Sunday, March 15, 2009

When parasites Strike...Again


You can't make this stuff up. Even as the American taxpayer is being awakened from his slumber of tolerance for the outrage that is the Obama agenda, the "Parasite in Chief's" faithful supporters insist on demanding their "right" to the fruits of other's labor. The John Galt and "Tea Party" phenomena that are sweeping across America is sadly, if unsurprisingly, not being reported by the mainstream media who seem to think only the rage of the "entitlement" class is newsworthy. Yet what the media fail to perceive is the amount of anger that these so called "civil disobedience" demonstrations provoke in the Americans whose work and assets must be taxed in order to satiate the appetite of ACORN and their socially engineered parasites. Read for yourself and watch your anger rise as well...

A school board meeting turned into a display of civil disobedience Tuesday as about 50 educators refused to leave, creating a brief standoff with police, who refused to make any arrests in the presence of media.

The members of ACORN and United Teachers Los Angeles -- all wearing bright red shirts -- entered the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education meeting on Tuesday afternoon, sat down and began chanting. Police said the protesters were staging an illegal occupation of a public building. The district said no arrests would occur as long as members of media were in building.

UTLA President A.J. Duffy approached the speakers' lectern and told the board, "You know why we're here. You know I'm not leaving this rostrum. You know I'm going to keep talking." As he spoke several teachers sat on the floor in front of the board and held up signs saying "Students lose when we lose teachers, No layoffs" as the crowd began chanting.

Board President Monica Garcia repeatedly asked Duffy to sit down, but he kept speaking. The microphone was turned off, but Duffy continued to speak and the chanting continued. Garcia then announced that the "disturbance has interrupted our meeting to the point where the orderly conduct of this meeting is not feasible."

There go our buddies in ACORN again. Its good that we have them looking out for our welfare...oops did I say w e l f a r e? Pardon me.

ACORN’s shakedown soldiers consider actions like occupying a public school board's meeting room to be an act of "civil disobedience." In truth it is just another arrogant display of a parasitic need to inefficiently consume resources that can be better used elsewhere. In this case they are trying to preserve employees of a teacher's union in the face of dwindling tax revenues. The school board was merely attempting to do their job of deciding where to allocate the funds that are available. Unfortunately that involves cutting costs, firing teachers and living in the real world where tax revenue is not unlimited. Enter the parasites of the teachers union and their allies ACORN to demand that they be preserved at someone else's expense.

There are reasons why zoo's and national parks have signs prominently displayed that say "please don't feed the animals." Once the animals get accustomed to the handouts, not only do they become dependent on them, they will actually get violent in making demands for them. We are seeing this "animal" behavior in the actions of ACORN and their fellow "community organizers."

As surely as a hookworm believes that a dog exists just to further his own survival, so too do teachers unions and community activist groups like ACORN believe that schools and the government exist solely to provide them with the financial sustenance they need to survive and thrive. It is a complete misconception of the arrangement between the taxpayer and the receivers of the government's largesse. In this case the misconception is abetted by the failure of the schools to educate anyone to know any better. A marvelously self-reciprocating system.

This misconception comes from the belief that things like government jobs and checks are somehow an entitlement. How did they come to view it that way? We fed the animals, that's how. Teachers unions are no more concerned with the education of children than ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is concerned with reforming communities. The goal of the teacher's union is only to increase their membership, not test scores. They are just parasites whose sole preoccupation is to educate, and thereby procreate, more parasites. These are the proceeds from our "investment" (our President's term for this sort of social engineering) in forty years of the "war on poverty." Do you feel cheated? Well you should, if for no reason other than the ingratitude and revisionist history the beneficiaries of these "investments" have construed. Nowhere was this better demonstrated than during a recent exchange between Bill O'Reilly and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill:

"The problem here is that you won't acknowledge that for the last 20 years, we've had wealth redistribution. It's just gone from the middle class and the poor to the rich." - Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Therein hides the lie that the American political left feeds to its all too willing victims. The idea that capitalists, industrialists and other assorted "rich" people acquired their wealth FROM the poor and the middle class. Nothing could be farther from the truth, but such "misconceptions" placate a desire for those who need an excuse for their life's circumstances. It allows them to perceive themselves as a "victim," as well as attach the blame to someone whom they can then extract some form of reparation. In the case of the current administration, income inequality is the justification for redistributionist tax policies.

