Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Thoughts on the Wall Street Occupation

ktadmin Posted in OffTopic, Politics,Tags: ,
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This post is a little late and I almost deleted it but the movement looks like it coming back with the warmer weather.  While I doubt the OWS movement ever take serious hold, I will post this…

Let me say I am encouraged to see people finally getting involved in the process of government.  Unfortunately these people are NOT getting involved in the process of government.  When this movement started I read their manifesto, I like to be informed and understand what I am talking about.  The OWS movement has so many slogans that it is easy to find something to agree with.  That is part of problem, lots of platitudes without a lot of detail.  The danger is you gain the support of the masses where everyone of the “masses” has a different understanding of what they are supporting.  Groups that have used this method of motivating people to their cause are among the most notorious in history.  The communist uprising in Russia and China had similar beginnings, interestingly the OWC movement is openly run by self-proclaimed communists and anarchists.

In reading the OWC manifesto I continued to read the comments section and was struck by the response to people who were critical of the movement in a non-hostile way.  I found the ‘Liberations’ comment slightly disturbing as when he/she states “…to go further than the founding fathers did. It aspires to correct the short-comings of back then…” and then states “…more negative and hateful comments are on the way, with the sole intent of discouraging and dividing us. However we already know about these efforts and shall not let them affect us.”.  It would appear that one of the short-comings of the founding fathers was the freedom of speech.  Rather than listening to each comment and applying critical thought he/she wants us to close our eyes and blind ourselves to the views of others.  That is the wish of dictators/elitists/fascists, to silence anyone who disagrees with them.  That is how you motivate a mob, not change.

Anyone who suggests the work of the founding fathers is not valid or needs to be reworked does not have the best interests of this country or freedom at heart.  Freedom, a word many use but few mean.  Often those speaking mean ‘my idea of freedom’ where you must live a certain way.  Not that we deserve our freedom, increasingly people are willing to hand over their freedoms without even a thought or objection.  Most people do not even carry out the one responsibility they have for the freedom, to vote.  Yet, that does not negate our right to freedom, let us remember that it was a minority that forced us down the path to freedom.  But do the 1% have the same selflessness of the founders?  Are they truly fighting for liberty for all or for their own idea of liberty?

The problems we face today are of our own making.  While I am supportive of these “gatherings” I am not supportive of their approach; they seek to blame others.  Everything that is happening today is a result of a complacent “We the People” who have failed to watch dog their elected officials or who have been all to happy to turn a blind eye for some personal gain or benefit (jobs/SSN/unemployment benefits/food stamps/health care/etc).

This movement does not need to occur outside the system, it should change the system from within, unless you feel “We the People” would never support what you are suggesting.  Which I believe is the case.  The OWS movement don’t seem to understand how our system works or how to affect change in it.  Most people involved support the very corporations they rally against through the products they use.  I am the first one to admit that the odds are not in our favor the system is corrupt but not broken.  However, I have never shied away from a fight with bad odds when it meant standing up for what was right.  Being right is important, being right is difficult, but without it the foundation of your movement is weak.  The OWS movement was supposedly started as a retort to the Tea Party movement however the Tea Party has maintained a unified voice in a non-violent, non-destructive manner.

Those are my thoughts, perhaps this will change the way some people look at the problem.  But then again, no need to listen and apply critical thinking, since I do not agree 100% lockstep with you, my voice doesn’t matter.  Close your ears and carry on…

Thomas Paine – Self-Defense Expert

Sensei Posted in Politics, Self-Defense,Tags: ,
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Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
— Thomas Paine

I chose this quote because today, Feb. 9th, is Thomas Paine’s birthday.

The above is a good conversation starter for discussing the responsibility of citizens for their own self-defense… Thoughts?

A New Hero

ktadmin Posted in Articles of Interest, OffTopic, Politics, Video,Tags: , , , , , , ,
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The following video is off topic but worth sharing for the clear and truthful picture given of our current relations with China and our economic picture.  I have a new hero because of how truthful, honest and unabashed the presentation is.

In this following video clip, Wolf Blitzer is called out for pandering, he isn’t none to happy, no more so then the Wizard was when the curtain was pulled back!  What is surprised me was who did it…The Donald!  No, not Donald Duck, Donald Trump!  I am posting this video because every word that Trump says in this video is pure GOLD.  The man didn’t pull any punches and he does it in a way we should all strive to do, truthfully and honestly without the mean spiritedness or sarcasm that is to often born out of ill motives and/or fear.

[zdvideo]http://karatetraining.org/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Video-BreakingNewsTrump-tromps-Wolf.flv[/zdvideo]

Point and match…

BP Oil Spill in Perspective

ktadmin Posted in News, OffTopic, Politics,Tags: , ,
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This needs to be seen by as many people as possible so I have decided to repost it here. I always tell my students everything is about perspective. It is important to find your own perspective, this video puts a slightly different perspective forward than what the mainstream media presents to you daily.




Oil Spill Timeline from RightChange on Vimeo where there are some creative videos.

Hat Tip to Boston Legal’s Ass [Mature Content]

Illegal Aliens

ktadmin Posted in Fun Stuff, OffTopic, Politics,Tags:
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Is it just me or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington.  But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around the country!  Maybe we should give all the illegal aliens a free cow instead of welfare benefits?

Entering the Health Care Fray

ktadmin Posted in Articles of Interest, OffTopic, Politics, Recipes and Health Facts,Tags: , ,
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I’ll be frank, I am disgusted with the leadership of this country, on both sides of the isle however moreso with the controlling party.  Having extensive experience with the Health Care system over the past 20+ years I can say with much authority, we have some of the best health care available on the Planet!  It has degraded over the past 20 years however this is due in large part to the culture of greed and increasing government involvement.  Most people speaking out and complaining about the high costs of health care have absolutely NO idea what they are talking about.  They have listened to the trash promoted by poloticians and people like Micheal Moore*.

Twenty or so years ago the government put the insurance companies im charge of health care because the insurance companies complained and lobbied the Doctors were making to much money and ordering tests that were unnecessary.  Sound familiar?  Roll forward twenty years and we have people complaining that insurance companies make to much money and to many tests are being denied!  Sound familiar now?  So who is going to rush in and fix the problem?  The same people who created it!!  And ‘We the People’ are stupid enough and short sighted enough to think they have our interests in mind.

I have two questions for everyone.

First, why do/did people have a problem with Doctors making a lot of money?  I don’t hear anyone asking for sports reform because the athletes are making to much money and that is driving up ticket prices!  Maybe that is next, and then in twenty years we can go after the owners for making to much money?!  That IS a valid example.  But for some reason we had/have a problem with the people who are responsible for keeping us healthy making to much money.  I call that jealousy.  Was there abuse?  Yes, but there were systems in place to stop that problem.

Second, why are people almost always willing to think that the people who caused the problem are capable of fixing it or more importantly admitting they made a mistake?  Because most people are stupid and incapable of critical thought.  If you find that offensive then that statement probably applies to you.

The business reasons against Health Care are obvious to any rational, realistic  person but that is best said here.

I could go on for pages but need to go find a way to pay for my increasing health care coverage!

*(Moore, as in there is more of his ignorant people exploiting, fat millionaire ass by the minute – sorry I couldn’t resist)