The Evil of Collectivism

All entities – commercial, political, labor, religious – are no different from one another. They seek to eliminate opposition and become a monopoly to control the levers of power.

Government is not an entity in and of itself since it is composed of various elements of entities. Like technology, the entity is amoral of it’s self and requires human beings to determine it’s course

Although referred to as an entity, each of these elements – commercial, political, labor, religious – are people and can be understood as such. The entity is not a faceless blob though individuals compromising the collective will use the size of an entity to palm you off on someone else as they feel necessary

The goal of the people composing the entities is to protect themselves first, commonly referred to as “career”. Common good is only a by-product when it serves the greater good of the entity or careers of the people of the collective.

Each person is only a component of the entity from the highest to the lowest and to effect change, an entity must be reasoned with as a group of individuals who have the power to effect change.

The people of the collective entity seek to exploit the individual for the collective good at the expense of the individual. And depending on the nature of the political entity, such as capitalistic or socialist, the level of protection from seizure of life, property or fortune varies.

The entity, through its members, seeks to create a dependency on the entity; that no one can do without the entity and too big to fail. Such is called “enabling” much as drug pusher enables addicts and those addicts become dependent.

The entities encourage becoming a better member of the collective but crushes individualism as it threatens the ego of the less capable and the careers of the established. And that is when ethics and morality matter and why people matter – all people.

Don’t oppose something because it doesn’t suit your worldview or your greed. Oppose what is wrong and support what is right regardless of what you want to believe.

Everything is all about one person and each and every person is that person

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Capitalism vs Socialism

Capitalism vs Socialism isn’t about the common good, though that is the usual main point of any argument, but is actually just a lever to manipulate people and gain their support. What it is actually about are two groups, the one in control and the one that wants control motivated by self-interest.

Self-interest can be described as wanting society, and the people of that society, to pander to their needs without having to work for the rewards of that labor. These people can be described as parasites and opportunists. The best example is the pre-Civil War plantation owner sitting back and sipping mint juleps while the slaves do all the work and suffer in poverty while the planation owner reaps the rewards and stature.

Self-interest can also be defined as devoting one’s life to an ideal and ignores any facts that run counter to that ideal or would undermine that ideal. If someone has devoted their life to overturning the established order, they are not about to admit any mistakes as it would completely undercut the foundation of their life and lead them to self-doubt and question everything they have ever done. Better to observe ignorance then honor.

Self-interest, at its root, is about whom controls the levers of power, individuals or collectives and the collectives, corporations and unions are the most notorious. You could say government is there to control the depravations, but it is one of these two groups who control the government and set the rules. There is no difference between the two, they are people just like any other people and while each group bad mouths the other, it should be remembered that, “we have met the enemy and they are us”.

Each of the two collectives constantly seek to undermine the other by blocking access to resources, usually money, used to convince people they have God on their side and that their strength is the strength of 10 because their heart is pure.

God leaves it to free will because these people don’t have pure hearts, just greed for money and power and never having to provide for themselves; to have a comfortable life at everyone else’s expense.

Although it can be argued that all nations engage in socialism, it can reasonably argued that all people, every day, engage in socialism when a person buys something and pays for it is a re-distribution of wealth. But for those that argue for a socialist form of government it is about a macro scale and that if a little bit is good, then a lot is better.

“A lot is better” . . . . not really. Anything done beyond moderation is done both badly and dangerously. It is like a junkie that has gotten hooked on drugs, it always takes a bit more and a bit more till finally they overdose . . . . like Greece did, and France, Spain and Italy have come close to.

Further, governments are notorious for running business badly. In Germany, at the beginning of the Internet Age, when all there was expensive dial-up connections, a company wanted to start a low-cost dial-up service, The company was small and plan to start small and boot strap from there. The service proved to be wildly popular but couldn’t be extended to everyone immediately and so the German government ruled if everyone couldn’t have it, then no one could and the company closed down.

For those that argue for socialism I would ask, that company had a service, offered at a low price that was popular, so why didn’t the government step in and help the company expand? It because the government supports the established companies, the big name companies because when is all said and done, politicians need to be re-elected and they need money to run for office.

In a capitalistic society the government would not have used it’s power that way to rule by fiat whether a business can exist. Yes, there are a whole host of rules, regulations and licenses for a business and a corrupt government can abuse it’s power, but they can be overruled by the courts, suffer monetary damages and embarrassment that could affect their career. Not so in a socialist state, the law backs actions such as the German government and a business would have no recourse.

