Breaking the American Spirit — The New American Slave

The statistics are abhorrent.  Poverty is up by 2% over 2007.  There are more people than ever before who are on disability or who are receiving government benefits.  Note that I did not say there are more people than ever before that are disabled.  The lack of decent paying jobs has forced many able bodied individuals to seek disability benefits as a means of survival.  In the same way many more have been forced to seek support from the government by way of a host of government benefits.

This dependence on government has robbed those individuals of dignity and the pride of self reliance.  The result can be seen in the plight of whole neighborhoods who have lived on the government dole for generations.  The children of these families grow up with no hope nor ambition.  Every increase in government dependence creates a new generation of slaves.  The master in this case in the government which can dictate where people live, what people buy, what medical care is allowed and just around the corner, which vices are acceptable and how you will vote.

Already benefits come with rules.  Its big brother taking over the lives of those who depend on it for sustenance.  Seldom do individuals, once they become dependent, ever break free.  They have to earn too much to be able to afford to go to work.  Since the true nature of the constitution is no longer taught in school and since the level of education where people had fully independent critical thinking skill has all but vanished in the public school system students are set up to fail from the day they enroll.  The easiest way to keep someone as a slave is to never let them know what freedom or knowledge really mean.

The epic failure of the US government is the destruction of capitalism and trade of opportunity for a utopia that is way less than the previous reality.  Its a utopia which has failed every time it has been tried as it castrates human ambition and beheads the dreams of millions.  Until people are willing to fight for what was the American dream it will remain dead, and the American people will remain as sheep led to the slaughter.

 

America Divided Will Fall

Our government, the democratic party, and it’s support apparatus , the media, has spent much of the last 6 years demonizing conservatives and anyone they disagree with as racist.  If they can’t be called racist, they are called haters.  They are accused of being haters of women, haters of the poor, haters of gay people and haters of the disabled.  The advancement of minorities into the middle class has been stopped in its tracks.  Some observations:

Minorities that came here 100 years ago did better with each generation.  They all faced discrimination at some point.  Then they became part of the overall population.  They became Americans.  They were helped by family until they got on their feet, not kept off their feet by handouts they did not earn.

Those minorities wanted to be part of the American dream,  not minority-name Americans.  

Today unemployment is higher among minorities and more people are living under the poverty line than ever before, yet the government is demonizing the same people responsible for hiring.  Given the choice would any employer want to hire a hate filled, chip on the shoulder minority. Nevertheless, the message to minorities is that everyone hates them.  The truth is that it becomes the minorities that    hate the very people that could help them.

People receiving food stamps are at an all time high, but government makes hiring new employees more and more expensive.

The government produces nothing but drains investment from business causing less jobs.

Still the focus is on creating a divide where people who legitimately want to improve the lives of everyone through the creation of opportunity are actively prevented from doing so.  Government appears to be actively trying to fail our county by creating a class based society.  They are making the poor and needy, poorer and filled with hate.

The true haters are the ones creating the hate.  Even in the south I have seen the few bigots I have met ostracized and corrected by the majority.  That was common 30 years ago.  Today much fewer true haters exist.  The creation of the hate divide will increase their numbers because hate breeds hate.  The longer the haters stay in office the worse off we will all be.