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Funny Money – Socialism
May 16, 2020, 10:43 am
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When Germany was defeated in WW I, the allies made the German government pay reparations, and that bankrupted what was left of their economy, so they began to print money they did not have. Back then of course it was the gold standard, and Germany was already bankrupt, they had nothing to back their currency. When we look back at the results of that bankruptcy we see the reality of what is happening in our own world of today. The money became worthless and inflation was at astronomical rates, when you got your pay for the days work, you might be able to purchase a loaf of bread for that evening meal, but by the next morning your pay for that day would not be enough for that same loaf of bread.

Look on Venezuela, their money is not worth much either, inflation is through the roof and the only ones who are able to afford the basic necessities are the government since they control everything in the country. Now, take a look at our government of today, we started in 2016 with a debt of 22 trillion dollars, the government has put stimulus funds so far at 3 trillion dollars putting us at 25 trillion, plus the funny money being used to purchase bonds that the Fed is spending. Add all this to the unfunded liability of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and you are looking at upwards of 100 trillion dollars. Our government has placed our nation in the same bucket as Germany at the end of the first World war, and Venezuela today.

According to Daniel Flynn in Spectator AM of 5/15/2020, an article in The Atlantic¬† ‘the ranks of socialist organizations are swelling’, and they of course are blaming the mess we are now in on Capitalism. The truth is our government which started out as very much a capitalism oriented one, has basically become a socialist oriented one, just what the democrats wanted. I note that in other publications we have now a society almost totally dependent upon government largess, and many have decided that they can do better by not going back to work.

Socialism promises the populace that they can have free medicine, free education, and a free guaranteed living wage without going to work for that wage. I am old enough to remember when welfare was a way of life for many people, I grew up in New York City, and I saw people with goats, and chickens in their yards, they never worked outside their home. They collected welfare checks and lived off that money and the eggs they could sell to their neighbors, as well as goats milk. My Dad had a job with the city of New York as a welfare checker. He would go to an apartment complex, and begin on the top floor, or the bottom floor, it made no real difference. The families in that complex would pass a baby from apartment to apartment, by the fire escape. That way each family could be seen to have one more mouth to feed and get a bigger check.

Just also I read a story today that told of a zoom meeting where a child had received a toy gun and had put it next to the computer he was using for the meeting. One of the parents of the other children saw the gun and called the police. A short while later two police cars came to the house, told the family to move outside so they could safely remove the weapons in the house. The family refused and told the police officer that the gun that was reported to them was a toy gun that their son had received as a gift. The family was grilled as in told that they were an unsafe household and they were teaching their child that guns were just toys, etc.

In the 1930’s the Germans under Hitler made it a wonderful patriotic thing for you to rat on your neighbor, you got rewarded for turning in a neighbor who was not a friend of the Reich. I see around me this sort of thing beginning to take hold in the blue states, as they tighten the reins on their populations, locking down their citizenry for 3 more months, and in LA apparently it will be until there is a vaccine.

Returning to one of my favorite purveyors of true journalism, Daniel Flynn again in the 15 May issue of the Spectator AM. He writes about the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts shutting down a bar that had opened last week. They did not open to serve drinks though, they opened to actually serve the community by offering coronavirus tests. That would seem to be a worthy and righteous thing to do in this atmosphere, however, the politicians in that city thought differently. One city councilor found this to be upsetting, another asked whether the bar had the proper license to do this. Then a spokesman for the city was concerned about zoning, even though the bar was located in an area zoned for medical purposes, and the city solicitor said that he could not find the Doctor on their records, the particular Doctor in question was the brother of the bar owner and, a New York Doctor who had procured a temporary license to practice so he could help his brother in his effort to help the citizens of Cambridge. The name of the bar is quite apropos, it is called: Wit’s End.

Is this really the society we want to hand over to our younger generation? Is this one we ourselves want to live in? Politicians now have decided that they are not servants of the people, but rather rulers over those same people. Somehow we have become a socialist nation, without voting for it or even wanting it. I see governors of states and the police of those states acting to destroy the rights of our fellow citizens. First, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Amendments to the constitution are being trampled upon. The police are acting as the gestapo of Nazi Germany, and it appears that this is beginning to spread across the country. These people all have sworn oaths to support and defend the Constitution, they are instead shredding it.