The following is written by historian and documentary producer Kyle Weissman who has been a long time member of the New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets and who has been instrumental in helping me with my blog. Kyle asked me to let him write this article about socialism over things that he has seen and heard about. Very interesting I must say.
I wrote the subtitle. Another subtitle that would've been nice would be, if you give a bureaucrat a welfare state, he also will want a police state. I had to choose between the two that I wanted to give to Kyle's article or rant. Kyle wanted the other but I think the one I choose seems better.
What makes it more interesting, Kyle was raised by a mother who was a communist and he is a former member of the Communist youth league and has knowledge about the ins and outs of their schemes and tricks. That's not all, Kyle's Paternal relatives were national socialists from Germany, his uncles were officers and soldiers in both world wars, many of them war criminals in the SS who participated in the holocaust. He is also distantly related to Sergeant Gustav Wagner, The Beast of Sobibor
Kyle has not only been raised and bred in a communist upbringing but has been raised and bred in a Nazi upbringing as well. As Kyle Jokingly put it, he spent his childhood between the devil and the deep blue sea. He was trained to hate America and to love America's enemies. He did not know freedom, love and happiness and had no childhood. I don't want to waste more time, maybe I'll tell the story of Kyle's life later on and how he got out of there and what happened next. For now here's Kyle Weissman:
I am typing this article out because there are things I need to go on about before I forget. This may be considered more of a rant, whatever it can be called it needs to be read by as many people as possible before I forget it.
What I am to tell you concerns an incident that involved a friend of mine in Simi Valley. He is like me a libertarian conservative. A devastating tragedy developed in his family that made him question his values and his beliefs. It almost made a socialist out of him. In fact when I heard his story, I dare say I too nearly made a left turn and yearned for my mother's merciless bosom...
His 22 year old son was in a terrible car accident with a drunk driver that left him paraplegic and brain damaged. Doctors say his back is broken so badly he will never walk again. No techniques are available for his condition. In addition he suffered serious brain damage and is now borderline retarded. His prognosis overall is poor and it is not known if aside from being paralyzed waist down if he will recover his senses.
To make matters worse, his health insurance Aetna is now reneging on paying for the health costs of this tragedy and is dragging its feet. The family faces heavy and tragic costs borne from the accident and their son now faces a lifetime of misery, pain, grief and hardship. The drunk driver was killed and had no auto insurance. The son was wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred. It did not help him. It would be merciful if he had died.
The father, devastated questioned everything from God, politics, his beliefs and whether the socialists were right. He began to pour out to me his feelings of socialism and of how things ought to work. Of the short comings and miseries of America and the capitalist system. Oh, he really let it all go. He went on and made arguments for socialism and for dependence on the government.
For example, he yearned for a healthcare law like they had in Europe where healthcare was free and paid for by wealthy taxpayers. He also wanted the rich (including himself) to pay more in taxes for things like safety, healthcare, welfare for those considered too stupid or too weak (or for that matter too lazy)to work or take care of themselves, the space program and things like telescopes to spot asteroids and stop them from hitting earth.
All of these things he mentioned were straw man arguments and in fact we have those things already. Furthermore as a resident of California in the top 10% earning bracket, he is paying the highest amount of taxes in the country! All these programs! Programs that do not help the sick and weak and those unable to work! Programs that instead give a hammock to the lazy and have nots and shield them from accountability and personal responsibility! Programs that are supposed to do something but either do nothing or do what they aren't intended!!
And for this we pay the highest taxes in the history of the country! If you factor in with the federal government, state, municipal taxes, fees here there and everywhere and costs for registrations, licensing Ad nauseum, you find that Nowhere in American history not even the nineteen fifties has America been squeezed and fleeced by its government!!!
The result... higher poverty, higher unemployment, higher crime, higher costs, lower morals, lower prosperity, lower values, lower standards.
The title if you give a government a welfare state he'll want a police state too would've been a nicer subtitle. Maybe even pass for title. Remember the story of the old lady who swallowed a fly? She then had to swallow a spider to catch the fly, a bird to catch the spider, a cat to catch the bird, a dog to catch the cat, a goat to catch the dog, and in the process of getting the goat Seabiscuit killed her.
The song of the old lady who swallowed the fly is a parable to the dangers of dependence on the government. In no particular order, We swallow the welfare state, we then swallow the police state, we swallow the survielence state, the politically correct state ad Nauseum. It wiggles and jiggles and tickles our civil liberties in the process.
What we've swallowed is the dependence mentality, Satan's lie I don't know why we bought Satan's lie. I guess we'll die. We swallowed the welfare state to help the poor which lead to also subsidizing undesirables who reigned havoc in our streets, attacking and robbing law abiding citizens which lead to a police state, which lead to the surveilance state, new laws, new rules new bylines and new taxes which more often then not did anything for John Q public.