However the wealth that these "rich" people have acquired was never in the possession of the poor and the middle class. In fact this wealth did not exist at all until these industrious people invested, worked and ultimately CREATED it. It is the fruits of their skills and labor that brought this wealth into existence and, lest we forget, this wealth was then taxed right off the top. Much of this taxed wealth was used for the great social engineering experiment that is the 40 year "War on Poverty." It was the industrialists and capitalists whose taxed income was redistributed to the poor! What would they have been able to do with THEIR money if they had been allowed to keep it and reinvest it into the economy? We can only guess. However we do know what became of the money that was redistributed to the poor.

The U.S. government has spent close to $10 trillion dollars on domestic welfare programs since President Lyndon Johnson launched the “War on Poverty” in 1965. These include Aid to Families with Dependent Children (now Temporary Assistance to Needy Families—TANF); food stamps; Medicaid; the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); utilities assistance under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); housing assistance under a variety of programs, including public housing and Section 8 rental assistance; and the free commodities program. And then state and local governments engage in welfare spending that includes free medical care for the impoverished through charity hospitals. And what, pray-tell, did this "investment" into the poor communities return?

Well, it could have happened to anybody right? Families were destroyed as the illegitimacy rate skyrocketed. Welfare programs that rewarded women for having more babies naturally produced...more babies! Those women who "qualified" as single mothers would get preferential treatment by the system so naturally this led to the phenomenon, entirely predictable, of more single mothers. Welfare quickly became a way of life. That's what happens when the government tries to help people. They created a class of professional parasites whose sole area of expertise was fulfilling the criteria established by the government to get the "free" money. Way to go guys.

Lets not forget what our investment in education has returned as well. Federal spending on education has risen steadily over the past three decades to unprecedented levels. The United States spent $553 billion on public elemen­tary and secondary education in 2006–2007, which is 4.2 percent of gross domestic product. In 2004–2005 (the most recent school year for which data are available), an average of $9,266 was spent per pupil in American public schools. This means that a student entering first grade in 2004 could expect approximately $111,000 to be spent on his or her elementary and secondary education if the student com­pletes high school. Yet the results for all this increased spending are increasingly mediocre. The more we spend...the less we get.

Math Rankings
Grade 4: 12th in the world
Grade 8: 27th
Grade 12: 19th

Science Rankings
Grade 4; 3rd
Grade 8: 17th
Grade 12: 16th

Its clear that something other than money is needed to "reform" our education. Perhaps outlawing the teachers unions would be a good place to start. Unfortunately the Obama administration is sending them MORE money. Feeding the parasites is not the answer.

In this election cycle the democrats made an appeal to one particular group of people whom they had previously not been very successful at drawing into their coalition of the damned and downtrodden. Christians fell into the old "social gospel" trap that actually was a hallmark of Franklin Roosevelt's brand of social intervention. It's the idea of trying to prey upon a Christian's need to fulfill Christ's many exhortations to feed the poor and the downtrodden such as:

LUKE 14: 13-14 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

And of course Jesus did set an example by feeding a multitude of 5000 in this passage that is a favorite of the "social gospel" apologists:

JOHN 6: 1-14: After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

It is truly one of the great miracles that Jesus performed during his time on earth. Its amazing how even the most anti-Christian purveyors of social engineering love to use this particular moment in Jesus' history in an attempt to shame Christians into supporting their socialist ideas. Often they even attempt to portray Jesus himself as some sort of "robin hood" liberal. As always, however, they leave out something very important. Jesus commanded individuals, not governments, to help the poor. There is a reason for this that eludes far too many people. It is not just the food that is the issue. It is the human interaction as one person CHOOSES to help another person. The feeling of worth and value that is imparted when someone goes out of his way to personally spend time with, and assist, another human being is as nourishing for the spirit as the food is to the body. No government social program can provide that interaction for it is a totally impersonal transaction that merely establishes your qualifications based on a set of criteria.

Then of course there is the one thing you will never hear from the liberal social engineers and their "social gospel" apologists allies. Its the next verse in the passage:

JOHN 6:15: When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.

Yea, that makes a difference. He knew they would come back. First, they would come back expecting him to feed them again and then they would want to make him a king. Therefore I think it is important to point out that Jesus fed them ONCE and then left. Once is charity. Anything more and you begin to create dependence. By engaging them just once they would better remember him AND what he said, rather than just associate him with free food. That Jesus was a smart man. Apparently he knew the worst thing he could do for them was to make them dependent on getting something for nothing. But then again, Jesus wasn't running for elected office. He didn't need their votes. Unfortunately that's not the case with the social engineers of the modern welfare state.

