Wednesday, September 14, 2011

You Get What You Pay For Are Paid For

Government Induced Ineptitude & Stupidity

Wow...I just made myself a killer batch of Crisp Rosemary Flatbread at 3:15 AM in the morning because I Googled it and I wanted a snack and nothing in my ever growing arsenal of recipes fit the needs of my taste buds at the moment.

It came out pretty good I think...

Then in the process...less than 30 minutes for two batches of baking powder based thin crispy cracker like dough to come together and cook...I started thinking about how many people have been dumbed down or otherwise raised today with a basic inability to survive unless they can go to Taco Bell or Burger King or go into their kitchen at 3:15 AM and reach into the pantry or fridge/freezer and get out a box of some MSG and preservative laden slop and toss it into the microwave oven.

You know? 

I could start a fire in the back yard--I have the charcoal and wood--and cook this flatbread on a cast iron skillet...

Yet the poor people armed only with microwaves are crap out of luck if the power is off and FEMA has declared an EMERGENCY and is mobilizing into their area of our country.

Let's face it Ladies and the past 75 years or so our country and our citizenry has allowed themselves to be made helpless in the face of earthquake and wildfire and tornadoes and hurricanes and even famine because they have to open a Government Provided and Approved shrink wrapped yellow or orange box of bullcrap in order to just avoid starvation.

Most will die from either not having water at all or not knowing how to determine if the water is safe for drinking and if it isn't not know how to filter and sanitize it to a condition where it is not poison.

I guarandamtee you that in 1935 that was not the conditions here in the United By-God States of 'Merica.

In 1935 my Father's family and my Mother's family used outhouses, and they pumped their water for drinking and washing and watering their livestock from a well on their properties.  I don't believe either side of the family had electricity until after World War II....I'll check and get back with you on that detail.

Any way...while my Father's family worked in the Coal mines of West Virginia and had access to the "Company Store" for some provisions,  they also raised a garden and new how to shoot a gun and if things got lean the occasional deer or squirrel or rabbit might appear on the table beside a chicken or rooster from the back yard.

Same way down in lower Alabama on my Mother's side of the Family Tree.  My Grandfather "Pa" Rushing had a hand dug well with a Windmill and a Smokehouse for curing meats, a Hay Barn, a Corn Crib, a Sugar Cane mill on 355 acres of land he paid cash for with a house he built by hand with lumber harvested and had sawed and milled from the property.

"Pa" Rushing could live for several months without going to town if he didn't want to I suspect...and town was only three or four miles away and he owned a car and a Ford Tractor and even a couple of sweet old tame Holstein Milk Cows that could get him there if he wanted.

My point is this...this morning.

There is a insidious, dangerous, creeping poison which is working it's way into our society and country.

A little "tax increase on the wealthy" HERE with an ever evolving definition of what "wealthy" is...

And a little "extension of unemployment benefits" THERE with the Government screwing with the private sector and making it less painful for people that actually believe that it's the Government's job to "produce Jobs."

And right now it's pretty much certain that over 75% of our population would die within a year if all of our so called "infrastructure" went away and they were left to their own capabilities and devices.

Think April 1776 in America.

Of course some would just take their guns and run out and rob and kill and steal to get food and the other "stuff" that they believe that they needed.

And some would just wander around aimlessly and fall off a clift or into a river and die.

And then all of the Democrats would run out of other people's money to spend and they'd all be tar and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail (to quote Samuel Clemmons.)

And then you know what else might happen?


the people like me and some of you that have benefited from and in the day helped start this country and make it great at times in its history...

They'd end up being in charge and owning stuff and making stuff again.

Somewhere I read where if you took all of the wealth in the entire world and divided it up and distributed it equally to every single person on the planet, that within 100 years the same groups/nationalities/races of people would have most of the money and the same groups/nationality/races of people would be broke.

It's not about fairness and equality and government driven "income redistribution".

It's not racism and bigotry.

Other than catastrophic illness or birth defects or certain unspecified issues, in general I say that it is a CULTURAL PROBLEM which puts people in the position they are in in life.

Drop out of a free 12 year government paid education...?

Minimum wage.

Get pregnant twice before you are 16?

WIC and Welfare.

Sit your lazy ass on the couch and smoke Crack and clean your pistols all day?


It's just that simple...and I'M FREAKING TIRED OF LISTENING TO THE POLITICIANS TELLING ME THAT I DON'T PAY MY FAIR SHARE--EVEN AT MY CURRENT TEMPORARY INCOME LEVEL--and that somehow if we can just throw some more of yours and my money at the problem we'll solve this situation.

President Johnson swore that Welfare would help bring the "less fortunate" people out of poverty.

Almost 50 years later all it has done is paid people to stay in the situation the government defines as poverty, living a a lifestyle level which is considered middle class in many European countries.

I'm so tired of this stupid crap my head wants to explode every day.  I write about it here to let off steam and to keep Pat from beating me with her Dustbuster. 

We can't even watch TV together most of the time other than game shows because I start foaming at the mouth and yelling.

My dog gets all concerned and afraid and goes and hides in her crate because she thinks something is wrong if I'm watching CNN or NBC or CBS news.



Clunk (the sound of me falling out of my chair.)

1 comment:

Ed Bonderenka said...

Couldn't agree more.