Monday, March 22, 2010

Feeling like he has a grip on Health Care Reform, President Obama now wants to legalize millions of illegal aliens. The abject stupidity of such a notion is beyond belief. The only way he could hope to make social medicine affordable is to kick out all illegal immigrants. All of those wonderful social systems in Europe and to the north of us have draconian immigration policies that keep third world immigrants from driving up the cost of socialized medicine. But trying to legalize 12-20 million Latin Americans is like pouring gasoline all over your house and then sitting down for a cigarette afterwards.

It is a mix that we cannot afford. But the president is so clueless about Latin America and Mexico specifically that he has chosen to push this now- right after ensuring every illegal that they will get free AMERICAN health care if they choose to rush the border. It is almost as if he wants to destroy the American economy. No, I don't go in for conspiracy theory and that's not what I believe. He is sincere and means well- he's also just incredibly naive and ignorant.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Love the Government

The main reason i am against government run health care isn't that it's inefficient- which it is. it isn't that it will cost way more than they tell us- which it will.

The real problem is that the government long ago stopped remembering that it served the people. Instead they act and function as if we exist for them. The state of New York has stopped sending out tax refunds. California did this last year. Actually California sent out a sort of IOU. I told my friend who still lives in that dark corner of the earth he should have asked them what kind of interest and late penalty payment would be involved... He actually did, but they hung up on him. It's a legitimate question because you know that while both states default on the people (giving them what is rightfully theirs) and don't pay interest or late penalties, they are at the same time chasing down citizens who "owe the state." AND charging them late penalties and interest, while holding out on those citizens who did pay their taxes.

Is there anyone who can't see this happening with Health Care? Because it has... in Canada, England, France, Greece, Masachusetts, the list goes on.

Friday, February 19, 2010

We lost another future professor

If Joe Stack was a leftist bomber in the tradition of Bill Ayers he could have reasonably expected to obtain a well paying tenured position some 20 years later- had he survived. If he was a leftist he could have expected his story to die down rather quickly like Amy Bishop. But since he might be a right wing nut job, we can expect his story to dominate media- at least until evidence turns up that he's not a right- winger, at which point we can expect the story to suffer sudden death.

Does anybody even care anymore? Major Hasan can run around killing more people than Joe shouting "Allahu Akbar" and the establishment will have poignant moments wondering as to what the source of his murderous hate... hmm, pre-traumatic stress syndrome sounds nice. Couldn't have anything to do with those Muslim extremist he associated with. Amy Bishop goes berserk and the story is dead before it hits the air. Bill Ayers is reformed. But some nut job flies a plane into the IRS and leaves what may be a right wing suicide note, and we've got a serious problem! This Newsweek blog entry is hilarious. Does anyone even know how many acts of domestic terrorism environmental extremists commit each year? In 1985 alone over 11,000 trees were spiked just in British Colombia. Even the book I linked to argues that tree spiking is relatively benign because environmentalists always let lumber companies know where they have spiked... sure. "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" But we really have to worry about 1 lone deranged lunatic even though environmental extremists demonstrate the organization and intellectual committment more often associated with the term "terrorism." Finding any date about environmental extremism is next to impossible because the Media and Academia don't care how people get killed by them. The western establishment shows no signs of returning to reality any time soon, and I am more and more conviced that they will not no matter what happens. They would rather see the West die and a Global Caliphate enacted than give up their precious ideologies.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Boston makes history... again

Ok, so maybe Boston didn't play as big of role is this revolution as it did for the one back in 1776, but there is definitely something beautiful and appropriate about seeing the state of Massachusetts be the first state to send an overwhelming message to those leaders who would fundamentally change the country that was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Socially and culturally America has been steadily leaving its intellectual and philosophical roots since Woodrow Wilson's presidency. But this evolution got fasttracked in the sixties and has culminated in the presidency of the first post-American president, Barack Obama. By post-American I mean a president whose rejection of the Founding Fathers beliefs is conscious and deliberate. All of Obama's influences and favorite books listed in both his autobiographies are writers and thinkers who have rejected the Founder's ideas for a more progressive, socialist notion of human governance and society. Fair enough. They may be right.

Unfortunately, the dissolution of these ideas has been subversive and dishonest, rather than forthright and open. Leftists and radicals began the slow process of commandeering our educational institutions for their own purposes back in the mid-twentieth century. Instead of pursuing the classical liberal approach of western thought their approach the education was solidly Marxist and totalitarian. Progressive education reformer John Dewey noted, " Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society where everyone is interdependent." Dewey and the rest of the progressive left envision a society of good distinctly and in many foundational ways, antithetical to the society of independence and liberty the Founders wanted.

But rather than carry this debate openly and honestly, they followed a policy that subverted the values of the Founders slowly and in such a way that the average American was never given the chance for independent thought. Simply think of the average college leftist radical to understand how the counter American revolution worked its way into the minds and hearts of the average American. In the college leftist we see plainly what we don't see as plainly in the every day American who has been conditioned to think of "health care" as a right by the establishment institutions around them.

It would be wonderful if the left has actually jumped the gun and awakened enough Americans who remember an education that was classical and can actually begin telling younger Americans that there are other ways of thinking about themselves and their society than just standard leftist orthodoxy. Unfortunately, all of the energy and excitement surrounding the Scott Brown election shows no sign of being transferred to the longer and more arduous battle of reforming our educational institutions. But that is ground zero in the battle for America's soul.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tech World Still Ripe for Conservative Thinking

The greatest failure to date of conservatives and center right thinkers is their unwillingness and inability to see how easily they could make deep inroads into the traditionally liberal bastion of the tech community.

Because the tech community is NOT fooled by politics as usual and is not willing to put up with the phoniness and corruption that other traditional liberal voting blocs have become used to. Techdirt has a great article on the failure of the Obama administration to live up to one of its many campaign promises. What's truly important here is that they are cutting at the core of the Obama image and campaign: Change you can believe in. In essence, Techdirt knows the Change has not come, and they are not willing to accept business as usual.

This is critically important, but when you add this sense of disullusion to the natural free market instincts of the tech community as demonstrated here, you have a real recipe for major social and political change. Too bad it probably wont happen.