Our new President doesn't seem to share Jesus' desire to help his fellow man as much as to get him to associate the government assistance with the "generosity" of his administration. It's easy to be generous with someone else's money. You can say he is right to call these programs an "investment" in America. It's an investment in making as many Americans dependent on the government as possible, and particularly the Democratic party who "redistributed" it to them. This is how you encourage more parasites. There is nothing in a government program to provide that sense of self worth. In fact, by accepting such entitlements, there is an implied acceptance of one's lack of worth. Therefore it must always be a dysfunctional relationship based upon need and dependence. The same attributes one finds in the relationship between an addict and his supplier. Make no mistake about it, all parasites are addicts. Especially those that are socially engineered.

The "War on Poverty" and the "Great Society" represented the crowning achievement of the liberals social engineering vision of society. Government programs hailed as the solution to social problems. The "unintended" consequences that followed have made the word "liberal" so much of a political liability that almost no political candidate desires that designation. Unfortunately these policies have returned with the election of the parasite messiah Barack Obama. However this time the professional parasite class created by these disastrous practices is arrogantly DEMANDING what was once GIVEN as an act of benevolence. And like the animals in a national park that were foolishly fed by well meaning tourists, they are willing to attack and use force to acquire their demands.

We must stop feeding these animals.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

When Parasites Strike


"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." -Ayn Rand

The lawlessness that accompanied the campaign that brought Barack Obama to the White House is now escalating as the country's parasites, emboldened and empowered with taxpayer money, continue their campaign to steal the fruits of other's labor. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has put an emphasis on the "now" part of their name by adding violence, vandalism and outright robbery to their ever-growing list of attributes. Meanwhile our esteemed President has decided that the American taxpayer, fresh from being extorted out of 787 billion dollars by his diabolical economic stimulus package, must also pay another 75 billion in protection money to rescue the "victims" of housing foreclosures, lest the ACORN mobs be unleashed nationwide. Welcome to the new "remade" thug America...

A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience. The group wants to train homeowners facing eviction on peaceful ways they can remain in their homes. Derek Valcourt reports their actions are not without controversy.

Near Patterson Park, the padlock on the door and the sign in the window tells part of Donna Hanks foreclosure story. “The mortgage went up $300 in one month,” said Hanks, former homeowner. She says the bank refused to modify her loan and foreclosed, kicking her out of the house in September. The community group ACORN calls Hanks a victim of predatory lending.- WJZ News, Baltimore

Here we see all the traditional elements of the plight of the modern American parasite. A predator, an innocent victim, and of course, a collective of well meaning citizen activists claiming to pursue peaceful methods to help this poor "victim" remain in her home. As always when dealing with mobs of parasites, what lays underneath the veneer of altruism is a disgusting entitlement philosophy that insists that one person's failure must be attributed to someone else's success. That success, by their definition, must be "predatory." In this particular case it is the bank that refused to modify her loan. The fact that she willingly signed the contract and lived in the house until she could no longer fulfill her part of the agreement is of no importance to the perpetrators of perpetual victim-hood. Never mind the fact that in every mortgage the bank ALWAYS owns the house until it is paid off. Poor Donna Hanks is a victim of "predatory lenders." We must shed tears for her and help her. And that is exactly what ACORN did...

"This is our house now," said Louis Beverly, ACORN.

And on Thursday afternoon, they literally broke the foreclosure padlock right off the front door and then broke into the house, letting Hanks back in for the first time in months. "We are actually trespassing, and so this is a way of civil disobedience to try to stay in the house," said Beverly. "Legally it's wrong, but homesteading is the only means that she has left to stay in her house. And we feel as though this is the right thing to do at this particular time to save this family." Inside, there's spray paint on the walls and evidence that someone has possibly been remodeling.

The group says it was staging similar demonstrations in six other cities nationwide while urging a moratorium on foreclosures. They want that until President Obama's stimulus plan begins on March 4. The plan is designed to help threatened homeowners. "As you all can see, Donna is reclaiming her home, and she's putting a lock on her door at this time," said Beverly.

But that padlock won't stay there for long.- WJZ News Baltimore

At least they acknowledge that they are trespassing, however they keep making foolish references to "her home." If it was "her home" she would not have been making payments on it in the first place! She was allowed to "occupy" the house so long as she made the payments that were her proof of intent to purchase the house. Once the payments stopped she no longer had cause to occupy the house. As usual, however, there is more to the story than anyone wants to tell. So tell it we must.

