Reflections on our most recent election

“Freedom” is one of those things that people talk about but do not understand. In fact, when faced with it, most find that they to not want it much less cherish it. People do not want to think for themselves, and will easily trade what little freedom they are given in life for a little security. This is the human condition.

That’s about the only thought going through my pretty little head on the morning after an election. I have not looked at the results, don’t care about them. This is what we have left of the tattered constitution … well, this and a gun if you want it.

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5 Responses to Reflections on our most recent election

  1. steve kelly says:

    “The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Our people are weak and poorly informed. Our government is, contrary to conventional rhetoric, so weak and corrupt it is defenseless against the titans of capital, and capital itself. In this environment liberty and justice for all is a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard. Freedom (and all who live free) is the eternal enemy of neoliberals and neocons.

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    • Big Swede says:

      Weak you say?

      “Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.
      Since 2011, regulators have increased scrutiny on banks’ customers. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2011 urged banks to better manage the risks of their merchant customers who employ payment processors, such as PayPal, for credit card transactions. The FDIC listed gun retailers as “high risk” along with porn stores and drug paraphernalia shops.”

      Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/18/targeted-gun-sellers-say-high-risk-label-from-feds/#ixzz33gyTG4T8
      Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

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      • “For so long as the government arsenal dwarfs anything a private citizen can procure, guns in citizen hands are no threat to power. Gun control, like abortion, immigration, mosques and gay marriage, is nothing but wedge politics.”
        (Me. Just made it up.)

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      • Here’s a brief tutorial on how to identify wedge issues in political campaigns: 1) They are talking about the issue. 2) There is no 2. 3) They are talking about the issue.

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  2. steve kelly says:

    Weak, yes. Small, no. Gun sales are, last I checked, booming. Amo is hard to get due to hoarding.

    Most government regulators regulate competition, certainly not the biggest or da baddest actors. When was the last time a government agency or Congress reinstated regulations that worked for decades, but in the name of “free markets” or “trickle-down economics” ultimately were deregulated? Since 1980, Reagan, Clinton, Bush I & II and Obama, neoliberal/neocon, all.

    “The Beast” is not being starved, it’s being gorged — fattened up for slaughter and liquidation.

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