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Thursday, July 23, 2015

No Thinking Allowed, Death of Consumer Advocacy, Fleeing City Life

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Thinking:  Warning-Do not attempt this on your own


   Every four years we witness the lunacy of party politics.  Each party has ideologues which uphold the party line and candidate no matter how inane the platform or idiotic the candidate.  Despite 50 years of broken promises from both parties, our nation continues to suffer for poor financial stewardships, a system of theft called taxation, and laws which have eroded our rights and both parties are jointly to blame.


Despite the obvious evidence, many Americans practice the very definition of insanity and continually reelect the same political pikers into office, yet they demad or expect different results.  Somehow, these people actually believe the BS lies which flow from the lips of career politicians?!  How easily fooled they are…but then again, I must consider how our public schools operate.


A favorite uncle of mine who is a retired superintendent of a wealthy school district often expresses the same sentiment.


We are not a nation of thinking people and that begins with our public education system where most are taught what to think, not how to think.  This is encouraged because politicians know unthinking people are easier to control. [More about that later]*


When I was in the military we called such people lifers.  Unable or unwilling to think for themselves, they were happy to have someone else decide what they were going to wear each day, what they would eat, what work they would do and where they would perform that work…and of course, all without question usually dictated by some idiot in Washington without any military experience whatsoever.


In the early days of my public speaking career on what was fondly referred to as the ‘rubber chicken’ circuit traveling about the country with other motivational speakers I initially wondered why more Americans did not attend our seminars and events.


The great Zig Ziglar pulled me aside one day and told me it is called the “five percenter effect.” 

He explained that any given time only five percent of the population has any desire to improve their lot in life or even had any understanding what was going on around them, while the balance were among those that either were left to wonder what has happened or had no clue that anything had happened.


Watching the old Jay Leno ‘Jay Walking’ segments, [where he would interview people on the street about common historical events or current events that these people were unable to answer] convinced me of that.  The O’Reilly Factor airs a similar segment with the same results which makes me wonder about the state of our educational system…


*Do you remember the term Consumer Advocate?


When I was growing up, my sister and I wanted to be a part of Ralph Nader’s team or Nader’s Rader’s as they were called…the team that was saving America from unsafe products and corporate vultures.  This is something your State Attorney General is supposed to do on your behalf as well.

 [The only person who still comes to my mind that fits this category is Elizabeth Warren]

Our Michigan AG, Bill Shulte was AWOL during his consumer advocate classes.  Our local water department recently jacked up our bill by 1,000 percent without any kind of advanced notice and get this:  it isn’t based on consumption, instead it is based on our property value! 


In Bill’s letter to me he felt this complaint did not fall under his realm of authority…Big Brother cannot interfere with Little Brother and I must hire an attorney to fight city hall.  Another useless, so-called public servant leeching at the public trough.


And Finally…

According to a Bloomberg analysis of census data between 2013 and 2014, millions of Americans are fleeing our cities. But these cities aren’t shrinking, the locals are being replaced by foreigners. While their research noted 100 cities, it focused on 20 urban areas that experienced the greatest loss of local residents. New York City came in 2nd place after losing 163,000 US citizens. Americans are largely leaving due to soaring housing costs, and are being replaced by two different kinds of immigrants. Highly skilled immigrants working in the tech sector who can afford the rent, and low skilled workers who are willing to split the rent, and cram as many of their friends and relatives into tiny urban apartments.

Instead of the “White Flight” from our urban areas that was widely documented in the latter half of the 20th century, we’re now experiencing “American Flight.” As our nation takes in more and more foreign citizens, these people are mostly settling into our urban areas, which are now being referred to as “global cities.” It’s safe to say that by the end of the 21st century, what we now recognize as an American culture, will cease to exist in urban areas, and will almost exclusively exist in rural and suburban locations.

The federal government has made it exceedingly difficult for law-abiding people to immigrate to this nation legally, but meanwhile they have left our borders completely wide open and have actively encouraged people to immigrate illegally.  As a result, large numbers of criminals, drug dealers, gang members and welfare parasites have come pouring in.  According to one recent report, 2.5 million illegal immigrants have entered this country while Barack Obama has been in the White House…

A new report estimates that 2.5 million illegal immigrants have entered the United States since Barack Obama took office in 2009.

The Center for Immigration Studies released a study Monday citing data from the Center for Migration Studies, Pew Research Center and the Census Bureau that indicates 400,000 illegal immigrants on average have entered the country annually since 2009.

From the middle of 2013 to May 2015 alone, 790,000 illegals have come into the United States. These undocumented individuals entered the country after President Obama unveiled a controversial executive order in 2012 to stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the country as children.

And honestly, that 2.5 million number is probably on the low side.  These illegal immigrants are committing some of the most horrible crimes imaginable, and if you doubt this, just read this article.

While most Americans stand around with eyes glued to a “smart” phone and their thumbs up their ass, the nation is being flushed down the toilet by greedy, corrupt politicians AND another crop of career cretins are crying to be let in to feed at the public trough…AND you’ll let them!

Good luck!


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DAR said...

As usual, you nailed many citizens seem unable to think beyond their gonads or without being told what to it any wonder we're dropping so rapidly in world stature!?

Mary Ann said...

Do you think they will ever wake up? I don't.