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Foodstamps and Kardashians

AmericanMercenary: The slow collapse into the soft dark ages….
American Mercenary opines regarding the inevitable decline of the American Ideal.
All good things must come to an end.

“Infrastructure allows economic mobility.  Legal standardization combined with a culture that respects honesty minimizes the corruption that eventually hurts everyone.  China is a good example of a “civilization” that is rapidly turning from agriculture to industry.  However, because of the social climate of corruption corners are cut, contractors pay party officials to look the other way, and next thing you know a major earthquake flattens substandard housing.  But the corruption continues, because it is good for business in the Chinese culture.  And the Chinese know that business is good for China.
So what frightens me most about the United States is the death of Rule of Law.  When the Administration breaks contract law to support the UAW in the GMC Bankruptcy, when MF Global is legally allowed to raid customer accounts to pay off debt in total violation of established practice and law, when “Recess Appointments” fail to meet recognized legal standards, we have POWER unconstrained by our Laws.  Our civilization is falling apart.  Rule of Law is good for business in America, and the only replacement for rule of law is corruption.  However multinational corporations have learned how easy it is to operate in a corrupt society like China, do you think they will have any compunction of applying those lessons to a corrupt American Government?
It isn’t our “crumbling infrastructure” that makes economic powerhouses like China, India, and Brazil drool with envy that is causing our civilization to fail.  It is our rising culture of corruption.  Corruption allowing a modern Caesar to turn the Republic into a Dictatorship.”

~The old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day” also has a corollary “Rome didn’t fall in a day” either.  The UAW was protected because they had “their man” in power.  So far everyone has lost, and the only “redistribution” that has gone on is the spread of poverty to an ever growing population of “the underclass.”  But we have our bread and circuses.  Or as we like to call it “foodstamps and Kardashians.”  (emphasis Guffaw)

Go to the link, above, and read the whole thing.
But be forewarned.
It’s not pretty reading about your inevitable demise.   

h/t AM

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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5 thoughts on “Foodstamps and Kardashians

  1. This is exactly how I see things going. We've been slowly devolving for decades. The fact that someone like Obama can be elected means we like it.

    Posted by Tango Juliet | January 8, 2012, 12:56 pm
  2. Ah, you are correct.

    Posted by Keads | January 8, 2012, 7:26 pm
  3. Gentlemen – and how sad is THAT?

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | January 8, 2012, 8:12 pm
  4. Not pretty, but pretty damn accurate…

    Posted by Old NFO | January 9, 2012, 3:41 am
  5. @Old NFO – Sadly, but truly said…

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | January 9, 2012, 7:14 am

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