Old lady liberty is dead of course...
The police in America used to have a sense of justice and duty. TO PROTECT AND SERVE was the motto. Today, the police force are made up of communists, bullies, bums and thugs who join only to get a six digit paycheck from the very people they neglect and abuse. Thanks also to the worship of authority which comes from the dependence mentality of socialism. Remember the Rodney King Verdict?
So you think that the state wants to take care of you? You think the state, the police, the food stamp workers, the unions, the Obamacare workers and the workers at hospitals, nursing homes, the politicians, civil workers, ETC. really want to take care of you? Do you think they give a phooey if you are a tax payer and paid half your income? NO WAY!
Government workers do not work because of a sense of duty or justice or care but to receive money for no work. If that were not so we would not have a police state or public service unions. The government as it gets bigger and bigger not only results in the loss of freedom and wealth but leads to deterioration of civilization. AND YOU GET NOTHING OUT OF IT!
Lets go to this one straw argument that is very interesting: Killer asteroids and the need for tax payer money to fund a government program to keep an eye out for doomsday asteroids and if they're coming to Earth, either blow them up or divert them.
I am not arguing against the need for such a necessary program and I am sure no one would be insane enough to say, I wont pay any taxes to fund such necessities but the argument is, do we leave everything up to the government?
Also how much would such a system cost? How do we come up with the cost figures? Who decides the price tag for the defense of our home and our species from a deadly incursion? And who will be put in charge of the program once completed and built???
No doubt they would put a heavy and steep price on such an enterprise especially with the safety of the human race at stake. And why care when this rock isn't gonna hit until I'm long dead! Remember when Ronald Reagan & George Bush (The first one 1988-1992) Helped plan a possible Mission to Mars? The price tag for such a mission at that time was Four hundred Billion Dollars ($4,000,000k) That's half of what we paid for that stupid bail out for the banks!
In reality the prices were hiked by the companies that would be contracted and the bureaucrats who wanted to fleece the American people. Exaggerations. A mission to mars in truth would cost About Forty Billion maybe less. Not bad. But why pay that much? Why? Why pay that much??? Who sets the price? Add to this we're spending money on welfare for lazy bum crack addicts who refuse to work, we spend the money on public service workers who are lazy and overpaid and on a war on terror based on faulty strategery!
And what guarantee that the government is going to give a darn? What if the government sits idle and decides, "You know what? Who cares, its probably not going to be that bad? Besides, if it hits earth and creates and ecological and world wide catastrophe then I can use that as an excuse to take over and implement despotism and exploit these dumb sheep and make them my slaves!"
So even with all this in place, its no guarantee that it will work.
BOTTOM LINE.... A society, a civilization for that matter is only as free and enjoys as much liberty as its government permits and as much as said civilization permits its government to have control and the level of accountability placed on that government. Also the level of freedom and wealth enjoyed can be measured not only by morality but by that society's permissiveness and the permissiveness of the state. Add to this, how much our government is kept in check and transparent.
In a nation where no one cares, where society is apathetic, too comfortable if you will the government will tear apart freedom and liberty piece by piece and whether anyone cares or not, you have a slave state.
Don't think it can happen? We have tons of programs that fail intentionally and do nothing. We just pour money in for no reason. CASE IN POINT... OBAMACARE AND MEDICARE
Obamacare and Medicare often do not pay for medical costs. Neither does Mass health care or Romneycare. Often times people who are poor especially the elderly and homeless are turned away from hospitals despite having government insurance! In Seattle's Harborview hospital for instance, homeless and those very poor are given substandard healthcare. Pneumonia victims for instance only get an asthma inhaler and are kicked out the door in the middle of the night in the pouring rain.
Then they get worse and then they are in dire straits often dying...
In California the situation is far worse. Innocent people who are too old or too poor are turned away. too many times have we seen it in the news... Patients being dumped out of hospitals on the doorsteps of rescue missions in skid row in Los Angeles. Despite Obamacare and the jobs killing mandate, this still goes on and is now worse!
The police are also an example of government incompetence. They get paid 10 times that of combat veterans and usually don't care what happens. I have experienced on several occasions discrimination by the police who are lackadaisical and don't seen to realize why they're their in the first place. No wonder our cities are combat zones where more people have died than special forces soldiers in Iraq
Meanwhile we still have to give up our guns...
The welfare state is another shining example of why our government can't be fully trusted. Volunteer in LA skid row and I guarantee you'll have the Kleenex out to dry your eyes in no time! Bring a weapon BTW. Mace or box cutters will do... Millions of teeming masses of needy people and yet our government focuses on pampering irresponsible louses who have illegitimate children and use and abuse drugs.