Kind of heavy-handed, eh? That is government of any kind and something we could do without if it weren’t for so many unstable people in the world, people that will do anything, like Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin, to gain and keep power.

If all people could be responsible for themselves and use common sense, courtesy and respect towards one another, we wouldn’t need government, but that is a Utopian idea. It is not the Pollyanna version that socialists have offered that an all-powerful central government would make life better for everyone. There is a word for that type of government and it is “totalitarian”.

So pick your poison, right or left. Both want to tell you how to live your life without having to be told how to run theirs. OR you could choose to live your life free of outside influence, responsibly.

So when someone says, “believe in us, we offer you more and better”, run as fast as you can away because all they want is what you have and will give you little in return, just enough to keep you on the hook to give more

Being Devout

If what you believe in is wrong, then it could be fake and you’re supporting the fake-ness in the world.

But that’s where faith comes in. Things that you believe can be quantified and measured, faith is indivisible, emotional and not based on logic. Faith is the knowing what you believe in is right even in the face of equally compelling viewpoints (God is on my side).

I believe in facts and honesty (to thine own self be honest) and I have faith there is a God and God gives me the strength to believe in facts and honesty because God is God and doesn’t care what anyone thinks, there is only the reality of what is.

 

Being right is about more then believing you’re right. It’s about being right regardless. The truth may not be what you can believe or accept, but it remains the truth regardless of what you believe or accept.

The world is flat, the earth revolves around the sun – people believed this at one time but they were wrong and it was corrected. Nowadays we wonder how they could have been so blind except such still happens on a lesser, non-cosmic scale.

The devout will put belief ahead of fact but that doesn’t excuse it. Facts must build belief, not the other way around lest we go sailing off the edge of the earth.

To be devout does not require or mean religion. It is something you fully believe in to the exclusion of all else.

Unions belong to the 1%

““While we come from different unions and backgrounds, our goal is a government that carries out the will of the people, not prop up the profits of the 1 percent at the expense of the rest of us,” reads a letter on the group’s website that already has 1,109 signatures.”

Unions are not about the “will of the people”, but the will of the unions. Unions are part of the 1% just as corporations are and want the same things driven by self-interest and greed and use the same, if not worse, heavy handed tactics. And like the ultimate goal of a corporation, unions want monopoly control to enrich a few at the expense of the many.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/07/11/sanders-draws-early-support-for-white-house-bid-from-long-time-union-allies/

Union members make good money, live in nice houses in pirate neighborhoods. They constantly look for ways to use other groups to leverage more money for unions, like the burger flippers. 

To the homeless, the impoverished and those living in projects, the lives of union members looks damn good and those people, the homeless, the impoverished and those living in projects, ask the union members, “where is your fair share? All you do is take and not give.”

Where are unions when it comes to training people and helping them get jobs. The unions wait till you’ve spent yourself into debt, then unionize you and take more money from you. Is it any wonder unions are obsolete? They are looking out for themselves all the while protesting the represent the common man; they represent, they ARE the middle class while forgetting the role of business being part of the middle class.

Unions have become elitist and are no different from corporations – just as greedy, corrupt and hypocrites 

Who is God?

Have you ever considered who God is? Not what, but is, as a being, as an entity, because God is not now, nor ever was a person.

Supposedly we were made in God’s image, so that should give us a clue, but it is a mask, like the curtain the wizard hides behind except what is behind this curtain is more, not less, then the image we see.

Everything about a human being is driven by hormones and body chemistry. The way we judge, the way we love, the way we hate, the way we do everything is influenced by the chemistry of our body. But God has none of that.

To say that God makes choices based on cold, hard logic is true but inaccurate. Extend the idea of “angelic compassion” to God, but in larger terms, and you have some idea of who God is. Out of love for the whole, great wrongs can be done to the individual.

Think of all the badd – and good things – that can happen to a human being and how we rail against what we perceive as injustice those wrongs. But if God came to you and told you that your suffering could help your children, their children and so on, would it seem such an injustice?

To illustrate, think of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and the spin-offs. How many, many kids had to die before one mother took up the cause and rallied other mothers to take up the cause to save more lives then were ever lost. Were those deaths senseless and needless? They were certainly tragic, but they were necessary to find that one person, to motivate that one person, to do something.

And how many, many other times has the death of someone been that final motivator to stop some action that was cruel, wanton or vicious? A baby dies at birth sends out ripples of change. A friend dies and your world changes. Sure you’re mad and angry and you take it out on the world, but you settle down and vow that their faith and trust in you will be honored and never forsaken.

We are all just one part of a greater whole, and regardless of God’s plan, we can be there for one another