“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”—Benjamin Franklin
The great experiment of unlimited democracy has failed. If you doubt me, then I defy you to look at the economic picture, the situation in the Mideast, the unfathomable burden of 16 trillion dollars of debt, rampant ignorance, intransigent public sector unions, cities going bankrupt with whole states soon to follow, proliferating nuclear arms around the world and especially ominous in Iran, Israel abandoned, constitutional freedoms overruled by executive fiat, and then tell how we can turn this around with someone like Obama for a President!
We’ve been printing lots of money these last four years. If this continues—and it will—you can expect the price of everything: milk, bread, meat, gasoline to continue to go up, up and up. Conservatives voted, and we lost. The pied-piper is leading us down the primrose path to our final destination. At the journey’s end we will find insolvency and bankruptcy.
Here are five hyperinflation case studies presented in 12 slides. The causes and consequences of each episode are detailed on the sidebar to the right of each slide. Mark well how they happened, because when you do, you won’t be able to avoid noticing the shocking similarities between these cases and our own situation, today.
When a country descends finally into clinical hyperinflation what you see happen in every case is massive privation and suffering in the private sector, misguided attempts to fix prices, repeated adjustments of the currency, and finally civil war and the end of a regime.
Conservatives just lost the final battle for the virtuous control of our democracy and thus the war is over. The koolade drinking donkey has got the bit in its teeth and it’s making a mad dash for the cliff edge.
Our republic was planned and designed around the idea that it would be of and for a virtuous people, a society of patriotic caretakers of this fragile democracy. Over time, more and more of the virtuous in our society have retired and finally died without being replaced. The virtuous became fewer and fewer, generation after generation. The reduction in their numbers greatly accelerated when the unprincipled succeeded in banning religion from the classroom. It accelerated again when medicine provided infanticide as the cure for an unplanned pregnancy. It accelerated again when homosexuality became the state religion of Hollywood. Now those without principle outnumber those who possess principles, morals, character, and a work ethic.
Today the indolent slothful unprincipled majority have now succeeded in wielding their sovereign franchise to force we the minority who work and create, to be their slaves forever more. From Starship Troopers—by Robert Heinlein—here are some insightful quotes:
To vote is to wield authority; it is the supreme authority from which all other authority derives … the franchise [the vote] is force, naked and raw, the Power of the Rods and the Ax. Whether it is exerted by ten men or by ten billion, political authority is force.
To permit irresponsible authority is to sow disaster; to hold a man responsible for anything he does not control is to behave with blind idiocy. The unlimited democracies were unstable because their citizens were not responsible for the fashion in which they exerted their sovereign authority … No attempt was made to determine whether a voter was socially responsible to the extent of his literally unlimited authority. If he voted the impossible, the disastrous possible happened instead—and responsibility was then forced on him willy-nilly and destroyed both him and his foundationless temple.
It is no use trying to teach the unprincipled the error of their ways. They are the very portrait of feigned outrage and eyes full of laughter. They won’t hear your argument. They won’t understand it. They won’t believe it. Finally, they will refuse to accept the consequences of not heeding it. Listen! You kill a vampire by exposing it to the light of day and driving a stake through its evil heart. There is no compromise possible when you’re dealing with evil. It’s you or it’s them. So, with that, here are some starting principles. None of them will harm you and many of them will help you. Most importantly, every one of them will give you a little more power over your own life and that of your family and take it away from the Vampire in Chief.
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