We're Number 1, We're Number 1
by Don Cooper
by Don Cooper: The
Un-PC Truth About the Military
I love Facebook.
Itís given me a chance to see just how many outright socialists
and borderline communists and fascists there are in America. People
my age who grew up during the cold war and who, at the drop of a
hat, would have denounced such things as evil and inhumane now advocate
it with every breath. In fact Iíve had people tell me that free
markets and no social programs is what would be inhumane. I wish
theyíd make up their minds.
An old high
school colleague of mine said to me: "we all have to sacrifice
for the greater good". Which of course is a
quote taken directly from Obama . Thatís another thing Iíve
noticed about the socialist class: they donít think for themselves.
Everything they say is a sound bite, a statistic or a quote from
someone else that has been washed into their brains. Thereís no
actual reason or logic to their arguments just feelings and other
have to sacrifice for the greater good" is also a hallmark
which puts any kind of group (such as a class, nation,
race, society, state, etc.) before the individual which, by definition,
is the hallmark of socialism, communism and fascism. Wow!
this is the point where some readers will say: Coopís got his head
in the bottle again; to which Iíll reply: so what? Just because
I drink and the members of government wear suits and ties, have
Anglo-Saxon names and drive a Ford doesnít mean they arenít socialist,
communist or fascist. Itís the new face of fascism brought to you
Did I mention
that my colleague is a public school teacher? Moving right along.
I had another
colleague say to me that she didnít mind getting violated a little
bit by the TSA when they subject her to a body pat down.
I canít tell
you how many times Iíve gotten into it with TSA trolls at an airport
security checkpoint. And I canít tell you how many times Iíve heard:
"you give up your rights when you enter the security area".
entering a TSA security area I no longer have any rights? I no longer
have a right to live? Does the TSA feel that itís perfectly within
their power to kill me if they want? I no longer have a right to
my private property? Does the TSA feel that itís perfectly within
their power to steal my things? Of course I donít believe that nonsense
but my former colleague seems to and has no problem "making
the sacrifice for the greater good" and feels that I should
too. Did I mention she too is a public school teacher? Seeing a
trend here? Moving right along.
a gentleman on Facebook posed to me that I was being naïve
if I thought that private charities could address all the people
in need in this country and thatís why we must have government social
programs. When I first read that I thought to myself: Iím out of
whiskey. That statement is so incomplete, so shallow, so narrow
minded that I wondered if this guyís head could fit in a jar. Where
to begin pulling such a ridiculous statement apart?
frauds costs taxpayers billions every year. At what point do
you ask if the benefits outweigh the costs? The costs cannot simply
be ignored and the merits of the program judged solely on the perceived
And what about
the benefits? Since the inception of welfare, welfare recipients
have found ways to cheat the system and rather than spending their
taxpayer dollars on the necessities until they can get back on their
feet they spend it on alcohol,
cigarettes and lottery tickets. So you have to ask yourself
what benefit is that to the recipient? How is that helping them?
Itís not; in fact itís hurting them by enabling their bad habits.
Many of which may be the very reason for their economic situation
and the need for welfare in the first place.
Iíd say that
anyone believing that any version of a government welfare program
is a net benefit to society is clearly the one who is naïve.
In any case
there are obviously those that either choose to ignore the facts
surrounding social programs or they simply donít have the intellectually
capacity to understand it.
I believe make a conscience effort to block it out like a bad night
of drinking when you wake up broke and with a pocket full of ATM
receipts and you canít remember how you got home.
get it too. I understand why people wouldnít want to face the truth
about the government that is supposed to be protecting their rights:
itís scary as hell! Those who have managed to unplug from the matrix
may recall the day that the first ray of clarity entered their stream
of thought, cracked their old conditioned mindset and their life
has never been the same. Itís literally like seeing the light. Itís
like the first time you let a slinky go down a staircase. You want
to find out how many other cool things you can do with it now. Itís
like a whole new world has been opened up to you. You see the world
in a way you never have before. And then the fear sets in. The fear
that youíve just realized that everything youíve ever thought was
true about the government and America was a lie! The fear that the
government is the greatest perpetrator of crimes and injustice in
our society and around the world. But itís too late now, you can
never go back. You know the truth and itís sad, even heartbreaking.
that: America really isnít NUMBER ONE! Americans really arenít FREE!
America really isnít a DEMOCRACY! The wars were never really about
to drive anyone to drink. Thatís why I drink.
[send him mail] is a Florida
native, Navy veteran, economist, business analyst and father.
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