And having been on the streets roughing it before folks, I can tell you, there are people who admit they just don't want to work and would rather sleep outside, get a handout every month in their EBT card and they have even openly told me, they don't want to work. Meanwhile, I had to wait 2 months to get assistance while Homey G gets to smoke and get high...
Welfare, the police, Obamacare. In fact Obamacare alone proves that our government can't be trusted.
We lose our jobs, our homes and all for nothing.
Another 6 reasons government is a failure and untrustworthy, look it up... guardian abuse, obamacare fraud, maine's spitball mountain, Detroit, bridge collapses and Border security.
Make that 7. To think vigilante citizens have to buy expensive military equipment and patrol our borders essentially doing the job that our stupid loser government doesn't want to do.
And what makes you think that having a big fat colossal government will prevent a scenario like Armageddon or Deep Impact from happening?
Again it cannot be emphasized, we are only as free and enjoy as much liberty as the government permits and as much as we permit the government to have control and the level of accountability we place on that government. Whatever we do, whether or not we have all these programs, that fact alone is what we need to concentrate on.
ONCE AGAIN! Let me reverberate it, let me reiterate! A FREE SOCIETY A FREE COUNTRY WILL ONLY HAVE AS MUCH FREEDOM AS ITS GOVERNMENT PERMITS IT TO HAVE AND HAVE AS MUCH FREEDOM AS LONG AS ITS CITIZENS ARE WILLING WORK HARD FOR AND GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR
The price of eternal freedom is eternal vigilance. Accept it my friends, the cops, the government isn't always going to be there. Get it together and get out there and take a bullet in your chest for freedom if you have to. Better than living in slavery like I did under the Iron Curtain. My b- I mean witch of a communist mother's house. And pardon me if I use bold and caps but some of you might just be skimming through this and not paying attention...
Anyways, my friend came to and came back on his feet and to his senses. He was the same patriotic conservative and he was ready to face the new challenge of coming to terms with a physically disabled and brain damaged son. A son who would never walk again.
Our hope is that he will regain the rest of his limbs and regain his senses. The brain damage part, were not sure. No way he'll be the same and he'll have to relearn everything over again. Just like what happened to me 2 years ago.
The LAPD pig communists and freeloaders took me to Olive view to be drugged just because I couldn't keep my mouth shut and wanted to help people and urge people to respect one another and this great nation. I remember only staggering through Sylmar vomiting and fainting after midnight. Passers by thought I was a crackhead or a tweaker or something I guess. A lady from church found me and got me a safe place for the night. Thank God for her and that there are women like her.
It could've been worse... A Friend of mine from Las Vegas went to LA county jail on Disorderly conduct charges and was raped. Andersonville and Hanoi Hilton is to Sandals as compared to The Lee Boca Ritz and spa. Amnesty international rates them 5 stars.
That's what I have to go through to defend my homeland. My Christian religion and my brothers and sisters in the lord who are my fellow inmates in this prison we call the United States of America in a miserable little cellblock called Southern California. How far we've come since Hanncock's ink was dried. Since handsome Johnny broke wind in France with a carbine in his hand and JFK told us we should be asking what we can do for the USA than asking for an EBT paid lunch at Carls Jr or Whole Foods.
For my old time faith and for the land of my birth, I've been homeless 4 times in my life, stripped of my dignity, my property, my home, my marriage, my employment and I am now practically almost banned from working in this country all because employers and private citizens can access medical, criminal and credit records that they have no right to see! And all for want of a better life for me, myself and Irene. No, not me. Its For my children not yet born, my little brothers and sisters not yet born, my wife and my baby girl who wait for me on the other side and for the Lord's sake
She waits for me there, holding Amanda's hand and she is wearing nothing but a ring I gave her and a veil of tears...
I wont even go into the details of the others reason why it happened because then Brian can't publish it on the internet. It would make your skin crawl if you read.
How far are you going to go to enjoy freedom and allow others to enjoy it with you? How much government do you need to feel safe? Are you going to give it up and make me and your fellow Americans give it up too? Or are you going to give something up and maybe die so that your kids wont have to tell your grandchildren how great it was when they still had freedom...
What can I say? Kyle Weissman. He's like a cross between Patton, Joe McCarthy, Walter Winchell Jack Chick and the old man from Sucker Punch. He's been orphaned, widowed, exiled, abused and used up and a reflection of everything wrong with America. By that I mean how dare we allow that to happen to someone as intelligent and hard working like that and say nothing. He's the reason I got involved in blogging and why I do this. I don't want my son to be Kyle Weissman when he grows up. He can be anything he wants to but I don't want him to suffer as he has.
I think I'll have him write some more for me. I can spend more time with Sean my newborn and my family...