Again today with the Oregon tragedy, Obama cries foul – that people will say he’s politicizing these events and yet that’s exactly what he is doing. To never let a good crisis go to waste has been the credo of the Left for years and everyone knows it.

What the Left won’t talk about concerning gun control is the same thing they try to hide about everything else. The bigger/more powerful government becomes the less it matters how creatively and carefully legislation is written to benefit society without threatening liberty. Incompetence/ignorance and corruption of the rank and file within the massive bureaucracies ends up misinterpreting/twisting the spirit of the legislation and mishandles the power. It’s this knowledge that causes the conservative right in America to fight so hard against more government control over anything. *** Certainly, the IRS is plenty of proof all by itself.

Socialized Medicine

With her permission, I have copied a post by Cinnamon’s Place describing her experience with socialized medicine in England. If this doesn’t settle the matter here in the US  then we truly are too ignorant of a society to be saved.


Whilst society sneers and looks down upon those in receipt of National insurance claims, do they realise actually how hard it is to get a claim accepted. Then there’s the continuing assssments and checks which are done, not only by DWP.,but, if like me, you’re in need of help from Social Services for Care, the yearly checks which take place.

I’m due to be ‘ reviewed ‘ again tomorrow, which, although I’m totally bedbound means I have to prove my need. The care manager remit is to reduce my care package. Compromising my health in many ways, even possibly endangering it, by the government continued quest to reduce social care. This is totally against the Community Care Act, but the government doesn’t seem to care about the Laws of the land. Cutting councils budgets to fund home ( and residential ) care along with all other aspects of health related assistance. Without my care I’d lie in bed, soiled with faeces, hardly dignified or pleasant for anyone.

What at has happened to Compassion? Why has Society again fallen into this Victorian culture. I need full time day and night care, but it’s reduced each time they come, now I have only six hours of day care, which means, yes, I lie in soiled bed at times. They dare not ( thus far anyway 😒) reduce my night care, as I have nocturnal seizures, I could die without such waking night carer.

The annoying thing is David Cameron, the current Prime Mimster, had a son, Ivan, who had disabilities, yet others ( without access to money ) are being left, vulnerable and uncared for, or facing yearly battles to hang on to what they’ve, in many cases, worked and paid for by National Insurance contributions. Wish me luck for tomorrow. Never the same worker who comes out, no continuity of Care, they’re not qualified social workers and they argue about who’s going to pay for me, ie NHS or Social Services. Whilst I worry and wait….

Government Isn’t the Only Thing to Fix

Remember the first GOP debate ahead of the 2012 election? Michelle Bachman accused Gov. Perry of mandating an inoculation program in Texas for female teens as a payback for contributions from his friends at Merck. Perry’s response was to brag that he had raised millions and was insulted that anyone would accuse him of being bought for the poultry sum of $5,000 like what Merck gave to his campaign. My question is; Why wasn’t he insulted that anyone would accuse him capable of being bought on any topic at any price? Then after Perry made this idiotic remark, why wasn’t there a single guffaw from anyone else on stage? Why wasn’t there a single gasp from anyone in the audience? Why didn’t anyone in the left wing media or Democrats in general raise the roof about this? (they’re normally quick to cry foul at the opposition)

This is clear evidence that we are in trouble far beyond current newsworthy economics. We have become so indoctrinated to cronyism that most of us have accepted it as the American Way. It’s not been what we know but who we know for so long that we don’t see it as a failing in our society. No-one was appalled at Governor Perry’s answer, by and large we accepted his response with a nod of approval. 

What can we possibly expect of our elected political leaders but to be mirror images of the people who elect them? We are a society largely motivated only by money, sex, power and unwilling to accept personal responsibility for anything. Truly (despite popular opinion) our leaders do represent a large percentage of the people. We are corrupt – they just have the polish and the brass to show us how it’s done.

Capitalism vs Cronyism


Political rhetoric is valueless. Hardly any talk of importance at all but if we really listen, every now and then we’ll hear whispers of things like… there’s a difference between venture and vulture investments – about making a profit in the name of capitalism regardless of ethics isn’t capitalism – that allowing the letter of the law to trump the spirit of the law is to our detriment. These are nuances to be sure but they and others like them distinguish capitalism from cronyism… they help define the line between a free competitive marketplace and a corrupted system that replaces honest individual gain earned through talent and effort with unimaginable contrasts in wealth created through insider (non-market) advantages. It’s in these cultural nuances where we fail ourselves and it’s a large part of government running amok.

All day long we read about & hear people senselessly bashing each other over being Democrat or Republican/Liberal or Conservative. For whatever reasons, our behavior displays hateful expression that serves only to both polarize and paralyze us. It keeps our focus on the nonsense instead of where it needs to be – and it puts the lambs (us) exactly where the wolves want them to be.

We need to see through this nonsense and recognize we have abandoned constitutional practices that helped make us the envy of the world. We can’t be willing to trade what we were (what we could be again) for the mediocrity that stagnates the rest of the planet. Our notion of financial fairness must pertain to opportunities but not results and never demonize success yet mandate that personal gain be tempered with what’s possible via honesty, ethics, morality and uncorrupted law/legislators. When we held to these things (or at least tried to) we led the world by every imaginable measure. As we stray from them (either by ignorance, corruption or just lack of trying) we become the world’s equal.