Archive for September, 2011

Blogging for Liberty: The Great Depression and Progressive deja vu.

Watch this video, and the next time a progressive tells you about the Great Depression you can tell that liberal ignoramus the truth!

As Reagan said, “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

Unfortunately, the Progressive-run school system is making all of us full of disinformation that isn’t so!

Here is the YouTube link:

http://youtu.be/7QLoeehMw0w

Brief synopsis:

1.  Wars destroy wealth; wars do not create it, and the Great Depression (in the U. S.) did not end until late 1947 or early 1948 (two to three years AFTER the war).

2.  Hoover was a Progressive  interventionist (like FDR) and made the Depression worse and last longer.

3.  FDR “supercharged” the depression and made it a “Great” depression.

4.  For most places in the world the “Great Depression” was not “Great” (long). In Great Britain for example, the “Depression” was over by 1933! Compare that with the depression here that lasted 14 years longer!

Sound familiar?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana (Santayana’s Law of Repeating Consequences).

 

Blogging for Liberty: Kabuki is a traditional Japanese form of theater.

“Kabuki theater” means roughly: a tale of smoke and mirrors, full of sound and fury, but signifying almost nothing. A big, showy production, utilizing stylized movement, while the real action goes on behind the scenes.

The word “Kabuki” symbolizes a traditional Japanese form of theater that is sometimes translated as “the art of singing and dancing.”

Kabuki was popular among the common townspeople but not to the people of the higher social classes.

Kabuki plays are generally about historical events, moral conflicts, or love relationships. The actors use archaic  language which is difficult to understand for modern Japanese people, and the actors speak in somewhat monotonous voices and wears elaborate make-up.

Kabuki takes place on a rotating stage (kabuki no butai) that is usually equipped with several  trapdoors through which the actors can appear and disappear. Another specialty of the kabuki stage is a footbridge (hanamichi) , literally “flower path” that leads through the audience.

When kabuki  first started only female actors were part of the cast, and the performers were often also available for prostitution,  but kabuki with female actors was banned in 1629 for being too erotic. Without women the next phase of kabuki involved young (adolescent) men who were preferred for women’s roles due to their less masculine appearance and the higher pitch of their voices compared to adult men. Unfortunately, they too were often involved in prostitution; so, Kabuki switched to adult male actors, called yaro-kabuki in the mid 1600’s, were male actors played both female and male characters.

Kabuki in the language of the stage is used to designate a curtain which hides the set and is rigged to fall off on cue to reveal the set.

The word kabuki may also refer to stagehands who are dressed in black and are regarded by audience as invisible.

So let’s see; prostitutes, arcane language, and invisible stagehands. Yes, that sounds like Washington D. C. to me!

Blogging for Liberty: What do you call a person in their 90s?

A person 90 years between 90 and 100 years old is called a nonagenarian. A person in their 80’s is called an octogenarian. A person in their 70’s is called a septuagenarian. A person in their 60’s is called a sexagenarian, and a person in their 50’s is called a pentagenarian, but  it will take more than 14 years at the current rate of job growth to reach the levels of employment seen before Obama took office.

What do you call a person who believes in Obama’s policies?

Answer: A fool.

Blogging for Liberty: Social Security is worse than a Ponzi scheme!

A Ponzi scheme is a way to cheat investors who VOLUNTARILY pay to be part of the operation that promises high return on the investment but actually pays investors with money that is taken from new investors.

Social Security is worse because it is an INVOLUNTARY system, i.e., you are forced by law to invest!

The scheme is named after Charles Ponzi who became notorious for using the technique in early 1920, and his operation took in so much money that it was known throughout the United States. Bernard Madoff (as in “Berny Made off with all the money”) created the biggest private Ponzi scheme in history.

Charles Ponzi                                               Bernard Madoff

 

However, FDR’s Social Securty is the biggest Ponzi scheme of any type in the history of the world!

FDR

The perpetuation of the returns that a Ponzi scheme advertises and pays requires an ever-increasing flow of money from new investors to keep the scheme going. Therefore, a Ponzi scheme requires a continual stream of investments from new investors to fund returns, and once the number of new investors slows, then  the scheme will begin to collapse under its own weight as the hucksters or (in the case of Social Security) the statists start having problems paying the promised returns to separate investors.

When it first started, Social Security was functioning at a ratio of 16 workers to every one recipient. Currently, there are only 3 Social Security tax payers to pay for the benefits of a single Social Security recipient!

Does this man look  familiar?