In their zeal to get out ahead of the President's mortgage rescue plan, they have misrepresented this entire affair. Hanks bought the house in the summer of 2001 for $87,000. At some point in the next five years, she re-financed the original home loan for $270,000....Where did all that money go?

In 2006 Hanks house went into foreclosure and she filed for bankruptcy. All this occurred a full TWO YEARS before the current financial malaise that was spawned by the mortgage crisis. The house itself was sold in June of 2008 to a man named William Lane. So what does this prove? Well, it shows that the incompetence that ACORN displayed as they were repeatedly caught trying to fraudulently register voters before the election is still alive and well within that organization. You would think that they would have investigated these details themselves before they went out and made this woman their poster victim for predatory lending. But that would be reasonable and intelligent. Unfortunately such attributes are undesired by the likes of ACORN. This woman was no victim, she was a schemer and it caught up with her. William Lane rightfully says he will sue ACORN, and its intolerant thief, Louis Beverly, will face a burglary charge. Look for the mainstream media and the Looney Left to turn him into some sort of a modern day Robin Hood.

All of this is merely a theatrical way to draw a spotlight to the false notion that there is large number of "innocent" victims in need of rescuing, with President Obama coming to their aid with his 75 billion dollar mortgage rescue plan. Of course it isn't really the president coming to the aid of these "victims" but instead it's the U.S. taxpayer. Obama just wants to take all the credit. As with the mythical Robin Hood, our president has found it easy to provide assistance to these poor "victims" with money extorted from someone else. Keeping in mind that Obama was affiliated with ACORN in the past, one has to wonder if this attempt at "reclaiming" a home was just a demonstration aimed at scaring the public. Perhaps if we are sufficiently frightened of these "victims" we will more willingly tolerate paying them the protection money in the form of the aforementioned mortgage rescue plan. It certainly fits the thuggish pattern of behavior previously established by the organization.

The ever dependable mainstream media were, of course, all over the story initially. They loved the "victims strike back" aspect of the story and how this would certainly add propellant to the passage of Obama's mortgage recovery plan. Unsurprisingly they lost interest when the details failed to match the story they wanted to tell. Now that the true victim is revealed to be the legal owner of the house it no longer fits their world-view so they must look elsewhere to find the "appropriate" victims to assist in Obama's socialist remake of America.

And what exactly does this latest installment of the remake of America bring forth? Part of the $75B in The Plan will be used to subsidize the reduction of a mortgage payment to as low as 31% of their monthly income. The banks will initially need to make concessions to get the payment down to 38%, then the government will match the bank dollar for dollar to get the payment down to 31% of a borrowers monthly income. You read that right, that is taxpayer money that will be used to subsidize these defaulting borrowers. Of course the banks, like the rest of us, aren't going to be given much of an option here as Judges will be allowed to modify the lending agreements without the bank's consent. Just what we need, to render contract law subject to modification by a Judge with a predetermined outcome mandated by law. In these "politically correct" times this is what passes for justice...or should I say "social justice." We have entered the age of the exalted parasite.

The fact that there is no money available for this 75 billion dollar swindle doesn't bother the President. As the prophet of the "affirmative action" generation, his presidency stands as the ultimate parasite entitlement program. One of the benefits of being Parasite in Chief is that you are in charge of the printing presses that print the money. Inflation, perhaps even hyper-inflation, is going to happen. Too bad in Obamaworld they give you credit for attending economics classes rather than passing them or he might be concerned about it. But then again, he did well in his advanced Marxism classes and he understands that if he destroys the economy he will be able to "remake" it more to his communist liking...this will soon become intolerable to the American people. And perhaps it already has started.

A national movement against the bailout syndrome that is infecting the nation began in cities across the U.S. from New York City and Philadelphia, to the White House in Washington DC and beyond. American taxpayers are launching a movement against the bankrupting of our country. In over 40 cities across America, tea parties were held on Friday, February 27th. This movement is just the beginning of a much bigger revolution by productive hard working Americans to take a stand against the parasitic spending spree in Washington. This event got its tea party name in reference to the infamous Boston Tea Party that all too many American college graduates never heard of thanks to their expensive public educations. Its just more proof of the need to put the parasites in their place. And put them there we shall!

Obama revealed in his new budget his plans to set the nation upon itself in class warfare. He detailed his plans to raise taxes on those people who make over $250,000 annually. Unfortunately what President Obama is unable or unwilling to grasp is the fact that these are the nations EMPLOYERS. His plan is as foolish as it is childish. Obama and his band of merry parasites merely wish to punish the successful producers of America and reward losers with the booty that they extort through taxation. Lyndon Johnson had his "War On Poverty" but Barack H. Obama has a "War On Prosperity." How much more childish can you get? I am afraid to find out.

