Archive for April, 2009

“How a man who holds the entire population of a country as his prisoners, and punishes the families of those who escape, can be admired by people who call themselves liberals is one of the many wonders of the human mind’s ability to rationalize. Yet such is the case with Fidel Castro,” says Thomas Sowell, the brilliant economist and thinker.

You can read more by Thomas Sowell here. He is worth getting acquainted with.

And having just checked the Amazon.com Bestsellers List, the book that Chavez handed Obama — is NOWHERE to be seen on the chart. It was a 1-day curiosity phenomenon. Yet, Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, continues to top the charts. So much for the Left’s love affair with Hugo Chavez.
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Mark Frobose, a Spanish language author and Latin American culture expert says that “Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent” is an informative, colorful, but extremely biased view of the failures of Latin America explained through the lens of a very misleading leftist ideology.” 


While atrocities and unfairness fill the history of every country on every continent, “What is lacking in Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America is a truly balanced historical perspective.”
 
Galeano describes America’s military and expansionist intervention in Latin America, but fails to mention American generosity in the form of economic and medical aid, student exchanges.  Nor does the author write about the oppression of Latin American governments upon their own people, like the Perons.
 
Clearly, atrocities did not begin with the arrival of the Europeans on the continent.  “The Mayan and Aztec rituals of human sacrifice and cannibalism on a massive scale, the wholesale slaughter of entire tribes of Indians to feed their particular religion’s need for a constant flow of innocent blood, are barely mentioned in Galeano’s book.” 

Open Veins reads like a classic Marxist attack on capitalism.  However, Galeano has difficulty in making his point to vilify capitalism and glorify socialism.  He does not answer the obvious question – “How many people do you see escaping free capitalist countries like the United States to live in socialist countries like Cuba or Russia?”  None, zero, nada, zilch!


The entire world, not just the U.S., has repeatedly chosen freedom over slavery, prosperity and opportunity of capitalism over the poverty and misery of socialism.   Extreme socialist and communist governments have always failed in every country where they have existed, often leading to some of the world’s greatest atrocities and massacres such as Stalin’s murder of 20+ million of his own people and Pol Pot’s massacre of one third of his country’s population in the killing fields of Cambodia.
 
Frobose makes this poignant observation:  “The problem with Galeano’s book is that it has an agenda, which is not to inform but rather to persuade the reader that capitalism is the cause of the problem, and that socialism is the cure. This is simply not the case, and a truly accurate study of Latin American history will clearly prove this point.”  

This economist concurs with Frobose.

Slavery is Back in America

Posted: 04/17/2009 in Economics

Slavery in America is back, folks. This time, Obama-style. The Obama administration’s overreaching Tax-and-Spend policies are condemning the next generation of wage earners into tax slavery. According to economists, today’s 20-year olds will be forced to pay an additional $140,000 in taxes during their working years, JUST to pay the interest on Obama’s stimulus pork-spending bill!

Not even bothering to read the stimulus bill, our left-wing legislators passed a bill that is so laden with pork-barrel spending, despite Obama’s promise that he would not support any such spending. He lied folks, and the left-wing media, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times, and Washington Post don’t care that he’s lying to us and they will not be reporting on his lies and broken promises to the American people anytime soon. They don’t care that his policies will destroy the middle class and the next generation of wage earners. They worship his communist policies, and that’s all there’s to it. Blind obedience to the master – the sign of an obedient slave.

And while Obama dispensed crumbs to the middle class in the form of $11 a week tax cut (What a Joke!) – the left-wing media sits idly by drooling at the altar of Obama-style socialism. The drive-by media’s refusal to investigate these attacks on hard-working Americans, is a clear sign that journalism is dead in America. At one time, Americans depended on news reporters to investigate and protect us from the zealotry of over-reaching government intrusion into our lives. But it’s clear to this Economist, that these Obama zealots are nothing more than blood-thirsty zombies bent on destroying our liberties and right to property. These Obama soldiers – CNN, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times, and the Washington Post are nothing more than slavemaster and his propaganda machine.

One Russian immigrant pointed out how similar things are in America to what happened as Communism took over Russia in the name of equality and social justice.

Want to lose weight in the era of Obama? Then join us as we sweat with the socialists.

And the drive-by media, bent on painting the “extremist” brush on our military veterans, it’s only a matter of time that all dissent will be shut up by this President and his henchwoman, Janet Napolitano. Her Department of Homeland Security released a controversial intelligence assessment. She stands by the report sent to law enforcement that lists veterans as a terrorist risk to the U.S. and defines “rightwing extremism” as including groups opposed to abortion and immigration.

So if you oppose abortion or illegal immigration, Janet’s Department can technically label you a terrorist! This is so scary, so reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Stalin also labeled all of his critics as enemies of the State, and swiftly imprisoned, silenced and murdered those who opposed him and his policies.

It’s coming folks – another Nazi Germany is being reborn today in the U.S. You wait and see how Obama will strip all of your rights away and continue to intrude on private enterprise and continue to steal private investment and savings from hard-working taxpayers, to pay for his criminal agenda – redistribution of other people’s wealth.

Is he joking? That’s the big tax cut we were promised? Ha, ha! The joke’s on us – the poor masses of taxpayers who voted this charlatan into office. While prices keep rising on everything, he throws out crumbs while putting chains around our necks and on the necks of our children and grandchildren – in the biggest government spending scheme in history. Our progeny will be poorer and will live shorter lives than the current generation of boomers.

Obama is the modern-day slavemaster, and he is determined to make us his slaves – to pay for his worthless government giveaway programs where reckless behavior and payment of no taxes is rewarded, while those who work hardest and save the most and pay the most in taxes are being led to the slaughter by this president. He is bent on punishing the producers of the world, the ambitious, those of us who work hard to get ahead.

Obama mistakenly believes that if you give away money to those who choose not to work or get educated by their own efforts, will somehow arise to middle class values of working hard, saving, and investing. This kind of wishful thinking only demonstrates Obama’s naivete, stupidity or plain old wishful thinking.

Ashley Biden, Coke Addict

Posted: 04/02/2009 in Economics

Gosh, darn. I could not find any liberal, left-wing blog or news source that carried the story about Joe Biden’s druggie daughter, Ashley Biden. Apparently she has quite the reputation on campus as a “party girl.” Sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll. I don’t have anything bad to say about Ashley, but it does surprise me at how the Left refuses to cover this timely story. Imagine if George Bush’s daughters were caught snorting cocaine! Whoa! The Fluffington post would have their heads on a platter.

I have just one point to make – it shows the hypocrisy of the Left and their drive-by media henchmen. Media’s job is to report, not to spread propaganda for their political agenda. It’s a sad day for journalism, as newspaper closures continue to climb. Why? Because the public suffers when media fails to do its job – keep an eye on our government and elected officials and the shenanigans they perform.