So I’m cruising around the web just reading the headlines today and I come across this one that caught my eye.
Is the U.S. Becoming a Welfare State?
I say to myself. Hmmm, guess I’ll check this out. In the second sentence I see this little factoid. 35% of wages go to government entitlements. Well, isn’t that nice. I mean calling them entitlements instead of what it really is. Welfare. That’s what progressives do, they just change words around to make something sound better than what it truly is. The word entitlements makes you think that you are entitled, and have a right to someone else’s money. Well just look at how they disguise themselves. They proudly call themselves progressives instead of what they really are. Marxist and or socialists. You see progressive sounds soooo much better that a Marxist or a bed wetting intellectuality lazy socialist. But in reality that is exactly what they are, Marxists.
Its amazing how they can turn even a good word like progress into something ugly. I mean we all want to have progress right? I want to progress to a better and more profitable job. Then maybe progress from my crappy little apartment to a nice house in a nice neighborhood. Maybe even with a big pool. Or maybe I’ll just go back to sleep like the rest of the country and just pretend like they really aren’t that bad. If I sleep long enough maybe these “progressives” will see to it that I’m “entitled” to a nice big house with a pool. Yeah that’s it, that’s the ticket.
Thomas Sowell explained it best one time. I can’t remember his exact quote but it was something like this. He said, all right let them wear the progressive name tag. They’re progressive all right. The way a disease is progressive, the more it progresses the sicker you get. I think that just about sums it up. I guess I better not go back to sleep like half the country after all. This country is in big, big trouble and I truly do believe in our founders vision of liberty. I should change that headline that I copied and pasted too. It should read. Is the U.S. Becoming a Socialist Country? I believe we have already passed the welfare state. I just read another quote that snapped me back to reality.
The world is a dangerous place to live- not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it… Albert Einstein