The top 2% of earners are not going to become the slaves of the parasites. We know this because they are telling us this. I found this interesting statement from Russell Roberts, one of the top 2% that President Obama and his loyal parasites resent so much. It's quite enlightening:

I'm in the target group to do the paying. I won't do it.

I own my business and, unlike an employee, I have the option to work as much or as little as I like. At some tax rate, the marginal dollar won't be worth earning. I'll fire some employees, scale down the business or retire altogether and stick my money in tax advantaged muni bonds and do all the traveling and relaxing I can't do now. The tax advantage of muni bonds will NEVER go away because municipalities will scream bloody murder. If I'm not ready to retire and the tax rate gets too high, I may just immigrate to another country because it's very easy for me to get almost instant citizenship in any other country. I respond to incentives and I'm not incentivized by enslavement and neither is anyone I know. The specialness of this country is the lack of totalitarian regime and individual liberty. Once that's gone, this country is no longer all that special. You can call me evil or "not doing my part" because I'm not willing to work myself into the grave for your family instead of mine, but the reality is that unless you plan to start a Gulag, you can't make me.


Note to Russell...

They are working on just such a Gulag apparatus to lock us up. Its called HR-645 - "The National Emergency Centers Establishment Act." Its provides that the Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations. These installations are for, among other things, the purposes of a "national emergency." With the Obama administration intentionally sinking the economy with more parasitic debt, the possibility of civil unrest is becoming a greater threat to the establishment. One need only look at Iceland, Greece and the Kremlin's recent crackdown on such demonstrations in Russia for what will be happening in the United States next. The tea party protests are just the beginning.

It appears these "national emergency centers" will be used in a national emergency, but only if the national emergency requires large groups of people to be arrested and detained. If that isn’t the case, then why have these national emergency facilities been built on military installations? We all know that our Parasite in Chief doesn't tolerate rejection very well. Something to consider. Mr Russell continues:

The question is, why should I be expected to work and risk more than you to provide you with the lifestyle to which you have become accustomed? Yes, it's sustainable to raise taxes on the most productive. However, it's not sustainable at a high standard of living. It's sustainable only at ever decreasing standards of living. France and Germany are good examples.

There's a difference between the natural altruism that occurs between family members and confiscation by the state. I feel great when I donate to charity. I feel really crappy when I write the check to the IRS. Maybe I should figure out how to receive one instead. Seems a lot less time consuming.

Mr. Russell is what the Obama acolytes call a hater. He doesn't want to do his fair share. In their world it is fair that they should benefit from the work of others. That's parasite logic. If you create a set of qualifications for government assistance, you will necessarily create a professional class of parasites whose sole expertise is fulfilling those qualifications. Likewise they will be perpetually beholden to the politicians who created that arrangement. An arrangement based on dependence. The democrats get the votes and the parasites get a freeloaders lifestyle. In their own pathetic way, everyone views themselves as winners. Everyone except decent hardworking free and independent citizens. They become the slaves of the parasites as the fruits of their labor are stolen to support this scheme...and there-in lies the inevitable failure that awaits the parasites.

As Mr. Russell said, "We won't do it." We won't work and we won't pay the taxes. Without the "forced labor" and the extorted revenue the system fails. As always, the parasite kills the host. When the American government collapses, then we can rebuild her as she was in the beginning. Where all men were "CREATED" equal. That is the only time in their lives they were meant to be so. Candidate Obama spoke often of fairness and the need to be fair. Yet his concept of fairness only looks at the results, and not the inputs that led to those results. In his concept of fairness all games must end in a tie. This is, in fact, completely unfair! Therefore who should want to play at all in a game they can't win?

Let the restoration of America begin. It can be as peaceful, or as violent, as is necessary to vanquish the parasites. They are what they have chosen to be. They cannot and must not have a voice in the restoration of our constitutional government. Voter reform is in order. No one should vote for any office he is not qualified to hold. Getting the under 35 crowd out of presidential politics will solve a lot of problems. Children elect children. In the era of the perpetual adolescent this is a fatal problem. Seeing Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer acting giddy as they squander money they extorted from taxpayers is as sickening as their childish rhetoric. Why are we being dictated to by them and their charlatan president? Is there a better example of childish behavior than these three?

The time to restore America is now. Lets not be squeamish about it either. Our enemies are fond of saying: "by any means necessary." The choice was theirs. Let those words be their epitaph.