voicemail boxes. They are not listening to our voices. So let the riots come.
When the government tells an employer how much he has to pay his employees, or which doctor they can go see and get which medical treatment, the government then controls the workers. Let the riots come.
When they tell businesses what products they MUST produce, regardless of demand at the market, or which one they CAN’T produce, or who they are no longer allowed to import from or export to, the government then controls the very means of production. Let the riots come.
When the federal government owns or controls huge swathes of land and will not allow businesses to utilize that land for farms or livestock or mining or timber production, the government controls the food in our mouths and the ability for a private citizen to even build a home. Let the riots come.
These people in DC are trying to turn us into a socialist or communist state, shredding the Constitution in the process. Let the riots come.
I was talking this out with Liberty Girl over the past few weeks. We disagree on many aspects of the entire clusterfuck of a situation, but we are solid on this one: The system needs to be rebooted.
Let the mutherfucking riots come.
Let the snakes in DC see what happens when they decide that 535 of them know better than 300 million of us. I want to see the fear in their eyes when they realize that they aren’t. Let these 535 protazoa find out what happens when the host organism they are attacking from the inside finally call in the white blood cells to fight the infection.
These people are stealing our government, our way of life, and our future.
Let the riots come.